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Author of the Bloodbound and Nicolas Lenoir novels. Holder of opinions.
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She’s not the toughest or the cruellest or even the most cunning, but it doesn’t matter. She’s something much more sinister: an evil bureaucrat. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at Pornokitsch
That's a good one for sure. So many gems to choose from, it's hard to have a favourite. He must be one of the most quotable characters ever.
I looked for a GIF for that, but alas. :)
If the Bible shows salvation being delivered in a barn, Deadwood gives us civilization birthed in horseshit, mud, and moral quagmire. Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Pornokitsch
Hi Talena, thanks for commenting! Fair point about Lewis inventing the cliche. I can't say I recall an older instance of a magic wand turning people into stone, specifically. But the lore about magic wands turning people into nasty things in general goes waaaaaay back. There's one in the Odyssey, if memory serves, that turns men into beasts. (Pigs, I think? Or was that just Willow?) And fairies have long been associated with wands possessing various transformative powers (which is probably where Disney got the fairy-godmother-wields-magic-wand idea). The best part about The Machine, though, is that it's entirely arbitrary. :) I haven't put Voldemort through it ... yet. But it so happens that I have a different Harry Potter villain on deck for the month after next... (cue mysterious music).
Jadis is a one-woman embodiment of the Bible’s Greatest Evil Hits. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Pornokitsch
That subtle sneer that says, I’m smarter than you and we both know it. Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at Pornokitsch
String uses mind over muscle (though for the record, Mr. Bell has very, very fine muscles). Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at Pornokitsch
Some great examples there. Others that occur to me are Al Swearengen from Deadwood, The Operative from Serenity, and even, dare I say it, Darth Vader. It's so much fun watching them do the right thing, especially when they team up with the hero, if only temporarily. I'm a sucker for that.
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2016 on Villain of the Month: Loki at Pornokitsch
He goes toe-to-toe with some of the MCU’s baddest baddies without batting an eye. And yes, it helps that he looks very pretty doing it. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2016 at Pornokitsch
Me too! We've got some great villains on deck...
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2016 on What makes a great villain? at Pornokitsch
I’ll be looking at a different villain each month, so if you’ve got a favourite baddie, let me know in the comments, and we’ll hook ‘em up. Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Pornokitsch
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