Between holiday preparations, exciting premieres and business trips, I have neglected a few overdue thanks and notices. How appropriate that it is Thanksgiving when I can not only launch into “the next hundred” with a series of RAPS minis that were designed as little thank yous, but also post the result of the latest badge fundraiser… So first of all Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers – I hope you have a lovely family day today. Don’t overdo it on the sweet potatoes and the turkey! I have much to be thankful for, too, and even though Thanksgiving is not a holiday that holds meaning for me, I am glad the day reminds me of its origins – of how the indigenous population of a continent helped the refugees from another. That seems a very appropriate reminder these days!
Before I launch into the RAPSes, I would also like to pass on thanks to the supporters of the latest badge fundraiser. In advance of the UATSC premiere I sent a number of badges to fans all over the world, who reciprocated by donating to Richard’s fundraising drive for Action for Children. I transferred the proud sum of € 150 to celebrate the premiere of UATSC on November 6, 2015. Thank you to all supporters and donors to this worthy cause.
In total, Richard has raised a massive € 5,744.46 from his fans! You can see the Justgiving page (including our donation) here.
On to the shrines. They were designed as a little thank you to the supporters of the #cRAftingForCharity auctions who donated crafty items that raised a massive donation. “You are a star”! All but one have been received by them, and I am showing them off here with thanks for the recipients’ generosity.
Much like the RAPSoids created for the supporters of the previous charity auction, these minis also had an underlying, connecting theme which becomes apparent when you look at them in sequence:
These are Julia’s lines from Romeo and Juliet, Act 3/ Scene 2
with a bit of adjustment by Guylty, which starts with the line “When he shall die, take him…” Seemed appropriate enough when applied to Mr A, particularly the last line, in view of my experience at the UATSC Q&A *coughs*.
So, thank you to all! I hope the little shrine will remind you what a great lot you all are. You are stars in your own right!