There Is No See Saw

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 23, 2020



(I'm writing this after a very long and hard day of mental and physical work so if it sounds ranty or convoluted…. eh, you've been warned :P )

Humans are competitive by nature. Somehow we have to rank everything- all things, from the most concrete to the most abstract ...



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Building a character

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 1, 2020



A key aspect to creating a strong story is having believable characters. They are, after all, a key backbone to your narrative. So here are three tips that can help you put together a well rounded character.

1. Create a backstory
If you’re naming a character then you got ...




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Buffering

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, April 10, 2020



With all this extra time on my hands, I now have the time to build up a buffer of pages. Many comic creators will tell you that building a buffer is an important and oftentimes coveted position to be in. However, life, uh, finds a way, and more often than ...

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Quarantine Needs Structure

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 21, 2020



The amazing Emma Clare got to it first and already has shared with us a set of pretty useful and even life-saving tips on how to manage and protect our mental health, especially in times of stress. If you haven't already, I urge you to read it!

In this ...



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Taking care of your mental health

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, March 20, 2020



It goes without saying that these are very stressful and mentally draining times. With the information overload, worries about health and finances and the overwhelming, ever present anxiety about what the next day has in store, looking after your mental health is more important than ever. So here are some ...

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The Cartoons that Raised Us: Daria (1997-2002)

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 2, 2020



In the late nineties, mTV answered the call for the need of a high school student that was not centered around the cheerleading squad or the football jocks with Daria. Luckily, I was in junior high, living in the Southern California suburbs around the debut of the series, which meant ...

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Expressing Theme

Banes at 12:00AM, Feb. 27, 2020



We've talked before about theme in these Newsposts.

Many people know what a theme is, but just to set it up right, theme is what a story is about, on a deeper level. It's about the journey the character is taking. It's the larger “point” of the ...



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The feeling that you're never doing enough

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Feb. 7, 2020



For most of us, creating webcomics is a side hustle; a hobby or “second job” that we come home to after we’re done with our day jobs. In many ways you make your own rules and set your own hours, however, this can lead to an underlying sense that ...

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On Writing Therapists 2

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 18, 2020




Therapists are the type of character whose occupation can easily seep into their ‘off the clock’ life. It's not something that can often be helped. Psychologists don't ‘turn off’ their perception of behavioral patterns and personality analyses, the same way you can't ‘unsee’ the rabbits after you ...


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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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