Unlike my usual shrine posts, this is not quite the big reveal because chances are that you have already seen the shrine in full, candle-lit glory on my final “Twelve Days of Christmas” raffle post earlier today. However, keeping with tradition, I am putting a separate shrine post out, too, for the record, so to speak, and to show the shrine in slightly more detail before it goes on its way to its new owner.
After 10 weeks of BS, I had already been asked bts why Daniel Miller hadn’t featured more prominently in my shrine-making endeavours. Two answers: 1) I have not done much shrine work full stop, due to my professional life taking up a lot of time lately. 2) *um* *ah* *hm* I suppose I haven’t “felt” Daniel that much, if I am totally honest. Being a spy, Daniel Miller cannot evade comparison with previous chaRActers such as Lucas North and even John Porter – and imo both are hard acts to follow. Without preempting my eventual review of BS, let me just say that I felt RA was shamefully underused in that show, and that Daniel Miller appeared a bit like a sidekick with not a lot of lines to say. I simply did not really manage to fully invest in the character…
But a Miller shrine *had* to be made, and therefore I give you this:
Sparkly, yet reasonably discreet. I hope.
However, I *will* admit that Daniel Miller was given a few really nice scenes when it comes to fulfilling the romantic notions of the audience. And when it came to making a Christmas shrine, for some reason I could not get over Daniel frolicking in a snow white, fluffy bed… Never mind the presence of Esther Krug, but boyohboy, jeans-clad and topless, smoking decadently in a luxurious hotel bed? UNF. From that scene, the “white Xmas” theme was born…
As many of you know, I am a smoker, and
stupidly find a lounging, smoking Danny rather hot. However, I admit that smoking is not necessarily a turn-on for most people, so I opted to replace Daniel’s fag with something altogether sweeter and more fitting for Christmas… In any case – he looked rather heavenly, so I put him in a bed of clouds… BTW, the “a white Xmas” words can actually be taken out of the shrine – and replaced with the word “you”, or the name of the shrine owner, if you want this closer to the heart 😉
Staying with the Christmas theme, I thought it would be fun to make Daniel an alternative Santa… and there was just the right scene for that.
What kind of goodies does he present in the sack, one wonders? *coughs*
There, happy Xmas in RAland… I light two candles and hum Bing Crosby…
To reiterate – this shrine is being raffled off in today’s final 12DX raffle, so if you want it, hop over to the raffle post, leave a comment, and you are in the draw.
Happy Xmas, all!