The Fool Triumphant

Banes at 12:00AM, July 30, 2020



Many stories feature some kind of underdog in the beginning. This is a standard approach to a Protagonist. They may be very capable and bright, but have a lower status or disadvantage of some kind. This helps make them relatable and helps people root for them to win. Most mainstream ...

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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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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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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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One Dimensional Characters

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 22, 2016



Talking Stock

A good character is a three-dimensional character, right? They have to be relateable. With wants and fears that make sense. And a bit of a history. And a flaw or two to keep them “human”. And a wound to try and overcome. And maybe even a contradiction within ...



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Bookending

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 15, 2016



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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Things That Go DUCK in the Night

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 8, 2015



Horror…and the baddies and creepies and long-legged beasties of horror…come in many flavours.
These divisions might be incomplete or somewhat meaningless in a way, but hey, I have to approach it somehow…

Reality Bites: Human Creeps, Scary Animals and Nature
-Serial Killers, Jason, Michael Myers, The Strangers, And ...





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QUACKCAST 204 - Talisman returns from exile

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 3, 2015

LISTEN!

Art by Barb Myers

Content:
Way back in 2012 Ozone interviewed the marvellously talented and professional Barb Myers about her art and her fantastic comics. Well it's 2015 now and Barb has finally been able to put out the whole of her comic “Talisman: Return of the Exile ...




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THURSDAY'S FEATURE --> Soul Symphony

ozoneocean at 9:41PM, July 1, 2010



Poor Olivia. She just wants to be cynical, introverted and play her clarinet in peace, but annoying spirit Carl is having none of that! It is now the job of young Olivia Myers, with the help of Carljungan (who looks like a “cross between a rat and a kangaroo” ) to ...

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Hero by Night on TV!

skoolmunkee at 11:45AM, Nov. 16, 2008

Hero by Night on TV!



Many people on Drunk Duck are aware of DJ Coffman's Comic Book Challenge-winning project Hero by Night (you can read lots ofHero by Night stuff here on DD, there are also full books available)- well, a deal has been done and now HBN ...



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