Richard Armitage Legenda 75: 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.]

First, thanks for the cheerleading!

I read them as they came in, even if I couldn’t reply promptly. They helped immensely. When I went back to reply to comments last night I was overwhelmed again by the level of emotional support you guys were offering. I’m seriously in your debt. You may be glad to know that while there are again thousands of pages of finals grading approaching, I only have to read those papers and write numbers on them. (No comments.) So it should be somewhat easier.


Richard Armitage Archive

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Richard III news

Richard Armitage-related fanfic

  • Nonnet: Fragile.” Poem about Lucas North.
  • Neat news: Hosmond has joined wattpad and is posting “Love is a Wound” there. This an AU/Guy of Gisborne fic with occasional explicit moments and violence but it has a fantastic plot and it’s a great love story, one of the alltime classic Robin Hood fanfics from Armitage admirers. And hosmond took her Armitage fascination and turned it into cash — she’s become a successful romance novelist. The story’s been available on DR and C19, but now it will be visible to others as well. It’s a long story; the first nine chapters are here.
  • “The Saga of Vaenomar” goes to ch. 25.
  • A fanfic author gets a call from Lucas North.

Richard Armitage-related sexy and RPF fanfic

  • “Broken” goes to ch. 28.
  • At A03: “Masterpiece.” Lee Pace paints on Richard Armitage’s body. RPF, slash, mildly explicit. I found this image so tantalizing — violet paint against Armitage’s skin?
  • At Dreamer Fiction: “Recovery – A John Porter story.” NC-17, heterosexual intercourse and how. Seriously sexy but with a believable conflict and a not-so-perfect Porter and OC. [You must be a DF member to read. If you’re not a DF member, get in touch with me or one of the regular commentators on this blog for the referral.]
  • At A03: “What is Essential.” RPF, slash, mildly explicit. Graham McTavish re-encounters his childhood friend, Richard Armitage, on set.
  • OT: A Hiddleston fic sent to me be a reader that’s just really beautiful: here.

tumblr_mldgt9W65M1s9t1fmo1_500Thorin with baby art from tumblr. OK, I don’t dream about Richard Armitage as the father of my children, because I don’t dream about children, but Armitage with children? I might be persuaded. Source.


OT, collateral attractions, and things I think about

~ by Servetus on April 20, 2013.

25 Responses to “Richard Armitage Legenda 75: Stuff worth reading”

  1. Thank you kindly for the mentions of the blog and “Recovery”…and all the other great stuff I never seem to find on my own!


  2. Hi Serv,
    Lots of interesting links here! Your Legenda posts always cover a good cross section of what is out there in RA blogland.

    And thanks for mentioning my Thorin post on Quest planning. But your hyperlink for it has a glitch and goes to April’s Game of Thrones post.

    And I feel your pain about grading dozens of papers. Hang in there.
    Cheers! Grati ;->


  3. Thanks for linking to the Smiths part 2. I do intend to fictionalise their story and I have some reading material to help me learn more about fishing and dredging and boats in Essex…never realised it was so interesting!


  4. Thank you for including my silly musings in your Legenda! However, my world could have done without learning about Hamm’s not so little ham…


    • 😀
      Forgot to add that one in there!


      • I didn’t even know he was till I saw that blog post. But what I thought was wrong about it (and is usually wrong in discussions of objectification) is that they pretend that no commodification is going on at the same time.


        • Is she going around the commodification topic since the object has stepped out and made a specific comment about this I wonder?


          • I’m sure that’s one possibility — but that doesn’t mean that either he or she get a break from commodification. To me that’s a case of overidentification with the desires of the fantasy object.

            You know — for the same reasons that I do — that the second you step into certain kinds of performance arenas, you give up certain rights. One of the things we cede control of is the right to exercise heavy or effective control over how people perceive us or what they say about us. I’d also like it if students didn’t write mean comments on my evaluations, or say nasty things about me on on the Internet, I’d like it they’d ignore me when they walk into my coffee shop instead of sitting down to chat just when my writing is going particularly well, and the list goes on and on. If you live in a small community in particular, or in a community where other members of your public life are likely to run into you regularly, you give up the right ever to be “off” when in public with no consequences. Ask pastors about this sometime. I didn’t “sign up” for those things, but they are part of the cost of doing business. As an actor in a hit series you may not have signed up to be watched, but that was one of the easily foreseeable consequences of that choice.


      • Oh, and: yelling appreciative remarks at a person who’s walking past is a different thing from admiring a picture of something or even writing about your reactions to it. It’s not entirely clear to me why she thinks those things are causally connected. They might be — but the article doesn’t explain.


  5. Interesting OT regarding Amanda Abbington. Hmmm…….


    • I thought so, too. They don’t seem to be marital partners — but I would think they’d qualify as married in common law, anyway. Not sure what that would mean in the UK, as opposed to in certain states in the US, in terms of his responsibility for her debt.


      • Well, as stated in the article – it all sounds quite legal.

        Just wondering what / if there really is any sort of reputational back-lash – or if there is, it must be deemed ‘acceptable’.


        • Well, if I were her, I wouldn’t be worried because presumably he can be held financially responsible for her as the caretaker of his children. But I’m not sure why a personal bankruptcy would affect one’s artistic career ?


          • Not necessarily her artistic career – but there’s always the basic question of, ‘well, if you have this level of tax bill, one assumes you must have had earnings to support it?”

            Did she simply never plan or budget to pay for the extremely size-able tax bill from her earnings?


            • you gotta wonder — I would think in a situation like that you’d have an accountant who’d be calculating this for you or telling you about tax shelters.

              I think the moral stigma attached to bankruptcy has largely evaporated. It’s not something people are proud of, but the credit rating issue might loom larger than than the reputation issue (except if you’re working in a field that has to do with money). That this is a bankruptcy related to a tax bill is an additional wrinkle, though, insofar as it’s the public weal that she’s running out on, as opposed to private creditors (although who knows, maybe she has those, too)


              • I agree. It’s not the bankruptcy stigma here so much as the tax bill she’s running out on.

                I pay taxes in two countries – and it’s a huge headache of admin for me to just keep up with the rules for each.


                • I hear you. My income source in Germany meant that I didn’t pay German taxes, and most of my German income came under a particular exemption in the U.S., but I still had to file really complicated paperwork.


  6. Thank you for including my post in Legenda!


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