Happy Friday! It’s been a long week.
This week’s work felt somewhat overwhelming, but I think that’s because A) writing feels like more work than just about anything else and B) I wanted to make sure the content I was writing was good enough not to embarrass me, especially because these characters we created aren’t going away.
I started the week with my analysis of Ink-Stained Amazons and the Very First Superman Cartoon. I found that to be a very good foundation for the superhero theme, and almost wished we had looked at that earlier.
Before diving into the superhero writing assignments, I warmed up with one of my additional ones, which was “Monologue of a Household Tool”, which was 4.5 stars. I wrote it about my Keurig, and I think it was pretty funny.
I then tackled the “A Day in the Life of a Superhero” assignment, which was worth 2 stars. I had fun with that one, but it was exhausting. Creative writing takes a lot out of, that’s why I don’t do it very often. I did appreciate the freedom I had with it, though.
For my last writing assignment I did the “Haiku About You” assignment for 2.5 points. That one I really liked, partially because it was less writing, and partially because I find it easy to write about myself.
I put off the Character Dossier assignment, because I wanted to talk to my boyfriend about it. He’s really into Dungeons and Dragons, so I figured he might be helpful when it comes to creating characters. His major input was that names carry a lot of power, so choose wisely. I’m pretty happy with the character I created. I wanted to go a non-traditional route and explore the concept of a hero who doesn’t really care about right v. wrong, but just happened to end up on the side of right. This manifested as a sidekick who fights for good because her sister is a superhero who cares enough for both of them.
I also almost forgot the Shape of Stories assignment, but thankfully I caught myself. I really enjoyed Vonnegut’s speech, and the conclusions I drew when I applied it to the Very First Superman Cartoon.
As for my Daily Creates, I did:
A juxtaposition of old and new
My ideal superpower (which I realized in hindsight might be a little insensitive, but my roommate thought it was really funny)
and a celebration of International Dot Day
I’m so tired. This week took a lot out of me. Hopefully next week will be a little less exhausting.