Why “The Pit of Ultimate Dark Shadows” project will take years to complete:

I was recently asked why “The Pit of Ultimate Dark Shadows” project was going to take years to accomplish. Considering it’s a creation interrupting and condensing the original story line while adding bonus elements from several different fandoms both Dark Shadows and those characters and storylines require careful analysis. Currently only 15 episodes are written, 9 are performed and finished. 16 & 17 are mapped out and 18 came to me in a flash after my previous podcast of trouble was “aired”.

By Episode 18 of “The Pit of Ultimate Dark Shadows” The Jennings time period is necessary to focus on bringing the 1897 time period of Dark Shadows forward after their Turn of The Screw storyline completes. This is the part we have little knowledge of due to the fact Netflix’s available chronology was fragmented and youtube could only give us so much.

The hope with this project is to reach The Leviathans time frame during Kitty Soames retcon existence as Josette Dupres. (Maggie Evans will retain both memories in the same way John Sullivan retains his various life memories as shown in the film “Frequency”.) Then working in Dr. Who to wipe them off with his unique abilities which are *obviously* up to the task considering THOSE GOONS! ^_^

Meanwhile all the other characters problems will have to be dealt with accordingly: Elizabeth and Victoria, Quentin and company in 1897 (Heaven HELP US!) as well as how to find redemption for Angelique and get her mind off of Mister B. By the time of the Kitty/Josette retcon the plan is the mould the story back to the 1960’s wherein everything will begin to calm down and we can see these people in a renewed splendour never before known but glimpsed at in “Margaret Josette Dupres (a novel)” or “200 Years Away” (T-rated version of Margaret Josette Dupres).

In order to accomplish this many, many, many episodes will have to be devised and mapped out in the same manner as the original 15, similar aspects and problems in Dark Shadows, but explored and solved with the help of the new band of Shadows they have acquired and what they’ve learned in the interruption from their guidance.

In order for this to really take off I will need the power source by which much creative inspiration stems: enthusiasm from the audience. This is not only for my own personal needs but from what I’ve seen has happened to deform our humanity in the last decade from interpersonal communication: this is something many people need to learn or re-learn so it could help others step back and take control of their own abilities.

I would not consider myself a conscientious human being if I let this fold under the option of “Just the way things are”. The mere ideology of that motto has never improved life on this planet and just the opposite is in many cases the reason we enjoy the conveniences we take for granted in this day and age. I also believe that if this change in complacency is not dealt with we as a species will continue to allow ourselves to be distracted and distractible with what’s already been put in place for us to absorb in a rather automatic fashion, as if we have no will of our own to shut off what we don’t like and tune in to what we do or what helps us.

The Pit of Ultimate Dark Shadows is about solving problems, after all. 😉

 I’ve already been told by the few fans of my work that have been willing to speak that workshop intros will be a good idea along with updates on the story and plugs for other stories and insights. I trust my audience & am pleased they like the idea of these workshops and appreciate the intros.

The other troubling aspect is how much podcast space costs. It can be increased but for 100 or more episodes of “The Pit of Ultimate Dark Shadows” I’m not sure how much that will be or how much the site can hold. Back up options are already considered but not necessary right now.

Meanwhile, I’ll be in the works of completing, “Margaret Josette Dupres” & “200 Years Away” for publication which may also spread the word via book buyers and what not or perhaps any opposition I might face in that endeavour could also spread the word. I’d rather it be the success rather than any opposition.

So for the question: Why would it take years to complete “The Pit of Ultimate Dark Shadows” project?

Well… how long did the original “Dark Shadows” daytime drama take anyway?Image

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4 thoughts on “Why “The Pit of Ultimate Dark Shadows” project will take years to complete:

  1. TheOldHouse says:

    Tell folk it isn’t a race Daryl! The show itself aired for 3 years right? And there are many timelines to explore. No rush, it will unfold in its own time.

    “Meanwhile all the other characters problems will have to be dealt with accordingly: Elizabeth and Victoria, Quentin and company in 1897 (Heaven HELP US!) as well as how to find redemption for Angelique and get her mind off of Mister B.”

    Easy peasy- get rid of Angelique for good! That creature is irredeemable and would never leave Barnabas in peace, ever.

    • morlock13 says:

      Well, the problem with Angelique is… she just keeps coming back… I’d say she’s more redeemable that Blair or Jason, just because she is craving love but the problem is she doesn’t understand what it means or what love is from her previous experiences with it. So… well… I’ve just ordered the entirety of “Bewitched” on DVD today. 😉

      But The Pit isn’t a race for anyone, except for myself dying to have it finished. Too much distraction and lack of comprehension and correspondence online these days. (And the fandom politics on pairings for Barnabas hasn’t helped either.) But I’m stuck, so there we have it.

  2. TheOldHouse says:

    I have some suggestions on the following if you are interested?

    “I’ve already been told by the few fans of my work that have been willing to speak that workshop intros will be a good idea along with updates on the story and plugs for other stories and insights. I trust my audience & am pleased they like the idea of these workshops and appreciate the intros.”

    That sounds intriguing- do tell more. 😉

    “The other troubling aspect is how much podcast space costs. It can be increased but for 100 or more episodes of “The Pit of Ultimate Dark Shadows” I’m not sure how much that will be or how much the site can hold. Back up options are already considered but not necessary right now.”

    Start charging Daryl- like people pay to download the Big Finish audios. And maybe also consider putting some on CD to purchase. If you have some on CD then it gives you more space on your podcast site. I am also not very good at navigating your site- have you got an index and organised the titles by order of events/chapter numbers so they can easily be found?

    “Meanwhile, I’ll be in the works of completing, “Margaret Josette Dupres” & “200 Years Away” for publication which may also spread the word via book buyers and what not or perhaps any opposition I might face in that endeavour could also spread the word. I’d rather it be the success rather than any opposition.”

    Have you considered Amazon publishing first? E format is often one way word gets round and then book publishers pick it up.

    • morlock13 says:

      Oh my gosh! You tell me. WordPress just updated how to post. I’ve googled for how to make a new side bar here with different options but it didn’t do a diddly.

      There isn’t any way to sell the pit of ultimate dark shadows for profit. I can only open the donations account. (Two months of the patreon account being open and not a dollar have I seen for donations.) Well, I’ve done what I could with workshops and intros. Either people are too lazy or too scared of some “bigger” faction, or something.

      The Pit can’t be charged for because there are too many fandoms. Whereas “Margaret Josette Dupres” could possibly be sold in book form because it’s only three. (Dark Shadows, Clue & The Ghost & Mrs. Muir.) I have no desire to make it electronic when it’s fully published. What I hear is everyone is craving the book on paper, and I do too. (But it’s got to be finished first, of course.)

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