During grad school, whenever I heard a professor say to the class "I need you to come up with an idea for..." my mind would immediately start buzzing with ideas. I have an active imagination and a better than average memory, so when something gets stuck in it I enjoy reflecting on how to best make it real.
My last class Senior year of Undergrad had been a thorough overview of the American Civil War. It was fascinating for many reasons, but what I kept coming back to was the Battle of Gettysburg. After the lecture I kept seeing it unfold in my mind, the troops moving across a map of the battlefield, grey and blue-coated infantry as icons traversing towards each other. When my Flash class professor gave us the freedom to build whatever we wanted, I saw a golden opportunity to finally make my vision real.