Administrivia: 26 January 2021

Aha! Never had a site outage at all. Won’t break my arm patting myself on the back. I had forgotten that this hosting service likes to remind me early and then take payment early. Gives me some wiggle room. I used to be annoyed about this but am not anymore.

I thought about letting things run over because, as you know, I have some pretty major shit coming up, but I have a good working idea of what it’ll cost, and really I only cut into my financial buffer zone and I’ll soon sort that out.

Been going through all my stuff. Ex-House Male sent me stuff I had never intended to bring here because either I had no room for it or I could live without it but you can’t fucking tell him anything, which is why he’s now Ex-House Male and no longer House Male. So I get to play the Goodwill song and dance again (a nationwide charity shop in the USA, for all y’all international folk) just to gain myself necessary breathing room. FUN.

goes without saying that you will pry Rory’s autographed photo from my cold dead hands ANYWAY, more stuff to do. Just peeking in. Shit’s about to get exciting, y’all. For me, anyway.

Administrivia: 21 January 2021

Looks like Rory has a new voice-acting gig. I don’t know squat about Vox Machina, but I think we can all agree Rory should get lots of voice work.

Mmmmm. Rory voice…

[slap]

Ow.

In other news, I see the site is still up. Don’t get too comfortable. The financial weirdness I mentioned in the previous post has sorted itself out. I had bought gas (petrol) several days ago and the transaction had gone through and then, strangely, it disappeared. So it really was a toss-up which transaction would go (back) through first. The gas did, thank Glob (that would have been interesting to deal with), but it’ll mean we have a brief outage here.

I can’t wait til this isn’t a problem anymore. Sooner rather than later, I hope.

Anyway. There you go. Rory news! ❤

Administrivia: 19 January 2021

Couple updates real quick.

First up, this site may disappear for several days. NO, I AM NOT QUITTING. My finances have just gone cock-eyed and I fiddled where I should have faddled. It is not 100% that this will happen, because something weird happened with a recent transaction, but I’d say at least an 85% chance depending on how things fall out. We’ll see.

Basically, I don’t know how many of my daily visitors are regulars nor how many of you participate actively in Rory fandom but if by some bizarre chance people start speculating where you hang out? If you would be so kind as to inform them that the outage is temporary, I would surely appreciate it.

Should the outage occur it will probably start in the next three days, possibly as soon as tomorrow, and will resolve on the 26th, if not sooner. I’ve got several balls in the air right now and am not sure when any of them are scheduled to land. It’s maddening.

Second up, as long as I’m sure the math will work, I will be relocating AGAIN before the end of the month.

I feel a bit “Rory McCann in Iceland” with this. But I’m not happy where I am. I have had enough of a breather from the bad situation I was in back in Ohio that I am now realizing just how badly I want my own space. And my financial situation is so precarious that I know I need to be able to resolve the $$$ problem in a way that doesn’t tear up my car. You should see how it is here. It’s almost a third-world country. The roads are terrible and they’ve even left the landline phone lines to rot. I can make good money delivery-driving, but the gas I burn to get where most of the jobs are is ridiculous. Used to be I could start catching jobs before even leaving my driveway. Can’t do that here.

I would hobble along if that were my only problem but I am just not comfortable here. I don’t mean that I’m not spoiled enough or anything stupid like that. I just mean I don’t fit, socially or literally, and the latter is so much more important. I feel like I have no space of my own. It’s not enough to have room for my stuff. And I don’t have that either, anyway.

Also, and here’s the selfish bit I guess, I have been expected to do for others my entire life. Was doing chores at age 7. That’s not so bad, but let’s put it this way: I was SURPRISED to go home 7 years after my high school graduation to discover my brother had become a good cook. He hadn’t had to lift a finger when I was still at home except to care for his dog or clean his room — his mother and I did it all, except the yard which was Dad’s. That was my beginning. And then I had boyfriends and husband and boyfriends and kids and… I’m TIRED.

If I were getting anything out of this and not just losing years and sometimes earning power while the world went on without me like I’d never existed, fine, but that’s not how it’s generally gone. Younger kid’s dad gave me a car and I know most people would want me to feel guilty about that and I’m like “and I gave him nineteen years of my life plus probably the only child he’ll ever have so what the fuck would you say that’s all worth?” Only to have events go down the way they’ve done the past couple years, mind you, and NOT for the first time… this was just the first time I could truly tell him to fuck off. Thank Glob.

If there are any middle-aged women in your life and you find them difficult, they may have stories similar to mine. Give them some space and some grace. Likely they desperately need both.

ANYWAY. I will soon be back in a city again, and will have access to be able to keep up with this site better. (My library account is still active! Which means free internet! Yay!) Can’t promise frequency of updates. In fact a lot of the work here will likely be improving what is already here since WE RARELY HEAR ANYTHING NEW ABOUT MY DUDE. 🙄 But I will not be sorry to get it done. I hate that things have stalled so much here.

Okay. Enough blather. Here’s hoping on all counts… fingers mentally crossed. (I need the real ones free! Too much to do!)

Administrivia: 3 January 2021

So, I had read in one of Graham Forbes’s books about his time in bands, including Rory’s old band Thundersoup, that a major driving motivation for Rory McCann getting into acting was Rory wanted to be James Bond.

I thought about that — again — when I got led to this by a Google Alert today.

blurb about Rory McCann's screen test for James Bond in 2005

Given what I’ve heard recently about what happens to James Bond (spoilers!), I suppose that’s completely out of reach now. Damn it.

Aw, big man, we know you coulda done it.

McCann.  Rory McCann.

I must say I hate how I only learn little details like this in random blurbs. I suppose it appeals to his strong need for privacy, though.

Or at least to have control over his own story and how it’s told, maybe? Because Lawd knows he will talk people’s ears off about stuff that’s happened to him. I’ve read that independently from three different people now. I have no doubt there are more.

Sigh.

I had mentioned a while back that I saw xXx: Return of Xander Cage on TV. Well, I did watch it, just to see Rory’s bits. (NO, not THOSE bits.) Twice. And I noticed something absolutely maddening. Fuckers cut out some of Rory’s speaking bits. WHAT? Including Tennyson’s little back-and-forth with Nicks on whether his driving the motorboat up onto the beach counted as a crash.

AND THEY CUT OUT HIS SELFIE SCENE.

!!!

This is all I have to say to people who BUTCHER movies just to make them “fit in the allotted time”:

all a' yas!

And that’s the nice version.

Happy New Year, y’all.

Administrivia: 24 December 2021

There’s only one big beardy guy I want visiting me tomorrow, and it ain’t Santa.

I saw this today…

…and thought, No wonder Rory likes Iceland so much. Hm. Is he also a chocoholic?

I’m not, but I do like it, and I can think of much worse ways to spend the day.

I am not counting on any sort of haul but, considering that the usual source of holiday haul for most of the last two decades was an utter shitbag to me this past year, I’ll take the lack of him being around as my gift.

ANYWAY. Saw this today: there is a Highlander reboot in the works with Henry Cavill playing Connor.

I once saw Rory asked in an interview who he’d want to play if the film were ever rebooted and he said the Kurgan. Of course. Though I’m seeing no news about that character yet.

I think I mentioned a few posts ago that my dude is a shy boy when it comes to love scenes. Bad guys don’t usually get love scenes.

Coincidence? Probably not. Hahahahaha.

(He’s also been cited as saying he prefers it when women approach him rather than the other way around. But then I’ve also heard that women appearing to pursue him seem to freak him out a bit. Could this be why he stays single for such long stretches of time? Hmmmm.)

MAN do I ever miss winter weather. We had one cold snap and it didn’t even freeze anything. My dad gets cold easily anymore and he thinks I’m mental because I run the fan or the wall a/c at night most nights. I don’t miss having to clear snow off my car but I need my seasons. Sniff.

Anyway. One more and then I’m outie. Later.

[From Glasgow gift shop Gie It Laldy, which is on my personal bucket list should I ever visit.]