I first became a Rory McCann fan in late 2018. Less than half a year later, everything was blowing up with the final Game of Thrones season premiere, and I noticed I was getting more engagement with my Instagram posts about Rory than I was for anything else I ever shared. I also noticed that Rory fans tend to be a bit… opinionated, and also that some of them seemed to see my account as a Rory fan account, and I didn’t want that. I wanted my account to be my account, not a forum for constant arguments. So I started thinking about how to do a fan thing and keep it separate from my own thing.
Around the same time I had noticed that all the actual Rory fan websites I had found were no longer being regularly updated. I thought that was a shame, and then it hit me. Rory was due to turn fifty the same month Season 8 premiered. What if I started a fan site as a sort of 50th-birthday present for him? Even if he never knew about it? That might be pretty cool.
So, here I be. No one asked me to do this, no one authorized me to do this, and I’m fully aware that a middle-aged lady fangirling over an actor looks silly, and now you know where the tagline for this website came from (look up under the title 👆👆👆).
Do not count on me always being up on the latest Rory news here. I seem to be about three months behind fandom scuttlebutt at the best of times. I do get around to finding things out sooner or later, and at some point I put them here. As I’ve said a million times in various incarnations of the blog here, I chronicle. I do not scoop. (Usually.)
That chronicling typically involves me archiving copies of articles about him (including links to the original and the Internet archived versions), photos and photo embeds, videos and video embeds, etc. Where I know the source, I will link to it. Where I do not know the source, I need just the right combination of evidence and good manners and I will add it in later. Assume that nothing here belongs to me unless I explicitly state that it does. My goal is to have a stable archive of stuff about Rory McCann, and I may skirt around intellectual property law sometimes to accomplish that. I consider it fair use. We’ll see if I’m right.
This site is it. There is no social media for this site. There was, but I deleted it all. I do not know, at this juncture, whether I will ever change my mind and run that stuff again. You may sometimes see screenshots of the old Instagram account’s posts on Pinterest. The IG’s been gone for well over a year now and I still run across that stuff. That was me, but that account doesn’t exist anymore. If I ever start up social media for this site again, I’ll link to it from this site.
And I think I’ve covered all the necessary bases. And if you’re curious, here are my own stomping grounds.
[Last updated: 13 January 2023]