There was a time not so long ago when I thought it would be safest to play both sides; have both heroes and villains behind me. So I wrote about Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero and I edited the combined works of many super villains in A Method to the Madness, A Guide to the Super Evil. Granted, the villain community didn’t give me much choice about the editing job.
Do any of you see the fatal flaw in that plan?
As you might guess, villains don’t like having the light of justice shone on them, so when Mik Murdoch put a post on this website calling the aforementioned baddies out, they were not thrilled. In fact, the villain known as Lord Aquarius took it upon himself to extricate myself and my family from our cozy home. We were taken to his secret underwater volcano lair where I was trussed up like a pig on a spit and placed over a magma flow.
It wasn’t quite how I had pictured my weekend (or, in fact, my entire week).
Fortunately for me, the knowledge I gained from putting A Method to the Madness, A Guide to the Super Evil together enabled me to overcome my captivity. Namely, I took advantage of the weaknesses inherent in most villain’s schemes.
I now realize the folly of my previous plan to play both sides. I have dedicated my life to the pursuit of good and I am under the protection of Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero. To that end, I encourage all of you heroes and hero-wanna-be’s to read A Method to the Madness, A Guide to the Super Evil and get insight into how villains work.
It could just save your life (or at the very least, minimize your suffering on a spit over liquid-hot magma).