History ComicBook / DoubleHappiness

2nd Dec '14 8:24:22 AM hbi2k
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* TheWhitestBlackGuy: Tom (a Chinese American from Brooklyn) moves in with some relatives from San Francisco's Chinatown. He's distressed to realize how little of the culture he understands--he doesn't even recognize which language his relatives are speaking (it's Hokkien). He is, unfortunately, too Chinese to fit in back in Brooklyn, yet too white to fit in here in Chinatown. "I'm such a [[OutsideInsideSlur twinkie]]!" Fortunately, his relatives are happy to teach him how to fit in.
21st Jun '14 11:23:59 AM Juicehead_Baby
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''Double Happiness'' is a comic book (later published on the Web) by JasonShiga.

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''Double Happiness'' is a comic book (later published on the Web) by JasonShiga.
21st Jun '14 11:23:25 AM Juicehead_Baby
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The complete story can be read [[http://www.shigabooks.com/books/double/d1.html here]].[[note]]Attempting to navigate to this comic from Jason Shiga's website won't work, because the internal link is misspelled.[[/note]]

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The complete story can be read [[http://www.shigabooks.com/books/double/d1.html here]].[[note]]Attempting to navigate to this comic from Jason It was once available on Shiga's website won't work, because the internal link is misspelled.[[/note]]
but has sadly been taken down.



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28th Jul '13 12:56:57 PM Willbyr
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29th Jan '13 11:40:06 AM MetaFour
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The complete story can be read [[http://www.shigabooks.com/books/double/d1.html here]].[[hottip:*:Note: Attempting to navigate to this comic from Jason Shiga's website won't work, because the internal link is misspelled.]]

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The complete story can be read [[http://www.shigabooks.com/books/double/d1.html here]].[[hottip:*:Note: Attempting [[note]]Attempting to navigate to this comic from Jason Shiga's website won't work, because the internal link is misspelled.]][[/note]]
7th May '12 8:54:34 AM movie007
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''Double Happiness'' is a comic book (later published on the Web) by JasonShiga.

Upon coming to San Francisco, Tom meets up with his cousin, Jackson, who offers to let Tom stay at his place in Chinatown. Tom's initial excitement turns to frustration when he realizes that he doesn't fit in with his Chinese-American relatives any better than he did with the whites back in Boston. In response, Parker and his friends take it upon themselves to teach Tom the language and the finer points of Chinatown culture.

Life is looking pretty good... and then everything comes crashing down, ''hard''. Tom ends up with a crowbar in his hand and a choice to make.

The complete story can be read [[http://www.shigabooks.com/books/double/d1.html here]].[[hottip:*:Note: Attempting to navigate to this comic from Jason Shiga's website won't work, because the internal link is misspelled.]]
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!!This comic book and webcomic provide examples of:
* FishOutOfWater
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:"You haven't seen me backed into a corner," and "Cheer up man. At least your face isn't horribly disfigured."]]
* FriendlyLocalChinatown
* GrotesqueCute
* HandsOnApproach: How to properly use chopsticks.
* IJustWantToBeNormal
* {{Montage}}: Tommy's training in Hokkien and Chinatown culture.
* MoodDissonance: Holy crap.
* MoodWhiplash: '''Holy crap.'''
* {{Mukokuseki}}: The thugs who attack Tom look kinda like skinheads, but they're actually supposed to be Tongs.
* OutsideInsideSlur: The (Chinese-American) protagonist complains that he's "such a twinkie".
* SliceOfLife
* [[spoiler:TheTriadsAndTheTongs]]: Tom accidentally gets involved in this.
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