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 02 November, 2016
 Author: Laura Mennell Online -  Leave a Comment

Somehow I got industriously bored and created over fifty avatars of Laura from her role of Nina Theroux from ALPHAS. They’re added to the new Icons & Avatars section of the site. I hope you enjoy. These are for message board profiles, social media accounts, and pretty much anything you’re heart desires. Click on the image below and enjoy.

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 31 October, 2016
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Well, John’s at it again. I had hoped with a few days breather, he would cease and desist. Looks like that’s not likely. Here’s what he has said in a recent post (posted here under Fair Use for the purpose of commentary).

This page is focused on Positivity also cause Laura is about Positivity & Laura has said She does Not like negativity in this world & believes people should have Kindness & Empathy for each other 🙂 So i think She will enjoy that this page is more Positive. I still share links to the other Fansite & interview by another fan cause I’m also about Positivity & Kindness. This isn’t a page with alot of negativity posts. Anyways I think the other Fansite could have been trying to make Laura choose between us cause it doesn’t matter to that Fan since She has like over 30 other Fansites about other celebritys so She has nothing to lose by doing that. She can keep the super negative articles about me on her page as it will only just show negativity.

I’m not going to let anything like that get in the way of running this Fanpage.

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SOURCE: LAURA MENNELL FAN PAGE

Like Laura, I am all about positivism. I don’t like confrontation, nor do I like negative feelings. However, there comes a time when one has to defend oneself against attacks of a nature that are designed to target my integrity. Above all else a person’s integrity is paramount and John by the very nature of his taking what should have been a private thing public, he more or less dropped the gauntlet that could not go unanswered by me. He in effect slandered me. And again I am allowed to defend myself with the truth, not his ridiculous meanderings. It was never ever about one upping him. He claims that as a fan of Laura’s I’m somehow not a fan because I have other interests outside of Laura? The other fansites I have are, like this one, dedicated to people I have come to respect as much as I do Laura. Having come to Laura through my love of David Strathairn who played the part of Dr. Lee Rosen on the Syfy Channel’s program ALPHAS, I was impressed by Laura and her other co-star Warren Christie. But had it not been for David I would never have found either of them. John also doesn’t understand that I have a longer history of film and television than he has, and all of my fansites are just as valid as this one is for my reasons for creating them. I have very much to lose with all of them. All of them are equal in my eyes. All of them are my babies. The first one in particular dedicated to actress Tamara Braun having gone online back in 2006, and through that and the building of the others, I learned much in order to bring to this one what I have in terms of content and layout. And I know this might be very difficult for John to understand, but one can have more than one love. If someone were to have three children, does a mother love one more than the other two? I think not.

John says his page has a lot of “negative posts”… Well that’s on him alone. It’s not to do with me. Had he an actual understanding of what his actions did, then he might not have such negativity on his page. As for whether I want Laura to choose this site over his…. Ridiculous. More idiocy on his behalf. John once said to me about [paraphrasing] “Laura’s fandom is still young….” Yes it is. It is very young and one thing I know about these dedications people will choose the one that better serves their particular need. Whether that be a simple Tumblr page, or a full blown site… it doesn’t matter. John belittles Laura’s fans by saying what he did about wanting Laura to choose. I would never expect Laura to choose. That is both hubris and hyperbole on his behalf, and more of John’s showing he still hasn’t a grasp on what he’s done. We could still be honouring Laura by simply doing what I was asking him in the first place by not tagging Laura each and every time he had something to say to me. I think the word is decorum. And to insinuate that this site doesn’t matter to me as I have the others….. The amount of time I spend on each site is on a case-by-case basis depending on the amount of work the particular subject of the site has been doing, and our Laura is very busy with both VAN HELSING and TRAVELERS. Warren Christie is also busy due to his new show Eyewitness, so for the most part I’m spending a lot of time on their sites as oppose to say my site for veteran actor Keir Dullea (2001: A Space Odyssey), whose show The Path is on hiatus. With my site for retired actor and friend Jon Cypher, most of the work is done as I get the photos, stills, screencaps and whatnot to go into it. Most of the other people I have sites on are not currently working or working on projects due out in the future, so there’s no reason to work on any of them. But again for John to even dare say that Laura doesn’t mean as much to me as the others is another instance of his behaviour going unchecked, and I want to thank John for belittling well respected stage and theatre actors, one who appeared in one of the most well respected, and influential films of all time in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Not to mention a person Laura has worked with personally and who she considers a friend in David Strathairn.

As for my “super negative articles” I have written about him here, see this is called defending myself against his ridiculous rantings. I am more than willing to delete these posts as I did the last time John attacked me, however, I’m tired of having him rant without my giving the truth, again, of what actually happened. And I want to thank those of you who have written me privately to give both your support to this site, and for your kind words to me personally. Unlike John, those communications will remain private because that’s how one conducts themselves in society. That’s called respect and kindness. Two things John has as yet to understand. I have banned John from viewing this site in all ways. He apparently went someplace to view it through another IP and thought I wouldn’t know. So I have banned a range of IPs I feel he might use. That’s the power of a personal website. He may still block me on social media and have his acolytes there, but he still does not and never will have the truth. That ban will not lift until I get that apology I am entitled to. I’m not vindictive and hate all that has happened, but I cannot and will not lie down and take it. I don’t have to. It’s real easy to sit behind a pseudonym on the internet. But my name is out there. I use my real name and as such it is being smeared, and I don’t like it one bit. If he truly wants to be positive, he can unblock me on social media, apologize, then see how magnanimous I will be. But I’ll always be cautious. Twice bitten, three times shy.

So the moral of this story is: Don’t start the shit if you don’t want it hurled back at you. And with that, business as usual…..

 28 October, 2016
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I have Laura’s television movie A COUNTRY WEDDING for you. Here she plays the part of Catherine, a pretty vacuous Fasionista actress who wants the perfect wedding to her intended groom, Bradley played by Jesse Metcalfe who currently stars on the Hallmark Channel’s new series Chesapeake Shores also starring actor Treat Williams. You just knew from the opening scene Catherine was a piece of work. In the wedding dress photography scene one could almost expect Catherine to break out in a chorus of Madonna’s Material Girl. Yeah, right! An alternative to the story, Bradley goes back home to see to his affairs there and Catherine comes with him. Seeing the pluses of decompressing from such a vacant life, Catherine takes off the Daenaerys Stormborn wig and decides to live there with her beloved. I don’t know, just something a little less formulaic I suppose. Too funny was also Lauren Holly as Margaret, Catherine’s wedding planner. Lauren was in two other projects with Laura, that of MOTIVE where Laura played ADA Samantha Turner, and also ALPHAS where Laura played Nina Theroux. It’s so nice to get back to business.

 16 September, 2016
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I wanted to announce that I have created a site for Laura’s ALPHAS and MOTIVE co-star Warren Christie (Cameron Hicks/Sergeant Mark Cross). And don’t tell me you didn’t see this coming? Come on, ya did! Just like Laura I discovered Warren through coming to ALPHAS via my love of David Strathairn. Warren as impressed me so much with his acting and his obvious handsome little boy looks. He’s a solid actor and I’m looking forward to bringing you more of his work. If you would like to check out the site, please click on the banner below to take you there.

 16 September, 2016
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I swear the television gods must hate me. Seriously. I have Laura’s one episode of GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE in which she played the part of model Marria. Laura looked stunning as usual, though she is 36 in real life she looks 18 in the episode. She’s a natural beauty and without so much makeup she just looks so fresh and lovely. But here’s the reason the television gods must hate me. Laura’s ALPHAS and MOTIVE co-star Warren Christie (Cameron Hicks/Sergeant Mark Cross) was in this series throughout the first season and one episode in the second season, and here’s the rub…they weren’t in the same episode and they didn’t share a steamy hot love scene! Can the television gods be any more vengeful? I don’t think so. Ah well!

 26 August, 2016
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Well it’s not like it’s about time! Yeah I know it’s been a long time no update, but I finally got around to making a new layout and posting about it. I hope you like the new layout I’m calling Laura Mennell Online :: Edgy. The first site layout I thought was playful, the second sophisticated. I was going to wait to let you see it after I’d finished the layout on the gallery, but here it is anyway. I’m planning on rolling out a lot of the updates to the gallery slowly. I’ve got a lot of work to do on other sites and I just have to try to apportion my time a little better to get them all done. I’m hoping to do that by the end of the year. For a list of all my sites, you can check them all out in the sidebar to the left under the ExLibris section. Please consider visiting. I’m also in the process of trying to get an update done to my site on Laura’s ALPHAS co-star David Strathairn who played Dr. Lee Rosen to Laura’s Nina Theroux, but so far like Laura here, I’m going to have to do that slowly. So I hope you like the new layout and will like the new format in the posts and sidebar content. Thanks for sticking with me and for being so very patient. You guys are great.

 15 November, 2014
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I found this cute interview with Laura talking about where Nina is at the beginning of season two, and her ALPHAS co-star Warren Christie (Cameron Hicks) at the San Diego Comic Con from 2012, trying to answer questions without spoiling anything lest the SyFy snipers be watching. I really do miss this show. I loved the cast and miss the chemistry between Laura and Warren. I had hoped the two would be able to recapture that on MOTIVE as Samantha Turner and Warren as Mark Cross. Anyone wondering if Laura’s HAVEN character was named after Warren’s MOTIVE character? That’s going to take some searching.

 31 May, 2014
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Okay, I’ve been receiving a lot of emails on the whole thing that I “spoiled” the fact that Laura’s character of Samantha was murdered in the season finale of MOTIVE. They’ve asked me to use the all dreaded spoiler tag or spoiler space. Here’s the dish on this. I despise the notion of using a spoiler tag or providing a spoiler space. Certainly when making posts on a website such as this there is, or should be, the idea that we are all 1) adults, and 2) able to know things without it tearing the fabric of your life apart. This site will never ever use a spoiler tag, spoiler space, the word spoiler in the title of the post, or not cite what this author of this site feels she needs to in order to fulfill this site’s objective, which is bringing you the most up-to-date information on Laura Mennell and her career. Don’t like it, tough. Don’t like my policy, don’t visit. This issue is final and non-negotiable. I’m as bummed about it as you are as I was very vocal about my love of seeing Laura and Warren Christie finally being able to work their magical selves on us after the aborted Nina/Hicks romance on ALPHAS. Alas it was not to be.

 30 May, 2014
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So I got my reason for not having a lot of Laura this past season. Her character of Samantha was killed in the season finale. Why must the television gods, or more specifically the Laura Mennell/Warren Christie gods be so vengeful. After season two’s revelation in ALPHAS that Nina had gone rogue and Hicks had taken up with Rosen’s (David Strathairn) daughter, Danielle (Kathleen Monroe), I thought with MOTIVE we’d finally get a good bit of story for Laura and Warren to flesh out what was started on ALPHAS. Not to be my friends. Samantha was killed in the MOTIVE season two finale. Damn it all to hell and back. Did I say the television gods hate me? I think what made this episode a little anti-climactic and Samantha’s death not truly being meaningful and Mark’s emotions as a result of her death a little on the dry side is due to the fact we were never really allowed to become too invested in their characters. While Laura and Warren have a chemistry bomb, their sad lack of use and or presence as a main part of the narrative left me, at least, feeling a little dry. While Samantha’s death scene was gut wrenching, I don’t think the impact was as fitting as it might have been. Laura and Warren acted the hell out of it, but nothing could make it any more emotional due to the lack of time spent getting to know them on a personal level. So sad Laura’s gone from the show. Here’s hoping she gets another series or film role soon. You’ll be missed Samantha and Laura.

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 03 May, 2014
 Author: Laura Mennell Online -  21 Comments

I’m aware there are some sites that are taking my screencaps from the gallery and posting them on their sites as their own. I’m only going to say this once, while I don’t mind you doing so, I’d like to post a credit back to this site for the work I’ve done in bringing you Laura’s work from MOTIVE. I have a ton of HQ images of Laura from ALPHAS but have not posted them due to the proclivity of some to do this very thing. Those images I paid a lot of money for and will not allow them to be taken without some credit given for providing them. I can tell who you are via my control panel inside this site. I can block you from viewing if I choose, which I’m truly hoping I don’t have to do. I’m also hoping I don’t have to take action against those who have done this to stop you from viewing the gallery.

Now onto something that happened tonight via my Twitter account. Someone tweeted me regarding why I’ve ‘suddenly’ started the site back up. I’ve been able to A) get a hold of Laura’s work on MOTIVE and B) I have the time to do so. I am a woman who has family issues and other personal things going on in my life and for a very long time, those things have been taking up a lot of my time. The time I haven’t had to devote to my online pursuits. I finally have that time and since Laura’s work on MOTIVE is not as labour intensive as it was on ALPHAS, I am posting screencaps. It’s that simple. As for this person’s contention I am not ‘friendly’ with Laura’s fans…I am friendly to those who show me respect. I was also told I don’t follow this person’s twitter feed. There may be a myriad of reasons I don’t follow any one Twitter account. Given my busy schedule I have had to un-follow many of the former accounts I have because quite frankly, I just don’t have the time. The accounts I do follow on Twitter are the main ones I want to follow. Again, simple to understand. I also do not and will not have ‘chat’ sessions on Twitter because of their 140 character limit. Makes having meaningful and concise conversations a little hard. Someone even had the audacity to say I might perhaps be jealous of this person’s fan page. I am not. I have built this full-blown site as a dedication to Laura and being a Canadian myself, I wanted to make a site dedicated to her to celebrate that Canadian-ness in us. To whit, I also have a site dedicated to Canadian Aboriginal actor Adam Beach, but have had very little time to work on it due to time constraints. So no one should even think they can glean anything from the activity or non-activity of any of my sites. Lastly, I was asked by this person why I did not accept ‘help’ from this person regarding screencaps from Laura’s other pre-ALPHAS work. Simply, there is a certain way I screencap and there are certain frames I keep in order to show copyright and give that proper credit back to the production company and or creators of the original work. While I cite Fair Use in the sidebar, I also like to give the proper respect to the original creators via providing end cards of production companies, television channels, etc. I also like to include Laura’s name credit in the opening. This way I pay respect to both the original creators and to Laura, herself. Also it’s not my site if all the work that has gone into it is not mine exclusively. This is exactly the reason I will never accept a co-web on any of my sites. I do not trust anyone with my work for a site I pay for. I pay for the domain and the space that houses the site. This is not like starting a Blogspot or Tumblr page for free. I pay for my hosting and my domains. Finally I will not reply to anyone on the Twitter who does not have the decency to write me via this site to discuss issues like these. If you’d like to respond to this post, feel free.