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!
Topics and Show Notes
Topics and shownotes
Re set - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Re_Set/
Contributors forum thread:
Climactic Climaxes! - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/177284/
Bravo1102 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/bravo1102/
/>KimLuster - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/KimLuster/
/>Genejoke - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Genejoke/
/>Usedbooks - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/usedbooks/
/>Ozoneocean - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean/
Special thanks to:
Gooey Gunwallace, sexy music man - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
/>Bondage Banes, Cage dancing co-host - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
/>Priceless Pitface, Garrulous guest - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/
The theme song by Gunwallace this week was for:
Just Another Day - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/JustAnotherDay/ by AshenSkye rated T.
Jun 14, 2011
This week skool and oz review some common debates in webcomics, the ones there are no right answers for, and go over some of the pros and cons of each side. Our points may be old-hat to some, but everyone's got an opinion on these and they're worth thinking about!
Feb 1, 2011
Oz and skool discuss their first disagreement on a feature, cementing skool's image as "the evil one". They then get into a lengthy discussion about the loosely related topics of filler, fan art, and artist/writer's block.