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Hey, Cowprobe! :wave: Needed a reminder YOU existed!
Sun Jul 6, 2014, 10:23 AM
Forgot this shoutbox device even existed.
Thu Jul 3, 2014, 5:32 PM
Been about a year and a half since anyone posted anything here... folks, is anyone looking at the Shoutbox, or has Twitter made it redundant?
Mon Jun 30, 2014, 8:29 AM
Got the job almost three months ago... WHOA, this thing needs an update!
Thu Jan 31, 2013, 1:11 PM
The job search continues. Keep praying for me, peoples.
Thu Sep 20, 2012, 7:09 AM
Feeling pretty blue, you guys. :( Please pray for me.
Sun Jun 10, 2012, 10:14 PM
If anyone actually reads the Shoutbox, I haven't fallen off the edge of the earth. Trying to get myself to sit and post to the Journal. :work:
Thu Feb 16, 2012, 3:56 PM
Sitting pretty in Hong Kong's YWCA Anne Black House, in case anyone's reading this thing. Wi-fi was a bear to start.
Tue Jan 17, 2012, 4:34 AM
As they sing around here... "Deck the harrs with boughs of horry, fa ra ra ra ra -- ra ra ra ra!" :D :holly:
Sat Dec 24, 2011, 4:41 AM
Finally got my Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing on. :hungry: And there was much rejoicing.:w00t:
Sat Nov 26, 2011, 11:12 PM



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DISCLAIMER:  I'm not a minister, priest, pastor, or any other clergyman.  I'm definitely not ordained, and I make no presumption that God has called me to be any of that.  I'm simply a follower of Jesus Christ.  But I got something I can't simply hide under a bushel.  May God lead my hands as I write this and do Him justice.  That's my prayer, and I hope you Tru Beleivaz will do the same.

With that, here's my...


And for clarity's sake, I'd better differentiate between Tru Believaz and True Believers in this instance.  "True Believers" is the original term for Marvel's devoted followers, fans, readers and viewers.  Inspired by that during my teaching time in China, I invented "Tru Believaz" with optional "1337" sp3ll1n9 as a minor code word for fellow followers of Jesus Christ so my fellow teachers wouldn't be tracked, followed, or punished by the Communist authorities due to guilt by association with what I posted.

With that in place, here's what's up.

Recently, some of you Marvel minions and Brigadiers might have noticed that our Generalissimo Stan Lee had shaved off his epic mustache.  The mustache that was as much his trademark as his creations Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, and countless others.  I didn't think he owed us an explanation:  it was his lip.  Still, it felt to THIS fellow like a loss of a cherished memory.  And I'm sure that all my fellow comic readers feel the same way.  Lots of people bewailing the loss of the cherished 'stache.

Well, it turns out Stan has an explanation.  I'll let him say it for himself:

Hmm.  Well, I don't know what that says to you, fellow True Believers and Tru Believaz, but that's a grand testimony of Stan's love for his wife.  True, according to Wikipedia, he's an agnostic.  But seeing he's stayed married to his wife Joan from 1947 to... well, today, that's something all of us should shoot for.  Nearly 70 years of matrimony is a literal miracle even in America's heartland, let alone in New York and Hollywood.

And he captured the spirit of Ephesians 5:28 and 29:  "So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies.  He that loveth his wife loveth himself.  For no man ever yet hated his own flesh, but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church[.]"

Not even the millions of fans out there and Brigadiers have enough force to get between him and his wife.  He wants her happy, even if he must put aside his own vanity.  A number of folks might say he's whipped.  The REAL number of decades of marriage beating the odds say those folks can go take a long walk off a short dock.

Now he's got a way smaller mustache that we can see, but won't tickle his wife.  And here's what he said that got my attention:  "She seems happy.  I seem happy.  And the only thing left is for you to be happy.  Because you're very important to me -- but not as important as my wife!  If she says shave it all off, I will.  Luckily, she hasn't said it yet.

"So let's all sit, and hope, and pray that the mustache will stay.  I thank you."

And as I'd commented before on his YouTube channel... hope and pray?  Well, I've gone to God over lesser things.

Although the battle between a fandom and your most beloved isn't exactly small.  And if it's big enough for a worry, it's big enough for a prayer.  So...

Dear Lord,

I thank You for Stan Lee.  I thank You that he's been happily married for all these decades.  I thank You for all the years he's amused, amazed, entertained, and uplifted all us True Believers.  And I thank You that he can rock a mustache like no other.

I pray that You'll allow Stan to find a mustache or other facial hair that he, his wife, and all us fans can find A-OK.  I pray that You'll continue to give him and his wife many more years of happiness together, and that he continues to be an example of what's of noble, strengthening, positive, and of good report.  And I pray that we as fans will be a help, not an obstacle between the two of them.  And whatever choice in mustache or beard he makes, may it be one about which we all can say, "Excelsior."

And please remind him that You love him and are there for him.

Thanks, and in Jesus' name, Amen.
  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: Two Ton Neko's Ustream BGM
  • Reading: Ephesians, chapter 5
  • Watching: Stan's Rants: My Mustache!
  • Playing: The Last Stand: Dead Zone
  • Eating: Simple Living oat cereal
  • Drinking: Cherry Diet Dr Pepper

Which is the best Weird Al video for Mandatory Fun? 

4 deviants said Word Crimes
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The Jolt Cola of Web Writing
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I'm an overweight, over-educated, under-mature hick in North Carolina's Greater Metropolitan Mayberry Area, back from teaching English in Guangzhou, China. I'd introduced the ABCs, the 123s, and the rights and wrongs to Cantonese kindergarteners, and am now seeking full time employment closer to home.

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Personal Quote: "If you want to hear God laugh, tell Him your plans."


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mjponso Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Thank you for the watch :handshake:
JamesE82 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014

Thanks a lot for the watch! :highfive: Spent quite a while in China, huh? You must have some interesting stories to tell.

Kajm Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch!

I have to check- my uncle is a Maryknoll Missionary, and he's been working in China, out of Hong Kong, for the last few decades... how deep into China were you?
JimmyDimples Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I taught in Guangzhou, roughly 90 minutes away from Hong Kong by rail.  Started out as a missionary teacher, but ended up a simple teacher for almost nine years.  Was fun, did some good, and many wonderful memories, but I'm glad to be back in the USA for now.
WingsUnchained Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+devwatch:!
OutEnchantedLove Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Artist
My friend and I thought it would be good for us if we give points to those who really need it.
That's why we're here, we just want to ask you if you want to donate between 1-5 points if you want, you can even donate more. 
No matter if you can not give us, that ever you read makes me think try to help. 
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MartmeisterPaladin Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you! What do you like about my works?
JoeyLiverwurst Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'll probably say so again on Twitter, but I hope you're having a very merry Christmas Eve.
JimmyDimples Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks kindly.  I'll be putting up a post in the dA journal in a few, so keep your eyes peeled on that, too.  And a merry Christmas to you, too. :) :holly:
JoeyLiverwurst Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Looking forward!
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