Legenda 33: Stuff worth reading
[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.]
[I plan to continue to post this week, as I'm still chewing on the final beard posts, but it may become erratic / sporadic. Thanks for your patience.]
- Judiang is going strong with a scene she’d pay to see and Got Beard?
- Ania loves The Beard even though she doesn’t like beards.
- A new blog: The Richard Armitage Dictionary! My favorite so far is probably Armpitage.
- Little Guy goes on vacation and almost drowns! Burgundy is one of the most memorable vacations I ever took.
- Mulubinba asks: Was Thorin paranoid?
- at Heirs of Durin: complete vlog galleries (not just Armitage) for vlogs 1 and 2.
- Richard Armitage as Santa Claus asks the girls who’s been naughty or nice. Which ones do you think he rewards?
- Pinup reevaluates Carol’s role in Sparkhouse.
- bccmee’s collaborative project for June is drawing to a close — the facedowns between two character as suggested by fans. Here are some of my recent favorites: Porter vs Thorn as flower delivery guy, and Monet v Dr. Track on putting things in their mouths. And don’t miss Beseeching Eyes!
- If Lucas North had been Canadian …
- How Richard Armitage was invited to join the Comic-Con group.
- Will you attend the NYC premiere of The Hobbit?
- What makes Richard Armitage sexy?
- CDoart has her own Richard Armitage trope: “Clever Armitage“!
- “The Saga of Vaenomar” (Thorin) goes to chapter 14.
- Fantastic Vicar of Dibley drabble!
- Khandy’s “Birth of a Legend” (Thorin) goes to chapter 5.
I also beg to report that I finally saw the first season of Sherlock. I thought the first episode was spectacular, the second two good but not as great as the first (both had timing/flow problems for me). Adaptation, timing, camera moves, acting, all particularly great in the first episode. I had not seen either Martin Freeman or Benedict Cumberbatch in anything before. I’m really excited about Freeman now and think he will be a fantastic Bilbo Baggins and really look forward to how his acting style will mesh with Mr. Armitage’s. I was neutral on Cumberbatch until the final scenes of 1.3 (in the pools, where Sherlock is defending Watson), when I started to see what might attract people to him. He’s just so — odd.