Saturday, May 7, 2011
New Villains and an Alternative to Online Vigilantes
Greetings and Lamentations, I AM Lord Malignance, and you WILL Crouch! before me Now!
(Villains excepted, of course).
Since One's return from the Accounting, One has been reestablishing connections in the World of Villainy, and there have also been changes in some areas of Villainy that One is still discovering. Some of these changes proposed a way to monitor and infiltrate heroes and villains for the purposes of blackmail and lulz, under the misguided self delusion of being Online Vigilantes. Becoming in fact no better than the superheroes themselves with their own fantasies of being the only people with the abilities to sit in pretend law enforcement obligations.
These changes seem to have stemmed from Facebook, where there are other people calling themselves villains. Universally, the majority of which appear by language and their friends, to be of high school age, and are role playing for their own amusements. Some of these villains are not high school aged children and are generally creepy, and should in best practice be shunned, as has been done with Villains and trolls here in our community. Other Villains, appear to be genuinely new to Evil, and are looking for an opportunity to develop themselves and seek admission to our Peerage. These Villains are rough it is true, but some seem to have genuine potential. Not all but some, and some others are of borderline value, bringing both Evil and not so Evil histories with them. Some of these villains WILL not be worthy, and should be allowed to pursue their interests elsewhere.
What One has found is no less than four villains playing games of manipulation, using proxies to incite games of seduction and betrayal. Universally, all these manipulations are being directed towards, or in turn being directed from a Villainous group. Two of these villains openly want to see this group eliminated, one defends and leads this group, while one other working from within this group has motivations which are unknown.
The course of this manipulation appears to have either fostered the villain classification system, or is using this process for its own ends. The purpose being Villains turning on each other and self immolating Villainy. We've seen this with the tearing down of each other publicly. It continues even yesterday. It is Villains trying to incite hatred and distrust among each other, and it is unworthy.
One therefore proposes an alternative to this course. Instead of moving towards a Villain War, where we will all go our own separate ways, and some work to bring the downfall of each other, let us instead work together, and stop the tearing down of each other in public and in private channels. Because you are doing the work of the manipulators, and apparently like the most pliant of stooges. It should be embarrassing to you, because one of them is apparently a high school aged child.
One has also been played in this way, but One has moved on from this, drawn strength from it, and is not currently receiving any honeyed instructions from those wishing to manipulate Villainy.
Instead of going after any villains or heroes, to collect their Real Life Identities and private personal information for betrayal and the lulz of torturing some child/man-child, let us instead offer an inviting Villainy. A Villainy not of gullible trust, but of careful invitation, monitoring, guidance, and development. Take these genuinely worthy villains, cull them from the chaff of roleplayers, and build a stronger Villainy for the betterment of purposes.
One believes that if new Villains were shown a path to worthiness, they would strive to be worthy of association. We have this one path promising value and respect, or we have another path of lies, betrayals, and tearing each other down, and it is important now to not be ignorant of which path we are moving down, and the future that path holds for us.
One invites the opinions of Villains by your Blogger Account. One will solicit opinions either here, or in a place we all may meet. One will approach New Villains and ask for their feedback. This is not a little post, nor restating things over and over again. This is trying to figure out why we are Villains.
This is a crossroads. What will define the Be Age? What will Be the future of Villainy?