Friday, June 25, 2010

The Devil and Me Blues

I have a serious problem with people who bring one sided information to a debate It's pointless and then are unable to use any supporting info but trivia.

On to other news, I updated, the prologue and chapters 4 and 5 for vigilance so be sure to check em out if you can. In the latter 2 I introduce the villain of the series a character who I'm quite happy with I must say. I'm also going to the Afro Punk Festival on Saturday with my Queen and some friends I hope It's good. Anyway looking forward to it. Peace out ya'll.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The ressurection of the Black Hero

Good day all, This is a new idea i had and i wanted to share it with my blog community. Initially it was a call out to black writers to create black heroes in an anthology called "The Tribunal". (Originally posted on Face Book.)

So I have this idea for this black hero anthology called the Tribunal. I need people to write characters they themselves enjoy and identify. I don't have a full story yet but I do have a situation.

There is something called the Willie Lynch Letter here is a copy of it.


In the future thanks to the perpetuation of this syndrome black people are extinct (There are still mixed people alive though) the last black person alive a woman named Judy, sends a message to the past to a number of black people with extraordinary gifts and asks them to travel farther into the past to stop the syndrome from other ever being induced. After she sends the message she is killed by members of the future NSA who realize that the syndrome helped facilitate the construction of the US and without it, the country would not be a power house they are. They send agents back in time to kill these people, meanwhile the super powered black people must find a way to travel back in time and undo the Syndrome. However the repercussions maybe unlike anything anyone has ever known.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Death of the Black Superhero.

Aight so i just picked up three of the re-released Milestone comics trade paper backs (Static, Hardware and Icon). Upon reading I was thinking wow they had a really good thing going here not only do I like reading this, I'd love to write it. Upon DC's transportation of the Milestone characters into the universe proper (New Earth) I wondered when the hell are they gonna give these guys their books back? After reading somethings about Gail Simone' s desire to use Rocket( I think she would do great with the character) and Geoff Johns previous desire to use Static on the Teen Titans before he was introduced on the team, I started to think that something strange was going on. Here we have a universe of heroes (and not just the black ones) as diverse as they come (Look at the Donner and Blitzen) folks from all walks of life fighting for the greater good, people who allow a connection from any fan of comics, where ever you are from and no one gets any shine. I have to wonder why is that? So I look towards Marvel the house of ideas and say oh they have heroes I can relate to right here, Luke Cage, Dr.Voodoo, Night Thrasher ect. Upon closer inspection, i realize that none of these people have their own comic books (Dr. Voodoo's book just got canceled) So if i wanted to read about any of these guys I'd have to buy a team book, with other heroes i may or may not care about. Not to mention the most prominent among them is a ex-con turned hero (Although Luke was framed.) and a tin plated step-and-fetch-it (Thank you Rodey) who display the two ends of the black stereotype the 'thug' and the 'sell-out'. Sorry I'm not that cut and dry and most of the people i know aren't that way either, I relate more to Dr Voodoo (again series canceled) or Patriot (Young Avengers) who I'd love to see more of, Or maybe Falcon if he was made more interesting on his own as opposed to being Cap's best friend, and when are they bringing Adam the Blue Marvel back? Now I'm not going to bash the house of ideas anymore because they are on point (I love their Black Panther stuff and while i am not yet the king of a nation, i someday wish to be thanks to T'Challa) I'd just like to see a few more brotha's with books or at least one. (I know sales have something to do with it too) So i return to DC, It's safe to assume that many little children know Static Shock via the animated series so i suppose we can also assume that said little children have or will grow up and might be inclined to buy the comic in single issue form ( Because he's the non bitch version of Spidey) I mean give at least one person of color with a comic (You just killed Ryan Choi, give someone something ) And before we get into the fact that the current Azreal is black and has his own book, let me paraphrase both my brother Kerry and a sports caster who referenced OJ Simpson, The man is black in color only, he will rarely meet with black characters and even rarer will he deal javascript:void(0)with issues that plague the black community. (Not talking about drug dealers, I mean the Willie Lynch syndrome, if you don't know what it is look it up.) I write this because I'm angry and have nothing better to do than create my own character and hope my artist friends have the time and commitment to draw them. I'd like to thank Dwayne McDuffie and Kevin Gervioux for creating and writing these characters ( You guys give a young brotha hope.) Thank you that is all.

Monday, June 14, 2010

A bit closer to Keeping

Working on chapter five of Vigilance it's titled the Keeper tentatively. But I'm glad It's coming along, I won't spoil it, but please keep your eyes open.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Off the Block

I'm sick and tired of writers block or rather writers apprehension. I'm finally working on Vigilance again and I'm stuck writing a character who I have little handle on and who i won't really get until after his brother dies. At that point he get's more interesting and angry, I also get to add more characters into his life and give him a fuller story. Well here's to good writing.

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Ripely's vs Roderick Parker

I started writing the sequel to the Vigilance, Sacred Drifters and Adept Chamber, stories (AKA The Occult legacy series) before I finished any of the books. I'm mad that Scrawl still wins over my readers when it was nothing more than therapy and an exercise in self-indulgence. (The story was never supposed to make sense or be finished) So how come when I sit down to write something for the new Geist work i've got, i lose my drive to do so or feel like I'm straining myself to do so. What's worse I have the feeling that i wanna work on Scrawl but I just know as soon as i sit down and try to I'm gonna lose it. My mind is playing tricks on me, I'm so mad that I'm pursuing to different stories at the same time. I should just write a short story about a fight the main characters of both stories have and see who wins.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Blocking it

Taking Wing Chun classes right now, stumbling through them. Everything seems to be a crash course by I have to stick with it, keep practicing it, keep it up. I'm giving critique's on my friend's work, wish i had the drive to work on my own stuff, waiting to get my netbook replaced. Anyway, for those you, that read this I'm still trying to write but getting there slowly.