Raven Sparks #15 Mommy and Daddy to be? Or just more chicanery?
Join us for the ongoing saga of 42-year-old horrorcow Raven Bradley (née Diana Dawn Sparks) and her 32-year-old husband #5 Josh Bradley in their hoard-filled Love That Was More Than Love Shack #3 mobile home in
Jacksonville, Florida rural Jonesville, 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!
>>>/pt/605066 #14 The Bradleys: Pet Cemetery Edition
In the course of the last thread:
>At the end of November she posted Drama prelude. Decked out in a red velour Christmas dress and Santa hat she crouches in front of one of the many trees from her New Zealand hoard and boasts of their many presents. She makes no mention of Josh's family.
>She still has her job at the tattoo shop, but "I quit going in right around Halloween because this place that I'm at is small. There's not a lot of room for people. I'm not a tattooist. All I was doing was learning and answering phones, making appointments."
>Josh has a new job, later revealed on his Facebook profile to be at the BMW plant in nearby Greer. "Now he's changed jobs and gone from loading trucks to now he is the lead. He's actually got high qualifications and he has a really good job. He is the boss. He comes home, "Man, it's so cool. I get to tell people what to do." "
>They are building a new room onto the shack to house her hoard from New Zealand.
>She announces that she will be returning to making unrestrained opinionated videos. "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."
>The next day she posted Drama once again rears its ugly head, her telling of rehoming Pebbles. She included dozens of screenshots; several are proven to have been doctored which casts doubt on the rest.
>Lynley, the woman who adopted Pebbles, visited the thread and posted her own screenshots.
>In the same video she luridly describes how Ember (Marmalade 2) was killed by the neighbors' dogs when all three cats escaped from the shack after a construction worker left the door open.
>They adopted a calico kitten as a companion for Pumpkin (the lost and found kitten) whom Josh christened Zero. They arranged to adopt two more tricolored kittens but the deal falls through.
>Instead, at the beginning of December they acquired Lucifurr, a 7 week old male white medium hair kitten with blue eyes. He immediately unseats Marmalade and Ember as The Cat That Was More Than a Cat.
>Two weeks later they adopted Bowie, a 1 1/2 year old male Husky Eskimo Spitz German Shepherd mix with one blue and one brown eye, as companion for Loki. He had been abused by his previous owner.
>After a hate comment on her pet video and a comprehensive timeline of their pets was posted, she rebutted with a five page rant.
>"We'll keep adding to our family as much as we want to, and your pathetic attempt to bully me has only inspired me to want to adopt more!"
>She posted about the accusations of child molestation against Dahvie Vanity as a platform to defend herself and to denounce the haters who make the same superficial criticisms of her and Dahvie. >She explained that she now wears wigs due to hair loss caused by the bariatric surgery she had in 2012 despite recently having posted a video of bleaching her hair three times in two days.
>Two weeks before Christmas she posted a Favorites video. She lists the expensive gifts she gave Josh for his birthday in July and shows off the Christmas presents she opened early.
>"We get so excited about what we buy each other that we're like, well we could just open one present and then replace it and then get more and replace it. And right now he's got 25 presents up there and I think I've got like…I don't know how many. He owes me 14…13 because we've opened that many."
>They opened their remaining presents on the 21st.
>In lieu of a Christmas video she posted Thought dump. She expounds her history on the Internet, her terrible relationship with Logan, her wonderful relationship with Josh, and criticizes Dorian and Logan for both being involved with Isa.
>In their New Year's Eve video they drink shots of Frangelico and he puffs on his Juul [pic related]. She brags about the presents she gave him; she had already tediously posted pics of them on Facebook. She complains more about Dorian.
>In About boobs, race issues, and relationships she rants about Facebook allowing women to show their nipples after suspending her in the past for her fake bloody photos; movies casting black actors as characters who were originally white; and how people's romantic relationships are no one else's business. She talks at length about her relationship with Josh.
>Her Poshmark account, which she opened in August, was discovered. It revealed that they are living in Jonesville, SC which is 25 miles from Spartanburg. She deleted the account a month later.
>Their location was confirmed by a video of their dinner date at a local Mexican restaurant in which she shows the menu.
>She created a Facebook page for Lucipurr which lists his family members. Jelly, one of the three sister cats, is not included and does not appear in any photos.
>They acquired Jessabelle, a 4 month old medium hair calico, which she describes as "hands down the prettiest cat we've ever owned!"
>The cats have their own room where they sleep. The dogs sleep with Raven and Josh.
>They took in Lucipurr's pregnant mother, Iggy, when her owner lost her home. Raven renamed her Lili.
>At the beginning of February someone posted screencaps of Logan and Isa in the Alt Cows thread and announced that Isa had left Dorian for Logan and that Logan was wearing makeup and skirts. Posts attempting to stir up controversy about them continued to appear in various threads.
>In her Valentine's Day video she shows off the 13 heart shaped boxes of cheap chocolates Josh gave her. She shakes each one to prove to the haters that they are not empty.
>After repeatedly insisting that the message in the card he gave her is private they pull it out of its envelope long enough for a clear screenshot to be taken.
>The day after Valentine's Day they took Bowie, Lucipurr, Miss Pretty, Zero, and Jessabelle to a spay and neuter clinic in Spartanburg. She posted photos of each animal's records and the female cats' incisions as proof with the tag #responsiblepetownership.
>Jessabelle and Miss Pretty were in heat. She reveals that Miss Pretty got pregnant when she and her sisters escaped from the shack in November and miscarried. Raven says that she found the dead kittens in the living room.
>Two days later Lili gave birth to six orange kittens while snuggled next to Raven in bed, bringing their total to 11 cats and two dogs.
>A comment on the birth video tagged #breedingmachine #justlikemarmalade infuriated her. In response she wrote a lengthy rant which she posted on all of her accounts. Rewriting history, she blamed Marmalade's death on Logan.
>Attempting to elude the haters, she changed the name of her primary Facebook profile several times, created a new extra profile, deleted old extra profiles, and created a secretive private group.
>She deleted her public Instagram account and changed the name of her private account.
>She deleted the Drama prelude and Drama rears its ugly head videos but made many of the old videos filmed in New Zealand public again.
>Lili was conspicuously absent in photos and videos of the kittens after March 15th. They were shown snuggling with Lucipurr instead. In the captions Raven wrote, "Lucipurr and his half-siblings, who love him like their mother" and "Some were even trying to nurse and he just started licking them."
>A month later Raven posted a video of preparing a large bowl of formula milk for the kittens as part of their morning routine.
>She posted two videos of sexing the kittens to prove her superior knowledge of cats to the haters.
>On March 22nd, in a friends only post that was deleted as soon as it had been screencapped, Raven announced that she is pregnant. She included two photos of a pregnancy test she had taken "a couple of weeks ago".
>She declared, "I'm not going to have anything to do with this pregnancy posted anywhere in my social media" but teased that she "MIGHT still share some stuff" on her new extra profile or her private group.
>She mentioned that Josh's employer might relocate him further north and pay to move their shack. "See, this is why I love trailers!"
>They traded in their Explorer for a "beautiful" Cadillac.
>Photos of Raven enduring morning sickness while wearing a corset and of Josh grinning in the baby furniture aisle of Wal-Mart soon followed, as well as a post mentioning a visit to the ER for "a scare" after which she was pictured wearing a wrist brace.
>She announced plans for an upcoming Q & A video and requested questions from her followers. "Obvious trolls will be ignored."
>Toward the end of April she posted a video detailing her mental illnesses (Agoraphobia, Asperger Syndrome, and Borderline Personality Disorder) to replace her three old videos.
>She reaffirmed her departure from the Internet. "I choose to keep my personal life personal."
>Just as the thread was reaching its post limit Raven "accidentally" publicly posted her Amazon Baby Registry on her new profile. Her registry lists her due date as October 10th and her location as Jamesville, North Carolina. Within minutes of it being screencapped she made it private.
>At the beginning of May she created a new extra profile while in Facebook jail. She continued to rename all of her and Josh's accounts nearly every time they were archived. One of his lists his employment as "Future Manufacturing Supervisor at Thermo Fisher Scientific Jobs, starting in June 2019".
>A week later she posted that she spoke to the police about drama with a local woman "over something I'd rather not get into, but trust me - I'm not in the wrong here and she's gone to different profiles and has gotten all kinds of people to write me over her lies."
* closed or renamed
Facebook Sock Profiles:
https://www.facebook.com/Calypso.Lilit * ~ (Ruby Woo / Scarlet Engel)
https://www.facebook.com/luna.amaris.52 (Amaris Luna)
https://www.facebook.com/The.stars.that.fell.from.the.sky * ~ (Ravena Joshuan)
Facebook Groups and Communities:
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:
"A message to friend and foe alike" (first 15 minutes of her comeback video after she faked her suicide)
"What's happened to my videos"
https://www.instagram.com/we.are.the.damned * (public)
https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://deadlycreations.org/raven.cfm (the largest archive of her old pics still available)
https://hiveminer.com/Tags/gross,vinyl * | https://archive.is/IELNg
https://graphtreon.com/creator/_raven_ (ranking of her Patreon account)
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://raven-official.webs.com:80 (her first webpage; select all as most of the text is clear text)
http://a.co/158y4sg (Amazon wishlist) *
http://a.co/aK3qVyK (Amazon wishlist of household items) *
Joshua Manning Bradley: