I decided to make this Creator's Corner Post FIRST, because it will be the catalyst to the other Creator's Corner's post that come after it today.
It should be obvious that I am NOT a Young Blackman.
I've made it clear that I live on the East Coast in Philadelphia.
I grew up here in Philadelphia in the 80's when the crack-epidemic swept through Black American communities at a rate that even the drug-dealers themselves quickly suspected that Their Rise to Power and so-called money, was all a staged and thought-out event. Orchestrated by Whites in Washington DC and then allowed to take place with the desired effect that while some White Americans would be destroyed.
The mass amount of the loss would be among Us, Black Americans. As it had been intended. Now? What on earth does THAT, have to do with The Transformers?
The Crack-Epidemic was a massive, REAL LIFE INVASION.
Powered by drugs.
That gave money and power to thee absolute WRONG PEOPLE that you'd ever want to have it.
And literally over the course of months, entire Black Communities were at war with Our Respective Criminal Elements Among Us, who now had access to a highly addictive drug. Where crack-cocaine has the horrifically bad and way too scientifically slanted ability to completely destroy its user based off of the amount of melanin the drug-user has in Their Bodies, translation;
The Blacker you are, LITERALLY, the more HORRIFICALLY ADDICTED YOU WILL BECOME TO IT.
Again? What does THIS, have to do with, everything.
It has everything to do with everything.
You see, when Your Real Life Experiences, don't include "convenient bullshit" that allows for "everything to simply turn out right in the End", then?
Ask Yourself, what kind of Entertainment, does someone like that honestly watch and enjoy?
And what kind of Entertainment, does someone like that CREATE?
So if you're keeping up, then you already see why what I have already been typing to you about over the last 2-years. You see why it is based on Reality.
Because I didn't grow up with things conveniently simply just... working out in the End.
For a good result to come out at the End, I had to put in A GOOD AMOUNT OF WORK, to MAKE THAT HAPPEN.
So part of the reason why I could care less about Lord of the Rings as I read it, was because regardless of all else?
It didn't match My Reality around Me.
There was no, You simply Won, Cuz You Happen to Be The Supposed Good Guys.
I saw plenty of "Good Guys".
Either Turn Into Villains.
Or Meet Their End in a Way that told Me that the world around Me was either really backwards or that some of the things I'm sitting around reading and being told to believe in, simply aren't even close to true.
Because of My Experiences, I know that Justice doesn't always come swooping in and things just get magically delicious-righted, and shit wraps up nice-n-neat and now everybody goes home happy. Quite frankly? I still find it interesting that so many other Black Creators, really DO NOT DRAW UPON THEIR ACTUAL LIFE EXPERIENCES WHEN THEY CREATE. And some have told me flat out that they don't want to scare off people by HONESTLY, BEING HONEST WITH THEIR READERS.
I have no problem with that.
And because of that I have flown under the radar for decades.
Periodically appearing and just trying to keep My Own Skills sharp, as a writer and a creator.
But rarely doing enough to generate enough buzz for anyone to honestly give a damn about me.
And one person I met a long time ago, at a Black Comic Convention, realized I was intentionally, hiding.
And they asked Me "What are you waiting for?"
And I told them "The ability to do things the way I need to do them."
And he told me that that would never happen.
And I just...?
Smiled at Him.
And I told Him "If you say so...."
But one thing I had grown tired of even when I was high school, was the Lie, that Things Work Out in The End.
Things work out in the End, WHEN YOU MAKE SURE THAT THEY WORK OUT, in The End.
Is just pipe-dreaming.
And while We ultimately had to leave from South Philadelphia during the Crack-Epidemic?
What My Entire Neighborhood of Black Friends and Family did show Me as a child, is that You have TO FIGHT to make things work out in the End.
And that's what We did.
And the interesting thing about WHEN YOU HONESTLY FIGHT AGAINST AN INVADING FORCE, regardless of WHO OR WHAT IT IS?
You find out what it means to HONESTLY be up against someone or something, that really does want you DEAD.
And the MORE YOU FIGHT, the More You LEARN, about Your Enemy. The same way THEY LEARN ABOUT YOU. And once you start seeing that someone or something IS HELPING THEM. And instead of RECEIVING SUPPORT from the City and Local Law-Enforcement, You get...?
That's a problem.
Take allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll you've just read.
Tie it all up.
And then understand that at the same time that the crack-epidemic was going on a cartoon came out that showed Living Robots, come to earth, to continue a War Among THEMSELVES, that has literally lasted MILLIONS OF YEARS AND IS STILL ONGOING?
Most DON'T UNDERSTAND why I would use My Real Life Experiences of Surviving the Crack-Epidemic to tie it into something like The Transformers. However those who KNOW THE REASON WHY the Crack-Epidemic was ALLOWED TO TAKE PLACE. Know that the REAL WAR WAS BEYOND BLACK AMERICAN COMMUNITIES and that of America itself. Then President Ronald Reagan wanted to "continue" to stop the spread of Communism. While Congress had already made it clear that they'd no longer give money to such causes. Discussions were had. Deals were made. And without one Black American ever knowing it, a deal was reached TO FIND A MEANS TO CREATE FUNDS.
Isn't that lovely.
To MURDER Your Own "so-called citizenry".
By ALLOWING one group SOMEWHERE ELSE.
To use THE ONE RESOURCE THEY HAVE IN ABUNDANCE, cocaine.
To peddle that within Your Borders, to Your "Undesirable-citizenry".
But then to make sure you give the Invaders a formula that would allow for this cocaine to be transformed into something that will also ADVERSELY IMPACT PRIMARILY BLACK AMERICANS.
All because of something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH BLACK AMERICANS.
So much like the Transformers cartoon and movies.
A War between SOMEONE ELSE, FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE.
Lands in YOUR BACKYARD.
And becomes YOUR WAR.
Where those among YOUR OWN KIND.
Who desire nothing more than money for the sake of money.
Power for the sake of Power.
And the Ability to Live a Life that they Can't Earn.
Can now freely run wild with impunity because, FOR THE MOMENT.
They SUIT A LARGER AGENDA.
This was ironically covered in its own way with the 3rd Transformers Movie. Where humans were working with the Decepticons to ensure that THEY WOULD NOT BE MADE INTO SLAVES... By selling out the Entirety of Humanity.
When you have These Types of Dynamics.
When you get CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE of a CONFLICT between better equipped.
Reality eventually catches up.
You're either going to strike some sort of deal.
Get wiped out in some way, shape, or form.
Or You're going to go to whatever lengths You Need to, To End being caught up in SOMEONE ELSE'S CONFLICT.
Whenever I watched the Transformers Cartoon and when I bought the toys?
Their weaponry, Their personal-abilities?
Megatron combines brute strength, military cunning, ruthlessness and terror. Aches to return to Cybertron to complete the Decepticon conquest, but only after destroying all Autobots on Earth. Plans to possess all of Earth's resources. Incredibly powerful and intelligent. Fires particle beam cannon. Can link up interdimensionally to a black hole and draw anti-matter from it for use as a weapon. No known weakness.
Bluestreak often talks incessantly and inanely. Lightens the situation for all Autobots with his good-natured manner. Despite formidable weaponry and blazing speed, he hates war. Haunted by memory of Decepticons destroying his home-city. Fires bombs up to 8.3 miles and lightning-like 80,000 volt beam up to 12 miles of limited accuracy. Often inhibited by his disdain for combat.
I was a kid and understood that if these things were EVER REAL?
We stood NO CHANCE.
Even near-misses would literally kill any human-being. Add to this the Fact that they could travel across massive amounts of space and still arrive here on earth within a TIMELY. MANNER. Which means that THEIR SPACE-TECHNOLOGY, is INCOMPREHENSIBLE TO MAN. We can't even make it to the goddamn moon, let alone Mars or anyplace else in Our Own Solar System!
While they can literally travel from Their Homeworld, TO OURS, within the same day.
And while I was a kid, I wasn't stupid.
Because I grew up reading about space travel.
Human Technology was and still is, pathetic.
In comparison to what the Transformers cartoon was actually highlighting.
When I would hear grown adults talk about how can Megatron transform into a gun LIGHT ENOUGH for a human to hold. I told My Uncle one time that people used to use Leeches to suck out "bad blood" in Europe. Meanwhile, Leeches drain blood for the sake of draining blood because THAT IS WHAT THEY DO!
To use a Leech in an actual medical way would require knowing what a Leech is and then knowing what benefits it can give to a human-being. But simply putting it on a person so it can suck the blood out while being stupid and not knowing that it simply drains blood BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT IT DOES!?
Somebody had to eventually figure out it was stupid. And then people had to start figuring out how to actually solve medical problems instead of being stupid. Megatron can transform into a gun light-enough and small enough for a person to use because that is part of what makes them, THEM. Not only is Their Technology Superior, but they're biologically more advanced than We are even though they're robotic! Since they are a different kind of life then they can do things that We can't as life made up entirely of organic matter!
Needless to say He had fun seeing that I was taking a cartoon and applying it to my actual studies in school! However it does raise the point that we are talking about lifeforms who make Us look pathetic and weak in comparison. A mere handful or simply THE WRONG TRANSFORMER, regardless of which side, LANDING ON EARTH, could be CATASTROPHIC! Even an Autobot like Fortress Maximus landing on earth would lead to trouble once he's detected by ANY Decepticons elsewhere off-earth!
This ties into why Counterstrike within My Storylines, is constantly pushing the envelope, regardless of all else. It is part of the reason why MADtronix is constantly, pushing the envelope. Because thanks to AN OUTSIDE FORCE. And, a force that USED TO EXIST, and had been totally unknown to modern-day humans, The Martians of Earth.
All of the petty.
And persistent problems of Our World?
Now can be literally changed overnight.
Thanks to the arrival of simply ONE.
Tanis Dragonoid, and His Interference in Human-Affairs and Development.
With Dr. Charles Pagan's arrival and then Him being given the Okay to begin meddling in Human-Affairs, the Entire World is changed because of it. And as I have already highlighted, attempts to stop Him have met with horrific consequences. To such an extent that He was ALLOWED to peddle His Weaponry to ALL SIDES in various World Wars and Conflicts!
While he openly welcomed attempts to come at Him Directly.
So that he could accidentally express His Displeasure at being attacked by what HE KNOWS are nothings in the grand scheme of the Omniverse!
So while I have not sugarcoated anything with what I am doing, I have seen this happen with various other stories written and put up on the big screen and small screen. I watch tiresome and disappointing attempts to make seem like everything will work out in the End. By lying to the audience to let them leave feeling like if such a situation honestly occurred on any-level, they'd be able to somehow survive unscathed. When Reality shows many wouldn't make it the first few minutes, let alone get through the entire ordeal.
But a few days ago, I was reminded.
That Michael Bay, ONE TIME.
Showed what would HONESTLY HAPPEN.
If he were to honestly show what a Transformers Movie would look like.
If he HONESTLY.
Took it SERIOUSLY.
And based it off of Reality.
When I saw this scene and was reminded that it had even existed in the first place?
That is what caused me to make THIS POST, days later. Because it really got me to look at why I have written Counterstrike the way that it is, ESPECIALLY, the Imperial American Counterstrike Forces.
Where it isn't about political correctness.
It isn't about worrying about people's feelings and supposed morality.
It is about understanding that now that the genie is out of the bottle, for whatever reason, by whatever means it was unleashed!?
Allowing more Off-worlders to arrive and openly disrupt and destabilize the Earth and Her Inhabitants is out of the question! And whatever means is Needed, is whatever means WILL BE USED!
This one scene to follow.
Was the ONLY TIME, that Michael Bay decided TO SHOW THE AUDIENCE, The Reality.
Of what it would be like to be CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE of a War that is MILLIONS OF YEARS OLD. Where this...?
Is only, one.
From Their War....
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