You're probably feeling the same way with all this incessant blogging, but it's been so fun connecting with everyone.
And if you're sick of me, all I can say, is I'm sick of me too. Hee hee.
Alright let's get this party started. Vivacious letter V.
V is for
And I've been pushing them at you all week. What makes a good villain? We've seen they need purpose, sympathetic credibility, and to believe they're doing the right thing. Add in some troubled backgrounds to explain their villainy, and of course, throw in a side of charisma to keep them intriguing.
From what I've gathered from your comments, readers and movie-goers LOVE to HATE great villains. And I'm no different. Many of my favorite characters ARE villains. They're so much fun to live vicariously through.
Speaking of villainous V characters, here's one of my faves:
From Despicable Me, Vector ain't afraid to pull his squid guns on anyone. And he's willing to fight Gru til the end for the top villain spot. At my house, we very frequently call out,
"Squid launchers! Oh yeah!"
Vector fans unite!
Voldemort and the Volturi can take a backseat. Today's vector's day in the sun.
And your V setting of the day is
Europe has the best of them. This one here is in England. Just something about the small village life that makes a perfect story setting. What makes it even more enjoyable, is taking a village character and throwing him/her into a big city. Or vice versa. But in good storytelling, the story always begins in the main character's familiar world, before tossing them somewhere that, well, rocks their world.
I have a secret desire to take up home life in a quiet European village. England or France. Yep, I could do that quite easily.
And sharing two of the V pixies from Pixie Patrol today:
Voxy Venom, the resident smartass fairy.
Vellame Velour, our fairy fashionista.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have you enjoyed this month of villains? What makes a great villain in your eyes? Ever lived in a quaint village? Are you sick of me yet? Share, share, share ...