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Today's Topic – Humor in your fantasy world
An Orc walks into a bar. He reaches over the bar and grabs a keg of ale and starts to walk out. The bartender says, “Hey are you going to pay for that?” The orc says, “By my Axe.” The bartender responds, “Maybe after you pay for the Ale.” Now that you know for sure that I do not write humor. We can get started.
Humor is often thought of as the driver of comedies. It is important. However, that is not what we are talking about today. We are talking about today. We are talking about using humor to add tension in a story.
Now, we have all had a moment where we are watching a movie or reading a book and the drama or tension overwhelms us. We become numb to it. Join Michael and Jeffery as they look at ways to incorporate humor into your story to avoid falling into that trap.
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Podcast Show Flow
- Humor is not just for comedy
- Humor relieves stress and tension, in stories and in life
- Stories with no humor do not feel right to readers
- The Class clown
- Humor creates a psychological response
- Supporting the story
- The Jester Character from Shakespeare
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Nightmare on Elm Street
Freddy vs Jason
Monty Python’s Quest for the Holy Grail
White Wolf’s Werewolf the Apocalypse
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The Worldbuilding Task for the Day
Add humor to a dark or twisted tail you have written
The Real World task for the day
Egg Michael’s Car
Preventing a world apocalypse
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