Top 10 Scary Superheroes & Super Villains

Throughout the time I’ve been planning this month’s events, I’ve been struggling for an idea which would become my own personal slot for the line-up. And then, something drifted across my Facebook feed, and I knew that I had the idea I needed. It was quick, simple, and someone else had already done all the hard work.

What better way to round out the mid-month (mid-event) slot than a look at some of the scariest heroes and villains in comics? That’s right – I took the nerd approach, and while I might not agree with some of the rankings, I definitely agree that these lists represent a great collection of scary characters.

So, without further ado, here’s a collection of Top 10’s from Top 10 Nerd

Top 10 Scariest Superheroes

 

Top 10 Scariest Super Villains

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Book Spotlight – “Broken” by Angela B. Chrysler

Book Blurb

When a young journalist, William D. Shaw, seeks out Elizabeth, an acclaimed author, in hopes to write her biography, the recluse grants him twenty-four hours to hear her story. What unfolds are events that teeter on the edge of macabre and a psychological thriller.

Together, they descend into the bowels of psyche and examine her past filled with neglect, rape, abuse, torture, and pedophilia to explore the psychology of a human being who has lived her entire life without love, comfort, family, physical contact, affection, therapy, or medication.

As William tries to understand Elizabeth’s decisions to embrace an isolated life, he witnesses Elizabeth’s multiple mental conditions that send her spiraling into the worlds of her psyche all while toggling the lines of insanity. Broken takes you inside the mind of a trauma survivor while one survivor relives the memories that resulted in her mental conditions. Experience what BPD and PTSD is like from the inside.

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From the Author

Angela B. Chrysler is a writer, logician, philosopher, and die-hard nerd who studies theology, historical linguistics, music composition, and medieval European history in New York with a dry sense of humor and an unusual sense of sarcasm. She lives in a garden with her family and cats.

Where To Find Angela B. Chrysler

E-mail, Website, Newsletter

Unscheduled Delays

There will be some breaks in the upcoming blog schedule, because of family matters. I don’t want to go into details, because what’s happening is very personal, but I know that people sometimes actually read what goes up on this blog.

I very much appreciate each and every one of my readers, and will return to regularly scheduled posts as soon as possible.

I have pre-scheduled some “Someone Else’s Words” posts, so there will be at least one post each week.

Also, the launch of “Under A Hunter’s Moon” will proceed as planned, and there are several bloggers getting involved in the process. I’ll be reaching out to them, and I have the information about their posts in time, I’ll put up a post that provides more details.

“Under A Hunter’s Moon (Shadows Over Seattle: Prequel 1)” Releases on June 24th 2016

“Under A Hunter’s Moon” is the first of the “Shadows Over Seattle: Prequel” series, giving readers a chance to meet the characters who will be appearing in the main series. Every story is a snapshot of an event in that character’s past, and can be read as a standalone short story, or as part of the series.
At 4,200 words in length, “Under A Hunter’s Moon” is a quick, easy, read that introduces readers to the “Shadows Over Seattle” setting.

When you pre-order from Amazon, the book will be delivered to your Kindle reader on the day of release.
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Book Spotlight #5 – “Broken” by Angela B Chrysler

WARNING: ADULTS ONLY. Readers are strongly cautioned. “Broken” portrays sensitive subject matters including animal abuse, torture, and graphic sexual violence. There is strong language, drug reference and is not suitable for some audiences. Please proceed with caution.

Disclaimer: Broken is a work of creative nonfiction. All events, opinions, and views are that of Angela B. Chrysler and are portrayed through subjective perspective based on the memory of Angela B. Chrysler. While all the events are true, the author has altered and changed the names, places, characteristics, and relationships to protect the identity and privacy of the people involved. Some characters have been combined into one character while others have been divided into two to suit the story.

Broken – by Angela B. Chrysler

Release date: 11 September 2015

And Death it calls as the stone crow breaks. Streaks of blood malform my face. Death becomes my withered eyes and the shadows whisper, “Lies.”

When William D. Shaw seeks out acclaimed author, Elizabeth, to write her biography, the recluse grants him twenty-four hours to hear her story. What unfolds is a macabre memoir that teeters on the edge of a psychological thriller.

Together, they descend into the bowels of Elizabeth’s psyche and examine the trauma victim’s past filled with neglect, rape, abuse, torture, and pedophilia. There, Shaw witnesses the results of a human being who has lived her entire life without love, comfort, safety, security, affection, physical contact, family, therapy, or medication.

As Shaw tries to understand Elizabeth’s decision to embrace loneliness and isolation, he witnesses Elizabeth’s multiple mental conditions that send her spiraling into the worlds of her psyche, all while toggling the lines of insanity.

Links for Broken

Find out More about “Broken” Here

Watch the “Broken” Book Trailer

Enter the “Broken” Giveaway on Goodreads (opens for entries on 15th September 2015)

View the Interview with Angela on Aurelia’s Virtual Book Club – while this interview was primarily about her work on Dolor and Shadow (Tales of the Drui book 1), it does also touch on the experiences and personal life that led to the writing of “Broken”.

What People Are Saying About “Broken”

“Poignant and brutally honest, Broken grasped me and didn’t let me go from the very first page.” – Stanislava D. Kohut

“Chrysler has done the unthinkable, demonstrating the uncanny ability to capture what most would have no concept of understanding.” – Joshua Robertson

From the Author

On 7 March 2015 I was asked, “Who am I?” The question led me to write an article that barely scratched the surface to the question. It wasn’t enough. I needed to write and so, that afternoon, I began “Broken.”

I wrote about the animals I watched die from mutilation when I was eight years old. I wrote about the torture I witnessed then experienced as I fought every day to save the animals from their abuser. I wrote about how I had to choose between animal abuse and rape. I recalled my desperate need of approval and deep seeded fear of rejection that led me to sexual torture and rape then into the arms of a pedophile who used my own fears against me. I wrote about how these events snowballed to 9/11 when I was raped only minutes after listening to the towers fall.

The memories and nightmares followed me into motherhood years after the abuse had ended, but my battles were far from over. I would go on to relive the twenty years of mental war I survived for another fifteen years. Until Broken, I was oblivious to my mental scars.

In two weeks, I wrote 96,000 words. Within that time, I relived thirty five years of trauma and when I finished, I finally could see how completely broken I was. I started “Broken” as a trauma victim in denial, and finished it as a trauma survivor finally aware of her plight.

Broken shows what trauma looks like on the inside. It shows how distorted the world looks to a trauma survivor. Broken is my story and shows how I arrived at awareness to begin my road to healing.

Links

Official Site
Amazon Author Page
Goodreads Profile Page

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Dolor and Shadow

Broken

 

Supporting the dreamers in your life

https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/writers/advice/639/a-writers-toolkit/essential-information/

Author Emma Chapman talks about the doubts we all face as writers, dreamers, and doers of the impossible. The support of her husband, and the confession he makes, one year after her first book releases, are amazing. It goes to show that the words of those around us can affect our morale, both positively, and negatively, but the support of one person can help us beat all the odds.

I can fully empathize with both Emma, and her husband, since my wife and I are both writers who support each others working habits. Thanks to my Sandi, I have had my first short story accepted for publication. Now I just have to keep pushing and supporting her work, and get her into print too.

Never stop dreaming. Never stop supporting those who dream.

 

How Bad Can A Person’s Day Get?

The Background

Have you ever had one of those days when nothing seemed able to go right? My wife and I had one of those yesterday.

Tuesday, my mother-in-law phoned to say that my father-in-law had been taken to hospital, and that the doctors were doing a series of tests to determine what was wrong with him. He’d had a series of infections that would clear up, and then return, and his doctor had insisted on him going to hospital following a follow-up examination. So that was the start of the bad news.

Then The Bad News Starts Coming In

Yesterday was when things went crazy…

Wednesday morning, my wife and I both had the day off, so we didn’t set any alarms to wake us up. I’d worked late the night before, so we wanted to sleep in. 7am comes around, and my mother-in-law is on the phone. The doctors have diagnosed my father-in-law with some form of leukemia, but they’re not sure what kind, without running further tests. The plan is to move him 10 hours drive away to a hospital with cancer specialists on-staff, who can perform the necessary tests, and work out a treatment plan.

As you can imagine, my wife and I are pretty hard hit by the news, and have to find something to distract us from thinking about it, or doing too much online research. So we go out to do some chores.

So.. We Tried To Distract Ourselves

We had breakfast/brunch on the road, checked out movie times, and found nothing on, then did our chores. Driving home, we decided to stop at our local post-office and mail out a letter, then pull into a parking space, and check our post box.

So you’d think that’s simple enough, right? WRONG! As we start pulling into a parking space, a huge truck reverses out of the space next to the one we’re driving into. There is a car behind us, so we can’t reverse back out, and the bottom of his tail-gate takes out our driver side headlight, dents the hood, and pushes several panels out of alignment.

To make matters worse, we’d only just got the car back from being repaired. The car already had a new roof panel, and windscreen, after high winds had whipped up, caught a roof-top tarpaulin, and thrown the cinder blocks off the roof and onto our car. We’d had the car back about three weeks, and the repairs had taken almost a month, because they had to order the panels in.

Thankfully, the driver of the truck took full responsibility, and admitted to not having been looking out of his rear window, while reversing. But that meant yet another round of calls to insurance companies to organize the repairs.

Then Things Get Worse…

When we get home, we phone my mother-in-law for an update, and find out that they’re in an ambulance, on the way to the specialist hospital. So we’re about to breath a sigh of relief, when she tells my wife that her grandmother is seriously ill, and probably has only a week to live. By know we’re in complete shock, and emotional breakdown stages.

So Just How Bad Can Things Get Before A Person Breaks?

This got me thinking about what a reader would think if I had done something like this to one of my characters. Here are some thoughts:

  • I suspect that so many things happening to one person, in the space of one day, would stretch the suspension of disbelief to the breaking point.
  • Anyone who pulled this with one of their characters had better have one hell of a pay-off before the end of the story.
  • A series of events like this would probably cause a severe amount of emotional stress, and likely break the character down entirely.
  • However, if you are going to break down a character to that degree, you have to build them back up. Events might conspire to bring a character down, but we all have hidden strengths that we can draw on, as needed.