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JNKing


Aspiring novelist testing his characters in the MLP verse.

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  • 3 weeks
    Next Chapter of Survival of the Wolves is up.

    Title pretty much says it all.

    See what happens next for Shiva and Star Wing as they deal with the ponies and the monsters fear makes them into.

    Thanks as always for reading, and I look forward to hearing what you think.

    Have a great day. :twilightsmile: 👌

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  • 3 weeks
    I got a short story published! :D

    Hello again everyone,

    Thanks to the wonderful people at the Write Practice Pro, I have published my first short story and forary into the 'Of Scales and Fur' universe.

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  • 5 weeks
    Made a Launch Team

    Hello again,

    So, in ten days, I intend to release my first non-fanfiction version of my stories. 'Winters' Run' will be released on August 30th, and cover characters such as Luke, Rocket and Myst as they prepare to take on Shiva, who will be appearing in 'Of Scales and Fur - Shiva,' set to be released on October 30th.

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  • 5 weeks
    Adapting Sombra

    Hello,

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  • 6 weeks
    When they Thicc

    Hello everyone,

    So, I was browsing the internet the other day, and I came across this interesting conversation:

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Jun
25th
2021

The great thing about villains · 3:59pm June 25th

Hello, all my wonderful readers,

So, the other day, I saw this video by Lightning Bliss on villains and why we (or she) like them:

And, I wanted to share my own thoughts on villains as well:

When it comes to the villains Lightning Bliss listed, I personally am a fan of the sympathetic villain: like Thanos or, in my opinion, Kilmonger from Black Panther, Magneto from X-Men, or even Joker from... well, Joker.

I try to emulate this type of villain with my character Myst, who not only has the sympathetic motivation of 'get back at the people who abused her,' but also speaks to the anger in us at the world's cruelty and unjustness. And through creating Myst, I've actually managed to get a hold on my real life anger issues, because Myst speaks to me in that she's the part of me that wants to get angry and lash out when I'm being wronged, whether that's through being trolled, insulted, or simply inconvienienced. But because I also know that what Myst wants is wrong and she's a villain in my story, I'm able to associate the anger as 'wrong,' and therefore take steps to control it and not unleash it on people that don't deserve it.

But what do you guys like about villains? Did Lightning Bliss bring up any points you guys want to discuss? Please comment and let me know so we can start a conversation. And feel free to support Lightning Bliss; she's a fantastic video maker and artist who's videos are a lot of fun to watch.

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I personally like Donquixote Doflamingo.

His backstory is very tragic, his father wanted to be among actual humans and not become the standard noble. Doffy (Doflamingo) was so used to having slaves, when they arrived in a town. The townsfolk tortured them, and they survived off of scraps. Doffy's mother died, he was also tortured at the age of... Ten? He also killed his father with a gun for... Onvious reasons.

Doffy is a tragic villain, the world turned their back on him so he turned his back on the world. One of the many reasons why I love Donquixote Doflamingo.

Hmm, for me I like their usually flamboyant and stereotypical gay coding? They can be over the top and just so spicy. Like if they weren't evil they would be utter darlings who I would want to hang out with...

To add on to that, villians as contended by story and such...are...evil.

Heros as they are written always wanting the status quo to continue? Their something real about genuine rebellion rather apathy and a...apoliticaliness. (Gag) That people fall under...like societys ills could be fixed if people were not shoved propaganda to worship, the economy, jobs, the military, and heck invidualism? And maybe with critical thinking skills.
A dash of patience and willinginess to not just be greedy we could solve all if not most of our problems.

But hey thats just why I like villians. Naturally its not every villian. But they really can be tragic and, in some way more flawed then heros. Because on average the author wants us to relate to the heros more then the villians. (Not sure about this last sentence. Not feeling like deleting it though)

Even if in my mind the villians are often more right then the heros. But thats just nuance. People would rather have a super evil group to scapgoat. :facehoof:

People would rather have perseved safety then a better world.


Ps. I don't think I have read any of your other storys?

Pps. One fav character is trixie though I have yet to read a story where she is not some how involved in the main six? Like I want a specific long story...that just does not seem to exist, yet....

(Looks to notebook...I will write you. Story!)


Ppps. (Edit) I have actually read all your stories...I thought you were a different author. :derpyderp1:

Pppps. Batman and the joker is such a spicy ship. Sigh. Not canon. :fluttercry:

I have a tragic villain/antagonist, too. Though, he's more of a Sonic OC than anything. His name (or nickname) is Ominous.

Despite his nickname, he's an extremist who hates all evil and conflict, including his own, in the entire omniverse and beyond and wants to get rid of all of it forever so that no one would have to either cause or suffer it at all. He also thinks that everyone, including himself, is undeniably evil and heartless and in need of purification.

He's also very modest and genuinely cares about his minions since he doesn't want to emulate the cruelty and injustice that he and others have been through/are going through/are about to go through.

His backstory goes something like this (though, it's very cliché and melodramatic): He was physically, verbally, and morally abused and neglected by his parents due to their financial troubles, ignored and isolated by teachers, relentlessly and mercilessly bullied, forced to beat up a new student to death, framed as a criminal by said bullies, sealed for 10,000 years by the Gods of Morality due to misconception, forced to watch horrible and depressing visions of everyone's hardships and misdeeds throughout the omniverse and beyond for that long, and brainwashed and villainized as a dangerous villain and never had the chance to show his true nature.

He tries to keep his dark/evil side and negative feelings like anger, fear, egotism, and hatred repressed/bottled up/under complete control in a usually composed, calm, and serious front due to both his hatred of evil and sins and the fact that he doesn't like thinking of himself as better than anyone in general. Underneath that serious, down-to-earth, and composed front is a mentally broken mess.

I personally think that Ominous perfectly captures one of my personal worldviews and what I think needs to be done for not just this world, but the entire omniverse and beyond (if that actually exists, though). What do you think?

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Hello Heroic41227,

I really like your idea for Ominous. It honestly sounds like he would get along well with Myst, as both of them see evil in a lot of places, and desire to wipe it out. Though Myst does differ in that she's a huge animal lover, and actually would get along with the ponies of Equestria, as her main gripe is with humans:

she started off as a normal wolf that was kidnapped from her home and used as a fighting pit dog until one of my other human antagonists, Luco, bought her and mutated her in a magic experiment. The experiment turned her into a half-human, half wolf hybrid, and gave her the power to finally fight back against the humans that oppressed her, not helped by Luco intentionally stoking her anger and conditioning her to hate humans on sight, just so the resulting chaos when she went on a rampage would please Luco's god, Discord.

Sort of like Ominous, Myst is a broken mess of a person inside, but she channels all her sadness and angst into what she believes is righteous anger. She seeks to free all animals - usually wolves, but if she finds out about the ponies in a possible fanfic I might write, she'll try to help them too - from even the possibility of human tyranny, and believes the best way to do that is to kill off every human and let the animals take over from there.

Though, unlike Ominous, she doesn't see everything as evil. She thinks that animals like wolves or ponies are innocent and pure as long as humanity isn't around to corrupt them, and fails to see herself as evil; rather justifying her atrocities by claiming that humans were and always will be worse than her, and deserve everything she's giving them. And it doesn't help when she surrounds herself with animals - usually animals that were abused by humans, who don't really have the right mindset to question her. In 'Of Scales and Fur,' this changes when she 'rescues' Shiva, a wolf that knows of humanity's good side and is the first of Myst's 'freed animals' to question Myst's methods, especially when Myst makes things personal by attacking Shiva's master, whom Shiva loved as a father.

Hope this was interesting; I enjoyed your description of Ominous, and was curious what would happen if he and Myst met.

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Ps. I don't think I have read any of your other storys?

Well, to be fair, I haven't gotten the chance to show any stories involving Myst yet. I was thinking of making a fanfic where she ends up in Equestria and tries to manipulate Luna into helping her kill the humans of her world, but it's still a work in progress.

Ppps. (Edit) I have actually read all your stories...I thought you were a different author. :derpyderp1:

:derpyderp2: Oh. :derpytongue2: Well, okay then.

Pppps. Batman and the joker is such a spicy ship. Sigh. Not canon. :fluttercry:

Might not be canon, but that's what fanfictions for. :pinkiehappy:

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Thanks. Maybe we could do a PM of what would happen if Ominous and Myst met if you want.

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I can see why you like Doflamingo.

There is a real element of tragedy to his tale; his father tried to extend an olive branch between commoners and nobles, and was answered with hatred. Then when Doflamingo tried to go back, he was rejected, not just by the commoners but by the nobles as well. No wonder he broke under that kind of pressure.

I feel that villains like Doflamingo should serve as cautionary tales to everyone warning them against being too cautious and prejudicial; when a child is rejected by the village, the child will burn it down just to feel its warmth. And when someone is treated like they're a monster, there's always a chance that they'll just decide they are a monster.

Thanks for sharing. :pinkiesmile:

If I has to pick my favorite it has to be Thano from the MCU since I could understand him and If I pick the type I like, is has to be a mixture of a sympathetic villain and Pure Evil since you could feel bad for them but they to evil to forgive and need to be destroyed

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Agreed. It kind of feels like in Infinity War, Thanos hits that edge of sympathy and likability that kept us invested, only to end up reverting into pure evil in Endgame. Two movies where he played a major role, and he played two types of villains.

Interesting, in my opinion.

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