Quackast 385 - Drawing the line

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 31, 2018

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In this Quackcast we talk about where the line is for YOU in your work about what subjects and imagery are too far for you. What is too horrible, too controversial, too extreme for you to approach? Is it blood and gore, something controversial and political, swearing, religious, sexual ...

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Your Character's Hobbies

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 28, 2018



We all talk about the sheer necessity to create characters that don't appear cardboard, that are fleshed out, that generally feel like real flesh-and-blood, living, breathing people (regardless of your character's species or nature) with personalities that ring true to the audience.

There are several elements that contribute ...



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Quackast 384 - Brandcast, PR

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 24, 2018

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You may have read about how a conspiracy theorist dug up some 10 year old tweeted jokes by director James Gunn and got him fired from Disney… Well that incident inspired this Quackcast, which is a re-take on the whole personal brand idea that we discussed in Quackcast 289 ...

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Art and Propaganda

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 21, 2018


Soviet poster advocating atheism and science over religion

From the most ancient times, art has always been used by the ruling classes for purposes of propaganda, to propagate certain ideas about those commissioning it and their purposes: that kings are mighty, that regimes are for ever, that the enemy is ...


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Quackcast 383 - Slow burn

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 17, 2018

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The idea for this Quackcast came from a rant by the irascible PitFace. She was talking about how there's a trend in modern SciFi and horror movies to bash you over the head with constant action and it doesn't allow you time to relax and take in ...

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Quackcast 382 - Suspension of disbelief

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 10, 2018

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This week we talk about maintaining suspension of disbelief: the way you have to convince people of the world your story is set in and keep them there. Everything you do is done for that, to convince them your characters make sense and the world works. There's a ...

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What's in a theme

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, July 6, 2018



A narrative theme is, in essence, the meaning behind your story. It also serves to tell your audience what your story is about. Establishing it’s core early on enables you to keep it grounded and focused as you begin to unfold your characters and plots.

Despite a longer piece ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Electricity Is Her Element

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 4, 2018



Enter into this stunning realm of galactic dragons that live on Jupiter and its moons. There are characters that embody different elements, four spirits that are the Storm Lords, and they help bring balance to the chaos that is unfolding. The characters fluidly and seamlessly blend with the cosmic backgrounds ...

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Quackcast 381 - site upgrades and messing with creators

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 3, 2018

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We talk about all the new upgrades that DD has just gotten: the new comment notification and reply features (a huge thank you to all who donated and helped out with that!!!), our new notification icons, getting HTTPS on the site, moving to the new ad system after the ...

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Proving Your Progressiveness?

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 30, 2018



Yesterday, Mks_Monsters asked me to talk about an experience of hers, which I have seen being shared with a range of creators belonging to certain social groups (female, LGBTQ, POC, etc) if their occasional tweets on the matter are to be believed: That support for them on the basis of ...

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