Originally, I had limited this Encyclopedia to only newsletter-based information. However, several years ago, I 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 (sent March 22nd) even if the story itself was set in June 1999. Or something like that... As time wore on, I started slotting AC stories wherever it was most convenient and/or made the most sense.
3-28-06, avatars of JABB members and their characters were
added. This just seems like a good way to give a personal
touch without 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. I'd like to
get back to this since it would be a nice way to keep myself
straight on what various characters look like but I need to find
a new avatar program.
this page is pretty massive. After several years of
glitches, it finally started doing really weird stuff that I
couldn't figure out how to fix so I had to re-do the entire page
which wasn't super fun... and it may not have been
full-proof. So if you notice anything glitchy, please
contact me at jenni at onthisside.net, replacing the "at" with
@, of course. Thanks!
And now in
2022, I've decided to no longer note when someone/something is
mentioned in a excerpt from a story. Eventually, the
entire story will be documented here so there's really no reason
to make separate mentions for every excerpt. Plus, this
page has started glitching again and I don't see any reason to
make it even longer for so little benefit.
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 and "The 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. The apartment number comes up again in N517 which contains a scan of Andrew's Season 6 scrapbook. Joshua and JenniAnn stay in hotel room 333 in "Remembrance" which she teases him about a bit. In "The Messiah," the Friends are gathered in a hospital waiting room labeled 333 while awaiting word on Joshua's condition following a shooting.
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. In "The Messiah," Abigail appears in a flashback to Yeshua's ministry. She's accompanying Mary as she follows him. Abigail is present when Mary adopts her daughter, Yemimah. In N564, Mary and Lucius are sent to Manhattan by Joshua. While Mary works as a counselor, Lucius keeps house and Mary reflects on how Abigail impacted him. Figures into a trope in N572. Abigail is alluded to in a trope covered in N577. In N582, in honor of All Saints Day, I re-ran some story scenes involving saints. Abigail was featured. In "You'll Never Walk Alone," Lucius credits Abigail for his growing up to be a respectful man. *Abigail
Abby- Fictional co-president of CABB in N134/CABB
Abby- This Abby is Andrew's adopted
daughter in the abandoned Dyeland finale. Think of her as
a sort of prototype for Belle. Thus far, excerpts of the
Dyeland finale, featuring Abby, can be found in N485,
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.
found in N500.
President Lincoln gets his own page in Andrew's Season 5
scrapbook featured in N503.
Andrew mentions President Lincoln when asked about his favorite
assignment in N542.
I briefly discuss why Dyeland stories don't often
feature historical figures like Lincoln outside of those
taken from the Bible. In N603,
I attempt to answer the question "If God knows
everything, why does He send Andrew on assignments where the
outcome is unknown to Andrew?" The example I used was the
Lincoln/Booth case. (N84,
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! In "Broken Hallelujahs," Ada-Marie and several of the other little Friends spend Valentine's with Joshua. Later, she attends a party with the Friends in the Fields of Gold. N531 gives a brief recap on several characters, Clay, Kylie, Ada-Marie, and Felix included, focusing on the arrival of baby Felix. N558 provides a year-end update on Adam, Kylie, Clay, Ada-Marie, Felix and many other Friends. In N559, Ada-Marie celebrates Christmas with Joshua, her family, and the Friends. In N586, Ada-Marie and the rest of the Albany crew get a Christmastime visit from Joshua. The Stanford family also gets two surprise members. In "A Thousand Years," JenniAnn cites a six-way meltdown that occurred with Ada-Marie, Felix, Maisy, Belle, Avi, and Evie when they had to part after a rare COVID-era playdate. (N532) *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. In N514, in an excerpt from the abandoned Dyeland finale, Adam is among the angels who gather in Dyeland to bid Andrew farewell. In N522, I shared Andrew's Season 7 scrapbook which references Adam. Adam and Kylie are among the Friends who helped prepare Avalon for Benson's burial in "Immortality." In "Broken Hallelujahs," Adam reprises his role as Pilate in JCS and comforts Kylie and other Friends when the Catholic sex abuse scandal hits close to home. N531 mentions that some of the angels from Adam's recreational therapy program help Andrew with his carpentry work. It also notes he's been doting on Ada-Marie as she adjusts to being a big sister. In N533, Adam and Kylie again don their Santa and Mrs. Claus costumes for the FS party. In the "Checking In" portion of N537, Andrew and JenniAnn recall the night Adam chaperoned them upon the former's return from Afghanistan. In the "Sacred" part, Wahkan hopes Andrew will talk to Adam about taking an additional angel into his recreational therapy program. In N542, Andrew answered a question about his friendships with Sam, Adam, Monica, and Tess. In N544, I shared some of Andrew's scrapbook pages about his angelic friends including Adam. In a story excerpt in N549, Takoda mulls over his volunteer work with Adam. Adam gets a mention in the Season 9 poem in N552. In N553, I mention a plotline I considered concerning Andrew and JenniAnn getting tricked into believing Adam had fallen. In N556, I revisit a Thanksgiving poem about Adam, Tess, and Alexander. N558 provides a year-end update on Adam, Kylie, Clay, Ada-Marie, Felix and many other Friends. In "The Messiah," Takoda reminisces about his work with Adam. Later, Adam attends Bible study with the Friends and properly introduces himself to the Khalids. In N559, Adam resumes his Santa duties during the Friends' Christmas celebrations. He also joins several of the male Friends in singing a song to honor John during the group's Christmas caroling party. In N564, JenniAnn wants to contact Adam when Andrew injures his back but a proud Andrew is less enthused by the idea. In N567, I provide a link to an Andrew and Adam themed jigsaw puzzle. Figures into a trope discussed in N568. Figures into N570 where I examined how the Hays Code might have changed Dyeland stories. In "God in the Gloom," Adam takes part in the Friends' virtual JCS Q and A. In N579, he shared a couple facts about Andrew in honor of his observed birthday. In N580, I imagined that Adam might be leading Zoom knitting classes during COVID. Mentioned in a random trope I covered in N584. In "You'll Never Walk Alone," Takoda tells Joccy about how he came to be in Adam's recreational therapy program. In N596, Violeta asks JenniAnn a number of questions about romance, sex, and anam caras which brings up brief discussion of Adam, Clay, and Kylie. In N597, JenniAnn surmises that Andrew lashed out at Adam during the assignment with Ben Mason because he was really angry at God but Adam was safer. In N605, Andrew suggests JenniAnn start a therapy program for angels, similar to Adam's. Mentioned in a spooky Dyeland trope discussed in N607. In "A Thousand Years," Adam visits Willowveil the day after Andrew and JenniAnn return to the hospital. He takes part in the group therapy Jamie is working on with Aziraphale in JenniAnn's stead. In N626, in a Pride Month edition of "Ask a JABB Co-Founder," I address the question of whether Clay, Kylie, and Adam are meant to represent polyamory. There isn't a clear answer. (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, 518, 601) *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 in N17.
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.
contains a link to a crossword featuring key words
from John Dye's career. Adam is
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
baby. Mentioned in a
random trope I covered in N584.
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.”
Mason reunites with his parents there. In "The
Messiah," Max and Ibrahim arrange for their first
unofficial counseling session to happen there. ("Hope
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.
Aida Azizi- Introduced in "The
Messiah," she's imam Ibrahim's mother. When Ibrahim
was a young boy, Aida's husband, Frank, walked out on his
family. Aida leaned on her son and encouraged him to study
to become an imam. After her death, Ibrahim stuck with it
even though it wasn't an ideal fit. Later, he realizes his
mother knew 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." In "Immortality," Aiyla supports Daisy through her father's funeral. She's also present when her friend learns that Josef is a vampire. N532 mentions Daisy's continued best friendship with Aiyla as well as Salma's continued dedication to her family, including her niece. In "Remembrance," Ivy and Violeta give Andrew and JenniAnn a much needed break when they take Belle to a play-date with Aiyla, Omar, Daisy, and Manny. N558 provides a year-end update on Isra, Behnam, Salma, Aiyla, Omar, Aurora, and many others. In "The Messiah," Daisy, Aiyla, and her siblings make some new friends while playing with Iz, Amala, and Christopher. In N559, Isra, Behnam, and their children celebrate Christmas with Joshua and the Friends. In N579, she shared a fact about Andrew in honor of his observed birthday. In N586, JenniAnn gets emotional as she introduces Amelia to the Al-Mitra side of the family via their Christmas ornaments since they can't see each other in person. In "Flowers Never Bend," Belle is confused about what's happening when the U.S. Capitol is stormed and Andrew assures her that their family members, including the Al-Mitras are safe. In N593, I shared some of my hopes for the Dyelanders and Friends as the COVID vaccines began to roll-out, including reuniting the Al-Mitra and Chandler-Darcy cousins. (N582) *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. In N556, I revisit a Thanksgiving poem about Adam, Tess, and Alexander. (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 and Healing." In "The Messiah," all the members of the JCS band return for a prayer vigil at St. G's. *Alfie
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
and Psyche" so
Andrew and JenniAnn
can celebrate their
Her and Robert's concerns about Andrew and JenniAnn are
mentioned in a trope dissected in N520.
Her angst over Andrew is touched upon during a trope discussion
She's present for Avi's wedding in "Sunshine
and Snow." In N539,
JenniAnn and Isolde very briefly borrow Robert's and Allison's
home and car for an important errand. In N543,
Allison is mentioned in a parent-child themed trope. In "The
Messiah," Allison and Robert go to the Tunnels to help
watch the Friends' children after a shooting Above. N571
contains a draft of the first few scenes of a story I'm working
on in which the Friends deal with the COVID pandemic.
Allison appears in it. In "God
in the Gloom," Allison and Robert move to Willowveil for
the COVID lockdown so they can be with JenniAnn and her
family. Drama ensues. In N586,
Allison and Robert are present when Joshua returns to Willowveil
for Christmas. In "At
Last," Andrew is grateful that Allison and Robert are
babysitting on Halloween night so he can focus on a distressed
the West Wind Moves," Allison, Robert, Nico, and
Raquel are watching Andrew's and JenniAnn's kids when they
go to the Fields of Gold for a night away.
JenniAnn's cousin, Veronica, becomes irate when Allison and
JenniAnn decline to come to her wedding shower during
Robert so they
can be nearby
Allison is at
helps her try
in a trope
discussed in N620.
Stor Mo Chroi," "And
Then There Were Four," N528,
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
Amala Khalid- The daughter of Raheem and Hura and big sister to Iz. She appears in another excerpt from "The Messiah" in N557. N558 provides a very brief update on Amala. In "The Messiah," Amala is introduced as a popular fifteen year old with a good relationship with her parents and little brother. She's recently started spending time with Christopher, a classmate. Hura is initially concerned about their religious differences (Christopher being Christian and the Khalids Muslim) but events in the Khalid family's lives put those concerns to rest. In N559, Amala and her family celebrate their first Christmas with Joshua and the Friends. Amala and Christopher share a special moment. (N582) *Amala
Amanda- Joy’s early intervention specialist in “These are My Dreams.”. She’s also a Tunnel Helper.
Kostan, M.D.- Dr. Sayer is the psychiatrist Emma begins
seeing in "The
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.
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 Amber-Marie in N505.
Christmas Eve, Nick and Gayle have a heart-to-heart with
Amber-Marie in N506.
figures into one of the parental-themed tropes discussed in N516.
Amber-Marie and Josef continue to adjust to living together and
raising Daisy. Amber-Marie's feelings for Josef become
more difficult to hide. Thankfully, they wind up
married! I introduced "Immortality" in N523.
Amber-Marie attends a meeting with the NYC archbishop, following
news of predatory behavior by his priest nephew, along with
Joshua and several Friends in "Broken
gives an update on Josef, Amber-Marie, and Daisy following the
couple's wedding and honeymoon to Disney World with their
daughter. In N533,
she attends the FS Christmas tea with Daisy and Josef. She's mentioned
in a couple of the love-themed tropes discussed in N538.
into another trope in N550.
at St. G's
with Josef and
offers a new
Friend a job
Figures into N570
where I examined how the Hays Code might have changed Dyeland
stories. Amber-Marie is mentioned in a trope covered in N577.
in the Gloom,"
joins many of
taking part in
a Zoom call to
COVID. In "You'll
Never Walk Alone," Zoe tells Joccy that Amber-Marie
has insisted she call if she needs to talk as she deals
with the fall-out of Joccy's mental health crisis. In N593,
I shared some of my hopes for the Dyelanders and Friends as the
COVID vaccines began to roll-out, including for Josef,
Amber-Marie, and Daisy. Figures
into one of
the Four Loves
discussed in N616.
Tidings, Part I," "Hope
and Healing," N492,
and Psyche," "Sunshine
and Snow") *Dr. Sayer *Amber-Marie
Amelia Remus- Rose's little daughter who appears in a Christmas vision found in N316. She and her brother, Landon, think of Andrew as an uncle which... oops. He's actually their grandpa and they think of him as such. Mentioned, though not by name, in N383. An answer to one of the questions in N395. Amelia appears very briefly in a flash forward to Avi's wedding in "Sunshine and Snow." In N586, JenniAnn introduces a newborn Amelia to her extended family via Christmas ornaments since they're not able to gather due to COVID. We also learn that Rose gave birth to Amelia at Willowveil due to the pandemic. In N593, I shared some of my hopes for the Dyelanders and Friends as the COVID vaccines began to roll-out, including for Max, Rose, and their kids. In N605, with COVID rates rising again, JenniAnn frets about exposing the litte kids, Amelia included. In "A Thousand Years," Amelia and her family temporarily move back to Willowveil to be with Andrew and JenniAnn after a demonic attack. (N606), 618) *Amelia
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.
contains a link to a crossword featuring key words
from John Dye's life and career. Amory is
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."
Ana-Maria Brughetti- In "Broken Hallelujahs," she's introduced as Kyle's former girlfriend. He gave her up upon entering the seminary but she swiftly returns to him when he leaves after being raped by one of his priest-professors. Ana-Maria is extremely supportive of Kyle and quickly fits in amongst the Friends and El-Chananites. In "Sunshine and Snow," she's at Avi's and Evie's wedding where Fr. Kyle and Fr. Mike are officiating. In N533, she gets pranked by John and later takes part in the Friends' Christmastime adventures including some caroling. Figures into a trope in N550. In "The Messiah," Ana-Maria is among the Friends who gather at the hospital after the shooting at the Manhattan Mosque. In N559, Ana-Marie celebrates Christmas with Joshua and the Friends.