Ready To Go (April 2019)

2019 april part five

 

2012 Movie Fans: WELCOME!

This is an update for old listeners and for new listeners please get in touch.

Thanks to pen friends and offers to keep in touch from others who got “distracted” and how to get in touch with me. (I did all this for friendship and discussion, not popularity.)

Little touches on something small coming up in Pit # 21. (Willie and Wadsworth)

Pointers on what “The Haunting of Collinwood” is about.

Background music: George Michael and Republica.

Keep on listening and keep in touch!

Love,

Daryl


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“Just Judgey People?”

Remember a while back this month where I got a pen friend’s question of:

 

 “What do people run away from if they ‘sleuth’ you? Just judgey people?”

 

I wasn’t sure what to tell her, but I came up with my response today:

 

You asked about the “sleuthing”. I’d say you’re accurate in the judgey people thought. It’s very “make stuff up” while skimming and misreading. These people see online stuff as gospel without actually fully digesting the information. They don’t ask a source and rely on third-party gossip that also is likely not articulate.

 
On the odd occurrence of “wising up” they are likely then too embarrassed to admit it. So I’ll have a rant somewhere some third party will repeatedly view and just focus on that as the “true” person.

 
But it makes me want to tell them, “Gee! I’m sorry. I didn’t know that having deep concern over the clear damage this technology is doing to people’s brains was somehow offensive.”

 

Hence my utter and absolute joy at being with pen pals again! ❤

 

There is also some fandom politics trouble with fans gas-lighting each other for at least twenty years that a non-canon romance was canon. Boy! That got bad. They even inflicted it on the kids. I’ve discovered group-think is extremely damaging.

 
You ever wonder whatever happened to appreciating certain things for being cheesy or corny? I do. Feels like the whole world is a big soap-opera these days.

 
Anyway, I’m glad you don’t do the hopped-up scandal-sleuthing. It’s about the worst habit I can think of. Really bad for the mind and soul. The people doing it are really messed-up by the social networks that make their platforms highly addictive and don’t play fair. (Google gets approval from me for dumping their version this month. 🙂  ) [I expressed interest in platforms without like-buttons.] “Like” buttons are highly addictive. They cause dopamine highs.

 


 

Then I let her know some of the greatest listeners I have ended up not knowing much, if any, Dark Shadows, minus maybe the film. It’s because they aren’t swayed by any group-think or fandom politics. It’s true. Also that the characters they do know along the way makes it more inclusive. ^_^

 

That’s been the best thing really. A slow dawning to each chatty listener of,

“Ohhh, wait. I know THIS character! Oh my gosh!”

 

Often in “The Pit of Ultimate Dark Shadows”, you’ll recognize someone slowly. This is kind of funny, actually, because it’s similar to what happened when they were pulling Frankenstein monster moves from the original Frankenstein story as my husband and I watched Dark Shadows. We’d see Adam doing certain things and we’d shake our heads, “Aw, crap! Here we go!”

 

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Or even 1897. Cackling woman upstairs? Oh, it’s Jenny Collins? I could’a swore that was Mr. Rochester’s koo-koo wife from “Jane Eyre”! Oh, wait… it basically IS. Hee hee hee hee…

 


But yeah, the whole people getting messed-up is pretty sad. A few old friends are back and they tend to be the ones who noticed for years, ”Sheez! People get crazy on that social media. They aren’t like that in person. Not even at the bar!”

 
Well, what can we expect? Criticizing gets trendy, there are like-buttons giving dopamine highs (rewards) for foul language and name-calling, or saying cruel things. What’ll it lead to? A lot of training to be an outright maniac, jack-ass, and rude mo-fo.

 

And we’re raising the kids on this, eh?

 

I used to truly believe growing up in the 1980’s was awful.

 

I have since had quite the change of heart.

Rehashing: Why Not?

Here ya go peeps:


D. Wor
4 years ago
Hi folks. Yep. I was pretty intoxicated and ticked off when I created this photo show, but at the same time this song is freaking awesome and should have been on youtube a LONG time ago! Please support the most romantic Gothic band I’ve ever known: The Last Dance. ❤


MetJetPat

4 years ago
Great song . really goes with the photos. Love the way you share Dark Shadows with us in new and different ways.


Myhrr Cee

4 years ago
luv the band, what’s their name????


D. Wor

1 second ago
The Last Dance


That’s all she wrote! ❤

 

10 April 2019

Hi people-who-avoid-contact,

 

I’m working on stuff. Checking statistics. Looks like that last MJD show helped a great deal, eh? Just having things spelled-out as to what the main romance of Dark Shadows is within each production either by Curtis or with his estate’s “okay”, what-have-you. It was puzzling, wasn’t it? I guess a lot of us presumed many fans would figure out Barnabas + Josette’s reincarnation was kind of obvious, but I suppose it wasn’t.

 

Still, it’s been quite a struggle watching a ton of people so very addicted to social media.

 

There were a few pen pals who “ran away screaming” since they automatically decided staying in touch with the source of me, Daryl Wor, which IS me, either on paper, through email, via telephone calls, or even comments on this web-log, was just not the thing to do. Instead? They go to unreliable third parties on social media…

 

Social media: companies with loud brand-names trying to control a majority of people’s communication while distracting them with wasting more time, buying more stuff, and infusing their sites/apps with addictive components to make you dependent on them.

 

This is where you decided you would find the most reliable information? Not the source?

 

This is one of the reasons I find all the hullabaloo hard to take seriously. You aren’t using the internet to get in touch with someone directly. Instead you prefer to play “Telephone” with random others I highly doubt you have ever met in person to begin with. Have you ever read any articles on Snopes.com? It’s pretty educational, folks.


 

 

If you are plum flummoxed as to how I could garner the friendships of so many others, well… I looked for people who actually made sense;  They didn’t jump to conclusions, were honest with themselves about what they liked, why they liked those things, and didn’t feel the need to pander to any kind of a status-quo other than for practical purposes of home and hearth, as well as their own needs for companionship.

 

They’re book-readers, learners, doers, makers, listeners, and above all, they think for themselves. They don’t look for massive group-approval. They prefer to reach the heart of matters, ask insightful questions, and don’t make any snap judgement from bare-shreds of unreliable evidence.

 

These people know how to do what I believe are simple things:

Write letters

Compose emails

Make telephone calls

Attend community gatherings on their topics of choice.

Vote (okay, not always a simple skill.)

 

Slap-dash “sleuthing” online is not one of their trademarks. One pal did admit to looking a bit and then confessed to feeling “intimidated” so she decided to “log-off” and begin responding to my letter. Another pen friend said, “Yeah, I looked around online to check you out. I didn’t find anything bad.” He did that years ago and we’re still in touch. Then there is Helena who I’ve known since 2013, Osheen Nevoy and Lisa Weyenberg who I’ve known since 2014, then Melissa who I’ve known since 2015, and several others who agree with me that social networks are addictive and they wish there was an alternative to them that worked better and wasn’t such a mess.


 

I received a letter today asking, “But what do people run away from if they ‘sleuth’ you? Just judge-y people?”

It’s hard to know how to answer her simply. I’ve had this question before. When people stop talking to you, well, you can’t ask them why they stopped talking to you, can you? You get blankness as a response.

I think that’s been one of the worst elements of our plight. Rather than finding accurate information people pull random assumptions (crap) out of their rear-ends. They don’t have an answer so they make one up! Sherlock Holmes would not approve, would he?


 

 

Anyway, I am working on another show and LV chapters. I’m just letting myself relax these days. If you’re curious for more specifics, get in touch. I don’t expect it, but I am allowing the chance that someone reading this will or can possibly make that choice. It’s up to you.

 

See you later.