Vaal returns to the villain well to talk about the bad guys, both real and unreal and what makes them tick. Also, there are videos of villain songs because there need to be those.
Vaal channels his weekend in exile into something (kind of) useful.
Vaal adds to his list of things novice writers should avoid and explanations about why they do those things in the first place. Plus, check out the Rune Breaker book trailer right here.
Vaal vents his rage gland about the worst book he’s read all year into a constructive talk on the problems presented when a writer gets tunnel vision when it comes to originality. As usual, this somehow involved clips of parkour and cartoons. At this point, you probably aren’t surprised.
Vaal Looks at the impact of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Modern heroines and some of the tropes and pitfalls there they can be improved upon.
Vaal’s exploration into the Superhero genre continues with a little nostalgia, a little history and a Proto-Batman!
Vaal discusses the roles villains play with his usual grace and subtlety: breaking spines, hurling pipes through mens’ chests, and destroying solar systems. Continue reading
Vaal discusses the pitfalls of wiring romance using videos of explosions and a confession of his mixed feelings toward Clair Huxtable. Continue reading
The final installment of Making the the Rules where Vaal teaches you how to totally ignore everything he talked about before. Continue reading
Growing up, I was never a fan of ‘chase’ cartoons. You know the ones where one character is coming after the other, who then brings down all manner of comedic punishment upon them? They’re classics, I know, but they weren’t really my thing, mostly because the object of the chase, usually Jerry of Tom and Jerry, or Tweety Pie, were vile, scabrous monsters from the deepest, most bile filled depths of hell.
Really, someone please explain to me why, oh why we’re supposed to root for Jerry, who more often than not has broken into Tom’s (or his owners’) house and is stealing their food? How is Tom the bad guy for doing his duty as a cat and repelling rodent aggressors with not even a thanks and a bowl of cream?
I am so confident that Jerry is universally awful, I’m just linking a short at random to prove my point:
But I digress. Droopy got a pass because of the wolf’s wild takes, Pepe LePew gets the same because he wasn’t trying to hurt anybody, he was just in love and socially stupid (also, he stank). But your typical chase, even some Bugs Bunny classics just never … Continue reading