Before I get started – oh dear God, WordPress is unrolling a new editor! Everytime they do this, they screw up my world!
Today has been set aside as RA Blog Reunion Day! Natazukii made a call out – what happened to all the RA bloggers? Somehow I was tagged in this. I’m an RA Blogger? I’m a well-wisher and not considered a BIG blogger.
But I digress.
I was one of those quiet, private well-wishers. I learned a long time ago that it didn’t take much for someone to turn on you and throw you under the bus. So over many years, I perved on actors privately, and not mingling.
That changed with ChattyPatra – aka B – starting chatting with me in private on tumblr. I’ve been involved in fanfiction for years and mentioned I was laying down the story outline of a Guy of Gisborne fic. (Funny as I’d not SEEN Robin Hood, just the lovely stills and gifs of this hawt, leather-clad knight) the next thing I knew, I was tossed into a tight knit group of awesome well wishers who wanted to read what I was writing and what I’d already written.
It was a heady experience.
I’ve made friends. I’ve made a few enemies. And yeah, I’ve been thrown under the bus again but it’s okay. I’m old and hard ba-dunk-ba-dunk.
So I guess the question is – what have I been doing with myself?
For those who haven’t been around, stopped blogging, took a break I –
Actually watched Robin Hood and wrote that fic I was outlining. 375000 words. Manna from Heaven. I’m currently working on a prequel of sorts and an extended series of epilogues. Aside from Heaven and The Shepherd.
I’m writing some Gary – as in Gary of Into the Storm. I think SOME fans were a bit harsh on the movie. Just take it what it is. It’s all good.
As many of you know, I’m a music teacher. I recently moved, took a new position last year. It was a God-send as the previous position didn’t treat me and many other teachers there well.
We found a lovely home I didn’t think we’d find. The closets are big enough to house one of my loves – CLOTHES! Yes, I blog Richard, but I also show off my main money drainer – clothes. I’m currently staring at a $100.00 off $200.00 and thinking – do I REALLY need those shoes? Or this tunic?
The answer is no, but that’s not the right answer.
actually, it’s beside the point. I do need the bra!
I love music (obviously) and I love reading. Right now, I’m bent all out of shape because the lovely Kindle Paperwhite I house-warm gifted myself, disappeared 2 weeks ago. I’ve searched everywhere.
I have chimney swifts in my chimney – meaning birds in the belfry at night. Drives the cats nuts.
I’m still single, and fairly content with it. Spawn is trying to deal with the quarantine. He and 4 of his friends found a downloadable version of Formula 1 Racing D and every Saturday night, hooks up the computer cameras and race each other around whatever city is supposed to be raced that weekend. It’s noisy and usually lasts 3 hours and sometimes I fear the neighbors will call the cops. He cooks for me as my health is worse than I pretend it is. My mother currently suffers from dementia. It runs in the females of the family and I’m pretty certain I won’t live that long to worry about having it.
I started a secondary blog – RABBBWW. Richard Armitages Bold, Bodacious, and Beautiful Well Wishers. We want to live healthy. Come join us. We have recipes!
I’m still blunt, I still trod on toes and I’m painfully stubborn. I have a whole lot to say about the quarantine, none of it nice.
I’ve pulled two OLD fanfics out of the mothballs. One has been in the mothballs for 10 years, the other, 5 or 6 years. I’m going to be doing some writing this summer – if I can get my laptop fixed.
Yeah. I still have computer problems.
I decided a few years back I was too old to crush on celebrities and Richard would be the last. At times, the feeling waxes and wanes, but I have had no secondary crush, crushing on others…. nope. Not for me.
that’s kinda a small lie. There’s Jimmy…
But truly, I always focused on one and he’s lasted the longest. Strange. I have crushed on a few that lasted a while, but yeah. Crushed on Richard since just before The Hobbit came out. I admit to being bad – I had never heard of him until he was cast for The Hobbit. It was weird. I had never heard of ANY of the Hobbit cast, save those who were returning from LOTR. I KNEW a lot of the cast from LOTR because I watched Xena and Hercules, so I knew those actors. I looked up and obtained as much as I could for Karl Urban and Craig Parker. So when I FINALLY saw The Hobbit – yeah, my video library grew by leaps and bounds. I watch things I would have NEVER watched before for a certain tall Dwarf.
AND I LIKE IT!
I participated in Flat Richie – kept him a long, long time due to reasons. But we enjoyed him.
Well. Most of us.
I’ve made the most amazing friends in this fandom. Made some naysayers, but life happens.
So there. That’s what I’ve been up to!
And now, for the next segment of this post – I still love questionnaires and challenges! I STILL celebrate Guy Day!
10 days, 10 fictional crushes
Post an image of a fictional character who has been or still is your crush.
No names or explanations needed. TV, movie, book, comic, cartoon characters are valid.
You knew that was coming.
Stay safe and have a great weekend.