Anticipation

The Season 3 premieres of two of my favorite shows are almost here: Legion– June 24th on FX and Stranger Things July 4 on Netflix. I am filled to the brim with anticipation!

ignore the fact that this cup is actually empty

In preparation, my husband and I are currently finishing up a rewatch of Legion season 2,  and then my kids and I will start a rewatch of Stranger Things seasons 1-2 next week, while my son and I recover from dental surgery- him for wisdom teeth removal, me for yet another crown.

my subconscious, while waiting in the dental chair

 

We can never know about the days to come
But we think about them anyway

 

Will David Haller’s multiple personalities, as enjoyable as they may be, continue to wreak havoc in his life?

fanvid: David Haller- A God

 

Will Steve Harrington continue to get his ass kicked?

fanvid: Steve Harrington- Hard Times

Stranger Things season 3 promo image

signs point to yes

 

Will David be able to repair the relationships with his friends and girlfriend?

fanvid: David Haller- I Need a Hero

 

Will Steve ever find happiness?

Steve Harrington- No Parents Big House

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Anticipation, anticipation
Is makin’ me late
Is keepin’ me waitin’

P.S.

don’t hurt Steve.

[song lyrics from Anticipation by Carly Simon]
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Legion Season Three Premiere
Los Angeles, California
Dan Stevens

Commercial Success

I find it irksome when a commercial is cut into small parts and played out of context. I’m constantly looking them up on YouTube to find the original versions so that I can try and make sense of them.

often they are like short films, giving much more of an impact when seen in their whole form, instead of random snippets. unless that’s the point? a marketing strategy that makes you so confused you’ll just buy it out of curiosity.

*disclaimer: I will try this at home

the cologne and car commercials that actors do tend to fall into this category. the sponsors are banking on the fact that you’ll subliminally associate the handsome actor with the cologne or car or suit, etc. I won’t say they’re wrong…

Dan Stevens did a series of commercials for Jaguar about being an expat in Brooklyn. in one he gets his beard trimmed, in another he gets his suit tailored, and in a third he eats. my brain wouldn’t normally associate any of those things with a car, but now it does! he’s also been part of an Armani suit campaign, which could have easily doubled as an eyeglasses campaign. missed opportunities.

Robert Pattinson went the cologne route with Dior Homme. in this instance it is just a bunch of different scenes spliced together, not a lot of context to begin with.
the original longer scenes do make more sense though (head canon: the elevator bit was a gift to the ‘Master of the Universe’ fan-fiction fangirls, giving them the original face of the Fifty Shades trilogy. I speak for all of us when I say Thank You.)
bonus: a completely different one.

 

Jamie Dornan was a model before he went into acting, so he’s done a lot of commercial campaigns. his most recent is for Boss. will smelling this fragrance do to me what those glasses did for them? I need more information!
Ansel Elgort is currently the face of Polo Red Rush cologne. because of this I’ve seen him in my clothing store, I’ve seen him in my mailbox, and I hear him(every day) on my IPod. he’s also been a face of Prada.
and then there is Joe Keery. Joe didn’t do a sexy car or cologne commercial but one for pizza instead. it might not have been sexy in the classic sense, but I found the remake of scenes from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off fun and very memorable! those raised eyebrows? love. enough to order Dominoes pizza when that’s not normally the company I buy from? a solid yes.
On a somewhat related note: if you like photo shoots, always be sure to check either YouTube or the website of the magazine article it was originally attached to for behind the scenes footage.  sometimes there will be a short video showing the shoot in action. like this one of Joe Keery eating Poutine and getting mistaken for Ansel Elgort.
or this one of Ansel Elgort falling into a swimming pool.

 

this is a scene of Joe rapping and messing up his lines in a bit part from the television show Empire. not a commercial or photo shoot but something memorable that I like to watch over and over again. sexy is subjective.

parallels

As I was going about my morning routine today, I was daydreaming about that certain young man with the unusual name who’s been stealing my attention lately.

then I grabbed a pop tart, untoasted because that’s the best way to eat them, and opened my laptop where I got lost in that other man with the more ordinary name who wears the extraordinary shoes.

Legion season 3 starts in 40 days. not that I’m counting or anything.

during all this daydreaming, I failed to notice that one of my cats had been locked in the closet for two hours. this is a normal occurrence in my house, both the daydreaming and the cat getting locked in the closet.

don’t fall in love with a dreamer…

now when I say that I was daydreaming about Ansel Elgort, the assumption would be that I was imagining a self insert scenario that involved a really sweet meet-cute

sharing earbuds: the height of romance ❤

or something involving a bit more skin,

I meant swimming. get your mind outta the gutter.

but that wasn’t the case at all. what I was really daydreaming about was his house. when Ansel got his first big break starring in The Fault in Our Stars, he bought himself a restored Brooklyn Brownstone. you may remember the importance I placed on another Brooklyn Brownstone:

Dan Stevens in Permission, tho the importance in this pic isn’t the building.

or if your a Richard Armitage fan, Francis Dollarhyde’s house in Hannibal. Francis liked to exercise in little black shorts, which was aesthetically pleasing to the eye

but all I seemed to be able to focus on was his house.

look at those windows! (not a euphemism)

In Ansel’s music video for his popular single Thief, he too likes to exercise in little black shorts. they are also aesthetically pleasing, but I can’t seem to take my eyes off his house.

look at those windows! (again, not a euphemism)

the Stained Glass,

the Dark Wood,

and is that a Movie Screen? I’m in love!

The video itself is very sexy (don’t hate me but I love the way the funky cords on his leather suit swing around when he breaks out the dance moves), but the interior of the house is what really makes me swoon. there must be a short circuit in my brain somewhere.

windshield wipers slappin’ out a tempo, keepin’ perfect rhythm with the song on the radio

I also daydream about this rooftop swimming pool:

but that’s a (much) different story for another (probably never) day.

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I was taking a little quiz to see if they could guess my celebrity crush. one of the questions asked me to choose which word below best describes my crush:

are you serious right now? every one of those words describes Dan! another question showed pictures of various Disney cartoon princes and asked me to choose which one is most like my crush. the first choice was a picture of the prince at the end of Beauty and the Beast. which one do I choose if my crush is a Disney prince already?

 

in the end, my result was Chris Hemsworth. so no, they could not guess my celebrity crush.