It’s been a really rough week at the office, pretty much non-stop since I got back from my trip. Seems like there’s no way to get on top of the work. Made a silly mistake due to doing a million things at once. Got chewed out by someone who really has no right to do so, and it made me really upset because the attacks seemed to be on my character — even though it was just a mistake. Showed my vulnerability in front of someone else that I really shouldn’t have, but what can you do. The glass of wine at the work dinner that he dragged me to that night was just what I needed. So, on to some distRAction… (continued from here.)
V — Your favourite fanartist/author gives you one request.What do you ask for?
I love Guylty‘s Richard Armitage Pocket Shrines (RAPS) and I was lucky enough to win this one:
Much as I do love it, I’ve also coveted a custom RAPS, but have cheaped-out before I could win it during the annual charity auction. My idea is to have a daytime/nighttime theme — starched-up Thornton by day; hot-leather Guy by night.
W — A prompt or AU for a work of fan art/fiction?
Hmm. How about being married to John Standring and having a recurring spat about the mud that he tracks through the house? Followed of course by him fumblingly trying to make it up to you.
Or there’s always trying to think up delicious dishes to tempt the current real-life (skinny) Mr. A. to eat. Imagine feeding him chocolate-dipped strawberries…
X — Is there a fellow fan who got you into either delurking or convinced you to participate in the fandom?
As I’ve mentioned before, it was really the man himself that confounded me so much with his tweet/delete behaviour that I just had to come out and comment!
But the forum that made me comfortable enough to do so was Servetus’ blog, me + richard armitage.
Y — Choose a work of art or a song that reminds you of RA.
There’s a Canadian singer-songwriter with a fabulous voice, who has disappeared from iTunes and almost completely from the internet too. Megan Metcalfe had a top-40 hit in the ’90’s with “Starbird Road”, but then retreated into family life and has rarely been heard from since. She recorded a home studio album called Live from the Bunker in 2008, which was briefly available on iTunes — I guess I’ll lose it if I ever lose my phone! Long story short, I always think of RA when I listen to “Man in My Blood”. One day when (if) I have time, I’d like to try making a fan video using this song.
He looks like a cornfield and his hands are the colour of dirt. Mm-hm.
I’ve seen him standing in the noon sun, rolling the sleeves of his shirt. Uh-huh.
I don’t mind lookin’ ‘cause that’s my kind of view.
When his eyes meet mine, I know he sees his truth.
There’s a man in my blood and I’m beggin’ for mercy,
‘Cause he holds a sweet lock on my heart. Yeah.
Here I lie bone-dry thirsty, prayin’ for a flood.
He makes the tide run high,
That man in my blood.
Z — A chaRActer headcanon that you have.
Not being exactly sure what this meant, I looked it up in Wiktionary, which says that “headcanon” is “Elements and interpretations of a fictional universe accepted by an individual fan, but not necessarily found within or supported by the official canon.” Hmm. Well, how about that John Thornton, despite being quite emotionally awkward with his first real love, was not inexperienced at all in the physical aspects of love. I fully suspect that he got up to all sorts of high jinks when staying in town for mill masters meetings. (Not that I’ve thought about that much. 😉)
And there we go! It only took me 5 ½ months to finish the Richard Armitage Fan A to Z, created by Guylty. It’s been a lot of fun, exploring all the why’s and wherefore’s of the fangirl journey. Hope you’ve enjoyed reading along.