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Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party is packed with brilliant performances by incredibly talented actors. As of today, ten of them have been announced as cast members in Wayward Guide for the Untrained Eye, if it’s funded. So if you want to see a bunch of awesome Poe Party people in another project together, please consider pledging.

*warning Spies are Forever spoilers*

If you haven’t seen Spies are Forever, here’s everything you need to know:

-it’s a musical

-mostly people from Starkid, plus you’ll recognise a few of the cast from Poe Party

-Lauren plays two (2) women which I’m pretty sure is a record for her

-there’s the classic espionage femme fatale BUT SHE DOESN’T GET WITH THE PROTAGONIST AND THEY AGREE TO BE JUST FRIENDS. THAT NEVER HAPPENS PEOPLE

-protag spy dude has two possible female love interests, but he doesn’t get with either of them bc he’s gay

-turns out the real love story was between him and his spy-buddy Owen

-who happens to be Joey Richter so who can blame him

-guys a spy musical that destroys the Bond clichés and has a gay protagonist and manages to treat the female protags as actual characters rather than Bond-guy’s next exploits

-the gay is pretty subtle and a kiss would’ve been nice but hey I’ll take it

-maybe a sequel at some point

-amazing soundtrack

-Lauren says “fuck” a lot

Lauren blessing us all with a cover of “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story”

(sorry I only got the first half of it before YouTube fritzed out)

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One of my favorite things about both Spies are Forever and Poe Party is that, while they have their share of romance, they both emphasize other types of relationships, especially friendships, more than romantic relationships. I think we need more stories like that.

Speaking of which, the Tin Can Brothers are VERY CLOSE to being able to make Wayward Guide for the Untrained Eye, which they have already stated is not a romantic story. It’s also set to feature many cast members from both Spies and Poe Party (in addition to a bunch of other awesome people). However, they still need to raise almost $8,000 by Sunday afternoon or it won’t get made. Literally every dollar helps, and this really needs to be a thing, so please pledge if you can, share if you can’t!