Fantastic Bestiary 13: The Galerian

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, Sept. 18, 2022



This is gonna be a bit of an obscure pop cultural Fantastic Bestiary rundown, but heck with it, it’s my article series and I’m doing it anyway. I’m gonna talk about the Galerians today. To start off, Galerians is a tank-control style survival horror video game for ...

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The Big and Small of Comedy

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 8, 2022




In Skin Deep, an old comedy/drama by Blake Edwards, starring John Ritter, I found one of my favorite movies for a long stretch of time. I watched it over and over. But the part everyone talked about, with the glow-in-the-dark condoms – I really didn't like that. I preferred ...


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The Magic of Memory

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 1, 2022



There is a special power to the memory - especially to the memory of youth. Whether it's childhood, the teen years or maybe even young adulthood, it can have a powerful hold on us.

I guess it's the reason that some great stories get their resonance by the idea ...



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Quackcast 597 - Revelations!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 23, 2022

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Today we're talking about a technique in storytelling that we're calling the “revelation”. Inspired by Banes doing an article on the weird trope in movies ...



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The Horror Newspaper Revelation Scene

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 18, 2022



There's a standard scene, particularly in a certain kind of horror movie, where the Protagonist or another character finds a room, or a book, full of newspaper clippings. The villain of the movie has clipped out a scrapbook or wall filled with a record of their evil doings.

It ...



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Another Duck Anthology

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 4, 2022



In years past, The Duck released several anthologies featuring comics by various creators on the site.

Last year, we did a horror anthology and I'd say things went rather well!

To continue funding improvements to the site, there is discussion taking place about doing another one! I think there ...





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The Origin Story

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 2, 2022




It's common knowledge that a solid origin story will make a character. It'll often also make the story being told. Origin stories can be and often are the foundation for characters and plotlines, since motivations, plot points, and even stakes are set in them.

But what makes a ...




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Remember The Duck: Reanimated!

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 25, 2022



Ok so it's not Halloween and horror stories may not be what you expect in the middle of summer (Midsommar?) but perhaps it's the horror you need in place of the horror that may or may not be surrounding us in real life.

The Duck:Reanimated, for the ...



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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 583 - Why is it bad?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 17, 2022

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Spoiler- we don't actually talk much about Yu-Gi-Oh! But I feel it's a good example of a pretty bad story- a so-bad-it's-good story, but ...



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