I’ve been a bad bad fangirl and blogger, but I didn’t think it would take me so long to get back in the saddle.
I’d like to thank everyone who emailed me during my absence here, it really means to the world to know someone out there is thinking: Hey, wonder whatever happened to that weird chick?
I’d especially like to thank a certain someone who rhymes with…. eerrrr… Lervetus (not a real word…) for bringing Richard on board to cheerlead me.
Your support has been invaluable, so Thank YOU for being there when I literally thought I wouldn’t write a page worth a damn (not to mention a degree).
The academic part of my degree is done, and I’m happy to report that I’m satisfied with the results.
As to that other little matter of my thesis… well, let’s say there’s still miles to go before I sleep.
As some of you may know, I decided to change my topic from fashion to…..
Fandoms and fanfiction!
Yup, obsessive admiration has now bled into yet ANOTHER part of my life, but in my darkest hours (spent tearing my hair out and packed with sleepless nights worrying that I couldn’t/wasn’t writing) having a topic so dear to my heart was my saving grace.
As I hark on about myself you’re all thinking when I’ll shut up and start behaving like a proper blogger contributing to an esteemed fandom.
Well, I do intend to make these blogging thingies a norm (heavens help us all…) but I need to ask something in return, the greedy thing that I am.
I have just completed my second chapter and I am moving on to the last one which may prove to be the most challenging.
In it I will be using a number of my favourite fanfics as a case study, and I need to call upon you (yes, YOU!) to help me get enough data to fill the last 18 pages.
I hope to get feedback from fandom members, fanfiction authors and readers.
That is why I need to call upon you my dear friends, as I need to pick your fangirling brains in order to complete this last (and most challenging) chapter.
I have constructed a tiny (and I MEAN tiny as in 10 questions) survey that will take you under 3 minutes to complete.
It’s a basic list of questions to get me started on my findings and will serve as an intro to the chapter.
It would mean the world to me if you took 3 minutes out of your ogling hot men time to take it!
Here’s a link to the survey:
Just so you don’t think I’m asking for something for nothing in return!
The sooner I complete the chapter (with your help), the sooner I can turn my mind to the topic of a very vital Birthday celebration that is taking place in August.
Continuing last years tradition, in return for your help I promise another Operation Armitage Birthday Competition.
Yup, for 7 days to countdown towards Richard’s Birthday (also known as Armitage Day) you will have a chance to get your hands on an Armitage goodie.
I’m insulting your intelligence by bribing you with a week long Armitage competition with prizes, as well as guilting you into taking my damn survey, a move worthy of Gizzy himself 🙂
That’s what friends are for!
Oh, by the way, did I mention this survey you can take AND pass on to others?
Well here it is again:
And hell! It’s good to be back! 🙂
Ps. Click on image to see Gizzy riding his horse naked…
Ok, maybe it’s a link to that damn survey I’m cramming down your throat…
Again, Gizzy would approve of my tactics, although would probably object to chafing caused my horse-riding in the duff!