Creating a grading rubric for comic book TV adaptations…

Do your GPA and midterm grades have you down? Time for grading of a different sort.

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So let’s say you’re watching a comic book show. Here are some grading points I’ve developed to rate whether this show is any good.

Final Grade Sum can equal no greater than 100%

Acting: 10% (rate 1-10, 10 is the most enjoyable, 1 is the least).

Music: 5% (rate 1-5, 5 is the most enjoyable, 1 is the least).

Scenery/Set Design: 5% (rate 1-5, 5 are the most successful designs, 1 are the least).

Costume Design/Make-up: 5% (rate 1-5, 5 are the most successful designs, 1 are the least).

Story (narrative decisions chosen by writers): 10% (rate 1-10, 10 being highest quality in narrative, 1 being the least).

Story(Dialogue/Character interactions): 10% (rate 1-10, 10 for highest quality, 1 for least).

Cinematography: 10% (rate 1-10, 10 for highest quality, 1 for least).

CGI/Special FX: 10% (rate 1-10, 10 for highest quality, 1 for least).

Use…

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Making things difficult…

Got writer’s block? Pull your head from the sand and read what Ty has to say, it may change your whole perspective.

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Writing is not a simple task but people like to think of it as one. As an example, we will use my mother (because what is the true purpose of a blog, other than to vent about one’s personal life?), who actually has convinced herself that in order for me to get a writing gig I simply need to sit down and write. Just like that, sit down, pump something out (she doesn’t know what — she hardly knows I write comic review and op-eds and couldn’t care less about them anyway), and submit it for money. 

The sick part is… she’s sort of right. I’m not saying you just sit yourself down at a desk, meditate for a moment, and then your eyelids flash open as your muse possesses you, your pupils gone and your aura glowing about you as your fingers fly across the keys, tapping and rapping…

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