I’ve been thinking lately.
Yes, and it did not hurt, even though I am a natural blonde. No, seriously. This happened at the weekend when Armitage somewhat shocked us with his out-of-the-blue tweet that he had wrapped on Pilgrimage. Was it maybe just a typo or his “ortocurrect” and he really meant “Rapped”??? I’d like to hear that, btw, a RAp. Can some brilliant creative mind from the ranks of the Army please visualize/audialize that for me??? Because then I saw this today, from RA’s castmate on Pilgrimage, Irish actor/stuntman Tristan McConnell.
Ok, it’s from Sunday, and maybe he took the picture last week, so no need to get the knickers in a twist. The fact of the matter still stands – I mused what kind of topics we are going to amuse ourselves with now, that the current project is done with. Mr A’s next (known) project is Clearance, due to start filming in the autumn in gorgeous South Africa. Until then there is the summer. Or Summer? Whatever happened to *that* project??? Or will we get tided over the upcoming period of quiet by soon-to-start season 3 of Hannibal, which – frankly – won’t really attract me until Mr A makes his entrance as Francis Dolarhyde in episode 8.
It may just be a case of creating our own amusements again. I’ve been gagging for some more substantial topics again and jumped at the chance to get my teeth into some meaty discussions when Servetus recently started posting on the idea of an Armitage Religion or Armitage as Tulpa. Not that those posts can be belittled as “amusing”. But maybe, in the absence/expectation of less news (apart from the occasional promo tweet courtesy of @RCArmitage) it is not such a bad idea to look back at the community, or at fandom, or at ourselves as bloggers and readers. In that sense, the little fundraiser from last week certainly had one by-product for me, personally – a renewal and discovery of contacts within the fandom which went beyond the reach of this insignificant little blog. It may just be me, but I *love* getting to know people. And I love knowing more about them.
Ok, with all my bold letters and a conspicuous title, you have probably copped on that I am up to something. No, I am not finally understanding that RA is a muse.
Doh, I made *that* realization rather belatedly last summer. But my pun and adage refers to the verb “muse”, as in “to wonder, the speculate, to think”. Even before coming to the profound *coughs* conclusions above last weekend, or before I realized that we are looking at a summer recess, a period which we rather descriptively and more fittingly call Saure-Gurken-Zeit in German (translates into “pickled gherkins period” – i.e. a period, usually in the summer, when the season yields little news in politics, business and culture), I had toyed with the idea of instigating a little navel-gazing project. An opportunity for bloggers to more or less advertise their blogs, or to while away the time with some introspective thoughts about blogging. I have come up with my own little Blog Introspection Challenge which I am going to post on Tuesdays, my new Muse Day. This is how it goes:
15 blog-related questions. To be answered in a post. Each. Or in one. With links, pictures. Diving into the stats and into the archives, to understand the why and the how of blogging Armitage – or any other topic, for that matter. This is the challenge:
Well, I certainly will while away my time with this, whether you like it, are interested in it, or not. *evil egotistical laugh* But if you feel like joining in, please do. Give us an insight into your blog – and your life as a blogger. And pass this on to your favourite bloggers in order to learn more about them. You can answer this in one go. Or make every question a post of its own. Pass on to any blog within or without your usual circle. And if you have finished the Blog Introspection Challenge, you can proudly display your participation with this badge (right).
I hope someone might take me up on the challenge. And I’d love to hear from the commentators what *they* think. What are *their* favourite this and thats. I’ll be asking them as I go through my list.