Talking Head Syndrome

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 13, 2021



I have many annoyances when it comes to webcomics, and literature in general but I’ll focus on comics for it’s far worse in comics than it is in books. The infamous talking head syndrome.

You know what I’m talking about. One panel has just one character talking ...



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Consistency is Key

damehelsing at 12:00AM, April 18, 2021



So many people will tell you that consistency is key and in some areas, consistency is definitely key, but the only area I’ll be diving into today is art.

Is consistency really the key when it comes to art? I would say no but I will agree there are ...



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Archetypes Through a Psych Lens: Behaviorism

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 27, 2021



The father of behaviorism is B. F. Skinner. Yet another founding father of Psychology that one cannot bypass when talking about theories of personality.


The man himself, known for having said “give me a child, and I'll shape him into anything”


Skinner's theory was radical and groundbreaking in ...







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Unlikely Mentors

Banes at 12:00AM, March 25, 2021


the cruel tutor himself, Pai Mei

One of my favorite character types is the gruff/grizzled old mentor. Tough as nails, mean or cranky on the outside but with great knowledge or support to offer when you know them, or when they know - and trust - you.

I've talked about ...




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Yesterday was Pi Day, Today is the Ides of March

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 15, 2021




One year ago, I was sitting on a carpet in my living room putting the pieces of a World Map puzzle together. The previous Friday, March 13th, started off like any other—daily commute to work—except the constant news on the radio talking about the Ivy Leagues sending their ...


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Gazing into the Viewfinder

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 22, 2021



Last Friday, I accepted an invitation to attend a lecture/open mic/live guitar/spoken word performance presented by an artist who made the occasion more interactive and allowed for audience participation and the creation of new forms of expression.

The speaker instructed everyone to bring a piece of paper ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> FrayFall

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 17, 2021



kitsune and Chielo are busy working on Orhla's Cassowary farm, making sure those big nasty birds don't escape into the demon infested areas of the world outside of Safe Zone 3. It's a tough job and the temptation to mess around is just too great for them ...

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Days Unlike Any Other

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 15, 2021



Interesting.

It is quite amusing how Valentine's Day 2021 landed on a Sunday, a day without a new blog entry. Friday was the celebration of the Lunar New Year–the Year of the Ox.

In previous years, both occasions would have drawn massive crowds of people. There would have ...





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FEATURED COMIC --> In the Woods Somewhere

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 13, 2021




“I can hear you. Who are you? What are you doing under the balcony?” Andrew leans over and directs his attention toward the mysterious stranger he had just heard rustling and urinating in the bushes outside his home moments earlier. “Hello..”, the stranger replies back, “I, uh…I was just ...


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Gimme Strength

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 19, 2020



Plenty has been said about giving characters flaws - we've talked about it around the site, on the Quackcast and out loud, to ourselves, on the bus and in the park.

Characters gotta have flaws!

But something I've thought about more lately, in the years well after starting my ...





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