Vile Villains: Their Different Traits

Films, Falls, and Free-For-Alls

Why are villains so intriguing to me?

Not that I support what they do at all–they’re villains for legitimate reasons! But it is interesting to analyze how they propel the story forward in different ways. After analyzing three different Disney characters, I’ve realized that they all fulfill their  roles with specific traits. We’ll start with the most obvious:

1. An Evil Persona: Maleficent (1959’s Sleeping Beauty)

Ah, good ol’ Maleficent! Who could forget her storm-swirling entrance at Aurora’s coronation! With lightning and gusts of wind, you know she’s not one to be messed with. Like most villains, she certainly looks evil from her features: flaming robes, black horns, and ominous green eyes. But the thing I like about her in the coronation is how she subtely hints at hiding her plans…

Maleficent showing a devious brow before looking back at the Queen Yes, we know there’s something brewing in that head of yours…

This is the shot right before she…

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A Letter to My Son

A Letter to My Son
To my beautiful Austin,
This time of year is always filled with memories of 4 years ago. Memories of you, our perfect newborn boy, the final member of our family.
When I think back on these few years of your life, my mind often goes back to the very first time I saw you. I was only 12 weeks pregnant; too soon to know your gender.
Or so we thought.
I went to the ultrasound by myself that day and was shocked that we were able to see that you were indeed a boy.
Our third child, our first son.
Laying on the table during the rest of the scan, I cried tears of complete joy. We were going to have a little boy to join our two sweet girls; our family would look exactly as I’d always hoped it would.
 I could picture you…

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