Blake Carpenter’s part from “Daylando” or “retnepraC ekalB”
stop the presses.
not to be that dude, but I’ve been psyched on young Blake since I first saw the clips he put forth for that Younited Nations contest. I guess that’s when anyone had first heard of him, but still.
by virtue of the internet, the nature of browsing libraries of information for countless hours alone in your room, it’s easy to think you’re someone’s ‘best’ fan. it’s true. not that I considered myself so, but I’d be fronting if I said I wasn’t hyped on the guy.
in any case, you can imagine my stoke when lo and behold this piece popped up last week. I was surprised to find out that Blake is more than just a style-happy florida lurker; dude has some tricks up his sleeve. Ironically, a good 50% (I venture to say 60) of the tricks in this part are switch, contrary to what his minimal awkwardness would have you believe.
case in point, the switch backside flip. he’s not one of those dudes where you can automatically tell something was switch—but rather, a rare kind of person who so expertly, so hypnotically weaves lines together that it takes a few moments into the next clip for the truth to dawn on you: that was switch?
the answer is a resounding, overwhelmingly positive, yes.
yes to blake carpenter, yes to the soundtrack, yes to the filming (maybe just a head nod to the editing), yes this is the part that Templeton will look back on and give either a rueful frown or a self-congratulatory back-pat, yes you should watch this now, yes, yes, yes.