Being Inclusive vs. Being Authentic

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 18, 2023




So for some reason my youtube is being besieged by rant videos over The Little Mermaid live action movie by Disney… AGAIN. You'd think the algorithm would know by now that I only watch ER skits and debunking videos, but here we are.

The controversy (again) is over the ...




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Remember The Duck: Reanimated!

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 25, 2022



Ok so it's not Halloween and horror stories may not be what you expect in the middle of summer (Midsommar?) but perhaps it's the horror you need in place of the horror that may or may not be surrounding us in real life.

The Duck:Reanimated, for the ...



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I want to talk about boobs

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 2, 2022



There is generally a debate about how women's chests should be drawn. On and off I'll come across whole essays about how drawing women with large boobs is shorthand for sexualization and objectification. There's a lot of talk about how flat chested ladies or those of the ...

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Twitter, outrage and the nature of parasocial interactions - A case study

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, April 16, 2021



Buckle up. This is going to be a dense one.

Social media dominates our lives. In the webcomic community, content is generally in the form of comics, however, we have podcasts, YouTube videos, Instagram accounts and of course Twitter. We immerse ourselves in the online world, broadcasting our efforts and ...



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Sad day for Smack Jeeves

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 8, 2019
tags: day, for, Jeeves, Sad, Smack



It's a sad day for Smack Jeeves and independent webcomics comics in general.
In case you haven't heard Smack Jeeves was acquired by a Korean mobile content company NHN. They've proceeded to minimise the community there and hijack the platform to promote a selection of sleek, generic ...


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QUACKCAST 441 - Cooperation = cool

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 27, 2019

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Or TuneinRadio - https://tunein.com/podcasts/Books–Literature/Drunkduck-Quackcast-p1150194/

Cooperation Vs Competition. For decades the mantra was competition is good: it produces progress and makes things better… Well that's actually false. Competition is what you ...



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Comic Book Heroes Are Taking Over the Online Casino World

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 18, 2019
tags: newspost, Sunday




Comic Book Heroes Are Taking Over the Online Casino World

The comic book fan base is increasing in numbers every single day. Nowadays, it is a bit hard to find someone who has not enjoyed reading a nicely illustrated story about popular characters either on a quest to discover a ...




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Whitewashing, Blackwashing and all that Jazz

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 6, 2019




So by now, anyone who is on Twitter (and possibly other social media I dare not touch) is aware of this whole kerfuffle over the newest Disney live action remake, which happens to be The Little Mermaid. It has been announced that Ariel will be played by an actress who ...


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The Double Edged Sword of Stereotyping

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 24, 2018



Stereotypes permeate our every day lives. Whether we like it or not, our brains are wired for making quick estimations and judgments based on patterns and pattern recognition.

This very pattern we're looking for to identify at a glance is what a stereotype is. And it's very useful ...



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Celebrating Black History Month: Chuck Clayton joins the Archie Gang

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Feb. 5, 2016



Last year for Black History Month I profiled Black Panther, the first black superhero (see that newspost here). This year Iā€™m sticking with the black comic character theme with a mini-history of Chuck Clayton, one of the first non-white characters in Archie comics.

These days Chuck is an established ...



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