The Immortal Challenge

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 18, 2022



The idea that an individual (or many) have managed to escape death has always been alluring to creators. being able to live through history, being a constant in an ever-changing world, never having to die, can have its perks: you have innumerable chances to live the ‘good life’, you can ...

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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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The Secret Sociopath

Banes at 7:47AM, May 19, 2022


Kim is not a sociopath - but her many nuances make her most intriguing…and she has a scary side


The secret sociopath.

A story trope in fiction that can make for a shocking ending when done well, or probably an eye-rolling one
when not, is the secret sociopath.

A character ...








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Inspiration/Plagiarism

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, May 1, 2022



I’m taking a pause from the Fantastic Bestiary this week as I haven’t been my best healthwise lately. Also lately I’ve been distracted by something that has left me with this question poppin’ into my mind, And so this sunday I'm posting this question that perhaps ...

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The Unicorn

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 30, 2022



No, this article isn't about the mythological beings. I wouldn't want to steal any single one from Andreas Helixfinger's awesome Sunday article series.

What I want to talk about is the metaphorical unicorn: a character that is too good to be true, too unlikely to be found ...



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The Problem With Magic Worlds

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 23, 2022



Our world seems drab, grey, mundane. But some escape it through a magic portal that transports them into a colorful, beautiful, adventurous magic world.

A world that is secret, known only to the select few as everyone else lives on unaware in the real world. And yet, the secret magic ...



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Participate in the DD Awards' Red Carpet!

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 9, 2022



That's right! Submissions for the DD 2022 Awards' Red Carpet are now open and until August 15!

The Drunk Duck Webcomic Awards is the peak event of DD, hosted by the awesome Niccea, sort of like our own webcomic Oscars. This means that they get to have their own ...



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QUACKCAST 575 - Fave fantasy creatures?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 22, 2022

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Fantasy creatures are cool and we're here to talk about our faves. One of mine is elves. I love them… Being quite elfy myself. Fantasy is ...



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Secret Dens of Evil

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, Feb. 13, 2022



Privacy. It’s something we come to appreciate even in our early childhood, don’t we. Forming our own little secret club in a tree house we keep in a remote spot in someones backyard somewhere, for which only our closest friends, and schoolmates of common interests and preferences, may ...

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Wereravens and Owl Bears, Oh My!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 3, 2022



I wandered into one of those gaming shops that specialized in acrylic hobby paint, paintbrushes, and miniature figurine kits while locally window shopping for the holiday. The interaction went like this:

Me: “Hello, do you know of any fantasy table-top role playing games happening in the area?”

Clerk: I am ...





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