Altarland, or how I learned to stop tinkering and love the AU

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, Jan. 29, 2023



So it is Sunday again and the first month of the new year is nearing its close. I still haven’t finished my work on the short story I’m making for the new DD Anthology, but I am coming back from my updating hiatus next week anyway. During my ...

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Character trait: Toxic Positivity, Toxic Acceptance (Part 1)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 28, 2023



Usually, antagonists or villains are emo and gloomy, angry and aggressive, suave and sly, or any combination of that. They are not generally associated with positive traits in their personality, or at least positively-associated traits.

And that's a shame, because real life sure does have a lot of variety ...



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Panel By Panel: ‘The Cherub Brothers" and Spotlighting Expression

hpkomic at 2:31PM, Jan. 27, 2023



Hello everyone, and welcome to Panel by Panel, a periodic exploration of comic panels around The Duck. This week we're talking about the comic called The Cherub Brothers. It is a comic by user Magor. The description of the comic from Magor reads: “The cherub brothers are maybe-kinda-sorta legitimate ...

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The Cure For Procrastination

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 26, 2023



I've been a notorious procrastinator. Well, notorious in my own mind at least.

Last summer my folks were goodly enough to give me a large pile of dirt.

Hey, did you say that's more than I deserved? You cheeky devil!

It was to fill some holes and ruts ...







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We Hit Nothing!

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, Jan. 22, 2023



I did come across this podcast channel last week browsing through Soundcloud called Predator Movie Minute. Now, I only listened through one podcast and decided it wasn’t my cup. However that podcast did bring up an interesting observation that made me look at the movie Predator (1987) from a ...

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The AI Problem

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 21, 2023




The advent of AI has started to finally come into the field of art and expression. No longer is it there only to help us with the menial tasks, the repetitive stuff, the uninspired stuff so we, humans, can be freed up to engage in the intuitive expression of any ...


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21 years Drunk Duck has been around. Finally old enough to drink in the USA!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 20, 2023
tags: Nostalgia



Can you believe we've been going THIS long and we're STILL around? It still surprises me. Things have tried to kill us but nothing's worked yet. We predate all the current social medial. We saw MySpace come and go, we saw Facebook rise from nothing, we saw ...

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The Challenge of Part Three

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 19, 2023


And a One and a Two and a–


The third and possibly final volume of the Guardians of the Galaxy films is coming out later this year. Or next year. Or whatever.

I liked the first two a lot, and in an interview snippet, James Gunn mentioned how the third ...





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Poetry Time 18: The Messenger

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, Jan. 15, 2023



Once you see it, don’t turn back. The seals of yours approval is bleeding through your isolation.
Once you hear it, don’t turn off. The bells of yours improval is screaming through your insulation.
Once you feel it, don’t turn numb. The strokes of yours instinctual is ...



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Meet the Found Family

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 14, 2023



Last year (har har har obligatory New Year's Joke done) I'd started talking about Found Family, one of my favorite tropes in pretty much any narrative work, from movies to novels to comics and webcomics. Found family is when a bunch of characters, usually unrelated and mismatched, end ...

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