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I had Greg Ellis sign my sketchbook.  I asked him to write whatever he liked and he just started writing. <3

Also, bonus points for him signing it from Cullen as well!  I’ll just melt back into a puddle of feels now…

HE WROTE YOU A FUCKIN POEM

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Greg Ellis is apparently quite the wordsmith.  I will say it was one of my favorite discoveries of the weekend!

Calling All Cullenites Update

rihouston:

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So only hours after posting the idea of a fan made package for Greg Ellis, I had a good number of people expressing interest in participating in this.  I thought I would address some of the questions that I was asked to help others who are wondering about the same things:

  • If you want to give a digital print without correspondence and you live overseas, as long as I find a place that prints it for a low fee, I don’t mind if you would rather me print out a high resolution file for you.  I will check on prices but this might be an option to my international counterparts. :)
  • For writers-my advice to you is not to send a full chapter or story to Greg Ellis involving Cullen.  Having spoken to him about the character-he was confused on multiple points because he is given lines out of context and answers the same question sometimes up to six different ways depending on who he is addressing and the way he is directed to say it, so having not ever played any Dragon Age games or privy to the overall story line, he would not be able to follow along with a long story.  That is why I thought of mentioning a short prose, poem, or something along those lines for those of you who are gifted with words.  I am not trying to be discouraging, but I do want to be sure to let you know that about his understanding of his character and the game overall is spotty.
  • For anyone sending art or writing-please put the prints/drawing/sheet(s) in a plastic sleeve to protect it from sticking to other works that it will be placed with in the larger package.
  • I want to set the deadline for October 15th which gives everyone a month to send me parcels, digital files, etc for me to get printed, packed and sent over to the talent agency.  I am setting the date early since I live in the southeast and the mailing address is in California.  I want to be sure that he receives the package before he plays Dragon Age Inquisition and I think it will take about a month for him to get it since Greg was confirmed on Saturday as being picked up as a recurring character on Hawaii 5-0.  That means he will be spending a lot of time in Waikiki filming which means the earlier I can send this, the better the chances are he will receive it before Bioware sends him the game.

If there are any other general questions feel free to ask me.  Once you are ready to send the item(s) my way, send me an ask and I will give you my mailing address and I will let you know when I receive it.  Please feel free to signal boost this so we get as many folks as possible to participate.  Thank you all so much! <3

Calling All Cullenites

rihouston:

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Hello to all you lovely Cullenites!  I just want to say I was honored to be the first of our group to meet Greg Ellis.  I truly hope I represented all you amazing people well.  Being a fan of Cullen, I see how much love is out here for him-fanfic and fan art abounds on the internet, but I knew that the man who brings that Templar alive for us on screen was most likely not so aware of how much we admire and appreciate his hard work.  I happened to make Greg a drawing and a card for when I met him and he was just so genuinely grateful and thankful for it.  It got me thinking that it is a shame that he is missing out on the gorgeous art or insights of his character that writers put into stories.  The reason I created the card is to give Greg a way to connect with the fanart and fanfic inspired by Cullen, but even if he does have time to pop in, I feel the scope of how awesome the Cullenites and our community is may still go wholly unnoticed by him.  I couldn’t include every single person in the card, but maybe I found a way to remedy that!  I have the information to send fan mail to him and I thought that maybe if you ladies wanted to coordinate your art and writings to reach him.  I thought rather than having everyone send in their work singly (which I am happy to share the information to anyone interested) that it would maybe be more meaningful for him to receive one large package from us as a collective group.  If you want to entrust me, I am happy to do it.

If you are a writer, there are ideas I have for you to send-Greg Ellis is very adept at coming up with lyrics and rhyming on a whim when he spontaneously rapped about his Star Wars Rebels show coming out in October.  I thought for writers, if you wanted to come up with something like a concise short prose, a poem, or even something as silly as a limerick it would have the best possibility at being read.  Greg Ellis has a great sense of humor and I have no doubt you will be able to think of something!  As to the artists, either hand drawn art of prints of your work (if you are a digital artist) would be amazing and trust me, it would be received very well!  I request only paper or prints since I am going to bear the cost of shipping.  If you are interested, please feel free to send me an Ask to let me know.

If anyone is interested in doing this, my goal is to have this package received before DAI releases since Greg is a bit nervous to play the game.  He truly isn’t a gamer.  Apparently the last console he played on was a PS2 and he was playing Grand Theft Auto.  When his wife advised him to beat the hooker with a bat, he said he kinda drew the line.  I thought this package would give him a boost of confidence and help show him that no matter how he plays or whether it is an hour of him running into a wall, as long as he is willing to try this for us, we will be here to support him.  

Someone said that I was like the First Lady of the Cullenites which is very flattering, but I also want to make sure that I am not the only face he knows of in this fandom.  That is the other reason why I thought of this gift idea-to put all of you who live so far away in the lime light and to be noticed for your awe inspiring talents.  Thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you all for being so supportive, awesome, and inspiring.  

Did I say classy already? I did? Well, bears repeating again. Class act, Rita. 

kiarasnaps:

Laverne: Nicole, does your belief system now change, in which you now know you don’t need him to be there? 
Nicole: No. I think what happens is it turns into less a conversation about my blackness and more about relating to humanity, because that’s really what we’re trying to do. We’re just realizing that people are capable of doing it. We’re underestimating people because people said we weren’t viable. 
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