Let's chat about Quail's Random

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 30, 2022



No significant update news for the site design this week so instead let's take the opportunity to talk about Quail's Random.

It's a feature on the site that's appreciated by some, hated by others, and probably ignored by many. It's a list of ten totally ...



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The Villain Combo Platter

Banes at 12:00AM, April 21, 2022



Back when the Deep Space Nine series was developing into a more serialized kind of story, the writers wanted to define the major threat from the distant Gamma Quadrant. Who was going to be the big villain for the series?

The stakes were pretty high, here - what if the villains ...



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QUACKCAST 576 - Retro Adventure heroes

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 29, 2022

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Retro adventure heroes are an interesting and unique sort of hero. The trope was revived and crystallised by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg with Indiana Jones, but ...



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QUACKCAST 575 - Fave fantasy creatures?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 22, 2022

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Fantasy creatures are cool and we're here to talk about our faves. One of mine is elves. I love them… Being quite elfy myself. Fantasy is ...



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I Can Do Better

Banes at 12:00AM, May 20, 2021



The moment of change in a character is not always crystal clear in a story. Very often the secret to good storytelling I think, is to understand all the structural elements in a story, and a character arc, and then to HIDE those elements so they feel realistic while they ...

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There Is No See Saw

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 23, 2020



(I'm writing this after a very long and hard day of mental and physical work so if it sounds ranty or convoluted…. eh, you've been warned :P )

Humans are competitive by nature. Somehow we have to rank everything- all things, from the most concrete to the most abstract ...



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MacGuffins

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 16, 2020


MacGuffin comin' through!


MacGuffins

I'm not sure if everyone knows this already, but a MacGuffin is a term that was made popular by Alfred Hitchcock, and is now widely used in writing and storytelling circles.

It is an item or event (or possibly even a character) that exists only ...







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QUACKCAST 447 - Indiana Jones and the temple of Duck!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 8, 2019

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For the month of October we've decided to look at a different movie franchise each week, starting with Indiana Jones! Banes and Tantz have way more ...



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