I’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

When I started this odyssey of Richard Armitage addiction, I had such plans of waxing on about art. That was derailed. I just never dreamed I would have more than a passing acquaintance with action figures. Maybe I shouldn’t phrase it that way. :D But how else to explain the insane desire to look at this:

As soon as this guy started talking on the video, sanity returned, a little, and I started looking both ways to see if the family had seen or heard what I was doing. SO would have a field day with this, and thankfully, he still doesn’t know about the box full of Little Guys in the basement. I did get them on the cheap, but really, how many does a person need? Yep, I’m caught up on Little Guy. Time for some Tiny Thorins. *she laughs maniacally*

Action Figure Time — Thorin’s Available

Are you one of those Richard Armitage geeks who has an action figure collection? Yeah, well, so am I and admit it freely! Don’t ask how many I own. I won’t admit to that. :D

Doesn’t look exactly like RA but neither does Little Guy, and that never stopped some of us.

If you would like a Thorin, then check out the post at TheOneRingnet

Change of Plan

Sometimes I am slow. Oh yeah, sometimes I darn near walk on water, but other times I’m just stupid.

The impressive Guy secret cards I’ve received have made me rethink the selection process. It’s not appropriate to garner votes for best secret given the nature of some of the cards. So they will now be numbered, and then the winner chosen by a random number generator. That way no one will feel any rejection. This contest was never designed to make anyone feel awkward but to merely have fun and connect with each other about something we might not be able to say without the cloak of anonymity, and yes, for some of the cards to be just bullshit. Some are. :D

For those who want to participate but feel they don’t have enough skill with graphics, I have some good news. There is no graphic experience required. All you need is either a scanner or a digital camera, some index cards and whatever supplies you might find around the house, e.g., old magazines, ribbon, markers, etc. Yes, you can also make a fancy graphic, but it’s not necessary. Also, there are free editors available such as FotoFlexr to change up a photo you may already have or snag one from the web. Here’s a submission below from someone who wanted to share but does not want to enter the contest since she already has a Little Guy. She took a photo and laid the print part over it, scanned and emailed. That simple. She also could have taken a picture of it with a digital camera if she had not had access to a scanner.

Most important: I can’t even get to the submissions until tomorrow afternoon, so you actually have until 1:00pm (GMT+5) Sunday, January 8th. I’ll post them all sometime tomorrow evening. That’s a little less than 24 hours to enter, so be bold and make a card, and I’ll help you any way that I can. Send me a note if you need some help.

For those who have entered, you should have received an email confirmation from me. If you haven’t, I didn’t receive your entry. If you just sent me your secret but no card, you need to send the secret on a card. I’m pretty sure I’ve responded to everyone who did this and gave you a chance to make a card. If you haven’t heard from me, again, I didn’t get your entry. And for those who sent some cards but don’t want to enter for a Little Guy, I’m posting those too — unless you say no.

Keep It Coming

I asked for your secrets about Guy or Little Guy, and thank you to those who have already sent some cards. I can’t wait to start posting on Sunday. I may dedicate a page to this.

Whatever you send in, I hope you have fun with it, and let yourself get creative and maybe go crazy. If it just blows everyone away, I’ll throw in the Sheriff of Nottingham too. :D

Until then, a few more Post Secret examples to get you in the mood.

Do You Have a Guy Secret?

For those who aren’t Guy lovers, you won’t understand this post, but for those who are, I know some of you have a secret you’ve been keeping. A few Christmases ago, I felt like you:

Apparently Guy has been telling all of his secrets. They do say confession is good for the soul, and sometimes it can get you what you want. :D

Beginning today, feel free to email me your secret about Guy or Little Guy ala a PostSecret postcard. I’ll take them until Saturday at midnight (GMT+5), and then beginning on Sunday, I’ll put them up for votes. The one with the most votes by Monday at midnight (GMT+5) wins a brand spanking new Little Guy (see this post where I altered the deadline and the selection process some). In the meantime, please do not post them in comments, and keep it safe for work. Other than that, go for it!

Oh, and with respect to your anonymity, the winner cannot remain completely anonymous to me but certainly can to the general public. Also, if you want to enter anonymously and keep it that way unless you win, then make a temporary email account. With Gmail you can make almost as many accounts as you want, and the same may be true of Yahoo, just to name a couple.

Screencap and postcard are mine.

edit: for those who can’t see my email address in this post, it is RAFrenzyATgmailDOTcom

Diary of an RA Fan — Part 20 My Kingdom for a Plastic Horse

See Diary Part 19 here, or to access all entries, hit “The Diary” tab above.

Entry — Still Fall, 2008:

I joined the Armitage Army forum today. The lure of it was too much to resist any longer. My desperation to talk to others about Richard Armitage and Stanislavski and identities and art simply overcame any hesitance I had about looking like a fangurl with exploding ovaries. I want to wallow in a discussion about what I’m discovering, and IMDb is not enough. What I’ve read on the Army site has given me tons to check out, but it’s a little daunting knowing where to start.

A couple of weeks later:

I didn’t get very far. I became distracted by a discussion that may have cured me of my fascination with Richard Armitage. Me, the cheapskate, has totally had my purse strings loosened by this guy, so once again I had to buy something that had several posters atwitter. It’s amazing to me what I’ve bought in the last several months. Thankfully, this item wasn’t very expensive, but I did have it sent express mail, which costs a young fortune, and now I’m the owner of one of these.

My only problem is that I can’t let this thing see the light of day. I mean I don’t even know where to put it. I’m not quite ready to take a page out of the book of the ladies who went on about theirs. Several of them said they used their kids for cover. The little SOs would not let me do that. They would call bull on me so fast, it would make my head spin. I don’t have that luxury, so I’m stuck with this thing crammed, er, lovingly placed at the back of my lingerie drawer. I CANNOT BELIEVE I’m writing this. What’s really sad is that I’m bummed I didn’t get what I really wanted — one of these.

So much for art.

Present day:

I hid that doll so well I couldn’t find it to take a picture for this post. I moved it from the lingerie drawer so it wouldn’t be discovered there and given a significance that it doesn’t hold. Now I’m wondering where it will emerge, and what my explanation, if any, will be. LOL!

See Diary Part 21 here.