This week has largely been spent brainstorming ideas. Any open-ended project is intimidating in that the possibilities are essentially endless and selecting the right idea is entirely dependent upon you. Selecting a topic that will be continue to engage me and motivate me over several weeks is critical. If anyone has noticed a slight theme in my projects, it’s that many of my assignments revolve around Xena: Warrior Princess. My thought is that I can create an overarching story that revolves around true events in the series, with additional supplemental pieces (almost like a giant piece of fanfiction). Most of these pieces I believe I can create from the point of view of Caesar’s government, which would be trying to track down and kill Xena. They would paint her as a villainous character, which would provide a context where both truth and lies can intermingle (which could provide great exercises in tone). So for instance, I could create a Twitter account devoted to posting public safety announcements in regards to Xena’s whereabouts, and a Google Map Tracker of last known locations. In addition, I could create service announcements (such as those that interrupt our “regularly scheduled program) and most wanted videos. Essentially I would be creating a propaganda machine devoted to discrediting Xena’s accomplishments and attempting to capture her.