Vox Populi, Vox Dei

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 26, 2022



So this line has become famous lately since Elon Musk has been using it to reinstate banned Twitter accounts in the latest episode of the Birdsite Drama.

I'm not going to get into any opinion piece on what I think of this development but if you haven't joined ...



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The Silver Lining

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 12, 2022



So I just watched the latest Trope Talk by Overly Sharkastic Productions on Youtube (high recommend if you aren't already subscribed). The focus was on Doomed Heroes, and there's not much I'd be able to add to that comprehensive essay. Go watch it.

What it did inspire ...



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Celebrate Halloween 2022 with the Art Exchange; A Round of Milestones for Blessed Days, Hawk and Flo Adventures Part Zero, and Hawk and Flo Adventures Part One

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 31, 2022


Photo: “Red Eyes Pumpkin Dribbler” (Patreon Exclusive). Pumpkin and Carving Knife. Carved by HawkandFloAdventures. (October 2022)

MILESTONES

Blessed Days by InkyMoondrop



Hi,

I want to announce the chapter 2 milestone. If it's not too early after the last one (or not too late now, that Chapter 3 will begin ...










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Quackcast 605 - Myth of Freedom

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 18, 2022

LISTEN on our new player!
Listen on Stitcher ​​- https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/drunkduck-quackcast
Or TuneinRadio - https://tunein.com/podcasts/Books–Literature/Drunkduck-Quackcast-p1150194/

“Freedom” is the catch cry in so much historical fiction but it's usually an anachronistic piece of nationalist fantasy. You fought for your lord, for pay ...



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Yuppie Horror

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 6, 2022


the happy family with a tear/slash between them is the perfect visual for yuppie horror stories!

Yuppie Harra

This name for this category of horror is taken from the horror movie podcast, “With Gourley and Rust”, which I've been enjoying lately. I'm not sure if Gourley and ...




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Poetry Time 9: The Pledge

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, Sept. 25, 2022



This sunday's poem is contributed by DD member TheDeeMan. This is The Pledge by Darryl Hughes aka TheDeeMan


If my hands were not to touch your hands, or hold them soft in mine.
If my eyes were cast to darkness, so your beauty they cannot find.

Or see your ...







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Using Stories (or Comics) for Politics

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 24, 2022



So, fair warning, I was dead tired last night and forgot to write the blog post. I am slightly drunk now, so I've got no inhibition whatsoever. And I'm going to talk about whatever comes to mind. So, big shocker for anyone who knows me, I want to ...

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Meet the Hero in Stasis

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 22, 2022


Tony Stark is glib, arrogant, and a war profiteer. And the perfect Protagonist.

I don't believe stories should be written strictly according to formulas - but writing according to structures that have been established can be helpful to a script when needed.

With that disclaimer out of the way, let ...




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So About Black Ariel...

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 17, 2022



I liked her. The trailer dropped and I didn't quite like the trailer, but I liked her.

Hear me out, now.

I think Halle Bailey can absolutely, 100% work as a mermaid. A little mermaid, if you like. There's just something in the way she's set up ...





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Would You Hit a Girl?

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 10, 2022



So hitting a girl (or a woman) is extremely tropey. Regardless of how progressive your story is, a man hitting a woman runs a high risk of being considered lowly or less than heroic. That's because generally, women are considered weaker than men, thus an easy target. A woman ...

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