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My Hobbity London Trip Part 1. A not altogether Unexpected Journey

I seriously have so many things I’d like to share with you, I’m overwhelmed where to begin.

I decided to start in the best possible place meaning right at the start.

As some of you may know I got the absolute perfect birthday present this year from my family and friend.

My BFF Max and I started out on our adventure on a frosty Thursday.

The plan was simple: get to London in a timely fashion, unpack at the hotel, freshen up and rush to Leicester Square to meet two of my fellow Armitage Admirers Judit and Linda60 to catch The Hobbit together at the Odeon.

Our two lucky Richardettes had attended the official movie première the day before and I really couldn’t wait to meet them and get the dirt.

The flight was uneventful (and I really don’t want to go into detail on how inappropriate I found the 10 minute patting down at the airport and how I’ve had foreplay with less physical interaction… Oh well, a sign of our times I guess…).

On landing at Heathrow I encountered my first Armitage sighting.

Armitage Shanks that is… spelt across the loo and basin I was using.

As many other Armitage Admirers like Guylty, I was shocked to find myself using a product in some bizarre way connected to our Precious.

I can honestly say though that this was the first, but certainly not the last time I got excited about Richard Armitage in a bathroom.

On our way to the hotel, which is close to Waterloo Station, we passed another reminder of my favorite actor.

I really did scream when we passed The Old Vic, where Richard Armitage appeared in a fund-raising gala on 21st November 2010.

I’ll just say what we’re all thinking: you’ve seriously crossed a line when you actually get excited at a strip of pavement that your beloved actor had walked on a good 2 years before.

There was little time to dwell on the madness though as I had a 3pm appointment with my online friends and fellow Armitage nuts.

I had arranged to meet Judit and Linda60 an hour before the movie, pick up our tickets and pop in for a quick coffee  before catching the film at 4pm.

I was clad in my Thorin-inspired fur collar and Erebor key brooch, looking like a hairy savage American football player 🙂

 A lovely surprise awaited me, as it turned out Guylty, also known as the Ooof Girl, a periodic collaborator at me+richard, joined our merry gathering, and I presume that we ended up looking like four slightly mad and overly enthusiastic hobbits leaving the Shire 🙂

My fellow admirers were exactly what I had expected meaning witty, funny, articulate and energetic and Linda60 knew her audience very well as she came bearing a gift of yummy chocolates.

The one thing I did learn that surprised me was when obsessing about Richard time passes just as fast in RL as it does online.

Green is the new red…

Before I knew it, it was time to take our seats and embark on our rather expected Hobbit adventure.

I regret we didn’t spend more time just chatting away, especially that all of us had other plans for our stay and RL friends we shared our London time with.

I honestly could have spent 5 more hours after the movie just chatting, so hopefully next year we’ll get the chance, and I am looking forward to meeting up with more fans next year for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

In my next post I’ll be writing about my Hobbit thoughts as I think most of you have seen it at least once and I won’t be spoiling anything.

Armitage Army 101. All for One and One for All!

I’ve been toying with the idea of writing a series of (hopefully) humoristic posts about being a Richard Armitage Admirer.

Like most interesting ideas, I was running the risk of never actually bringing them into being until I came across info regarding one of our RA friends.

Melanie at Melanie’s Musing has given me the perfect opportunity to start off with the posts.

She’s trying to get her blogging hands on $10 000, but needs your vote to win, so please go here and support your fellow Richardette!

Let’s show the world the power of the Armitage Army!

I don’t know who the heck the winner so far Kendra Wells is, but she’s no Armitage Army Richardette!

You can vote once a day, so make sure you return and encourage others to do the same.

Just pretend that Melanie is Richard Armitage and we have to vote against Tom Hiddleston.

Back to the topic at hand!

ATTENTION Armitage Army!

Fall In!

Sgt. Porter is ready to drill you!

Mind out of gutter soldier!

At ease Richardettes*!

This hilarious term was created by Antonia Romera and is possibly the most underused phrase within our fandom 😉

Update:

Make sure you march over to Gisbornes Boy where Seba is giving you the chance to win a sexy Guy bag.

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 🙂

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