Passing on LOROS’ Thanks

A little update that fits neatly into a question that came up in the comments the other day. When I opened the mail box today, I found a letter from LOROS: And the card really is for all of you, not just for me. My name is only on this because I transferred the money,…

Catching up with our Recent Discussion

In case you haven’t macheted your way through the comments on the recent discussion about the fundraiser, I wanted to just quickly summarise the gist of conclusions – also as a “note to self” for the next time when the fundraiser comes ’round. Baffling Raffling So, although the raffle suggestion was deemed a very good…

Opening the Dialogue on Fundraising Models

If there is one thing that I have observed over and over again – also in the context of an internet-based fandom, no matter what platform – it is that success seems to breed contempt. When a personality or project gains traction, it inevitably seems to attract criticism, too. And possibly also some other reactions,…

Acknowledging the Acknowledgment

Yesterday evening I was chatting with my mum, explaining why I hadn’t had called for a few days. I told her about our fundraiser and that we had raised 3,500 Euro for charity as a birthday present for “that actor whom I like”. My mum’s first reaction: “Oh, does he know? Has he said thank…

Happy Birthday Rich(es) #2020RABirthdayAuctions

Mission accomplished!  Can you still read or are you still on the floor? I’ll give you a second to recover. … … … I would like to congratulate you all to this massive, stunning, breathtaking and overwhelming result of this year’s auctions and fundraiser in honour of Richard’s birthday. It is hard to believe, but…

2020 Armitage Weekly Round-up #32

Goodness! With all that excitement going on, I almost forgot the weekly round-up. And meh, I just noticed that Richard has already tweeted his birthday thanks. Um – fairly early in the day. Thank you for all the birthday wishes, the donations, the fundraising, the auctions and gifts. I feel very special. XRA pic.twitter.com/Wvva9JL8lZ —…

First PROVISIONAL Results of #2020RABirthdayAuctions

How do you do it, people? These birthday auction fundraisers get better and bigger and better and bigger every year! I am stunned and currently not properly able to put everything into smooth words. But perhaps you are not waiting for a rhetorical fireworks, anyway, just stfu Sonja and give us the low-down. I will.…