This week I slightly dropped the ball. After kicking off the discussion about the fundraiser last week, I tried to keep up with the comments but still haven’t replied to each and every one of them. An ongoing project. I also need to reply to a number of e-mails that have reached me – they are not forgotten, just waiting for a moment for a proper answer. There are also big thanks due to Hariclea, Helen and Donna for gorgeous happy mail that reached me in the last while. It’s all those comments, e-mails and snail mail surprises that cancel out the less pretty side of the internet. A huge thanks to you all ❤️, combined with my apologies for being so slow.
I was also distracted during the first half of the week because my first-born was setting off on his year abroad and I wanted to spend as much time with him before his departure, as possible. Master Guylty has been a student for the past three years. He has decided to take this year off from his studies and experience life abroad, his reasoning being that he doesn’t want Covid and the restrictions connected to the pandemic spoil his last year in university. On Wednesday he set off to Berlin. While he is fully bilingual (English/German), attended a German school and spent all his childhood summers in Germany, he has never lived in Germany full-time.
Not counting his early infancy – we left Germany when he was 9 months old. He can now live up to his German passport 😉. And while his ex-pat mother is going to lose her right to vote in the German general elections in 2024, he will now gain German voting rights for the first time thanks to living in Germany. Well, at least *one* member of the extended Guylty family will have a say in German elections then. – Of course that isn’t his primary motivation to go to Germany. While his socialisation is fully Irish (and he would probably answer the question about his nationality with “Irish”), he wants to experience the other half of his heritage. Not that I have anything to do with Berlin, but well, I guess Berlin is a cool place to be when you are 21… Oh, while I am spouting private stuff, the crown prince has just released an EP with his band, recently recorded in a Northern Irish farmhouse. It’s all a bit… um… experimental, and never mind the weird band name (…), but if you want to gift him a click, here is “Pompeii Wellness Concept” on Spotify. Master Guylty is the guitarist.
- Starting off with a post that seems to be Day 1 of a new (?) 28 Day Challenge? Knights-of-sherwood-forest looks at their favourite season of RH. I suppose you could join the challenge if you felt like it
- Here is the full challenge list, also posted by knights-of-sherwood-forest, FYI
- Who is Rebecca Ferguson? Posted by iliteratures
- Loving riepu10’s picture set of Richard and books
- The Hobbit cast then and now, featuring Richard. Posted by richardarmitagefanpage, there is a misnomer in there. That’s not Armitage. That’s Dorian Gray!
- Muhahahaha, yep, with that flick of the hair, it sounds about right what big-bad-bhardwaj put into Thorin’s mouth
- Can there ever be too many of those gifs taken from the Follett publication day video? I mean, even the fresh aqua green background cheers me up every time I see it. Posted by millburned
- *coughs* same applies to this gif set by riepu10. Seen before, sure, but… reasons
- Some sort of Marvel reference in this set of edits by lyannainsomnia. I don’t get the reference but I lile the look of this
- Yeah, he likes to pull faces… Pic set by astrovian
- Interesting: I could get on board with casting RA as Moriarty in a Sherlock Holmes film. Pic set by marvelousandproud
- Awww, Guyyyyyyy – so romantic today in nfcomics’ What a Guy Wants
- I haven’t read this myself yet, but this looks like a new Guy fic, posted by rosemunds
- And for the fan fictionally inclined, here is another Guy fic. Not read yet, but looks like a sweet story from his childhood? Posted by buildarocketboys
- Interesting little grid by chaoticbitheatrekid. Goth? ✔️
Leaving it there. I hope you have a lovely weekend, all! I’ll try to tick off my list of comments/mails to be written. I also want to summarise our fundraiser discussions in a separate post, but that will have to wait until next week, probably.