QUACKCAST 506 - The fightcast

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 24, 2020

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Today we chat about fight scenes! This was spurred by a post in our forums about how bad fight choreography can spoil a film. Our Patron vid ...



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Happy Endings

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 3, 2020



Who doesn't love a happy ending?

Eh, there are a good few people I've met that just turn their noses up at happy endings, because apparently according to their opinion, happy endings are for the weak.

But for all other normal people, a happy ending is a good ...





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The Thing With Clichés

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 8, 2019




There is a general idea that cliches, when they surface in the narrative of a story, be it movie, tv or webcomics or anything else, is a sign of bad writing.

There is of course a good basis for this presumption, because usually a cliche is a plot device, or ...




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Emotional Impact

Amelius at 1:10PM, April 14, 2019



Have you ever read something and it gave you the “feels?” Something that was so intense that you couldn't help but feel the emotional truth of a fictional moment in time? In many ways that is the highest form of our art, and possibly any art; to communicate an ...

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The Use of Nightmares

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 30, 2019




When they happen, nightmares can be anything from a terrible experience to a nuisance that can be settled with a warm cup of tea or chocolate. And while they harp on our peace of mind and our precious time asleep, the general consensus among psychologists is that, if it isn ...


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The Stories We Choose

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 10, 2018



The other day, my mother told me “you are still angry, which is why your story is also full of intense and violent emotion,” referring to the very grim, heavy tone and mood in Without Moonlight. It impressed me really because it rang true. My heart is still very heavy ...

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Catharsis

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 1, 2018



CATHARSIS
from the Best of Banes Collection


A writing instructor once gave me brief advice on how to write a story, structurally speaking. It was 1/4 Act One setup, 1/2 Act Two complications and rising stakes (I think), and about 1/4 An Act Three “cathartic ending”.

I ...







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Catharsis

Banes at 12:00AM, June 8, 2017
tags: banes thursday



CATHARSIS
from the Best of Banes Collection


A writing instructor once gave me brief advice on how to write a story, structurally speaking. It was 1/4 Act One setup, 1/2 Act Two complications and rising stakes (I think), and about 1/4 An Act Three “cathartic ending”.

I ...







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Yin and Yang – Creation and Deluge: Archetypal Motifs part 3

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 6, 2017



Who hasn’t seen this ubiquitous symbol? It’s one of the most typical motifs signifying the balance between opposing forces in the world- but also the ever alternating phases of destruction and creation, of overwhelming overturning of the status quo so the new can be created.

And that is ...



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Catharsis and the Drunk Duck Awards

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 11, 2016


I wrote my newspost several days ahead of schedule for the first time ever!

First things first:

THE DRUNK DUCK AWARDS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!

The DD Awards are always great fun, and Judges and Awards Presenters are still needed!

Please come over to the Volunteer thread to ask any questions and ...








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