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The QuackCast
Quackcast 602 - It's my turn now bitches!

The QuackCast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 53:13


What happens when the victim becomes the victor? Most of the time it's like the classic line from The Who “Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss”, typically revolutions (and elections), that promise change don't really deliver, the new people use it as a chance to get revenge on their enemies, take advantage of things the same as the last guys, and do everything they can to cling to power. The true exceptions are rare and special, i.e. Vaclav Havel and the Velvet revolution. We decided to apply this to fiction and characters- What happens when the underdog gets the upper hand? Do they use it as a chance to take revenge, are they gracious and magnanimous, do they become the bully themselves, do they betray their ideals? How they handle their power is very interesting and says a lot about them. There are characters like Walter white, a downtrodden highschool teacher, who rises to power and becomes a crime boss. A similar story is told in Scarface, 711 Ocean Drive, and The Godfather. The new Netflix series “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners” has a smaller scale take on it with a bullied youth becoming a super powered cyber-warrior criminal. In these stories the character arc is well portrayed and it's interesting to watch their moral fall even as they rise through the ranks of evil. However, it can become a little more muddy when a character is written as honourable and good and yet they still use their sudden power to get revenge in a petty way. This simple act can be a powerful indication of hypocrisy and moral weakness, or just really bad writing. Of course that doesn't apply to all acts of revenge, only when it betrays a character's ideals or is OUT of character. How do your characters handle a turnabout in fortunes? Do they use it as a chance to take what they can get and bet the bad guy themselves, do they get revenge, do they throw away their ideals, do they stay true to their character, are they magnanimous? This week Gunwallace has given us a theme to Crimson Stars - A creepy, gothic horror techno landscape of winking red stars and the pale blue trailing lights of ion drives in deep space. This is a cold world of blackness, danger, and vampires! The music really sets the scene. Topics and shownotes Featured comic: Dave Skunk Comic - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/sep/20/featured-comic-dave-skunk-comic/ Featured music: Crimson Stars - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Crimson_Stars/ - by Commissar_Tarkin, rated T. Special thanks to: Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com Ozoneocean - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean Banes - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/ Tantz Aerine - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/ Kawaiidaigakusei- https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei/ VIDEO exclusive! Become a subscriber on the $5 level and up to see our weekly Patreon video and get our advertising perks! - https://www.patreon.com/DrunkDuck Even at $1 you get your name with a link on the front page and a mention in the weekend newsposts! Join us on Discord - https://discordapp.com/invite/7NpJ8GS

Baseball HQ Radio
BaseballHQ Radio 2022-Sep-23 Mike Gianella and Paul Sporer

Baseball HQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 239:34


Show No. 37 is a Friday Full Edition, featuring interviews with Mike Gianella of Baseball Prospectus (3:35), discussing how many fantasy baseball teams is enough, and how he figured out which ones to drop; managing risk in roster management, and his Boons and Banes... and Paul Sporer of Rotographs and the Sleeper and the Bust podcast (2:23:20), discussing surging 2H pitchers, the saves-holds debate, and his Boons and Banes ... Also NL news with Harold Nichols (1:27:30) and AL News with Ray Murphy (1:48:20) ... Plus BaseballHQ analyst Alex Beckey has his Frequent Flyer commentary (3:43:40) and BaseballHQ Radio host Patrick Davitt has his Extra Innings comment (3:47:05) ... Runs 4:00:00

The QuackCast
Quackcast 601 - /rant

The QuackCast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 54:17


If something affects or disturbs you so much that you want to respond to it through a story that you write, that can be a pretty powerful form of inspiration! But it depends on how you handle it. For example, Stephan King's acclaimed novel Misery was inspired by nasty interactions he had with fans after he published a fantasy novel. This story was very well received and even turned into a popular movie. And then there are other ways to handle it… Popular fantasy author JK Rowling felt personally attacked by responses to her public stance on social media that transwomen aren't really women, so she incorporated the episode into a fictional story (a detective series she writes), where a creator had to deal with unfair and extreme criticism. This isn't necessarily a bad thing to do, but the way she handled it was less inspiration and more just a rant about her own experiences only slightly fictionalised. It was so poorly done that it even disappointed fans of her detective series that have no stake in her social media battles. There are good ways to handle rants like this in fiction and bad ways, and we're going to talk about both! Have you ever used a negative real world expereince as inspiration for a story? I know I have, but I always keep it subtle, unlike some. This week Gunwallace has given us a theme to GOP Nuts - Gunwallace note: “With apologies to Vince Guaraldi” - Why? Because this is such a cool, jazzy “Peanuts” sounding theme and Vince Guaraldi was the master behind the themes for the animated version of Peanuts… which is what the “GOP Nuts” is stylistic parodying in its spoof of the American Republican party! It's an easygoing theme driven by the low notes of a piano, a breathy flute, brush tapping on the drums, a cheeky, warbling trumpet, a plucked double bass, and a zoo full of goats! Topics and shownotes Links Tantz's newspost about elegant rants - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/sep/02/venting-your-frustrations-needs-elegance/ Featured comic: Brittany Hyperstyle - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/sep/13/featured-comic-brittany-hyperstyle/ Featured music: GOP Nuts - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/GOP_Nuts/ - by Rawdale, rated E. Special thanks to: Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com Ozoneocean - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean Banes - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/ Tantz Aerine - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/ VIDEO exclusive! Become a subscriber on the $5 level and up to see our weekly Patreon video and get our advertising perks! - https://www.patreon.com/DrunkDuck Even at $1 you get your name with a link on the front page and a mention in the weekend newsposts! Join us on Discord - https://discordapp.com/invite/7NpJ8GS

Scariff Bay Radio Podcasts
Sixmilebridge v  Scariff Ogonnelloe -Match sponsor Banes of Scariff

Scariff Bay Radio Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 72:32


SENIOR Camogie CHAMPIONSHIP game as broadcast live from the Dr Daly Park, Tulsa on Sunday 18th September 2022 .Commentary by Leo Doyle and Pat McNamara -00.00 intro -00.40 first half and -32.40 Half time analysis - -35.15 second half -1.07.03 end of game analysis

Baseball HQ Radio
BaseballHQ Radio 2022-Sep-16 with Tanner Bell and James Anderson

Baseball HQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 197:03


Show No. 36 is a Friday Full (Doubleheader) Edition, featuring two expert interviews... First up, Tanner Bell of SmartFantasyBaseball, and the co-author of The Process, discusses setting up your roster to make the most use of stats that aren't drafted, using your slow brain to make fantasy decisions, the perils of precision, and his 2023 Boons and Banes... and up next, James Anderson, lead prospects analyst at Rotowire, discussing his updated Top-400 list, and how various factors affect ratings and rankins, plus his prospect Boons and Banes for 2023 ... Also NL news with Harold Nichols and AL News with Ray Murphy  ... Plus BaseballHQ analyst Alex Beckey has his Frequent Flyer commentary and BaseballHQ Radio host Patrick Davitt has his Extra Innings comment ... Runs 3:17:00

The QuackCast
Quackcast 600 - AI is bad at art

The QuackCast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 71:55


There's a lot of buzz about so called AI generated art at the moment using programs like Dall-E, Neural blender, Dream studio lite and so on. People use text prompts, i.e. “flying clockwork fish balloon” and the AI generates “art” based upon that. It usually does this by using actual art and photography created by real people, and visually mixing them to create a new image. Some results are much better than others. The main issue with the approach is that the AI like all AI is dumb: it has no awareness, no understanding, it can't think, it can only serve up the most superficial interpretation of the prompt text. 100% of the “meaning” or “art” a viewer sees in that image is their own imagining, this in itself is never a good indication of art. But this also means that the AI has no capacity to understand the visual language it's speaking so it just provides you with a poor facsimile of art, which is all it can ever do due to inherent limitations. For example, ask it to create a pirate image based on certain parameters. All it will be able to do is create a pastiche of already created images on the subject, like a bad deviant art image by a poor artist. A good human artist would think about the subject in terms of the ethnicity of the pirates, the type of vessel they use, how ratty or decorated their clothes are due to their time at sea, the body hair, tattoos, piercings and injuries on the pirates, the time of day and where the light comes from, the style of clothes and weapons due to the period, geography, and culture of the pirates etc. All that means something and will have a significant influence on the image (you can apply this to any other scenario too), while AI can only produce generic pretend art. Unfortunately people don't understand these significant limitations and expect AI to do more than it can, (in all fields, not just art). AI is a useful tool when used correctly and when you properly understand its limitations, but when you don't it creates havoc. Which is why AI assisted systems tend to be so shit- like auto-correct spellcheckers, Google search algorithms, Facebook and Instagram image checkers, YouTube copyright checkers, “smart” chat-bots that big companies use as help systems etc. If we have people mistakenly thinking AI can replace artists or graphic designers, then we're in for a tsunami of boring, generic, meaningless design and the world will be a blander place because of it. Try not to be fooled by the “idea” of art, when you see an AI generated image remember there was no thought behind it, no meaning to the placement of figures, style of clothes, body posture, mistakes etc, and the stylistic choices are simply stolen from human artists. It's a system that specialises in creating pointless parody pastiches. This week Gunwallace has given us a theme to Brittany Hyperstyle - Bouncy, pop bubblegum bubbles of light and joy floating, rising and falling in sweet smelling convection currents. This sound is pink and powder blue with a sheen of iridescence. Synth electronica that's fun, light and happy! Topics and shownotes Links Forum discussion that inspired the topic - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/179155/?page=1#latest/ Dream studio lite - https://beta.dreamstudio.ai/dream/ Featured comic: Vast as the Night - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/sep/06/featured-comic-vast-as-the-night/ Featured music: Brittany Hyperstyle - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Brittany_Hyperstyle/ - by Shampoo Venom, rated T. Special thanks to: Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com Ozoneocean - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean Banes - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/ Tantz Aerine - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/ PitFace - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/ VIDEO exclusive! Become a subscriber on the $5 level and up to see our weekly Patreon video and get our advertising perks! - https://www.patreon.com/DrunkDuck Even at $1 you get your name with a link on the front page and a mention in the weekend newsposts! Join us on Discord - https://discordapp.com/invite/7NpJ8GS

Baseball HQ Radio
BaseballHQ Radio 2022-Sep-09 Toby Guevin, BatFlipCrazy podcast

Baseball HQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 144:28


Show No. 35 is a Friday Full Edition, featuring an interview with Toby Guevin, host of the BatFlipCrazy podcast, discussing his successful track record in NFBC, late-season FAAB bidding, and his Boons and Banes... also NL news with Harold Nichols and AL News with Ray Murphy  ... Plus BaseballHQ analyst Alex Beckey has his Frequent Flyer commentary and BaseballHQ Radio host Patrick Davitt has his Extra Innings comment ... Runs 2:24:30

The QuackCast
Quackcast 599 - Badaptations

The QuackCast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 59:02


Source material is something that we can love and respect, but it's just as often disregarded, degenerated, and denigrated, especially these days where it seems like everything you see is an adaptation or even an adaptation OF an adaptation or worse. I think it's important to go back to the sources so you can see what was truly great about the original to begin with. It can help you see what was lost in the adaptations and to discover new and important meanings and ideas that you never would have guessed at. This Quackcast topic was inspired by a video by the Youtube based culture critic Georg Rockall-Schmidt and his video titled “Nevermind The Source Material”. I'm sure there have been a lot of times for all of us when we've consumed an adaptation of one of our favourite books and we've thought it was lacking. But have you ever done the reverse? Have you seen an adaptation and then hunted out the source material to see what all the fuss was about, to see where it all started? I've done that quite a few times myself and it's usually pretty rewarding. I really loved the film version of Tank Girl, it was anarchic and captured a certain alternative 90's zeitgeist. The original comic series though is a very different beast! The movie has a lot of heart and pathos, but the comic is far more cynical, nihilistic and sardonic with a much harder edge. They both have the same sort of style, but the point of view and sense of humour of the creators is largely absent from the film. Many of us know Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice from the film and TV versions, especially starring Colin Firth. Mr Darcy in those versions is seen as the prototypical sexy, rich, tall dark and handsome man that women lust over, who Elizabeth Bennet eventually wins… It's seen as a great romantic story with a strong heroine. What's lost from the source material is the fact that it's a romantic comedy over the top of a satire on British mating rituals of the country gentry. Rather than an aloof, desirable bachelor, Mr Darcy is actually a pathetic, shy man who hides his acquired social anxiety behind a mask of snobbery, although he's good at heart. And all throughout, Elizabeth's real goal is not to win a man and a big country estate, rather it's to survive and retain her place and pride among her piers. The Adams Family is a much adapted piece of work. There was the TV series, a cartoon series, a TV movie, the 90s movies, and now a Netflix series, but what was the source material? You'd think it was Charles Adams' comics from the New Yorker, but that's not actually fully true. The Adams Family was actually created for the 1960s TV series starting John Astin, Charles Adams worked with the creators to develop the characters. His comic was simply a bunch of single panel jokes with unnamed reoccurring characters, it wasn't till the show that they acquired structure, names, personalities and a world to exist in. Most people today have no idea that the 90's movies that are seen as so definitive are simply short summary parodies of the 60s TV series. The latest Netflix version is basically a pale copy of a pale copy. It would take far too long to explain what has been lost in the translation- I am sure the Netflix series will be good in its own right but we should never let later adaptations overshadow usurp superior source material. Have you ever gone back to uncover the source material for something and been pleasantly surprised? Or maybe even disappointed? This week Gunwallace has given us a theme to Mega Maiden and the Chop Chop Princess - Heavy, deep bass synth thunder dueling with percussion and synth guitar in a fierce fight for dominance, which turns into a dance battle to the death with the bass synth landing the final, decisive blow! Topics and shownotes Links Georg Rockall-Schmidt - Nevermind The Source Material - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlD63pcwjgE&t Featured comic: Crimson Stars - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/aug/30/featured-comic-crimson-stars/ Featured music: Mega Maiden and the Chop Chop Princess - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Mega_Maiden_and_the_Chop_Chop_Princess/ - by Teh Andeh, rated. Special thanks to: Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com Ozoneocean - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean Banes - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/ Tantz Aerine - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/ VIDEO exclusive! Become a subscriber on the $5 level and up to see our weekly Patreon video and get our advertising perks! - https://www.patreon.com/DrunkDuck Even at $1 you get your name with a link on the front page and a mention in the weekend newsposts! Join us on Discord - https://discordapp.com/invite/7NpJ8GS

Baseball HQ Radio
BaseballHQ Radio 2022-Sept-2

Baseball HQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 162:59


Show No. 34 is a Friday Full Edition, featuring an interview with Rob DiPietro of the Pull Hitter podcast, discussing podcasting the first seven rounds of his (very) early NFBC Draft Champions league draft with 14 fantasy baseball experts, his own successful track record in NFBC leagues, and his Boons and Banes. Also NL news with Harold Nichols and AL News with Ray Murphy ... Plus BaseballHQ analyst Alex Beckey has his Frequent Flyer commentary and BaseballHQ Radio host Patrick Davitt has his Extra Innings comment ... Runs 2:43:00

The QuackCast
Quackcast 598 - 2D or not 2D

The QuackCast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 59:13


What makes a character two dimensional? What makes them three dimensional? Does it matter that they only have two dimensions to them? This was an idea that GeekyGami posed and so we thought we'd explore it in the cast. My own theory is that a character that is purely archetypal, tropeish, or cliche, with everything about them flowing from that archetype, and they never go beyond their archetypal traits- that makes them 2D. An example for this could be a “nerd” character who has their trousers pulled up too high, a pocket protector, short sleeved collard shirt tucked into their undies, thick rimmed glasses with tape in the middle, slicked down dorky short hair, pimples and greasy skin. They can't talk to girls, they're super smart, they're arrogant to anyone who they see as less intelligent in math or the sciences, they can't do sports, they're uncoordinated, they're often bullied, asthmatic, easily injured and talk in a high pitched voice. They only like Scifi and fantasy and they play dungeons and dragons all the time… etc. That's a moronic cliche, but it's often used. If they stay perfectly true to that no mater what happens or changes around them physically or socially then in my opinion they're 2D. 2D characters are not always a negative thing though. Not every side character needs to have more to them. Even primary characters can get by as simple 2D cutouts if the story needs them to be that way. You always do what's right for the story rather than sticking to rules or biases about what you should or shouldn't do with characters… Intention is the main thing! You don't want to inadvertently make a 2D character when they're not meant to be that way. What do you think makes a 2D character? This week Gunwallace has given us a theme to Scorned - In the words of the man himself: Went for a Sex in the City meets the Underworld kind of vibe. I would say it's a cheeky salsa rhythm that drives you to shake and dance, which then takes a terrifying leap into a gothic baroque circus of doom! Topics and shownotes Links Forum post - Hawk and Flo Ice Cream Truck of Doom part 1 - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/179142/ Featured comic: Hawk and Flo Ice Cream Truck of Doom part 1 - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/aug/23/featured-comic-hawk-and-flo-ice-cream-truck-of-doom-part-1/ Featured music: Scorned - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Scorned/ - by Damehelsing, rated M. Special thanks to: Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com Ozoneocean - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean Banes - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/ Tantz Aerine - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/ VIDEO exclusive! Become a subscriber on the $5 level and up to see our weekly Patreon video and get our advertising perks! - https://www.patreon.com/DrunkDuck Even at $1 you get your name with a link on the front page and a mention in the weekend newsposts! Join us on Discord - https://discordapp.com/invite/7NpJ8GS

The QuackCast
Quackcast 597 - Revelations!

The QuackCast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 55:22


Today we're talking about a technique in storytelling that we're calling the “revelation”. Inspired by Banes doing an article on the weird trope in movies of having a character discover newspaper stories about the villain that suddenly reveal the true stakes of the story and kick things into high gear. There are other types of revelation in stories though and they're used in different ways. The revelation technique can be used in the midpoint of a story as a way of showing the true scope of what the protagonist faces, which signals a corresponding urgency in the story, a rise in tension and an increase in pace - when done well! When done badly, as in the recent Marvel movie Eternals, it has the opposite effect- killing tension and diffusing the energy of the story. A revelation can be used towards the end of a story to show a twist which makes you reevaluate the entire story and look at it in a different way as in Unbreakable or The Usual Suspects. A late revelation can also be used to enrich the story by revealing extra details about a character and sweetening the story after the climax. And then there's the typical Marvel movie way of using super late revelations in the form of Easter eggs which give an audience a sense of anticipation and reward, uncovering secret things about where a story will go next! A good revelation can add a lot of spice to a story and you're usually pretty safe in its use. The Eternals is a weird exception, where they really messed up this easy technique, TWICE, and cut the power to the story. Watch it and you'll see what I mean! Do you know any stories where a revelation ruined things? This week Gunwallace has given us a theme to Hawk and Flo Ice Cream Truck of Doom part 1 - Flicker, flicker, hypervelocity turning and spinning, action and movement. Techno synth keyboard, strings snapping drums moving faster than thought. Topics and shownotes Links Banes' newspaper revelation newspost - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/aug/16/the-horror-newspaper-revelation-scene/ Some of the stuff mentioned in the cast: The Eternals - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9032400/ The usual suspects - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114814/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 The Guest - https://asianwiki.com/The_Guest_(Korean_Drama) La Mante - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6467482/ Featured comic: Them There Hills - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/aug/16/featured-comic-them-there-hills/ Featured music: Hawk and Flo Ice - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Hawk_and_Flo_Ice_Cream_Truck_of_Doom_part_1/ - by HawkandFloAdventures, rated E. Special thanks to: Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com Ozoneocean - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean Banes - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/ Tantz Aerine - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/ VIDEO exclusive! Become a subscriber on the $5 level and up to see our weekly Patreon video and get our advertising perks! - https://www.patreon.com/DrunkDuck Even at $1 you get your name with a link on the front page and a mention in the weekend newsposts! Join us on Discord - https://discordapp.com/invite/7NpJ8GS

The QuackCast
Quackcast 596 - Leadership!

The QuackCast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 76:48


Leaders are not born, they're created… literally in the case of fiction, created by creators of comics, books, movies, and other media! For this Quackcast I was inspired by two things: a video on Leader Characters by the satirical YouTube channel Terrible Writing Advice, and the Disney movie Lightyear, in which the lone wolf classical hero figure learns how to lead. Lots of traits are useful for leadership: Charisma, experience, age, rank, communication skill, empathy, compassion, dominance, and confidence among others, and different styles of leadership work better in different contexts. Take for example the military paradigm of the lieutenant and the sergeant - a lieutenant is typically the lowest ranking commissioned officer, they're a beginner. They're young and they're not experienced but they outrank enlisted men and non-commissioned officers who might have more experience than them. The sergeant is usually one of the highest ranking “non-commissioned officers”, they're usually older than the lieutenant, who outranks them, and they have a LOT more experience. This creates an interesting leadership dynamic- the lieutenant learns from the sergeant but they also lead in a different way from them. The sergeant is better at leading the soldiers and knowing what to do from a practical standpoint while the lieutenant is better at theory and interpreting with higher level orders, eg. “Our orders say we have to take that hill and meet up with the other squad near the river at this map reference, so I want to split the squad…” etc While sergeant will actually be able put all that into practice a lot better than the lieutenant could. - (Said by a non-military person, so this could be very wrong) Fiction is full of leaders, good and bad. Most Scifi tends to have a military influence so it all has a very familiar military hierarchical setup. Star Trek is especially known for its “good” leaders, who're inspiring, clever, brave, full of empathy, experienced, and wise. The perfect foil to them is Zapp Brannigan from Futurama who was specifically created to be the anti-Star Trek type leader with all the very worst traits that any leader could ever have. He's a horrible person, sacrifices troops meaninglessly, has a poor grasp of strategy, and takes advantage of his position for self-gratification and self-aggrandizement, all of which makes him beautifully entertaining as a character! He's one of my fave leaders in fiction, on a par with the 90s Star Trek leaders Jean-Luc Picard, Captain Benjamin Sisko , and Captain Kathryn Janeway. Leadership is a huge subject with lots of other aspects. Politics is a massive subsection in its own right! And we can't forget that it's the followers who actually give the leader power and if they choose to desert then that power can vanish… We cover all this and more in the Quackcast. Who're your fave fictional leaders and why? This week Gunwallace has given us a theme to The Waves Inside - Clear ocean. Orange blue pink. Liquid metal swells. A calming, hypnotic synth journey over 1000 kilometers of smoothly textured sea. Topics and shownotes Links Terrible Writing Advice, Leader Characters - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lawvXdBYlAI Featured comic: Mydan Post Beginnings - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/aug/09/featured-comic-mydan-post-beginnings/ Featured music: The Waves Inside - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_Waves_Inside/ - by TheJagged, rated M. Special thanks to: Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com Tantz Aerine - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/ Ozoneocean - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean PitFace - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/ Banes - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/ Kawaiidaigakusei - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei/ VIDEO exclusive! Become a subscriber on the $5 level and up to see our weekly Patreon video and get our advertising perks! - https://www.patreon.com/DrunkDuck Even at $1 you get your name with a link on the front page and a mention in the weekend newsposts! Join us on Discord - https://discordapp.com/invite/7NpJ8GS

Baseball HQ Radio
BaseballHQ Radio, August 12, 2022

Baseball HQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022


2022-08-12 Show No. 32 is a Friday Full Edition, featuring an interview with Doug Dennis of Bullpens columnist at BaseballHQ.com, discussing his winning no-starters strategy in Tout Wars-AL, trade fallout in bullpens, a look ahead to 2023 bullpens, and his Boons and Banes... also NL news with Harold Nichols and AL News with Ray Murphy ... Plus BaseballHQ analyst Alex Beckey has his Frequent Flyer commentary and BaseballHQ Radio host Patrick Davitt has his Extra Innings comment ... Runs 2:31:25

The QuackCast
Quackcast 595 - Oversold to the Moon!

The QuackCast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 60:26


How do you describe your work to sell it to people? Writing blurbs is a real skill! You generally have to avoid doing these four things: Underselling, Overselling, Selling the wrong story, or Revealing too much. It's quite a tricky balance to master. I've been writing feature blurbs for comics here on DD for many years now (about 16), so I've developed a technique but even I haven't mastered it! - Overselling is when you promise too much, more than the work can ever provide. It might help you attract an audience but it'll probably piss them off when the promises aren't met. - Underselling is when you downplay the work too much so that it doesn't really sound interesting and discourages people from checking it out at all. - Selling the wrong story is when you advertise things about your work that it's really not about, like advertising it as a love story when it's really about violent action. You'll just attract the wrong audience and lose readers. - Selling too much is when you reveal major plot points and crucial story elements. People don't usually want to look into a story if they already know how it's going to go. My technique with featured comics is to use a standard format. I introduce the main character and and the issues facing them in their world. Then I talk about the art and the story style. I do this so I can personalise the story for people, centering it onto that character or characters. Mentioning the issues introduces some stakes so people start to wonder how the character will deal with those. Talking about the world of the characters gives everything a context, a playing field unique to them and their situation. Talking about the story style, genre etc filters things to the correct audience, as does the mention of art. This works for me because I have to do it over and over hundreds of times, another style might work better for you. :) This week Gunwallace has given us a theme to Sad W - Hurry up and wait! All the loose energy and stress of a Friday afternoon when it's almost time to go home but your boss throws an urgent last minute job onto your desk. Hurry, hurry, quick, finish! Damn, you made a huge mistake, do all that bit again. Hurry! This is a modern sounding, high energy, track, thrumming with urgency. Topics and shownotes Links Forum post - Writing spoiler free blurbs - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/179116/ Featured comic: Remedial Magic - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/aug/01/featured-comic-remedial-magic/ Featured music: Sad W - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Sad_W/ - by Sstavix, rated E. Special thanks to: Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com Ozoneocean - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean Banes - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/ Tantz Aerine - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/ VIDEO exclusive! Become a subscriber on the $5 level and up to see our weekly Patreon video and get our advertising perks! - https://www.patreon.com/DrunkDuck Even at $1 you get your name with a link on the front page and a mention in the weekend newsposts! Join us on Discord - https://discordapp.com/invite/7NpJ8GS

The QuackCast
Quackcast 594 - Grow up! Or don't...

The QuackCast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 67:02


The Manchild can be a fun character or they can be pathetic. They're a staple of comedies because they're an adult that gets to act immature and childish, without the restraint and responsibilities imposed by adulthood. This can make a great contrast; “The adult man acting like an immature child”, John C Riley and Will Farrel have always done that extremely well, as did Chris Farley back in the 90s. It can be be portrayed as pathetic and sad when the person can't seem to be able grow up or take on any responsibilities. They're often characterised by people with “childish” interests, like the cast of the Big Bang Theory, or with a childlike love of something like sports like Kevin in Kevin can F Himself. This trope was particularly dominated by male characters until recently when female characters have finally been able to join their ranks. My theory was that the majority of writers always used to be males and so were much better at portraying women from an external perspective; i.e. as what they mean to males: desirable, caring, scary etc, rather than an internal perspective showing what it's like to BE them, as they did with male characters. A good example of this is the Simpsons where Homer is usually a manchild while Marge is generally a responsible mother who holds the family together. But now we see more instances of women allowed to be silly, immature, pathetic, childish and funny, just like their male counterparts and it's really good to see that balance being restored; All about Steve with Sandra Bullock, most Melissa McCarthy and Rebel Wilson films, Muriel's Wedding, even Fleabag depicts a womanchild character, although in a very self critical light. In the end though I think the trope resonates with us because we are all really still children inside, underneath the superficial trappings of adult responsibilities, restraints, and tastes are the same childhood exuberances and joys. The biggest, meanest, bearded, hairy man or the old white haired bespectacled woman are still the same kids inside that they were when they were growing up and this is something that we all have in common. The older I become the more I look back at the facile childhood aspirations to adulthood -things like wanting to drive, to drink, take drugs, fight in a war, lose one's virginity- as being the epitome of immaturity and childishness. None of those things are about growing up or adulthood in any way, in fact they're exactly the reverse. Adulthood is about responsibilities. The womanchild and manchild characters can allow us to vicariously enjoy adult life without responsibility, whether it's in a positive way like The Dude or negative like Zach Galifianakis' Alan in The Hangover series. Do you agree? What are your fave Womanchilds and manchilds? This week Gunwallace has given us a theme to Zeitgeist B-Side - Dizzy, dreamy, acoustic guitar, throwing moods and colour. This takes us from a minimal white apartment, to the twilight shadows of the evening in a forested wood. Night surrounds and pervades. Topics and shownotes Links Banes' Newspost Manchildren - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/jul/21/the-manchild/ Featured comic: The Waves Inside - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/jul/26/featured-comic-the-waves-inside/ Featured music: Zeitgeist B-Side - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/B_Side/ - by ISTKY, rated M. Special thanks to: Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com Tantz Aerine - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/ Ozoneocean - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean PitFace - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/ Banes - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/ Kawaiidaigakusei - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei/ VIDEO exclusive! Become a subscriber on the $5 level and up to see our weekly Patreon video and get our advertising perks! - https://www.patreon.com/DrunkDuck Even at $1 you get your name with a link on the front page and a mention in the weekend newsposts! Join us on Discord - https://discordapp.com/invite/7NpJ8GS

Baseball HQ Radio
BaseballHQ Radio, July 29, 2022

Baseball HQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022


2022-07-29 Show No. 30 is a Friday Full Edition, featuring an interview with Rudy Gamble of Razzball, discussing the lessons of the Mookie Betts trade, managing player projections in a crazy season, hot takes on the latest baseball news, , and his Boons and Banes... also NL news with Harold Nichols and AL News with Ray Murphy ... Plus BaseballHQ analyst Alex Beckey has his Frequent Flyer commentary and BaseballHQ Radio host Patrick Davitt has his Extra Innings comment ... Runs 2:33:15

The QuackCast
Quackcast 593 - Risky Business

The QuackCast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 61:06


The risks of online creative success We live in a wonderful time where you're able to turn your creative passion into a job that can support you just by using freely available online services like YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Patreon, Ebay, Paypal, Etsy, Webtoons etc. You can start with nothing more than your computer or phone and end up with a thriving business based on your passion project. It's not easy, achieving enough success where you can quit your day job still tends to take a lot of work, but once you get there it can be amazing. However, that's not the end of the story unfortunately. The services that you use do not have too much compassion or care for their creators. They are not subjected to the same regulations or legal responsibilities as traditional businesses. They are not neutral services that you can use to build a business around and always have the same expectation of stability. To use an analogy- it's like a business park office complex offers tenants free space and basic services if they set up their businesses there. So of course you leave your previous rented office spaces because it's pointless managing two locations. In return for the use of the space and services you help bring in multiple new customers who want to see you, but they're able to also redirect them to their other tenants and show their advertising to them as well. That system seems to work great for both of you, till they decide they want to redirect all of your regular customers to their other tenants because they don't like what you do for their image anymore; or they decide to shut down your offices which erases all the money, time and effort you've put in to making your business a success… If that happened in the real world, you could very easily have a legal case against them. But there is zero recourse like that in the digital world. Instead they pretend that they're just providing free tools and nothing more, and so they have zero responsibility for the real world investment of money, time, and energy that people put into their work to build their audiences- Audiences which are the real capital and what Google, Facebook, Instagram, Etsy, Spotify and all the rest REALLY need the hard work of the creatives for. These “free” services use the effort of the creatives as a free resource to build and maintain a larger user base that they exploit in various ways; data-mining them, trading personal-information, up-selling subscription services, and selling their time to advertisers. So they DO have a lot of ethical responsibility to their creative user-base, but not a legal one because the law hasn't caught up yet unfortunately. There have been many thousands of instances of creators being shafted because the service they used suddenly screwed them over. Patreon, YouTube, Instagram, Spotify, Tumblr, Paypal, Facebook to name a few have all carelessly harmed creators/users in various ways. So, you can become a huge success, but you can also have that success robbed from you by the very system that you used to start yourself off. How do you combat this? You could try lobbying politicians to bring accountability to these large companies that control the internet, but more realistically there are sensible precautions you should take: Don't quit your day job- always have a real source of real world income; Don't put all your eggs in one basket- use multiple services and sites and accounts for your work if you can; Try and own your own domain name so you can point users to a new service if your old one betrays you. I'm sure there are other ways too. Lastly, we can sort of put The Duck Webcomics in this category too since we offer a free service to creators and we benefit form the audiences those creators bring in. However, we haven't changed our rules for over a decade, the service were provide is fully stable, our entire motivation is about maintaining a good neutral place for creators to host their comics, we don't make any profit on the site, and we don't mine our site audiences in any way at all: no data-mining, no selling of information to marketers, no up-selling of subscriptions or other services. But even so you shouldn't just put all your eggs in our basket either because no site is 100% reliable in perpetuity. This week Gunwallace has given us a theme to Cribal Series - Raw, wiry electric guitar weaves in and out in an exotic tangle, threading around this tune to create a barbaric themed melange from a distant time and place. Topics and shownotes Links Featured comic: Black Parade - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/jul/19/featured-comic-the-black-parade/ Featured music: Cribal Series - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Cribal_Series/ - by Trebuxet, rated M. Special thanks to: Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com Ozoneocean - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean Banes - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/ VIDEO exclusive! Become a subscriber on the $5 level and up to see our weekly Patreon video and get our advertising perks! - https://www.patreon.com/DrunkDuck Even at $1 you get your name with a link on the front page and a mention in the weekend newsposts! Join us on Discord - https://discordapp.com/invite/7NpJ8GS

Baseball HQ Radio
BaseballHQ Radio, July 22, 2022

Baseball HQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022


2022-07-22 Show No. 29 is a Friday Full Edition, featuring an interview with Ian Kahn of The Athletic Fantasy Baseball podcast, discussing psychology in fantasy baseball; his successful partnerships in the NFBC Main Event and other leagues; how to respond when you overdo a FAAB bid; dynasty and keeper leagues; and a few prospects and the recent MLB draft;, and his Boons and Banes... also NL news with Harold Nichols and AL News with Ray Murphy ... Plus BaseballHQ analyst Alex Beckey has his Frequent Flyer commentary and BaseballHQ Radio host Patrick Davitt has his Extra Innings comment ... Runs 2:54:20

The QuackCast
Quackcast 592 - Back in MY day!

The QuackCast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 55:18


History is happening faster now. With the growth of universal high speed communication and cheap world travel, culture and technology move at unprecedented speeds. Because of these factors the rate of change is different to what it was at any time in the past. This is an objective and verifiable truth rather than subjective perception: the current speed and quality of global communication has never been possible before and that has ramifications for how the world changes. This topic was inspired by Banes's newspost last week about how a huge stoush on American late night TV only a little over ten years ago is now unrelatable history; something that was so important then is largely meaningless now. A fight over TV time-slots lacks meaning for us now because time-slots are irrelevant, not to mention most people would rather stream than watch TV. And yet at the time it was vitally important, as it would have been in the 60 years or more before that. My cover image references phones and how they've changed at an ever increasing rate over the years. They've changed so fast and so universally that you can date when something was made to a granular degree just by seeing a phone, to the year. In the past you could read an old comic or see an old TV show and there weren't that many differences to the present day because things changed slower. You could see that fashions and the styles of things had changed but mostly it was still all very relatable and you could not easily pinpoint the date of something to the year it was made from only a single item of tech. The pace of change means that many stories happen in ways today they couldn't in the past, but it also means much more things from the past are harder to relate to for people who've had no direct experience of them in the historical contexts they came from… What are some of the things you recall that have no meaning today? This week Gunwallace has given us a theme to FrayFall - In the words of the maestro: “Still in a soundscape sort of mood. Calmness, but demons lurking is what I was going for”… And this is what we get with a seemingly serene landscape of slightly pulsing tones, fading in and out and overlaying one another like the calls of distant whales in the green-deep open ocean… But the thing about depths is that you never really know what's lurking down there, just out of sight. Topics and shownotes Links Banes' Newspost about modern period pieces - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/jul/11/you-call-that-a-period-piece/ Featured comic: Book in Hat - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/jul/12/featured-comic-book-in-hat/ Featured music: FrayFall - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/FrayFall/ - by Frae, rated E. Special thanks to: Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com Tantz Aerine - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/ Ozoneocean - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean PitFace - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/ Banes - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/ Kawaiidaigakusei - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei/ VIDEO exclusive! Become a subscriber on the $5 level and up to see our weekly Patreon video and get our advertising perks! - https://www.patreon.com/DrunkDuck Even at $1 you get your name with a link on the front page and a mention in the weekend newsposts! Join us on Discord - https://discordapp.com/invite/7NpJ8GS

Baseball HQ Radio
BaseballHQ Radio, July 15, 2022

Baseball HQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022


2022-07-15 Show No. 27 is a Friday Full Edition, featuring an interview with Steve Gardner of USA Today, discussing the red-hot M's and O's, the extinction of starting pitchers, a winning manager fired, full-season all-stars, second half surgers, and his Boons and Banes... also NL news with Harold Nichols and AL News with Ray Murphy ... Plus BaseballHQ analyst Alex Beckey has his Frequent Flyer commentary and BaseballHQ Radio host Patrick Davitt has his Extra Innings comment ... Runs 2:34:40

Baseball HQ Radio
BaseballHQ Radio, July 09, 2022

Baseball HQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2022


2022-07-09 Show No. 26 is a Friday Full Edition, featuring an interview with Fred Zinkie of Yahoo! Sports and the Rotowire fantasy baseball podcast, discussing how to trade more effectively by targeting the other managers in your league, and not just targeting players ... His teams and leagues in the year to date ... What we might learn from Italian Breakfast, Paul Goldschmidt, Julio Rodriguez and Jhoan Duran ... When to cut an injured star like Bryce Harper, and his Boons and Banes... also NL news with Harold Nichols and AL News with Ray Murphy ... Plus BaseballHQ analyst Alex Beckey has his Frequent Flyer commentary and BaseballHQ Radio host Patrick Davitt has his Extra Innings comment ... Runs 2:37:15

The QuackCast
QUACKCAST 590 - Fave Superhero Movies?

The QuackCast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 54:36


I wanted to do an easy and fun one this week and just chat about our fave superhero movies, starting with our firsts! For me and Banes it was Superman with Christopher Reeve. It's a real classic, full of positivity, hope, and optimism, all with bright colours and classic iconic imagery… In that way it's a bit like many of the Marvel films and the more popular DC offerings like Aquaman and WonderWoman, but without the overbuilt and over-defined muscles! Reeve was handsome in an almost alien sort of way and quite well built but his muscles weren't pumped up to the extreme like they are on pretty much every single modern superhero movie character, which is quite interesting when you think about it. His suit was very simple- no crazy little irrelevant textures that are there for no clear reason, no finicky details and effects, it was just bold and flat like in the original comics. Starkly iconic! The superhero films that do better always seem to be the ones that are completely unapologetic and unironic in their portrayals. They don't try to make their heroes “realistic”, they don't deconstruct them, layer on drama, get rid of the over the top costumes, tone down colours or superhero abilities. Superhero films that aren't ashamed to be superhero films tend to succeed. You could say that the other side of the coin is when things are taken too far as in Batman and Robin, but that was an obvious self parody rather than a film in love with the idea of superheros. One of my own personal faves is Captain America: First Avenger, because it shows the true superhero origins in the real historical context as well as actually showing that superhero doing his day to day missions after getting his powers (fighting the Nazis and Hydra). Too many of the films just give as an origin story and then a climax, they never ever actually show us what the hero “does”: They ONLY show a simple progression from birth of the hero to challenge hero faces to hero overcoming challenge. The fact that it gives us a proper historical context can't be overstated - It means you get to see the world in which the very idea of the modern superhero was actually created, the world that gave birth to these superheros is actually on show! This week Gunwallace has given us a theme to Space Pack - A gentle dancy progression, leading into more and more urgency and danger. Very Scifi and slightly spooky, with a little explosion at the very end… But is it really the end? Topics and shownotes Links Featured comic: DNR - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/jun/28/featured-comic-dnr/ Featured music: Space Pack - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Space_Pack/ - by Stingy, rated E. Special thanks to: Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com Tantz Aerine - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/ Ozoneocean - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean PitFace - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/ Banes - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/ Kawaiidaigakusei - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei/ VIDEO exclusive! Become a subscriber on the $5 level and up to see our weekly Patreon video and get our advertising perks! - https://www.patreon.com/DrunkDuck Even at $1 you get your name with a link on the front page and a mention in the weekend newsposts! Join us on Discord - https://discordapp.com/invite/7NpJ8GS

Baseball HQ Radio
BaseballHQ Radio, July 01, 2022

Baseball HQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022


2022-07-01 Show No. 25 is a Friday Full Edition, featuring an interview with Mike Gianella of Baseball Prospectus, discussing the in-season mistakes fantasy managers make with starting pitchers and relievers, his FAAB analysis reports at Baseball Prospectus, his Doubt Wars team from the Memorial Day Tout Mock Draft, and his Boons and Banes... also NL news with Harold Nichols and AL News with Ray Murphy ... Plus BaseballHQ analyst Alex Beckey has his Frequent Flyer commentary and BaseballHQ Radio host Patrick Davitt has his Extra Innings comment ... Runs 1:59:15

The QuackCast
QUACKCAST 589 - AB positive

The QuackCast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 62:26


A and B stories… And C, and D etc. It seems that it's more popular than ever to have stories with multiple concurrent threads. This is when you have a main story and a bunch of other sub stories all happening at the same time. These might come together at the end of the story or they might peter out. We don't get many stories just made with just an A-plot and nothing else these days. I used to think it was the mark of a superior writer, but it's really not at all, it's just another in a long line of techniques that has its uses and missuses; most annoying of which is when cutting to the B story takes the momentum and energy out of the A story or it changes the tone of the overall story in an unfavourable way. While a good use of a B story could be to give the audience a momentary rest from the stress and urgency of the A story, while retaining the momentum. The multiple thread story structure is most obvious in sitcoms, but it's really everywhere and when it's good you don't tend to notice too much. Do you write stories with multiple subplots? Can you name a story that's just an A plot and nothing else? This week Gunwallace has given us a theme to Into the Bookwoods - A folksy calming journey into dark green, misty, warm depths and golden lit fields in afternoon sun. An acoustic driven piece with the pleasing sounds of plucked wire strings! Topics and shownotes Links Featured comic: Shadow Born - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/jun/21/featured-comic-shadow-born/ Featured music: Into the Bookwoods - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Into_the_Bookwoods/ - by Kvalhissir, rated E. Special thanks to: Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com Ozoneocean - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean Banes - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/ VIDEO exclusive! Become a subscriber on the $5 level and up to see our weekly Patreon video and get our advertising perks! - https://www.patreon.com/DrunkDuck Even at $1 you get your name with a link on the front page and a mention in the weekend newsposts! Join us on Discord - https://discordapp.com/invite/7NpJ8GS

Baseball HQ Radio
BaseballHQ Radio, June 24, 2022

Baseball HQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022


2022-06-24 Show No. 24 is a Friday Full Edition, featuring an interview with Jason Collette of Rotowire, discussing finding SBs, summer slugging, injry management, players like Oneil Cruz and Jack Suwinski, and his Boons and Banes... also NL news with Harold Nichols and AL News with Ray Murphy ... Plus BaseballHQ analyst Alex Beckey has his Frequent Flyer commentary and BaseballHQ Radio host Patrick Davitt has his Extra Innings comment ... Runs 2:49:15

The QuackCast
QUACKCAST 588 - Revisiting Old Ideas

The QuackCast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 55:01


Sometimes it's worth revisiting old ideas because you can do them better or explore them deeper. This could be in the form of a full reboot, or it could be as simple as reusing a pose in a panel or using the same theme again like Pixar does with 90% of their output i.e. “coming of age”. Like them you don't need to feel obligated to always do something totally original, revisiting old ideas is a great way to refine them, create better work, or explore different aspects of them you hadn't considered before and put new and interesting spins on things. Consider that Pixar's Turning Red, Encanto, Moana, Coco, The Incredibles 2, Ratatouille, Inside Out, Brave, Onward, and Luca all share the same “coming of age/childhood independence” theme and yet all do it in unique and original ways, exploring different aspects of the idea from all sorts of angles. Most of the women that Frank Cho and Milo Manara draw look the same, but they do it in such an interesting way that people love them nevertheless. Leonardo daVinci and or his students painted at least 4 different Mona Lisas and probably many drawings; practice make perfect! How many film and comic versions of the origin story of Batman, Superman, and Spider-man are there? SarahN on Drunk Duck used to restart and redo her comic “Vampire Phantasm” annually, maybe 5 different times, and it just got better and better and more interesting with each iteration. Amelius on DD did a soft reboot of the origin of Charby The Vampirate called “ReVamped” where she went back and tweaked the origin story a little and redrew the pages with much improved art, however she didn't stop working on the original story, that kept going at the same time! So you see there is a lot of merit in revisiting things and improving upon them! For every George Lucas inserting bad animation and “Noooooo”s into iconic and much loved films there are many more people who revisit older creations and do much better things with them. What do you wish you could redo with your work or how do you reuse old ideas? For me it's usually specific panels… sometimes they bug me too much and I go back and change them. They could be 15 years old but I'll still do it! This week Gunwallace has given us a theme to TAoSP The Adventures of Sir Power - In the words of the master behind this tune: funky theme for a comic that's a little bit ‘funky'. It really is a bouncing funk, with a fuzzy, spiky sound that vibrates and cuts its way through. Topics and shownotes Links Charby The Vampirate ReVamped - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/ReVamped/ You can find SarahN's much revisited Vampire Phantasm here - http://www.vermillionworks.com/ *Wrongly called “Jack” in the cast. Featured comic: The Werewolf Prince - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/jun/14/featured-comic-the-werewolf-prince/ Featured music: TAoSP - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/TAoSP/ - by Zero Hour, rated M. Special thanks to: Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com Tantz Aerine - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/ Ozoneocean - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean PitFace - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/ Banes - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/ Kawaiidaigakusei - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei/ VIDEO exclusive! Become a subscriber on the $5 level and up to see our weekly Patreon video and get our advertising perks! - https://www.patreon.com/DrunkDuck Even at $1 you get your name with a link on the front page and a mention in the weekend newsposts! Join us on Discord - https://discordapp.com/invite/7NpJ8GS  

Baseball HQ Radio
BaseballHQ Radio, June 17, 2022

Baseball HQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022


2022-06-17 Show No. 23 is a Friday Full Edition, featuring an interview with Ariel Cohen of Rotoballer and Rotographs, and hosts the Beat the Shift podcast, discussing in-season projections, in-season category punting, when to release an IL player, the fun of actuarial science, and his Boons and Banes ... also NL news with Harold Nichols and AL News with Ray Murphy ... Plus BaseballHQ analyst Alex Beckey has his Frequent Flyer commentary and BaseballHQ Radio host Patrick Davitt has his Extra Innings comment ... Runs 2:39:20

The QuackCast
QUACKCAST 587 - Heroes who are Villains

The QuackCast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 53:04


Our very own Tantz made a newspost last week about the idea of “Heroes” who are really villains… or at least they're actually villains who think they're the hero, but come to realise that they aren't. Sometimes that makes them change their ways and they seek redemption, maybe even becoming a true hero. Sometimes they just lean into and embrace their true villain nature. There are many examples in stories: Disney's Gaston from Beauty and the Beast, Lord and Captain Flashheart in the Blackadder series, Zapp Brannigan from Futurama, Stan Smith in American Dad, even Ace Kinkaid in my comic Pinky TA. They're fun characters… It can make for more complex villains, nuanced heroes, or just subversion of audience expectation. A real life example came to me when I watched the nastiness of the Russian invasion unfold in Ukraine and realised that they used all the same justifications as our countries did for our invasions and occupations of Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam. We're ALL “the baddies”, no one is immune from self delusion and self righteousness. Start Audio - Better Call Saul End Audio - The Burbs This week Gunwallace has given us a theme to Cassie York in the Purple Nowhere - A sophisticated, classy, adult, dancey, jazzy piece mixed with some sharper, harder edged rock. It's a well made, pretty dress sword with an extra hard edge. Decorative and yet practical. Topics and shownotes Links Tantz's newspost about a hero being the villain - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/jun/03/when-the-hero-is-the-villain/ Featured comic: Space Pack - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/jun/07/featured-comic-space-pack/ Featured music: Cassie York in the Purple Nowhere - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Cassie_York_In_the_Purple_Nowhere_Part_I/ - by AidenGrunge, rated E. Special thanks to: Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com Tantz Aerine - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/ Ozoneocean - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean Banes - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/ VIDEO exclusive! Become a subscriber on the $5 level and up to see our weekly Patreon video and get our advertising perks! - https://www.patreon.com/DrunkDuck Even at $1 you get your name with a link on the front page and a mention in the weekend newsposts! Join us on Discord - https://discordapp.com/invite/7NpJ8GS

Baseball HQ Radio
BaseballHQ Radio, June 10, 2022

Baseball HQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022


2022-06-10 Show No. 22 is a Friday Full Edition, featuring an interview with Scott Pianowski of Yahoo! Sports, discussing his fantasy year to date, lessons from the Tout Wars Memorial Day mock draft, a bunch of players including Julio Rodriguez and Tarik Skubal, and a very quick Stanley Cup update, and his Boons and Banes... also NL news with Harold Nichols and AL News with Ray Murphy ... Plus BaseballHQ analyst Alex Beckey has his Frequent Flyer commentary and BaseballHQ Radio host Patrick Davitt has his Extra Innings comment ... Runs 2:43:55

The QuackCast
QUACKCAST 586 - Working with disability

The QuackCast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 43:44


How do you keep on with your creative output when something happens to you? When you lose function or are impaired in some way, how do you adapt or relearn so you can keep on as you were before? Maybe you can't and have to change to another medium that's a better fit for your abilities? Comic creator Bravo1102 once talked about how he moved from drawing to using action figures to make his comics partially because of his eyesight. My own eyesight has suddenly started to go bad and I'm having to adapt to that, and Tantz tells us how her deteriorating eyesight forced her to work digitally. The four of us have had limited experience at dealing directly with impairment, but we've had our moments and all of us know many people who've faced more significant challenges. On numerous occasions I've suffered paralysis to my thumbs lasting many months (alternating sides, not both at the same time), in order to keep on creating I had learn to used the mouse in my other hand (which I still do today), and create a brace made of bands and ties so I could hold my pens and brushes. But that was a minor inconvenience compared to the situation faced by Pitface's mum, Karen Hillard Good, a noted illustrator and artist known for her commercial work and children's books. Last year she experienced a stroke which paralyzed half of her body as well as causing some cognitive impairment. She's had to adapt to her changed physical abilities, relearn how to use her body to create and overcome the challenges facing her. As we age and life happens to us there are many things to which we have to learn to adapt, not just physical impairment but mental too. It's just as difficult to adapt to things happening with your mind, like not being able to concentrate, memory issues, depression etc. Are there any physical or mental issues you've had to learn to adapt to so you can continue to create? If so, how did you do it? This week Gunwallace has given us a theme to The Sophomore - Sparking into action, the reverent tones of a groovy church organ play us into the roiling conflagration of this dancey little tune, full of heat and glaring orange light, this sound warms you through! Topics and shownotes Links Artist Karen Hillard Good - https://www.facebook.com/Karen-Hillard-Good-Studio-Art-444025792286012/ Bravo1102 - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/bravo1102/ Featured comic: The Sophomore - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/may/31/featured-comic-the-sophomore/ Featured music: The Sophomore - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_Sophomore/ - by MrPenguin, rated M. Special thanks to: Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com Tantz Aerine - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/ Ozoneocean - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean PitFace - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/ Banes - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/ Kawaiidaigakusei - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei/ VIDEO exclusive! Become a subscriber on the $5 level and up to see our weekly Patreon video and get our advertising perks! - https://www.patreon.com/DrunkDuck Even at $1 you get your name with a link on the front page and a mention in the weekend newsposts! Join us on Discord - https://discordapp.com/invite/7NpJ8GS

Kontrast
Den Blå Time: Gav vælgerne EU-skepsissen et banesår?

Kontrast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 49:03


Aldrig har så stor en andel af danske vælgere stemt ja i en EU-afstemning, som de gjorde i torsdag. Er det en enlig Ukraine-svale, eller er danskerne grundlæggende blevet mere EU-begejstrede? Panelet har også lyttet til og anmelder statsministerens podcast, og debatterer de identitetspolitiske Normstormere, som underviser i københavnske folkeskoler med materialer, de ikke vil offentliggøre. I dagens udsendelse taler panelet om, at Københavns Borgerrepræsenation skal stemme om, hvorvidt Normstormerne skal pålægges at offentliggøre deres materialer. Forslaget, der blev stillet af bl.a. Mathilde Kastbjerg, blev imidlertid nedstemt af venstrefløjen samt Venstre. Astrid Johanne Høg, kandidat i dansk med sidefag i statskundskab og kommunikationsmedarbejde for Nye Borgerlige Nicolai Svejgaard Poulsen, politisk og strategisk rådgiver for Liberal Alliance Mathilde Kastbjerg, medlem af København Borgerrepræsentation for De Konservative og kunsthistoriestuderende.

Baseball HQ Radio
BaseballHQ Radio, June 03, 2022

Baseball HQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022


2022-06-03 Show No. 21 is a Friday Full Edition, featuring an interview with Tim McLeod of Patton and Company, Prospect361.com and the P361 podcast, discussing Trading, slow-starting players, Japanese and Korean baseball, waivers, prospects, and his Boons and Banes... also NL news with Harold Nichols and AL News with Ray Murphy ... Plus BaseballHQ analyst Alex Beckey has his Frequent Flyer commentary and BaseballHQ Radio host Patrick Davitt has his Extra Innings comment ... Runs 2:45:55

The QuackCast
QUACKCAST 585 - Adaptation

The QuackCast

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 51:09


Adaptations of one thing into another is an interesting process. What's lost, what's gained, what modifications do you have to do to make it happen? As webcomicers we do it all the time in many ways, we have to adapt our influences into ideas, adapt those to stories, and adapt those to images and comics, which isn't trivial! It's often quite difficult to transform the written word into narrative sequential art- what portion of the writing gets directly turned into images, what's cut, and what becomes dialogue? For me about 20% is cut, 78% becomes art and 2% becomes dialogue or captions. We chat about film and story adaptations as well of course, War of the Worlds (HG Wells) in particular, since it's become several different movies, artwork, video games, a radio play, and a really excellent prog-rock concept album among other things. All those adaptations take different approaches, Orson Wells' radio play version updated it from the late 19th century Britain to his present day and location and framed it as a developing news story, making clever use of the medium it was playing on. Most cinematic versions have followed Orson's style, but the concept album by Jeff Wayne stuck with the original historical setting which made the story much more interesting, tragic and compelling. Another more current and different take on adaptations is the “Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers” movie. This is a live action and CG animated hybrid film version of the 1990s Disney adventure cartoon series which featured a crime fighting rodent team. The usual approach to those adaptations is to simply update the origin story, stating from 0 and set it in the present day using current animation technology to make the characters look as real as possible, the original media is treated as lore and inspiration but is not cannon to toe movie. This movie however took the opposite approach: the original cartoon is treated as a real TV show that the characters (who are shown as actors), stared in, and this movie shows their lives 30 years later. The animation is a mixture of 3d CGI and pseudo 2D cell animation, plus pseudo stop motion claymation and the film is largely used to parody and spoof animated adaptations in general, so it's perfect for this topic! So what are you fave adaptations? Where dp they go wrong or right? And how do you go about the process with your own work? This week Gunwallace has given us a theme to Amie Armageddon. Hard to describe this one, it sounds like a great pop-song you'd hear on the radio or as the theme song to a big budget movie. Echoing tonal vocals, evocative, layered, sounds… It sets a scene and then expands upon it. Just a really lovely piece of electronica. Topics and shownotes Links Featured comic: Amie Armageddon - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/may/23/featured-comic-amie-armageddon/ Featured music: Amie Armageddon - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Amie_Armageddon/ - by Machineheadstudio, rated T. Special thanks to: Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com Tantz Aerine - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/ Ozoneocean - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean Banes - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/ VIDEO exclusive! Become a subscriber on the $5 level and up to see our weekly Patreon video and get our advertising perks! - https://www.patreon.com/DrunkDuck Even at $1 you get your name with a link on the front page and a mention in the weekend newsposts! Join us on Discord - https://discordapp.com/invite/7NpJ8GS

Baseball HQ Radio
BaseballHQ Radio, May 27, 2022

Baseball HQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022


2022-05-27 Show No. 20 is a Friday Full Edition, featuring an interview with Gene McCaffrey, the Wise Guy of fantasy baseball, of The Athletic, discussing Julio Rodriguez vs. Mike Trout, the early days of experts' leagues, assessing our fantasy teams and individual players now that we're one-quarter of the way into the season, arriving prospects, and his Boons and Banes ... also NL news with Harold Nichols and AL News with Ray Murphy ... Plus BaseballHQ analyst Alex Beckey has his Frequent Flyer commentary and BaseballHQ Radio host Patrick Davitt has his Extra Innings comment ... Runs 2:32:50

The High Value Cheat Code
The Next Shiba Millionaire? (with Banes 2X) - The High Value Cheat Code EP. 28

The High Value Cheat Code

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 70:29


This is Episode 28 of the High Value Cheat Code. New episodes coming soon. Stay tuned.

Baseball HQ Radio
BaseballHQ Radio, May 21, 2022

Baseball HQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022


2022-05-21 Show No. 19 is a Friday Full Edition, featuring an interview with Carlos Marcano of from PitcherList and Baseball Prospectus, discussing two-start pitchers, roster construction, the real influence of pitch velocity, and his Boons and Banes... also NL and AL News with Ray Murphy ... Plus BaseballHQ analyst Alex Beckey has his Frequent Flyer commentary ... Runs 2:26:05

Baseball HQ Radio
BaseballHQ Radio, May 13, 2022

Baseball HQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022


2022-05-13 Show No. 18 is a Friday Full Edition, featuring two expert interviews: Tanner Smith, the Arsenal Report columnist at BaseballHQ, discusses pitcher deception, using advanced pitching data, pitch labelling, the breakout of Shane McLanahan, the current state of sticky stuff and spin, and world-class competitive cup-stacking, and his Boons and Banes... and Todd Zola, the king of fantasy sports media, talks about the physics of the 2022 baseball and when is the right time to start thinking and talking trades ... also NL and AL news with Harold Nichols ... Plus BaseballHQ analyst Alex Beckey has his Frequent Flyer commentary and BaseballHQ Radio host Patrick Davitt has his Extra Innings comment ... Runs 2:45:00

The QuackCast
QUACKCAST 582 - Time travel

The QuackCast

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 52:25


Let's go forward in time to the past so we can get back to the future and kill our grandfather and be our own ancestor while we step on a bug and change the course of evolution 200 million years in the future and doom the Morlocks to a date with Doctor Who, while Bill and Ted drive a Delorean in the Old West and save Fry's dog as it waits out the front of the Pizza place… Time travel is fun to talk about, but it's easy to mess up because paradoxes in plots pop up all over the place as timelines intersect and cross over and over, getting tangled and logically prevent events that have already happened from happening! Here we chat about some of that as well as our fave time travel stories, like Dr Who, Bill and Ted, The Tomorrow People, Playing Beati Bow, Back to the Future, The Time Machine, A Connecticut Yankee in the Court of King Arthur, Army of Darkness, Outlander etc. Examples abound! Time travel stories can allow us as an audience to visit a distant time with ourselves looking at the future or past through the eyes of the time traveller, or their naive helper like Marty from Back to the Future or one of Dr Who's companions. They can give us outlandish adventures or bizarre and complex mysteries that make the most of the time paradoxes. Time travel is fantasy fiction for us because we can only go forwards at the same rate… but it exists in physics as a logical theory and paradoxes can be overcome in specific ways, so it's a possibility, just one that no one can work out how to usefully achieve. Which is why we have stories! So what are YOUR fave time travel stories and why? This week Gunwallace has given us something different! Rat Test Blues - Gunwallace doing his own thing here! The dangers and worries of CoVid-19 are universal, and New Zealand is no exception. Here Mr Gunwallace gives voice to his and all our apprehensions when faced with a malady when there's a pandemic about… “Do I have Covid or just a cold?” Only the Rapid Antigen Test can say for sure. Awesome blues number, that guitar roars and sings and Gunwallace's vocals are perfect. Topics and shownotes Links Featured comic: Sad W - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/may/03/featured-comic-sad-w/ Special thanks to: Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com Tantz Aerine - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/ Ozoneocean - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean Banes - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/ PitFace - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/ Banes - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/ Kawaiidaigakusei - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei/ VIDEO exclusive! Become a subscriber on the $5 level and up to see our weekly Patreon video and get our advertising perks! - https://www.patreon.com/DrunkDuck Even at $1 you get your name with a link on the front page and a mention in the weekend newsposts! Join us on Discord - https://discordapp.com/invite/7NpJ8GS

Baseball HQ Radio
BaseballHQ Radio, May 06, 2022

Baseball HQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022


2022-05-06 Show No. 17 is a Friday Full Edition, featuring an interview with Steve Gardner of USA Today, discussing some pre-season bold predictions, what to make of standout starts by some hitters and pitchers, and his Boons and Banes ... Also NL news with Matt Beagle and AL News with Ray Murphy ... Plus BaseballHQ analyst Alex Beckey has his Frequent Flyer commentary and BaseballHQ Radio host Patrick Davitt has his Extra Innings comment ... Runs 2:42:50

The QuackCast
QUACKCAST 581 - David's always right

The QuackCast

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 60:25


David's always right - Introducing Hpkomic! Hpkomic has been with DD since the earliest days, he's a comic artist, writer, English teacher, and podcaster. He even participated in the second comicbook challenge that Platinum held way back in the day when they controlled DD, and came second! He was part of many community events, like the Drunk Duck Civil War (the DD answer to the comic book Marvel Civil War) and DD VS Comic Genesis, which was the DC Vs Marvel of Webcomics! In fact he has the oldest post on this version of the DD forums! After the site was fully deleted at the end of 2005, he was the first person back who commented with an offer of help to get things back online again. Bonus points if you can find it. He's spent some time away but he's resurfaced again to actively participate once more and lend his experience and help with a newspost every second Friday. I will continue to do the Fashion Spotlight, but Hpkomic will alternate newspost with me to lighten my workload and provide variety. In his time away from DD, HP broadened his interests into podcasting, doing the Chucky based “Kid's Stuff”, the supernatural focused “Supernatural Selection”, and writing for “Haunted MTL”, a Canadian horror website. So have a listen to this amiable and intelligent fellow regale us with his brilliance! This week Gunwallace gave us a musical theme to Ghost Network - Xylophone bones, tapping a happy tune on dried out ribs…grinding into a veil of deep red, steaming and chugging through into a cloud of mystery. This is a jaunty ditty crossed with a dark, heavy electronic piece for a very unusual mix. Topics and shownotes Links HPKomic's links and links mentioned: It came from the fridge - Hpkomic's start at drawing digitaly - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Warped_Archive/4889607/ Galactic Hub Serreven - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Galactic_Hub_Serreven/4958715/ Cosmic Dash -https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Cosmic_Dash/ RGBots - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/RGBots/ Supernatural selection - Supernaturalselectionpod.com Dragoneers -hogan crossovers http://crossovers.dragoneers.com/ Featured comic: Succubus - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/apr/25/featured-comic-succubus/ Featured music: Ghost Network - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Ghost_Network/ - by Ohnomelon, rated T. Special thanks to: Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com Tantz Aerine - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/ Ozoneocean - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean Banes - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/ Hpkomic - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/hpkomic/ VIDEO exclusive! Become a subscriber on the $5 level and up to see our weekly Patreon video and get our advertising perks! - https://www.patreon.com/DrunkDuck Even at $1 you get your name with a link on the front page and a mention in the weekend newsposts! Join us on Discord - https://discordapp.com/invite/7NpJ8GS

Baseball HQ Radio
BaseballHQ Radio, April 29, 2022

Baseball HQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022


2022-04-29 Show No. 16 is a Friday Full Edition, featuring an interview with Derek Carty of The Bat and BatX projections systems, discussing revisiting some of his research findings from ten years ago, the power outage in MLB so far this season, the future of research in baseball and fantasy baseball, and his Boons and Banes... also NL news with Ray Murphy and AL News with Ray Murphy ... Plus BaseballHQ analyst Alex Beckey has his Frequent Flyer commentary and BaseballHQ Radio host Patrick Davitt has his Extra Innings comment ... Runs 2:40:10

The QuackCast
QUACKCAST 580 - Fantasy worlds crossing over

The QuackCast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 48:15


The full team is assembled yet again! Tantz came up with the idea of having a look at fantasy worlds in fiction that have strong ties with the “real world” and how they function together. Her main example was the world of Harry Potter which has many strong connections to the real world and yet manages to stay very well hidden, which stretches plausibility a bit. The World of Casandra Clare's Mortal Instruments is similar in that regard, it's deeply tied to the mundane world and yet it stays hidden from it to a degree that isn't really possible. There are many other fantasy worlds where the connections with the real world are much more limited and that makes their hidden nature more plausible, i.e. Oz, Neverland, Narnia, Xanth, Wonderland… This was a fun topic to chat about! We covered a lot of ground. We even touched on the world of Hellraiser as a hidden fantasyland. To make your hidden world more believable, don't make it so that there are heaps of people who experience it all the time or have it constantly influence the real world because asking people to accept that no one knows about it is a bit silly. This week Gunwallace gave us a musical theme to COLD-BLOODED - Coils and coils of slithering intrigue, smooth scales kletter over dry sands, a powerful, muscular form wriggles through the shimmering desert heat towards the nuclear furnace of the hot, yellow sun. Heavy, synth, rhythmic sounds. Topics and shownotes Links Tantz's newspost about Fantasy worlds - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/apr/22/the-problem-with-magic-worlds/ Featured comic: Up the Pyramid - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/apr/19/featured-comic-up-the-pyramid/ Featured music: COLD-BLOODED - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/COLD-BLOODED/ - by Perrys_Hotter, rated T. Special thanks to: Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com Tantz Aerine - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/ Ozoneocean - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean PitFace - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/ Banes - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/ Kawaiidaigakusei - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei/ VIDEO exclusive! Become a subscriber on the $5 level and up to see our weekly Patreon video and get our advertising perks! - https://www.patreon.com/DrunkDuck Even at $1 you get your name with a link on the front page and a mention in the weekend newsposts! Join us on Discord - https://discordapp.com/invite/7NpJ8GS

Baseball HQ Radio
BaseballHQ Radio, April 22, 2022

Baseball HQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022


2022-04-22 Show No. 15 is a Friday Full Edition, featuring an interview with Mike Gianella of Baseball Prospectus, discussing surprising starts by star players, baseball media coverage, FAABing in experts leagues, and his Boons and Banes... also NL news with Harold Nichols and AL News with Matt Beagle ... Plus BaseballHQ analyst Alex Beckey has his Frequent Flyer commentary and BaseballHQ Radio host Patrick Davitt has his Extra Innings comment ... Runs 2:22:15

New Meta: DotA 2 Podcast
#178 - Lanes Gains Brains for Banes?

New Meta: DotA 2 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 57:44


How to approach the midgame as a support? Should I take the free lane creeps dying under tower? Should I always be with my position 4 and 3? Should I stack? We discuss this and more!

Baseball HQ Radio
BaseballHQ Radio, March 29, 2022

Baseball HQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022


2022-03-29 Show No. 11 of 2021 is a Tuesday Tout Edition, featuring an expert interview with Peter Kreutzer, of Pattonand Co.com, the AskRotoman blog, Tout Wars and the annual Fantasy Baseball Guide magazine, discussing how to manage keeper leagues and their owners, his Tout Wars NL-only auction, and his Boons and Banes ... Runs 1:33:30

Baseball HQ Radio
BaseballHQ Radio, March 25, 2022

Baseball HQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022


2022-03-25 Show No. 10 is a Friday Full Edition, featuring an interview with Doug Dennis of bullpens columnist at BaseballHQ.com, discussing the closer situations in all 30 MLB bullpens, an unorthodox league he recently drafted, an unorthodox strategy in a normal league he recently drafted, and his Boons and Banes ... Also NL news with Harold Nichols and AL News with Ray Murphy ... Plus BaseballHQ analyst Alex Beckey has his Frequent Flyer commentary and BaseballHQ Radio host Patrick Davitt has his Extra Innings comment ... Runs 2:13:15

Baseball HQ Radio
BaseballHQ Radio, March 22, 2022

Baseball HQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022


2022-03-22 Show No. 9 is a Friday Full Edition, featuring an interview with Todd Zola of Mastersball, RotoWire, SiriusXM, and many others, discussing issuing a mea culpa, his drafts, Tout Wars Weekend, player moves, and his Boons and Banes... Runs 1:38:30

Baseball HQ Radio
BaseballHQ Radio, March 18, 2022

Baseball HQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022


2022-03-18 Show No. 8 is a Friday Full Edition, featuring an interview with Scott Pianowski of Yahoo! Sports, discussing the Salvador Perez problem, being selected for the Fantasy Sportswriters Hall of Fame, OF values, player signings and trades, and a jumbo-sized set of Boons and Banes ... Also NL news with Harold Nichols and AL News with Ray Murphy ... Plus BaseballHQ Radio host Patrick Davitt has his Extra Innings comment ... Runs 2:12:05

Baseball HQ Radio
BaseballHQ Radio, March 15, 2022

Baseball HQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022


2022-03-15 Show No. 7 is a Tuesday Tout Edition, featuring an interview with Jeff Erickson of RotoWire and SiriusXM fantasy sports radio, discussing the new CBA and its effects on fantasy baseball ... His dozen or more drafts this season ... How Tout Wars changes its rules ... And comments on player moves including Nelson Cruz, Clayton Kershaw and Carlos Rodon, and his Boons and Banes ... Runs 1:15:20

Baseball HQ Radio
BaseballHQ Radio, March 11, 2022

Baseball HQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022


2022-03-11 Show No. 6 is a Friday Expert Edition, featuring an interview with Ariel Cohen of Rotographs, RotoBallers, the Sleeper and the Bust podcast, and the ATC projections system, discussing the variations in player projections ... his early drafts ... the Data of Baseball and the effect of machine learning on fun ... his discussion with Brian Bannister, the Giants' director of pitching ... and his Boons and Banes for the quickly arriving 2022 season... Runs 1:32:45