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 27 October, 2016
 Author: Laura Mennell Online -  2 Comments

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……

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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

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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?

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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.

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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
 Author: Laura Mennell Online -  Leave a Comment

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.

 26 October, 2016
 Author: Laura Mennell Online -  Leave a Comment

This is a notice to anyone who is a fan of Laura’s or a follower of hers on Twitter, or mine, or Laura Mennell Fans, and other Twitter handles used by the owner of the Tumblr page dedicated to Laura. This person has accused me of being “hostile” or sending him supposed nasty DMs via Twitter. This post is to deny all of that. I need to post this because this person has never sought to engage in a discussion that didn’t include demands and or orders. He believes that by simply asking him to speak to me via email, direct message on Twitter or through this site in terms of the contact page, methods that do not include “airing the dirty laundry” as it were, are somehow attacking him or being nasty. He has accused me via those direct messages of being angry. He claims that the reason I don’t want that dirty laundry aired publicly is because I don’t want Laura to see how I act, as per his direct message to me via another Twitter account is here in this screenshot:

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He does not understand that this has nothing whatsoever to do with my not wanting Laura to “see what I’m like in private”. It has to do with him wanting to control the message. There was something Laura told him she didn’t want on his Tumblr page, however, he believes that if she says that to him, it applies to me. She has not told me she does not want images here in this gallery. Until she does, he has no right to continue to badmouth me publicly. I will not tolerate it. I have been running these types of fansites since 2006, and with the exception of ONE instance where there was some confusion, I have done so unabated. I have even been asked by one of the people I run a fansite for to be their official site. I will not say who it was because those contacts are private and not for public dissemination. Just as any private communication should be, but due to various things not to do with the personal or anything bad, it was decided that this person wanted to go another route, and that was abandoned. I remain this person’s admirer to this day.

As for what this person in THIS instance did to me in terms of taking to Twitter to say specious things about me, I call that unfair and to have continually tagged Laura in his tweets is not only wrong, but very wrong. This is not about being one up on anyone, as he did when he accused me of being jealous of his page. This in a comment made here on this site. I am not jealous of his page because I have no reason to be. I have no reason to be jealous of his online communications with Laura, however, he seems to think I should be. Having as I said almost been the official site for one of the people I run a fansite for, I’m far, far, far away from being a star stalker or as in other instances a starfucker. While being in communication with Laura via her Facebook and Twitter accounts is wonderful, it does not validate me as a human being. Unlike some who need that, I do not. Life goes on and the world still revolves around the sun. And even when we’ve ironed things out, or so I’ve assumed we’ve ironed things out and gone back to business as usual, this person has behaved like this time, and time and time again. I’ve taken as much as I’m willing to with him, or as much as I should be made to take.

I am deciding what to do with this site. I’ve put a hell of a lot of work into it in terms of the money I’ve paid out for certain assets, as well as the time and effort I’ve put into creating the new layout, graphics and the various pages within this site. Not to mention the time it’s taken to edit the screencaps and other photos already in the gallery. Then the fanlisting I created also hosted here. The thoughts of taking it down is something I do not wish to consider, but then the question is “Should I?” I’m 53 years old, and far, far, far away from being someone interested in the aforementioned starfucking. I have never sought to meet any of the people I have fansites on, and am not so sure I would if I were given that privilege. The one thing that has sustained me throughout many personal losses I’ve had over the past couple of years, has been these websites I run. They have been my solace, and for a very long time I debated whether to take to social media to promote them for this very reason. The interwebs being as they are, many times this is the only way one can create awareness for these sites, which is what I did when I linked these websites to my official Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts to post my updates. I did not expect to encounter this type of stupidity. I had hoped with this person to keep it civil and to keep it personal for no other reason than to avoid the “I’m telling mom” sort of juvenile behaviour this person has engaged in. And by “telling mom” I mean tagging Laura in each and every single one of his posts when he believes “I’ve done bad!” This is not only unprofessional, but also bad form.

For now I’ve blocked him from viewing this website as well as my tweets from his various accounts. I have un-followed his Twitter accounts and blocked his direct messages and tweets, and done the same to him viewing mine. I do not have exclusive squatting rights over Laura, and neither does he. He seems to think he can shoot off at the mouth anytime he pleases and feels totally vindicated for doing it. He somehow does not understand that until Laura tells me directly what she wants in terms of certain images — and by those I mean nudity, of which I do not and would not post those — it is none of his business what I post on this site. He is not the owner of this site. I am. He also has no right to bad mouth me to Twitter and to those who believe he has the high ground. He does not. I am willing to let bygones be bygones, however, I will not be threatened nor preached to. I will accept an apology….and a permanent one, not one that depends on the weather that day. But I was NOT the one who started this. He did. Until I receive that apology via public media, he will not be allowed to view this site and I will never follow him or his various Twitter accounts. There is a right way and a wrong way to do things. And his was definitely the wrong way. I had thought of taking this site to a full domain, but for now I’ll leave it on the subdomain until I decide for sure what I want to do. For now the site will remain in its present form with the requisite updates as they come in terms of Laura’s various television projects both past and present. If anyone wishes to comment, feel free. If you are posting for him, or if he posts from a different IP, it will be posted but know this, I will not tolerate attacks against me. I did not start this, but I sure as hell will end it.

Yours, Dianne (webmaster)

 25 October, 2016
 Author: Laura Mennell Online -  Leave a Comment

Laura’s latest episode of VAN HELSING for you. My gosh Rebecca is a little vixen. The website Fangs for the Fantasy had this to say about Laura as Rebecca, “Ominous sexy vampire….” I’m in total agreement. I’m still waiting for more of Rebecca and for her story to be told. This episode was directed by Canadian actress Amanda Tapping. Amanda is well known for her ten years on the SciFi series Stargate: SG-1 as Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter. Great to see Amanda moving behind the camera. This episode was very good and the whole ambiance is pretty thick in terms of colour.

 22 October, 2016
 Author: Laura Mennell Online -  Leave a Comment

I have the screencaps from one of Laura’s Canadian-made movies. In SIGHT UNSEEN Laura plays the part of Chloe Brooks, a bit of a femme fatale who becomes involved in an investigation into a murder. Since this site is not a spoiler free zone or anything of the nature, because the film is over five years old and to me anything that has aired or been released is fair game, but Laura plays a real naughty piece of work. Good acting though on her behalf and that of Kevin McNulty who played the part of a detective investigating Chloe. McNulty is a favourite of mine as he played the part of Mel Ivarson on the CBC drama Arctic Air starring Canadian First Nations actor and activist Adam Beach. I’m still in a bit of a fog as to who did what to who…. I’m going to state, if you’re going to take any screencaps from the site, please give us a link back. Though the screencaps don’t belong to me or to anyone other than the film company, it took some time to record the program, cap, edit and upload. Thank you for your understanding.

 21 October, 2016
 Author: Laura Mennell Online -  Leave a Comment

I’m so sorry this update is so late. My computer was just dying on me and I knew I would lose everything on it if I didn’t quickly save it. Fortunately I was able to get everything saved and the computer fixed, which is a good thing because when it was fixed they had to wipe it. May I say thank you to the computer gods? My gosh Laura is not a nice one in this show. She looks amazing while doing it though. What a sexy vamp she is.

 15 October, 2016
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It appears Syfy has renewed Laura’s series VAN HELSING for a second season, this according to Deadline. Not sure where Laura’s character Rebecca is going to come in there….hopefully in the finale for this season she makes it out, but this is indeed good news.

‘Van Helsing’ Renewed For Second Season By Syfy

Four episodes into Van Helsing‘s freshman run, the new action-horror series has been renewed for a second season by Syfy. Production on the 13-episode second season is expected to begin January 2017. The announcement was made by series producer Nomadic Pictures and distributor Dynamic Television.

“We have a wonderful and terrifying road ahead planned for Vanessa, her allies and her enemies,” said Van Helsing writer/showrunner Neil LaBute. “I think this is a world and a story that can be sustained for many years and I am inspired to do so thanks to Syfy’s obvious trust and commitment in the storytellers, cast and crew.”

After a catastrophic volcano eruption, the last remaining underground vampires rise up through a dark, ash-filled sky to overtake America. Vanessa Van Helsing (Kelly Overton), a descendant of the legendary line of vampire hunters, awakens from a three-year coma to discover that she’s not only immune to the bloodthirsty predators – but also has the ability to make them human again. Van Helsing is a re-imagination of the timeless Dracula brand and stars Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, David Cubitt, Vincent Gale, Rukiya Bernard, Trezzo Mahoro, Aleks Paunovic, Laura Mennell, Tim Guinee and Paul Johansson. Episode 5 of the series’ first season airs tonight.

Van Helsing is produced by Nomadic Pictures, which also serves as the studio, with Syfy as co-producer. Executive producers are Chad Oakes and Mike Frislev from Nomadic Pictures, showrunner/writer LaBute, Simon Barry, Evan Tyler (Industry Works), Dave Brown and Zadoc Angell (Echo Lake Entertainment), as well as Daniel March (Dynamic Television). Dynamic Television is handling the worldwide distribution for the series, excluding first run U.S. television and Canada.

SOURCE: DEADLINE

 15 October, 2016
 Author: Laura Mennell Online -  Leave a Comment

Laura has submitted a collage she created to an auction to benefit The Kidney Foundation of Canada. Other artists who have submitted their artwork are Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, Bif Naked of the Bare Naked Ladies, and others. Please consider submitting your bid for one of these wonderful pieces for a worthy charity.

 15 October, 2016
 Author: Laura Mennell Online -  Leave a Comment

I have Laura’s new episode of VAN HELSING where she plays the sultry vamp Rebecca. She is one bad vampire.

 06 October, 2016
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I have a promo for you from Laura’s upcoming show TRAVELERS where she plays the part of ADA Peckham. No word yet on whether Laura’s part will be long term, or just a guest starring role, but considering that her other show VAN HELSING is also filmed in Vancouver, we could hope we get the double does of Ms. Mennell. Laura is not in this promo. The show debuts on October 17, 2016 on the Showcase network in Canada. Not sure what sort of distribution deal it has in the States. Enjoy.