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    Transmission from Downtown Chicago

    Hi everyone.

    My name is Matthew and I have been (with varying degrees of insanity) a lifetime MOTU fan. I live in Chicago, but grew up in rural Kentucky before living in Lexington for many years. I moved to Chicago in 1999.

    So yeah. My interest was recently rekindled when the first digital comic was released (the Sir-Lazer Lot one- juryís still out on that guy). And now I am currently reading all of the comics and hunting down the figures that I am missing from the 200x/Staction line. All of which I will proudly display with my pre-ordered MOTUC Castle Grayskull (Chances of my wife divorcing me when the credit card is billed next year? 85 to 90%).

    A little story: When I was young, my folks couldnít afford a Castle, so my grandpa made one out of wood, cardboard and silver spray-paint. It had a working elevator, throne, jawbridge, trapdoor and all. Truly amazing guy. My figures didnít even know the difference. Even the Beast-Man with chewed-up fingers and a bitten-off nose.

    I have two sons now. 1 and 4 years old. The 4 year old is a nut for MOTU. We watch the Filmation and MYP cartoons together on the weekends (no TV on weekdays!). We even painted Webstor (his favorite guy) on the back of one of his hoodies last weekend. I believe that I am training him well.

    I found the forums through binging on episode after episode of Roast Gooble Dinner at work. Excellent podcast. Truly great work. And Iím not just saying that because Valís a fellow Kentuckian!

    Anyway, thanks for reading, and I look forward to chatting about this shared hobby, which for my part, I find equally campy and silly, but also incredibly meaningful.

    Oh and Iíve never joined a forum, so please bear with me as I figure out the rules. Thanks!

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    Welcome to He-Man.org.

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    Nice story, I wish I had a wooden/cardboard/ spray paint CG. Sounds awesome. Welcome to the forums.

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    Nice to meet a fellow Kentuckian! I was born here, currently live here, and will probably die here. lol. Welcome and enjoy your time here!
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    On behalf of He-Man.org's admin, staff, and moderators, allow me to extend an official Hello and welcome to He-Man.org, MLHumble!! We're very glad to have you join our site hope you have a fun time discussing Masters of the Universe and Princess of Power here.

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    That's a very touching story about your castle.

    We hope you really enjoy your time here! Welcome!
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    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!
    Oh, and could someone please assist me with posting fan art? Or direct me to an FAQ regarding that process?
    I simply cannot figure it out. I know I'm missing something.
    Thanks again!

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    Welcome MLHumble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MLHumble View Post
    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!
    Oh, and could someone please assist me with posting fan art? Or direct me to an FAQ regarding that process?
    I simply cannot figure it out. I know I'm missing something.
    Thanks again!
    He-Man.org Rules, Guidelines, and How To-s: Attaching / Posting Images

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    Right on, thanks! I'll give it a go...

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