Happy E Day! And in keeping with my villains and/or settings from A-Z, today I give one of the most unique and fascinating settings of all ...
You're like, really? Unique? Well, oblige me if you will ...
Obviously our home planet is the setting for myriad stories, but since we know it so well, there's so much we can do with it. Dystopic stories may be on the decline, but that doesn't mean you can't get creative with Mother Earth and give her your own spin.
Think of the Earth in stories like The Terminator and The Matrix. Industrialized and controlled by machines. Or primitive stories where the Earth is unspoilt, and primitive people live in caves like The Clan of the Cave Bear.
So many things we can do to make the Earth a more interesting setting for our stories. I mentioned yesterday I've gleaned much inspiration from watching nature documentaries--my personal favorites are the BBC Planet Earth and Africa series, as well the Lost People series. Our own world is so spellbinding in every way--it offers plenty of fodder for our worldbuilding of other settings, even other planets.
And now for my E villain:
The Emperor from Star Wars
I always found this guy way more sinister than old Darth. Ruthless and cruel, with a creep-tastic face to match, the former Chancellor Palpatine manipulated everyone in his path as he rose to power. Of course it didn't help he was adept with the Force. Turning people to the Dark Side was his specialty and poor misguided Anakin Skywalker fell for it. The Emperor made Darth Vader his heir to the Galactic Empire, then kicked him to the curb in hopes Luke would take the reins and continue the rule as part of the Dark Side. What the ...? Such a creep, with that villainous voice to match.
When it comes to villains, this guy is hard to top.
Hope you enjoyed my E post today. See you tomorrow for F, and then back on Monday for G. Can you guess what villains I have in store??? Muhahahahahahaha .....
How about you? Any fave E settings or villains? Any guesses what my next few letter posts will be? Have an excellent weekend!