1. What is JABB?
JABB was started by Audrey,
Barbara, Jarrod, and Jenni one night after a TBAA fan
chat. It's purpose was to "help" Andrew/John Dye fans
get over their obsession. Up until June of 2004, Audrey
and Jenni served as co-presidents of the group, sending out
newsletters every two weeks, and moderating the now-defunct JABB YahooGroup.
The newsletter is a collection of poems, stories, jokes,
games, quizzes, etc. concerning John Dye's work, his fans, or
any of his characters (mostly Andrew). Currently, JABB
is run by Jenni and whomever is willing to help! We
remain simply a group of fans who enjoy discussing John Dye's
work, life in general, and just enjoying an often
light-hearted look at the whole fandom experience. Welcome
Newbies! also has some info on JABB's history.
2. How do I join?
Send an email
requesting to receive the newsletter to Jenni. Should you decide
to leave JABB, please email Jenni.
3. How can I meet other fans?
many TBAA communities on the web have closed or seen a
decrease in activity. Then in 2021, Yahoo shuttered
YahooGroups where most of them had been hosted. JABB
still maintains a GoogleGroup and you're welcome to
join. Just contact Jenni at the link above.
Mostly, it's just a daily TBAA quote but discussion is always
4. Did you know John Dye or was he ever active on JABB?
No, we never had
the pleasure of meeting Mr. Dye and are not even sure if he
knew JABB existed. We hope now he knows just how greatly
his work and life were appreciated.
5. What can you tell me about Mr. Dye's life and his death?
JABB has always
respected John Dye's privacy and the privacy of his
family. We didn't get any inside info when he was on
earth and all we can tell you about his passing is that we
were heartbroken and followed the official news sites like
everyone else. At the time of this writing, we do have
some articles and remembrances listed on JABB
News and Reminders. Should there be news about DVD
releases of Mr. Dye's work, we will mention it there also.
6. Are you guys for real?
Yes. We are
not figments of your imagination. :-) But I think what
this question means is: how much of what you say in JABB is
legit? Answer: not all of it. Like anything
comedic we exaggerate or even outright lie. We admire
Mr. Dye's work but absolutely never attempted to find him nor
would we have pestered him with the sometimes over-the-top
behavior our fictional counterparts direct towards
Andrew. That being said... Some of the stuff we
say we do, we really do! It's up to you to guess which is
7. What the heck is Dyeland?
Like much of
JABB, it was a casual joke made by someone that ended up
really taking off. So we made a map
and our characters carry on their lives in the stories that
make up some of the JABB newsletters and the Author's
Cut. A bit of make-believe for the kids we still
are at heart! Although sometimes (increasingly often)
Dyeland can get really serious... Sigh... We love
Andrew. In a lot of ways, the Dyeland stories are meant
to be a fanfic spin-off of TBAA.
8. Do people really live in Dyeland?
In their day
dreams, maybe. :-) Dyeland is not a physical
place. That we know of, anyway! We're not
geography majors by any means and suppose there could actually
be a place called Dyeland out there! But if the Dyeland
we write about existed we'd have immigrated by now!
9. What is a democratic presidentialprincessdom?
That was the term
we used for Dyeland's system of governance. In the
beginning, Audrey and JenniAnn were princesses. But then
we got bored and had a fake election where Andrew got elected
as president of Dyeland. But then a few years later
JenniAnn decided she didn't want to be a princess and Andrew
resigned as president. So properly speaking, Dyeland
would currently be a chaotic
resignedpresidentialprincessladydom which I think we all agree
is simply ridiculous. So really, at this point, we have
no idea how Dyeland is ruled. By council apparently but
that's never really elaborated on. Thank goodness it's
not real! Okay, not really... I wish Dyeland were
real no matter its lacking a system of governance!
10. How can I become President of Dyeland?
Ambitious, ain't ya? First ya gotta find it I suppose!
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