2015 Armitage Weekly Round-up – tumblr edition #9

Damn, I am really inflexible when it comes to re-designs. Tumblr apparently decided to restyle and -organize itself this week, and being the last-minute type that I am, I only encountered the fuck-ups challenges that brings on the eve of the weekly round-up. *arrrrrrrrrrrrgh* I’ll do my very best here, today, but I suspect it may not be a particularly long collection of note-worthy links. Bear with me while I try and find my feet again…

round up header NZ 9

  1. Very handy: On the eve of the Olivier Awards which RA had to cancel his appearance at *grah* lgprca rounds up the most imporatant reviews for Richard as John Proctor in The Crucible. My fingers are still crossed for you, Rich, and the reviews have reminded me why I am right in doing so
  2. And from Richard’s latest (and greatest) work right back to the beginning: Clematis70 has put evidence of RA in Cleopatra into one photo set
  3. This recollection of The Hobbit shoot by Graham McTavish made me feel really lachrymose. Posted by smokysbarrett
  4. Just a reminder that there was “majesticity” pre-Thorin *smirks*. A gif set by riepu10 #sorry #not sorry
  5. jahoe1960 gives us a collection of gestures/handporn. Always welcome
  6. richardarmitagequotes with an evocative sound-bite from RA that was news to me because I was travelling NZ when it came out. Here’s the irony: It’s from an interview with NZ newspaper Dominion Post
  7. The RA31DayChallenge continues on tumblr and Guylty has completely lost touch. Rather than link to any individual of the many excellent posts, here is a link to the tag on tumblr which will pull them all up onto your screen
  8. And just to contradict what I wrote in #7, here’s a link to applefia2036’s day 10 of the challenge. “A product he should be spokesperson for” – just because I love her manips she illustrates the post with
  9. The usual NSFW warning applies to triple-R-porn’s latest John Porter drabble… *sizzle* Definitely do not read if you don’t like smut! You’ve been warned *evil grin*
  10. Completely missed this RA RPF by Jollytr until now. It’s already on chapter 18. Here’s a link to chapter 16 via rasexualfustration, but you can also find it on AO3 from the beginning
  11. I bet you do, jasperseyes10…
  12. Funny interview moment between RA and Luke Evans (Madrid 2013) captured by chase-taurohtar. Except that all I could stare at was that freakishly long index finger… What the…???
  13. Zeesmuse’s dash did a thing…

Sorry, I had to leave it there – I need to reacquaint myself with tumblr. I am the slightest bit put out that this is happening on the cusp of my 3-year tumblr anniversary that started my descent into madness… You would’ve thought that I am a pro at this microblogging thing but no…

Anyway, those are just niggles. Let’s concentrate on pleasant things – like the #CrucibleGlobalView on Twitter that is apparently happening today if I can find a way of downloading or streaming the bloody thing… still not happy here, and tomorrow’s announcement of the Olivier Award recipients. It would’ve been lovely if Mr A could’ve attended the ceremony, especially in the event of him actually pocketing the award. But then again, there is as much honour, compliment and distinction in being nominated as there is in winning. My fingers are firmly crossed and I am “holding my thumbs” in good old German tradition for extra luck, Mr A. Go on, ya good thing! And bloody hurry up there in Hannibal-Land.

30 thoughts on “2015 Armitage Weekly Round-up – tumblr edition #9

  1. Xkit sweetie. Xkit. I took a 30 minute reprieve from my hiatus to answer email and check a few things when that horrific redesign took place and Mr Xkit Man had fixed the majority of it by the time I logged off!!!!

    Thank you for the round-up.


      • I’ve found it easier to deal with Tumblr idiocies WITH Xkit. I can completely block and ignore specific people and MOST subjects. ๐Ÿ™‚ My blood pressure has come down significantly since I installed it!


        • True. I had it installed a while ago, but it kept upsetting tumblr to the point of refusing to load. But it is very useful indeed, not just for blocking etc, but with lots of other helpful things.


  2. Hit send too soon. If you (or anyone) is interested, Nemo updated last weekend and Aside from Heaven updated at DF last night and will update everywhere else sometime today and at RASF when she posts it.

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      • I am completely side-blinded by the amount of interest in the Asides. I had a nice conversation on Tumblr last night with someone wondering if it was ‘the story’ or ‘history in itself’ that drew me to writing them. Really, it’s simply the filling out of Manna, not to mention I felt Guy came to his own and was redeemed too late in RH. I wanted to see that ‘growth’ into WHO he was continue and this was the perfect vehicle.

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        • I think the Asides (and your motivation for them) make perfect sense. In a way you “shot yourself in the foot” by inventing a character that had to be reborn again and again to cover the course of 700 years ๐Ÿ˜‰ Much to the benefit of your readers. I see much scope for novel-length further development of some of the Guy reincarnations. Bring it on.

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          • Well Manna IS being reworked into an original piece of fiction. IF I stopped writing fanfiction, I’d get it done a LOT faster! LOL!

            I also considered writing Nemo straight out as an original, but for some odd reason….

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  3. Great selections as usual. I especially enjoyed Roman Richard. There is something about a man in uniform, even if he has to wear feathers on his head.

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  4. 1- 6- always good to be remember that the Crucible is something to be very proud of ๐Ÿ™‚
    2- beautiful legs, stunning profile.. he made a fine Roman indeedโ€ฆ I donโ€™t mind a repeat in the future of this theme
    3- sighโ€ฆ. Actors often have to die a lot I think in their career .. I think this was a good death
    4- yes, he was majestic, Iโ€™m growing fonder of the dark night with every viewing ๐Ÿ˜‰
    5- love those handsโ€ฆ wow, I just realised looking at his palms and his lines .. they are very similarly drawn to mine, how weird..
    8-, 7- this is such a nice project โ€“I looked in last week and in your latest list and you can just drown in the love , in a good way ๐Ÿ˜‰ I like to scroll down and keep going โ€˜ohhh yessss, me too!โ€™ ๐Ÿ™‚
    10- oh thanks! Something good jollytr to battle insomnia ๐Ÿ™‚ ( zee by the way , new chapters soon? Pleaseee)
    13- Zeeโ€™s dash is very smart ๐Ÿ™‚
    Off to 9,10 now.
    Thanks for battling technical trickery and mischief for us one more week, very sweet and not that short. And letโ€™s just one more time remember , regardless of the outcome tomorrow, he has bagged a OLIVIER NOMINATION!! For his Proctor ๐Ÿ™‚ Heโ€™s just great ๐Ÿ™‚ (sorry for being extra mushy these days)

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    • HaHA – am I finally wearing you down re. Guy? Sooner or later he’ll get *all* of you *evillaugh*
      And you are so right – Olivier nomination *whoopwhoop*. Well done, that is pretty cool in any case, no matter what outcome. Will increase his bankability and “authority”.


      • More authority?? that is scary! considering his natural tendencies of saving the world from itself sometimes ๐Ÿ˜‰
        Oh i liked Guy i think sort of mid way S1 when i saw him begging like a worm for Marian :-p Of course i went like everyone else ‘ohhh, ahhhhh, poor Guy! being chated on and used oooohhh’. And then i still wanted to kick his bloody backside every time he killed somebody! Kind believe i can like a killer, somebody who put a child out in the woods and so on.. how dare he make himself liked like this? And i know the S3 looks are OTT but they certainly do it for me girl, sod reality and all that ๐Ÿ™‚ I still have S3 to finish but i’ll come back on more about Guy and his endless wealth of expression! He should have been nominated for some award for it too, i think!


        • best leathered arse? *ooops* nah, that’s too snarky… Forget I said that. He’s not just a sex object. *coughs* No he really isn’t. He has many faults, and some of his actions are definitely evil and questionable. But he did also save people from the sheriff, and not just Marian. So yeah, I think he is – much against the intention of the makers – a redeemable character veering towards the positive, and therefore lovable. *ehm* Do I protest too much???

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          • totally agree, i think he’s loveable because he’s so conflicted and so much is going on inside, he’s ambitious and insecure sometimes, driven and determined in other instances, evil at time but with a purpose and not really or seldom cruel. I think it is his struggles that keep us rooting for him to make it and want to hug him when he fails ๐Ÿ™‚ And yes the peaches coughs ๐Ÿ˜‰


  5. Hello Guylty ! A perfect time to read your Round-up with my cup of tea. As usual I liked almost everything. But N03 : the sentence from Graham MacTavish has litterally broken my heart. Not because of what he is saying but because he put “Richard” instead of “Thorin” and when I have read this sentence for the first time it’s really made my tears falling down. But hopefully “our” lovely man is alive and may be coming to take a wonderful prize. I am so happy he has been nominated for the Olivier Awards. I really would like he gets it.


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