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Confessions of a Black Nerd

The confession of a Black Nerd

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I LOVES ME SOME BLACK COFFEE

Posted on November 13, 2016 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

 

This weekend I binge watched Netflix new series Luke Cage, if you haven’t seen it don’t worry I won’t spoil it for you, this isn’t that type of party. On the surface Luke Cage is the story of a wrongfully accused man looking for redemption. My friends it’s so much more than that. Shit, there is a reason I call this show the blackest show to ever be on television, the reason? Because in thirteen sometimes uneven episodes Luke Cage’s creator, Cheo Hordari Coker, has crafted an epic journey of the black experience from all angles the good, the bad some misunderstood, the rest just fucking Evil. The main players, obviously my main Luke Cage (Mike Colter), a quiet man whose rage bubbles just beneath the surface. You also have Misty Knight (Simone Missick), a cocky police detective, who’s edge for staying alive is to always be in control. Cornell “Cottonmouth” Strokes (Mahershala Ali), the cool, smart and ruthless kingpin of Harlem; a gunrunner with the soul of the Harlem Renaissance running through his veins. Don’t get it twisted, Cornell is gangster through and through, (you can check the trailers for proof). Next up we have Mariah “Black Mariah” Strokes (Alfre Woodard), Cornell city councilwoman cousin. She’s gangster too but she got her power in another arena, through the political machine. The most gangster mutherfuckas you ever want to meet, have you ever tried to get a stop sign on your corner? Shit! The things they put you through just to stop a bunch kids from being killed crossing the street. Over the next thirteen the four main players in this drama mix it up with surprising results for the viewers.

 

 

I have to give Marvel credit this time. Of all the television shows and movies they have come up with, this is the most fully realized world. This show is filled with people and places I know and I love that, (let’s keep it real the Captain America of the movies keeps saying he’s from Brooklyn I’ve met old school Brooklyn cats from Brooklyn they didn’t act like Steve Rogers). In the first twenty minutes we are introduced to the neighborhood Barber shop where some of the realist conversation can be heard, the nightclub where the music is jumping but the danger always lurks in the VIP section I know these places, I’ve been in these places, can you say The Tunnel anyone?

 

 

When the show starts every one of the of the main characters, with the exception of Luke, claims to represent what Harlem needs. Maybe in their own self way they do, the problem is they forgot to ask its residents what they wanted. In the end, the people wanted a hero not a ruler. Do you know Webster’s defines a hero as: a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities, No one person represents that quality more than Luke Cage, (not even Misty Knight), despite every time he helps a person in trouble it brings him closer to his painful past. Luke does it anyway because he’s a true hero. It just takes some convincing. Of course thanks to Netflix we don’t have to wait as long as Luke to see it happen.

 

 

 

 

Jah'mel's Cheap Thrill

Posted on November 13, 2016 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

So I have this other Webcomic, it's called Jah'mel's Cheap Thrill

 

*What is it about bragging man?

 

A long time ago i realized that gag-a-day was not the right martial for my original comic STIFFS (http://www.stiffsthewebcomic.com/), the Gag-a-Day format didn't fit my characters personalities

it made it harder to write a comic than it should've been,so I decided first to do more story arcs and leave gag-a-day in the past.

 

*You keep mention Gag-a-day vs story lines .but what's a Gag-a Day does it involve choking?

 

NO! at least I don't think so, so what is Gag-a-Day? its a joke a day clear and simple, no character development,just the set up and the punchline next comic.If you're still not getting it let me give you a example if Dennis is a menace this year check back in a year he will still be a menace,poor Dennis is stuck in Gag-a- Day hell.

 

Now don't get me wrong just because I was changing the format it didn't mean I didn't like to write one-liners like a old school stand up comic it just doesn't work for STIFFS.

So what do you do with those jokes that doesn't fit the format of your comic but you want to use them, if you're me you start another Webcomic.

 

*Do tell Free bird ?

 

Early on I always knew one of the guys from STIFFS was going to be a comic creator as a side job after looking over the cast JAH'MEL was the logical choice,but I didn't have time to introduce that element into the comic I was too busy writing stories about horny ghost and puffy getting kicked in the nuts by famous chefs(you got to read it to get it link, link) but when I decided to start another comic I felt this was the perfect time to introduce the new comic as a spin-off and have Jah'mel write it.The way I set it up was to have Jah'mel fish for new ideas for his Webcomic from there the story moves into the spin-off JAH'MEL'S CHEAP THRILL to see how turned out you can read the story here (http://acheapthrills.smackjeeves.com/comics/1807831/brain-freeze-pt-1/), some people give their characters twitter pages I give them whole websites

 

*So why should I read this comic?

 

You shouldn't read this comic if you don't have a sense of humor and a thick skull, BUT you should read it if you like political cartoon,movies like Superbad and the comedy of Monty Python THEN you should definitely be reading JAH'MEL'S CHEAP THRILL (http://acheapthrills.smackjeeves.com/) the truth is the character of Jah (his nickname name by the way) may be insane

from some hidden trauma or alcoholism either way it means he has no subject is taboo

 

*Does it have a cast?

 

the short answer, YES! in the beginning the comic was random single panel stories but I decided that it might better to have a group of players sort of a not ready for primetime players,

the players at the time of this blog is :

Crazy Tom Hanks and wilson

Brad the killer cyborg

Horny Amy

The Little Dragon

The self centered News reporter

Jesus (yes he's back)

and many many more now even though the cast is somewhat set I will still throw a bunch of random stuff in there too

I understand this might offend some people and i'm sorry the comic is not for

you but please tell your friends you hate it, it might make them look and who knows it might be the perfect comic for them.

 

I want to hear your thoughts so write me at

sonnychiba10@gmail.com

 

As always I thank you

now go read some comics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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