Catching up with our Recent Discussion

In case you haven’t macheted your way through the comments on the recent discussion about the fundraiser, I wanted to just quickly summarise the gist of conclusions – also as a “note to self” for the next time when the fundraiser comes ’round. Baffling Raffling So, although the raffle suggestion was deemed a very good…

2020 Armitage Weekly Round-up #39

This week I slightly dropped the ball. After kicking off the discussion about the fundraiser last week, I tried to keep up with the comments but still haven’t replied to each and every one of them. An ongoing project. I also need to reply to a number of e-mails that have reached me – they…

Opening the Dialogue on Fundraising Models

If there is one thing that I have observed over and over again – also in the context of an internet-based fandom, no matter what platform – it is that success seems to breed contempt. When a personality or project gains traction, it inevitably seems to attract criticism, too. And possibly also some other reactions,…

2020 Armitage Weekly Round-up #38

Richard really has been throwing himself into campaigning for theatre lately. Well, with Covid wreaking havoc in an industry that relies on live events that are held in indoor spaces where social distancing is simply impossible, campaigning on behalf of the performing arts is badly needed and also very much welcome by those who enjoy…

New 60-Seconds Interview with Richard

RA Bulgaria and Hariclea unearthed a new interview with Richard, published in free newspaper Metro in the UK today. Let’s unpick this a little bit. Early childhood reading Enid Blyton as one of Richard’s childhood authors. I had to smile at that a little, because it coincides with my own childhood reading. I loved those…

Thornton’s Pearls Raffle Results

Good morning, let’s start the new week with the results of the raffle for the two RAPS minis from the Thornton’s Pearls series. First of all, thank you for all your lovely comments. I went through them all again for the purpose of compiling the list of names to input into Randompicker. I was delighted…

2020 Armitage Weekly Round-up #37

There we have it. Dublin is back in lockdown, more or less. Despite warnings and requests for cooperation, the rising Covid infection numbers did not motivate people to take more care and keep their distance. From yesterday, Dublin has been placed under stricter restrictions than the rest of the country. We are back to working…