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So, my friend is stage managing Macbeth and made this status today…






I’m quite pleased with this.

Rapping this out loud in my empty classroom like swag.





I reblogged this so fast guys

"You fellas think of comics in terms of comic books, but you’re wrong. I think you fellas should think of comics in terms of drugs, in terms of war, in terms of journalism, in terms of selling, in terms of business. And if you have a viewpoint on drugs, or if you have a viewpoint on war, or if you have a viewpoint on the economy, I think you can tell it more effectively in comics than you can in words. I think nobody is doing it. Comics is journalism."


— Jack Kirby

Stan Lee, 1968:
” … And we talk it out. Lately, I’ve had Roy Thomas come in, and he sits and makes notes while we discuss it. Then he types them up which gives us a written synopsis. Originally-I have a little tape recorder-I had tried taping it, but then I found no one on staff has time to listen to the tape again later. But this way he makes notes, types it quickly, I get a carbon, the artist gets a carbon…so we don’t have to worry that we’ll forget what we’ve said. Then the artist goes home…or wherever he goes…and he draws the thing out, brings it back, and I put the copy in after he’s drawn the story based on the plot I’ve given him. Now this varies with the different artists. Some artists, of course, need a more detailed plot than others. Some artists, such as Jack Kirby, need no plot at all. I mean I’ll just say to Jack, ‘Let’s make the next villain be Dr. Doom’… or I may not even say that. He may tell me. And then he goes home and does it. He’s good at plots. I’m sure he’s a thousand times better than I. He just about makes up the plots for these stories. All I do is a little editing… I may tell him he’s gone too far in one direction or another. Of course, occasionally I’ll give him a plot, but we’re practically both the writers on the things. “

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scutter2 asked:

Holy god damn I can't believe you have a Tumblr, I've great respect for your work and method. I noticed you listed the Major's speech as your 3rd favourite villain diatribe to have written; gotta ask what falls into the 1st and 2nd slots.

Thank you! Sorry I’m so slow to get to these letters. But I need a quick break from current deadlines…

DISCLAIMER, exceptions are the rule! I am not proclaiming the universal laws of storytelling! 

Most of the villains that I’ve come across have one defining characteristic: they are fine. THEY are never the problem and THEY are never looking to change themselves. It’s everything else that needs to come to terms with what they represent, and be transformed in their image, either in the micro or macro level.

The hero however, recognizes that the only way to change the world is to change himself. The hero grows, and becomes more entwined with the world either in a shamanistic outsider role or as a representative of the best of mankind.

 The point, is that heroes have a lot of internal monologues or they have friends to confide in. Villains have a world’s worth of people to bring around to their point of view. Thus, the joy of the VILLAIN RANT.

 “The world is a mess, and I just need to rule it.”

-Dr. Horrible

 Number 3 is Hellsing’s Major. He is of course preaching his destruction to the choir. If any of those poor bastards had half a brain cell to rub together they would have run screaming. Like the Thuggee cults of India, The Majors church of eternal battle can only end in death. It’s suicide by S.W.A.T. on a national scale, and of course there’s nothing more romantic than suicide.  Hence his “How do I love war? Let me count the ways!” Love poem.

And look up the Thuggee. They are completely fascinating.

 Number 2 on the hit list is Ikkyu from Read or Die the OVA. I wish I still had the text for this rant because I’m so proud of it. Ikkyu was a real Zen monk who traveled the Japanese countryside during the 15th century. He is to my mind one of history’s great sex and death goth kid assholes. His writings mark him as drunk, snarky, anti-establishment, and charming as fuck. He is the villain I can most closely identify with, because his theory of aesthetic appreciation as a mark of human value appeals to my own inner demons. On my worst days I can hear Daniel Ramont’s silky voice creating a world he could love by burning away everything he couldn’t.

 Number 1 is sitting on hold inside a personal project, but will be released upon the world… someday. It is a fabulous ode to daddy issues. Here’s the gist -

“Today is about to be the most interesting day of your life.”

It’s a copout, I know.

How To Adapt A Japanese Game With English Voiceovers

I had nearly forgotten about this interview!

I suppose this means I can tell people that I directed the english adaptation of Akiba’s Trip! It was ridiculously fun, and a great opportunity to work with some of my favorite actors, and a few I’ve been dying to work with for years. Xseed were fantastic, and I can’t wait to show off all the fun we had.

In the meantime, go pick up Y’s and Killer is Dead!!

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