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Just Being Amos Podcast episode 53

Just Being Amosr Podcast

Two weeks ago Crystal and I were guests on the Just Being Amos Podcast to discuss Trophy Girls and many other nerdy topics!

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Happy Valentines to My First Husbando

My husbando Serpentor

Husbando refers to a fictional male character from non-live action media (i.e. anime, video games, manga, etc.) to whom one is attracted to. Since Valentines Day is here I thought it might be fun to write about my very first husbando.

A husbando is usually a male character from the world of anime, however, mine is from an American cartoon. (Even though the series was animated in Japan)

So who is this male animated character that caught my attention and my heart when I was about 8 or 9 years old? It is non-other than the almighty Serpentor, emperor of Cobra!

Serpentor husbando
None, may challenege Serpentor!

My introduction to Serpentor came from the G.I. Joe cartoons I’d watch every day before school. His voice, his exotic outfit, and his signature “This I command!” captivated me. No matter how many times he lost to G.I. Joe, he was still my hero! I owned most of the toys including my beloved Serpentor and his air chariot. When I received the Cobra Terror Drome for Christmas I took this picture.

Cobra Base husbando
The Joe’s don’t stand a chance against my team of Cobra!

In my make-believe world G.I. Joe could never defeat my husbando, Serpentor. G.I. Joe: The Movie is still one of my favorite animated films. (I bet some of you are even singing the opening theme song…c’mon admit it!) At least for me, Serpentor reigned supreme throughout the entire movie, and yes he did kill Duke.

husbando vs duke
R.I.P. Duke…I don’t care what was overdubbed at the end of the film

My first husbando reigns in his classic look

In the comics, Serpentor has gone through many incarnations and even resurrections. However, it’s his classic look that continues to catch my eye and my heart.

husbando Serpentor by Robert Atkins
A drawing of Serpentor by Robert Atkins.

Last year Sideshow Collectibles & Prime-1 Studio released a limited edition statue of Serpentor! He is 32 inches his massive glory and gorgeousness! Yes, I bought one because what kind of woman doesn’t buy the perfect statue of her first husbando?

My husbando as a statue

In case you’re wondering, a man will call his fictional anime wife or lover a waifu.

Mark Pitta – When the Vow Breaks the Marriage Will Fall

On October 28th, 2016 Mark Pitta and I celebrated our six year wedding anniversary with a relaxing weekend in Savannah, Georgia. However, with Reno being blind and requiring insulin shots twice a day meant we couldn’t board him and Crystal wasn’t available that weekend to watch him. So Mark asked Kay Richards if she was available and wouldn’t you know it…of course she was! Continue reading →

A New Start but Same Old Mark Pitta

Mark Pitta Narcissist Abuser

Mark Pitta and I went from living in a house with two bedrooms to renting one with five bedrooms. We lived close to where I’d be working and there was more than enough space for our collectibles. Mark enjoyed having his own man-cave/home office. The house was so big that we invited Crystal to come and stay with us. Continue reading →