This is a story of fandom love. Sit back and let me tell you about it…
Once upon a time there was a lovely woman who was deeply fascinated by the work and talent of a certain actor. She spent many a minute gazing at his image online and reading what was written about him. Most of the time, she was content with just looking, and since she didn’t maintain a blog of her own, she only occasionally commented. When the fan community decided to mark Valentine’s Day with a little event to bolster fandom networking and the mutual appreciation of the members, she decided to come out of her shell and take part in the exchange of fandom love
letters. In fact, Katia’s was the very first submission that rolled in for the RA Valentine, and the whole project successfully corrupted persuaded her into more active commenting in our RA blogworld. *evillaugh* She far too generously showered an undeserving fellow fan with gifts and many lovely e-mails. Eventually the fellow fan found a way to give back the love and made her a RAPS. And they lived happily ever after…
Katia likes sparkle, so she got a slightly shinier RAPS cover for her Sir Guy shrine.
Inside, I knew that I wanted to place Sir Guy on the rocks for Katia. After all she hails from a famous rock in the Mediterranean that has its history rooted in the romantic obscurity of piracy. So Sir Guy reigns over the Grimaldi castle in Monaco. (This is what is called AU, so bear with me *ggg*)
Profile, long locks, blue eyes – and an introspective look. All the hallmarks of a shrine-compatible image. With a catch-phrase that will melt even the most Guy-phobic fan’s heart.
Not that that would apply to Katia. She’s got a soft spot for romantic heroes.
I think Sir Guy learnt the hard way that all the riches in the world cannot buy you what you really covet. Only heart-felt expressions of feelings can. Katia needs no reminder, but it’s something that we can all light a candle for… So thank you, again, Katia, for the attention and gifts you have graced me with. I’ll guiltily and selfishly accept them on behalf of the fandom. Merci ❤
On further selfish news: I have taken up my own suggestion 😀 and added a gallery page to this blog that contains a picture each of all the shrines. To that end a new link has been added to the menu, “Guylty Shrines“. It starts with a bit of an artist statement
(Guylty just can’t shut up) and shall be added to whenever a new shrine appears. Have a look. You can comment when you click on the individual image. I’ve been thinking it might be nice to add to the image who the owner of the particular shrine is, where in the world it has gone (just general country info; all sensitive data will be protected :-D) and possibly link to their sites (if they have any). After all this is also about fandom love and community. Unfortunately that can only be done in the comment section. I’ll try and get to that later.