The AU

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 21, 2022



Anyone that has written or read fanfiction knows that the AU is the Alternate Universe: the placement of a given set of characters that come from a specific IP or franchise or book or movie into a completely different setting, timeline, or even genre.

The LOTR cast might be thrown ...



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QUACKCAST 583 - Why is it bad?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 17, 2022

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Spoiler- we don't actually talk much about Yu-Gi-Oh! But I feel it's a good example of a pretty bad story- a so-bad-it's-good story, but ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Oni Streamer Builds a Mech

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 11, 2022



Yumi is an Oni girl, that's a type of Japanese spirit with horns. She's also a streamer… at least she WANTS to be. Things aren't going so well at the moment. She's looking at what's out there and it's all pretty weird and in ...

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The Professional as Character and Plot Device

Banes at 12:00AM, April 7, 2022


Better Call Saul!

First, let me apologize in advance for what will probably be a LOT of Better Call Saul related Newsposts over the next few months. The show is finally coming back, and has been one of my all-time favorites. So…BCS Lovefest incoming.

It won't be every ...




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The Medium is the Message

Banes at 12:00AM, March 17, 2022



People experience the pace of a story in different ways according to different story mediums.

When I bought some collections of the old newspaper strip “Li'l Abner”, I was interested to see how many strips would have a panel of recap from the story so far. It was funny ...



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Francis Picabia and the Art of the Signature

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 21, 2022


Photo: “Untitled Signature” by Francis Picabia

The year was 1915, when a thirty-six-year-old Francis Picabia showed up to the New York Dada scene. His alibi to leave Europe was a story about his travels to Cuba in order to purchase molasses, a story he cleverly forgot once he arrived in ...


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QUACKCAST 570 - Hair!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 15, 2022

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Time to chat about character hairstyles. Tantz did a newspost about them a few weeks ago and I spun the topic off into a fashion subject for ...



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Horror within beauty

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 8, 2022



This trope might come in several different packages, but it always involves the same stages: a presence (a character, an apparition, an item, a painting, etc) appears to be perfect, gorgeous, stunningly beautiful, angelic in every way relevant. Then suddenly or gradually, this beauty dissolves into nightmarish horror: the character ...

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Another Year Gone in a Blink of an Eye

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 20, 2021


Photo: “Leona meets Marcel Duchamp’s Mechanical Bride” mechanical pencil, digital collage

Eleven days left until 2022 has me reflecting on the year that was basically navigated on autopilot. “May you live in interesting times,” a saying from ancient times that is quoted many times in the forums by bravo1102 ...


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ZOINKS! 13 Ghosts??

damehelsing at 12:00AM, Oct. 31, 2021



So, ladies and gents, friends and furries, yes, 13 Ghosts is the movie that haunted me as a child and to a point, still haunts me. I’ll never look at bathtubs the same.

BUT BEFORE I GET INTO THE MOVIE REVIEW, if you are reading this, and I kind ...



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