The lost episode of Interviewing Trey, just in time for new episodes to follow it! In rapid succession, Todd Chapman has found himself at a dead tear, been changed into formal-wear in an elevator, paraded in front of Dispater's Pit's villainous investors, met Beguile, re-met supervillain-hanger-on Moriarty James, offended Lady Violet, Decipher, and the other younger Dark Gods of Greystone, and been healed at the direction of the legendary, urbane, and very dangerous Buzzy Denis -- aka the Buzzard. Now, fresh off of being pulled aside by the Buzzard for a little chat, Todd Chapman is being brought back into the predators' den... knowing all too well the Jack O'Knaves will be making his appearance soon...
Two posts in two days. That likely won't last. Still -- if Interviewing Trey #16 was mostly setup, #17 is where things begin to happen.
The language is a little rougher than normal in this one, which came as a surprise to me. This one also begins to fill out the ⎇001JW villain roster, which honestly it's needed. We also have a limited edition villain pastiche collector's set rounded out, which is cool. I hope you enjoy it.
There's also a lot of description in this one. "What are you wearing" is just part of any major event on the social calendar, I guess.
After too long, Interviewing Trey returns -- and I've actually got the next several posts of this serial in various forms of complete along with it. In one sense, #15 ended 'section one' of this story, and this starts up 'section two,' which is pretty fast paced. This story also contains the often-mentioned band the Cheshire Kittens, who've existed both here and in Superguyish type things for over a decade with none of them getting screen time until now. You get to see them in their natural environment, which is vulgarity.
After a rather long way away, as we've discussed elsewhere... Interviewing Trey returns -- the second of these serials to be revived. As you'll recall, Todd Chapman's in a bit of a pickle, and I'm afraid his brining isn't over just yet. One aim I have, in the "explaining how villainy works" vein, is the differentiation… Continue reading Interviewing Trey #13
In Interviewing Trey #1-12... Some years before, Todd Chapman had been a music journalist for Amplifier magazine. He was given the opportunity to interview a third tier, C-list supervillain named Leather -- an interview which went over the course of a week and served as a crash course in the economics of making a living at super villainy,… Continue reading Interviewing Trey: For Those Who Came In Late
And here we are at the end of the week, and with any kind of luck at all, this post will actually appear on Friday. My old friend Jonathan Lennox thinks that a modern myth discussing the scheduling daemons that actually put the posts up at their appointed times is in order, to perhaps mollify said… Continue reading Interviewing Trey #12
Tuesday, and it's time to play catchup with Interviewing Trey. Which I hope was worth the wait, because in this episode.... Oh God, I don't know if I dare say it... no, wait. I must say it. In this episode... he actually interviews Trey! I know. Shocking. Here it is. Lovelace tomorrow, then more Trey on Friday.… Continue reading Interviewing Trey #11
Interviewing Trey is up. I'm just in from seeing the Rifftrax Live production/riffing of Starship Troopers, and I'm fried as all get out, so I'm just throwing it straight to Chapman. Have a good weekend! I remember the first day I was backstage at a major concert. I was never a rocker, no matter how much I might… Continue reading Interviewing Trey #10
And here we have the Friday dose of Trey Being Interviewed, which is something of a lie. I mean, honestly -- have we actually seen Trey interviewed yet? Maybe not. You may have guessed this particular story isn't a novella like Interviewing Leather was. For the record, that novella-length is something of a curse. I'd love to send… Continue reading Interviewing Trey #9
I'm enjoying writing Interviewing Trey. In the end, the driver for these stories, in my own brain, is working out the why of certain types of supervillain or supervillainous organization. In the case of Leather, back in the last story, that why shaped Leather's little gang and her modus operandi. But this time? What is the why of the Jack O'Knaves? That… Continue reading Interviewing Trey #8
And here we are, back again with Interviewing Trey. Due to things and stuff, it's actually been some time, for which I apologize. When last we left off, the Jack O'Knaves had just foisted intrepid reporter Todd Chapman onto Trey -- one of his most prominent magician's assistants and henchmen. She was tasked in finding… Continue reading Interviewing Trey #7
I doubt somewhat that many folks will see this right away, what since there was an American holiday yesterday, and that's where a lot of my readers hale from, but just in case we're at part six of Interviewing Trey, which is remarkable when you consider that Interviewing Leather only went to part fourteen. How long will this one go? Hard… Continue reading Interviewing Trey #6