Let’s talk about villains. I’m not talking about the Empire. I’m talking about Darth Vader. Because the Empire wasn’t the real bad guy in Star Wars. They were just window dressing for the real thing. Vader. A very bad man with a seed of good in him. A conflict we can all relate to. The… Read More »Villains: The Real Issues
Villains. The necessary evil of any story. Yet I find so many tropes in villainy that really, really irritate me. So I decided to do a top ten break down. “Because he’s Evil,” is not a motivation. I promise, it’s not. Think of the greatest evil in the history of this world. Who comes to… Read More »Villains Top Ten: What NOT to do.
Before we begin, I must thank a few people. First, Sharon Hughson for her comment that I am, indeed, a writer who “likes to do the math.” I love to do math, at least when it applies to vital pieces of my life. From finances to science, I have an obsession with research. I freely… Read More »Why Can’t I Marry A Human, Mom? Genetics in Fantasy and Science Fiction