The Villain Embraces His Role

November 11th, 2004 · 2 Comments
by Booksquare

Kevin was understandably thrilled to learn he was villain number one as we fight against the clock. And, yes, there was some discussion about whether the clock might also be working against us, but we see it as more a plot device. A villain surely counts as something designed to destroy the calm, linear progression of writing an entire novel in a single month. Knowing we’ve been thrown off our stride emboldened him, and now we find we must be more devious than ever before. This is difficult when going up against a master villain.

We started by stumbling home after a long day of discussing (and we wish we were kidding) interest calculations and accounts payable invoices, grabbing a glass of wine, and putting our laptop to the use Steve Jobs intended. Though we were tempted by the reruns of Witch Hunter Robin, we managed to dash the latest plot against by pressing forward nine pages. We also fixed the work done to our spreadsheet by sub-villain Washu (one can always tell when a cat has attempted typing — no matter how clever the feline, the spelling is always atrocious).

All of this means we haven’t had a moment to glance at the news this morning (though, being smart and somewhat of a go-getter, we posted the anonymous tip we received this morning last night. We can read minds). We’ll be back later with what we’re sure will be exciting updates. Either that or we’ll be captured again. Yes, yes, if only it were as exciting as it sounds…

File Under: Square Pegs

2 responses so far ↓

  • Kate Rothwell // Nov 11, 2004 at 1:08 pm

    sounds like a life of adventure to me. . (does Kevin wear an eye patch or anything villainous?)

  • booksquare // Nov 11, 2004 at 1:26 pm

    I’m kind of seeing him as more of Christian Bale in American Psycho (or as I imagined Christian Bale in American Psycho…such is the problem with being a decade behind on pop culture!). Currently, he seems to be using a telephone, email, and really bad coffee as instruments of torture. And, because a true villain does not reveal evil all at once, he’s trying sushi as a decoy. To me, this is all very suspect. One moment, spicy tuna, the next…did I mention interest calculations???