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You’re a Pig, Richard! (but this Horse hearts you…)

Let me start by wishing everyone a Happy (Chinese) New Year!

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According to Chinese horoscope, Richard is a Pig.

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I’m not really a specialist in these matters, but winter would be a good fixed season, especially seeing that Richard is a bit of a ski bunny.

North? Check, that makes sense.

Water is a little harder to pin to RA, especially seeing that he has on many occasions expressed his uneasiness with regarding to this particular element.

I’m not sure what “associated sun sign” actually means but seeing that it’s my horoscope sign, I’d say that’s a snug fit ūüėČ

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Apparently Pig sign bearers are:

” nice to a fault and possess impeccable manners and taste.They have so much of the perfectionist in them that others may be inclined to perceive them as snobs, but this is a misconception”.

” Pigs are highly intelligent creatures, forever studying, playing and probing in their quest for greater knowledge”.

Richard sounds like a piggy to me ūüėČ

All of the Chinese horoscopes for 2014 mention that it will be a very busy year for pig sign bearer’s with regard to their career.

There will be new challenges ahead, but if pigs put all their energy into their activities, they shall blaze a trail and be extremely successful.

Let’s be honest, Richard’s successes usually end up putting a smile on all our faces, so blaze away, Mr A!

What a difference an RA Letter makes or How the Bastard C did not steal Christmas

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It was a frosty Friday morning, I was waiting for my morning meeting and sneaked a peek at Me+R to brighten up my mood.

The first post merely said:

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And I knew that a day that would potentially suck the joy out of me would be that tad bit better.

It was the day when we’d find out if The Bastard C¬†that had been discovered in my mum’s belly had spread and done any damage.

Before I move on let me just light a few fireworks, pop a bottle of champagne ¬†cheap bubbly wine and scream out with joy that although we have tough times ahead, we may just get away with merely¬†surgery (as shitty as that is)¬†and will be battling Bastard C on one front ūüôā

Anyway, I quickly followed the link to Annette’s ¬†page and there it was!

It’s true that you may not always get what you want (although I STILL maintain that Richard could theoretically fit under my tree wrapped in a nice big red bow), but the universe sure does gives us what we need.

The Message from Richard Armitage, 19th December 2013 resonated with me on so many levels!

Here are some parts that seemed particularly poignant to me:

I am very proud to have such¬†¬† a dedicated community of ‘well wishers’ (better word than¬†¬† fans…right?) Proud because of the dignity and decency with which you¬†¬† communicate with each other and document your ideas. It’s always¬†¬† illuminated with positivity and support for each other, unlikely¬†¬† friendships forged through a common interest.

I couldn’t agree more and I’m not even going to go into detail how touched I always am at the thoughtfulness of my online friends and how kind-hearted and supportive they are!

I am proud that I have the opportunity to spend time and share thoughts and feelings with such a group of intelligent, educated, creative and generally kick-arse bunch!

We don’t always get along, but I strongly believe that everyone who wonders into the Land of Armitage Admirers will find exactly what they are looking for.

If it’s a release from everyday crap, or the need for friendship and companionship, a forum to dig deeper into who you are or some good old-fashioned fangirling, you’ll find it here.

Sadly, some feel the need to fuel their RL frustrations and come here looking for a fight, but I can only hope that they find peace.

The next part resonated with me too:

I wanted to wish you love and happiness for 2014, thank you for the¬†¬† generous gifts and the donations to the ‘Just Giving’ pages I think our¬†¬† totals are looking very healthy.

I didn’t have the opportunity to announce that all of the money raised during the Richard Armitage Silent Auction has been transferred to Just Giving.

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Although I was particularly involved with the auction, let’s not forget that it was one of many (MANY) donations made to Richard’s charities of choice throughout the year¬†and just underlines that this fandom not only possesses a generosity of spirit but also digs deep in their pockets to support a worthy cause!

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Richard summed up my feelings towards Christmas this year perfectly:

I   want to say that for me especially as I get older, this time of year   becomes more about making the journey to be with family or friends and   sitting around a table which hopefully has some good food on it, however   bountiful that is.

With the prospect of very bad news looming over my family I knew that no matter what I had to do my absolute best to keep up the Christmas spirit.

It’s that much more challenging to celebrate a holiday when something bad happens and I can only be thankful that the news we got put a spring in our steps, but also refocused us.

That Friday evening we met up at my parent’s house and decorated the tree together for the first time in over 20 years.

My dad told my mother the wonderful news we got was better than any gift he could have found under the Christmas tree and he doesn’t want to anything else (yes, we all got teary-eyed).

Then he topped it up by going against our wishes and he single-handily put up the lights on the house.

When asked why he was being so stubborn and didn’t ask for help, but¬†he said: I made a promise with myself that if the news is good I’ll put up the icicles! (again, he had us all teary-eyed).

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And to all my friends who are going through a difficult time:

But for those who don’t have very much or are alone,¬†¬† I wish them at least a sense of peace for a day. I know that I am¬†happiest when I can be useful, which usually involves giving time and¬†¬†effort towards something. That gives me peace.

To those who have a difficult family situation, are alone or have suffered loss, I hope you know that you ARE NOT alone.

I hope that you find comfort any way you can, be it through RA stuff, or connecting with your friends online or popping on a trusty copy of The Vicar of Dibley DVD.

As Richard mentioned,¬†I hope you too find peace in what you do, even if it’s in small things like making gravy!

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And to Richard, the glue that keeps this whole community together, the person who gives us joy and inspiration, a huge thank you for connecting with your fans, for brightening our day (after day after day…), for giving us so many reasons to call ourselves the Armitage Army/Armitage Admirers/ well-wishers, or whatever form feels right to you!

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends and have a nice glass of grog/eggnog/red wine on us ūüôā

Tomorrow I’ll be boring you posting about how we are celebrating Christmas this year and I’m sure I have a few “Richard in a Santa hat” PS images in me to knock out ūüôā

Tweet Tweet!!!! Me and Richard had a moment!

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Best. Day. Ever!

The #HobbitMovieUK organised a live Tweet event with Richard.

As you know, I’m usually asleep, having internet connection troubles¬†or just¬†too overwhelmed to take part, but the stars seemed to have aligned today.

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And guess what???!!!???

My question was the second Richard answered!

I know that many Armitage peeps have met/hugged/taken their picture with RA, so this isn’t a biggie, but he’s always managed to elude me and I’ll take it where I can ūüėČ

Here’s my question:

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I knew that Belstaff jacket¬†would bring me luck the first time I laid eyes on it ūüėČ

He didn’t get around to answering whether he wanted to marry me though, maybe next time…

Here are some more of my favourite questions and answers from today:

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The event was really cool and well organised, but can Richard please learn to say Goodbye! at the end?

Seriously, just a Bye! so we know it’s curtains.

Anyway, I’m off to continue doing cartwheels ūüôā

All I Want for Christmas is RA! (and that Thorin Anime Doll)

If you’ve watched the clip where TODAY’s¬†Phin Wong asks Richard what he’d like for Christmas.

Sadly me as his stocking stuffer was not his answer…

If you’re wondering what the heck Richard is on about, here it is:

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The Thorin Anime Doll or Thorin Pop Vinyl Figure, as the rest of the world calls it, would also be on my wish list!

I’ve been trying¬†to get my hands on one, but it seems that they are currently only available in the US.

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They won’t be made available at Forbidden Planet till the end of December, just when everyone is pretty much shopped out.

Thorin/Richard, as always, ever so elusive…

Update:

Let’s just say I’ve been a very good girl this year, so Anime Thorin MIGHT find it’s way to me after all.

Thanks for the advice on where to look for him ūüėČ

Richard: “I’m sorry, what was the question?”

The¬†Hobbit Google+ Hangout¬†was fun today, although I fantasise¬†imagine that if I were to ever actually¬†hang out and chill with Richard, there’d be less people around.

And if celeb sex tapes have taught me anything, it’s to keep that camera switched off at all time, so no steaming on YT, but I digress…

Only a few people got to ask questions and one or two were asked while the rest of us were watching the footage not really…

As you know, me and the RA posse are tight, so they shared with me¬†a question that wasn’t shown.

Can you guess what question Richard is answering based on his gestures?

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Can you guess what question the interviewer asked?

Can you???

Guess???

Here it goes:

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I bet ALL of you guessed this one!

Easy peasy, orange¬†squeezy, one may say ūüėČ

The Morning After, The Walk of Shame

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This is the morning after The Hobbit live fan event and I’m experiencing a slight hangover.

First of all, I have to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I usually shy away from the frenzy, but this time I managed to embrace it and share it with others from our humble fandom.

I think I was a little too enthused as I feel a tad like I’ve been partying hard with a group of dwarves ūüėČ

The internet connection was exemplary (although I did have backup, just in case) and the feed was perfect.

My only complaint isn’t that there wasn’t enough Richard (duh! is there ever?) but that it ended so abruptly.

As I said on Twitter, it felt like my invite was revoked just as the party was in full swing.

Turns out, just as our feed broke, the actors also exited, which is a crying shame as I wished our RA friends would get more juicy RA details.

The highlights were Richard answering the only question he was asked.

Here’s an impromptu¬†pic I made before I forced myself to get some shut-eye:

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I really like Evangeline Lily, who no doubt is aware that some Hobbit fans are giving her evils (No hatin! she said), Lee Pace strutting his elvish stuff and the juicy additional The Hobbit: DOS clips.

*puts Sherlock dear stalker hat on*I wanted to take this opportunity to try to deduce a little something about what Richard has been up to.

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The long curls are still in tact, he also seems to be growing a beard.

The thing that struck me was how slender he looked.

Not quite Spooks Lucas North season 7, but I think it’s safe to say that Richard isn’t preparing to shoot an action movie.

The question is, does this slimmer frame mean he’s actually auditioning/preparing/shooting something or is it just the strain of shooting three films back to back, relocating to NY?

Does he perhaps miss English food and his mother’s cooking?

I wish he’d make it easier to deduce by, I don’t know, having a script sticking out from his (gorgeous) leather coat pocket or accidentally spilling the beans by using another character’s name instead of Thorin.

As always. Richard knows what’s going on, but he’s not telling!

We’ll get you next time though, Mr A!

Care to do some deducing of your own?

What to expect when you’re expecting (The Hobbit Fan Event on Monday)

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The Nov 4th Fan Event for The Hobbit is upon us and at this point all we can do is speculate what treats are in store for us.

As I was going down my Twitter feed it was wonderful to see so many of my RA friends score tickets to see the cast in either NY or London.

Magzy asked me whether I was jealous and I truthfully answered that yes, but not in the obvious way.

It would be much worse if Richard was in London as it’d be extremely difficult but doable to try to make it work.

As RA is in NY, beside logistic issues (like a 10 hour flight), the US isn’t getting a tourist penny from me until they get rid of tourist visas (seeing that we ARE citizens of the EU).

Therefore, there wasn’t any way in hell to bend reality to fit with my fangirl desires.

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I have to admit that reading fan encounters always delight me and I hope our fellow admirers show us with insider info.

¬†I’m always proud¬†of the conduct of our fandom members on RA impact, despite probably being on the verge of exploding, they usually manage a calm cool exterior and represent us well.

It’s also easier for me to live vicariously through another fan, I can just imagine myself in this situation, I giggle (and sometime squirm) reading the details and I get a rush that is probably almost as intense as the lucky fan felt on meeting Richard… almost…

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The event will take place at 11pm on Monday AT (meaning Agzy time), so could be worse.

I’ll be bundled up in bed with my laptop, refreshing the page every few seconds, trying not to think about having to get up the next day at 6am.

I’ll give watching¬†everything go down¬†in real time a go, although it felt odd during 2012 SD: Comic-Con and I quickly abandoned trying to keep up.

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What can we expect?

Difficult to guess.

My bet is that because there are four host cities, we aren’t going to see that much of Richard, especially that he’ll be joined by a teenage girl¬†Orlando Bloom and much of the attention will be focused on Legolas (the name¬†comes from the Scottish ‘lass’ and Lego because he delivers his lines like he was made of plastic… OK, not really…).

The event poster claims there will be live Q&A and exclusive footage shown, but I’ll be the judge of how exclusive that footage feels ūüėČ

The event is dubbed a FAN event, so I hope we’ll be able to satisfy our FAN appetites!

What would you like to see on Monday?

Are there any questions you’d like Richard to be asked?

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