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Episode 653 - Star Treken

Ozoneocean at Sept. 19, 2023, midnight
tags: Banes, Drunk duck, Featured comic, Featured music, Gunwallace, Infamous Delinquent Kazuki, Ozoneocean, Quackcast 653, Star Treken, Tantz Aerine, The Spook Control, Webcomics hosting

Today we're talking about STAR TREK! Star Trek is a pretty influential piece of pop-culture. Most interesting to me is that it's a future that is NOT a dystopia. It's a large scale vision of a future world where everything is NOT terrible and collapsing in on itself. You can count those on one hand. It's worth talking about just because of that. Instead of taking the boring, tried and true dystopia route the creators of this world decided to explore a premise of “what happens when a world actually works?”.

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Episode 652 - Physical traits that set characters apart

Ozoneocean at Sept. 12, 2023, midnight
tags: Banes, Drunk duck, Featured comic, Featured music, Gunwallace, Kawaiidaigakusei, Oblique, Out By The Lab, Ozoneocean, Physical traits that set characters apart, Quackcast 652, Tantz Aerine, Webcomics hosting

Our topic this week is making your characters individual, distinct and setting them apart through physical traits. In many mainstream superhero comics or manga the only difference between most characters is their outfit, hair, and skin tone. There are a few reasons for that but a big one is that it saves time if the artist doesn't have to change to much when they're drawing different characters. Professional arts work hard and have to work fast so things that make work faster and easier are needed.

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Episode 650 - Fake things that only exist in pop-culture

Ozoneocean at Aug. 29, 2023, midnight
tags: Banes, Devils Blood, Drunk duck, Fake things that only exist in pop-culture, Featured comic, Featured music, Gunwallace, Into the Bookwoods, Kawaiidaigakusei, Ozoneocean, Quackcast 650, Tantz Aerine, Webcomics hosting

There are a lot of things that only exist in fiction and really don't have any basis in reality and yet we THINK they do! It's just that fiction has done such a great job of making us believe this stuff and setting it up that it pretty much replaces reality. We focused on spies for our Patreon only video, and how the version we know from popculture in Kingsmen, Mission Impossible, James Bond, Chuck, and many other things is complete fiction.

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Episode 648 - Kawaii's Choice

Ozoneocean at Aug. 15, 2023, midnight
tags: Banes, Drunk duck, Featured comic, Featured music, Gunwallace, Kawaiidaigakusei, Kawaii's Choice, NSFW, Ozoneocean, Quackcast 648, Tantz Aerine, UP THE PYRAMID, VIRTUS, Webcomics hosting

This week's cast was an experiment and if it works out we'll do more! We came up with the idea for discussing a comic live on air, the hard part was choosing it, for that we settled on our trusty Kawaiidaigakusei to help us. She chose “Up the Pyramid” by BUDLO. And this was her rationale:

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Episode 647 - characters screwed over by adapters

Ozoneocean at Aug. 8, 2023, midnight
tags: Banes, characters screwed over by adapters, Drunk duck, Featured comic, Featured music, Gunwallace, Oi Tales of Bardic Fury, Ozoneocean, Quackcast 647, RATKIDS, Tantz Aerine, Webcomics hosting

We're having a chat about characters that differ from the source material and turn out crap because of it. Characters where the people adapting them didn't care, understand, or even take time to read the original stuff because they thought they knew better.

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Episode 646 - FIGHT! Drawing and references

Ozoneocean at Aug. 1, 2023, midnight
tags: Banes, Drawing and references, Drunk duck, Echoes, Featured comic, Featured music, FIGHT, Gunwallace, Kawaiidaigakusei, Oi Tales of Bardic Fury, Ozoneocean, Quackcast 646, Tantz Aerine, Webcomics hosting

Drawing fight scenes is damn hard! One of the best ways to deal with this is to use references, but that's hard too because it's a pain to find the ones you need! So today we're talking about making your own reference pics for fighting because that's what I just finished for Tantz- I stripped shirtless and wielded some of my many antique swords in fight poses for Tantz to use in her new fantasy webcomic.

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Episode 644 - Psychocast

Ozoneocean at July 18, 2023, midnight
tags: Comfur-Chan, Drunk duck, Featured comic, Featured music, Gunwallace, kawaiidaigakusei, Oni x Fox, Ozoneocean, Psychocast, Quackcast 644, Tantz Aerine, Webcomics hosting

We're talking about the pop-culture myth of psychopaths and sociopaths and other stuff like serial killers. Yes those conditions do exist, well sort of (not exactly with those names), but the pop-culture versions we know from the media are mostly myths. The real things aren't as exciting or flashy as the versions we know and love/hate from movies, comic, books, TV shows and podcasts.

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Episode 643 - Cultcast

Ozoneocean at July 11, 2023, midnight
tags: Banes, Blessed Days, Cultcast, Drunk duck, Featured comic, Featured music, Gunwallace, Noramand, Ozoneocean, Quackcast 643, Tantz Aerine, Webcomics hosting

With the release of the new Indiana Jones film comes some questions… We haven't seen it yet but we hear a lot of people don't like it and it's already being called a flop. But is that because it's actually bad, because people want it to be bad, or because it doesn't match people's expectations? What's the real story? It's hard to know at this point.

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Episode 642 - Gatekeeping

Ozoneocean at July 4, 2023, midnight
tags: Banes, Drunk duck, Featured comic, Featured music, Gatekeeping, Gunwallace, kawaiidaigakusei, Ozoneocean, Quackcast 642, Sell Outs, Tales of Omnizari, Tantz Aerine, Webcomics hosting

Gatekeeping can be a pretty dickish practice… but not in every case.
Generally we see it as a social pop culture trend where older established fans of something will try and put down new people and discourage them from joining a fandom. This can stifle a fan community and really kill discourse, not to mention shutting out new members and new perspectives which is actually what a fan community needs in order to flourish and grow.

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Episode 641 - Bodycast

Ozoneocean at June 27, 2023, midnight
tags: Banes, Bodycast, Conscripted, Drunk duck, Featured comic, Gunwallace, music, Ozoneocean, QUACKCAST 641, Tantz Aerine, The sagas of Seelhoe, Webcomics hosting

Injuries, especially to the head can be extremely bad but people are hit over the bonce and knocked out in popculture all the time. In violent sports like boxing or MMA it's often a goal, it's a common thing in games too, the “KO” is a staple. In TV shows, movies and comics it's seen as a kind way to deal with an enemy, people will even do it to their very best friends to protect them from going through with some scary activity, often knocking them out and tying them up and then taking their place or something. Knocking people out has become so memed that the fantasy version has replaced the real version and it's even influenced how we think about it.

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Episode 640 - Aliens

Ozoneocean at June 20, 2023, midnight
tags: Aliens, Banes, Drunk duck, Drunk Duck Awards 2023, Featured comic, Featured music, Gunwallace, kawaiidaigakusei, Ozoneocean, Quackcast 640, Tantz Aerine, THE SQUIRREL MACHINE, Webcomics hosting

We base our images of aliens in comics on aliens in TV shows and movies mostly, because those are the ones we all know.
But movie aliens have been generally based on humans because it's less expensive, easier to come up with a costume and makeup for an actor, and it's also easier to make those aliens relatable. “Aliens” even THINK the same as we do, have the same motivations, wants, needs, prejudices, opinions… Almost 100% of the time aliens in media are US, just a weird version of us: distorted reflection.

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