I make tiny pieces of art on Snapchat for brands like Disney and myself - the ones for me usually reference Doctor Who, Harry Potter, and Pokemon. Add me on SC for all of the fun - mplatco
This screen-grab summarizes the amazingness that was my day.
I was featured in an article on Forbes.com, which made me all like ‘Woah, this is cool’. THEN, the very next day, I am featured in another article on Time.com alongside my good buddy Shonduras (whose blog you need to check out), from which this excerpt came.
"Since then, Platco has worked with food site GrubHub and “Harry Potter” fan site mugglenet. (He is very active in the Snap Chat-Harry Potter market, which does, in fact, exist).”
While I was reading that article for the first time, Jerome Jarre actually followed me on twitter and LinkedIn.
I love my life right now!! Add me on SC and be my best friend! Username: MPLATCO
tumblrs ( tumblres? tumblings? tumbs?) followers!
Thank you all for following me - it makes my day to get these lovely tumblr notifications of likes and reblogs. Since I’m trying to make Snap Chat a career of sorts, i decided it was high time I put together a website highlighting my best work and defining what I’ve been fortunate enough to do professionally.
idiot mplatco proof, the tough part was picking a domain name. I decided on www.mplatco.com (original, right?)
Check it out! Or don’t, I’m not huge into telling people on one thing to follow me on another thing - feel free to click on the link but I won’t judge if you don’t!
Ok, I just had so much fun with this. Snap Chat is a blank slate, so why not fill it up entirely with something fun?! Want more Ohana (which I’m pretty sure means ‘family)? Add me on SC: username MPLATCO
I remember July 21, 2007 so vividly that it could have happened yesterday. My high school graduation was the week before, but it the end of another period in my life had me too anxious to focus on the freedom of summer and college. I grew up with Harry Potter - 11 years old when I first read Sorcerer’s Stone. When Harry was an angsty teenager - I was an angsty teenager. When Harry was competing in the TriWizard Tournament, I was wrestling in state tournaments. When Harry was learning to Apperate, I was learning to parallel park. I felt, and still feel, as if I knew the classrooms, corridors, and secret passageways of Hogwarts as well as I did my own High School. No, my school didn’t have secret passageways that lead to a neighboring village.
I was so excited and nervous to learn what the fate of my friends was going to be. Remember when those images leaked online of each page in the book? I literally had to unplug my computer to avoid spoilers! Not sure if I could still do that today, mind you.
Since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released I moved away from home, started a College Quidditch team, graduated from college, taught 4th grade art class, met the girl of my dreams, become best friends with and married that girl, been paid to launch the Snap Chat account for Walt Disney World, and saved up to buy a house with a white picket fence that keeps a golden retriever from running off after chipmunks.
I have gone from a dorky 17 year old to a full-blown dorky grown up but not once did Harry Potter ever leave my side. I have multiple copies of each book that are regularly read. I listen to the wonderful Jim Dale audiobooks in my car, to and from work everyday. I incorporated 'Where your treasure is, there will be your heart, also' into my wedding vows and even honeymooned at The Wizarding World in Universal Studios (I told you she was my best friend).
The world that J.K Rowling created will forever be a part of my life, and when I look back on just how nervous I was at 17 about it all ending and losing so many friends, it’s another reminder of how much I’ve grown. Those we love never truly leave us.
"This is the comfort of friends, that though they may be said to die, yet their friendship and society are, in the best sense, ever present, because immortal." She really could not have picked a more fitting passage for the opening of the close.
I hope you enjoy my Snap Chat story from July 21st. If you want to see some more Potterhead snaps that show how dorky I still am, add me: MPLATCO
One of the most amazing experiences in my life was when Walt Disney World asked that I come to Orlando, Florida to launch their SC account as part of their 24 hour Rock Your Disney Side event. It was an honor. Here is the entire story from that day.
I’m so fortunate to be making a career out of snapping for brands. The past year has been an incredible blur and I appreciate everyone on tumblr whose favorites, reblogs and follows made it all a reality. I wish i could reach out and kiss each and everyone of you.
If you follow along with my snaps (username: MPLATCO), thank you for the support, too! I can’t always snap for awesome companies like Disney, but am excited about hearing what suggestions my followers have.
I love you guys.
I get that Professor Oak is old, but come on, bro. You forgot your grandson’s name on DAY ONE, and the kid lives next door in a town with 4 houses. Pokemon Shame on you, PROF. OAK…
Perhaps this was not to time to use this snap? If you want to see more of my Pokeshaming, add me on SC - username MPLATCO
Can we all just agree to keep these snaps from my wife? It would really make the whole relationship easier if she didn’t know how much I’ve spent on Pokemon cards, NERF blasters, Doctor Who toys, antiques, Star Wars lava lamps, and Nutella… Add me on SC to see what else I pay for exclusively with cash, username MPLATCO
I hate to be that guy, but I watched the leaked episode of Doctor Who and it turns out The Doctor has always been a Dalek and his name is Ted….ok not really. I’m actually avoiding it at all cost because I’m worried this Snap will come true!
Add me on SC for more of my Whovian snaps! Username MPLATCO
I recently sent a snap out to my followers that had some of them scratching their heads. You see, I found a nifty way to use SC to overlay filters and add multiple rounds of text without having to use a third party app (cheating).
As explaining this to each of my followers was proving more difficult than brewing Polyjuice Potion (sorry, I am incapable of posting on tumblr without mentioning Harry Potter or Doctor Who), I decided to lay everything out in this ‘how-to’ post. Message me if you have questions!
Also, don’t forget to add me on SC (mplatco) to see what other cool tricks I send out.
All I have to say is ‘MERICA!
Happy (belated) Fourth of July everyone. Add me on SC for more patriotic, America themed snaps. Also tons of British stuff because Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Sherlock, and In The Flesh are BRILLIANT! Username: mplatco
I am one of the most #blessed people in the world because of this little monster right here: my golden retriever, Ellie (full name ‘Professor Ellington Beanz of the Shire’).
What better way to celebrate our puppy love than to post all of my best Snaps that she was tolerant enough to model for.
Be forewarned: my SC followers have been known to GOL (Gush Out Loud) when they get these snapsterpieces directly. Add me for proof, username: mplatco