I have been distracted. Like many of us, the latest audio book release took me by surprise. Without any warning, Audible suddenly dropped the seventh Jackman & Evans mystery. Apparently the author herself was surprised and had no idea it was coming. Mr Armitage must be particularly prolific, now that he is happily performing away in his state-of-the-art home studio! I really like the Jackman & Evans stories (although I will not deny that a lot of that is due to the person of the author herself – I simply like Joy Ellis who comes across as a charming lady on her FB page where she doesn’t think it beneath herself to communicate and react to her readers), and so I was delighted to get 10+ hours of Armitage reading onto my ears.
I have 33 minutes of They Disappeared left. And that can only mean one thing: I’ve been obsessively crafting (cos that’s what I do when I am listening to audio books).
Which is also the reason for the delay in today’s round-up. It looks as if face masks are here to stay for a little while longer, and I was getting a bit fed up with my 4 face masks that will only last me four days before I have to wash them again. So I needed to sew more, and while looking through my fabric stash, I realised that my Armitage fabric is actually cotton – and hence the right sort of material for a mask. And hey, a fan should have the right accessory, even at this time… Some people wear their heart on their sleeve. I wear it on my… mask?
Two masks have hardly taken me the time it takes to listen to an audio book, though. I’ve been wondering whether there might be any demand for the (subtle) Armitage fan masks? I’ve made a whole heap of them, in fact, and they are available in my Etsy store. They are not part of the fundraiser as such, but if anybody would like to buy one of those masks, the proceeds from the sale will go into my postage fund for the RA birthday auctions later this month, as between 200 and 300 Euro are likely to be needed for posting.
Finally, let’s get to the round-up.
- Riepu10 has been giffing brown-eyed James from My Zoe
- Gorgeous Thorin, in fact a little prettier than he was, in a piece of digital fan art by sugarsu
- Richardarmitagefanpage links to the latest trailer of the South Korean Sci-fi film that RA is in. No glimpse of Richard in this, though
- LOL – have to include this hear for the headline provided by amelia307
- I honestly can’t find the words to express how much I hate this film poster for Sleepwalker. It misrepresents Richard’s handsome face so much (and presumable inadvertently) I could scream. Am I the only one? Posted by richardarmitagefanpage.
- Wrist and hand porn galore. A scene from My Zoe, also giffed by riepu10
Um. Oh… Eh… That’s a bit short. Hm. Could be because *this* happened:
Six new (old) photos by An Le, taken end of last year in New York. They are most likely some “outtakes” from the shoot, posted by the photographer on IG. Yeah, quite frankly, that distracted me, too. Not always for the best reasons (I really don’t like photos that pretend to be “real life” but are only “really contrived”). I think it is very apparent that the photographer is primarily a fashion photographer. To me it felt as if there is lots of pretty in the shots – but very little Armitage, if you get my drift. It’s not even that the focus is on the clothes, but somehow the imagery does not feel authentic to me. It depicts an actor pretending to walk down the street or to look moody. Don’t get me wrong, I think the pictures are very aesthetic and nice to look at. But they tell me nothing about the man who is in it. Maybe that was exactly the point – obscuring rather than identifying the subject. But it’s just not what I am interested in rn. However, if pushed, I’d probably say that I like the fuzzy colour picture best where RA is looking over his shoulder (second but last image). What do you think?
Hope you have a lovely Sunday!