Struck Sure

Banes at 12:00AM, June 30, 2022


Changing structure of…structure.

*note to self: come up with better title before upload time. don't look like a FOOL again!

Wait!

First, remember to vote in the Drunk Duck Awards! There's only a week and a bit remaining before the voting booth is closed. Remember, you can ...






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QUACKCAST 589 - AB positive

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 28, 2022

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A and B stories… And C, and D etc. It seems that it's more popular than ever to have stories with multiple concurrent threads. This is ...



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Friday Fashion Spotlight 27: John Henry Hunter

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 10, 2022




Welcome to…
The DD Fashion Spotlight!
Number 27.


John Henry Hunter is a terrible dastardly villain in a very classic sense… he's handsome, has a great goatee, fierce eyebrows, a marvelous figure with a powerful chest, and most importantly for this article: he dresses with style and care. He ...







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MindTricks 1 - Memory

Banes at 12:00AM, May 26, 2022


I don't wanna be remembered; I wanna be forgotten


MEMORY and MEMORY LOSS in FICTION

Playing with memory and memory loss is a handy device for fiction writers, from soap opera-type melodrama to exciting-but-thought-provoking stories like The Matrix, and in all kinds of stories betwixt and beyond.

Like any ...







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The Guy in the Hat Killed the Other Guy in the Hat

Banes at 12:00AM, May 12, 2022



Character Motivation

One thing I appreciate in well written stories is the hidden motivations of characters. Well written characters, just like real people, have contradictions to them. Desires and needs that are sometimes in conflict with each other.

Story structure tells us that a character has to WANT something. The ...





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The Fae

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 22, 2022



Usually when we think about fairies, the mind goes to tiny beautiful girls with butterfly wings and a ton of sparkles. At their most threatening, we got the token fiesty Tinkerbell.



Or do we?

For me, the world of the fae and fairies is a fascinatingly surreal, dangerous, occult world ...







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Friday Fashion Spotlight 9: Bombshell

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 14, 2022



Welcome to…
The DD Fashion Spotlight!
Number 9.


Today Bombshell is blasting onto the scene! In her normal life she's Aria Conti, an explosives expert working for the United Nations, advising them on mine disposal. But she's also a superhero who tackles corruption and villainy under the guise ...






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The Before Picture

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 4, 2021



Awright, first things f*ckin' last…

I just saw a clip of Robert Englund, iconic in his role as Willie on the old TV show “V”…oh, and also as the
horror legend Freddy Krueger, talking about the Nightmare on Elm Street remake, and why it didn't work out ...




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Gatekeeping print comics and the Webcomic community

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 3, 2021

Yesterday I logged onto Twitter and saw this tweet trending.





And ohohoho I knew there was spicy drama afoot.

This origin story of this tweet was an column by Rob Salkowitz titled Who's a creative professional in the comics world? The answer is getting more complicated. He makes a ...







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Storytelling, Once Removed

Banes at 12:00AM, July 29, 2021



I was fishing for smelts the other day and scooped up an old bottle, with a rolled-up paper inside. It contained the following:

In older literature I think it was common to have a story told by a narrator who was never a part of the action. Someone who may ...



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