QUACKCAST 414 - Bad Hollywood

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 19, 2019

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Hollywood has a tendency to simplify or completely alter stories to make them more mainstream and appealing to their idea of a popular audience.
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Hate: Raising the Poison Tree

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 16, 2019



With Valentine's day just behind us and a lot of talk of love, I thought I'd take a look on the exact opposite of love and affection- how do we write and display hatred in characters? How do characters hate, and what's the difference from rage?

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Writing Mental Illness: A Good Example (Part 3)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 9, 2019



Having discussed a general approach to writing characters with mental disorders (with a lot of thoughtful comments by you further enriching what I had to say!) it's only right that we wrap up this very quick analysis with an example of a story that properly portrays them.

I chose ...



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Running the Marathon

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 2, 2019



So it turns out I'm quite ill this week and I don't feel I have enough focus to finish up my “Writing Mental Illness” set of articles. I promise to do that next week.

For today I'd like to talk about planning, writing and drawing a webcomic ...



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QUACKCAST 411 - The Right to Copy!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 29, 2019

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Copyright is a huge thing! It allows us to make money from our creations and stops other people from stealing them. But culture isn't about a ...



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Writing Mental Illness (Part 2)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 19, 2019




How to Pick, Research and Implement Mental Disorder in a Character

So last time I talked in general about some basic concepts and principles about what constitutes mental illness, or, more accurately, mental disorder. The important thing to remember and keep from all of that is this set of truths ...




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QUACKCAST 409 - Meaning, Intention, and symbolism

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 15, 2019

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*The topic we discussed in this Quackcast was looking for symbolism, meaning and intention in comics: The English literature approach! Deeper meanings and all that. It's ...



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Writing Mental Illness (Part 1)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 12, 2019




Writing a character with mental illness can be a very tricky thing. Writers usually go for the extremely rare, exotic and spectacular: multiple personality disorders, extreme manifestations of psychopathy or sociopathy, high functioning autism with that ever alluring ‘savant’ magic going for the character, bombastically spectacular schizophrenia… in many ways ...


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QUACKCAST 408 - The imitation game

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 8, 2019

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Happy new year! This is the first Quackcast recorded in 2019! Pitface is back too, can you believe it? In this Quackcast we chat about Imitation, based ...



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Writing Your Own OC Spinoffs

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 5, 2019



I'm not sure how many creators do it, but I often place my original characters in different settings, writing out stories about them very much like I'd write fanfiction about some established franchise.

It's even more fun when I do it mixing them up with characters from ...



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