Tue, 5 September 2023
We're chatting about a couple of things today: the DD 2023 Awards which are in their completion faze now, and "strong" characters of any gender.
Some people mistakenly think that so called "male" traits make a character strong: physical strength, anger, power, leadership, height, muscles, meanness etc not realising that none of these are male traits, they're JUST traits. The masculinity or femininity we assign them is all cultural. By combining a lot of these traits you often just end up making an unlikable dickhead. Character strength has more to do with how well realised the character is, how well they fit into their world, the effect they have on other characters, weather they're "active" or "passive" in a story.
It's a complex subject and we go much deeper into it during the cast! How do you write "strong" characters?
This week Gunwallace has given us a theme inspired by Boxdog - A contemplative, reflective, serious piano driven intro leads into a happy, pleasant pop-song, first as drums and a bass take over, then the process completes as lead duties are handed off to an electric guitar and the tune fully opens up!
Direct download: Quackcast_651_-_Strong_characters_of_any_gender_and_DD_awards_stuff.mp3
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