I Stagger About The House… in Tremors of Love…

Inspiration is everything in our home right now… No… we don’t role-play… there is no need… It’s all rather lovely… we are ourselves… as these two couples are…

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And my knees were like reflections of knees in rippling water… – Vladimir Nabokov, “Lolita”


“I know that you are dead but still you are alive. I’m not afraid of death, only of living without you. I’m yours. There’s no ceremony that could make me more your wife.”

“You are my wife, yes, as you were always meant to be.”

Josette Dupres & Barnabas Collins


 I would die for her. I would kill for her. Either way, what bliss. – Gomez Addams

dont ask just take

“Even if I were to leave Collinwood tomorrow, I know that my feelings would not change. Wherever I go I would think of you. I would always have to fight that urge to come back to try and find you. That’s why I know it’s useless for me to think of leaving… you could not stay away because you know our destinies are one. That there is nothing, absolutely nothing that can keep us apart. … I’ve dreamed about it for so long. I don’t care about those things that I don’t understand. Those things you said about our new life together. I only want to be with you. Don’t let me go. Please, take me with you… Barnabas, please take me with you.” – Josette Dupres


Gomez: To live without you, only that would be torture.
Morticia: A day alone, only that would be death.

almost kissing the kiss

“Too many have wanted me and never heard, too many have made me curious but not enough… and all I wanted was you… and all you could achieve… all we could achieve. My hopes were so high that I’ve feared you to fade in the many mists you have in the past. My cruelty, my truth to think perhaps one day I would know what we were. Oh… We have that now and,”

I shuddered and we halted as Barnabas took my hands to his chest and continued to tell me,

“I can’t let you go, Josette. I won’t let you go. But the uncertainty of over a century still lingers in the shades of fear within my heart. Each day and night I welcome you to me, always having wanted you for yourself through all of my misguidance and now…” 

“Margaret Josette Dupres” Chapter 30

Oh yes

Last night you were unhinged. You were like some desperate, howling demon. You frightened me. Do it again! – Morticia Addams

Maggie and Barnabas

She was all that was sacred to me, all that I held dear, all that I could allow myself to be one with. In spirit she protected us and corporeally we protected each other with sanctuary… 

“Margaret Josette Dupres” Chapter 33

I have likely been up for two hours ruminating all of these things in my own wedded bliss, as my paramour sleeps nearby, and I, sliding across the plush carpet beneath my toes… in a celebration of understanding these two loves beyond comprehension blended into our own.

Perhaps someday these Gothic pleasures will find others to heal them… but tonight? They heal us… and hopefully will continue to do, so long as the sun and the moon shall endure…


My heart seemed everywhere at once… Never have I experienced such agony. I would like to describe her face, her ways– and I cannot, because my own desire for her blinds me when she is near.  – Vladimir Nabokov, “Lolita”

Goodnight, my tender, silent ones… and perhaps someday soon you will speak, and we all will stand a chance of harnessing the wealth of human talent that has been ignored for millennia and is now eager, all around the world, for release.

Barnabas Collins: I didn’t say perfect, did I…? I said divine

Morticia Addams: She… she… she has the gift!

The Pit of Ultimate Dark Shadows: Episode 13 “A Balancing of The Humours”


5 thoughts on “I Stagger About The House… in Tremors of Love…

  1. I love the Morticia quote: “Last night you were unhinged. You were like some desperate, howling demon. You frightened me. Do it again!” Ha ha! That brought me back to the movie, and my reaction was like, Huh, girl?” This was lovely with the romantic quotes from our tv lovers (although I prefer Raul Julia as Gomez, but that’s another story :))

    • morlock13 says:

      Ohhh, good! It was so hard to pick and then it was hard to figure out which quotes were from the film and which ones from the televised program. When I saw there was a discrepancy in which went where I didn’t mind throwing in my own work, however channeled. (And… you know what? There was a little Julia/Eliot in my head as well. I saw some VERY wild things going on with them I’d never seen before! *wink*)

      Yes! My brother was annoyed they didn’t re-hire John Astin for the films and I was like, “Man! Raul Julia was the BEAST!” And obviously Angelica Huston was spot on luscious! But for The Pit of Ultimate… I knew I had to go with Astin & Jones because I was sticking to that time frame, hence the subtitle of my blog: “A Multi-Fandom Tale of The 1960s.” (I remember us observing Raul Julia’s passing at the time as well.)

      Boy, yeah, I kind of forgot to message you the details about the night before last. Obviously with *this* blog post… LAST night was even better! I was creating this thing slowly for two hours to get the photos lined up correctly and pick just the right bits. And I’d stagger about the house with shakes and “wows”.

      I saw your response at the cafe so I was pleased. I’ve had the surge of everything flowing through my blood all morning and afternoon… *sigh* ^_^

  2. Mad Margaret says:

    I’m curious as to why you frequently quote and reference Lolita. Is it an inspiration to you ?

    • morlock13 says:

      Oh yeah. That was explained a while back in my notes and an entry called “Strong Opinions and Explicit Content: When No One Has Anything Good To Say of Barnabas Collins, He’ll Say It Himself.”

      The title is both a play on Vladimir Nabokov’s book “Strong Opinions” as he does handwritten interviews, looks over inaccuracies in his reviews, and also a play on Margaret Josette Dupres chapters being written in Barnabas’ POV.

      We actually had a dialogue on the notes section of my facebook page. ^_^

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