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Mr Bad Guy, and other nasty Armitage characters

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I’m extremely exited as I’ve just given my Armitage Birthday Celebration the green light.

It’s going to take a lot of time and organisation, but I hope it will be fun for the RA fans.

I’m not going to tell you what it is, but I am going to hint.

My first hint is this: I’m collaborating with Seba, from GisbornesBoy :)

Not saying anything else for now, but I urge you to make sure you pop back here in the second week of August.

So excited!

Anyway, this project has me sifting through Armitage characters, and I was wondering this:

What is the worst thing an Armitage character has done?

Does remorse and hope for redemption lessen the crime?

Is a crime of passion easier to forgive than a calculated one?

Which would you choose?

Is it Heinz Kruger’s Big Boom?

Is it Guy’s misguided attempt to win the heart of the woman he loves by putting a sword through it?

How about Mulligan making sure his girlfriend didn’t travel light?

Ricky Deeming?

BTS Lee, for those socks in bed?

Percy and his orgy-loving ways?

There are so many Armitage baddies, and we love each and every one of them!

But which is the biggest villain, the lousiest scoundrel?

Drowning Mulligan

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I re-watched  Moving On: Drowning not Waving yesterday, and I can only conclude that anything that features Richard Armitage needs to be seen at least twice.

I’m not referring to the man himself. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen N&S just to see him smouldering on my screen.

This is related to the fact that when you watch something with RA acting, you’re so focused on him, you miss many nuances of the plot.

I had a similar thought when I re-watched Sparkhouse.

 It turned out, there was a plot besides Poor John – a very interesting one indeed.

John Mulligan (played by Armitage) is hot beyond anything. I admire the cheeky grin, the smart casual clothes, the adoration of Fish & Chips.

Once you look beyond that, you learn that John is a predator.

He preys on the weak and the injured.

Elie (Christine Tremarco) has reached a deadend in her life. She’s heavily in debt, living well beyond her means.

She’s lonely, which is exemplified by the seemingly perfect life her best friend leads.

She seems discontent. Worse still, she is waiting for a Prince Charming to swoop in and save her.

This notion is particularly painful to watch, and more than a bit annoying. If she had been stable in her life, if she realised that salvation is within herself, the charminly dashing John would not have been able to take advantage of her.

John dones a mask to become all that she feels she needs.

 In many ways he is the perfect con artist. He’s able to create an environment in which she discards her basic survival instinct, silences her intuition.

One could say it is not only human nature, but the nature of all social primates to have contradictory emotional impulses toward the weak.

On the one hand, John seems genuinely willing to offer Elie support, to help her with her financial woes.

On the other, he takes advantage of her weakeness. Perhaps he felt that altruism was beyond his capabilities as a human being.

What happens when we dismiss the notion of taking advantage as an aspect of human nature?

This would mean that it is a sign of the corruption of human nature.

This certainly fits in with what we know about Mulligan.

He was the bad boy of the school, the troublemaker, raised in a rough neighborhood, in less than perfect circumstances.

Elie is weak, there can be no doubt about that, but John could also be seen as such.

He doesn’t believe he can sustain himself through honest actions.

 One may argue that only the weak prey on the weak.

John’s weakness is most evident in the last scene. It’s not that he’s in police custody. It’s the fact that he tries to place blame, to share the responsibility for his actions. His logic is that Elie had also enjoyed the benefits of the drug money.

He doesn’t try to exonerate himself. He needs her to be as bad as he is.

 He tries to make her an active participant in the corrupt system.

Images: RANet

If you haven’t seen it, here a clip to whet your appetite:

Mulligan Rolling in the Sack Friday

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It’s been a while since I did  one of these.

We’ve already had Paul, Porter and Lucas Rolling in the Sack Fridays.

It’s a tough job, but someone has to create these posts ;)

Today it’s time for John Mulligan from Moving On: Drowning Not Waving.

Granted, as much as I adore the way RA looks in this one, it’s hardly hot and heavy in the rolling department.

However, Mulligan will wine and dine you…

He’ll even provide fast food, delivered straight to your door, topped with a stunning smile!

And, bless, he’s the ultimate bed companion.

 He’s a hugger …

Isn’t rolling in for a nice snuggle the ultimate rolling in the sack?

Images: RACentral

Oh no, it’s yet another round of really bad jokes, RA style- part 4

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Well, I seem to be on a bad joke roll!

If you’ve missed the other 3, here they are:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

You have been warned!

What is the difference between a man and childbirth?
One can be terribly painful and sometimes almost unbearable while the other
is just having a baby.

Women dream of world peace, a safe environment, and eliminating hunger.
What do men dream of?
Being stuck in an elevator with twins.

What is the one thing that all men at singles bars have in common?
They're married.

Armitage Robert Ascroft cropped

Why don't men often show their true feelings?
Because they don't have any.

What's easier to make: a snowman or a snowwoman?
A snowwoman is easier to make,
with a snowman you have to hollow out the head
and use all that extra snow to make its testicles.

What's the difference between government bonds and men?
Bonds mature.

What's the difference between a man and E.T.?
E.T. phoned home.

Why are all dumb blonde jokes one-liners?
So men can remember them.

					

John M. brightens up my day

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John Mulligan, from Moving On episode 3 Drowning not Waving, can easily be described as one of the most loathsome of RA’s characters.

It is however where we see some of the most stunning RA smiles EVER!

I would advise a pair of sun glasses, the gleam from that gorgeous smile might actually hurt your eyes ;)

That’s one of the main reasons Ellie should be bummed about losing her house.

 Every time the woman opens the door, John seems to be standing there with a cheeky grin and often with a tasty treat. I love a man who can provide some grub with a high calorie and fat content.

 Who’d want to move?

By the way, fish and chips have never looked so appealing!

By the way, if you’ve never seen Moving On and all you’re curious about are the RA parts, here are the excerpts:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

BTW

This picture showing the different types of collars reminded me of John

I wish I could analyze which one he wears  but, who am I fooling, I wouldn’t be able to focus on anything else but the beautiful face ;)

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