WRITING UPDATE: SEQUEL SERIES (CHAPTER 4)

I am working on the fourth chapter of my sequel series and I must say that it is an action-packed start. This will introduce the darkest of my new protagonists and the way he fights crime is completely brutal! It would be safe to say that he will be more of an anti-hero rather than a traditional superhero. His motivation for being a superhero will be revealed and the reason why has is the darkest of my protagonists. In addition to introducing one of the main characters, this chapter will provide the reader with a look at the economy of a futuristic world and how the upper class lives. I look forward to continue writing this chapter and I will keep you updated on any further developments.

GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW: X-MEN SECOND COMING

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I have just finished reading this graphic novel and I must say that it was an extreme storyline. Facing extinction and hunted by their enemies, the mutants are in for the fight of their lives when their messiah, Hope Summers, returns. This was a complex story that illustrated how far one would go for the greater good, which was demonstrated by how Cyclops managed the X-Men like an army. Also, this graphic novel allowed me to choose who is my favorite X-Man: Hope Summers herself. The reason for this is because she a young woman with a strong sense of empathy and her power makes her stand out from other mutants and makes her worthy of being their messiah. With this story out of the way, I am moving on to X-Men: Generation Hope.

WRITING UPDATE: MULTIPLE PROJECTS

I am having a very productive time with my writing. I am currently working on multiple projects while juggling with school and work. These writing projects consist of my fourth volume, my graphic novel adaptation, and the first volume of my sequel series. I have reached the end of the first act in my fourth volume, which will be where things get exciting. In my graphic novel adaptation, I have completed the groundwork for the first five issues, which would be enough for a graphic novel company to start with. Finally, I have reached the fourth chapter of my sequel series, which will introduce the darkest of my protagonists. I look forward to continue working on these projects and I will keep you updated.

MY THOUGHTS (PART 8)

As I mentioned in some of my earlier posts, my autism causes me to process my emotions in a different manner than an average person. For instance, sadness is an emotion that I very rarely feel to the point in which I don’t even cry at all. It takes very special circumstances for me to become sad. I wasn’t even able to cry at the end of Titanic. However, when it comes to animals, I do tend to cry when something bad happens to the animal in question. For example, when I saw the ending of Breakfast at Tiffany’s where they left the cat in the rain, I had an emotional breakdown that took an hour to recover from. Another example was when I saw the ending of A.I. Artificial Intelligence where the android boy had only one day to live with his human mother in an experiment and would never see her again afterwards. Overall, when it comes to sensitive emotions like sadness, I rarely experience them due to how my autism allows me to process my emotions.

SEQUEL SERIES: CHARACTER NAMES

While writing my sequel series, I am thinking of what kind of names my characters would have. Since the story will take place more than 5,000 years into the future, there would probably be new names that came into existence in that time period. However, I am thinking of including a little of the past in this version of the future. For instance, I am thinking of basing some of the character last names on the Latin language while the first names would be something new and futuristic. I never use the alter ego element of the superhero genre, but I might be able to include a subtle clue to their powers in their real names. I have already come up with some names and I look forward to tinkering with this idea.

CHARACTER REVIEW: KYLO REN

 

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When I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens on opening night, I was very interested in the character Kylo Ren. In terms of personality, Kylo Ren is very much like his grandfather Anakin Skywalker AKA Darth Vader in that he is psychologically torn and conflicted between both the light and dark sides of the Force. A lot of people say that he is a weak character, but I disagree with this argument. He has demonstrated considerable Force potential by stopping a laser blast in midair, which was something even Darth Vader could not do. Also, everyone saw how much firepower Chewbacca’s rifle had and the fact that Kylo Ren could take a shot that strong and still be able to fight is impressive. Due to his ragged appearance, lack of emotional discipline, and unstable lightsaber, I believe Kylo Ren has received only basic training both as a Jedi and as a dark side practitioner. My guess is Supreme Leader Snoke only taught Kylo Ren basic dark side techniques and was not ready to invest all of his knowledge and power in him until Kylo Ren proved his commitment to the dark side. Since Supreme Leader Snoke said he was going to complete Kylo Ren’s training, I suspect that Kylo Ren will be more refined, more powerful, and more dangerous than he was before. Also, everyone might find him irredeemable now, but let’s not forget that Darth Vader did terrible things as well and he found redemption in the end so let’s not count Kylo Ren out of redemption just yet. With this in mind, I cannot wait for Episode VIII!

GAME OF THRONES SEASON 6

I have watched the entire show of Game of Thrones and I must say that I am at my breaking point with the series. The mutiny against Jon Snow was the final straw for me and I have expectations for Season 6 that are unexpected. I have grown so tired of watching bad things happen to good people like the Starks while corrupt individuals like the Lannisters and their allies continue to commit atrocities. Therefore, I am rooting for the White Walkers, which is something I never thought I would do. I want the White Walkers to breach the Wall and wipe out the Seven Kingdoms along with their wretched system and hateful status quo. I want the slate wiped clean so that Westeros can have a fresh start and hopefully make a better system from the ashes, if they survive the White Walker invasion that is. Also, I hope Daenerys Targaryen will return to glory and finally prove to the Dothraki that she is strong enough to lead them. Winter has come!