DS Annotations is back? Because of me?

Hi All!

Apparently, for those familiar with DS Annotations Theater on youtube, the annotation captions got disabled somehow and Saramonster considered all of her jokes were lost forever. However! I had sent her copies years ago that I made with a weird app/program that I had at the time due to some of the shows getting blocked in whatever country sometimes. Those blocks kept switching so I managed to get most of her shows over time. (I had no idea the captions got removed recently on youtube.)

Anyway, Saramonster/SlaveOfAVampire just wrote to me a couple days ago with the link for the “Back From The Dead” edition of DS Annotations Theater and she gave me the credit on the front of the playlist for making this possible!

Wow. I’m stoked. I didn’t know the annotations got messed up but I am very happy I am responsible for their renewal.

As I wrote to Saramonster in response to her news: PAW-TAY!

Here ya go, for those who want it. For those who don’t, she has another suggestion on her channel.

It also helps a great, great, great, great, great deal to view these if you are a fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000. This style of humour is heavily inspired from that program, which was lovingly ignited from the mind of Joel Hodgson.

Daryl

Spoilercast-Update April 2021/October 2013

Personal updates and discussion with a beloved pen friend as we chatted over the phone, including Doctor Who, and the goofiness of the villains therein. Going over books I’ve been listening to and enjoying.

Working on Hoffman/Stokes romance and consulting Helena for help. Bad things and good things in pairings and enjoyment.

Reading notes about “House of Dark Shadows” from another pen friend who is an avid movie fan rather than a DS fan.

Working with Madam Findley’s character, things coming up in “The Pit of Ultimate Dark Shadows” for her and consulting Osheen Nevoy about the fun with Osheen’s input. Also mixing things up with knowledge of the 1897 portion of DS.

Sharing an old recording from 2013 in consulting my husband with changes I’d made to Episode 2: “Chamberpots and Coffee Cups”. (Some swear word warnings prior to beginning.)


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Massive House, Mini-Dining (WTF?)

We just watched episodes 140 + 141 and very much enjoyed them!


However…


As many fans of “Dark Shadows” realise, and have a clear understanding of, this is a BIG place, REALLY big. The estate itself is rather huge to the point we’re not sure how darn many houses and dwellings are actually on it, yes?


Example:

Or here is a clearer, in-colour version:

And that’s simply The Great House, by itself.

Big, right?

Where do they have dinner in this hugely, vastly, mind-bogglingly massive home?

WTF? How does this make sense? This is where the STAFF has dinner, not the residents!


Anyone out there still wondering why I incorporate so much humour into my “Dark Shadows” themed show?

(It’s kind of hard not to…)


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Anyway, I highly recommend these two episodes of “Dark Shadows”… and if anyone can explain the miniscule dinner arrangements, I’d love to know.

And now: Back to “Doctor Who”… 🙂

The Past In Flux

Going over the mid-to-late 600’s episodes in DS again. It looks like with Madam Findley potentially being saved she may also help to incorporate some clues as to what the ghosts of Quentin and Beth are in this portion of The Pit of Ultimate Dark Shadows: not spirits. Ghosts, yes, but not living spirits of the previous human beings.


If one has heard the demo for Pit episode 23, Dr. Hoffman and Professor Stokes are also facing the hardship that whatever memories they glean keep changing. Maggie Evans may also be noticing this in that there is only so much she can recall about the 1890’s as well. (Much of Kitty Soames’ experience was related to her previous life as Josette, so that a great deal of the estate’s troubles and goings-on would have been more background noise than in her foreground.)

The possibilities in problem-solving I see now for The Pit relief-series is our heroes ascertaining that the past is in flux. There are entities echoing the anguish of past days so severely as to cause a great deal of confusion and damage except that we continually bypass incoming terrors as they fall. Sort of a dodge’em procession, perhaps?


We do have a great deal of help in our reach! The ghost of Sarah Collins, the ghost of Captain Daniel Gregg, Samantha and Endora ought to be showing up relatively soon. (Samantha should have something up her sleeve for Chris Jennings.)


Then there is our other paths on the “QE1” with Bill Malloy’s spirit, Lily Drake (Munster) and Elizabeth Stoddard, as well as what’s going on in The Addams Family abode with Peter Bradford and Victoria Winters.


One of the big delights in “The Haunting of Collinwood” DVD is that, quite often, Professor Stokes is being asked to lend a hand! I am tickling my sweetheart with announcing, every so often, “Professor Stokes to the rescue!” ❤ Whatta dreamboat. ^_^


I do wonder what Henry James would think of all of this at times… Yes, sir. Someone used your book for these portions of a screenplay and further years after that someone else is taking that and trying to bypass all the dilemmas created from that path. I imagine his response would likely be, “It’s all Greek to me!” However, he might be fascinated what other books are blended in and the sense his work was rubbing shoulders with some most interesting choices.

I Am A Woman Who Loves Scott Thompson!

I know, I know I told all’y’all that if you want to believe I am a gay man because it makes you feel better, go ahead, but I am a woman… Daryl Wor is a woman...

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But still.. I have been wanting to share this for a while here…

Because I (and my sweetheart) grew up in a different universe. That universe was all about breaking the boundaries in a funny way.

You made your grown-ups uncomfortable with jokes… and you did it because you could. (People in previous generations couldn’t do that.)

So, for people looking for more marriage novel stuff or more Pit stuff, get in touch, because there is a LOT to talk about already! (And I love talking about it. Always have!)

But… in the meantime: I am a woman who loves Scott Thompson:

lots and lots and LOTS of love,

Daryl

P.S. I love the bit in Paul Myers book, “One Dumb Guy” where it’s asked from afar, “Hey, Scott! Would you like to be a Kid In The Hall?” and Scott turns to them and gets all weepy! ^_^

Bloody Brilliant, boys! ❤ ❤ ❤

Marriage Novel Inquiries

Aye, I still feel weird calling the novel “Margaret Josette Dupres” by “MJD” because it makes Maggie sound like a rap-star, but it looks like the abbreviation has stuck.

Anyway! I was delighted to receive some questions about it by email so I’d like to relay the answers I sent the other day.

The questions were good, along the lines of:

How is it Maggie is a vampire and did Barnabas change Maggie into one?

How is it they are walking around in the day and don’t need coffins?


Answers: The marriage novel came to me in flashes back in 2013. Glad you were spared the first draft! It was a mess. This is the second draft and much better. I wasn’t sure why they ended up as vampires initially. The wedding night threw itself at me one very surprising morning that autumn.

Then I figured it out! The daylight-walking vampirism will be a wedding gift from Lily Munster. Her and Grandpa Munster, who are vampires, walk around in the day time and can see themselves in mirrors. I also think she’ll do this while still in her norm-disguise in The Pit of Ultimate Dark Shadows. So when the vampirism transfers over they won’t be all pale like Lily usually is. 😀


Then I realised that if Barnabas and Josette/Maggie have been separated for nearly 200 Years they need a bit of immortality to make up for the time lost. So I’m planning that Lily will put the bite on Maggie to start and she’ll give that same bite to Barnabas, who is more than willing to be always under Josette’s spell. ❤

That’ll give having a child difficult, but somehow Lily had a werewolf son, so I worked that out, too. The Dracula-Munster genes are just wacky. ^_^ Then, when Barnabas and Maggie do have a child that child will eventually be faced with the “Tuck Everlasting” question! (To be immortal or to not be immortal?)

I want to add that I have long expected to hear the complaint of Lily Munster being the giver of this type of vampirism to be too corny or cheesy but I have never gotten that complaint. If someone groused about it on social media it never reached me.

(And of course that’s what that stuff is designed for. To wail complaints into a wilderness no one hears but the tech wizards. If you’re shocked by what you see about me or anyone else there? That’s what it’s built for: Shock-value to promote advertisement sales. I prefer an outlandish Marilyn Manson album, myself.)


I’m so glad she asked the questions! Very few people do. It’s frustrating having seen that for years. Emails are pretty simple from where I’m sitting. There are bits of the novel that need be re-written but I’m pacing myself and not worrying about that until the (hopeful) third draft. (That Willie toilet papering chapter was a great idea but needs a major re-write.)


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And while I’m posting I just want to offer an “oops” on my latest Hoffman/Stokes romance drabble. I think it needs a re-write, but that was nagging me to finish and post just to have something on the Hoffman/Stokes romance level out there. It’s some slim pickins for that couple!


So, yes. Ask questions if you would like. I might not always have the answers but I can track them down. I am very glad the entry “On The Subject of Victoria Winters” keeps getting read. I know human-downgrading and the fracturing of psyches will be a tough thing to heal from, but I think we can do it. With these long-long narratives it might even be fun! ^_^

“Should” loves?

There it is folks. I don’t know what you want me to tell you.

Don’t come to me…

I mean… if you feel the need to argue with fictional characters about who they love or who they “should love”. Well? You don’t need me.

You need professional counselling.

Wish I could give that to you… but I think I’ve done all I can.

I don’t spend my time arguing with fictional characters about who they “should” love.

I tend to just listen to who they do love.

Same goes with real people.

I really don’t know what to tell you.

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Maybe it’s like my siblings kept telling me: “I think you have too much time on your hands…”

[This could be true… especially when certain tech companies are doing their utmost to get you to waste time so they can use your time to sell advertisement revenue.]

Peace.

Goodbye, our dear Christopher Pennock

A very dear friend, Osheen Nevoy, has given me the sad news that Christopher Pennock has passed away.

He was very, very kind to me, as he was to her, in our journey through Dark Shadows fandom over the years. And I refuse, absolutely refuse, to give ANY credit, AT ALL, to any Silicon Valley or San Francisco Bay Area company for that!


I prefer to give the credit of Christopher Pennock’s generosity and kindness solely to HIM! Christopher Pennock was kind.

NOT the absurd glorifying of companies out to grab our attention to create advertising revenue online. No. I am glorifying Christopher Pennock instead!


He defended me in a moment of high school tomfoolery and he managed to lend support to several ideas in the pursuance of acting performance that I value highly, and always have.


As I understand, he has always been very kind to fans of Dark Shadows. This is something to be admired.


I fare thee well to my dear online friend, Christopher Pennock. I wish I could have met you in person and known you better. There is something to be said for people in the entertainment industry who care about their admirers… just as I have tried so very hard to do.


Love,

Daryl Wor

(2021 February): Letters, Writing and Sending Mail


This podcast is in a theme: Letter writing and sending mail…

We start from Episode One with Wadsworth’s letter to Barnabas Collins, the two discussing that, and go right on up into what has already been released. (Be a’skeered… be very a’skeered… Or… not…)

Stepping through each episode to reveal what is available in letter writing, my listeners shall see where this leads, including why episode four ventured issue with Seattle’s Space Needle. *wink*

Episodes: 5, 6, 7, and 8 explaining all the letter writing aspects of those…

Continuing on with further episodes up into #12 and why the mail is important with the cheque for The Parapsychology Foundation for Reincarnation Research…

As for Episode #14, it’s almost ALL about the mail…

A bit more about postal sendings in #15… then #17 between Willie Loomis and the Ghost of Sarah Collins. ❤

“That evil is wicked is well understood. The wicked are punished so you must be good.”

Then #18, #19, and #21, what little we have for this theme…

Updates for Osheen Nevoy’s fanwork and my own…  Special thanks to pen friends getting me out of the madness…

Thanks to humanetech.com, etc.

How hate has been manufactured for the 2012 ‘Dark Shadows’ movie… and:  for me. And then: How to deal with that. (I express in this podcast that the guilt is “preferable” for the sake, in this situation, you’d be’ responsible’ rather than ‘helplessly tricked’. Which is the better choice? Having no recourse or having been a little responsible?)

For pen friends and friends, in touch, who still read books and old books: Listen…

Long-Term-Narrative is far more important that we might have ever considered was important. ^_^

Ending with this Aztec Camera song, “We Could Send Letters”,  dedicated to my pen friends, (please purchase it if you enjoy it):

Just close your eyes again
Until these things get better
You’re never far away
But we could send letters 


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4 February 2021

I’m still here. I keep workin on stuff. It’s all pretty slow. There is a newer chapter of the marriage novel for those who enjoy that.

I’m currently a bit calmer but we have our troubles, of course. However with the knowledge I’ve found in trying to understand what was going wrong all these years, things feel better. It’s not nice to have consumers blamed for being steered toward choices they don’t like or want anyway. That’s not fair.

But it is nice to have been raised with the ideology that freedom-of-choice and free-will does exist in some capacity and some manner. We just have to find our own and the contentment of those choices that go along with it.

Feel free to write here, or by email, or by mail, or call, my friends.

take care,

Daryl