Today’s post comes as a multi-purpose post. I would like to present a new RAPS to you, update you on the still-rising tally of the RAPS for Charity fundraiser and finally reveal the lucky, yet generous winner of the Thorin for Charity-RAPS. So please read on!
The important bit first: Even after the auction ended two days ago, the donations kept pouring in. In the past 24 hours the tally has therefore risen from the previously given total of 1161.41 US$ to a new sum: At the point of posting we have raised a total of 1251.53 US$!!! Thank you to all new donors. There are also a couple of donations still promised, but not arrived yet, so the total is set to rise further. On top of that, I am still waiting for confirmation from
Mr HErmitage the anonymous auction fairy for her generous offer.
BTW, in case you are wondering about the funny, odd sum – this is due to currency conversion as some donations were made in GB£ and €uro. I would also like to mention that some of our sisters-in-RA have made donations of their own to a Nepal-benefitting charity of their choice. Thank you to them, too. No matter how much and where you give – it is much-needed and will be appreciated.
Now on to fluff and the titular RAPS presentation of the headline. You have already seen the sword-wielding Thorin RAPS as a teaser on a previous post. But now I am happy to present the “Thorin for Charity” in his full glory. Only a placeholder outside of the tin, I am afraid. Not quite happy with the design, yet. But the important stuff is inside, anyway:
That puts a whole different slant on “going into battle with flying colors”… I know I am being cheeky; the mighty dwarf king is not to be made fun of. But then who is laughing at his majestic capacity to attract female attention??? Sure, has he not totally conquered us with his impressive sword??? No wonder we are fighting back with ballistic lingerie…
But ok, should the recipient find this all too naughty and undignified for the King under the Mountain, I have made the panties and bras in such a way that they can be taken off the sword.
He remains the King of Hearts, in any case, panty-collecting or not.
Both the miniature sword and the tin are from a stash that Suzy gave me as a gift when she visited a couple of weekends ago, btw.
And now on to the announcement of the raffle winner. BTW – entered in the raffle were all participants of the RAPS for Charity auctions who had sent in a bid (risking having to cough up a steep price for one of the shrines) or who made a donation, excluding the auction winners who were sure to receive a pocket shrine, anyway. I am delighted that Lady Luck aka randompicker has drawn fellow fan, faithful commentator and far-away Australian Austoz as the winner. I know that she so far is not owner of a pocket shrine, and she was actually the first reader to react to the fundraiser with a voluntary donation. Congratulations!
Lastly, some good news. Phase 1 of my cunning plan to surprise all those who have not been (un-)lucky enough to pay for a pocket shrine, has finished. The first 16 of the pledged RAPSoids have been made. A few more to go, because there are more than 16 people to receive a thank you for taking part. But since I have gotten a taste for teasing, I am ending this post with this deliberately tiny picture to whet your appetite…
More to come soon… 😉