|You sly dog! You got me monologuing!|
I mean, I think the first thing they would point out in the bad-guy handbook is the simple fact that as soon as you let the hero know your plans, they'll escape with that very valuable information and ultimately defeat you.
So, why do they do it? I was contemplating it the other day and I think I understand.
Haven't you ever had an idea that was so flipping brilliant that you wanted to share it with everyone around you, including random passers-by? I have. It's why I blog, in fact, so I can share my brilliance. (Feel free to take a moment to look around, soak it all in...not feeling it? Really? *deflating like a noisy, slobber-filled balloon*)
Especially when their villainous plans are so well thought out, take years to perfect, require loving care to execute--heck yeah, they'd want to tell someone all about it! What good is an evil plot without a healthy dose of bragging?
We all want to be heard. Even when we're misguided, jaded villains. So let's give bad guys their moment in the sun. Let's applaud their hard work, their brilliance, their moxie!
And then, let's BEAT THEM at their own evil game!