30 March 2009

Is It Just Me?

I was watching American Idol on Saturday night and after reading Stacy's post on Carrie Lofty's What a Scoundrel Wants, which mentioned the 1980s TV series Robin of Sherwood (starring Michael Praed), it got me to thinking: is is just me, or does Adam Lambert from American Idol look like Michael Praed from Robin of Sherwood, who in turn looks like Vanyel from Mercedes Lackey's The Last Herald Mage series?

Then again, maybe it's just me?


  1. I don't know, but the one with long hair sure looks like Keith Partidge.

  2. I've always said Ms Lee used Mr Praed as her cover model for the Herald Mage set - it's not just the hair, it's the cheekbones, jawline, eyes, and vague pout as well. And (yes, yes, I know this is complete and utter coincidence, but bear with me) I just realised as I started writing this that he has the same initials as all the books in the set (MP)

    I'm not so sure about the American Idol guy personally... His cheeks are a lot more rounded, and his jaw is squarer - t'be honest,
    he actually reminds me of the long-haired guy from Lexx more than the Hooded Man

  3. I have to confess that those Vanyel covers always reminded me of Alice Cooper in his "Poison" music vid.

  4. Heheheh. Three strikes and your out...or in this case...three comments and I guess it's just me that sees the similarities :)

  5. Wow that picture of Michael brings me back 20 years. Ack. Still a cutie, even if the hairstyle is outdated.

    And Orannia, it took me awhile to finally realize you had a blog! Duh. I'll be sure to drop by more often :)

  6. Definitely still a cutie :)

    And welcome! I'd love for you to drop by :)