Friday, April 25, 2014

A to Z Blog Challenge: The Letter V To Celebrate

The Write Game's Theme 
AtoZ Blog Challenge

Stuff I Learned or Laughed at from Bloggers in the 2013 A to Z Challenge .
All you gots to do is identify the Mystery Blogger each day. I’ll give you hints when I can. I'll post the answers and the winner each Monday.

One visitor (one each week) can win: 
Week 3) an ebook of The Princess of Las Pulgas 
Week 4) a $10 gift certificate from Amazon
 (If you already have one of the prizes, I'll figure something else out!)


1) identifying the most bloggers correctly=2 points.  
2) leaving witty comments=1 point or more depending on glibness
3) adding to the information and making it more valuable=2 points 


Mystery Blogger V's 2013 theme: "I'm posting on my favorite villains and/or settings. . ."

V is for VILLAIN

"And I've been pushing them at you all week. What makes a good villain? We've seen they need purpose,sympathetic credibility, and to believe they're doing the right thing. Add in some troubled backgrounds to explain their villainy, and of course, throw in a side of charisma to keep them intriguing.

From what I've gathered from your comments, readers and movie-goers LOVE to HATE great villains. And I'm no different. Many of my favorite characters ARE villains. They're so much fun to live vicariously through.

Speaking of villainous V characters, here's one of my faves:

                                        photo credit

Hint: This blogger has silent letter in the last name. 

Who is it?

SIGN UP or VISIT the others who are on this AtoZ Challenge and check out the HOSTS:

Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out
Tina @ Life is Good
Damyanti @ Amlokiblogs
Jeremy @ Being Retro
Nicole Ayers - The Madlab Post

V for Victory. 
I only have 4 letters to go and then I can forget how to spell anything for a while. 

  • I've loved doing this. 
  • I've been exhausted doing this. 
  • I celebrate doing this.


  1. Replies
    1. Good morning. You never tire!

    2. Yes, of course I let Alex or one of his clones, get here first.

  2. "... silent letter in the last name..." That didn't help me.
    What a shame.
    The A to Z has fried my brain!!!

    Did you know PK is an international airline agent and I'm related to her? She's actually my sistah from anotha mistah.

  3. I see above that people pick PK.

    My favorite villain is Umbridge from Harry Potter.

  4. I'm up later this morning but still just a few ahead of me. Guess folks are wearing down as Aprils draws nigh. I think I call reading that post and the previously mentioned answers sound good to me. The silent letter clue actually stumped me until I started typing this comment then "Hrezo" hit me. No silent letters in "hit".

    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

    1. Early, but still able to think! I'm not as sharp, I'm afraid.

  5. Vector! Oh, yeah. My husband has threatened to go as this character for Halloween.

    As for this A to Z challenge, it's been fun, but I am exhausted. I'm ready to wake up and not have to come up with an interesting word. And I need to spend more time on editing my wip.

  6. i've really enjoyed all these mystery blogger posts!
    and Q was elizabeth? she was one of my guesses but iii didn't think i was right! yay for Liz!
    today i don't know either...
    can't believe it's almost over!

    1. Brain is dead! Must stop. I can no longer think of A or Z. Almost over.

  7. I've missed most of PK's posts, but I like the couple I read. Why can't there be more hours in the day, right?

    True Heroes from A to Z

  8. PK! It's been a trip and a half hopping around all the blogs for this challenge! I think we'll all need a vacation after this!

  9. Oh thank goodness I remember reading this one, its PK. :)

    I've loved doing the A to Z and I'm exhausted as well lol

  10. Ok. . . I'm cheating on this one since I read the comments first - PK. I remember now. :)
    You are doing great, C. Lee! And thank you for your comments on my blog. I really appreciate your words, sense of humor, and the way you turn a phrase. :)

    1. Cheating is always good! We loves those that cheat and admit! You get points, girl.

  11. I knew I recognized this one but couldn't remember until I saw the other comments. Surprised I forgot as this was a really fun theme!

    I am also totally drained by the A-Z. I wasn't really in the spirit this year I don't think.

    1. You did some wonderful posts, Julie. I so enjoyed them.

  12. I don't know that one, but I really laughed at your end comments. I can say, 'me too.'

    1. I like it when people agree with me. You're hired.

  13. Uh-huh to what Susan has said...those comments are perfect!

  14. There is definitely nothing like a good villain! The trick is to make the villain a slight bit likable...but not too likable.

  15. This would be PK Hrezo, a fellow mod and such a sweetie! I know the last name's Czech, but I wonder what the PK stands for... Persephone, Petronilla, Philomena, or maybe simply Peggy?

  16. I don't like them villains.... I'd rather dedicate the fest to heroes than to villains..... modern society likes villains too much :(

  17. I don't know who that is, but that's an awesome theme! Vector is one of my son's favorite villains. "Oh yeah!"

  18. Ta dah! Yep, here I am again. Gosh, I have enough trouble spelling her last name. Never mind the silent letter. I do know her and she's another one of my adoring fans. I will never have as many adoring fans as you, Lee, but I can dream delusional dreams.

    And more bonus cookies. Yay and enjoy your weekend. Well, half a weekend. Good old Mr. Alphabet Dude lets you have Sunday's off for good behaviour, sorry, behavior.

    Your numero uno starstruckest fan,


    1. Your always welcome. Next time I will have more cookies or something. Off to enjoy Sunday because I've been relatively good.

  19. Unless they are Disney villains, who usually get their deserved desserts, I am not a fan of evil villains.

    Altho I have all my posts lined up and ready to go, I am exhausted as well. trying to keep up with the blogs I follow and check out the sign-ups has left me worn out. Brain fizzles.
    Over from the A to Z.

  20. The #Challenge all but over and here I am trying to visit blogs right up to the last minute. Glad I found you this evening. Love finding another writer who gives me good tips to think about. Thanks for all the work it takes to make the last day.

  21. A great villain makes the story more fun so we can cheer when he/she gets what he/she deserves. :)

  22. No idea who this one was but, after seeing the answer in the makes perfect sense.

    I usually find villains more interesting than the that wrong? :)

  23. I didn't get this one- but it was fun trying. :)

    Villains can add so much depth to a story!

  24. I agree with the three points in your post! We're almost done.


  25. I had tip of the tongue syndrome trying to remember PK. She swirled in my gray matter. I've always been a Captain Hook fan. I especially like his incarnation on Once Upon a Time. Darth Vader is just misunderstood.

  26. My goal is to create a villain that Benedict Cumberbatch will, in turn, portray onscreen. A girl can dream:)

    Echoes of Olympus
    A to Z #TeamDamyanti

  27. It's been a crazy month, but I'm still going to do A to Z again and again.

  28. Why is it that we love to hate the villain? Often when there is a villain we are shown the bad side but with a dash of good side added. I think that most people when they see something good in a character tend to try to understand why they are so bad. I also think that we sometimes can relate to a villain in some way.

  29. Yep, nearly at the end of the month - Z is in sight! All those doing the challenge will deserve a rest, hope you've had fun though.

  30. I definitely love to hate a good villain... even though I say "I hate this book," all the way through until the end. That usually means I really love it. Unless I hate it. But then I won't read it till the end. :)

    Random Musings from the KristenHead — V is for Vacuuming (and Vaping)

  31. I like what Cheryl said, she really summarized my feelings quite perfectly. I like a character who isn't just a flat, stereotype villain. He or she needs to be just as developed as the main character. Complex villains fascinate me.
    You're completely right about Aunt Risky - she's truly Amazing. I don't know if you read her description in my "nicknames tab". She's actually here visiting from MD right now! We went to an improv show last night and laughed our flippin' butts off...
    Tina @ Life is Good
    A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014

  32. I do love a lovable villain. But I like my reality with a dash of Disney. Exhausted as well by this month of A to Z. But I have enjoyed every letter.

  33. And I'm celebrating you for doing this! Can't thank you enough for being such an amazing and valuable part of the AZTech Team. Here's to you, Lee!


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