#CelebRAte Love: Armitage World Fandom Love 2017

I have always said that my favorite part of this fandom has been other fans, followed very closely by fan creativity. You all knock me out pretty regularly with whatever it is that you do, be it blogging or vidding, writing fic or tweeting snark. One of my favorite forms of fan art is, as far as I know, unique to Armitage World: the Richard Armitage Portable Shrine, each one lovingly handcrafted by our own Guylty. A couple of summers ago I was lucky enough to score a RAPS of my very own and as I was thinking about what to blog for this event it occurred to me that I’ve never shown any of you my prize. Ready?

I don’t remember when she put this up exactly but the theme of Hippie Flower Child Thorin Oakenshield was irresistible to me. I HAD to try for this one. I mean, really.

He’s perfect from his disco ball (for emergency parties) to his word magnets (for emergency poetries). The matching daisies just slay me, too, though hopefully the one on his sword is for love instead of war. 

Thorin wasn’t alone in the package Guylty sent me, either. She also enclosed a framed and matted copy of my very favorite photo of The Dude, taken by Guylty herself at the Berlin premiere of The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. 

There were a few other little things she added, too, but by far the one that means the most to me was the sweet note. Guylty’s creativity is warm because she is. She’s one of my favorite fans and I’m thrilled she’s still organizing events. Thanks for hosting us all, G, and for spReAding the love. 🙂

Loved Loved Loved It!

Had a whirlwind weekend in NYC with a bunch of fabulous people…am now recovering on the couch with Supernatural and a pot of coffee. Be back later with a report of the whole shindig. 🙂

I’m Running Away…

Sort of. SOMEONE has to have the bail fund for Judiang and Zan, after all. 🙂

See you all soon!

One More

Fandoms collide every once in awhile, you know? Last November, around the time I was diagnosed with depression, I found solace in Supernatural. Specifically, I found solace in binging all of what was then ten seasons in a matter of weeks, then downloading The CW app and catching up with the first half of Season Eleven. Season Twelve debuts this Thursday. 

The events in the fan vid below take place in Season Five. I originally watched it because Gabriel is by far my favorite character, but the music’s being familiar was a bonus. 

Shiny, Happy JT: 1st Post

Okay, this is technically my 468th post but it’s my first post in the new place so to celebrate I’m bringing you some beauty that made me smile when I saw it last night.


From Duran Duran's Facebook page: John Taylor backstage at Fashion Rocks 9/9/14

From Duran Duran’s Facebook page: John Taylor backstage at Fashion Rocks 9/9/14


You know how the RAniverse has been just beside itself over the new Sarah Dunn pictures of boyfriend being giggly? I love those, too, but this for me is something more. This guy is the reason my RA crush stays pretty mellow most of the time. All those intense feelings that I love reading about you all working through? I had them for him. That smile there is the flash of an old soul residing in a 54-year-old body that’s experienced unbelievable highs and lows, triumphs and failures, addiction and recovery. He hasn’t just survived, he’s thrived and while I adored him as a teen, I deeply admire and respect him as an adult. He doesn’t need it from me but he has it anyway.

Sooo…I’ll be getting situated in the new digs for a bit so please be patient. As soon as I figure out which box I left YouTube in we should be good. Have a great day whatever you’re doing!