Happy International Woman’s Day!
Let’s seal it with an Armitage kiss 🙂
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.
Oh, and Richard is actually wet in this pic and that’s all the confirmation I need 🙂
So without further ado…
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:
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.
The Storm Chaser of Dibley
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:
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
And another quick one…
So I’m not going to lie, I experienced some mild panic when deciding what to do for my final post of FanstRAvaganza4.
I didn’t worry too much at the beginning of the week; I figured that the Gods of Armi-inspiration would visit me in the night and I’d wake with a fab-tastic idea for post 3!
Well, that didn’t happen.
But I did have a Sir Guy dream, which is never a bad thing! ^^
I’d scribbled down an idea in the “maybe” column when I’d first started brainstorming for the Armi lovin’ event:
“Some kind of fantasy shop…Armitage stuff”
Now, I like “stuff” as much as the next girl. One can never have enough stuff.
But hang on one cotton-milling minute!
What if there was a magical place where you could buy all kinds of Armitage…stuff?!
From stationery to clothing to utterly random accessories?!
Everything with his insanely beautiful FACE on it!
I would be in there every day, stocking up on goodies and collecting points on my Armitage loyalty card.
Okay, so there are already a few awesome Armitage related items on the market.
From Guy of Gisbourne action figures to Thorin Oakenshield lego.
Not to mention the amazing Hot Dwarf King mug a muchly amazing Hot Elf King loving friend bought me for Christmas ^_^
(I talk about my Thorin mug a lot, because I love it a lot)
But this shop…
Oh lordy, THIS shop would stock all of the above AND MORE!
So, without further ado, I invite all of you to the unveiling of
This shop is full of all kinds of Armitage delights!
Where would you like to go first?
Perhaps the make-up department?
SIR GUY has just launched his new range of glorious GUYliners!
Buy your GUYliner today!
You too can smoulder and smirk your heart out!
And swoon over all the pretty promotional posters! 😉
Across from the make-up counter you’ll find all kinds of funky accessories…
All EXCLUSIVE to The Amazing Armi Gift Shop!
May I suggest some adorable
JOHN THORNTON NAIL TRANSFERS?!
The handsome cotton mill owner is waiting to adorn your nails!!
Over in the kitchen department, you can get your mitts on
THIS SPLENDID TOASTER!
It really is fit for a (Hot Dwarf) King!!
It even toasts Thorin’s delicious FACE onto every slice!!
Also available is this limited edition
LUCAS NORTH LUNCHBOX AND THERMOS!
Take it to work!
Take it to the park!
Take it to bed!
Perhaps you’re on the lookout for some charming footwear?
Look no further!
Harry is ready & waiting to keep your feet warm with these
Look at his wee happy face!
How could you possibly resist?
Looking for something a bit more dangerous?
Why not trust Sgt. Porter and take home this nifty
SWISS “ARMI” KNIFE?!
Use it responsibly though, peeps!
I hope you’ve enjoyed looking around!
Please visit again soon!
There is something for every jolly Armitage Admirer at the
AMAZING ARMI GIFT SHOP!
It’s just a shame it only exists…
…in my head! -_-
What marvellous items would you like to see Armi’s face (and *ahem* other body parts) on?
I’d quite like a pair of Armi scissors…where his glorious legs are the blades.
Mind you, I’d probably be prone to accidents with those in my hands! -_-
Well I’ve certainly enjoyed bloggin’ around this week.
Thank you so much for having me, Agzy!!
And thanks to everyone for welcoming me into the Armitage bloggin’ fold with your lovely, funny and amusing comments!
*HIGH-5s all round!*
Have you ever been curious about what it’s like to be a blogger, especially an Armitage one?
Let me tell you this- it’s so luxurious and exclusive we put the Dynasty Carrington’s to shame 😉
Nope, not a whiff of desperation.
Oh, the lifestyle of the rich, famous and blogging…
Earlier today, at the eleventh hour:
Me: Oh bloody hell, I need a FanstRA4 post for tomorrow and I’ve got nothing. Any ideas?
Magzy: Eeerrrr I had an idea a while ago…
*I wait..and wait….nope, that’s the end of THAT discussion…the sound of the clock clicking is defening*
A few hours later…
Me: So, about that fab idea you had and I really need…
Magzy: Eeerrrr…. just do some a post “Richard as something…”. Ya know, like last year’s Richard characters as dogs…
What about… eerrr…..Richard and cars…
*I snort, rolls my eyes, prepare to go to war about how stupid the idea was… but hold up… hold on one damn minute…this could works….yeeeessss…. this could work..kinda….*
Richard Armitage, you drive me round the bend!
I mean seriously, you need to give us all a break from your smoking hotness!
You drive us all crazy, so here’s a crash course on what cars different RA characters drive.
The car stopped with a jerk, then the jerk got out.
Our dear Grizzly Gizzy is a bit dangerous, therefore I can see him in a Hennessey Viper Venom 700NM.
I’m not saying Guy has self-esteem issues, but he’d definitely be driving an expensive
stolen sports car.
Based on his behaviour many would rather see him in a Mazda LaPuta or Mitsubishi Pajero (a little Spanish joke there…).
Anyway, everyone’s fuming over the high cost of gas, but not to worry as Guy has the poor villagers running on fumes to keep that tank filled up.
Our favorite bookworm Harry Kennedy definitely wormed his way into our hearts.
It just isn’t fair how he fueled our fangirling imagination and he wins hands down.
With his John le Carré books and maths skills, he’s quite a Smart one.
At first he couldn’t figure out how to fasten his seatbelt, but then it clicked.
Many artists tend to be tanked most of the time, and Claude Monet would support his fellow painter and drive a Citroën Picasso.
Richard’s wig hardly revved our engines, but the part was an auto-matic hit with the fans.
It’s hard enough to maneuver the art world and stay in the race, but it’s easy to brush it aside when you travel in comfort.
Thorin Oakenshield, we’re all in this Armitage Admiration for the long haul.
Riding that pony such a long way must be taking its toll and you must be running on fumes (I still don’t get why the eagles could just drop you off closer to your destination).
Anyway, I’d like to offer you a more comfortable, not to mention worthy of a king, alternative meaning this Mustang.
This is the only horse power you need to get to where you’re going!
Just remember not to speed in the frozen areas because the Middle Earth police will stop you cold.
Drivers in a rush who stop at traffic lights often see red, but no such worries for our dear fast and furious John Porter as he’d roll alone along a desert road (apart from a few planes, tanks, terrorists, bombs and such).
That’s why I think he’d definitely need a Renault Duster with its own swanky protective scarf and sunglasses.
Also, the car manual stipulates the driver must be shirtless while operating this machine, dunno why, possible something to do with the gear shift…
ATTENTION : Loose Nut behind the Wheel!
HONK… If You Want To See My Finger!
CAUTION: I drive like you do !
HONK if you Admire Armitage!!!
Hello again, fellow Armi enthusiasts!
Some saucy silliness for you today! Teehee!
On day 2 I asked you who your fave Armitage character and “go-to” viewage is.
And I told you all about mine. With the aid of some pretty pictures 😉
On day 4 of FanstRAvaganza I’d like to know which of the tall beauty’s nice, not so nice and a lot nicer than some characters you would….
Now, that charming chap from Leicester has played an array of characters.
From tall handsome strangers…
Hellooo, Harry Kennedy!
To brooding “bad boys”…
Sir Guy, throw me upon your steed & run away with me!
There’s been topless tough guys…
Oh, Sgt. Porter, I do like your…gun! >_>
And most magnificent spies….
Well, you know my feelings on THAT MI5 agent… *ahem*
Just to spice things up a bit, and make it more fun. (And because I’m a bit of a meanie! ;P).
I have chosen 9 of Armi’s characters and, picking their names out of a hat, (or in this case, my Thorin Oakenshield mug), I have split them into
3 random groups of, er, 3.
Consider each 3 in turn.
And tell me
If you absolutely definitely HAD to make a choice
(and let’s pretend you do!)
Who would you…
I know it’s tricky (very tricky!)
But think it through. Mull it over. Make yourself a cuppa and ponder the pros
and cons of each option.
I had to think long and hard myself.
For group one
I finally decided I would….
I couldn’t NOT marry my favourite spy. Plus I would get to wake up to THAT FACE every morning, stroke his glorious tattoos, and swoon over his legs all the live long day! (You know, when he’s not off spying & stuff!)
He’s just so tough and strong and steaming hot!!
I’d want him to pick me up and throw me on the bed! Yum!
How impressive would it be to bring a Hot Dwarf King from Middle-earth to your school reunion? Everyone would be in awe of him. Plus he’d have much prettier hair than all those bitchy girls you went to school with! Also, he could defend your honour with his sword fighting skills!!
My choices are of course subject to change. -_-
As for groups 2 & 3…
I’ll have to think on it some more and get back to you! ^^
Well, I hope you enjoyed my little game!
Can’t wait to hear what you’d “do” with all these Armi-licious characters!
P.S. If you have any thoughts on anything else you’d like to – *ahem* – “do” with these characters, or any others I’ve not mentioned, please feel free to share that too!
Perhaps you’d like Ricky Deeming to take you for a ride on his motorbike? 😉
Or maybe you’ve had thoughts about spending time with Monet and his….canvas?! 😉
Don’t be shy: share!
Merry FanstRA4 everybody!
Images borrowed from: RANet
Welcome to the countdown to Richard Armitage’s Birthday!
This is the FIRST day of the competition, and there’s a chance to win an Armitage goodie every day for the next 7 days!
To read about the rules, please go HERE.
Up for grabs today is…
This cotton shopping bag, adorned with a one-of-a-kind illustration by our very talented Seba from Gisborne’s Boy!
Guess the cat’s out of the bag.
I bet you never thought you’d see Standring, Thornton, and Harry frolicking in a field together!
What’s more, it’s strange to feel jealous of a lamb 😉
Remember that to enter the competition, and get your beautifully manicured paws on this item, all you need to do is answer the following question in comments, and keep your fingers crossed.
As the RA fandom knows no barriers, those who feel very uncomfortable answering in English can answer in their native tongue.
If you see a comment in another language, please translate in the reply if you can!
The question is:
Comments close at 12pm GMT tomorrow, when the next opportunity to win an Armitage delight is posted 🙂
Please make sure I have the means to contact you, either by email or Twitter!
Thanks to Seba, Magzy, and Max’s iPhone for collaborating on this project 🙂
Yesterday I rewatched Vicar of Dibley, with the lovely Harry Kennedy *collective swoon*.
There was one thought nagging at me.
When Harry was strolling hand in hand with Rosie, I could help wonder height-wise, how I’d fare next to Richard.
According to IMDB Keeley Hawes, who plays Harry’s sister Rosie, is 5′ 10″ (1.78 m).
Remember that this is info from IMDB, so you need to give or take 0,5 inch 🙂
Anyway, that would make her more or less my height.
I think I’d look good standing next to Richard!
That’s quite a nice fit 🙂
A few centimetres shorter is Hermione Norris who plays Ros Myers 5′ 7″ (1.70 m)
I’ve always like the chemistry between these two.
I think they had a great working relationship because each knew they could kick the others butt!
Then there’s Marian, played by Lucy Griffiths, who is 5′ 6″ (1.68 m)
Daniela Denby-Ashe, N&S’s Margaret Hale is 5′ 4″ (1.63 m)
Dawn French, who plays Vicar Gerry, is the shortest from RA’s leading ladies, at just 5′ (1.52 m)
By the way, I think Dawn had to stand on a rather large box to balance out this promo image.
The things we do to snuggle up to a tall dark handsome man!
So, which leading lady is closest to you in height?
Would Richard have to bow down to plant a kiss on your lips?
I’m siting here, in my plastic Union Jack bowler hat and matching g-string undies, drinking a nice Earl Grey with milk from my Kate and William mug, and thinking which Richard Armitage character is most ‘British’.
This is a toughy, and I’ll tell you why.
It all depends on the criteria.
1. John Porter and Lucas North have both risked their life for Queen and country, which would make them the biggest patriots.
On the other hand, we have no indication of what their motives were when they chose their professions (I’m conveniently ignoring the whole Lucas/John aspect).
2. John Standring represents the farmer, who works hard to provide food for British masses.
No matter where you’re from, farming is a tough business.
It’s people like John that keeps that giant machine called Great Britain going.
3. John Thornton is a member of the new middle-class of successful manufacturers, who helped Britain become an economic power.
He’s the quintessential Victorian Gentleman.
5. Guy, just because I know you ladies like the scoundrel, and nothing says British like leather pants and a noose…
He looks like the type to wear boxer shorts that read: The Sheriff went to London, and all I got were these crap pants!
6. Look-wise Harry Kennedy is the most ‘British’, with his striped jumper, corduroy trousers, and floppy hair.
His personality could be described as the stereotypical yummines we expect from a British lad.
He knows his Jane Austin films, and loves the British countriside.
Philip Turner could be put in the same category.
As I said, this is a tough one, so give me your choices for the most ‘British’ RA character!
Who is the most stereotypical?
Who embodies the best qualities associated with a British gentleman?
You know those days on RL when you swear you’re surrounded by idiots?
People say and do the least logical things imaginable, and you feel fortunate to be the only one who hasn’t taken any crazy pills.
Then again, if you’re in the minority, doesn’t it mean that they are right and it’s you who’s wrong?
Anyway, I am counting down my days before my summer holidays start.
As of the 29th of June I have 2 whole months of absolute bliss.
No work or college, with all reports written, exam taken and passed.
Believe me, before that moment comes, I shall, no doubt, have to go through the fire.
That’s the thing about nice events in your life.
You end up paying for them, one way or another.
I like to think of it as life balancing itself out.
I have a feeling I’ll have to go through some tough stuff before I can sit down in front of my fireplace, with a nice cup of tea, my pups by my side, and watch N&S.
It’ll be worth it!
I’m off to the countryside for a longish weekend.
Think Dibley Village.
It’s nothing like it, of course, but it’s just as special to me.
No sexy neighbor, with a love of books, moving in next door, though.
My neighbor is less this:
And more like this:
There’s a retired couple living next door.
The man is a tad misogynistic, and his poor wife can do nothing right, which he points out on a regular basis.
I literally punch the air and think: ‘You go Lady, good on you” every time she stands up to him!
We call him Bilbo Baggins, that’s what he looks like. Unfortunately, he chooses to walk around sans T-shirt.
Yet another reason I wish it was Harry living next door.
When he sneezes, he does it so loudly, he scares all the poor farm animals in a radius of a dozen kilometres.
It’s a wonder hens lay any eggs when he’s about!
For the past few years Bilbo been conducting some loud, and very annoying, DIY project.
What it is, no one knows.
I’m surprised he hasn’t erected the Taj Mahal on his property by now.
Have a wonderful weekend!
It’s time to round up the polls that have popped up in the past couple of weeks in separate posts 1 and 2 .
Thanks to everyone who took part in the different polls, your participation is what makes it FUN!!!
Let’s start off with the SNOG:
It turns out that Lucas North is the most snogable RA character, with 38.24%
In second place we have John Thornton, with a little over 20%.
I think that perhaps a little railway station platform lip and tongue extravaganza may have had something to do with the results.
The character we would like to MARRY is Harry Kennedy, with a whooping 50%.
It’s nice to see he had gained your favour despite being an accountant. I bet it has something to do with those jumpers.
John Thornton came second, with a little over 26%.
This means a few of you wouldn’t mind getting physical with Miltons finest, but aren’t interested in making an honest man out of him.
Paul Andrews and Thorin Oakenshield are the ones you’d DISS, each earning 36,36%!
I guess we just don’t like them super hairy and wearing socks in bed.
Another poll asked you which WET & WILD Armitage character brightens up your day or rocks your boat.
Your top answer- Lucas North, with 86%.
I was a bit unfair as I included the wet jeans pic, smashing the competition to pieces!
I also asked who, in you opinion is the MOST ABUSED Armitage character.
The winner- John Porter!
He received 45.45% of your votes, leaving the rest behind.
I also asked you who was THE FIRST RA character that caught you in the Armitage web.
Most of you have similar experiences as me, with dashing John Thornton sweeping you off your feet and changing your life for ever (over 72%)!
Thank You to all who participated!
Obsessing about Armitage with a group of like-minded nuts makes it so much fun 😉