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Single and Ready to Mingle? Head for Middle Earth!

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Do you know what Empire’s list of Sexiest Movie Stars 2013 tells me?

If you are single and ready to mingle, Middle Earth is the way to go!

Don’t let the rocker look fool you, Aragorn is a man at one with nature.

He enjoys long strolls in the countryside and has basic Bear Grills/Boy Scout survival skills  that may come in handy when he takes you camping.

Aragorn has been in long-distance relationships before and is protective and loyal.

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Here’s confirmed bachelor Bilbo Baggins.

Bilbo likes to take long walks in the Shire, cook and he fancies himself as a bit of a writer.

He’s looking for a gal who’s a home-body, shares his passion for elevenses and won’t eat the last pie in the pantry!

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If youthful energy is what you seek, Kili is your dwarf guy!

Kili enjoys going on adventures, extreme sports, and archery.

He’s a family man and likes nothing more than camping out, singing and telling stories around the fire.

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If it’s an active man you seek, Éomer is the one for you!

This horse whisperer with a heart of gold enjoys riding out into the country, hunting and sword wielding.

Ladies, the man has a mane to die for, which seems to run in the family, so keep an eye out for your hair conditioner…

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Thranduil enjoys moose riding and realm domination.

He is looking for a woman who is not a dwarf.

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Legolas may seem like a tranquil sort of elf bloke, but he’s always up for an adventure, an enjoys travelling.

He is loyal and handy with a bow and arrow if that’s your sort of thing.

He’s also pretty fit, looks great in a pair of tights, and enjoys cross-country runs and dwarf tossing.

And ladies, Legolas can carry a tune, so prepare to be serenaded.

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Despite having difficulties in reading maps, Thorin Oakenshield makes up for it in his majestic air.

He enjoys speleology, believes the sword is mightier than the pen, and likes bird watching (especially eagles).

He’s also into genealogy and tracing his family mountain tree.

Ladies, Thorin sure likes his bling bling, so if you you’re looking for a playa’…

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Smaug is not for the faint-hearted, but he may well set your heart on fire.

He enjoys long naps and antique items, especially jewels.

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Ladies, the ratio of hot single men to women in Middle Earth is even better that in Alaska, so if you’re looking for a luv connection, maybe it’s time to grab your bow and arrow, pack up your pony, and head out there!

Into The Frustration

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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…

On the need of lurking and why tumblr is perfect…

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I’ve been spending a lot of my free time of tumblr recently, and I’m  not the only one.

Jas is making it all Richard Armitage pretty with her amazing backgrounds, and Seba has been hiding out there too.

You may ask why a group of bloggers who usually invest their time in posts end up going over to the dark side to do their fangurling (and it does feel like a very dark place at times…).

I can compare it to the feeling of running like crazy in the rain, laughing your head off and I enjoy that freedom, but I’ve written about this before.

It’s fastpace and very energetic, with posts that include either images, grafics or fanfic coming fast amd steady.

There’s a constant stream of new information, literally 24h a day. Think twitter but with pictures, gifs etc.

Another interesting aspect was I’ve found fascinating to watch is the process of ‘discovering’ both Richard and Aidan.

It’s a strange sort of pleasure to witness new Hobbit fans get excited over North and South or Being Human, not to mention when younger viewers realize that Armitage played Kruger in Captain America.

Tumblr is naughty at times, and it fulfills my need to swear, scream, get down and dirty.

We’re sometimes like a bunch of unruly kids who feel the need to break social norms and taboos (hey, I bet some of us ARE teemage kids…).

In other words I allow myself the type of behaiour that I’d feel was crossing the line here.

For me tumblr is a very passive involvement, with pressing the little heart in the corner to show my ‘like’ being the most I feel obligated to do.

In other words tumblr brings me back to the good old lurker days when no one knew me from Adam, and that feels good sometimes 😉

I track Richard Armitage,  Aidan Turner, and Thorin, but I’ve also crossed over (waaaaay over) to the dark side.

I’ve  tracked Aidean, meaning stories about the actors playing Kili and Fili (tread carefully, it gets very graphic), Bagginshield (stories about Bilbo and Thorin, especially in a romantic light), and I’ve checked out Durincest, which is pretty self-explanitory and not really my cup of tea.

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I was going to write a post about Hobbit/dwarf fanfic you can encounter, but decided that it’s an individual choice of each and every reader to acknowledge or ignore it.

I was determined not to venture into that territory, although deep down inside I knew that sooner or later I’d break, and of course I did.

When I went to see The Hobbit for the third time I realized that the fanfic had influenced the way I viewed ceratin relationships in the movie, but perhaps the less said about that right now, the better…

If you’re also following the Hobbit fanfic and would like to share your thoughts or a link to a favorite one, please do   🙂

Turner turns me right round, baby, right round…

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It’s a big day tomorrow here at IWantToBeAPinUp, so a quick post for today.

Have I mentioned that I find Aidan Turner a bit attractive?

No?

Well, I do.

I’m crushing on the so-called Sexy Dwarf hard (HARD I TELL YOU!!!).

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I’m not trying to be crude when I state that I wouldn’t mind him burrowing in my Lonely Mountain…

or braiding my bushy beard…

or swinging his sword in my direction…

*insert your own innuendo*

The fangurl in me picks  specific physical traits to crush over.

With Richard Armitage it’s the rear and the thunder thighs.

With Aidan?

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It’s the cheeky grin and adorable hair!

And the Irish accent… I’m a gonner…

Hey, Aidan may be sexy and he knows it, I’m shallow and I know it too 😉

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For those who would like to delve deeper into the wonder that is Aidan Turner, I suggest checking out the BBC series Being Human (more here), where he plays a tormented vampire Mitchell, and Desperate Romantics where he plays the member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

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Talking about brooding beauty, Dean O’Gorman (Fili) took a series of photographs of some of The Hobbit cast, including Turner, where they portray Vietnam soldiers.

The pacifist in me is seriously conflicted!

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Here’s how actor/photographer/painter O’Gorman explains the thought behind the shoot:

“I’m not trying to trick anybody, but I’m just trying to play with the idea of how you feel about something that is not real but is made to seem real? Movies do it all the time, but often within photography I find it’s approached with quite an obvious parody or irony, I wanted to try to be more sincere.”

If you have a moment, check out Dean’s page and the other photos from the series.

There’s also an interesting article on Dean here.

Enjoy the boys and I hope to see you here tomorrow 🙂

What does a Hot Dwarf have in his pocket? And it’s not what you think…

Thank You for all your positive thoughts!
My Dad is better, we have a diagnosis and he has his sense of humour back (won’t go into detail  about when the hospital priest came visiting), which means he’s on the mend 🙂
I’ve had a funny sort of day today ferrying people to and from the hospital, running errands, as well as attempting the difficult task of changing my family’s habits by actually making breakfast and dinner and eating it together (a novel concept, sad to say).

I’m actually teaching my Mum to make a healthy dinner in 15 minutes and I can only hope (and dream) that she will actually continue this new food habit once my dad is back home.

At least for a month.

A week maybe? I hope.


This weird day also meant plenty of free time to surf on a computer that wouldn’t allow me to add pictures to my post.
I came across some videos that lifted my mood and me laugh out loud, both courtesy of Empire Magazine.
Firstly, do you know what how dwarves carry in their pocket?

If you’re anything like me, let me tell you the answer isn’t what you think, so get your dirty fangurling mind out of the gutter!
Here’s the answer:

Aidan Turner and a lighter?
I smell a smoker!

No, really, I’d love to smell that smoker (I’m crushing on Aidan Turner hard, can you tell or am I hiding it well?).
In oppose to Andy Serkis Richard Armitage doesn’t reveal his Claridge’s room number, much to the disappointment of women wanting to access their inner Ros Myers and doing a little breaking and entry.

May I also suggest that in future we don’t take Richard and Aidan’s word for it!

I volunteer to carefully examine the pockets for content, just to be thorough…

While we’re on the topic of ridiculously hot dwarves that heat up my Lonely Mountain (I really don’t know what that means but it’s been a weird kind of day, so I’ll take it where I can…), can you name all of them?

Let me try:

Thorin, Kili, Fili…eeerrr….Ori…Grumpy…eerrr…the fat ginger one…eeerrr…. Gollum….

OK, I give up and leave it to the pros:

These videos are adorable and it’s always the simple questions that yield the best answers!

So what do you have in your pocket RIGHT NOW?

Dare I hope someone has a Thorin or Kili action figure in their pockets 🙂

Richard Armitage 2.0 and me babbling, so nothing new there…

I really don’t know where to start.

I’m not going to go through ALL the information that appeared magically while I was sleeping, but I encourage you to check out RANet.

I’ve made the decision to leave passing on info to others and will just enjoy the Hobbit festivities that will start at 3.50am my time, meaning it’ll be 12 hours later in NZ, so 3.50pm.

Here’s the timeline according to RANet:

3:50pm Show Opening/Welcome

4:00pm Neil Finn Performance

4:30pm Talent arrivals, red carpet interviews & crowd interaction

6:30pm Official Speeches

7:00pm End of Show

It seems I’ll be up till 7am.

I’ve decided to just enjoy myself and not worry about posting for the time being.

I don’t want to be like one of those people who go half way around the world just to see the sights through their camera or camcorder lens.

Another  reason why I won’t be posting straight away is that I’ll be busy on Twitter where my madness will sink among the absolute frenzy of my fellow tweeps 🙂

I hope you join us and Armitage Watch, remembering the #RAHobbitNZ.

You can rely on TORn to keep you up-to-date, so make sure you figure out what time the première starts.

All images RANet, thank you so much!

Can we please put the myth to bed that Richard Armitage is so flaming shy and bashful, the poor dear.

RA has been tackling the promotion of The Hobbit superbly.

He’s been standing centre stage, even if he has to do a partial split in order to reduce his height 🙂

I’ve always said that Richard seems to take on some traits from the character he portrays.

This was evident during the promotion of Spooks where he even appeared in ‘Lucas‘ clothes (hello there sexy tight jeans and blue shirts!).

I feel that Richard is embracing the leader role he’s been playing, both as the head of a bunch of rowdy dwarves, as well as one of the main actors in possible three of the biggest movies of this decade.

Unless you accept that role, how else will you accept the fact that your face, your eyes, you nose, all in giant format, grace the side of an aeroplane?

 I understand that everything apart from Richard’s chin has been covered up my prosthetics, but it’s still him.

There can be little confusion about that!

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Maybe Richard has previously presenting himself the way he’d think was appropriate with the projects he’s been busy on.

A British TV series automatically would demand that he be a bit humble.

That would be even more visible during the promotion of Captain America.

He wasn’t the star, nowhere close.

Most people would even think his part was all that memorable (but we know better).

He took a nice (and nervous) backseat to the other celebrities that didn’t have their name mispronounced during an interview.

By the way, I’ve been wondering about what style Richard would be sporting for the première.

Comic-Con was very casual, I wasn’t a big fan of the Captain America red carpet look (sorry, just being honest…).

This photo has put my mind at ease.

I have a feeling that RA has been taking advice from some very knowledgable and respectful stylist who knows how to balance out the rock and roll cool with a smart twist.

Let’s not forget that for some of us (the lucky few…) this is actually a double Hoot Hoot!

There are a few ladies out there that share my taste in men completely and cheat on Richard with a little somethin’ somethin’ on the side meaning:

Aidan Turner!

That means going through all the footage double the amount to fish out both dwarvin’ hotties!

I now need to get my sweaty hands on the picture of two of them hugging.

I’ve mentioned before that the embrace is a thing of beauty.

The only thing missing was a nice bum pat like athletes give one another after scoring a point, touchdown or whatever else makes slapping each others rears OK!

I’ll be adding that particular image when I get my hands on them… errrr…meaning the photo 😉

Share Your Screensaver, Share Your Dreams…

Ok, so the saying in reality states that if you share your drink you share your dreams, but in a virtual reality that is virtually impossible 🙂

I have a quick idea for today.

I’ve had this stunning and haunting image of Aidan Turner as my screensaver for some time now, as it seems I just can’t let go of it just yet.

Before that there was this beautiful Thorin part of The Hobbit scroll:

I’ve also had some bloody Aidan/Mitchell, but found it a tad unnerving:

I also like the odd joke:

or…

My question for you is:

What image do you have as your screensaver and/or wallpaper right now?

Link the image in comments and write why you chose it 🙂

Can’t wait to see!

I’ve shown you mine, now you show me yours!

Update: As you can see I’ve been getting into the Twilight mood, so I felt it was only fair to update my computer.

Heaven help us all before The Hobbit!

I think I may actually grow a beard!

Anyway, this is the image I’ve chosen:

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