|"I have had dreams and I have had
but I have conquered my nightmares because of my
Well... This is odd. If you're like me, you're
basically home-bound for the foreseeable future. (No,
I'm not sick... just directed to work from home and stay at
home as much as possible to flatten the curve.) It's
been this way for just over a week and reality is starting
to sink in. At this point, I'm not yet one of those
people finding myself with loads of extra time on my
hands. But I have a feeling I'll get there. And
maybe some of you are already there. So... I present
the following! Some are serious, some not. But
whatever you choose to do, I hope this odd time can also be
an enriching and relaxing one for you.
Stay safe and well!
Things To Do While Staying Home
10. Re-watch TBAA, of course! Admittedly, it's
been a long time since I've watched an episode. So I'm
hoping at some point I'll get to do that. Seems like a good way
to calm down!
9. Make a play list of songs that remind you of TBAA,
Andrew, John, Dyeland, etc. And then share it! If
you're a member of the YahooGroup, you can post it
there. If not, send it to me and I'll find a place for
it, probably in a later newsletter.
8. After you've re-watched TBAA, re-enact an episode
with your pets. Or dolls and stuffed animals.
Whatever. No judgment! ;-) Bonus points if
you provide a video or snapshot evidence of this
7. You could complete a puzzle! Note: If you want
to change piece number or puzzle cut, click Play As towards
the top right and make your selections.
6. Read a Dyeland story! Or re-read one. Or
some TBAA fanfic. You can find them all here and here:
Dyeland Stories- http://www.miscjabb.onthisside.net/storyindex.html
TBAA Fanfic- http://www.onthisside.net/stories/jabbficmain.html
5. Or write something! If you'd like it posted on
the JABB site, I do have some guidelines depending on what
TBAA Fanfic (non-Dyeland)- http://www.onthisside.net/stories/fictionguidelines.html
Dyeland fiction- http://www.dyeland.onthisside.net/writingguidelines.html
In case you're wondering about why there are two separate and
sometimes contradictory sets of guidelines: For TBAA Fanfic, I
prefer to post
only straight TBAA fanfic that follows the rules set forth by
TBAA. Hence not wanting to post shipper fic. I
want people to be able to read those stories without feeling
like it's completely outside of TBAA's world.
The Dyeland stories, on the other hand, are purposefully
written as existing outside of TBAA's world. The
proof? The Dyeland characters sometimes watch TBAA so,
obviously, they're not living in TBAA. Hence, the
characterizations of some of the angels, plot points, etc. are
altered. There are romantic relationships. I
realize that makes the stories unattractive to some folks
which is why I don't put those stories on the main fiction
4. If you do happen to read an older Dyeland story
that's covered only very briefly on the Timeline and you'd be
willing to write a more detailed synopsis, that would be
awesome! It's one of those projects of mine that I just
never get around to.
3. Channel your inner Monica and learn how to make a
great mocha latte! Or learn some other skill that you've
never had the time to try.
2. Make some TBAA-inspired memes! I'll be happy to
share them in a later newsletter.
1. Pray. God loves you. And He's with us in
this. Let Him hear from ya!
Just an announcement here! At longtime member Joy's
suggestion, I've created a Discord channel for us
JABBers. I've not yet scheduled chat times so, for right
now, it's just there for people to drop into as they have
time. Please contact Jenni to receive the link to our
Discord. I can be reached at jenni at onthisside.net,
replacing at with @ and removing the spaces.
If you'd like to be kept in the loop as far as when scheduled
chat times are set, please respond to this email and I'll get
back to you.
This newsletter is dedicated to John Dye
and everyone at TBAA who gave us a show that brings so much
comfort in times of trouble.
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