Building basics (Part 1)

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Feb. 14, 2020



A key aspect to creating a story, be it a modern day slice-of-life, an epic space opera or a high fantasy saga, is the world in which the characters inhabit. Now there are lots of aspects to consider when building your story and, this week, we’ll be going into ...

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QUACKCAST 463 - Sexposition is not a new thing

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 28, 2020

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Sexpostion is sex plus exposition, it's exposition with sex on the screen. Tantz Aerine addressed the topic of sexposition in an article last year, but what ...




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On Writing Therapists 1

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 11, 2020




I've already written a bunch of articles on writing mental illness, so I figured I should write about writing therapists as well!

Oh, the woes for therapist representation in narrative works! All the stereotypes are there: from the shrink that is actually a little (or a lot) loopy and ...




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Mentors

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 9, 2020



I like mentor characters.

This is not just me of course; the mentor and protagonist relationship is powerful. Some of the best moments in many stories are the first encounter with the mentor, the training and sense of discovery for the protagonist, and the eventual loss of the mentor character ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Legend of Wind Fist

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 18, 2019




Lobo is one of the greatest boxers in the ring. One day, after getting knocked out from a long day of training, his pet retrieves a mysterious ball container that might have housed an unknown creature. Why has this creature suddenly appeared in Lobo’s house and what adventure does ...


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QUACKCAST 452 - Storytelling styles change!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 12, 2019

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Storytelling styles change over time for various reasons: fashion, audience expectations, competition for audience attention due to increased choice and availability of media, technological limitations and abilities ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> FULL HOUSE by ProjectNutz

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 6, 2019



Full House is a slice of life comic about two sets of siblings and their quirky arguments. One pair of siblings, Hakeim and Haykal, has a story that is somewhat meta as the characters in the comic are currently in the process of creating their own comic. On the other ...

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On Spoilers

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 17, 2019



So, full disclosure: I am spoiler immune.

I don't really care if I know how a story ends, or where the twist is. I might even enjoy it more as I anticipate it. I will watch the movie without issue and still enjoy it just as much.

Granted, when ...





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Finding Creative Inspiration in Quiet Places

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 5, 2019



I am half way complete with my journey across the United States and I have spent the last week in the small town of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. This is an area of the world that many great creative artists, musicians, and writers that I greatly admire have lived and found ...

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