Legenda 48: 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.]


It has to be this response to the appearance of the Thorin Oakenshield plush toy this week, posted on Armitage Army @ Richard Armitage Central on FB, which was the funniest thing I read all week.

I have to say I think that’s the reason. That was the reason I got it. Press it to your bosom, Armitage lovers.

Stuff continues to proliferate. I keep trying to remind myself that this is just the beginning, and I already have spent more than I should have. I can only repeat my plea that fans buy as much as possible via amazon to generate the commission and donation to Richard Armitage’s JustGiving charities.

The entry point at RichardArmitageNet.com is here for the UK and here for the U.S. Here’s information about how to enter the portal at Richard Armitage Online.


On tumblr:


  • khandy’s “Absolution” (JP / OC) goes to chapter 14. Biting nails — will Porter survive? I guess, so, because he is still alive in chapter 15 — of which I love the timing, the content, and especially the ending. And, OMG, he survives into chapter 16. Thanks for three chapters in a week, khandy! I feel totally spoiled.
  • How LadyWriter celebrated her birthday, part two — the dwarves arrive. I have to say I’m not sure I’d invite them so blithely into my house!
  • GB’s “One Last Try” goes to chapter 9 — Marian and Guy finally get it on!
  • Guy’s murder of Marian and the consequences, from Guy’s perspective.
  • At Fly High!, an interview with the author of a North & South sequel that starts from my own intuition that Gaskell doesn’t set up Thornton and Margaret’s marriage for much success. I can also endorse it in that I really wish people would read Engels’ Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844 and see just exactly how much worse the Higgins’ living conditions would have been than the series suggests. (I also wish they’d read The Road to Wigan Pier and see just how little had changed almost a century later.) However, folks, please be careful on historical demographics. Numbers never indicate anything except in context. I’ve forced myself to stop commenting over there on historical fictions, because my training has given me a particular attitude toward them that is not widely shared by their main audiences. Anyway, I bought this one and have read about the first third and I definitely think it’s worth the purchase price of $1.50. Maybe I’ll review it, even.

OT, collateral attractions, and stuff I think about:

~ by Servetus on October 13, 2012.

16 Responses to “Legenda 48: Stuff worth reading”

  1. Have just found this on ebay here

    Robin Hood Guy of Gisborne posable action figure
    Item condition: New
    Time left: 15h 51m 58s (14 Oct, 201215:48:00 BST)
    Current bid: £29.00
    [ 29 bids ]

    Place bidPlace bid
    Enter £30.00 or more

    Add to Watch list

    Postage: £2.18 – Economy

    5 people bidding like mad, do you think we know any of them??


  2. Thanks for the good wishes and also the blog love!
    I couldn’t help chuckling at the puzzlement of the purveyor of the Thorin plushie, and the image of you snuggling with it! Maybe one for me too?


  3. 1:35 am in Ireland as I am finally discovering Legenda. Best bedtime and end-of-week reading! Too late now to check out all the blog links and read up on fanfiction. That will be my pleasure for tomorrow’s Sunday! Thank you so much for the kind inclusion on your list, Servetus! And for your suggestions which I will answer soon – the weekend is getting in the way of my computer time. You’re a star!!!


  4. That burger looks pretty good – I especially like the shot were it’s all dripping cheese! Today was definitely a sign of the future here in the land of the not quite frozen tundra. Cold and blustery – yuck. It better not snow yet…I refuse to turn the heat on before Nov. 1. I call it Pioneer Days in our house. Toughen up people 🙂 Thanks for all the great links.


    • The Pioneer Woman solves every culinary dilemma by adding a bit more fat. However, since my mom’s been losing weight nonstop, it’s no longer a worry. Bookmarking for December.


  5. Thank you for all links. 🙂


  6. Haven’t read Wigan Pier yet but recently finished listening to the audiobook version (unabridged) of “Down and Out in Paris and London”. It was quite depressing- a heartrending insight into the lives of poverty-stricken people.


  7. Thanks for the link to my Facebook Little Guy and Thorin group. 🙂


  8. […] 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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