QUACKCAST 524 - Empathy

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 30, 2021

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Image credit: There's Something About Mary, 20th Century Fox.

Empathy is like sympathy but you don't think about it. It's what happens when you ...





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Saturday Night Live Finally Spoofed a Rap about Non-Fungible Tokens

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 29, 2021



The moment Pete Davidson dressed in a make-shift Robin costume asking a question about an NFT (one of the more recent buzzwords of the Internet) during a late night comedy show was shocking, but not entirely surprising.

The term Non-Fungible Token (NFT) has been thrown around on many podcasts by ...



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The steady march of progress

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, March 26, 2021



It goes without saying that this past year has been a clusterfunk and a half. However despite all the upheaval, societal change, devastation and the final encroachment of light at the end of this exhaustingly long tunnel there has been much time to do the art things. As the months ...

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Unlikely Mentors

Banes at 12:00AM, March 25, 2021


the cruel tutor himself, Pai Mei

One of my favorite character types is the gruff/grizzled old mentor. Tough as nails, mean or cranky on the outside but with great knowledge or support to offer when you know them, or when they know - and trust - you.

I've talked about ...




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To Keep or Not to Keep?

damehelsing at 12:00AM, March 21, 2021



that is the question, right?

Hey, hi – hello, I’m damehelsing and this is my first article.
I’m new to this but I have a lot of thoughts and instead of talking to myself, I can talk to you.

There’s always a spark of joy and a roller ...






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Sarcasm

Banes at 12:00AM, March 18, 2021



When writing and drawing comics, facial expression and body language can sell and reinforce character, tone and story.

A smiling face can say as much as their words about what's going on in the moment, and in the character's emotions.

But what about a sarcastic smile? Or sarcastic ...





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Meet Me Halfway

Banes at 12:00AM, March 11, 2021



Last week I talked about what kind of stuff to stick in the middle section of stories.

Here's a tangent I found myself on, about the actual halfway mark:

Well, the middle bit almost always contains the actual halfway point of the story. In many stories this is a ...





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Punch to the Midsection

Banes at 12:00AM, March 4, 2021



In the beginning, we set up our character
Iin the middle, we get them into trouble
In the end, we get them out of trouble.

Sounds so simple! It's tougher than that to pull off.

The middle of a story in particular, as people have talked about, is often ...







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Handling info dumps

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Feb. 19, 2021



Exposition is information that the author wants the reader to know before they move on in the plot. It is delivered in one chunk, in the form of a conversation, a diary or an explanation from the view of the narrator. Despite its bad reputation, there is a place for ...

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The dance of chemistry

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Feb. 12, 2021



When it comes to characters and their arcs, their relationships, or more specifically, their chemistry, has a large role to play in how they develop. From day to day we absorb and reflect the behaviours, views and values of those we interact with, be that at work or school or ...

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