Recollecting X-Men Trading Cards from the Early Nineties

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 1, 2022


Photo: X-Men Series II Trading Card Collection (1993)

An unopened, cellophane wrapped pack of trading cards is a sleeve of anticipation. The probability of finding a hologram or a rare character card is reason enough to get excited.

Around the time the Uncanny X-Men cartoon gained popularity in nineteen-ninety three ...




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How Ya Gonna Pay For That?

Banes at 12:00AM, July 7, 2022


The dream of money has to show up in fiction, at least to some degree - it's a very human driver/motivator.


Last week i talked about characters who are motivated by money. Here are some more thoughts on money and some of the different ways it's handled in ...



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The Immortal Challenge

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 18, 2022



The idea that an individual (or many) have managed to escape death has always been alluring to creators. being able to live through history, being a constant in an ever-changing world, never having to die, can have its perks: you have innumerable chances to live the ‘good life’, you can ...

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Mind Tricks 2 - The Phantom Life

Banes at 12:00AM, June 9, 2022



On the last “Mind Tricks” discussion, we talked about false memories, where a characters' true nature is hidden from them because of memory loss or artificial memories.

The Phantom Life is similar, certainly in the two examples that I thought of initially…but the stories play out
in a different ...




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Fantastic Bestiary 9: The Wookie

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, June 5, 2022



In this newspost I thought I’d start breaking away from myth a little bit. So far I’ve brought up species and entities from myth and legend, but this is not a series of articles that is just about mythical fiction, but also popular fiction. So! Wookies! Absolutely iconic ...

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Friday Fashion Spotlight 26: Pinky

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 27, 2022




Welcome to…
The DD Fashion Spotlight!
Number 26.

This week it's my own comic character, Pinky. I practice what I preach when it comes to designing outfits for comic characters… Pinky was designed in the late 1990s and it shows. At that stage ultra-violent, sexy anime was massive, the ...






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FEATURED COMIC --> Amie Armageddon

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 25, 2022



Wild, rough talkin', hard-ass Amie Geddon works as a bounty-hunter in a frontier town. she takes crap from no one and it's almost impossible to get the drop on her. Many have tried, few have succeeded… Till now. Her blabbermouth friend Gertie Brown leads her into a bit of ...

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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 Guy in the Hat Killed the Other Guy in the Hat

Banes at 12:00AM, May 12, 2022



Character Motivation

One thing I appreciate in well written stories is the hidden motivations of characters. Well written characters, just like real people, have contradictions to them. Desires and needs that are sometimes in conflict with each other.

Story structure tells us that a character has to WANT something. The ...





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FEATURED COMIC --> Sad W

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 4, 2022



Water cooler gossip and rough days at work result in many indoor evenings at home filled with video games. Solemn Sad Blue “W”, is best friends with Mad Red “M”, an online streamer. Watch Sad W battle against servers of name-calling gamers and less than favorite game-picks in exchange for ...

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