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QUACKCAST 167 - Anatomy of a Villain

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 20, 2014


Today we talk about villians! Kawaiidaigakusei made a newspost about villains that generated quite a bit of interest so Banes and I had her on to chat about them and read out some of the things our community members had to say.
Kawaii can introduce the topic in her own words:
I used to take the side of the cheerful, positive, and heroic protagonist in films and comics when I was much younger. As I got older, I wised up to the idea that being a protagonist is relative to biases of the storyteller. Now I rewatch those same films with a renewed perspective of what constitutes “good” and “bad”. Lately, I have been finding that more and more, I am a fan of villains.
I believe the reason we are seasoned to differentiate heroes and villains at a young age is to train our super-ego about rules and societal expectations. It teaches every Goffus that they should aspire to be more like Gallant. But living a hero's lifestyle by-the-book can be as boring as vanilla. For the record, I love vanilla, it is GOOD, but it does not make it any less boring. Emulating the characteristics of a supervillain feeds our id. It just feels good to break the rules.
Give villains a chance. Afterall, without a villain, there would be no need for a hero.

Topics and Show Notes:

Featured comic:
That’s the Way They Do It -

From the news post:/

Featuring contributions from:
Bravo1102 -
Ayesinback -
Kimluster -
Meemjar -
Abt Nihil -

Inappropriate Irving theme by Gunwallace the musician!
Inappropriate Irving link -
Amazing musical composer Gunwallace -

Special thanks to:
My Co-hostess with the mostest Kawaiidaigakusei -
My Co-host with the toast Banes -

Movies mentioned:
Chico and Rita -
American Pop link -



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