Villainpunk Gets Out Of Control

If you think Villainpunk stole its name from Steampunk,

You have vastly underestimated Villainpunk.

Villainpunk stole itself from Villainy, too,

And from regular ol’ punk,

And from me,


As I try madly for a ruthless cash-grab by

Creating a subculture,

The subculture, as usual,

Goes around creating itself,

Cutting o9ut the middleman.

Creating a Universe around Villainy

And then expecting to control it?

In my heart of hearts

(which is a metaphorical construct I use

To make up for the fact that I don’t

Actually have any kind of

Actual heart, you know)—

In the aforementioned semi-real place
Somewhere in what I’d like to claim is my

I knew that Villainpunk would get out of control,
Court Jester is more my speed,

Always has been,

Always will be.

If you’ve done eleven impossible things before breakfast,
Then you deserve brunch,

But aside from that:

Why not take over Villainpunk today?
Uneasy is the head which weareth the crown;
But it IS a very shiny crown.

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Jeff Mach is an author, playwright, event creator, and certified Villain. You can always pick up his bestselling first novel, "There and NEVER, EVER BACK AGAIN"—or, indeed, his increasingly large selection of other peculiar books. If you'd like to talk more to Jeff, or if you're simply a Monstrous Creature yourself, stop by @darklordjournal on Twitter, or The Dark Lord Journal on Facebook.