I thought of a frightening power for my next supervillain to have in my next superhero book. The most common motivation for supervillains is to destroy things. With this in mind, what if their power doesn’t just destroy things, but is destruction itself. Imagine being able to destroy everything you touch until not even dust remains. The most extreme example of destruction was in the anime Bleach, where a character possessed a power of destruction that was so complete that not even his target’s soul would be able to reincarnate itself. To make my new supervillain’s power even more devastating, I think I will give them a form of destruction that destroys their target’s body and mind. As the target’s body disintegrates, parts of their mind including memories and emotions also fade away until nothing is left. You could also control how fast your target is destroyed. You could destroy them instantaneously or destroy them slowly and painfully. The very thought of this power frightens me to the extreme, which assures me that it will make my new supervillain all the more terrifying.
Monthly Archives: January 2020
INSPIRATION: STEVE URKEL
I remember a show I used to watch with my parents when I was a kid called Family Matters, which features the biggest nerd in the universe, Steve Urkel. I always found Urkel’s high voice, sense of humor, and awkward mannerisms to be beyond funny. For my next superhero story, I am thinking of making a sidekick who has a nerdy personality like Urkel’s. This sidekick would add comic relief to the otherwise serious story.
SHOW REVIEW: THE WITCHER
I finished watching the first season of The Witcher on Netflix and I strongly believe I have found a suitable fantasy replacement for Game of Thrones. I have neither read the books or played the video games, but I thoroughly enjoyed this show and am hungry for more. It was like Game of Thrones in the sense that it included warring kingdoms and feuding noble families. However, unlike Game of Thrones, magic and monsters were far more commonplace. I liked Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia and I have a new favorite song “Toss A Coin To Your Witcher”. I look forward to the next season and see where the war with Nilfgaard will lead.
I encountered this video of a deer who was very friendly when interacting with humans. It had the personality of a dog and got lots of love and an equally friendly human. This was one of the cutest things I have ever seen when it comes to animals.
SUPERHERO WORKOUT FROM HELL
Last night, I had an intriguing idea for a superhero. This character would be able to use immense power, but there are serious drawbacks to their power. The character starts out as an overweight character who never exercised a day in their lives. However, when their powers activate, they experience a crippling limitation to their boundless power. All their fat reserves are burned away and their muscles and joints undergo the equivalent of a ten year triathlete workout. And all of these physical changes happen within a matter of hours after using so much of their power at once. As a result, they experience more pain than anyone has ever known and they won’t be able to move for a while because of the pain. Overall, this character will be a more limited and realistic version of One Punch Man; someone who is overpowered yet has serious restrictions to their great power. I got the idea for this limitation from Josh Brolin while he was filming the remake of Old Boy. In that movie, Josh Brolin had to lose a considerable amount of weight and gain it back within a matter of weeks. As a result, his body was experiencing a lot of painful strain from so much physical strain in such a short span of time.
A DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTION
There are two examples I can think of when a monarchy was nearly turned into a democratic republic. The first example was when Simon de Montfort led England’s barons to overthrow King Henry III. This rebellion ultimately failed, but it gave rise to Parliament. The second example was during the English Civil War where King Charles I was overthrow and executed by his subjects. For a time, England was a democratic republic until King Charles II took back the crown, reestablished the monarchy, and executed all the rebels who were responsible for his father’s regicide even those who were already dead. In my third fantasy book, my main character will be spending three years undermining the authority and credibility of his regents. At the time, my character is in his minority and cannot legally rule under his own power. Despite that, he is able to weaken the power and influence of his regents. As a result, his regents decide to go to war with him by replacing the imperial monarchy with a democratic republic.
POSSIBLE WAR WITH IRAN
It looks like Trump is willing to do whatever it takes to distract the public from his impeachment problems, even if it means starting a war with Iran. He broke another promise to his base that we would have no more wars in the Middle East. He broke this promise to save himself politically and he doesn’t give a damn how many destructive things he must do to distract people from his impeachment problems. Trump may have dodged all-out war for now, but he is so unpredictable that he could spark tensions again at any moment. If it means distracting the public from the impeachment news, Trump can and will kick the hornet’s nest again. The Iranian general was a bad man who needed to die, but Bush and Obama did not kill this man for a reason. Due to his high standing in Iran, killing this general has turned him into a martyr that could lead to another war in the Middle East. Trump and his cronies can’t even come up with a coherent explanation for killing the man and their story changes everyday. To make matters worse here in America, the False Republicans LOVE war because it is the perfect fuel for their propaganda machine and keeping their corrupt and greedy party in power. War has done that for the False Republicans in the past and it is likely it will this time. We are on the verge of another war and it is all Trump’s fault!
THE SO-CALLED SENATE “TRIAL”
I heard that Moscow Mitch and his cronies have no intention of making the impeachment trial in the Senate a fair trial. Moscow Mitch openly said that he was working hand-in-glove with Trump to strategize the so-called “trial” and that he will NEVER be an impartial juror. As a member of the Senate, Moscow Mitch’s job is as a juror not a lawyer. He is not supposed to strategize with the defendant. He said in a press conference that he has the votes to resolve the trial without support from the Democratic party. He is terrified of allowing evidence and witnesses into the “trial.” It just shows that Moscow Mitch and all who follow him are terminally ill with greed, cowardice, and political megalomania. Moscow Mitch and his followers are living proof that there are no Republican Senators or Representatives left with either a conscience, spine, guts, or balls. They are willing to be Trump’s whipped lapdogs if it means keeping their precious political power at all costs.
SPACE OPERA BOOK: CHAPTER 22
I have started the twenty-second chapter of my space opera book. I have so far written twelve pages in a single day. This is where things will get even grittier. The battle is over, but a race against time is about to begin. Great sacrifices have been made throughout this battle and a number of characters paid the price while fighting a determined enemy. Now, the aftermath of the battle is about to unfold.
PHILIPPE, DUKE OF ORLEANS
As I delve into my research on Louis XIV of France, I started to get a better understanding on his personal life, which includes his relationship with his family. His most complex relationship was with his kid brother, Philippe, Duke of Orleans. When they were children, Louis and Philippe’s mother took extreme measures to make sure Philippe was not a threat to Louis’s claim to the throne. She did this by having Philippe dress in women’s clothing from an early age. She did this to emasculate Philippe in order to augment Louis’s masculinity as king. She even called Philippe “My Little Girl.” This had a long term impact on Philippe all the way up to adulthood and he would frequently dress in women’s clothing. Also, even though he was married twice and had children, Philippe was homosexual and his true soul mate was Philip of Lourraine, who was a handsome, blond-haired noble of princely rank. Philippe’s relationship with his brother was understandably tense because it was no fun being the spare when you want to be the heir. Even though his big brother was the king, Philippe would surpass Louis in one particular area: war. While Louis was a politician and showman at court, Philippe was a warrior and military leader. During the Battle of Cassel, Philippe personally led the French army to victory against the Dutch and Spanish. His valor and courage was so immense that his men were inspired to perform miracles to achieve victory. Philippe’s victory was so great that he gained widespread praise from the French military, which made his brother fiercely jealous. Due to his jealousy of his kid brother, Louis banned Philippe from leading an army again. Over time, Philippe would found the House of Orleans, which is a cadet branch of the House of Bourbon that exists to this day. Through the children of his two marriages, Philippe’s descendants would marry into every monarchy in Europe. This earned Philippe the title, “The Grandfather of Europe.” Overall, if Louis XIV is the Sun King, then Philippe was the Moon Prince. They were two sides of a coin and a perfect double act when it came to brothers. Since I am drawing inspiration from Louis XIV’s life for my third fantasy book, I think I will include a character that is loosely based on Philippe.