So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish!

Since we began The Drawing Room podcast, we’ve housed our shows on the website, which is provided by Russ’s Marvel Chronology Project. Our hosting service does not limit our storage space, and has no download limits. It doesn’t cost us anything, beyond what we are already paying to host the MCP.

It’s recently come to our attention that, while the hosting service doesn’t limit our activity in any way, included in our Terms of Service is the stipulation that we not host any large files intended for multiple downloads. This means that we have been in violation of our Terms of Service.

Our host has not contacted us about this violation, but we believe it’s only a matter of time before our success will lead to our downfall, and once it’s brought to their attention, they will immediately take down not just The Drawing Room, but also the Marvel Chronology Project, Whimsieville, The Marvelous Zone, and everything else. As much as we’ve enjoyed producing the podcast, we can’t risk sacrificing the health of our other sites. And besides, guys, it’s just not good karma to violate your TOS.

We have searched—unsuccessfully—for a podcast host that can meet our needs, without charging. While we’ve enjoyed the creative venture of producing a podcast, as long as we receive no income from it, we cannot justify spending money on it. Consequently, we have been forced to indefinitely suspend production and distribution of the podcast.

This is not to say there will never be another Drawing Room podcast. We continue to kick around ideas, and perhaps some day, we’ll return to this creative project. In the meantime, we want to thank all of you for your support through these three and a half years. We’ll keep the site up, and the Forum will always be available for discussion.

Chrissy & Russ

UPDATE 12/14/14 – Just want to thank all of you for the well wishes and great comments! Also want to let you know that since we are no longer doing the podcast, Russ and I have decided to undertake watching Dark Shadows “like normal people”—that is to say, starting tomorrow, we plan to watch one episode every Monday through Friday, the same way the audience back in the 1960’s got their Dark Shadows.

Along the way, we may have a comment or two, and if so, we’ll post something on the Forum. So we certainly hope that you all will keep your eye on the Forum as part of your Dark Shadows experience.

It’s been great doing the podcast. We learned a lot, and hope that someday we’ll be able to get back into podcasting. Thanks again for all your support!



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9 Responses to So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish!

  1. Mark says:

    Thank you for all of the effort that you have put into the podcast. It was greatly appreciated!

  2. Dave Brannon says:

    Will miss you guys! You made Dark Shadows fun and I enjoyed listening to your PODCASTS.

    Have you considered using a Google drive to store some of the files?

  3. Mariam says:

    Hey, it was a delight. Thanks for all the effort and verve that went into the podcasts. I did end up revisiting my childhood, whether I wanted to or not. And I still think your “farewell” video to my much-loved 1795 segment is one of the best things on the Internet. Til we meet again!

  4. nick caputo says:

    Chrissie and Russ,

    Your insightful, entertaining and often humorous look back on Dark Shadows was something to look forward to each month and will be greatly missed. I hope you can return sometime in the future (or at least go back in time and fix it so that you can continue podcasting!)

  5. Mark Gillman says:

    Will miss hearing you all so much. You all really brightened up my 1-hour treks to school, and I listened to your podcasts on the feed so many times. Wish you all the best, a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and a loophole to find somewhere to keep going sometime soon. Really will miss you two. Take care, and always appreciate all that you’ve done for us DS fans! Hope to see you back on Youtube again soon! Loved your videos and clips, and enjoyed the podcast recordings there also.

    • chrissy says:

      Thanks for your support and kind words. We are considering using YouTube in some way, shape or form, if we can just be sure we don’t get zinged again for “copyright infringement.”

  6. Generation Jones says:

    I am bit behind on episodes and was saddened when I visited your website today to find the podcast suspended. Have you considered storing content on The Internet Archive? Just a thought…

    • chrissy says:

      We have never before heard of “The Internet Archive.” Just googled it. Will look into the possibility. Thanks for the heads-up!

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