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No Rest for the Wicked: Villains as Cornerstone Characters

Everyone loves a good villain. An interesting and engaging antagonist is vital to a successful story, be that a physical being or an ethereal idea. From psychopaths to masterminds to literal gods, some of these characters even get more fans than their corresponding heroes. And you have to admit, there's something weirdly satisfying about that.… Continue reading No Rest for the Wicked: Villains as Cornerstone Characters

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Good Words: Antiheroes & Antivillains

Antiheroes and Antivillains. One of these terms I'm sure you've heard before. We've discussed antiheroes many times in the podcasts and hangouts we've recorded over the years. But what about the other term, antivillains? Before this discussion, I had never come across the term "antivillain" before Evan brought it up for this discussion. It's a… Continue reading Good Words: Antiheroes & Antivillains

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Good Words: Heroes & Villains

This week on Good Words, Even and I discuss Heroes and Villains. These terms are used quite a bit when discussing literature and stories; we've discussed villains we hate to love and love to hate at great length in a recent hangout. Some examples from this episode include characters from Captain America: Civil War and… Continue reading Good Words: Heroes & Villains

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TGE Ep 5 – June 2016 LIVE Hangout

For our June LIVE Hangout, we talked about villains: the ones you love to hate and hate to love. What makes them relate-able or hate-able? Rhonda, Mark, Isabela, and I had a great time chatting about our favorite villains from movies, TV, books, and video games. We also had a wildcard category which Rhonda won… Continue reading TGE Ep 5 – June 2016 LIVE Hangout