I was gonna go on an analytical rant on how some Shows I love because i admire the craft and some Shows I love because I am emotionally attached to them but NO NO NOPE THERE HAS BEEN SOMETHING I HAVE BEEN NEGLECTING TO TALK ABOUT SO LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THE ANATAGONISTS BY BURGANDI RAKOSKA.
This book series is giving me life Right now, let me abandon my forced eloquent language cause DAMMIT I AM IN LOVE.
It starts as a superhero Story told from the villains (Minnie and Victor) perspective and develops really interestingly from there, with a lot of great backtory and lore.
These books are designed to be inclusive and that is a Thing to love in itself. Victor is the first character I have ever seen/read that labels himself as pansexual. Minnie is the first Protagonist in a wheelchair that I have ever experienced. Felix has an incredibly meaningful character arc. Then all the characters are also 100% flawed yet still lovable. Victor is my fave here but daaaamn Nicolas is the ultimate example of a character just being everyones Dad and It’s adorable. Also Perry is a Darling and deserves the world. Then there is the ships, which actually happen. Decent development, no Long drawing out, no queerbaiting. Nicolas and Perry are an amazing example for an established relationship, Minnie and Victor develop beautifully and Rachel and Morgan are some great Background lesbians. And oh my god my dudes the Humor. I will not type out the 2 straight pages of puns on the word “head” (although they are Incredible) but just have this Scene:
Nicolas gave his wife a peck on the cheek. “Sweetheart, can you grab me a pan?”, Perry asked. He walked over to Victor and picked him right up out of the Chair. Victor retained his crossed arms and frown. Nicolas didn’t even struggle as he carried his brother across the kitchen and placed him on the stovetop.
It proceeds with Perry proclaiming that Victor is “too salty” and then it gets a callback TWO BOOKS LATER. In fact I could pick up any book in the series, open it on a random page and find a great line. In fact i will do that now.
She passed the familiar faces of nurses and doctors who cheerfully waved and declared that it was good to see her. Minnie thought that it was a rather Twisted thing to say in a Hospital.
“Good morrow”, Victor eloquently said “Your most Beautiful and Generous Majesty Queen Gwenevere. Tell me, how goeth Sir Lancelot?”
Yes he is Talking to the actual Gwenevere, this series is also completetly crazy. Book Three:
Minnie apologized for apologizing.
He handed her the bottle and said: “Keep it. You and Victor can enjoy. Or you can Smash it on top of his head when he’s annoying you.”
Minnie also noticed that Alexo was there; she cared About him so Little that his mere existence often took her by surprise.
Book Six (my favourite this far):
“I’ll be a fantastic retail worker. I’ll go there right now and I’ll come home with a smile on my face and an Apron on my Beautifully sculpted Body. You’ll see. I’ll be the best retail worker in the history of capitalism.”
The writing still may not be your Cup of tea (that’s a refernce) and the pacing goes REALLY fast. But at least check them out if only to support an Independent author.
This has been me yelling About the Antagonists. It was a lot less actual yelling then I thougt so…
I FUCKING LOVES THESE BOOKS. VICTOR IS MY DARLING. NICOLAS IS AMAZING. PERRY DESERVES THE WORLD. I SHIP FELIX WITH FREDDY MERCURY. MINNIE IS AN AMAZING PROTAGONIST AND ANTAGONIST. I AM DOWN FOR PAN PUNS AND HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS GO AND READ THESE BOOKS.