Welcome to Black Nerd Talks a podcast where I provide Nerd Therapy through anime, video games, comics, superheroes, and novels. We use an interview style to connect our audiences with our guests having self-reflective and mindful conversations that are aimed at providing insight into human behaviour.
Join us every Friday as Black Nerd Talks where we will share personal narratives meant to spark a conversation.
Demon Slayer's Misdirection: Natagumo Mountain Arc Analysis/Reaction
Hyushi and I discuss how the mangaka's, Koyoharu Gotōge, use of misdirection in his storytelling for the entirety of the Natagumo Mountain Arc in Demon Slayer. This conversation took place right after episode 19, which was so crazy, it was trending on Twitter.
Lazy Life Lessons of Shikamaru Nara
In this episode we dive into the mind of Hyushi, and his love for Shikamaru, and how his character growth throughout the Naruto series has helped him grow into the man he is today. We discuss mindfulness, meditation, and just taking a moment in the day to collect your thoughts to reassess situations in life.
Life Lessons on Fighting Games
As long a time fighting game player since I was in high school, I've learned a lot about myself through my wins and my losses. In this session I discuss these experiences of self discovery with others, and we explore why fighting games struggle in terms of popularity compared to other genres.
In this session I am accompanied by v115, one of the top Smash Bros Ultimate players in Ontario, and Initial T/Tiipots a top Canadian Guilty Gear player who placed top 5 at Canada Cup with a Steering Wheel.
How Spiderman PS4 Taught Us To Be Better Role Models
After playing through Spiderman PS4, and being so drawn into the mythos and story of Spiderman for the first time in my life. I have a sitdown with Winglessboywonder about the life lessons we took away from Peter about being leaders in our communities.
Compassion & Empathy in Demon Slayer/Kimetsu no Yaiba
Hyushi and I discuss the themes of Demon Slayer, compassion and empathy towards others and how the different character interactions throughout the show relate to our lives.
Episode 2 | Can You Continue to Love That Hurt You? (A Look At Naruto's Relationship With Sasuke)
If you watch anime, the relationship Naruto and Sasuke share was the center of Shippuden, and how Naruto constantly forgave him. I often find myself making similar decisions to forgive and help people that hurt me, but are Naruto's ideals an unhealthy standard?