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I put this in as a comment on the 8th of November, so I figured I’d create a new entry for it. I felt it was appropriate after all of this time:


Now that I’ve thought of a better way to express the purpose of this online journal, I shall.

Beyond everything else listed, once upon a time I began, per advisement, using various sites to advertise my story and show content, and also to have something to do while I waited, and waited, and waited, and waited for folks to speak up about the radio drama narrative, episodes, and what they were enjoying.

I was also attempting to look for answers of why they had not done so for years already.

As one can see? I was waiting a LONG time. Meanwhile I got to experience the ineffable time-wasting via what is termed as “social media”, which managed to whisk away good friends and companions I’d had for decades, and also the various contacts I began making in 2014, with it’s addictive and dependent methods.

At this time I have had the good fortune that ethical technologists in computer electronics, who are deeply concerned, came forward to form The Center for Humane Technology and I began to get the answers from them that I was seeking for years. (Bless their hearts!)

I also decided, “Sod this for a lark!” and went back to Square One in communication: pen pals. It’s all been a bumpy road with storms mightier than even our good Captain Gregg can conjure. But I suppose ones’ Providential purpose in life is never apparent until they are nearly half finished with their presumed life-expectancy. (((relieved sigh))) ❤


As Annette Henshaw likes to say at the end of every song, “That’s all.”

Angelique Loves Quentin

(Or at least wants him.)


I’d been meaning to share this snippet from episode 794 for some weeks now. It shows a great sign of Angelique making a change in her personality.

There is some information Barnabas brings to her attention to which she is clearly trying to figure out how she can re-establish her hold on Quentin.


For Barnabas her understanding was just manipulating a ton of people in his household in the 1790’s, whereas with Quentin it’s a matter of maintaining something he, Quentin, personally needs. So she doesn’t wish to give away what she knows or has. (Still! That’s different in her understanding of how love works. Little by little!)


Angelique has bargained Quentin into marrying her. When Barnabas realises this he tells her,


“You’re doing this to spite me…”


Which, yes, Barnabas has every right to feel. He’s already been down similar roads with her via his family in the time of his original birth and life, as well as her Cassandra role in the 1960’s earlier according to their chronology. Barnabas has absolutely no reason to trust Angelique.


But then? Angelique confesses,

“I’m doing it because I’m BORED! With you, with the future and the past and the present. I’ve bided my time. I’ve waited and waited, I’m sick of waiting!”

(Yeh, I hear that!)


“Life, even for people like us, Barnabas, was meant to be lived. I intend to start living it and there’s nothing you can do to stop me.”


It is at this point I say:


ATTA GIRL!


That’s the Angelique I expected when we got through all her damn tantrums and manipulations as a clueless villain!

Go for Quentin, girlfriend.


For you?


He’s perfect!

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Throwing Out Ideas – 2020 October

Expressing my new re-watchable movie, “The Social Dilemma”, then onward to my expeditious viewing of ‘Dark Shadows-1897‘ along with the focus of sorting out the romance between Quentin Collins and Angelique Bouchard. (As well as rearranging Laura Collins to be Laura Murdoch Stockbridge via Osheen Nevoy’s research.) And how ‘1840 Angelique’ = “Angelique-Mark-2”. Then mixing the magics between Dark Shadows and Bewitched.

Rough draft ideas and potential spoilers for episode 23 and 24 in ‘The Pit of Ultimate Dark Shadows’. How Capt. Gregg digests the ghosts of Beth and Quentin and the overall situation on account of the bequest with Sam and Maggie Evans.

Catching up with Willie and Wadsworth: Paying Willie back and getting his trousers which helps Barnabas Collins meet with Amy Jennings. These trousers shan’t rip, though, as was once suggested of Willie’s pants in “DS Annotations” 😉

Then we have a lengthy scene idea for a Pit episode in the far-flung future aligning Dr. Julia Hoffman (née Magda Rakosi, née Countess duPres) with The Ghost of Caleb Collins. Again; Just throwing out ideas via inspiration of the bonus episode on “The Haunted of Collinwood” DVD, along with my current 1897 viewing.

I wind up this podcast with how the big romances among ‘Dark Shadows’ fans occurred via the on-screen stories, and what the fans took from them, over the decades. I hope it helps to enlighten many listeners. (Josette duPres, her reincarnations, Angelique Bouchard, and Dr. Hoffman with Barnabas Collins factor in heavily to this segment.)

Lastly: Encouragement to watch “The Social Dilemma” documentary. More information can be found at:

https://www.thesocialdilemma.com/

(“It is what defines us, binds us, curses us.” – Barnabas Collins.)


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I found it!

I remember in my podcast of 2020 June, I wondered if there were any non-canon romances that really interested me beyond Jo and Laurie from “Little Women”. Well… I finally remembered today there definitely was one for the two original seasons of “Twin Peaks”. Here is an image of it:

Audrey Horne and Special Agent Dale Cooper

Yep! That was THEE one for me! Of course, with this style of image, one can certainly get the impression this is a canon couple, right? Just like some of the Doctor Hoffman and Barnabas Collins images. Either way? Both couples on the original television series’ were one sided. She was interested, and he was not.

Sure, one can come up with the idea that *maybe* under much different circumstances perhaps an older Audrey Horne might have been to Dale Cooper’s liking, but, for all regards, in the original “Twin Peaks” series, no, sadly enough. I would not be opposed to reading some fanwork that got this couple together, but I wouldn’t pretend it was canon, simply a fancy I’ve had in the past.

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With this I feel I may be able to identify a little bit more with preferences for non-canon couples. Took a long time to remember, but I am relieved I finally have.

Stay safe and be well,

Daryl

Angelique + Quentin

I have set my more current sights on this pairing.


WHY?


Because it’s kickin’


Think about it.


You get to 1897 and of course Quentin is wondering about Angelique as he wonders about all women.


The thing is with this one is that…


She returns the interest!


And throughout the madhouse that is 1897?


Who does Angelique request help from in gaining Quentin Collins love?

Who could Angelique possibly want to help her in this escapade to win Quentin towards her matrimonially?


The last person you would expect Angeilque to request this help from..

YEP!


Barnabas Collins.

That’s what showed me:

This IS the answer.

So I am aiming my sights on episodes in the mid 700’s to 882 right now.


What Quentin decides to do in the interim before reconfirming his interest in Angelique by the 1960’s?

I’m not sure.


All I know is that there is both a mutual attraction and chemistry.


The other thing I know is the amount of their previous lovers are a bit, well, uncountable.


The experience these two share makes them quite compatible!


I am looking forward to the challenge!

So…

Off I go to 1897!


Cheers!

Daryl

August 2020 Spoilercast

2020 August 2b

 

Another blah-de-blah per request! Howdy out to all my pen pals, “YOU’RE ALIVE!” Also appreciating the kindhearted nature of folks who feel they “ought” to do better. Hopefully by this time hunkering down at home has shown most people how using “social” media to solely keep-in-touch isn’t very healthy.

Going through Pit episodes 20, 21, and 22. Basic steps in each episode of the story.

#20 “Bark At The Moon”

#21 “Up The Damned Staircase”

#22 “The Endless Night At Collinwood”

In all of these episodes, I shall let loose my newest slogan, which is: “To boldly go where even Bella Heathcote’s Josette has never gone before!” ^_^

Technical problems with The Addams Family scene in #22, with love to Lurch (Ted Cassidy), however strange… on either side.

Also some love for John Karlen as I continue performing the role of Willie Loomis through this series.

Later topics are lack of fear to “spoilers”, enjoying a story, watching “That Darn Cat” again, going to a source over relying on gossip, as well as how I moderated alcohol beginning in 2007 and 2008. (Advertising posters will display, “Drink responsibly,” but whoever explains how that works?) Current detoxing and moderation this year. How other things make efforts to be moderated through regulation, whereas social networks do not currently carry the same regulations that other addictive substances or even appliances have.

Fun wrap up with my enjoyment of the commentary for “The Ribos Operation” by Mary Tamm and Tom Baker.

 


 

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Letter to an old friend

Hello readers and listeners,

 

I just got in touch with an old pen friend I’ve had since the 1990’s and I realized some of how I explained my news might benefit you all. Here is what I’d like to share:

 


 

I don’t know anyone who’s caught the virus yet, unless they have it and don’t know it…

 

On this topic, yes, I have many doubts about all reporting that is going on, including for Covid-19. I have spent this last decade watching a rather large “pandemic” in what social network companies and their designs have been doing to society at large. I’m very grateful there is now a non-profit organization, The Center for Humane Technology, that is also very concerned about that and they consist of people who began to notice what was happening around the same time I did. (2011-2014)

 

I’ve learned a lot from their podcast, “Your Undivided Attention”, in the last year or so and it is a relief to know and learn about all the different designs used to manipulate the behaviour of so many people. The new shows are a bit too gloomy, but starting from the beginning with each step is something I highly recommend to those who are interested. Not many people I know have any interest. It’s rather scary to see. However, I joined in an online chat during an interview with a co-founder of the organization, and there were quite a few people who admitted that, like me, when they explain the organization, humanetech.com, to friends it is like the friends never hear a word they say. So I know that my experience occurs with other people.

 

I hope none of that sounded like a conspiracy theory. It’s actually all very straightforward when one learns ”the ropes”. Learning through their website and shows has helped me to understand a great deal about the 20th century designs that gave me much anxiety during my whole life, too, and that is also a relief. I knew a little bit from studying entertainment so much but I had not considered how deeply information technology is rooted in entertainment designs to catch the attention in order to sell advertisement revenue. I was wise to focus on slice-of-life and fluff entertainment beginning in my 20’s.

 

Anyway, for all of that, I am not surprised, nor have much faith, in much reporting. I believe our newspaper is “fair enough” but there is always something to catch, like an oddly worded article in May. That one gave the impression there might be a garlic shortage on the way after the very poor idea was out that there was a meat shortage when the facts were clear that it wasn’t as a big a problem as the “news” was making it out to be. I kept waiting for a subscriber to write to the newspaper and ask, “Oh, how dumb do you think we are?”

 

Oh! And my Mum was great when I was last on the telephone with her a couple weeks ago as she pointed out, “Even the weather reports make it out like the world is ending now!” Because wherever she is looking provides eye catching material of some weather disaster that is not her local forecast which is what she is trying to find. I told her, “Yes, it’s to get your attention and sell more advertising.”

 

I follow whatever rules for mask wearing and shopping, all the distancing on walks, but I find the terror-reporting extremely unhelpful. It makes it out like we are constantly living in a soap-opera show. (As I continue to resolve a fifty year old one!)

 

[more personal “how we are” news omitted]

 

I am still doing The Pit of Ultimate Dark Shadows show. Considering all I mentioned earlier about human behaviour changing it makes a lot of sense I slowed down so much. Everything did with the tech distractions. So there are more podcasts of me simply talking and learning what was happening to us, as a race, than radio dramas. Of the radio play fiction I have Episode 20 and 21 more or less done, not released yet, and am working on Episode 22. I had to return to pen pals to get enough discussion for the shows. Simply sharing online to get enough discussion has not worked for years.

 

So please recognize that letter-writing and lengthy correspondence is a most important skill! We can see how horribly society decays without enough of us able to do it.

 

However I do feel like all my interest in the spooky, Halloween, stories, vampires, ghosts and so forth has paid off magnificently. Barely anyone I’ve encountered could understand Barnabas Collins and Josette duPres. For me it was easy to understand. Our versions of Dracula kept changing to reflect ourselves, (even in the hilarious “Love At First Bite”). Many humans don’t like having to kill other creatures to live, we prefer harmony, and reluctant vampires reflect that. We, like Barnabas Collins, reach for a divine entity of love and life, rather than lust, and that would be someone like Josette duPres.

 

Great to hear you enjoying yourself with some fresh air…

 

…I am trying to remember birthdays again. It’s a great reason to reach out when one hasn’t in a while. Holiday cards can get monotonous, but birthdays are mostly different from one another. I have an account signed up with “The Birthday Alarm” which is an almost twenty year old email set up that reminds you of birthdays you entered. It still works.

 

Oh dear! Now this is three pages. I shall send it off and look forward to hearing from you again. And very glad you’re are still there and well! (And suspicious of “the news”. That is also very healthy!)

 

Take care,

 

Daryl

Howdy all

Hey folks,

Let me know if you wanna hear me blab some more. I can probably come up with something.

Working hard on Pit # 22 for days and nights. I wouldn’t mind doing something more generalised.

Stay safe and get in touch (*with words*).

Daryl