1) Given that some things are given, what are things that are not? Why?
2) A character has a special ability that only manifests when he/she is asleep. Write his/her story.
3) Politics can divide but also unite. Write a conversation between characters where it does both.
4) A character survives solely on condiments. How? Why?
5) In the world of espionage, olives are the great equalizer. Write a scene where this might actually be true.
6) A character has always asked for advice for the simple reason of doing the exact opposite of what has been advised. Write his/her character background.
7) Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?
The valleys of life can hit you when you least expect and it is not the peaks that will get you out but the knowledge that you have conquered deeper valleys in the past.
It is a miniscule world.
Timing doesn’t always work out but things will align at some points and hopefully you recognize those points when they occur.
Summer in Toronto is as busy or as chill as you decide it should be.
Art is the closest humans can get to peace and paradise.
“I’m here to stay! Shoot me and I’ll spit your goddamn bullets back in your face! I’m Spider Jerusalem and fuck all of you! Ha!”
And so ends the first volume in Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson’s Transmetropolitan comic series. I was introduced to Transmet by a great friend and comic fan who knows I enjoy satire and “in your face” journalism; Ellis and Robertson succeed in both categories.