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The Most Dangerous Job in the World
What do you imagine the most dangerous job in the world to be? Policeman? Fireman? …A bomb disposal expert? You're not even close. The one person in the world who has the most dangerous job in the world is also a vital part of your everyday life. Yet, despite how important he is, he is tragically ignored and never given any respect.
"Who is he?" you may ask. "Who is this poor, unsung heroes?" My friends, these one person who has the dangerous job in the world, is none other than the common paperboy!
"What?" you doubtfully repeat. "The paperboy!?" Yes, I know it's skeptical, but your life wouldn't be the same if the paperboy wasn't around! Imagine, you walk down the stairs to your house in the morning and enter the kitchen. There, laying on your table is your plate of donuts, or bagels, or biscuits, right next to your steaming cup of hot coffee, made just the way you like it…
But GASP! There's NO NEWSPAPER! No newspaper, which means no news! No horoscopes!
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Haven't really had much of a chance to really put my thoughts into words that much yesterday, but I'll go ahead and express them here.

On the topic of the death of Stan Lee, I have to admit that I was not particularly surprised to hear it. I was saddened, of course, but not overtly surprised. In fact, I was more taken aback by the fact he had managed to live out as long as he DID.

The second thing I felt, was....

Oh, geeze. How can I word this in a way that won't make me sound like an asshat?

I felt grateful. Not because of his death, perish the thought, no, but because of all the wonderful things he had given us. All of the amazing fantasies of superheroics, of characters larger than life, of lessons that even though they might be fantastic can still be applied to real life.

You don't need to be a web-slingling wall crawler with radioactive blood to learn that having great power also means having great responsibility. There are some certain people holding certain public offices that I could name drop, but won't, who don't see to fully grasp that.

(Make of that what you will. I am not engaging in any discourse on that topic.)

Furthermore, Stan Lee was born in 1922. ...Mind you, he was born on December 28th of 1922, just three days before 1923, but still.

For context, by the time he was born in 1922, US President Warren G Harding introduced the radio to the White House and made the first ever presidential public speech over it, Yankee Stadium had undergone construction, the Lincoln Memorial had been dedicated, the Ottoman Empire had fallen....and two of the original four Golden Girls, Bea Arthur and Betty White, had also been born.

He became a instrument part of the comics industry in 1939, and only after two years was made into an interim editor at a little place called Timely Publications, which would eventually grow to become Atlas Comics and then finally Marvel Comics.

It was because of Lee that we came to know, and enjoy, such heroes as the amazing Spider-Man (co-created with Steve Ditko), the Fantastic Four, Captain America, the Incredible Hulk, the Mighty Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow, the Avengers, among many, many, many more. It was due to his imagination and the scenarios he dreamed up that he--along with several other artists such as Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby--practically made the comics scene what it was today. A lot of the heroes have their origins thanks to this man, their powers, their personalities...their drives and motivations, almost all of it sprang from the mind of this incredible man.

(And whatever DIDN'T certainly came from his equally brilliant and just as celebrated contemporaries.)

With Stan Lee's passing, coupled with Ditko's earlier this year and Kirby's back in 1994....it feels like we've lost the last member of the old guard.

Although, by my own admission, I've never been that much of a huge comic book reader to begin with. I've never been super heavily involved in superhero comics as a young child, nor did I get particularly into Marvel until well into my teenage years.

Still, however, the sense of wonderment for many people is something I cannot deny. Stan Lee forever made a mark--a lasting impact that will be certain to echo through the ages for many, many decades to come.

There will never be another Stan Lee....but I don't think that in and of itself, is something to mourn. He had amazing talent, and I feel that the creator passing gives way for new and upcoming artists not to match, but maybe perhaps one day to surpass him. After all, Stan Lee's catchphrase was "Excelsior!"

The world is a bit less brighter for having lost him, but the fact he shared his dreams and creations with us made the world a far more fantastic place today than it ever would have been without him.

In the end, I suppose I can sum up my thoughts and feelings in a simple phrase that I've seen used several times before:

"Don't cry because it's over.
Smile because it happened."
So a good friend of mine is currently looking for commissions and would really like to get some done for you!

She's a rather good artist, and I think you'd like her work. Her prices are actually very reasonable!

Chibi - $5
Sketch - $5
Line Art - $15
Flat Colors - $20
Colors & Shading - $25
Tiled Background Vector - $15

Colored Lines - $3
Simple Backgrounds - $2
Scenery Backgrounds - $10

+$5 for each additional character

All prices listed are in USD.
Payments only accepted through Paypal

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Can do any Original Characters, Fandom Original Characters, Any Species.

Contact information is as follows-
Email: Seireikokoro@gmail.com
Discord: W00tNewt#8563
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Go hit her up, why don't you!
Haven't really had much of a chance to really put my thoughts into words that much yesterday, but I'll go ahead and express them here.

On the topic of the death of Stan Lee, I have to admit that I was not particularly surprised to hear it. I was saddened, of course, but not overtly surprised. In fact, I was more taken aback by the fact he had managed to live out as long as he DID.

The second thing I felt, was....

Oh, geeze. How can I word this in a way that won't make me sound like an asshat?

I felt grateful. Not because of his death, perish the thought, no, but because of all the wonderful things he had given us. All of the amazing fantasies of superheroics, of characters larger than life, of lessons that even though they might be fantastic can still be applied to real life.

You don't need to be a web-slingling wall crawler with radioactive blood to learn that having great power also means having great responsibility. There are some certain people holding certain public offices that I could name drop, but won't, who don't see to fully grasp that.

(Make of that what you will. I am not engaging in any discourse on that topic.)

Furthermore, Stan Lee was born in 1922. ...Mind you, he was born on December 28th of 1922, just three days before 1923, but still.

For context, by the time he was born in 1922, US President Warren G Harding introduced the radio to the White House and made the first ever presidential public speech over it, Yankee Stadium had undergone construction, the Lincoln Memorial had been dedicated, the Ottoman Empire had fallen....and two of the original four Golden Girls, Bea Arthur and Betty White, had also been born.

He became a instrument part of the comics industry in 1939, and only after two years was made into an interim editor at a little place called Timely Publications, which would eventually grow to become Atlas Comics and then finally Marvel Comics.

It was because of Lee that we came to know, and enjoy, such heroes as the amazing Spider-Man (co-created with Steve Ditko), the Fantastic Four, Captain America, the Incredible Hulk, the Mighty Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow, the Avengers, among many, many, many more. It was due to his imagination and the scenarios he dreamed up that he--along with several other artists such as Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby--practically made the comics scene what it was today. A lot of the heroes have their origins thanks to this man, their powers, their personalities...their drives and motivations, almost all of it sprang from the mind of this incredible man.

(And whatever DIDN'T certainly came from his equally brilliant and just as celebrated contemporaries.)

With Stan Lee's passing, coupled with Ditko's earlier this year and Kirby's back in 1994....it feels like we've lost the last member of the old guard.

Although, by my own admission, I've never been that much of a huge comic book reader to begin with. I've never been super heavily involved in superhero comics as a young child, nor did I get particularly into Marvel until well into my teenage years.

Still, however, the sense of wonderment for many people is something I cannot deny. Stan Lee forever made a mark--a lasting impact that will be certain to echo through the ages for many, many decades to come.

There will never be another Stan Lee....but I don't think that in and of itself, is something to mourn. He had amazing talent, and I feel that the creator passing gives way for new and upcoming artists not to match, but maybe perhaps one day to surpass him. After all, Stan Lee's catchphrase was "Excelsior!"

The world is a bit less brighter for having lost him, but the fact he shared his dreams and creations with us made the world a far more fantastic place today than it ever would have been without him.

In the end, I suppose I can sum up my thoughts and feelings in a simple phrase that I've seen used several times before:

"Don't cry because it's over.
Smile because it happened."

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EverlastingJoy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Trixie Returns :iconsaysplz:Hello there Mr. Ben. The Great and Powerful Trixie was asked to wish you a happy birthday today!
:icontrixieplz :iconsaysplz: Y'know, not many humans get this rare privilege! You should consider yourself lucky you're getting a birthday with from The Great and Powerful Trixie!
:iconstarlightdozyplz: :iconsaysplz: Trixie.
:icontrixieeyerollingplz: :iconsaysplz: Well it's true! Trixie doesn't normally get the chance to wish ponies a happy birthday, let alone humans.
:iconstarlightconfused2plz: :iconsaysplz: Isn't that because you're performing for the guests though?
Trixie (Sad) :iconsaysplz: ... Yes.
:iconstarlightcuteplz: *giggles and pats Trixie on the back.*
:iconstarlightsnobbishplz: :iconsaysplz:Cheer up Trixie. Now we both have a good opportunity to wish someone a Great and Powerful birthday wish!
Pony Trixie Lulamoon Happy Emoticon. :iconsaysplz:You're right Starlight! Let's do it!
Trixie Returns :iconstarlightbigeyeplz: :iconsaysplz:HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. BEN!

Fireworks FIREWORKS! Cuddles: Fireworks 

          :icontrixiemagicplz 

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EkardShadowreaver Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
Heh! Just like with TiM, I always look forward to seeing what you have planned for these every year. Thank you so much, buddy. I sincerely appreciate it.
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EverlastingJoy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Student General Artist
:iconprincesscelestiaplz::iconsaysplz:A very good day to you, human. I come to you on your day of birth with greetings... and thanks.
:iconcelestia-plz::iconsaysplz:My good subject Pinkie Pie told me she had taken to congratulating some humans on their birthdays, but even she has her limits. So she asked us for a bit of assistance... and for such friends of ponykind, we feel it right to provide it.
:iconhappycelestiaplz::iconsaysplz:It is thanks to people like you that our land of Equestria, our very world, exists like it does. It is your friendship with us that gave us life. For that, we will forever be grateful and cherish you.
:iconcelestiapleasedplz::iconsaysplz:And so, allow me to wish you happiness, peace, prosperity and fulfillment! My hope goes with you that you suffer no hardship in the year ahead, but should a challenge befall you, I am certain your courage and skill will see you rise to conquer it!
:iconcelestiaorlyplz::iconsaysplz:Now... where is she...
:iconlunawaveplz::iconsaysplz:Here, sister!
:iconcelestiahappyplz::iconsaysplz:Fashionably late, I see! But just in time for the greetings to be given.
:iconlunashappyplz::iconsaysplz:Right! I'm ready. Three, two, one...
:iconcelestiawubplz::iconsaysplz:Happy Birthday!:iconsays2plz::iconlunahaplz:
:icondatcelestiaplz::iconsaysplz:And now... let us commence the royal party.
:iconcelestiadatassplz::iconlunadatassplz:
:iconsendhertothemoonplz::iconprincesslunadanceplz:
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EkardShadowreaver Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
I always look forward to seeing these! Thanks, man. I appreciate it, as always!
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schorpioen007 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
Happy Birthday ^^
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EkardShadowreaver Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
Thank you! :D
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schorpioen007 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
You're welcome ^^
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Student General Artist
:iconpartypinkieplz::iconsaysplz:Haaaaaaappy happy birthday to our good friend today!
:iconpinkiestarryeyesplz::iconsaysplz:Here's a little birthday song with something I must say!
:iconpinkieishappyplz::iconsaysplz:On this day we celebrate having you with us!
:iconpinkiepartyplz::iconsaysplz:Throw a party here for you I'll make sure is a blast!
:iconpinkiehappyplz::iconsaysplz:I wish you only happiness, that your life's full of smiles!
:iconbrilliantpinkieplz::iconsaysplz:That you and your friends will prevail in any troubling times!
:iconpinkiebrilliantplz::iconsaysplz:Most of all, I wish for you that you'll have lots of fun!
:iconpinkiegalaplz::iconsaysplz:And share it with all close to you, spread happiness around!
:iconhotbloodedpinkieplz::iconsaysplz:OR ELSE!
:iconpinkiewinkplz:
:iconpinkiepiesmileplz::iconsaysplz:So let's get down to business now, there'll be no more delays!
:iconpinkiepiecakeplz::iconsaysplz:On to the birthday party, celebrate this joyous daaaaay!
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EkardShadowreaver Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017
Hahahaha! Oh, I always look forward to seeing these. You're brilliant with these, TiM, and always a joy to see.

Thanks, man. :3
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