QUACKCAST 530 - What is SciFi?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 11, 2021

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So what IS SciFi? Well it's a pretty wide umbrella term and contains a lot of different things. In some senses it's just an imaginative ...



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Bookending your start - The prologue

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 7, 2021



If you’re looking to open your comic by establishing the scene, theme and/or tone of the rest of the narrative then you might consider using “the prologue”. Derived from the Greek term, prologos, meaning, “before word”, the prologue serves as a mini story that is set before the ...

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QUACKCAST 513 - Mask of the Mandalorian

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

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The Mandalorian is pretty unique in that he keeps his face hidden almost the whole time. This is very rare in TV and movies, the rule is ...



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The Significance of Names (Part 2)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 28, 2020



When constructing your world, be it in fantasy or within a realistic/historical/existing place, the names you pick are very important.

They are important for suspension of disbelief and immersion: how consistent the names are, how congruent with what reality the audience reasonably comes to expect within the framework ...



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Tantz Aerine’s Comics Celebrate the Ten Year Mega-Milestone; KAM Celebrates 1950

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 26, 2020



MILESTONE: Without Moonlight by Tantz Aerine

In May 2020, Tantz Aerine’s action-packed World War II epic, Without Moonlight celebrated its Ten Year Comic Anniversary here on The Duck Webcomics!! Last week, on October 19, 2020, Without Moonlight reached its 200th page Milestone.

In a similar fashion, Tantz Aerine’s ...





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Cultural Significance

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 26, 2020



So the other day I watched a very interesting video about the new Mulan movie. It was by a Chinese person, explaining why several things were done in a way that is inherently alien to the Chinese culture.

I also recall that the original Mulan was not a hit in ...



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A Binary Approach to Motivation

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 11, 2020




I've talked a lot about motivations in my articles. And how could I not? My scientific field aside, what makes us behave in certain manners or way is a question that has occupied entire schools of thought in psychology, philosophy, political science, even AI and (bio)chemistry.

There are ...




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Revisionist Historical Fiction

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 30, 2020



So over here on Greek TV, there's this very popular drama series that happens to be set in a Greek mainland village in the 1950s, and sells itself as ‘authentically representing an era’. It started off very promising, as a crime drama + family drama kind of story where three ...

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Religion As Mythology

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 11, 2020



It's all fine and exciting when using lore and myth to create new stories. Especially when it comes to modern genres like urban fantasy, it can yield pretty alluring and impressive results! From ancient Greek mythology to all kinds of Asian myths and legends, to Norse mythology and Egyptian ...

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Sexposition (Do NOT Google That)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 21, 2019



The word for ‘porn’ in Greek is unsurprisingly ‘porn’. But its vernacular synonym is a word that in reality means ‘tack-on’ or ‘added scrap’. It signifies the common (or at least until recently common) assumption that scenes with explicit sexual activity were there to pad the runtime for a movie ...

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