QUACKCAST 431 - Political messages in your work

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 18, 2019

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*Cover-art from the movie poster for METROPOLIS, not Atlas shrugged :)

This Quackcast is about having political agendas in your work and expressing them well!
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Timeclocks

Banes at 12:00AM, June 13, 2019



Writing Timeclocks


Timeclocks are one of those elements of fiction that usually shows up in the middle or just before the final act, to give things a little boost in the adrenaline department, and make the drama more urgent. Not only are your characters facing big problems, but suddenly their ...




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QUACKCAST 430 - Good beginnings!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 11, 2019

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At the beginning of a story how do you grab and KEEP your readers? This comes from the Friday newspost by Emma Clare. Her advice was pretty ...



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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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The Thing With Clichés

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 8, 2019




There is a general idea that cliches, when they surface in the narrative of a story, be it movie, tv or webcomics or anything else, is a sign of bad writing.

There is of course a good basis for this presumption, because usually a cliche is a plot device, or ...




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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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FEATURED COMIC --> Way of the Waifu

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 15, 2019



It was never supposed to be this way! The stupid, stinky, nasty wolverine steels the magical items from the moon-bunny and totally messes up the magical girl plan in the worst way possible… without feet, face hands or even a functioning brain how will the magical girl Seaman scout fulfil ...

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Realistic Escalation

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 11, 2019



There comes the time when you may have a scene that starts off quite innocuously. It might even start all fun and games. But sometime during it, the atmosphere changes drastically, and things escalate, seemingly out of nowhere.

What used to be a chill scene, now is suddenly a strife ...



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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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