Passive Characters

Banes at 12:00AM, May 30, 2019



Didn't Do Nothin'

During the making of the movie Cast Away, Tom Hanks and the screenwriter were developing the story, and
it was going well - other than the ending. In the end, the character was rescued.

Robert Zemeckis, the eventual director of the movie told them that the character ...






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QUACKCAST 410 - Say My Name

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 22, 2019

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Coming up with character names can be a real challenge because once you settle on one they can define the character just as much as their personality ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Cafe on Crepe Island

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 16, 2019



Berry just moved into his Aunt Key’s home, but with a price! He now has to work at a cafe on Crepe Island and his coworker, Candy, is helping him with the rundown on regular customers and daily chores. The cafe is located directly across the street from In ...

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When good world building doesn't matter

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 27, 2018



I've just started watching the first series of the sitcom “A Good Place”. The premise: Set in “heaven”, exclusively the best of the best people are sent there, but “Eleanor” is sent by mistake. She's not a nice person.
So far so good. Not a particularly original idea ...


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Stakes

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 6, 2018



STAKES

In a story, a Protagonist wants something, and some kind of obstacle is in the way. When the Protagonist makes a choice, good or bad, to take them to that goal, we're off and running!

But what happens if they don't get what they want? What happens ...





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Points of view - part two - Unreliable

Banes at 12:00AM, March 8, 2018



Last week we talked a little pov basics.

This time, how about we talk the fascinating device called the Unreliable Narrator. For anyone who doesn't know, this type of narration (usually first person in prose, but not necessarily) tells the story in question…but is not necessarily giving an ...



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Stakes

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 22, 2016



In a story, a Protagonist wants something, and some kind of obstacle is in the way. When the Protagonist makes a choice, good or bad, to take them to that goal, we're off and running!

But what happens if they don't get what they want? What happens if ...



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FEATURED COMIC -> Cosmos Song

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 10, 2016



In the beautiful, verdant and luscious village paradise of Pyll’ar, young sorceress Roxy goes about her daily routine, but this day things are to be a little different… A strange pale man with black hair arrives to fight a terrible beast, and fails. Roxy takes in Ronig and nurses ...

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Desert Island Art Supplies

HippieVan at 12:00AM, May 29, 2015



You've been tasked with illustrating the graphic novel memoirs of an evil king. Hey, the pay's alright - you can do this! The catch is, he's locking you up in an isolated tower somewhere with only three art supplies of your choice until the project is done. Assuming ...

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Comic Book Makeovers

HippieVan at 12:00AM, May 22, 2015



IDW Entertainment is currently releasing a series of comics this year based on Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. As a big Douglas Adams fan, I'm excited to see what they do with the series!

Until I get my hands on a copy, I've compiled a wishlist of ...



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