Jump Scares and Inappropriate Laughter

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 11, 2017



I think I spent my Saturday night the same way as plenty of other people did–in a movie theater watching a film based on a book by Stephen King (and No, I am not talking about The Dark Tower). It is still September since the last time I checked ...

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Mega Milestone: The Godstrain Brings Down the Final Curtain

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 31, 2017



What goes up must fall down; Where there is a beginning must also have an end; Every opening must have a closing. KimLuster's 437 page masterful comic, The Godstrain, has been a Drunk Duck staple since 2012 when it first started and eventually earning a Feature recognition at the ...

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START AS YOU MEAN TO GO ON

HyenaHell at 11:17PM, March 23, 2017



Every now and again, an acquaintance or friend who ain't as deep in comics culture and creation as I am (which is to say they ain't really got much of an idea about comics but have seen the Sunday funnies page and know that Batman is a thing ...

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Good Starts: Beginnings, again.

HyenaHell at 12:00AM, Feb. 17, 2017



Welcome back, gang! Er, can I call y'all “gang”? Is that too informal or too assumptive about your willingness for complicity in my extra curricular activities? Eh, too bad. Once you're in the gang, there's only one way out. Now, while you're letting that sink in ...

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Quackcast 309 - boring action scenes

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 7, 2017

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*Art by Ozoneocean

What makes an action scene boring? Action scenes should be exciting and fun, but often it's just the opposite!
In this Quackcast we discuss the topic of Tantz's newspost from the other day and tackle this hard question.
These were Tantz's conclusions:
- You ...





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Quackcast 302 - the agendacast

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 20, 2016

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Art by Ozoneocean

Today we talk about works of pop-culture that have an obvious political agenda, so obvious that t not only gets in the way of the entertainment but also dictates to the audience without letting them have a chance to come to their own conclusions: forcing you ...


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Surprise and Suspense courtesy of the Master

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 29, 2016


Sorry for the lack of picture! Computer is not cooperating. I'll add one today if I can!



You may already know of Alfred Hitchcock's take on surprise and suspense. Here it is:

“There is a distinct difference between “suspense” and “surprise,” and yet many pictures continually confuse the ...







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Finding My Way to Paradise Falls

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 11, 2016


I was feeling emotional a few nights ago, so I did what I normally do in this situation–I went on YouTube and watched clips from sad children's movies. I picked the intro montage from Disney Pixar's UP as my poison of choice and it did the job ...

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ENDINGS part two

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 21, 2016




I read that a great ending should be “surprising but inevitable”. That's a tall order! To have the whole story leading to that inevitable conclusion, but not be predictable. Wow!

However, I've seen (and read…ah, let's be honest; mostly it's “seen”) several great endings that ...




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"Every revolution is sparked by an art movement"

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


Jane Alexander, Butcher Boys

That happens to be a line from one of my favourite albums, a combination CD/graphic novel from an obscure now-defunct South African hip hop group.

I think it’s pretty easy to understand how a South African group would come to that conclusion. When I ...




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