Episode 260 - D.U.C.K. Radio1

Feb 29, 2016

Welcome to D.U.C.K. Radio! Get ready for your DJs: Smooth Ramone, Hard rock Jimmy Storm (BRINING THE THUNDER!!!), Weatherman Rhet Blanket, Conspiracy theorist Smiley Fraudson, and hilarious* Maple and The Syrup (*they're not funny). This is the first part of Radio DUCK, we're bringing you ALL of the fantastic themes Gunwallace has composed for many great webcomics. You got a small, tiny, insignificant taste little taste of it in Quackcast 258, now be prepared to take the FULL blast! 29 of Gunwallace's classic themes in this cast and two more casts to go to get the rest so stay tuned. Gunwallace radio - All great music all the time!

Topics and Show Notes

Topics and shownotes

Featured comic:
Drunk Duck 54 cards community project - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Drunk_Duck_54_cards/

Links:
Get your OWN Gunwallace created theme by helping out DD - http://igg.me/at/DrunkDuck
All Gunwallace's projects on DD - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Gunwallace/
Gunwallace's homesite! - http://www.virtuallycomics.com

Track list:
Entanglement - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Entanglement/
Pegwarmers - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Pegwarmers/
The Temple at Fifty Fathoms - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_Temple_at_Fifty_Fathoms/
Andee Candy - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Andee_Candy/
PUTRID MEAT - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/PUTRID_MEAT/
Barbarian Adventure - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/BARBARIAN_ADVENTURE/
Demon Eater - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Demon_Eater/
The Understanding - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_Understanding/
JustAnotherDay - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/JustAnotherDay/
May the Rain Come - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/May_the_Rain_Come/
Smorty Smythe - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_Dragon_Fists_of_Smorty_Smythe/
ATHENA SCULPTURE - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/ATHENA_SCULPTURE/
Ginger and Shadow - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Ginger_and_Shadow/
Lite bites - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Lite_bites/
Albert the Alien - http://albertthealien.com/
FOX Academy - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/FOX_Academy_The_New_Breed/
All Unicorns to Battle Stations - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/All_Unicorns_to_Battle_Stations/
Throviria - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Throviria/
X UP - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/X_UP/
The Flower and The Nose - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_Flower_and_The_Nose/
Inappropriate Irving - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Inappropriate_Irving/
ANTI FEATURED - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/ANTI_FEATURED/
Joe Pop - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Joe_Pop/
Everyone Laughs at the Crocodile Man
Caggage - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Caggage/
Dead Leon - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Leon/
Duck and Quail - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Duck_and_Quail/
Regarding Dandelions - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Regarding_Dandelions/
Journey man - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Journey_Man/

Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Gunwallace/
Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/

- See more at: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2016/feb/29/quackcast-260-duck-radio1/

Episode 256 - Using and creating weapons in fiction

Feb 1, 2016

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Tantz Aerine, Banes and Ozoneocean discuss the topic of using and creating weapons in fiction and some of the pitfalls involved- all the things you can easily do wrong and do better! Stuff like using overly specialised weapons in too general a role, like giant swords where they'd be next to useless, or tricked out assault rifles with way too many things hooked onto them so they're oversized and weight a ton- also copying ideas and tropes about weapons usage without understanding why the exist and in the process making many of the same mistakes as others have in the past.

Episode 254 - Sexism in your OWN work?k

Jan 18, 2016

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OMFG you sexist PIG! Heh… today we talk about trying to recognise sexism in your OWN work, what to do about it, and WHY. It turns out it can be very hard to do, and if you DO acknowledged it the instinct is to rationalise it away, justify it, or just try and brazen it out in some kind of old fashioned, largely embarrassing, display. I frequently do all three. How do we spot it? Well the Bechdel test isn't that useful, that's better for looking at broad trends not giving specific works a pass/fail - sexy outfits is one thing, if females are dressed minimally or in tight gear in CONTRAST to the males or vice versa - females ONLY having old stereotype roles (maiden/mother/whore archetypes, secretary, nurse, victim, maid etc), though this is context sensitive, i.e. it's more forgiveable if you're doing a historical story or something stylised like a fairytale or a noire story - Gender balance is another thing, it's context sensitive because certain stories will naturally have more of one gender (WW2 submarine crew, Girl's school, a prison story etc), and you don't have to have an exact balance anyway but it's definitely something to THINK about because there is no reason most stories should feature a majority of male characters and a minority of females. WHY should you think about it? Why should you care? Well the audience for almost ALL types of stories, be they action adventure, romance, Scifi, fantasy, historical, even porn, is getting close to 50/50 between men and women these days (maybe it always was?), it really doesn't make sense to alienate or belittle half your audience just because you like to cling to older ways of doing stuff. Gunwallace's theme this week reminds me of a cross between the Knightrider theme and Gunship- it's VERY retro-future. It's the theme to DDSR, a comic with cool custom “sprites”, AKA pixel-art.

Episode 252 - Wish Fulfilment

Jan 4, 2016

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Happy new year! In this first Quackcast for 2016 we have Banes, Pitface and Tantz Aerine along to talk to us about Banes' neswpost topic of Wish Fulfilment in writing. It can be a good thing in that it makes the writer more interested and passionate about what they're doing as well as creating a very relatable ideal for readers with similar tastes. The negative side is that they make their world too perfect and too specific to themselves so that the whole thing just looks like an exercise in boring, pointless ego stroking. Gunwallace's theme this time was for Professor Herbert and GEO, which was also the featured comic! It sounds a bit like the theme to an '80s cartoon, which exactly what the comic looks like it should be O_o

Episode 249 - Bad Drawing advice!

Dec 14, 2015

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All too often we try to give out GOOD drawing advice and USEFUL tips on how to do art. Well that all changes here: this time professors Ozoneocean, Tantz Aerine, Banes, and Pitface (our throbbing Head of department), come together to tell you the very worst ways to produce artwork, with the help of a few of our contributors. The advice will help you to become the most horrible artist ever. Gunwallace's theme this week is a creepy sounding classical piece for the creepy classic comic Caggage!

Episode 248 - Interview with Dario Di Donato of Barbarian Adventure

Dec 6, 2015

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Today we interview Dario Di Donato, the creator of the great webcomic Barbarian Adventure! You may recall that Gunwallace did an amazing theme to Barbarian adventure that we played in Quackcast 244, AND the comic was featured a few weeks ago too! Anyway, this time around, Banes, Pitface and I interview the creator of this fine work and he fills us in on his many classic 1980s pop culture sources of inspiration. Dario brims with a positivity, dedication and enthusiasm that is infectious! And you can listen to Gunwallace's dark punky theme to Monster Soup!

Episode 242 - Scary Monsters or Serial Creeps

Oct 26, 2015

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Continuing with our Halloween themed Quackcasts for the month of October, for Quackcast we decided to try and record a full length video of the event, with most of us dressed in hastily assembled costumes. The subject was about the different kinds of antagonist in horror films and which ones people like the best. We had many contributions from people! We even have a full length video of the entire Quackcast. It's not great because I'm STILL learning with this stuff but here it is, probably the only full length vid of a quackcast I will ever do: https://youtu.be/Q8ZSBFqgXiE Gunwallace has given us a smoky, groovy, late night rocking tune for the vampy comic Blood Bound!

Episode 240 - The Vampcast - Costumecast

Oct 12, 2015

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Happy October, the month of Halloween! For this quackcast we had Tantz Aerine and Pitface along and we did the entire thing full dressed in costume WHILE vidcasting, which was very distracting. We got a few minutes and iffy quality video of the event too. Unfortunately I'm not very skilled with the process yet. We chat about vampires, using the great contributions of the community! Vampires are fun, but what's MORE fun is costumes. Tantz was a librarian vamp, Pit was a deathknight fairy princess, Banes was a werewolf, and Ozone (me) was a costumed idiot. Gunwallace provided us the lovely theme to the vampy comic Danielle Dark!


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