Whoa. I didn’t see that one coming! I am probably as surprised as Bilbo Baggins upon opening the door in Bag End to that gorgeous stranger. So here I am, whining and whingeing about lost fangirl mojo, niggling about lack of material and general frustration, and BOOM! the A bomb drops. A as in Armitage. First we get a couple of stills from Brain on Fire, and then Berlin Station hits us with the next trailer, including a nice little interview with RA. If I didn’t believe in coincidence, I’d think it was spooky…
And spooky it is, the Berlin Station trailer. Lots of spook action – of Armitage turning his pretty head around, checking whether he is being observed (did that scene also remind you of Francis Dolarhyde, btw?); rushing around corners and cycling on busy roads with coattails flying; meetings under cover of darkness with dubious characters. And then Michelle Forbes conversationally informs us that there is plenty of “sexual intrigue” in Berlin Station. *chokes* I am already reaching for the defibrillator here, people! Whatever the show will be like – we can already say that they are certainly pushing *all* the right buttons in their PR efforts…
Brain on Fire is doing well on that front, too, although it is probably incidental to RA’s role in the film. Two stills from the film with Armitage in tender, caring Daddy pose. Combined with the nice bit of “wrist porn” (trademarked! I think I have a new kink after armpits and bare ankles…), I generously overlooked the beard and spontanely ovulated. Kidding aside – I am looking forward to seeing Armitage act a character who is
presumably predominantly a father. And of a grown-up daughter. While that – quite predictably – appeals to me, it is also something slightly new for Armitage. Previous roles with sons/daughters (John Porter, Paul Andrews) never focussed all that much on the character as a family man. I’d like to see how he embodies this role, which is also different from the role of Chop who was a father figure without the emotional bonding that a father-son/daughter relationship includes.
In any case, it is safe to say that my whole “Back to the fangirl roots”-exercise has just received a massive boost. Thank you, universe, I knew I could count on you! ❤
On to the post of the day. I had actually planned this shrine post for my busiest work-day, Thursday, but due to unforeseen circumstances
aka wasting too much time with endless repeats of the Berlin Station trailer, I have not been able to prepare a proper text post for today. So instead, I bring you another RAPS post – assuming that it has already arrived at its destination…
Not much of a clue on the outside of this shrine. This tin was sent to me by long-time fellow fan UtePirat. It actually contained a mini office kit, complete with stapler, sticky tape, scissors and paper clips. But since it was quite cute as is, I didn’t stick anything else on the outside. On the inside awaits…
… Ute’s favourite king – who shoots straight to the heart.
The big red heart is a magnet and covers the “I ❤ RA”.
Here’s a closer look at the bottom part:
But wait, is that all? It’s rather a bit un-frilly for a RAPS. Upon second glance, the shrine reveals another layer! What appears here as the top part of the shrine, is actually a “tray” that can be removed from the tin:
And now the fun really starts. What we see here is a reconstruction of the moment when Ute first set eyes on her future movie boyfriend. The famous Bag End door scene.
There. Ute can replay the scene over and over again.
And since I didn’t want to leave the last remaining surface unused, I added my favourite picture of Thorin. Straight to the ovary-burst
sorry not sorry.
So, a RAPS that reveals itself in stages. I hope Ute has lots of fun with it. I actually sent this off more than two weeks ago and haven’t heard back from her. Do we need to start worrying? Death by Armitage? Note to self: RAPS Inc. must renew its non-liability insurance.
Happy Richarding people, and always expect the unexpected 😉