Tuesday goes by without me getting an *ooof* done yet, making my way to the gym or catching up fully with the shrines. I blame you, yes, you – readers and friends-in-RA, because I have received four (4!!!) packages in the last two days, have been showered in gifts, lovely messages and crafty materials for another 50 shrines. At least. Do I sound like a whiner? I don’t mean to, because I am simply in awe at the generosity that you are showing me. I intend to come to proper recognition in due course, and for now, the recognition goes to Paula aka riepu10 whose RAPS I am presenting to you today.
Before that, however, let me show you what Paula made for *me*. This handmade gift has me squeeing and grinning in equal measure. She made me a companion piece for my
fetish-Guy-frame that was my Valentine’s gift:
This is just gorgeous – look at the detail of that frame. When we made our deal “RAPS in return for Thorin frame”, I assumed that Paula was going to work with fur, but the armour plates surprised me and blew me away, all individually cut and glued to the velvet-upholstered frame. (If your career doesn’t work out, you could always apply to Richard Taylor at WETA workshops?)
Utterly brilliant, don’t you think? Go give Paula some love on her tumblr, where she also delights us with her edits, like the RA playing cards. Thank you, Paula. I love this and I know how much time you must have spent on making it. I will treasure it, I guarantee!
Now for the RAPS. Paula has a soft spot for the dark knight, too, and here is my interpretation of him for her.
Paula’s Guy frame in the background, btw!
That’s a light-hearted start, but then it gets heavy.
Because this is a two-in-one shrine, with Guy’s
sexy chest thoughtful profile in a heavy frame which…
… actually doubles as a detachable magnet. If Paula has uncompromisingly and unashamedly come out with her Guy-love, she can also attach the magnetic frame to her fridge. Or the front of the RAPS, for that matter.
Underneath the magnet, the RAPS reveals the magnificent profile of the dark knight. I always think of this as a scene in snow rather than grains (or whatever Forest Boy and Guy were drowned in). Below I could not resist but get some abs and pecs in.
That lighting guy in RH sure had a crush on RA – dayum, the hills and valleys of that chest and stomach are almost painted with light and shadow… “Where do you want me to sleep then?” I’ll let Paula answer that question…
So that’s Guy, all dark and black and shades of blue. Kind of fitting for the man, isn’t it?
On other news: Twenty RAPS! Kind of a milestone. Four more are in the bag, and I am sending two off to their new owners today. Whichever arrives first shall be revealed here – hopefully soon. Have a lovely