Port Sebastian: The Back Story

In the time it took me to develop a clear view of how I wanted to tell my doll stories, I took a couple years’ worth (ok , several years’ worth) of photos and made several slide show videos, making all sorts of mistakes along the way and changing my mind countless times about the way I wanted to go about it. Finally, I decided that:.


  1. I wanted to attempt to create a web series that is part stop-motion animation and part slide show
  2. I wanted to do it with voices rather than the mixture of speech bubbles, captioned dialog, and text-to-speech (in one video) that I’d used before, and
  3. I wanted to tell an ongoing scripted story, with scenes and plots and twists, in soap-opera style, rather than simply “glimpses” into various characters’ lives as I’d done before.

But (cue record-scratch sound here), I had to rethink numbers 1 and 2 for SO many reasons – mainly a lack of the time and resources needed to pull off something like that. I may be able to do that later in life at some point, but for now my direction is to stick with number 3 and to do it in photo-story format. 


So, I’m still building sets, writing scripts, and planning, with hopes of debuting Season One by the summer of 2019. 


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Many of my older photos, slideshows, and videos either told a piece of a story or allowed a glimpse into the backgrounds of some of the characters. Port Sebastian: The Back Story explains how it all began and provides insight into the characters and stories you will see unfolding in Season One(Also see Misc & Fun Stuff for a wide range of posts about dolls, characters, and sometimes silliness. Some of the character posts give a tiny bit more background into their lives.)


Kiersten and Abbey’s Road Trip

If you follow @PortSebastian on Instagram or GetMeStarted on Flicker, you probably know that Kiersten and Abbey took

Pining For Pine Valley

So I understand there is a rumor that All My Children could come back on Netflix! I cannot

Port Sebastian: The Backstory 1A, Leah & James

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Port Sebastian: The Backstory 1B, Kendra, Blaize, & Dennis / Easter at Playscale Playtime

. In The Backstory 1B: We learn about Kendra, her sister Blaize, and her son Dennis We attend

Port Sebastian: The Backstory 1C, Pittsburgh Road Trip

. In “The Backstory 1C, Pittsburgh Road Trip”, we go along on a road trip to Pittsburgh, PA, with several

Port Sebastian: The Backstory 2A, Flowers in Port Sebastian Park

. In The Backstory 2A, we see some residents planting flowers in Port Sebastian Park. (Click any image

Port Sebastian: The Backstory 2B, Guys & Dolls Dance Troupe / Baltimore Road Trip

. In The Backstory 2B: We are introduced to the Guys & Dolls Dance Troupe We go on

Port Sebastian: The Backstory 2C, Leah’s Visit With Her Family

In The Backstory 2C, we see Leah’s visit with her family, when she and her two brothers all

Port Sebastian: The Backstory 3A, Leah & James at Ristorante Amore

. In Part 3A, Leah and James meet for dinner at Ristorante Amore after Leah’s visit with her family.

Port Sebastian: The Backstory 3B, Washington DC, Virginia, & Maryland Road Trip

. In Part 3B, Carolyn, Janice, Kiersten, and Ryan accompany the Giants on a trip to Washington, DC

Port Sebastian: The Backstory 3C, Atlantic City, NJ

. In Part 3C, we travel to Atlantic City, NJ on a windy Saturday morning with Cecelia, Arlon,

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