Character Dossier

Introducing Little Brain, the smartest sidekick in the super universe. Little Brain, human born name Brian Smalls was born in Augusta, Maine on December 12, 1996. Brian was just a 5’6, plump, nerd with glasses. When Brian was a little 10 year old boy his whole world changed. Brain was studying late one night in … Continue reading Character Dossier

Poem Remix

My first writing assignment of this week was worth 3 stars, and it was the Poem Parody writing assignment. “Take a poem and create a parody of it! Make a sonnet from Shakespeare into an ode to your cat, or rewrite Poe’s “The Raven” to be about Star Wars — shoot for anything you can … Continue reading Poem Remix

A Day in the Life of Venus Shadow: Writing Assignment

A day in the life of me Venus Shadow begins with breakfast, even superheros need the energy of the most important meal of the day. Then after I have my bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich I begin fighting crime with my trusty sidekick, Shade who is a black lab, and the most loyal companion ever. … Continue reading A Day in the Life of Venus Shadow: Writing Assignment

What makes a superhero story so super?

To begin this assignment I read “How Ancient Legends Gave Birth to Modern Superheroes”  watched the very first Superman cartoon (I had never seen any of the original Superman cartoons before), and watched Kurt Vonnegut’s talk on the shapes of stories. I found the article by Evan Narcisse to be extremely interesting. I really enjoy the … Continue reading What makes a superhero story so super?


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