Welcome, welcome, to August of 2018, the second of those two months which push back September, October, November, and December, changing them from the seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth months—which they should be, based on their names—to the ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth months. It’s a shame. It might have been preferable to have July and August at the end of the year, rather than the middle. Then Christmas would be on the twenty-fifth of August, which sounds strange, of course, but only because we’re used to it being the other way.
Next week being the second Thursday of the month, I will write a new entry in “My heroes have always been villains.” As usual, I haven’t yet decided what villain I’ll discuss, nor even from which media form I’m going to take it. Hitherto, I’ve done one from movies and two from books, but many other sources are available. Excellent villains can be found in comic books and manga (especially comic books), and those media have become more and more respectable over time. Continue reading