recycledmoviecostumes: This wedding gown was originally seen on…

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

recycledmoviecostumes:

This wedding gown was originally seen on Jennifer Aniston in the first episode of the NBC sitcom Friends, where she played the character Rachel Green. It’s not known if this gown originated and was purchased especially for the show, but it would be safe to guess that the pilot episode (also titled The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate) very likely rented this piece, as pilots are often filmed on a tighter budget than the shows themselves once they are picked up by the network. An expensive or specialty costume such as a wedding dress (as opposed to normal everyday clothes) would be much easier and cost effective to rent. The gown was rented again for the 2016 Youtube series Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Party, where it was worn on Sinead Persaud as Lenore the Lady Ghost.  The Poe’s Mystery Party credits reveal that the dress was rented from The Western Costume Company

Costume Credit: Lies, Nelliejellybean

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I thought @hartgracesarah had implied that for PoeParty the dress wasn’t merely rented but was actually bought, and is still in the possession of @sineadpersaud.

Either way, thanks for sharing the story @recycledmoviecostumes!

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shipwreckedcomedy: Some recent BTS photos from our Instagram,…

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

shipwreckedcomedy:

Some recent BTS photos from our Instagram, all taken by our set photographer Christopher Higgins.

Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party now on Shipwrecked Comedy!

                 Twitter | Tumblr | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Merch

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Annabel asks the important questionsfor @anonsally

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Annabel asks the important questions

for @anonsally

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They might not need me—yet they might—I’ll let my Heart be just…

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

They might not need me—yet they might—
I’ll let my Heart be just in sight—
A smile so small as mine might be
Precisely their necessity—

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Lauren Lopez as George Eliot in Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery…

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Lauren Lopez as George Eliot in Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party Ch. 3: The Purloined Letter

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Lauren Lopez as George Eliot in Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery…

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Lauren Lopez as George Eliot in Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party Ch. 3: The Purloined Letter

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The Rachel/Lenore Wedding DressSources: Friends season 1 episode…

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

The Rachel/Lenore Wedding Dress

Sources: Friends season 1 episode 1 part 1 (1994), Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party Ch. 1: The Bells (2016)

First pointed out by @nelliejellybean here, with additional detail from Sinead here.

It’s totally the same dress. Also: Both times a character wore it she didn’t make it through the wedding ceremony.

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poe + rapping for @unacaritafeliz

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

poe + rapping

for @unacaritafeliz

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Favorite Characters: Sarah Grace Hart as Emily Dickinson in…

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Favorite Characters: Sarah Grace Hart as Emily Dickinson in Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party

for @aeternamente

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Clue (1985)Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner…

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Clue (1985)

Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party (2016)

for @jaynaneeya

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A PoeParty Prediction for Chapter 3

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

No idea yet who’s responsible for the two apparent murders so far. But I’m willing to go out on a limb and say I know who’s going to die in Chapter 3.

Putting it after a cut in case someone (presumably someone unfamiliar with my history of predicting things) views it as a spoiler.

HG Wells will be shuffling off his mortal Tesla coil by the end of Chapter 3.

My reasoning goes like this:

  • So far they’ve been killing off one character per episode, alternating boy/girl. If that pattern holds we’re due to lose a male character in Chapter 3. N=2 is a pretty low number for such a conclusion, but the even balance of characters suggests they might be doing that.
  • Looking at the trailer is instructive. I’d previously noticed that Louisa May was missing from all the trailer scenes other than those from Chapter 1, and wondered if she’d be next to go in Chapter 2. I didn’t post anything about it at the time, so you’ll have to take my word for it, but when she did in fact get killed in Chapter 2 it made me think that’s a pretty good way to predict future deaths.
  • Assuming we’re going to lose a male character in Chapter 3, the trailer suggests HG is the one with the worst chances. He’s missing from all the group shots we haven’t seen so far: “Who do you think we are? The Austens?”, the dancing scene, the “lie sandwich” scene, and the startled wheeling around at the end in the library/study.
  • The scenes we do see of HG in the trailer all seem to place him in jeopardy: poking his head up into the attic during his credit shot, and sitting amidst his apparatus, apparently having made a foreboding discovery, saying, “Oh, dear.” Possibly his exit line?
  • There’s also this: The silent “Next Episode” clip at the end of Chapter 2 begins with a closeup of HG. Going back and looking at the clip from Chapter 1, it began with a closeup of Louisa May. Is being highlighted in the Next Episode clip a bad sign for a character?

Since the show creators have been pretty active in liking/reblogging/responding to posts about the show, my predicting this sets up an interesting test: Will any of them like/respond to this post? When I offered a lamentably bad interpretation of what was being said in the Next Episode clip from Chapter 1, it picked up several responses, including MK’s droll “That’s it. You’ve done it.”

That was an easy one, because that post’s prediction was silly. If this post’s prediction about HG dying next is correct, though, how will they respond? Their first inclination would probably be to not make any response at all. But in the context of their previous activity that could be interpreted as a Dog That Didn’t Bark in the Night. So maybe they would respond. But they’d be constrained to respond in a way that doesn’t spill the beans while still looking like good clean fun when the prediction turns out to have been correct.

Of course, if the prediction is wrong they can just endorse it as correct, like they did before. But if they endorse it as correct, does that mean it must be incorrect? Would they endorse it as correct even though it actually is correct, just to throw me off?

Hm.

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Haunt these halls no more.For @hartgracesarah.

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Haunt these halls no more.

For @hartgracesarah.

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End Screen Decoding, Poe Party Chapter 1, “The Bells”Took some…

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

End Screen Decoding, Poe Party Chapter 1, “The Bells”

Took some careful lip-reading, but I’m pretty sure I’ve got it:

Gif 1: Louisa May has just announced, “I mean to fetch an inspector.” (See trailer around 0:35.) She stares at Poe, expectantly.

Gif 2: Poe: “If you think I can feed more guests at this point you must be crazy.”

Gif 3: Poe: “Even a drunk orangutan can’t expect us to make more soup now!”

Gif 4: Lousa May: “All right.”

Gif 5: Annabel, holding Eddie’s head, still very much in the denial phase: “He’s getting worse!”

Gif 6: Charlotte: “I’m fetching an Uber.”

There’s a pause, then Oscar giggles:

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The Poe-stache Quiz: Part 2 – Bonus Lip-Reading Round!In three…

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

The Poe-stache Quiz: Part 2 – Bonus Lip-Reading Round!

In three of the gifs above (D, E, and J) Poe is not visibly speaking. In each of the other seven, though, he is saying a favorite line. (When it comes to Poe dialog, I am haunted by many lines. Many lines.) For this round of the quiz, supply the words he is speaking in each of those seven gifs. See the original post for links to source videos, or (better yet) practice your next-week-on-PoeParty lip-reading skills.

First to supply the correct words for all seven gifs receives (again) their choice of a commissioned Poe-related gifset. Good luck!

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Announcing… the Poe-stache Quiz!In honor of the premiere of…

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Announcing… the Poe-stache Quiz!

In honor of the premiere of Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party, I bring you a contest that focuses on one of his most-beloved features.

Rules: Match each of the lettered Poe-staches above with its numbered source video below. First person to match them all wins a custom Poe gifset of their choosing prepared by me.

One entry per user. Please submit your entry via a reply to this post or in a message or ask sent to me, @lies. In the event I can’t determine who won (because multiple winning entries arrive via different channels and aren’t timestamped), or just because I feel like it, I reserve the right to declare multiple winners.

Good luck!

Source videos:

  1. Oct 7, 2013: A Tell Tale Vlog – Ep. 1: OH, HELLO
  2. Oct 31, 2013: Socially Awkward Edgar Allan Poe: Girl Scout Cookies  
  3. Nov 4, 2013: Socially Awkward Edgar Allan Poe: DRAW MY LIFE  
  4. Jan 24, 2014: Socially Awkward Poe – A TELL TALE BIRTHDAY – feat. Annabelle Lee (Mary Kate Wiles)  
  5. Mar 31, 2014: Kissing in the Rain – Ep. 4: Edgar & Annabel – Mary Kate Wiles & Sean Persaud 
  6. Jul 2, 2014: A Very Shipwrecked VidCon | 2014 | Maxwell Glick, Mary Kate Wiles, Sinead Persaud, Sean Persaud
  7. Jan 20, 2015: Socially Awkward Poe | A Tell Tale Invitation
  8. Feb 2, 2016: Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party – Kickstarter Video!
  9. May 7, 2016: Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party Prologue 1: Twain’s Lament
  10. Aug 22, 2016: Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party Chapter 1: The Bells

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marykatewiles: It’s time again for MK’s Corner! As you all…

Friday, August 26th, 2016

marykatewiles:

It’s time again for MK’s Corner! As you all (hopefully) know, Poe Party is here and we are in for a fun couple of months. I talk pretty candidly in this episode about the importance of watching/sharing it if you want to support Shipwrecked and the things that we do. It’s my longest installment of MK’s Corner yet! Hope you enjoy!

In response to something MK mentions about trying to spread the word…

I previously mentioned showing the poeparty trailer to some cohabitants, and being a little anxious by their failure to be particularly impressed. To follow up: We watched the The Bells together Monday night, and they (both of them) laughed throughout, and mentioned to me the next day that they were looking forward to watching the next episode. Which I was totally unprepared for, and made me have a moment.

Because going back to LBD I’ve become this person who’s obsessed with literary webseries and smallish creations and tiny but doughty fandoms, but I don’t always get a lot of validation for that IRL from the housemates. They’re into their own (different) things, and they put up with my going on about whatever the latest interest is, but it’s not like they go out of their way to share it. Which is fine, b/c, you know:

But PoeParty apparently has broken through. And having watched it for probably the 20th time with lunch today and enjoying it more than ever, of course it’s obvious why. Because it’s that good.

But anyway. Wanted to share that.

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a small announcement

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

you may have noticed my recent obsessive interest in a certain webseries. (really? you say. whatever could you mean?)

i’m just here to let you know that i will NOT be posting any original Poe-related gifsets today OR tomorrow. i’m giving you a break. there will, however, be a SPECIAL Poe-related gifset coming Saturday, Aug 27, 2016, at precisely 9 a.m. Pacific (UTC -7). i make a point of mentioning the date and time because this special gifset comes with a CONTEST in which you are invited to participate. there will be a PRIZE. also, time may be a factor.

thank you. that is all.

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It’s driving me up the wall trying to guess what Mary Shelley wanted to say

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

omg, I know, right?

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Favorite Poe Party Arrivals: Emily Dickinson

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Favorite Poe Party Arrivals: Emily Dickinson

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Favorite Poe Party arrivals: H. G. Wells

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Favorite Poe Party arrivals: H. G. Wells

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