On Spoilers

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 17, 2019



So, full disclosure: I am spoiler immune.

I don't really care if I know how a story ends, or where the twist is. I might even enjoy it more as I anticipate it. I will watch the movie without issue and still enjoy it just as much.

Granted, when ...





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QUACKCAST 438 - You just don't get it

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 6, 2019

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Sometimes your audience just doesn't pick up on the clever symbolism, the hints, the metaphor, the underlying themes and all the artistic cleverness in writing and ...



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On Time Travel Yarns

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 3, 2019



Time travel is a narrative trap. It's quicksand.

It's very alluring to use, being able to put a person from one historical era into another and watch as shenanigans ensue, but very quickly, a writer (and often the audience too) discovers that it quickly unravels, and the story ...



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Knowing when to end

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Aug. 2, 2019



When Stranger Things ended their first season I didn’t feel that there was a need to continue. The character’s had had their arcs come full circle, most loose ends were neatly tied and, despite the ending being left slightly ambiguous, for the most part, it was wrapped up ...

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How Realistic Can Animation Be Before It is Not Considered Animation?

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 22, 2019



In an attempt to cool down during the heatwave that has taken over two-thirds of the country, all Saturday was spent at the movie theater watching Toy Story 4 and the new Iive-action Lion King movie on IMAX. Toy Story 4 picked up where Toy Story 3 left off and ...

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When your art style changes

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, July 19, 2019



Often webcomics are a long term endeavor spanning over multiple years. In that time it is inevitable that your art style and character designs will change. As an avid webcomic reader I saw my fair share of project restarted in an attempt to standardise the art direction and character designs ...

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Realer Than Real

Banes at 12:00AM, July 18, 2019



Recently I saw a performance of the Muppets' band “The Electric Mayhem” from 2009. Pretty great!

It occurred to me how many years have passed since the heyday of the Muppet Show in the late 1970's. The fact that this young-ish audience was so excited about this show said ...



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QUACKCAST 435 - Spinoffs!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 16, 2019

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We're discussing spin-offs in this one.
Why do them? There are many very different reasons for doing a spin-off as opposed to a sequel, prequel or ...




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The Mysterious Stranger

Banes at 12:00AM, July 11, 2019




The Mysterious Stranger


This is about ‘the mysterious stranger’ in fiction. Well, one of the variations of that, at least. I'm not talking about the mysterious stranger who becomes the MC's lover in a romance novel, or the mysterious stranger who knocks on the door or gets into ...





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Whitewashing, Blackwashing and all that Jazz

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 6, 2019




So by now, anyone who is on Twitter (and possibly other social media I dare not touch) is aware of this whole kerfuffle over the newest Disney live action remake, which happens to be The Little Mermaid. It has been announced that Ariel will be played by an actress who ...


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