Right now I should be working on a mega-exciting mammoth translation of “crisis guidelines”; instead, I am much more inclined to indulge in some Berlin memories – this time, last week, I was there *sigh*… How better to indulge than to compile the Daniel Miller shrines… It’s quick – because there are only three such so far. Really not enough, considering that there is a wealth of material available, plus it is the OOA’s most recent role. Hm.
Interestingly, I made the three shrines in
relatively quick succession, not in terms of actual time but in sequence. They are numbers 120, 127 and 131 in the shrining oeuvre, yet they cover seven months between the first and the (so far) last one appearing. The RAPS Inc. production lines evidently move at snail’s pace… Also interesting: two out of the three shrines were made *before* BS aired, i.e. they are reactions to the show’s excellent promo releases…
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The “taster” shrine borrowed heavily from the logo of the show – and was all dark and black.
I think that some of my design decisions were guided by the wish to make the shrine a sort of ‘promotional item’, like an advertising gimmick as promo for the show. Ha, just imagine if film studios were to hand out little mass-produced dioramas like this one to the potential audience! I’d say they’d be eye-catchers…
One of the best things about this shrine – my photo shoot *lol*. I went up on the roof of my house to shoot it. It was a mild spring day, the sun was out, and the shamrocks on my roof garden were in full bloom. Even though I live in the city centre, the bustle and noise of the street feels very far away when I am up there. It’s like a true oasis.
The shrine eventually went to Lady Clorinda.
The second Daniel shrine, however, was made for a specific recipient. It was conceived as a thank you for MatildRAs, for guiding me to the various then-known BS locations in February 2016. I handed it over in August, when we met again and MatildRAs took me on another tour. As this was pre-release, the shrine contains an image that is not from BS. But here’s the BS-originated spy-man in action:
Well, what can I say. Guylty left all inhibitions at the door and let loose on this shrine. White, the colour of innocence? *coughs* Well, not really in this cheeky little number… The bottom part of the shrine is even
Note the lollipop that has replaced the nasty cigarette!
Whenever I see that picture/scene, I notice that discreet little fold across RA’s tummy, and I have to smile. For some reason, it looks to me like a belly chain, worn around the waist. Oolala, Daniel… He is nowadays jingling his waist-chained snake hips for Stephanie, who won the shrine in the subsequent raffle.
Those were my three DMPSs. But wait, there is one more!
This was a mixture of a BTS selfie, captured by Michelle Forbes, and a Daniel scene from the promos, hence I didn’t count it as a full DM RAPS. That selfie – well, it was irresistible, even if RA was blurred. But that impish smile and the whole scenario of RA photobombing (?) Forbes’ selfie, playfully hiding behind her, it really was too good to ignore. Especially since I had some fluffy black feathers in my stash, which I could use to obscure Forbes’ hair in the shot and instead pretend that RA was hiding behind a massive feather fan…
This shrine, btw, has found a permanent home in Berlin. I saw it again last week, displayed in my friend’s sitting room.
In conclusion, a collage:
At the end, here is a question for you, dear readers: Has Daniel yet become anyone’s favourite chaRActer, btw?