The Message in Stories

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 15, 2022



There is no story without a theme. Even when written without anything prepared in terms of a message, a story will always give people things to think about and messages drawn from how the story was set up and how it was resolved (if at all).

So I don't ...



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Horror within beauty

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 8, 2022



This trope might come in several different packages, but it always involves the same stages: a presence (a character, an apparition, an item, a painting, etc) appears to be perfect, gorgeous, stunningly beautiful, angelic in every way relevant. Then suddenly or gradually, this beauty dissolves into nightmarish horror: the character ...

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Μerry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Coincidence?

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 25, 2021



It's Christmas Day today!

What are the chances! It's the first time my day to post in the blog is so perfectly timed for well wishes! So first off, I'd like to wish you all a happy Christmas Day, and if you don't observe it, a ...



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QUACKCAST 560 - When Fiction Meets Reality

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 7, 2021

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We all know that fiction and reality are separate things, but fiction mirrors reality and we suspend disbelief to ignore the parts that are unrealistic so that ...



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The Lull

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 27, 2021



So you've just written a kick-ass, exciting sequence, and you are already looking forward to the next awesome, kick-ass exciting sequence that is coming right up…

…after the dreaded lull: the scenes in a story that have to take place between the exciting sequences. The scenes where technically plot-wise ...



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Your Character's Politics

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 20, 2021



So there's an art to writing characters with strong political agendas when you also happen to be a creator that has a strong political stance. I happen to be a person with very strong political views and ideology and ironically in my comic Without Moonlight absolutely nobody shares my ...

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QUACKCAST 556 - That's What She Said!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 9, 2021

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The other day Tantz Aerine wrote a newspost about an article critical of Squid Game. The crux of things was that the Squid Game creator had said ...



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The Ethics of Historical Fiction

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 6, 2021



I'm happy to say that lately there has been an effort to revive Greek cinema. More new scripts are getting attention and thematology diversifies into thrillers, historical fiction, suspense and even horror as opposed to the age-old sitcom moat that was Greek TV.

One such movie that I had ...



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The spookiest of all creatures. The… familiar?

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Oct. 29, 2021



With the spooky season upon us, it is time to give homage to the spookiest of all creatures. The… familiar?

According to TV Tropes:

“This is based on the medieval belief that Satan granted demon servants (in animal form) to witches as part of their pacts and that “cunning folk ...





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Flipping off the Author

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 23, 2021



So Squid Game is a huge hit, and I'm glad I've been a kdrama fan before it was cool, apparently XD (though granted, it's been cool for a good while for a lot of people)

This is not an article about Squid Game, but it offers the ...



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