The Message in Stories

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 15, 2022



There is no story without a theme. Even when written without anything prepared in terms of a message, a story will always give people things to think about and messages drawn from how the story was set up and how it was resolved (if at all).

So I don't ...



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Everyman Heroes

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 13, 2022



Critics, professional or not, identified a trend in many of the…lesser regarded manga and anime series.
It's the “everyman hero”.

This school of thought is that to make a lead character who is identifiable to everyone in the readership or audience. So the lead will be unremarkable, and ...




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Back and Fore

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 6, 2022



Characters and Backgrounds … and Compositing Different Styles


when I started putting my webcomic out I'd been drawing for most of my life already, and knew the characters and setting really well. The stories I would figure out as I went…and still do.

As far as the art goes ...






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And In the End...

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 30, 2021



In the behind-the-scenes interviews about the show “Seinfeld”, Writer/Creator Larry David talks about the ending of an episode, I think it's “The Marine Biologist”.

To sum it up, the show is about fairly normal-yet-eccentric antics of the four characters, including George claiming to be a marine biologist to ...



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QUACKCAST 562 - the plots the themes - The space between

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 21, 2021

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Merry Christmas and whatever you celebrate :)
Interesting topic from Banes! It's his idea that sometimes the literal elements of a story (the plot etc.) are simply ...




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QUACKCAST 561 - You are being manipulated

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 14, 2021

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This interesting Quackcast topic was influenced by a DDer who has been subsumed by anti-CoVid conspiracy. This inspired me to delve into the reasons for the massive ...



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The Power of Comments

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 11, 2021





It's common knowledge that whoever has gone into making webcomics is doing it primarily because they like telling stories, they like drawing characters, and sequential art is just fun, approachable, and inclusive for many audiences.

It's also common knowledge that making webcomics can be a pretty tough ride ...





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To Magic and Not To Magic

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 9, 2021



One common story formula involves a character receiving a magical gift…or magical ‘curse’…and being forced to deal with the chaos that the magic causes.

In Liar Liar, the slick, dishonest attorney is compelled to only speak the truth.
In Groundhog Day, the main character repeats the same day ...




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QUACKCAST 560 - When Fiction Meets Reality

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 7, 2021

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We all know that fiction and reality are separate things, but fiction mirrors reality and we suspend disbelief to ignore the parts that are unrealistic so that ...



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When a story feels too much like a story

damehelsing at 12:00AM, Nov. 28, 2021


~Today we have a guest article from Andreas_Helixfinger! Enjoy the read!~

Hey everyone!

It’s you’re one vocal swedish guy on the the Duck Webcomics Andreas Helixfinger. I decided to tune in and do one of these sunday articles after discovering this smaller Youtube channel called TheBurgerkrieg, where the ...




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