May 29, 2012

Yummy Like the Wolf..or Something:) + Russian Fans:Richard III Calendar + North & South Group Watch This Sat & Sun(See Link to Schedule) + Writer Ponders:Viking Romance Book Covers + Hemingway Gellhorn on HBO - Don't Miss It - Really Fantastic Production!

Tanni from Germany - Very clever - RA morphing into wolf..

Interesting - following past post has taken quite a few hits recently.  Initially  posted in Oct 2010 immediately following Spooks 9, ep 4..

Talented  fan creation Richard III calendar by Tanni

A North and South group watch on Twitter is scheduled for this Sat.  Here's the calendar providing details such as times and future RA watches:
Eliz Gaskell's 'North and South' available to read at Project Gutenberg:

Wonder if Sir Guy would mind wearing a Viking helmet for a romance book cover?


May 24, 2012

Sign Richard III Petition(see link) + Wonderful NZ Trip Report by YA(link below) + GoT ep 9 Epic Thriller + Hair!Hair! He's Beardiful With It, BUT(here's your chance) + Richard Armitage News, Photos and All advertised

Sign the Richard III Petition:

Great Hobbit trip report courtesy of YA and..

Interesting review, among many, of last night's fantastic Game of Thrones S2, ep 9 - Even though the amount of blood was beyond my comfort zone - this time learned to live with it - as it's difficult to take siege of a city without some bloodshed:

Do you want the Thorin beard to stay or go?  If the latter, here's your chance..

Butterflies are Free..(and the prettiest insect on the planet)
This photo of hubby's was my inspiration for the above RA collage.  Yesterday while walking away from the parking lot, in order to hike around our fav lake, we spotted this group of beautiful swallowtail butterflies at the edge of the tarmac. They're huge.  At first we were concerned they were in distress, because we  walked close enough to touch them yet they remained in the same spot.  Upon returning from the hike, we checked to see if they were still there.  As we approached the flock? hive? bevy? swarm?:) group, they suddenly fluttered into the air in unison. Naturally we were very relieved to see that these natural works of art were in fine flying order. Perhaps they were napping the first time we approached:)


Backgrounds including RA:


May 12, 2012

Lucas North in Russia + Sweet Dreams (DWTS semi-finals) + Richard Armitage as Lucas North:Spooks Revisited

Following is Jonia's newly discovered Spooks 9 photo..I prefer the original pic below, which includes Iain Glen playing Vaughn, because he has recently become my fav Game of Thrones2 character.  As Daney's valiant protector - Ser Jorah -  he's nudged Tyrion off that GoT pedestal.  The husky-voiced, rugged(in a good way) Scottish laird attitude might have a great deal to do with it:) along w/the fact he's another superb actor..

If you're planning to participate in N&S global watch:
Temporary Tatt Designs:
Fascinating trivia gleaned while researching couple of my ancestral surnames--anglicized Ulster surnames:
O'AirmeadhaighArmedy, Armidage, Armitage, Armytage


May 5, 2012

Eric Vespe's Lovely Words About Richard Armitage(see below tweet) + Gandalf Approves + 51 Shades of gRAy:Who should play Chris gRAy?(See Poll) + New HBO Hemingway Film + Blockbusters With Buzz from Latest Edition of EW + Thorin in 10min CinemaCon Footage

Not that we needed confirmation, but it's always nice when one's quality of taste or choices are affirmed.  Eric Vespe today tweeted:
You Richard Armitage fans have your devotion placed in the right man. He's very smart and very kind..Tweet-versation continues below

Eric Vespe more tweets & responses today:
You Richard Armitage fans have your devotion placed in the right man. He's very smart and very kind. Can I join the Army?
 that's a lovely thing to say & of course why many of us have supported him for so long. What made you say that in particular?
 Spoke with him today. Can't elaborate further. :)

 You made my day! Will there be a new set report coming soon?


Which character should play Christopher gRAy in 51 Shades?(see poll)

Should Guy of Gisborne play Chris gRAy?  Afterall, he and Marian tortured each other for 26 excrutiatingly delicious episodes of RH:)

Quote from eyewitness in article below:
  • Legolas and Tauriel in an action sequence and a tense threat to Thorin!
"I witnessed the whole Company of Dwarves struggling through Mirkwood forest, greenscreen everywhere, and most obviously they were covered with spiderwebs and goo.  Their run through the forest is abruptly cut short with an arrow in Thorin’s face.  It is rather reminiscent of the bit in FELLOWSHIP where Haldir and his team bring weapons to bear against Frodo.  ... Orlando Bloom makes a triumphant return to the role of Legolas spitting out a venomous threat to Thorin: “I won’t hesitate to kill you, Dwarf.”  I’ve never heard Legolas sound quite so pissed off.  It’s really, really cool."
[R: My instant reaction to "cut short w/an arrow in Thorin's face" was "NO! Not the face!YIKES!"
Excerpt from latest edition of Entertainment Weekly Article entitled “News and Notes”
BLOCKBUSTER With BUZZ: Thanks to CinemaCon, Hollywood is hyped for The Hobbit.. 
“Peter Jackson’s Vision for the Hobbit is Clear, REALLY Clear…
Almost everyone throughout Peter Jackson’s Hobbit looked great.  But  maybe it looked too great? As happy as exhibitors were with the storytelling on display in Jackson’s two-movie return to J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy world, there were loud grumbles about his decision to shoot it with new technology that uses 48 images, or “frames,” to create every second of footage, instead of the traditional 24.  The result was an ultra-clear image that the oscar-winning filmmaker hopes will make 3-D less bothersome to the eye…Both films will also be released in the traditional format, but some big theater chains agreed to give his 48-frame experiment a shot.  “We’re happy with the visual aspects of 48 frames per second,” says Amy Miles, CEO of Regal Entertainment Group, which plans to upgrade between 2,500 and 2,700 of it’s 3-D projectors for THE HOBBIT.  “There are some guys in our industry where you just say, over time, they’ll figure this stuff out.  It doesn’t hurt that it’s somebody like Peter Jackson.”

[R: We know for a fact that PJ has superlative taste when it comes to making exactly the right choices for his films, don’t we? ;D]

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