Ralwus - A public thank you

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  1. cindyvine profile image73
    cindyvineposted 13 years ago

    I must state first that I have never met Charlie aka CC aka Ralwus.  I have never been to the Americas, never actually spoken to him or heard his voice.  I met Charlie through Hubpages.  In the spirit of this supportive community, Charlie was one of the first Hubbers to buy my book, Stop the world I need to pee.  When I had my self-help book, Fear Phobias and Frozen Feet, republished, the publishers needed to send me a proof copy before the book could be listed.  Tanzania is far from the States, the proof copy would have taken weeks to get here and been quite pricey as well.  Charlie, a total stranger whom I only knew on Hubpages, agreed to let the publisher send the proof to him.  He took the time to check through it and give his okay.  But the biggest thing that I'd like to thank Charlie for, is his editing of my latest novel, The Case of Billy B.  It could easily have been a struggle writing the story, as it is set in America and I've never been there.  My only knowledge of America is Hollywood movies, CSI, Bones and Grey's Anatomy.  But, because of Charlie, it has been quite easy.  As I complete each chapter, I email it to him.  Charlie changes my English South African vocab to Americanisms, and gives me valuable insights and information to keep my novel on track.  I'd never be able to write this novel if it weren't for him and his help.  He's doing this in his own time, for no payment, just to help out a fellow hubber.  Thanks Hubpages for building such a fabulous supportive community and producing hubbers in the ilk of Ralwus.  Thank you and big hugs, Charlie.  Hopefully, one day we'll be able to meet if I ever get to the States to do a book signing!

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      cosetteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      he is a sweetheart. congratulations and good luck with your novel!

  2. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 13 years ago

    Charlie is a great person !!
    I'm proud of being her friend ! smile

  3. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    I love Charlie!

  4. cindyvine profile image73
    cindyvineposted 13 years ago

    We should start a Ralwus fan club.

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    Crazdwriterposted 13 years ago

    Aaa Ralwus is a true gentleman and a total sweety! smile

    And yes cindy you'll have to come do book signings out here smile Good luck with your newest novel chica!

  6. dohn121 profile image81
    dohn121posted 13 years ago

    Way to go Charlie!  An ally in our midsts! smile

  7. wavegirl22 profile image51
    wavegirl22posted 13 years ago

    what a beautiful tribute to one amazing man. From my very first days here .. with his wit and his charm he always made me feel welcomed and comfortable. . .and most important he came around my hubs to show suppport .. even if he wasnt interested in the HUb .. he is one hellof a guy , .and he has a special place in my heart. . and you just confirmed his place there. .

    Charlie this one is for you .. . and Im sending it with lots and lots of xoxoxoxo's

    cindyvine. . u just confirmed why we all love this man so much!

    Thumbs up all around him , ,

  8. Flightkeeper profile image67
    Flightkeeperposted 13 years ago

    Aw Ralwus, you're so nice!

    1. yoshi97 profile image58
      yoshi97posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      haha! We all love Charlie ... We just wish his avatar would stop running nude around the forums. It's frightening the sheep! lol! smile

  9. maggs224 profile image82
    maggs224posted 13 years ago

    Ralwus was one of the first people to become my fan and to encourage me. He made me feel welcome and part of the Hubpages community and I will always be grateful to him for this and for his continuing kindness. You are a special man with a special place in the hearts of many hubbers.

  10. cindyvine profile image73
    cindyvineposted 13 years ago

    And Charlie doesn't even visit his own thank you party!

  11. Shalini Kagal profile image56
    Shalini Kagalposted 13 years ago

    Cindy - he's the best! His heart's in the right place - wickedness 'n all big_smile
    Here's to your books becoming runaway successes!

  12. Cris A profile image58
    Cris Aposted 13 years ago

    To C.


    Can I say that? Oh well I just did! cool And congratulations Ms CinDivine cool

  13. cindyvine profile image73
    cindyvineposted 13 years ago

    Thanks Shalini and Cris, now, I think Charlie is still lying naked in the grass somewhere...

  14. Dee Dee MonSherie profile image60
    Dee Dee MonSherieposted 13 years ago

    Ahhhh, you see Charlie, mon chere'  you are so loved and your kindness is so appreciated.  I have some very good news, you will get an email soon....  smiles and hugs for you!!!

  15. Dale Mazurek profile image63
    Dale Mazurekposted 13 years ago

    Just another example of why hubpages is the greatest site around

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    ralwusposted 13 years ago

    God Cindy, I am all red-faced and so humbled by the expressions of gratitude here. Gee, really you should not have done this. What the hell  are friends for anyway? You know I took to you and your writing right off  and we have had such a nice ride  ever since. I do love you all very much. Yeah, Cindy keeps me busy, but it is fun too. Don't mind at all and I sure hope the novel takes off real good for you because it is good and needs to be read by many when it is done.
    Now I'm going  to go hide for a few days. hehe
    Yer all just too much. love y'all and especially you Cindy. g'nite and thanks darling. CC BTW, you did rock my socks. lol @ Cris

    1. yoshi97 profile image58
      yoshi97posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You earn every ounce of praise you receive!

      And to show our love I'm taking up a collection to buy you some clothes. smile

  17. emievil profile image67
    emievilposted 13 years ago

    Wow! That's a great thank you and tribute to ralwus. He's a nice guy, one of the best. smile

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    Pachuca213posted 13 years ago

    That is great Cindy~ And how nice of you to start this thread for him. Charlie is a one of a kind muchacho and I love him to bits! One of my best friends on here I would have to say..... smile

  19. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image60
    I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 13 years ago

    This is so sweet! Ralwus is such a beautiful person and I am so grateful to have met him when I did. His support kept me here on HP and he is very inspiring and supportive. So much fun to toss the love around with, too. big_smile

    I am so happy for you Cindy, and thank you for sharing the great news! smile

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    poetlorraineposted 13 years ago

    Charlie Is My Darling....

              nice one,,,,,,

  21. cindyvine profile image73
    cindyvineposted 13 years ago

    Charlie is a good guy, had a rough time of it on another site, but has been good as gold for me!  You are the man, Charlie!

  22. archdaw profile image61
    archdawposted 13 years ago

    All hale Ralwus!!! I Love his naked avitar.

  23. Jewels profile image80
    Jewelsposted 13 years ago

    Ahhhh, hats off to CC.  Afterall he's done the salute to many a hubber in his time.

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    Pacal Votanposted 13 years ago

    CC is the best. I told you, guys.

  25. frogdropping profile image79
    frogdroppingposted 13 years ago

    What a perfectly lovely thread. Good to see some hublove for a change, and so rightly deserved.

    Help is help, however it comes and should always be acknowledged, more so in order to thrust the helper into the limelight ... well done ralwus big_smile

    1. oxymoron profile image57
      oxymoronposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I concur.

  26. Uninvited Writer profile image76
    Uninvited Writerposted 13 years ago

    So nice of you Charlie, and not unexpected at all. You are such a great guy smile

  27. Zsuzsy Bee profile image83
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 13 years ago

    This is what hubpages is all about===> writers helping other writers.

    Way to go Ralwus, CC, Charlie show them all how it's done. Cindy nice thread.

  28. Ms Chievous profile image66
    Ms Chievousposted 13 years ago

    Cindy and Rawlus What a great story!  Thank you for sharing!Zsusy is right this is what the Hubpage community should be about.  Finally a thread with no bickering!

  29. AEvans profile image75
    AEvansposted 13 years ago

    I adore Charlie he can also lift your spirits when you are down and follows up with you when you are no where around. Cindy you did a tremendous job putting this together and Charlie you are the best! smile

  30. GeneralHowitzer profile image70
    GeneralHowitzerposted 13 years ago

    Ralwus Rocks... A great Hubber with big heart...

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    Justine76posted 13 years ago

    Congrats to you Cindy, such nice acievments. And how wonderful for you to start this thread.
    And I agree that Charlie is a truly good friend. I too, have never met him other then here on hubpages, but I am ever so thankful I did.

  32. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 13 years ago

    Wow! Cindy, you are blessed, to be able to write so well and to have a friend like Charlie to help you edit.  A great post to start the day.

    This is exactly the kind of things we need to do for each other, maybe not editing a book - but sharing kindness and love goes such a long long way.

    You are both blessed!

  33. Daniel Carter profile image65
    Daniel Carterposted 13 years ago

    I've held great admiration for cindy and ralwus since I've been here.
    Completely silly, wonderful, slightly perverted people--which I always adore. So, thanks to both of you. I'm lovin' all I'm reading about you.

    As I've branched out and gotten more familiar with the community, I feel the same about so many more of you. Oh brother, mush and gush. Better stop...


  34. NGRIA Bassett profile image60
    NGRIA Bassettposted 13 years ago

    Congratulations Ralrus. You bring much humour mixed with seriusness to the pages. Thanks for your presence on HUBPAGES.
    Cindy all the success in the world. Most deserving.

  35. prettydarkhorse profile image56
    prettydarkhorseposted 13 years ago

    He has a good heart! Am glad to have come across him here at HP

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    Pachuca213posted 13 years ago

    yeah me and Cindy know all too well what happened to poor CC on the "other" site...( remember our little chat cindy? lol) Its nice to see that we remained his friends no matter what....Cindy is a true Gem and so is Charliekins! (thats my nickname for him!)

  37. RedElf profile image88
    RedElfposted 13 years ago

    A great tribute for a great guy! Congrats on your novel, and good on you for this! big_smile

  38. manlypoetryman profile image78
    manlypoetrymanposted 13 years ago

    I tip my ol' farm hat to ya'...Ralwus !

  39. mega1 profile image67
    mega1posted 13 years ago

    where can one pick up a copy of "Stop the world I need to go pee" ?  The title is intriguing!

  40. wyanjen profile image73
    wyanjenposted 13 years ago

    What an amazing story this is. big_smile

    Congratulations and good luck!

  41. Dee Dee MonSherie profile image60
    Dee Dee MonSherieposted 13 years ago

    I love men with sexy eyebrows, and Ralwus really has a pair, wee?

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    bloodnlatexposted 13 years ago

    Ralwus has always been a good time in the forums, and always seems to have an answer to any question that may arise.  Hell, he's even always willing to share that answer too.  He is like your favorite uncle that is willing to help in any way he can, but can also tell you all of the good dirty jokes too.

    1. Dee Dee MonSherie profile image60
      Dee Dee MonSherieposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Wee, wee delightful jokes, but I don't not think of him as a "favorite uncle" mon chere'>

  43. darkside profile image71
    darksideposted 13 years ago

    The opening post in this thread has restored my faith in humanity.

  44. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image75
    EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 13 years ago

    Somebody should declare an official ralwus appreciation day.


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