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Today we talk about an unusual type of villain, a secret type of bad guy and a particularly nasty one: the person who maliciously does nothing. This is a person who COULD intervene to resolve a dire situation or save someone, they could do it easily; they know how, they have the means, they're not scared or unsure, and it doesn't mean much risk to themselves, they just choose to sit back and watch the person die or the situation collapse… either because they know the result will benefit themselves or they're just curious to watch the person die or the everything turn to crap for the victim or whatever. Either way they COULD easily intervene but they choose not to.
The simplest way to characterise this villain type is that person in the elevator, waiting and looking out at you while you're running for it. They don't do anything, or maybe they pretend to press their finger on the “door open” button, but they really don't… You run but it's too late, the doors close and the lift leaves. That bastard could have helped but they didn't! That's the funnier version, the more chilling is the person who sits and watches while a person drowns or chokes to death near them.
That took us down the road to talking about Phil Collins' song “In The Air Tonight”, which doesn't really have anything to do with this topic but people like to think that it does, and then we started talking about Genesis and how we couldn't remember any songs from when Peter Gabriel was the vocalist. :D
Do you have a fave secret villain who watches? or do you like “In the Air Tonight”?
This week Gunwallace has given us the theme to TinasStory, called “Welcome back Tina's Story”.
It's a groovy rocking dance track that’s full of celebration, energy and joy, which makes it a fitting theme to honour the return of Tina’s story to DD! Tina's Story has previously had a theme back in Quackcast 213, a nice little classical number.
Topics and shownotes
From Tantz's Newspost on Friday about a new type of villain - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2023/mar/10/good-people-do-nothing/
Oswald the Overman in the Lesser Planes of Hell - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2023/mar/07/featured-comic-oswald-the-overman-in-the-lesser-planes-of-hell/
TinasStory - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/TinasStory/ - by Zenia, rated A.
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Quackcast 626 - I didn't do nuthin'Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 14, 2023
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Ozoneocean at 2:33AM, March 14, 2023
@dpat57 Yes, you are the very worst! Eeeeeeeil!
dpat57 at 1:45AM, March 14, 2023
Who doesn't remember Peter Gabriel's profound lyrics, "Me, I'm just a lawnmower, you can tell me by the way I walk" -- they made me question who I was and set me on another path. An evil grass-cutting path. I'm not a Phil Collins fan, tho' when he performed with Genesis they seemed to keep his throaty-whisper self-indulgency under control. I never press the "door open" button, does that make me a despicable passive villain? I hope so.