Fantastic Bestiary 6: The Oni

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, May 15, 2022



And we’re back with Fantastic Bestiary number 6. Being the number 6 in this series of articles I thought I’d bring up a mythic creature of a particularly devilish kind of aestethic. And as this week’s featured comic, featured by our beloved Ozoneocean, happened to be about ...

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The Guy in the Hat Killed the Other Guy in the Hat

Banes at 12:00AM, May 12, 2022



Character Motivation

One thing I appreciate in well written stories is the hidden motivations of characters. Well written characters, just like real people, have contradictions to them. Desires and needs that are sometimes in conflict with each other.

Story structure tells us that a character has to WANT something. The ...





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Language

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, May 8, 2022



As a compulsive - and rather obsessive – writer I often find myself tinkering around with language. And I’ve always found the creativity and imagination that can go into the language within a fictional world to be similar to that of an illustrator. When done well it can bring color and ...

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The Art That Made Us

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 7, 2022



A million things have already been said and talked about regarding an artist's inspiration. A million more will be. From debates on what constitutes inspiration vs. poaching or plagiarism to what makes an artist inspired by other artists' work.

But what I want to talk about is not exactly ...



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A Bit of a Stretch

Banes at 12:00AM, May 5, 2022



On a recent episode of Better Call Saul there was a plot element that caused some discussion/criticism.

Mild spoilers for Better Call Saul ahead.

There's a character on this show, Lalo, who was set up to be almost - almost - more than human. This is not a superhero show ...





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The Unicorn

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 30, 2022



No, this article isn't about the mythological beings. I wouldn't want to steal any single one from Andreas Helixfinger's awesome Sunday article series.

What I want to talk about is the metaphorical unicorn: a character that is too good to be true, too unlikely to be found ...



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Friday Fashion Spotlight 24: Eve and Lilith

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 29, 2022




Welcome to…
The DD Fashion Spotlight!
Number 24.



Lilith and Eve are two interesting people with a special relationship budding between the two of them. Both are trans and they have very individual styles. Lilith is proud, confident, aggressive and dressy with a masculine spice. Eve is a lot less ...








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The Unholy Alliance

Banes at 12:00AM, April 28, 2022


Holy Unholy Alliance, Batman!

Last week we talked about what I called the “villain combo platter” with different types of villains that could make for multifaceted kinds of conflicts for the hero to face.

At the time, PaulEberhart mentioned the alliance between villains that happened at one point during Deep ...




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Fantastic Bestiary 5: Witches

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, April 24, 2022




As Easter has come by to melt away the final vestiges of a long, cold winter (at least up in these parts where I live) it feels like a good time to bring up the mythology of witches. Witches have a central role in the Easter that we celebrate here ...


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A Matter of Perspective

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 16, 2022



Consider this typical fantasy story:

There was once a young handsome man who was good with the sword, excellent with everyone in the village he lived with, and loved and cherished by all. However, he was unhappy because the one girl he fell in love with did not love him ...



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