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Questions for the Evil Super Villain

aMttM-aGttSE_finalThe Evil League has been busy lately, what with the capture of one of the editors and thwarting the plan’s of that Upstart Mik Murdoch and his so called hero friends. Luckily they have Alex The Evil 486 Beowulf Cluster that can deal with a lot of it.

Along with all of that going on, they have requested that we ask you, the super Villain Authors to answer a few questions about yourself so that we can let the public (who apparently want to know) a little more about you, before the book comes out.

With that in mind, we present the following video with the questions.

Just a quick Correction. The video says the release date is July 1 2013, it is actually June 1 2013. I am sure Mike and I will pay for that mistake, but really that is great news. That means pre-release copies will Most likely be available for Balticon.

I have been told that not having these questions anywhere but in the video was just a little too evil, so here are the interview questions. But really watch the video it is much more fun than reading the questions.

Remember to keep your answers clean as there are kids in the audience.

      1. When you go out for dinner and you order filet mignon how do you pronounce the second word. Does it sound French or could you be talking about a nicely cooked slice of one of your Henchmen?
      2. If you could have an evil lair any where in the world, without worrying about those pesky super heroes, where would it be and why?
      3. When building the “death traps” around your home, do you want to do be actual Death traps or just Wow that really really hurts a lot traps? Why?
      4. As an evil mad scientist / ruler of… What is your biggest fear? Does it involve the laser beam wearing shark in your “fish tank?”
      5. What is your favorite way to torture/torment your nemesis when you capture him/her?
      6. What are the defining characteristics you look for in a minion?
      7. How did you originally get into Evil Science? (for those who don’t mention it in their article)
      8. Do you consider yourself to be a Super villain, Mad Scientist or something else and why?
      9. What is your favorite mode of transportation?
      10. Coke or Pepsi?
      11 What is your favorite evil application or product?

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2013 in 486 Beowulf cluster, books, editing, Writing

 

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A Word of Warning from The Evil League

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From the Desk of Alex – The 486 Beowulf Cluster

Today, the world received notice that The Evil League was not going to put up with its editors and writers pandering to those so called Super Heroes.

Editor, Michell Plested, was foolish enough to post an article from one of these would be heroes, a so called “Boy Super Hero,” to his blog. His family, and any alter egos he might have, have paid and will continue to pay the price for such foolishness

We The Evil League want to make it clear that this type of behavior will not be tolerated. Below is a brief excerpt from the most recent post explaining what will happen if editor and authors a like decided to pander to the heroes demands.

Apparently, some of the contributors to the Guide took exception to Mr. Murdoch’s comments and to me allowing him to post them on my website. Late last night, my family and I were relocated to the secret undersea volcano lair of the self-styled Lord Aquarius, Master of Oceans. Lord Aquarius has made it very clear to me that in order for my family to continue breathing air (not water or liquid-hot magma), I must cooperate fully with the wishes of the super-villain community.

We do take exception and if you know what is good for you, the pandering to super heroes now matter how small will STOP. You can read the rest of the cry for help from the editor here. Not that it will do any good.

EOL

Editors note: No Editors, families, super heroes, or alter egos were injured in the making of this.

 
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Posted by on April 8, 2013 in 486 Beowulf cluster, books, Writing

 

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And It is Off To the Publisher

aMttM-aGttSE_finalJust a quick update to let you know that Mike, Alex (yes, I include Alex in this because if I don’t you don’t want to know what might happen) and I have been working very hard to get the final edits into the hands of our publisher. And it is finally done.

But the work is not done yet.

Evil Pro tip:
The work is never done for the Evil Overlord / Mad Scientist / Evil Super Villain / whatever.

We will be conducting interviews with the authors (and or their evil alter egos ) and posting them around the various evil networks and maybe, if you are lucky on some of the only questionable public networks.

If you have questions for our super villains drop us a line, maybe you will get an answer before we feed you to our laser wielding sharks.

We will also be posting various opportunities for you to meet and greet some of the Mad Scientist, and maybe, if you are lucky enough to survive the encounter, get a book signed.

jhite (1) have an evil day

 
 

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Jeff and Alex – The Break up

So last week you might have seen a little spat that @Alex_486beowulf and I had on twitter. Somehow he got it in his outdated-microchipped-head that he was the one going to take over the world.  And that suddenly I was the minion and not the other way around.

While we have not official stopped working together, let’s just say that he is currently running only essential programs attempting to locate a new power supply before his UPS’s run out.  

And that leads me to the topic of today.  I have heard it said that certain jobs require you to have a bit of an ego.  Fighter pilot, head chef, race car driver and to some extent the tech support guy.  But being an supervillain requires more ego than any of the rest of them.  That is why you so seldom hear of them teaming up, and why when they do team up it rarely works out.

Think about it.  If you don’t have a super ego, and I am not talking about the kind of super ego that wacky German guy was talking about, then how are you going to drive your minions?  What? You think that they are just going to do whatever you want because of that winning personality of yours?

Let me tell you something buddy, being a supervillain means spending a lot of nights alone in the lab, alone at the library, alone writing your manifesto.  And as much as you might at been voted most popular guy/girl/other in high school (though I certainly doubt that), all that time alone tends to cause your social skills to take a serious dip.  And while a few minions might have remained loyal to you just because you used to be a great guy, the majority of them are going to need a little bit more encouragement than that.

You have got to have a ego that fills the room when you walk in.  It needs to suck the air out of all those around, take the wind right out of their sails so that everyone is paying attention to you.  If you are working with someone who has an ego as big as your own – well you can see the trouble.  And this is where Alex I are right now.

Fortunately for him I value his services. And while I could have just smashed him to bits for his insolence at suggesting I bring him a cup of coffee, I have decided that I would just make life a little bit more difficult for him.  Don’t tell him, but if he starts getting too low on power, and he will apologize to me, and of course deletes all those world domination programs he has been writing on his own, I’ll more than likely plug him back in.

So if you are thinking of teaming up with another supervillain, it is important to figure out well in advance who it is who will rule the world before you begin.

 
 

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