Quackcast 684 - The hero is dead?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 23, 2024

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What happens when the hero dies? Especially when it's early on in the story… do things fall apart or does someone else take over? Our topic is about a story style where you establish that a ...


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Concepts into Characters...into Canada?

Banes at 12:00AM, Feb. 22, 2024



I'm not sure if we've talked about this before, but character creation has so many possible roads.

An interesting one is turning a ‘concept’ into a character. It's been done many times - of course, there are the ancient Gods and Goddesses, that personify different aspects of reality ...



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A living tribute to Chris Claremont

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 4, 2024


Classic X-men reprinted the Chris Claremont stories and included new Claremont stories A+


IMPORTANT NOTE: To my knowledge, Chris Claremont is alive and well. This is just a fan's tribute.
This article will let you know what he's working on right now, as well!


Chris Claremont is one ...







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QUACKCAST 545 - tipping point to become a fan?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 24, 2021

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We're all fans of something, but when does that happen? When do we transition from just following and liking something into being full on fans and ...



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Captain America Civil War

Banes at 12:00AM, Feb. 18, 2021



I've compared “Avengers Infinity War” to the classic movie cliffhanger in The Empire Strikes Back.

But the Marvel Cinematic Universe actually pulled off an almost-“Empire”-level story a couple years before that, in Captain America: Civil War.

The MCU started off with multiple movies setting up Iron Man ...





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QUACKCAST 504 - Decompression

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 10, 2020

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For our Patreon video I decided to dress as the WW2 Captain America (from the movie, Captain American the First Avenger). That and the very de-compressed nature ...



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QUACKCAST 427 - Betrayal

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 21, 2019

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Betrayal is an interesting thing to use in fiction. You can have betrayal of your nation, your organisation, friends, lovers, religion, beliefs, self. In stories it can ...



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A confused rant about setup and payoff

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 3, 2019



After seeing both the recent episode of Game of Thrones and Avengers: Endgame, I walked away wondering why I felt slightly unfulfilled. I’m going to go into spoiler territory here, so if you haven’t seen either GOT or Endgame it might be best to steer clear of this ...

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White Hats

Banes at 5:04AM, Sept. 20, 2018




When Superman returned to the big screen ten years ago or so in “Superman Returns”, the movie was intended to be a direct sequel to the two original movies with Christopher Reeve. I was surprised at how mopey and depressing the movie felt.

Which is to say, the movie felt ...




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