This is the Beautycast. We decided to have a chat about beauty. What IS beauty? is it universal? I would contend that it's not and that's what we tended to agree in the Quackcast. Beauty is a highly relative concept dependent on many factors like symmetry, rarity, ethnicity, time, geographical area, economic conditions, exoticism, what you're used to, aspiration, age, clothes, hair, health, fashion etc. Add to the fact that it's not really just based on what a person looks like but what they look like in relation to others around them. There's also the much derided old aphorism that “beauty comes from the inside” or that it's based on personality. We discus the fact that this is surprisingly actually quite true! Personality, expression and the way a person conducts themselves hugely influences your perception of their beauty or lack of it. This was a very interesting and enlightening discussion. This week Gunwallce has given us the theme to Mercenary Bound: This one has a slightly disco, early 1980s feel to it. It pumps along with the nice easy pace of a trained fighter, with a hint of threat and a touch of danger, like the music to a level of a side scrolling beat-em-up videogame. —————————————————————————— Don't forget our campaign to give YOU comment and reply notifications so that you can see who has commented on your comic pages easily, you can respond to them right away, then they'll KNOW you replied and they can respond back and so on. But before we can do that we need to raise money via Indiegogo to pay for it. YOU will be helping to pay for a feature that you want. That's how the site works these days, it's our site: yours and mine. Topics and shownotes **Help add notifications for new comments!** Contribute here - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/drunk-duck-improvements-notifications-community-website/x/4410947#/ *Please* help us add this improvement to DD so you can get notifications for new comments and replies! Featured comic: Project Prince - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/dec/12/featured-comic-project-prince/ Special thanks to: Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com PitFace - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/ Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/ Kawaiidaigakusei - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei/ Tantz Aerine - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/ Ozoneocean - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean Featured music: Mercenary Bound - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Mercenary_Bound/, by Angelajal91, rated T.