HCC: High Concept Challenge 34, A Working Class Hero Is Something To Be

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Sat Dec 29 10:59:23 PST 2012

On 12/29/2012 6:36 AM, Tom Russell wrote:
>> I'll set the deadline for December 31.
> Kinda knew I was asking for trouble what with the holidays.
> Unless I'm missing something, there's been no entries yet, and as I'd
> rather be known as the guy that started the High Concept Challenge and
> not the guy that killed it, the deadline is extended until January 14th.

Actually I have *extra* time for writing at the holidays.  And I haven't 
wasted it; this might be a double-episode Powernaut weekend.  As for 
this challenge...

For a while I was thinking I had no situations to write about, 'cause 
Clueless Lad is the best candidate and he still has to *find* his first 
job.  But then I remembered the past.  I actually have several candidates:

*  Ellipsis, 1992.  Stephen Wolcott certainly acts like he's 
independently wealthy now.  But how did he react to being unemployed 
during his first year out of college?  I've actually written this story; 
it's something very simple I could share for the challenge.

*  Wyatt Ferguson, 2002 or 2004.  Wyatt has also gone from unemployment 
to entrepreneurship, and I've already written a tale or two about his 
finances.  It's actually kind of dramatic how he once hired Julie 
Wolcott away from Ellipsis.  Could be a four-part RACC miniseries!

*  Powernaut 2006!  People have already wondered how the Powernaut got 
that sleazy-looking business manager who tried to keep him under control 
in 2009.  There's an untold story there, but I should really tell 
Powernaut 2005 Parts 2 through 4 and Powernaut 2006 Part 1 first.  I'm 
likely to publish that storyline alternating with Powernaut 1962, 1966, 
1968 and 1969.  So, Powernaut Comics might be ready for this challenge 
sometime in 2014.

(signed) Scott Eiler  8{D> -------- http://www.eilertech.com/ ---------

When you *are* the leader... whatever goes wrong... whether you did it
or not... *you* are held responsible. - Barack Obama

I know. - Archie Andrews

- from Archie #617, March 2011, scripted by Alex Simmons.

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