Legenda 71: Stuff worth reading

[Legenda offers a brief, non-inclusive index of stuff about Richard Armitage that 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.]

Are you going to check in for the preview of The Desolation of Smaug?

So, being in possession of two copies of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, I have two access codes for tomorrow’s event — but honestly, is this going to be another thing like the Twitter interview with Richard Armitage? Is this just going to drive me crazy? Should I just wait for the “edited” version to follow, described in the video here?



This was floating around facebook this week. I am sure this isn’t Richard Armitage’s goal, but if I ever get a smart phone, I’ll be severely endangered.

Armitage bloggers to love ❤ ❤ ❤ and support

Header photo change


No specific reason, except that RichardArmitageNet.com posted some new hi-res images and I was screenshotting. But I realized afterwards that — although Armitage is actually smiling in this picture — his eyes look a little more contemplative and somewhat less sultry. Fit my mood.

cropped-screen-shot-2013-01-28-at-11-40-39-am.pngNow, who do you suppose that is? Yeah, it’s my, “Really? You expect me to take your paper two weeks late? look.

Looking at this, I realize how much I have my grandfather’s eye shape. And of course, my father’s terrible vision. Already nightmaring about detached retinas.

Did you see everything Guylty wrote last week?

Last week, Guylty was blogging at her own blog. It was a whole week to savor of her wonderful photo analyses!

I reblogged one of those posts, but if you hadn’t seen the others, which are *spoof* posts — or discussions of pictures of Armitage that are only questionably successful:

Richard Armitage Archive

Richard Armitage + Richard Three

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Richard Armitage-related fanfic

  • TrudysTattle’s “In Consequence” (this chapter G; reenvisioning of N&S events) goes to ch. 18. Lots of sweetness here, especially Thornton dealing with Mrs. Hale’s death.
  • I thought this was fascinating. It’s called wing!fic. The characters have wings. Apparently it’s not cool to have wings. I have no idea where this comes from, but here’s a sweet one, “A Gifted Curse,” which is AU, RPF and hurt/comfort, but no sex. Make sure you read the synopsis before proceeding; there’s a plot element at the beginning that some readers may not care for.
  • So Screwed“: The Hobbit cast reflect over which romantic pairings fans are likely to put them in. No sex. RPF.
  • I may be getting into Hobbit fanfic because I can’t help but seeing Armitage as Thorin when I’m reading it. Here’s a story about Thorin as uncle that plays with all my “Armitage as father” fantasies: “The Ties that Bind Us.” AU, hurt/comfort.

Armitage-related sexy fanfic

  • At RAucous, a demanding Richard Armitage after a hard day’s work (RPF, heterosexual intercourse, quite explicit). My goodness, was this HOT.
  • Something there’s an increasing amount of Archive of Our Own — mixes where the Hobbit actors fall in love with characters in the film. I really think this is fascinating as well. In “Any Time You’re Ready,” Aidan Turner falls in love with Thorin Oakenshield. The most recent chapter was so poignant I cried. RPF, slash, rough sex.


  • If you’re interested in what’s happening on tumblr, but still not ready to jump in, Guylty wrote a great introduction, here.
  • Best ever: This confession expresses something it took me two-and-a-half years to figure out. In essence, he’s worth my time — not just because he’s great — because what I want and desire and love is worth my time. And he helped me figure that out in so many ways.


OT, collateral attractions, and things I think about (heavy this week)

  • The most honest interview I’ve ever read with a creative person, and a reminder about what should be motivating us. Inspiring.
  • A prominent academic blogger weighs costs and benefits, says just because you can do something doesn’t mean you must, and explains why she might be leaving academia soon.
  • This post, by a member of the confession I was raised in, hit me hard this week. The author writes: “God wants to bless us through Baptism, through the preaching of the Word, and through Holy Communion…always and often. […] we receive God’s blessings where they are given and rejoice that they are plentiful, because we are constantly being attacked by Satan, the world, and our sinful flesh. […] In the end, we want a mature Christian –a person who knows their Scripture, who treasures Worship and the Sacraments, who fears and loves God and serves Him because has been saved by His love. […] And if the faith is taught this way to us, and emphasized to parents, doesn’t […] it put the responsiblities of parenthood into perspective? […] For a Christian, to raise a child is to raise someone who will die in Christ.” That is probably the best good faith description of what my parents thought they were doing with this that I’ve ever read. Sigh.
  • What do we owe our parents? “Something went wrong, and you keep going back to see if you can fix it or somehow make it right.” My case isn’t as extreme as the one she cites, but I’ve been ruminating on this question a lot lately. (See above.)
  • Creamy Avocado Rice! Yum!

~ by Servetus on March 23, 2013.

14 Responses to “Legenda 71: Stuff worth reading”

  1. Servetus, as always, thank you! I’m mentioned in one of these linked posts and I might not have seen it if not for Legenda. 🙂


  2. I have just spent the last 80 minutes clicking through Legenda. Exhausted – but in a good way, even though it is now after 1 am. First of all thanks for the shout-outs, Servetus. And another big thanks for the compilation here. It really is most useful for catching up on the various blogs. There were a number of posts that had me LOL and a number where I really started thinking (particularly morrighan’s muse’s BTS post).
    As for that armitageconfession that you had to laugh about. Guess who…? Yep. Nutcase. I claim I bought it as a photobook for my ongoing collection. Yeah, right.


    • It’s interesting to me that that book is still in print — I suspect Armitage isn’t the only reason, but I hope that she is still earning a few pence off of it here and there.

      I don’t even have that excuse.


      • I am not sure it is in print – I bought a second hand version of it. That made it easier to justify buying it as the expense was just much less *ggg*.


  3. Thank you for your support of my blog and so many others! I appreciate it more than I can say.


  4. Thanks for the mention! I’m just getting into blogging and it was writing this post that really gave me the writing bug! As a side note, that poster about walking into a pole? That happened to me last week while looking at pictures of Richard on my iPhone! But it was a tree not a pole and was in front of my daughters school- very embarrassing.


    • People are always saying to me, “why are you grinning at your computer?” The only thing that saves me is that I am sitting still while doing it!


  5. Thanks Servetus. 🙂


  6. […] a brief, non-inclusive index of stuff about Richard Armitage that 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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