Armitage Weekly Round-up 2019/8

I’m getting ready for tomorrow…

Paddy’s Day on Sunday – and just to let you know that I intend to celebrate tomorrow in the same way that I always celebrate Paddy’s Day on my blog… *hint hint*.

But before we get to that, let’s start the weekend with a few little gems from Tumblr.

  1. I’m confused. Where does this gorgeous picture of Richard in the recording studio come from? I don’t think I have seen this before. My heartfelt thanks to deepestfirefun for posting this gorgeous shoulders-and-half-profile image
  2. Ok, not new as such, but looking at aidanspace’s gif set, I am thinking that this look of Thorin’s is the stuff of some NSFW fan fics
  3. Just for handy perusal, mezzmerizedbyrichard has put all Starfury’s images of Richard at RDC5 into one set. Thanks for the fan service!
  4. Wow, here is some fan art that I love. Posted by angelpretend
  5. *coughs* What a Guy wants by nfcomics. *coughs* rather… ahem… a handful
  6. Any RPF readers out there? Writerandee writes a RA RPF and is looking for beta readers
  7. Major silver fox alert courtesy of jassy2101
  8. I loved this collection of screengrabs that kind of summarise NS for Mr Thornton. Posted by bashful-heart
  9. Oh, I love this new gif created by riepu10 – really aesthetic. And not only because Daniel Miller is in it
  10. Jassy2101 also shares a crop of a fan photo with RA from RDC. Has a touch of a passport photo if you ask me…
  11. Vampire!Richard??? I confess, I am not a fan of the vampire genre *at all*. But if there is anything or anyone who could tempt me to get into it, it is RA. So whatever fizzyxcustard is planning, I am on board
  12. LOL – majorely dishevelled Guy… Posted by aidanspace
  13. Oooh, interesting scenario with RA and Martin Freeman in a some sort of Red Dragon re-make? Posted by chaostheoryworld
  14. And lastly – dream job?! I’d say there’ll be plenty of competition for this one. A post by thewarriorandtheking

Hope you’ll have a nice Saturday!

Guylty ❤

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113 thoughts on “Armitage Weekly Round-up 2019/8

  1. hah, your St Patricks day gif made me LOL
    like #9 -always nice to see people doing new and interesting things with pics and GIFs
    surprised the vampire fic idea doesn’t pull on those pics of him in a black polo neck in that hotel shoot where he’s pale AF
    #12 long hair Guy is and will always be my favourite

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    • Hehe, glad you liked the little Paddy’s Day fun… Not sure if we’ll be dancing tomorrow. In good old Paddy’s Day fashion, the weather forecast is for rain tomorrow. *that’s Ireland for you*
      Ugh, don’t mention that *horrible* photo shoot in the NY hotel. So ugly. (But in that sense very fitting for a genre I don’t like *haha*)
      Long hair Guy is very pretty-pretty.

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      • yeah, i don’t like those photos either but very vampiric!
        shame about the weather- we don’t do St Patricks Day though it’s actually OHs birthday!

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        • Yep, same here. For me, there are a couple of things wrong with it. a) the styling. A black turtleneck really is never a good choice, even if you *don’t* have a double-chin. b) he looks not only pale but also pasty in this shoot.
          In general, I just don’t think the pictures do him justice. He looks older than his years.

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              • I’m one of those people — that shoot immediately impressed me when I saw it and although it’s not a favorite, I still am pleased when those pictures run across my feed. But I suspect you’re actually in the majority.

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                  • I think the majority view for almost any picture of Armitage, if you surveyed the same number of fans repeatedly about different pictures, would be for “gorgeous,” i.e., Armitage fans as a group are more likely than not to consider any picture of him gorgeous, but there will be a group for any particular photo who don’t like it. And also in the sense that this photo continues to make it regularly into the group of those that are tweeted, posted, regularly, as well, it’s fair to say that it is well liked. However, in terms of what people I know would say about it, I think opinions are definitely split.

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                    • Yep, I guess ‘gorgeous’ is the logical reaction anyway. I mean, we are all fans… 😂
                      I hasten to add that those are definitely not the worst pictures of him. And I completely accept that it is all subjective…

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                  • I had the impression that the photos were popular too. They are regularly re-posted. I love how we all love different aspects of the Armitage ( clean-up shaven (yes!)/ beard, boy/man/dad etc). Apart from the NY shoot, the one pic I really can’t stand, is the one where he wears a white crinkly shirt ( I think, can’t look at it) and has wet curly hair falling over his face. His eyes look amazing but I just can’t bear to look at it and yet this image is rally popular and has been used for pillows, magnets etc.

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                    • It really is so funny how different tastes are – and that you can never say that something is “objectively” bad. The example you give – the wet look RA – is an image I like. (Not my favourite, but I do like it.) Whereas the leather shirt jacket of RA in the car, looking down, is one that I absolutely can’t stand – and like you, I can’t bear looking at it. So, hehe, where does that leave the verdict of these photographs? It just goes to show that it’s all completely subjective…
                      PS: My all-time favourites are the Ascroft pictures.

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                    • Guylty I love how you know his pictures by the photographer. I have to visualize the pic and then describe what he is wearing and even then they all are so mesmerizing in their own way. UNF perhaps!!!😉😜🤣👏

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                    • Hehe, photo nerd that I am…
                      But well, thing is – I am using my fan girl interests as a way of learning for my craft. Thanks to RA I have been introduced to a great variety of photographers. Some good, some not so good. And there is a lot to learn from the images that I see,

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                    • I second that. I like the wet look. Not so much the composition, but he’s undeniably sexy in it. {It actually reminds me of a Garth Brooks photo. I’ll have to go and make a side-by-side comparison.}
                      That infamous selfie (if I’m thinking of the right one—sucked in cheeks, seems like he’s looking down his nose?), however, really is one of my least favorite photos ever!

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                    • He wears his Mykita sunglasses in it. Looks down into the camera. And has this truly horrible sneer on his face. Or, well, what looks like a sneer to me. It obviously wasn’t that – because why on earth would he otherwise tweet the pic – but he just look so arrogant and spiteful in it, I instantly disliked the image. (It’s long gone now – he deleted it. And for once I was pleased he did…) But ok, just for clarification – it’s this one: https://meandrichard.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/ck_fkghwsaeigmb.jpg

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                    • Yup, that’s the one. I read it same as you. The look seems arrogant at best, full of disdain for the viewer. Not intentionally, as you said, but still not a good picture.

                      P.S. We’re actually in your living room, so you have to delete the link if you want it gone. 😉

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                    • (LOL – I noticed my misguided link comment as soon as I posted. The comment is already edited.)
                      Disdainful is the word I was looking for! I am shaking my head here – how did that picture ever get through…

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                    • Baffling. He couldn’t have thought that was a face you should present to the world, could he? Unless you’re trying to admonish someone for something. We shall henceforth call it the Hall Monitor Selfie.

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                    • I laughed out loud on your conclusion there – hall monitor. But then again: hall monitors are rarely *that* good looking, are they? I mean, as horrible as the picture is, you can still tell there is a hot guy underneath the sneer… Tbh, I thought the Sundance stripes-and-slacks were more hall monitor than this *grins*

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                    • Haha 😂
                      Well, in the censorious expression way, not the general looks department. That general impression is really, really hard to undermine. 😉

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                    • Group sessions? Group sessions!
                      They could measure out brainwaves in his presence and then compare it with brain activity in his absence. #pitofdespair

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                    • See Guylty I’m not a fan of that one that’s his channeling George Michael right? I think he looks a bit arrogant there and apart from the Mykitas and leather jacket/shirt thing I don’t like the beard or angle of the selfie. IMO
                      Now last nights selfies were cute and playful and that tongue 👅 omfg!!!

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                    • He looks like an arrogant arse in that picture. (I remember when it came out. Oh man, I got into a discussion about the picture bts with someone who is not a fan of RA, and it was extremely interesting to hear what the picture looked like to her. And I can tell you, it was not favourable…)
                      Yep, absolutely no comparison to the pictures from last night. (Although I am personally not a fan of tongue pictures at all. But that is just me. I apparently have a thing about finding tongues disgusting…)

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                    • “Absolute arse”🤣🤣🤣😛I was driving in this morning and Wham! I’m Your Man was on my 80s channel and I started smiling and boom the visual of that selfie popped up! I will say his Mykitas can make any outfit and selfie look better. He just radiates SEX to me in those Mykitas. I agree I’m not a tongue girl per se but it looks so playful and good hearted and maybe he had some Pinot Noir to help him take the selfie but I found it enchanting and effervescently entertaining of him so late at night UK time which I assume is where he’s at

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                    • Although I used to like George Michael, that was in the 1980s – and I’d rather not see RA that way *hehe*.
                      The Mykita glasses are a double-edged sword. Very fashionable and exclusive, yes. Added bonus: German brand. But I am not 100% on board with the style. (That’s fashion-challenged me…) They are always that little bit too round for my taste – which to me looks like grandpa glasses. But as I said – I am totally fashion-illiterate, so I am wrong and you and Richard and all the Mykita lovers out there are right!
                      The pics from last night are absolute bomb. Love everything about them – not least that he may have taken them spontaneously at midnight. Big thumbs up to that.

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                    • Yep I thought around midnight or there a bit after and I thought perhaps b/c they were a bit goofy and sweet and silly that some PN played a part but good for him that the itchy fingers shared some adorable pics and a confession of sorts finally. His whole perspective seems more upbeat and maybe this project and starting his production co and yes perhaps moving back home closer to his dad and brother/family have done him a world of good in his spirits and outlook.

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                    • Guylty, George’s music evolved in the 90’s esp his satiric ode to his Wham! days with “Freedom 90” but I am a lover of shades and he can rock Mykitas or Ray Bans or $5 sunglasses from Tesco any day of the week. He just to me looks sexy in them. His reading glasses also make him look dashing… in .my. eyes…

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                    • Addendum: I think I’m in the minority, but I’m not crazy about the Makitas. The lenses are too round for my taste. I far prefer the Ray-Ban aviators.

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  2. Man, I like reading but beta-ing is a tightrope walk. Especially, if you’re like me and tell it like it is. Best to leave that to the gentler souls… 😉

    Lots of pretty, pretty pictures.

    #12 The gif of Wave!Guy is aces!! 😂😂

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    • Really? I mean, I have never beta’d. I have only been a gamma for Zee. But I actually loved it. But it really depends on the material you are faced with. If I had to beta someone whose writing was sub-par, I think I’d lose my patience very quickly…
      Wave!Guy – he just got the whole contradiction of the happy wave and the nasty non-smiling smile so right…

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      • That’s the thing. If you beta something that’s good and just needs some polish, it’s great. I beta some of Louise‘s stuff, but she’s a great writer, so no hardship. I’m a grammar and punctuation stickler, which annoys some people, but she is as well, so I’m not needed there. And then there’s bad writing. I could never beta stuff like that. It sets my teeth on edge and I don’t wanna be mean. 😑 Some stuff you read that’s published is just argh.

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        • Absolutely right. I have very little patience for fan fiction that doesn’t meet my own preferences. And I don’t even just mean grammatical and spelling correctness, but also the general theme of the story. I don’t want to be challenged when I am reading fan fiction – I just want my thrill, and fast…

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  3. Thank you for another great roundup, there’s always a few I’ve missed along the way. Thank ou for the link love once again.
    #1 Gorgeous picture isn’t it?! There’s something about the profile, his stance…… It’s a still from The Hobbit: BotFA extended edition bts. The full set is here:
    https://www.tumblr.com/tagged/hobbit-botfa-ee-bts.
    The othersin the set might jog your memory, especially Richard doing the ADR in bare feet *sigh*
    It’s a shame the OP doesn’t indicate their source, although many of them use Pinterest/Facebook and that’s all you find in a Google image search as well. The original source is well and truly buried under a heap of pics reposted time and again.

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  4. So I’ll ask here since I don’t know what is a beta reader? Daniel pics ah RIP
    Thorin looks great !!
    #12 Guy disheveled he still rocks!!
    I agree Guylty no vampire stuff for me either but more power to that fanfic
    St Paddys Day!! Yes !!!!!!!

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    • A beta reader is like an editor – first person to read a work of fan fiction prior to publishing. Beta checks whether the characters fit the canon, whether the plot follows on and is logical, also corrects minor mistakes such as spelling and grammar.

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      • Ah thanks! So when you read Zee stuff as a gamma what is the difference? You were just a third party reader and just giving her advice on what you thought?
        What are the St Paddy’s Day plans in the Guylty household if I can ask?

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        • Hehe, I called myself her “gamma” – because she already has a beta reader of long standing. I was basically a secondary beta who did the same as the primary beta.
          Paddy’s Day looks to be wet tomorrow. Ha, old Irish tradition: Must be wet and preferably really cold on national holiday. I’ll sleep in and thank my stars that the days are over when I had to carry our household ladder into the city centre to the parade route in order to provide my children a spot from which to watch the parade over the heads of all the grown-ups 😂

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        • She tells me if she thinks Guy – or anyone else – is sliding out of character. Also continuity for plot and story line and making sure stuff makes sense. sometimes I write late at night or on the sly – bits here and there and when I go back to tinker, things get dropped or left out…

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  5. There’s great hair acting in S3 Guy, as well as the sass. ❤️. I’ve been transfixed all the morning though at the thought of him as the biggest M&M in history, thanks to #5.

    I have to say betas do sterling work. It’s so hard to catch your own mistakes, so a fresh eye is invaluable.

    Thanks for the roundup, Guylty. Great fun as always.

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  6. Happy St Patrick’s Day Guylty! Thanks for the great round-up so we could wallow in some gorgeous pics. I was wondering if the 1st pic was Hobbit ADR, then I saw the last set (14) – a dream job indeed! In the first one, the hand stroking Thorin’s face ( yes please!), with the watch has a similar blue striped shirt. Vampire Richard? Yes please.

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