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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RIP George Ford author of Addanac City

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 12, 2021



George Ford, creator of the webcomic Addanac City, died on Sunday.
It's a sad loss. Although he wasn't as active here anymore, George was always coming out with new jokes and art on his Facebook. He was a lively, enormously funny, creative, highly supportive, friendly, generous man.
One ...



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QUACKCAST 556 - That's What She Said!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 9, 2021

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The other day Tantz Aerine wrote a newspost about an article critical of Squid Game. The crux of things was that the Squid Game creator had said ...



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Flipping off the Author

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 23, 2021



So Squid Game is a huge hit, and I'm glad I've been a kdrama fan before it was cool, apparently XD (though granted, it's been cool for a good while for a lot of people)

This is not an article about Squid Game, but it offers the ...



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Tropes I Hate

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 2, 2021




So maybe the verb ‘hate’ is excessive, but there are some tropes that can really throw me off a story. Or perhaps, what throws me is the way they are used. I firmly believe that any trope can be part of a solid, enjoyable story, even the ones I hate ...


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Through A Mirror Darkly

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 2, 2021


Star Trek: A Piece of the Action

So this could be considered Part Three of my loose-knit series on science fiction: The Distorted Society.

This is a sci-fi convention where there is an Earth…or another planet, at least somewhat Earth-like, that has some aspect of society that is a ...




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A Dimension Not Only of Sight and Sound but of Mind

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 5, 2021



When he created the Twilight Zone, Rod Serling was motivated by the desire to tell more meaningful stories. In his writing career up to then, his work had been heavily censored.

Serling realized that by setting his stories in fantastical situations, in alternate or futuristic versions of Earth, that he ...



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Writing Women, Writing Men

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 31, 2021



We've all seen the cringy dialogue. The weirdly stereotypical and awkward situations. The sheer effort of the script writer, the novelist, or the comic book writer to write someone they don't know: a woman, or a man.


Too often the problem is very stark when comparing character designs ...




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Storytelling, Once Removed

Banes at 12:00AM, July 29, 2021



I was fishing for smelts the other day and scooped up an old bottle, with a rolled-up paper inside. It contained the following:

In older literature I think it was common to have a story told by a narrator who was never a part of the action. Someone who may ...



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