Shannon Stacey

A villainous Mii

This is Radsford. Who is he? He’s the bad guy in DG4. The very, very bad guy. Though, I’ve gotta say, he’s a little bit hot.

When SK and I returned from seeing the Chipmunks Squeakquel the other day, we came home to find TK making Miis. One of them was Radsford. Of course, once I looked up surnames, we discovered Radford (without the S) is a legitimate surname, but we’re going to pretend that somewhere up in my villain’s family tree lurked an illiterate forefather.

TK wanted to make the entire Devlin Group, but he wasn’t sure what they looked like. That led to SK voicing his fears of subjecting the family Miis to playing baseball against people with guns who like to blow stuff up.

That in turn led to wondering whether there’s a paintball game for the Wii and who would want which DG personnel on which team. They laughed at me when I said I’d want Grace, her being a girl and all, but Grace was the best shot, you know.

So, yes, once I find just the right game, we’ll be making Devlin Group Miis and having a grand battle. And this—the way, along with brainstorming, my boys find to share in a part of my life that’s important to me—is why, when you read DG4, you’ll find a bad guy named Radsford. And maybe you’ll wonder why his name isn’t quite right.

It’s TK’s fault.

5 comments to “A villainous Mii”

  1. Charlene
      · January 13th, 2010 at 10:36 am · Link

    DG4, yes! I assume you and TK worked out that teeny tiny little plot issue. :lol:

  2. Shannon
      · January 13th, 2010 at 10:37 am · Link

    Ummm…no. So far our ideas on vanquishing Radsford are limited to kicking his ass in Wii Tennis.

  3. Jaci Burton
      · January 13th, 2010 at 10:38 am · Link

    This is stellar. I might have to make Miis of some of my characters. Biker Dude will not be amused. Heh.

  4. Heather Rae Scott
      · January 13th, 2010 at 11:39 am · Link

    I love this. Love reading about you and the TK plotting together. Think that makes your books all the more endearing even though this series has terrorists, gun fights and kick-ass action packed scenes. I don’t have a Wii, but I think this is a cool concept, then again, I like it when you use Leggo’s and little people laying around the house to act out your scenes too. I guess what I’m trying to say, Shannon, is that you’re real–every single step of the way–and to me as a reader, that makes your books extra special.

  5. Natalie J. Damschroder
      · January 13th, 2010 at 6:11 pm · Link

    I LIKE Radsford for a bad guy’s name, I would never have thought it seemed just a little bit wrong. :)

    But then…maybe *I’m* a little bit wrong.

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