WELCOME TO THE PLAZA...

A PLACE THAT EXISTS NOW, ONLY IN MEMORY. . .

YET, ISN'T THAT THE ESSENCE OF OUR LIVES,

EACH MOMENT LIVED, ALWAYS FEEDING INTO THE PAST?

THIS SITE IS A PLACE OF MEMORIES. . .

EITHER LIVED IN THE PLAZA,

OR OTHER WONDERFUL PLACES, BOTH REAL AND IMAGINED. . .

HERE, WE CELEBRATE LIFE IN THE SUNLIGHT, AND IN THE SHADOWS.

AND HERE, WE MAY DREAM OF POSSIBILITIES AND THE FUTURE...

ALL ARE WELCOME, AS THEY ONCE WERE. . . IN THE PLAZA.

I AM YOUR GUIDE, LORRAINE.


A REALLY NEW UPDATE! June 2011: Some false starts of would-be fan fictions about the two old Dark Shadows movies, Millennium, and Daughters of Darkness


A NEW UPDATE! July 2010: TO CATCH A DS PREDATOR


September 2007: Journey to a New Jersey cemetery


Added December 2004

Deborah
The true story of the notorious Deborah Kallikak, H.H.Goddard, and Elizabeth Kite-- a work in progress!

 

Seaview
The beginning of the story of the 2003 festival trip, lot of pictures!

 

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Greetings From Asbury Park...
My story of an epic journey to the Jersey Shore to meet my Weird NJ idols, dress in silly clothes,
and search for the meaning of life along the ocean !!!


A new installment of some archived amusing things, some in collaboration with others.

My ORIGINAL "Dark Shadows" fan-fiction novel (1995-99), COMMONPLACE EVILS:

The big CROSSOVER novel (2000-01), CAGNEY AND LACEY: RESTITUTION; DARK SHADOWS IN THE LAND OF DREAMS

My other essays, stories, and filks--- several have already been loaded:

         NEW Added 3-5-2003---An accumulation of my college essays, almost the only writing I've had time for these last six months. Read at your own intellectual risk!!

         NEW Added 3-5-2003---A collection of some inspirational prayers and verses that I found charming, yet not cloying. I hope they cheer you as well.

         Added 10-12-3003---Online Memorial for my father from May 2003.

Dark Shadows Festivals, 1997--2003

Halloweenathons at Lockwood-Mansion, Lyndhurst, and the Tarrytown Hilton, 1997, 1999--2003

Singerfrom the Woodstock era MELANIE and her son, guitar prodigy and budding singer-songwriter BEAU JARRED, JONATHAN FRID---Past and Present, autographs and other figments of fandom.

Scenes from Los Angeles, Anaheim, and Las Vegas

Scenes from Lyndhurst, Tarrytown, NY

Scenes from my first epic trip to "Dark Shadows" exterior locations with fellow fans

NYC scenes, seldom-displayed views of the World Trade Center neighborhood and Trinity--St Paul's venerable chapel

Connecticut and New York State countryside, towns, and ruins.

Conn. and NY cemeteries, featuring arcs, with an emphasis on the antique and unique.

From our trip to Niagara, Ontario, on the eve of the new millennium

Scenes from a happier past, plus some cute surprises THIS IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT SITE!!! Dark Shadows original characters and settings copyright of Dan Curtis Productions. Cagney and Lacey original characters, created by Terry Louise Fisher, copyright of Barney Rosenzweig Productions and Mace Neufield Productions. See details in novel intros!

Questions? Comments? All CONSTRUCTIVE criticism, suggestions, and corrections are welcome. Also, inform me when one of my links has expired!!! PLEASE!!!

Don't worry, negative feedback doesn't get me too UPSET!

If your comments lead me to improve this site, I will be quite HAPPY!

CONTACT ME DIRECTLY: nihilistwonder@yahoo.com OR. . . Sign my guestbook--- look for the teeny-tiny Bravenet logo directly below!!!


We did it!! Dark Shadows made the list of the 40 greatest TV shows of all time!!! C'mon, pat yourselves on the back!!!

TO JEST CHARACTERYSTYCZNE ALNO CELNY SPEYFICZNY DLA POLSKI.
WIE NIE ROZUMIELIBSCIE. ("It's a Polish thing. You wouldn't understand.")

P.S.-- -Did you know that the double-barred cross in the Slovakian emblem shown above is called the "LORRAINE CROSS"?

P.P.S.--- In answer to those who might have questioned the absence of an American emblem up top, I thought it would be more balanced to add the Great Seal of the United States, rather than an Eagle emblem (since I already have the Polish bialys) or another flag (since the Slovakian symbol is red, white & blue.). More visually interesting, also, since most folks only see the Seal in shades of green on their money, and its distinctive origins truly in keeping with the somewhat off-beat themes of my text!

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Latest Update: June 12, 2011: Removed DS Ringlink Banner (Zurc2 site index no longer exists), added material to Interesting Failures and FilksnFun2; added Johnny Depp picture, cleaned up index page.June 7, 2011: Added Interesting Failures and False Starts. July 11, 2010: To Catch A DS Predator. Recent Updates:(cleaned up, reformatted, and reloaded Darklacey), Updated Commonplace Evils and Links.