Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Humor Me

Some wear masks. Some wear capes. A few in metal and a few in spandex? It appears that tights are more than less the norm.

Superhero outfits.

As I pondered what to adorn my characters in, I became a character in the story as the one who would have to design the attire of these super men and women. Because I could not imagine a being with the ability to fly, or bore holes into walls with laser-beam eyes, sitting at a sewing machine trying to create something to wear.

Yes, they need a "what to wear" specialist.

If you've seen Pixar's The Incredibles, you might recall the scene of the character, whom I think might have been based on the legendary designer Edith Head, designing their superhero outfits. It dawned on me. A superhero could not possibly have the time to maintain their wardrobe, and/or equipment for saving the world. They must have a team.

I created the above scene to illustrate my line of thought.

Like us, I'm sure a superhero would appreciate a sale.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


I did some reading on different film genres. I must say, I've learned a lot of new things. Specifically, Sci-Fi and what makes it unique. There are many elements that make this genre quite fascinating to me.

In the past, I didn't give much thought to genre. Now I see the importance of having a road map which makes the writing process a lot more focused and interesting. Of the many Sci-Fi films I've seen in the past of the H.G. Wells variety, I never applied that term 'out-loud' for fear of sounding too 'geeky.'

However, I can now walk into a crowded room, find a corner and quietly whisper to anyone who is in earshot "I like Sci-Fi!" Okay. I'm free.

 I was surprised to discover that I have three stories that actually fall into this category. Three! Cool! This does not mean that I'm locked in to one particular style. I like to keep my writing options open.

But it does suggest that I've found a zone that my heart and mind seem to really enjoy.

I know, that's so E.T.