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Splitting hairs about Richard’s hair…

Armitage Bald

The debate continues, so cue the hair puns!

Hair we go:
Todd is going to great lengths to finish this cutting edge tornado flick and one can only hope he’ll pony up soon, once he straightens out a few things.

I think it’s great he tweets pics hair and there of highlight from the film, we’re still waiting for a great clip, so I’m brushing off any criticism from other fans that he’s showing his true colours by teasing us.

There’ve been some cutting remarks, but let’s knot get tied up about it.

Armitage Hair magic Black Sky

There have been discussions throughout the RA community regarding Garner’s intentions and the disturbing change in Richard’s hair length, as he’s clearly still sporting hair from down under… and I mean from NZ, so get your mind out of the gutter!

It’s something I’ll have to mullet over, although it looks like the mane issues were covered here and here, so check it out if you want to get to the root of the problem.

Gary Thorin Hair

The truth is I can’t wait for the tornado flick, it doesn’t wash any more and I feel stranded.
I’m receding now, it’s all getting too hairy for me and I think I’m just splitting hairs now.

So, to cut this short, hairs to your success Richard!

You are a cut above the rest and we are rooting for you!

Into The Frustration

Into the storm1

If you’re tired of waiting around for Category Six Black Sky Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Storm to come out, you’re not alone.

Jeeeez, we’ve been talking about it more than we will when the thing actually comes out at some point.

Whatever happened to instant gratification?

Other dwarves are out there, but where is ours?

Aidan Turner is in Mortal Instruments, The Almighty Johnsons series 3 stars Dean O’Gorman, but not a single new thing for poor Thorin.

Is this media blackout because he got lost twice on his way to Hobbiton?

Is the film and TV industry his very own Smaug dragon casting shadow over that which should be his?

If you’d like a good old-fashioned moan about how there’s no news on future RA projects here and now is the place to do it.

Tomorrow is another day and we will wake up full of optimism and we’ll continue rationalizing all that isn’t happening  for Richard.

But let me have my moan day…

A film by any other name is still not on my screen…

A film by any other name is still not on my screen…

Foreword:

In the wee small hours of the morning, I had a mini blogging panic attack with regards to this post which had been scheduled to come out a few hours later.

My main assumption was that tornadoes are accompanied by rain, but this is no Kansas and the closest I’ve ever come to a tornado is that little whirl you get when you pull out the drain plug.

If there’s no rain, I was royally screwed!

I can now confirm that there are “rain-wrapped” tornadoes.

Gary Morris Armitage

Oh, and Richard is actually wet in this pic and that’s all the confirmation I need 🙂

So without further ado…

Armitage tornado1

There are clearly some issues with Richard’s project that he filmed last year in the US and that we’re still waiting on.

The movie has gone through a list of titles:

Category Six

Black Sky

Now we think (but who really knows…) that it’ll be called:

Into the Storm

My favourite by far is Bccmee’s Tornado of Love, but the film producers seem to be ignoring this far superior option.

So what if it would require minimising the main drizzly and windy plotline in favour of Richard getting hot and heavy with his leading lady?

(Release the weather puns…)

Now that’s a story that would sweep me away!

I actually encourage any shifts that will focus on the love part rather than the tornado one, do you catch my drift?

And if things get breezy and actors get disrobed in the process, I say go with the flow…

But seriously though, I really can’t wait for the tornado movie to come out, they say there’s a twist at the end.

 I though that maybe we should give a helping hand and offer some other title alternatives to speed the process up and get Richard onto out screens asap, because waiting is quite a blow!

So make sure your mind is not clouded or in a fog because we may have mist some great film title ideas.

How about:

 The Storm Chaser of Dibley

Harry rain_edytowany-3

There’s something about yellow rain gear that makes me giggle.

You can even protect the essentials from the rain… don’t want things getting damp…

Moving swiftly along… how about:

Gary Hood

Guy rain 1

Guy sure looks miserable enough to know a thing or two about dire conditions.

I can just imagine him standing there, sword in hand, ready to fight the tornado, at the same time blaming the sheriff for it.

Put on your willies, grab the torchlight, put your thinking waterproof cap on and tell me:

What are your tornado movie title ideas?

PS. Impromptu image for Perry

RA Dragon

And another quick one…

RA dragon 3

The Elusive Tornado

I’ve been thinking quite a lot about what’s next for Richard Armitage.

OK, I’ve been thinking a lot about Richard, and one of the topics, apart from those thunder thighs donned in a gorgeous suit,  is what’s in store for him.

Remember when the wonderful Bccmee made this poster a year ago almost to the day?

We still didn’t know what would be its title, although Category Six was the working title.

A year has passed, and it all seems as muddled now as it did back then.

RAFrenzy wrote about whether it’s time to get our tornado gear ready for Black Sky, and I was already getting my willies (LOL! typo and it’s staying there!) out of the fangirling wardrobe…

Then this popped up in my Twitter feed:

Black Sky Twitter

As far as I know, no reply to the last question came.

What does it all mean?

Did Nathan Kress, who stars alongside Richard in Black Sky, simply get his dates wrong?

Are we to wait another year while things get settled?

As far as I know ( and please feel free to correct me if I’m wrong), but it seems that everyone is staying mum on the topic of the release date.

When’s it gonna RAin Richard ?

Richard and Benedict

Richard, I’m a bit worried and here’s why:

Richard Armitage IMDB

Am I the only one who’s thinking why the heck there aren’t other projects lined up for Richard or at least rumoured.

I understand that The Hobbit is a huge commitment and has taken up a good portion of RA’s time, but shouldn’t things already be in the works?

Should Richard be striking the Orcist while it’s hot?

Since I’ve been away I’ve found myself lurking and making my way through other fandoms and, wouldn’t you know it, the BBC Sherlock one, and Benedict Cumberbatch seemed to have stuck like fangirling glue.

Seba asked me if I had become a Cumberbitch.

I’m already a bitch so adding the Cumber hardly seemed like a stretch 😉

And no, I’m not abandoning my first crush as Richard as he and I have the perfect relationship- I admire him so wholeheartidly and he doesn’t know I exist.

I see these new crushes as adding a fresh tasty dish to my already superb ogling and squeezing buffet 😉

I’m still loyal to the RArmy, so please don’t worry, I haven’t deflected!

The thing about being a fan of Cumberbatch is that there news every week.

I mean every freaking time I go on Tumblr there’s something new.

I swear his fans are the most spoilt lucky admirers known to man (or woman).

2013 will be raining Cumberbatch, so best get your fangirling willies on!

Don’t believe me?

Have a look at Benedict’s future projects:

Benedict Cumberbatch IMDB

The thing that confuses me is why Richard’s IMDB page listing future projects is so much smaller than Benedict’s.

I mean freaking Black Sky? Really? Apart from The Hobbit franchise that’s something to set my heart aflutter?

Don’t get me wrong, I may end up eating my words regarding this twister movie, when it’s finally released that is…

I know Benedict is the IT boy right now and Sherlock has skyrocketed his career.

It’s also true that some of the roles listed are supporting ones, but still.

Richard has the looks, he has the talent, the experience and thanks to The Hobbit he’s not just another British actor.

Richard is no chopped liver, or any other offal for that matter..

So what the fudge Richard?

Either you’re holding out on us or producers don’t know a good thing when it comes stormy towards them on thick muscular thighs!

Richard Armitage Fanvid Appreciation!

We’ve been so preoccupied of late with The Hobbit and Black Sky that I think we’re forgetting the other beloved Richard Armitage characters.

One of the best ways to get your fix are fanvids.

I admire all the hard work put into creating a stunning vid.

I don’t think I’d even know where to start, but my time will come.

Another thing that I adore about fanvids is that I’m introduced to songs that I hadn’t heard of, or tunes that were neutral to me become my favorite.

A great example is Fix You by Coldplay, featured in Heather’s vid.

I think it fits Lucas North’s story perfectly.

I also adore SexyBack by Justin Timberlake thanks to the likes of Guy and John P and M.

I dare you to hear this song on the radio and not see John Porter bare-chested, glistening in the hot sun 😉

I’d like to see your favorite video created by a fan, especially one with a song that you may not have heard before, but enjoy now.

Please link in comments and I will be updating the post to feature your favorite fanvid and, if you like, you can add a few words why you chose it!

Share your favorite vid with other admirers!

In some cases your comment may go to spam because of the link, not to worry though, I’ll be fishing them out as often as I can!

KathrynRuthD suggests:

My favourites are pretty much all the Lucas vids made by JulietD001…she is, in my opinion, one of the very best video editors, always finding the perfect music that fits Lucas’ troubled soul so well. These are a few of my absolute favourites – I should warn you that In Pieces is hard to watch:

Spirit Choke (music is Choke by Hybrid)

The Water (music is The Water by Hurts)

Vec170203 suggests:

By Bccmee

By GizTheGunslinger

Mrs. E. Darcy says:

Everytime I hear Britney Spears’s “Womanizer” I think of Heather’s video.

The first time I saw it, I had only seen Richard in N&S & RH so this made me want to see all the other shows she features in it. :)

A few weeks ago, I heard “Sexy Back” and my mind flew to Nat’s Stick-Figure Richard version:

You can watch Ania’s favorite fanvids directly in comments, the smart girl!

Snoozie’s favorites are:

North & South – What About Now (Daughtry) by LadyBlueFox13

Strike Back – Breaking Inside (Shinedown)  by HealthDances

Richard Armitage – Hot N Cold (Katy Perry) by utubeacct2008

More wonderful fanvid suggestions in comments 🙂

While The Hobbit’s away, the Boys will play!

During their time off from The Hobbit my two favorite boys meaning Richard Armitage and Aidan Turner are busy with other projects.

We all know Mr A is busy being a hero in the face of a tornado.

Gary is a type of teacher that I’d like to learn a thing or two from 🙂

I’ve never wanted to be a teacher’s pet so bad!

Mr Turner is involved in a huge project of the fantasy adaptation of  The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones directed by Harald Zwart.

The movie will be out August 23rd, 2013 and it seems to rival Hunger Games.

He’ll be playing the character of Luke Garroway, the surrogate father to the protagonist Clary Fray played by Lily Collins.

Image taken from cityofbones.com.

One thing I know is that he’s sporting a bushy beard (that’s so hot right now…) and he seemed to have chopped off the lovely locks and has a shorter do that looks a bit like a weird afro.

Not passing judgement till I take a closer look.

Wouldn’t hurt if I could run my fingers through it, but I’m guessing security would knock me down 🙂

I believe he should keep his hair longer!

While you still have it, you should embrace it!

The book series already seems to have a huge following, although prior to the casting announcement I had never heard of it before.

I can’t lie, I read the first book in the series, meaning City of Bones, to see how big Aidan’s part is, and it’s quite impressive and exciting.

I have difficulty with recommending the book wholeheartedly.

This Young Adult Urban Fantasy is a bit naïve and predictable, and I felt the writing wasn’t the best, however the story is interesting, and I can’t wait to see how it’s interpreted on film.

There were moments where a twist in the plot was revealed and I could have sworn it was so obvious I thought every reader would take it as a given.

In some cases I thought the twist had already been introduced.

Then again I read lot of Agatha Christie, so I’m always spoiling plots 🙂

If you want something young and fluffy, this book will tick the boxes.

If you merely want to see Aidan prance around in glasses, wait patiently for the movie next year.

Supersize Richard? The more the merrier or Stay on that treadmill please?

My determination to lose a few pounds has got me thinking about Mr Armitage and his beyond hot body.

I’m not trying to be vulgar, but that body really makes you want to give it a sponge bath…

We know Richard looks after himself, exercises regularly (I need pictures as proof please).

We know he’s a method actor and goes the extra mile to play his role convincingly.

We’ve seen him super skinny as a tormented Lucas North in Spooks.

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Get the man some fish&chips asap!

He’s bulked up as John Porter in Strike Back.

It looks like John has been eating all his vegetables!

Richard’s playing a stocky dwarf Thorin in The Hobbit, although the effect is achieved thanks to padding.

Despite the saying about men who wear big shoes, they seem to need extra padding…

Now he’s sporting a surprisingly slim frame as Gary the teacher in Black Sky.

Gary Morris Armitage

I hope the tornado doesn’t blow him away 🙂

My question is:

Would you like to see Richard Armitage gain weight for a film role?

I’m not talking about a few kilograms to bulk up.

I mean Val Kilmer proportions (sorry Val).

Step off the treadmill and grow a double chin and bear gut.

Would Richard still be as appealing to you?

Hello Ladies, meet Gary!

I hope you are preparing for the collective reading of Sharon Kay Penman’s The Sunne in Splendour.

I’m taking a rest from RIII today, which doesn’t mean I’m not ripping through the book !

Because I mean to write about the story in more detail, I’m actually trying to take my time, underlining things to mention in my Richard III for Dummies posts  (Part 1 and Part 2) , which is something new, as I love reading super fast.

A Book a day keeps the Brain Rot away!

But I have another saying:

An Armitage Goodie makes the whole day Yummy! 

While I was busy with life and other silliness, @Todd_Garner gave us a RA boost with a pic and a name reveal for Richard’s character in Black Sky!

The man is teasing us, and it feels Oh! so good 😉

Wet has never looked this good, I think you’ll all agree!

It’s nice to see Armitage not being tortured, suicidal, drowning or on the verge of a mental breakdown.

I think Richard should take of that shirt and suit before he catches a chill 😉

Now that Richard is comfy relaxing in bubbles, it’s time to focus on the character name:

It’s an interesting choice.

According to Wiki the popularity of Gary as a given name in the United States has been on a very slow, but steady decline.

In the 1990s, this name was the 170th most popular, given to around 0.1% of newborn males.

Here’s a chart:

The short form for Gary is either Gar or Gaz.

Am I the only one that’s a tad disappointed that he’s not John?

Nevertheless, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet 🙂

Play Where’s Richard Armitage? Spot our Precious!

There’s been a lot of commotion surrounding another pic courtesy of @Todd_Garner from the set of Black Sky.

RAFrenzy tests the level of fangurling with this picture.

Can you see Richard in it?

I have to admit that even with clues I still struggled to spot him.

 I’m a tad relieved about that if I’m honest 🙂

I can’t afford to start seeing Richard everywhere- clouds in the sky, mould on the wall, grain in wood.

Or in a pile of debris…

I’m trying to avoid seeing things like this in my RL!

Anyway, if it really is Richard in that pic, then well-played Mr Garner!

It’s a game I’ll gladly play, even though it messes with my mind.

Talking about games, here’s Where’s Richard?

Try  and spot Mr Armitage in the least likely places.

 The answers will be featured at the end.

Who’s rumbling is the jungle?

Where’s our favorite Leo on Safari?

Can you spot our Marathon Man?

That beautiful mug can never be just another face in the crowd, can it?

Who’s got the most bouncy spring in their step?

Where’s the yummiest dish?

Can you spot the Sexy Swamp Thing?

I’m sure you did much better than I did with that pile of Garner debris 🙂

Here are the answers:

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