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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Upgrading the Machine

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



There are a lot of discussions pertaining to the idea that artificial intelligence and brain implants will be a huge part of the future. Cyborgs are a topic demonstrated in science fiction, such as when the Borg assimilated Captain Picard and seduced Data in Star Trek. It is argued that ...

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Genejoke Created a Proposal to Reboot the Drunk Duck Anthology!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 14, 2019



Back in June, ozoneocean brought our attention back to getting fixes and a redesign for the site.

https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/178185/

Some of these changes included: better page organisation for creators, likes, threaded comments and comment notifications for a better social experience (we have SOME of that ...





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QUACKCAST 432 - How to get more readers

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 25, 2019

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Just Banes and I for this one! Today we have 3 topics:
1. Being positive and how that really helps us in online communication and social networking ...




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Quackcast 320 - Making the reader believe

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 25, 2017

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In this Quackcast I wanted to talk about the magic of authorship: how the creator of a story sets up the whole situation so that they can convince the reader of anything. You can write a story about the smartest man in the world, and the reader will believe ...

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Language Learning through Comics

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Jan. 20, 2017



A little comic by Vasya Lozhkin: “I will take revenge”

Earlier today I was reading this article about an immigrant to Canada who learned English with the help of comics, and who now creates comics himself. It got me to thinking about what a great resource comics are for learning ...



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Quackcast 257 - Accents in Comics

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 9, 2016

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Using accents and different languages in comics can be a challenge, or at least a challenge to represent. Some people will actually have their text IN a different language or even a made up language in the case of aliens, and they'll have translations in a footnote. Some ...

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Accents, dialects, and different languages in comics

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Jan. 15, 2016



Accents, patterns of speech and the like can be a useful tool in introducing characters. In a film or tv show, a character's accent can immediately reveal the character's nationality or social background. And of course, we've all been conditioned by Hollywood movies to identify the bad ...

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Avoiding the Mary Sue (+ a contest!)

HippieVan at 12:00AM, March 6, 2015



This newspost was inspired by this week's Quackcast on testing your writing and knowing your characters. In the comments, KimLuster posted a Mary Sue test and discussed her annoyance in finding that one of her characters scored highly.

So what is a Mary Sue? Everyone sort of knows one ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Dinnersaurus Rex

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 6, 2014



This fantastically cute comic is about natural survival, making friends with food, and the importance of having to feed a family.

Not enough food in the pantry? That is the dilemma that Mother Dinnersaurus is faced with when breakfast for dinner is no longer satisfactory for her growing children. She ...



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