He Had a Big Impact on Me, Even Though We’ve Never Met…

How’s it going? I was having trouble figuring out a topic for today (of course another one occurs to me as I write this), but I’m going with what the radio hit me with earlier.

Let’s get to it.

Stan Lee turned 95 today, and that interested me for several reasons:

He’s an old guy. For some reason, whenever I see old people on the street or in a store, I want to stop them and talk to them for hours to see what they’ve seen or been through in their lives.

Mr. Lee seems like he’d be a funny guy, too. I’m not sure why, he just seems like he would be (I know it’s as assumption, since we’ve never met).

I’ve watched a lot of movies and characters he’s created (and I still do). The Fantastic Four, Spiderman, Hulk, and a whole lot more than I’m aware of or could list here.

That’s a short list, and words would probably fail me if I were to try to list everything those characters did to fire my imagination for writing and just about everything else.

(I also think it’s cool that he plays several roles as himself as an oblivious background character in several of his own movies.)

All of this leads me to my point about this whole Stan Lee thing…

Isn’t his the kind of impact and reach most creative people want? Not just writers, but artists and what-have-ya? Heck, at the end of the day, isn’t that what everyone wants–to make a lasting difference in the lives of as many people as possible?

A lot of us may not get to his level, of course, but isn’t the desire to fall somewhere on that spectrum something that drives you and me?

To know that we’ve made the world a little better because we were in it?

Anyway, that’s about it for today.

Tomorrow is Triple F (the last one of the year). Be sure to stop by.

Until next time,



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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