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Haters gonna hate pero nosotros amamos a Bonnie 馃槒馃懣 #EvilLooksGood #HappyBdayJennaColeman #ClaraOswald #Bonnie

Villains - Let's kick it up! #CheerVille #throwwhatyouknow #evillooksgood #Villains

Loving this really creepy artwork; reminds me almost exactly of how I imagined in my head a creature I wrote into my ongoing low fantasy pet project, something I call a Laelaps. In the context of the story (involving a secret society of demon hunters based in London, trying to prevent demonic incursions into this world), these are a lower class of demon, animalistic predators about the size of an Alsatian that hunt and kill anything they're sent after (like their mythical namesake- in the story, every demon is identified with a name from mythology that matches with their appearance or abilities). The story opens with the Order trying to stop a pack of these from killing my main heroine on Halloween in a cemetery (and it only gets hairer from there...(about halfway through the second act with this story, most of the outline of the third act is complete, so I hope to have it finished in the new year...though what I hope and what happens are two different beasts altogether)... #monster #demon #demonicpossession #lowfantasy #fantasycreature #justasiimagined #writinginspiration #fantasyart #writingfantasy #writinganovel#storywriting #petproject #nightmarefuel #horror #demondog #creatureofthedark #evillooksgood

I call this cookies & cream extreme. Double the cookies with a splash of chocolate syrup. #icecream #cookiesandcream #oreo #chocolate #earnedthis #evillooksgood #cookiecrumble

"The war is not over and I promise you, the true enemy won't wait out the storm...he BRINGS the storm!" Is it just me or does the King in the North look quite good as a White Walker? 馃槄 Few more weeks left... #jonsnow #gameofthrones #gameofthronesseason7 #whitewalkers #undead #asongoficeandfire #thegreatwarishere #comingsoon #evillooksgood

"It began with the forging of the Great Rings. Three were given to the Elves- immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings. Seven to the Dwarf Lords; great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls. And nine, nine rings were gifted to the race of Men, who above all else desire power. For within these Rings was bound the strength and will to govern each race...but they were, all of them, deceived, for another ring was made. In the land of Mordor, in the fires of Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Sauron forged in secret a master Ring to control all others, and into this Ring, he poured his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life. One Ring to rule them all!" Let's be honest: the prologue of The Fellowship of the Ring film was one of the best of its kind...certainly helped direct me towards my current love affair with the fantasy genre (really must watch those films again at some point over the season, I haven't in far too long...) #lordoftherings #jrrtolkien #middleearth #sauron #mordor #ringwraiths #thenine #nazg没l #blackriders #witchking #witchkingofangmar #inthelandofmordor #inthefiresofmountdoom #theonering #oneringtorulethemall #fantasy #fantasyart #fantasyliterature #fantasyfiction #fantasyfilm #fantasyvillains #evillooksgood #favouritefilm

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Loving this really creepy artwork; reminds me almost exactly of how I imagined in my head a creature I wrote into my ongoing low fantasy pet project, something I call a Laelaps. In the context of the story (involving a secret society of demon hunters based in London, trying to prevent demonic incursions into this world), these are a lower class of demon, animalistic predators about the size of an Alsatian that hunt and kill anything they're sent after (like their mythical namesake- in the story, every demon is identified with a name from mythology that matches with their appearance or abilities). The story opens with the Order trying to stop a pack of these from killing my main heroine on Halloween in a cemetery (and it only gets hairer from there...(about halfway through the second act with this story, most of the outline of the third act is complete, so I hope to have it finished in the new year...though what I hope and what happens are two different beasts altogether)... #monster #demon #demonicpossession #lowfantasy #fantasycreature #justasiimagined #writinginspiration #fantasyart #writingfantasy #writinganovel#storywriting #petproject #nightmarefuel #horror #demondog #creatureofthedark #evillooksgood

"It began with the forging of the Great Rings. Three were given to the Elves- immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings. Seven to the Dwarf Lords; great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls. And nine, nine rings were gifted to the race of Men, who above all else desire power. For within these Rings was bound the strength and will to govern each race...but they were, all of them, deceived, for another ring was made. In the land of Mordor, in the fires of Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Sauron forged in secret a master Ring to control all others, and into this Ring, he poured his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life. One Ring to rule them all!" Let's be honest: the prologue of The Fellowship of the Ring film was one of the best of its kind...certainly helped direct me towards my current love affair with the fantasy genre (really must watch those films again at some point over the season, I haven't in far too long...) #lordoftherings #jrrtolkien #middleearth #sauron #mordor #ringwraiths #thenine #nazg没l #blackriders #witchking #witchkingofangmar #inthelandofmordor #inthefiresofmountdoom #theonering #oneringtorulethemall #fantasy #fantasyart #fantasyliterature #fantasyfiction #fantasyfilm #fantasyvillains #evillooksgood #favouritefilm

"Tell someone they're a monster often enough for long enough, sooner or later they'll believe it. The thing is, monsters are dangerous and they have a tendency to lash out first at the ones who created them" - Copyright L. Courtney, 2016

A collection of artwork that puts me in mind of one of my favourite new characters for the Phoenix Saga, Tisiphone- one of three Strigoi who I plan to be recurring antagonists in future books of the series, as well as the main character of a short story I've written as a bridge between From The Ashes and the next book, which I hope to include with Book 2...originally the bastard daughter of a landed knight, Tisiphone was locked up in an insane asylum after her precognitive abilities were thought to be cursing her home. Broken out and transformed to honour an old debt to her mother by a passing vampire lord, Tisiphone's first act was to slaughter the occupants and staff of the asylum, then to return home and butcher her family...In the context of the stories to come, she's a terror weapon, unleashed on the friends and families of our heroes to drive them out of hiding...Tisiphone was inspired by a combination, with the casual and gleeful sadism of Ramsay Bolton and the Brides of Dracula as depicted in Van Helsing (she's one of a couple of new villains I'm writing to have no redeeming qualities, to have the readers cheering on the heroes to kill them when the final confrontation comes, inspired by watching my mother shout "Kill him! Kill him! Cut his f%楼king head off!" at Archibald Cunningham every time she watches Rob Roy...) #vampire #femalevampire #femalevillain #monster #blooddrinker #evillooksgood #strigoi #undead #fantasycreature #mythicalcreature #favouritemonster #fantasyvillains #favouritecharacters #favouritevillains #favouriteofmine #writinginspiration #writingfantasy #writinganovel #novelwriting #storywriting #petproject #newnovel #book2 #thephoenixsaga #gothicart #fantasyart

Model: @eleineofficial
Photographer: #feliciapuschlphotography "He saw a large room, clearly inhabited by someone of nobility...He could see reclining on a divan, a slender figure, clad in long, regal looking robes...Before the fire burned out, the woman turned and she was looking directly at Diarmud. He saw a long, pale face framed by jet black tresses...beautiful but for one thing: yellow-gold eyes like a wolf's, staring with an intensity that seemed to cut into his very soul...try as he might, the young man could not forget their baleful stare. He fell into sleep praying he would never stare into that fell gaze in the flesh" - From The Ashes: Book 1 of the Phoenix Saga, pg 178

Copyright L. Courtney 2014

Aside from being another beautiful image of the lovely Madeleine Liljestam, this image just put me so much in mind of the above excerpt from my first novel, From The Ashes, involving the hero Diarmud suffering a prophetic dream where he first sees the face of his nemesis, the Empress Maeivra, ruler of the Empire of the Phoenix, also known as the Witch Queen, who at that point in the story has sent some of the worst monsters at her command (including a psychopathic vampire and hunter creatures that are a fusion of the Ringwraiths and the Velociraptors from Jurassic Park), so he's understandably wary of her...I must admit, there's a lot of metal singers who look like they'd fit quite well into the fictional worlds I've created and a great many metal songs have provided inspiration when I'm listening to them while writing (Nightwish, Amaranthe, Delain and Eleine to name just a few)...if my stories ever become popular enough to become films, I'd want there to be a heavy dose of symphonic metal on the soundtrack, it would only be fitting!

#eleine #madeleineliljestam #feliciapuschlphotography #metalgoddess #femalesinger #metalband #metalqueen #gothiclook #gothgirl #altgirl #tattooedgirl #altmodel #gothicclothing #gothicfashion #deathincarnate #writinginspiration #writingfantasy #writinganovel #thephoenixsaga #petproject #storywriting #witch #sorceress #evillooksgood #characterinspiration #becauseilikedit #writersofinstagram #writersoninstagram

Model: @eleineofficial
Photographer: #grannphotography
Aside from being lovely images, these photos are really putting me in mind of a scene I've got in mind for Book 2 of the Phoenix Saga; the introduction of a new female vampire antagonist in a scene that's reminiscent of that 'Clever girl' moment from Jurassic Park in a forest just outside the village that is one of the main settings for the story, when one of the main characters turns round when the forest falls deathly silent, and sees he's not alone...not sure if any of the writers out there have had a similar moment, of seeing an image or photograph and it just clicks in your head as just being exactly like how you envisaged something from your writing, but that's exactly what happened to me here...just goes to show what an inspiring thing art can be... #eleine #madeleineliljestam #grannphotography #photography #gothgirl #altgirl #altmodel #femalesinger #beautiful #tattooedgirl #vampire #femalevampire #femalevillain #justasiimagined #writinginspiration #writingfantasy #writinganovel #novelwriting #storywriting #petproject #monster #blooddrinker #evillooksgood #strigoi #artistic #perfection #artandwriting #inspiration #redhair #paleeyes

Talion before the gates of Minas Morgul (I love the Tower of Sorcery, the way it's depicted has been an inspiration to my writing when describing the villain's lair in the Phoenix Saga)...just should say, when you get to this point in the story, things have really gone badly for the Gravewalker...if you look closely at his eyes, you'll see what I mean... #shadowofwar #talion #gravewalker #minasmorgul #minasithil #mordor #middleearth #jrrtolkien #city #darkcity #evil #evillooksgood #nazg没l #ringwraiths #nestofevil #mykindofplace #tragicending #battlewithin #fantasy #gaming #screenshot #ps4 #tearjerker #notahappyending

A rather mysterious ally in your pursuit of retribution against Sauron (I won't say who because of spoilers: if you've played the game, you know who she is. If you haven't, play the game and find out! ;P)...Personally I agree with Celebrimbor (something of a rarity) in that I trust her as far as I can throw a fell beast: she may want the Dark Lord destroyed as much as the Gravewalker, but it's pretty clear she has her own agenda, and the only reason she's helping Talion and Celebrimbor is because they can advance that... (Off topic, I love her look; almost exactly like how I picture the main villainess of the Phoenix Saga in my head...) #shadowofwar #talion #celebrimbor #gravewalker #mordor #middleearth #unlikelyally #sheisnotourally #monster #womaninblack #femalevillain #blooddrinker #ravenhairivoryskin #altgirl #blackdress #evillooksgood #spoilers #strangebedfellows #justasiimagined #characterinspiration #writinginspiration #gaming #screenshot #cutscene #ps4

Well this place has changed a lot since the last time I was here...few screenshots from Talion's return to Minas Ithil, or rather Minas Morgul after its fall to Mordor's armies: the Nazg没l didn't waste any time with redecorating... ;P Barely halfway through and I'm still enthralled by this game... #shadowofwar #talion #gravewalker #celebrimbor #mordor #gondor #minasithil #minasmorgul #middleearth #jrrtolkien #city #darkcity #evil #evillooksgood #nazg没l #ringwraiths #thenine #nestofevil #gaming #screenshot #ps4

Something wicked and fun this way comes!! Just a rough sketch but hey. A new client of mine is going to slay at her Witches Ball!! 馃敭馃暩馃暦#witch #witchcraft #purple #colorpop #chicago #chicagoartist #magical #magic #spooky #sexy #evilish #evillooksgood #emerald #blue #badgirl #halloweencostume #customart #client #excited

Writing several things involving vampires at the moment so this seems appropriate...puts me in mind of a couple of favourite characters of mine...plus it's another work of Anne Stokes I've never seen before, very impressive too... #vampire #femalevampire #femalevillain #vampirecounts #monster #blooddrinker #evillooksgood #strigoi #undead #fantasycreature #mythicalcreature #redeyes #favouritemonster #fantasyvillains #villain #favouriteofmine #annestokes #fantasyart #gothicart #gothiclook #writinginspiration #writingfantasy #writinganovel #petproject

"Within every vampire lurks a beast, a predator driven to gorge itself on blood. For most of their kind, it is a curse, the inevitable price to be paid for what they are and they will cling to whatever trappings of who they were-aristocracy, privilege or martial honour- to avoid it. Some vampires, however, do not seek to restrain the beast within: instead they embrace it, devolving into rabid monsters that care only about slaking their thirst however possible..." Paraphrasing slightly from something I've been reading but it ties into something I've always been intrigued by; the idea of the beast within, something that crops up in some of the vampire fiction I've read, an almost Jekyll and Hyde struggle between split personalities, the monster and the man, some trying to restrain it, others who give in to it...it's not so prevalent in the Phoenix Saga I write, with the Strigoi as a whole having given in to the predator within them, but in the low fantasy story I'm writing at the moment, there's a male and female vampire character struggling with that, fearing losing bits of themselves to the beast but aware it also gives them the strength to deal with the demonic enemies they face with the main heroes...personally I think in my case with vampirism, I'd probably succumb to the beast within, unleash it and revel in what it provides...what of the rest of you? Would you control the beast or let it loose?

#vampire #vampirecounts #vampiremythology #vampirefiction #thebeastwithin #monster #blooddrinker #evillooksgood #strigoi #undead #fantasycreature #mythicalcreature #writinginspiration #writingfantasy #novelwriting #petproject #lowfantasy #struggling #internalstruggle #withinustwonaturesareatwar

Currently trying to write some more vampiric antagonists into the Phoenix Saga, so it really wouldn't be right if bats didn't factor in with them somewhere...always liked the innate mastery over the creatures of the night that most vampires in the literature I tend to read possess (control over bats, wolves, etc) and since the Strigoi in my stories are already innately powerful necromancers, it makes sense that they would also be able to command creatures from the darkness as well...currently writing a section involving one of the new female vampires I've introduced in Book 2 unleashing a swarm of rabid bats on an unsuspecting target to send a message to the heroes... #vampire #femalevampire #vampireliterature #femalevillain #monster #blooddrinker #strigoi #undead #fantasyvillains #evillooksgood #bats #vampirebats #darkmagic #fantasyart #fantasy #writinginspiration #writingfantasy #novelwriting #petproject #newnovel #writersofinstagram

"I murdered thousands for the Emperor and He gave me nothing but His damning silence. Now His lapdogs bark for every life I take while the gods promise me the galaxy!" Currently stuck off work with a busted leg, so took to some painting this afternoon to distract myself...with that glorified bean counter Guilliman back in the picture, along with the test-tube freakshow called Primaris Marines, I have renounced my allegiance to the Imperium of Man and returned to the service of the Ruinous Powers of Chaos...a few Word Bearers I managed to get done today, the beginning of a warband (red and silver are colours I'm quite good with, and I find the whole-hearted embracing of Chaos by the XVIITH Legion offers a wealth of conversion opportunities...3 down, plenty more to come!) #warhammer40k #gamesworkshop #blacklibrary #wordbearers #chaosspacemarines #deathtothefalseemperor #forthedarkgods #villains #evillooksgood #paintingwarhammer #painting #art #wargaming #modelmaking #hobby #fantasy #scifi #scifiart #aspiringchampion #tabletopwargames #inthegrimdarknessofthefarfuturethereisonlywar

"No one can stop death..." Haven't played Diablo III, but the art depicting Malthael, the Angel of Death, has got to be some of my favourite depictions of such a being: it's also reminiscent of a planned tertiary antagonist I plan to introduce in later books of the Phoenix Saga, starting with the in-progress Book 2: a being of such ancient power that it was worshipped as a god of death in the ancient world (like I say, I've always had a fascination with the idea that there are older and greater powers in this world that ruled long before mankind, forced into hibernation by an unforseen disaster or the rebellion of the upstart primates known as humans, retreating until they have faded from memory into legend, waiting for the day when they awake/are awoken to reclaim the world they still see as rightfully theirs...) #malthael #angelofdeath #noonecanstopdeath #warrior #bladeineachhand #diablo #diablo3 #gaming #artwork #fantasy #fantasyart #ancientevil #writinginspiration #writingfantasy #reawakening #antagonist #villain #fantasyvillains #evillooksgood #wingedwarrior #thephoenixsaga #petproject #novelwriting #newnovel #petproject #newcharacter

Whatever's in there has been safely hidden for two thousand years. This isn't a tomb, it's a prison. -The mummy 2017

Little early but starting off some Halloween looks for ideas this year how about Ahmanet.. before her evil kicks in
#halloweenmakeup #themummy #Ahmanet #selfie #makeup #egyptianlook #egyptian #evillooksgood #dailypost #instapic #instadaily #instaphoto #instagood

"They delved too greedily and too deep...You know what they awoke in the darkness..." Picture yourself as an archaeologist working in what appears to be a tomb complex miles below the surface of a distant planet, seemingly built by a civilisation more ancient than anything you've ever seen before. You and your team are hard at work, trying to decipher the secrets of the place when all of a sudden, the generators you've brought from the surface fail and the lights go out.
You fumble about for a torch, hoping to fix the generator and carry on when light begins to reappear, one after the other, baleful green pinpricks like eyes in the darkness, and you realise that what you thought were just statues are in fact creatures that have rested here undisturbed for centuries. As you see the malevolent green light blazing in once-empty eye sockets and hear the sound of clanking footsteps coming closer and closer, the last thing to go through your your mind as cold metallic skeletal fingers close around your throat, before those gleaming eyes are the last thing you ever see, is horrified realisation; this is not a tomb, it's a prison...and you and your team just unlocked the doors... Loving this artwork: I've always had a great weakness for stories where meddling explorers (usually archaeologists or miners) stumble upon the ancient final resting place/prison of some long-forgotten evil buried there aeons ago to protect mankind/the world and who inevitably, in their unthinking curiosity, release it to wreak havoc on the world (usually getting themselves killed in the process)...most of the stories I've read involving the Necrons tend to start that way (as well as being a theme I often explore in my own writing...) #necrons #necronwarriors #necronimmortals #warhammer40k #gamesworkshop #blacklibrary #inthegrimdarknessofthefarfuturethereisonlywar #scifi #fantasy #scifiart #fantasyart #monster #aliens #xenos #awakeningevil #ancientevil #wakingup #writinginspiration #writingfantasy #writinganovel #evillooksgood #evileyes #greeneyes #greenfire #notwhatyouwanttosee #ohcrap #werealldoomed #literarythemes

"The writers who described a vampire's bite as two neat puncture wounds in the neck were either being polite or had never really looked at their own teeth. A vampire, when it bites, hyperextends its canines, the third tooth on each side from the centre. They are necessary for any carnivore, designed by evolution for the express purpose of rending flesh. Canines are used for only one thing, even by humans. Canines tear"- Red, White and Blood by Christopher Farnsworth, pgs.239-240

A fitting quote from my current reading material, one of the best pieces of vampire fiction I've read for quite some time (I do highly recommend the Nathaniel Cade series): pretty sure I've posted this before but I do love it- to my eyes, it's exactly what a vampire should look like, plus it reminds me of a few female vampire characters in my writings at the moment, (Tisiphone in the Phoenix Saga, Moira in my untitled low fantasy work), both of whom are more akin to assassins and apex predators than effete aristocrats or (gods forbid) sparkly teenagers, brutal, ruthless and highly effective killers...to my mind, it makes sense that they'd go for the throat in as brutal a fashion as possible, like wolves, lions or any other predator, to kill their prey as quickly as possible and draw as much of the blood they need to survive... #vampire #femalevampire #vampireliterature #femalevillain #monster #blooddrinker #evillooksgood #undead #strigoi #nosferatu #nathanielcade #redwhiteandblood #goodreads #recommendedreading #bookquotes #relevantquote #writinginspiration #writingfantasy #characterinspiration #writinganovel #novelwriting #thephoenixsaga #petproject #lowfantasy #highfantasy #ravenhairivoryskin

"Minds immeasurably superior to ours regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely, they drew their plans against us"- The War of the Worlds, H.G Wells
Love these artworks as they remind me of plans I've got in mind for succeeding books of the Phoenix Saga (once I get around to writing them!): I've long been fascinated by the idea that we aren't the first sapient species on this planet, the theme in sci-fi and fantasy that there are older and far more powerful races than Man that slumber beneath our feet, only waiting for the day to reawaken and reclaim the world they still see as rightfully theirs...like A Song of Ice and Fire, as the Phoenix Saga progresses, I plan for and more evidence to appear of something ancient, powerful and evil reawakening in the frigid north...the only question is whether this was accidental or deliberate? (The prologue of Book 2 demonstrates what they're capable of...I drew a lot of inspiration for this new breed of antagonist from Old Testament depictions of angels as brutal and destructive, the depiction of angels in Darksiders and my own personal hypothesis that wings and the ability of flight would have been the pinnacle of human evolution...) #angel #darkangel #angelofdeath #wingedwarrior #femalewarrior #femalevillain #monster #deathgod #fantasyvillains #fantasycreature #fantasyart #fantasyliterature #writinginspiration #newnovel #novelwriting #newcharacter #petproject #writingfantasy #justasiimagined #warrior #villains #evillooksgood #favouritecreation #battle

And after all this, after seeing what's coming, what will destroy every living thing in its path, Cersei STILL believes there is some way she is going to come out ahead in this war?! They've certainly set the bar high for Season 8: I'm hoping to see a battle between a live and dead dragon at some point, mainly 'cause I want to know how you bring down an undead dragon in Westeros, given it looks to have become a lot stronger: indifferent to injury or fatigue, its fire infused with dark magic which it can seemingly breathe without needing to stop...I'm looking forward to it already!

The Watch has ended. Night falls and the Great War begins!

#gameofthrones #gameofthronesseason7 #gameofthronesseason8 #thedragonandthewolf #seasonfinale #viserion #thenightking #nightking #dragon #undeaddragon #whitewalkers #wight #wights #darkmagic #necromancy #thegreatwarishere #fantasy #blueeyes #bluefire #evillooksgood #evil #monster

Think I've got this evil thing covered...part of me actually wants this guy to win... #nightking #gameofthrones #whitewalkers #thegreatwarishere #photo #blueeyes #evillooksgood

So last sunday i had a fantastic chance to work with @sarahbowmanphotography and @greedyart. Aya did fantastic makeup and Sarah took some fabulous pics. This is just a teaser of whats to come!
Armour by @artisansdazure
Makeup by @greedyart
Photos and editing by @sarahbowmanphotography
Thank you @sarahfbowman for the opportunity to work with you!

#xander #darklord #evillooksgood #givemeyoursoul #darkphotos

Three of my favourite interpretations of vampires in recent years (I really need to watch this film again)...these three were certainly heavy influences on my own attempts to write vampire fiction (particularly in their ability to shift from beautiful woman to rabid monster) as well as the basis for female vampire antagonists in the Phoenix Saga that will soon make an appearance from Book 2 onward (3 ladies who prove the female of the species far more deadly than the male)...I prefer vampires to be apex predators, not effete aristocrats or (gods forbid) sparkly teenagers and these ladies ...plus, I like to think the gothic style of Van Helsing was quite an influence on my own interest in that look and style...and surely by now Dracula must be due for another adaptation... #vanhelsing #vampire #femalevampire #femalevillain #monster #blooddrinker #evillooksgood #cutemonstergirl #favouritefilm #favouritecharacters #bridesofdracula #dracula #bramstoker #transylvania #writinginspiration #writingfantasy #characterinspiration #writinganovel #vampireliterature #gothic #gothiclook #beautiful

One of my favourite fictional villains (certainly one who's been a fairly large inspiration on the main antagonist of my own high fantasy stories): Malekith, Witch King of the Dark Elves, as he will appear in the upcoming game, Total War: Warhammer II (I really need to get a PC capable of handling that game, it looks right up my alley!), though he's been a staple in a lot of my favourite Black Library novels...they've really done him a service with his design, and I love the gilded mask incorporated into his helm to hide his visage: I never liked depictions of Malekith that showed his face, given I always thought the only part of him you'd see were his eyes (the rest sealed away to conceal the burn scars covering his body, the result of a botched coronation ritual)- a skilled general, a powerful sorcerer and a lethal warrior, Malekith was a heavy inspiration for the Witch Queen, the main villain of my Phoenix Saga books, plus I REALLY want an excuse to use the name Malekith (I love it)...look forward to seeing what he can do in-game...
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Son of Aenarion, first Phoenix King of the Elves and his second wife, the sorceress Morathi, when his father died in battle saving the Elves from destruction, Malekith was sure the crown would pass to him. Instead, the elven nobility passed him over, fearing Malekith had inherited his father's violent nature, as well as Morathi whispering in her son's ear, and gave the crown to Bel Shaanar, a well respected nobleman. Outraged by this decision, Malekith framed Bel Shaanar as involved in a forbidden cult, then assassinated him, making it look like suicide.

Malekith then demanded the crown return to him, but when the nobility demurred again, Malekith had his soldiers slaughter them. However, he failed the final test to prove himself worthy by passing through the sacred Flame of Asuryan. Malekith was lucky to survive the burns he endured. As his armies waged war with those loyal to the surviving nobles, a mighty suit of armour, forged with dark magic and blood sacrifice, was created to give strength to Malekith's shattered body, fused to his flesh while still white-hot from the forge. (Continues below)

Gotta say, the more I watch this show, the more I really enjoy its interpretation of Euron Greyjoy...so unapologetically devious, so entertainingly malevolent and unapologetic (if his little interaction with Jaime was any indication)...whatever happens to Euron, I do hope he gets a magnificently spectacular send-off when his time comes... #eurongreyjoy #gameofthrones #gameofthronesseason7 #thequeensjustice #housegreyjoy #villain #fantasyvillains #evillooksgood #favouritecharacters #cardcarryingvillain

I am the storm...the first storm and the last.

Is it OK to admit I'm a bit in love with Euron Greyjoy? I must admit, when he first showed up in Season 6, I wasn't too impressed: he seemed too crass and boorish, with none of the master manipulator tendencies that he had in the book, but the more I see of him in Season 7, the more I like him and the more I understand the way he's portrayed: the Ironborn are crude and simple, so he wins them over with boorish humour and appealing to their rape, pillage and plunder mentality. Cersei is a different beast, so he flatters her, plays up the charm, offers her what she wants, all while subtly trying to drive a wedge between her and Jaime by subtly indicating he is a spent force, and then in battle, shows his true face: a ruthless butcher who clearly revels in the thrill of battle...I'm coming to enjoy the way Euron adopts a new mask for the audience he's playing to...plus I'm not going to say a bad word about the guy who killed two of my most hated characters and looks set to kill the others (Obara and Nymeria's deaths were deeply satisfying and I hope Ellaria and Tyene will suffer equally ironic ends: Tyene, I expect to be slowly poisoned while her mother watches, and Ellaria, I'm not sure whether I want her to be tossed in a box of vipers or have her skull crushed by the Mountain like her precious Oberyn...plus I'm on a bit of a writing kick involving pirates for the Phoenix Saga at present, Euron's provided a lot of ideas... #eurongreyjoy #housegreyjoy #gameofthrones #stormborn #warrior #pirate #villain #fantasyvillain #evillooksgood #writingfantasy #writinginspiration #satisfying #favouritecharacter #season7 #madman #boardersaway #pirates #laughingmad #laughingfighter #berserker #bloodlust #evillaugh #evilsmile

Can I admit I was cheering when this happened last night? And again when her idiot half-sister got hoist by her own petard as well? I've been waiting for the Sand Snakes to die since Season 5, so Euron's howl of victory at this point was matched by my own- I'm really starting to like this crazy bastard (what can I say? I'm a sucker for pirates, epic battles, ironic deaths and villains who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty, so that episode of Thrones pressed all the buttons...) #eurongreyjoy #gameofthrones #duel #fighttothedeath #battle #obarasand #finalbattle #satisfying #fantasy #impaledwithextremeprejudice #irony #favouritecharacter #asongoficeandfire #housegreyjoy #stormborn #theironfleet #evillooksgood #villain #leadingfromthefront #yestheyredead

A collection of faces that put me in mind of the villains of my writing, particularly since gold eyes and red eyes tend to be identifiers of beings aligned with evil in my writing: red indicating a being lower down the hierarchy, while gold identifies one closer to the apex of dark power... #writingfantasy #writinginspiration #writinganovel #highfantasy #lowfantasy #villains #monster #evillooksgood #redeyes #goldeyes #evileyes #writersofinstagram #writersoninstagram #gothicart #fantasyart #fantasy #witch #sorceress #necromancer #sorcerer

"From this point forward, you walk alone, Malus of Hag Graef. I see now how much has been taken from you. You have lost your name and your honour. Your dreams lie in the dust. There is nothing for you in this life but loneliness, fear and pain". "So you will not kill me after all?" "No. You deserve no such mercy"
-Reaper of Souls by Dan Abnett & Mike Lee

The ending of the 3rd Malus Darkblade novels...a young woman who's spent the better part of the story chasing down Malus to avenge the death of one of her family at his hands ultimately decides it's a far more cruel vengeance to let him live, given over the course of the novel, he has lost everything he held dear...feeling a bit nostalgic, the character of Malus Darkblade and the other Dark Elves in those stories were heavy influences on my own attempts at writing fantasy, plus they were great books (if you can find them, I do recommend them...) #malusdarkblade #darkelves #warhammerfantasy #blacklibrary #fantasy #fantasyfiction #fantasyart #fantasyvillains #fantasyliterature #naggaroth #writinginspiration #writingfantasy #favouritecharacters #favouritebook #favouriteofmine #cruelmercy #revenge #goodreads #recommendedreading #warrior #exile #evillooksgood

"The dawning realisation that we are NOT 'fallen'...we are ASCENDED!" Some more Chaos Warrior artwork...I really do love these zealot butchers...kinda feel inspired to finish an old short story I started years and years ago but never finished, involving a desperate last stand against a host of these daemon-worshipping berserkers...plus, these were a great source of inspiration for the tribesmen inhabiting the tundra of the northern wastelands in the Phoenix Saga, who I intend to make more prominent in later books in the series (particularly since some actions of the heroes in Book 1 have made them some serious enemies amongst the barbarians...) #chaoswarriors #warhammerfantasy #ageofsigmar #slavestodarkness #evil #evillooksgood #chaosarmour #fantasy #fantasyvillains #fantasyart #warriors #barbarians #forthedarkgods #theruinouspowers #khorne #nurgle #slaanesh #tzeentch #writinginspiration #writingfantasy #writinganovel #highfantasy #thephoenixsaga

"What makes them so dangerous is that they truly believe in the things they say they believe: that they are the chosen warriors of an ancient power whose sole purpose is to destroy any who oppose it. Such men cannot be reasoned with, for their every belief is enslaved to the idea that the destruction of our world is their sacred duty". Chaos Warriors, some of my favourite villains I've encountered in my forays in the worlds of fantasy fiction and games (as well as a heavy inspiration on the armies commanded by the antagonists in the Phoenix Saga, particularly a new form of enemy soldier appearing in stories to come)...armies of fanatical warriors, hardened by decades of battle against men and monsters in the most horrific and hostile conditions, equipped with weapons and armour beyond the ken of normal men to forge, imbued with dark magic and supernatural power, strengthened and invigorated by the favour of the baleful deities they worship, driven only by the urge to destroy the world, to make the funeral pyres of every race on Earth a consecrated offering to their divine masters, who do not fear to die if their deaths will advance that cause...fanatics, I've found, always make such effective enemies because they invariably believe they're in the right, that everything they do is part of some great, divine plan... #chaoswarriors #chaoschampion #slavestodarkness #khorne #nurgle #slaanesh #tzeentch #warrior #warhammerfantasy #ageofsigmar #evil #evillooksgood #chaosarmour #writinginspiration #writingfantasy #gamesworkshop #blacklibrary #destroytheworld #chaosgods #theruinouspowers #writinganovel #writersofinstagram #antagonists #fantasyart #fantasyvillains #legionsofevil #forthedarkgods

Evil looks good on me lol 馃槀 #evil #evillooksgood #dontgiveafuck

Today feels a little EVIL 馃枻馃枻馃枻馃枻馃枻馃枻馃枻馃枻#evil #evillooksgood #filters #snapchat

Evil has a secret to tell you!!!!!!
#evil #snapchat #filters #evillooksgood

I call this cookies & cream extreme. Double the cookies with a splash of chocolate syrup. #icecream #cookiesandcream #oreo #chocolate #earnedthis #evillooksgood #cookiecrumble

I love this artwork, mainly because it reminds me of something I have in mind for Book 2 of the Phoenix Saga: based on a recurring dream I had not long after seeing the film 'Black Swan', of a ballerina clad in black and red, her fingernails tipped with scalpel-sharp claws and serrated blades running down the side of her point shoes, spinning through a crowd of soldiers, cutting down men with every pirouette and arabesque she made...that image etched itself into my mind and ultimately took form in the shape of another female villain (I seem to have a great many of them in my writing), this one a seductress determined to turn our hero Diarmud onto a darker path at the behest of the Witch Queen (a recurring theme I had in mind for the planned second and third books involve him facing a variety of temptations, intended to draw him towards using his powers for darker means...) #ballerina #darkbeauty #characterinspiration #writinginspiration #writingfantasy #writinganovel #writersofinstagram #writersoninstagram #gothicart #blood #beautifuldeath #blackswan #femalevillain #evillooksgood #dream #recurringdream #blackdress

One last thing from me for the night; a bit of artwork that really caught my eye...a vampire dragon is an idea I don't think I've ever seen depicted in fantasy before...I've seen undead/zombie dragons (heck I've used them before in my writing) but this mixture of two of my favourite mythical monsters is a new one (not that I'm complaining: hell I want to see more of such things in fantasy literature...does it only drink the blood of other dragons or can it subsist on the blood of other beings? Is sunlight inimical to it? What does it breath in place of fire? And most importantly, how in the name of the gods are you supposed to get a wooden stake through this thing's heart without getting ripped into tiny pieces?!) #dragon #vampire #vampiredragon #blooddrinker #monster #evillooksgood #monster #writinginspiration #writingfantasy #undead #undeaddragon #fangs #fantasy #fantasyart #artwork #fearsome #horror

"We are swift and we are lethal. We are a poisoned dagger thrust into the heart of the foe. We are the hidden blade, the strike so sudden that the enemy falls before they ever know they are under attack". As far as the alien races of the 41st millennium go, my favourite is probably the Dark Eldar; I've always been a sucker for villains, and you really can't get more villainous than a race of vampiric elven space pirates who descend without warning onto hapless worlds in the hunt for fresh prey they can take back to their lairs to slow mutilate and torture for the rejuvenating effect the suffering of their victims induces (plus the dark, gothic look of those aliens was ALWAYS going to appeal to someone like me...it probably says a lot about me personally that I find myself identifying with such malevolent creatures...what can I say?)
============================ Descended from the decadent pleasure cultists who destroyed the ancient Eldar empire when their sybaritic excesses ripped apart time and space, creating the great Warp rift known as the Eye of Terror and birthing a cruel and all-consuming hedonistic goddess known as She Who Thirsts, the Dark Eldar fled into the inter-dimensional labyrinth of the Webway, making their lair in the accursed city of Commorragh. When they realised their retreat into the Webway had not saved them from the curse they had unleashed upon their species, that they were still doomed to lose their souls to the hunger of what they had created, but that they could rejuvenate their souls by drinking of the pain and suffering they inflicted on others to delay that, the Dark Eldar emerged: piratical raiders emerging from the Webway, descending on unsuspecting planets and retreating before resistance is organised with scores of captives to feed the vampiric hunger of Commorragh's denizens... #darkeldar
#warhammer40k #warhammer40000 #xenos #villains #evillooksgood #evilhasgoodfashion #scifi #fantasy #scifiart #fantasyart #fantasyvillains #scifivillains #favouritecharacters #monster #spacepirates #corsairs #gothicart #gothiclook

"The war is not over and I promise you, the true enemy won't wait out the storm...he BRINGS the storm!" Is it just me or does the King in the North look quite good as a White Walker? 馃槄 Few more weeks left... #jonsnow #gameofthrones #gameofthronesseason7 #whitewalkers #undead #asongoficeandfire #thegreatwarishere #comingsoon #evillooksgood

"Who owns the North?"
"We do!"
"WHO OWNS THE NORTH?!"
"WE DO!"
"SHOW ME!" Currently watching Season 6 ahead of Season 7, as well as writing a lot regarding smaller-scale villains (the lieutenants of the Big Bad rather than the one at the top of the hierarchy or evil)...in that regard, Smalljon Umber was one of my favourite smaller scale villains from that show, so many qualities I like in my own villains: Blunt and direct (as the third image confirms), unwilling to waste time with sycophantic fawning or disguise his contempt for the incompetence of his superiors (i.e. Ramsay), having a decent motivation for his actions (wanting to protect his lands from a suspected invasion of barbarians who've been plaguing your family's lands for generations is somewhat a better reason than just rampant Bolton sadism), willing to get his hands dirty and then dying in single combat in a bloody and ironic manner, usually caused by his own mistakes (really should have made sure your opponent was down and out before looking around to see where that warhorn was coming from)...shame they didn't include this guy in Season 5: it might have been more watchable if they'd devoted more time to the North as opposed to the waste of celluloid that was the Dornish storyline... #gameofthrones #houseumber #housebolton #smalljonumber #villain #favouritecharacters #favouritevillains #whoownsthenorth #evillooksgood #deansjagger #gameofthronesseason6 #writinginspiration #asongoficeandfire #fantasyvillains #warrior #whatcouldhavebeen

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