Douglas Fairbanks, one of the most charismatic individuals to ever step foot in front of a movie camera, was born on this day in 1883. Cheers to you, sir!
It’s May 2018.
The yearly Reel Infatuation Blogathon is just a few weeks away.
You have a character crush, or ten (we don’t judge, after all you’re only human), but don’t consider yourself a writer. Or, that kind of writer. Maybe it’s a matter of time, or timing. Perhaps you’re already doing an entry, but are burning to share a few more crushes with readers.
What a predicament!
Fortunately for you, there is another option.
Mary is back to tell you how to participate in this year’s blogathon without writing a post!
“Do you lack a blog, time, skill, or confidence? Don’t let one or more of those pesky facts get in the way of joining your best friends and most able acquaintances in this year’s Reel Infatuation Blogathon! All you need at your disposal is at least one #charactercrush, and a few spare minutes. No foolin’…”
It’s as easy as it sounds.
In the weeks leading up to the start of the blogathon, we’ll be sharing a selection of non-participating readers’ #charactercrushes on here and on our official Twitter and Facebook accounts.
How does it work?
We need 3 things:
- Character name/origin/actor (i.e. Han Solo/Star Wars: Episode IV-A New Hope/Harrison Ford)
- 1-3 sentences describing your crush
- Your name (first/first and last/user name/anonymous/whatever floats your boat)
You can submit this info in a few ways:
- By commenting directly on this post or the reblogged versions on A Small Press Life, Reel Infatuation, or Silver Screenings (check for those reblogs soon)
- By e-mailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org (perfect for those who wish to remain anonymous)
- By tweeting @reelinfatuation on Twitter (suggested hashtags: #2018reelinfatuationblogathon/#reelinfatuation/#charactercrush)
If you’re not writing a blog post, we sincerely hope you’ll consider spilling your juiciest crushes using this alternative platform. Why? Remember:
Fictional characters. Sometimes you like them, sometimes you loathe them, and sometimes you’re half in love with them. Want to get to know someone in a hurry? Swap character crush stories; it’s the ultimate icebreaker!
You’re pardoned if you thought that this year’s Reel Infatuation Blogathon was a no-go. Never fear! The announcement is late, but our enthusiasm for #charactercrushes is as strong as ever!
It’s time, once again, to dust off ye olde pens/pencils/keyboards, and get to crackin’ explaining why you love the fictional character(s) you do!
I’ll lead off this year’s confession fest by naming my pick for the blogathon. It’s none other than…
Mr. Artemus Gordon!
(But, more on that later…)
Ruth’s choice remains a mystery, probably because she’s been working overtime designing this year’s blogathon banners. She has really gone several steps above and beyond. Check ’em out!
Aren’t they just the best?
Whether you’re new to the RI Blogathon, or need a refresher, here is a primer.
When you’re ready to sign up, just leave a comment on this post or over on Silver Screenings.
We can’t wait to see your choices!
(Mary says, “Don’t keep ’em in suspense for too long! Sign up today.”)
Check back here for any pertinent updates. Other than that, we’ll see you in June.
I’m a bit late, but yesterday was the 35th anniversary of her death. She was a singular lady, that one.
Ohio’s own Doris Day is 96 years young today!*
*And a happy birthday to my lovely aunts Lauree and Linda, who share a birthday with Doris.
Happy birthday, Marlene Dietrich!
(27 December 1901)
My favorite mural is looking extra sharp after a recent repainting, so I thought I’d use it to wish a happy birthday to my favorite silent film actor and birthday mate, John Gilbert!
Another Reel Infatuation Blogathon has come and gone! The sharing of fictional crushes was, as always, almost too much fun. Thanks to all of the readers and bloggers who joined us this year.
Before you go, please check out these awesome entries from Day 3! If you participated and don’t see your entry here, or if you finish it after this post goes live, just let us know and we’ll add it!
LEMON SHARK: Spike (James Marsters) in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
PURE ENTERTAINMENT PRESERVATION SOCIETY: Jerry Flynn (Lew Ayres) in King of the Newsboys
REALWEEGIEMIDGET REVIEWS: Hank Moody (David Duchovny) in Californication
THE MIDNITE DRIVE-IN: Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
THE FLAPPER DAME: Paul Verrall (William Holden) in Born Yesterday
OLD HOLLYWOOD FILMS: Wally (Jack Carson) in Mildred Pierce
4 STAR FILMS: Christine Doinel (Claude Jade) in Stolen Kisses, Bed & Board, and Love on the Run
FILM MUSIC CENTRAL: Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in The Avengers and Thor
CARY GRANT WON’T EAT YOU: Doug (D.B. Sweeney) in The Cutting Edge
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF CINEMA: Fred Derry (Dana Andrews) in The Best Years of Our Lives
LIFESDAILYLESSONSBLOG: Jamie and Claire Fraser–The Outlander book series
KM SCOTT’S THE CRAZY BACON SHOW: Rose (Lili Taylor) in Dogfight
FONT AND FROCK: Hamilton Burger (William Talman) in Perry Mason
Thanks so much to my co-hostest with the mostest, Ruth of Silver Screenings.