QUACKCAST 452 - Storytelling styles change!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 12, 2019

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Storytelling styles change over time for various reasons: fashion, audience expectations, competition for audience attention due to increased choice and availability of media, technological limitations and abilities ...



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Writing an Alternate Universe

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 2, 2019



An alternate universe (AU) is, in case anyone isn't aware, a story taking place in a fantastical, alternate historical timeline that usually kicks off from a specific event in actual history that takes a different turn from the one that it did in reality.

Alternate universes are fascinating. From ...



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QUACKCAST 435 - Spinoffs!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 16, 2019

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We're discussing spin-offs in this one.
Why do them? There are many very different reasons for doing a spin-off as opposed to a sequel, prequel or ...




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Subverting expectations ≠ good storytelling

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 17, 2019



When creating a story you begin leading the reader down a path. You know where you’re going, or at least can pretend to know, but the reader does not. But, with some well laid out clues and foreshadowing, they can begin to piece the map together. Now here comes ...

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A confused rant about setup and payoff

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 3, 2019



After seeing both the recent episode of Game of Thrones and Avengers: Endgame, I walked away wondering why I felt slightly unfulfilled. I’m going to go into spoiler territory here, so if you haven’t seen either GOT or Endgame it might be best to steer clear of this ...

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Making a hero feel real

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, April 26, 2019



Last week we looked at lovable/hateable villains. So, in that spirit why not flip this coin and talk about what makes a hero feel real. Now, a protagonist is not necessarily a hero. For instance, despite being the main focal point through which we, the audience experience the story ...

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80 Years of Batman

Banes at 12:00AM, April 25, 2019
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May 2019 is right around the corner, and it marks a massive milestone in superhero comics - the 80th birthday of Batman.

His looooong running comic, Detective Comics, releases issue #1000! This is the second superhero comic to reach this impressive place - last year was Superman's 80th, and Action Comics ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> EDENTIA

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 3, 2019



Occy Vagoose is royal guardian to prince Corgan, who is not the heir to the throne because he's only a younger son, but that just means he can have more fun and Occy is more than glad to indulge him. Occy is an unusual blue fellow from the planet ...

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Marvel’s Newest Superhero is Filipino

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 11, 2019



It was announced that the newest addition to Marvel’s War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas #1 will include Wave, a character from the Philippines. This is not the first time a Filipino character has been unveiled in the Marvel universe, the Triumph Division was the first group ...

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