MindTricks 1 - Memory

Banes at 12:00AM, May 26, 2022


I don't wanna be remembered; I wanna be forgotten


MEMORY and MEMORY LOSS in FICTION

Playing with memory and memory loss is a handy device for fiction writers, from soap opera-type melodrama to exciting-but-thought-provoking stories like The Matrix, and in all kinds of stories betwixt and beyond.

Like any ...







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QUACKCAST 584 - Drawing gender

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 24, 2022

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We start off with the idea of talking about art techniques, tips and tricks we've mastered and could help people with but the cast turned into a ...



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Fantastic Bestiary 7: The Goblin

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, May 22, 2022



So it is Sunday again. Following up on the suggestion left by Kou the Mad in my last article, today’s Sunday’s Fantastic Bestiary post is gonna be about Goblins. We’re pretty much all familiar with goblins. Ever since Tolkien they’ve become a common stock creature in ...

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Panel by Panel: 'Ghastley Heights' and Framing

hpkomic at 12:00AM, May 20, 2022



Hello and welcome to Panel by Panel, an analysis of panels from comics right here on The Duck and exploring what they do, how they work, and what we can learn from them.

This week's panel comes from the Ghastley Heights strip “Pamphlets.” This comic is by IronScarf. Let ...



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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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Fantastic Bestiary 6: The Oni

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, May 15, 2022



And we’re back with Fantastic Bestiary number 6. Being the number 6 in this series of articles I thought I’d bring up a mythic creature of a particularly devilish kind of aestethic. And as this week’s featured comic, featured by our beloved Ozoneocean, happened to be about ...

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Friday Fashion Spotlight 25: Kumiko, Maria, and Elda

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 13, 2022




Welcome to…
The DD Fashion Spotlight!
Number 25.

Hpkomic is sharing the load with Friday newsposts, so we alternate each week. My turn this week!

Kumiko, Maria, and Elda are all dressed as maids, in a very typically manga style. This is solidly a manga trope which comes from a ...








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The Guy in the Hat Killed the Other Guy in the Hat

Banes at 12:00AM, May 12, 2022



Character Motivation

One thing I appreciate in well written stories is the hidden motivations of characters. Well written characters, just like real people, have contradictions to them. Desires and needs that are sometimes in conflict with each other.

Story structure tells us that a character has to WANT something. The ...





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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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Language

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, May 8, 2022



As a compulsive - and rather obsessive – writer I often find myself tinkering around with language. And I’ve always found the creativity and imagination that can go into the language within a fictional world to be similar to that of an illustrator. When done well it can bring color and ...

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