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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QUACKCAST 477 - Darkest before dawn

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 5, 2020

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Today on this glorious date we chat about that part in stories where everything turns to crap for the protagonists, just before the run up to the ...



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All is Lost

Banes at 12:00AM, April 30, 2020



I've talked many times about story structure. Even with a structural approach, there are a lot of questions to be answered, struggles to be had, and hard thinking to be done to make a story work.

One big moment that I like thinking about early in the writing is ...



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SquareEnix Life is Strange Review

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 6, 2020



With more time spent at home, I have been able to dive into some of my favorite past-times that I used to do when I was middle school aged. One of them being playing video games. Growing up, Squaresoft and the Final Fantasy video game series completely shaped my identity ...

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How Dairy Not Tip the Waiter!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 9, 2020


(What an udder failure.)

Do you like puns?

I love puns.

I once entered a pun contest and I wrote ten different puns, but at the end, none of them won.

That is correct. No pun, in ten, did.

In complete honesty, puns are one of my weaknesses. I love ...










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QUACKCAST 453 - Lost in Translation

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 19, 2019

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Where does your main audience come from? And how do you change your work to accommodate them?

For a lot of us it's north Americans (mainly ...





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Gender Bending

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 12, 2019



So on occasion, there's a lot of controversy over gender bending characters- that is, to change the character's sex from male to female or vice versa.

I'm not going to talk about my take on this controversy. At least not in this article.

What I want to ...





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On Clipping Wings

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 5, 2019



Today, while on a coffee break with my gaggle of Red Cross guys, a friend told me that he had dabbled in writing stories, after a vignette he'd written at school received an award. His mother though was skeptical, and when she went to read it in the exhibit ...

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The Death of the Method?

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 12, 2019



The Death of the Method?


In the past, I've been a proponent of the Banes Method - really, the Save the Cat Method - of story construction and story improvement.

The method became all the rage in film production in Hollywood apparently - and has received some criticism as well, for being ...






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