Matt Gemmell

My new book CHANGER is out now!

An action-thriller novel — book 1 in the KESTREL series.

★★★★★ — Amazon

Great King of Evil

personal 1 min read

I'm going to let you in on a dream of mine. Well, let's call it an 
ambition; might as well be optimistic. It began a few years ago, 
when I first played <em>Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time</em> on 
the N64.
As you're hopefully aware, when you're about to engage in a boss 
battle in <em>Ocarina</em>, the boss enters to the sound of 
dramatic trumpet notes, and its name and description <strong>appear in mid-air</strong> 
before it. That's what I want to happen whenever I enter a room.



I want a blaring, discordant brass-section fanfare to herald 
my arrival, and I want something like this to appear in the air before 
me:
Great King of Evil
MATT GEMMELL
Now that's what I'm goddamn talking about. Whatever else you might 
say about him, you have to admit that Ganondorf sure as hell 
<a href="http://mattgemmell.com/images/great_king_of_evil.jpg">knew how to make an entrance</a>.
Update: I've managed to find an old IRC chatlog where I expressed this dream previously:
Matt:you know, I was playing a videogame the other day,
Matt:and I'd reached a "boss" character at the end of a level,
Matt:as the boss approached, its name appeared in the air,
Matt:and underneath it said "Great King of Evil"
Matt:and there was dramatic music.
Matt:I want that to happen when I walk into rooms.
Ken:LOLOL
Pam:LOL
Pam:oh god
Matt:I would pay serious money for that.
Matt:I want to be able to walk into the bank,
Matt:and everything goes slightly dim
Matt:there's dramatic sinister music
Matt:lots of blaring trumpets etc
Matt:then my name appears in glowing letters in mid-air
Matt:with "Great King of Evil" below
Matt:damned if I'd be waiting in a queue after that.
Pam:lol Matt
Ken:The other Great Kings of Evil will want the title back
Matt:Ken, without their dramatic intro they'll be crushed beneath my iron boot.
Ken:LOL
Matt:of evil.
Matt:don't get me wrong;
Matt:I won't be very evil
Matt:I'll probably keep kittens and things like that.
Matt:But you have to use the right language.
Matt:they'll be Kittens of Evil.