Realistic Escalation

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 11, 2019



There comes the time when you may have a scene that starts off quite innocuously. It might even start all fun and games. But sometime during it, the atmosphere changes drastically, and things escalate, seemingly out of nowhere.

What used to be a chill scene, now is suddenly a strife ...



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QUACKCAST 425 - Pay-off or rip-off?

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 7, 2019

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In this Quackcast we chat about set-ups. pay-offs, and rip-offs. To make your climaxes and endings more satisfying you have pay-offs for audience expectations: set them up ...



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A Proposed Counterargument

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 4, 2019



THERE WILL BE SPOILERS, ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK

I was amazed and surprised to see that I wasn't the only one that had an idea to talk about setup and payoff and Game of Thrones this week! The lovely Emma Clare did it ahead of me, and she ...



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Writing healthy romance

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, March 1, 2019



After the string of romance novels such as Twilight and 50 Shades of Grey, there was a focus on unhealthy romantic relationships. This was further amplified after the release of Suicide Squad where throngs of girls and women began lusting after a relationship much like The Joker’s and Harley ...

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Don't Sweat The Details

Amelius at 9:27AM, Feb. 3, 2019



What is a character? A miserable little pile of traits! Except no, there is more to a character than a collection of likes and dislikes. There are varying opinions on the importance of character versus plot, with some authors viewing all characters as a mere tool to drive plot forward ...

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The great Tumblr censorship Exodus! DD Welcomes you!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 15, 2018



Tumblr made its name years ago as a great place to post images. It was always a kind of photo album journal site. Unlike Facebook and other places that were more about text, Tumblr did a really good job with pictures. Other sites have since moved into that territory but ...

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The Need To Denigrate

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 17, 2018



Lately there has been this pattern that I've noticed in both social media and mainstream comics/cartoons outlets that is very saddening: the use of denigration and belittlement as a promotional tactic, or as an argument.

More and more I seem to notice that new series, reboots, retellings or ...



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Politics in Fiction

Banes at 12:00AM, July 19, 2018

There was recently a Provincial Election in the part of Canada where I live, and there's a Federal Election coming up in about a year.

With the brouhaha going on in the world these days about politics and the divisions between many people that are resulting from it, I ...

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Quackcast 369 - Propaganda and agendas

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 10, 2018

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This week's Quackcast was inspired by a newspost that Banes made about propaganda. We used that as a jumping off point to talk about political messages and social agendas in creative works- when it's deliberate and when it's not. Tantz Aerine made a great point that ...

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Showing and Telling

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 10, 2018



Anyone who ever dabbled in creative writing or any sort of narrative work, had the phrase “show, don't tell” hammered into them. The sheer anxiety of being caught ‘telling’ rather than ‘showing’ made us all think in terms I assume only exhibitionists do.

The truth though is, that sometimes ...



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