Swapping spit – A love story.
If I were an Evil Overlord… When I have the fair maiden nicely tied up and am ready for a good gloat, I will not lean down and stare into her space from a distance of inches. She will just spit on me. If I absolutely have to do some close, face-to-face gloating, I’ll make sure she’s gagged first.
So is this a good rule or not, and can we do better?
This one is just petty. Sure, there’s disease, but if you’re trying to take over the world keep all your shots up to date. It’s pretty obvious.
The lean in gloat is all about invading the captor’s personal space, an intimidation. If you’re going to play that game, play it all the way. If spitting is their only way to act out, then let them do it. And take it like a man (or woman (or however you identify)). Give them nothing.
If you’re truly committed to the role of intimidator, for full creepiness, wipe the spittle off with a finger and then lick the finger clean. That’ll freak ’em out.
If you’re an amateur, follow the original rule. But then again, if you’re an amateur don’t bother stepping up. No. The rule for the true Evil Overlord is:
If I were an Evil Overlord… When I had the fair maiden nicely tied up and am ready for a good gloat, I will leave her ungaged and lean down and stare into her space from a distance of inches to allow her sole act of defiance left to be to he spit on me. I undermine her defiance by showing her how little that means to me.
If you can think of anything wrong with the new rule, or think the old one is better advice, comment below.