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(Back to the strategy of posting about single, manageable topics. If "tell friends about Readercon!" feels like too much today, I shall instead share a happy discovery.)

I don't know why any of you would remember this, but hey, anyone remember a year ago spring when I admitted to a 24-hour crush on a long-haired actor in a music video*--one with just the right combination of sexy and scary (+ minor chords) to coincide with That Feeling**?

*"I Found" by Amber Run; warning for abduction plotline

**which at this point I should just call "maybe-aura" or something more articulate

Well, last night I was going through some favorited YouTube videos--which I don't remember to do often enough; it was nice--and watched that one some more. It inspired me to try again to find the actor's name. I hadn't had any luck last year, but this time either I did it right or there was new information out there. Lo: His name is Jon Campling.

Screen shot of man with long, gray hair in front of an RV. Image has a Vevo watermark

Knowing a name means being able to check IMDB, which says he's been in a bunch of indie movies and commercials, so there are more things I can check out to enjoy his face. And, hey--turns out I already have, because he was the Christopher Lee-looking Death Eater who stopped the Hogwarts Express train in Deathly Hallows Pt 1! See also this. And I guess Final Fantasy XV players might know him as King Regis?

It also transpires that he's from my extended family's hometown in Hull, England. ♥

Today I learned that he has a Twitter. A quick scroll revealed that a fringe play he's in is coming to NYC in September! So, uh, I'm quite tempted to go see it, since this 24-hour crush doesn't seem to be 24 hours anymore and tickets are all of, appropriately, $24. It doesn't sound like something I'd normally pick out of a lineup, but Campling does play Satan....

NYC friends, does anyone want to see a random off-Broadway play called TRIPPIN on the evening of Saturday 9/9? There's another interesting-looking one that afternoon called MENGELE.

Date: Jul. 29th, 2017 01:25 am (UTC)
ghost_lingering: Minus prepares to hit the meteor out of the park (today I saved the world)
From: [personal profile] ghost_lingering
Oh man, heard "I Found" for the first time yesterday when it came up on my Pandora station yesterday and I immediately had to listen to it on repeat a dozen times!

Anyway, I would go to the play, but alas, I have a wedding that weekend.

Date: Jul. 30th, 2017 02:29 am (UTC)
no_detective: (s&a theater seats - okobogee-icons)
From: [personal profile] no_detective
the TRIPPIN troupe have a gofundme page to pay for their travel expenses (and they're very nice on twitter). i'm sorry i'll have to miss this one!

Date: Aug. 7th, 2017 09:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ldthomps
Aw, it's so cool when fannishness means revisiting something and finding out more and getting to enjoy more cool stuff :D. I'm going to have to at least watch the music video now, too.


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