QUACKCAST 529 - Time loops!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 4, 2021

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Time loops in stories are a lot of fun, they can be really complicated and interesting. Groundhog day is the most famous version of this trope. Banes ...



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The Beauty of Science Fiction

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 3, 2021



The top-rated late-night radio show in the late-nineties was bestowed on Coast-to-Coast AM, a talk show program that centered around paranormal topics and the supernatural. The show’s host was broadcaster and author, Art Bell. Listeners would tune in during long distance commutes, with some positive reviewers exclaiming how much ...

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QUACKCAST 526 - A return to Mary Sue!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 13, 2021

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Mary Sues are always a fun topic!
There are some misconceptions about them though… Mary Sues aren't all female, they can be any gender. Being super ...




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QUACKCAST 525 - Sexual Tension

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 6, 2021

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Image from Genghis Khan by Miike Snow.

Sexual tension between characters is a great way to augment the conflict that drives a story. The audience really wants ...




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QUACKCAST 524 - Empathy

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 30, 2021

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Image credit: There's Something About Mary, 20th Century Fox.

Empathy is like sympathy but you don't think about it. It's what happens when you ...





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QUACKCAST 523 - The Resonance of Folk tales

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 23, 2021

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Folk tales are the primordial ooze of culture. Nobody knows where these stories began, nobody owns them, They're added to and expanded by successive generations. They ...



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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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