Now's your chance to participate in the creative process by posting ideas for me to write about. Today's theme is "unlikely heroes and implausible villains." I'll be soliciting ideas for heroes, villains, sidekicks, other allies, archenemies, rivals, innocent bystanders, leaders, people who think they're heroes but are really villains (or vice versa), deciding to become a hero or villain, battles, traps and ambushes, arguments, sudden but inevitable betrayals, making history, reconciliations, turning disadvantage to advantage, monologues, witty repartee, great escapes, twist ALL the tropes!, dangerous and exciting places to fight, uncommon battlegrounds, the line must be drawn here, hideouts and other bases of operation, targeted monuments, signature weapons, costumes, iconic armor, ordinary objects weaponized, completely ridiculous objects weaponized, macguffins, and poetic forms in particular. But anything is welcome, really. If you manage to recommend a form that I don't recognize, I will probably pounce on it and ask you for its rules. I do have the first edition of Lewis Turco's The Book of Forms which covers most common and many obscure forms.
Go feed the fish!