Tension and Release and appreciation for Watcher

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 29, 2022


Watcher (2022) is a fairly unknown new movie, I think, and I recommend it. Simple, well-made, and scary.



Might as well get an early start on the October celebration, here - the fall is my favorite season, for so many reasons, including the time to celebrate our love for the scary ...




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So About Black Ariel...

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 17, 2022



I liked her. The trailer dropped and I didn't quite like the trailer, but I liked her.

Hear me out, now.

I think Halle Bailey can absolutely, 100% work as a mermaid. A little mermaid, if you like. There's just something in the way she's set up ...





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CREATOR PROFILE: John Byrne

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 15, 2022



JOHN BYRNE

When I first became seriously interested in comics, John Byrne was at the top of my favorite artist list. He drew many of the classic “new” X-Men books, and was the artist on that series when it first became massively popular. The stories Byrne drew (and co-plotted along ...



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The Big and Small of Comedy

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 8, 2022




In Skin Deep, an old comedy/drama by Blake Edwards, starring John Ritter, I found one of my favorite movies for a long stretch of time. I watched it over and over. But the part everyone talked about, with the glow-in-the-dark condoms – I really didn't like that. I preferred ...


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The Magic of Memory

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 1, 2022



There is a special power to the memory - especially to the memory of youth. Whether it's childhood, the teen years or maybe even young adulthood, it can have a powerful hold on us.

I guess it's the reason that some great stories get their resonance by the idea ...



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Timely or Timeless

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 25, 2022


Rogue from the X-Men encounters President Ronald Reagan!
(…who???)


Timeliness vs Timelessness

Some comics are very much “of the moment”, while others are more timeless.

Connecting to the events of the moment can be a worthy endeavor. Webcomics are well suited to this kind of approach, too, with our ability ...








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Quackcast 597 - Revelations!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 23, 2022

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Today we're talking about a technique in storytelling that we're calling the “revelation”. Inspired by Banes doing an article on the weird trope in movies ...



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Community Discussion Spotlight: Take a comment - leave a comment

hpkomic at 7:52AM, Aug. 19, 2022



How often do you check the forums here at The Duck? We have exciting discussions floating around, and sometimes we should shine a spotlight on them. This week I wanted to share a thread that I think does a lot of great stuff for the community that, while it has ...

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The Truth Is Out There... in Fiction

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 13, 2022



We like to say that sometimes (especially these times) reality is stranger (or more ridiculous or outrageous) than anything one can find in fiction. And while I do think that this holds true on so many occasions, I also think we're being unfair to how much of the human ...

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Seriously?

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 11, 2022



When a dramatic actor gets a chance to perform a comedic role, I hear that sometimes they get excited to do something different but their first instinct is to play up the comedy. In an interview with a comedy writer/producer recently, he explained that these actors need the insight ...

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