Episode 286 - Offence, walking on eggshells

Aug 29, 2016

Do you worry about offending specific people with your writing? Where's your line between honest expression and regard for other people's feelings? This was Bane's brilliant idea for a Quackcast. We touch a little on the idea of a “culture of offence”, where it seems that people look for things to be offended by, perhaps on behalf of others, but also about things that really CAN cause offence and how to avoid that. On one hand you have people complaining that everything is too “PC” these days, but on the other it's really not OK to be a dick to people just because you like to cling to the old days when it was fine to put down people on the basis of ethnicity, skin-colour, gender, or sexuality… But we can also cause offence accidentally, unintentionally, unknowingly… Should you compromise your vision to appease people, or should you forge ahead regardless? Keep in mind that some things that are fine for SOME audiences are offensive to others, so rather than fight with your audience or appease them perhaps it's better to try and actively direct your work at the CORRECT audience it's intended for? - speaking in terms of sex scenes, politics, etc. Listen to the theme Gunwallace concocted for us THIS time! Geminni: Get down to the bad sounds of this classic funk rock tune! Danceable!

Topics and Show Notes

Topics and shownotes

Featured comic:
Military Variant - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Military_Variant/

Discussion on the “culture of offence” thread - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/177550/

Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
Tantz Areine - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Without_Moonlight/
Kawaiidaigakusei - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei/

Featured music:
Geminni - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Geminni/ by kaleygeminni M.



Ozoneocean at 5:05PM, Aug. 30, 2016

Banes, you hairy nazi! XD

Tantz_Aerine at 4:25PM, Aug. 30, 2016

A/N can ruin it for me. I always take the author's interpretation as canon. So... if I suspect of this eventuality, I try to just not read the A/N.

Banes at 2:31PM, Aug. 30, 2016

@ozoneocean - shut up, you filthy Jew

Ozoneocean at 1:23PM, Aug. 30, 2016

Author views... They can if you let them. I try and keep those separate from the work in my head though. Even if the author says something horrible.

ejb at 10:48AM, Aug. 30, 2016

Quite a thoughtful discussion on the topic. How about author's views presented on the comic page or site but not within the comic itself? Have an author's notes, comments, or "rants" ever colored your view of their work?

VinoMas at 7:31AM, Aug. 30, 2016

Great topic! I look forward to listening to it.

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