The stature of a hero is measured by the villians he faces

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

The nefarious Steve Pool, if that really is your name!
Nefarious!

Without a good nemesis, you’re nothing. I wanted it to be Steve Pool. Always rubbing his smile in my face… I can be happy any time I want! I’ve just been busy lately. I’ll get around to it, Steve! You’re not half the body of water I am. Your booking agent can’t protect you forever, man! Then we’ll see what the weather will be like this weekend!!!

So, I need a good nemesis and not a dizzy, peroxide-blond Yiddish broad either.

Turns out, like everything else, if you want something done right you have to do it yourself. Good thing I’m a Scorpio.

Man on the street: Did you hear Ashley finally named his kid?

Nemesis: Oh, yeah. What?

Man on the street: Darwin.

Nemesis: Wow. Talk about commitment to a bit.

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Vagrant

Re: The stature of a hero is measured by the villians he faces

Man on the street: Did you hear Ashley finally named his kid?
Nemesis: Oh, yeah. What?
Man on the street: Darwin.

Darwin?! Please tell me this is more of your mordant humor. Also, the man in the picture you posted looks like he's been drugged. Qualudes, if memory serves.

By Vagrant on 22 August 2007 · 01:03
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Ashley

Re^2: The stature of a hero is measured by the villians he faces

Nopers. :) That’s the real name. Julie wouldn’t let me use Sue and it seemed a bit over the top to have an Ashley VII so soon after VI.

SP is the weatherman up here (and I guess on Good Morning America or Today or Third Reich AM or something for guest spots when Willard Scott is on assignment in his clown makeup). The most amazing part is that the smile never leaves. Never. But animated it is harder to dismiss. More like someone naïvely pushing a tray of drinks around an AA meeting. Vaguely insulting but strangely compelling and dangerous.

By Ashley on 22 August 2007 · 02:51
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Vagrant

Re^3: The stature of a hero is measured by the villians he faces

Julie is wise, and my best regards to young Darwin.

I do like your description of the smiling one. Trainwreck-type affect certainly can be fascinating. But there's always a little wrath behind it, I've found. I bet one day we'll be astonished to learn he has sixteen foot deep lime pit, chock full of people who were mislead by that sleepy grin.

By Vagrant on 22 August 2007 · 03:48
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Ashley

Re^4: The stature of a hero is measured by the villians he faces

This is serial killer and arsonist central. Something about the winter weather, I think. So I can only hope you are right. My fear is that he is the most happy person in the world. I could either join him in the hopes of becoming like him or try to destroy him to prove to the world that what I fear is impossible…

By Ashley on 22 August 2007 · 11:11
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