The Magic of Memory

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 1, 2022



There is a special power to the memory - especially to the memory of youth. Whether it's childhood, the teen years or maybe even young adulthood, it can have a powerful hold on us.

I guess it's the reason that some great stories get their resonance by the idea ...



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Seriously?

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 11, 2022



When a dramatic actor gets a chance to perform a comedic role, I hear that sometimes they get excited to do something different but their first instinct is to play up the comedy. In an interview with a comedy writer/producer recently, he explained that these actors need the insight ...

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Quackcast 595 - Oversold to the Moon!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 9, 2022

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How do you describe your work to sell it to people? Writing blurbs is a real skill! You generally have to avoid doing these four things: Underselling ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Remedial Magic

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 3, 2022



Felicity Stone, once a teen wizard prodigy of amazing power and achievement is now an adult woman teaching her first day of wizard school. Lucky for us she doesn't have any lessons prepared to lecture her students, instead she chooses to tell them how she started out as a ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> Book in Hat

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 13, 2022



A blue hardcover book wearing a red hat with an unquenchable desire for adventure pulls an older, dusty, grumpy and green hardcover book off the shelf as a companion. Imagine a mysterious, magical mustache gifted by a generous French gentleman, saved from a fire. Descend farther down into an abyss ...

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Quackcast 591 - Superhero types?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 12, 2022

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The Superhero movie cast last week was popular, I wanted to chat to Tantz about different types of superheroes. We all know that the same kinds of ...



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Wonder

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, June 19, 2022



Gonna take another pause from the fantastic bestiary on this Sunday’s article and instead talk about wonder in fiction. First off, what is wonder? If you put the word wonder into google translate it is described as ”a feeling of amazement and admiration, caused by something beutiful, remarkable or ...

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Fantastic Bestiary 10: The Scandinavian Troll

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, June 12, 2022



So! Back to mythology. And we are going back to my place again, good ol’ Scandinavia. In the summertime no less when the color green is everywhere, the fields are high and trolls come sneaking down from their magically hidden caves and mountain kingdoms. To me the Scandinavian depiction of ...

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Fantastic Bestiary 8: The Mermaid

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, May 29, 2022



Recently it struck me. So far I’ve already brought up two water-based mythic beings in this series of articles, and non of them were mermaids. Which is why I’ve decided to talk about them here today. We’re pretty much all familiar with mermaids. Though maybe not as ...

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Fantastic Bestiary 7: The Goblin

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, May 22, 2022



So it is Sunday again. Following up on the suggestion left by Kou the Mad in my last article, today’s Sunday’s Fantastic Bestiary post is gonna be about Goblins. We’re pretty much all familiar with goblins. Ever since Tolkien they’ve become a common stock creature in ...

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