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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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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Putting yourself out there

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Oct. 8, 2021



One of the hardest parts of creating a webcomic is getting eyes on your work. There are many tools out there that can assist you in finding an audience, yet, at times it feels like you are just shouting into the void. However, there are some things that you can ...

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Horror and Technology

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 7, 2021



I remember when cell phones began to get popular and pervasive. As a fan of horror movies, I said to myself “well, that's the end of a lot of horror stories!”

With cell phones, it doesn't matter if you're stuck at camp or in a creepy house ...



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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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Do you love cats? Then Join the Lite Bites Cat Jam!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 4, 2021


Photo: “Fishing (Page Eight)” by Genejoke from Lite Bites 2021

In the Networking and Community Projects part of the forums, Genejoke has been getting ready for a Comic Jam since September 13th.


Genejoke writes:

Hey folks, Genejoke here. Hopefully many of you have noticed that the community project Lite Bites ...







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So Spooky Season has Begun, eh?

damehelsing at 12:00AM, Oct. 3, 2021



Hi! So Spooky Season has begun and my brain has gone into fart mode and it's currently slow on bringing up topics right now!

But I thought something interesting would be to do a review on movies, pick them apart, talk about what's good and what's bad ...



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Tropes I Hate

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 2, 2021




So maybe the verb ‘hate’ is excessive, but there are some tropes that can really throw me off a story. Or perhaps, what throws me is the way they are used. I firmly believe that any trope can be part of a solid, enjoyable story, even the ones I hate ...


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