Fantastic Bestiary 8: The Mermaid

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, May 29, 2022



Recently it struck me. So far I’ve already brought up two water-based mythic beings in this series of articles, and non of them were mermaids. Which is why I’ve decided to talk about them here today. We’re pretty much all familiar with mermaids. Though maybe not as ...

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Children's Stories

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 18, 2021



When I was growing up in the 80s, stories that were marketed as ‘children’s' were occasionally brutal.

Characters got maimed or killed, tortured or traumatized, met with horrid ends in worlds that were anything but rosy. And this was a pattern that wasn't limited to, say, English literature ...



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Whitewashing, Blackwashing and all that Jazz

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 6, 2019




So by now, anyone who is on Twitter (and possibly other social media I dare not touch) is aware of this whole kerfuffle over the newest Disney live action remake, which happens to be The Little Mermaid. It has been announced that Ariel will be played by an actress who ...


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FEATURED COMIC --> Ice Massacre

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 19, 2019



Mermaids have always been the half-human, half fish sea creatures that lure unsuspecting sailors with their beauty and charm until they show their teeth behind a wicked smile and drag them into the water. The mermaids in Ice Massacre are not very different, with a man at the start suffering ...

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This Way to the Egress

Banes at 12:00AM, May 3, 2018



PT Barnum was a fascinating character, running “freak shows”, museums, and concert tours, and operating as an author and legislator/politician.

Apparently the phrase attached to him, “There's a sucker born every minute” is not necessarily something he
ever said.

As shocking as it is to modern sensibilities, Barnum ...






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Comic Book Makeovers

HippieVan at 12:00AM, May 22, 2015



IDW Entertainment is currently releasing a series of comics this year based on Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. As a big Douglas Adams fan, I'm excited to see what they do with the series!

Until I get my hands on a copy, I've compiled a wishlist of ...



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THURSDAY'S FEATURE --> Modest Medusa

Ozoneocean at 12:02AM, Feb. 17, 2011



Poor little Medusa is finding it very hard to make new friends… but blocking up Jake's toilet, flooding his entire house and leaving all his stuff smelling of pee probably wasn't a good start. Medusa has snakes for hair, big black eyes and a snaky fishy tail, she ...

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Milestones, voices, and interviews a-plenty

skoolmunkee at 9:29AM, Dec. 5, 2010



Fitz
It appears that my comic:

Chomp

hit #100 on Friday! And I didn't even notice, so busy a week I had!


Aleks55's TV Man has reached 250 pages! And in his ongoing trend of talking up his work, these pages are described as “fantastically drawn!”

The Drunk ...





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Milestone, comic ending, and Monday's featured comic is Mary Sue Academy!

skoolmunkee at 4:28AM, Aug. 4, 2008

If fanfiction were real, then fanfiction characters would be real… including Mary Sues, those perfectly despicable do-it-alls. And where would they come from? Why, a Mary Sue Academy of course, where they learn all their tooth-sickening traits, perfect their niche (there's even a Little Mermaid), and are unleashed upon ...

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