I'm so bad, it's good
Over at Biting-Edge world headquarters, along with selected miscreants at the League of Relunctant Adults
, we were kicking around a proposal for a workshop about villains and evil. Okay, we're supposed to be against the bad guys, but really, don't scoundrels make life interesting? It's the eternal struggle between good and evil, light and dark, plain versus crunchy. I mean, who cares about the suburban PTA mom? Unless she's a swinger bisexual serial killer and now you've got our attention.
So we've got to give the Devil his due. The measure of a hero is the villain he, or she, has to defeat. Second-rate villains breed second-rate heros. Nasty, super villains demand a real super hero. Batman doesn't waste his time with shoplifters. But there are complications. You want a great villain, he, or she, can't be one dimensional. After all, every villain is the hero of his story.
Tell us, what villains ring your chimes?
The Joker, Attila the Hun, Dick Cheney?
Catching those villains takes some brain power so check out real-life P.I. Colleen Collins-Kaufman and her thoughts on Guns, Gams, and Gumshoes.
Let's take time to give ex-cop and demon expert Diana Rowland her props at Bitten-by-Books
Lit Fest is going pedal-to-the-metal. Last Friday's salon featured screen writer Alexandre Pilippe and choreographer Garrett Ammon discussing My Obsession.
This Thursday I'll be joining authors Carleen Brice and Bill Henderson in our salon, In & Out of the Niche at the Wynkoop brewery
. Free. Plenty of booze available. (It is a brewery.)
This last weekend was one of the premier Denver art festivals, the Art Students League Show. Holly Buchan
showed off her awesome hat, and her delicious ceramic props.
Meanwhile, on the subject of villains and ne'er-do-wells, artist and provocateur Jennifer Mosquera
, staged her rogue show right next to the Arts Students League Show. Check out her new line of designer wear, Robots and Rockets ties.
Bad girl Jen gives an editorial comment about the fed's new ruling on
the dangers of tobacco.