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A Villain Today

“People never change,” the common belief goes.  But many people are trying each and every day to do better.  Sometimes, even though they’re trying,  they don’t make any real progress for a long time,  just thinking over and over every … Continue reading

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“It’s fine. They’re evil!” /Wink

A close parallel to the topic of whether or not villains do evil/bad/unsanitary/unhealthy practices because they’re evil is whether evil/bad/unsanitary/unhealthy and here I’ll add /edgy practices are performed because there is a villain. What I mean is easily encapsulated by … Continue reading

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A Cat’s Quest

NO. DEVELOP YOUR CURSING VILLAINS PROPERLY. Actually this is pretty unfair to Drakoth (that villain cat there). I liked the main story of A Cat’s Quest, and Drakoth was developed decently and not horrendously generic, even if he put up … Continue reading

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Dynamic Villains

I was working on a post about writing dynamic villains, but I’m pretty unhappy with it right now – then a friend tagged me on facebook with the following meme: I think this is a fantastic prompt. I mean, it … Continue reading

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Do Babies Dream of Milkless Sheep?

Sometimes when a baby is sleeping, they pull this fantastically upset face like they’re going to start bawling, and might make a noise. Then their face fades to neutral cute sleeping baby and they might take a shudder breath before … Continue reading

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Integrity

Integrity is a virtue, and thus is oft scarce in villainous circles, which drives me nuts because it seems like the reason it’s scarce is merely just because it’s a virtue. A primary example is in whether or not a … Continue reading

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#NotAllTricksters

You know what’s common? Fighting the powers of Chaos – which appear to just about always be synonymous with Evil. I have a problem with that. The problem is that evil and chaos are not the same thing, and that … Continue reading

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Shapeshifters and Possession.

You know what I’ve seen a time or two? Or five? Or a million times, perhaps? When you have a person who is a good guy but then it turns out HE’S NOT A GOOD GUY! but then actually he … Continue reading

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Heroic Relationships

Provided your story’s protagonist is also the hero, the only screentime your villain will score is time that is crucial for your hero’s story, whether it’s an interaction with the hero, a Meanwhile…, news of the villain, or something else … Continue reading

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Why “Hope” Is the Worst Answer Ever

When The Hunger Games – the movie – was coming out, my husband and I scrambled to read the book beforehand. so it was very fresh in my head when we saw the movie with my family. In the movie, … Continue reading

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