I will organize my thoughts later, but for now…
Here are the incoherent notes I took on my phone.
Ok seriously…this might be my favorite DS after the Original Series. This is so gloriously bad. I’m in love.
Im at the library finally watching the DS play from the 80s. All I can say right now is…Oh. My. God.
I have serious Beth and Quentin feels. Like wow. Where did this come from?
Barnabas/Angelique sexy time via comic books…
Filling out paperwork to watch the stage version of DS at the performing arts library.
So after that post from Cousin Barnabas I couldn’t help but look into this Earnest musical because there is nothing I love more than old forgotten musicals.
So Louis was Algie. I mean it makes sense because Algernon is much more of a douche bag, but I’m still a little sad he wasn’t Jack. However I think I need to buy this cast recording for my collection.
Alright so I just watched Burton Shadows for the first time probably since the day it came out on video…
Here are some things I’ve realized…
1. The Prologue needed at least another 10 min.
You have got to get more establishment to relationships here. We needed a tad more Angie/Barnabas so that you can truly get a feel for why she was so hurt and vengeful. Yet more importantly we need to actually have some to have any kind of relationship between Barnabas and Josette. Showing them kiss just doesn’t fucking hack it…this should have been at least 5 minutes unto itself which is the entire length of the prologue as it stands now.
2. The Major Conflict of this film should have been the Love Triangle.
If we could have really gotten a better establishment of Josette and obviously more importantly Victoria that unto itself could have really worked. Angie the villain and Vicki the hero with Barnabas caught in between.
3. Julia should have been established as Vicki’s Shrink at Wyndcliff.
I mean obviously not super recently but for a substantial period of time. Think of how amazing this could have been!!!! Vicki shows up at Collinwood ready to begin her new life….joins the family for dinner and BAM it’s all threatened if she recognizes her! Also this would have helped cement Vicki as the heroine of the film. I feel like this would have served the plot far better than the whole blood stealing scenario. I’m sure that a certain group of shippers will take serious issue with this but dammit it works better alright.
In conclusion basically the whole David idolizing Barnabas thing should have been scrapped since they ended up cutting the only scenes that allowed it to make sense anyway.
I dunno these were thoughts I had. Take them or leave them. Thoughts?
So I was just reading through the companion book again. I just now caught this. John August essentially said he tried to condense the whole show into a film. How does that sound like a good idea? Plus wtf does that have to do with it being “Godfatheresque”? John can we please read this fucking script because you are incapable of relaying a consistent summary.
All the Julia Hoffman feels
So basically all of the fandom discussion got me thinkin
Angelique Bouchard PSA
I have no idea what’s up with the line down the center.
Can someone give me a cap of Joshua Cat Collins please? I need that cat!
Oh the madness that is the new DS comic…
Roger and Carolyn possessed by demons sacrificing Barnabas to their master.
Im sorry the DS tumblr fandom needed to see this. Priceless.
Can someone please explain to me how there isn’t a BarnabasxJosette fan video to Dark Paradise by Lana Del Rey. Someone should get on that. My editing skills are non existent.