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Anime Archetypes: The Companions of the Hero
Companions develop a bond with the main character and ultimately encourage and receive a transformation of characteristics and skills. They are meant to inspire or inform the main character as they ex...
Anime Archetypes: How to Make A Yandere
She’s beauty, she’s grace, she’ll rip off your face, then wear it as a token of her love for you. That’s cute, but you’re going to have to do more than that to create an engaging yandere for your stor...
Jonathan Sim3 months ago
The Perfect Order to Watch the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Movies
Man, I just watched Infinity War and that ending blew my mind. Easily in my top three Marvel movies. That was just—WOW. Anyways, many months ago, I wrote an article called, "How You Should Show Your F...
Shaun Carr4 months ago
7 Tips on How to WIN the Hamilton Lottery
The notification came through while I was at work, checking my phone in the downstairs stockroom (when really I should have been out on the shop floor serving the next customer). "WINNER!" It read. "C...
Courtney Locantro4 months ago
How to Successfully Mourn a Fictional Character...
I could take you through the seven stages of grief, or quote other articles detailing how to appropriately recover from the death of your beloved character; but you've heard those silly notations befo...
Anime Archetypes: How to Create the Tsundere
The Masters of Passive-Aggression Tsundere characters pack a punch when they’re introduced in the story. They are the kings and queens of passive-aggressive behavior, and are often misjudged because o...
Anime Archetypes - How to Create the Shounen Hero
In the world of Shounen, who do you think of? When you think about heroes in the world of Shounen, you probably think of these guys: Naruto Uzumaki, Son Goku, Monkey D. Luffy, and Ichigo Kurosaki. The...
Jessica Tanner5 months ago
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Samuel Allen6 months ago
How To Start Writing Fantasy
So you want to start writing fantasy. That's cool, I envy you, for starting out is often the most exhilarating part of creating and inhabiting your own world. Whether you're writing for a novel you pl...
Andrea Dawson7 months ago
How To Set Up the Perfect Home Geek Movie Night
Geeks and other similar groups have been pushed to the side for some time, but that is no longer the case. Geek culture is now at the forefront of pop culture, making it a great time to be a fan of ev...
James Lyalla year ago
Filmmaking Advice From a Non-Professional
I'm a young filmmaker/photographer and I aim to, one day, make a living from doing what I love, but I'm not quite there yet. I started making "films" about four years ago—of a very low production valu...
Karina Thyraa year ago
An Average Moviegoer's Guide to Enjoying a Film
Watching movies and anything bright, beautiful, and smart TV programs (that doesn't talk down) while growing up, gives me the greatest aesthetic pleasure that I can literally watch TV all day, regardl...
Sarah Martina year ago
Comedy Open Mic Formats & Etiquette
When you are new to comedy it can be a lot of information to take in and a ton of absolute hot garbage advice will be given so freely. I'm writing these articles in an attempt to help a new aspiring c...
Sarah Martina year ago
I Want to Try Stand-Up Where Do I Start?
There's a million reasons why people want to start doing comedy, and it's hard to figure out where to begin. Big names like Kevin Hart and Sarah Silverman didn't just instantly sell out shows, they we...
Nathan Millera year ago
Film Writing
We all love watching movies. We pay to go see them in theaters, buy the DVDs and Blu-rays of them, they are a good excuse to sit back, eat popcorn, and relax. But have you ever tried writing the scrip...
Creating Fantasy Races
Race Creation Guide Alternate name: The Even-I-Can-Create-Unique-And-Different-Races-And-Cultures-Guidelines These guidelines are for those who believe that they can’t make something new or unique for...
Annie Kapura year ago
The Filmmaker's Guide to Understanding Lovecraftian Horror
(This article is intended to teach and therefore, if you want to get the most out of the experience I would suggest reading some of the works of H.P. Lovecraft in preparation for what follows. Most im...
Things to Say When People 'Hate' Reading
From books comes films, games and TV series... When someone drops the bombshell that they 'hate' reading or think reading is 'stupid', this is always the first thing I reply with. Lord of the Rings, H...