Not What They Seem

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 14, 2019



edward norton in “primal fear”

One of the things I like in fiction is characters who are not what they seem.

Like all things, this sort of thing can be done well, or badly, or somewhere in between. It can be fascinating and surprising, or cliche and predictable. It can ...





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Writing an Alternate Universe

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 2, 2019



An alternate universe (AU) is, in case anyone isn't aware, a story taking place in a fantastical, alternate historical timeline that usually kicks off from a specific event in actual history that takes a different turn from the one that it did in reality.

Alternate universes are fascinating. From ...



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Sticking the Landing

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 14, 2019



As it has been seen very painfully lately in TV, the best story, with the most excellent buildup and most powerful cast of characters will just collapse if the ending isn't good enough.

A technically happy ending that isn't good enough is not going to cut it- again ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> The Adventures of Kevin Kid

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 21, 2019



In the middle of nowhere a strange little bald boy appears in the forest. He can't speak a word and there's something very strange about him… but the workers on a little farm take him in and do what they can to make him comfortable and welcome. There ...

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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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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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FEATURED COMIC --> The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 26, 2019



Nothing is going right for poor Doctor Jekyll… Whatever can go wrong for the good doctor DOES. He gets drenched in mud, loses a high status job, and then loses his fiancée to another man. But he's a nice guy, he holds none of that against anyone, all he ...

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Heavy Meta

Banes at 12:00AM, June 20, 2019




I'm not generally a fan of ‘spoofs’ or parodies. There are a few greats of course, like Young Frankenstein, but even the well-regarded ones like the Naked Gun series back in the day aren't ones I was ever crazy about. There are some funny jokes and good performances ...


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QUACKCAST 431 - Political messages in your work

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 18, 2019

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*Cover-art from the movie poster for METROPOLIS, not Atlas shrugged :)

This Quackcast is about having political agendas in your work and expressing them well!
We're talking ...






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