Welcome to my Dead Letter Offfice, where we feature all the mail that's fit to print!
Merry Christmas, Carpathian!
And to each and everyone of you as well! And a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
Thanks for the good times you guys! I was pleasantly surprised; I was expecting to hear all the stories you told in winters past, and there you go, telling a whole new set. Caught most of yours on film - would you be interested in either my sending you a dvd of the evening or posting it onto YouTube (only with your permission, that is)?
I think there might be a misunderstanding, Good Sir. I, as a spectre, have no day job - or rather, my day job is being a spectre! (My night job too.) My human companion and webmaster Bob, who's kind enough to let me use his Facebook account, does have a day job. After all, he does have to rent the webspace for my online crypt! He also has a few night jobs too, but that's besides the point...
Actually, I do play chess, although the true expert is my Cousin, as told in many a fable and story. (The photo posted below was from the Medieval Festival of Courage some years back in Blue lake, CA. I was playing chess, and my two young friends were sharing giggling secrets behind me. The picture ended up in the newspaper The Times-Standard.)
Thank you, my Dear, and thank you again for the marvelous picture! (The last event referred to was Telebration at the Eureka Inn in November, hosted by my human companion and fellow storyteller Paul Woodland.)
Hello Mr. Carpathian, I am The Professor Bones Macabre of The Monster Matinee Buffet... Long story short...The Necrofeast has been a secret festival among us ghouls for a very long time. It was our human advocate, CJ White, who decided to unearth its macabre customs in a "softer light" on behalf of the living... Did you have a chance to read about all of The Necrofeast's customs on the info page?
I did indeed, Professor, and included them in my THOUGHTS & REVERIES Essay for the Holiday Season!
You didn't really miss anything, my Dear; I wasn't part of the NCS event this year; indeed, I haven't been part of it for some time now. (Though I do miss it!) You suggestion is a very good one; I am looking into that possibility, and will let everyone know what I discover. (Being a Luddite spectre I need some help in that regards!)
Best of wishes to you! Utopia Con was amazing! I've never seen a city this big so I'm still rather shocked. The people here were lovely and tomorrow I go home to California.
Thank you so much for the photo, my Sweet! I hope to see you again at next year's Faire, or at wanderings in between!
"So witch I could be there...."
And you as well, Good Sir! Please keep up the good work, and say hello to the other residents of RavensBlight!
That's quite all right, my Dear. There will be ample performances in the future, so long as the creek doesn't rise…
And you, sir! It was a wonderful time, and I hope to participate in more events in that marvelous venue in the future!
Soon, my Sweet...very soon!
Wonderfully written and thoughtful, as always, my friend!
I could use a hug from my favorite Spectre right now! I miss you Carpathian! Much love, from the Savage Jack here in Oakland . ?
I heart you, too!
I'm not even finished watching this video and I have to say it's awesome. Storytelling is so dead these days.
Thank you, my Friends! I hope to have more stories available after this October Season!
Bradbury's is a terrible loss. I haven't read him in many years, even though his "Martian Chronicles" contain some of the best and wisest science fiction I've ever read (and doesn't HPL Himself make an appearance in one of the stories?); "Something Wicked This Way Comes" is one of my favorite (non-Lovecraftian) dark fantasies.
Thank you for your kind words, Mr. Khennedy; I'm so glad when my visitors enjoy their stay!
Thanks and screams My Horrible. I hope to see you at eh West Coast Haunters convention this year. ;-)
I was well aware of the East Coast event, but knew little of the one on this side of the country. Sadly, I was unable to attend this year, but I will make an extra effort in 2013!
What a pleasure to hear from you both; I truly enjoy your memory device, and am happy to share it with everyone else who may have trouble discerning the difference.
Mr. Dallmann was intsrumental in inspiring my April THOUGHTS & REVERIES essay.
I've very pleased you like them, My Diva. Longtime visitors will recognize the Hostess of Humboldt County's Goth radio show EARLY MORNING ZOMBIE TIME.
Carpathian, you once again remind me why I love your ghoulish self so much. Thank you for another inspiring year in review and a reminder of what this season is all about. Giving.
You're very kind, sir! Thank you! I just like to think of myself as an embodiment of that famous Christmas spirit...
About 6 months ago a friend sent me a Horror Host Underground Special and I saw your Thanksgiving appearance. I thought you really stood out and loved the "carving of the turkey" (movie). I also saw you overseeing the wedding of A. Ghastlee Ghoul. I did inquire about you and someone told me you were in California doing live shows. Just from what I saw, you are VERY talented and I am so glad to have the opportunity to tell you this. I live in Chicago , but hope that I'll be able to see more of your work someday. All the best to you and the Patient Creatures!
Thank you so much! I don't hear a great deal from the other Creatures these days (they're quite busy with their own activities), but the Spooky Movie Thanksgiving Leftover Special was one of our favorite productions; we are very proud to have been a part of it. We got to become friends with so many wonderful HorrorHosts (A. Ghastlee Ghoul, Halloween Jack, Dr. Sarcofaguy and Dr. Gangrene) and we had so much fun!
Of course I remember you, and your wonderful family! I hope you're still enjoying the park during October, and rest assured “The Tale Of Jack O'Lantern” is still part of the repertoire. I do hope to make my way back there someday…!
Brains Misses You…
Remember me. . .still looking for the horse in Adventure World . . . miss u all so much . . .
It's been so long! I miss and love you too, my Dear Zombie! Don't worry; the horse is still there; I promise!
Sorry I couldn't stay for the rest of the reading but 0230 comes very early when you've been us since 0530. I just wanted to thank you again for both the reading and the publicity. I expect we'll be doing more readings in the coming year and hope you'll be able to participate.
David is the acting President of the Science Fiction Club of Humboldt; I've done several readings with them, most recently of short stories that became episodes of THE TWILIGHT ZONE and STAR TREK!
Hello Carpathian, my name is Ashley. I've been interested in your site since I first came across it Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Where I live, in Wisconsin, the wind is currently whistling loudly in the trees. That's what makes for a scary atmosphere, doesn't it? It's a pity the Patient Creatures rarely, if ever, haunt Wisconsin as I think you would be very happy here, and find many new friends. I myself am also a story weaver, so let me know if you would like to read one of my little "scribblings"
I didn't find those ramblings at all, my Dear, but a very nice and heartfelt letter; I admire your description of the spooky Wisconsin evenings! I've not journeyed there, but I'm certain I would enjoy myself immensely! I would very much enjoy reading your stories; do feel free to send them to me!
Miss Scarlett loved the latest Camera Obscura... sends her love... but would like to discuss the term "daffy" with you... immediately ;-p
You are daffy, my Darling Vampire; always have been, always will be. It's a term of deep endearment, believe me…
My two year old daughter met you last year at Faerieworlds Festival and really adores you! She has not stopped talking about you all year. We were hoping to see you there this year and she looked all over for you and we soon realized you were not there this year. I hope you come back next year, she would love to see you again and is your biggest fan...
I'm touched and delighted that your daughter remembers and misses me! Please give her all my affectionate regards! I was not invited back again this year, but I do hope to see her and all my fae friends again very soon!
Greetings Carpathian and all those lurking in the dark shadows....
I would like to introduce myself, I am Petunia Scareum, aka Pete, aka Trick or Treat Pete if you please, guardian of the website Deadly Serious (http://trickortreatpete.blogspot.com). Being the Ghost Writer that I am, my site is dedicated to horror, sci fi, comic book, fantasy, and Halloween books, TV, cartoons, movies, conventions, and whatever pops into my pretty little undead head. Come and see what I dig up for you to enjoy! You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dreaded Dreams to all, and to all a Fright Night!
Greetings to you as well! I enjoy your site, and hope my viewers will peruse your writings, Ms. Pete!
hmm do you have any stories on the Carpathians of long ago? are you a Carpathian? may i see pic of you without your makeup on? where on the east coast do you travel? do you ever tell stories of princes,gysys, or vampires? w/b/s p.s .a friend of mine said hes been admira of u since 2006 he wants to be actor. he showed me your website today. you got my interest now. this is site he showed me of u>>> http://www.patientcreatures.com/MenuPage.html
I'm sorry; I don't know any tales of the historical, human Carpathians; I suppose technically I am one, but only in the spiritual sense.
Regarding the afore-mentioned illustration featured in your Camera Obscura Archives, March - April 2009: This is the work of the legendary Irish artist, Harry Clarke. Harry also designed some of the most awesome stained glass windows that grace the cathedrals of Ireland. Check out a more complete collection of his work in Tales of Mystery & Imagination (ISBN 978-1-84193-946-9).
Thank you so much for the information! I've updated the illustration in my essay on the Edgar Allen Poe Reading! It was much appreciated, and I will look for more of his fine work!
"I've been impressed with Carpathian; not only his storytelling, but his patience and demeanor. When a small child interrupts him to chat about something completely random, the gentle ghoul takes the time to listen and respond congenially even if it's right in the middle of a story. Kudos on that. We're looking forward to another ghostly encounter tonight if the little ones are up for it."
Thank you for your very kind words; my very best to you and your lovely family!
Dear Carpathian, I saw you at the Story Tellers fair at Trinidad a couple weeks ago with my dad, Travis Duke. Me and my father thought you were the best. I think your training is way off the charts. I still mention you as a movie actor, scary story teller, rapper and comedian. You're the best dang guy I've known at the place. I saw your website and it was brilliant. I actually got taken by surprise by you and I thought it was great. I still talk about you and I explained about you to my friends at EHS and my family at home. Thank you on the suspenseful stories. I hope I will see you again someday.
I'm speechless; thank you so much, and you may rock on as well!
Hi Carpathian--we were @ Storytelling by the Sea this past weekend & I have should have asked you then but...
Thank you for attending the Festival! I'm sorry, but my first CD 3 TALES OF CARPATHIAN is completely out of print. I should definitely work on the next one; it's well-past due!
Hello my Friend,
I hope that all is well in your world.
I truly enjoyed your character and performance at FaerieWorlds this year.
I hope to see you at FaerieCon if you can make it.
Thank you so much for your kind words, Sir! The pleasure was all mine! (Mark Lewis is an award-winning storyteller who has appeared on THE TONIGHT SHOW!)
come from the crypt of the grave i see.
Kalex saw your show last night and loved it! He is a big fan of monsters. We found the article and picture for the show in the Tri-City Weekly North Coast Holiday Happenings. Kalex does not have his own MySpace (he's 8) so he is using mine to send you this poem that he wrote. Have a Freaky Horrorday!
Thank you so much for your poem, Kaylex! It was a splendid way to wrap up the holidays, and the year! I am more than honored!
Greetings, Duncan! I'm so happy that you found me again! I would be delighted to tell you a private story; look for one on its way!
Thank you, my Friend. Your photo does indeed make the Twilight Gallery's walls more colorful. As for the imaginations of our audience, I do my very best to exercise them as regularly as possible!
Another Creature heard from! Many thanks, my Dear. We always seem to find ourselves on opposite coasts!
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