The Wonder of Wonder Woman

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

This may speak more to my interests and friends, but it has been weeks since Wonder Woman came out and we have even had another super hero movie come out but still Wonder Woman dominates my dashboards. I haven’t seen so much as a gif from the new Spiderman movie since it came out. But I still see reviews and other attention beings given to Wonder Woman. I’m not gonna lie I’m loving it. I love a strong female lead and this movie showcases that in so many ways. Take inspiration from Wonder Woman and write a scene about a female character getting all the attention in the best way possible.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

A Parents Support Or Lack There Of

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I rewatched Zootopia today, and I was more disturbed this time around by how against Judy’s dream her parents were. I know that as parents they wanted to protect her but had she not been a boundless optimist from the beginning of her life she’d never have made it past her parents’ lack of support. Did your character’s parents always support her dreams? Write a scene about a time where your character’s parents were less than supportive. Is it out of a place of love or were they just not the best parents?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Saving The Galaxy Again

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Tomorrow is the theater premier Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! I really loved the first one and have been looking forward to the second more than any of the other Marvel sequels. The preview below features a joke about how the group is saving the galaxy for the second time. With the name of the group, it should be no surprise that their battles take place on such a grand scale. Think about how large the galaxy is. With that in mind think about your character’s reach of influence. Write a scene that allows your character to reach the furthest point her story will allow her to go.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

A Woman Scorned

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The Dressmaker is an original movie from Amazon Prime. This is a story of overcoming your circumstances and getting revenge. It captures the old saying “Hell hath no wrath like a woman scorned” pretty well. Today write your own story of returning to a place from your character’s past for revenge. Does she get her revenge? If so, how does she accomplish it?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Childhood Heroes

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I’ve been pretty excited about the Power Rangers Movie since I heard that Elizabeth Banks was going to play Rita Repulsa. This was probably my very first “favorite television show” when I was a little kid. The blue ranger was always my favorite in case you were wondering. But I’m so glad that one of the remakes from my childhood is actually getting good reviews. So few of the remakes we’ve been seeing of the last few years have lived up to the original. Think about who your character’s heroes were when she was a child. What made them a hero to her back then? What qualities does she share with the hero once she becomes an adult?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Long Live the Giant Gorilla!

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Tomorrow is the release of Kong: Skull Island. Our giant gorilla friend has come a long way since he was first imagined climbing the Empire State Building. The story is still the same at heart of Skull Island’s giant creatures. This time it would seem the movie promises to spend more time than ever in Kong’s island of origins. This is fine with me as Skull Island is an awesome concept. An island where creatures that shouldn’t exist have somehow survived and evolved. Write the legend of an island like this one. Do your character believe the legend or is it just a story?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

A New Place In A New Town

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I watched Kiki’s Delivery Service for the first time this week. It’s not my favorite from Studio Ghibli but I do think that it’s an interesting world. Kiki’s story is that of a girl trying to find her place in a new town. She’s on her own for the first time at thirteen and trying to find her way. Write a scene that introduce a character to a new town. How long does it take to find the right place, the right job, and the best hang outs? How long before this character makes friends?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Unlikely Heroes

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I watched Sky High again the other day. I’m a sucker for stories that give moody teens super powers. I like the concept of a school for super children. It’s a little more fun to me than the super hero going to normal high school. The division of the students in Sky High into heroes or sidekicks is an interesting dynamic that I don’t remember having seen in any other story. I don’t want to spoil things for you if you haven’t seen it but lets just say this dynamic makes for an unlikely set of heroes when it comes time to save the day. Write about an unlike hero of your own. Even if they aren’t a super hero but just an ordinary person that does something heroic. What makes their act of heroism unlikely?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Concepts Corporealized

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I absolutely love the concept of this movie, Collateral Beauty. In it Will Smith’s character interacts with manifestations of Love, Time, and Death. These are usually concepts that we try to give meaning to rather than physical beings that we can have conversations with. Take inspiration from this movie and write about your character talking to some higher concept like these one. Is your character speaking to a manifestation of the concept that she can see? Or is your character speaking out loud to this concept just to get the thoughts out.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Things Left Unresolved

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I watched the Netflix original movie ARQ today. As you can see from the preview it’s a science fiction time loop story. There are a lot of reveals in this one that I don’t want to spoil for anyone that is going to watch it. Overall I was disappointed with the movie though. I felt like the character’s should have learned more or done things differently to resolve their problems. But sometimes that’s just the way life is. We don’t always get to fix things and things do get left unresolved. Write a scene in which your character can’t resolve a situation to his own satisfaction.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades