On the Purging of the Past in Art

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 4, 2020



First off, Happy 4th of July to all USA Duckers!

Recently I listened to Lindsey Ellis' excellently made video essay on so-called ‘woke Disney’: the company's attempt to remake or edit or outright hide past works because they are now judged to be problematic in some way or other ...



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Playing Through Life is Strange 2

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 4, 2020



As we embark on the start of week eight in quarantine, I wonder how many people out here in Drunk Duck Land have begun learning new facts about our planet (Interesting aside: Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard were the first two explorers to reach the deepest part of the Ocean ...

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On Writing Therapists 1

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 11, 2020




I've already written a bunch of articles on writing mental illness, so I figured I should write about writing therapists as well!

Oh, the woes for therapist representation in narrative works! All the stereotypes are there: from the shrink that is actually a little (or a lot) loopy and ...




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Reimagining Ethnic Stereotypes

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 16, 2019



Following the release of Disney’s latest streaming device, I have had the opportunity to watch the newest live action movie of Lady and the Tramp based on the 1955 animated version of the same name. I would be remiss not to to say that I started my subscription mainly ...

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That Moment a Children’s Movie Introduces Serious Topics that Adults Find Relatable

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 10, 2019



Last week, I was in a classroom and the plans on the desk were to show a DVD. “Oh good, Zootopia it is!” I said as I happily loaded the disc into the computer. I had already seen the movie three years ago when it came out in theaters, so ...

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The Double Edged Sword of Stereotyping

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 24, 2018



Stereotypes permeate our every day lives. Whether we like it or not, our brains are wired for making quick estimations and judgments based on patterns and pattern recognition.

This very pattern we're looking for to identify at a glance is what a stereotype is. And it's very useful ...



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Clutter, Minimalism, and Artist's Block

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 26, 2016


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When I went to see Assassin's Creed last week, there was a scene where the main character was sitting in a nearly empty room with a small twin sized bed as its only furnishing. I turned to my sister and said, “I wish my room ...


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Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 17, 2016



So this quote that, according to Google, is attributed to Picasso, popped up in my facebook feed, and now I want to talk about it.

At first I thought to make the newspost about plagiarism vs. inspiration, but it sounded something self explanatory, especially in a community of comic artists ...



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Quackcast 245 - fiction influencing reality and the myth of the friendzone

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 17, 2015

LISTEN!

In Quackcast 245 we TRY to talk about my idea that fictional characters, stereotypes, tropes and situations in media have influenced their counterparts in reality, and in a lot of ways helped to create them. Fictional stereotypes and tropes are made out of simplified models of things that happen ...

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QUACKCAST Episode 23 - And Then He Said, Let There Be Characters!

ozoneocean at 8:56AM, April 19, 2011

This time Skool and Oz talk about the fine art of character creation- With lots and lots of input from the words of other DD creators!
Listen to QUACKCAST Episode 23 - And Then He Said, Let There Be Characters!



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Organized around Scott McCloud's criteria of Inner ...







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