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Sacrificing Beauty

Hello, readers. Rii’s husband here again. Today I want to talk a little bit about Frozen. Specifically, I want to talk about one song in particular: Do You Want to Build a Snowman? If you need a refresher, here’s the … Continue reading

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In Memorium

So it’s Memorial Day. Seeing as how an artist should be able to draw inspiration from their surroundings, and seeing how one of the biggest problems with villains is that they tend to be some sort of essence of evil … Continue reading

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Death Note

Death Note is an interesting story if for no other reason than that the protagonist is a villain. I mean I guess you could argue that, and in a small way that’s the whole point, but I believe Light Yagami is … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary!

According to WordPress, it’s been one year since I started the blog. It’s been fun to see which posts are most popular – very often posts I’ve made about female villains! Though really, there’s not necessarily much to say about … Continue reading

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Boo Frickin’ Hoo: The Sob Story

Why would anyone ever do what is evil? That’s the question that makes villains interesting, isn’t it? For some of us, answering this question goes the route of behaviorism: something must have made them that way. No one is just … Continue reading

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A Writing Exercise: Freaky Friday

Hey, how many of you guys ever watched Spongebob? I’m a 90s kid so I did. Actually there are a lot of 90s shows I missed for reasons so that doesn’t actually necessarily mean anything but I digress. I assume … Continue reading

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The Right Attitude for Villains

Back when I was single and had roommates – three, different ones each year! – one of them very politely let me tell her stories. ALL THE STORIES. She let me read her a story I’d written, the whole thing, … Continue reading

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Unstable Villains

So, Antman. I liked the movie, and it made me want to write about unstable villains because the movie’s main villain was unstable, and he was well done. (Incidentally, this is one case where a supervillain caused a super hero.) … Continue reading

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Little Epic Fights

Hey, minions! Last post about fighting today – yesterday was group fighting and Monday was general advice. If you missed Monday’s post, most of the good stuff was there. Also I’m sorry it’s late – I’ve been pretty seriously (mentally) … Continue reading

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Big Epic Fights

Hi minions – three part post this week and it’s all about writing fight scenes. Yesterday was general advice, today is on group fights. Group fights are a whole different bucket of fish than a one-on-one fight, especially in fights where … Continue reading

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