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Piece #79 - The Villain

With All Hallow's Eve around the corner, I thought I'd take a minute to address the evil doers that make the heroes who they are. No, I'm not the bad guy! I'm actually sure why I have had this fascination with the bad guys other than the fact that they make the good guys good. What I found ironic in many stories, the villain tends to have a deeper back story than the hero. I guess in many ways, I always wanted to know what prompted the villain to be so bad. 
I remember when I was younger, G.I. Joe was still big and my brother and I always played with either other with our action figures. The funny part was that we didn't ever argue on who was going to play who because my brother what all the G.I. Joe figures and I had all the Cobra figures. I really loved the characters from Cobra: Firefly, Destro, Copperhead, the twins Tomax and Xamot, Zartan and most people's favorite...Storm Shadow! They even had the coolest vehicles so for me it was a no brainer; though I wi…

Piece #78 - No Talent Required

One of the things that I get sometimes when people find out that I have Asperger's Syndrome is they all want to know what is my special gift. I guess this is a ligament inquiry because after all, many people how have been featured on television or movie that are autistic seem to all exhibit some form of talent that most people don't have. Not only do people inquiry about the talent, but how intelligent are you when it comes to these attributes?

Some great examples of people with these talents like Dr. Temple Grandin who was revolutionary with her treatment of cattle, Albert Einstein of course developed the equation of E=MC2 and John Elder Robison has the special ability to modify amplifiers, rebuild cars and several other mechanical feats that few people can do. There are even others who can look at a city's skyline and then sit down in a studio with no picture in hand and then redraw the skyline to the last detail. I think you can see his talent on YouTube. 
I guess one of …