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Nitpicking The Armitage at Hobbit-Con

Andy Serkis and Richard Armitage - Warner Bros. Pictures And Legendary Pictures Preview - "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" - Comic-Con International 2012

It’s been a looooong wait, but I think everyone is satisfied with what’s been happening at Hobbit-Con!

 First piece of news: Richard Armitage has grown half an inch!

Maybe it’s something in the NZ water?

It’s the opposite to Tom Cruise who had to change the info on IMDB because he pulled out his shoe lifts.

All I’m saying is if my arse can grow almost overnight, so can Richard Armitage!

Second of all, the beard is here, so get used to it.

That begs the question whether it’ll be features in the new Tornado movie.

Wouldn’t that Fuzzy Goodness be a safety hazard?

If he shaves it off now, seeing that he’s been in the NZ and San Diego sun, won’t that make the skin around his mouth and on his cheeks really pale?

I’d love to be given the chance to investigate 🙂

In general, the all-together hairy appearance of Mr Armitage raised a few eyebrows on Twitter.

There were opinions that the beard could use a trim, the chest hair was visible, so was the neck hair.

Am I to understand that Richard will be getting a trip to the barber’s shop for his Birthday?

I’m a believe in’ less hair is more’ on a man, but this is no regular gentleman.

I’ll let a hairy neck pass 🙂

We saw Richard in his favoured black.

I think he looked great, but then I would.

I like the fact that the black shirt is casual, and channels a bit of the military style.

He looked very lean, probably caused by running around in the Thorin the Dwarf get-up.

What did they pad him with? Sandbags?

Maybe that’s a good way to get trim – go shoot a Peter Jackson movie in NZ.

It’ll be the new Hollywood diet 🙂

Under it we can see a black T-shirt, with the neckline a little lower to reveal some chest hair.

What intrigued me was the chain around his neck.

It literally made me want to scoop in there and see what’s at the end.

Luckily no one else did, for security reason. And common decency would dictate that is crossing the line.

I’m guessing it’s a souvenir from his time filming the Hobbit, and I think it should be his good-luck charm, because Our Boy Did Good yesterday!

Andy Serkis and Richard Armitage - Warner Bros. Pictures And Legendary Pictures Preview - "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" - Comic-Con International 2012

Hobbit-Con was the holy grail for many fans, although most didn’t get a chance to be there in person.

Once again, a HUGE thanks to everyone who took the time to relay what was happening, for uploading pictures and video footage.

We could live vicariously through you!

Andy Serkis and Richard Armitage - Warner Bros. Pictures And Legendary Pictures Preview - "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" - Comic-Con International 2012

Ps. Doesn’t it look like Richard is Sir Ian McKellen’s right hand man?

Hobbit-Con and our Precious Richard Armitage

I had something else scheduled for today, but who the heck would want to read posts on any other topic than yesterday’s madness?


Just a few words on how it looked at my end.

Because I’m in the countryside, the internet connection is shaky at best, but I decided to join my Twitter friends to celebrate The Hobbit at Comic-Con 2012.

I had a blast!

We were waiting for the first RA picture to answer the most important question of all:

Beard or No Beard?

The answer is…

A beard long enough to be braided.

Our reactions to the appearance of our fuzzy friend was varied.

We were unanimous on the rolled up sleeves of the black shirt – a definite thumbs up!

We were also commenting on Martin Freeman’s hat.

All I can say is I wish it was perched on RA’s head.

He could definitely rock the retro look.

We were also commenting on how happy and confident he seemed.

My theory is that he’s channeled his inner Thorin, and that gave him the energy to project the sexy alpha male vibe.

Mr Armitage! We approve.

We might also put away the belief that he so loathes the film promoting experience.

He looked like a pro, and a man with a mission.

Thank You to everyone on Twitter, who made the experience so much fun!

A huge thanks to the following sites:

RANet – all images come from there

The One Ring

Heirs of Durin

Here are some lovely images from Jonia’s Cut.




Announcement about the name!

On a different note, yesterday while we were busy on Twitter, I realized how absurd the @iwanttobeapinup really is, especially if you’re limited to 140 symbols.

That’s why I’ve decided to ‘come out’, as it were, as AgzyM.

So, on Twitter I’ll be @agzym.

I shall also be using AgzyM in comments.

I was adamant to introduce any name that could be traced back to RL, but this feels good 🙂

I’ll be using my iwanttobeapinup with agzym for some time, just so everyone gets used to it.

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