Children's Stories

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 18, 2021



When I was growing up in the 80s, stories that were marketed as ‘children’s' were occasionally brutal.

Characters got maimed or killed, tortured or traumatized, met with horrid ends in worlds that were anything but rosy. And this was a pattern that wasn't limited to, say, English literature ...



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CtW: Normalize the Strange

damehelsing at 12:00AM, Aug. 22, 2021


pst… CtW stands for Changing the World and has to do with my article here - also I really liked everyone's comments in that article, great stuff!

Before the last Sunday I discussed about how tough it is (for me personally) to combine the regular human world as we know ...


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I Attended a Tech Convention Using My DD Handle and It was Refreshing

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 2, 2021



Technology has reached a Golden Age.

Interesting, innovative individuals that have the ability to bring enough intelligence to the table in order to improve humankind are the ones to seek out.

Forty nights ago, while perusing the channels on my subscriptions, an announcement popped up about a tech convention headed ...





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Writing Women, Writing Men

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 31, 2021



We've all seen the cringy dialogue. The weirdly stereotypical and awkward situations. The sheer effort of the script writer, the novelist, or the comic book writer to write someone they don't know: a woman, or a man.


Too often the problem is very stark when comparing character designs ...




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Bookending with epilogues

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 14, 2021



So your comic is coming to end but you still have some small threads to tie up. What better way to bookend the story than with an epilogue? Much like the prologue, the events in the epilogue can take place some time after the concluded events. The main purpose is ...

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Splinter the Rat’s Words of Wisdom

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 10, 2021


Photo: Splinter from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (1990)

The year was nineteen ninety when a very life changing film was released into theaters—Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie. Assembled with the help of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and MC Hammer in the soundtrack, this film brought ...


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The Problem With Urban Fantasy

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 8, 2021



Sooo… I love some good urban fantasy. I think I've always had, even before I knew what I liked was called that. The idea that a world full of magic exists behind a thin veil of concealment, the idea that wizards or elves or fairies could walk among us ...

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What Will Comics Be in the Future?

Banes at 12:00AM, May 6, 2021



In the past decade or two, video games have grown more and more sophisticated, in terms of graphics as well as story. 3D environments can be explored there, and with VR even more immersive experiences can be had. At the moment, comic shops are struggling, and the future of movie ...

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QUACKCAST 529 - Time loops!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 4, 2021

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Listen on Stitcher ​​- https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/drunkduck-quackcast
Or TuneinRadio - https://tunein.com/podcasts/Books–Literature/Drunkduck-Quackcast-p1150194/

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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