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Mr Bad Guy, and other nasty Armitage characters

I’m extremely exited as I’ve just given¬†my Armitage Birthday Celebration the green light.

It’s going to take a lot of time and organisation, but I hope it will be fun for the RA fans.

I’m not going to tell you what it is, but I am going to hint.

My first hint is this: I’m collaborating with Seba, from GisbornesBoy ūüôā

Not saying anything else for now, but I urge you to make sure you pop back here in the second week of August.

So excited!

Anyway, this project has me sifting through Armitage characters, and I was wondering this:

What is the worst thing an Armitage character has done?

Does remorse and hope for redemption lessen the crime?

Is a crime of passion easier to forgive than a calculated one?

Which would you choose?

Is¬†it Heinz Kruger’s Big Boom?

Is¬†it Guy’s misguided attempt to win the heart of the woman he loves by putting a sword through it?

How about Mulligan making sure his girlfriend didn’t travel light?

Ricky Deeming?

BTS Lee, for those socks in bed?

Percy and his orgy-loving ways?

There are so many Armitage baddies, and we love each and every one of them!

But which is the biggest villain, the lousiest scoundrel?

Armitage and the Runner’s Body

There’s no doubt that Richard Armitage exercises and takes good care of his body, and we thank him for it.

I think people can fall into a few categories when it comes to jogging, meaning those who wouldn’t even run for the bus, and those who get a high from the activity.

I definitely belong to the former, Armitage is clearly the latter.

Although the best long distance runners are usually short, with a slim frame, there’s something to be said about a nice strong set of thighs, that effortlessly carry the body.

I cannot deny, the man is a beautiful runner.

I like how he flexes his arms and points the fingers of his stiffened hands.

That truly is a thing of beauty.

And then there are the thighs.

Armitage clearly has what it takes to fill a pair denim jeans.

He seems like the type of man who will accomplish just about anything he puts his mind to.

Therefore, I can see him having the self-discipline to get up every morning and workout to get his body in the best shape he possibly can.

Women often complain that too much emphasis is placed on their body, and that they need to fit certain expectations, which are quite unreasonable.

We fixate on images of 20-year-olds advertising wrinkle creams and buy into the Brazilian super-model non-cellulite thigh, as if it were an attainable goal.

 I dare to argue that male actors feel the same kind of pressure.

After all, it is one of the most crucial tools to portray a character.

Armitage stated his relief at laying off his diet and exercising regime over Christmas 2011, which tells us it is never far from his mind.

We often talk about what a great actor he has and analyze every facial expression, brow lift, smirk. As much as his face portrays an array of emotions, we also delve into the meaning behind his body language (when he is portraying a character and when he is being interviewed).

This makes me wonder if Armitage would have such an appeal if he were a great actor trapped in a mediocre body.

Luckily, this is not something we have to worry about.

I dare say, I would be surprise to see a beer gut on Mr. Armitage.

Coming back to the concept of Richard Armitage as a runner, I can’t help but wonder.

Does he favour running outside, or does he like the treadmill?

I remember reading, ages ago, that a woman spotted RA running through his local park in London, and decided to buy a dog, just so she’d have an excuse to wonder around at the off-chance¬†of spotting him (a little stalkish, Madam!).

Then again, he has made reference to the dreaded treadmill.

Does he have a special playlist for running on his iPod?

He’s probably past his Keane phase, but does he stick to rock classics, or does he favour a bit of Rhianna, Pitbull, JLo to keep his energy up?

Does he have a special set of running clothes, or is he more of a ‘whatever’s clean, whatever’s lying closest on the floor’ type of guy?

He’s stated before that he is pretty messy, and I too favour the ‘drop on floor’ clothing arrangement.

Does he prefer to jog in shorts or tracksuit bottoms?

As you can see, I have automatically eliminated those tight lycra running leotard bottoms.

We may never know the details, unless Armitage suddenly decides to become forthcoming about his daily fitness routine, but it’s fun to speculate, so I’d love to hear your thoughts!

PS. As you can see, I’ve left out¬†the aspect of the runner’s bottom. Do not dispair, I have decided to write a seperate post on the bum ūüôā

All images: RACentral

Spectacle Richard Armitage

Hello, can’t really wrap my head around a proper Armitage post (I’m still going through the¬†FanstRA 3¬†posts), so I shall leave you with something sweet and super adorable, but a bit on the lazy and unimaginative side!

IWantToBeAPinUp¬†luvs you! She just needs to get her¬†groove back ūüėČ

I have a feeling I will be scheduling a date with John Porter and Strike Back really soon!

Girls love to make passes

At men who wear glasses…

The question is, who wears them the best?

Harry Jasper Kennedy

Faux Russian, Lucas style

Herr Heinz Kruger

 Images: RACentral 

Remember about The Paper Richard Competition!

Heinz Kruger in his Skivvies

Happy FanstRA 3!

We’re in Day Five of the FanstRAvaganza 3 in The Freeform tagteam chain!

If you missed Day Four, check out the posts at Gratiana Lovelace, Me, My Thoughts and Richard Armitage and Do I have a blog? .

Also in Day Two, see my partner’s post at thearmitageeffect and JT’s blog.

I was shocked to learn that Heinz Kruger from Captain America was among the least liked Richard Armitage characters!

Sure, there are the Nazi sympathies, bomb detonation, using children as shields in a crossfire etc. aspects to him, however we have forgiven various RA characters for worse crime (although, I admit, not by much).

I refuse to believe Heinz didn’t ignite our passion (get it? bomb? ignite? Oh, nevermind…).

I personally feel he has an undie-served reputation!

We have never really had the chance to see Heinz in a friendlier environment.

Perhaps with Kruger it’s the case of, as Harry Jasper Kennedy would say:

” stark, crisp exterior with the promise of softness beneath…”

That is why I invite you to take a peek beneath the rough exterior of the 40s suit, with its puffy bold shoulders and rough wool.

Let’s have a look at the softer, more domestic side to him.

I’ll try to be brief!

You may think that Heinz is so uptight because he had his skivvies in a gripping twist.

No such thing!

The ads of the WWII era stated:

¬†“Uncle Sam needs rubber so Jockey waistbands are no longer all-elastic.”

This would mean that during his stay in Brooklyn, New York, plotting and conniving, Heinz would be unable to purchase a nice, tight, stretchy pair of undies.

Those that he would buy would have a woven waistband and two side buttons.

Maybe Heinz was so evil because he just didn’t get the support he needed.

There is something sexy about suspenders, although perhaps not so much on men.

They guarantee a man’s socks stay up in all conditions.

Even while driving through a busy Brooklyn neighborhood circa 1942, shooting at innocent by-standers and being chased by Captain America, there would be no sign of a pasty calf.

He may have unsuccessfully tried to escape in a weird submarine thingy and bitten through a cyanide pill, inevitably resulting in death, but I bet his socks did not roll down.

I guarantee they stayed up

Now, that’s what I call fashion elegance!

So next time you are quick to judge poor misunderstood Heinz, remember!

He too had a home, a private life and he too changed his undies daily!

For more of The Freeform chain in FanstRA 3, see my partner’s post at thearmitageeffect and JT’s blog

Yesterday’s posts are at Gratiana Lovelace, Me, My Thoughts and Richard Armitage and Do I have a blog? .

Tomorrow, The Freeform tagteam continues at White Rose: Sincere and Simple Thoughts, Something About Love (A) and C.S. Winchester.

All F3 links can be found here

1940’s New York- look who’s in the neighborhood

The 1940’s were dominated by World War II.

In New York the Great Depression was eased by the war production. Women took on new roles as they had to replace men who had gone off to war. Hence the exodus from the home to the workplace. This was undone when men returned and expected their jobs back. The woman’s role reverted to being a housewife and home maker.

Image: Life Time

Guess who else hung out in New York of the 1940’s

I shall be writing more about men’s fashion in the 1940’s at a later date.

My only regret is that RA’s character does not appear longer, neigh, does not monopolize Captain America. I have to admit that the moment he popped open his cyanide pill, the movie was over for me.

He did such a good job at playing a baddie, as he always does. What is interesting is that he is capable of such tenderness on screen, as we can see with Thornton or Standring.

Image:  Richard Armitage Central Main Gallery

Every Pin-Up Girl needs a Stand-Up Guy

Any Pin-Up Girl would be thrilled to have a Heinz Kruger by her side. Well, perhaps without the murderous tendencies, Nazi sympathies and the cyanide pill. Let me rephrase that- any girl would love a Richard Armitage in a snazzy suit, with sexy stuble, gazing at you longingly with eyes buring with passion.

How is this connected to the subject of the blog? Well, it isn’t really. But it’s Richard Armitage, it’s been a tough day and he has appeared in a WW II movie. That’s enough of an excuse for me…

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