(Villains excepted of course)
Checking in on things going on in Villainy;
One has found Villains who have revealed or threatened to reveal the Real Life Identities of; Master Legend, Tothian, Phoenix Jones, The Former Zetaman, Some Nitwit, Mr. Jingles, and Money offered for the identities of Death's Head Moth and some other hero One can't be bothered to listen for again. So far, in absolutely no case has the information been used for any Online Vigilante purposes, and used only for Lulz or threats. (MetaVillains also don't seem to be quite chasing the Reality shows either, so Class 1 and Class 3 as described, appear to be poor examples if the document is Survey as claimed, and not Policy or Guidelines as it appears.)
Does this and previous comments and posts One has made about this document and the behaviors described mean that One is working against ROACH? No, not at all, and quite the contrary. One is trying to lead Villainy from this behavior, lest it be done in kind to Villains. And for what personal reason? Cui Bono? Is One not protected in anonymity? Yes, One is (somewhat) and One does this strictly and only for others less protected, that they might remain safe.
Which isn't a bad thing. The more Master Legend says, the more that can be quoted and used against him and superheroes. Why, surrounding himself with like-minded people, will only embolden him to make even more hateful statements.
Octavius Fong, back and showing why even a puppet can bring true fear to superheroes;
White Skull has finished his first series of comics on "Transmissions from the Damocles" (with great success One might add), and has started a new series, and we all wait with anticipation for the fun Evil he will gift us with.
One asked the commenters about superheroes with guns on Heroes in the Night, and heard no response. It is a very good story about the Press finally taking an honest, unbiased look at superheroes, and asking intelligent questions. Agent Beryllium has a number of comments in the story, and the source can be found here.
Overlord has completed a week of excellent posts, and if you have realized how much care and attention she puts into every single one of her posts, you'll know that this is a gift to us all.
Agent Wraith is working on a Blogtalk Radio Show "Mindgames with Agent Wraith". and his ability and talent are an inspiration to enjoy. He will have a schedule soon, and One is sure Villains will always be welcomed.
The Fourth Estate: Update
One has been struggling as you'll know, with trying to find a way into the Proposed Fourth Estate - "Villainy for Villainy". As One described it elsewhere "The Fourth Estate is an idea. That not every Villain wants to beat on heroes, and that to tie Villainy to superheroes limits our own potential for growth. Constantly humiliating superheroes at some point becomes like beating on third graders - you want and need more. And so, the Fourth Estate is Villainy for Villains. What can you do if free of the need to define yourself as a reflection of superheroes? We see success here with Computer King, Overlord, Chip Overclock, and White Skull. The Challenge becomes not some weakling superhero, but yourself. The Peers competing and producing work at this higher level. " One then named Villains working at this level, and the list was extensive. But One acknowledged that One didn't have a way in myself. No art, or real feelings to apply to comments, and little if any talent for creation.
And then, One found it, looking into a mirror. The character Lord Malignance, though terribly flawed, and a pastiche of many more talented sources IS a viable platform for Villainy for Villains. Which was obvious to others, but apparently invisible to Oneself. Really, One needs advisors more than you know.
One heard that Tothian is still roaming around, though One had concluded he had been committed to a mental health facility or observation. One saw a comment on Heroes in the Night from "Calamity" and hopes it's Master Calamity. But it would be mysterious either way. One has heard that the former Zetaman is roaming around working behind the scenes, but without his pulpit of spray painted motocross armor, his voice is so tiny. Rumors are not a reliable source of information, but that's what One has heard in whispers.
Diabolical Madame X may or may not be moving in: The contents of her house have been incorporated into the Lair these last few months, she just chooses to live elsewhere. This makes her service to me in exchange for this magnanimity more difficult, as One does not run a storage facility for minions in training.
Ghost of Nixon will be taking further time off to pursue rebuilding his life, and though he wishes everyone a stream of obscenities, he will be more intangible for the foreseeable future. One wishes him continued success.
Comrade Cocoa, the Henchdog of Evil, has taken a liking to steak bones.