If you’re reading this, you’re probably new to the blog. Welcome! I’m D. Kareem, and I document my and my clique’s outrageous escapades here (with an occasional Sober Moment sprinkled in). Here are a few tips to help you with your reading of The Blackout Blog.
If I say “she”, I’m talking about a gay man unless otherwise specified (i.e., Transwoman, Real Girl, female friend, etc.).
There are different cliques/groups that I refer to, but the most recurring ones are the Ivy League Crew et. al. (a group of guys who mostly went to Ivy League schools undergrad who all hang out together… for the record, I went to a non-Ivy League school [thank god!]), the Long Island Gays (a group of guys who mostly live in the city but are from Long Island and return there often), and the Queens Gays (a subset of the Ivy League Crew who live in Queens and bond over their common boro… much like fraternity brothers bond by the shared traumatic experience of rushing/pledging).
There are a good number of characters that pop up with varying regularity. Many of them are introduced in the Cast of Characters, but if you want to find more about any character in The Blackout Blog, click on their name to the right under “Topics of Discussion”. Usually, I do a short intro the first time I mention someone (so scroll down the to the first entry under which the character you’re looking to learn about is tagged). Let’s say your friend tells you “if you visit NYC, you have to visit Pieces!” Well, you can click on Pieces under the "Topics of Discussion" to read about all my experiences there.
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You know how radio and live TV have a 7-40 second delay to keep people from cursing? Well, I impose a 2-3 week delay to keep people from cursing me out. Therefore, you may read about New Year’s Eve in the middle of January. And that’s okay. However, for those of you who want to know what I’m getting into in real time, follow me on Twitter (or just bookmark the page; you don’t have to join to see my updates).
Lastly, this blog gets a little not safe for work (shirtless pics, guys making out, a leather daddy here and there, the occasional ass). If you’re reading this, chances are you probably already have questionable pictures in your temp folder already. It may be in your best interest not to view this blog on your work computer. But if you already have, you’re kinda screwed.