Cool Villains: Dr. Facilier

That’s right, the bad guy from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog.

This movie meant a lot to me because it was the first princess movie that featured someone who looked like me. I love Princess Tiana, but Dr. Facilier stole the show.

He was impressive to me for several reasons.

  1. His creep factor. He was always lurking around and listening in. He listened in on conversations in the diner and followed Prince Naveen through the streets. You never knew where he would turn up.
  2. His creepy fortune teller parlor. Equal parts cool and terrifying. There were tarot cards and shrunken heads. If that wasn’t enough, everything in the room came to life. His friends from the other side were pretty scary too.
  3. He pretended to help people. That might not seem like a big deal to most, but it is. Someone tells you they can help you and seems like a genuinely good person, then they ruin your life. *shudders*

 

Plus, he was a pretty cool guy. He was ambitious and an entrepreneur, I can’t knock his hustle. I do find myself wondering how he got that way. That gives me an idea for a story…

 

Who’s your favorite villain? Let me know in the comments.

 

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If I Had a Writing Genie

I know that wishes from genies usually blow up in your face, but I think about it from time to time. The Three Wish Mermaid really inspired me.

Let’s assume the genie gives me three wishes. I’m pretty sure that is in the standard genie contract anyway.

  1. Writing books via telepathy. I would love just to think things and have them turn into novels and short stories. I use dictation, which comes pretty close. But, if I could just think something and have it magically appear fully written and edited, I would love it.
  2. The ability to write a book every week. I know that technically I could do this, but it might kill me. It depends on the length of the book too. If I could write a book a week without needing two weeks of recovery time, that would be amazeballs.
  3. Instaformatting. While trying to format some of my books into proper paperback settings, I realized how terrible formatting is. TERRIBLE. You might not know this, but setting a book up for print and ebook are no fun at all. There are ways around this, like Style Sheets.  I am still learning how to use them properly. So, a wish would be easier.

Those are my three wishes. What would you wish for?