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Well?  What do you think?  I made some changes to the look of the site with some much appreciated help of my host and Webmaster. 

This week’s blog will be short.  There hasn’t been a lot of progress on any of the stories this past week.  But, on the plus side I haven’t been writing any new rap songs.  I’ve been working with the underground group Corn Rolex on their new CD Haystax.  It’s not too bad.  I get some money, a writing credit, and all the groupies I can eat.  Ok, bad joke.  Word of advice, never work with rappers.  I feel like Ford Fairlane.  I get paid in gold chains and medallions, and over priced clothes.  It’s kinda sad.  They ask you if you like something, and if you want it, then afterwards they tell you it’s your pay.  I’d rather have the money. 

Meanwhile, back at the wrench… 

I’ve been hopping around from one story idea to another, and not staying focused like I should be.  James Patterson I’m not.  It’s hard, yo.  Everyday I’m reminded of a story I wanted to do and forgot about.  Well, not completely forgotten, more like let slide out of my immediate scope of interest.  You like that?  Sounds like something you’d hear at a press conference.  “We let that particular proposal slide out of our immediate scope of interest.”  At the same time I’m trying to do all my regular stuff, I’m also trying to come up with a story idea to pitch to Marvel Comics.  The pitch requires research, which means reading a bunch of comics.  Oh no!  How awful!  The things I must do.  My first idea was a 4 issue limited series called Captain America & Hawkeye/Ronin: Tough Love.  It was basically Cap and Hawkeye teaming up to stomp some bad guys, typical fair.  But the parallel story had to do with these two friends seeing each other again after both coming back from the dead; so to speak.  Hawkeye, back in his regular costume (maybe starts the series off as Ronin, but switches to the Hawkeye suit) is trying to deal with his “big brother” issue with Cap.  While Cap sees him as an equal, we know that Hawkeye secretly wants to be him- not actually be him, but be like him; as laid down in the New Avengers series.  He realizes that everything he’s done has always been to impress Cap and show him what a great hero he is.  It ends with Cap acknowledging this, and letting him know, that he’s always seen him as an equal, from the day he joined the Avengers.  He also tells him that he could never be “Captain America,” cause that’s not who he is.  He is as close to being “Cap” as he could be.  One of the reasons that they’ve always butted heads, unlike with him and Tony (Iron Man), is that they are so much alike.  Cap tells him that he’s more “Cap” then he knows. 

Not the strongest concept in the world, which is why I haven’t bothered to flesh it out more.  Plus, I have no idea what they’re going to do with Cap when he does come back.  Well, it goes without saying that Hawkeye is my favorite Avenger next to Wonder Man.  I’m not going to rattle off my top 10, but those two fight for the #1 spot.  So, here’s a question to all of you that I honestly don’t know.  Now that Hawkeye has died and comeback to life twice, through “different” means, is he still deaf?  That was one of the things I always liked about him, how he sacrificed his hearing in that 1980’s limited series.  It’s not a big deal, but I thought it gave him character. 

If you know the answer to that send me an e-mail.  Till next time. 

 

Jerale C

Mindseyechronicles@comcast.net

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