Announcing the 2017 Reel Infatuation Blogathon!

Hey, just so you know…The Reel Infatuation Blogathon is back. Please join us!

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Sometimes an experience is so much fun that you cannot wait to do it again. This impulse is one of the reasons why people keep revisiting amusement parks and beaches, museums and restaurants. The comfort of the familiar, when hitched to the promise of a fresh, unpredictable variation, is pretty thrilling to the average human.

We’re no different. Thus…

while a blogathon is marvelous, a yearly blogathon is one step  better on the scale from here to fabulous!

On that note, along with my co-hostess with the mostest, Ruth of Silver Screenings, I’m happy to announce the return of the Reel Infatuation Blogathon!

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It’s time to sharpen your pencils and start thinking about your favorite character crushes. They can come from film, television, or books. Remember: the character is the thing. We want to hear about specific character crushes, not generically dreamy performers. To learn more…

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#ReelInfatuation Blogathon: Day 2

Some more fantastic choices! My posts about Dean Jagger are included in this round-up.

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What an exciting day here at the Reel Infaturation Blogathon! We have some terrific entries for your enjoyment – guaranteed.

Want to join the fun? Just leave a message in the Comments below, and/or click HERE for the original announcement.

If you’re on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or other social media, be sure to use the #ReelInfatuation hashtag.

Bloggers: If we missed your post this evening, never fear! We’ll include you in tomorrow night’s recap.

Here are today’s fab entries!

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Scare Me on Fridays reveals the Data (Brent Spiner) we never knew on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-94).

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Font and Frock counts the ways General Thomas Waverly (Dean Jagger) is crush-worthy in White Christmas (1954): Waverly the Dream Man, Waverly the Businessman and Waverly the Stylish Man.

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The Flapper Dame discovers three of the most desirable screen detectives: Nick Charles, Mark McPherson and Jack Robinson.

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#ReelInfatuation Blogathon: Links to My Posts About Dean Jagger in White Christmas

#ReelInfatuation Blogathon: Day 1

What a fantastic first day!

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Whee! We’re off to a fabulous start here at the Reel Infatuation Blogathon.

This blogathon is the brainchild of Font and Frock. Click HERE to read her Reel Infatuation Origin Story. (Click HERE for the original announcement.)

Bloggers: If we missed your post this evening, never fear! We’ll include you in tomorrow night’s recap.

Want to join the fun? Come on over! Just leave a message in the Comments below.

If you’re on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or other social media, be sure to use the #ReelInfatuation hashtag.

In the meantime, enjoy today’s entries!

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CineMaven “jumps the gender fence” with Jennifer Jones’ performance in Love Letters (1945).

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Thoughts All Sorts gushes over Christian Slater in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) and Mobsters (1991).

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Blogferatu argues Carolyn Jones is the best Morticia Addams ever in The Addams Family (1964-66).

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Meredy.com gets cookin’ with Joe Devereaux (Robert Wagner)…

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The Reel Infatuation Blogathon: An Origin Story

The Reel Infatuation Blogathon is finally here! My actual entry won’t be posted for a day or two, but this piece delves into how the blogathon came into existence.

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I’m kind of obsessed with Christmas films. For many people, Thanksgiving marks the start of the decorating or shopping season. I, on the other hand, take it as the sign to begin watching as many holiday flicks as possible. I’d do it around the clock if I could. My husband thinks this is really strange, but he leaves me to it with nary a head shake. He’s a good man.

Sometime in mid-December of last year, after watching both White Christmas (1954) and Miracle on 34th Street (1947) a few too many times, I had a mild personal epiphany.

I realized that my two biggest film character crushes are on these guys:

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I’ve been crushing on this holiday duo since my teen years, thus my insight was embarrassingly belated. Once I had this figured out, it was an…

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Dah-lings! Reel Infatuation Blogathon Coming Soon

It’s almost here! Please join us.

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Whee! The Reel Infatuation blogathon will be here in a couple of weeks!

This is a blogathon where we dish about our secret (or not-so-secret) film or book character crushes – past or present. Click HERE for the original announcement and list of participants.

If you, like us, have trouble picking one fictional character, you can choose two or three!

We’d love to hear your choice in the comments below.

See you June 13-17!

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Announcing…the Reel Infatuation Blogathon (and Pop Culture Platform)!

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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!

Reel Infatuation is a reader participation virtual cyclopedia of character crushes. It’s a symbiotic, interactive platform built on the old-fashioned notion of give-and-take. We want to hear all about your film, television, and literary loves! Are your stories sweet, silly, embarrassing, or seemingly inexplicable? Share ’em! First crushes, old crushes, new crushes? Bring ’em on! You show us yours, and we’ll show you ours!

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Our goal is to share as many character crush stories with as many people as possible. Think of it as a continuing conversation joined by thousands of voices from around the world: you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll occasionally be totally confused. Sounds fun, doesn’t it?

Reel Infatuation is comprised of this fabulous introductory blogathon, a website, Facebook page, and Twitter account. All stories will be cross-posted in order to maximize the fun! After the (first annual) blogathon is over, we’ll keep the party going on all of the other platforms.

THE REEL INFATUATION BLOGATHON…

IT’S IN THE DETAILS:

  • Remember: The character is the thing! We’re looking to hear all about specific character crushes, not generically dreamy performers.
  • Our main focus is cinema, but your character crushes may come from different media (television, books), any era (silents, early talkies, contemporary sources), any language, etc. Is your favourite character from a silent Italian film or a new Korean novel? Please share!
  • Duplicates and multiple entries are not only allowed, but encouraged. The more the merrier (or even The More the Merrier, co-starring multiple character crush Joel McCrea)…
  • Please post on the day of your choice!

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After signing up for the blogathon, be sure to grab a banner or two!

SIGN UP HERE:

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PARTICIPANT LIST:

We (myself and my partner-in-pop-culture, Ruth* of Silver Screenings) are incredibly excited to share this project with you! If you think it sounds half as fun as we do, please spread the word! On that note…

JOIN THE CONVO TODAY!

In addition to the blogathon, you may submit your stories at any time via email, Facebook message, directly to our Facebook wall, or by tweeting! (We will take care of the cross-posting duties.) Please include the following information:

  • Your name/nickname/handle (if you’d like to remain anonymous, let us know)
  • Name of your character crush (role/actor/book character)
  • Source film/television show/book (if possible, include the year of release/air dates/publication)
  • Your story

We ask that you keep your non-Twitter/non-blogathon posts to a maximum of 300 words each. There is no cap on how many stories you may share! Keep ’em coming!

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Help us break the Internet, and all things pop culture, by spreading the word about Reel Infatuation. Thanks for being awesome.

*Kudos to Ruth for making the beautiful blogathon banners!