Sep 14, 2015
Pitface, Banes, Tantz Aerine and Ozoneocean reunited for a repeat of the legendary Drunkcast of Quackcast 137! Almost exactly 100 Quackcasts later we hit the booze again, but this time we had a goal to pursue with our drunken ramblings: music. We decided to talk about what themes inspire our comics, inspire us and represent our comic characters… and we came up with a LOT, too bloody much for me to link to dammit! We've also included all the links to the Quackcasts where themes for our comics appeared, AND Gunwallace has done the theme to Putrid Meat so it means ALL our comics have themes now!!! So enjoy our silly drunken chatting, this is who Drunk Duck Quackcasts are SUPPOSED to be!
Topics and Show Notes
Topics and shownotes
Metamorphosis Protocal - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Metamorphosis_Protocal/
Original Drunkcast - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/quackcast/episode-137-the-drunkcast-part-1
Our comic theme choices:
Without Moonlight: Naked Wires, Polytechnic is broadcasting - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUXJLOYRDr8
/>Without Moonlight, Nikos: Pink Panther -
Hunter from Brave Resistance: Iron Maiden, The raid Children of the Grave -
Brave Resistance, Hacket: Dunkeshane, LOLA -
Brave Resistance, the dogfight: Obsession, panic in the streets -
Bottomless Waitress: I need a Hero, Bonnie Tyler -
Bottomless waitress, Polly: Aretha Franklin, Respect -
Bottomless Waitress, Jane: Aint no mountain High enough -
Bottomless Waitress, Francis: I waana be loved by you, Marilyn Monroe -
Putrid Meat: Voivod -
Putrid Meat: Da Lata: Binti - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-ZDpFcAD6o
/>Putrid Meat: CORONER-Masked Jackal - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTlBua7mfao
/>Putrid Meet, Tredd back Bunker city: Judas Priest: Death nostradamus -
Typical Strange: The lemon tree, Fool’s Garden - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEwCSwO4f4s
/>Pinky TA: Battle of Kursk, Sabaton Panzerkamph -
Pinky TA, Pinky: Buik McKane, T-Rex - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igOQclFxHAc
/>Pinky TA, animation 1 - http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/344464
/>Pinky TA, animation 2 - http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/344466
/>Pinky TA, animation 3 - http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/344502
Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
/>Tantz Aerine - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Without_Moonlight/
/>Pitface - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/
The theme song by Gunwallace this week was for:
Putrid Meat - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/PUTRID_MEAT/ by Pitface, rated M.
Pinky TA - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/quackcast/episode-166-opinions-on-weaponry-and-mecha/
/>Comic - (http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Pinky_TA/)
/>Typical Strange - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/quackcast/episode-188-shootn-the-breeze/
/>Comic - (http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Typical_Strange/)
/>Without Moonlight - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/quackcast/episode-175-endings-part-2/
/>Comic - (http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Without_Moonlight/)
Sep 7, 2015
Pitface joins Ozone and Banes again for the second and last part of the climax cast! It's the climax of the climax casts!! We discuss what people think about climaxes in stories, their own and those they watch or read. It's hard to write up to climaxes and even harded to write down from them but they're a good way to pull in and then reward your audience. Different types of stories have to use different types of climaxes, i.e. long series may need to have one every chapter and then one at the end of the arc. You have to adjust to the needs of your story. We read great contributions from some very clever DDers in cool voices :) Gunwallace gave us a gorgeous theme for Just Busty Solar the hilarious adult comedy strip~
Aug 31, 2015
What's best? One big climax, multiple small ones, early, or delayed? How much should you work UP to a climax? What about anticlmactic events, how important are they? Climaxes are really important in stories. Often you work up to them over the course of a whole series, but each episode or chapter can have them, maybe even every single page. I find writing “up” to climaxes a bit stressful because you have a lot of preasure and expectation there. And when it's over and you've actually achieved it, it can be a bit depressing: where do you go to from there? You can feel a little lost, at least I do. TALKING ABOUT WRITING HERE. My preference is for multiple climaxes. Do you always need climaxes in stories? I don't think you do personally… there are times when things work fine without one, but it does help better with endings. Sometimes climaxes can be TOO big. Way too much of a story can be invested in a climax, it subsumes everything, everything has to tie in with that specific story flow and that can be REALLY had to pull off. If it's not done right it can be massively disappointing. Anticlimactic. Pitface Joins Banes and Ozone to chat about climaxes in stories and read out the contributions from our climactic contributors. Gunwallace gave us a gorgeous theme for Just Another Day!
Jul 26, 2015
Tantz and Pitface join Banes and Ozone to talk about comic book stores and the experience of going into them... Yes, that's right: webcomicers actually going into REAL bricks and mortar places that sell comics printed on PAPER! o_O It turns out that none of us really do that anymore for various reasons and we all have different recollections of going to cimicbook shops in the past. We also recount the experiences of other DDers who've described their comic buying adventures. Check out Gunwallace's haunting and desolate theme for the comic No Future, Vanish In Time.
Jun 8, 2015
Ozoneocean and Banes Ramble On (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-EakzxmO-o) about Ozoneocean rambling on while they catch up after a long three week break since Ozone has been in Greece with Tantz Aerine and Pitface, and then Serbia while Banes and Bravo were plotting to take over the Quackcast. After they caught up we chatted about various pop-culure things like Mad Max Fury Road, Babbadook, Brooklyn 99 and more. As a sort of treat there are some pics of Ozone, Tantz, and Pit here: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2015/jun/08/quackcast-222-time-to-ramble-on/
May 10, 2015
And now for the last in our series of questioning just what makes characters sexy and/or attractive! We have more interesting contributions to read from and delve into but we thought we'd stop for now so we don't waste all our sexiness in one go. Banes and Ozoneocean are being attractive this time, while PitFace and Tantz Aerine are the sexy ones, a role which they approach with gusto. The subject of the essence of sexiness proved to be contentious and surprisingly complicated! The music we have by Gunwallace this week is the theme for Johnny Bullet- it's a sexy 1970s theme with lots of “chicka-wa” guitar.
May 10, 2015
Once again we're chatting about just WHAT makes characters sexy and or attractive. The sexy Banes and Ozoneocean are joined by two attractive ladies, PitFace and Tantz Aerine, so now we have even more insight into the topic! We discuss the topic with humour and intelligence, with the help of the fantastic contributions for some very canny and sexually attractive Drunk Duckers. And of course we have some lovely music by Gunwallace, a secret agent theme for FOX Academy The New Breed!
Apr 27, 2015
This is the FOURTH and very final part of our series on what makes a good character in webcomics, movies, and any sort of writing in general. Our very first four-parter! Ozone and Banes are once again joined by the panel of Pitface, Tantz Aerine, and Bravo1102. Together we get though the last of the contributions from the great and wise people of DD who've had a lot of very intelligent things on the subject of character writing. And of course there's an amazing aural interpretation of a comic for you by Gunwallace who's done a spectacular theme for Prodigium.