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Author has written 20 stories for Dark Shadows, Hello Kitty/大好き！ハローキティ, Kids In The Hall, Golden Girls, Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Addams Family, Clue, Munsters, Bewitched, Doctor Who, Dark Shadows, Beetlejuice, M*A*S*H, and Rocky Horror.
CANON IS NOT A CRIME!
I really wish I could make my profile page here more upbeat and less angry, but darn it. All the stupid people showed up and ruined the internet! And the smart people got dumb, too! Just because some greedy geeks want mountains of wealth and piles of money! Makes me mad! :P
Mission Statement: Communication with the lonely and the suffering first and foremost. Secondary? Healing Collinsport.
Occupation: actor/writer/comedienne (Yes, here you will see the text, but that is not all that I do.)
Previous occupations: High School Teacher for (Severely) Emotionally Disturbed High School students. Vision Therapist. (VT is much like Physical Therapy, but for the eyes and comprehension of what is seen and understood. This incorporates practices like Occupational Therapy as well.) I also do readings in audio for librivox.org:
Audio books performed by Daryl Wor librivox.org/reader/6415
Yes! There are even new books I am working on. Wasting time on "social" networks has been a scourge on our lives.
Inquiry: Why do I do what I do? How did it start?
Answer: I combed Dark Shadows fan fiction for five years looking for a relief series and I couldn't find one. Yes; almost half a century of this television show having aired and gobs of fan work written for it for decades? No one had produced a relief series for it. So I started building my own with a little help.
The main purpose in posting here is to keep The Pit of Ultimate Dark Shadows audio project going. For me reading is not something to do to waste time but to enhance and enrich one’s purpose and being. I do not see conflict as the sole purpose of story-telling. I create morality plays that contain humour. Humour provides stimulus to the brain that increases the capacity for memory. For some of us text isn’t the best way of imbibing literature clearly. For some audio is not only better but necessary. (Much testing is provided in audio for this reason.)
Reviews for me are not to gain popularity nor get a wider audience but to understand the view points of my audience’s enjoyment and maintain an organized record of it. Also, as a comedienne, most of the purpose in sharing one’s humourous work is to see the audience’s reaction. In over four years of giving my best I rarely see or hear that reaction. (Yes, it’s looking better now, but that entailed going through strenuous grief.) Most of what I do see is shy people too nervous to say much, folks hoodwinked that reviews mean they have to be something on the order of Siskel & Ebert (no thanks) or looking for every last flaw in the world to result in bash-critiquing. I also see people being distracted with trying to imbibe too much online and losing the ability to comprehend and correspond harmoniously with each other. This is a severe problem as our current technology and advanced mode of living has been created, mostly, with the ability to communicate and correspond efficiently, as well as for the pleasure of each other's company. (In so many words, we are spitting on our ancestors gifts to us: the future generation they longed to know would succeed and thrive.)
The characters I have adopted to channel into my psyche take a great deal of concentration and effort. If you’ve ever watched documentaries on how such artists maintain the ups and downs, as well as the high-stress level, of performers you’ll find I work in the same way. The only difference is I do it for free, as well as spend what money I have on it. This is not said to impose guilt on anyone, but to explain for the hope you will understand what you are getting in my work and struggle.
Also, I do not own a car. I stress this because many people do not recognize what kind of a “universe” that leaves a person in socially. They are often neglected and left to a cold online world that keeps managing to get colder and more aloof or petty. If some bloggers and writers wish to see stat-numbers and make up some idea of what others are thinking? Not my problem. Popular opinion? Again, not my problem. The human heart in conflict with itself? That’s my problem, as well as seeking to help others with loneliness, depression or any other ailment which creates a feeling of abandonment. There are too many of us alive with this kind of technology that such things should be left to “just happen”.
I prefer an engaged group of people who are going to share the journey and their perspective because discussion and consultation are important to me as well as the growth of ability in others. So is problem-solving, which is what this Spooky Multi-Fandom with a Dark Shadows base is all about. How do we stop making things worse, wallowing, complaining or pretending it’s all fine, and begin isolating how to take the tools provided and build community again? Book club style is where I’m at. I hope you are too.
Personal journal & blog pitofultimatedarkshadows.wordpress.com/
iTunes Link to The Pit of Ultimate Dark Shadows audio show itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pit-ultimate-dark-shadows/id808980956?mt=2
Podomatic Link (The fun whistles & bells version) xoiscythe.podomatic.com/
Archive.org link (the least whistles & bells version) archive.org/details/Podcast_The_Pit_of_Ultimate_Dark_Shadows
podbay fm (which I'm told is the easiest version) podbay.fm/show/808980956
google play play.google.com/music/listen?gclid=CLGIjYaQk84CFRFjfgodeA8Ehw&gclsrc=ds#/ps/Imbafyfwyjzgosdrrhz4pvblgz4
Want an even more official site to relay this is audio? audio-drama.com/doku.php/directory/p/pit_of_ultimate_dark_shadows
For folks who are tired of trying to figure out how the heck to use those rotten phone & tablet keyboards and prefer the postal system?
The Pit of Ultimate Dark Shadows Care Package link pitofultimatedarkshadows.wordpress.com/2015/04/20/the-pit-of-ultimate-dark-shadows-care-package/
Like to write letters and get mail? Me too :)
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