What’s your story? No, really tell me in the comments below. Of course, you probably wanna know mine or what I mean for that reason.
One of my first recollections of Doctor Who is the Eleventh Doctor at the end of the first season. He’s just put young Amelia Pond to bed. And he gives her a monologue that inevitably save his life. He ends it with “You’ll remember me a little. I’ll be a story in your head. But that’s okay, we’re all stories in the end.”
That’s what I want to hear. I hate the story you want to live on beyond you. Tell it to me.
Joshua was a storyteller. And regardless of where or when he wanders, his stories live on.
He himself was a great story. He was born in Thather’s England to two Americans in the Air Force. They took him back home but part of him always felt connected to the country of his birth. From the Titanic, to the Princes, and the English Empire under Victoria always fascinated him. And then came the Doctor.
By the time he came across Doctor Who, he had already found a love for superheroes. The X-Men gave him an outlet as a gay male in the rural Midwest. The New Teen Titans gave him a family of friends. Superman gave him hope and optimism, but the Doctor gave him adventure across reality.
As he got older and stared writing his own stories, all of these ideas coalesced into something new from whole cloth, a universe of his own.
Starting as a novel series, the universe expanded to something greater in various types of media. His best friend started as his editor became the head editor and the person dealing with the companies finances. His other friend went from story developer to a continuity editor. The company grew into the type of storytelling via camaraderie that Josh always wanted.
And the stories of diversity, optimism, and hope from CBD Productions continue on with hundreds of more stories waiting to be told.