My Decimated Dream of Being a Super Villain

I just want to say, in my own defense, that I have worked for years perfecting my evil laugh. And I must say, it's pretty good. That audible texture that permeates a room and stands every neck hair on edge, is the kind of laugh I'm talking about.  It seems to be the most desirable and notable trait of super villains. I mastered it, and it was all for naught!

Super villains have all the best roles in movies. With the possible exceptions of James Bond and Shrek, they get to have all the coolest lines. Everyone really wants to be that guy. Not to mention that the chicks go crazy for them. So it was natural that I would aspire to such a phenomenal role on the, somewhat long-shot, chance that I would be discovered by some highly paid Hollywood scout.

But, alas, that dream has now come crashing to the ground in flames. I have been informed that people think it is incongruous that I could be taken seriously as a villain after creating the book series, The Adventures of Boathouse Mouse.

Are you kidding me? That hardly seems fair!

All I did was write a series of stories about a guileless little mouse who was a diligent boat builder. He got the name, Boathouse Mouse, quite by accident. And when the ship that he built sailed, he went with it. Boathouse ends up adventuring around the world, meeting new friends, trying new foods, and experiencing the wonders of different cultures. Each adventure enhances his character. And he develops traits such as loyalty, determination, and forbearance.

That hardly seems like condemning evidence. And it wasn't even leaked by a foreign spy!

Well, you know what they say: "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em."

So, I may still pull out my evil laugh on occasion, but otherwise I will embrace my new found status as a non-villain. I can even admit in public that I get a big kick out of kids laughing and having a good time. I have a blast when my turn comes up to work in the nursery at church. I think I may be as much of a kid as some of the kids are! I might even buy some candy and … no, that would be taking it too far.

If you are wondering what all the hoopla is about, you can check it out here.  Boathouse Mouse