Legenda 44: 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 week comes a little early — again — because the High Holidays are starting on Sunday evening and I wanted my mailbox cleaned out first. I do want to warn you that while I may peek in occasionally, I will most likely not be posting from Sunday evening until Tuesday evening. But who knows. My plans have changed before. I have a lot to think about this year, though.
I’m featuring this because it makes me so happy: Nat has a new blog! Everyone run over there and say “hi!”
(This makes me happy because I also wonder what happens when you run out of things to say about “just” Richard Armitage). So she’s keeping it up with her inimitable, light-hearted blend of commentary and ogling and art.
AND — just as importantly, her old blog is going to remain open, and it reports that Stick Figure Richard is also on the set of Black Sky. What a relief. I hadn’t heard from him in a while and was worried.
The big thing this week was the excavation of the Greyrfriars’ Car Park and its results regarding Richard III. I’m going to do a separate Richard III update in a while because I haven’t got time at the moment to read all the stuff, but here’s a summary and a comment at the King Richard Armitage fan initiative. Also:
The Sunne in Splendour group read plans are now available at #ArmitageWatch — the begin date has moved to September 30th. I will be accompanying it here in some way, as well, though I am not sure I’ll be tweeting along. I’ll be trying to come up with a fun quiz question each week, and if the reading speaks to me I’ll weigh in. In case you’re still hesitant, Agzy is doing some background for non-specialists and to encourage non-native readers to participate; here, for instance, on The War of the Roses.
- fitzg asks what Armitage should do next.
- GB celebrates his 100th post with a unique musical offering, something only he could do. He’s also going into the hospital, so leave him some good wishes. There’s a cute cartoon there, too.
- FedoraLady hits her 1000th post. Wow! You’ll pass me up soon, I’m only at about 1150.
- Why Jas loves the stubble.
- Stringent analysis of what Armitage’s “Gary” character in Black Sky might have as a possible surname. Loved this.
- What would Guy of Gisborne have been called in Polish? (page down for English).
- Also by Ania, a beautiful screencap of Lucas North’s hand.
- On the topic of names, a funny association with the name “Gary” made by an Armitage fan.
- What role should Armitage play in a Tim Burton film?
- Jas gives a detailed discussion of her reaction to Between the Sheets. Subtitle: “Armitage as asshole?”
- Richard Armitage and rain.
- Khandy’s “Absolution” (SB / John Porter / OC) goes to chapter 13.
- La Loba’s dreams rewrite her last Guy of Gisborne fairytale.
- GB’s “One Last Try” (RH / Guy + Marian) goes to chapter 5. Intense angst and suffering.
- On the question of what is permissible in fanfic — here’s a fascinating story, entitled “Hiddle Me This.” It features what is characterized as an out-of-character Tom Hiddleston. It also has sex, so take the warnings very seriously before reading.
- RPF, explicit: “Clean my pipes.” Armitage as plumber!
- Standring plus RPF, explicit, “Open Your Heart to Love,” adds four chapters (12-15) — see here and page down.
OT, collateral attractions, and stuff I think about:
- What if Belstaff came to New York Fashion Week and no one knew what it was?
- Factors influencing distribution of Hollywood films in China. Hollywood is now making as much, weekend per weekend, in theaters in China as it does in the U.S.
- On the psychology of the trust fall (a trust fall is a team-building exercise in which participants let themselves fall into the arms of team members).
- This is the recipe I’d probably make for my mom this week although I have to confess I don’t know where she is on quinoa. It might be a hard sell.
- From the annals of “you get what you pay for, or do you?” why it’s hard to equate online course provision with higher education.
- A satirical take on the Harvard cheating scandal (I think!).
- Favorable comment on Andy Murray’s Grand Slam win and British unemotionalism.