This is my second review forum, in which I will ask for advice for my as-yet-to-be-named novel, and some other works. All won’t be definite or final, but this is the generalized summary of it:
When the angels that watched over humanity (the Watchers) became corrupted with temptation, the went to human females and raised children with them. These weren’t any ordinary children, these were Nephilim, great warriors and great threats to mankind. Having none of it, God sent down a great flood to weed out and destroy the angel-human hybrids, and simultaneously sealed away the Watchers.
Thousands of years later, a new circle of Watchers are formed, given orders not to intervene in any human affairs, only Observe, Record, and Report what they saw to Heaven’s higher-ups. One day one of the new Watchers, (insert name here) Observes a murder, and racked with pity for the human victim, intervenes, rescuing the human from certain doom (he does it in human form, before the victim sees). The victim turns out to be sixteen-year-old Dulcina, daughter of the city’s most well known preachers, who vanished two weeks prior under mysterious circumstances (or maybe a mysterious falling out with her family) the slain human is a hitman, sent to silence Dulcina for some reason….
How’s it sound? One potential title is Angelhood, or maybe Angelhood Lost.
My expectations were modest — e.g. “What if they made a watchable version of Green Lantern?” The movie is better than I think anyone could have reasonably anticipated. It’s more like an exceptionally funny version of Star Wars. 5 stars. PS: I’d suggest against bringing most kids younger than 13. The violence level is […]
In my opinion, it was easily the best superhero movie this year (Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Captain America 2 so far). The action scene with the speedster (Quicksilver) was amazing, but I think it indicates how ridiculously hard it would be to use a speedster as anything but a one-off change of pace rather than […]
Often with works of fiction that involve superpowers, writers look for ways to effectively limit or check those powers. This is done to keep characters vulnerable to challenges while maintaining dramatic effect within the story. After all, if a character can consistently deal with situations by using their unrestricted abilities, how invested will a reader [ […]
One of my coworkers (who asked to remain anonymous) received this business proposal from Ghana. Dear Maccabee My name is Barrister Agams Enoch Mifetu, the personal attorney of late Mrs.Eunice Maccabee based here in Accra republic of Ghana I did a lot of web search before choosing your contact from the skype. It is […]
My expectations were far too high — with a Rotten Tomatoes rating of ~90% at the time I saw it, I was expecting a really excellent movie. There were a lot of competent moments but personally I wouldn’t recommend rushing out to theaters to see it. In Scott Pilgrim, there’s a scene where Chris Evans […]
Email: “One of my protagonists is a detective looking for superheroes/vigilantes. What sort of traits might tip him off? Here are some trends that come to mind for American superheroes. Strong Associations They’ve had a loved one(s) murdered by a stranger. That’s pretty rare in the United States. Only about 2,500 U.S. murders are […]