That Moment a Children’s Movie Introduces Serious Topics that Adults Find Relatable

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 10, 2019



Last week, I was in a classroom and the plans on the desk were to show a DVD. “Oh good, Zootopia it is!” I said as I happily loaded the disc into the computer. I had already seen the movie three years ago when it came out in theaters, so ...

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Unanswered

Banes at 12:00AM, May 9, 2019



What's in the Box?

An iconic part of the movie Pulp Fiction is the McGuffin that Jules and Vincent deliver to their boss, Marcallus Wallace. It's a briefcase that, when you open it, glows on the face of the person looking at it and absolutely astonishes them. Is ...



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QUACKCAST 415 - lazy solutions cause plot-holes!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 26, 2019

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This Quackcast expands on my newspost from Friday about forgotten abilities causing plot holes, but now bunny Banes and Lady Tantz wade in to lend their genius ...



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Forgotten abilities and plot holes

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 22, 2019



This is an eternal problem for readers. Writers don't really tend to care about it too much, but readers HATE it!
What am I talking about? Basically, it's when a character gains a power, acquires an item, learns some info or a spell, meets a magical person or ...


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Seriously Funny

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 10, 2019



Seriously Funny

I didn't have a chance last week to talk about the passing of Bob Einstein, aka Super Dave Osborne, aka Marty Funkhauser.

Hilarious as Larry David's sometimes-nemesis and sometimes-friend, Marty Funkhauser, I remember him from many years ago on an old show called “Bizarre”.

The host ...







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Catharsis

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 1, 2018



CATHARSIS
from the Best of Banes Collection


A writing instructor once gave me brief advice on how to write a story, structurally speaking. It was 1/4 Act One setup, 1/2 Act Two complications and rising stakes (I think), and about 1/4 An Act Three “cathartic ending”.

I ...







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Quackast 394 - Nostalgia, creative fuel?

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 2, 2018

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Nostalgia! - Where does it fit in the creative process? People are the product of their influences. For a lot of us the strongest influences happen when we're growing up and learning about the world and all the things IN it for the first time. As you get older ...

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Quackcast 383 - Slow burn

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 17, 2018

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The idea for this Quackcast came from a rant by the irascible PitFace. She was talking about how there's a trend in modern SciFi and horror movies to bash you over the head with constant action and it doesn't allow you time to relax and take in ...

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Character Arcs Revisited

Banes at 12:00AM, April 12, 2018


A character starts in one state of being, and ends in a very different state of being.

The Character Arc in a nutshell!

Every time the subject of character arcs comes up around the site or on the Quackcast, one of the first examples that comes to my mind is ...




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The Beautiful Bishies Collection

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, April 6, 2018



A few weeks back, Tantz, Pitface and I exposed our inner fangirls to the world on the Quackcast and divulged our past bishie crushes, Tantz revealing that her first love had been Rurouni Kenshin. This recently came into mind as Kenshin is now streaming on Australian Netflix so I thought ...

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