Tag Archives: evil

What is the Superhero Paradox?

I’ve actually thought of this issue a lot since my teenage years, but I never knew there was a term for it until now.  It may be nuanced, but the gist is: Superhero Paradox–  Superheroes try to make the world … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 31 Comments

Questions 3: I’M EVIL!!!!

I was going to do a big post about this topic, but I realized that this could be one that differs from person to person.  So, it’s best for me to start with myself and then open up the floor.  … Continue reading

Posted in Questions 3 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

The Ladies of Lust and Lavishness: Desirae Duvall and Chastity Sullivan

Think there’s already a lot to unpack with this post.  I don’t have a great explanation for that title, but it sounded good.  Chastity and Desirae aren’t the types to throw down like the superheroes above.  So, why did I … Continue reading

Posted in War of Nytefall | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

7 Tips to Using Curses in Fiction: Eye of Newt Can Expire

Curses can have a lot of pitfalls when you use them.  Have they been done already and in the same fashion?  Do they have a purpose in the story beyond window dressing or a comical reaction?  Is it really a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Curses! Not the Censored Kind

I don’t think I’ve touched on this topic outside of a casual mention, so I’m going to attempt to go below the surface.  Curses show up in a lot of genres even when magic isn’t a main component.  Some are … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Revisiting the Concept of True Villains

I wanted to talk about true villains again.  Yet, I noticed I did it once . . . twice . . . kind of a third . . .  and I’m sure those aren’t the only ones.  I seem to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 19 Comments

Thoughts on Villain Team-Ups: Is It a Limited Tactic?

Villains teaming up is a classic twist to a series.  You have two established characters who don’t necessarily share a common enemy.  Yet, they work together for the same goal, which causes the heroes to do the same.  It happens … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Do Rulers in Fantasy Need to be Evil or Inept?

I’m not sure where this idea came from, but I’ve seen a lot of people run with it and claim that it’s how the genre works.  You have a ruler, but he/she/it is either a villain or so inept that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Legends Revisited: Baron Arthuru Kernaghan the Forgotten Warlord #fantasy #adventure

While he didn’t show up a lot, the Legends of Windemere wouldn’t have gone anywhere without Baron Arthuru Kernaghan.  He typically only appeared in prologues with a few mid-book scenes until I reached the 12th book.  Even then, he only got a … Continue reading

Posted in Character Origins | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Teaser Tuesday: Greeting with Open Wings #fantasy #adventure

We got another one from Quest of the Brokenhearted and I went with this fun introduction.  Lacarsis was a monster-making playground for me and I needed to think of a great way to start the tournament.  For some reason, this scenario kept … Continue reading

Posted in Teaser Tuesday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments