What da heck?

Was-sup, people? Halloween Night comes and I turn into The Art Bell show or something?

I’ll write up something more snazzy and thoughtful in the morning or for All Soul’s Day, but in the meantime tonight?

Stats are all like, “KA-BLAM!”


Pit Update: October 2017

October 2017 Update b


For all the pen pals, of course, and chat about why I admire Jonathan Frid, geeking out about Canadian culture. Getting Pit burn-out but how it keeps me going anyway. Social media topics and the reasons it erodes us, especially the younger generation without similar life experiences prior to this technology.

How bash-culture took over from other more light-hearted heckling entertainment, as well as how criticizing became more important than deep-thought or enjoyment.

Continuing on new episode creation throughout this year of healing. Why letter-writing is healthier for us, and why the web-log I created became so extensive.

Discussion about pairings, particularly Angelique Bouchard and Quentin Collins, and with The Pit series how it can come into being. Focus on Angelique’s needs, how she is a much different villain than Jason McGuire.

Information of requirements for further chapters of the marriage novel (Margaret Josette Dupres) and how it previously received what it needed to grow: Josette’s complexity, writing influences and how the chapter process altered with the reincarnation of Sarah, and the “impossibly” happy Barnabas Collins. (More is discussed in the March 2017 podcast for the book.)

Finding pen friends who have healthy relationships. How choosing from personal interest is healthier than becoming a “critic”, not everyone needs a ton of conflict or villains. “The Enemy Is Us” this Halloween. I wrap up with one, hopefully harmless, heckling to “The Creation of Eve” episodes on Dark Shadows.


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Quick Log Entry

Hi, everyone.

I found myself making another update podcast similar to the one in September. I did that today because working so hard on Episode 17 “A Bio-Exorcist Comes To Collinwood” this week, and last night especially, I woke up with major burn-out. (Hahahaha.) But, like the disc jockeys and community radio speakers who came before me, I realize some of y’all like to listen to someone who knows what the heck the old television shows and movies we both like even are or are about. I’m grateful to discover that from listeners.

Plus we’re all in this social media madness together. (Some folks actually aren’t, I’m happy to say!) I do treat it as the addiction problem it is, which exacerbates other addictions that came before it. Hearing me talk about that seems to help everyone as well. I’m glad to do that. (Scary, isn’t it? When I was growing up the big concern about “today’s youth” was crack-babies.)

If anyone is hungry for more of the novel, Margaret Josette Dupres, I’m always up for talking about it, but talking rather than a “gimme more” discussion. Figuring out what comes next is always important.

What you love about the characters or your concerns about their history is great to discover and find out. That is what produces better stories, at least from me.

It’s why I went looking for other fans of these characters online. If I wanted this all for me and my husband it would have stayed on a shelf somewhere, like tons of my other work over the decades. Plenty of evidence from online fans showed clear signs this work I now share was heavily desired by many people for decades. The art of conversation just got muddled and lost along the way. But we can regroup our efforts back to that. Plenty of examples how to do that in fiction and non-fiction exist. And letter-writing is the perfect practice, depending on your correspondent! 🙂

I’m always eager to hear from pen friends. I’m still not tired of it and love writing back. (Hey, I have to view old television shows. Writing letters while doing that helps a ton!)

So, apologies for getting burned out on Ep. 17 and doing another update but, as most of you are aware, it’s been a year of both tragic circumstances and healing from so many of the previous ones. Blessings to everyone keeping in touch and keeping me saner. (Let’s save the crazy for the fictional characters.)

I’ll show off the old Margaret Mead quote now. ❤

a small group

I’ve actually got this photo enlarged in a frame on the wall here. (Just ask Melissa, Lisa, or Osheen. They’ve all seen it. ^_^ )

take care,