Becoming the Beast

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 25, 2024




Humans can be scary, fascinating, mysterious creatures. Humanity is capable of the most amazing feats of compassion and the most debased acts of cruelty. And not necessarily at opposing ends of the spectrum. The same person can be compassionate in one context and appallingly cruel in another. They may not ...


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Color coding

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 18, 2024




Colour is amazingly powerful to humans, despite the fact we see so little of its spectrum. The impact of colour on our daily lives is tremendous but unfortunately not very well researched. What we do know from research is that it can affect one's mental, emotional and even physical ...


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Character Deep Dive: Molly Lusc

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 20, 2024




Today’s Character Deep Dive is on the intriguing Molly Lusc from the comic Molly Lusc by Andreas Helixfinger!

Molly Lusc is a straight up noir comic complete with an origin story… sort of… of the main character and primary detective Molly Lusc. It has a lot of the noir ...




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Early Words

Banes at 12:00AM, March 28, 2024


It's just, like, my opinion, man



I've been rewatching Star Trek: The Next Generation lately, and so much of what I loved about it on first viewing holds up beautifully.

Watching a series which is almost all standalone episodes is interesting, too. There's a basic premise of ...






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Quackcast 670 - Wise use of influence

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 16, 2024

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This Quackcast is about using influence wisely! I had a DD comic creator come to me, apparently a bit distressed at some of the things we'd said in our last Quackcast about drawing adult comics- they ...



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Everyone Was Innocent Once

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 23, 2023




There's generally a tennet about character building for a villain in a story or webcomic that urges the creator to humanize them by giving them a backstory that “fleshes them out”. Often, “humanization” of a villain is taken to mean that they come across as more sympathetic or appealing ...


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Writing Strong Characters of Any Gender

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 26, 2023



Last time I'd written about gender toxicity and what a trap it can be for creators seeking to write powerful characters. It is not something that only plagues the “strong female character” attempt, but also the “strong male character” and definitely the “strong LGBTQ+ character”.

Too many of these ...



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Quackcast 630 - Entitled

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 11, 2023

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The Quackcast this week is about entitled bossy Karens. In fact it was originally going to BE “the Karencast” but the whole “Karen” thing is a bit ...



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Our Relationship With Death

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 29, 2022



It's almost Halloween!

…and it isn't part of my culture. It's only recently started to become a “novelty thing” in Greece, and we totally don't quite get it the way people who actually celebrate it likely do. So I don't want to talk about Halloween ...



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Venting Your Frustrations Needs Elegance

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 3, 2022



So it came to my attention that J.K. Rowling has taken revenge against her ‘internet trolls’ by writing a new book called The Ink Black Heart. According to reviews (I haven't read the book) the plot of the book reflects the author's experience of mass-condemnation over her ...

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