20 April 2016
Today’s prompt: The bizarro world! In the DC comics universe, a planet called Htrae (Earth backwards) is populated with bizarre versions of superheroes. A Seinfeld episode made the idea of this Bizarro World popular, where the characters encountered their opposite selves. Craft a scene in which you meet an opposite version of yourself—or a story in a bizarre, backwards world.
Since it’s so late and I almost didn’t have time to write this post, I’m going to make it a quick one about how I think my alternate universe self would behave and what she would be like. Au Danielle would look like me, but more fit (think Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider) and be blonde (I’ve always wanted to be super blonde). I like to think that if there was another me out there somewhere, she’d be living a way more interesting life than I do. AU Danielle would be super badass and have a really cool job. In my mind, she’s a kind of relic hunter (think Lara Croft, meets Peter Quill, meets Indiana Jones). She travels wherever her little heat desires, kicking ass—and taking names—and follows her own rules.
I think AU Danielle would often toe the line between good and bad. She’s not evil, per say, but she definitely wouldn’t be such a goody two-shoes. I think when it comes down to it, her hearts in the right place, but she would definitely get into some trouble along the way and just have some fun. I see her having all these grand adventures fighting the actual bad guys, hunting relics, and saving the world along the way.