Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Diary of a Dorkette Podcast Ep 1: Celebrating the Jewel Riders Archive!

In an effort to try something new and different, I have decided to start my own podcast. I've loved being a co-host and guest on a number of other podcasts, those fun experiences have given me the inspiration to finally try this out with all that Diary of a Dorkette goodness. Click the link and check out a fun first episode as I talk with Chris Kanther and Ronnie Delmar, the creators and lifelong friends of the Jewel Riders Archive!

Friday, September 24, 2021

All My Toys 256

Dear Diary,

My friends are here! In Mojoworld! Guiding Might is back and we are such a cool team and Mojo doesn't stand a damn chance! Oh my goodness, this is just so nice. Even April is here. I think she still hates me, but it's ok. I'll win that friendship back, I can just feel it! Ok, gotta stop writing, there is just so much happening all around me. Be back soon!

-Miss M

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Why Don't You Do Right By Me, Sweet Showgirl of Mine?

It's time for another personal tale. So, take a break from the toy soap stories and dive into the world I fell into. A razzle dazzle peak into the glittery night life, where a clueless dorkette found the confidence to do... well, I'm not so sure what the outcome was after all these years, but it is a fun look back!

Friday, September 10, 2021

All My Toys 255

Dear Diary,

Finn and I have been hiding out in Mojoworld, trying to find our way out of this horrible place. Since we have been missing our shows and skipping out on our roles, it would appear that ratings are dropping. This is probably adding to Mojo's anger, but I know we are sooo close to finding a safe way out of here. I am ready to find my way home.

-Miss M

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

My Toys 254

For years someone stalked the beloved teens turned adults from Swans Crossing and this past May the crazed ghost face monster was revealed to be Nancy Robbins! Now, with her reign of terror at an end, it is time for her trial.

Plus, will Miss M's super hero team finally find a way to bring her home from Mojoworld already?!

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

All My Toys 253

Dear Diary,

Mojo is a mad tyrant. He had one of his minion actors play as my boyfriend Luke, and now Finn and I are separated. I think Finn and I were starting to push back too much, to all of this. This crazy place known as Mojoworld. I was his muse ya know? Mojo wanted me to be his star but Finn warned me that he'd quickly turn. He'd change. And now the show is over. I'm a locked behind these stairs. I don't think I'm getting out of this one. Not this time. I just hope Finn is ok. He walked away with Rose, but that's not the real Rose! We were duped Diary! Oh Diary, this madness just won't end. 

-Miss M

Friday, August 13, 2021

All My Toys 252

 Previously on All My Toys,

After acting together in countless shows in Mojoworld, Miss M and Finn gave in to their attraction and kissed! Only both of their romantic partners showed up aghast at their betrayal! Finn and Rose rushed off while M was left alone with hunky Luke.

Also, it's Yvie's birthday! Since Bruce Wayne and Moth Lady's daughter did a quick age jump following a teleport blast, Alfred decided to throw a catch up of the birthdays Yvie missed! Also, Moth Lady found out a life changing bit of information: Yvie has three biological parents, which means that Moth Lady, Bruce and M are Yvie's parents! But will Moth Lady share this, or keep it to herself? 

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

All My Toys 251

Dear Diary,

Oh things are bad. Really bad. Things got a little hot and steamy between Finn and me. Like real hot and steamy, not the fake stuff we do when we are acting. Like, there was kissing. Tongue kissing. But, in a weird and random fate of timing, his girlfriend Rose and my boyfriend Luke just magically walked through the doors and have caught us. Rose looks pissed. It's bad. Y'all. This is really bad.

-Miss M

Thursday, August 5, 2021

All My Toys 250

Dear Diary,

I'm going to muster the strength to approach Mojo and make a request. I've tried to get the hang of this acting thing, and I am actually really great at melodrama, but lately I have had all these storylines that have just been too much. I have had to play numerous characters that have lost a child in some way, and I can't help but feel like Mojo is enjoying this torment. At the end of every show I just collapse in my Mojoworld room that looks like my room in Toy Valley. What do I do? I'm going to say something. I want to play other roles, like a femme fatale. Or maybe some voice over work so I can just sit in a dark booth with some French Fries to eat in-between breaks. 

I miss my home. I wonder how everyone is doing. I'm just feeling really lost and I don't usually make the best decisions when I am in this headspace. Oh well, I need to go, Mojo is calling me into his office.

-Miss M

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

All My Toys 249

 Previously on All My Toys,

Quick Charge aka Dr. Sarah Kamen has been worried about her friend and super hero teammate Miss M. M has been missing for months and a few people seem to be acting strange about this development. With the help of her boyfriend Winston Zeddemore, the two sleuths have gotten closer together, but can they get closer to finding M?

In Mojoworld, Finn is at times hopeful that he will leave the network and at other times crushed that he will spend the rest of his life acting on all of Mojo's shows. His growing feelings and concern for Miss M have been the one constant as he tries to understand just what all he is dealing with in the madness of Mojoworld!

And now, prepare to be entertained with All My Toys, episode 249!

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Diary of a Dorkette: Turning 10!

Dear Diary,

You're in the double digits baby! How are we going to celebrate? The usual? Ice cream and a soda like every year? I think that sounds wonderful, in fact, I have some pink bubblegum ice cream in the freezer. So let's grab some spoons and celebrate all the toys, drama, and fun!

xoxo

Miss M

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

All My Toys 248

 Previously on All My Toys!

While hiding out at the Wayne family beach house, Bruce and Moth Lady were powerless to stop Dragon Queen from trying to harm their daughter Yvie! Dragon Queen was eventually stopped though, at the hands of Yvie and her growing super human powers. In the process of dropping Dragon Queen off in another world, Yvie returned a few years older...

Oola, Billy the Blue Ranger, Sulu, and He-Man escaped from Mojoworld with Geoffrey the Giraffe thanks to Miss M giving up her freedom to become the queen of Mojo tv! But the remnants of this super hero team are beginning to show kinks in their respective armors. Sulu has left to go on space adventures. He-Man and Geoffrey are on a book tour promoting a book all about Masters of the Universe toys. Only Billy and Oola remain with the knowledge of where Miss M truly is, and they feel horrible about it...

Plus, after losing her husband and then losing her home, Irma Langenstein moved in with her berry sweet friend Strawberry Shortcake. Together the two are working on a bewitching interest in magic...

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Returning to Fear Street and 1994

Netflix released Fear Street 1666 last week, marking the end to their big summer Fear Street Trilogy event. The past few weeks have been nothing short of horrific fun while watching all three films. Let's jump in and explore why it's always fun to return... to Fear Street.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

All My Toys: 247

Previously on All My Toys,

While in Dimension X, Maleficent made plans with an assorted batch of baddies to become the Mistress of the Foot on Earth! One of the baddies turned out to be Skeletor, and he eventually betrayed Maleficent and her plan to remold Earth. The whole plan ended up falling apart and Maleficent vowed revenge! Her financial backer was Al "Big Boy" Caprice, and he was ready to collect the money owed but Maleficent had one last plan: to buy Snake Mountain and turn it into a money making machine! On the front end, Snake Mountain would become an amusement part, on the back end there would be an illegal casino under the mountain to repay Caprice's debt and then some.

Maleficent has now bought Snake Mountain, but it has been challenging to give Skeletor and his crew the boot. Maybe she can have some help?

Let's find out what happens next!

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

All My Toys: 246

Dear Diary,

Mojo World is not too bad, it's actually kinda growing on me. I'm creating more range as an actress. The audience just loves every show I have done. I may even be nominated for a Mojie Award! I'm just on top of the world, could not be happier.

Lies. I'm lying! All lies! Oh this is terrible. I miss my old life. And I can't act. Why Mojo was so fixated on me being here in the first place will never make a lick of sense to me. Like, ever. I want to just throw in the towel, but I'm in some far away world that is based on ratings and I really don't want to be killed. 

Finn is really the only good piece about all of this. He's my co-star, confidant, and crush all in one. I'm not sure where my mind would be if he were not here. I hope he feels a similar way about me. We're all we have in this celluloid mess.

Until next time,

Miss M

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Diary of a Dorkette 10 year giveaway winner!!!!

 It's time! Time to find out who won the Diary of a Dorkette 10 year giveaway!!! There were lots of entries, and I enjoyed getting to connect with other toy collectors, some I have known for awhile and others that were totally new. Now, let's find out who won already!

Sunday, July 11, 2021

All My Toys: 245

 Previously on All My Toys,

Moth Lady and Bruce Wayne have been co-parenting their daughter Yvie splendidly, now to protect their child from the threat of Dragon Queen, they have been hiding out at the Wayne family beach house. Only Dragon Queen has found them, and she wants answers as to what happened to her friend Barbarocious. If you recall, Barbarocious had tortured Yvie as a baby to try and learn more about the unique powers that Yvie was born with. Barbarocious was eventually left behind in 1985 during a time travel incident caused by Yvie. And now with Dragon Queen at the beach house, what danger will Yvie and her family be in store for?

Saturday, July 10, 2021

All My Toys: 244

Previously on All My Toys,

Dr. Sarah Kamen aka Quick Charge has been developing a slow romance with Winston Zeddemore aka the best Ghostbuster ever, but there are gaps in their knowledge of each other. Both have experienced incredible loss in their lives, and for Sarah, she has not been keen on sharing about that loss. Also, the lovebirds are very suspicious of the sudden disappearance of Miss M.

In recent months, Yvie has been experiencing visions of the evil Dragon Queen, a barbaric mad woman that was friends with Yvie's mother Moth Lady. Moth Lady is certain that Dragon Queen will come for Yvie, especially to learn what happened to their other barbaric friend Barbarocious! (Barbarocious turned out to be Barb from Stranger Things turned into a shadow queen that tortured Yvie as a baby!) Now, Moth Lady and Bruce Wayne have traveled to a safe location at the Wayne family beach house to hideout until Dragon Queen can lose interest and find other barbarian type things to do with her time...

Sunday, July 4, 2021

The Diary of a Dorkette 10 Year Giveaway!

Diary of a Dorkette will turn 10 on July 29th, and as we start July, what better way to get things going than with a giveaway!

Thursday, July 1, 2021

All My Toys: 243

Dear Diary,

Mojoworld. I don't even know where to begin. I have never worked this hard in all my life. Mojo has me starring in every single show in the Mojoverse. Everything is starting to blend in together, like, I remember my life before coming here, but I also feel like the stories and scenes I act out, they are making my brain fuzzy. And then there is Finn. My co-star in all these shows. We've shared so many scenes together, I feel like I have known him my whole life, and yet, he is still a stranger. He knows how to kiss though. I think I have kissed him more than I can count, and I kind of like it. But I feel bad about it.

Because Luke is back home. He has no idea what has happened to me. He has probably moved on, but I feel bad. I want to let him know what has happened, that I still care about him. I want to talk to my dad and let him know I am ok, we just started building our father/daughter relationship again. And then there's Yvie. I know she is not my daughter, but I love her like she was my own and I know I am missing out on her growing up. I don't want her to forget me. I don't want to forget them. Damn Mojo!

The cameras are calling,

Miss M

Sunday, June 20, 2021

All My Toys: 242

Previously on All My Toys,

Maleficent, Mistress of the Foot, joined forces with mob boss Al "Big Boy" Caprice to change the world. When that plan fell through, Maleficent found herself indebted to Big Boy. Now, Maleficent has a plan to return that money to Big Boy and then some. It all involves Snake Mountain...

April and Miss M had a falling out, ending a decades long friendship. Now, rumor has it that April is looking for a new best friend...

Bruce Wayne has been suspicious lately. His daughter Yvie has been play fighting imaginary monsters, one of which is her mother's former barbarian in mayhem: Dragon Queen. Yvie has also been talking about how her mother, Moth Lady, is planning on a vacation. Much has happened since then, so let's find out what has been happening!

Friday, June 11, 2021

All My Toys: 241

Previously on All My Toys,

Maleficent's plan to change the world in December failed when she was double crossed by Skeletor and Evil-Lyn. In the process, her magical device was poisoned by Skeletor, and before it could be destroyed, Toy Valley's beloved Guy Friday died in front of his wife, Irma Langenstein. Her grief has been immense.

Before Skeletor returned to Toy Valley from outer space, Evil-Lyn had been in charge of Snake Mountain and had fought off numerous attempts from others who sought to claim Snake Mountain as their own. Now with Skeletor back, Evil-Lyn is certain that more forces will try to take their home, especially from Maleficent, who is still Mistress of the Foot Clan.

Also, Geoffrey the Giraffe is back in Toy Valley! What wondrous events await him next?

Click to find out!

Sunday, June 6, 2021

All My Toys: 240

Previously on All My Toys,

Swans Crossing snob turned ghost face psycho Nancy Robbins nearly killed her friends at the old Walker Estate. Thankfully scientific genius and cosmetics mogul Neil Atwater was able to diffuse a bomb that Nancy was set to detonate. With Nancy’s plans a failure and soon arrested, attention was turned to former presidential hopeful Sydney Rutledge, who fought with Nancy before taking a tumble and experiencing a head injury. She passed out and there was a huge panic!

Also, Miss M gave up her life to be the star of every show in Mojoworld so that her childhood mascot, Geoffrey the Giraffe, could return to Toy Valley. Of course, Miss M left behind a hunky boyfriend named Luke. He has no idea what has happened...

And now, episode 240!

Sunday, May 23, 2021

All My Toys 239

 It's finally here! The conclusion to a story arc that started almost five years ago! I wanted to tell a story that would be a fun loving nod to Swans Crossing, the SC toys, and my love for all the over the top soapy drama from my favorite '90s primetime shows and soaps. With a dash of '90s slasher horror too. So, enjoy this very special All My Toys entry. It was a blast putting together.

xoxo

M

Thursday, May 20, 2021

All My Toys 238

Get ready to Scream for Swans Crossing!

A number of years ago Sydney Rutledge began a career as a radio talk show host, and her dreams of connecting with her audience After Dark was soon cut short as a mysterious person dressed like the killer from the Stab movies began to stalk her. Eventually there was a time of calm, Sydney began to feel like her life could be normal. Or as normal as possible for a woman of immense wealth and popularity. 

Recently, the Ghost Face monster from the big screen has been stalking Sydney and her friends from Swans Crossing. Joined by her true love Garrett Booth and frenemy Mila Rosnovsky, Sydney heads to the Walker Estate to confront the madman! Find out what happens next!

Friday, May 7, 2021

All My Toys 237

Previously on All My Toys!

Sydney Rutledge, rich socialite and former presidential hopeful, traveled back to her home town of Swans Crossing to finally confront the mysterious person stalking her and her friends! She is also planning on finding out information on the death of her mother! Garrett Booth, Sydney's on-again-off-again love accompanied her along with Mila Rosnovsky, a frenemy through the years if there ever was one!

Meanwhile, gear head Jimmy Clayton found his way back to Swans Crossing with the chance at finding honest work in a mechanic shop! Leaving behind the life he knew in the big city, will returning to Swans Crossing be his fresh start? And just who has be been secretly texting back and forth with all these months? Find out now!

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

All My Toys 236

Previously on All My Toys!

Someone is stalking wealthy Sydney Rutledge and her friends from Swans Crossing! Taunting information about the tragic death of Sydney's mother, this mysterious Ghost Face is wanting a showdown in Syd's hometown. Sydney and on-again-off-again love Garrett Booth are prepared to go back home and see what horrors might be awaiting them!

Elsewhere, Miss M is trapped in Mojo World trying to unravel the outrageous circumstances that have led to her current predicament. Dressed to the nines, M is ready to confront whoever is behind this latest crazy plot in her life. Who will be waiting for her downstairs? And!!! Just what is this all about? This and more will all be revealed after a click of the link!

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

All My Toys 235

Previously on All My Toys:

Change the Channel!

Miss M woke up to find herself as the next Bachelorette, only nothing was as it seemed! Soon she came face to face with Mojo, supreme media content creator for Mojo World! After zapping her out of conscious, Mojo shared some of his plans with mystery man Finn! What new fresh hell will Miss M be dealing with now?

Skate or Die!

Your favorite Swans Crossing toys were skating with danger at the hands of someone dressed up as Ghost Face from the Stab movies! Dreamy JT Adams had multiple knife wounds while the love of his life sweet and sassy Glory Booth's fate is still unknown! Of course, Ghost Face had one ominous message for popular Sydney Rutledge, "Return home to Swans Crossing and finish this!" Who is behind the mask? And how will Sydney prepare for her deadly homecoming?!

It's all here, after the click!

Sunday, April 11, 2021

All My Toys: 234

Previously on All My Toys,

Wealthy socialite Sydney Rutledge, who once lived in Swans Crossing, has had a run of bad luck. Her popular late night radio show After Dark was canceled when a madman called in and began making serious threats. One of her crew members was even murdered! Eventually the lunatic faded away, much like Mila Rosnovsky’s acting career and Sydney moved on to her next venture: running for president. She’d eventually drop out of the race due to the crazed stalker resurfacing and allegedly having something to do with the disappearance of Sandy Swan! Now Sydney is trying to figure out the next phase of her life. She is just glad to be stalker free.

Of course, Garrett Booth has been in town visiting and everyone is dying to know if he’ll lock lips with the always stunning Mila or if he’ll finally admit true love to Sydney. And in other goings on of the rich and fabulous, Garrett’s sister Glory has reacquainted herself with her first love, JT Adams. They’re on a special date that has been weeks in the making! 

Now get ready for this super sized Swans Crossing themed All My Toys!

Saturday, March 27, 2021

All My Toys 233

Previously on All My Toys,

Miss M took a nap and woke up into a wonderland of men trying to win her heart! The star of the latest Bachelorette season with a twist, Miss M found herself in awe that so many of her exes were all in one place. Unsure how to feel, all Miss M can do is process this latest development in her life.

Also, kind and caring Glory Booth went shopping with former child tv star Mila Rosnovsky! Glory has a big date with former flame J.T. Adams! She picked out the perfect outfit, and now she just needs to get ready for her perfect night!

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

All My Toys 232

Dear Diary,

I took a nap. Just a nap. And now I've woken up to find myself the next Bachelorette. As in a group of men are all competing to win my heart. I've become the heart of trash tv, and I just want to wake up. Surely this is some kind of weird dream. And I know, I know, somewhere my base level of emotions is a little excited that a gaggle of men would be wanting to win my heart of hearts, but come on. The last thing I need to do is make my life anymore complicated than it already is. So my dearest diary, I'm going to find out what's what and get to the bottom of this strange encounter. Just watch.

-Miss M

Friday, March 19, 2021

All My Toys 231

Dear Diary,

Well. April and I are still not friends. It is so weird. We've known each other for years, since we were kids. And now we are no longer in each other's lives. I can only blame myself. It still sucks though. Like major suckage. I also have not told Luke yet about my kiss with Ed. We keep getting more and more serious, so he needs to know right? Like, right? Help me Diary! Give me answers instead of holding onto my thoughts and secrets. 

I've been keeping up with the blogs though, especially about the rekindled romance between Glory and JT. I am so rooting for them. Anyways, Billy and Sulu are about to be here. They've found a way for me to still be a part of the super hero team, even though I'm banned from the firehouse. What do I do to make this right? Well? Darn you Diary! I guess I'll just figure these answers out myself.

-Miss M

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

My First Love Chapter 3: Love Ridden

I've been exploring my past. In this third and final chapter, I look back and wrap up the long melodrama that was my first love.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

My First Love Chapter 2: You Look So Fine

But wait, there's more! The story of my first love continues, so click the link and learn what happens next.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

My First Love: God Only Knows

I've been thinking about my youth a lot lately. One of my thoughts has involved my first love. So, click the link below and read on for more twisted tales of melodrama from your favorite dorkette! 

Saturday, February 13, 2021

All My Toys: 230

Dear Diary,

I was planning on going to visit my dad for dinner, but I am feeling a bit frazzled and upset over my friendship with April essentially blowing up. I'm just not in the mood to be around anyone right now, though I should probably contact Moth Lady or Bruce to see if Yvie would like a visit from me at some point soon. I love getting to visit that little girl, she always brightens my spirits. She's been through so much.

Anyways, I'm not sure what is all going to happen next. It just all seems so never-ending. 

-Miss M

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

All My Toys 229

Previously on All My Toys,

A number of years ago Miss M and Ed were stuck in space. Saved by a rag tag team of space pirates, Miss M and Ed were brought to Dimension X. While taking a brief break in Dimension X, Miss M came face to face with April O'Neil's very much alive dad. Shocked to see Kirby O'Neil living and breathing, Miss M was doubly shocked when Mr. O'Neil asked Miss M to never share this news with April. He would never be returning to Earth.

M fought long and hard on what she would do and ultimately decided to keep her mouth shut, so as not to hurt April, her best friend. This was a secret that played heavily on M's heart. 

This past Halloween, Mr. O'Neil came back to Earth! April was thrilled, only her dreams were soon dashed when her father decided to return to Dimension X for the time being. Before he left, he accidentally let it slip that Miss M knew about his presence from before. Dun-duuun-duuuuuuun! Now, April is pissed.

In other news, Strawberry Shortcake was Sydney Rutledge's running mate in the recent presidential election. Shortcake was shot at a president debate and nearly died! The shooter is thought to be Sydney's mysterious crazed stalker. Sydney had to drop out of the race before anyone else was hurt! And oh my goodness this is a long recap! Just click on the link and find out what happens next!

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

All My Toys 228

Dear Diary,

New year, new drama. 2020 did not hold back, especially with how it ended. But, it's a new year and we are all just trying out best to figure it all out. I'm on a quick mini date with Luke and after he leaves I am having my best friends over for pizza and a huge gabfest. It's been awhile since we have done this, so it should be super fun!

-Miss M