24 November, 2016
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So sorry these are late getting posted. I’ve had some computer problems …. AGAIN! And I’m in the process of building another site…that I couldn’t work on due to the computer issues. Seriously, when it rains it pours. Fortunately all the computer issues are laid to rest (for now) and it’s back to business. Sadly though we only have two more episodes of Laura as Rebecca in VAN HELSING left. This season has seemed to fly past. While a truncated season is good on some levels, it sort of makes it a bit hard when you’re just getting into a new show. Also I’ve been a teeny bit disappointed with Laura’s screen time, or lack thereof. I’m hoping going into season two we get more of Rebecca’s backstory with her perhaps moved up to more of a regular.

 07 November, 2016
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Laura scared me a little this week. How she just slinks right in there when no one is expecting her to…. Rebecca is getting a little demanding I would say. There she was doing all that threatening and seducing…. One really has to wonder who Rebecca was before she was vamped out!

 07 November, 2016
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I had these done on Halloween, but I had a bit of a personal issue I had to deal with and things just got behind. So here is one of Laura’s first films. Here she’s positively horrid as Susan LeGrow, The Bound Woman in this stylish film from director Steve Beck. The film is quite unique in its design and how it utilizes the steampunk look in the machines the world uses. It’s a good film, very scary when you see it for the first time. I know it has callbacks to a trilogy of films I remember from the late 80s and early 90s. Those were the Hellraiser films based on the original novella The Hellbound Heart written by horror genius Clive Barker. The whole house set reminds me of a giant Lamarchand’s Configuration Box from the films. And of course Laura had a very small “blink and you’ll miss her” role.

 02 November, 2016
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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.


 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.



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…..

 31 October, 2016
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I’ve just created a new section to this site. It’s called LAURA MENNELL ONLINE :: ICONS & ARTIFACTS. The section will be for all art created by me or submitted by fans to the site. So far it’s pretty bare and I’ll be adding things as I come to them. I just wanted to let you know about it.


 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.

 27 October, 2016
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Okay so I’ve been accused of being able to edit my comments section on this site. Here is the bottom line on that one, are you ready for it…. Any comments posted on this site are left in their entirety and in the original form in which they were posted. As you can see on my post HERE where Laura answered the Actors Studio Questionnaire, I have not edited Lizzy’s comment. I did not edit her form nor her punctuation, nor her original intent. With the exception of hate speech, Anti-Semetic comments, racist comments, and other low brow mind-sets, I will not edit comments. I have this thing about freedom of speech and allowing that freedom in terms of hanging yourself or not. So when I’m accused of being able to edit comments, generally yes I can, however, I will not with the exception of the above mentioned forms of hate speech, or general douchy behaviour. As for Tumblr, one can also edit comments or change the original intent of the reblogged item. So when I’m accused of being able to edit comments… I’ll throw that one back at the accuser and say so can users on Tumblr.

As for protecting tweets, see this is the reason I’m fighting this one. I have not relied on a nickname to hide behind. I have no reason to hide and anything else posted as far as a direct message is again, bogus because nowhere in that new direct message am I attacking or being a mean ole meanie. Again the mind boggles

Onto the final proof of my villainy. Two direct messages where I more or less am positive and saying things that are in no way threatening nor negative. If someone can point to anywhere in these dms where I was in any way yelling, calling names, being negative, expressing anger, then please do point it out. Until then I will stick to my guns and state I have acted in all ways above board with this person. Oh, and notice the above part where I bid him “Nite”.

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Still grasping at straws under a nickname. Yeah, right! Saying that we both honour Laura apparently is somehow verbotten. I’d love to quote Kafka here, but…….

 27 October, 2016
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Apparently John, I’m naming him because he’s named me on his fanpage, has seen fit to take a screengrab of our many direct messages from Twitter into his diatribe. And face it, that’s what it is. It’s not constructive as he claims he wants to be. It’s a diatribe based on many falsehoods. So this post is to clarify things and to “air” my bad conduct. Obviously John failed to get a good screengrab of my worst offenses. Those of the worst part of my “attacking” him. So I’m going to post that here…for all to see…the dirtiest of the dirt I said. So here it comes……


As you can see here by the conversation we had on September 22, 2016, we had a very civil discussion and on my sign off to him I stated this:

Well John, I want to thank you for everything you gave me tonight, including the conversation. I enjoyed talking with you. Please take care and have a great upcoming weekend. Take care.

Apparently telling John I enjoyed our conversation, and wishing him a great weekend is not nice! Imagine my shock! So I guess that is my first “bad” behaviour. Then there is this discussion


On the above screengrap, I wish John a very early Happy Birthday. Apparently that is somehow a bad, bad, bad thing to do. That is apparently egregious behaviour worthy of scorn and contempt. So that is “abuse” and “harassment”. Didn’t know that…. I’ll make sure to adjust my behaviour accordingly.

So now we come to the coup de grace. In the message below I direct messaged John using capitals for certain words I wanted to emphasize. Now I know in online parlance, that is considered yelling or shouting. I didn’t know that the entirety of the message was harassment or what he considers attacking. I thought it was a civil response to something he felt a certain compunction to take public, as he did. In the bottom response to me, he apparently saw a need to get on another account after I blocked his Laura Mennell Fan and respond to me. If my definition of harassment is correct, I’d say this borders on stalking. So who is attacking who and who is harassing who?


So in all of the instances I provided, and I have copied the entire direct message transcript John and I had as my evidence, you will find nowhere have I attacked him. As for my experience in creating websites (WARNING: Cyber Shouting Ahead….) I HAVE EXPERIENCE IN CREATING WEBSITES! I once tried Tumblr and it’s not a website creator. It’s another social media platform just like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and others. An online friend of mine has a Tumblr page on an actor we both love and when she refers to her page, she refers to it as just that A PAGE! She has said my site on our shared crush is a real website. And I’m going to be blunt here, I understand that John has put out money to buy his images, however, I have my webspace I pay for, I pay for all my domains. My running costs per year are over $300.00 and that’s not including the event images, stills and some other graphics I use on the sites. This is not a hobby, this is a passion. I am self taught in web design. Nothing here is a form you fill out to insert the images, or other things such as gifs, or avatars. All of the stuff here is hand coded. I’m allowed to proud of the work I’ve done. While I’m sure that John is proud of the work he’s done, and he should be, giving advice or asking for some consideration in terms of not running to mom everytime there’s an issue would be appreciated. Instead John just has no filter for his behaviour, unlike most of us. While I do understand he has a disability, that does not give him carte blanche to say or do whatever he likes. Over the fifteen years I rode on a Para-Transit van with my elderly mother going to and from doctors’ appointments, I met a good cross-section of disabled people, a lot of them with worse disabilities than John and none of them acted like he has.

As for the images he says he gave me. Yes, he gave me some stills and other things of Laura, also some of Laura’s ALPHAS co-star Warren Christie and another actor I love. We were going to share some ALPHAS stills I was going to buy from a place that has rare stills and posters. The Hallmark asset I have found out is a free to sign up and use site. So anything he got for me from there I could have gotten myself…and now I have an account there. Some I already had on my hard drive. And as you can see from the screengrabs I posted, nowhere was I ever harassing him nor being mean or attacking him. I only asked for some consideration when it came to contacting me privately instead of tagging Laura all the damn time. Like she doesn’t have anything better to do than to address this kind of crap. This reciprocity is something that is part of the online fan community, however, it is not required of anyone to have to put up with this juvenile behaviour from someone who is old enough to know better. And I will not allow his most recent post to go unanswered. I’m allowed to defend myself and I’m allowed to say the truth of what actually happened, not his concoction.

Now as for the screencaps he “advised” me of. Here’s the thing, Laura contacted him personally and asked him to remove them. And here’s the thing I know is a little hard to understand…. Laura did not contact me! She has said nothing of what I may or may not post. Until she does then and only then will I address that at the time. But John has to understand this, just because she told him, that does not mean it pertains to me. That I said in the last direct message I sent to him. The one where I was attacking him and being this mean ole meanie.

I’m going to direct this solely at John: I remember a time where you responded to a post here on this site where I asked for some consideration regarding screencaps that I knew where being taken en masse and posted to another website. You opined that you didn’t steal them and I told you it wasn’t YOU I was responding to. I told you that. I have the conversation saved as proof that you came on to my site attacking me. You then with hubris said some drivel about my being jealous of your “site” and about your “relationship” with Laura. I told you at that time I was not jealous of your page, and certainly not jealous of your ONLINE conversations with Laura. In fact I was very happy for you. I suppose you forgot that? Yep. Ya did because it’s all about you…ALWAYS! It’s never about what you did to me, it’s all about YOU and your perception of an offense you created in your mind that was against you. Well I’m not going to allow you to spin, spin, spin your version of the story when you don’t have the truth on your side. And that is a fact! As I said I’m allowed to defend myself when I feel I’ve been attacked unfairly. You’ve tweeted on your feed that you have been subjected to “harassment & attacks” from me. And Rory @fm2016rory responded with “concern” for “all you’d been through at the evil hands of the wicked ole meanie who upset you”. Are you going to share with Rory the screengrabs of the REAL part of the conversation where I am being kind and considerate and wishing you a happy birthday? Likely not. That doesn’t fit into your script.


John, the next time you want to say things, please make sure you have the absolute proof of it instead of your concocted fiction. It helps when discriminating that truth. He claims he wants positivity, well I’d like an apology for his conduct, but he won’t give it to me because he feels his spleen has been displaced. Then he goes into this copycat mentality by saying he’s doing to remove his fanpage. Copycat behaviour is so passe.

So in closing, I’m going to leave this post up for a little while so that anyone actually wanting to see the lows of my depravity, may do so. Leave a comment or two on what you think of my horridness please. It might help me in correcting them. The previous statement is what is called sarcasm John, should you be reading this, it’s not an admission of bad behaviour. However, I’m going to issue this advice to you. The next time you want to say things about someone and post crap, make sure you have actual proof of it. It might help you in actually proving your case, because what you have posted in your ridiculous rebuttal, is proof of my willingness to be civil. If you don’t like my sur-rebuttal, then all I have to say to you is TOUGH! Thems the breaks there pal. Don’t like it, don’t engage and certainly quit bothering Laura with your schoolyard tactics. I won’t lie down and take your lying and drama. I had some other things I was going to say, but I’ll leave it at this. You said you’re scared…. I’m scared by your sheer audacity. You don’t want negativity…. then don’t spread it, and don’t act like the victim because you’re not.

Yours, Dianne

 27 October, 2016
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After a bit of a thought on it, I’ve decided NOT to remove the site. I started this as a tribute to Laura and her work. And I’ve had some contact with some of her fans thanking me for the work, and due to one person’s nonsense I’m not going to let that all go to waste. So if you guys are still with me, I’m here for the long haul.