20 May 2020

Hello everyone,

I wanted to write a little something in case anyone was wondering or checking. Got in touch with a dear friend, at last, and was relieved to discover all-is-well for her. I’ve been working on another MJD show, but I do get curious if anyone would like a random one for May. (Let me know.)

Voice acting for episode 22 is done, more or less, discussion gathering has begun for episode 21 in The Pit, but the gathering for episode 20 is still in progress. (Remember, I need five responses in order to release an episode proper.)

For the marriage novel, chapter 44 “Scholarly Achievements” is up and has been for some time, whereas chapter 45 is more or less done but we’re working that on the private channel level first so that I can be assured of at least three responses for that. (I’m giving discussion prompts for later chapters now. It’s not necessary for some people but it helps others.)

I hope anyone interested in these works are safe and doing well. I am very sorry and sad to discover how manipulated a lot of pretty decent people became and still are at this point in time. (Whether it’s from fandom politics or big tech monopolies, the results are quite similar.) I’ve been doing the research and the studying and making the unpopular choices for the sake of caring about what direction our world was going. (If all my extracurricular podcasts show anything it is that I did my very best with the bad advice I got and was heavily maligned for my extremely natural reaction to both that, and everyone being treated so horribly. It also shows that I found solace in following my own good advice and intuition.)

On the bright side, I am very much looking forward to more work with Stokes and Hoffman, and as we go on, I’m really enjoying the next goal of reaching Madam Janet Findley! If you watch her precious few episodes on Dark Shadows you can easily imagine how incredibly fun it will be to allow her a sense of humour and the right influences helping her towards a better outcome. (Especially if she has Roger Collins to talk to instead of Elizabeth Stoddard.)

I guess that’s all the updates I can offer this web journal and those interested.

Pleasant dreams. ❤

World On Hold (2020 April) -podcast

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Personal current events, we re-observe recent troubles compared to the old ones that maintain their hold on us.

Finishing the demo for 22 and what came from that for Doctor Hoffman and Professor Stokes’ romance. (Delving into the relationship they may once have had as Magda and Sandor.) Plenty of fun.

Reminder: Daytime Dramas are *not* built on resolution. (Which is why The Pit is built the way that it is.) Continuing on with what is coming up in Pit 22.

Switching over to where we are in our 4th Doctor “Doctor Who” viewing with “Underworld” (1978). Getting bored of villains and who I explain that to. The defeatist response to kids wanting to solve problems and how extensively unhelpful that response (from grown-ups) has been.

Viewing early Laura Collins episodes of “Dark Shadows” and how, in those episodes, Sam Evans has clouds of mystery.

Doing what I can to explain my personal calm in this time of crisis. (I already watched droves of crisis no one else could see for years.) More love for John Karlen and his personal choices that so dearly resonate with me continually.

For those who have lost their ability of voice: I still am concerned for you above and beyond any “haters”. You still matter to me.

Thank you to all who are helping me and for those I am helping? You’re welcome.


 

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15 April 2020

Howdy all’y’all!

Just writing this to, well, help anyone helplessly wondering?

Currently I’m attempting to go with whatever next step looks the most promising. I am getting to my letters so if you haven’t heard from me feel free to inquire. (Some mail does get skewered betimes!)

 
Got Pit 21 almost finished ALMOST. (Demo for 22 done as aforesaid.) Retrospective for 16 might need some redoing. (Also plans for another LV chapter.) DS movie sequel story still percolates in my head at times, too.

 
I also gave a go back to original Dark Shadows viewing, in tandem with the off-to-the-side hobby, to digest where to take The Pit (23+). I believe I left off at DS 643-647 episodes. One nice bonus is the Chris Jennings/Carolyn Stoddard stuff allows me to go, “Welp! She’s staying with Tony Peterson in The Pit so I don’t need to worry about THIS D.S. scene! (((happy sigh)))”

 
One thing that is giving me some fun as I view these 600’s episodes is so much Roger Collins! Talk about days and days and days of great potential humour! Wherever I’m at; I see someone’s dropping some book with an old letter to Jamison Collins or from Jamison Collins, and then I know for sure there is someone writing the name “Jamison” on a mirror coming up. What to do with that?

 
I’m thinking at some point when Liz and Lily arrive in England, Liz can make a very expensive telephone call back home and Roger can let his sister know, “Oh, guess what ghost is knocking about the house now? …Father!” Of course this could bring Liz concern that the ghost’s story is about her out-of-wedlock relationship with Leslie in the 1940’s and, whether or not Jamison was alive then, he likely wouldn’t have been happy about it. Next Roger could reassure Elizabeth that this story has nothing to do with that, and she may count herself lucky that she IS so far away and not having to deal with any of it. Classic Roger Collins! ^_^

 


 

T’is disconcerting, though, to keep wondering if any silent enjoyers out there will regain their wits. Even in these troubled times, it still appears that “the lights are on but no one is home” among dozens of noggins.

So you can get in touch here, by email, at the fanwork site, something two-way that isn’t a big commercial social-casino (social network).

 

Is there any particular interest in anything? An MJD show, a blah-de-blah show, a “viva la resistance!” show, an answering inquiries show? Let me know if you can.

Happy Home-Dwelling!

Demo For Pit Episode 22 is completed!

Hello all!

I hope you are all hale and hearty. (So far so good out here.)

Worked on Pit 22 “The Endless Night At Collinwood” quite excitedly to keep things moving, even if I am slow moving on the audio for Pit 21 “Up The Damned Staircase”.

My sweetheart was surprised at some of the results. (He’s my first audience member.) We are *definitely* moving in the direction of Maggie (Josette) taking more interest in her supernatural powers. (And I often think of Bella Heathcote’s performance in the film version to get cosier with this. Bless that woman and the writers!) I hope to keep it in good pacing with how far Maggie gets in the novel, though.

Also good fun with The Addams Family, and Gomez especially. (My sweetheart seemed most tickled at that.)

As well as seeing further blooming between Julia and Eliot. Like I keep saying, it’s more on the intellectual level, but Julia is learning to have a little fun with our Professor and he’s showing himself to be a bit more eager and a wee bit playful with her prompting! ❤

 


 

However, a bigger reason I’m writing is this:

I am MOST pleased to see more listens to the Retrospective for Episode 15 and a few listens on the first MJD podcast again.

This shows me people are preferring to focus on the narrative, on the good things, and on the purpose of me sharing it all. Well done, folks! Good show! ^_^

Be well and take good care of yourselves!

 

Daryl

2020 March Spoilercast-Update

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Beginning with my understanding of what is happening to most listeners of this podcast program. Why direct communication is important and the examples of mishearing what I’m saying. My concern for our current sense of isolation and how I was told, “You saw all this coming.” Pointers of how to use the narrative site. Discussion over the previous web-log and what folks have been viewing. (Fun stuff.)

Why “Dark Shadows” is a TV show that constantly reminds you that it IS a TV show. 🙂 Then off we go into technical aspects of Pit episode 21 and further spoilers for that. (Bill Malloy’s ghost as an ‘Honourary Widow’.) Blue Whale bits, West Wing bits, Old House bits. Focus on Maggie Evans as Josette duPres; How I understood why that was probable. (Sailor Moon comes up in this and reincarnation research.) With Andre and Josette returned: Barnabas easily feels far less alone. ❤

A tad of Bewitched. More West Wing, and more about Roger Collins = The Perfect Fifth Wheel. Continuing on to the rough draft of Pit 22: ‘The Endless Night At Collinwood’. Further developments for Maggie Evans as the reincarnation of Josette. (More fun stuff.) A little Sarah and Barnabas. Active details with Carolyn and Maggie. Victoria/Peter and Addams Family goodies. Ways that Willie Loomis is able to digest what’s happening overall. Moving on to yet another séance and why Magda’s presence creates further union in Dr. Hoffman and Prof. Stokes’ romance.

My concern for everyone possibly depending on commercial social sites during isolation, while I maintain my ability to carry on without them. Hopefully what I say here will do more good than harm. (Without direct communication we can only speculate.) Why the chips fell where they did years ago: Criticizing to emptiness to rewards-for-hate. Why the like-button, and all it’s ‘offspring’, gives growth to the negative and depletes the positive.

How I keep working to re-grow the articulate response in the positive. Directions on how to use thepitofultimatedarkshadows.wordpress.com for that. If this show makes you feel better? Don’t turn away from it. Return to it, like I did.

I hope this show has helped to welcome you back to your old preferences and let you know that you do have the ability to choose for yourself, however lost that became.

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Yes. I know. ^_^

Hi Everyone,

I am still here and I understand a lot of you may have become socially isolated. I am too, but so far it’s pretty close to how I usually live so I am probably able to handle it better than most.

If you are thinking about listening to the radio play episodes and discussing them while stuck-at-home, I am more than happy to welcome you to do that. Always have been. (Although these current circumstances might make it more inviting. ❤ )

If you go to the left hand side bar there is the listing of “Radio Drama Episode Links and Discussion Questions”. After you hit that you can scroll down to the Episode list under the collage. After you pick you can scroll down a second time to get all the information for that particular episode.

The questions (after the summary and links for each episode) are provided to help enhance your chat skills. I realised years ago that discussion skills were becoming scarce and far more difficult than ever before. So it’s to get you started and/or keep you, the listener, better equipped to hold the linear time-flow of each show. (The summary can also help with this as well.)

Right now I’m working on a little something in audio to potentially keep you company and updated. Hopefully that is enjoyed if I can get it finished and released.

So, yes! I welcome focus on the radio drama show. Absolutely.

Take care,

Daryl

P.S. I also put some inquiries on the later chapters of the marriage novel to help with that, if the novel is your preference. 

Kathryn Leigh Scott Interview (2011)

 


 

This interview is from October of 2011, but it is absolutely wonderful and I am in love with it. I needed something to take me back to the way the world once was. To me it’s a precious healing moment stretched to an half hour. (27 minutes to be precise.)

Kathryn Leigh Scott talks over the phone with a gentleman from WKAC in Athens Alabama. I keep listening and thinking about the time this aired when we were much less polarized.

Wonderful story of how Kathryn Leigh Scott left the Playboy Bunny job, too funny. Her “Dark Passages” book was just released and there is even fun enthusiasm for the “upcoming” movie, “Dark Shadows” 2012, a movie I still love! (I am not caught in the hate-machine for it.)

There’s a pleasant explanation of why some mistakes came about on Dark Shadows, very human details. Great enthusiasm for so much to enjoy and the work that goes into it.

Perhaps listeners to this now will allow it to help them remember how to enjoy life the way we did not that long ago. Thank you, WKAC, the interviewer, Kathryn Leigh Scott, and the up-loader. ^_^

I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.

Love & healing,

Daryl