And we are back to normal scheduling. After missing a couple of these, we now have some stuff to catch up with, I hope 😉.
New header time!!!
- There may be a new fan fic writer on the block… I haven’t read any of these stories, but in case you are so inclined, this is i-did-not-mean-to’s masterlist
- Riepu10 goes back to Miss Marie Lloyd for some Percy Courtenay
- Lathalea received her #RA50Auctions parcel
- On the subject of boxes… here’s riepu10 again with a bit of Adam
- Grey is such a greyt colour… says astrovian
- This post by i-did-not-mean-to is almost like a little love letter 😍
- Mininottingham is in the gym. But wait, what the… what is Guy doing there upside down???
- Oh, and here is astrovian’s parcel of love 😘
- Bitter-sweet-fangirl comes out with a “study in sexy”. Don’t worry, it’s SFW!
- Gorgeous b/w study of Daniel Miller by mezzmerizedbyrichard
- Thewarriorandtheking takes a look at Thorin’s jewelry – and gratuitous finger porn?
- A series of Adam gifs – almost painful to watch – by acecroft
- A little scene from life by justpaul. Do you ever catch yourself doing the same? With what kind of image?
- Gorgeous gifs of a fabulous fifty yo. Thank you to riepu10
- Happy birthday artwork by norloth for Richard
- And this is riepu10’s birthday edit for Richard
- LOL – a little scene with Uncle Thorin and nephews Fili and Kili, by ghiva-shel
- A sketch of Mr Thornton by norloth – is that the pre-op nose? 😋
- Beautiful drawing of Thorin by ezkezpez – amazing effect with the monochrome pencils on blue paper
- I had to laugh out loud at sunnibits’ Thorin sketch – and the inspiration photo
- Background Guy is actually always more interesting than foreground guys. Gifs by riepu10
- Yep, that sounds about right for What a Guy Wants… posted by nfcomics
Hey, where were all those birthday wishes??? I expected more 😉. But otherwise a jam packed round-up this week. Hope you enjoyed it.
And now that I have dealt with that, I wanted to also update you. Remember that mysterious “volunteering opportunity” that took me away from the auctions week before last? Some of you were asking what that was all about. Well, yesterday was my first (half) day as a volunteer. My full title is “Visitor Experience Volunteer” *fancy shmancy*, and I have committed to volunteering 3.5 hours every week in “MoLI”, the Museum of Literature Ireland. It’s a brand new museum in the centre of Dublin, and it is right up my street – literally and figuratively. I live around the corner from it, just 5 minutes away. Way back in the pleistocene I wrote my university thesis about James Joyce, so Irish lit was my special interest. And now I get to share my love for Irish literature with the visitors of the museum 🥳. Yes I will yes.
In Germany, volunteering is actually a very common thing, although it was never something that people really talked much about. Maybe things have changed since I left Germany, but no one back then put their volunteer positions on their CV. It was just a matter of course that you’d be part of a club or association somewhere. Germany has a very extensive system of clubs and associations that are kept alive by a multitude of honorary and voluntary positions – from sports clubs to the Red Cross to local civic movements. Both my parents were active volunteers in various areas (the local fire brigade, the association of housewives (*muhahaha*), the swimming club, the local archive…) And recently it occurred to me that I haven’t given my time and (minimal) expertise to any such cause myself. When I came across a call for volunteers for MoLI, I immediately applied – and am thrilled that they chose me. It’s an opportunity for me to give something back to this city and this country, which have both welcomed me and made me feel at home. It’s time for me to repay. And yesterday’s first day was really nice. It was quiet in the museum, and I had time to wander around and familiarise myself with the exhibits. I’ll have to do a little bit of studying on the history of the buildings and some writers, but generally I am fairly well-versed in Irish lit (and James Joyce, who is the main focus in the exhibition). But my main responsibility is making visitors feel welcome – by answering questions and by taking the first step in engaging them in chats, if they so wish. I really enjoyed the conversations I started yesterday, and I hope I enhanced the visitors’ experience by being a friendly face (although half-obscured by a face mask…).
Right, enough about me. Have a lovely weekend, all!