When I said that the new, re-thunk version of the Thirty Days of Evil might take a bit longer than a month, I wasn’t kidding. This isn’t so much a do-over as it is a continual evolution done with time, and with care, and love.
Because You don’t become Evil overnight..
You don’t accept that you are Evil overnight…
You will become soft, spongy, and downright good sometimes. It is an unavoidable part of the process.
Overlord first wrote about becoming Evil way back over here, and it was a good first swipe. Figure out who you are, with all of your pitfalls and what not, give it a sinister name, write yourself a good mantra, and step into your role as Super-Villain-Supreme.
We’re missing something big here. You’re already Evil. You’re here, aren’t you? You’re already head and fists ahead of the rest of the class, and they happen to be Evil too.
The truth is you don’t need to become Evil any more than you need to become good. You’re already there. Each of us, in varying degrees of denial, have the seed planted. You’ve chosen to nurture it. You may not believe it, because believing that others hold the same capacity for Evil that you do would force you to believe that you aren’t really all that special.
What will set you apart from the pack will be your ability to nurture your own Super Villainy until you’re taking over continents. Start small, but make sure that you are regularly taking part in activities that make you feel darstardly. Activities that are annoying…but not necessarily illegal.
Work up your Evil with Random acts of Mischief…
Keep a box of thumb tacks with you, at all times.
Practice the art of becoming deaf anytime a strangers attempts to talk to you. If anyone uses sign language, become highly offended and walk away.
Burn a playlist for your associates, complete with subliminal messages and one song that repeats itself half a dozen times.
Hand out very obviously fake ID’s to grade-schoolers (and candy).
Invite everyone you know over for a “dinner party”, take yourself out to a movie, and leave a loaf of bread on the porch.
You get the point. Slow and steady wins the race
Until next time. Overlord, over and out.