Sometimes it’s almost too much… No, not really too much Richard – but maybe there is so much material out there that we are too busy perusing it and not enough time to do something with it? I know I have been out of the loop with my shrines. I had promised myself to make a shrine for each episode, as it comes along, much like I did with Hannibal. As it happens, I won’t be able to (partly because my workroom has currently been requisitioned as a guest room and I can’t get at my crafting material. Grah, and my fingers are itching… Plus, there will be a lot of travelling in my future, which means I am missing a couple of Sundays. Ah well.
Over on Twitter, we were discussing Berlin Station’s latest promo stunt. And I’m fascinated because this is where my RL work collides with my RA interest.
— BerlinStation (@BerlinStation) October 13, 2016
Apparently there are a few other “personalised” messages from Richard out there, too. (Weirdly, the tweets containing these clips do not show up on the Berlin Station official Twitter feed.) I believe that some people, who happen to be called Chris, or Matt, or Ashley, were taken aback to be addressed *personally*, and suspected some grand, evil automated advertising scheme behind this. I don’t think that is the case because ads on Twitter take the shape of a so-called “promoted tweet” and are always labelled thus underneath the tweet. This one isn’t – which means that Berlin Station are simply tweeting the content themselves. My name is not Chris, and I have seen them on my TL, too – so there is obviously no targeting based on first names either. (Which they would no be allowed to do, I think, as targeting is only allowed in an anonymous way afaik.) Whatever it is – it’s just another indication how copped on Epix’s marketing dept really is. I like what I have seen so far. I am also surprised that RA himself is throwing himself into the promotion of BS on his own Twitter account with such gusto. I doubt that an actor can be contractually obliged to tweet for promotional reasons on such a scale. The conclusion is, that RA likes his work on BS particularly, and is pushing for it to be seen as widely as possible. Imho, it is nice to see him stand over his work so proudly, eagerly promoting the s*** out of it 😉
While you are waiting for the first episode to be released officially tomorrow evening/night, here are a few links to some tumblr goodies. It’s not much (see intro above), but I hope you’ll be distracted for 5 minutes…
- We have seen these gorgeous photos of RA BTS of the Build Q&A in NYC (loving the abbreviations today…), but this set by the-hobbit is a handy compilation. Thanks!
- And another set of different BTS pics, including Michelle Forbes, too, put together in a set b drldeboer
- Some of the same pictures, but presented in a really nice way by richards-smile
- Three times is forever. By queenoferebor1204
- Fullerverse2016 has posted the Rex pics of the Build event – which I hadn’t seen yet
- Riepu10 visualises some of the new information about RA from a recent interview
- One the new scenes from the episode 3 clips of BS. By ghisborne
- Ausschweifendemotte has some large screen caps of Daniel Miller
- LOL. Guy has a clear opinion on social media. What a Guy wants by nfcomics
- And now for something different: Thorin and nephews. Fan art by sigun-i-loki
- Such a simple drawing. But so cute. By tinkertortillion
- Sweet manip from one friend to another. By queenoferebor1204
- If you liked Richard’s grey suede shoes, you are not the only one. Evidence by lolwashere
- Richard, looking directly at you, courtesy of BS promo, giffed by riepu10. Endless loop?
- For those who haven’t watched Richard’s recommendation, Oscar-winning German film The Lives Of Others, DOP Hagen Bogdanski, yet, armitages-tweets has put together this post with links, trailer, tweet
Sorry for the late compilation, btw. I was busy today with my visitor, making jam, and touring some special sights as part of Dublin’s Open House weekend. It’s not every day that you get to step into the Irish foreign secretary’s office 😀 . I had to make use of that.
Have a nice weekend, y’all!