|Reviews for Overlording for Dummies|
| Ganheim 12/17/12 . chapter 1
Spandex is for watered down super heroes and queers
[Or supervillains who tend to work through proxies and/or prefer to have easy escapes unencumbered by awkwardly styled armor. Turning into a snake can help if you have a snake-sized escape tunnel in your Inner Sanctum, and as for capes…well…The Incredibles has already made the case on that]
Interns, Zombies…are destined failures right off the bat
[Their inherent replacability would seem to be a boon…]
is what's going to earn you your Hasbro play set contract
[Shouldn’t a good overlord be avoiding such companies? After all, they were makers of the rather undisputably bad Transformers and Battleship movies, and they have a strong tendency to ban or delete fan-derivative material like AMVs made using their material, which does nothing but piss people off. Why shoot for having a toy made of you when you can shoot for having nations all across the world erect marble statues of their emperor, you, in your likeness?]
Remember, the off switch is destined to cause you more irritation than any police force or caped crusader.
[Unless you’re Heinz Doofenshmirtz, in which case it’s the Self Destruct button]
I think a few more references to Peter Anspach’s overlord list would’ve provided a load more of material, but that was an amusing little quick parody as it was. Not a whole lot on its own, but I suppose not all stories are intended to be.
| Gemini Dragon 76 7/31/11 . chapter 2
I *almost* read and went on...but as I peeked out the back door and saw the size of your lance, and considered the fact that my everyday attire would not protect me from such a lance, I decided that prudence would be in order. Y'know, to avoid that trip on the fabled fail whale.
This is an absolutely glorious - and hilarious - guide-in-the-making for all villainous types everywhere. I'm sitting at Books-A-Million now as I type this, and I expect to see this in the "Overlord" section as soon as possible, y'hear?
Seriously, though, you've got a fabulous start with what you've written, and I patiently (or, when I'm feeling more Bad Guy-ish as opposed to Neutral Chaotic, impatiently) await the next installment.
If no new updates are upcoming, well, I'll just have to keep re-reading OfD and amuse myself that way, won't I? _
| Writing-Is-Fun 11/21/10 . chapter 2
I can tell you for a fact spikes work. In DBZ Vegeta has well made geometric armor, dark-like colors, well, maybe just in the face when he's really mad and last but not least... Spikes! In his hair! It's unconventional, but if Japanese super villains can pull it off and it doesn't get them killed in the long run then I'm okay with it. I just get really scared when they pull out the big lipped freaks or the odd skin colors. -Shudders at the thought of a blue Mr. Popo- I have to tell you this guide at least follows DBZ standards, and probably others, so I give you a 5! Use this anywhere and for once someone please achieve true villain victory!
E.V.I.L: Electronic Voices, Intimidating Laughs
Hope the next chapter is on super villain voices!
| TheFriendlyPsycho 11/20/10 . chapter 2
hey there! I've been trying to take over the world quite a couple of times until now, but it didn't work out that great - that is to say I've failed miserably every time.
I think I need some more advice on the whole overlord thing, so when you feel like sharing, please do so! I don't wanna give up my evil plan!
mwahahahaha! bye now!
| EmperorLucien 11/18/10 . chapter 2
I... Need... More!
| zombie chickens 11/17/10 . chapter 2
I'm ready to make my super villain suit out of kraptonium! Because that's all I can afford right now. :( I'm so glad you updated this! I laughed all the way through this chapter so add more! The rant about coin activated self destruct devices was one of my favorite parts.
My serious review: As a struggling super villain, I found overlording for dummies to be the most helpful overlording guide out there. I went from cape wearing toad impersonator to ALL POWERFUL DOMINATRIX OF DESTRUCTION! Now me and puddles (the all powerful cyborg poodle of destruction) are ready for world takeover. All aspiring villains should read this book!
| dreamer-13 11/17/10 . chapter 1
Finally - it's what I've always dreamed of!
| Elsbeth Lagrange 10/17/10 . chapter 1
Who doesn't love an evil overlord? His minions, I suppose. As a Canadian, I humbly suggest that our politeness and unwillingness to make waves makes us ideal minions, but I wouldn't want you to take offense to me saying so :) Anyway, I enjoyed reading!
| Writing-Is-Fun 9/17/10 . chapter 1
Very funny I especially liked the idea of switching the labels on weapons of doom. Zombies are definitely a no, no though when searching for usable minions. The spandex comments of the evil spike ridden armors or what really I like to call death armors, or just awesome was good too.
| Fish E 8/19/10 . chapter 1
XD I love it! I'm already on the path to be an evil overlord :-D I see it's been a few months since you update this... Totally keep up with it, this was really great! I was laughing the whole way through.
| naito-kun 7/7/10 . chapter 1
i love your formulas. however, you should have action plan x 3. the back up plan and the back up for the back up plan. hahaha! oh and a 'pause', 'rewind', 'fast forward' and 'replay' button would be awesome for the doomsday device. then you can revisit doomsday from the comfort of your, err, base of operations again and again and again! hahahahaha!
| zombie chickens 7/5/10 . chapter 1
Briliant! But you forgot to include something along the lines of 'always be sure to prepare an evil speech for whenever you capture a hero. Make it to the point, but just long enough for them to figure out how to escape!' Again, awesome, I love your sense of humor and I can't wait to see more of this..please add more soon. *puppy eyes*
| EmperorLucien 7/5/10 . chapter 1
Woah. This was like the funniest thing ever. I especially liked the side effects!
| smartiepants94 6/29/10 . chapter 1
Very funny and interesting. I've never seen anything like it. Very well written
| Domestic bliss 6/28/10 . chapter 1
That's pretty awesome. I giggled all the way through it. Can't wait for the next few chapters.