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Creepy Pastas! That's what we're going to be chatting about today. Or rather that's what we're going to be reading OUT today. It was Pitface's idea, so that's what we did. Listen to our scar stories.

The music of Gunwallace this week is My Pet Succubus. It’s party time down here! Bouncing, rolling piano notes, tapping drums and ebullient synth strings exemplify the happy go lucky personality of the irrepressible protagonist of this comic.
Quackcast 315 - Creepy Pasta
Listen http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/quackcast/episode-315-creepy-pasta
This week we decided to all read out Creepypastas, just because! I's a popular thing on the net and people like that sort of thing… Well Banes and Pit do anyway. So what ARE Creepypastas? Well they're not the rotten spaghetti that had Banes blasting from both barrels just before the Quackcast, no, the name comes from “copy and paste”, simple as that. Creepypasta are just scary stories that writers have made up and copy and pasted to sites on the net, usually on things like Reddit. Often the writer pretends that it's a true story, but not many, if any at all, are based on real events. Today we're reading a few that we found at random. Hope you enjoy!
The music of Gunwallace this week is My Pet Succubus. It’s party time down here! Bouncing, rolling piano notes, tapping drums and ebullient synth strings exemplify the happy go lucky personality of the irrepressible protagonist of this comic.

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Featured comic:
Mythologia - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/mar/14/featured-comic-mythologia/

LINKS:
Creepy Pasta - http://www.creepypasta.com/pastas-indexed-category/

Stories:
Uncle Buck - https://www.reddit.com/r/Thetruthishere/comments/3g6xzq/uncle_buck/
The house in the shade - http://www.creepypasta.com/the-house-in-the-shade/
Nice Neighbours - http://www.creepypasta.com/nice-neighbors/
They ran away on their back legs - http://www.cvltnation.com/12-people-tell-their-terrifying-encounters-with-navajo-skinwalkers/
Slenderman - http://www.creepypasta.com/slenderman/
Colorado fishing trip - http://www.creepypasta.com/colorado-fishing-trip/

Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
Pitface - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE

Featured music:
My Pet Succubus - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/My_Pet_Succubus/, by Carlos G, rated T.
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In this Quackcast we talk about why you'd wan to make your heroes fail in your comic.
Our music this week from our resident composer Gunwallace is a theme to The World Outside of Time. It evokes a cold, echoing club scene, bleak and icy, with the promise of brief companionship, but not the reality.
Quackcast 314 - The failure of heroes
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When heroes fail… Hey, why would you ever want a hero to fail? Well there are a lot of reasons and listening to this Quackcast will tell you why, but the quick version is that you don't want your hero to be a perfect Mary-Sue sort of character. Having your hero fail in their goals means you have somewhere interesting to go with your story. Having your hero fail emotionally means you can give them character development and make them more interesting. If you want to learn more then either listen to us or have a look at Tantz's newspost where I took the idea from!

Our music this week from our resident composer Gunwallace is a theme to The World Outside of Time. It evokes a cold, echoing club scene, bleak and icy, with the promise of brief companionship, but not the reality.

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Featured comic:
HitGirlz - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/mar/06/featured-comic-hitgirlz/

LINKS:
Tantz's newspost that inspired the cast - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/feb/25/when-the-hero-fails/

Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com/
Tantz Aerine - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/
Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
Pitface - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE

Featured music:
The World Outside of Time - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_World_Outside_of_Time_Omnibus/, by lizinverse, rated T.
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More techniques on how to draw good! Great for the comic artist who wants to draw fur, eys, god, explosions and all that sort of stuff :D

Gunwallace has given us the music to the Fading World this time, it's an oriental procession into a snowy, twilit, exotic world, unbalanced, and dangerous.
Quackcast 313 - Technical techniques
Listen: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/quackcast/episode-313-technical-techniques

Carrying on from last week's Quackcast discussion on tips and tricks for drawing and artwork, we jump again into the topic and THIS time we have Tantz Aerine on board to lend her perspective and tell us about even MORE little techniques to use to draw better. It's an interesting, technical cast and bellow I've kisted some examples from our own work of what we talk about. Details discussed in this episode: Establishing shots, Facial lines, Scars, Wounds, Snow, Rain, Smoke, Fire, Explosions, Gold, Fur, Eyes
Gunwallace has given us the music to the Fading World this time, it's an oriental procession into a snowy, twilit, exotic world, unbalanced, and dangerous.

Topics and shownotes

Featured comic:
Sedna - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/feb/28/featured-comic-sedna/

LINKS:
Drawing cast 1 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/feb/25/quackcast-312-happy-little-trees/
Goat fur vest in Brave Resistance - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Brave_Resistance/5367303/
Smoke and fire in Pinky TA - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Pinky_TA/5358464/
Gold and fur - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Pinky_TA/5468472/
Falling snow and establishing shot - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Pinky_TA/5520818/
Explosion - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Pinky_TA/5414878/
Wounds - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Pinky_TA/5402885/

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

Featured music:
Fading World - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Fading_World/, by EllirhShaa, rated T.

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The topic this time is tips and tricks and basically clever but simple stuff you can do with your artwork to make your images pop with little effort, shortcuts you can use to do cool things. Just like Bob Ross and his happy little trees.
The music that Mr Gunwallace has for us this week is for Mr Valdemar and other gothic tales - The tinkling crystal notes of a piano are paired with the dark woodiness of a mournful cello and touches of strings to give us this haunting gothic soundscape.
Quackcast 312 - happy little trees
Listen: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/quackcast/episode-312-happy-little-trees
In THIS particular Quackcast it's just Banes and I chatting about tips and tricks for artwork. Hopefully some of the stuff we mention is helpful to someone, I tried to illustrate some of that in the cover pic. Banes drew the image of Penny crashing through a scene which I've coloured and added trees, oceans, mountains, clouds, fire, smoke etc all with the use of simple custom brushes. The shading was all done just by painting grey over a layer set to “multiply”, which makes all light colours transparent and darker colours less so, so that you get a perfect tool for making shadows! Anyway, listen to the cast and maybe you'll get something out of it!

The music that Mr Gunwallace has for us this week is for Mr Valdemar and other gothic tales - The tinkling crystal notes of a piano are paired with the dark woodiness of a mournful cello and touches of strings to give us this haunting gothic soundscape.

Topics and shownotes

Featured comic:
The world outside of time - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/feb/21/featured-comic-the-world-outside-of-time/

Banes recommends:
Draw with Jazza - https://www.youtube.com/user/DrawWithJazza

Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com/
Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/

Featured music:
Mr Valdemar and other gothic tales - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Mr_Valdemar_and_other_gothic_tales, by jlbpina, rated E.

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So how and WHY do you adapt myths and legends to modern settings? That's what we chat about this time.
It was Tantz Aerine's great idea!
Music: Life and Death - Light hearted lyrics and classical vaudevillian comical ukulele mixed with synth in the best tradition of flight of the Conchords… but this is Gunwallace!
Quackcast 311 - Myth and modernity
LISTEN: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/quackcast/episode-311-myth-and-modernity
Myths and legends are often recycled and reused, but why would you adapt them to the modern day? This idea came to us from Tantz Aerine and her great news posts on the last two Saturdays. Read those if you want a good perspective on the idea! Ptface, Tantz, Banes, and I explore all the interesting TV shows and movies that have variations on the idea, everything from Cool Hand Luke to Ulysses 31!
Music: Life and Death - Light hearted lyrics and classical vaudevillian comical ukulele mixed with synth in the best tradition of flight of the Conchords… but this is Gunwallace!

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Featured comic:
TRUMPed - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/feb/13/featured-comic-trumped/

Tantz's news post:
Adapting Myth To Modernity Part 1 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/feb/11/adapting-myth-to-modernity-part-1/
Adapting Myth To Modernity Part 2 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/feb/16/adapting-myth-to-modernity-part-2/

Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com/
Tantz Aerine - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/
Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
Pitface - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/

Featured music:
Life and Death - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Life_and_Death/, By Joff, rated E
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Were to start the beginning of your story? The past, present or future?
This was inspired by the newspost of Hyena Hell!

Gunwallace has given us a theme to The Archer and the Squirrel, which just so happens to ALSO be our featured comic! - The theme launches abruptly, like an arrow springing from a bow, this tune follows a beautiful arching path against a bright blue sky of melodic, rhythmic flute that begs you to dance a jig with a great big grin on your face!
Quackcast 310 - Where to begin
Listen: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/quackcast/episode-310-where-to-begin

Where to start; in the past, present, or future? Will you structure your story in a linear way or do something more complex? This was the topic of Hyena Hell's newspost on Friday and in this Quackcast Pitface, Banes, Tantz, and I discuss and mull over the ideas ourselves, along with the responses of the clever commenters.

Gunwallace has given us a theme to The Archer and the Squirrel, which just so happens to ALSO be our featured comic! - The theme launches abruptly, like an arrow springing from a bow, this tune follows a beautiful arching path against a bright blue sky of melodic, rhythmic flute that begs you to dance a jig with a great big grin on your face!

Topics and shownotes

Featured comic:
The Archer and the Squirrel - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/feb/07/featured-comic-the-archer-and-the-squirrel/

Hyena Hell's news post:
Where to Begin? - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/feb/09/start-uh-where/

Mentioned in the show:
Menage a 3. - www.ma3comic.com/

Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com/
Tantz Aerine - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/
Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
Pitface - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/
Kawaiidaigakusei - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei/

Featured music:
The Archer and the Squirrel - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_Archer_and_the_Squirrel/, by Tieback, rated E
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Fight scenes should be exciting! Too often though they're boring as hell... How does that happen?
We talk a bit about that in the latest Quackcast.

The featured music this week by Gunwallace was for Starfox Adventures The Comic: Firing the main rockets and racing through space, laser pulses and bolts of plasma streak past in glowing lines of destruction as you smoothly barrel roll to avoid them.
Quackcast - 309 - boring action scenes
Listen:http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/quackcast/episode-309-boring-action-scenes

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 don’t yet care enough for the characters involved in the action to worry about them.
- If the action is introductory you don't get to understand what's happening enough to care.
- The action is badly choreographed or ‘cut’ in a way that the audience can’t understand what is going on.
- The action is too much too soon, and back to back.
In this Quackcast we try to delve a little more into that :)

The featured music this week by Gunwallace was for Starfox Adventures The Comic: Firing the main rockets and racing through space, laser pulses and bolts of plasma streak past in glowing lines of destruction as you smoothly barrel roll to avoid them.

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Featured comic:
Kingdom of the Red Rose - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/jan/31/featured-comic-kingdom-of-the-red-rose-by-copper-mouflon/

Tantz's news post:
Boring action scenes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/jan/27/boring-action/

Mentioned in the show:
Every frame a picture Jacki Chan - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1PCtIaM_GQ Mag-isa by kyupol - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/MAG_ISA/
Pinky TA action - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Pinky_TA/5322902/
What was the appeal of Steven Seagal? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbioIx12k7s

Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com/
Tantz Aerine - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/
Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
Pitface - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/

Featured music:
Starfox Adventures The Comic - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Starfox_Adventures_The_Comic/, by AbbyStabby, rated T.
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A new newsposter in DD has come today! :D
Hyena Hell!!!
Taking over from our beloved HippieVan on Fridays
https://www.facebook.com/hyenathehardwayhell/
Of course I know what I'm doing
(Hyena Hell's first newspost!!!)
http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/feb/02/of-course-i-know-what-im-doing/

Every good story (true, fabricated, or more typically, somewhere in between) here in the City That Forgot to Care, begins with a thoughtful pause, a drawn out “Well,” followed by the phrase “what had happened was…”

“Who drank my beer?”
“Dude, what happened to your face?”
“Why are you carrying that sack of mannequin parts?”
“Where'd all this blood come from?”
“They're charging you with WHAT?!”

And so on, and so forth.

That's how my story starts, in answer to the question you totally didn't ask, which is “Who are you and why are you here?” I'm skipping out on answering that first bit on account of you'll find out soon enough and likely wish you hadn't. But why am I here? Well I oughta ask you the same. Actually I aim to, but if I let that out now it'll spoil the dramatic turn and… rats. Well. What had happened was, there was kinda this epic contest of wits, see? Between me and Oz. I mean real epic, like as epic as ever been heard of this side of Ragnarok, got it? After what seemed an eternity of twists and turns far too complex to detail here, I was eventually bested, undone by some logical fallacy or riddle or Jesus Christ y'all use your imagination for once. I ain't even getting paid for this gig, you cant expect me to do all the heavy lifting. Anyhow. Resultant of that I'm kinda sorta bound by this blood pact to write out a Friday news post for perpetuity. Also I now have to live entrapped in this cursed jar until some unwitting fool utters my REAL name three times under a full moon, but that's neither here nor there, right?

But enough about me. Lets talk about y'all. More specifically, let's talk about what you're doing here. Lemme guess: comics, right? Hell, I said I was gonna ask, and here I am just blurting out assumptions. Well, if you've somehow stumbled in here shopping for adult diapers or looking for quick and easy chicken dinner recipes let me be the first to regretfully inform you of your mistake. As for the rest of us, let's talk about why we're here. Let's talk comics.

More specifically, what is it about comics that keeps us coming back? There are other ways to tell stories, certainly. But there's something about comics that engages all sorts of folk from all sorts of walks of life, all ages, all backgrounds and creeds in a way that no other media can. Most of us can probably chronicle our life in the comics that grabbed us and drew us in- captured our imaginations and made us look at the world and how we engage with it in a new way. Do you remember your favorite newspaper strip? The first title you followed? Were you convinced that you'd totally develop mutant powers when you hit puberty? What about the stories that made you go, “whoa, that's heavy”? Do you remember the sense of power and freedom that making your first comic gave you- being in control, being able to craft your own world, your own characters, tell your own stories? Do you stay up well into the night, despite obligations to work or school, toiling over a story that you know only a handful of people will ever see? Is your house one big explosion of comic books and books on comics and pages of comics and seriously I can't find anything around here, where the hell is my Jack Kirby book, I know I didn't lend that out? Am I talking about myself again? Crap.

Anyhow. Comics are just about my whole world. I could wax poetic and philosophic-like and all kind of ways about what comics mean to me, but I’m stuck in this jar for perpetuity so I got plenty of time to get around to that. But, eh, in the meantime, what are you doing here? Why comics? Why you? Shoot. 
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With the sad news that our beloved HippieVan is retiring from Friday Newsposts, we have the happy news that Hyena Hell is returning to Drunk Duck, along with her amazing comic The Hub and she'll also be adding her voice to the site as our Friday blogger!

Gunwallace's featured music for today was: Mechaniko - it's the sound of nodes on a neural network firing, connecting, and cascading with shared knowledge: Multilayered, technological robo-future rock!
Quackcast 308 - Hyena Hell
LISTEN: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/quackcast/episode-308-hyena-hell

Today on the Quackcast we interview Hyena Hell!
You might remember the bombastic, punkrocker HyenaHell for her comic The Hub
She used to be very active on all of DD (forums, comics, everything), before life issues took her away from DD. But she was still a prolific poster on social media after that when she wasn't creating comics, posting interesting and thought provoking blog posts about art, life as an artist, and living in a changing New Orleans…
She has a unique art style- highly detailed, carefully inked drawings, which are quite similar to her work as a printmaker. You can see a great example of that in The Hub.

We have sad news and hap[y news… The wonderful Hippievan has retired from doing Friday newsposts on DD. The happy news is that HyenaHell is going to dive into the driving seat of this out of control juggernaut! HyenaHell has a long history with DD and an amazing personal perspective on art and life that I think would be good for the site. It's always good to listen to a new and interesting voice!
In the mean time, listen to Banes, Pitface, TantzAriene and I interview HyenaHell, who tells lascivious stories and her and I going into, Lipstixxx a stripclub in New Orleans…

Gunwallace's featured music for today was: Mechaniko - it's the sound of nodes on a neural network firing, connecting, and cascading with shared knowledge: Multilayered, technological robo-future rock!

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Featured comic:
Fatal Lullaby - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/jan/24/featured-comic-fatal-lullaby/

The one and only Hyena Hell!
The Hub - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_Hub/
HH on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/hyenahell/
HH on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/hyenathehardwayhell/

HippieVan leaving :( - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/jan/26/hippie-vans-last-ever-newspost/

Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com/
Hyena Hell - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/hyenaHell/
Tantz Aerine - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/
Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
Pitface - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/

Featured music:
Mechaniko - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Mechaniko/, by Yves Ker Ambrun, rated E.
— with Hyena Hell.
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Jerks are an interesting character type. They can be villains, antagonists, heroes, allies, or even inadvertent. We cover them in the Quackcast. The idea was stolen from the first of a series of newsposts that Banes started on Thursday!
Gunwallace's musical theme was for The Epic of Blitzov. It's Riff based hard rock, driving beat, heavy, distorted guitars layered over and over with a thunderous yet lyrical lead floating over the top. Orange and black sound.
Quackcast 307 - The jerks
Listen: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/quackcast/episode-307-the-jerks

Jerky, jerk, jerks! Let's talk about this type of character…
This topic is based on Banes' newspost from Thursday, he based it on characters like Reggie from the Archie comics. Jerks can be pretty good characters in their own right. They can be villains, heroes, antagonists or protagonists, they can even be unintentional jerks like Scrappy do from Scooby Do, Alf from Alf, or Jar Jar Binks from that horrible movie he was in.

My favourite jerks are Flashman from the Flashman novels by George MacDonald (you should read them!), Blackadder (particularly the second season), and Zaphod Beeblebrox who I'm cosplaying in the cover pic. Who are your fave and least fave jerks?

Gunwallace's musical theme was for The Epic of Blitzov. It's Riff based hard rock, driving beat, heavy, distorted guitars layered over and over with a thunderous yet lyrical lead floating over the top. Orange and black sound.

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Featured comic:
Unfruity and Nonchalant - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/jan/17/featured-comic-unfruity-and-nonchalant/

Links
Based on Banes' newspost - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/jan/18/the-hated-part-one/

Things mentioned:
Misfits
Breaking bad
Flashman from books by George MacDonald
Biff from back to the future
Suits
Breaking Bad
Zaphod Beeblebrox in hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
Billable Hours http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0488813/
It's always sunny in Philadelphia
Venture brothers
Cartman from Southpark
Villains you love VS heroes you hate

Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com/
Kawaiidaigakusei - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei/
Tantz Aerine - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/
Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
Pitface - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/

Featured music:
The Epic of Blitzov - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_Epic_of_Blitzov/, by PitFace, rated T.
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