Hint, hint!
Hint, hint!

So, my girlfriend surprised me today with tickets to see Spiderman 2. The movie was suitably awesome, and I can say much the same (well, rather a little bit more, actually) about my girlfriend. There is one particular scene at the very end of the movie that definitely tugged at my heart strings. You’ll know it when you see it… and no, it’s not the scene in the clocktower (if you know, you know). I’m also excited to see a partial line-up for a sinister six movie. I’ll go ahead and say that I hope they bring Electro back (Jamie Foxx did an excellent job in the role), but I doubt that will happen. So far we have the Rhino, the Vulture, Dr. Octopus, and either Green Goblin or Hobgoblin. Technically, Harry should probably be Hobgoblin, but I’m guessing they go with Green Goblin. They’ve also set up Alistair Smythe and his spider-slayers (though you can never tell if they’ll take advantage of that), and Black Cat (though she was never really a ‘villain’ persay and I can’t really see her on the sinister six). I’m personally rooting for Mysterio (because I love him) and someone not-Venom (because trying to do Venom would be a stupid idea) like Shocker or Kraven (who’s name was mentioned in the end of the movie so, maybe).  Anyway, that’s my two cents about Spiderman. Go see it for yourselves. Today’s exercise is a scene challenge. If you can’t remember the rules, I’ll provide them: I provide you with specific rules for how to write a particular scene.  Try to keep your scene under five hundred words, and try to keep it in the same tone as the introduction.  If I give a line that is very dark and depressing, then I don’t want to see a scene about a drunken monkey in a tutu…it just doesn’t fit.  If I do give you a line about a drunken monkey in a tutu, then you should probably try for a funny scene.

Your Challenge: amazingly enough I want you to write a scene about superheroes. This is going to be a variation of the movie/book scene challenges we’ve done in the past. Choose one of your favorite scenes from a good movie or book. However, instead of simply rewriting the scene, I want you to write a version of what happens that is entirely your own. Your own voice, your own characters, your own setting. Everything should be your own. This isn’t a simple rewrite for practice. I want you to write a scene that reflects the same mood, evokes the same emotions, and handles plot in the same way, but that is still completely your own work.


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