Points of View - part one

Banes at 12:00AM, March 1, 2018



Welcome to March!

I thought I'd try a connected theme of Thursday articles this month. I've had some half-baked ideas floating around on the subject of “Point of View”. They haven't coalesced completely but I think I can figure out four articles on this topic over the ...



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The Main Character Decoy

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 25, 2017



One reason why the movie Psycho is so iconic is, aside the expert directing and artistic cinematography, the fact that the one we’re led to believe is the main character of the movie gets brutally killed in the shower quite early into the movie.

What did killing her off ...



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Objectification

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 22, 2017



This is mainly an issue with female characters…
But what IS objectification?
Objectification is when you rob a character of traits that make them human and turn them into something closer to an object.

One common view, that I feel is in error, is that characters are objectified by how ...





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Casting Part Deux: 4 and More

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 17, 2015



Last time, solo heroes, teams of two, and trios were the order of the day. Today let's talk quartets, quintets, sextets, septuplets, octets, and…uh…neuf-tets…?
More possibilities for self-contained drama/comedy/conflict exist with groups of four or five. There are several ways to begin building such a ...


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Quackcast 217 - Sexy and attractive characters

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 5, 2015

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Image by Ozoneocean

Content:
For this Quackcast we thought we'd explore what makes characters sexy and/or attractive: Men or women, it doesn't matter, original characters, or from TV, comics, films, radio, games, whatever. How do you make a sexy character? What's a good example of ...




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Timing

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 27, 2015


-Kathmandu, Nepal, April 23rd, Thursday Morning

This week's news-post is going to focus on non-comic related current world events.

As a world traveler, I have been to many places and met many other fellow travelers along the way. One of the benefits of keeping in touch with friends abroad ...




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QUACKCAST 214 - Good character, Bad character? Part 2

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 16, 2015

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Image by PitFace

Content:
Continuing our theme from last week, Bravo1102 joins us to discuss good and bad character creation, along with two very well written characters; PitFace and Tantz Aerine! We use our best silly voices to read out the words of the smart people who had something ...




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QUACKCAST 213 - What makes a good character? Part one

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 7, 2015

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Content:
After several interesting discussions about Mary Sues, we'd like to talk about characters a little more.
We asked people to let us know their thoughts on what makes a well written character VS a poorly written one. People talked about their favourite and least ...





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When There Are Not Enough Hours in a Day...

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 23, 2015


-Art by Gunwallace

I discovered a sketchbook sitting to the left of the counter during my last visit to my favourite tea lounge. The words “Before I Die…” were scrawled across the black cover, so curiosity got the best of me and I thumbed through the pages. Each page had ...


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Celebrating Black History Month - The First Black Superhero

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Feb. 27, 2015



In 1966, in the midst of the American Civil Rights Movement, Marvel Comics introduced the first black superhero - Black Panther.

Black Panther, real name T'Challa, was the King of vibranium-rich Wakanda, a fictional African country (the first African-American superhero would be Marvel's Falcon). A special herb and his ...



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