Altarland, or how I learned to stop tinkering and love the AU

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, Jan. 29, 2023



So it is Sunday again and the first month of the new year is nearing its close. I still haven’t finished my work on the short story I’m making for the new DD Anthology, but I am coming back from my updating hiatus next week anyway. During my ...

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What Would Happen If...

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 5, 2023


what if there was a creepy basement…

Barbarian was one of the new movies I enjoyed last year. As far as I know, it got good reviews, and a mostly-positive reception. Some people criticized it for making no sense. It's a fair point - although like I said, I enjoyed ...


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Found Family

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 17, 2022



There's a weird hermit living at the edge of a street. Rumours fly about him and what he does all day, whether he's a criminal or a psychopath. People don't go near him or his property and any interaction is minimal. Until a young vagrant kid stumbles ...

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Your politics vs. Your characters' politics

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 10, 2022



Okay, this is a semi-rant and train of thought post, because I've had a couple whiskey and I'm Having Thoughts About Things. You have been warned.

There was one thing that always bothered me in villains that monologue in movies (I also see it in how social media ...



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NaNoWriMo for comics

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Nov. 5, 2022



National Novel Writing Month is here once again. Throughout the month of November writers across multiple disciplines and genres challenge themselves to sit down and write a 50K word novel. Although I am not participating this year, that’s not to say that this month can’t be dedicated to ...

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Struck Sure

Banes at 12:00AM, June 30, 2022


Changing structure of…structure.

*note to self: come up with better title before upload time. don't look like a FOOL again!

Wait!

First, remember to vote in the Drunk Duck Awards! There's only a week and a bit remaining before the voting booth is closed. Remember, you can ...






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The Immortal Challenge

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 18, 2022



The idea that an individual (or many) have managed to escape death has always been alluring to creators. being able to live through history, being a constant in an ever-changing world, never having to die, can have its perks: you have innumerable chances to live the ‘good life’, you can ...

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MindTricks 1 - Memory

Banes at 12:00AM, May 26, 2022


I don't wanna be remembered; I wanna be forgotten


MEMORY and MEMORY LOSS in FICTION

Playing with memory and memory loss is a handy device for fiction writers, from soap opera-type melodrama to exciting-but-thought-provoking stories like The Matrix, and in all kinds of stories betwixt and beyond.

Like any ...







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A Bit of a Stretch

Banes at 12:00AM, May 5, 2022



On a recent episode of Better Call Saul there was a plot element that caused some discussion/criticism.

Mild spoilers for Better Call Saul ahead.

There's a character on this show, Lalo, who was set up to be almost - almost - more than human. This is not a superhero show ...





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