Fantastic Bestiary 7: The Goblin

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, May 22, 2022



So it is Sunday again. Following up on the suggestion left by Kou the Mad in my last article, today’s Sunday’s Fantastic Bestiary post is gonna be about Goblins. We’re pretty much all familiar with goblins. Ever since Tolkien they’ve become a common stock creature in ...

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The AU

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 21, 2022



Anyone that has written or read fanfiction knows that the AU is the Alternate Universe: the placement of a given set of characters that come from a specific IP or franchise or book or movie into a completely different setting, timeline, or even genre.

The LOTR cast might be thrown ...



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Technology and Story

Banes at 12:00AM, Feb. 17, 2022



I just can't quit you, Star Wars!

George Lucas once said something about special effects without story being a pretty boring thing.

I wonder what Mr. Lucas thought about the recent episode of Book of Boba Fett, where (spoilers!) Luke Skywalker shows up in his Return of the Jedi-era ...





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Secret Dens of Evil

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, Feb. 13, 2022



Privacy. It’s something we come to appreciate even in our early childhood, don’t we. Forming our own little secret club in a tree house we keep in a remote spot in someones backyard somewhere, for which only our closest friends, and schoolmates of common interests and preferences, may ...

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Fountain of Nostalgia

Banes at 12:00AM, Feb. 3, 2022



I've had this Newspost in mind again since I saw Spider Man: No Way Home. That movie pushes the nostalgia buttons with abandon, to an extent I couldn't believe. To avoid having anything spoiled I rushed out to the theater to see it as soon as I could ...

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Another December and Another Gift to Fans

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 23, 2021



Last December saw the return of iconic hero Luke Skywalker in the Mandalorian. It was a shockingly well-kept secret and I can tell you that I sure didn't see it coming. As a fandom-dweller, it was a beautiful moment that still brings a smile to my scraggly, wrinkled face ...

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A T-1000 December

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 6, 2021


Photo: “The Future is Not Set” -Kyle Reese quoting John Connor from The Terminator (1984)

A folded document fell on my lap while turning through the pages of a book I had not glanced through in a year. It was a test print for a brand new printer and the ...


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Prequels and Sequels

damehelsing at 12:00AM, Nov. 7, 2021


I kid, I just like the gif. But I do prefer prequels.

When are sequels and prequels great to do? What makes a great sequel or prequel?

I believe a lot of us think about expanding our stories, whether it’s in the form of a sequel or a prequel ...




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QUACKCAST 552 - Tropes we like

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 12, 2021

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Last time we covered tropes we hated! This time we're talking about clichés we actually like. It's quite a bit trickier because clichés are clichés ...



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QUACKCAST 547 - Franchise fail

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 7, 2021

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There seemed to be a lull for a while after the 1990s and the massive sequel craze of the 80s, but nowadays we're back in full ...



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