Welcome new Richard Armitage fans!

In a few hours, I’ll be headed to the theatre to see Mr. Armitage in Captain America. So will thousands of fans of the Marvel franchise films who have no idea who he is. I’m fully anticipating a reaction of “wow, why haven’t we noticed that guy before?” even though the part is rumored to be small.

Frankly, blog hits for today are already off the map; yesterday was a record day and today is going to beat yesterday. So I think a lot of people are already curious. Who is this guy?

Richard Armitage as Heinz Kruger in a publicity still for Captain America. Source: RichardArmitageNet.com

If you want a quick answer with noteworthy video clips I can’t think of any better destination than RAFrenzy, who did a post on “Who the h*** is Richard Armitage?” that links to a permanent page. Go there and be enlightened!

And if you want more information, my favorite places to send you would be the big English-language fansites: RichardArmitageOnline.com (which has in its a links a list of fan resources in other languages), RichardArmitageNet.com, and Richard Armitage Central. These places all have extensive presentations of his work, media about him, and photographs and screencaps.

Ready to take the next step and join the vigorous ongoing discussion about Mr. Armitage’s work and personal appeal? Try the many discussion board options linked in the sidebar under fansites, and of course, the many people who’ve started to blog about him, also linked in the sidebar. Come on in, the water’s fine. We’ll do our best to be friendly and hospitable. It’s important to share a good thing, right? For a long time, he’s been our little secret (even for a much longer time than the year and a half that I’ve been around!) but there’s more than enough of him to go around, and it will take you many weeks to get to the bottom just of seeing all the work he’s done.

OK, gotta make dinner. This is what we’re having; once everyone’s in bed, it’s going to be time for some serious Servetus fangrrling!

So welcome, Captain America fans. (And Hobbit fans, no doubt I’ll be posting something reconciling with you sooner or later. Just give me another day or two. Thanks for your understanding.)

~ by Servetus on July 21, 2011.

13 Responses to “Welcome new Richard Armitage fans!”

  1. I need to update that page! But it will do for now. BTW, I didn’t post anything today obviously, and I got almost twice the hits I normally do. Yesterday was definitely a record day. Unbelievable. And if my podunk blog is getting that kind of traffic, I can’t even fathom what kind of attention Richard Armitage is getting. I’m hoping to post something on that by tonight or in the morning. My gut is screaming something, and I’ve got to let it out. LOL! Wish I could eat dinner with you.

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  2. I can’t go till sunday this really bites- I have my own perfomance to do.
    can’t we just change the event date to next week? I want to see cap. amer.- they don’t the director actually to be there do they?- don’t think the producers will buy that one do you?

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    • you could say you were staying away in order to make them less nervous 🙂

      Actually that was what I had to do with one of my last TAs when she gave her first ever university lecture — technically, I’m required to stay and supervise, and I always do that anyway to try to give feedback on how the class goes — but she was so nervous that I decided it would be better for her if I stayed away 🙂

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  3. Hi… my name is Natalie and I’m a new Richard Armitage fan.

    Just kiddin’. 🙂

    Wow… RA-mania is about to hit, eh? I haven’t checked my blog stats forever, so I don’t know if anyone still reads the old posts… but it would be interesting to find out.

    I wasn’t planning on going to CA in theatres, but now the bug has hit and I think I’ll be buying a ticket this weekend. 🙂

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    • It’s a fun movie — not earthshattering, but fun.

      Welcome to the world of Armitage fandom, Natalie — we’re always happy to great a new fan 🙂

      Fewer hits today than yesterday (had my first 2,500+ day yesterday) but still about five hundred above normal (and I didn’t publish anything today).

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  4. I’ve just read this new interview with Richard in The Telegraph newspaper.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/8653223/Richard-Armitage-Im-a-bit-mean.-I-havent-got-a-nice-guy-face.html

    Can this man be anymore humble, hardworking or adorable?

    What he puts himself through for his craft!

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    • I thought this was a really moving interview — hope I have time to write about it over the weekend. Nice to hear from you again, lizzie!

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  5. Hi there Nat! You’re missed. 🙂

    Servetus, I’m getting more than the usual hits for me since basically avoid search engines. The type of search words are interesting too.

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  6. unfortunately theatre don’t work that way- it was so *&%&* *#& hot- 102 at 8pm- christmas carols, and dancing don’t do well in July- will never do/direct outdoor theatre for the city again(no pay)- next time they ask ,somebody better duct tape my mouth shut- thank goodness it is over now- hubby bought me dinner after fish&chips and Guiness- felt better . Santa was cool though in his bermuda shorts and hawian shirt .(now to get ready for Nov. at least it won’t be so hot, did I just say that- where’s that duct tape) =)

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  7. I can’t wait to see this movie, but I have to because there are no theatres where I live! I am going out west to see my daughter next week so that’s when I can see it!
    Thanks for the pasta recipe — I’ll have to try it. I love onions!
    **Waves at Nat** Hi there!

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    • This is a really great recipe. The onions get so sweet. My other tip is use Italian parmesan — sharper taste than if you use domestic.

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