The purpose of this site is to help new JABB members to learn about the people, places, and things of JABB's past. It's also a nice way for old members, and JABB writers :-), to remember past events. The entries give information that may be important as it relates to present or future issues. Numbers in parenthesis at the end of an entry denote issues in which the subject is mentioned in passing, merely alluded to, or no story-related information is given. Complete references are not given for some entries as they are too numerous. Characters are listed alphabetically based on their first names*, except when discussed as an entire family (as with the Du Bois or Mason families). Another exception would be characters who always go by their titles a la Lady Beth or Sir Toby. In those cases they are alphabetized based on the first letter of their title.
After limiting this Encyclopedia to only newsletter-based information for a number of years, I've decided to start including plot material from the Author's Cut stories. I decided the best way to integrate that information was chronologically based on when it was written. So if an AC story was written on March 18, 2008 then it will be mentioned between JABB 241 (sent March 9, 2008) and JABB 242 (March 22nd) even if the story itself was set in June 1999. ETA: Or something like that... As time wore on, I started slotting AC stories wherever it was most convenient and/or made the most sense.
If you're new to JABB going to either the Andrew or John entries is probly the best place to start.
Finally, as of 3-28-06, avatars of JABB members and their characters will begin appearing here. This just seems like a good way to give a personal touch with out putting up real photographs which may not be wise. Please don't imagine that Dyeland involves the live-action angels running about with cartoon characters a la Roger Rabbit. Unless you like that sorta thing in which case... go right ahead. ;-) Otherwise, the Dyelanders are supposed to be flesh and blood. If you're a JABB member and would like an avatar added for yourself please email me. Thanks!
*Except Manion. Grr...
Numbers A B C D E F G H I J K L
M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
1632- The year Andrew tells the girls he began to hate Halloween in N78. Recalled in the "200 Things I Have Learned from JABB" list found in N200.
333- Andrew's apartment number in "A House Divided."
For whatever reason I really like this piece of trivia.
Enough to mention it in the poem in N175.
This is also Joshua's apartment number in N404
Carpenter." It's also Shelby's number when she
participates in a feis in "Glad
Tidings, Part II." In “Chrysalis,”
Andrew books this room in a hotel for use in an anti-human
trafficking rescue operation.
AAA- Anti-Androoling Elite. See N16. Group started on the TBAAngel list to combat Androolism. Audrey posed as a member hoping to infiltrate the group. Why it's AAA as opposed to AAE, I haven't the foggiest! Wasn't my group, of course! (N25)
Aaron- The angel of death whose story Audrey tells in N78.
Abigail- In “Chrysalis,” she's introduced in a flashback to Mary of Magdala's backstory. Abigail is the nurse/mother figure for Lucius, a Roman centurion. She helps care for Mary after she suffers a mishap and eventually moves back to Bethany with her.
Abby- Fictional co-president of CABB in N134/CABB 1.
Abby Martin- Daughter of Pastor Mark Martin and his wife,
Isobel, in N313
("Safe"). The Martins take a young rape survivor, Erica,
into their home. As Erica's schoolmate, Abby takes the
younger girl under her wing and becomes a sister to her.
Abra- One of the villagewomen in Nogah
who travels to the safety of El-Chanan in "Shadowlands."
Abra is alarmed when her husband, Bahadur, is missing on "moving
day" but, thankfully, he is quickly recovered.
Abraham- You might remember him from the Bible.
:-) Abraham makes a brief appearance in "Chava."
saw him after taking one of his assignments Home during the
Holocaust. God's promise to Abraham in Genesis 15:5
figures into that story a few times. In N483,
Micah tries to comfort Tzipora following Yeshua's death by
telling her he rests with Yosef and Yohannan along with Abraham,
Isaaq, and Jaqob. ("The
Abraham Lincoln- According to the TBAA episode “Beautiful
Dreamer,” he was Andrew’s first assignment as AOD. In N51
Andrew uses his meeting with Lincoln during a presidential
debate. In N55,
both Andrew and an agent show up at the Dyeland Halloween party
dressed as Lincoln. In N114,
the Andrews of various seasons get together to discuss their
past and future. Andrew of Season 5 recalls the Lincoln episode.
Jess asks Andrew to prove his identity by telling who his first
assignment as AOD was in N159.
correctly answers with Abraham Lincoln. This assignment is
brought up in my Season 5 poem in N170.
He, among other of Andrew's most celebrated assignments,
is mentioned in N181's
Vie 'Angel' Fan." Some of Andrew's Promotion Day well
wishes found in N190opt2
include references to this president. Several of the bad
Promotion Day gifts listed in N245
concern Honest Abe. Accusations that Andrew didn't do his
best to save President Lincoln would ruin the AOD's political
campaign and upset he and his supporters according to N256.
Andrewopoly spot is named for him according to N269.
I confess to thinking about "Beautiful Dreamer" whenever I see
images of him. In "The Penny," a short story found in N298,
Shelby is at first disappointed when she learns about Andrew's
assignment with President Lincoln but then helps him make peace
with that "failure." One of the possible responses in N301's
involves telling 4th of July partygoers about Andrew escorting
him Home. In N326,
Andrew visits with the Tunnel children about taking Mr. Lincoln
features reflections on "Beautiful Dreamer" by Cindy and Rebecca
along with a story I wrote that alludes to Andrew's time with
President Lincoln. In N368,
I suggest Andrew could just go and get advice from President
Lincoln were Andrew elected. Inspires travel bingo item in
Honest Abe is one of the reasons Kim cites for liking "Beautiful
Dreamer." Figures into a couple quiz questions in N466.
He's mentioned in the JABB history test found in N500.
President Lincoln gets his own page in Andrew's Season 5
scrapbook featured in N503.
Abundant Living Home- A retirement
community in NYC where Joshua volunteers, particularly with
Bingo games. First mentioned, though not by name, in N404.
Carpenter," we learn that Olivia Olsen, Owen's
grandmother, resides there. She's befriended Joshua during
his volunteer stints. The cast and crew of Jesus
Christ Superstar eventually invite the Abundant Living
residents to a performance. In N426,
residents are invited to a special Christmas concert at St.
JABB master to Yerdua and Innej. The two girls leave her to look
Ada-Marie Stanford- Clay's and Kylie's firstborn, Adam's niece and namesake. Her rather exciting birth is part of an epilogue in "The King". Adam delivering Ada-Marie is mentioned in JABB 444/CABB 22. Ada-Marie, though unnamed, makes an appearance of sorts on her uncle's birthday in JABB 473/ CABB 24. Uncle Adam is grateful for her in the Eighteen Things for Which the Friends and Dyelanders are Thankful list in N476. In N479, Kylie is very pregnant with her and enjoying her expectant Christmas. Snuggling with his baby niece is Adam's favorite way to relax per N486. Kylie mentions leaving Ada-Marie alone for the first time in N489. Thankfully, she was with Uncle Adam. She's mentioned in her uncle's Nov. 2017 update in N505. N506 features her first Christmas... and her last one as an only child! (*Ada-Marie)
Adam- First angel of death, portrayed by Charles Rocket (N3). In N7 he is mentioned along with Andrew and Henry as having started a disco/rock band (also alluded to in N11). Debated with Andrew as a member of Hydra political party, N51 and 53. His platform was pro-Halloween and proposed no taxes. He had a strange disappearance come up during the debate. Later he would come to Dyeland and try and scheme his way into presidential office before coming clean. Protector of turkeys. Makes peace with Dyelanders in N55. In N64 Audrey and I speculate about creating CABB (the Charles/Adam Bucket Brigade) had JABB not come about. He plays a part in some of the fictional TV shows described in N65. In N68 he appears in JenniAnn's dream in which he is assigned to an imprisoned Andrew. Yvette is announced as his advocate in N75. In N79 he comes to a meeting with Vincent and JenniAnn to discuss the plot against JenniAnn. He meets Vincent for the first time. Sells meatless turkeys in N81. Represents Andrew in court in N82, in a dream sequence. Walks in on a wacky party during which Andrew has changed into a Luke Skywalker costume and John is impersonating Elvis in N87. During a prank issue he is made president of Northern JABB in N88. In N89 he commiserates with Charles Rocket about disrespect from some Androolers, as a result a picnic is celebrated in their honor. In an idea that, thankfully, was never used, Andrew dies and Adam takes over as President in a list in N92 of bad JABB ideas. Also in N92, Annie Dru guesses that Adam would go after Andrew if he ever harmed an animal or encouraged the activity. The AOD rock band is mentioned again in N97. Annie Dru and JenniAnn gush about his long hair in N106. Trying to pull off a French accent, he serves as a waiter at the Farmhouse in N107. Later, repentant princesses serve him dinner. In N116 he alone celebrates JABB's anniversary with Andrew by drinking ginger ale and chatting. In N118 Andrew asks him for advice on how to deal with Audrey and JenniAnn when he walks out on their movie night. In N120 he and Andrew star in new TBAA episodes at the request of two psychologists trying to aid their patient. Attends the Dyeland Halloween party in N123 and confronts a grim reaper that turns out to be JenniAnn. Tries to prevent two turkeys from attacking Andrew in N125. One of the main focuses of CABB in N134/CABB 1. The AOD band resurfaces in N147. Joins Andrew for orange juice and ginger ale in N149. Is ordained in a Triple S as described in N150. Tess recalls spending a New Year's with him in N153. Tries to pass off his turkeys as dependents in a Tax Day top ten in part 2 of N161. To him falls the miserable task of informing the Dyelanders of Andrew's arrest in N163Opt1. Later in the same issue, he visits Andrew in jail to comfort him. Played Tevye in a failed production of Fiddler on the Roof according to N164. Takes over the Lando role and betrays Andrew in JABB's N165 Star Wars issue. Referenced in a song from JenniAnn's dream in N167 and has to take over one of Andrew's assignments. In N171 he and Audrey redecorate JenniAnn's bedroom while she and Andrew turkey-ify his TV room with the help of Trading Spaces designers. Audrey also mentions his penchant for turkeys in her top ten in the same issue. Tells about how the frosting-flinging feud at Andrew's birthday party erupted in N173. Mentally serenades Audrey with "Sunrise, Sunset" during her wedding in N174. On October 17th we all learned of the passing of Charles Rocket. CABB 2 was written in his honor and contains memories, including his portrayal of Adam. The site is in progress and I'll be adding tributes as they come in. If you'd like to add anything yourself please email me. Yvette wrote a touching fanfic, "The Living Legacy," about Adam that can be found on CABB 2. In the wake of Mr. Rocket's passing, I pondered Adam's vital place in JABB in N177 Opt 2. Teaches Gloria about football and plays a game in N177 Opt 1. Adam and his turkeys escape to Dyeland Chapel on Sadie Hawkins Day in N178. Adam and his "turkey-like substance" are mentioned multiple times in N179, a Thanksgiving-themed issue. A couple items in the top ten found in that issue involve him acting quite strangely. Tess balks at his fruitcake consumption in N181. In the same issue he and Andrew make a surprising discovery when someone falls off Andrew's roof. Adam, singing show tunes in the street, is mistaken for a drunk and temporarily put in jail in N182Opt1. Andrew bails him out. Adam helps JenniAnn get Andrew to a surprise party in N182Opt2. JenniAnn shares her initial disappointment over Andrew replacing Adam on TBAA in the same issue. Teases Andrew about some of his antics in TBAA fanfic in N183. Andrew shoots back by finding a fanfic wherein Adam seduces Gloria. Balks at Todd's plan to turn he and Andrew into calendar pin-ups and jokes about changing his name to The Adamster. All that and more in N184! I recalled some of my favorite aspects of Charles Rocket's portrayal of Adam during my address in N185. In "The Uninvited Guest" (N185), Adam meets Andrew for ginger ale and dinner and some moral support. Andrew sings his praises in N186. Adam's encounter with Alexander is recalled in Irish limerick form in N187. To Margherita's dismay, Adam is unbothered by a Dyelander's strapless apparel and thinks only of fishing at Lazy Lake in N188. The coming of spring prompts Adam to behave in certain ways according to the top ten in N189. With Henry, he sends Andrew a Promotion Day note in N190opt2. He receives two Trialies in N192, one for driving the Dyelanders around and the other for his Elvis impersonation. In N193, I'm somewhat stunned that the journal entry I wrote after first seeing "An Unexpected Snow" did not specifically mention Adam even though I remember thinking he was hilarious at the time. He's called in to serve as the historical expert for Dyeland's production of The Crucible as told in "For Thou Art with Me" (N194). With the Dyelanders, he learns about Andrew's activities during the era of the New England witch trials and also learns a little about what he means to the Dyelanders. While he, Andrew, and Henry are interviewed by Lady JenniAnn about the AOD Band in N195, Adam reveals that he founded the band. Attends Dyeland's summer camp's end-of-the-summer dance and also freaks out about bikinis according to N196opt2. When a tornado hits during Dyelander's anniversary celebration, Adam suggests the party goers tell their funniest Andrew stories to pass the time in N197. When it comes to his turn, Adam tells about pulling a prank on Andrew shortly after they met. Goes on an anti-corset campaign and suffers further annoyances in the Jane Austen-themed N198. I mention his "My Dinner with Andrew" return in N199. In CABB 3, several of us JABBers shared our favorite memories of Charles Rocket's various projects. Adam figured into many of our recollections there. Yvette spoke about how she related to Adam, Karen recalled his saving Alexander, I recalled his inspiring during a couple trying circumstances, and Liz spoke about her brotherly feelings towards the premier angel of death. Recalled in the "200 Things I Have Learned from JABB" list found in N200. Adam starts a football game at Andrew's birthday party recounted in N201Opt1. Prompts Lady JenniAnn to suggest bypassing birthday cards featuring scantily clad women in N201Opt2. In N203, I suggest creating a PowerPoint presentation highlighting his defense of Alexander. Adam convinces Andrew to attend the Dyeland Halloween party in N204 and chooses their costumes. Adam goes as King Arthur and Andrew as Sir Lancelot. This, naturally, delights the Dyelander ladies. I wrote a poem about his interactions with Tess and Alexander in the episode "An Unexpected Snow" which can be found in CABB 4. Various incidents involving Adam acting very bizarrely make a list of things that will never happen in JABB found in N205. At Lady Beth's prompting, Lady JenniAnn states that she sometimes finds it difficult to think of Adam as vulnerable in N206. Adam figures into a few of the items in the drinking game in N207. Attends Andrew's Christmas party in N208 where he performs the Heat Miser/Snow Miser song along with Andrew. Adam's performance of "The Music of the Night" ranks as one of the "Top Ten Most Romantic Events to Happen in Dyeland" found in N212. In N217, Adam teases Andrew during his date in the comic strip Yvette created. CABB 5 features a top ten about what TBAA woulda been like with more Adam episodes and also an interview of Adam given by Yva and written by Yvette. In N219, I state that singing "Jackson" with Adam is bound to get Tess riled. Todd tries to discover whether Adam and Andrew intend to take him up on his AOD calendar offer in N220. A concerned angel is outraged to learn that some (aka JenniAnn) call Adam "Luscious" and shares his/her outrage with the Angel of Angels in N221. Featured in a couple of the really horrible Dyeland finale scenarios listed in N223. In N224, Adam recalls seeking out Andrew after returning from the Vietnam War and the resulting football game. LJA suggests helping him wrangle turkeys in N226. I recall Adam's actions with Alexander in "An Unexpected Snow" and the way that impacted my life in CABB 6. Yvette especially remembers Adam in "Fear Not!" in the same issue and how comforting his interaction with Serena is. Liz also recalls Charles Rocket's portrayal of Adam, remembering especially his warm smile. Adam is asked to write a school absence excuse note in N227 and using the opportunity to protect turkeys. He also figures into a few of the school tips found in that issue. While the other Dyelanders shop for gifts for Andrew on his birthday, Adam sets out to protect turkeys in N228. Comforts angry Dyelanders by singing "The Wind Beneath My Wings" during his JABBy acceptance speech in N229. Later in that same issue he also stands up for them against a bully. The Dyelanders come together to throw Adam a surprise birthday party in CABB 7. Adam receives several thoughtful gifts from this friends. In Yvette's story in N231, Adam attends Willy's Halloween party dressed as grapes. Later, he performs with the other AODs. Andrew writes about Adam's hair in N232. In N233, a Thanksgiving dinner hosts writes to Dear Annie Dru asking how to manage a turkey dinner when Adam's one of the guests. In the same issue, Adam lists things he's thankful for. In "Dream", Mick finds Adam watching over the young girl the P.I. was hired to find. An astounded Beth offers to take the seemingly homeless angel to a place of worship. In "Great Spirit", Adam comforts LJA when someone passes onto her a frightening view of the afterlife for those who commit suicide. He assures her what she's been made to imagine is untrue and then consoles her when she reveals a secret. In N235, Adam and Henry tease Andrew when he has to wear a Nutcracker costume during an assignment. Unfortunately for them, they end up joining him. I imagine how he, Andrew, and Henry would decorate a clubhouse in N237. "The Masquerade Ball and Other Events" reveals that Adam was assigned to Andi and watching over her during the months when she was estranged from everyone else in Dyeland. Later, Adam joins the rest of the AOD Band in wearing 1950s clothes at the party. LJA interviews Adam about compassionate love in N239 and has some amusing and touching exchanges with him. You can decide what instrument Adam plays by completing the madlib in N241. Ditches "Dyeland" to pursue a movie career in N243. In N245, I suggest making a booklet of him and other Dyeland fellas if you're gonna get stuck without access to JABB. Adam, via Yvette, places two want ads in N246. The first for help with turkey care and the second for a hot air balloon pilot. Figures into my "Nor Iron Bars" recap also in N246. Whilst trying to catch the menacing Emcee in the act in N247, Adam cracks jokes about the linens being launched from Andrew's balcony window. Adam turns out to be the one who actually apprehends the Emcee. In N248, I decide that an Andrew and Adam spin-off featuring a baby left on their doorstep would be fantastic! Yvette's 2nd comic in N249 recalls Andrew's Adam-like hair. In N250, I suggest writing songs about him or discussing him with a friend in order to get through severe weather scares. Not surprisingly, Adam nets a few mentions in our nostalgic look back on 10 years of JABB found in N251. N252 posits that if Andrew's mid-2008 beard had started a craze, Adam woulda been just fine cause he looks awesome with a beard. One of Sarah's many visitors in "Make This Go On Forever." Also in that story, Adam nearly ends up taking Josef Home. Sarah is amused by his stories about his turkeys and touched as he speaks about his assignments. Creating nicknames for him and turkey ballroom dancing are two Adam-related Olympic events discussed in N253. The same issue also suggests Adam would search Olympic Village to ensure turkey was not served. CABB 8 is full of remembrances of Adam's and Charles Rocket's impact on us. It includes an Adam tribute video and essay from me, a comical guide for an Adam robot from Yvette, and a reflection on Adam's legacy from Liz. Highlights include Adam's love of turkeys, his brotherly attachment to Andrew, and the way, even now, Charles Rocket and his characters still brighten our days. In N254Opt1 I'm grateful that I didn't include Adam in my Andrew blackout. Promises to be at Andrew's birthday party in N255. I speculate, in N256, that a President Andrew would enjoy pardoning turkeys because of his friendship with Adam. His observed birthday is celebrated again in CABB 9. There's a gift giving guide for him, birthday notes from some Dyelanders, and a story by Yvette in which Adam dreams that he's become Gulliver from Gulliver's Travels. When Andrew shows the Dyelanders his new mini-van in N257, Adam notes his friend's disappointment and does his best to cheer him by pointing out that they can fit all the AOD Band gear in it. The Dyelanders run into Adam while Halloween shopping in N258. He was at the store interviewing for a job as the store Santa. He aids the Dyelanders in helping a little boy find his mom. Later, Adam attends the Halloween party dressed as Gulliver. N259 features a top ten list about Adam's and Andrew's run for the presidency of Dyeland back in 2000. It features revelations like that they produced their own attack ads about themselves, voted for each other, and that Princess JenniAnn was temporarily angry with Adam. In N262 he does an amazing job as a store Santa Claus and brings many to tears. Listed as one of Andrew's emergency contacts in N263. Andrew interviews Adam about "celestial love" in N266. After rescuing one of his shirts from Alexander, Adam shares about how love is universal and connects everyone. Yva pens a fake TBAA script that has Adam and Andrew acting like The Odd Couple in N269. Eben makes it seem like Andrew's passing responsibility for Dyeland off to Adam in N270. In N271, Adam struggles to get Alexander out of his pen so he can repair it and is later astounded to find all the turkey pens fixed up. Among the Dyelanders who visit Cora, Vincent's mother, in "Origins." I imagine good ol' Adam supporting everyone and heading up a star-studded musical event to aid an imprisoned Andrew in a top ten found in N274. In N276, Nicole and I ask the 8 Ball about our chances of getting Adam and Andrew to move into the empty house next to mine. In N277, Andrew suggests Adam might help Eli dig up embarrassing things from his past. N279 hints that a T-shirt designed to include Adam's nicknames is in the works. In addition, Adam asks to have a nickname added to Andrew's shirt. Figures into a couple of the Dyelanders' responses to the mock-Rorschach test in N280. Adam's impact on our lives is mentioned by Liz, Yvette, and I as we give tribute to Charles Rocket's life in CABB 10. It also contains a link to the in-progress Adam Nicknames shirt and a story by Yvette in which Adam and Yva find hope and healing in the wake of tragedy. Figures into one of the party games from Andrew's birthday found in N282. CABB 11 features birthday notes Dyelanders wrote to Adam as well as a newspaper article about his party and gifts. In N285, he attends a Ren Faire with several other Dyelanders. While there he shares a story about a duel he and Andrew once had and gets a bit angsty over the turkey legs on the menu. Later in the story he dresses as a Ghostbuster for the Halloween party. N286 finds Adam working as an NYPD detective cooperating with the district attorney's office to try and solve a series of attacks on the homeless, attacks that strike close to home since Andrew is among the homeless during that story. When the story concludes in N287, Adam reveals his identity to Joe (his assignment) and is present when the attackers are caught and arrested. However, his relief doesn't last very long when their last victim, Andrew, is rushed to the hospital. In N291, I suggest putting "The Root of All Evil" onto a flannel-themed DVD set thanks to Adam's flannel shirt in that episode. I insist he's better than Adam Sanders in N292. In N293, we learn that Adam devised "Spin the Bottle- Dyeland Style." In the same story, he's interviewed about love and humor. Adam figures into loads of the favorite JABB members we compiled for N300. In N302, I suggest a couple things that he and Andrew might experience during a Caribbean cruise with the Dyelanders. Stupid Qs and As in N306 involve Adam's shoe size and twin... Along with writing remembrances of how Adam touched our lives in CABB 12, a few of us also came up with lessons we learned from him and other Charles Rocket characters. Adam joins many of the other Dyelanders on a cruise in N307. Among other things, he and Andrew conspire to prank Tess during their times in the Bahamas. As that story continues in N308, Adam designs a "tattoo" for Andrew and later organizes a scavenger hunt for his friends to distract them when things get a bit rocky. CABB 13, celebrating Adam's birthday, contains Andrew's answers to questions he's asked about Adam. In addition, there are some stupid questions and answers about Adam. In N311, I share about how important Adam, Andrew, and Henry are to me. His sentiments are taken into consideration in the Halloween costume top tens found in N312. He, Eli, Henry, and Andrew have a sort of AOD pow-wow during the course of N313 ("Safe"). In addition, Adam becomes Andrew's designated driver when the later becomes too upset to drive. Adam's wonderful... In N314, I recalled hallucinating his beige sweater and Adam also figures into a couple items on the list of things Dyelanders were grateful for on Thanksgiving 2010. In N315, Annie Dru handles questions about AOD Band wrapping paper and Adam's ability to play Santa. N316 has Adam once again playing Santa at the Dyeland Christmas party and, later, Andrew imagines his buddy taking up the role for years and years to come. Adam is referenced in one of the alternate titles for the TBAA episode "The One that Got Away" found in N317. In "On This Side," Adam goes to get Andrew (who was on an assignment) and brings him back to Dyeland to help their friends grieve John. In N320, Adam is interviewed along with Andrew by JenniAnn on how love figures into their work as angels of death. He attends Andrew's 11th Dyeland anniversary party in N322 and helps prep a scavenger hunt for Andrew. Adam must deal with space invaders in Dyeland in N324. ;-) Right... In N325, Andrew and some of the girls are headed to NY to see Adam perform in a folk concert. Cleverly uses some reverse psychology to get the Tunnel kids to sleep in N326. The recipe in N327 mentions Adam holding back a Dyelander when they try to leap into Andrew's chair during his trial. Adam, feeling musical, and Rose happen upon the surprising scene of JenniAnn cutting Andrew's hair in N328. In N329, Andrew mentions Adam knitting. He is present at the Dyelanders' 4th of July barbecue in N331. In N332, Cindy writes of being confused by Adam's presence when she was expecting Andrew due to watching episodes out of order. In the same issue, I wrote of seeing Andrew during John's very first appearance on TBAA and wishing he was Adam... then later doing a complete 180. In CABB 14, Rebecca and I share some favorite memories of Adam and Yvette wrote a story following Adam as he counsels an assignment. Adam is implicated in a crop circle appearance in a stupid Q and A from N335. In N337, Adam ponders the state of Andrew's birthday candles, prompting Lady Beth and LJA to consider Andrew's plan to age. We celebrated another of Adam's birthdays in CABB 15 with a list of reasons we're grateful for him and a quiz. Dressed up as Hagrid for Halloween in N340, Adam tries to make sense of a sudden change in Andrew's life. Rebecca mentions Adam's interactions with Alexander in "An Unexpected Snow" when she shares her TBAA-related holiday traditions in N341. I also mention a poem I wrote about the AOD and his bird in that issue. In N343, Adam gets dragged into Andrew's hypothetical caffeine addiction. Gets a special mug in N346. Attends Mick's birthday celebration in N348 and is also in Mick's wedding party. N349 references Adam's work in "The Root of All Evil." During a party for Andrew described in N350, Adam shares about Andrew's latest haircut. In N351, Andrew recalls Adam's "Hallelujah" duet with Rose. Gets dragged into my THC turkey logo whine in N354. In N358, LJA confides to her friends that just envisioning Adam or another of their beloved AODs with the victims helps her when she hears of a terrible crime or violent event. In N362, Andrew rereads a letter Adam had written him during a time Andrew and LJA had been on the outs. Later in the story, Adam and LJA make plans for very important deliveries during Andrew's absence. In JABB 363/CABB 16, I speculated about how much different (less good!) my life would have been had Charles Rocket not played Adam. The origin of "Luscious" used for Adam is discussed briefly in N364. In addition, there's a snippet about Adam having an assignment as a lawyer there. CABB 17/ JABB 366 marks another celebration of Adam's birthday with a celebratory top ten and an ode to the AODs. In N368, I suggest Adam be VP to President Andrew. Per N371, in a pinch Andrew and Adam will use fruitcake as footballs. In "Abide With Me", Adam tries to help his friends stay calm while Andrew is being held as a POW in Afghanistan. Later, Adam works within the Army to try and find Andrew and his assignment, Max. Upon their return, Adam becomes Andrew's physician. Violeta has lots of questions after seeing Adam play Santa in N372. We also learn there that Adam brought the big, fake Dyeland ballroom Christmas tree to them. Later, Adam brings Max a very important message. In N373, I once again mentioned how I initially didn't like Andrew because I wanted Adam back. Adam travels to Orlando for a vacation with ten other Dyelanders in N376. In N377, Andrew thanks Adam for finding him in Afghanistan. According to N378, being able to give detailed accounts of Adam's and the other AODs' facial hair is a sign you may be a Dyelander. In N379, Joshua tells Andrew about how, but for one January night in 1987, Adam would still be searching for his fellow AOD in Afghanistan. In N382, I listed his "Sign of the Dove" stint as a reason to be happy about the S7 DVDs. In N383, I suggest lines both unlikely and likely to be spoken by Adam in a hypothetical Dyeland finale. In "Chava," Andrew reveals to LJA that he's spoken very little about his assignments during the Holocaust, not even with Tess, Monica, and Gloria. In "Chava," Andrew reveals to LJA that he's spoken very little about his assignments during the Holocaust, not even with Tess, Monica, and Gloria. In "Chava," Andrew reveals to LJA that he's spoken very little about his assignments during the Holocaust, not even saying much to Adam, Henry, or Eli. Andrew describes a movie he jokingly says Adam and the other AODs should sue over in N386. Snapped a photo of Andrew and herself that LJA is really fond of per "Ivy." In N391/CABB 18, I shared reasons why I'm glad Charles Rocket was born and many of them tied into his performance as Adam. It also contains a goofier list of ways to tell if Adam and Co. have stopped by your place. N392 contains a description of a class he teaches in Dyeland. Adam is present for Andrew's birthday celebration in N393. Unlike many of the folks there, he realizes it's Andrew's final birthday before he starts aging. JABB 394/CABB 19 celebrates Adam's birthday with some wishes from his fellow angels and Dyeland friends. It also hypothesizes on what sorta role Adam might play in Dyeland's governance. A handful of the trivia questions in N395 involve Adam. In N396, Adam surprises his friends by showing up dressed as Hagrid to join them for some Harry Potter themed trick-or-treating. In N397, Adam spends an hour reassuring his turkeys that they can "fear not" during the Thanksgiving season. "Shelter from the Storm" mentions Adam and the other AODs, along with Monica and Arthur, being on assignment in the Philippines following the typhoon. In N399, Adam lists turkeys, good friends, people's reactions upon getting Home, and more as his favorite things. Adam leads the group in a game of Philosophical Questions following Thanksgiving dinner in "The Truth." In N404, Adam joins Henry and Eli in welcoming Annabelle with gifts. Andrew gives a shout out to Uncle Adam in his address in N405. In N407, I suggest other musicals the Dyelanders might try after JCS. I predict that Adam as Tevye would lead to waterworks. In N411, I explain how "An Unexpected Snow" led to Adam's inclusion in Dyeland. In N413, Adam joins Andrew and Arthur in answering a number of questions about his work, hopes, fears, family, etc. Unsurprisingly, turkeys nab some mentions! Writing his questionnaire and the others makes it onto my list of favorite memories from JABB's 16th year found in N415. N416 contains a description of his knitting class at Androoler U. In "The Carpenter," Adam is cast as Pontius Pilate and the Apostle James in a production of Superstar that Andrew is directing. With Joshua playing Jesus, Adam initially struggles with his role but all becomes clearer when he discovers that he has a past with Kylie, the young woman playing Claudia, Pilate's wife. During rehearsals, Adam and Kylie become close which proves lifesaving when her abusive husband returns. In "The King," Adam's friendship with Kylie and Clay deepens despite changes. In addition, Joshua promotes him. In a flash forward, Adam is the first to meet a very special person. In N418, Adam offers a Labor Day related hint. In N419, Adam, Eli, and Henry send Andrew birthday wishes and ask/demand to babysit Belle. N420 contains a celebration of TBAA's 20th birthday so Adam figures in a bit. In JABB 421/CABB 21, Adam's birthday was celebrated with messages from friends and a quiz. It seems, per N422, that Adam, Eli, and Henry dressed as rock trolls for Halloween 2014. Adam attends a ceremony at the veterans' hospital and the Dyeland Memorial Day cookout in "New Beginnings." In "A Stor Mo Chroi," Adam makes good on his promise to Joshua. He consoles Monica after she discovers that Arthur fathered a child but Adam also forces her to look at the matter realistically and selflessly. In N424, Kylie and Clay write Adam a thank you note for being their friend. He, in turn, co-writes Andrew, JenniAnn, Arthur, and Monica to thank them for making him an uncle. Adam (and his TLS) gets you considerable sips in N425's drinking game. In N426, Adam joins the entire JCS crowd in celebrating Christmas with Joshua and his family. He also resumes his Santa gig with Kylie as his Mrs. Claus and Caleb appearing as Buddy the Elf. In N427, Adam shares his New Year's resolutions to be a great stage husband to Kylie... and not tell her he went ring shopping with Clay. Adam is more my type per 2003 me in N428. Huh. In N430, Adam helps settle things when Andrew and Violeta get into a heated discussion about "fixing" Silly. Adam reveals that Joshua has given him the responsibility of counseling troubled angels. He does this via a knitting therapy group. Mary's and Silly's offspring would provide needed wool and Adam's charges could help care for the sheep. In "Friend of My Soul," in a flashback, a critical Adam visits Andrew during his breakdown when he hid away from the Dyelanders. In "The Never-Ending Road," Adam is a bit miffed over Kemara's mom's interpretation of the Friends. Later, he discusses plans for Kemara's and Sean's wedding cake with them. In "Here is My Heart," Adam attends Kemara's and Sean's wedding and reception. In N431, during his annual address, Andrew congratulates Adam for his good work with his new responsibilities and charges. In N434, I express my longing to see Adam's long hair. Per N435, Adam's production of meat-like substances is carbon free! Adam is among those who greet Kemara and Sean when they arrive for Seder in the Tunnels in "Morning Has Broken." Two days later, he joins the Friends in celebrating Easter in the Fields of Gold. Adam brings one of his famous cakes to Ivy's party in "A Graduation Surprise." In "Glad Tidings, Part I," Kemara gushes over Adam whose meat-like substance she can continue to enjoy during her pregnancy when regular cold cuts are discouraged. In "Shadowlands," Adam retrieves Max and Violeta from the comic book store and brings them to the hospital to be with Andrew after JenniAnn is shot. Later, he spends time at Willowveil keeping an eye on the place with Clay and Kylie. He leads a prayer service for JenniAnn in the Dyeland Chapel. One of the answers in N439's Father's Day word search. In N442, I reference Adam's, Clay's, and Kylie's triad anam cara relationship. In "Hope and Healing," Andrew and JenniAnn are concerned for Adam after Clay and Kylie get married. While there are bittersweet moments, Adam has a great time when the Friends go on vacation in North Carolina. He ends up watching Belle for a night. JABB 444/CABB 22 contains a few little known facts about Adam. It also mentions that his recreational therapy classes for angels are now going full-force. In "Crumbling Walls," Eilish meets Adam for the first time and talks knitting with him. In "Triad," Adam is slightly out of sorts on Clay's and Kylie's wedding night but Joshua helps him through it. After a talking to from Kylie, Adam begins to fully enjoy his honeymoon with the couple which includes visits to the Finger Lakes, Disneyland, Henry Doorly Zoo, and more. JABB 447/CABB 23 celebrated Adam's observed birthday with an interview by LJA covering his AOD work, recreational therapy program, honeymoon with Clay and Kylie, and more. In it, I also shared my thoughts on the Adam-centric story "Triad." In "Forever and Always," Adam lends Emma and Peter his car for their date night during the NC trip. Adam visits with Kemara and Sean when they wake up the morning after Nen's and Tzila's attack in "Glad Tidings, Part II." Kylie shares her thankfulness for Adam in N450. In N451, Andrew and JenniAnn decide how to handle Santa with Belle in part due to Adam's annual appearances as Santa. He also figures into a few of the tropes discussed there. In N452, Adam continues his tradition of playing Santa at True Light, the Phoenix, St. G's, Willowveil, etc. Shares his hope for 2016 in N453. Andrew alludes to Adam's meeting Behnam in his State of the Dyelanders Address in N454. In N457, Adam writes to the Angel of Angels for advice on supporting Clay and Kylie who are trying to get pregnant. Mentioned in a trope in N459 and his hypothetical saint patronage is also listed. Found to be a Gryffinclaw hatstall in N460. Hypothetical presidential candidate with veterans-focused agenda in N462. Adam cedes his freedom to Kylie's unborn baby in N466. He also figures into an American history quiz question found there. Featured in the ABCs of the Dyeland Stories found in N470. In JABB 473/ CABB 24, Adam spends his birthday morning and afternoon with Kylie who helps give him a very special present. Participated in the Eighteen Things for Which the Friends and Dyelanders are Thankful list in N476. He's among the Friends helping at the safe house in “Chrysalis.” He also briefly reprises his role as Pontius Pilate. In Pia's “Sinners and Saints,” Adam, Clay, and Kylie attend Halloween 2015 as Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and Jessie, respectively. In N479, at the Friends' Christmas party, Adam and Clay claim that Kylie's pregnancy cravings are causing them to eat more. He’s cast as Archibald in The Secret Garden in “These are My Dreams.” I suggest a podcast for him in N486. He also shares his favorite way to relax there. Kylie mentions leaving Ada-Marie alone for the first time in N489. Thankfully, she was with Uncle Adam. N495 reveals that Adam had to start making lamb-like substance for Passover after Violeta freaked out. It's also mentioned there, in a scene from the abandoned Dyeland finale, that Adam was with Catherine during a difficult surgery. Figures into a Dyeland-themed quiz in N496. Figures into some of the work-related tropes listed in N497. N498 suggests a birthday gift he might give Andrew. He's mentioned in the JABB history test found in N500. In N502, Rose is concerned about screening a spooky movie at the Willowveil Halloween party lest it offend Adam and the other AODs. I gave an update, as of Nov. 2017, on Adam in N505. Adam again dons the red suit and beard in N506 on Christmas Eve. Prior to that, he helped decorate Kylie's and Clay's church. Adam briefly takes over Andrew's computer in N508. Figures into a winter trope described there. Inspires an item on N509's list of 55 lessons I've learned in thanks to John Dye. In "Cupid and Psyche," Adam attends the Friends/El-Chananites picnic. N511 lists possible superhero alter-egos for assorted Dyelanders and Friends including Adam. He gets mentioned in the Irish-themed tropes discussed in N512. (N26, 46, 52, 70, 74, 94, 95, 114, 146, 176, 190opt1, 196opt1, 218, 238, 275, 290, 298, "In the Palm of His Hand", "The Altar", 347, 353, 365, 385, "The Coffee Summit", 400, 409, 445, 492) *Adam
Adam Sanders- Not to be confused with Charles Rocket's Adam,
this is John's character in The Perfect Weapon. The
meaning of his name (some variant on "man") is discussed briefly
reviewed the movie in N20.
of a poem in N156.
a certificate for free karate lessons from his brother to John
via Andrew in N184.
Eben-as-Andrew suggests that the Dyelanders become the John/Adam
Bucket Brigade named after this fellow. Yvette and I
briefly pretend to talk to him N292.
into the John's birthday test in N347.
mention the DVD release of The Perfect Weapon in N354.
I fess up to tearing up over this film. The addition of a
photo gallery for Adam is mentioned in N377.
travel bingo item in N384.
into one of the birthday games in N455.
Adila- Belle's birth mother. In "The
King," Joshua tells Andrew and JenniAnn of how Badriya and
Behnam had a younger sister who was adopted by cousins and
raised in America after Badriya gave up the chance to go
herself. Adila fell in with a bad crowd and started using
drugs. Despite her parents' attempts to help, the behavior
continued and Adila got pregnant from a one night stand.
Knowing her parents would be angry, Adila hid the pregnancy and
then abandoned her daughter in the alley where Andrew found
her. In "Hope
and Healing," Andrew explains to Behnam and Isra that
Adila is Belle's birth mother... thus making them Belle's uncle
and aunt. In N452,
Joshua gives Behnam a family photograph in which Adila is a
Adrian's Coffeehouse- Popular hangout
spot for the Dyelanders and Co. Located in New York City
(seemingly Manhattan). Although apparently it was once
located in the Bronx since in N286
it was across the street from the Phoenix. (Oops.)
So I'm just gonna go ahead and say that Adrian originally ran it
out of her house but then bought an actual storefront once she
had the finances. Andrew and Co. take Kemara there for
brunch shortly after meeting her per "Ivy."
The group also throws a welcome party to Arthur there which is
alluded to in "The
Coffee Summit." Owen and JenniAnn take "Chava"
there right after meeting her. Apparently this is a thing
with them... In "The
Carpenter," Andrew and JenniAnn throw a party there for
those who supported and helped them when Belle first
arrived. Emma and Peter have their first pseudo-date
there. Per Emma, they have the best double chocolate
scones. Later on, she meets Maryam there for a
visit. Still later, Joshua and JenniAnn pick up lunch from
there, unwittingly observed by Arthur who has his epiphany upon
seeing them. Adrian herself appears a couple times in the
story. Emma, Jocelyn, and Zoe are reunited there in an
epilogue from "The
King." In the 2037 segment of "A
Stor Mo Chroi," Liam goes to pick Belle up from there
after she has an unfortunate date. In "The
Never-Ending Road," Kemara and Sean meet
there to begin discussion of their pre-wedding
assessment. Later on, the Friends throw them
a wedding shower there. Adrian catered
Kemara's and Sean's wedding reception food in "Here
is My Heart." Adrian's caters the
McCallum family Mother's Day celebration in "Glad
Tidings, Part I." In "Shadowlands,"
Catherine and JenniAnn have lunch there right before the latter
is shot. Sean promises Kemara an Italian sandwich from
there for after the babies are born in "Glad
Edward takes Zadie there for dinner. In N456,
Sy and Ivy seek refuge at Adrian's on Valentine's following an
encounter with racists. Adrian herself counsels and
comforts the young couple. Mention of Adrian's nets one sip
in the revised drinking game in N477.
We get a glimpse
of Owen's and Graham's first date there in “Chrysalis.”
Adrian herself teases the two when she has to kick them out at
closing time. Caters Sean’s graduation party in “These are My Dreams.”
and Healing," JABB
473/ CABB 24)
Mrs. Aggie Everly- In N415,
I list meeting her and several other characters from "The
Carpenter" as among my favorite memories of JABB's 16th
year. Joshua befriends her and helps with repairs at her
apartment. After he moves out of Pleasantview Apartments
where Aggie resides, Joshua keeps in touch with her and invites
her to a showing of Jesus Christ Superstar. In "The
King," Joshua invites Aggie to the cast party and escorts
her back to her apartment where she tells him how lonely and
longing for Home she is. Joshua promises that she will be
with him in Paradise before the year is out. In "A
Stor Mo Chroi" it's revealed that Aggie passed away and
her boy was found with two emptied bowls of Froot Loops, one for
her and one for Joshua.
Aiyla Al-Mitra- Behnam's and Isra's older child. Big sister to Omar and cousin to Belle. She's introduced in "Hope and Healing." Aiyla was born in Afghanistan while her parents were still living under Behnam's uncle's control. She's dearly loved by her parents despite others' disappointment that she was born a girl. After a great deal of struggle, the Al-Mitras immigrated to the U.S. and Aiyla, for the most part, only remembers life there. A chance meeting with Belle reunites the family with Andrew and the cousins are promised a life together. Aiyla and Omar are also adopted as grandchildren by Catherine and Vincent. Befriends Eilish in "Crumbling Walls." In N445, Behnam writes Andrew a birthday note and shares about the joy he's brought to Aiyla and Omar. In "Forever and Always," Aiyla hugs Belle while playing which makes Liam jealous. The two older kids start squabbling as Omar cries and Belle sinks to the floor with a seizure. While comforting Belle, Emma helps Aiyla and Liam realize that they're all cousins, not just cousins with Belle. Vincent shares his gratitude for his grandkids in N450. In N452, Aiyla enjoys making French toast with Joshua who she learns the true identity of shortly thereafter. She then celebrates her first Christmas among the Friends. Andrew celebrates the Al-Mitras arrival in his State of the Dyelanders Address in N454. Sorted into Gryffindor House in N460. Figures into an Earth Day trivia question in N461. Figured into Mother's Day trivia quiz in N462. Appa Vincent mentions her in his questionnaire in N463. In JABB 473/ CABB 24, Adam happily reflects on how many more children are part of Dyeland life, including Aiyla. Aiyla chose Cinderella for her Halloween 2016 costume per N474. Mentioned in the "Chrysalis" excerpt in N475. Participated in the Eighteen Things for Which the Friends and Dyelanders are Thankful list in N476. In “Chrysalis,” Aiyla is excited to welcome her new baby sibling. She also becomes best friends with a little girl named Daisy. In N483, we get a glimpse of an adult Aiyla in 2035. While she and Liam are doing charity work in another country, Aiyla calls Daisy who is in Rome as Jacob's manager. Aiyla makes a discovery about Daisy and Jacob. Aiyla is mentioned in a trope in N489. Figures into a Dyeland-themed quiz in N496. She's mentioned in the JABB history test found in N500. I gave an update, as of Nov. 2017, on her and Daisy's friendship in N505. Aiyla attends her parents' vow renewal in "Cupid and Psyche." *Aiyla
A/J- This is usually used as a way of quickly writing "Andrew and/or John". However, in N66 he was an actual character in the "in-between" world. He had to try and referee the argument between JenniAnn and Audrey. The best way to explain him is: on Earth Andrew is just a character played by John Dye. In Dyeland Andrew is a real angel whose story is told on TBAA and John portrays him. In the in-between world A/J is both Andrew and John in one person. Sorta a split-personality thing. It's important to note that N66 was an April Fool's joke so nothing, not even A/J, that was spoken of happened or existed on either Earth or Dyeland and is not part of JABB's "official" story.
Alex Brewer- The boyfriend of Dawn, an assignment of Andrew's, in N264. He murders her after she learns he's married and threatens to tell his wife. Andrew, Monica, Tess, Adam, and some of the Dyelanders help to bring him to justice. (N266)
Alexander- The turkey Adam saves in "An Unexpected Snow." The inspiration for Ted and Tom the turkeys (see their entries below in the T section). There's also an entry entitled simply "Turkeys" for all references to turkeys that are not specifically identified as Alexander, Ted, or Tom. Adam's care for him is fondly recalled by authors of CABB 2. "Rescued turkeys", a reference to Alexander in "An Unexpected Snow," are mentioned in N181's "La Vie 'Angel' Fan." I recall the famed turkey-rescue scene when speaking of Charles Rocket during my annual address in N185. Alexander's story is again recalled, this time with a limerick, in N187. In N193, I recall his interaction with Adam in "An Unexpected Snow" after quoting a very brief journal entry I wrote after seeing that episode for the first time. Both Karen and I recall Adam's deliverance of him in CABB 3. I suggest making a PowerPoint about he and Adam in N203. I wrote a poem about him and Adam in CABB 4. According to CABB 5, Alexander and Adam joining Andrew in "Venice" woulda made the episode more watchable. I recall making the little Adam and Alexander angels and the feelings they evoke in CABB 6. According to Yvette in CABB 8, there are robot versions of Alexander available from Celestial Realm Inc. Getting a professional photo taken of Alexander and his relations is one of the gift ideas for Adam discussed in CABB 9. Steals a shirt from Adam in N266. Acts quite disobediently towards Adam in N271. In N288, Adam writes Santa requesting help in protecting Alexander from Tess. In N293, Adam tells about how Alexander broke into his kitchen. According to Andrew in N300, Adam penned a comic about Alexander and Co. for the Dyeland paper. Dude escaped on Henry according to N308. Figures into a stupid answer to a stupid question in CABB 13. In N314, the Dyelanders are grateful that their guilt-free TLS Thanksgiving dinner enables em to freely play with this turkey and his buds. Shares his gratitude for his savior in CABB 15. As Rebecca recounts her TBAA-related holiday memories in N341, she mentions Alexander. I also mention a poem I wrote about the AOD and his bird in that issue. Figures into a prank I suggest in JABB 363/CABB 16. In CABB 17/ JABB 366 I recount, in an ode, seeing Adam's rescue of Alexander for the first time. Alexanders III and IV net a mention in JABB 394/CABB 19. Apparently the original Alexander's tribe has increased. In N411, I explain how Adam's endearing interaction with Alexander inspired me to include Adam in Dyeland stories. Adam gives having more quality time with Alexander as one of his dreams in N413. In N418, it seems Alexander may have at some point tampered with Adam's work! In his birthday message found in JABB 421/CABB 21, Joshua mentions Adam's care for Alexander and Co. JABB 444/CABB 22 reveals the origins, pre-Alexander, of Adam's fondness for turkeys. Shares what he's thankful for in N450. (N87, "The Carpenter", JABB 447/CABB 23) *Alexander
ALF- 80s icon. Whilst in an 80s flashback, the JABB authors
wish to bring him back in N108.
Recalled in the "200 Things I Have Learned from JABB" list found
has to explain that he does know ALF in N295.
Alfie- In "The
Carpenter," Alfie (an angel) is the trombonist in the Jesus
Christ Superstar that Tess calls together. Alfie and
his fellow band-mates receive gifts from Joshua in "The
King." In "Shadowlands,"
Alfie and the rest of the orchestra come to Willowveil to help
the Friends prepare a show to benefit JenniAnn after she's
shot. He performs at Max's adoption party in "Hope
Alisa- During a rescue mission, Andrew sees Alisa and a friend being chatted up by one of the traffickers in “Chrysalis.” Andrew scares the man off but Alisa winds up pulled into human trafficking, anyway. Joshua and Co. work with her mother to rescue her.
Allison Chandler- JenniAnn's mother. Robert's
wife. JenniAnn talks about a Halloween music box her mom
bought her in N149.
the story there is fictional, the spider is not and really is my
most-prized Halloween decor. There are brief glimpses of
her in Vincent's letter, found on the Author's Cut, entitled "How
Vincent Met Psyche." In N289,
LJA reveals that her mother called her soon after she'd parted
from Andrew that first night she learned he was homeless.
Needless to say, Allison was upset by her daughter's pain which
prompted her to wonder if her relationship with Andrew was
healthy. And with that mindset... Allison and her husband,
Robert, came to Dyeland for Christmas. LJA makes a couple
references to her parents in "The
Butterfly". On the Dyeland Census form, she's listed
as one of LJA's emergency contacts in N296.
Andrew references having to rescue LJA from a college party one
night when she and Robert were out of town. In an
excruciatingly awkward conversation with LJA's grandma in Guess
Who's Coming for
Coffee?, Andrew learns about how Allison and Robert
struggled to conceive. In "Song
Allison and Robert reunite JenniAnn with Vincent in the
Tunnels. While there, they ask Vincent to be her
recounts some of the behind the scenes drama amongst LJA's four
parental types (Allison, Robert, Catherine, and Vincent) after
she first returned to Dyeland and befriended Andrew. Kemara,
JenniAnn, and Violeta stay with Robert and Allison during most
of the events of "Ivy."
relishes the hosting gig and takes to making lunches for Andrew
and the girls to take to the school where they're working.
both LJA and Ivy thank God for Allison and Robert. Attends
Ivy's Christmas pageant in N400
with her husband. Allison gets to fawn over her much-desired
granddaughter in N404.
Carpenter," Allison and Robert often babysit Belle during
JCS rehearsals and shows. While initially concerned about
LJA and Co. moving Joshua in with them, the couple begin to
realize there's something more to him after they take in a
showing. Before spending a day babysitting Belle in "The
King," Allison and Robert reach a conclusion about
Joshua. Later, both participate in their granddaughter's
baptism. In N426,
Allison and Robert host Doreen and Mark and the Morettis so they
can spend as much time as possible with Joshua during his
Christmas stay in Dyeland. While her parents move the
remainder of Andrew's stuff to Willowveil, Belle gets to enjoy a
day at the zoo with Grandma Allison and Grandpa Robert in "Friend
of My Soul." Ivy thanks Allison and the rest of
"Ivy's Village" in "A
Graduation Surprise." In "Shadowlands,"
a distraught Allison lashes out when she learns Andrew can't
tell her anything about whether a recently shot JenniAnn will
live or die. Later, as JenniAnn's coma drags on, Allison
and Robert reveal that they're still not 100% supportive of
Andrew's and JenniAnn's lifestyle. In "Hope
and Healing," Allison and Robert travel to North Carolina
to join the Friends in celebrating JenniAnn's 33rd
birthday. In "Glad
Tidings, Part II," Andrew and Sean talk more about
Allison's and Robert's behavior while JenniAnn was
hospitalized. In N452,
some of the
and attend the
pageant at St.
G's. Sorted into Hufflepuff House in N460.
into Mother's Day trivia quiz in N462.
mentions Allison in his
questionnaire in N463.
we learn a bit about the
"custody arrangement" that
Robert and Allison had with
LJA's parents get mentioned in a couple parental tropes found in
spends the night with her Grandma Allison and Grandpa Robert in
Stor Mo Chroi," "And
Then There Were Four") *Allison
Alyssa Thurrian- Alyssa is introduced in "Ivy."
began making life hellish for her classmate, Ivy. When Ivy
and Alyssa both take part in a summer program at JenniAnn's alma
mater, Andrew (who is teaching a session) notices the bullying
and becomes determined to help save Ivy from Alyssa's
cruelty. Her bullying nets a
reference in N470's
school tropes. ("The
Amanda- Joy’s early intervention specialist in “These are My Dreams.”. She’s also a Tunnel Helper.
M.D.- Dr. Sayer is the psychiatrist Emma begins seeing
King." She saw the JCS production at St. Genesius'
and loved it. Dr. Sayer tries her best to keep her
patients comfortable and her lobby looks more like a living
room. In "A
Stor Mo Chroi," Monica and Arthur decide to take Liam to
Dr. Sayer since Emma highly recommends her. In "Forever
and Always," Emma visits Dr. Sayer to discuss why she's
still unable to set a wedding date with Peter. Some weeks
later, Dr. Sayer gets an important bit of mail from Emma and
Peter. In N475,
I posted the first part of "Chrysalis"
which featured Emma and Joshua visiting Dr. Sayer's office to
ask them to help at the safe house. Participated in
the Eighteen Things for Which the Friends and Dyelanders are
Thankful list in N476.
begins with Joshua and Emma paying Dr. Sayer and Gayle a
visit. We learn how the two met and see them become part
of the Friends as they help them combat human trafficking.
Amber-Marie finds the family she's been looking for. In N479,
Amber-Marie is present as Joshua and the Friends swap stories of
treasured Christmas memories. Figures into a trope
discussed in N481.
a flash forward to 2035 reveals that Daisy is looking forward to
getting married and having kids and seeing her Mom and Dad gush
over their grandbabies. New-mom Amber-Marie is mentioned in
one of the parent/child tropes in N489.
Figures into one of the
work-related tropes listed in N497.
partnership between her CC and Catherine's Phoenix Inn
is mentioned in N504.
I gave an
update, as of
Nov. 2017, on
On Christmas Eve, Nick and Gayle have a
heart-to-heart with Amber-Marie in N506.
Tidings, Part I," "Hope
and Healing," N492,
and Psyche") *Dr. Sayer
Amelia- Rose's little daughter who appears in a
Christmas vision found in N316.
and her brother, Landon, think of Andrew as an uncle.
Mentioned, though not by name, in N383.
answer to one of the questions in N395.
Amiela- One of the angels who helped guard Nogah and later El-Chanan in "Shadowlands."
Amory- Mississippi hometown of John Dye. Inspiration for JC
Amory's name in N142.
was actually sent from Amory. In N350,
I tell people about the previous newsletter being sent from
there. In N438,
as I bid my first laptop adieu, I mentioned writing JABB from
there. Trivia answer in N455.
Amy- A relative newcomer to the Tunnels, Amy is one of
JenniAnn's students. "The
Scientist" is about JenniAnn's growing concern that the
young girl suffers from anorexia. Amy's struggles force
JenniAnn to confront her own past. Amy is also the
girlfriend of another of JenniAnn's students: Hareton. In
Andrew has a vision of the future in which Amy is on the Tunnel
Council. Amy and Hareton are among the high school
sweethearts mentioned in N470.
She helps care for Ian and Joy in the Tunnel nursery in “These are My Dreams.”
Analyn Castillo- In “Chrysalis,”
she and her husband, Marlon, escape domestic servitude and seek
refuge at the CC following abuse by their "employers."
Anam cara- This, like the Friends one,
is an entry that I won't be regularly updating because at this
point every story and several of the newsletters somehow involve
anam caras. In short, "anam cara" is a Celtic phrase
meaning "soul friend." Joshua first used the term in "The
Carpenter" to describe Andrew's and JenniAnn's
relationship although they are far from the only anam caras in
the Dyeland stories. In "The
King," we learn that Shelby will eventually author a book
series entitled The Anam Cara Chronicles. I
provide a handy chart differentiating it from marriage in N442.
takes a look at how things might be if The Anam Cara
Chronicles was an actual TV show.
Ancient scrolls- They were found previous to N67 by a camper and their prophesies were given in that issue.
Andi Henderson- Originally Andi was a strictly JABB YahooGroup character. She was Nigel's first modern-day assignment. She was then welcomed into Dyeland. Unfortunately, she became dangerously obsessed with Vincent. When it became obvious Vincent had every intention of marrying his longtime lover, Catherine, Andi switched her attentions to Nigel. She continued to have a crush on him and because of her outrageous and harmful behavior was, for a long time, avoided by the Dyelanders. Monica began to work to help her. Nigel references the troubles with her in N233. Nigel has to make his visit to a London toy shop very short in N235 in order to avoid running into Andi. Outside of the YG, Yvette's "The Masquerade Ball and Other Events" gives the most thorough account of Andi's history with the Dyelanders and what became of her after the initial hysteria. The story details the discovery of an unconscious Andi outside Willy's factory. When she begins to recover, she offers explanation for her erratic behavior. She's mentioned a few times during LJA's interviews in N239. Andrew interviews her about "love and forgiveness" in N266. She tells the angel of death about how the forgiving notes and letters from the Dyelanders helped her to find closure. According to Yvette's story in N271, she's attending a fashion seminar with her boyfriend, Charlie, while a bunch of mischief occurs at Willy's factory and Dyeland at large. The drama with her is alluded to in Andrew's job description in N280. Yvette and Nigel recall her coming around in N300. (N288, 313 ("Safe")
Andrea Friend- Author of an article in N120. It tells about a fan who goes insane after TBAA’s cancellation. Her treatment involves Andrew and Adam starring in their own version of TBAA. She writes a second article, this one about plans for the premiere of Heart of the Beholder, in N144. Reports on Andrew's activities following his birthday bash in N173. She sets out to interview Bill Morgan but ends up making a fool of herself in N212. Writes about Andrew's birthday celebration in N228. Mistakenly thinks Andrew's "Monopoly" game plan is an economic recovery plan in N269.
Andrea- This one is introduced in N376.
a purple plush unicorn that Violeta picks as a prize after
Andrew when a carnival game for his protege.
Andreas- The first called among Yeshua's apostles. In “Chrysalis,” he's present in Tiberias... and dubious... when Yeshua wants to heal Mary of Magdala who the apostles think is demonic.
Andress- In N92 the mystical love child whose story was pulled from JABB newsletters.
Andrew-dyetess- N16. Mysterious virus reported by New Zealand authorities. Recalled in the "200 Things I Have Learned from JABB" list found in N200. (N17, 22, 100)
Andrew- One of the two main focuses of the newsletter.
According to JABB (when we're playing "pretend") both Andrew and
John exist as separate entities. Andrew, being the real angel,
and John an actor portraying the actual experiences of Andrew
(John's character written with "artistic" license of course
since we have never met the man). You may not realize that
Andrew writes a blog. ;-) Actually, it's more his
letters to God of late. But you can follow that at AndrewBlog- An AOD's Blog.
Andrew confronts and defeats Michael, a demon posing as an AOD.
Andrew's hatred for Halloween is examined and possible scenarios
for its origin are suggested. He appears in N10's
DyeLight Zone. In N11,
Andrew wonders about his impact on humanity and is visited by
three very special people. In N24
he appears to me in a dream (as part of the DyeLight Zone). N26
lists other names Andrew could have gotten stuck with. That
newsletter also includes a story in which he, Tess, and Monica
are overthrown by guest angels. Several of the classes in
revolve around him. Monica, among others, try to convince him
Halloween isn't so bad in N32
but fail. It's suspected some missing JABBers are with him
Dye Scouts badges concerning him are introduced in N34.
Joy introduced her idea for a show based on Andrew.
Several of Andrew's qualities make the Dye Day "37 Reasons Why
We Love John/Andrew" list in N38.
of valentines in N39.
contains a poem about Andrew as president and how great that
would be. Anna got to interview the AOD in N45
(the issue which also listed reasons why he'd be a great dad). N51
was his first debate with Adam during their road to the
presidency. Major issues were Halloween and plans. Another
debate followed in N53.
Andrew suffered through a prank-ridden Halloween. He recovered,
however, and became Dyeland's president in N56.
In a take on The Littlest Angel, God cheers up a boyish
Andrew in N59.
looked at some of the Andrew highlights from Season 7. N61
featured a poem with even more highlights from all the seasons
and his first State of the Androolers address. N62
lists ways in which to defend Andrew and John against critics.
he tries to help solve the mystery of strange apparitions around
the castle. He also writes a top ten list in the same issue. In
JenniAnn dreams he is put on trial for murder and imprisoned.
When she wakes up he and John play a practical joke on
her. Top ten things not to say to him given in N69.
the highlights from Season 7 are listed in a poem. He joins
Audrey and John in forming a plot for world takeover in N71
(not as bad as it sounds, see N82).
gives the initial reactions of both Audrey and JenniAnn after
first learning Andrew is real. Narrates N74
when a mysterious box is unearthed and apparitions haunt
Dyeland. That issue also contains a list of ways to make
him look concerned. N76
contains a top ten about things we hope don't happen to Andrew
in season 8. N77
gives new "facts" about him. In N78
Andrew tells a ghost story about why he hates Halloween. Even
though it's fake, the girls still fall for it and pity him. Left
to baby-sit Audrey and JenniAnn when they turn into children in
Framed for stealing in N82
and represented by Adam a la The Miracle on 34th Street.
Several JABBers hope he's the one to change the light bulb in N83.
list several ways to perk yourself up after the holidays, many
having to do with Andrew. Appears on earth to JABB member
and gives a "State of the Androolers Address". In N86
he tries unsuccessfully to keep everyone calm when hobbits and
elves show up. Experiences the misfortune of interrupting a
sleepover and ends up dressed as Luke Skywalker in N87.
Jobs the authors do not want to see him performing are listed in
a top ten in N89.
Adam complains about Andrew's fans pestering him for information
about Andrew in N89.
Is given a party in N91
after returning to Dyeland after a month of hard work on Earth.
In this issue he also spends an entire night giving the history
of TBAA, JABB, and Dyeland. His name is inserted into several
famous sayings, with bizarre results in N93.
His shorn hair is somehow involved with Talkcity's collapse
according to Audrey in N94.
His appearance on a TV news show and election are recalled upon
JABB's 4th anniversary in N95.
Reasons he's excited for a new school term to start up given in
written near the end of summer hiatus, contains a top ten of
ways to tell you really missed Andrew. Confusion leads JenniAnn
to think Andrew is in danger in N99.
After scaring themselves at a Halloween party the Dyelanders
show up at his door in N101.
Fancies himself Darth Vader and takes himself to Heaven in a
joke in N102.
Tells of a mysterious Christmas celebration in N104.
Several members submitted favorite memories of Andrew in N106.
Audrey and JenniAnn set him up on a blind date for rather
selfish reasons in N107.
*Someone* declares their love for him in N108.
run for reelection is announced for the first time in N110.
That issue also describes his first meeting with John and his
feelings on TBAA’s cancellation. He considers that for the first
time in 7 years only he will be Andrew and John won't any
longer. Whereas John got a farewell musical revue in Dyeland,
Andrew gets a thank you party. In N111
he runs again for the position of Dyeland president. This time
his campaign is based on throwing a ball, patiently talking to
TBAA fans about its cancellation, and vowing a partnership with
Dyeland's citizens when important decisions need to be made. He
also teases Kiwi in N112.
His victory is announced in N113.
A desperate cry for his return to the airwaves and various
schemes for obtaining this are found in N113.
All the Andrews of the various seasons, plus one, meet in a
dream to discuss the future of their fans in N114.
a little girl debates with her mother over whether Andrew or her
teddy bear is superior. In N116
he discovers he is the only one who remembered JABB's 5th
anniversary. He goes from JABB co-creator to co-creator,
discovering each has forgotten. He ends up celebrating with
Adam. In N118
he is disturbed by a movie scene. Because of this he wanders
alone into a forest where he meets Theo and is given a temporary
new job. In N119
he offers ten tips for students returning to school. In N120
he finds his lost youthfulness while reading “Reviving Ophelia”
and proceeds to dance with his umbrella. In the same issue he
starts making new TBAAs even though it was canceled.
Several possible holidays dedicated to him are discussed in N121.
In the end, celebration of his birthday (observed) (September
20th), Commemoration of the Murder Trial that Wasn’t (May 13th),
and Past Assignments' Day (March 20th) were selected in N122.
Attends the Dyeland Halloween party in N123
and confronts a grim reaper that turns out to be JenniAnn. He
comes dressed as a cowboy, thrilling the gathered Dyelanders.
Target of two angry turkeys in N125.
Andrew is visited by two angels who show him Christmases of the
Past and Future. In N127
there's a top ten about why it's good he's not a reindeer and
the story from N126
concludes with a visit from a surprisingly familiar demon. N128
includes a quiz to tell you what kind of Andrew fan you are. In
Lady JenniAnn sends him a valentine. In that same issue, the
Dyeland Theatre tries to put Andrew into various Shakespearean
plays all with disastrous results. N133
contains a top ten about things not to say to John Dye, many
which involved treating him as if he really were Andrew. He
figures into some of Audrey and my suggested April Fool's pranks
1. My Dad calls the crisis hot line in N135
concerned about her attachment to Andrew. In N136,
in my paper, I use the theories of anthropologists to unearth
the symbolism of Andrew's many hairstyles. In N137
it is said he would be calm and pray if he were arrested for
murder even as some of the Dyelanders go crazy! One of the
possible perfect mate results in N140's
he speaks fondly about the Dyelanders' dedication to him,
recalls one of JenniAnn's more bizarre schemes, and gives the
members a special message. N143
his first season on TBAA is recalled in a poem. In N144
he shows concern for a Dyelander who is obsessed with him.
Interviews the new co-president, Karen aka Bunny, in N145.
birthday is celebrated with a barbecue in N146
where he receives several gifts. Several TBAA DVD extras
revolving around Andrew are requested in N147.
he makes Banana Split Cake on a cooking show despite pestering
from Monica, Tess, and the Narrator. Takes pity on
JenniAnn and gives his blessing to her Halloween party in N149
and then gives his Halloween to-do list. A few Sweeps
stunts in N150
involve him, he also recommends three new holidays there.
Highlights of his activities in Season Three of TBAA are given
in poem form in N151.
of 12 pocket watches and one loving phrase of comfort in N152.
his cherished memory of an old assignment that fell on Boxing
Day in N153.
he sits through a rather awkward and painful viewing of the HOTB
trailer with JenniAnn and Jess. Receives a box of plastic
forks, inexplicably, from JenniAnn in N155.
the same issue JenniAnn, channeling Mark Darcy, declares she
likes him "just as he is". A sonnet in N156
honors this "beloved child of Love." A possible valentine
I conclude my speech from the same issue with a quote from
him. I write a song about my favorite Andrew moments from
Season 4 in N158.
includes a thank you note to Andrew from the Wittenbergs and a
newspaper article recounting his activities in the episode
"Pandora's Box". Also in N159,
the story of how he came to Dyeland and met the Dyelanders is
told. At first, most of them doubt his identity but then
warm up to him. He also overhears part of a ballad
JenniAnn wrote about him in that issue. A bogus newspaper
article details his Weekly World News-inspired nuptials in honor
of April Fool's Day in N160.
I fondly recall worrying over his fate in "My Dinner with
Andrew" and defending him against my brother numerous times
during the course of TBAA's run. In part 2 of N161,
I answer a question about how he is portrayed in JABB and a top
ten regarding his Tax Day activities is included.
ClaudiaSharon talks about how she became a fan of his in N162.
story about Andrew's arrest for murder is told in N163Opt1,
bearing the title "Nor Iron Bars a Cage." In the story he
was using the name Dr. Andrew Ellis when the events
unfolded. In N163Opt2,
people can discover what kind of Androoler they are based on how
they react to various Andrew-on-trial scenarios. Sends N164
since JenniAnn is too busy cleaning to do so. His name
becomes the root of several "new" words defined in that same
issue. Is pretty much turned into Anakin Skywalker and Han
Solo for a series of Star Wars jokes in N165
top tens. Counsels a distraught JenniAnn when she finishes
watching Heart of the Beholder in option 2 of N166
and comes up with a creative object lesson for her. In N167
he fights off demons who are trying to tempt him to their side
after a difficult assignment. I mention a few rejected
JABB ideas concerning him and talk about a friend emailing
photos of him in N168.
to help send JABB while JenniAnn is on hiatus in N169
and counsels her about the necessity of change and openness to
it. In the same issue, I talk about how in some ways "his
loving spirit" became real to me through the JABBers. I
list off highlights from his 5th season on TBAA in N170.
which also contains a story about he and JenniAnn teaming up to
redecorate Adam's TV room. Audrey lists reasons he needs a
visit from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. My
sister, Katie, and my dog weigh in about him in N172.
birthday is enthusiastically celebrated in N173.
a food fight erupts over how many candles to put on his cake and
then he gets an assortment of gifts, some truly bizarre.
Audrey keeps seeing him at her wedding in N174.
issue also contains a line about his thoughts regarding her
marriage. Andrew sends N175
wherein he thanks everyone for his birthday celebration and
expresses that he just might like being a punk rocker.
JenniAnn rhapsodizes about his highlights from TBAA's 6th season
in the same issue. I thank him for sending JABB in N176
and mention him numerous times in my web site tutorial. I
recall my initial displeasure with his appearance on TBAA and he
can be found in Yvette's story ("The Living Legacy"), both found
on the CABB 2
page. A prayer co-named for him can also be found on that
page. I admit all my previous crushes pale in comparison
to Andrew in N177
2. Several of my spoilers in N178
involve him. In the same issue he also answers reader
questions and is made to suffer through Sadie Hawkins Day.
someone at Dyeland's Thanksgiving dinner table says they are
thankful for him. In N179's
ten, Andrew plays Johnny Cash to Lady JenniAnn's June Carter
Cash, much to his discomfort. Harsh winter weather is
blamed for people's various reactions to him in N180.
to the same issue, if you're playing the JABB drinking game and
he authors an issue you're reading you should take three
sips. Several other drinking game items also involve
finds Andrew playing football, comforting a stressed Tess, being
visited by an enamored and slide show-bearing Lady JenniAnn, and
filling in for someone very special on Christmas Eve... In
Andrew recounts how he passed New Year's Eve amongst the
Dyelanders. Liz and I write pieces celebrating the 10th
anniversary of Andrew's first appearance on TBAA in N182Opt2.
is in charge of gift collection for John's birthday in N184.
efforts are recounted via an exchange of emails between himself,
various John Dye characters, and Dyeland residents. As the
eponymous character in the romantic comedy story, "The
Guest" (N185), Andrew has lots of great moments. In
the course of the tale, Andrew is uninvited from a Dyelander's
wedding, consoled by the rest of Dyeland, downs lots of ginger
ale, is comforted by Lady Beth and Miriam, goes fishing with
Jess, gets a revelation scene from Lady JenniAnn, and oh so much
more! Watching TBAA and letting Andrew distract one is a
way Annie Dru suggests getting through Valentine's Day in N185Sour.
takes over N186
for a RENT-obsessed JenniAnn and answers several questions sent
in by JABB readers. Topics include: his relationships with
his co-workers, his past, thoughts on his AODhood, and
more. He suffers all manner of Dyelanders' mischief in a
St. Paddy's Day top ten found in N187.
same issues also features a couple limericks about him as well
as a newspaper article and thank you note from his past.
Margherita is horrified to find a narcissistic Andrew behaving
like Lady JenniAnn and living in her home of Willowveil Castle
two of that issue reveals the reasoning behind his mysterious
(and horrifying) behavior! Several of Andrew's reactions
to the coming of spring are listed in top ten form in N189.
give a very tongue-in-cheek answer to the question of his
possibly marrying Lady JenniAnn in N190opt1.
issue also includes a question about his name and a brief Bill
Engvall inspired joke about his propensity to glow. He
receives messages from his friend on the anniversary of his
promotion to angel of death in N190opt2.
interview Lila about her feeling about Andrew in N191.
appalled when she says "Dada" after seeing one of his
is about a Lady JenniAnn-hosted awards show known as the
Trialies during which Andrew and several others are honored for
their actions during his murder trial the previous year.
He receives the "Cool Under Pressure, Loving Above All Else"
Trialie. I'm shocked to discover, in N193,
that the journal entry I wrote after Andrew's premiere on TBAA
contains absolutely no mention of him! However, the last
two journal entries I quote there show that I definitely had a
burgeoning appreciation for our beloved Andrew by the end of
Season Three! "For
Thou Art with Me" (N194) is about a difficult but
life-changing assignment Andrew had during the period of the
Salem Witch Trials. With the other two AODs, Andrew
discusses the AOD Band with Lady JenniAnn in N195
and ends up causing her to nearly fall from her chair! Is
the subject of several stupid questions and answers in N196opt1.
unmercifully ogled and fawned over at Dyeland summer camp
according to N196opt2's
ten. Lyrics for two camp songs about him are also given in
that issue. At Adam's suggestion, the Dyelanders tell
their most amusing stories about Andrew as they wait out a storm
presents some of my feelings about him when I was 15 and
enjoying TBAA's 4th season. In that issue I go on at
length about missing watching him in "The Pact" when my city had
a huge snowstorm and we lost power. Contributed items to
the "200 Things I Have Learned from JABB" list found in N200.
a huge chunk of the list items in that issue have to do with
Andrew. In N201Opt1,
Andrew and Monica get quite a surprise when they visit the
Fields of Gold in Dyeland a few days before Andrew's
birthday. Lady JenniAnn gives guidance on how to choose
birthday gifts and cards for Andrew in N201Opt2.
Yvette and myself write some realistically based pieces to mark
the occasion of Andrew's birthday. Andrew answers some
questions sent in by JABB members in N202.
Dru answers a query clearly written by one of his admirers in
that same issue. Sorrow's piece in N203
includes some musings about Andrew made during the work day of
an A/J admirer. I suggest bringing in many things into
one's workplace in reference to Andrew in the same issue.
Several items on my "Things that You Will Never Read in a JABB
Newsletter" list in N205
involve Andrew acting very uncharacteristically. He
watches "The Journalist" with Jess O., Lady JenniAnn, and Lady
Beth in N206.
highlights from that include defending Monica's behavior during
that assignment, deadpanning with the ladies, and just plain
being cute. He figures into several of the items in the
drinking game in N207.
struggles with his Christmas party hosting duties in N208
but, of course, manages to give everyone a fabulous holiday
celebration. In that same story he gives the Dyelanders
and his fellow angels a case of the warm-fuzzies by decorating
his tree with ornaments that remind him of them. His New
Year's resolutions are given in N209Opt1.
first TBAA episode is celebrated with a themed crossword puzzle
couple of my suggestions on how to celebrate Dye Day in N210
involve Andrew. I recall many memories of him while I say
good bye to my computer in that same issue. In N211,
many Andrew moments make it into our list of favorite John Dye
moments. He's also the source of some lessons we've
learned that we share in that same issue. Andrew figures
into several romantic Dyeland events and retrieves a swoony
Dyelander from Bill Morgan's office in N212.
journal quotations found in N213,
a teenage version of myself gushes over Andrew but yet finally
clues in about TBAA's central message. I suggest dubbing
him McGlowy as well as engaging in other Andrew-themed
activities for St. Patrick's Day in N214.
a letter Vincent writes to LJA, found here,
he ponders if her childhood fondness for a blonde, green-eyed
Cupid in her storybook was an early sign of her love for
Andrew. Figures into a few of the suggested new JABB
mottoes in N215.
sends fictional Jenni to the Netherworld after she tells Lady
JenniAnn and him they're both fake in N216.
comic, created by Yvette, detailing his adventures during "My
Dinner with Andrew" is featured in N217.
suggest various Promotion Day bonuses for Andrew in N218.
figures into some of the top ten items in CABB 5
and Adam and Yva talk about the two AODs' friendship in the
interview segment. N219
lists things one should NOT do if Andrew is ever arrested for
murder. In N220,
Lady JenniAnn tries to go a whole day with out mentioning Andrew
and ends up chatting with others John Dye characters. In a
letter to the Angel of Angels found in N221,
an angel rants about Dyeland and Andrew's and Adam's
encouragement of the place and its obsessive people.
Finding a kitchen chair reserved for "Andrew the angel," among
other things, is a sure sign you've found an Andrew fan's home
according to N222.
Life," a story about a nightmare of Vincent's, has Andrew
homeless and haunted by his own abandonment of his friends
following a nervous breakdown. Andrew engages in various
suspect behavior in the bad finale ideas listed in N223.
and Lady JenniAnn work on keeping the Dyeland computer system
safe, with amusing results, in N223.
talk about making my Andrew scrapbooks in the reality-based
portion of N224.
the Dyeland portion, many of the Dyelanders review memories of
Andrew (spanning from the Vietnam era to 2007) as they hope for
his arrival at their JABB anniversary party. Yvette's
comic in N225
is about Andrew's glasses. Several items on both "Things
to Do During a Storm" lists in N226
involve Andrew-related tasks and activities. Andrew writes
a series of increasingly desperate sounding excuse notes to get
an unnamed admirer out of classes in N227.
also figures into some JABB approved study tips found in the
same issue. In N228,
Dyeland's newspaper features articles about the gift-hunt
leading up to Andrew's birthday party and the dual parties
thrown in his honor in Dyeland and New York City. Poor
Andrew is publicly taunted at the disastrous JABBy Awards as
told in N229.
an unsuspecting Adam busy while the Dyelanders prepare for
Adam's surprise birthday party at Andrew's house in CABB 7.
I ask Magic 8 Ball's about the likely longevity of my Andrew
crush in N230.
Yvette's portion of N231,
Willy tries to help Andrew understand why so many people like
Halloween. Yvette's story goes onto tell about Andrew and
the two other AODs dressing up together for Willy's Halloween
party. In the portion of N231
I wrote, Andrew is compared to vampires. Andrew,
obviously, comes out looking better. Andrew is left as
Dyeland JABB's sole author when LJA strikes, as imagined in N232.
handles a question Annie Dru receives about people mistakenly
thinking an angel is a romantic interest in N233.
that same Thanksgiving-themed issue, Andrew also lists things
he's grateful for including his friendships with fellow angels
and Dyelanders. Andrew closes the issue with a prayer. In
Andrew and Eliot discover Mick prowling around outside
Willowveil. Andrew holds the vampire in his basement until
it's discovered he means no harm and, in fact, needs the angel's
reassurance. Not surprisingly, our Angel Boy figures into
many of Nicole's "top eleven" ideas and my Dye Scout badges in N234.
and his fellow AODs spend most of the week leading up to
Christmas employed as Nutcracker-costumed security guards as
told in N235.
lists his New Year's resolutions in N236.
that same issue, LJA gives tips on throwing a party to celebrate
his first TBAA episode. Nicole's top ten in N237
gives ideas for how to continue one's obsession with Andrew even
after being committed. "Unconditionally"
tells about what occurs when Andrew attends the funeral of a
soldier who had been his assignment. Cruel zealots picket
the funeral and one ends up striking Andrew when he tries to
tell them that they have God all wrong. In N237,
I imagine how he, Adam, and Henry would decorate a
clubhouse. Those of us who wrote open letters to John Dye
thanked him for his portrayal of Andrew and shared how he
impacted us. In "The
Ball and Other Events", Andrew watches over Andi while Yva
and Willy go to investigate whether or not she was the victim of
a vampire attack. A handful of songs that remind me of
Andrew also make it onto the Dye Day playlist there.
During a rather strained interview with LJA, Andrew speaks about
God's love in N239.
in that issue the two have to cope when a secret unravels.
For the first time since 2003, Andrew gives a State of the
Androolers Address in N240.
mentions the newcomers who have come to Dyeland, some of the
year's events there, and, as always, stresses God's love.
He saves LJA in N241
by persuading her not to go dancing with hallucinated
politicians after she drinks too much caffeine. There's
also a madlib about Andrew's St. Patrick's Day party in that
issue. In "Eight
Years Later," Andrew and JenniAnn look back at the rather
rocky albeit is sappy beginning of their friendship and Andrew's
time in Dyeland. I quiz readers about some of his past
assignments in N242
as well as answer a couple crazy questions about him.
Andrew endures a difficult assignments amongst actors and a
harrowing reunion with the Dyelanders in N243.
of the Soul", set in 2002, gives a glimpse into his
feelings following the events covered by the TBAA episode "Two
Sides to Every Angel." In the story, he struggles with
whether or not to confide in JenniAnn about how badly he feels
when he's unable to prevent violence. In N244,
my old journal entries and such yield mantras concerning Andrew
and a maudlin letter to him from LJA. I list bad Promotion
Day gifts for him in N245.
also figures into many of the ideas, listed in the same
newsletter, for surviving without JABB. Andrew related
angst figures into many of the disclaimers suggested in N246.
he's apparently much wanted according to the want ads also found
in that newsletter. I sarcastically recap his murder trial
in the same newsletter. A former friend of Andrew's ends
up being the brains behind the tabloid that temporarily panics
the Dyelanders in N247.
the story Andrew also witnesses his clothes being thrown onto
his lawn... I ponder many things about him in N248.
No Reputation" starts with Andrew upset about shipper
stories but ends with Joshua reminding him that he's truly loved
for who he is. Such as: whether he has a phobia, how he
felt about working with two females all the time, what he'd look
like if he aged, etc. N249
reveals the Official JABB Guidelines to Andrew Wall Decor.
It also contains two comics, created by Yvette, concerning one
of Andrew's most talked about attributes... his hair. Much
of the angsting out about the delayed TBAA Season 5 DVD set in N250
concerns Andrew. That newsletter also lists ways to keep
yourself focused on Andrew during severe weather that leaves you
computer-less. In N251,
Karen recalls Andrew's myriad haircuts and the murder trial
tease, I recall drifting away from Andrew only to then become
even more obsessed with him, Nicole and Sorrow list various
things we've learned about him on JABB, and Yvette lists how
different reactions to him prove you're a JABBer. N252
lists punishments for making Andrew cry, lying about him, trying
to physically harm him, and other big no-no's in Dyeland.
Go On Forever," Andrew comes up against Josef's anger and
is forced to confront an assignment he feels he failed back in
the 1950s. Comforting Andrew and essentially being goofy
over him are the basis of Dyeland Olympic events found in N253.
the Adam Unit and Andrew Unit imbibe some orange juice and
ginger ale. In the same issue, Liz discusses the brotherly
pride Adam has for Andrew. In N254Opt1,
I journal about my feelings as I go a whole 6 days without
seeing, writing about, discussing or even purposefully thinking
about Andrew. I consider why I can't write JABB without
lists ways to figure Andrew into your school day. N255
contains tips on how to celebrate his birthday as well as
birthday notes from Dyelanders. N256
is filled with speculation about what it would be like if Andrew
ran for president of the U.S. and what scandals he might become
embroiled in. The issue concludes that Andrew isn't
presidential material but is the Dyeland king of hearts.
Andrew consoles JenniAnn upon the death of her frog and then
receives some advice from Flick himself in "Benediction."
Andrew writes Adam a note telling him how appreciative he is of
him. Andrew is a martial Lilliputian in the Gulliver's
Travels-esque story written by Yvette, found in the same
introduces a new feature: "A Moment with Andrew" stories.
The first one is an account of how Andrew got his latest vehicle
and showed it off to the Dyelanders. Troubled by the
melancholia that has settled over himself and many of the
Dyelanders, Andrew sets about to bring everyone's childlike
spirit back with a Halloween party in N258.
the party, he dresses up as the Scarecrow from Wizard of Oz
with Lulu dubbed Dorothy. He and the Dyelanders
winterizing his closet in "Carry
On" prompts an unexpected and emotional trip down memory
lane when JenniAnn accidentally finds his box of wartime
contains some secrets about Andrew's Dyeland presidential run
against Adam in 2000. There we learn that it was actually
a very friendly campaign, swooniness cost Monica a job in
Andrew's secret service detail, and that he got irked with
lists 10 things Andrew is grateful for but would seldom admit to
like the channel changer, shippers, stress balls, and
more! In that issue I also wrote a poem about him and he
figures into the Dyeland Christmas decorating tips. N261
contains a quiz that covers some of Andrew's Dyeland Christmas
memories. The scenes in the story that makes up N262,
are interspersed with excerpts from Andrew's journal. The
story itself is about his Christmastime assignment as a military
chaplain in Iraq and attempt to make it back to Dyeland in time
for the holiday. It also establishes that Andrew generally
provides the dinner rolls for Dyeland parties. A few New
Year's resolution related to him can be found in N263.
fills out a Dyeland census form in the same issue and there's a
list of ways his premiere TBAA episode woulda been different
with a JABBer in Monica's role. N264
tells the story of a heartbreaking assignment of Andrew's, part
of which he works with Adam, Tess, Monica, and a handful of the
Dyelanders. In celebration of Dye Day, N265
contains quiz questions and suggests songs related to
Andrew. His immortality is celebrated in Irish style and
his going away from Dyeland bemoaned banshee-style in N268.
he performs made-up TBAA episodes and makes up an economic
plan... or so it seems. He seems to be resigning from
Dyeland in N270
but really it was an attempt by Eben to upset the
Dyelanders. He attends Mass with LJA, offers to help Adam
out with the turkeys pens on Tourkia, and spends time with his
friends at the Cafe; all leading up to his attending the Dyeland
Easter egg hunt in N271.
Andrew is at first skeptical of LJA's cerainty that his
assignment, Cora, is Vincent's mother. After it turns out
to be true, Andrew continues to support Cora as she struggles
with her emotions and all she needs to share with her son.
The story also features a cute scene of Andrew rocking out with
baby Jacob. Just saying... N272
contains several green ideas although most double as ways to
enjoy the loveliness that is Andrew. It also features some
stupid questions and answers about Andrew's promotion. In
Andrew is a bit embarrassed when his cell phone keeps getting
questionable phone calls and the ladies of Dyeland have to help
him get rid of the callers. While, according the JABB
history, Andrew was falsely accused of murder and put on trial a
few years ago, in N274
I imagine how the current Dyelanders and friends would react if
it occurred now. That issue also contains an anthem about
the necessity of freeing Andrew ASAP! Andrew fills out the
Facebook Music Challenge and Three Things meme in N275.
fake Nicole and fake me are angered when the Virtual Magic 8
Ball won't discuss Andrew and his wonderfulness with us. N277
contains LJA's account of seeing Up with Andrew and also
a movie-themed top ten penned by our beloved, blonde AOD.
Some stats on the usage of his name in JABB and the required
gushiness can be found in N278,
JABB's 11th anniversary issue. In N279,
Andrew is startled and then touched to discover that some of his
Dyeland friends wear T-shirts covered in his many, many
Scientist" is set during August 2009 though the bulk of it
is a flashback to September 2004 when Andrew helped JenniAnn
overcome anorexia. His Dyeland job description can be
found in N280
where he also figures into some responses to a Dyeland-created,
mock Rorschach test. I try to inspire some Andrewcentric
day dream ideas to people in N281.
revolves around Andrew's birthday and includes notes to him from
Dyelanders and a few party games. Unsurprisingly, Andrew
(especially when holding a baby) figures into many of the
reasons I'm excited for Hallmark to re-air TBAA's 5th season, as
told in N283.
that same issue, Andrew's obviously hinted at (along with his
flannel shirts) by someone writing in to Annie Dru. He
writes Adam a birthday note in CABB 11
and, according to the newspaper article there, attempted to work
with Adam's turkeys on a present. In "Shifting
Focus," Andrew helps LJA deal with her disappointment when
Hallmark stops airing TBAA and she makes a discovery about him
and his feelings. In N284,
I respond to my own journal entries dated from TBAA's ninth
season in which I go from apathetic about Andrew to downright
clingy. In N285,
he goes with several of the other Dyelanders to a Renaissance
Faire where he ends up in a dungeon museum of all places.
In the same story, he dresses as Indiana Jones for their
Halloween party. With N286,
the lengthiest Dyeland story yet begins. "In the House of
the Lord" covers Andrew's assignment among a small group of
homeless people in NYC. He's sent to them during a scourge
of brutal, unsolved attacks on the homeless. Andrew
strives to protect his assignments, all while coping with the
concern of the Dyelanders who learn of his trying assignment
early on when he's wounded trying to defend a new friend.
The story concludes in N287.
feels he's failed when an assignment is killed. Things
begin to look up when Rose and JenniAnn find him and comfort
him. However, Andrew comes face to face with the murderers
and their weapons. Also in the story, Vincent confronts
JenniAnn about her failure to truly realize the depths of
Andrew's love for them all, Mick considers Andrew's greatest
strength, and other characters also make some important
realizations about him. Writes Santa in N288
to request help in spreading cheer and jolliness to his friends
in Dyeland. N289
finds Andrew in Dyeland where he's been for two weeks, taking it
easy after his assignment on the streets and resulting broken
arm. With this extra time he writes letters to God, helps
JenniAnn go dress shopping, decorates with the Dyelanders, and
more before God sends him on a very interesting
assignment. Later, the Father gaves him a vision of
Dyeland in the future. Several of my New Year's
resolutions in N290
revolve around being at least semi-normal with my obsession with
him. In addition, that issue features a TOTGA-themed
includes a list of jobs I would never give Andrew for an
assignment and a couple ideas for Andrewcentric TBAA DVD
sets. Gets some rather mushy messages sent his way in the
2010 Dye Day issue, N292.
along with JenniAnn, interview several of their friends in the
Valentine's story in N293.
story also reveals a major decision that Andrew has made about
his future. In addition to getting mentioned in my
address, Andrew delivers the "State of the Dyelanders Address"
expresses gratitude to the Father and his love for his family in
Dyeland, as well as joking around a bit! N295
contains a top ten about Dyeland's 10th anniversary/St.
Patrick's Day party with Andrew (during which he gives a
touching toast) and a list of party experiences that would NEVER
happen. In addition, Rebecca and I recall our favorites of
his assignments. In "The
Butterfly," upon returning to Dyeland after a series of
assignments, Andrew finds LJA distraught over events in the
Catholic Church. He gently consoles her and tries to help
her find a way both to honor her religion and her heart.
stupid questions are asked about Andrew and Pi, his thoughts on
bread baking, his middle name, and publicist. That
newsletter also features LJA filling out the Dyeland census
which she repeatedly uses to gush about Andrew. In N297,
Andrew watches a bunch of TV with LJA in preparation for his
stint as a Media Studies professor. As would be expected,
it turns into a whole lotta sappy goofyness... and the
unearthing of a piece of Andrew's past. In N298,
we devise ways we would have kept Andrew from fading away as
seen in the TBAA finale. In addition, it contains a story
about Andrew telling Shelby about his assignment with President
Lincoln. In N299,
he writes anonymously to Annie Dru for advice on speaking to his
friends about assignments. Meanwhile, three of his friends
write to Annie Dru with questions about him. Andrew
contributes some favorite JABB memories to the list found in N300
and, not surprisingly, figures into many, many of our own
memories. In N301,
you can discover how big of an Andrew/JD fan you are! N302
lists 12 things I think likely to happen to Andrew on a
introduces a new fiction feature: "Brushes with Andrew."
In the story, Andrew comforts a teacher who is going to meet her
husband before he is shipped out as part of Desert Storm.
I recall "Breaking Bread" in which he, Monica, and Tess
confronted Satan. I also write a bit about our crushes on
Andrew and how they brought JABB about. Andrew appears in
the Author's Cut story "The
Birthday Ever" which offers a glimpse into a future where
Andrew's birthday gift to Beth forever alters her future with
Mick. While slacking off in N305,
I analyzed Andrew's speaking style and blog using various online
apps. Several delusions about him also figure into the top
ten there. Annie Dru fields questions about his
availability in N306
which also contains stupid Qs and As about the lovely
angel. The list in CABB 12
reminds us of Adam's sentiment that Andrew is a wild man!
begins a story in which Andrew and Co. go on a cruise to
celebrate Raquel's marriage and wind up working on their own
friendships... and swimming, eating a lot, and all that other
fun cruise stuff! Also, trivia alert: N307
also reveals that Andrew at least sometimes wears sandalwood
cologne. "Where You Go, I Will Go" continues in N308.
that second part, Andrew and his friends enjoy time 3 different
islands, the AOD freaks Tess out by sporting a tattoo(!), and
things between him and Monica come to a head. Also, I
believe it is the first newsletter to have a shirtless Andrew
scene. So there's that. N309
celebrates his birthday!!! In it, some of his friends send
him well wishes and there's a list of gift ideas for past
assignments and fellow angels to consider. In N310,
Andrew must confront Bennie, a former Dyelander with extremely
warped ideas about him and the Dyelanders. He does so
beautifully, of course. In CABB 13,
Andrew answers some questions about Adam in honor of his
birthday. In N311,
I write about how much Andrew's character, and the other AODs,
meant to me and how the idea of him continues to help me during
times of grief. N312
contains two top ten lists: one of Andrew-approved Halloween
costumes for us and ones we wish he'd wear! N313
is a tough one for Officer Andrew du Lac. It's comprised
of the story "Safe" which is about Andrew working as a police
officer in a small Iowa town that is being terrorized by an
unknown serial rapist. Sensing Andrew's grief, the
Dyelanders eventually join him there and so Andrew must face not
only his concern for his assignments but also his friends who he
knows he can't always keep safe. In N314,
Rebecca, the Dyelanders, and myself all weigh in on why we're
grateful for Andrew. He also closes that issue with a
Thanksgiving prayer. N315
features some Annie Dru questions about Andrew at Christmastime
as well as some Stupid Questions that suggest a rather clingy
sentiment directed at him! In N316,
Andrew decks Willowveil out with a buncha lights for the group's
Christmas party. Later, he imagines a future Dyeland
Christmas in which all his friends' dreams come true... which is
his own dream. Because he is Andrew and he is
awesome. Andrew shared his New Year's resolutions for 2011
with us in N317.
newsletter also contains a list of alternate titles for his
first TBAA episode. In N318,
while remembering John Dye, many of us shared how grateful we
are to him for bringing Andrew, who comforted us so much and
inspired us, to life. In "On
This Side," Adam retrieves Andrew from an assignment so he
can return to Dyeland and help his friends grieve and remember
John. He also shares his own gratitude towards John and
tells of how his assignments became so much easier with John's
beautiful portrayal of him. In N319,
we shared in greater depth about how John's life touched us
all. Several of us shared memories of how his depiction of
Andrew helped us through difficult moments and encouraged us...
and will forever. In N320,
Andrew and JenniAnn do their annual Valentine's interviews of
their friends. Andrew is interviewed, with Adam, about
love as part of their AOD role. He also spends a lot of
the story imparting peace as the community continues to
grieve. Andrew gives the States of the Dyelanders address
again in N321
as well as figuring into my own address. In his, Andrew
thanks God for the friendship of the Dyelanders and shares how
moved he is by all they've done to celebrate John's life and
help others in his honor. In N322,
the gang is celebrating the 11th anniversary of Andrew coming to
Dyeland. During the party, Andrew receives a very special
features a list Cindy, Rebecca, and I composed about the myriad
ways Andrew would likely demonstrate his gentlemanly
qualities. During a very interesting day of emailing
featured in N324,
Andrew reveals a startling secret to Tess. Andrew finally
shares why he so seldom wears shorts in a story found in N325.
gives us a glimpse into his 2011 Promotion Day party, as well as
lists the Dyeland Tax Code for Andrew. N327
features a recipe for baking a file into bread in case Andrew
ever needs to be broken out of jail. In addition, I
respond to a question about his mysterious cell phone. N328
tells the tale of Andrew's first haircut in Dyeland! In N329,
Andrew answers a couple questions about his artistic abilities
and football. N330
contains a list of ways we JABBers may have altered TBAA
episodes. Unsurprisingly, most involve us getting to spend
time with the Lovely One or making life just a lil better for
him. In N331,
on the 4th of July, Andrew consoles Shelby after she hears her
brother and a friend discussing the AOD's time in Iraq. He
tells the little girl how important it is that soldiers are
never alone. N332
finds us celebrating JABB's anniversary and as we recalled our
favorites memories over these years, Andrew figured into
many. Going back to John's portrayal of him for comfort
pops up several times in the new 12 Steps. In N333,
I list some of the nutty files poor Andrew might be exposed to
if he had to fix a Dyelander's computer. In N334,
Dear Annie Dru fields a questions about a lil girl who wants
Andrew-themed school supplies, addresses a query from the lovely
AOD himself, and Andrew also helps answer another letter.
Andrew also figures into some of the questions in the quiz found
there. In CABB 14,
Rebecca constrasts Adam and Andrew a bit while I examine the
lessons we can learn from their interactions in "The Sign of the
contains a number of stupid questions penned by Nicole which ask
about Andrew's wood chucking abilities, cell phone reception,
location, and more. Andrew also figures into my work-out
related top ten found in that issue. In N336,
I wish I could tell my younger self to hang onto Andrew's "On
one side..." quote during the dark days to come. In "In
Palm of His Hand", a question from Shelby prompts JenniAnn
to recall the hours she spent with Andrew after the terrorist
attacks on 9/11. Later, the three attend a memorial
shares the story of the Dyelanders' birthday party for
Andrew. During the party, Andrew receives a very special
gift that allays his worries about the future with his
friends. In N338
I go through Andrew's highlights from S8 of TBAA... in
song. Andrew shares reasons he's grateful for Adam in CABB 15
and also figures into some of our reasons for being grateful to
the elder AOD. In N340,
Andrew dresses up as an old timey baseball player and gets some
exciting and surprising news. In N341,
I shared some of my favorite holiday memories from JABB's 13
years and most involved what Andrew got up to in the Christmas
and Thanksgiving stories. N343
explores what might happen if Andrew became addicted to
caffeine... and some gingerbread Andrews demonstrate the holiday
fun Andrew has in Dyeland. In "The Altar"
(written in 2011 though set in 2009), JenniAnn struggles while
Andrew is in the hospital following the attack on him while he
was homeless. Some months later, Andrew reveals that he
knew about the talk she had with God that night. In N344,
Andrew takes up the task of creating John's memorial Christmas
ornament and gives his friends a beautiful ceremony... with a
lil aid from Above. I wrote a poem about Andrew's TOTGA
shoes in N345.
Violeta anonymously writes the Angel of Angels for advice
concerning Andrew. It also features a top ten list about
Andrew and craft time! Andrew-related trivia figures into
the John's birthday test in N347.
finds Andrew helping JenniAnn with Mick's and Beth's wedding
video. During the course of the wedding preparation;
Andrew counseled a weepy bride-to-be, protected a flustered
Violeta, consoled a grieving Josef, and encouraged a worried
JenniAnn. All while reminding folks of God's love.
Busy fellow! In N349,
I cover some of the highlights from Andrew's Season 9
assignments via sonnets. In N350,
I confess to continuing to have problems with writing stories
featuring a troubled Andrew so... I wrote a lil story that finds
his apartment invaded with a buncha friends on his 12th Dyeland
anniversary. His yearly State of the Dyelanders returns in
which also features a quiz concerning past assignments of
Andrew's. In "The Walk",
Andrew finds himself in Dyeland after parting from Monica, Tess,
and Gloria. There, he's comforted by LJA and the other
Dyelander ladies. In N352,
Andrew returns to Dyeland after a distressing assignment and
seeks solace in the tradition of dying Easter eggs. In N353,
Rebecca and Cindy share their thoughts on Andrew's role in
"Beaautiful Dreamer." I wrote a story about Andrew's
promotion to caseworker from Search and Rescue years back as
well as hint at one to come... I end a segment of N355
by writing about how much more I appreciate all the encouraging
words John spoke while performing as Andrew. In N356,
Andrew reads Shelby a fairy tale as her bedtime story and it
prompts him and JenniAnn to discuss what characters they relate
to the most with surprising results. Afterwards, a bit of
"magic" is unleashed at Andrew's house. There's also a
fairy tale themed top ten list about Andrew in that issue.
I explain how Andrew came to be the primary focus of most JABB
newsletters. In N358,
Andrew returns to Dyeland after a heartbreaking assignment in
Syria and seeks solace in his friends. Prior to that,
Violeta and the Dyeland ladies discuss him and his selflessness
at length. Andrew, naturally, figures into many of the
JABB anniversary celebration ideas found in N359.
example, you can think of his nicknames as a game and/or down
some RVC chased with ginger ale. Info about Andrew is
necessary to answer many of the quiz questions in N360.
awesome nursing skills inspire a top ten in N361.
Andrew tries to distract JenniAnn from a violent storm by asking
her to help him organize the letters and such he's received
during his 12 years in Dyeland. Naturally, it turns into
quite the emotional experience. In JABB
I wrote about how John's portrayal of Andrew has helped me in
the face of world tragedies as well as personal loss. You
can learn about the origins of some of Andrew's many nicknames
since Andrew's in Afghanistan, I couldn't write a story for his
2012 birthday newsletter: N365.
there are some games there instead. CABB
JABB 366 gives some idea of how Andrew and Co. celebrate
Adam's birthday. N367
contains a list of ways to make your Halloween party Andrew
friendly. In N368,
I list reasons for and against making Andrew president. In
Who's Coming for
Coffee?, set in summer 2011, Andrew suffers through and
awkward coffee when he and LJA meet with her disapproving
grandma and reveal his identity. Awkwardness precedes AND
gives 5 of JABB's "angel rules" which we cobbled together from
TBAA inferences largely. The way Andrew is presented on
JABB is impacted by these rules. We consider the
following: does he sleep, can he become ill, does he age, how
can he use his powers when among human friends, and does he have
money? A top ten item in N370
contains some Andrew and Bill confusion. In addition,
Andrew's Christmas tree decor is listed there.
Holiday-themed stupid questions about Andrew are asked and
answered in N371.
Me" is the longest JABB story to date. In it, Andrew
spends months as a POW in Afghanistan after his assignment, Max,
is injured and taken prisoner. When Andrew finally gets
back to Dyeland, he needs to rely on his friends to help him
confront his demons and begin to heal. In N373,
Rebecca and I share our memories of first seeing "The One That
Got Away"... Andrew's first TBAA episode. In N374,
Andrew writes to Dear Annie Dru concerned that LJA and Rose (who
go unnamed) are working too hard on his and Max's behalf.
JenniAnn and Max go through old photos of Andrew. This
prompts JenniAnn to revisit tough times she and Andrew had
during a difficult case he was working on. Several of the
things that made our list of "Things We Will Never Forget About
John" in N375
have to do with his performance as Andrew. In "Roots &
Wings," the story in N376,
Andrew and JenniAnn put together the annual Valentine's
documentary which largely covers the gang's vacation to
Orlando. Andrew makes the most of the time with his
friends while there. The story provides a brief glimpse of
Andrew's life in February 2014. Andrew once again delivers
the annual State of the Dyelanders Address in N377.
to commemorate the 13th anniversary of his meeting the
Dyelanders, Andrew and LJA wrote a list celebrating traits
Dyelanders share. In N379,
Andrew is spending the wee hours of Easter morning thinking
about recent events in Dyeland and LJA's moroseness. And
then Joshua arrives on scene... Joshua makes a return
visit to Andrew two days later in "Asking
the Answer." Andrew is able to ask Joshua a few
follow-up questions brought about by the carpenter's Easter
revelations. In N380,
I listed some random facts I've learned thanks to Andrew.
He also figures into some of the items on my insomnia top
ten. Shocking! In N381,
I share several journal entries from the early days
post-TBAA. They talk about dreams I had of Andrew, maudlin
walks through my high school halls as I remembered
Andrew-related events there, and so on. Geez.
;-) In N382,
I listed reasons to be glad for the TBAA Seasons 7 and 8
DVDs. Surprisingly, almost all the reasons involved
Andrew. Weird... ;-) In N383,
I suggest lines both unlikely and likely to be spoken by Andrew
in a hypothetical Dyeland finale. In N384,
you can find several summer-themed stupid questions and answers
about Andrew. In addition, the travel bingo game there has
several allusions to Andrew. In "Chava,"
JenniAnn meets an elderly woman and quickly befriends her.
It's only upon introducing Chava to Andrew that everyone learns
that the woman survived the Holocaust. She panics because
she mistakenly believed Andrew was a Nazi after she saw him in
Auschwitz. In telling their stories of sorrow and cruelty,
Andrew and Chava find healing and peace in remembering those who
lived with courage and love. In "Harry
Psyche," Andrew is stunned and left feeling incredibly
blessed when he learns that JenniAnn and Max knew each other
several years earlier and that God used him to reunite
them. After "haunting" parts of the 1980s segments of "Song
Andrew finally makes an appearance in the flash forward.
He helps to get LJA and Annabelle settled into the
describes the first meeting of Andrew and Vincent in
Dyeland. Later the two men find themselves in a hospital
room, praying and hoping for a miracle. Andrew's summer
wardrobe nets several mentions in N385's
ten. Apparently he has a plaid swimsuit... Also in
that issue, the Father weighs in on Andrew's rose and speaks to
him after one of his breakdowns following Afghanistan.
Andrew filled out a crazy long personality survey in N386.
has a little "behind-the-scenes" look at my thought process
while I write JABB stories. I explain how Andrew's
condition in "Abide" and other stories fit within the
"rules." His ability to tell his friends theological
truths (and not) as well as the origins of his clothing and the
availability of free time for him also come up.
Shockingly, a few of my favorite memories of JABB involve
writing stuff for Andrew per N388.
I shared some things I wish I could have said to Andrew during
Season 8 (with a little help from Nicole T.) Cindy shared
some of her favorite Andrew highlights from Season 8.
Weepiness over all things Andrew is a sign of TBAA Deficiency
Syndrome as described in N390.
newsletter also contains a list of school-themed, Andrewiffic
ideas for random acts of kindness. In "Ivy,"
Andrew is on an assignment with Eve's Girls, a summer program
based out of a high school in Nebraska. With the help of
JenniAnn, Kemara, Violeta, and Joshua; Andrew strives to help
Ivy cope with the bullying she's facing on top of the harsh
judgment her grandmother doles out. During the course of
the assignment, Joshua bestows a new gift on Andrew. The
angel of death also improves upon his supervisor skills with
Violeta. And he confronts a family who he'd had a previous
brush with during an AOD assignment. He also deals with
the return of Bennie and plays knight in shining armor.
All of this while teaching two Literature and Drama sessions,
reviewing papers, and arranging an end of the summer theatrical
production. In short, Andrew is really busy in the
story! But, as always, very grateful. N391/CABB
18 contains an item about Andrew's nasty frosting stealing
habit. ;-) N392
describes a couple classes Andrew teaches at Androoler U: eye
brow raising and fencing! In N393,
Andrew and LJA watch over their friends during a camp-out in the
Fields of Gold to celebrate Andrew's birthday. Andrew
reveals to LJA that it will be his last birthday before he
starts aging. JABB
394/CABB 19 takes a look at what responsibilities Andrew
might have within Dyeland's government. It also includes
birthday wishes from Andrew to Adam. In "The
Coffee Summit," while JenniAnn is experiencing Monica's
distress during her temptation, Monica lives through LJA's
despair when Andrew was beaten unconscious while he was
homeless. Around the same time, Joshua meets up with
Andrew so he can prepare him for his assignment in West
Hollow. Later, Andrew appears to keep LJA company when
Monica winds up having dinner with someone else. Loads of
the Dyeland trivia contest questions in N395
relate to Andrew. In N396,
Andrew and LJA discover that Shelby has been spying on them...
only because she's been trying to connect somehow with her
parents. She confesses that she wants to trick-or-treat
because Asher told her that their parents used to take them to
do that on Halloween. So, of course, Andrew puts aside his
feelings about Halloween to take her trick-or-treating with the
others. He goes as Dumbledore. In N397,
Andrew spent his extra Daylight Saving hour studying up on Jesus
Christ Superstar... while LJA dreamily ponders his
happiness. Andrew also takes some time to fix a leaky
faucet at Arthur's apartment... with an entourage.
Finally, Andrew writes to the Angel of Angels. In "Shelter
from the Storm", Andrew alerts Monica to Arthur's presence
when they're all in the Philippines helping with recovery
efforts. In N398,
Andrew writes God a Thanksgiving letter in which he thanks Him
for his friends and all the great things God is working in their
lives. He also shares his excitement over Joshua's pending
arrival. Andrew figures into the "You Might Be a
Dyelander" list that precedes the letters, too. In N399,
Andrew joins the others in listing some of his favorite things
which include: hearing laughter, sharing the message of God's
love, dancing, time with friends, Lulu's kisses, and much
more. Naturally, he also figures into others' lists.
Truth," Andrew and Co. celebrate Thanksgiving at
Willowveil. After dinner, Adam leads a game of
Philosophical Questions and Andrew answers one about what he'd
tell his 20 years younger self. Later, he and LJA have a
conversation about honesty and pray that all is going well for
Arthur and Monica, who is sharing the true story of the day they
met. Finally, Andrew gets some much-needed rest. In
Andrew finds himself assigned to LJA two days before
Christmas. Thankfully, he's tasked only with helping her
in her grief over Chava and concern for his future. The
angel also receives an important vision. Over the next
couple days, he joins others of the Dyelanders in attending a
concert at Ivy's church and Mass at Fr. Mike's... where Joshua
and his family have also decided to attend. In N401,
Andrew resolves to enjoy the blessings of 2014 and be a great
director. That issue also offers theories on just how
Andrew's first assignment with Monica and Tess might have gone
had it happened in 2014. In "To
Love Another Person," Kemara suggests a movie night and
several of the friends end up watching Les Miserables in
Andrew's basement. During the course of the film, he helps
Violeta learn a few things. In N402,
I give two second recaps of Andrew's Season Two episodes.
I recount lessons John's work taught me about stories.
Chiefly, his role as Andrew taught me that positive stories
don't have to be easy stories. There are real,
heartbreaking problems in this world but there are also heroes
like Andrew. I also mention how Andrew exemplifies my
belief that sometimes the good guys really are more interesting
than the bad guys. N404
follows Andrew and JenniAnn in their first few days as new
parents. In the course of the story, Andrew finds an
abandoned baby in an alley. Enter Annabelle. Later,
Andrew and Joshua meet up in the chapel and, finally, Andrew's
rose (and him) complete their transformation. As the days
proceed, Andrew copes with the lingering effects of Annabelle's
birth mother's drug use and his own myriad feelings along with
LJA's. Andrew gives his annual State of the Dyelanders
Address in N405
and specifically focuses on his joy over the newcomers
including, of course, baby Belle. In N406,
I explain the differences between real aka Dyeland Andrew and
TBAA Andrew. In N407,
I imagine other musicals beyond JCS that the Dyelanders might
try with Andrew alternating between being swoon-inducing onstage
and being run ragged offstage as director. In the same
issue, I feature a quiz about his past assignments. Comes
up several times during my site tutorial in N408.
Imagine that... N409
contains a list of reasons that I'm glad Andrew is an AOD.
features a top ten list of ways that parenthood may change
Andrew. Kim and I both list Andrew highlights in our TBAA
episodes lists in N411.
I explained how various Andrew scenes on the show ended up
impacting Dyeland storylines. N412
contains a game wherein you guess which angel said a particular
quote in which TBAA episode. Naturally, some of Andrew's
quotes are included. In N413,
Andrew joins Adam and Arthur in answering questions about his
hopes, fears, favorite things, best memories, etc. In N414,
Monica lists Andrew's pocket watch as one of her favorite
possessions. LJA's comments about him there revolve mostly
around parenting Belle with him... and dancing. Beyond
mentioning "borrowing" his jean jacket, Violeta gets a bit
emotional about Andrew in her questionnaire. In N415,
several story moments with Andrew make it onto my list of
favorite memories from JABB's 16th year. John's work as
Andrew also comes up several times in my lengthy dedication
section there. Andrew's loooong history with Dyeland comes
up in N416
which also describes a class he'll be teaching in Dyeland.
Carpenter," Andrew (using the last name Darcy) at last
finds himself directing the production of Jesus Christ
Superstar that Joshua told him about a year before.
During the show's rehearsal period and run, Andrew confronts his
own emotions connected to Joshua's death and tells JenniAnn
about where he was the day of the Crucifixion. Joshua
works to help Andrew and JenniAnn realize that they need to
raise Belle as co-parents and soulmates, not a watered down,
more socially acceptable arrangement. At the end of the
show's run, Andrew has the very important task of bringing
someone Home. In "The
King," Andrew and Co. return to Dyeland with Joshua.
Joshua ties up loose ends with many of the JCS cast and crew and
Andrew is no exception. Joshua sees to it that Andrew,
JenniAnn, and Belle have the best home life as possible and he
gives Andrew an incredible gift. N418
contains some work-related advice from Andrew. It also
contains a word search of some of Andrew's jobs. We
celebrated Andrew's birthday in N419
with a photo ID game and birthday wishes from Dyeland! N420
contains a celebration of TBAA's 20th birthday so Andrew figures
in a bit, natch. I credit him for why I became a weekly
viewer. With Belle and LJA, Andrew sends his buddy Adam
birthday greetings in JABB
421/CABB 21. N422
contains a top ten list of things that have made Andrew
reconsider his views on Halloween. In "New
Beginnings," Andrew is among those Kemara checks in with
before inviting Sean to Dyeland. He participates in a
Memorial Day ceremony at the veterans' hospital. "A
Stor Mo Chroi" is set in two different years: 2014 and
2037. Andrew figures into both parts. In 2014, he
and JenniAnn help care for Liam while Arthur and Monica tries to
mend their relationship upon discovering Arthur fathered the
boy. In 2037, Andrew and JenniAnn are torn between keeping
the secret of Liam's unrequited love for Belle and telling their
daughter. In N424,
Andrew and JenniAnn write Belle a thank you note for being their
baby. They, in turn, receive a thank you from some of the
angels who they rendered aunts and uncles. Unsurprisingly,
Andrew figures into several of the drinking game items to be
found in N425.
Andrew and JenniAnn decide to host many of their JCS friends
during Christmas week so they can all be near Joshua.
Andrew gifts each of his friends with a hand-carved Nativity
set. In N427,
Andrew shares his New Year's resolutions to be the best angel,
friend, father, and son he can be and help the others through
their first Easter without Joshua physically there. In N428,
I share excerpts from my old Livejournal dated to shortly after
TBAA ended its run. In them, I wrote about still having a
crush on Andrew and seemed wanting to get over it.
Eek! I also got way too analytical about the poor fellow
and his relation to my psyche. In N429,
I wrote about how the trio of angels are always with me.
Andrew, especially, has claim to so many of my memories.
Andrew and JenniAnn work on the annual Valentine's video while
nursing an under-the-weather Belle. They recall her first
birthday and an unexpected reaction to Andrew shaving. In
of My Soul," Andrew and JenniAnn go through his closet
deciding what to keep, donate, and recycle. Various
wardrobe pieces send them down memory lane. In "The
Never-Ending Road," Andrew attends Kemara's and Sean's
pre-wedding party at Adrian's Coffeehouse. He also helps
host Kemara's parents at Willowveil prior to the wedding.
is My Heart," Andrew films Kemara's and Sean's
wedding. The couple remembers them with a toast since
Andrew and JenniAnn share the anniversary. In N431,
Andrew gives the 2015 State of the Dyelanders Address and
marvels at how much has changed in a year... with a lot of
blessings owing to a certain Carpenter. In N432,
I discuss the tropes found in Dyeland stories... oh so many of
which involve Andrew. In N433,
I shared bizarro (and thankfully rejected) Dyeland stories
ideas. Andrew's plots ran the gamut! He was tempted
by Satan, set JenniAnn up to wed Eliot, and lied to his child
for decades. Sheesh. In N434,
I mention wanting to get back to TBAA viewing so I can see
Andrew's S9 facial hair. Soon, I hope! In N435,
Andrew plants trees and builds bat houses for Earth Day.
Andrew, JenniAnn, Belle, and Violeta are the first to welcome
Kemara and Sean back after their honeymoon in "Morning
Has Broken." Andrew pens a Mother's Day greeting for
LJA on behalf of Belle and shares his severe weather to-do list
is the first to meet Eilish upon her return to Dyeland in "The
Story of Eilish/Elise." In N437,
I shared the exciting story of how Andrew came to cover my door
in college. Andrew is emotional and proud when he gets to
see Ivy graduate in "A
Graduation Surprise." In "Samuel's
Prayer," the guardian angel recalls a time when Andrew was
assigned to Eilish during a frightening attack. In "Glad
Tidings, Part I," Andrew joins JenniAnn, Belle, and others
at a beach party at Sol Mate. Later, Max, Arthur, and he
try to console Sean who is distraught after learning that one of
the twins he and Kemara are expecting likely has Down
syndrome. In N438
Kim asked about how Andrew and LJA keep Willowveil stocked with
enough food for their constant company. In "Shadowlands,"
Andrew becomes the target of two demons named Nen and
Tzila. The timing is particularly bad as JenniAnn is
critically wounded when shot by the enraged husband of a woman
seeking shelter at the Phoenix... a tragedy the demons quickly
utilize. Grieving and worried about his soul mate's fate,
Andrew also has to focus on comforting his kids and keeping them
and everyone he loves safe. The danger leads Andrew to
confront Nen and Tzila in Sheol. In N439,
Andrew shares some advice on being a father including enjoying
cuddling time, not getting overwrought about the kids' food, and
realizing one's imperfect and that's okay. In N440,
Max writes to the Angel of Angels because he's anxious after
seeing how Andrew suffered when JenniAnn was in a coma.
His and JenniAnn's kiss made it onto my list of favorite memories
from JABB's 17th year in N441.
In addition, that newsletter is dedicated to John Dye for
portraying Andrew's gentlemanliness and not making him a dull
character. In N442,
Andrew comes up when I define anam caraism and, later, he
answers a couple questions from Eilish. N443
reveals that Andrew is embarrassed by the name of Androoler U so
voting for a name change begins. In "A
Midsummer Night's Dream," Andrew introduces Eilish to
JenniAnn and Belle and, later, pays her a visit on her
island. In "Hope
and Healing," Andrew continues to recuperate from his time
in Sheol, including a visit with Eben. Meanwhile he and
JenniAnn focus on helping Max get ready for marriage.
Later, the family goes on vacation with the Friends to North
Carolina and, after their return, Andrew reunites with someone
from his past. JABB
444/CABB 22 mentions Andrew and JenniAnn being among those
who advise Rose and Max prior to their wedding. Their
efforts with Belle's potty-training also come up. In "Crumbling
Walls," Andrew, JenniAnn, and Belle celebrate Eilish's
birthday with her and Samuel. Andrew and JenniAnn also
attend Samuel's housewarming a few days later. Andrew's observed
birthday was celebrated, once again, in N445
with a photo ID game and birthday wishes from Dyelanders and
Friends. In "Triad,"
Adam and Eli briefly discuss Andrew's and JenniAnn's
relationship. In N446,
I listed ways Andrew's views on October have changed over the
years. In short, he's become much more cool with
Halloween. I also shared old journal excerpts in which I
was all dopey about him. In JABB
447/CABB 23, Adam talks about how pleasantly surprised he
was by Andrew's closeness with JenniAnn. In "Forever
and Always," Emma and Peter witness Andrew making it to
the top of Chimney Rock after carrying Belle all the way up
there. Some time later, he leaves Belle in Emma's care
after she has a seizure which gives Emma some confidence in her
parenting skills. In N448,
I shared the ways some spooky sources inspired how Andrew is
written in Dyeland stories. Later, I wrote a vignette
about Andrew and JenniAnn dealing with the aftermath of seeing a
scary movie. In "Glad
Tidings, Part II," Kemara is concerned about what will
become of Dyeland if JenniAnn dies (after being shot) and Andrew
struggles. Later on, the two families travel to an Irish
dancing competition together with Andrew driving.
Naturally, he pops up in a couple of the Anam Cara
taglines and emails in N449.
what he's thankful for in N450.
Gets interviewed by LJA about Christmas in N451.
He also figures into some of the tropes discussed there.
At the start of N452
Andrew is struggling to deal with tragic assignments and being
open and honest with JenniAnn. Things take a turn after
Joshua's arrival. Andrew finds out a little about the
Friends' next assignment, takes part in the St. Genesius
Christmas pageant, goes for a magical ride/walk with LJA, Belle,
and Yonah, and more. Shares his New Year's resolution in N453.
That same issue also covers how he's changed since TOTGA.
He highlighted assorted goings on with the Friends in his 2016
State of the Dyelanders Address in N454.
we learn how it was that Andrew came to reside in JenniAnn's
bedroom. The Voice of God himself made the
suggestion. In N457,
Andrew writes to the Angel of Angels for gift-giving advice and
participates in an Ask Andrew segment. In N458,
I look back on my journal entries from 2003 which basically boil
down to "I was super obsessed with Andrew." Mentioned in
several trope explanations in N459
and his hypothetical saint patronage is also listed.
Andrew and JenniAnn bring Belle to meet Ian and Joy in "And
Then There Were Four." He consoles his daughter when
she wants to keep Ian. Sorted into Gryffindor House in N460.
Got JenniAnn a herd of goats for their anniversary per N461.
Hypothetical presidential candidate in N462
with a pro-family agenda. He also figures into a couple of the
Mother's Day trivia questions. Andrew nets several
mentions in the questionnaires completed by Vincent, Max, and
Rose in N463.
I answer Kim's question about how writing Dyeland stories has
changed my view of Andrew over time. Andrew is
mentioned in a few father-related tropes discussed in N465
which also contains an excerpt from when Belle was a
newborn. Declares independence from his pride in N466.
Also figures into a few quiz questions there. I counted
how many JABB files contain his name in honor of the JABB
anniversary in N467
and shared some reflections on 18 years with Andrew via TBAA and
JABB. In N469,
my old journal entries contain numerous references to my crush
on Andrew including attempts to explain it and wishing to marry
him. Yep... Andrew is referenced in a handful of N470's
school tropes including, naturally, the Hot Teacher. He
also comes up in the Dyeland stories ABCs. In honor of his
observed birthday celebrated in N472,
bits from Andrew's scrapbook were shared including cards from
Violeta and Belle, a poem from JenniAnn, and a card made by an
assignment. In JABB
473/ CABB 24, Adam considers how much more serene Andrew's
and JenniAnn's relationship is than in the past years.
Along with listing his A League of Their Own-themed
Halloween costume, N474
contains several supernatural tropes that fit with Andrew.
Andrew confides in JenniAnn about some of his concerns in the "Chrysalis"
excerpt in N475.
An answer to the Christmas Traditions Matching Game in N477.
You also get three sips of your beverage, per the drinking game
there, if Andrew and LJA share a dance. Andrew and his
household receive Christmas cards in N478.
he and JenniAnn, along with many of the Dyelanders, temporarily
relocate to the Chrysalis Court in NYC so they can staff it and
help survivors of human trafficking. Andrew becomes
distraught when he worries that he may have fumbled a rescue
with terrible consequences. In Pia's “Sinners
and Saints,” Andrew makes a video of the 2015 Halloween
festivities since Sean and Kemara are at the hospital with the
twins. JenniAnn shares with Eilish about telling Andrew
about her feelings for him. In N479,
Andrew and many of the Friends recall treasured Christmas
memories. He remembers earlier in the month when Belle got
into mischief with her Christmas dress. In N480,
we get an update on where several of Andrew's clothing items
from TOTGA ended up. Andrew figures into a few of the
tropes discussed in N481.
inspires some adult coloring pages in N482.
encourages Kemara to ask Metatron to help with her book in “These are My Dreams.”
He also offers some counsel to Sean as he prepares to
become a firefighter. In N483,
Andrew has a dream in which JenniAnn is giving birth. In
waking life, the two begin to wonder if it's God's way of
telling them that another child is waiting for them. In N484,
I briefly discuss how I altered my view of what sort of
relationships Andrew would have with JenniAnn and Belle. N485
offers a glimpse of the original (and NOT legit) Dyeland finale
in which Andrew is being evaluated by an angel named
Obadiah. It's BAD! I suggest a podcast for
Andrew in N486.
He also shares his favorite ways to relax there. In N487,
God sends Andrew and Marty to France to collect more of the cure
for vampirism. In N488,
I posted scans of Andrew's scrapbook from Season 2. N489
features mom-themed tropes but Andrew gets mentioned in several
of them as a dad. In 2003 journal entries in N490,
I get all sorts of emotional about Andrew. In N491,
I returned to Andrew's scrapbook, moving onto Season 3. In
Andrew returns from an assignment on death row which has left
him troubled about one unforeseen effect of his relationship
with JenniAnn. N493
tries to answer the recurring question of why Monica didn't
support Andrew more in "The Journalist." N494
contains some facts about Andrew's part in Dyeland
lists several ways that pets have impacted Andrew's life.
It also contains a scene from the cut Dyeland finale in which
Andrew appears to Vincent. In N496,
some of the ideas for marking the 2017 eclipse involve swooning over
Andrew. He also figures into the True or False quiz
there. Figures into some of the
work-related tropes listed in N497
and some of his scrapbook pages are on display there. N498
lists gift suggestions from Andrew's assignments to him in honor
of his birthday. N499
contains Andrew's Season 4 scrapbook pages. He's mentioned several
times in the JABB history test found in N500.
In the opening to N501,
I mention wanting to write a fic about Andrew and the other
AODs dealing with the Spiritualist movement. In N502, both
Rose and JenniAnn contact the Angel of Angels with
Halloween-related concerns about Andrew. N503
contains scrapbook pages featuring highlights of Andrew's
activities in TBAA's fifth season. I give an update, as of November 2017,
on many Friends and Dyelanders in N504.
Andrew doesn't have an entry, he figures into those of his
kids. I gave an update, as of
Nov. 2017, on Andrew in N505.
Andrew and JenniAnn receive a special Christmas gift from Max and Rose in N506.
suggested organizational-themed New Year's
resolution for him can be found in N507.
A page from his scrapbook is also
included. Andrew addressed
questions regarding who can see
angels, tough assignments, Jesus
and more in N508.
Andrew also figures into some
winter tropes listed
a list of 55 lessons I've learned in thanks
to John Dye, many inspired by Andrew and
TBAA. In "Cupid
and Psyche," Andrew and JenniAnn turn to Reuel for some
counseling when one of Andrew's assignments reawakens fears
and feelings related to Rex's attack on JenniAnn. In N510,
Andrew and JenniAnn binge a couple of This Is Us
episodes before falling asleep only to be awoken by a call
from... Jack Pearson!? N511
lists possible superhero alter-egos for assorted Dyelanders
and Friends. Andrew would be Flannel Man. It
also contains a list of ways Andrew is better than a
gets a few
discussed in N512.
story about Andrew from Dyeland's own Irish storyteller is also
there. (CABB 3)
Andrew- Idea for a Virtual TV pilot presented by Joy in N37. It is also the name a fake show from N65 that parodies Frasier.
Andrewcam 2000- It first appears in N262. While Andrew's on assigrement in Iraq, the Dyelanders film their Christmas adventures for him using the Andrewcam 2000 which is a camera and tripod dressed in Andrew's clothes. In N266, some of the Andrewcam footage is used for the Valentine's documentary. Andrew tells how meaningful the footage was to him during his State of the Dyelanders Address in N267. When Owen finds an absentee Andrew's sweater in N289, Yva puts in on the Andrewcam so they can capture their Christmas decorating footage for Andrew. Henry suggests retrieving it for LJA as she swoons over Andrew in N316. The camera comes out again in "Abide With Me" with the Dyelanders capturing important moments for Andrew while he's being held in Afghanistan. In N377, Andrew mentions watching the Andrewcam footage of the girls making chocolate for the troops. If you've ever been filmed by Andrewcam 2000, you might be a Dyelander per N378.
Andrew Vincent Chandler (Avi)- See the entry for Avi.
Andrew Dejon Jr.- He came to Dyeland in late 2005 after his mother told him Andrew was his birth father. This was proved false but Dejon stuck around nonetheless. This storyline played out on the JABB YahooGroup. Recalled in the "200 Things I Have Learned from JABB" list found in N200.
St. Andrew's Hospital- Dyeland's only hospital, located on Eirenikos. Andrew kidnaps its main doctor, Johnson, in N82. Byline and setting of an article in N120. The psychologists there are consulted about a Dyelander obsessed with Andrew in N144. The ink blot test in N280 originates there. (N62, 70, 83, 85)
Andrew Johnson, Dr.- In N62
he is mentioned as being the head of staff at Dyeland's St.
Andrew's Hospital. JenniAnn requests him in N82
during a really annoying dream sequence. Witnesses light bulb
changing in N83.
Wrote an excuse note to get Audrey out of N96.
he, along with Matt Socad, devise a plan to produce new TBAAs
starring Adam and Andrew to aid a patient. He advertised
his services on Dyeland TV during Andrew's arrest as told in N163Opt1.
"commercial" is available at: http://www.photodex.com/sharing/viewalbum.html?alb=104275
Please use the password "labyrinth" to access it. After the Rorschach ink blot answers are exposed, Dr. Johnson and his staff create some new one which can be viewed in N280. (N188)
"Andrew on Trial" episode- Originally a spoiler that was misreported and/or made up in which Andrew was supposed to be mistaken for a murderer and imprisoned. Falsely. Of course. :-) It was much awaited and never came... I started obsessing over it in N22. From that brief mention the obsession grew! To help me, Jennie asks JABBers to write their own takes on the scenario. Sara then posted the submissions to her web site where you can still view them. JenniAnn dreams the scenario in N68. In another dream sequence, he is framed for stealing the Dyelanders' Christmas gifts and put on trial in N82. In N114 Andrew 10 jokes about this never-to-be-seen plot line. In N121, it is suggested that commemorating this episode that never came to pass become an official JABB holiday. In N122 it did become official and the date was set at May 13th. N137 became the first issue to celebrate the new holiday. See "Commemoration of the Murder Trial that Wasn't." The desire for it resurfaces in N147. A teaser for the 2nd "Commemoration" is available in N162. N163 is a double issue packed with trial themed fun! In N164, Andrew himself thanks everyone for their support during his trial. In N171, Audrey jokes that JenniAnn destroyed Andrew's home as reaction to his trial. Mention of this theme nets three sips according to the N180 drinking game. The game also stipulates that if you read a JABB in which Andrew goes on a murder spree, you're wasted! A follow-up to JABB's take on this theme is in N192. Inspired by the previous year's events, Lady JenniAnn passes out awards called Trialies. Characters in "For Thou Art with Me" (N194) refer a couple times to the Andrew-on-trial story in N163. Recalled in the "200 Things I Have Learned from JABB" list found in N200. A mantra about it shows up in N244. JABB's version of this theme is mentioned by three of us in N251 as we looked back on JABB's highlights. The lack of this episode is lamented and expanded upon, once again, in N274. In N362, LJA becomes emotional when she revisits the time Andrew was incarcerated. (N24, 25, 37, 57, 92, 93, 191, 210, 250, 278)
Andrewopoly- Dyeland game first introduced in N243 when the Dyelanders reveal it to Andrew. A newspaper article in N269 lists off what some of the places are like Leather Jacket Avenue and TOTGA Railroad. Andrew must know all the rules according to his job description in N280. Andrew mentions the game during his address recounted in N294. According to Andrew in N378, you might be a Dyelander if you've played this. The game is being played by Max, JenniAnn, and some others in "The Carpenter" when Andrew and Violeta return to tell them about hiring Joshua. If a character plays this in a story you're reading whilst playing N425's drinking game, you get four sips.
Androolers' Choice Awards, The- An award show from 13. Andrew/John surprisingly won every award. Awards results in 14. Recalled in the "200 Things I Have Learned from JABB" list found in N200.
Andy Broom- Turns out the angel Andrew wasn't the first guy named Andrew John Dye played! This character appeared in a 1988 episode of Murder, She Wrote entitled "A Little Night Work." John also appeared in a later episode, see "Ray Stinson, Dr." Andy is honored in a limerick in N156. Referenced in the Dye Day quiz found in N265. N292 contains a message for Andy. In N350, I mention looking forward to getting photos of Andy on the site... obviously I did! Impetus #1 for the ownership of Murder, She Wrote in N355. I judge his nursing potential... and accent... in N361. I mention getting Andy his own photo gallery in N377. John's dual MSW roles are mentioned in N455. Inspires a scavenger hunt item in N482. (N124)
Angelica- JABB member who suggests a song for the N265 Dye Day play list. In N318, Angelica shared her gratitude to Mr. Dye because he led to her improved mastery of English, gave us Andrew, created friendships, brought about amusing scenes on TV, and served as an inspiration. With her part of N319, Angelica told of how Andrew helped her find peace during her grandmother's illness and brought her amusement... all thanks to John Dye.
A.N.G.E.L.S.- A fictional show described in N65. A parody of the show Friends.
Angel of Angels- His advice column first appears in
deals with a girl who thinks an AOD is her boyfriend and an
angel who endures an interesting revelation scene. N221
has more of his columns. This time he counsels an AOD
whose assignments has a crush on him, a caseworker concerned for
their supervisor, and an angel who is dismayed by Dyeland and
its inhabitants. In N248,
the Angel of Angels counsels an angel whose assignment has
fallen for her and a young, rebellious angel who is at odds with
his supervisor. In N299,
Andrew considers writing to him before directing his query to
Annie Dru. In N324,
Tess emails about a roadside trash problem in the Netherworld
which she blames on the Angel of Angels. Yes, you read
that right. Violeta, a bit of a name dropper, brags to
Andrew in N340
that she worked with the Angel of Angels. In N346,
the Angel of Angels advised an angel horrified over angel-themed
romance novels, counseled an AOD-in-training, and helped a
clown-phobic angel. In N374,
the Angel of Angels responds to Violeta about curious fellow
angels and to a couple unknown angels with differences of
opinion on appropriate style of dress. N397
finds the Angel of Angels counseling Arthur, Violeta, Eli, and
an unknown writer about everything from gratitude to
grief. In N440,
the Angel of Angels advises Max and Ivy. He helps the
former deal with some anxiety in the wake of JenniAnn being shot
and urges the latter to enjoy college and not get too worried
about protecting Violeta. In N457,
he's consulted by Violeta, Andrew, and Adam. Violeta wants
to know about maturing, Andrew about an anniversary gift, and
Adam about how best to support Clay and Kylie. The Angel
of Angels is consulted about some Halloween-related questions in
*Angel of Angels
Angel of death (AODs)- This entry gives references to jokes and writings about AODs not related solely to Andrew. Obviously, the angel of death title comes up a lot in JABB since Andrew is one. The newsletters highlighted below describe instances in which the "angel of death" title was emphasized. Besides being the job of Andrew, Adam, and Henry, a discussion of perceptions of this angel was given in N3. Similar figures: Woden, Azrael (Azra'il), Charon, Yama, and Archangel Michael were described. In N6 a demon named Michael declares himself to be an actual AOD. The Grim Reaper sends a love letter in N39. Aaron's, an AOD, story is told in N78. A slew of them show up in Dyeland on Valentine's Day for a special dinner in their honor in N107. Katie doesn't quite get the concept of AODs in N172. I share my gratitude to Charles Rocket in CABB 2 for his contribution to my view of AODs. CABB 2 also contains a prayer named after Adam and Andrew. Miles, set to marry a Dyelander, wants Andrew left out of the wedding because he finds the AOD idea to be grim. In a Q and A session found in N186, Andrew discusses his career prior to becoming an AOD as well as his friendships with the other AODs. In N190 I got excited because a promo for NBC's Medium said Kelsey Grammer (Frasier) would make an appearance as the AOD on that show. Promotion Day celebrates Andrew becoming an AOD. You can read the 2006 Promotion Day messages to Andrew in N190opt2. "For Thou Art with Me" (N194), set in the fictional 1600s Massachusetts town of Shiloh, is one of the few JABBs which dwell on a pre-AOD Andrew. In that story, Andrew is still a caseworker and some of his feelings towards AODs as a caseworker are revealed. Henry is the acting AOD in Shiloh. Hearing of Shiloh, Adam also reflects on life as an AOD in the story. All three angels of death are interviewed by Lady JenniAnn about their band in N195. A handful of us discuss TBAA's first AOD, Adam, in CABB 3. Several items in "200 Things I Have Learned from JABB" list found in N200 are about the AODs. Some of Lady JenniAnn's suggestions about purchasing gifts and cards for Andrew on his birthday in N201Opt2 involve avoiding un-Andrewlike AOD depictions. In N202, Andrew answers a question about how his views\ of AODs changed when he became one himself after serving as a caseworker for years. The Dyelanders plan a special Halloween surprise for their AOD friends/crushes in N204. All three TBAA AODs go to get Care Bear tattoos in the "Things that You'll Never Read in a JABB Newsletter" list in N205. They're declared "hot" in N215 and in that same newsletter the Angel of Angels also answers a letter from someone who discovers her "boyfriend" is an AOD. CABB 5 jokes about a spin-off featuring all three AODs living in a tree house. In N221, the Angel of Angels shows some concern when it seems the AODs' assignments are perpetually falling for them. In that same issue an angel writes in to vent about Andrew's and Adam's behavior in Dyeland. Some of the memories the Dyelanders have in N224 highlight the strain and the blessing of being an AOD. LJA suggests playing indoor games with the AODs if a storm hits, found in N226. All three AODs dress as different types of fruit to attend the party described in Yvette's story in N231. In the other part of that JABB, Andrew mentions how touched he and the other AODs were when the Dyelanders had dressed like realistic AODs the previous Halloween. N232 briefly describes the ensuing chaos that would result from an AOD strike. All three of the TBAA AODs end up dressed as nutcrackers while on assignment in N235. In N237, I ponder what an AOD clubhouse would look like. In my open letter to John Dye in N238, I share how he and the other actors who played AODs on TBAA changed my perception of the creatures. Andrew finds some similarity in the PR problems of angels of death and vampires both in "The Masquerade Ball and Other Events". Later in the story, he joins Adam and Henry in dressing up in 1950s styles for the party. Adam speaks about how important compassion is in his work as an AOD in N239. Andrew also talks about his job in relation to divine love in the same issue. In "Dark Night of the Soul", Andrew feels envy when he realizes that Gloria, as a caseworker, had been able to speak up and stop a violent crime while his angel of death duties preclude that. Cooing over the AODs is listed as a JABB side effect in N246. The danger of having the AODs' presence in Dyeland made known to the wider public underlies the panic caused by the e-tabloid sent out in N247. In N248, I wonder what it would be like to watch various AOD-themed films with Andrew. N251 ends with a prayerful dedication to them and all angels. People who disrespect Andrew and hassle him about Halloween will have to take an Oath of Respect to AODs according to N252. In "Make This Go On Forever," Andrew, assigned to Josef's girlfriend, tells him what exactly it is AODs do and don't do. Yvette's Adam Unit, described in CABB 8, naturally features an Angel of Death State. In N254Opt1, I end up celebrating the novelty of running a fan site for an AOD. And real AODs and the hope that we can bring them some encouragement are one of the reasons I keep JABB going. In "Benediction," Andrew considers how nonjudgmental the Dyelanders are about his status as an AOD. In "Carry On," Andrew briefly discusses AODs' typical duties during wars. In N259, a bad example of an email to TPTB requesting TBAA DVDs includes a threat to sic AODs on em. N260 suggests a new holiday decorating tradition: hang holly and hug AODs beneath it. The story in N264 examines some of the struggles the AODs might have resulting from their close bonds to the very mortal Dyelanders. Their going away from Dyeland causes banshee wailing in N268. LJA says everyone should have an AOD friend in N269. Seeing how beloved the AODs are in Dyeland makes it a little easier for Cora to recall her husband's death in "Origins." N272 suggests recycling outdated clothes as blankies for AODs. Aww. Lady Beth expresses her opinion that the AODs are spoiled rotten by the Dyelanders in N273. Andrew alludes to aspects of his work as an AOD numerous times in N275. The title is included in the nicknames shirt that inspires the story in N279. In "The Scientist", Andrew frets over potentially being assigned to LJA as an AOD. Andrew's responsibilities to his fellow AODs are listed in Andrew's job description in N280. How Mr. Rocket inspired us as TBAA's first AOD is discussed in CABB 10. Some of my Andrewcentric day dream ideas in N281 center around assuring the Lovely One that you like him even though he is an AOD which scares some people but never you! The AODs, and the Dyelanders' devoted affection for them, figure into the two Annie Dru letters in N283. N284 contains a lil bit about me eventually coming to believe in AODs' existence for real. All three main AODs appear in N285 where their Renaissance style garb is fodder for swooniness. All three of the TBAA AODs work together on an assignment, the story of which begins in N286. The story also explores how important the role of AODs is to people, including the Dyelanders. N287 further develops Andrew's and Adam's AOD assignments and also contains some thoughts from assorted human characters about the AODs' strength and struggles. LJA divulges her parents' views on the AODs in her life in N289. In N290, I attempt to resolve to keep AOD-related angst to a minimum. In N293, Eli finds himself with an interesting AOD assignment while Andrew ponders a change in his future as one. In the story found in N298, Andrew shares with Shelby about his first AOD assignment and revisits his feelings from that time. N300 contains a number of AOD-related memories we came up with while looking back on JABB and TBAA. In N302, I make a few jokes about a certain two AODs on a cruise ship. Adam's initial lesson that AODs are nothing to fear gets mentioned a time or two in CABB 12. In N307, Andrew tells Nico a bit about his AOD assignment with Dawn. As that story goes on in N308, Andrew almost needs to go into AOD mode when a drunk girl nearly falls off the cruise ship. A young lady with a very wrong idea about our favorite blonde AOD, and all angels in general, surfaces in N310. In CABB 13, I jokingly answer that Adam is actually the biblical Adam forced to take on the AOD role for money. In N311, I write about why I believe in actual AODs. N312 contains a list of AOD approved Halloween costumes. N313 ("Safe") deals with one of the AODs' main struggles: that though they love their Dyelander friends, if it came down to it they couldn't necessarily protect them from harm. In that story, Andrew is a police officer working in a city plagued by a serial rapist. This grieves him greatly and at points Adam, Henry, and Eli all show up to lend him support. N315 involves several Annie Dru and Stupid Questions involving Andrew and the other AODs. All three of the TBAA AODs make appearances in N316, along with Eli. A few hints about their futures are given there... at least potential futures. I poke fun at TBAA running through 3 AODs in quick succession in N317. In N318, while commemorating John, so many of us mentioned how his portrayal of an angel of death helped so many. "On This Side" briefly introduces another angel of death, Mark, who covers for Andrew when he is asked to leave an assignment to return to Dyeland with Adam and help his friends grieve. In that story, Andrew and Adam also remember John as "one of the best PR men we ever had." In N320, Andrew and Adam are interviewed by JenniAnn about how love figures into their work as angels of death. The March 17, 2000 segment of N322 features Andrew thinking over his role as an AOD with its difficulties and blessings. Our beloved main three AODs get sent to the Netherworld in N324. Maybe not so much really... ;-) N326 finds Andrew again sharing the story of how he got promoted to AOD. Later, LJA frets that he may get promoted yet again to something that doesn't allow him to be around as much. The recipe in N327 mentions the lack of legal aid organizations devoted to AODs. So true. ;-) In N332, Cindy mentions having a lil AOD confusion when she first became a TBAA fan and was watching the episodes out of order. N333 has Andrew finding a draft of a self-help book for people who have fallen for AODs. In N334, a Dyelander mother writes Annie Dru for advice when her daughter requests Andrew-themed school supplies... a potentially troublesome prospect should a fellow student recognize him as an AOD. In CABB 14, Rebecca wrote a bit about how Adam and Andrew were both different but wonderful interpretations of AODs. Andrew tells JenniAnn of seeing many angels of death on 9/11 in "In the Palm of His Hand" and assures her that they led the victims Home to safety and peace. The way Adam lightened up our view of AODs is mentioned in CABB 15. In N340, Violeta, an AOD in training and Andrew's protege, is introduced. In "The Altar", a heartbroken LJA seems to at least in part wish that Eli is her AOD. In N344, Andrew faces a difficult situation even with his AOD experience... continuing to help his friends heal after John's passing. Adam shares about how John was an inspiration to him in his own work as a real AOD. In N346, a reserved angel of death in training seeks counsel from the Angel of Angels about how to interact with her far less reserved supervisor. The top ten there also imagines what exactly Andrew and Co. may do with "World's Best Angel of Death" mugs. I dedicated N349 to all the good John did with his portrayal of an AOD. In N351, Andrew writes about one of his favorite aspects of being an angel of death. Andrew is struggling some with his role as an AOD in N352 when he receives a much-needed message. In N353, Cindy and Rebecca share their thoughts on "Beautiful Dreamer" which covered Andrew's promotion to AOD duties. In N354, I list several ways in which we'll be able to enjoy Andrew's Season 5 awesomeness when the DVDs come out. In N356, Andrew tells LJA about how some people's reaction to him as an AOD leaves him feeling Beast-ish. In N358, Andrew is sent to Syria during a massacre while Violeta is kept away. This leads to her and the Dyeland ladies discussing God's wisdom in assigning angels of death. In N362, Andrew and LJA sort through letters folks have sent him. Most are from his friends but a handful are from those who were impacted by his work as an AOD. In JABB 363/CABB 16, I wrote about how Charles Rocket's and John Dye's work portraying AODs has helped me when watching news coverage of tragedies. Annie Dru answers a question about carting an AOD along to a heavy metal concert in N364. CABB 17/ JABB 366 contains an Ode to AODs and also lists ten ways in which our favorite angels of death celebrate Adam's birthday. AODs are forever per N368. In Guess Who's Coming for Coffee?, Andrew and LJA at last reveal that he is an AOD to her meddlesome grandma. She does not handle the news well... N369 briefly touches on how Andrew's AOD status would figure in were his friends ever threatened in his presence. Andrew has one of his most trying (and probably one of the most rewarding... eventually) AOD assignments in "Abide With Me". In addition, a number of AODs make appearances in the story including one never before in a JABB story. In N372, Max finally learns that Andrew is an AOD. In N373, I share about how John's portrayal of an AOD helped me to come to terms with change, including death. According to N378, if you're an AOD and you know there's a place outside of Heaven where you're not feared but instead loved... you might be a Dyelander. In N379, Andrew tells Joshua about his concern that not only can LJA not have biological children with him in her life but his AOD status makes even adoption iffy. In N381, you can revisit some of my teenage angst over crushing on an AOD. Such fun for all... In N384 an inquiring mind wants to know how she can get a plane seat next to our favorite AOD. "Chava" covers just one of Andrew's assignments as an AOD coping with the horrors of the Third Reich. In "Possibilities," Vincent recalls how he and LJA's parents struggled with the idea that their daughter/godchild had fallen for an AOD. Andrew described an AOD themed movie he didn't like in N386. In "Ivy," Carrie and Kevin are shocked to learn that Andrew, who they once spotted picking JenniAnn up from high school, is an angel of death. Later, Andrew recalls a prior AOD case that involved a member of Kevin's family. N391/CABB 18 contains a top ten list of signs that AODs have stopped by your place of residence. In "The Coffee Summit", LJA and Monica have a heart-to-heart that includes discussing how Andrew being an AOD impacted both their friendships with him. In N396, after Andrew shares about an unfortunate incident with a grim reaper wannabe at Halloween, LJA assures him that he and his fellow AODs will always have a good rep with her. In N397, the Angel of Angels counsels Violeta about her AOD training. In "Shelter from the Storm" all of the AODs affiliated with Dyeland are on assignment in the Philippines and Monica alludes to many others being there after the typhoon. If you're used to having AODs at your holiday celebrations, you might be a Dyelander per N398. Later, Andrew includes gratitude for his work as an AOD in his Thanksgiving letter to God. In N400, Andrew finds one of his few fears realized when he's assigned to a friend: JenniAnn. However, he realizes how unfounded his concerns were. In N401, Violeta resolves to become a great AOD... in time. In "To Love Another Person," we learn Henry was an AOD in France during the uprisings which inspired Les Miserables. In N404, Andrew is working an AOD stint when he gets a mysterious assignment in an alley... Enter Belle. In N409 , I shared several reasons why I'm very glad Andrew is an AOD. In N410, I wrote about lessons from TBAA that I want to share with the kids in my life. One is that death isn't scary and we're not alone when it comes: God and an angel will be there. Both Adam and Andrew allude to the difficulties and blessings in their work when they answer questions in N413. In N414, Violeta writes of wanting to be a really good AOD. Though their stints during "The Carpenter" are more caseworking in nature, the four AODs (turns out to be five) use their experience to enhance their performances. For Andrew, the assignment at St. Genesius' both begins and nears its end when he takes two people Home. In "The King," we learn that Freya, too, is an angel of death and has been for many years. Flash forwards in that story give some idea of how Andrew's family impacts his AOD work. N420 contains tidbits I learned from TBAA about AODs and other topics. In "A Stor Mo Chroi," Eli reveals himself as the AOD who took Liam's mother home. Andrew discovers that Aggie Everly was taken Home not by an AOD but by Joshua himself. In N430, Andrew has a nightmare about JenniAnn which they both try to explain as his AOD work filtering into their life together. It's not that... "Friend of My Soul" goes into how Andrew's AOD work has impacted how he relates to JenniAnn dating from her college days to the present. N433 is dedicated to John Dye for his work as Andrew, reminding us of the promise of life after death. At the end of N435, I ponder if JABB would exist had Andrew been a different type of angel. Eilish mistakenly believes Andrew is Death and he explains to her that he's an angel of death in "The Story of Eilish/Elise." In "A Graduation Surprise," Violeta is a bit angsty about how different her AOD training will be from the education her human friends will get in college. Thankfully, Joshua has a response. In "Shadowlands," the group soon gathers that no AOD was with JenniAnn when she was shot and Andrew concludes Joshua came to her. Violeta is troubled when she realizes that, despite her AOD training, she's having troubling coping with JenniAnn's near-death. Andrew consoles her. After a lengthy absence from stories, Azrael resurfaces in "Hope and Healing." In JABB 447/CABB 23, Adam is interviewed by LJA and shares about his favorite and least favorite parts of being an AOD. In N448, I revealed some spooky sources behind how I deal with Andrew's AOD work in stories. In N452, Joshua counsels Andrew that he'll only be able to remain an AOD and family man if he continues to be open and honest with LJA about his work stresses. A trope explanation in N459 describes how Dyeland differs from TBAA in terms of who gets to be an AOD and when. N469 offers a brief glimpse into me psychologizing my crush on a certain AOD. The AODs' work and the baggage that comes with it figure into a couple Halloween tropes in N474. In “Chrysalis,” Andrew frets about what Belle might think when she's older and can more fully understand what he does... and doesn't do... as an AOD. In N492, Andrew wonders about how his family life is impacting his AOD work. In N501, I mention wanting to write a story about Andrew and the other AODs dealing with Spiritualism. N503 features Andrew's Season 5 scrapbook which contains mentions of his promotion to AOD. Andrew fears that his love for his family is negatively impacting his AOD work in "Cupid and Psyche." (N34, 50, 52, 254Opt2, 460) *AOD *Angel
Angel of Music, The- Played by musician Keb'
Mo' in the episode "Inherit the Wind". His name is
revealed to be Jacob when he reappears in the second part of
TBAA's heart-wrenching "Remembering Me." Takes part in
JABB's Survivor parody
a prayer vigil for Andrew in "Abide With
Me". In "The
Carpenter," Jacob plays guitar along with Rafael in the Jesus
Christ Superstar orchestra. He also appears in the
prelude video of the show. Jacob and his fellow band-mates
receive gifts from Joshua in "The
King." Jacob performs at Max's adoption party in "Hope
and Healing." In N469,
I look back on a late night viewing of Holes which had
me freaking out over a Keb' Mo' appearance.
Angie Maxwell- Joe Maxwell's wife (she
was not a character on Beauty and the Beast.)
Joe and Angie were high school sweethearts but didn't reunite
and marry until around 2005. This was recounted on the
YG. Angie's first newsletter appearance comes in N286
when she helps Catherine at her homeless shelter, a shelter that
a homeless Andrew finds sanctuary in along with his
assignments. In the story, Angie also lends support to Joe
who is anguished by attacks being perpetrated against the
homeless. In N287,
she supports Joe as he tells Catherine, Adam, JenniAnn, and Rose
about his brother: a homeless Gulf War veteran. Later, she
celebrates Thanksgiving at the Phoenix Inn with Joe and
Jerry. She, along with Joe, attends Vincent's Christmas
party in N289.
She, Joe, and Jerry attend Andrew's 40th birthday party in N337.
we learn that she and Joe have learned about Joshua's true
identity. ("The Altar",
Angus- Introduced in "The
Carpenter," Angus joins Gabe in playing trumpet for the
orchestra of the Jesus Christ Superstar production that
Andrew is directing. He also plays the father, briefly, of
the Apostles James and John. Angus and his fellow band-mates
receive gifts from Joshua in "The
King." He also takes a liking to Dyeland's
planetarium. He performs at Max's adoption party in "Hope
and Healing." In N452,
and after St.
Anika- In N452, she's
Nick is trying
Anika flees to
a safe house
Anika takes to
Mentioned in the
excerpt in N475.
she and her mom and sisters remain at the CC where she becomes
good friends with Shelby, Jacob, and Liam and learns about
Anna- Introduced herself in N3. She had the pleasure of interviewing Andrew in Sweden in N45. (N4, 8)
Annabelle (Belle) Luna Chandler-Darcy- Although she is not named, she first appears in N289. Later, she has a bigger role in the Author's Cut story "The Best Birthday Ever." Annabelle resurfaces in both Andrew's and LJA's visions of their ideal futures as found in N316's Christmas story, "To Be With You." However, LJA believes she'll be called AnnaDru. She's won't. Andrew's got it right. :-) Thought Annabelle is not mentioned in "The Altar", the origins of a locket that later becomes hers is covered there. In a future-set segment of N337, Annabelle helps distract Andrew while the Dyelanders plan an elaborate birthday brunch for him. She appears in a flash forward at the end of "Abide With Me". There we learn that she's sometimes called simply Belle. In "Roots & Wings," found in N376, we learn just a bit more about how Annabelle came to be in Dyeland and see a glimpse of one of her first nights there. In N379, we briefly get Joshua's view of how Annabelle came to Andrew and her mother. We also learn why Luna is her middle name... and *that* Luna is her middle name. A lil glimpse of her likely future can be found in N383. In "Chava," Annabelle asks her mother and uncle about the Holocaust and learns the story of Esther and David and those they loved. "Song of Songs" describes Annabelle's first visit Below... when her Grandpa Vincent gets to meet her for the first time. In "Possibilities," Andrew tells LJA that her parents are watching over Belle. Sigh... Sad scene. God mentions Annabelle to LJA in N385. The whole still, small voice thing. Andrew lists Annabelle as a favorite girl's name in N386. Writing Belle in permanently is one of the hopes I share in N388. In a flash forward to Holy Week 2014, Belle gets passed around between her mother and Joshua in "Ivy" as they anxiously await Ivy's arrival. In N400, Andrew has a brief but stirring vision of Annabelle and JenniAnn during Christmas 2014. In N402, I resolve to not treat Belle as a convenient sitcom baby. At long last, Annabelle enters the current timeline in N404. Originally, she was an assignment of Andrew's who, after she was abandoned in an alley, he was going to have to take home unless her mother came for her... and her mother turns out to be JenniAnn. The story covers her first few days in the hospital and her eventual move home to Willowveil. Belle gets herself several mentions, naturally, in Andrew's 2014 States of the Dyelanders Address in N405. Belle gets a couple musical references in N407 and is also a quiz question answer. N409 has a mention of how things might be if Belle lets slip that her dad's an AOD. N410 features a list of ways parenting Belle may change Andrew. N411 contains an explanation for how TBAA's "As It Is in Heaven" led to Belle. In N413, Adam writes of wanting to steal Belle for some quality Uncle Adam time. Meanwhile, Andrew lists staring in wonder at her as a hobby. Daddy gets to be a lil gushy, I guess! Unsurprisingly, LJA does some gushing over Belle in her questionnaire in N414. Violeta writes of wanting to be an awesome aunt to Belle. Belle's birth makes it onto my list of favorite memories from JABB's 16th year in N415. She gives a review of her Uncle Adam's knitting class... sorta... in N416. In "The Carpenter," Belle is smitten with Joshua who cures her eczema. Joshua becomes the baby's first overnight babysitter and guides Andrew and JenniAnn towards realizing that they need to parent Belle as equals. Thus, Uncle Andrew becomes Daddy. In a video the Jesus Christ Superstar cast and crew put together, Belle plays baby Jesus. In "The King," Belle continues to enjoy cuddly time with Joshua who strives to ensure she has the best, most stable home life possible by getting Andrew moved into Willowveil. The story also features Belle's baptism and Joshua tells Andrew and LJA more about Belle's biological parentage. In N419, LJA sent birthday greetings to Andrew partially on behalf of Belle. Via her Mama and Daddy, Belle sends Uncle Adam birthday greetings in JABB 421/CABB 21. In N422, it's revealed that she and Shelby dressed as Anna and Elsa for Belle's first Halloween. Belle recognizes Joshua's name and coos accordingly in "New Beginnings." "A Stor Mo Chroi" is set in two different years: 2014 and 2037. Belle figures into both parts. In 2014, she's still a baby who her new cousin, Liam, confides in. In 2037, Belle, unwittingly, is the object of Liam's affections while she only view him as her sturdy, dependable, older cousin. In N424, Andrew and JenniAnn write Belle a thank you note for being their baby. Per the drinking game in N425, if Belle is wearing a yellow dress and dancing with a hairy fellow... you are drunk. In N426, Belle is thrilled to have Joshua celebrating Christmas at Willowveil (and cuddling her). As it's her first Christmas, Belle is cuddled and fussed over by pretty much everyone. In N430, Belle is battling a cold while her parents work on the annual Valentine's video. Thankfully, she recovers in time to enjoy the group's party and some quality time with her grandparents. While her parents move the remainder of Andrew's stuff to Willowveil, Belle gets to enjoy a day at the zoo with Grandma Allison and Grandpa Robert in "Friend of My Soul." In "The Never-Ending Road," we briefly read about Belle's birthday. Kemara and Sean decide to have her, JenniAnn, and Andrew present the gifts at their wedding Mass. Belle crashes the front pew where Sean and Kemara are sitting during their wedding in "Here is My Heart." And she also needed a diaper change... In N431, Andrew tells the kids, Belle among them, how proud they make the adults and God. In N432, I discuss the tropes found in Dyeland stories. Liam and Belle have a couple interesting ones... In N433, I shared bizarro (and thankfully rejected) Dyeland stories ideas. I shared that in the original finale, Andrew raised an orphan named Abby. So glad to have Belle instead! Belle's baby food jars are a recycling boon in N435. In "Morning Has Broken," Belle, her parents, and Violeta welcome Kemara and Sean back home after their honeymoon in Ireland. On Easter Sunday, Belle gets a bunny named Harvey from her godmother, Kemara. In N436, Andrew dictates a Mother's Day message from Belle to LJA. Belle also, naturally, figures into her Daddy's bad weather to-do list. Belle is very eager for some cake in "A Graduation Surprise." In "Glad Tidings, Part I," Belle enjoys some time at the beach with her Mama and Daddy and friends. In N438, I thanked Serendipity, my first laptop, for helping me to bring about "Abide with Me" and its first hints of Belle. In "Shadowlands," Belle is largely shielded from the fact that her mother has been shot and may not recover. While Vincent primarily cares for Belle, Andrew ensures that the little girl is still able to see JenniAnn. Belle's cuddliness helps everyone as they fret over JenniAnn and the peril caused by two demons. In N439, Andrew writes of enjoying snuggle time with Belle. In "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Eilish meets Belle for the first time. In "Hope and Healing," Belle takes her first big vacation when the Friends travel to North Carolina. Upon their return, Belle causes her parents and Violeta panic when she wanders off at a store but she ends up finding her long-lost Uncle Behnam. JABB 444/CABB 22 mentions Belle starting pre-K with her Appa Vincent and getting potty-trained. In "Crumbling Walls," Andrew, JenniAnn, and Belle celebrate Eilish's birthday with her and Samuel. With Max, Shelby, and Violeta; she jointly sent Andrew a birthday card from his "kids" in N445. In "Triad," Adam, Clay, and Kylie make plans to babysit Belle so Andrew and JenniAnn can go to "Bedford Falls." Per N446, Belle is part of the reason Andrew's changed his tune on Halloween. In JABB 447/CABB 23, Adam tells about Belle's important role in his recreational therapy program for angels. In "Forever and Always," Belle gets carried by her daddy to the top of Chimney Rock in NC. Sometime later, Emma cares for her after she has a seizure during Bible study. In N448, Belle wakes up her parents and Shelby to make her desire for a midnight snack known. Belle rides along when Shelby, Kemara, and Sean participate in an Irish dance competition in "Glad Tidings, Part II." Vincent shares his gratitude for his grandkids in N450. Belle's parents do the same. N451 gives a glimpse into Belle's 2nd Christmas season as JenniAnn interviews Andrew. In N452, Belle gets to spend another Christmas with Joshua, at one point snuggling with him when both are nightmare-plagued. Later on, Andrew and JenniAnn help Belle conquer her nightmares. Belle's definitely an aspect of Andrew's life that his TOTGA era self would be surprised by per N453. Belle merely sleeping prompts a major development in her parents' relationship in N456. Her Daddy gushes about her some in N457. Figures into a few of the tropes described in N459. Upon visiting her new cousins in "And Then There Were Four," Belle is upset to discover that she doesn't get to keep Ian. Sorted into Hufflepuff House in N460. Figures into an Earth Day trivia question in N461. Figured into Mother's Day trivia quiz in N462. Both Vincent and Max take an opportunity to gush over Belle in N463. Belle is mentioned in a few father/daughter-related tropes discussed in N465. The newsletter also contains an excerpt to when Belle was a newborn. N472 contains a Halloween card that Belle made for her Daddy... presumably with help. In JABB 473/ CABB 24, Adam happily reflects on how many more children are part of Dyeland life, including Belle. She was a Racine Belle for Halloween 2016 per N474. Mentioned in the "Chrysalis" excerpt in N475. Eli recalls an incident with Belle in the Eighteen Things for Which the Friends and Dyelanders are Thankful list in N476. Belle contributes an item. Belle receives a Christmas card from her Uncle Max and Aunt Rose in N478. In “Chrysalis,” Belle, like most of the very little Friends, is oblivious to the anti-human trafficking work being done around her. She's just happy to have so many friends and family and animals around... and, of course, her Osua. Belle experiences her first St. Martin's in Pia's “Sinners and Saints.” In N479, Belle is very excited by her Grandma Raquel's gift of a Christmas dress. Keeper of Andrew's white scarf from TOTGA per N480. Figures into some of the tropes discussed in N481. She gets to fuss over Ian and Joy in “These are My Dreams.” In N483, Andrew has a dream in which JenniAnn is pregnant. Later, the two take the dream to mean that maybe God has another child planned for them. In a flash forward we see that child: Avi. Belle dotes on her baby brother. In an even later flash forward, Aiyla tells Daisy about Liam's crush on Belle. In N484, I discuss a bit about Andrew's and Belle's relationship and why I made them father and daughter. In N487, JenniAnn can hear Belle chanting "a miracle!" in the background when Andrew calls to tell her that the vampirism cure has been found. Belle's mentioned in a couple parent/child tropes in N489. In N492, Belle gets to enjoy a daddy/daughter date with Andrew. N495 reveals Belle had been sneaking Harvey her vegetables. Figures into a Dyeland-themed quiz in N496. N498 suggests a birthday gift she might give Andrew. She's mentioned in the JABB history test found in N500. I give an update, as of November 2017, on her in N504. Figures into some of the Nov. 2017 updates found in N505. Figures into her daddy's dream in N506. "Cupid and Psyche," while a difficult story for Andrew and JenniAnn, sees Belle treated to a trip to the zoo and a daddy/daughter date. In N510, Rose watches after Belle and Shelby when Andrew, JenniAnn, and Max leave Willowveil to pick-up a troubled Joshua. (N442, 493) *Belle
Anne-Dru- Obsessive name mentioned in jest in N9. I thought it was really cute. Prompted the use of the name AnnieDru in N11.
Annie- One of the Jabbins' sextuplets. (N59, 60)
AnnieDru- In N11 she becomes "Christmas Future" and appears as a 7 year old child, JenniAnn's daughter. She shows Andrew 2018 where a family gathers to receive hope and joy from TBAA. JenniAnn inquires after her in N58 only to find she never existed. (N63, 81, 87 [mistakenly named as Annie Dru with a space])
Annie Dru- Unrelated to either AnnieDru or Anne-Dru. She has her own advice column in N56. N50 also used her name in jest but it was not meant to be her. Another of her columns appears in N64. Her column reappears in N72 where she counsels a paranoid person who fears his/her friends are plotting against them. Her column resurfaces in N92 where she helps a woman who has Andrew-less dreams and another who believes Andrew wants her to kill her dog. In N102 she offers tips on how to become a better Androoler. She reappears in N106 during which she is interviewed by JenniAnn about how Androolers can cope with the end of TBAA's run. Advises JABB members on how to behave when John's new movie, Heart of the Beholder, is released in N141. Is described as JABB's PR expert in a newspaper article in N144. She gives tips on how to survive Valentine's in N185Sour. You can find her email addy here. AnnieDru answers some questions from a couple lovelorn advice-seekers in N202. Andrew romancing her is evidence that you're wasted after playing the drinking game in N207. A couple people celebrating Thanksgiving write to her for holiday party themed advice in N233. In N283, she doles out etiquette tips to a Dyelander who had to put up with a chatting-on-a-cell cashier and another with place setting questions. Her advice column reappears in N299 wherein she counsels Andrew and a couple girls *about* Andrew. In N306, she handles questions about an 8 Ball that promised a visit from Andrew and how to get Andrew to come over for a lil comfort following a scary movie. She answers some Christmasy questions in N315. Annie Dru answers some readers' questions about back to school issues (and gets a lil help from a certain AOD) in N334. Answers a question about AODs and rock concerts and using an AOD for legal advice in N364. In N374, Dear Annie Dru advises Max on getting answers he desires from the Dyelanders, Andrew on letting his friends dote on him, and a concerned vacationer. (N63, 81, 178, 408)
Anniversary- JABB's beginnings are celebrated yearly in N25
is the third anniversary issue and contains emails looking back
over JABB's history. N95
contains a poem that goes through JABB's finest moments and
well-wishes from members. N116
marks JABB's 5th anniversary. In the plot of the newsletter,
Andrew looks forward to celebrating the day while everyone else
forgets about it entirely. For the 6th anniversary of
JABB, film student JC Amory interviews members for a documentary
featured in N142.
talk about my time with JABB in honor of its 7th anniversary in
8th anniversary is celebrated again in N197
with a story about the storm-ridden celebration in
Dyeland. The 9th anniversary, marked in N224,
brings another Dyeland story, about the Dyelanders' treasured
memories of Andrew, and a reflection I wrote. We hit 10
years in N251!
members chipped in to supply memories and fun in honor of the
marked the occasion with a by-the-numbers breakdown and open
letters to and from members. N304
celebrated our 12th anniversary with more notes from
our first anniversary following John's death, saw reflections
from members both about JABB and finding John's work. N359
gave fourteen ways to celebrate our 14th anniversary. In N388
I shared my 15 favorite memories from JABB's year and 16 hopes
for it. In N415,
I listed my 16 favorite memories of the year and dedicated it to
John for 16 different reasons. I shared my favorite
memories from JABB's 17th year in N441
as well as dedications to John. N467,
marking JABB's 18th, offered up some random facts and
reflections about it. JABB's 19th year was celebrated with
19 facts about it in N494.
Announcer- One of the many disembodied voices in JABB. See N6.
AOD Band- This joke originated in N7 in a list of possible reasons Andrew didn't like Halloween. In it, Andrew, Adam, and Henry start a disco band performing pro-AOD songs hoping to combat the grim reaper image. It goes onto to state that the group disbanded. However, that was not the end of the AOD Band as part of JABB lore. :-) N95 contains a poem with a line pondering whether Andrew and Adam really will start a band. N97 suggests Andrew is looking forward to school starting because, with fewer Dyelanders around, he'll have time and space to get Adam and Henry to start up with the band again. In N147 a video of the three AODs performing "Don't Fear the Reaper" is requested as a DVD bonus. In the story "The Uninvited Guest" which was part of N185, Andrew, Adam, and Henry do indeed perform the song "Don't Fear the Reaper" together. Andrew mentions the band while discussing his past in N186. Adam and Henry allude to the band in their message to Andrew found in N190opt2. I finally got around to writing an AOD Band interview I'd been planning for years in N195. And so Lady JenniAnn interviews Adam, Henry, and, of course, Andrew on the history of their band! Recalled in the "200 Things I Have Learned from JABB" list found in N200. The Halloween party told of in N204 includes a performance by the AOD Band of "Don't Fear the Reaper." If you find a mention of the Band in a JABB newsletter you get to take two sips according the drinking game in N207. They perform a short Christmas number in N208. N218 suggests making posters for them in an Earth-friendly manner. The band breaks up in a really bad supposed Dyeland finale described in N223. Henry's account in N224 is about the Band's appearance at a children's hospital. They perform at Willy Halloween party, as told in Yvette's story in N231. I also mention the band in my top ten portion of the same issue. Andrew vows to spend more time practicing with the band in N236. The three members dress in 1950s style for the party in "The Masquerade Ball and Other Events". Mentioned in the Andrew-themed ABCs found in N254Opt2. In N257, Adam points out that Andrew's new mini-van has enough room for all the band's equipment. In N262, Adam says they'll dedicate songs to Andrew if he's not home for Christmas to play with them. Andrew mentions that gig in the census form found in N263. In N274, I imagine the two free members, Adam and Henry, joining with others to perform "Free Andrew Now" in support of a locked up Andrew. Andrew's AOD Bandmates regularly email him according to N275. Included in Andrew's job description in N280. Henry suggests getting the band together in his birthday notes to Andrew and Adam in N282 and CABB 11, respectively. Andrew's involvement in the band is alluded to in "Shifting Focus." Nigel and the AOD Band play at the Dyeland Halloween party in N285. In N286, Rose, JenniAnn, and Owen gather bits of fabric that are sewn into an outfit Andrew wears while homeless. A piece of fabric from the AOD Band jackets is among the scraps used. They figure into one of my New Year's resolution in N290. They perform after a Valentine's crafting party in N293. They performed a mostly Irish medley of songs for the St. Patrick's party in Dyeland according to N295. In N299, a Dyelander is troubled by the tragedies Andrew has experienced but Annie Dru urges her to think of the good things, too, like the AOD Band's spin-off band (The Immortals) forming. Andrew recalls the time spent playing with the AOD Band in N300. Annie Dru handles a question about AOD Band-themed wrapping paper in N315. In N317, Andrew resolves to play more with this bands and The Immortals. Figures into a trivia question in CABB 15. Andrew tells Max about the AOD Band (using the Immortals as its name) when they're in captivity in "Abide With Me". Later in the story, the band performs. In N377, Andrew thanks the guys for all the practices and performances during his recovery. In a Dyeland finale that will NOT happen, as told in N383, the AOD Band breaks up and Henry goes solo with a polka band. Andrew, unsurprisingly, lists them as one of his favorite bands in N386. The Band inspires one of the questions in N395. One of the reasons I'm glad Andrew is an AOD per N409. In N413, Adam lists playing with the AOD Band as a hobby. In "The Carpenter," Andrew tells Joshua that Eli wants Belle to play the cowbell in their band when she's older. Referenced in the trivia game in JABB 421/CABB 21. Adam suggests getting the band together, with additional people, in "New Beginnings." You get two sips per N425's drinking game if the AOD Band is mentioned. The AOD Band is mentioned in the JABB history test found in N500. (CABB 7, 238, 372)
Apparitions- They are seen several times around Dyeland castle and in various people's dreams during N63 and N74. A couple of them appeared at John's house. Three others have appeared in and around the Castle. These last three were also in an old-fashioned picture found in a box in Dyeland. They are believed to be ancestors of Audrey, JenniAnn, and John. In N74 both Audrey and JenniAnn dream about the three (Emily, James, and Hannah) coming towards them.
April- Though she doesn't appear in N313
("Safe"), she's the third victim of a rapist terrorizing the
people of West Hollow, IA. Andrew, working as a police
officer, was brought in to help solve the cases.
April- A little Tunnel girl who first appears in "May the Road Rise to Meet You"/ "The Carpenter." She joins several of her friends performing at Kemara's and Monica's St. Patrick's Day party. Afterwards, she participates in the Q and A with Joshua and the children. He comforts her when she becomes upset. In "The King," she asks Joshua if the kids can dance at the Easter party and, of course, he assures her that they can and then joins in. April finds one of the golden eggs during the Easter egg hunt in "Morning Has Broken." April and another Tunnel girl, Misty, get help from Kemara and Sean in putting up their tent in "Glad Tidings, Part II."
Arthur Paul Roderigo Ignatius Locksley- The fake prince
JenniAnn fake married in the fake N66.
Arthur Reese- Dyeland's version of the Mike Rice character in "Netherlands." In "The Coffee Summit," LJA and Monica are forced to confront their issues with each other and one of those is Monica's jealousy over Andrew's and JenniAnn's relationship. She confesses that she had felt as if she might have had similar with Arthur. But then her temptation happened and Monica never went back to see him. Thankfully, Joshua had a plan... An answer to one of the questions in N395. In N396, Monica and Arthur join up with several of the others when they take some of the kids trick-or-treating. The two dress as Queen Guenevere and King Arthur. In N397, Arthur spends an hour taste-testing Monica's homemade coffee brews. In the same issue, Arthur writes a thinly-veiled letter to the Angel of Angels. In "Shelter from the Storm," Arthur and Monica share a moment together during a brief reprieve from their work in the Philippines following the typhoon. When Arthur begins to cry, Monica chastises him for apologizing because she knows the tears have nothing to do with weakness. They share about their experiences and pray to God for help in their work. In N398, Arthur writes God a Thanksgiving letter as his parents taught him to do. He thanks the Father for his reunion with Monica, his new friends, and for the opportunity to help rebuild lives. Naturally, Monica thanks God for their reunion and time together, too. In N399, Arthur lists second chances, friends, and being able to make people smile as among his favorite things. In "The Truth," Arthur attends his first Dyeland Thanksgiving with Monica. When Adam gets everyone to play a game of Philosophical Questions, one prompts Monica to recall her temptation in the desert and what led up to it. She decides she needs to be honest with Arthur. When they go back to Veritas, Arthur learns the truth about the day they first met and must decide what to do with Monica's admission. In N400, at Christmastime, Andrew marvels at all God has done for him and his friends... including reuniting Arthur and Monica. The following evening, Arthur joins the others for a Christmas concert at Ivy's church. He spends Christmas day with them, too, and gets Monica a meaningful Christmas gift. In N401, Arthur resolves to continue helping his True Light clients and to always be deserving of Monica's love. Arthur and Monica, along with several of the others, view Les Miserables together in "To Love Another Person." Arthur draws parallels between Valjean and the men at his shelter so Violeta can better understand. In N404, it falls to Arthur to be there for Andrew when he finally has time to think about everything that's happening with the newly rescued Annabelle, her withdrawal symptoms, and so on. Later, Monica is moved when Arthur holds Annabelle for the first time. In N405, Andrew gets a bit gushy over the addition of Arthur to Dyeland and all the happiness and love between him and Monica. In a joke in N406, Arthur and LJA get jealous over the idea of Andrew serenading Monica. In N408, I rediscovered a reference to him on the site as "Charity Shop Dude." Classy. In N411, I cited "Netherlands" as on of the most influential TBAA episodes for me because, without it, there would be no Arthur! In N413, Arthur answers several questions about himself. It's revealed that his parents' names are Molly and Grant. In N414, Monica mentions how much she enjoys working with Arthur at True Light. Writing "The Coffee Summit," and thus meeting Arthur, is listed as one of my favorite memories from JABB's 16th year in N415. In "The Carpenter," Arthur agrees to help out with a production of Jesus Christ Superstar that Andrew is directing. He winds up playing the Apostle John. When Arthur learns the truth about Joshua, he's initially mired in guilt due to mistakes in his past but Joshua paves the way for Arthur's future with Monica. In "Someone who Urgently Needs a Shelf," Arthur helps a man named Chris get himself and his two children registered for a stay at True Light. In "The King," Joshua gives further encouragement to Arthur and Monica. A conversation Joshua later has with Adam implies that something big may be headed Arthur's and Monica's way... In honor of Labor Day, Arthur weighs in about his job in N418. In N422, I reflect on creepy Dyeland story bits and one involves Arthur, LJA, and pregnancy. Yikes. In "New Beginnings," Arthur is among those to whom Kemara first brings up possibly inviting Sean to Dyeland. Later, he jokes around with the young man and Monica at a Memorial Day potluck in Dyeland. "A Stor Mo Chroi" is set in two different years: 2014 and 2037. Arthur figures into both parts. In 2014, he discovers that he impregnated an old flame when their five-year-old son, Liam, shows up on his doorstep. In 2037, Arthur and Monica support their boy who is struggling mightily with unrequited love for Belle. In N424, he and Monica write Liam a thank you note for being their son. The couple and Andrew and JenniAnn also receive a thank you from some of the angels who are grateful to be dubbed aunts and uncles. In N426, during Joshua's Christmas visit, Arthur confesses to him and Yosef that he's a bit conflicted about how close Liam is to Monica. Thankfully, the father and son soon have a breakthrough. In N427, Arthur shares his New Year's resolution to get Liam a dog! In N430, Arthur and Monica share an important milestone when they're alone at the cottage while Liam has a sleepover in the Tunnels. Arthur attends a family dinner at Willowveil in "Friend of My Soul." In "The Never-Ending Road." Arthur joins several of the other men in celebrating Sean's pending marriage to Kemara with an afternoon of sailing, snacking, and drinking. He and Monica also bring Liam to the wedding rehearsal since he's the ring-bearer. Arthur and Monica take turns reading the prayers of the faithful during Kemara's and Sean's nuptial Mass in "Here is My Heart." In N431, during his State of the Dyelanders Address, Andrew mentions Arthur's and Monica's blessing from Joshua. In N432, I discuss the tropes found in Dyeland stories. Arthur's and Monica's relationship is definitely covered by a couple. Arthur is present as Liam practices for his part in the Friends' Seder in "Morning Has Broken." Two days later, he celebrates Easter with all of them in the Fields. Helps Liam make Monica Mother's Day coffee in N436. Per "A Graduation Surprise," Arthur tipped Zeke off to a cheap car for Hailey to use when she goes to college. In "Glad Tidings, Part I," Arthur, Liam, and Monica attend a beach party at Sol Mate. Later, Arthur is alarmed when a pregnant Kemara faints at True Light. In N438, I thanked Serendipity, my first laptop, for helping me introduce Arthur. In "Shadowlands," Arthur and Monica help prepare Willowveil for visitors when the Friends camp there while JenniAnn is in the hospital. They also help watch over Liam and Jacob. One of the answers in N439's Father's Day word search. In "Hope and Healing," Arthur, along with Liam and Monica, travels to North Carolina for a vacation with the Friends. While there, Monica considers taking a new step in their relationship. In "Triad," Adam and Eli briefly discuss Arthur's and Monica's relationship. Per N446, he makes Monica pumpkin spice lattes. In JABB 447/CABB 23, Adam admits to being surprised by Arthur and JenniAnn and their relationships with Monica and Andrew, respectively. Happily surprised! In "Forever and Always," Arthur appears a couple times when he takes Liam to the park in NC and, days later, checks on his son after he has a disagreement with Aiyla. Arthur pops up in a couple of the Anam Cara taglines and emails in N449. Monica shares her gratitude for Arthur in N450. In N452, Arthur's parents come to Dyeland to celebrate Christmas. Arthur also hosts a party at True Light and acts as godfather to baby Ian. N453 suggests that Monica's relationship with Arthur woulda been shocking to TOTGA era Andrew. Mentioned in a trope in N459 and his hypothetical saint patronage is also listed. In "And Then There Were Four," Arthur and Monica are named Ian's godparents and visit him and Joy. Sorted into Gryffindor House in N460. N464 explains how and why I ended up introducing Arthur into the Dyeland stories. Liam and Arthur are mentioned in a parent-related trope discussed in N465. In JABB 473/ CABB 24, Adam reflects on how happy Monica is in her life with Arthur and Liam. Monica is grateful for him per the Eighteen Things for Which the Friends and Dyelanders are Thankful list in N476. Monica, Arthur, Liam, and Conan send Andrew and his family a Christmas card in N478. In “Chrysalis,” Arthur and Monica, like many of the Friends, temporarily relocate their family to the CC to help out with ministering to trafficking survivors. When she frets over her feelings for Samuel, Eilish is reminded of Arthur's and Monica's relationship in Pia's “Sinners and Saints.” Figures into a trope discussed in N481. He and Liam attend the open house at Sean’s firehouse in “These are My Dreams.” In N484, I discuss anam caras a bit more and how Arthur came to be. Confiding in his Monny and Daddy is one way Liam relaxes per N486. Arthur is alluded to in a couple parent/child tropes in N489. In N493, I tell about how, starting with Arthur, I realized I should rename all TBAA assignments mentioned in Dyeland stories. In N496, I suggest Arthur keep an eye on Monica's Irish coffee intake if the Friends visit an Irish pub in Nebraska while viewing the eclipse. Arthur also figures into the Dyeland quiz there. Figures into one of the work-related tropes listed in N497. I provide an update, as of Nov. 2017, for Monica and Arthur in N505. In N506, Monica and Arthur spend Christmas with family and friends and discuss their future. Along with several of the Friends, Arthur attends the get-together with the El-Chananites in "Cupid and Psyche." He gets mentioned in the Irish-themed tropes discussed in N512. (N441, "Glad Tidings, Part II", 468) *Arthur
Asher Whelan- Tunnel boy of 14 (as of October 2009) first
introduced in N285.
Shelby's older brother. He tags along with the Dyelanders
when they go to a Renaissance Faire. He disobeys LJA and
Andrew and runs into a dungeon museum at the Faire. Asher
has to be rescued by the two adults. Asks Andrew to play
football with him, other Tunnel children, and Adam in N293.
Andrew briefly recalls when he accompanied the Dyelanders to the
Renaissance Faire. Asher attends the Dyeland Christmas
party in N316.
helps convince Andrew to have a snowball fight. N325
briefly recounts Andrew rescuing Asher after he ran off and
scraped up his arm. He gets to hear the tale of Andrew's
promotion in N326.
Shelby overhears Evan and Asher discussing Andrew's wartime
assignments and is distressed. In N396,
Shelby gets to thinking about her parents and the memories of
them that Asher has shared with her. In N398,
Shelby thanks God for her brother. In "The
Carpenter," Shelby recognizes Joshua as the fellow who
helped her and Asher get out of the car after their parents were
killed in a crash. Later, Asher returns to NYC to attend a
showing of JCS with his sister. He comes to realize that
Joshua is Jesus. We also learn that Asher is studying
mathematics and education in hopes of teaching Below when he's
finished. In "Shadowlands,"
Asher cuts short a service trip so he can be with Shelby in the
wake of JenniAnn's shooting and resulting coma. In "Hope
and Healing," Shelby gets upset about Asher
being away at college, among other things. I give an update, as of November 2017, on Shelby in N504.
mentions Asher returning to the Tunnels to teach. (N348,
Tidings, Part II,"
Ashlee- In “Chrysalis,” we meet Ashlee as a young trafficking survivor who, with her friend Bailey, is given refuge at the CC.
Asho- One of the villagers of Nogah and
later El-Chanan in "Shadowlands."
Attack of the Killer Frog People from Planet Z- A fictional movie first introduced in N297. While watching TV with Andrew in preparation for his stint as a Media Studies prof, LJA finds this old, cheesy sci-fi movie. Lo and behold, Andrew turns out to have been a cast member. Andrew wrote a bit more about it on his blog. LJA reminds Andrew of the film whilst wishing him a happy birthday in N309. Andrew mentions the discovery of this film in his States of the Dyelanders address found in N321. One of the questions in N395 involves this. (N320)
Audrey- Original co-president along with me. She
serves JABB in that capacity from its inception to N139.
So is one of the four co-founders of JABB. She was,
admittedly, the more reasonable/sane of the two
co-presidents. ;-) She was also JABB's original
web-mistress, creating the first JABB web pages. She sent
the very first JABB which was the 12
Steps. Her fictional persona is a princess of
Dyeland. She authors the poem in N2.
introduces herself in N3.
dubbing Andrew "Jack 'o' Lantern of Death" after John Dye cut
his hair is first mentioned in N7.
also authors the Poe-inspired poem found there. Authors a
Valentine's Day poem in N15.
explains her membership in the anti-Andrew group, AAA.
Another of her poems surfaces in that same issue. She
writes several of N17's
and comes up with punishments for straying members. When
John got his ear pierced she dutifully reported on it with her
poem found in N20.
discusses the beginnings of JABB with the other founders in N25.
She answers questions about Andrew and Halloween in N32.
to get an idea of what she brings to JABB, according to me and
other JABBers. Drools over Tommy Ergo Life with me in N42.
she and I consider what we might have done with our lives with
out JABB. There's also a top ten about our insanity.
shows how she and I have altered how we write JABB in three
years time. A quiz to see whether readers are more like
her or myself is in N72.
An email history of JABB in N73
contains emails from her and others concerning various JABB
events (real and fictional). Tearfully wishes JABB a birthday in
She and I review failed resolutions in N105.
Her boyfriend "hacked" into JABB for our annual April Fool's
joke in N109.
she and I explained in 10 ways that we are not John Dye. In N128
she resolves to keep me sane. In N133
she honors Halloween for Past Assignments' Day. Along with me
she loses JABB while gambling in N134/CABB
1. In N138
Aud and I go over some of the crazier things we allegedly did
during JABB's run. N139
marks her departure as co-president. She has, however,
continued to be a contributing member of JABB. In this
issue she passes on a list of the co-president's
responsibilities to Doc/Karen. In N142
she recalls her time as JABB co-president: rushing to get
newsletters out, April Fool's pranks, and getting to know JABB
members. Completes N146's
hunt! Good job! In N148
she runs with Henriette's cooking show idea. Writes
a top ten for N171.
real life wedding is marked (with some fictional elements) in N174.
a piece she authored, she returns to the DyeLight Zone.
Various angels and Dyelanders show up unexpectedly during the
ceremony and reception. Then they all weigh in (in top ten
form) about her nuptials. Congrats, Audrey!! Asks
Andrew a "philosophical" question in N178.
teasing me about my sanity nets three sips according to the N180
drinking game. She submitted some stupid questions for N196opt1.
I recall the day Aud discovered that John Dye may have found the
JABB site. In N251,
Yvette and I both recall newsletters dating from during her
tenture. Thanked by Yvette in N278.
I give an anonymous shout-out to Audrey in N332.
I shared a journal entry in which I considered asking Audrey
about canceling JABB. In an old journal entry in N469,
I reference writing with Audrey. She's mentioned in the JABB history test found in N500.
Audrey (Princess)- A princess of Dyeland, co-author of JABB with JenniAnn. As such she resided at Dyeland Castle (Willowveil). Though she has her own home in Dyeland now, she is always welcome back at Willowveil. She uncovered the mystery of John's cut hair in N2. In N11 she served as "Christmas Present" and showed Andrew a scene at Teri's house. In N28 she tries to deter JenniAnn from exploring Dyeland, trying to recruit members. She instead goes along with JenniAnn and as a result is kidnapped by Kiwi and later rescued by John and Chiwawa. Bridesmaid to Chimama in N39. Trapped with John and JenniAnn by Cliff the magician and later freed by him in same issue. Gets lost in a forest with John in N43 and wakes up to find V in love with her. Reminisces about her high school years and JABB in N46. Fights with Chiwawa in N48 and is then nearly sent away, along with JenniAnn, for "help" by the dog. In N49 attempts to help JenniAnn regain her memory in time for the 2nd Anniversary party. One of the two anchors in N51 and 53. In N55 she at first thinks JenniAnn has a crush on Adam but from there on out remains one of the few to remain calm through out the prank-caused chaos. In this she proves herself less prone to emotional outbursts than JenniAnn. She does show reasonable fear in N56 when Tess arrives. In N58 she is at the Christmas party when Kathleen crashes it and is seen in an alternate time line. In N63 she sees apparitions in Dyeland Castle. In the April Fool's issue (N66) she gets married. In N68 she and JenniAnn become like angels and an imprisoned Andrew is their assignment but they are unable to free him. JenniAnn later learns it was all her nightmare. She plots the take-over of the world and convinces John and Andrew to join her in N71. An email history of JABB in N73 contains emails from her, the real Audrey, myself, and other fictional characters. In N74, she sees an apparition resembling JenniAnn and wants to open a mysterious box. Shares a scary story in N78. Reverts to a five year old in N80. Sings on a CD in N81. Part of Christmas movie parodies in N82's dream sequence. Co-hosts a sleepover with JenniAnn resulting in two drastic makeovers for Andrew and John in N87. Fights with JenniAnn in N88 and gets control of Southern JABB, also writes a negative top ten about JenniAnn. Meets JenniAnn for dinner at a pizza place in N89 on Earth and overhears a conversation between Adam and Charles Rocket. Plans a picnic in their honor. In N91 she helps plan Andrew's welcome home party and tries to deal with JenniAnn's neuroticism. Several bad stories about her are mentioned in a list of ideas JABB never used in N92. Unable to write N96 after getting Andrew-dyetess. In N104 she recites her favorite Christmas memory for JenniAnn and Andrew. In N107, she and JenniAnn set Andrew up on a blind date. In N111 and N112 she and JenniAnn co-anchor the Dyeland debates. She reserves the first dance when Andrew announces plans to throw a ball. She's also a bit hung up on Kiwi's chocolate-filled campaign. In N116 she forgets JABB's anniversary and becomes irritated when Andrew wakes her up at 6:30 in the morning. In N118 she and JenniAnn host a movie night and feel bad when Andrew is adversely affected by it. They argue over how to help Andrew. Helps plan the Halloween party in N123. In N137 it is said she would laugh hysterically if Andrew were arrested for murder. In N139 she leaves Dyeland to protect John's hair. When Andrew is arrested in N163Opt1, she tries to find the person really responsible for the crime he's accused of. In N167, she shares memories of Andrew and then goes after the person she thinks is responsible for his fall only to make a surprising discovery. N171 contains a story about her and Adam redecorating JenniAnn's bedroom with the help of Trading Space's Hildi. The real Audrey's wedding gets a bit of a fictional/Dyeland send-up in N174. Teases Andrew about his "Jack ' Lantern of Death' period in N177 Opt 1. Submits some of the made-up stupid questions in N190opt1, including one about herself. Is presented with a Trialie in N192 for her investigate skills during Andrew's murder trial. Rafael gets corrected by Andrew when he calls Princesses Audrey and JenniAnn and Cliff by the nicknames Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed from The Lion King. One of her old nicknames for Andrew is mentioned in N279. In N362, Andrew recalls Audrey's sleuthing following the false accusation of murder against him. (N261)
Audrey's Mom- Audrey's and my mothers took over N31
and had a discussion about Andrew/John's virtues. They marveled
over how much their daughters can write about hair and hairless
dogs. Recalled in the "200 Things I Have Learned from
JABB" list found in N200.
Aurora Al-Mitra- Behnam's and Isra's third child. She isn't named until JABB 473/ CABB 24. Isra discovered she was pregnant with Aurora in N452. Aiyla chose Sleeping Beauty for her Halloween 2016 costume per N474. Aiyla says she's grateful for her in N476. In “Chrysalis,” Isra has an ultrasound and she and Behnam are able to see their little girl. In N479, Vincent is cradling his newest grandbaby as the Friends recall Christmases past. Per N495, Isra and Behnam have to reassure Pilot whenever they take Aurora anywhere because he thinks the little one is his. Figures into a Dyeland-themed quiz in N496. She's mentioned in the JABB history test found in N500. I give an update, as of November 2017, on Ivy and Sy in N504 which mentions their leading study halls at Isra's and Behnam's and snuggling baby Aurora. She attends her parents' vow renewal in "Cupid and Psyche." *Aurora
Avi (Andrew Vincent) Chandler- JenniAnn's mysterious son
first glimpsed by Andrew in a vision he receives in N289.
hiding behind a Christmas tree so never seen.
Interesting... Avi is featured in both LJA's and Andrew's
visions of the future in N316.
the Father thinks about Andrew's future in N337,
He sees Avi as a baby carried around by LJA as she and her
friends plan a surprise party for the angel. "Chava"
offers a brief glimpse of Avi. Turns out he's a
bookworm. In N385,
God reveals that Avi comes from Ireland and that He's going to
need Andrew and LJA to go pick him up in a few years. Avi
makes an appearance in an epilogue to "The King".
A little boy in the Tunnels makes Avi cry by telling him he's a
demon and not made by God. Grandpa Vincent quickly and
thoroughly dismisses such nonsense by relating for Avi all the
messages of love and belonging that Joshua once told to
Stor Mo Chroi" is set in two different years: 2014 and
2037. Avi isn't yet born in 2014 but does appear in the
2037 sections. He and Liam work together to farm some of
the land in Dyeland and, thus, Avi is aware of his cousin's
unrequited love for his older sister, Belle. In addition,
Avi has a love life of his own and is dating a Tunnel girl named
Evangeline/Evie. It also becomes clear in that story that
Andrew is parenting Avi along with JenniAnn. Avi is mentioned in a
father-related trope discussed in N465.
Andrew has a dream that may predict Avi's pending arrival.
Later, Joshua foresees a morning at Willowveil with Avi.
an excerpt of the original Dyeland finale, LJA has a son named
Avi... but with Eliot. The name was the best part of that
whole thing. Andrew and JenniAnn wanting another child
is a trope listed in N489.
That's Avi! Figures into a Dyeland-themed quiz in N496.
We meet Avi's birth mother in N506, when
Azalea Thornton- She and her husband, Basil, and daughter, Lily, are first introduced in "The King." The couple had been married for six years and were struggling to get pregnant and finally did. They learned during prenatal testing that the child had Down Syndrome. Their parents suggested they abort but Azalea and Basil refused. They sought refuge in a cabin which ended up caught in a snowstorm. Azalea went into labor early. Thankfully, a couple happened to stop by and the woman helped Azalea bring Lily into the world. That couple was Maryam and Yosef. Years later, the family has a shop in NYC called Lily's Loot and Maryam brings Emma there. Later on, Joshua introduces Andrew and JenniAnn to the place and a friendship begins between the Dyelanders and Azalea's family. The Thorntons celebrate Christmas with Joshua and Co. in N426. In N430, Azalea sits in on one of Emma's dance classes at Lily's Loot and, later on, attends the first JCS rehearsal with Peter in costume. Azalea observes one of Emma's and Kemara's dance classes at Lily's Loot in "The Never-Ending Road." She and Basil try to comfort Kemara when she realizes that Sean behaves awkwardly with the students. Azalea and Basil witness a miracle in "Morning Has Broken" when their little Lily runs on the water to greet Joshua. In "Glad Tidings, Part I," Kemara and Sean visit with Azalea and Basil upon learning that their unborn daughter likely has Downs. On vacation for much of "Shadowlands," Azalea, Basil, and Lily return the day Andrew goes to Sheol and spend the day at Willowveil to support their friends. She and Basil come to the hospital when Kemara goes into labor in "Glad Tidings, Part II." In N452, Azalea and Basil supervise as Lily holds little Joy, their goddaughter, after her baptism. In "And Then There Were Four," Azalea visits with Kemara when she and Ciara visit Lily's Loot after Kemara is released from the hospital post-delivery. Later, she's made Joy's godmother. Sorted into Hufflepuff House in N460. Figures into an Earth Day trivia question in N461. In N479, Kemara is reading a book that Azalea gave to her. Attends Sean’s firefighter graduation party in “These are My Dreams.” *Azalea
Azrael/Izra'il- The angel of death in Islam. He also figures into some Jewish and Christian lore. Badriya initially mistakes Andrew for Azrael in "Abide With Me". Later in the story, Azrael makes an appearance. In addition, you can read a poem written by Robert Gilbert Walsh about Azrael on our poetry book page. In "Hope and Healing," we learn that after Badriya's death, Azrael was sent to deliver the sad news to Behnam and tell him that Adam and Andrew would be bringing her body to him for burial. Before he leaves, Azrael assures Isra that her unborn child will arrive healthy. In JABB 444/CABB 22, we learn that Azrael is Adam's supervisor of sorts. In JABB 447/CABB 23, Adam further reveals that it's