How fitting that I can present shrine #52 in the 52nd week of the year, just before 2014 comes to a close. Who would’ve thought that I would make that many little boxes of joy? The first one was only meant as a funny Valentine’s gift. But thanks to your response, your support and your demand, RAPS Inc. really took off :-). And still, I thought I was only going to make as many shrines as there were chaRActers in Mr A’s past filmology. Little did I know…
The last one in the 2014 RAPS chronology takes me back to the “summer of love”. For the occasion of RA’s conversation event at the Old Vic, I met up with a number of fans, among them Lemonjapp. She had a funny little tin in her possession that she asked
challenged me to turn into a RAPS. Since it doesn’t have hinges, it’s not quite the portable RAltar that I usually produce, but I admit – the tin was really crying out for being turned into a portable RA worshipping device.
*giggles* “I will not obsess” – yeah, right.
The tin was actually filled with lip balm – which I ruthlessly removed and threw in the bin. I hope that this is a better filling:
A RAPSoid tin as small as this one is hard to fill with detailed scenarios. But well, there are evocative pictures available, and with the tin originally meant as a lip balm container, I decided that some kissing was in order… (The silver playing card is a nod to Porter…)
So that’s the last shrine of 2014.
I hope it will do the trick. For me, it contains everything I need – nose, finger, kissy-kissy lips 😉 But I admit – working with the bigger tins means more RAlove and more detailed scenarios. There are still plenty of tins in my stash – I haven’t counted them, but here’s to another 52 – and hopefully I will get to catch up with Percy Courteney, William Chatford, Philip Turner and Ian McIlwain. Or even the “smug man at a party”…
For the complete “RAPSody” check the gallery under the Guylty Shrines.