Welcome to another week of RA/Hobbit/OT post round-up.
This list is by no means exhaustive, so please add any links in comments I may have accidentally omitted.
Once again it’s quite long (the list, not Richard’s…. oh, never mind…), but I’ve tried to include posts from RA blogs for those who don’t do the rounds daily, as well as a few surprises for those who keep their finger on the Armitage pulse.
As always, you can find the Tumblr Round-Up for week 5 lovingly brought to you by Guylty.
Arkenstone has taken care of the Fanfiction Weekly Round-Up, so you’ll have plenty to do to combat the cold.
Thornton Thursday started off with a bang with a guest post by author Trudy Brasure.
She continued her North and South musings on Friday and I hope you did better than me at the N&S quiz…
Trudy’s new book In Consequence is up for grabs, so make sure you leave comments on either posts for the chance to get your hands on this yummy N&S retelling (giveaway ends on Thursday).
Talking of wonderful ideas, Guylty, Ms *Ooof* herself, was brainstorming how we should celebrate Valentine’s Day Armitage Style, and the people have spoken, so make sure you sign up!
Valentine’s Day is the day of luuuuuuv, so have you spReAd any Armitage love recently?
And spReAd it some more!
There’s been quite an uproar in the BBC Sherlock fandom of late and has sent ripples throughout other fandoms.
(link removed by request of blogger) and here’s another post on the topic.
EDIT: Just in case this requires clarification, any comments that I write below are not in any way, shape or form a comment on the posts I have linked to above, but rather very loose thoughts on Abbington’s comments made on the issue of Johnlock and fan art.
I may actually grow a pair in the next few days and write about how, although Abbington has a right to her opinion, I have to disagree with what was said and how it was phrased (and luckily I get to have an opinion too).
In a nutshell this is why I can’t stand by and witness people policing others with regards to their preferences and likes, be it slash fiction, RPF or anything else.
Shades of grey...
Mary Mary, quite contrary, what does Richard feel like?
Perry is out with the old and onto the new
OT: Any advice for a fellow Tolkien fan and budding writer?
KatherineD crushes my Poldark dreams with logic (crushes I tell you!)
Whatever happened to the original Poldark?
Harry Kennedy has been in touch and has all the gossip from Dibley
I guess the folks at Wallsauce didn’t want to leave Thorin hanging…
This is one way to stay warm! Now get over here Richard, my furnace with thunder thighs!
Bilbo’s Door is going along nicely, thank you very much!
Armitage and the cutting room floor. I hope someone sweeps this stuff up and delights us.
Sweet Armitage dream or beautiful nightmare?
This Smaug the dragon certainly shouldn’t be breathing fire!
Zan serves up some Armitage profile (for breakfast or dinner, depending where you are, it’s yummy nonetheless)
There will never come a day when I won’t link to an Armitage bum post! You have my personal guarantee ;)
Musings on The Sassy Elf King and his messed up face
Would you like to live in a hole in the ground?
The Swiss chalet jumper just doesn’t want to go away!
Very cute Hobbit avatars, slightly reminiscent of Anime Thorin, me thinks…
MarieAstra asks what the norm for fans is
On Grumpy Armitage. I agree, it’s attractive. Why?
OT: Joining a fandom (a story told in gifs)- disturbingly accurate!
Let’s hope Pinter/Proust wasn’t Richard’s Stage Swann song
Weta Workshop’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles-Art & Design looks very interesting
I hope you enjoyed this round-up!
Don’t forget to check out Arkenstone’s Fanfiction round-up and Guylty’s Tumblr round-up.