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Picking though the Hobbit Group Picture and on picking a bit too much!

I’m still fascinated by the Hobbit group picture.

Based in the investigative powers of the RA community, I can now conclude that the mystery man on the stair, with the Simon Cowell cleavage, is indeed Mr Armitage.

It seems the stairs were the hot spot in the picture, as we can also catch a glimpse of Aidan Turner.

I’ll surprise you, though.

It wasn’t spotting the two hunks that made my day.

Imagine this scenario.

You have worked on the set of the 2 most anticipated films of 2012 and 2013.

You were fortunate enough to take part in the cast and crew photo of said films, being the envy of millions around the world.

This is a picture that is proof of your involvement in the films, and one you will no doubt show your grandchildren in years to come.

What do you do?

Well, if you’re this unfortunate man, you will stick your finger up your nose at the precise moment the photo is taken.

Dear Sir, I’m not sure if this was the case of an unfortunately timed nose itch, or if you were indeed digging for something up there.

Maybe you took the ‘Watch the Birdy” too literally, thinking it was wedged up your nose.

Maybe ‘Cheese‘ made you think of some smelly Camembert or Brie.

Either way, this is bad timing on your part.

Based on my observation, I have noticed men favour the moment they are standing at the traffic light to engage in a little around the nose activity!

They don’t usually wait for the moment when an entire cast and crew are photographed to capture and celebrate cinematography history.

Not cool, Sir!

There’s a lesson to be learned here, Readers!

If you ever pose for a Peter Jackson End of Shooting Cast and Crew photo, make sure you keep your hands well away from your face!

Thanks to Crapitycrap for pointing this out 😉

On Richard Armitage and Lee Pace

I was going to write a post on Lee Pace, and how his friendship with Richard Armitage made me want to learn more about him as an actor.

He’s playing Thranduil the Elven King in the Hobbit, and I remember him from Pushing Daisies.

They seem to have become friends during the filming in NZ, and were even seen catching the movie Prometheus together (oh shock, oh horror! Actually seeing a movie WITH ANOTHER PERSON! Unheard of!).

In my naïvety, I ventured out to see what was the buzz online.

Big mistake!

I mean ‘gouge my eyes out so I don’t have to read your nasty malice, but it’s etched on my brain’ mistake!

Apart from the obvious, and predictable, gay rumours, there are whole strings of bitchiness and inappropriate comments, both about Richard Armitage in relation to Lee Pace, and about the RArmy (rabid is the word used).

I found it quite ironic that, although RA fans were portrayed as hormonal loonies, I saw lines crossed that would NEVER have been in our fandom.

I’m not linking the forum, becasue I don’t want to give them a wider audience.

Before I go any further, let me make this point clear.

I don’t care either way if there’s something more going on.

That’s because:

1. It’s none of anyone’s business.

2. If they are together, they make an adorable couple, but see point 1.

3. Two men being friends doesn’t mean they are romantically linked, but see point 2 and point 1.

Seriously, what’s wrong with people?

Is it the anonymity of the internet that switches off the natural censor buffer between the brain and the gob?

I don’t want, or need Richard Armitage to have to explain or divulge his sexuality!

He doesn’t have to justify any friendship or relationship to me as a fan, or to anyone else.

If you feel the need to speculate, at least have the decency to conduct it in a polite and respectful manner!

I’m leaving comments open, although I ask that this doesn’t become a “is he gay?’ discussion.

I think we can all agree that it’s none of our beeswax!

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