“They stick out, the special ones. You’ve never met them. You don’t know how you know their name, but you do. They might be in a different part of the world but somehow you know what they look like and you could tell a mate what their best part of last year was.

Some of these people are arseholes and some of them are crooks. Some can’t hold a normal conversation and some of them dress like out of work magicians. But these ones sit proud of the normal, like a naughty screw on some old floorboards and people talk about them. They’ve done things…”

Read the rest of Nils’ article on the importance of heroes (and why you should kill them) in the 2012 Circle magazine. On sale now for just £12.75 (incl. delivery).