Before I get into today‘s round-up, I suspect you might be curious about the events of yesterday when Richard made contact re. upcoming the fundraiser. Esther has already summarised it on her blog. First of all, a big thank you to all you attentive readers on Twitter who pointed RA in the right direction while I was MIA. (No, I had not expired on the spot, I was merely enjoying a gorgeous summer afternoon without wifi and my mobile on silent, thus only receiving the news upon my return home in the evening. I will say, however, that the delay somewhat exacerbated the otherwise inevitable shock 😉.) Secondly, a big thank you for all the offers of smelling salts and defibrillators – very kind 😉. No, in all seriousness, I was blown away by the kind wishes and reactions from everyone, for what could potentially lead to entirely unfounded jealousy or envy. The truth of the matter is, of course, that the congratulations are directed to and deserved by all of *you*. The fundraisers are a community effort, driven by *your* donations, *your* participation, and *your* willingness to bid and buy. I am merely the facilitator, the necessary point of contact. None of this would be possible without *you*. So please all feel included in the acknowledgment that is inherent in RA‘s reaching out. It‘s directed at *all of us* not me specifically!
I do not want to cannibalise it in its fullest – discretion is a precious currency for celebs.
Just like I would never screenshoot or copy/paste a private conversation with any of you, I wouldn‘t do that to RA (not that I was asked to). But since I know you are curious, I‘ll say this: He made contact directly and was strictly professional in a very polite way, no chit chat but straight to the point. When I say „contact“, don’t imagine a massive conversation, but 2,3 short DMs. It was about exchanging information. He needed my address, obviously, so that’s what our conversation was about. I did, however, take the opportunity to add that his acknowledgment of the fundraiser means a lot to *us*. And the ball is now rolling, in that he is sending us an item for the auctions, as already announced in his initial tweet. I do not know what he has in store for us, as he wants it to be a surprise. Like everyone else, I am super curious, and I actually love that he has kept it a surprise for me, too, at least until his shipment arrives here. If I hear anything else from him or his office, I will pass on any message!
So, that‘s it. I am more than thrilled that Richard reached out. It is a massive boost for our fundraiser, likely to expand our reach – and to potentially blow our proceeds out of the water. As an added bonus, it is also very nice for us to know our efforts have been noted and appreciated. He‘s a good ‘un 🥚
And now for the round-up. (Needed a new header, with a discreet, shady figure 😉)
- Thoughtful chaRActers, posted by astrovian… what might they be contemplating right now???
- Also from astrovian: I’ll sign this!!!
- Knight in the forest by riepu10.
I’d also take Knight at night, even if not in forest
- OMgoodness, a happy end for Marian and Guy at last… Check mininottingham
- Upon meeting Guy… touché. A What a Guy Wants post by nfcomics
- Sweet idea by thorinswaggerson
- Gotcha! Posted by guyofgisbourne
- Modern Thorin indeed… Posted by tangy-after-tones
- And just for laughs… this set by dimdiamond. There’s something to it…
- Is it fair to link to bad hair styles? Hello Wellah… (I always think Porter looks like Paul Weller in that look…) Gifs by riepu10
Not so much else to link to this week – we’re in the midst of summer… However, lots of nice pictures to look at there. Hope you have enjoyed them.
Happy weekend, all,