On Writing Therapists 2

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 18, 2020




Therapists are the type of character whose occupation can easily seep into their ‘off the clock’ life. It's not something that can often be helped. Psychologists don't ‘turn off’ their perception of behavioral patterns and personality analyses, the same way you can't ‘unsee’ the rabbits after you ...


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FEATURED COMIC --> The Red Moon

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 15, 2020





On the eve of a terrible event, corrupt government officials will lay the foundation that will unleash a dangerous foe on Adelon city. A young high school student, Yukio, wants to join his older sister’s group of motorcyclists even against his mother’s wishes. Jane, a young professional heiress ...


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On Writing Therapists 1

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 11, 2020




I've already written a bunch of articles on writing mental illness, so I figured I should write about writing therapists as well!

Oh, the woes for therapist representation in narrative works! All the stereotypes are there: from the shrink that is actually a little (or a lot) loopy and ...




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Mentors

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 9, 2020



I like mentor characters.

This is not just me of course; the mentor and protagonist relationship is powerful. Some of the best moments in many stories are the first encounter with the mentor, the training and sense of discovery for the protagonist, and the eventual loss of the mentor character ...



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The Joker Sets Comic Book Movie Record at the Golden Globes

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 6, 2020



After playing the polarizing role of Joker in the film, Joker, Joaquin Phoenix has just won the Golden Globe for best actor in a drama. This awards season has been awarding Phoenix for his role making this awards season rather off-kilter. Phoenix played Arthur Fleck, the troubled stand up comic ...

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Reflection Characters

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 2, 2020




Reflection Characters

When I was doing a little reading on the “Mentor” character type, I learned about something called “Reflection Characters”. It was an eye opener; I'd never heard of this before, though I could instantly see how it made sense in storytelling, and dozens of examples came to ...




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FEATURED COMIC --> Runner

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 1, 2020




A group of well-equip runners meet at a challenging post in order to practice their running ability. The only problem is that dark creatures lurk in the deep and divided chasms of the natural reserve. However, there is much more than meets the eye when very dangerous and bizarre creatures ...


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2019 Secret Santa Submission Success

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 30, 2019





Thank you to all the volunteers who have helped to make this year’s Secret Santa art trade a success and fun community project. Three cheers for Used Books for getting the project on the ground floor running and organizing all the contributors.

This year’s submissions come from: usedbooks ...





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Time Passages

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 26, 2019

As another year draws to a close, I'm once again thinking about how much time is flying by, more and more quickly the older I get.

Weeks whiz by like mad these days, and how quickly we've reached the end of the year reminds me that YEARS are ...

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