Legenda 67: 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.]

Armitage impostors

I saw one incident myself, and heard a story about another, of someone pretending to be Richard Armitage, via two different social media platforms this week. This unpleasantness unfortunately happens periodically (there was an episode of it just as I started blogging, in fact) and I have three responses.

  • First, I’m sorry that this happens. I wish it didn’t. I hope no one got his/her feelings hurt.
  • Second, I’m worried this reaction is so obvious as to sound condescending, but. If he hasn’t done this sort of thing in eight years, is he likely to start now (especially after repeated statements about his lack of interest)? Any open entry on his part into social media where fans can see it is likely to be prefaced by some kind of announcement.
  • Third, advice — if you are the object of such overtures (I have been, but I’ve ignored them), and you just can’t convinced yourself that it’s a scam, consider asking the party for confirmation of some kind through Armitage’s agent. That should do the trick. Either the scammer will lay off, or you’ll get a confirmation.

Richard Armitage Archive

Fanfic

Finally starting to revive here — I think because work had a lot of stressful moments this week. Fanfic is the perfect stress-killer.

  • The Sage of Vaenomar goes to ch. 22.
  • Morrighan’sMuse is starting a new fanfic, “Waiting for Dawn,” so far involving Guy of Gisborne and a vampire. We’ll see how into this I get. Vampires, not so much, but Guy of Gisborne surviving his death? Oh yeah. Prologue here.
  • Also by Morrighan’sMuse: “Dreams of Ash and Fire.” On Thorin’s dreams.
  • So, embarrassing — but I’ve been seeing queries for this fic in my search results for three years and have never even looked. It’s AgzyM’s fault. I finally read “Sick of Shadows” (N&S rewrite). It’s perfectly safe for all eyes until the very last bit. So read through ch. 9A and skip the most recent post if you’re bothered by explicit fic. Unfortunately, it seems unlikely to be finished, but I don’t want to join the hordes of people pressuring the author if that just makes it worse (believe me, I know how that is).
  • At RAucous: “Not What they Expected” updates! Yay: ch.3 and ch. 4. (RPF, looks like it will get mature, Armitage/OC on an unanticipated skiing holiday).

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OT, collateral attractions, and things I think about

  • at Heirs of Durin: An Introduction to Runes in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, plus a link to a new a blog by the dwarf language linguistics expert.
  • Love this blog: True Stories Backward. The author is writing an intellectual history of all the fiction for girls that my mom read as a teen, and made the transition to her bookshelf after she married my father, and still resided in the public library when I was a kid. Think authors like Helen Wells (Cherry Ames), Anne Emery, Rosamund du Jardin, Lenora Mattingly Weber (Beany Malone). Will be following this one with excitement, and wonder if I can get her to do Kay Lyttleton (Jean Craig).
  • Peter Jackson pushed to make The Hobbit in 3D because of China? (Cough, yeah, I bet that was really rough for him.) But the first film’s on the threshold of $1 bn. Wow.
  • David Oyelowo on how the class systems affects acting opportunities in the UK. I didn’t realize he’d been in Lincoln (the only Oscar-nominated film I saw this year). Good for him; he’s obviously got the U.S. accent down.
  • A student makes her first snowman.

~ by Servetus on February 23, 2013.

5 Responses to “Legenda 67: Stuff worth reading”

  1. All in good time, my dear. All in good time. #thebeardabides

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  2. As usual – thanks for the OT links, Serv. I especially appreciated the David Oyelowo article. I came to a similar conclusion (US as zenith of work for actors) a little while ago.

    It’s one of the reasons I’m a fan of the idea of Armitage spending more work / time in the US… you know, aside from the obvious reason that the US is SO AWESOME (yeah, it’s 78 degrees here in SoCal, and I’m typing this while staring at the beach – so sue me!) 😉

    (Disclaimer: Um, I do spend > 345 days of the year in London) 😀

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  3. […] 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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