STREET FIGHTER ALPHA fan film directed by Jason Yorrick!

That's right, the real J is a film director and also loves video games and martial arts!  To prove it, here's a short fan film he directed using Ryu and Sagat from the wildly popular video game Street Fighter!  If you love this game then you will love this film!  Even if you don't play it, watch it anyway and enjoy!  I'm so impressed with this movie and proud that my friends created it.  Spread the word and share!  YOU CAN ALSO CLICK HERE AND WATCH THE FILM ON YOUTUBE.

Fried Chicken and Sushi 352 Ryan is proud of the Gay-cen

When someone told me about a Gay-cen for the first time in Japan I actually got pretty upset.  I thought they were making fun of gay people or hating on them.  Especially when it sounds like Gay and Sin are put together.  Shortening the words Game Center make sense to me now but it still feels a little strange to say.  As for how Ryan chooses to spend his evenings, I think J said it all.  Of course, Ryan seems pretty proud of himself so all is good.  Have you been to a game center, or Gay-cen before?  Tell us your story!

Fried Chicken and Sushi 303 The Japan Office Weighs in

The office in Japan doesn't think J looks like someone who can work in Japan?  Hmmmm.  Why would they jump to that conclusion without even meeting him?  Not cool.  Of course, whether you like it or not, these kinds of things happen in real life.  Stereotypes and prejudice can really suck!  I wonder what they expected?  Was it his hair?  ;)  Will J just take it or try and fight for his opportunity?  Tune in for the next update to find out!

Fried Chicken and Sushi 281 You gotta get it out!

I think that video games can be a great way to get your frustrations out.  Especially, if you're playing one where you get to bash people in the head or shoot something!  Games can get pretty real at times so if you're caught in it, things can get stressful.  Looks like J loves the escape video games provide but they aren't doing much to lower his stress level or increase his focus at work.  Let's hope he thinks deeper about getting back into meditation.

Fried Chicken and Sushi 207 Tell me about your girlfriend

Isn't it interesting how sometimes you don't know what you're missing until someone comes along to remind you?  Of course, there's much more to a successful relationship than just enjoying hobbies together but it looks to me like J's girlfriend doesn't even want to try to enjoy his.  There will be a lot going on with J in the near future so I hope you'll continue reading to join in on the adventure!  If this topic excites you, start a conversation in the FORUMS.  Thank you to those fans that have already made comments!  I love to hear from you!

Fried Chicken and Sushi 159 Olivia's Training Secret

Olivia never sleeps?  Oh, I'm sure none of you out there would lose sleep over video game playin'.  Yeah, right!  It makes me wonder how late this video game party will go?  I guess as long as Ryan's watching, his cousins can stay up as late as they want.  Looks like J is having fun.  I'm sure he didn't expect to!

Fried Chicken and Sushi 158 Ryan's Video Game Party?

Let's not feel too bad for Ryan here.  He seems very happy with his current situation.  The one I feel sorry for is J.  I guess Ryan thinks of him as a real friend.  Maybe that's why Ryan is always coming over to J's desk and bugging him.  You gotta love Ryan's cousins though!  I'm not sure that they understand how important they are to him. 

Fried Chicken and Sushi 157 Video Games at Ryan's?

I'm sure this is hurting J but the challenge has been set!  How could he back down from a chance to play his favorite video game and whup Ryan's tail at it at the same time?!  We'll have to see about the skills of Ryan's friends when J shows up ready to show them how it's done.  Oh yeah, if you haven't listened to the review of FC&S on the Deconstructing Comics Podcast hurry over here and give it a listen!  Thanks!

A Little Competition Can Hurt Perception

I hope you're starting to see how Fried Chicken and Sushi challenges perceptions of how we see people of different races.  Of course, we're getting used to seeing Karl screw up socially while living in Japan.  Through characters like Miki and Hachiro, we see that even being asian in Japan is not all it's cracked up to be.  Now, we're getting a chance to experience some of J's challenges of being a talented African-American in a predominately white video game company.  It's so easy to pre-judge individuals due to their "look" that we can underestimate their knowledge and ability without even realizing it.  I think it's going to be fun to watch J and Ryan compete for attention while designing the Ninja Super Saga video game.  Let's hope Ryan will give a bit more respect to J.  Many of us out there, no matter what race or ethnicity have been judged unfairly by people that didn't really know or understand us.  Hopefully, we can lighten up enough to have a little laugh at it in comic strip form.  Enjoy!