Message to the universe: Firstly, could you please tell TPTB to snap up Urban and release it?
I am sick and tired of the whining, and I would like to see the film again, myself. Secondly, I’d love to know what is next for the gentleman whose career and underarm hair have inspired this blog. Thirdly, gentle reminder that it is nearly May. Temperatures of 5°C (41°F) just don’t cut it! Please and thank you.
Here, have a round-up 🙂
- First of all and all importantly: Kathy Jones asked, I passed on the request, and circusgifs delivered. Here are several doors, opening on chaRActers… Thank you F, you are a ⭐️
- It’s not new. But it’s all about science. I support queenoferebor1204’s research project. *thighs* eh… *sighs*
- And another one from queenoferebor1204, who relentlessly pursues the Throwback Thursday theme
- Mrpuddingston posts the daddy of all mood boosters
- And in case you didn’t screen cap them yourself, mezzmerizedbyrichard has capped and collected the Urban stills from Richard’s latest interview
- And since we are talking about Urban, here are some really nice screen caps of a fan video taken at the Q&A in Leeds, edited by richard-crispin-armitage
- Mezzy also cleaned up the background in this image of Richard in Fuerteventura
- Have you tried clematis70’s audio quizzes on RA’s characters yet? It’s not as easy as it sounds (see what I did there?)
- Check out this link to a streaming site where fan artist non6ix shows how her fan art is created. Fascinating to watch!
- At first glance at kendaspntwd’s gif set of RA on the Hobbit set, I thought he was holding candy floss…
- When they give him that strict side-parting, he always looks like a naughty little boy, ready to go to church. Gifs of Peter McDuff by riepu10
- In response to this richardarmitage-confidential I can only say, I don’t even have an office…
- Glady71 posted her Stage Door Plushie – with the RL inspiRAtion. I’d love to see more stories like this…
- I’ve only just discovered “crackships” – this is a series of gifs that pairs to actors together. In this one, sagelondyn creates a romantic scenario with Richard Armitage and Billie Piper. Nice one! And now think of all the possibilities…
- I’m completely behind this petition by reader-rabbit…
- Here’s a sweet fan fic about Guy of Gisborne and Annie by ilariaeugealtomasini that I enjoyed reading
- Love the style of this borderline-NSFW bagginshield drawing by catofcream
*coughs* not sure whether that is really the note I should end this on… Maybe I should extend the post with a little bit of fandom love? Last weekend I had the pleasure of seeing Helen again. She was supposed to stay with me for the weekend – except that I had TRIPLE-booked the weekend!!!
Yeah, how stupid can you be? So Helen arranged to stay with a friend on the other side of Dublin. But we managed to meet up on a field trip to Newgrange, a mystic, special place I had long wanted to revisit.
Newgrange is a neolithic monument and about 4500 to 5000 years old. Older than the pyramids, that is. It does not look like much from the outside, but the cairn tomb is actually a remarkable monument. Apart from the beautiful sun spiral art on the boulders that line the outside of the structure, the tomb reveals its stunning secret only for one particular week every year. On the six days around the winter solstice, the rising sun will crawl over the mountain opposite the tomb and extend its rays through the window box above the doorway in the picture above, illuminating the central chamber for a few minutes, connecting the living and the dead. Unfortunately there is no good footage of the magic illumination of the burial chamber on the winter solstice
possibly because the sun never shines in Ireland *haha*. If you fast forward through the waffle, you can get a tiny impression of what happens in this video on YT. I make a point of tuning into the OPW’s live stream of the solstice every year (between 18th and 23rd December), but this year I have thrown my name into the hat for a lottery of one of 20 spaces per day during solstice week. Keep your fingers crossed – there were 30,475 entries for the solstice in 2015!
Helen and I, together with my friend I___ and her friend N___ had a lovely day, also visiting nearby Knowth (an even more impressive but less excavated neolithic monument that is aligned with both the sunrise and the sunset of the equinox, thus containing TWO passages that allow the light to enter two separate chambers.) Helen came laden with gifts – a gift bag filled with lots of organza bags for wrap and present the RAPSes in, and a beautiful bracelet in soft spring colours, handmade of course, by Helen herself. (I have stolen the picture from her, but if you click on it, it takes you to her FB page where you can see more beautiful glass work.) Luckily Helen carried the gift bag all day through Newgrange and Knowth – the photographer had her hands full with her camera
or so she claims…
In return I had a little something made for her, as well. Since the shrines must be boring her at this stage (I think Helen has four RAPS in her possession), I opted for the work of another artist. Again – not my own image but the maker’s, but here is the heart-felt present for Helen, made by Sinnamin, and his inspiRAtion:
Is he gorgeous, or what? Sinnamin even incorporated the cowlick…
Right, I have waffled enough. Now let’s enjoy the long May Day weekend. Unfortunately I have to work on Monday morning (the German market never sleeps…) but for all of you who are in anglo territories, have fun and enjoy!