Yes, that last show was rather exciting. Looks like a lot of people got excited. Well, heck, it was about time, right? Enough fooling around with a fun movie like “Dark Shadows” (2012) and turning it into “Thee Anti-Christ” for crying in yer beer…
Still, I was working on Ep. 21 this week, and not so much on the new show with the Ep. 15 Retrospective. However, I’m coming to recognize those retrospectives are more important than I thought! I mean the show I’m building is condensed “Dark Shadows” so it moves faster but then adding a bakers dozen other shows makes it that much more intense and wild, and maybe a breather of explaining all the details PER episode is necessary!
I’m also feeling like I’m alive again, which is strange enough. I’m yearning to watch my old Pippi Longstocking movies and not doing that either. I think it’s a good sign, though. I mostly dig the scenes where it’s just the kids playing around randomly. Good times…
But what I’m tripping on big time now, after all the bullcrap is, “YIKES! No wonder we all went koo-koo! No wonder I kept getting treated like some capitalist venture people had to bash. We were soaking, utterly and completely, as some still are, in a tsunami of commercialism brought to the online world and infecting our social lives!” I mean really, those “likes” are meaningless, stats don’t tell ya sh*t, but that’s a business model completely! Numbers and stats and all that crap: For THEM it means dollars, pounds, Euros, BANK… Then WE, the standard citizens, got our (usually) meaningful social lives roped into that! No profit for us, but it sure messes us up!
And I still get spasms here at wordpress too. People scope out their whatever topic, like-click my crap in the WP reader and think it’s gonna get ‘em somewhere. Nope! Maybe it’ll hit some wacky dopamine high, my friends, but it’s a racket and you’re still stuck in it.
And so, for now, I just wanted to relay that scariness. Oh, and I pray to Heaven that people aren’t too thrown off by the wake-up call when I explained the canon-pairing main romance for all of DS in my Chapters 6 – 10 podcast for “Margaret Josette Dupres”. It is continually being listened to and I am wagering that there are a ton of people either feeling some sense of relief, (or trying to combat the obvious information in aligning all versions of company-produced DS toward the Barnabas/Josette plus reincarnation romance-which can’t make one feel very good if they’ve been against it for decades and claimed to be a fan,) or there are other listeners who are probably thinking, “Oh… oh… that’s right… this was the main romance and great love-story and I either forgot or I never saw it staring straight at me.”
Well, for those coming to their senses? I just would like to reassure you of my earlier topic. It took me years to really comprehend that we got ourselves and our social lives roped into a commercial venture that messed many, many of us up, and some people are still there; they haven’t finished their wave of dupe-dom yet. (It all seems to work in a wave-pattern, I notice.)
So, again we can come back to the sound reasoning my Auntie told me a couple years ago about big social media stuff, and this is an echo from earlier days of sharp advertisers,
“They sure know how to get ya.”
They do. It’s their job to “get ya”. They make money “getting ya”. Long-ago it was the reason we “critiqued”: so they would be less likely TO “get ya”.
And once upon a time we had this better known emotion, which we called self-deprecation. Narcissistic tendencies enhanced in people makes them less likely to self-deprecate.
Barnabas Collins is good buddies with self-deprecation. (Angelique Bouchard? Not so much…)
Talk to you all later.