Oops, I got distracted. I was getting this round-up together after breakfast this morning. And then I spontaneously decided to melt up all my candle stubs and make some new candles. It’s a time-consuming business, but cheapskates like me stop at nothing when it comes to reusing material *evillaugh*. Several hours later I have poured seven candles. Here’s hoping they will actually work…
Lots of Armitage this week, right? An article in Metro, two BBC radio interviews, lots of tweets by the man himself. Gosh, we have been spoiled. That’s the way I like it.
We also discussed and polled the viability of a December fundraiser, and here are the results of the
international jury poll:
Well, I am delighted with that result and am absolutely up for organising and hosting it. Here’s my thinking: Let’s have it in very early December, in time for items to be received by the buyers/bidders by Christmas. (For this we also need the postal cut-off points in mind; the Irish mail service is quoting Dec 17 for Europe, Dec 11 for the US and Dec 7 for the rest of the world. An important consideration!) The resulting donation will count as a Christmas gift for Mr A. Caveat: Let’s make it a slightly smaller event (in terms of number of items on offer) than the birthday auctions. Just so we don’t blow all our fan items just yet but keep some for next year’s event. Especially as we will have a fixed-price fundraising sale at the same time.
Speaking of which: Suggestions have come in for items that might be interesting for such a fixed price sale. I particularly like the idea of a RA fan photo calendar. (Using fan photos allows us to circumnavigate the copyright issue – given that we receive files and permissions from fans who are willing to share their own photos with us so that we get 12 high-quality images that can be blown up for a decent-size calendar.) I am currently researching prices and comparing with self-print option, as well as postage costs. It has to be affordable, yet also generate a bit of money for the donation. As a general consideration, I think we ought to keep postage costs in mind, i.e. light and flat objects that can be easily shipped in envelopes (rather than packages) are the best way forward. Idea collection welcome in the comments below!
And now, finally, the round-up:
- I admit I haven’t watched all of Castlevania, and I know even less about the computer game on which it is based, but I agree with reinadefuego anyway
- If you enjoyed the previous Hobbit watch parties, here is another one, summarised by lathalea
- Astrovian transcribed the whole Radio Cornwall interview with Richard – fabulous fan service, thank you
- You don’t often see an almost full-length Guy of Gisborne gif. Thank you, riepu10
- Oooooh, here we go with the first Halloween post. Angelpretend has a few spooky edits
- I’m pretty sure that this is in fact an edit, but I have to say that those chunky arms look really good on Thorin. Posted by amerlia307
- For the Raybo fans among you, here is a set of edits by torahana
- Astrovian has put the Dan Kennedy photos for Jackman through various filters. Looking good
- LOL. Not sure whether that is really true, but I laughed at crypticdruid’s quip nevertheless
- Ooh, ouch, I would beg to differ with iwontmakeusasandwich on her scathing reasoning why Guy is hate-worthy. I mean, yeah, he *is* sexy, and that accounts for the initial double-take on him, but when you look closer, there is more to him than hate for hate’s sake
- *umph* Sorry, it’s honestly is just coincidence that I am linking to *this* particular What a Guy Wants by nfcomics right underneath number 10
Hope you have a nice weekend!