I need a (Super)hero!

Yes, there is a clue to the video in the title tonight lol!

You may, or may not remember that just about a month ago, I mentioned a friend, who had given me a cameo role in one of his stories, someone I know as Jonathan Darksong, though I’m very sure thats not his real surname, even if the first name is!

Well over recent years, he’s written (or co-written) a whole series of stories about the fictional metropolis, River City. Seriously, its amazing that any sane villain would set foot in the place, given how many superhero’s and heroines there are in that city, but anyway. Or maybe thats the whole thing of being a super villain, you positively (and perversely) enjoy taking them on?

Anyway, in the last few days, he’s issued an offer, or a challenge, depending on how you look at it, for others to have a play in the sandlot named River City, as part of an anthology to be posted just before Christmas. Principally, create your own ‘super’ and introduce them into the criminal hub, that is River City.

Now, normally I would have no chance of doing such a thing, time issues and all that. But this month, I have a week off, so I might be looking to rise to the challenge. The obvious one for me would be ‘Flapper Girl’ but seriously, I cant think what super powers she could possibly have? if anyone can, please tell me! I’d love to write it, but cant think how to make it work. JD has suggested a character called Robotica, half human, half cybernetic, which does appeal, and I already have a few ideas for.

Oh, and apparently Ms Brooks is unavailable, seems a super villain has already grabbed her, and done something dastardly to her, lucky woman! He did say he was going to do so, just didnt expect it to happen so soon!

The video, well, I thought this was as apt as it could get. And lets face it, I need little excuse to play a Jim Steinman song, so lets go with it.

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Its all coming back to me now!

Writing stories that is!

This weekend I’ve finally started on the first multi chapter story that I have written in absolutely ages! Its nice to know I can still do it with the time, and the inspiration, I always assumed it was still there, but you never really know until you try, I guess? It will get to the Archive in good time, but given Simon’s rules. it might have to wait until Chapter 2 is completed, and edited before I can do that. For members, Chapter 1 is posted at the Garden for now, though only the rough pre edit version.

Those from the Garden already know who has inspired it, anyone else probably doesnt have to be a genius to work out that a certain 20’s actress might have played her part as well. She hasnt been playing such a major part in my dreams of late, but maybe thats because she knows she has done enough already. I do swear I’m starting to get a few of the facial inflections shown in the Pandora’s Box video, so maybe her spirit is now within me, which is why I dont see her in my dreams anymore!

In case anyone reads it, and wonders where I got the names from, try looking at some film parts played by Ms Brooks. No, I didnt discover them all for myself, a wonderful woman called ‘Heather’ helped greatly with that. Even more so with her help, I know what Louise sounded like, a real nice thing for me to be able to do.

Before my dear editor (James, to those who dont know) gets too excited, the answer is no, I dont yet plan to get back to anything like full time writing again, mainly because of the lack of time. But I have to admit it, this has been fun, and its sparked my enjoyment of writing again, which has to be a good thing…for me at least! This will be 2, if not 3 chapters that will be lovely to write, and not a robot, Stephanie, or technically a Louise in sight lol!

The song, again the Garden folk have seen the video, but for those who havent…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkxyIHoFVSQ

The irony of the group name will appeal to some, but thats Jim Steinman’s fault, not mine lol!

Holding on for…

One of those tenuous blog entries related to the throwaway last line of my previous one.

As most on here know, most of my musical preferences are pretty much pure pop, and quite often of the sweeter side of that. Alright, you need to ignore Kraftwerk in that lol, but anyway…

There was always one song producer that totally confounded that theory, I just adored the big rock production numbers that he churned out, mainly care of Meatloaf and Bonnie Tyler, name of Jim Steinman. Mind, the videos created for his songs, especially the Meatloaf ones probably helped! Another producer who didnt believe in the 3 minute pop song lol! Rock anthems, rock ballads, call them what you liked, but they rarely came in small packages, thank goodness.

Irony of irony, given matters, it seems that Steinman’s own personal pop project was a group called Pandora’s Box! No idea where I’ve heard that name before lol! Not that I really know anything about them, judging by the Wikipedia comments, they never really made it this side of the pond, but I doubt they made a record about Louise Brooks!

Yes, the song is the obvious one, from the hint in the last blog, and the title of this one too. I suspect I will slip in some Meatloaf at some point as well. I might have to see if I can find any Pandora’s Box sometime on You Tube as well. My idea of a hero, well it might be more a Rotwang type scientist than what Bonnie Tyler wants, but each to their own I guess? So, whichever type of hero (or heroine) you hold out for, I hope you enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f_HsjpSVaI