Legenda 35: 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.]

Obviously, ComicCon San Diego is the defining Richard Armitage story this week, and there’s no way I can pick up all those links. The first thing I want to do, though, is thank everyone near and far who worked to assemble that information for those of us who couldn’t be RApt on July 14. You did us a tremendous favor, and I am deeply grateful. If you’re still catching up, the best places to look for summaries and new Armitage news, apart from RichardArmitageNet.com, are TORn and Heirs of Durin. RichardArmitageOnline provides its usual succinct and punchy executive summary. Bccmee has also provided transcripts. Judiang liveblogged her reactions to unfolding events in nine installments, starting here, and FedoraLady (who’s back! couldn’t keep a good woman down for long) offers her postmortem impressions in two parts (here and here). Frenz gets ready to tell us what she learned.

I’m sure I missed good stuff. Please put your favorite links from this tempestuous few days in the comments!

I also want to put a plug in for three projects that are looking to achieve goals by that all important August 22nd deadline.

First, the SpReAd the Love challenge. We’d like to make this a recurring project. The challenge is to donate one pint of blood to a bloodbank or one pound of food to a foodbank by Mr. Armitage’s birthday. This is solely a fan challenge started by fans — Mr. Armitage’s JustGiving charitable links are here — and it encourages us to act for good in our local communities. The quite goal is 100 donations of food or blood by Mr. Armitage’s birthday.

The second is the petition for the fulfillment of Armitage’s Richard III project. Supporters seek one thousand signatures by August 22nd.

And finally — it went under in the general excitement of last week — supporters of a project to excavate the possible resting place of English king Richard III in Leicester need £10,000 by July 20. Information about the project and pledging in support are found here.

And now to the main event.



  • khandy’s “Birth of a Legend” (Thorin / Hobbit) goes to chapter 6.
  • C19 Jane’s “Fate & Circumstance” (North & South) goes to chapter 12.


~ by Servetus on July 16, 2012.

10 Responses to “Legenda 35: Stuff worth reading”

  1. Thanks for the shout-outs–and the welcome back. Much appreciated. 😀


  2. Servet,
    Once again thanks for the link to my blog. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, and I wish the best for you in this moment of struggle with the fragility of your mother, but also with other aspects of your history.
    I can only send my best wish and solidarity and to say that I myself have sometimes traveled in these no calm seas. But you is a very special girl, don’t forget this.


  3. There’s a group read for The Hobbit? Who’s hosting it?

    I just got an audiobook of it and have been trying to decide whether to listen now or later. A group read sounds fun!


    • I don’t think there’s one right now. There was one a few months ago hosted by C.S. Winchester, and mulubinba was doing a progressive read for awhile. If I run across another one in Armitageworld I’ll be sure to let you know.


  4. Thanks for mentioning my “Little Guy Friends Network” group Servetus. 🙂

    Anybody is welcome, all you need to do is send me a request and I will add you.

    I make this group “closed”, to protect the members of the group and avoid problems that may cause people who don’t like RA or its fans. 😉


  5. Oh, thanks for the shout-out! 🙂


  6. […] 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 […]


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