Legenda 40: 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.]
This florilegium comes a little early this week because it was pressing to clean out my email account if I am to get anything done this week.
Yes, I’ve just gotten “home.” Happily, without mishap. Well, it doesn’t feel like home. But although I got turned around getting there, the key I have did open my apartment, my stuff was still in there, and there was a parking place in front of the door. After having lived in a lot of places, I’ve discovered that I’ve got place-specific information stored in mid-term memory. It always takes me a day or so to remember where everything is … just hope I can remember where to find the grocery store. Still struggling with guilt vs. relief, but OMG the being alone, the being alone. And the fact that no major household appliance seems to have leaked and molded all over everything while I was gone.
The topper Richard Armitage story of the week and probably the month and maybe the year up till now: ItsJSforMe and her family meet Richard Armitage on the set of his new film. She mentions the experiences of RALover, which I also linked to earlier this week. Unspeakably, immensely pleasing on about a jazillion levels.
The topper story of the coming week is going to be Richard Armitage’s birthday. If you’re not up to speed on everything planned in advance, please check out my link from the middle of the week. And make sure you’re on the web on August 22nd. I have the feeling we’re going to see something super.
If you loved Richard Armitage this week, if your heart just melted when you saw those fan candids: send him a present — donate to one of his JustGiving charities!
- There’s a new blog: Guy of Gisborne is blogging for himself! Welcome.
- Given the number of F2F Armitage encounters this week, fans may want to read up on meeting celebrities. Frenz does an interview with an Armitage fan who’s got advice on this sensitive issue.
- Super thoughtful response to the Richard Armitage challenge question about favorite character quote. It’s not what you expect.
- Lucas North’s rear.
- At Fly High! Reading the Hobbit in Search of Thorin, part II.
- How GB draws his cartoons. He likes the conceptual better than the execution, I think, and I sympathize. He also needs some more suggestions for an upcoming project.
- Check out the results of bccmee’s latest collaborative challenge!
- Top Ten Things to be Learned from “This Year’s Love”. Wow, the fan discipline involved here.
- The Armitage Beard Fairy.
- John Porter as Scorpion. Hot!
- Armitage, Warhol-style.
- Somebody loves “hand to mouth” Armitage!
- A disturbing Armitage dream. I also need to mention that another fan dreamed of me in conjunction with a road trip to a possible Richard Armitage convention in the clouds this week. Bizarre!
- August is Hot! continues at The Framework Blog. This time: Keeper of the Sword!
- IngeD3 continues her pre-birthday countdown in pictures.
- GB tries his hand at a post-series 1 RH fic. First installment crackles!
- Grati’s posted her story, “Thorin’s Hope,” at wattpad.
OT, collateral attractions, and stuff I think about:
- GB offers a portrait of himself as a developing photographer.
- Dooce describes watching Silver Spoons as a kid and wanting to go back to her room and pretend to make out with Jason Bateman. I could so identify.
- The Summer of Breakup Porn — on KStew’s indiscretions — I learned from this that the Twihards have largely, and somewhat callously, turned against her now — vs Katie Holmes’ behavior in front of the press.
- The “real” reason women love 50 Shades of Grey — because it should be reminding their husbands that a little planning and attention can make sex lot better. This goes along with my former TA’s theory that the reason people loved the story was because it was an unmitigated romance.
- I am a born mirror-faster, and it hasn’t improved my body image in the least. I’d argue for the contrary.
- My beloved Zadie Smith has a new novel coming out!