Thursday, January 25, 2007

Essex Mountain vs The Twighlight Manor

THEY TORE DOWN ESSEX MOUNTAIN SANATORIUM!!!!!!!!
my favorite house!!!!!
HOW COULD THEY???????



My new goal:

rebuild a life-size replica of it in all it's bloody glory

now all I need is about 10 billion dollars to fund the project



before you ask, for those who don't know... it was in New Jersey.... they torn it down in 2002, but I just found out about it this morning


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Okay, explaination:

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I started writing the Twighlight Manor series in 1978... it follows the multi-generational lives of the Swanzen family who built The Twighlight Manor, originally a "palace" for a murerous renegade king, than inherited from him to his phsychotic nephew, Sir Roderic, who himself believed that house to be alive and says it eats people... the guy is insane so most people don't take him seriously when he tells them not to enter his house cause it'll eat you, but than no one can explain the dead bodies that show upin the hallways, or the countless people that vanished after entering the Manor...

The stories I write, however are not about the Manor, but Sir Roderic and his family, who live in the Manor over a period of 300 years, all of whom are a bit odd varying from eccentric to outright raving lunatics... nearby the Manor is White Rock Asylum for the criminally insane, (mentioned in my earlier post)owned by Sir Roderic's cousin Al-Keem... between the 2 is a third big old house, known as EelKat's House, it is where EelKat© (not me, but the charater from the series)lives. All 3 houses are rumored to be haunted...

Anyways... most of my life has been devoted in some form or another to The Twighlight Manor© series part of that obsession involved tracking down a real life house, with the same architure/look as the Twighlight Manor©... I drew out the floorplans and blueprints back in the 1980's and than I spent years searching through house pictures, before I found the one that you see on the book cover here...
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here's the pic I drew years ago, back in the 1980's... when I was looking for a house pic I was looking for a house that looked like this...




than about 10 years later, when I found that pic of Essex Mountain
Sanatorium
I couldn't get over how much it looked like the pic I had drawn of The Manor.... it looks so perfect, of course this one here was edited by me for use on the cover of the book...
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My next problem, was that I had found the picture of the perfect house... but that was all I had, a picture, I had no idea where it was or how to find the house in the picture... my goal than became find out where the house was, and than find a way to buy it... (yeah, I dream big).... anyways, years and years have gone by and than last night, someone sees my sig on a message board and askes me if that was the Essex Mountain
Sanatorium
... well of course I have no idea, so they point me to this
page
.


yep! that's it! that's the house in my sig!
I FINALLY FOUND THE REAL TWIGHLIGHT MANOR!
I am soooo happy, until I read the article...
they tore it down in 2002

I found it and lost it the same day.


....odd, I had no idea that the pic I've been throwing around and calling The Twighlight Manor was an asylum... fitting though




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Me:


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Sir Roderic's youngest son, the drag queen Etiole, with his son Phozeen:


Emperor Blue of Planet Crystonia:
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WelcomeTo the Padded Cell...

So, how's my fellow cell-mates doing today?

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It's such a beautiful sunny morning, on this cold Maine day.

eeek! I'm up in the daylight!
I can see the sun... get me some dark glasses!
Quick, pull the shades! where's my coffin?
help the sun light is after me!!!!!


runs to find a dark dungeon to hide in---->>



Hello???

ECHO-ECHO-ECHO

anyone here?


The halls of White Rock Asylum lay deserted,
my footsteps echoed down the corridors,
blood dripping from every wall...
What happened here?
Where are all the patiants?
Why are all the doctors dead?
...and who was it they had locked away in the Padded Cell?

Home Business Start Up Plans; Current mood: cheerful

Category: Goals, Plans, Hopes



Today I'm reading a book called "Make Your Creative Dreams Real" and another called "A Shop of One's Own". I figure how am I ever gonna get started at opening myown retail store, if I just keep saying I'm gonna do it, but than never even read up on what I want to do? Well, it's a start, at least.


I'm half-way through "A Shop of One's Own" now...
interesting and very inspiring,
it's about all these women who threw caution to the wind and set out to start their own retail business... I was surprised, a few places, like The Barefoot Contesesa, are quite famous, but they got their start as a one woman operation! Thee is lots of info on how to get started... each chapter focuses on what they did and how they did it, and what failed vs what succeeded. I have found this book very helpful... must go write it a review on Amazon now.

Free Internet? A thing of the past?

okay...
still looking for free internet...
Is there such a thing as free internet?
wondering...
searching for it, but only finding free trials, today


NetZero & Juno both have one but they are limited to 10 hours each per month...
I use that in a day

heres one that says unlimited... http://www.greatdialup.com/anyone here use this? know if it's any good?

Out of The Tent!

We have been approved for an apartment by HUD, FINALLY!!!!! We have been living in a tent since May 2006, it took them until January 2007 to get us indoors again, and only because someone called DHS to complain that people should not be living in a tent in below zero temperatures... well, I agree, but since the flood/fire we had no choice, I don't make enough money to pay rent, let alone build a new house, no family or friends would help us and of all the charities and churches and such (even Red Cross!) the only place that has done anything to help us since last May was the Salvation Army, who gave us a bag of food each month.... a bag of food a month, can't feed a family of 5, nor does it help us get indoors again, what else was we supposed to do? The tent was our only option.

Well, DHS was furious that even our town manager (who we also went to for help) had done nothing, so now DHS is on the asses of the Town officials from Old Orchard Beach, because they are the ones that wouldn't let us back in the house, and told us that if we intended to stay on our own land the only thing the town would approve was a tent... well DHS contacted HUD, where we were on a waiting list with over 600 names ahead of us, and they moved us up to the #1 slot and now as of today we have a roof over our heads, phone, and electricity for the first time since May of 2006!










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