QUACKCAST 472 - CoVid-19-cast

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 31, 2020

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In this strange time of global pandemic it'd be crazy NOT to acknowledge what we're all experiencing together, so that's what we're talking ...



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The Challenge of Writing Genius

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 7, 2020



Everyone loves a genius! The character that has the answers, or makes the deductions, or solves the puzzles for the team. The guy (or gal) that will have a gift for noticing what nobody else does, sees the connections that elude everyone else. Even in stories that aren't of ...

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Expressing Theme part 2

Banes at 12:00AM, March 5, 2020



So, last week we talked about theme, and how it is generally expressed through the Protagonist in a given story, as they struggle through whatever type of conflict is appropriate to that tale. We had a few common examples of themes:

-Love conquers all

-The strongest or most determined will ...





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Pixar’s Loop Will Send You on a Loop of Your Own

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 24, 2020



Sitting back on a Friday evening, remote control in hand, I decided to watch one of the latest Pixar Animated short films. To me a short film is the perfect length of time (six to nine minutes) to tell a story with an exposition, rising action, climax, and resolution. They ...

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When the Plot is Too Busy

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 22, 2020



The plot is the spine of your story, the scaffolding upon which everything will be placed in order to create a full experience for the audience to immerse themselves in- be it a movie or a comic or a novel.

Just like the spine, however, there is a limit to ...



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World building basics (Part 2 - Society and culture)

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Feb. 21, 2020



Last week, I went into the basics of building your fictional worlds. We’re continuing on with our second instalment where we’ll dive a bit deeper into the nitty gritty of world building. Without further ado…

What’s your world’s system of government?
Politics plays a large role ...




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FEATURED COMIC --> Hyperbolic Fabrications Presents

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 19, 2020



We begin with Trigger Warning, a story about Nathan Wood, prisoner of the mysterious Institution. This mild mannered man seems prone to horrific acts of violence… But why, and who is keeping him imprisoned?
Then we dive straight into our second tale, They were Wolves. In a small armed village ...


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QUACKCAST 466 - And then What

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 18, 2020

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What happens to characters after the big action scene or climactic moment? This could be anywhere in the story but it's usually close to the end ...



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QUACKCAST 465 - Planning Vs pantsing!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 11, 2020

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There are a couple of approaches when it comes to making a big creative project: planing it all out or working things out as you go ie ...



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The Challenge of Obeying The Rules

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 8, 2020



Rules are meant to be bent, or broken.

Of course they are- if it's a one time thing. If it happens all the time, the stakes collapse, the story comes apart, and the experience is ruined. I'm talking about stories, of course…

As we've talked about time ...





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