Character Design Brainstorming: The Monster Among Us

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 10, 2020




We live in a world of routine, predictability, and pedestrian problems. (2020 doesn't count. Much.)

Magic doesn't really seem to exist in our world.

Or does it?

Perhaps we live above a very thin surface, like floating on a tranquil lake, and just underneath it there are ghouls ...








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Horror in Pieces

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 1, 2020


Now that's a little TOO scary!

Horror is perfect for metaphor and allegory. In fact, a horror story is often allegorical by default, what with its bizarre landscapes and freaky beasties.

Here are some categories of horror and some thoughts on what they symbolize:

Reality Bites


psycho killer! Qu ...









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The Abyss

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 15, 2020



Whoever fights with monsters should see to it that he does not become a monster in the process. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you


I am not a fan of Nietzsche (shocker, I know) but this is a quote of his that ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Ask Andante

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 15, 2020



In a world with creatures that resemble cute pocket monsters, there is a small, pink Mew-type animal that loves to give advice at a booth (as suggested by the title “Ask Andante”). Andante lives in a world with very similar creatures that also spend time responding and answering random questions ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> Plethora Island

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 24, 2020



Mason Lannfuil and his big sister Piersa relocate to a strange island together, an island inhabited by monsters! They're mostly friendly, regular people who just happen to be monsters but they're STILL monsters nevertheless. Oh, and there are also plenty of humans on the island too. Piersa won ...

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Believing the Unbelievable

Banes at 12:00AM, Feb. 13, 2020

The suspension of disbelief happens automatically in readers and audiences if a story does its job.

Audiences WANT to believe in a story when they start reading or watching it.

I mean, you can' t count on everyone. I remember going to see the Benjamin Button movie and my friend ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Runner

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 1, 2020




A group of well-equip runners meet at a challenging post in order to practice their running ability. The only problem is that dark creatures lurk in the deep and divided chasms of the natural reserve. However, there is much more than meets the eye when very dangerous and bizarre creatures ...


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QUACKCAST 457 - Religion in fiction 2

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 17, 2019

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2 weeks ago we discussed the topic of religion in fiction: basicaly how we use real world religions to inform the perspectives of our characters and make ...



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Metaphors in Horror

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 24, 2019



Metaphors in Horror



Horror is perfect for metaphor and allegory. In fact, a horror story is often allegorical by default, what with its bizarre landscapes and freaky beasties.

Here are some categories of horror and some thoughts on what they symbolize:

Reality Bites


psycho killer! Qu'est-ce que c'est ...












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