Of Mice and Men
“We smoke them out the Jungle today. Big brother washing.” says Nick as the group has a getaway car parked around the block. They’re on the roof of a complex near Shanghai Towers and would make for the fire escape. As they came down and reached the atrium, there were five Chinese guys chilling and listening to music. Along the way they met homeless “moon tear” addicts who sheltered from the rain.
The Big Circle Boys had been pushing “Moon Tears” onto the scene since a few months. And away from the watchful eye of the city, Chinatown had faced a harsh epidemic. The Turtle Beach Boys were done with it. It harmed their community. And they were about to smoke out any of the Big Circle liaisons from the neighborhood; Bang Ong, White Tigers.
Four of the seven turtles ran from the shady corridor of the atrium and began to beat the four dealers. But Paul and Lesley didn’t believe in non-lethal violence. Paul pulled a .45 and Lesley pulled a submachine gun they scored from a Lebanese arms dealer from outside Chinatown. As soon as they opened fire, two of the others wouldn’t have any of it. They ran off, and the other two followed after thinking twice.
Some of the addicts were on such a high they didn’t flinch as bullets penetrated the walls around them and whistled over their heads. The four drug dealers were dead on the spot, riddled with bullets. And Paul finished them off liquidation style with a bullet in the head, picturing his deceased father who died in a mugging. The guy just tried to make some money to score some Ts and Bs.
The tone was set.
Super Wok Explosion is a unique animated web-series about Chinese organized crime. The project is funded entirely by its audience. On this website, animator Tony Cheuk likes to share information about Asian organized crime—and world-building of the universe of the series, Chinese tongs and triads. If you're interested in learning more about the project, you can click here.