Crime, Law and Fiction based on the Four Directions

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 23, 2021



Malcolm Gladwell was in an interview, and expressed a theory, or mini-theory. He talked about the show Law and Order and how it works, with almost every episode a comforting victory of the system.

From there, he theorized four types of fictional approaches, calling them the Western, the Eastern, the ...



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QUACKCAST 549 - Love stories

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 21, 2021

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In today's cast we're chatting about LOVE stories! This isn't a subject we get into much but it's a huge genre so we ...




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Reanimating creativity with a one-shot

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Aug. 13, 2021



The beauty of writing a one-shot or short story is that it is self contained. It is a stand alone creative piece that gives you license to play with a new writing style, drawing aesthetic or explore a level of detail you may not be able to sustain over a ...

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Interviewing Miranda of "Into the Swell"

damehelsing at 12:00AM, July 25, 2021



Hello ducklings! I’m back with another interview, and this time we’ve got our wonderful sea captain Miranda! So, Captain Miranda, please introduce yourself!!

Miranda: Hello ducklings! I'm Miranda! I'm a full time computer engineer and in my spare time I enjoy baking, doing puzzles, playing video ...



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Reverse Engineering Conflict Part One

Banes at 12:00AM, July 22, 2021


Reverse-Engineering Conflict in a Story
part one

Conflict is the basic material of a scene, and of a story. I've talked a lot over the years about structure and genre, and how all that stuff can work.

Another way to create a new story, and new characters, is to ...





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Is it Luck?

damehelsing at 12:00AM, June 27, 2021



Have you seen ”The Road to El’Dorado”? If you pay attention to the movie, the whole thing is pretty much based on luck.
Spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched the movie!
We witness luck happening from the start of the movie when Miguel and Tulio have been using ...



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200 pages for Belle's Best: the films of Belinda Brandon.

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 24, 2021




That's right it's reached 200 pages as of this week!

Belle is a B-Movie actress. See where it all started with friends and family and watch a sampling of her sometimes awful but interesting exploitation movies full of gratuitous exploitation of everything. Drama, humor, adventure across different genres ...




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The Foil

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 15, 2021



You're watching the main character do their thing, and it's all smooth sailing, when another character comes in the room and sparks fly. You expect them to, and if written well, you look forward to each scene that has them both.

That other character is the foil.

The ...





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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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What Will Comics Be in the Future?

Banes at 12:00AM, May 6, 2021



In the past decade or two, video games have grown more and more sophisticated, in terms of graphics as well as story. 3D environments can be explored there, and with VR even more immersive experiences can be had. At the moment, comic shops are struggling, and the future of movie ...

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