Friday, May 15, 2020

sometimes it takes more than stakes and silver bullets

One of the most uplifting things about growing up goth and being interested in dark-sided things is that you come across unconventional inspirations.  They can reshape how you view the world and what sort of approaches you take as you navigate through it.

We love villains.  Love them.

What I loved (and still love) about those warlocks, witches, undead counts, etc., etc. is that they know when to lay dormant and then....they know when to resurrect themselves, coming back stronger and more vicious than ever.  I always found that to be extremely admirable.  They reclaim their fortresses, sharpen their daggers, toss a few nauseatingly virtuous bores out of windows, etc., those sorts of things.

Maybe cozy hashtags and cutesy meme quotes work for you but they've never worked for me.  When I'm feeling down, I think about Darth Vader, Caligula, Snow White's Evil Stepmother, Fiona Goode, and all the roles played by Christopher Lee.

What would they do?  How would they handle situations?

The best villains are always dedicated to dragging themselves out of Hell, smoldering, bloodthirsty, ready, and willing to beat some ass.  As a matter of fact, that's their job.

If that isn't inspirational, then I don't know what is.

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