LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do
~~Psalm 118:6 NIV
Happy Halloween! Well, as many of you know, I've been
working on a two-part story set from February 22, 2014 to
April 28th, 2014. Today I am writing scenes set on
April 28th... So, hopefully, by the next time one of
these are due, I will be finished. In the meantime...
you guessed it... here's another short newsletter.
So, sometimes when a person writes...
or maybe especially when a writing team works together...
things may come out or be suggested that weren't quite
what the author intended. And sometimes these
things, well, they can be a bit creepy! While I
can't vouch for the TBAA writers, I'm doubting that they
really intended for some people to take away certain
thoughts from their 200+ episodes. In the spirit of
the season, here's a list of aspects of both TBAA and the
Dyeland stories that may be just a lil bit creepier than
you'd realize at first glance. I present (with help
Aspects of TBAA/Dyeland That are Kinda Creepy If You
Think About It
(or have a rather macabre mind...)
10. Okay first... to get it off my
chest... Gloria's part in "The Blue Angel." Over ten
years later and I still haven't figured out how the
writers thought that seemed like a good idea. Kinda
makes me wanna throw up. It's just gross and, yes,
9. I've actually thought about this with a lot of
shows. Who are those children whose photos are used
in the memorial in the series finale? I seriously
hope they weren't stock photos and some person is channel
surfing one day and suddenly sees their childhood photo
propped up as part of a memorial. How creepy would
that be for that person!?
Vincent lived through an entire dream reality in
which Catherine was dead and JenniAnn eventually
followed her to the grave. It's a wonder
the man ever went to sleep again!
first scene in "Rock n Roll Dad." Because who
doesn't want an AOD hanging around when they're in bed
with their husband?
6. In "The Coffee Summit," JenniAnn
and Monica did a sort of mindmeld which means that
JenniAnn has now felt the sensations of being pregnant
with Arthur's child. Cause that's not awkward...
5. Thanks to that same incident, Monica has felt
what it's like to be in love with Andrew. Eeek.
4. While we're on the subject, what's really going
on in "Netherlands"? Did Satan have the power to
plant thoughts and desires in Monica's mind?
::shivers:: Could he actually have made it possible
for Monica to be mortal and bear children? ::shivers
again:: And, if he did, what would have happened to
mortal Monica after she died? Would she have gone to
Hell? What about those poor children? And poor
Arthur... I mean Mike! All they would have known was
a loving mother who was in Hell for a decision made before
they were even born! ::in fetal position:: The
writers probably didn't intend for people to overthink it
but I can't help it!!!
3. Monica and Tess in the backseat of the car in
"Last Dance." That episode may seriously be
responsible for why I didn't have a boyfriend in high
2. Kathleen dated a guy. For real.
Imagine Frank trying to move on and having to go through
life remembering that he dated a demon! If the poor
guy didn't come outta that with major trust issues, it'd
be a miracle.
1. "Clipped Wings." Your fate in Heaven may be
determined by a fussy bureaucrat! Yeah, no...
2014 has been quite a year for
Andrew and he can't be blamed for rethinking a few
things... like Halloween. While Andrew continues
to abhor the ghastly aspects of Halloween, I think his
hatred of the entire holiday may have taken a few
hits. So I present...
Ten Reasons Andrew Has Forgiven Halloween
10. He now has an official
Halloween task to keep his mind off grim reapers: keeping
the Butterbeer flowing.
9. He gets to dance to Van Morrison's "Moondance" with
his Laja... even if it is vaguely inappropriate.
8. Pumpkin rugelach from Tiva! Yes, that's a
at Willowveil has given him a glimpse of just how happy
JenniAnn's cutesy spiders and bats decor makes her.
What sorta anam cara denies his counterpart that?!
Because there's nothing more adorable than seeing Ivy and
Violeta as excited as little kids when they dress up as
Glinda and Elphaba from Wicked unless it's...
5. Shelby and Belle dressed up as Elsa and Anna from Frozen.
Daddy's heart just melted into the candy corn, methinks.
4. There's nothing funnier than watching grown men
(or, technically, grown angels of death) rolling around and
pretending to be rock trolls in hope of gaining brownie
points from their toddler niece.
3. One glimpse of a very pregnant Diana as the solar
system (baby=sun) and Zeke as Neil Degrasse Tyson wipes away
the mental image of 1,000 grim reapers.
2. It brings certain individuals, who may have
recently gone through a rough patch, together to enjoy
taking their little trick-or-treater around...
(Details to follow...)
1. He knows, somewhere, a Lion is on the prowl...
watching over and loving His own.
This newsletter is dedicated to John
Dye for treating us all to 7.5 years of the ever-lovable
and exceedingly inspirational Andrew. Now may I pull
off a trick in the form of actually being done with this
story soon. ;-)
(Photo Credits: The photographs used on this page are from Touched
by an Angel
and owned by CBS Productions, Caroline
Productions, and Moon Water Productions. They are not being
used to seek profit.)