I’m so going to embarrass myself right now.
You know how the other day I wrote a long rambling post about various historical figures who–if they weren’t–at least should have been vampires? Top of my list was the 19th-century Romantic poet William Cullen Bryant. I cited his obsession with death and creepy face, but I realize that I have even more damning (pun intended) evidence for his vampirism.
He’s totally the historical doppelganger for Klaus from The Vampire Diaries. I’m not saying I watch the show, but–oh, what the hell. I watch the show, and as I was watching it last night I suddenly remembered Bryant’s creepy (but handsome) face and matched it with creepy-but-handsome Klaus. Clearly, this is who the character was modeled on. Look, just look: a picture’s worth a thousand words.