We are now a week-and-a-half into the RA Challenge, with 2/3 of it yet to come. Even at this relatively early stage, I must say that I am really enjoying it.
Ok, I haven’t reached the con-tro-ver-sial question yet *dun-dun-duuuuun*. For several reasons: It’s great to see so much RA content being posted. In the absence of new material (which has been available to *all* fans), it has been quiet. Now I find that my mornings have become much more fun again, as I power up the laptop and check whether there are new submissions to the challenge. It’s nice to find out what my fellow fans think. And in a more selfish way, I find myself revisiting my early fandom days – pondering the whys and whats of the obsession with interest in RA – and reigniting some of the enthusiasm that comes with falling in love with discovering a new favourite artist. Maybe a yearly challenge should be mandatory – to keep the flame burning at all times 🗽…
Talking of fandom, I read an interesting post today that made me reflect again on fandom/being a fan. Good Woman Going to Waste asks Am I A Fan?, and raises some questions that I find interesting to explore. I have commented over there. Join the discussion over there if you are interested.
Now on to the challenge. Warning! This post will contain some irreverent fun. If you think that RA is a special snowflake that may not be made fun of, stop right here… Because the moment(s) that make me laugh out loud every time, are not deliberately acted but are somewhat exposing of the OOA. It appears as if I am totally taking the piss out of him, or am indulging in good old German schadenfreude (malicious joy). But no, I am not happy at misfortune. I just look back fondly to less ‘perfect’ times, and I am admiring how much has changed. These are the images in question:
For Armitage being deliberately funny, I am going wayyyyyyy back to old times. This is one of my favourite interviews, and I really like what ensues from 1:33 in the clip:
You cheeky bunny, you! Not to mention the “friction”… 😂
Who says, an action drama can’t be funny… “Women with Guns”
“Alright, luv, don’t get your burka in a twist.” 😂
There are plenty of other funny scenes – in fact, I do think that Mr A is quite quick-witted and comes out with funny things. And I have to say, I think there is nothing more uplifting than see him belly-laugh. He really should laugh more…
And your favourite funny moments? Leave links or embed in the comments!