Legenda 38: 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.]
August is Armitage Birthday Month!
- Crispin’s Eclipse is doing a daily countdown to August 22nd, called Armitage Day by some of us.
- spReAd the love is hoping to collect 100 contributions of a pint of blood or pound of food by fans of Richard Armitage before August 22nd. More info here. If you’ve donated, thanks! If you haven’t: won’t you join in?
- After too long a silence, Violet has returned with her traditional August is Hot Month.
- You can sign the RichardArmitageNet.com guestbook that passes birthday greetings on to Mr. Armitage here.
- Add to C19′s annual collection of birthday greetings here (you must be a C19 member to post).
- You can add to a similar list at Richard Armitage Central here (you must be a member to post).
- Please let me know if you have another birthday project underway that you’re calling for participants in.
I haven’t decided entirely what I’m doing here, but I know that one thing I will be participating in is King Richard Armitage Week 2012!
This is going to be a fun week, beginning on Armitage Day, with a scavenger hunt / quiz, interviews, graphics, articles, and a charity challenge. Planned participating bloggers / blogs so far include fitzg, Fly High!, CDoart: Richard Armitage & History & Spooks, Something About Love, and of course, me + richard armitage. A few others are still deliberating about possible contributions.
If you would like to blog about Richard III during the week following August 22nd and display the King Richard Armitage Week banner on your site, please let me know so we can include your contribution in the festivities, linked at the project home page!
Watch Armitage in warm society:
- Armitage Watch continues with both Spooks and Robin Hood.
- Polish fans will be watching North & South on August 9 and 10.
- A new Armitage-related blog starts with a cute post! Welcome. The enthusiasm really *is* addictive, isn’t it?
- Progress on Stitchin’ Richard!
- A very well-considered positive response to the announcement of the third Hobbit film. Servetus is still on the fence.
- A taxonomical post on “fundamentalist” fans. I agree with everything here except the ahistorical use of the term “fundamentalist.” The essential take-away: Relax. Or, if you can’t relax, at least be positive in your freneticism!
- Who’s the worst Armitage baddie?
- Gisby’s CBeebies cartoon.
- Armitage as rocker. I especially love Sid Vicious.
- CDoart on moving on.
- Focus on Tannni Tani.
- Detailed consideration of the item that WETA workshop is calling “Thorin’s map.” I thought this week about buying some Hobbit bling on ebay. The problem is the mini-bust of Thorin looks so mean. It’s much more affordable than the figure with the sword, though. Hmmm.
- Frencharmitagearmy says she’s back. Can’t wait!
- Richardsbabe’s Doodles is also back with an explosion! Love many of these manips. Warning: mature.
- TrudysTattle’s “In Consequence” (N&S) goes to chapter 15 and things get deliciously out of hand. Trudy, you are not allowed to go on vacation!!! I need them to get married already!!!! Please!!!!!
- rbb recommends Juliecoop’s fanfics, here. Logon: JaneAusten Password: Love2Read. I admit that I haven’t read these yet but wanted to make sure the link was more visible than it was in the comments on the last Legenda. ETA: rbb recommends “Love Lessons” and “How to Save a Life.”
OT, collateral attractions, and stuff I think about:
- On the proper way to make a michelada, my favorite drink of the moment. Skip the icecubes.
- My mom loved these.
- Something I’m going to make before I go. And these. And this. Not all at the same meal.
- This is a hyper-intellectual consideration of gaming culture (WoW included), and you will probably have to reread some sections of it to get his meaning fully, but OMG, is it a good description of some recent dynamics in ArmitageWorld and, for that matter, facebook this week. Really, really smart. Proves that things are to be learned from the close observation of the allegedly trivial (something I already believed, of course).