An Evil Monster is Lurking Here

An evil monster is lurking at my house these past few days—perhaps his name is something like Captain Evil. I can’t even come up with a creative name for him—that’s how much he’s got my number!

He is the evil monster of comparison. Perhaps you’ve met him? He has been hanging around and pointing out all of the things I have failed to do and how everyone else seems to be doing better than me and succeeding more, and generally telling me that I am a complete worthless moron. Here he is gloating at me:

In some moments, I can see that he is just shouting silly obscenities, but sometimes he whispers so cunningly in my ear, that I believe him. And then I wait for his counterpart to show up—the other one who sits on my shoulder and reminds me of all the successes, of all the beauties, of all the great things I have and have done.

She has not arrived yet. I think she may be on vacation. I hope she is somewhere nice, perhaps by a calm blue sea, reading a fine novel and drinking a pina colada. But really, I could use a visit from her.

So I thought I would write this post while I’m waiting, and maybe see if calling Captain Evil out would encourage him to go take a vacation himself {perhaps a permanent one?}. And I thought perhaps you might like to call him out too, if he happens to be lurking at your house.

We see you Captain Evil and we’re calling you out! You can’t hide here anymore.


7 Responses to “An Evil Monster is Lurking Here”

  1. 1 Emma October 28, 2010 at 2:49 am

    I know what you mean and the internet is an extremely useful tool for Captain Evil. You can spend hours and hours going from blog to flickr to blog, seeing all the things other people are doing and find all the ways that you’re not doing as much or as well as them.

    A clay artist I know says that she won’t look at ceramics magazines or anything like that, because they make her feel that what they feature is what she should be doing.

    Anyway, I think what you’re doing is great. Keeping doing your thing. Captain Evil, get lost!

  2. 3 Laura October 28, 2010 at 4:37 am

    I can SO relate! Just remember- there is enough! Enough room for all the lovely creative types in the world, all doing their own thing. Enough creative sparkle dust to sprinkle everyone. Enough fans to go around. Your stuff is wonderful and unique. Keep on keeping on- you’re awesome! :)

  3. 5 Kerri October 28, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    So brilliant Nicole! I laughed so hard when I read this! Damn that Captain Evil, he visits me too the feral beast. It’s so hard to know how to lock him out, he always seems to find a way back in eventually. Should we maybe bless him? Should we send him our love? I think somehow that might take his power away. Because it occurs to me now that he, deep down, is just a frightened artist too.

  4. 7 antiphonsgarden October 30, 2010 at 5:30 am

    Mister evil seems to be a neglected aspect making ranting noises to be noticed. Why don’t you jump into his embarrassed discomfort and act him out over dramatically loud to find out what he truly has to say.You might fight out how frighten he is and how you scare him sometimes.

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