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The AgzyM. There and Back Again!

Resist Gizzy

Dearest Friends,

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…..

Drumrollsssss….

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.

Guy of Gizzy Survey_edytowany-1

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:

Click here to take 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.

Gizzy 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.

That’s right!

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?

No?

Well here it is again:

Click here to take survey

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!

Collecting RArmy Body Parts!

 

FanstRA4 Richard Armitage NY

Dear Fellow Armitage Admirers who have ridiculously good taste in men !

Although I should be focusing on the mammoth task I have ahead of me today, it being the day of ‘sink or swim’, my mind seems to want to find refuge in brainstorming FanstRA4 ideas.

The date for THE BEST ARMITAGE event (well, apart from Armitage Day, eeerrrr Armitage Week, King Richard Week…. OK, so we do like to celebrate a lot around here…) has been set for the second week of March 11th and will run for…not 1, not 2, 3? Nope… For 7 slamming saliva inducing days!

This year I decided to really flex my Armitage blogging abs (which exist only in virtual reality) and have a post for you each and every day throughout the week.

That right folk, I’m bringing absurd admiration to a whole new level!

I’m enlisting help to fill the space, so can anyone say GUEST BLOGGER?!?! 🙂

I shall remain mum as to this blogger’s identity for now, but I’m really excited.

FanstRA4 Richard Armitage March 11th

Back to the topic at hand (no pun intended).

I need a hand (again, no pun intended) with a project I’ll be doing for FanstRA4.

RArmy, there’s no easy way to say this, I’ll I’ll just go right ahead and say it:

I need your body parts!

Before you start running for the hills or calling the cops on me, let me specify.

I need pictures of parts of you.

It can be  parts of your face or body.

You are very welcome to send me a whole pic, but for privacy reasons, I’ll be more than content with small parts of you 🙂

The more the better, and I really do need hundreds!!!

If you’ve never done anything like that before and you’re not sure how to crop, here’s a small guide.

There are billions of ways to do this, but here’s a simple one.

Take a picture of yourself.

I shall use Richard as my model… and will continue to explain once I stop staring at his beauty…

OK, so here’s the pic:

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Then go to PicMonkey and click on ‘edit photo’.

Pic Monkey Edit Photo

Once you open up the pic, choose the ‘crop option on the left and start cropping:

Pic Monkey crop Richard Armitage

The end result will be something like this:

Richard Cropped Eye

You can send them in anonymously to:

iwanttobeapinup[at]wp[dot]pl

I really hope you will join me in the FanstRA4 project 🙂

The Hobbit is Coming, and I need Your Help!!!

The Hobbit Fever, or I should rather call it Hot Dwarven Fever (thanks to Thorin and Kili) has taken over me, and I’ve been spending plenty of time trying to come up with fun and hopefully creative way to celebrate the opening of The Hobbit.

I’d like to publish a few posts that will give you some ideas on how to celebrate in an unusual or special way.

These will include a few designs you can use and a project or two described in detail.

As my DIY/ arts and crafts skills are very limited, I’m reaching out to my fabulous readers and fellow Richard Armitage Admirers for help.

I’m looking for friends who will write guest posts here at I WantToBeAPinUp describing the special activity they are undertaking.

I’m looking for people who bake to test or suggest Hobbit-inspired baked goods and are willing to write about the process.

I’m looking for people who are creating graphics for T-shirts, wallpapers, screen savers etc. who’d like to post them here, therefore making them available to other RA admirers to use free of charge.

I’m looking for people who are great at arts and crafts and/or DIY and are doing something special for The Hobbit release and would like to write about the experience here and inspire others.

If you’ve thought about posting something, but have never had the chance or could never be bothered, now’s a great opportunity 🙂

READING THE HOBBIT IN SEARCH FOR THORIN - PART III & A NEW TRAILER!

Please email me at iwanttobeapinup[at]wp.pl!

Let’s celebrate the release of The Hobbit in the best way possible!

In a way worthy of Thorin Oakenshield 🙂

Ps. If I don’t find wonderful people willing to cooperate on posts, I’ll have to do the arts and crafts and DIY stuff myself, and YOU’LL ALL BE SORRY when I post pictures of the end product…!!!

You have been warned 😉

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