When Nothing Is Normal

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 9, 2021



Usually when building a character, we go for their general personality in terms of traits, the routine/general behavior they would display, the routine/general things that would interest them and so on.

If you are writing a slice of life story, or a sitcom style series, or anything that ...



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Back From The Dead

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



So we've talked often about how letting a character die in a story is something that should be used very frugally, because once death occurs, it should be permanent. In most settings, death shouldn't be something that is reversible. If not, it will lose its impact, and the ...

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Exploiting Death

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 19, 2020




When a character the story's cast and audience identify and are familiar with dies, the effect is, or should be, monumental.

Not only because that effectively ends that character's journey (and arc), but also because as an event it has immediate ramifications for all the surviving characters.

First ...






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FEATURED COMIC --> Era of Iridore

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 2, 2020



Kaisa recounts the traumatic experience from her childhood that resulted in her meeting with the mysterious and elusive dragon nymphs, a secretive people about who not much is known for sure but there are plenty of rumours circulating! How much of them are true? Well, Kaisa is coming back to ...

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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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QUACKCAST 466 - And then What

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 18, 2020

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What happens to characters after the big action scene or climactic moment? This could be anywhere in the story but it's usually close to the end ...



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On Writing Therapists 3

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 25, 2020



And so we have arrived to the juicy stuff- Evil Psychologists!

You'd be surprised, but there have been a LOT of those in real life. It's the reason that the ethics code and penalization if that code is broken is so severe for professionals in the mental health ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> The Red Moon

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 15, 2020





On the eve of a terrible event, corrupt government officials will lay the foundation that will unleash a dangerous foe on Adelon city. A young high school student, Yukio, wants to join his older sister’s group of motorcyclists even against his mother’s wishes. Jane, a young professional heiress ...


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Motivation, Ideology, Action 2

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 16, 2019



Last time we talked about motivation in people, and its relationship to behavior. And I must say you all had great comments I feel deserve to be addressed, so instead of a four-part tour to the world of what makes people tick, I will add a fifth part where I ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> The Feelings of a High School Girl

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 31, 2019



Kanji’s home life is pretty normal. He has a sister who likes to livestream video games all night long to adoring fans and a mother who oversleeps, which forces Kanji to exhibit a fair amount of independence at his age. However, a part of Kanji is different from his ...

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