Determining Villainy

legionWhat makes a villain a villain? Do they have to throw kittens from a balcony? Does a villain have to be a loner vampire type or command an army of undead? Do they need to stand in the way of two star crossed lovers or simply have opinions that oppose oneself or a predetermined hero? The latest episode of Supernatural has brought me to this question along with some personal experiences. I decided to do some research to get a more accurate answer. I started by … Keep reading…

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Character Names

Careful

Due to some of my daily experiences (A.K.A. life), it occurred to me that I should probably keep a list of character names, good and bad, that I associate with certain archetypes. For instance, ‘Ragan’ wouldn’t necessarily be a name for a bad guy or evil doer, but I would definitely lump it in with arrogant asshole (I apologize to bearers of the name who are not assholes, but my experiences have given me a different perspective of the title). Keep an eye on this post … Keep reading…

Learning My Calling

I’ve recently been drafting my outline for “Lost State of the Union” and it is so absolutely wonderful that I don’t think I could bare breaking it down into roughly 10-15 pieces of flash fiction. I apologize if anyone was looking forward to this series of short stories, but I believe justice is better served in its entirety instead of small pieces. On the brighter side, school is coming along very well, and I’m only a few months away from obtaining my bachelors. Yay!

This month I’m taking a class on storyboarding, animation, and comic writing. It’s really exciting and I get to … Keep reading…