No, this article isn't about the mythological beings. I wouldn't want to steal any single one from Andreas Helixfinger's awesome Sunday article series.
What I want to talk about is the metaphorical unicorn: a character that is too good to be true, too unlikely to be found ...
The UnicornTantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 30, 2022
On CensorshipTantz_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 ...
Children's StoriesTantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 18, 2021
When I was growing up in the 80s, stories that were marketed as ‘children’s' were occasionally brutal.
Characters got maimed or killed, tortured or traumatized, met with horrid ends in worlds that were anything but rosy. And this was a pattern that wasn't limited to, say, English literature ...
Handling Controversial Historical CharactersTantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 13, 2019
image by Ben Burgraff
When writing a historical fiction, it's very likely that you will need to include some actual historical personalities along with your historically-adept yet fictional cast.
Depicting a historical character is hard enough when there's a general consensus among historians and popular belief about who ...
QUACKCAST 405 - Escape from Tumblr!Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 18, 2018
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On the 18th of December people who post things with nudity on Tumblr will be kicked off the site. That means all the adult bloggers, comicers and ...
The great Tumblr censorship Exodus! DD Welcomes you!Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 15, 2018
Art and PropagandaTantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 21, 2018
Soviet poster advocating atheism and science over religion
From the most ancient times, art has always been used by the ruling classes for purposes of propaganda, to propagate certain ideas about those commissioning it and their purposes: that kings are mighty, that regimes are for ever, that the enemy is ...
Quackcast 324 - The *Bleeping*cast!Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 23, 2017
In this Quackcast we discuss the interesting notion that censorship can actually be a positive force for creation. Sometimes working WITHIN restrictions of censorship can make you more creative and your work a lot more individual, special and more interesting. I came to this subject after reading a review ...
Controversy Has its UsesTantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 29, 2016
art by yours truly
So I was thinking… in this day and age if you get on any type of social media, you are going to be punched repeatedly with CONTROVERSY! HERESY! HEATHENS! LIBERTARDS! CONSERVOTARDS-OR-HOW-EVER-THEY-ARE-CALLED-TARDS! …and so on. On blogs and tweets and even more so on youtube, making a ...
2012 Radio Play call for scripts! Blue Strawberry and Silver Vein milestones! QUACKCAST 61!skoolmunkee at 3:25AM, Jan. 25, 2012
If you're hearing trumpets, it's because the Czarina (of the Radio Play) has an announcement for you! Or possibly you are just in a jazz club. But the Czarina still has something she wants you to know!
Submissions for Radio Play 2012 scripts is OPEN! ayesinback means Serious ...