Runboard.com
You're welcome.

runboard.com       Register for a free global account (learn about it) | Log in: (), globally (lost password?)

 
Viper192 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

BOTB Member
Global user

Registered: 10-2006
Location: LBK, TX
Posts: 4
Reply | Quote
New Here, Kinda!


I've been a member of this board for 10 years now but only lurked and never posted. I've had a makeshift Batman costume since 1996 when I got my first cowl (Rubies Sonar cowl). I later added the Rubies Returns cowl to my collection.

In 2004, I got my first law enforcement job and moved to a small town. On Halloween that year, I got on my roof in costume while my wife handed out candy. It was fun and had no idea what I had started.

In 2005, I got back on the roof again. I quickly noticed a lot of traffic on my street. I had to move my patrol car from the street and into my yard to make room. I also had to call some coworkers for more candy because we were running out. They ended up sticking around to direct traffic. It was shocking how many people showed up to see Batman. It was awesome to see and feel the power of Batman. A few days later a coworker told me his son wanted to go see Batman. He told him Batman was probably sleeping since it was daytime. His son actually believed Batman protected his town. I teared up a bit and felt great after hearing that.

I continued for the next three Halloween's I lived there. Many people came every year. For five years I was the Batman of that small town. I loved it.

I currently have an 89 suit that will be finished in time for this Halloween. I'll go into more on that later.

--Log in or sign up to see linked image content--

---
Hope for the best, expect the worst.
10/26/2016, 6:28 am Link to this post Send Email to Viper192   Send PM to Viper192
 
Bigbat23 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Caped Crusader
Global user

Registered: 08-2011
Posts: 3361
Reply | Quote
Re: New Here, Kinda!


Awesome story! Can't wait to see the new suit.
10/26/2016, 9:13 am Link to this post Send Email to Bigbat23   Send PM to Bigbat23
 
Phantombatman Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Oracle
Global user

Registered: 08-2005
Location: Gotham
Posts: 1459
Reply | Quote
Re: New Here, Kinda!


Welcome Batman! Great to see you posting and thanks for your story, very inspirational and motivating. Its always great to inspire children and to give them hope for justice and a better future!

 :up :cheers :up

---
RED BATWORKSHOP
Vampire-Bat-Capes, Gloves, Bat-Boomerangs, Emblems, Belts
http://www.phantombatman.webs.com/
"Minds, like parachutes, only work when they are open!"
10/26/2016, 11:44 am Link to this post Send Email to Phantombatman
 
efarrell4 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Head Administrator
Global user

Registered: 02-2004
Posts: 7258
Reply | Quote
Re: New Here, Kinda!


Hey, thanks for finally coming out of the shadows. That was a great "origin story".



---
I'm "Uncle" Ed and I approve this message...
I do NOT accept PM's, EVER!! If you need to contact me use my email efarrell4@yahoo.com , it hasn't changed since 1996. ALL PM's will be ignored!
10/28/2016, 5:24 pm Link to this post  
 


Add a reply





You are not logged in (login)