Sell Out Vault 4

A Blog about Villainy, Entertainment and Shameless Self Promotion.










Calling All Villains-


We are now looking for contributions to the Sinister Creations section of Villainesque.com. If you have anything of a Villainesque nature, that you would like to see featured on the Villainesque.com web site, then please post it in the Villainesque section of the forum. You can also private message Vicious or myself (FalseProphet), in the forum. Submissions can be anything from an essay that you wrote, to a work of art that you drew or even a link to a site that is relevant to villainy.

This reminds me; if you know of any other websites that you think should be included among the list of Villain Links, please feel free to suggest those in the Villainesque section of the forum as well. I should also add that in order to ensure a certain level of quality, all submissions will be subject to approval by the two overlords of Twisted Jenius. Standards are a good thing.

- False Prophet

Hidden Site Features-


Here are a few things that you may not have noticed on TwistedJenius.com.

At the bottom of many of our pages, you'll notice that we have the Twisted Jenius Sayings. They all begin with "TwistedJenius.com:" and continue with some sort of sarcastic, disturbing or irrelevant comment about the site or the business. Although you could just look at all of the pages on our site, if you want to be really lazy about it; you can find a list of all of the sayings here. Incidentally, we also have a poster that you can purchase which features many of the sayings.

This leads me to our next item, which is the Easter eggs which we have featured here on the site. Usually these come in the form of a thumbnail image towards the top, right hand corner of the site's pages. But here's the trick, the only ones that work like this are the images on the main pages (the main Welcome, Comics, Evil Rant, etc. pages).

You'll also notice that just below the list of Sell Out Copies, on this very page, we have a "custom search" tool, which will allow you to locate any sinister topics on this site that you wish. And last, but certainly not least, we also have metallic Donate buttons on the bottoms of all of our pages. All payments are done through PayPal and we encourage you to use this feature generously.

These are just a few of the lesser know elements of TwistedJenius.com. I will probably point out a few more in a future Sell Out Copy. As you can see, we are a site that is very passionate about the details.

- False Prophet

Comical Cartoon Villains-


As you know, I love cartoons. I also love weird humor. So it should go without saying that I like humorous animation that features Super Villains. Here are three of my all time favorite cartoons that can be placed in this category.

The first series that comes to mind is The Tick. I remember getting up early Saturday mornings to watch it when it played on Fox, during its original run. The Tick is a hilarious series and the villains are even more over the top than the heroes. The Tick is the first piece of work in which I recall ever seeing the notion of a superhero/villain lifestyle being explored in this way (I liked the idea of that group of heroes, just hanging out in a diner, in full costume; casually chatting). In a strange way, The Tick is one of the earliest of the many inspirations that led to Twisted Jenius. I should also add that the title of each Villains & Heroes comic ("someone" versus "someone" else) is a little homage to the title of each Tick episode.

Next on the list is Freakazoid; another very funny superhero show with equally entertaining villains. This show featured some very witty and outrageous humor. And aside from being very enjoyable, it also lays claim to the distinction of introducing one of my favorite words to the public at large: "Toyetic". I just love sleazy marketing and media terms like that.

Finally, we have a late comer to the cannon of cartoon villainy; The Venture Bros. This series features a variety of interesting villains and even an organization, a kind of super villain union, called "The Guild of Calamitous Intent". The Venture Bros. is very edgy, surprisingly complex and has a lot of dry humor. It airs on Cartoon Network's [adult swim] block; check it out! Of course there are many other cartoon villains; but these just happen to be some of my favorites.

- False Prophet

Evil Business-


Since my latest rant concerned the topic of business villains, I thought it might be appropriate to tie that in with this Sell Out Copy (it creates brand-synergy).

First up is a site dedicated to teaching you about creative entrepreneurship, called Evil Businessman. From their site: "Evil Businessman is dedicated to helping creative entrepreneurs with the business of creativity in a visual, simple to understand and creatively relevant fashion." Hmmm... creative entrepreneur or evil businessman; I'm not sure which term I like more (alright, who am I kidding, we all know exactly which one I like more; but my point is that the term "creative entrepreneur" is kind of appealing, as well).

And for those of you who are in the market for something a little less serious and a lot more entertaining, we have The Evil Genius Guide to Business. This program promises to teach you how to "Fight, Maim, And Murder Your Way To Success In Business". What else more could you want?

- False Prophet

Interview-


As a quick update, I'd like to direct you to an interview that I did last month with Napalm Nick. You might remember him as one of the bloggers that I mentioned in the previous Sell Out Copy. He asked me some good questions and I had a very good time with the whole thing. For anyone who would like to know more about me and what went into creating Twisted Jenius, this is a definite must-read!

- False Prophet

Blogs That I Follow-


Although we've probably featured about a dozen villain blogs within these Sell Out Copies, I thought that I would take this opportunity to share some of the non villain blogs that I personally follow, just because I can.

The first is by a friend of mine, Napalm Nick. He posts on a variety of topics and often has some insightful criticism on a myriad of subjects. His blog is definitely well above average and often has a good amount of depth and insightfulness to it. It's also fun! In addition, I'd like to thank him for a recent post in which he provided some links to Twisted Jenius. Thanks Nick!

The next blog is called Degenerate Diatribe and was created by a gentleman who is extremely opinionated and describes himself as having a degree in "cold hearted cynicism and jaded, bitter intolerance". He's also an excellent writer! He can be a little extreme, but if you're into something a bit more "gritty"; then check him out.

Now we come to Diabologue: The Very Exciting Chronicles of Matt G. Paradise. MGP is a high ranking representative of the Church of Satan and has had his website continuously online since 1997. As for his blog's content, he says: "I post items of interest to me. Some of those include Satanism, technology, horror movies, the human condition, podcasting, missteps of the God religions, and, of course, each and every one of my own media creations." He also posts daily!

Lastly we have a blog by Dr Karl Shuker. He is one of the best known cryptozoologists in the world and ShukerNature is his cryptozoological blog. I know that I have mentioned that there was a time when I was very much into this topic and although I am not as enthusiastic as I once was; I still like reading about it.

These are a few of the miscellaneous blogs that I like to follow. I'll probably give you a list of entertainment blogs that I enjoy in a future Sell Out Copy.

- False Prophet

Wrong Side of Art-


If you have read my Entertainment vs. Art rant, then you know that I don't consider myself an artist. However, it occurs to me that my desire to disassociate myself with art might be as a result of always being on the wrong side of it.

As you might have gathered from looking around this site, I enjoy certain types of commercial or lowbrow art. This includes anime, comics and, of course, movie posters.

I thought that I would share with you, my valued readers, a few of my all time favorite movie posters. Perhaps this will give you some insight into the aesthetic tastes that have gone into creating Twisted Jenius.

Of course there are many more that I am fond of (including virtually all 1980s Horror movie posters). However, these ones stick out in my mind, not only because I really like the posters; but because I've greatly enjoyed each of these movies as well!

- False Prophet

Villain Blogs-


One of the essential functions of the Sell Out Copy is to connect you, my dear reader, with villainous goings on around the web. With that in mind, I would like to present you with a couple of villain blogs which I've recently happened across.

This first one is called Embrace the Malignance and is a villain blog in the truest sense. The emerging Metavillain, who is responsible for this blog was good (or evil) enough to provide a link to Twisted Jenius from his page, and so I thought that I would return the favor. Lord Malignance has some interesting thoughts to share and presents himself in an extremely Villainesque manner.

Next we have the International Society of SuperVillains. This is a humorous and somewhat edgy blog, which seems to have an emphasis on various types of entertainment (though they do cover other things as well). The ISS updates its blog very frequently and has multiple villainous contributors. Not too shabby.

When we first started Twisted Jenius in 2006, I predicted that villainy would become an increasingly common topic of interest in subculture. It looks as though my prediction is transpiring nicely. I suspect that we will be seeing more villainy on the web as time goes on. And you can count on the Sell Out Copy, here on TwistedJenius.com, to deliver it right into your dark clutches.

We find the evil on the Internet, so you don't have to!

- False Prophet

Furnishing Your Evil Lair-


It's not always easy to find tasteful Villainesque home décor. Sure you could decorate your lair with Halloween decorations all year long, and that is fine, if that's what you're into. However, there are alternatives. One of the most obvious of these is the Villain Chair. This sinister seat just screams "I'm plotting world domination" (fluffy white cat sold separately).

Although not actively evil, the Topdeq company offers furniture which could definitely be considered Villainesque. With their industrial style, glass and chrome desks and tables, their black leather sofas and chairs, and their quazi-futuristic accessories; Topdeq's offerings are definitely suited to any sophisticated villain's lair.

And if these pieces of interior design are too subtle and you're afraid that people won't realized what a truly evil individual are; you could always add a little something to spell it out for them.

- False Prophet

Movie Villain Quotes-


Here are just a few of my all time favorite quotes by movie villains. Enjoy!

"Evil will always prevail, because good is dumb." - Dark Helmet, Spaceballs

"Do I look like someone who cares what God thinks?" - Pinhead, Hellraiser: Bloodline

"If you take away the horror of the scene, take away the tragedy of the death, take away all the moral and ethical implications that have been drilled into your head since grade one, do you know what you're left with? A 105-pound problem that needs to be moved from point A to point B." - Boyd, Very Bad Things

Ed Harley: "God damn you! God damn you!"
Haggis: "He already has, son. He already has." - Pumpkinhead

"Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit." - Gordon Gekko, WallStreet

"I like being bad. It makes me happy." - Venom, Spiderman 3

"The young carpenter from Nazareth? I know him well. Promising young man. He died badly." - Leland Gaunt, Needful Things

"You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have frickin' sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their frickin' heads!" - Doctor Evil, Austin Powers

Well that's all of the evil character quotes that I have time for now; I have to go return some videotapes.

- False Prophet

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