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ussromanov:

"So the girl is as clever as she is pretty.”

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# black widow# natasha romanoff# scarlett johansson
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# teen wolf# melissa# scott# stiles# sheriff stilinski# allison# chris

ladydaceymormont:

Fandral (Joshua Dallas vs Zachary Levi)

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# thor# josh dallas# zachary levi

villains

cassandraclare:

Hey, I would just like to say that I am a HUGE fan of your writing. Especially the Mortal Instruments. I can’t wait until City of Heavenly Fire come out. I would love it if you would write me back so please do. I had a question on how to introduce an evil character without going into to much detail to bore the readers. so how do you do that? Especially with the Sebastian/ Jonathan scene, we just sorta KNEW that they/ he was evil.

tw: answer, for mention of rape

Well, with Sebastian he was actually introduced pretty innocuously, and there were very small things he did – arguing with Clary about whether Valentine loved Jace as a son, the way he kissed her without her permission — that indicated that he was somewhat … off.

The thing about introducing “evil” characters, is that there are a million ways to do it, because there are a million different kinds of “villains” (just check tvtropes.com) . But you have to put aside the idea that all villains/antagonists have to be like Voldemort, fundamentally evil and chortling about it. A villain is one thing: someone who wants what your protagonist/good guy doesn’t want.

Your protagonist wants to get out of prison, the villain wants to keep them in. Your character wants to save a village, the villain wants to destroy it. Or your protagonist wants to destroy the village and the villain wants to save it. (Why not? The village could be full of zombies or scientists working on releasing a mega-virus that will kill everyone or something.) 

The first thing you need to know about your protagonist is what they want. One of the first things you need to know about your villain is how what they want is diametrically opposed to what the protagonist wants. 

Also remember it is in smaller personal ways that we come to hate villains. Blowing up the world is obviously an evil goal. Killing a lot of people, also bad. But those are still things heroes sometimes do when pushed to the wall (The Doctor annihilated the Time Lords; there are plenty of other murderer-heroes as well). But you know what the Doctor doesn’t do? Under-tip waiters. Physically abuse his companions. (Okay, I’m no expert on Who and haven’t seen every episode, but it doesn’t seem like something he’d do.) If he did, we’d hate him: we hate petty actions that speak to selfishness, and we hate it when a character hurts a character we care about. Example: I didn’t mind Loki when he killed a whole bunch of people in the beginning of The Avengers, but when he killed Coulson I wanted him to fall off the planet and die, even if he was Tom Hiddleston.

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Oh, shut up, Loki.

Point being: Your “evil” character wants whatever the protagonist doesn’t want, they get personal with the heroes we care about (Mortmain wanting to blow all the Shadowhunters away, abstract; Mortmain torturing Jem by stopping the yin fen trade and planning to rape Tessa, specifically hateful.) They have a believable motive (which can basically be anything, just keep it personal and believable.)

Create characters people love, give them things they want, make sure the reader wants it too (which we will, if we love the hero(ine) then make sure your villain takes it away. That’s why we hate Umbridge more than Voldemort, if you think about it.

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# villains
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# frozen

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# dylan o'brien
Stiles and Lydia in 3B
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# teen wolf# stiles# lydia# stydia

Dylan O’Brien @ WonderCon 2014 x

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# dylan o'brien

“We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.”

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# teen wolf

"The Newsroom season3 only has 6 episodes."

a-hypothetical-abstract-concept:

love-emily-mortimer:

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Sorkin I understand that you’re “exhausted” or whatever. But you have to have known that doing an entire show by yourself would be exhausting and you really should have taken note of that before committing to it. Because it’s simply not fair on the cast,…

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# ugh# the newsroom# seems like a cop out dude