Storytelling, Once Removed

Banes at 12:00AM, July 29, 2021



I was fishing for smelts the other day and scooped up an old bottle, with a rolled-up paper inside. It contained the following:

In older literature I think it was common to have a story told by a narrator who was never a part of the action. Someone who may ...



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QUACKCAST 537 - Historicity

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 29, 2021

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We have a chat about historicity in this Quackcast. What IS historicity? It's historical authenticity basically but a nicer way of saying it! It's pretty ...



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Writing Writers

Banes at 12:00AM, June 24, 2021



I read some writing…advice? Or commentary? Or something like that years ago that pointed out how often amateur writers will create Protagonists who are writers. If I'm remembering correctly, this was expressed as a bad thing, probably because it's overdone. On the one hand, they say write ...

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The Unseen Enemy

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 12, 2021



Protagonists are always in need of antagonists.

Usually, those are visible, concrete, specific: the protagonists are up against someone or someones who are obstructing their way to attaining their goal. Some are even so powerfully clashing against each other that they are nemeses. Superman and Lex Luthor, Batman and the ...



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Your formative inspiration as a comic creator

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, June 4, 2021



I was on a livestream earlier today and the topic of Tim Burton came up when discussing my favourite movies. I went on to describe how influential his movies were for me, even going so far as to inspire quite the phase particularly when it came to creating comics. My ...

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QUACKCAST 533 - Can Mary Sues be likeable?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 1, 2021

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We've done a few Quackcasts about how terrible Mary Sues are… well this is the opposite! Tantz postulated that they can be likable and GOOD for ...



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The Problem With Forgiveness

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 29, 2021



Forgiveness is a wonderful thing. It's an emotion, it's a state of mind, it's a process.

It's a process that takes at least two parties to even begin to happen.

The problem is that in life and in fiction, this is often misconstrued as something that ...





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Drawing What YOU Want and the power of the FICTIONAL WORLD

damehelsing at 12:00AM, May 23, 2021



The discussion below might get a little mature, to avoid getting in trouble, anyone under the age of 15, please go back to playing with Legos. Visit this article when you’re 16.



I had another article in mind for this week, but after seeing Tantz’s article yesterday, I ...





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I Can Do Better

Banes at 12:00AM, May 20, 2021



The moment of change in a character is not always crystal clear in a story. Very often the secret to good storytelling I think, is to understand all the structural elements in a story, and a character arc, and then to HIDE those elements so they feel realistic while they ...

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QUACKCAST 530 - What is SciFi?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 11, 2021

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So what IS SciFi? Well it's a pretty wide umbrella term and contains a lot of different things. In some senses it's just an imaginative ...



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