Children's Stories

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 18, 2021



When I was growing up in the 80s, stories that were marketed as ‘children’s' were occasionally brutal.

Characters got maimed or killed, tortured or traumatized, met with horrid ends in worlds that were anything but rosy. And this was a pattern that wasn't limited to, say, English literature ...



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A Cat Comic Jam and Goodbye to Norm Macdonald

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 16, 2021




Lite Bites Cat Jam


Hey folks, Genejoke here. Hopefully many of you have noticed that the community project Lite Bites is up and running and updating regularly. If anyone isn't aware Lite Bites is a project a run with a mixture of short stories, reviews and other oddities.

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QUACKCAST 548 - Foreign Influence

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 14, 2021

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Translating cultural concepts so they can be understood in a different country can be really tricky, most people never bother. Often the audience is just left to ...



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When & How to Say Goodbye

damehelsing at 12:00AM, Sept. 12, 2021



Last week I talked about how you know you should take a break and some simple steps that will hopefully aid you when taking this break.

But, how do you know when it’s time to say goodbye?

That’s a little tougher. Some times you may think it’s ...





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Rooting for the bad guy

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 11, 2021



Normally in stories there is the hero vs the villain or the protagonist vs the antagonist. As the audience, we generally expect to root for the hero or the protagonist and hope for the villain's or antagonist's comeuppance.

But there come those times when we find ourselves rooting ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> The Last Aviatrix

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 8, 2021



The Aviatrix has seen it all—or at least can recall life on Earth before the American War. During an event that involves a mysterious elderly man on a runway, the most talented Aeromancer in the city ready to fix a plane, and a couple of bandit stowaways, the Aviatrix ...

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QUACKCAST 547 - Franchise fail

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

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There seemed to be a lull for a while after the 1990s and the massive sequel craze of the 80s, but nowadays we're back in full ...



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Felix the Cat: A Lesson in Comedy

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 6, 2021


Photo: Felix the Cat in “Woos Whoopee” (1930)

Today, the United States celebrates Labor Day, a day traditionally used as a break from a day of work. It also signifies that Summer is coming to a close, schools are back in session, and the time has come to tuck away ...


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The Privilege of Art

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 4, 2021



Yesterday Greece's most iconic and proliferate composer, Mikis Theodorakis, passed away at the age of 96. He was a symbol for social activism and human rights. He was in the Greek resistance in 1943 as a teen, then in the anti-junta fight, he was tortured, exiled, prosecuted, and still ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> Follower

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 1, 2021



The world is turning to crap. Things are slowly unravelling outside, beyond the confines of the safe corridors of this secret biological military test facility. What's happening? We're only getting hints as the lines of communication are being restricted. Protests, war, military crackdowns… Inside the military scientists work ...

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