Fucking ME!

Hello, Sailor!

Hellooooo... Sailor!

This is 3 years, 3 YEARS after my last note. At times I forget that I have this account, and that it is better than anything on the net. Because you have to be very careful. Tred lightly. We live in another world now, not necessarily better, I would say worse, a litigious, divided, terrorific, selfie-ish world, where technology makes miracles and transforms them into disasters.
But hey, I am here, I am well, and this in itself is the best thing that could happen to me.
In other universes there is always music, there is always something that helps me cope with each single day, there are those whom I call CopePopes, images and stories that warm the soul. There is need of much soul-warming these days.

There are the Missing, those I miss every day of my life. And I am still deeply agnostic, so I do not have much hope of seeing them again in the aftermath.  People I used to know, people I used to be with, people who I never met but were in my life every day, the CopePopes of my life, people who have been taken away by what I survived.  My first CP succumbed to the Oblivion, and that was most difficult for me to learn. It broke my heart for the second time, in the horrific 2016. You know the first. Millions of people have had their lives changed and still mourn him after 1.10.16. I am only one of them.

When you look Reality straight in the face, the only thing you can do is Stay In The Now. The past brings you grief and melancholy, the future anguish and anxiety. The Now are the little joys and the latest CP sightings, the stories and the sagas, the sweet inner-joke moments, (my love, you give me courage, you save me from myself because you love me and accept me as I am). I still find myself insufferable most of the time. I am still very aware of every shortcoming, every something I am not - and will never be. Even if by now I should not care at all, because I have reached the invisibility state and status. And it is so relaxing. You feel not more isolated and inadequate than before, but now you are aware that no one cares, that no one really sees you.

Now we all know most of the inner thoughts of humanity, which used to be so mysterious and that we used to guess about all the time. Many people are still intolerant, (insert word or suffix)-ist or -phobic, hypocritical, disappointing. There is not much under the cape of mystery, after all.
Most people only care about themselves, what they do, what they eat, where they go, what their family does, what their pup does. Of course their opinions, but we all know that those are best left there. Stop worrying about other people hating you as much as you do.

There are still good people, kindred spirits, intelligent, compassionate persons, and that makes you believe that after all, people are still worth it. The Good Person With Their Heart in the Right Place, like CopePope number X, unfaßbar große Schöpfungswerk Meiner Seele.
St George

Nothing's Ever Forgotten ....

Right in the midst of trying to write seven theatre/livestream reviews, I injudiciously pause (because I've been known to never-finish these things, y'know, and - worse - lose the drafts that are sitting on LJ marked 'private' amongst all the back-comments) in order to rhapsodise over Something Else Entirely:

'A Way through the Tangled Woods': Paganism & Witchcraft in the Golden Age of Children's tv
(Lecture by Dr John Callow at Treadwell's Occult Bookshop, 33 Store Street, London WC1 on Sat 15 October 2016)
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Well, we'd been promised a bit about The Owl Service mini-series (1969) on the flier; but there was so much to say (and hear) about RoS that the Owls didn't get a look-in. Perhaps next time?
caturday!

New RoS audio play: The Knights of the Apocalypse

Robin of Sherwood is coming back as a one-off audio drama with many of the original cast! :D

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/news/a659864/1980s-tv-series-robin-of-sherwood-is-returning-as-a-radio-play.html#~pjAhWs6pYu22zJ

ETA: Here's another article from the Radio Times website, with a slightly different list. Very encouraging so far... http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2015-07-23/robin-of-sherwood-to-return-with-stars-jason-connery-ray-winstone-judi-trott-and-clive-mantle

x-posted from my journal
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Fic: The Feint



Title: The Feint
Author: Rusty Armour
Fandom: Robin of Sherwood
Characters: Sir Guy of Gisburne, Robert of Huntingdon, Tuck, Little John
Category: General, adventure
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1,984
Summary: Some plans are more foolproof than others.
Spoilers: Brief nods to “The Witch of Elsdon” and “The Greatest Enemy” and more significant spoilers for “Herne’s Son,” Parts 1 & 2 and “The Time of the Wolf”.
Notes: This was written for Addie Faction’s RA Magazine. It was also written in, like, three days and I’m sure it shows. However, I’m hoping that at least the Guy Groupies will get some enjoyment out of it.

This takes place some time after “The Time of the Wolf”.

Disclaimer: This story is based on Richard Carpenter's series Robin of Sherwood. The characters are the property of Richard Carpenter, Robin May, Anthony Horowitz and the RoS production team.


LJ
AO3


forestgod

Fic: The White Stag

Title: The White Stag
Author: Rusty Armour
Fandom: Robin of Sherwood
Characters: Robert of Huntingdon, Herne, Nasir, Will Scarlet, Little John
Category: General, mystical
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1408
Summary: When Robin struggles to decipher his latest vision, he receives help from an unexpected source.
Spoilers: Slight allusion to “The Betrayal”. Otherwise, only references to the show in general.
Notes: This is a birthday present for karen9. I managed to finish the story on time this year because it’s much shorter. I hope karen9 enjoys it.

The idea for the white stag actually came from a synopsis of the Look-In comic strips 1984/25 – 1984/30 provided by Andrew Orton in Hooded Man: Volume Two. In this particular story (titled “The White Stag” by Orton), the outlaws come across a white stag in Sherwood that they try to protect. I loved the idea of the white stag (especially given its association with Herne the Hunter), so I decided to borrow one for this fic. Stole the title as well. *g*

This story takes place some time after “The Time of the Wolf”.

Disclaimer: This story is based on Richard Carpenter's series Robin of Sherwood. The characters are the property of Richard Carpenter, Robin May, Anthony Horowitz and the RoS production team.

LJ
AO3


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Fic: The Griffin

Title: The Griffin
Author: Rusty Armour
Fandom: Robin of Sherwood
Characters: Robert of Huntingdon, Will Scarlet, Nasir, Tuck
Category: General, mystical
Rating: PG-13ish
Word Count: 5,963
Summary: Robin has started sleepwalking, but no one knows why. The only clue is the vision of a griffin.
Spoilers: Nothing specific. Mostly general spoilers for the series as a whole.
Notes: This is a present for karen9 to celebrate not only her birthday but her first RoS convention! :-D She’ll be attending The Hooded Man in May. Apologies for not being able to provide the whole story on the big day, karen9. It only took me about two months to deliver. *g*

This story takes place some time after “The Time of the Wolf”.

Disclaimer: This story is based on Richard Carpenter's series Robin of Sherwood. Most of the characters are the property of Richard Carpenter, Robin May, Anthony Horowitz and the RoS production team.

LJ
AO3