Poetry Time 7: Beware the Necromancer

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, Aug. 7, 2022



This sunday's EPIC poem is contributed by DD member TheDeeMan. This is “Beware the Necromancer”: Verse four, by Darryl Hughes aka TheDeeMan

On a vacant black morn, was darkness stillborn, a poor and fatherless bastard.

To swirl in the mass, of hell's foul warpath, and evil redeemed for ...





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Unearthing old comics

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, July 23, 2022



I’m back! It’s been a hot minute hasn’t it? I’ll be taking over a blog spot once a month for a while. And for today I have a very interesting topic (hopefully!).

Recently, I have been helping out with the improvements to the site here. As ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Space Pack

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 8, 2022



Something eerie and weird is happening in Yarmo, Southern California… Some sort of strange creature is scarring the willies out of the locals! Meanwhile 382.5 miles North in Liverlife, Little Bally Williams is bored, bored, bored because none of the boys can hang out with her and there's ...

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QUACKCAST 583 - Why is it bad?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 17, 2022

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Spoiler- we don't actually talk much about Yu-Gi-Oh! But I feel it's a good example of a pretty bad story- a so-bad-it's-good story, but ...



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The Guy in the Hat Killed the Other Guy in the Hat

Banes at 12:00AM, May 12, 2022



Character Motivation

One thing I appreciate in well written stories is the hidden motivations of characters. Well written characters, just like real people, have contradictions to them. Desires and needs that are sometimes in conflict with each other.

Story structure tells us that a character has to WANT something. The ...





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Fantastic Bestiary 3: Roman Household Spirits

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, April 10, 2022



Based off of one of many suggestions left by DD member marcorossi in my last post of the Fantastic Bestiary, this one number 3 is gonna be about an aspect of ancient Roman mythology that you don’t come across all too often in depictions of Ancient Rome. When Roman ...

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When Work Becomes Overwhelming

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 26, 2022



So you may not have noticed but I have missed an update on WM.

I sorely feel that as a loss, because I've been so proud of not breaking my streak of regular updates for three years now.

It was hard telling myself not to pull a double all-nighter ...





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Tropes I love: The Bargain

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 19, 2022



So it's fun to rant about tropes I hate but I actually prefer to gush about tropes I love.

And one of them is what I call “the bargain”: it's really a game of wits between a (usually lawful) villain and a hero (or protagonist/antagonist, take your ...



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On Censorship

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 12, 2022



So I'm exhausted today, at the end of a very eventful week and a lot of work piled on work.

Which means I can't discipline my brain to write something more artsy or tropey. Though censorship is a trope, right?

When do we have censorship appear in stories ...





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QUACKCAST 573 - Join the cult?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 8, 2022

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Cults are weird. Unlike normal religions (from which many cults stem), cults are usually based more around charismatic individuals rather than simple doctrine. Which means the followers ...



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