On Time Travel Yarns

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 3, 2019



Time travel is a narrative trap. It's quicksand.

It's very alluring to use, being able to put a person from one historical era into another and watch as shenanigans ensue, but very quickly, a writer (and often the audience too) discovers that it quickly unravels, and the story ...



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QUACKCAST 426 - Sidekicking

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 14, 2019

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Inspired by Emma Clare's Friday newspost about supporting characters, today we're discussing sidekicks! Sidekicks are a useful character type that are used in so many ...



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A confused rant about setup and payoff

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 3, 2019



After seeing both the recent episode of Game of Thrones and Avengers: Endgame, I walked away wondering why I felt slightly unfulfilled. I’m going to go into spoiler territory here, so if you haven’t seen either GOT or Endgame it might be best to steer clear of this ...

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QUACKCAST 415 - lazy solutions cause plot-holes!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 26, 2019

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This Quackcast expands on my newspost from Friday about forgotten abilities causing plot holes, but now bunny Banes and Lady Tantz wade in to lend their genius ...



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Forgotten abilities and plot holes

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 22, 2019



This is an eternal problem for readers. Writers don't really tend to care about it too much, but readers HATE it!
What am I talking about? Basically, it's when a character gains a power, acquires an item, learns some info or a spell, meets a magical person or ...


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Don't Sweat The Details

Amelius at 9:27AM, Feb. 3, 2019



What is a character? A miserable little pile of traits! Except no, there is more to a character than a collection of likes and dislikes. There are varying opinions on the importance of character versus plot, with some authors viewing all characters as a mere tool to drive plot forward ...

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QUACKCAST 408 - The imitation game

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 8, 2019

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Happy new year! This is the first Quackcast recorded in 2019! Pitface is back too, can you believe it? In this Quackcast we chat about Imitation, based ...



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One Bad Apple, part 2

Amelius at 12:09PM, Dec. 2, 2018



So if vampires are a hot mess and haters are at the gates what can YOU learn from vampires? Well, a lot, vampires are not the only over extended sub-genre out there. Let's explore another genre that is trying to avoid ending up in a similar space, superheroes, specifically ...

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Making 3D Comics Part 2 by Genejoke

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 29, 2018



Here's Part 2 of Genejoke's tutorial on 3d comics. He talks about character creation here, and also gives some
info on the computer capacity you might need.


Part 1: https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2018/nov/15/making-3d-comics-by-genejoke/


3D COMICS Part 2 - CHARACTER CREATION


Making your 3D characters ...









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Quackast 399 - How many characters is too many?

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 6, 2018

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How many characters is too many? Ensemble casts can be fun and the interaction between characters can be more interesting than the actual plot of a story! But keeping track of characters from ...


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