The J series is a collective work inspired by one person. These pieces are comprised of multiple emotions and intensities. There is a point to its creation as well as its demise. Hopefully this work will inspire. I hope that everyone who reads this can take something from it. Most importantly, I hope it will evolve into something greater.
Creations in the J Series come from all different angles. Some are based on true events, while others are based on fictional events that I predicted would have happened. Other pieces actually play on both spectrums. Either way the energy gathered from these events will give the work life. I have never created so many works from the idea of one person in my life. In a way I guess you could say that I am writing them out of my system. Out of the present, and out of the future that never happened. Or am I engraving them further into my existence, but now sharing that person with you. But in the truest elements of the events that transpired one thing was clear, I needed to state exactly who I was, am, and will become. The J Series is my testament to who I am as a person.
If you look at it from a subjective perspective the J Series is a fight. It is all the small elements of an argument, blown into observational view. Being that the J Series was inspired from another person it can be looked at as a large response. I'm fighting to keep us going. I'm fighting to prove who I really am. I'm fighting to protect someone from letting their fears become our demise. I'm fighting to get an opportunity. I'm fighting to be with someone that is the woman of my dreams. I chase my dreams in life because I feel that they are my destiny. One of my dreams lives and breathes in my reality. The J Series is all of this. I've never been afraid of who I am or being who I am. In the J Series you will be able to completely observe the author from all angles. So, opposed to just reading the work and enjoying it, judge me. Yes, I said it. Judge me, critique me, and cast your stones at me. And make sure you have enough to hit all of my work. I want the reader to involve him or herself into the argument. Become my opposition. And after all of me has been judged and criticized tell me what you think of me then. Every J Series piece will feature an image of the letter “J”. Welcome to the argument. Welcome to the J Series.
Explanation: We each experience different things growing up that mold us into becoming who we are. I never hit a woman in my life. And there is a reason behind that. Growing up I saw a man hit a woman. Her name was April Hughes.
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Explanation: I went out for a bite to eat with a woman, that to this day, I can not describe. She was my match. Everything within us was equal. Or so I thought. Somewhere during the course of our dialogue she grabbed and threatened me with a butter knife lol. Here is what ran through my mind.
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Explanation: I believe strength to be so many things. It can come from any area of who you are. Then I thought of a way to articulate it in words. I came up with rules or laws that I hope can help you. What I am giving to you know is something that I wished someone would've given me..their strength. Enjoy (And If you do quote my stuff, at least put my name in the quote)
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Explanation: Have you ever had something special with someone, but for whatever reason it didn't work out? Like me, do you ever have a what if moment? This post is my personal "what if" within the J Series. Its my way of saying how great we could have been. Or how great I am waiting for us to be. Ladies and Gentlemen I give you Rome.
Explanation: There are feelings manifested within all of us at any current point in time. The music that I have listed within this manifesto are the culminations of my current emotions. More importantly this music expresses what I feel in a way that I cannot. Don't get me wrong I can write lyrics all day, and I'm ok at singing, but what is listed here is phenomenal. These performances and songs are passionate and expressive. These are moments that can never be relived. This is my manifesto but I promise you; you'll find yourself watching every video fully.
Explanation: There has always been difficulty with men understanding women and women understanding men. I myself am not a woman but If I analyze women differently, their actions become clearer. Maybe clear enough for me to help a fellow man understand them. We all react off of our feelings or lack thereof (unless trained). If I can understand how and why someone feels the way they do, then I can better Understand them. Tell me if I'm wrong. Or tell me if I'm right. Enjoy.....
Explanation: If I had to tell you how to be a gentleman, I would have to cover many angles. I would have to tell you why. I would have to tell you what to do. Most importantly. I would have to set the example for you. So lets start with some general rules. These are a few of my personal beliefs that help me maintain my gentleman (I'm not perfect but I try my best). I don't know which one of these quotes is going to hit home with you but I hope you take something away from this.
Explanation: Have you ever told someone something over and over again, but whatever you said just went through one ear and out of the other? And then someone else tells them the same exact thing and for whatever reason they listen. In these ventriloquist pieces I decided to do something a little different. Something that required the help of my Bruh @soul_cypher. I decided to speak to J through him, while letting him speak to R through me. This is almost like ventriloquism, except instead of throwing our voices, we're throwing our emotion. In this specific piece I'll be the puppet. Enjoy
["Dang bruh. U really channelled me on that one. Definitely hit home and expressed what I'm going through..."
Explanation: Have you ever told someone something over and over again, but whatever you said just went through one ear and out of the other? And then someone else tells them the same exact thing and for whatever reason they listen. In these ventriloquist pieces I decided to do something a little different. Something that required the help of my Bruh @soul_cypher. I decided to speak to J through him, while letting him speak to R through me. This is almost like ventriloquism, except instead of throwing our voices, we're throwing our emotions. In this specific piece @soul_cypher will be the puppet. Enjoy
["Frat this is the perfection that I desired. This is speaking through someone else. I couldn't ask for something better"
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Explanation: We have all made our attempts at love. Some of us were actually in it. Knee deep in life or the idea of it with someone else. Perhaps we were engaged. Perhaps we were together for years up on years. Maybe we even went as far as having a child and becoming a family. In many, if not all, of these attempts we failed. Our best shot wasn't good enough. Love didn't work in our favor. It may have even scarred us. Love left us with the burden of fear. I may fear loving you because I won't be the same when if and when it leaves. Ultimately, many of us are hoping to find that "one". What would you do if you met him/her? What would you say? Most importantly how far would you go to get them? Please enjoy my short story 10,000 I Love You's.
The 10,000 I Love You's manuscript is currently being submitted to literary agents. The story has been extended. The same exciting cast now has layers of back story and there's a second epilogue. I'll let you know when it's official release date.
Explanation: There is something about a black dress that can drive a man wild. One could call it a turn on or perhaps the perfect preview. The way it forms to a woman's figure can tease a man's mind even more so than lingerie. I had a dream about J. She was getting ready in the bathroom. I was reading the newspaper on the couch, waiting for her to finish. The bathroom door swung open. I looked up to see J. Instead, I saw a woman re-created. I saw J... in a black dress. Enjoy
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Explanation: Over the past two years I have been working myself tirelessly. Ever since I moved back to NY I have committed myself to writing, working out, and following my dreams. These commitments usually involved nights of minimal sleep that were followed by a full itinerary of events. For months the formula was simple...wake up, work, work out, write. My goals became my obsession. The idea of not living a life that I wanted was simply not acceptable. Not utilizing a gift or talent that I had was not an option. In this obsession I isolated myself. I sacrificed hanging out with friends for long hours in a library/starbucks/panera/diner. It felt awkward to club or drink, with so many things not being how I wanted. My ambition was frequently complimented by my friends, coworkers, or even complete strangers. The result of my labor was rewarded in more ways than I could have ever imagined. People really enjoyed many of my pieces. I always believed in following your dream and calling. I always believed in the harvesting of positive energy through positive efforts. But I never really answered their question of how do I do it. How do I stay up, and still manage to wake up on time? How do I cram so much in a day and still add more? A women once asked me if I was Jesus (jokingly (i hope)). And another accused me of not being human. These questions were always the topic of some discussion. I am not a super private person, but there are parts to me, that I reserve for my fear of vulnerability. I finally decided to discuss the deepest part to my vulnerability and write the hardest thing that I ever had to write. I've attempted to write this several times but could never actually do so, until now. Here is part of the secret to my invincibility....
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Explanation: When things don't work out with someone we are simply encouraged to let things go or move on. But what happens when one person feels stronger for the other. What happens if one feels that they will definitely see the other later on in life. I sat back one day and thought about the endings that could play out with J. In one scenario she isn't in my life in the other she is. Either way we run into each other. Enjoy
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The J Series has been some of my most passionate creations. Every element of every post had to fit into the creativity that I saw for each piece. I didn't just pick any old letter J image at the bottom or any image cover at the top. I literally sifted through thousands of images at a time until one felt right. I looked over hundred and hundreds of letter J's until one best matched the essence and content of the piece. To be honest I felt so strongly for this woman that all of the work placed into the J Series reflected that. Countless hours and evenings was placed into the Series because in all honesty the emotion would not stop pouring out of me. There are a total of X amount of posts in this Series that you guys see, there is still bonus material and unreleased content.