Legenda 17: Stuff worth reading
Don’t forget to check out part 1 of my interview with Prue Batten marking the publication of Gisborne: Book of Pawns, and leave a comment to win a free copy! Interview resumes Tuesday and giveaway entries (rules here) are open till Friday.
[F3 promo at left courtesy of Natalie. I badly needed some beard this morning.]
Monday classic FanstRAvaganza: A series by bccmee from F2 in which she turns the hunt for and explanation of odd things that appear in screencaps and promo photos of Richard Armitage into an essay exam. I especially like this, I admit, because it started off as an idea for a guest post on my blog. The third is probably my favorite!
F3 news: I wanted to mention, because some people end up dealing only with me and thus do not realize: I am neither the inspiration nor the force behind F3. The origins of the event are detailed here, and I was a latecomer. This year, while I am coordinating posting, the event has an advisory committee of six fellow bloggers who answer questions, weigh in on big problems, talk me down from the cliffs I work myself onto, and explain how the software works. They are: CDoart, judiang, mulubinba, Natalie, RAFrenzy, and Traxy and I was very grateful for all of them this week.
[Legenda offers a brief, non-inclusive index of stuff I noticed and enjoyed since the last episode. It doesn't usually include materials presented on the major fansites, which I love dearly, but which are linked in the sidebar. Because I always forget or just miss stuff, please add additional pieces of interest via link in the comments.]
- The quilt was auctioned for £650! (And no, I didn’t win it. Unfortunately. However, when I’m home this summer I’m going to enlist my mom in some slightly less sophisticated quilting, I think. Servetus needs an Armitage quilt.) Congratulations to both the quilter and Project Linus UK for this terrific result.
- A picture of young Armitage I hadn’t seen before. I imagine more of these may start hitting the net as people start to remember their youths and realize how much interest there is. I admit that the first thing I thought after seeing this picture was not how cute he looks, but rather that if I ever did meet him accidentally, maybe he’d have a beer with me. A big beer.
- Also at fedoralady’s, on the solidarity of the fandom.
- khandy’s first non fanfic novel, Degrees of Silence, continues.
- Interesting commentary by Jas Rangoon on John Bateman as a function of Spooks in general. One guesses Skully might agree.
- Speaking of whom, Skully reemerges with another interesting Armitage-related dream.
- Richard Armitage responds to fangirls. A neat picspam by RAFrenzy.
- A group recitation of a Hamlet soliloquy by Hobbit participants noted at Heirs of Durin. Why no Armitage ??!?
- fitzg muses on Armitage as father, a theme that has betimes occupied me, too. richardsbabe’s doodles illustrates it visually. I have had very strange reactions to these manips, but they are worth seeing and thinking about.
- Would you attend the The Hobbit premiere in NZ? A poll.
- Ana Cris just got back from NZ and is just as impressed as Armitage was. She’ll be talking about this more during F3, so this is a preview.
- Melanie’s Musings hosted a North & South celebration that I caught the tail end of. This is the last post — page backwards in the blog for a lot more.
- On not giving Richard Armitage up for Lent. Me neither, Mrs. Darcy.