Raven Sparks #14 The Bradleys: Pet Cemetary Edition
Join us for the ongoing saga of 42-year-old horrorcow Raven (née Diana Dawn) Sparks and her 32-year-old husband #5 Josh Bradley in their barren Love That Was More Than Love Shack mobile home in
Jacksonville, Florida rural South Carolina.
Raven originally achieved notoriety for her outrageous horror goth appearance and exhibitionism, her immature and aggressively defensive demeanor which alienates everyone in her life, and her relationship with husband #4 Logan who was 16-years-old and 19 years her junior when they became engaged and was a school friend of her son Dorian who is 8 months older. She has disowned her son after subjecting him to a childhood of neglect and many years of emotional abuse.
Each successive relationship is The One™ which will rescue her from her terrible life and give her a "fresh start." Several of her relationships began while she was still married to and, in some cases, financially supported by the previous husband. She has moved across several states and twice overseas to be with men whom she met online. Once she is established in a new relationship she is quick to denigrate the last with accusations of neglect and abuse despite having been the manipulator, an example of how she continually rewrites her personal history to feed her narcissism and validate her victimhood.
Her addiction to finding new love is closely rivaled by her addiction to acquiring new pets, toys, and clothes which she soon abandons in her hoard (or rehomes in the case of her pets) once their novelty has worn off.
As in real life, she exhibits her Jekyll/Hyde personality online: superficially sweet to her sycophantic followers and crassly vitriolic to anyone who dares to disagree with her. An overwhelming number of her Youtube videos are rants directed at people whom she perceives as having crossed her and at "the haters" on lolcow and Kiwi Farms.
>>>/pt/438380 #6 Countdown to Couchland
>>>/pt/447573 #7 Fatchelorette Edition
>>>/pt/462983 #8 Welcome to Couchland Edition
>>>/pt/471830 #9 Love That Was Greater Than Love Shack Edition
>>>/pt/478795 #10 The Codependent Love That Was More Codependency Than Love Edition
>>>/pt/491874 #11 The Fall of the Shack of Raven
>>>/pt/506118 #12 Bereavement Funding Edition: Another Shack, Another Dog, Another Drama
>>>/pt/573602 #13 Horrorcow Homemaker Edition: The Fifth Time's the Charm!
In the course of the last thread:
>After having the last word with the haters and bidding the internet "THANK YOU & GOODBYE" in May, Raven posted a short video of pictures announcing their wedding in June and a video reviewing their skull-themed rings from Sapphire Studios in August.
>They had planned to wed on her birthday in September but changed their minds again and got married on June 10th, the first anniversary of "when they met and started dating" online, wearing clothes they bought at Goodwill.
>The ring review video was the debut of her new blue streaked wig which she has worn in every video and nearly every photo since, even on her drivers license. A few other wigs have appeared in photos, but she has not shown her own hair since the photos in the wedding video.
>In September Raven posted an hour-long update video but made no promises about whether she will return. "I don't know when I'm gonna come back or if I'm gonna come back fully. I'm happy staying offline. Between work, the animals, getting the house sorted there's just no time left in the day to sit around and be online."
>They have moved into a two bedroom trailer near Jacksonville, FL, which they are buying on installments and renovating with sloppy lashes of black paint.
>They both have jobs, she in a tattoo studio answering phones and the like.
>They have two new dogs (Loki and Pebbles) and three new sister cats (Miss Pretty, Jelly, and Marmalade Two).
>They got rid of Doja after he ate Stormy, an infant kitten they rescued after it was abandoned under their last trailer in Saluda. She crassly posted photos of what she claimed were the remains of its bones and teeth.
>A month later she posted a follow-up video in which she addresses the haters and doubles down on the story about Stormy's demise and why his death was not her fault. In the comments she reveals that the hater is Connie, the woman from the rescue who had previously fostered and has now adopted Doja. Raven accuses her of bullying her "for tarnishing the dog's name".
>Her claim that they moved to Florida in July was revealed to be a lie by highway signs, landmarks, location addresses, and weather shown in her videos which place them in or near Spartanburg, South Carolina.
>They celebrated her birthday with dinner at Red Lobster. She looked forward to finishing the leftovers of her enormous seafood feast over the coming days since she could eat only a few bites at the restaurant.
>While Josh eats the most amazing pizza ever from Sam's Club and plays in his new gaming chair, Raven tediously shows off the presents he gave her.
>They visited the Carowinds theme park in North Carolina where she wore the blue wig all day in humid, high heat and on the water rides. Josh appears distant and upset and barely speaks throughout the entire video. He was able to muster a weak smile for the photos of them taken by park staff.
>In her review of their outing she complains of the short rides, being swindled over the photo agreement, and the high cost of every thing. She concludes that the park would not be enjoyable if you are not able to splash the cash as they were, bragging that they spent around $500. They plan to return for the winter holidays or New Years if the rides are open.
>The Carowinds video and subsequent pics revealed that her legs are now plastered with a hodgepodge of edgy tattoos. Logan's wedding portrait and their wedding heart inscription have been covered. A tattoo of Josh's signature is emblazoned in red ink on her left breast.
>Josh's tattoo of his ex-wife's name has been covered by what looks like a top hat and sunglasses.
>At every opportunity she brags about how much they have spent. She showed off their new mirrored cupboard bed frame, revealing the burgeoning hoard around her. They have a new couch, TV, and other furniture. She gave Josh an autographed photo of Tim Curry as Pennywise as an early Christmas present. They spent $235 to get Loki and $330 to get Pebbles and $500 on pet supplies a cat tree.
>They bought a black 2006 Ford Explorer and graciously bestowed the ailing red Jeep to Julieann, Raven's only real life friend (who was first a Youtube follower) in South Carolina who had bought them groceries in their time of need last winter.
>Julieann, as Gothicgirl29, made obvious self-posts on Kiwifarms calling out Raven for dropping her as a friend "since money came in play".
>Raven was also called out by Kit for impersonating her in the Alt Cows thread in retaliation for Kit having been in contact with Logan after they had split up.
>When Raven returned to the Internet she still had one Patreon patron, but they quit before the end of September.
>On October 6th, the one year anniversary of her move to the US, she posted a video of footage she filmed the day she left New Zealand and a second video about TLTWMTL featuring a solo segment by Josh in which he regurgitates what she said.
>Her long-awaited hoard from New Zealand arrived in a shipping container in mid-October. She posted a photo of the boxes filling a room in the shack from unfinished flooring to cheap ceiling fan.
>Raven debuted a bedraggled blonde and auburn ombre wig in her Halloween photoshoot. She revisited her classic "rubber spider pursed between lips" pose.
>She and Josh entered a Halloween costume contest in Charlotte, NC, dressed as zombie nun and priest. She reiterates that she did not choose their costumes because of The Nun movie. They wore full head rubber masks, copious fake blood, and simple costume store ensembles. Days before the event she impatiently harassed the club on their Facebook event page with her self-importance. After their confidence in taking home the $500 first place prize was dashed with the appearance of a most excellent Edward Scissorhands, they were robbed of even being able to compete for the $200 second place prize due to the utterly incompetent staff. They mock the group of young women dressed as South Park characters who won; Raven says she doesn't remember seeing them when in fact the group appear in her video complimenting their costumes. She already has next year's costumes planned which are guaranteed winners despite being recycled from a past year.
>She took the opportunity of talking about Halloween to complain about New Zealand for "hating" Halloween and Americans and about Logan for ruining the one time they went out to celebrate by "acting like a child" when he practically still was a child.
>Raven didn't vote and felt self-righteous over it. Ryan commented in support of dropping out of the system.
>She "reviewed" a skull shaped soap she purchased from a popular Etsy shop. She won't be using the soap but will instead display it in the bathroom in its plastic wrap. Ditto for the sample soap.
>She showed off another Etsy purchase, an ugly pendant of fake teeth, along with a $2 Aliexpress skull ring she paid $21.95 for in an unboxing video filmed while she waited for Josh in their SUV outside Home Depot.
>"I'm the kind of person that likes cheap stuff. I've just always preferred to buy a whole bunch of cheap things rather than one really expensive thing. So if I can get away with it I always buy the cheapest thing I can find."
>Tragically, Marmalade Two, whom she loved more than Marmalade, was killed by their neighbors' dog in early November when all three cats escaped after people working on their shack left the door open.
>But Raven was not without an object for her maternal affection for long. Six days later she rescued a month old orange kitten abandoned under a bush next to a grocery store whom they named Pumpkin Pie.
>Fate, however, is a cruel mistress. Over Thanksgiving weekend she sadly had to return the kitten to its family after seeing their lost kitten fliers posted at the same store.
>Raven is looking forward to Christmas. Josh's family, who were so loving and accepting of Raven a year ago, barely gets a mention. "We're gonna have a big Christmas this year, tons of stuff. I don't know if we're gonna see his family or not, but we are definitely gonna have a nice big Christmas. And I've already got, like, 25 presents for him or something like that. I've spoiled him this year."
>She is so excited she couldn't wait until after Thanksgiving to bless us with her 2018 Christmas photos in which she dons two cheap velveteen bustiers accessorized with Santa hats and fishnet stockings while perched in a massive musty pile of garish tinsel garlands and ornaments retrieved from her New Zealand hoard.
>Just as the thread reached its post limit she posted a 16 minute long teaser video entitled Drama prelude with the description, "Stay tuned…but remember! This is MY life, MY decisions. Watch or don't watch, but don't you dare tell me what to do."
* closed accounts
^ deactivated accounts
https://www.facebook.com/you.love.me.for.everything.you.hate.me.for (new primary account)
https://www.facebook.com/Calypso.Lilit Ruby Woo (Lilitu) ^
https://www.facebook.com/Vv.Raven.vV (old primary account) *
https://www.facebook.com/gorgeous.gothic.ghouls (community) ^
https://www.facebook.com/x.metal.men.x (community) ^
https://www.facebook.com/Ravaged.by.Raven (community) ^
https://www.facebook.com/darkly.odd (community) *
YouTube and Videos:
https://youtu.be/gwAiXPmMoJQ (unlinked birthday 2014 video about being cyber-bullied by a fake website, now in the archives) *
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLj9C5ZUyNC5_kBK2A8-93hEIOfQ2F0S9g (10-part "My Story", some in the archives) *
https://www.youtube.com/user/LeonbergerLoverNZ (her pets and Ryan's dogs)
Archives of leaked videos from >>>/pt/400701 and others:
https://graphtreon.com/creator/_raven_ (ranking of her Patreon account)
http://a.co/158y4sg (Amazon wishlist) *
http://a.co/aK3qVyK (Amazon wishlist of household items) *
http://web.archive.org/web/20110528081201/http://raven-official.webs.com:80/updatedinfoaboutme.htm (select all as most of the text is clear text)
Joshua Manning Bradley: