About The_Count

Biography
The_Count

Greetings and Welcome to my page.

I am a former DJ, Bouncer, Bartender and Night Club manager in Ft Laud and Ohio. I've been a cab driver, flipped burgers, pizza maker, dishwasher, truck driver, puppeteer, martial arts instructor and Police Officer.

I provided the voice for radio commercials for the various haunted house projects and other Halloween functions and made numerous appearances as "The Count" hence the nickname.

I have been very active in community theater since the 80's and played every bad guy you can name.

Yes, Halloween is my favorite holiday. Yes,I have been collecting vampire/Dracula memorabilia and dressing in black long before it became stylish and had a name. You were not called Goth back then,you were called freak, fag or weirdo and many other endearing names.

If you could quote lines from movies and name the actors you were gay. If you could remember who played 3rd string tackle for the Miami Dolphins in 1977 and his stats, you were one of the boys.. I was never one of the boys.

Between my travels, involvement with the theater, haunted house project, and being a mobile DJ for parties and weddings I have wealth of stories I would like to share them.

Want to chat? If I am on I will respond.

My stories are a mix of what I have seen and experienced while others are pure fantasy.

Name:
Dante Drac
Sex:
Male 
Age:
143
Sign:
Virgo
Relationship Status:
Married
Location:
Local Time:
18 Jun 2021 17:44
Interests:
Vampires, real vampires. Not that Twilight or Vampire Diaries crap. Harley Davidson's, Poker Runs, Toy Runs, Las Vegas,Exploring Old Cemeteries and Mausoleums. I love Haunted Houses (real or man made).

People who judge someone on their personality and talent and not by how much they make a year or what college they attended.

People that know how to tell a story or a joke. Writers, Bloggers, Actors, Actresses, Dancers, Musicians and those that refuse to grow old mentally.
Favorite Books:
The Delicate Dependency

The Miko and The Ninja

Phantom

The Vampire Lestat & Queen of the Dammed

Belinda

I, Vampire

The Annotated Dracula

The Secret Life of Houdini

Water for Elephants
Favorite Authors:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Bram Stoker
Eric Lustbaden
Anne Rice
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Susan Kay
Sara Gruen
Annie Rampling(Rice)
Ian Fleming
Favorite Movies:
All the old Universal and Hammer Horror films, especially the vampire flicks..

Films of Vincent Price,Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, Lon Chaney Jr, Basil Rathbone

Body Double..

Exit to Eden..

Body Heat.

Two Moon Junction..

Let Me In

The Story of O...

Dusk till Dawn...

Vampires...

Stepford Wives( the original)....
Favourite TV Shows:
Perception
NCIS
CSI
Ghost Hunters
Favorite Music:
Classic Rock,
Oldies,
Country( a little)
I even like some classic music
Anything but that Rap and hip hop garbage.
Queen,
Led Zepplin,
Rush,
Alice Copper,
Warren Zevon,
Jethro Tull,
Nickelback,
Bowling for Soup,
Van Halen,
AC/DC,
B.T.O,
Eagles
KISS
Steppenwolf
Dire Straits

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Date Joined:
24 Apr 2013
Last Visit:
05 Jun 2021 (13 days ago)
Page Viewed:
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Friends:
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Followers:
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Days in Chat:
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Days on Site:
0
Forum Posts:
48
Stories:
257
Badges:
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Topic: End of the Line
Posted: 05 Aug 2017 02:46

Having a coffee and a smoke and enjoying life..

Topic: End of the Line
Posted: 31 Jul 2017 02:07

G'Morning.

Topic: End of the Line
Posted: 30 Jul 2017 01:44

Coffee is ready..

Topic: what would you like to hear first after waking up tomorrow morning?
Posted: 30 Jul 2017 01:41

My wife telling me that we won the Lottery...

Topic: What's your passion?
Posted: 01 Nov 2014 16:25

1. Acting

2. Teaching Martial Arts

Topic: Why doesn't anyone chat?
Posted: 14 Sep 2014 10:42

Never used the chat rooms. I prefer to chat one-on-one with friends...

Topic: What 2 words would you say to your teenage self?
Posted: 14 Sep 2014 10:39

Lose weight

Learn karate

Topic: Express yourself in pictures!
Posted: 14 Sep 2014 10:37


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Topic: Alphabet Movies - A to Z
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 23:49

Quigley Down Under

Topic: Change One Letter
Posted: 01 Mar 2014 15:51

read-real

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The Day Trust Is Given

It started with a phone call from my wife who was out shopping. "I'm bringing home a cat," she told me. "You don't need my permission. Is it in need?" I asked. "Yes, he is and he's a big boy," she responded. "I look forward to meeting him," was my final word before the line went dead. About two hours later she arrived home with a large carrier. I was told they gave it to her with...

Added 30 Jan 2021 | Category General | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 162 | 5 Comments

Yes, the cats play

I wrote this in response to a friend that was trying to extol the virtues of being a dog owner. "Cats don't play as dogs do," he informed me. "Yes, they do. You just have to understand the game," I respond. Our little ragdoll female loves to play and her favorite game is "Where's the kitty." The game starts when I go into the basement to start a load of laundry. As I'm sorting the clothes...

Added 21 Dec 2020 | Category Micro Fiction | Votes 4 | Avg Score 5 | Views 207 | 6 Comments

Typewrite Repairman

One of the first jobs I held after quitting school was working at a TV antenna manufacturing plant where I worked with a very tech minded man named Jim. Despite holding a degree in electrical engineering he was unable to find work, so we wound up together helping to build design and test outdoor TV antennas. These antennae were usually mounted to the chimney and were a necessity back in the...

Added 26 Oct 2020 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 140 | 2 Comments

My Buddy Dr. Radio

My longtime buddy called Dr. Radio has been gone for about twenty years, but the stories he related to me about his experiences will live on for as long as I do. He was a tall, well-built, good looking son-of-a-gun that was always well dressed and barbered. He had a promising career in radio, but it was cut short after a long battle with the program director. He was blackballed by that...

Added 19 Oct 2020 | Category Humor | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 126 | 1 Comment

Old School

It was not a great Summer. The girl I was seeing decided to seek greener pastures and I fought with my buddy Dr. Radio about the way he ran his mobile DJ business. We had a verbal disagreement which ended with my quitting and stopped taking his phone calls. It was on the Friday of that week that I headed out to drown my sorrows at a well known and lively bar/ restaurant named the "Fast...

Added 31 Aug 2020 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 324 | 2 Comments

Recommended Read Crazy Cat People

It has been another long and miserable day ferrying scrap metal and hazardous materials across the state and I am tired. I don't complain much, as it still it beats driving over the road because I am home every night. I activate the remote for the garage and slow the Harley down so I don't have to come to a dead stop to wait for the door to open. The absence of my wife's car reminds me that...

Added 24 Feb 2020 | Category General | Votes 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 377 | 6 Comments

Crossing Over?

I cannot recall if I ever related this story on here as I couldn't find it. So with Halloween right around the corner, I feel compelled to tell it. This incident occurred sometime in the late-'70s when haunted houses had become the in thing for many organizations to help fund their other projects, I think that the Jaycees were among the first to discover it. I joined one of the local...

Added 27 Oct 2019 | Category Humor | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 510 | 2 Comments

The Interview

I can't recall the year but I was out of work just as the Summer was beginning. Back before the internet, job seekers were forced to peruse the morning and evening paper. I happened to come across an ad for a day camp counsellor and called the number. A very nice lady answered and I was asked to come in for an interview. I raced across town and was soon sitting opposite a very attractive...

Added 12 Aug 2019 | Category Memoirs | Votes 7 | Avg Score 5 | Views 636 | 7 Comments

At The Restaurant.

Now the story goes that my middle brother Tom was treating our youngest one, Fred to lunch at our favourite twenty-four restaurant. He had heard us talk about it and was excited to visit the place that we frequented. Now despite it being the end of the lunch rush, it was still crowded when they arrived, but a booth was located and cleaned as they waited. As they were escorted to their...

Added 26 Mar 2019 | Category Memoirs | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 710 | 1 Comment

My Friend the Gangster

We called him Don Magill which was not his real name. Short of wearing a sign that read "Cosa Nostra" he couldn't have been more obvious, well at least to me. He was always impeccably dressed and barbered. He had a deep gravely voice with just a trace of an Italian accent. His car was a long black Caddilac. He held court every afternoon at one of the local twenty four hour restaurants. If...

Added 30 Jan 2019 | Category Memoirs | Votes 4 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,211 | 4 Comments

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