Legenda 57: 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.]


If you would like to help the families of the murdered adults and students at Sandy Hook Elementary School, here is some information about organizations that are helping and how they can be supported, especially United Way of Western Connecticut, which has a support fund that will help pay for counseling to the bereaved.


The last week, whew.

Screen shot 2012-12-13 at 9.22.32 PM[Left: last shot of my screen I took before leaving to see the film]

Premiere in London, and then premiere of the film for general audiences. I immediately buried my own review but it’s here.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey sets December box office sales record. (I linked that last night, so the information is probably dated.) FedoraLady posted some information on it today.

Meanwhile, what were they doing before the London premiere?

Screen shot 2012-12-13 at 10.50.47 AM

Now we know!

Everybody has an opinion!

And if you haven’t posted your opinion, Armitage bloggers, where are you? (grins). We want to know.


Giving to others, I like it:

We’ve ended the “giftbomb” campaign as of the London premiere. Thanks to everyone who donated in whatever way! But it’s not too late to congratulate Richard Armitage and do something nice. Just trot on over to JustGiving!

Richard Armitage Archive:


I confess I read basically nothing again this week. I’m hoping to get back to it soon …

  • Fantasia: What if Armitage were writing?


OT, collateral attractions, and things I think about:

~ by Servetus on December 16, 2012.

20 Responses to “Legenda 57: Stuff worth reading”

  1. Hi Servetus,
    Thanks for the link to my “letter”.
    And I love seeing all of the links for other bloggers reviews. My review goes up on Sunday (Dec. 16). So I will link to Legenda here so my readers have the other blogger’s review links as well.
    Thanks and Cheers! Grati ;->


  2. I’ve posted my 50k novel on my Ao3 account (link in my wordpress) ;P so when you get round to it- give it a look over 😛 very Thorin centric. Thanks for the heads up.


  3. Thanks for the shout out. I hope to post a review on Monday.


  4. […] for her latest Legenda listing (#57)  of what has been going on in Richard Armitage blog land at https://meandrichard.wordpress.com/2012/12/16/legenda-57-stuff-worth-reading/   I haven’t read these other reviews yet, but I look forward to doing […]


  5. Thanks for the interesting legenda. I liked the article about RA’s stylist Iliana (linked on Pi’s post).
    One of my favorites in The Hobbit is Adam Brown. I like the descriptions of his character Ori, who is the young, innocent dwarf (although eventually there wasn’t too much of that in the movie), and Adam Brown himself seemed too like the youngest and least experienced in the cast (that’s his first movie!). So I would like to recommend this interview with him, in which he tells about his parents visiting the set and an “awkward celeb encounter” with Orlando Bloom…
    About the movie: I enjoyed it very much, didn’t have problems with the length or the HFR, although my eyes got tired very quickly from the 3D glasses and I had to take them off from time to time. The movie is great fun if you don’t expect it to be masterpiece in story or script. It may sound too harsh, by I really recommend watching it.


    • Thanks — Had read and linked this last week but it bears repeating. Loved that interview.

      I’m with you on this — I think the book was never intended as a “great work” so it’s not surprising it doesn’t have the weightiness of the LOTR films. This is not a bad thing.


  6. Thanks for including me amongst so much other wonderful stuff!


  7. Thanks for links!


  8. Thanks for the links. :*
    Oh, it’s very tempting to read all these opinions about The Hobbit, but I’ll wait for the release of TH in my country, that is, until 28 December.


    • You’ll be happier if you ignore as much stuff as possible. Really sorry to be going on about it — but I can’t make myself stop.


  9. […] 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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