The Truth Is Out There... in Fiction

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 13, 2022



We like to say that sometimes (especially these times) reality is stranger (or more ridiculous or outrageous) than anything one can find in fiction. And while I do think that this holds true on so many occasions, I also think we're being unfair to how much of the human ...

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On Designing Outfits

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 9, 2022



Character design needs careful planning on all levels: from the character's psyche and personality to their body type, mannerisms, hair, and of course, outfits.

Like in real life, what a character wears is a reflection of their personality and their general situation.

There's a reason why Jessica Rabbit ...





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When the Hero Is the Villain

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 4, 2022



A mustache-twirling villain is awesome fun! Someone who basks in their villainy and enjoys every bit of popping the toddler's balloon and kicking the occasional puppy while hatching evil plans.

These villains are the flamboyant main antagonist that makes the story interesting and fun, because we love to see ...



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The AU

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 21, 2022



Anyone that has written or read fanfiction knows that the AU is the Alternate Universe: the placement of a given set of characters that come from a specific IP or franchise or book or movie into a completely different setting, timeline, or even genre.

The LOTR cast might be thrown ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Oni Streamer Builds a Mech

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 11, 2022



Yumi is an Oni girl, that's a type of Japanese spirit with horns. She's also a streamer… at least she WANTS to be. Things aren't going so well at the moment. She's looking at what's out there and it's all pretty weird and in ...

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The Art That Made Us

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 7, 2022



A million things have already been said and talked about regarding an artist's inspiration. A million more will be. From debates on what constitutes inspiration vs. poaching or plagiarism to what makes an artist inspired by other artists' work.

But what I want to talk about is not exactly ...



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QUACKCAST 581 - David's always right

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 3, 2022

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David's always right - Introducing Hpkomic! Hpkomic has been with DD since the earliest days, he's a comic artist, writer, English teacher, and podcaster. He even ...



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Inspiration/Plagiarism

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, May 1, 2022



I’m taking a pause from the Fantastic Bestiary this week as I haven’t been my best healthwise lately. Also lately I’ve been distracted by something that has left me with this question poppin’ into my mind, And so this sunday I'm posting this question that perhaps ...

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The Unicorn

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 30, 2022



No, this article isn't about the mythological beings. I wouldn't want to steal any single one from Andreas Helixfinger's awesome Sunday article series.

What I want to talk about is the metaphorical unicorn: a character that is too good to be true, too unlikely to be found ...



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When You Have to Tone it Down

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 5, 2022



I've talked at times about how, as I make Without Moonlight, I have to constantly make choices on what to include and what not to from …reality.

By that I mean that true, documented (and even photographed) events from the nazi occupation of Athens during WWII are so grotesquely ...



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