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My cartoon and comic creativity help thread

 
 
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 2 Oct, 2019 04:13 pm
@JGoldman10,
Wasn't Samson's power all to do with his hair, like your character's?
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 2 Oct, 2019 06:12 pm
@izzythepush,
Samson had super strength, which was derived from his hair. My character doesn't derive super strength from his hair.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 2 Oct, 2019 06:43 pm
There's already a character named "Black Samson" in the comics:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Samson_(comics)
https://comicvine.gamespot.com/black-samson/4005-41129/
Rebelofnj
 
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Reply Wed 2 Oct, 2019 07:17 pm
@JGoldman10,
Yes. tsarstepan already provided a link to the character. I was not aware of the character because there are so many characters in the comics that it is impossible to remember them all.

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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 2 Oct, 2019 07:56 pm
@Rebelofnj,
I know that, and some Whites call themselves the racial slur starting with "c", or the slang variation of it, or the h-word.

Asians call themselves by racial or ethnic slurs. I have seen and/or heard it, and I have and/or heard seen them say they have "ch****y" eyes.

Some African Americans use the slang variations of the n-word.

Some Hispanic/Latino Americans call themselves the s-word.

That's self-denigration.

I don't want to get in trouble for posting the actual slurs here.
Rebelofnj
 
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Reply Wed 2 Oct, 2019 08:21 pm
@JGoldman10,
If you want to name your character that, then go ahead.
If you get in trouble, that is on you.

I don't even know what is the H word. Hoodlum? Hooligan?
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 2 Oct, 2019 08:23 pm
@Rebelofnj,
I'll send you a PM about it.
Rebelofnj
 
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Reply Wed 2 Oct, 2019 08:29 pm
@JGoldman10,
I got the PM, and for no reason at all, I'll link a Rolling Stones song.

JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 2 Oct, 2019 08:35 pm
@Rebelofnj,
I don't want the staff to construe what I posted as hate speech. There's something in the Rules about posting hate speech, that's why I don't want to spell out any racial and/or ethnic slurs, epithets and/or pejoratives.
Rebelofnj
 
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Reply Wed 2 Oct, 2019 08:45 pm
@JGoldman10,
Which is why I got around that rule and posted a well known song performed by a world famous band, who are playing the song in front of hundreds of people.

I am also not at all endorsing the use of hate speech.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 2 Oct, 2019 08:53 pm
@Rebelofnj,
Okay.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 3 Oct, 2019 12:45 am
@JGoldman10,
It's similar enough for the name not to be incongruous.

Like Reb said, it's your character you call them what you want. I would avoid calling them black anything, instead choose a one word abstract name like Vision or Wasp or Hulk.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 3 Oct, 2019 12:54 am
@izzythepush,
Do the names "Black Lightning", "Black Vulcan", "Black Goliath" or "Black Panther" offend you?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 3 Oct, 2019 01:07 am
@JGoldman10,
Why are you so argumentative?

I'm not black, you're asking the wrong person.

Black Panther is something that already exists in nature so it's a special case. Putting black in front of something reminds me of the Blacksploitation films of the 70s.

Blackula instead of Dracula. It's like they have a nice little version of their own while the rest of us enjoy the main event.

Superman is just that, he's not called White Superman because there's no need, but if there was a black superman he'd probably be called Black Superman.

I think people want something that they can relate to, something they feel is about them, as opposed to a watered down repositioned character from a different culture entirely.

I'm just trying to give honest advice, not argue.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 3 Oct, 2019 01:17 am
@izzythepush,
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CaptainEthnic
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 3 Oct, 2019 01:19 am
I think "Mane Man" or "Maneman" would be a good fit for this character. It's an obvious pun on "main man" which is derived from African American slang:

https://books.google.com/books?id=PMh6GyNcLu4C&pg=PA150&lpg=PA150&dq=%22main+man%22+%22black+slang%22&source=bl&ots=JH2WJ1tICG&sig=ACfU3U0vV18NeBRydwPYVEYbxIYBhEFRbA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwishP2txv_kAhVFiOAKHc1-A58Q6AEwDHoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22main%20man%22%20%22black%20slang%22&f=false
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 3 Oct, 2019 01:23 am
@Rebelofnj,
A couple of years back, around the time I first joined this site, I wanted to name one of my cartoon characters "Puffy", because it rhymed with "Tuffy" and "puffy" meant "cool guy" in African American slang. I recall being berated and mocked to scorn over this- people said "puffy" is slang for homosexual.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 3 Oct, 2019 03:02 am
@JGoldman10,
There's also a link to lions and Africa.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 3 Oct, 2019 03:03 am
@JGoldman10,
It's a derogatory word for a very effeminate homosexual. The term, (poof, or puff) has been around for a very long time.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 3 Oct, 2019 03:04 am
@JGoldman10,
That says it better than I can.
 

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