Embracing "good enough"

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Oct. 1, 2022



For the past month I have been taking a break to catch up on life. Between appointments, exams, social events and trying to catch up on the washing I’ve left about the apartment I have been mulling over something a psyche recently mentioned to me.

He said that I ...



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Tension and Release and appreciation for Watcher

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 29, 2022


Watcher (2022) is a fairly unknown new movie, I think, and I recommend it. Simple, well-made, and scary.



Might as well get an early start on the October celebration, here - the fall is my favorite season, for so many reasons, including the time to celebrate our love for the scary ...




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Timely or Timeless

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 25, 2022


Rogue from the X-Men encounters President Ronald Reagan!
(…who???)


Timeliness vs Timelessness

Some comics are very much “of the moment”, while others are more timeless.

Connecting to the events of the moment can be a worthy endeavor. Webcomics are well suited to this kind of approach, too, with our ability ...








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What do you think about a commenting EVENT?

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 20, 2022



So this is something that has JUST come to mind after reading Hpkomic's blog post. I haven't discussed it with anyone (sorry Oz!) and it might just be something that can't fly.

But why not??

What would you think about hosting a monthly or bimonthly commenting event ...





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Drama of the Historical

Banes at 12:00AM, July 21, 2022




Historical Drama/period pieces present multiple issues for the writer/creator to deal with.

In talking about the drama in his movie “Cinderella Man”, Ron Howard said that the drama was built into the story itself. Meaning the actual true events. The moving radio broadcast where the Depression-Era boxer Jimmy ...




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You Call That a Period Piece?

Banes at 12:00AM, July 14, 2022



It was only a little over ten years ago that everyone seemed to be talking about the dustup in the late night talkshow world with the Conan O'Brien/Jay Leno transfer at NBC. It hinged on the (forced) retirement of Jay Leno, and Conan taking over the coveted Tonight ...

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Submit A Trophy Design!

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 11, 2022



The DD Awards pre-events are already happening!

Whether you want to participate in the Awards themselves or not, consider contributing by submitting a trophy design.

Each year the DD Awards Trophy has a different design created by a DDer and voted for by the community. Each year is a chance ...





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Mind Tricks 2 - The Phantom Life

Banes at 12:00AM, June 9, 2022



On the last “Mind Tricks” discussion, we talked about false memories, where a characters' true nature is hidden from them because of memory loss or artificial memories.

The Phantom Life is similar, certainly in the two examples that I thought of initially…but the stories play out
in a different ...




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The Secret Sociopath

Banes at 7:47AM, May 19, 2022


Kim is not a sociopath - but her many nuances make her most intriguing…and she has a scary side


The secret sociopath.

A story trope in fiction that can make for a shocking ending when done well, or probably an eye-rolling one
when not, is the secret sociopath.

A character ...








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QUACKCAST 582 - Time travel

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 10, 2022

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Let's go forward in time to the past so we can get back to the future and kill our grandfather and be our own ancestor while ...



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