Friday, October 28, 2011

Cruella DeVil and then some

Her name alone sends chills down puppies' spines everywhere!
From 101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith (originally the Great Dog Robbery) I present Cruella DeVil. She's rich, arrogant, manipulative, demanding, and oh, yeah, certifiable! All the characteristics of a killer antagonist, Daaah-ling! How dare anyone say no to her! I wish I had some henchmen to do my dirty work. And a great villain needs stamina, because if you want it done right, you have to do it yourself. No matter the cost to life, limb or car! (pic source)

That wraps up the Killer Character Blogfest! Thanks to E. R. Ward & Deana Barnhart for getting us all together!

I also wanted to mention a few things coming up next week - can you believe it's almost November!
  • I hope you have a fun/spooky/horror flash story for me on Halloween Monday! Depending on the turnout, I have treats =) and mine is truly scary.
  • Abby Fowers needs a pen name & is having a fun contest to find one. I would just say Abby Flowers - nice ring =) But I have a few more. I love making up words and names!
  • Wednesday, 11/2 is another session for the Insecure Writers Support Group hosted by Alex. Yay!
  • And I know I just complained about not having much time, but I'm going to do the November PAD (Poem a Day) challenge from Robert Lee Brewer at Writers Digest. I really enjoyed delving into the forms and topics in April, but we'll see how it goes since we are going to Disney for a week and then away for Thanksgiving, plus my bday is this month (and I have a fun surprise planned for that which I will introduce shortly)

21 comments:

Angela Cothran said...

My parents took me to this movie as a little kid and we had to leave because Cruella scared me so bad I couldn't stop crying--it was her hair. Terrifying!

Catherine Denton said...

Cruella is one of my favorite evil characters. She really does put the fear in you!
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Heather M. Gardner said...

I'm all ready for Monday.

Great job on the Killer Characters.

Just remember. We get done what we get done. So be it.

Have a great weekend.
HMG

Angela Brown said...

I love that you went to the dogs and got one of the bestest villianesses ever. I'm sure there is a super sekrit academy to become the next Cruella.

Julie said...

Oh what a great choice!! I was totally traumatized by Cruella as a kid, yikes.

Looking forward to all the happenings next week! Hope you have a great weekend. :)

M.J. Fifield said...

I feel a song coming on. I imagine it'll be stuck in my head most of the day now.

Enjoy your weekend...

E.R. King said...

Your choice made me smile. Part of the reason why I picked the Wicked Witch is because she's after Dorthy and her little dog, too. What did Toto ever do to her? Despicable.
I totally relate to your choice. Children everywhere hid their puppies in fear. Thanks for participating! And congrats on the awards!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cruella was aptly named.
Thanks for mentioning the support group! Got your post ready?

Jenny S. Morris said...

Oh, Cruella does make me shiver. Who wears a coat made out of puppies? Great job!

Abby Fowers said...

Ah! Cruella! Perfect choice. She does creep me out. Poor little puppies.

And thanks for the shout out on the contest! lol. Love it! No "flowers" tho. haha. I get that all the time. Funny. The names are so close!

M Pax said...

I so hated Cruella when I read that book as a kid.

Good luck with PAD! Sounds fun. And I'm looking forward to another ISWG.

Happy early bday, and enjoy all your travels.

Peggy Eddleman said...

Well, yeah. With hair like that, of course she makes a fabulous antagonist!

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

Cruella scares the heck out of me - good choice!

J. A. Bennett said...

Great choice! And thanks for reminding me about the IWSG I forgot I wanted to do it this time!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Cruella is such a fun mix of ruthless ridiculousness. Good choice.

Jen said...

I was terrified of Cruella as a kid! Who's more terrifying that someone who wants to kill puppies!

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Shelley Workinger said...

Happy Halloween Hop, Tara - good to *meet* you ;) Funny how the creepiest killer could come from a Disney film, eh? If someone were try to pitch a puppy-skinning villain for kids today, I seriously doubt that movie would ever get made.

Cortney said...

Cruella is a great villain!

Deana said...

You know I hadn't thought about her but she has to be the one antagonist I dislike in childrens books and movies more than ANY! Great choice!

Tara Tyler said...

great comments, y'all!
cruella was a viscious vamp all right!
love donna's description "ruthless ridiculousness!"
thanks to all!