My favorite scene--every year write on DH's gift card "to Mr Fezziwig"
"something I et"
Guy & Marian RHII quotes in The Heart Asks Pleasure First by PioggiaNelVento..
Just when I was starting to miss watching at least a few couples each week on Dancing with the Stars, along comes faboamanto to the rescue with Percy's Tango -- Very appropriate especially when we consider RA has said that the Argentine Tango is his favorite dance...
No doubt these 2 spooks are working on a top secret mission...
From the Dec 12, 2009 post...
C - Crispin...his middle name
H - Harry Kennedy...the role he said is most similar to his RL personality
R - Richard III...his dream
I - Inimitable Dramatic Flare
S - Sweet Personality
T - Truly Talented
M - Manly Demeanor
A - Armitage Tallness Gene--US's Richard Armitage(politician) is 6' 6"
S - Stunning Speaking Voice
0 - No Negatives--other than the fact there's only one of him. Cloning??
9 - The Next Spooks Series.....pretty please G_d:)
(Dec 16, 2010...and so it came to pass - Spooks9 that is)
Just read the political opinions of someone who apparently lacks the enlightened insight I was ready to believe he espoused. Won't enjoy reading his work nearly as much now that I realize the sum of all his parts doesn't add up to anywhere near what I'd hoped.
An excerpt from a poem he used while airing frustrations with the current political landscape..
>The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.< (from a poem by Yeats)
The person's interpretation of the above Yeats line is exactly opposite from the reality of the situation. Which is, that the best have finally risen to the crucial occasion and applied their noble convictions to the sticking stone, while the worst have lost their once passionate intensity due to their extremely faulty and thereby unworkable political philosophy and beliefs. It's really difficult to enjoy the writings of someone for whom you've lost respect, because they've proven themselves to be simply another boring, indoctrinated liberal robot. Fortunately, for every writer who once promised depth and wisdom there is always another holding high the torch of independent thinking with integrity and truth.
UPDATE: Filed under life can be weirder than fiction:
About 6mos ago I'd sent a private message to writer Geo Martin(A Game of Thrones,Vol 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire series of books) at his journal - a short time ago received a notice saying he'd replied to it. The above comment of mine was in reference to a recent political post by him at his journal. Is this too much coincidence or what?:) Well, anyway, took the opportunity to reply to grrm's response to say RA would be perfect for the King Stannis Baratheon role in Season 2 of the HBO special Game of Thrones. Many players have been cast for this upcoming HBO special after they'd been suggested by GoT readers.
Following is Mr Martin's reply to my post from 6mos ago...might reconsider finishing his series afterall -- everything is relative:) Of course, The Hobbit news was revealed in the meantime, so who knows if RA would even have the available time in his schedule at this point.
Today's reply from GRR Martin
>Re: A New 'Game of Thrones' Reader's Fan Suggestion
Thanks for the message, and your recommendation of Richard Armitage for a role in GAME OF THRONES. We are using mostly British and Irish actors in the series, so I will keep Armitage in mind for the second season (assuming we're lucky enough to get one). <
My original message to him:
> Hello grrm, I'm not sure if you received a comment I posted to your journal a short time ago, so thought I'd send this private message to be certain you receive it. I've just started your 1st book of the series 'Game of Thrones' and find it very exciting and vividly imaginative. A person I've found to be an excellent actor came to mind as a possibility for one of the roles in the rich setting you've created. He's British actor, Richard Armitage. (not our famous politician of the same name:) Richard is currently the star of the BBC's long-running series 'Spooks'. He has also recently starred on Sky1 in Chris Ryan's 'Strike Back' as John Porter, SAS. (Armitage is 38yrs old) One of his most famous roles was as Sir Guy of Gisborne in the BBC's three seasons of Robin Hood.
Following are examples of his work: BBC Robin Hood Series 2, Ep 13 (Guy of Gisborne slays the love of his life, Marian)
Armitage is also a busy narrator - his narration of Bernard Cornwell’s 'Lords of the North' is absolutely splendid (at least 12 different voices..including the females--he performs the narration rather than merely reading it) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9QCr12ypto
This one is from Robin Hood.
Season 3 - Guy & the Sheriff finally reveal their true feelings for each other…
Locksley Manor Robin Hood Season 2 (Guy & Marian):
The actor's breakthrough role in 1994 was as John Thornton in Elizabeth Gaskell's novel 'North and South'.
Thanks for your time and best of luck with your new HBO series - can't wait for 2011 =)
Now for someone who has thus far never been a boringly predictable disappointment..
Strike Back: Not Gonna Get Us by Mccpepper..
Etext for Restoration Comedy play: The Rover