Horror and Morality

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 15, 2021



The idea of “sin” is a prevalent one in horror stories. In terrifying tales, the monstrous against the human also explores good vs. evil.

There is often a “sin” perpetrated by horror Protagonists. The classic Psycho begins with Marion Crane stealing money from her job. Her intentions are understandable, maybe ...



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Horror, and the Broken

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 14, 2021


I'm wounded but you can't see it!


A lot of stories involve a wounded and/or flawed character. It's a staple of strong storytelling; a character has some kind of pain or wound to overcome, and that's the inner journey they take along with whatever outward ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> EVA of Asgard

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 13, 2021



Young Leoard inherits a giftshop from his grandmother, but it's not an ordinary giftshop… Leonard's granny was a bit of a strange lady in her day, even being known to play a game of poker with the occasional god, she collected many vaulable and interesting treasures. A lot ...

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QUACKCAST 552 - Tropes we like

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 12, 2021

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Last time we covered tropes we hated! This time we're talking about clichés we actually like. It's quite a bit trickier because clichés are clichés ...



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Not even Dora is exploring this.

damehelsing at 12:00AM, Oct. 10, 2021



So, I found a horror movie recently and even though it’s not serial killer horror or Halloween type of horror, it’s definitely scary.

The movie I will be talking about today: “The Ruins” (2008) – there will be spoilers, so please be warned. The following movie is for mature ...



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Juggling the Plots

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 9, 2021



So often, the story doesn't simply have one plot, but many.

There's the A plot, the one that's the main conflict or problem that needs solving. Then there's the B plot, where secondary but still-important issues and problems are being addressed. And often there can even ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Backwoods

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 6, 2021



The Backwoods begins inside a storage unit of a beloved Professor that has recently passed on. In the center, stands a prominent sarcophagus of jackal-headed deity, Anubis, with the caption: “There are Stories”. This is a thinking-person’s comic—where rat skeletons; chainsaw-wielding tree stumps; legendary gryphons battle horsemen; and ...

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QUACKCAST 551 - Tropes we LOVE to hate...

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 5, 2021

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Tantz explains why she really hates a bunch of tropes that are super commonly used in things, stuff like very obvious plot armour for the protagonist so ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Secrets of Uncrom The Balance of Life and Death

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 29, 2021



Due to the unfortunate circumstances of his birth Duleut had always been shunned. But Duleut had a plan… a plan to unite and lead the tribes to better things, no mater what got in his way and who had to die to make his dreams happen. The art of Secrets ...

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QUACKCAST 550 - Gaming

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 28, 2021

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We decided to chat about games. Video game and computer games. They're now a huge part of pop-culture entertainment and they've influenced us in many ...



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