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 - http://theduckwebcomics.com/Thats_the_Way_They_Do_It__by_John_Cote/From the news post:- http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2014/may/05/lets-talk-about-villains/Featuring contributions from:Bravo1102 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/bravo1102/Ayesinback - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ayesinback/Kimluster - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/KimLuster/Meemjar - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/meemjar/Abt Nihil - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Abt_Nihil/Inappropriate Irving theme by Gunwallace the musician!Inappropriate Irving link: - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Inappropriate_Irving/
Gunwallace the composer - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Gunwallace/Special thanks to:My Co-hostess with the mostest Kawaiidaigakusei - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei/My Co-host with the toast Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/Movies mentioned:Chico and Rita - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1235830/American Pop link - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Pop