Cultural Significance

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 26, 2020



So the other day I watched a very interesting video about the new Mulan movie. It was by a Chinese person, explaining why several things were done in a way that is inherently alien to the Chinese culture.

I also recall that the original Mulan was not a hit in ...



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Pixar's Rules of Storytelling

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 13, 2020

Pixar has had one of the most dedicated story teams in the business. Here are the Pixar rules of storytelling. I find them to be powerful and sensible! If you haven't seen this list before (I hadn't), here they are!


1. You admire a character for trying more ...


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Choosing Your Genre

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 1, 2020




For better or for worse, we are creatures of categorizations. We love to label things, and to sort them into neat little boxes so that we are absolutely certain we know what to expect when dealing with each one. It is that sense of familiarity that we are looking for ...


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QUACKCAST 489 - Continuity

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 28, 2020

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It's just Banes, Tantz and me today, chatting about the important topic of continuity! How do you maintain it, what continuity errors have you made, what ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Goddard and Grey

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 22, 2020



Goddard is a peripatetic chap who's suffering the temporary embarrassment of a lack of lodgings… The poor fellow finds himself living rough, homeless in other words. But things change for the better after he hooks up with Grey, a fellow resident of the park they both share, but a ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> Myths

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 8, 2020



Bad Dog has been a bad dog, he mauled the proprietor of a brothel and ended up in prison. He's been sentenced to be executed in the Arena for the entertainment of the king and queen of the gods. Myths is centered around Atlantis, a place where gods and ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> Abejitas

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 10, 2020



Beeeees! Not the beeees! Abejitas is about a grumpy odd couple of bee people, their daily life and the ridiculous situations they deal with. One wonders how these two ever got together in the first place. The snipes between these two and other characters like the doctor ante hilarious! The ...

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QUACKCAST 471 - Fantasy

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 24, 2020

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Today we're having a chat about fantasy fiction! Mainly books and the fantasy writing that inspired us and that we love! Faves like Tolkien, Fritz Leiber ...



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The Icons - Jughead

Banes at 12:00AM, Feb. 6, 2020



I'm not sure who the first fictional character was that I became attached to. The Cat in the Hat? Superman or Batman? Animal from the Muppets? Oscar the Grouch?

In any case, Jughead Jones was somewhere in that very early group of beloved characters. I liked Archie, and envied ...



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The Slow Burn

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 14, 2019



Generally nowadays, perhaps because of the nature of today's media and ways of consuming stories, a fast-paced, rapid-fire approach is favored for telling stories. It's with good reason. With so many options available to a finite audience, there is a high competition for grabbing the audience's attention ...

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