Making Evil Good is Blunt Fudge

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 17, 2018




Earlier today Ozoneocean made a pretty interesting post at Facebook, regarding how demons are depicted in modern culture as opposed to how they were earlier, and especially what they symbolized in western culture: they are now generally depicted as sexy, good, glittering, or misunderstood. If they are doing negative things ...


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Showing and Telling

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 10, 2018



Anyone who ever dabbled in creative writing or any sort of narrative work, had the phrase “show, don't tell” hammered into them. The sheer anxiety of being caught ‘telling’ rather than ‘showing’ made us all think in terms I assume only exhibitionists do.

The truth though is, that sometimes ...



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The Circle of Arcs

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, March 9, 2018



For this week, I wanted to begin a new series of articles inspired by the most recent podcast “JUST DO IT!”. Part way through our discussion, the topic of creating stories came up and I, quite clumsily, tried to explain the theory of narrative circles and arcs as told by ...

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The Dance Scene

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 24, 2018



Just like the table scene, the dance scene can be an invaluable story telling tool: a way to showcase where your characters stand without having to force them to speak about it or have someone else infodump about it.

This stance can be on the characters that dance (i.e ...



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On boredom and the slip into daydreams

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Feb. 16, 2018



In my day job, I am occasionally asked to attend events or webinars as part of professional development. Earlier this week I happened to be at one of these activities focussing on the future of artificial intelligence, which you would think would be a riveting topic for discussion. But soon ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> Red Banner

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 31, 2018



Chapter One: Red Initiative

When Lu returns to his shop, his apprentice/female cousin Lully feels like overstaying her welcome. His one goal is to learn about immortality. The next morning, Argus, a pretty-boy (bishie type) enters the scene and greets the two cousins during their morning conversation. After a ...



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Fandom

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 25, 2018



In a world of adapted comic book characters and stories, reborn old franchises, and endless brand-excavation of old TV shows, toys, and video games, our entertainment culture is something different than we've previously seen.

“I.P.'s” are dug up repurposed endlessly, in order to try and make a ...



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Quackcast 358 - Damaged Characters

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 23, 2018

LISTEN!

This week we mine Banes's ideas about damaged protagonists. Does having physiologically damaged protagonists (as opposed to merely flawed), make them more realistic or relatable? I think we came to the conclusion that this isn't necessarily the case at all, in fact it can mean the opposite ...

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WE DID IT!

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 20, 2018



Congratulations Drunk Duckers! We have managed to reach our funding goal in our Indiegogo Campaign and it's still going!

You are all amazing, helping our awesome captain Ozoneocean add bells and whistles to this place to make your experience (and the readers' experience) far more fruitful and amazing!

Expect ...





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Let's Raise Funds for DD!

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 13, 2018



So as you probably know, there has been an Indiegogo campaign going to help us raise money to make our inebriated waterfowl current with the times, and more interactive for the readers, with the comment alert feature and the capacity to reply to comments feature among other things.

But before ...



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