Three weeks have passed since the last post – and after touching back down on Irish soil last night, the objective today was to catch up with all things fandom. A Castlevania review is waiting to be written, my holiday reading (jealously guarded by Pop!Thorin, see right) warrants some mention, and above all, plenty of interesting posts have piled up on tumblr, to be compiled in a summer edition of the Weekly Armitage Round-up. And to top it all, the plan for this evening was to watch Pilgrimage in the Irish Film Institute – accompanied by Mr Guylty Yes, he had expressed an interest in seeing this film.
Despite my confession that Armitage was playing in it.
Apart from those pleasant fandom activities, I also had a number of chores on my list. Putting on a wash of all the holiday garb. Stocking the fridge. Getting my holiday photos transferred onto my Mac. And last but not least – get through the work that had piled up in my absence. However, it wasn’t my usual reluctance to re-immerse myself in blogging after a long
ish absence that thwarted such plans. It started with me getting completely distracted today after Sinnamin encouraged me to create a Society6 store for the chaRActer designs. Society6 is a online print service much the same as Redbubble – but actually has much better promotions than the latter, as well as better sharing functions. So I started uploading the fabric designs, frustrated by the fact that the files are too small for the various print options available on Society6. *hmph* Which then led me to experiment with larger file sizes by way of my photographs. And *boom* the afternoon was gone after I got sucked into uploading another, and another, and another photograph… If you want to have a look, you can check the RA collection here. Same fundraising rules apply as with my other fandom designs. I’ve added a link to Guylty on Society6 in my side bar.
Having frittered away the afternoon, the evening also didn’t go as planned. I spontaneously decided to forego the pleasure of watching Richard Armitage emote under chain mail (…). As Mr Guylty and I were leaving the house to take a 30 minute walk to the cinema, I remarked that it was a shame to sit in a dark cinema on a beautiful, mild and sunny evening such as today. Instead, hubster, daughter and moi bought fish & chips and drove to our favourite spot in the middle of Dublin Bay to watch the terns catch their dinner in the smooth sea. Pilgrimage can wait another day; making use of a sunny summer evening in Dublin cannot.
So fandom duties must wait until tomorrow. But at least I have taken the first step. I am back.
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