Neither. Milkman's purpose came before everything. I wanted to understand something within a group of us that we are not normally allowed openly to think about.
What I mean is... I'm originally from the country - a place in which everyone knew their neighbors, their neighborhoods, and each other's business. I grew up watching the dirt road become paved, the porchlight yield to the streetlight, and the cornerstore go from a painted window sign to one with electricity. Heck, I saw RC Cola and Nehi Sodas get replaced by Coca Cola and Pepsi in the drink machines.
I came from a weird organism called... a community.
I now live in a place in which two stoplights are in walking distance at each end of the street, there's something called a, 'Home Owner's Association', and although years have past... I can't name one of my neighbors.
Milkman represents yesterday and concern. He is an entity of youthful ignorance who has no where to fit in, so he has found his direction by struggling to save communities. He strives to secure the happiness of a community he finds, so that things will remain the 'old way'.
I needed a character whose purpose was as deeply buried within him as the confusion it caused in others. I needed him to understand what others refuse to consider.
This was also why religion was SO important within him, mainly because religion works the same way. From that, a subtle connection could be made into any reader that has hesitated with belief.
I chose the Milkman title because this was an occupation of tradition and he was often welcomed in the community. He was an early morning greeting for many and the glue amongst neighbors. Everything about him was based upon the purity of white... even milk walks hand-and-hand with health.
Once the refrigerator became common in the household, the community began to drift from the milkman, as the early morning greeting was replaced by the opening of the door to the 'ice box'. It became one more reason for one NOT to interact with their neighbor.
Their story is all but forgotten now and there are only a handful of them left. Many are ice cream men with cute little ice cream trucks... but somewhere deep inside, they're all still milkmen.
I bottled all of that up in the character I created, then added the ignorance of youth and wisdom. I couldn't leave those alone within this one individual because he would have no one to challenge him that really mattered; he was already a deviant...
...so I added US. We are his parents. The mother that nutrtured him was replaced by his quote from the Bible which represents not only her, but the community and society as a whole. His father represents our anger, lies, paranoia, and resentment for one another that we mask with fences, gates, security guards, H.O.A., and police patrols for every unknown face that enters our... neighborhood.
His father is mad about the loss of yesterday and blames everything other than himself... much like many of us, who deny it. He resides as the second part of Milkman's personality offering something that he must always strive to impress.
But the simple truth is... Tevye is just a boy.
His targets are the ones that he feels are IMMEDIATELY hurting the happiness of the community. This coupled with ignorance often leads to the results that he has perfected.
Tevye is a backwoods country kid with an upbringing that no one cares to ask him about. He is so often consumed with 'helping' others that he rarely understands the true selfishness of his actions. Tevye is the Milkman. He just can't comprehend what he is doing.
SuperVillain Name: The Malevolent Creator is the name of his case file. Known as God to his followers. Real Name: Christof Jones Gender: Male Age: Between 175-200 years old
Height: 6'2" Weight: 95lbs Hair:White Eyes: He has no eyes, only outlets to jack into the netspace Distinguishing marks: none Distinguishing features: Skin so pale it's stark white. Blue veins zigzag his body. Accent very unique from spending large parts of his life in Louisiana and Austria. It is strong, demanding, yet soothing to the ear.
Abilities: Possibly the smartest being to ever live. 'Genius' does not do him justice. His cerebral aptitude transcends what we can ever hope to comprehend. Skill: Computer, engineering, architectural, and musical savant Powers: Cyberspace deity. Can create anything within his realm.
Personality: Manipulative, narcissistic, and capricious. God-Complex with the ability. Focus: Create cyberspace worlds for people to live in and please or torture them at his whim Purpose: Populate a new plan of existence for humanity where he is God. Drive: Hate
Origin: In his classified file it is listed he was born in Baton Rouge, LA and later went to schooling at Austrian Polytechnic in Graz, Austria. This is where he met Nikola Tesla. Together they formed a great friendship and created countless inventions and innovations.
Later, after moving to the U.S., Thomas Edison discredited Tesla. The U.S. government wanting to harness Jones' knowledge and for fear that this knowledge would fall into the "wrong hands", took Jones' prisoner in the bowels of some underground laboratory. They erased all records of existence and kept him alive. Barely.
The government tortured him and forced him into what amounted to slave labor. Through this he became the true inventor of the computer and the internet. Over many, many years he grew even smarter, more ingenious. More hateful.
Christof formed an astral plane through the net where he can control everything and anything. Anything beautiful, or anything malicious.
He persuaded Peter, a high ranking government official to try it. Peter became addicted to the overwhelming beauty he experienced but only had a taste. If he wanted more he had to help Christof escape. And he did. Peter deserted his family, his job and anything he knew of his life to just get a taste of the world Christof created. Peter was The Malevolent Creator's first follower.
But Christof changed a world of magnificence into one of nightmare. He ordered Peter must get more followers for him to torture at his whim if Peter wanted to experience the sanctuary he became addicted to. That was His Word.
And so it began.
Nikola Tesla: Best friend and fellow scientist. Though long dead, he sometimes he appears to Christof in the astral plan without control and tries to reason with him. This infuriates Christof and unleashes unrelenting torments on his followers.
Peter: Once a highly respected government agent, he is now a slave and will eagerly do anything his master wishes.
Brand: Booming voice that can make angels weep or mountains shake. A temper as hot as lava. Completely mad. Insane but in is arrogance believes he is justified.
Slogan/Phrase: "Come, my child. Come into my world."
Symbol: An open palm with a bloody eye. Graffiti of this all around the dark corners of the city, put there by his followers or just kids enamored by this mysterious leader of a new world.
Costume/Clothing: Completely naked in his dark room. In his netspace he is a booming, disembodied voice. On the very rare occasion, he will appear in his world as a scientist with a lab coat.
An evil take on minecraft and if the player had MUCH more power. And come to think if it now, a strong influence is AM from I have no Mouth and I Must Scream, but an internet, cyberspace version. And since he is a super villain he needs a foil, unlike AM, who the only way out was death. Oh, and he has a personality too, and talks.
Omen: Get in line, I have been working like crazy also. I have two major projects I have to finish and hopefully everything slows down. Haven't had time to log into the board... I actually miss it. It feels good popping my head in to see what's going on.
Aug 3, 2017 11:16:19 GMT -5
The Muse: time to get stories rolling again!!!
Aug 3, 2017 16:15:48 GMT -5
The Muse: *POKES OMEN...wanders off looking for Redmage and Magister while mumbling to self.."Now where did knighthood get to....?"
Aug 3, 2017 16:24:51 GMT -5
The Muse: Wednesday!!! Yay! Halfway back to F R Y D A Y!
Aug 9, 2017 14:29:33 GMT -5
Magister: Ive been lame, but ill be making it a point to be on this forum daily! We will rise it from the ground I've let it rest on for too long, to the skies of everlasting geekdom!
Aug 10, 2017 17:11:23 GMT -5
The Muse: woooo hooooo!!! Geekdom rising!!
Aug 11, 2017 21:08:09 GMT -5
The Muse: Woohoo hoooooo! Friday!!!
Aug 18, 2017 11:18:58 GMT -5
The Muse: Gearing up to deal with Hurricane Irma....scratch that...packing to leave town!
Sept 5, 2017 22:45:14 GMT -5
The Muse: Survived the hurricane...as did Omen, Redmage and Magister although they dont have internet yet. How did everyone else in the southeast fare?
Sept 15, 2017 16:10:18 GMT -5
g40t90yes: Good Morning. Now I am no political activist, but with is going on in today's activist world, I have a question. Last Sunday Vice President Pence walked out of a Colts Football game because the Players took a knee. I would like to read your View about this
Oct 11, 2017 7:50:37 GMT -5
g40t90yes: Continue. Now The NFL Owners (Jones-Cowboys, Ross-Dolphins) are going to demand their players stand for the Anthem. Again just thinking out loud. Couple of weeks ago Owners (Jones) knelt with players. Now you are pulling back. Why??
Oct 11, 2017 7:54:40 GMT -5
g40t90yes: One more thing. Some people view The NFL Draft and NBA Draft as a modern day or fashionable auction block for black young men. Thoughts!!! Please.
Oct 11, 2017 8:04:49 GMT -5
The Muse: Im sure there are going to be a lot of thoughts on this...why not start a thread on the topic under the "chat" board. It will be easier for everyone to read and comment on it there. This shoutbox is kinda cumbersome to have to scroll through to read stuff.
Oct 11, 2017 17:15:26 GMT -5
The Muse: Where does the time go?
Nov 7, 2017 9:26:16 GMT -5
Omen: I don't know... some say time goes around in circles - for me, its just a dreary long squiggly line, in some places in its a smile, in others... its not.
Nov 8, 2017 0:02:19 GMT -5
The Muse: Sunday's are for cooking.... Let's do this!!
Nov 26, 2017 13:45:55 GMT -5
The Muse: Monday....yay
Dec 4, 2017 11:47:42 GMT -5
The Muse: IT'S s Friday!! Staring in the face of almost two weeks of down time. This is WAY overdue. 😛
Dec 22, 2017 11:12:47 GMT -5
dakoolah: Happy New Year!!
Jan 1, 2018 17:38:08 GMT -5