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A Question About Villians posted 12 August 2005 in Author Q & AA Question About Villians by BankytheHack, Commoner

Scott,

I've asked you before about how you approach the villians in PoN, but I believe in my haste to get a question posted I didn't really think it out fully. Anyhow...one of the many things that impressed me about your writing is how your villians are visualized and/or used in the story. Nearly all fantasy out there today has a main villian who ends up more like a villian of the week from "Beastmaster" the televison series, and for me this type of characterization is frustrating. My question is this: did you start out with a specific model for how you wanted the villians (bad guys, evil people, etc.) to emerge throughout the story or did it happen completely by accident? I've mentioned before that the No-God reminds me of how Tolkien wrote Morgoth or Sauron. view post


A Question About Villians posted 12 October 2005 in Author Q & AA Question About Villians by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

I actually put quite a bit of thought into my villains, and what, given that villainy occupies a corner of every heart, could make them stand out. It wasn't so much a 'model' I had in my mind as a narrative goal - I wanted the buggers to be offside in genuinely creepy and - in the case of the No-God - awe-inspiring ways. That was what I was aiming for, anyway. view post


A Question About Villians posted 13 October 2005 in Author Q & AA Question About Villians by Lucimay, Subdidact

I actually put quite a bit of thought into my villains


apparent! they all have SOME unique THING that makes you want to hear them say more. (does that make sense?) they are revelatory types hell-bent on SHOWing the reader who they are. i gotta tell you...that black "seed" really got me!!! <!-- s:shock: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_eek.gif" alt=":shock:" title="Shocked" /><!-- s:shock: --> <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> view post


A Question About Villians posted 19 October 2005 in Author Q &amp; AA Question About Villians by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

I always duck when I reread that scene... <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> view post


A Question About Villians posted 19 October 2005 in Author Q &amp; AA Question About Villians by Lucimay, Subdidact

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