Character trait: Toxic Positivity, Toxic Acceptance (Part 1)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 28, 2023



Usually, antagonists or villains are emo and gloomy, angry and aggressive, suave and sly, or any combination of that. They are not generally associated with positive traits in their personality, or at least positively-associated traits.

And that's a shame, because real life sure does have a lot of variety ...



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Panel By Panel: ‘The Cherub Brothers" and Spotlighting Expression

hpkomic at 2:31PM, Jan. 27, 2023



Hello everyone, and welcome to Panel by Panel, a periodic exploration of comic panels around The Duck. This week we're talking about the comic called The Cherub Brothers. It is a comic by user Magor. The description of the comic from Magor reads: “The cherub brothers are maybe-kinda-sorta legitimate ...

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The Cure For Procrastination

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 26, 2023



I've been a notorious procrastinator. Well, notorious in my own mind at least.

Last summer my folks were goodly enough to give me a large pile of dirt.

Hey, did you say that's more than I deserved? You cheeky devil!

It was to fill some holes and ruts ...







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The AI Problem

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 21, 2023




The advent of AI has started to finally come into the field of art and expression. No longer is it there only to help us with the menial tasks, the repetitive stuff, the uninspired stuff so we, humans, can be freed up to engage in the intuitive expression of any ...


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Meet the Found Family

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 14, 2023



Last year (har har har obligatory New Year's Joke done) I'd started talking about Found Family, one of my favorite tropes in pretty much any narrative work, from movies to novels to comics and webcomics. Found family is when a bunch of characters, usually unrelated and mismatched, end ...

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Hawk and Flo Adventures: Part I, “Ice Cream Truck of Doom” Makes Magnificent Milestone!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 9, 2023


Photo: “Hawk and Flo ‘Happy New Year’ Desktop Wallpaper” (Patreon-Exclusive Unlock). Drawn by Hawk and Flo Adventures. (January 2023)

MILESTONE

We last celebrated when Hawk and Flo Adventures: Part 1-Ice Cream Truck of Doom was about to reach its 400th page milestone. Since then, the 425th has been passed ...




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What Would Happen If...

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 5, 2023


what if there was a creepy basement…

Barbarian was one of the new movies I enjoyed last year. As far as I know, it got good reviews, and a mostly-positive reception. Some people criticized it for making no sense. It's a fair point - although like I said, I enjoyed ...


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Quackcast 616 - Happy New years!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 3, 2023

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Happy 2023! This was the last Quackcast of 2022 and the FIRST Quackcast of 2023! I was recording during 2023 while Tantz, Banes and Pit were still ...



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Panel By Panel: ‘Small Gods’ and A Classic Establishing Shot

hpkomic at 1:35PM, Dec. 30, 2022



Hello everyone, and welcome to Panel by Panel, a periodic exploration of comic panels around The Duck. This week we're talking about the comic Small Gods, created by Duck user Bof Phaff. Specifically, we are looking at a panel on “page 55 of chapter 6.”

First off, the panel ...



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Four Endings

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 29, 2022



As we approach the end of another year, I had a few ideas about topics related to endings.

If you've read my articles for awhile, you may remember discussions about wants and needs - the plot objective that is more ‘physical’ is the want, and the emotional or thematic pursuit ...



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