At this point it feels as if I have to rename my blog to “Guylty’s Fandom Showcase”, because I have yet again been taken by surprise. The love doesn’t stop coming. It is already a great day because it started with me picking up my lovely RA fandom friend Playazindaback/AwkwardCelebrityEncounters A___ at the airport. A___ is spending a couple of days with me. The RAlove will be flowing generously, I think.
But to make it even better, I received a letter while treating
subjecting her to the customary cup of tea upon arrival. When I saw the sender on the envelope I already had a sneaking suspicion that I might be in for a RA surprise. But nothing prepared me for this:
The lovely Herba of the (German language) blog Unkraut vergeht nicht completely surprised me with this wonderful gift. Her lovely picture of her red carpet encounter with Mr A was beautiful enough to brighten up the dullest of Irish January mornings. But the fact that she wrapped and enclosed one of the gold coins from the Berlin Premiere of DOS rendered me speechless.
Herba, you wonderful thing – thank you so, so much for this. You have no idea how much I appreciate that gift. Because I had kicked myself that my friend D___ and I left the premiere immediately after the celebs had passed by on the red carpet. I would have loved to try and snag one of those coins, but we were cold and fickle, I guess. When Linda showed me her coin the day after the premiere, I felt very envious indeed!! And now you have given me the much coveted treasure… *speechless*. You are another star that is tinkling brightly in the canopy of the RA universe – another generous lovely soul, a credit to the fandom! [For more pictures of Herba’s red carpet experience, check her blog post here]
This new year has truly started well. The RA shrine is growing daily, it seems. It is, by the way, now “fully operational” as Agzy termed it, installed above my desk in my study.
Jeepers, is that a bit obsessive? Naaaaah – I blame all my lovely
crazy fandom friends – M___ who sent me the Thorin stamps all the way from New Zealand, Jenna/Sketchlavie who made the Sir Guy case and had the autographs signed for the tumblr RArmy, and A___/richards-smile who sent me the Sir Guy card for Valentine’s last year. Oh, and Mr Guylty, of course.
My heart is warm, girls, and even though Mr A will never know *exactly* what he inspires, I am sure the universe will send a big portion of love his way to enhance his karma. Judging by his fandom’s display of love, the man should be wrapped in a cloud of happy vibes at this point…