Archetypes Through a Psych Lens: Humanistic (still)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 17, 2021



Sooo…. we have already covered the illustrious Maslow and his pyramid of needs. Now comes Carl Rogers to complete what I consider the complete package of the Humanistic school of thought when it comes to personality theories. (well it's not just me, it's a lot of eh, colleagues ...

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Dat MASK, tho

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 7, 2021



Masked, Unknown Characters

Fiction, certainly in the movie/TV/comics visual mediums, are full of characters whose identities are hidden by masks.

On The Mandalorian, the title character follows a strict creed that says he is not supposed to let another living being see his face, so he always wears ...





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Hidden Horror - Lifting up the Rock

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 22, 2020




On our last Quackcast I had a realization about one of the recurring elements that shows up in a lot of horror I like.

It's the hidden nature of horror. When someone, or something, appears normal or even extra sweet or appealing, but hides nasty stuff beneath.

It's ...






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Myth Appropriation

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 24, 2019

Giving Mythic Scale to your Stories



Dexter and the Trinity Killer - this may not look like an epic confrontation…but it sure as heck was!


The classic Star Wars trilogy was a phenomenon and a triumph on multiple levels. One of the things it's famous for is it's ...






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QUACKCAST 408 - The imitation game

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 8, 2019

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Happy new year! This is the first Quackcast recorded in 2019! Pitface is back too, can you believe it? In this Quackcast we chat about Imitation, based ...



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Shaking the Pillars part 1

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 11, 2018



Shaking the Pillars part 1 - Losing the Lead

The Walking Dead is apparently killing off its main character this season - this is the guy who's been the main guy since episode 1 about 8 years ago. This is not a spoiler - it's all over the Internet, the promos ...



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Bookends

Banes at 12:00AM, May 31, 2018

A story can be strengthened by coordinating the first and final images in some way.

It's not a hard and fast rule; it's not a rule at all. But it can be worth trying out in your writing!

The movie Halloween (there it is! I had to start ...



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The Dance Scene

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 24, 2018



Just like the table scene, the dance scene can be an invaluable story telling tool: a way to showcase where your characters stand without having to force them to speak about it or have someone else infodump about it.

This stance can be on the characters that dance (i.e ...



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Horror Minus Horror

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 19, 2017

It's time for horror talk!

I was just watching a discussion by the red letter media dudes about one of my favorite horror flicks, The Re-Animator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAPeMftLe_o

They addressed something I've talked about before, and still agree with.

A horror story can ...







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The Comedy Plot, Toolbox Edition (part three)

Banes at 12:00AM, May 25, 2017

PART THREE!
“I wouldn't give this guy's problems to a monkey on a rock!”
-David Letterman

Part One:
http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/may/10/the-comedy-plot-toolbox-edition-part-one/

Part Two:
http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/may/17/the-comedy-plot-toolbox-edition-part-two/

The Story so far…

Who is the Hero
What Does ...












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