Fantastic Bestiary 6: The Oni

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, May 15, 2022



And we’re back with Fantastic Bestiary number 6. Being the number 6 in this series of articles I thought I’d bring up a mythic creature of a particularly devilish kind of aestethic. And as this week’s featured comic, featured by our beloved Ozoneocean, happened to be about ...

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Pets in Comics

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 14, 2022



Pets are intimate companions that get us through the day. Cats, dogs, rabbits, rats, snakes, fish, you name it- they help us in their own way. And yet not many characters in fiction or comics tend to have them. I for one don't include animals at all in my ...

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The Unholy Alliance

Banes at 12:00AM, April 28, 2022


Holy Unholy Alliance, Batman!

Last week we talked about what I called the “villain combo platter” with different types of villains that could make for multifaceted kinds of conflicts for the hero to face.

At the time, PaulEberhart mentioned the alliance between villains that happened at one point during Deep ...




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The Villain Combo Platter

Banes at 12:00AM, April 21, 2022



Back when the Deep Space Nine series was developing into a more serialized kind of story, the writers wanted to define the major threat from the distant Gamma Quadrant. Who was going to be the big villain for the series?

The stakes were pretty high, here - what if the villains ...



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A Matter of Perspective

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 16, 2022



Consider this typical fantasy story:

There was once a young handsome man who was good with the sword, excellent with everyone in the village he lived with, and loved and cherished by all. However, he was unhappy because the one girl he fell in love with did not love him ...



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The Professional as Character and Plot Device

Banes at 12:00AM, April 7, 2022


Better Call Saul!

First, let me apologize in advance for what will probably be a LOT of Better Call Saul related Newsposts over the next few months. The show is finally coming back, and has been one of my all-time favorites. So…BCS Lovefest incoming.

It won't be every ...




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Tropes I love: The Bargain

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 19, 2022



So it's fun to rant about tropes I hate but I actually prefer to gush about tropes I love.

And one of them is what I call “the bargain”: it's really a game of wits between a (usually lawful) villain and a hero (or protagonist/antagonist, take your ...



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When You Can’t Stop Laughing

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 7, 2022


Photo: “One of these days, you’re gonna die laughing.” Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)

The 1988 mixed animation-live action film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, set in 1940s Toon Town, had a whimsical villain called Judge Doom with a team of henchmen in tow known as the Toon Patrol. The ...


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Horrific, Evil Cults

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, Feb. 27, 2022



I’ve said this before. I LOVE the video game Condemned. I also love its sequel Condemned 2. Also known over at the states as Condemned: Criminal Origins and Condemned: Bloodshot respectively.

I’m not gonna talk so much about the games themselves in this article, but I warn you ...



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Secret Dens of Evil

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, Feb. 13, 2022



Privacy. It’s something we come to appreciate even in our early childhood, don’t we. Forming our own little secret club in a tree house we keep in a remote spot in someones backyard somewhere, for which only our closest friends, and schoolmates of common interests and preferences, may ...

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