QUACKCAST 452 - Storytelling styles change!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 12, 2019

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Storytelling styles change over time for various reasons: fashion, audience expectations, competition for audience attention due to increased choice and availability of media, technological limitations and abilities ...



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Writing an Alternate Universe

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 2, 2019



An alternate universe (AU) is, in case anyone isn't aware, a story taking place in a fantastical, alternate historical timeline that usually kicks off from a specific event in actual history that takes a different turn from the one that it did in reality.

Alternate universes are fascinating. From ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Out of the Blue

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 2, 2019



Two friends known to each other as Liv and Indigo create unusual and imaginative plays together that they act out in the forest, complete with amazing costumes. We catch them in the middle of one such performance, each dressed in fantastic fashion. we learn that the next performance will be ...

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Copyright and you

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 19, 2019



Copyright! What is it?

You’ve heard of it I’m sure. Do you know what it is? I’ll explain: it gives you rights over things that you’ve created so others can’t just steel your hard work and use it for themselves. It doesn’t apply to ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Stunklock

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 18, 2019



What do you do when you're caught stealing from a humourless paladin? Why, pretend you're a tax collector for the IRS! That's the strategy of the clever thief Oedipus Bull. This canard goes on for a while and then collapses in a disastrous fashion, along with Oedipus ...

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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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The Creative Divide

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 27, 2019



Any creative person knows that the hardest thing can be to find an audience for your work. On one side of the great divide we have the creatives (the writers, artists, fashion designers, architects, musicians, dancers etc), and on the other we have the consumers. Those consumers have a voracious ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> Operation Boom

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 17, 2019



A dangerous terrorist mastermind, The Gentleman, has hijacked control over the world's robotic drone armies. Only one small mercenary group of combat experts stands between him and total anarchy… among them is his daughter, Boom. They embark on a reckless frontal assault against his desert stronghold in an effort ...

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On Reviving an Era

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 6, 2019



I had a meeting the other day with a director, who asked me “how do you approach a historical era to keep true to it?” and “how do you keep from being biased?”

I fear that I eclipsed the poor guy with my soap box lectures, but that aside, I ...



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Imitation Flavor

Amelius at 10:14AM, Dec. 30, 2018



The first thing you need to know before we get into this discussion is the following: You can't copyright a style. It's true! Copyright protects an artist's expression of an idea, but not the ideas themselves, the technique, or procedure in making that style. Keep that in ...

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