You shouldn’t be surprised when I say I’ve failed to be carried away in the er… RA frenzy of the past few days (sorry Frenzy). Don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed the Christmas Hobbit trailer and thought Richard Armitage will be splendid as Thorin. I’m actually looking forward to the movie which surprises me, considering I’ve never been a fan of LOTR. It’s just that I’m not a hard core fan. Instead I feel like a buddha leaning back and sagely smiling, watching the fine sweet (sort of) young man on his way to The Big Time while his fandom squeals and faints and carries on. (I prefer the buddha analogy better than being a wet blanket. Actually the squealing part looks like a lot of fun; sometimes it’s a pain being so – soft core.)
Thankfully, my low key Interlude series this month has kept me under the RA seeking internet radar. The idea that hordes might descend on my site like they have on Frenzy’s, Callie’s and Servetus’s frankly makes me a little squicky. Do I really want oodles of people reading my blog? Do I want to be fingered for a “Fan” rather than a “fan?” I started this venture to tap into my creativity again, not to be a fan blog per se, even though I do cater to you, Dear Reader, keeping in mind what you really come here for. Will it possible in the future to low ball a blog if the subject happens to be RA? It’s making me ponder what a booming fandom will be like and my place in it (or not). It’s definitely a question I’ve never before had to consider in any fandom. Watching the next two years unfold will be interesting indeed.
Speaking of low balling, how about a character of another kind, Lee in Cold Feet? Fine and slick, maybe too slick. Certainly the kind of guy to avoid with a 10 foot pole. Did I mention he was fine?