taken from late latin meaning villager.
old french, anglo-french.
variant spelling, villein.
(bound to the soil.)
13th century, farm hand.
14th century, half -free peasant.
1822 (CE), character in a novel whose evil deeds
help drive plot.
i find it interesting, that somewhere during the middle english period, villein became a "bad" word.
when did being a farmer come to mean something other? was it the rise of chivalry?
who was your super hero?
mine was catwoman.
the day i turned to the fantastical life
of villainy was the day i lost
wonder woman in a shouting match with a bunch of girls who were
WAY bossier than i was
in a play group game of justice league.
when left to choose a female hero
from super friends and batman, you don't have much choice.
like wonder woman, i wanted to be a major part of the action. not to be relegated to the side kick (and play a boy), or even the side kick's side kick (like super girl, which was already snatched up any way).
catwoman was the logical choice; just as bad ass as the boys. an equal match. which was more important to me than whether i was on the good or the bad side of things.
when i announced, I'M going to be CATWOMAN! no one argued.
the game began.