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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Blog (10/20/11)

TITLE: Captain Cool's Commentary of Exploits
By Jennifer Suchey
11/02/11


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CAPTAIN COOLíS COMMENTARY OF EXPLOITS
Thrills, inspiration and wisdom for the superheroes of tomorrow



WELCOME LOYAL FOLLOWERS
10/13/11

My years as a heroic superstar have been fraught with chilling peril, exhilarating adventure, triumphant victories and, yes, a few dismal defeats. You may think that I was simply born this amazing and that such grandeur is beyond reach. However, let me assure you, I put my tights on one leg at a time and I didnít arrive at A-list status by sitting around on my superhiney wishing upon a star. I worked hard, I persevered, and I achieved.

The life of a superhero is not an easy one, but letís face it. What would the world do without us? And so it is here that I, Captain Cool, bestow upon you treasure-troves of wisdom.

Donít miss one gem of an entry. The first 100 subscribers will receive the latest
Captain Cool action figure free. Join me Ö and take your tights to flight!


SHOW YOUR SOFTER SIDE
10/20/11

It was the summer of í03. I was flying full speed toward Niagara Falls where a small child had just toppled from a railing. I was a few miles away as she reached the crest of the falls when, at that moment, my superhearing detected the sound of a 747 about 70 miles over the Atlantic. The last engine was just going silent and the passengers were screaming.

TIP: When two events requiring immediate attention occur simultaneously, you must act with quick wit. Yes, it would be easy to fetch the child, toss her to her frantic mother and zip across the ocean. However, one must consider the ordeal the small child is experiencing and the further shock that may occur when a muscled man of massive proportions appears out of nowhere and snatches her from a falling mass of water. While the plane is of grave concern, your demeanor in that moment could traumatize the child for life. Strength and speed are essential, but a gentle touch and soothing word make all the difference.

ďYouíre gonna be alright, little lady.Ē I cradled her drenched body, dashed her to the viewing area and eased her into the arms of her mother. The frazzled woman thanked me profusely, while the little girl clutched her mother, peeked back at me shyly and cracked a smile. Mission accomplished. With a wink of the eye, I was off. Seconds later I was under the belly of that 747 delivering it, unscathed, to JFK airport.


GET YOUR Zís
10/27/11

There is no consistency for a superhero, no set schedule. Cows wander at random over the tracks of oncoming locomotives, meteor rocks plummet at will, and villains have a tendency to be secretive with their itinerary of evil exploits. A superhero must be ready 24/7.

TIP: It is vital to rest as opportunities arise.

Iíll never forget the weekend I spent party hopping throughout London, Africa, New York and Paris. I captivated other supers with my laser vision, burning my self-portrait into the side of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Among other escapades, I swooned the ladies in Paris with flights to the tip of the Eiffel Tower.

Little did I know the next five days would be marked with unending saves from the Atlantic to the Pacific. By day five I was so wiped that I lacked the necessary strength and fortitude to overtake my nemesis, Dr. Evilosity, when it mattered most.

And this is precisely what he was counting on.

Dr. Evilosity and his minions had been behind every near crash of a plane, train and bus that week, every life threatening explosion and every attempted bank heist. He knew I had weakened myself with my foolishness and he seized the opportunity. Wearing me out further, he thus distracted me from his real plan of sheer evilness Ö to take over the world.

If Dr. Evilosity hadnít foiled his own plan by confusing a white house in Washington state with The White House in Washington D.C., we might have all fallen victim to his evil scheme Ö all because I didnít bother to rest.


LEARN AND LIVE
11/3/11

Today I give you the official creed established by the Superhero Society of Justice. In order for you to become a superhero of good standing, it is essential for you to learn and live by these words.

We serve with integrity and battle with courage.
We fight for justice and defend with honor.
We are the superheroes of the world.


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Lois Farrow11/03/11
Great fun, a well-written fantasy blog.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/04/11
This is outstanding. I was riveted from beginning to end. The idea of posting a blog isn't super creative, but having it be a super hero's thoughts was brilliant. It was well-written and flowed effortlessly. The message is great too. Not only is it a fun read but it taught me the importance of pacing myself. I have a chronic illness and only have so much energy. This is one of my favorites.
annie keys11/04/11
This article is absolutely MARVELOUS! It moves at a good pace, the grammar is accurate and the idea is just out of the box! I wouldn't be surprised to see this article get a ribbon this time!

To submit a blog as an actual entry in this challenge was gutsy---but with the super hero point of view; wow. It turned the 'ahh, noOOoo, not a BLOG' into an amazing, entertaining read!

Well done, well done!
CD Swanson 11/06/11
Nice job! I was wondering if someone was going to do an "actual blog" - I had mine all set to go and missed the deadline - due to power outage!

I loved it - super job of bringing the message home.

God Bless~
Sydney Avey11/07/11
This is really fun. I especially like the structure that allows you to entertain and deliver a message at the same time. I almost wish there had been more entries. We would have ended up with a little tighter writing and a longer list of lessons -- I'm sure we could learn many things from superheros! Very creative.
djvenzke Venzke 11/08/11
Very entertaining and topical. Love your imagination(I would be jealous, but that's not allowed in the super hero code of ethics). Keep on writing if your world saving efforts allow time.
Randy Foncree11/10/11
This was fun, and very well written...can see this in a series...God bless you and thanks for sharing...
Nancy Bucca 11/13/11
Excellent, excellent, excellent! I loved the take on topic. Great job.
Anne Warden 11/17/11
Oh, my! Look at you! Like I told you before, you're on your way!

Congratulations!
CD Swanson 11/17/11
Nice job! Congratulations on your win! God Bless~