Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Recap on Richard

This is a piece I posted last year :
reposting in prep for  FANSTRAVGANZA !!!
I had never heard of this dangerously handsome man, Richard Armitage, before last summer with the help of the Starz miniseries Pillars of the Earth. I saw the ads for the show online but my husband and I decided a month earlier to cancel cable and get one of those boxes to help lower bills, so We had no access to the show and I REALLY wanted to see it. We decide, after a netflix ad popped up in front of my e-mail one night, that we would check it out. Ten bucks a month was way better than fifty so we signed up and I started exploring . I came across a Robin Hood that I had never seen before so I watched it.

I saw Richard, all decked out in black leather(adore a man in leather) with his blues eyes sparkling at me, (or were my own eyes filled with stars? couldn't tell the differance.) I was hooked instantly. As I watched more and more episodes the personality, and emotional struggles of Guy were getting closer and closer to those of a charactor I created in 1999 for my first novel and to help me focus while I wrote I sketched a picture of him. The more I watched the more I knew that this man was the perfect match for my story. Then season three came on, withhis whole new look, I about fell off the couch. The image on my computer screen was the very image I had created in my head. I ran to the office closet, dug out the sketch and ran back down to my computer. As bad of a sketch artist as I am anyone could see that the paper I held in my hand could have been drawn from the image on the screen. Same face, same hair, simular armor, I was floored. Did I maybe see him somewhere before? Not likely, 1999 was along time ago.
I got all my BBC fixes from PBS until Netflix - I had seen and loved the Vicar immensely but we didn't get many episodes and certainly not the ones with Harry,I discovered that a few days later. - We had Spooks/MI-5 once a week but they were still showing Tom and Adam and not, I found later, in chronological order. I discovered, (thanks imdb.com) I had watched many of the shows he had been involved in but our PBS broadcasts were sporatic. I managed to miss all of his. But still, My image was created in my imagination 11 years earlier. Fate? Psyhic connection? Coinidence? who knows why I saw Sir Guy in my head a decade before another writer and Richard brought him to life, but I'm glad it happened

Sunday, February 19, 2012

It's almost time!

Are you ready for some serious eye candy?

Looking for some interesting takes on history?

Just want to have fun?

Then grab an iced drink, a fan and a hanky and sit down and have a ball --- starting       March 12, 2012!!!!!!!
 It's the biggest blogger party of the year!!!

A full week of the

Heavenly Handsome    

Richard Armitage!

visit any of these blogs for details:
A is for Armitage

An Obsessed Fanatic
Avalon’s Realm
C.S. Winchester
Cerridwen Speaks
Crispin’s Eclipse
Do I Have a Blog?
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Country Life
Fly High!
Funky Blue Delphinium
I Want to be a Pinup!
Just Another Armitage Fan
La Loba
Me, My Thoughts & Richard Armitage
Melanie’s Musings
Mr John Thornton
Musings & Other Enigmas
Phylly’s Faves
Searching for MY Mr. Darcy
Something About Love (A)
y que iba yo a contar
White Rose: Sincere and Simple Thoughts
Jonia’s Cut
DistRActed Musings of One ReAlity
 An RA Viewer’s Perspective from 33° 0′ South of the Equator;
bccmee’s Richard Armitage Fan Vids & Graphics;
 CDoart: Richard Armitage & History & Spooks;
Confessions of a Watcher;
DistRActed Musings of One ReAlity;
me + richard armitage;
Richard Armitage Fan Blog;
The Squeee.