Richard Armitage Legenda 96: 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.]

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Editorial: Don’t worry, you’re not doing it wrong

In my opinion, there’s no right or wrong way to blog about Richard Armitage, and no right or wrong reason, no content in a blog that would disqualify someone as an Armitage blogger or suggest that s/he should stop.

(Any exception I can think of to that generalization involves behavior that’s criminal on its own terms and so doesn’t need a separate prescription from the fan perspective.)

As far as motivation goes, if you’re blogging for hits, if you’re not blogging for hits, if you want comments, if you don’t want comments, if you’re blogging to vent, to practice your writing, to learn some technical skills, to earn money, to spend money, to enhance karma, to destroy karma, to make friends with other people, to make enemies, to have conversations, to express your creativity, because you don’t know what to do with the time on your hands, if your motivation is healthy, if your motivation is unhealthy, if you don’t understand your motivation, if you have no motivation — or for any other reason you can think of or not think of — it’s all fine.

Really. Every fan and every blogger is good enough, just the way she is! There are no minimum requirements or rules for being an Armitage fan.

As far as readers go, it doesn’t matter why you’re here — but I’m happy that you are!

We all belong here in the Armitage blogosphere, all of us who want to talk and write about Richard Armitage, no matter what our motivation or what we have to say about Armitage.

Of course I don’t agree with everything I read. I know of at least two blogs where, when I see a new post pop up, I know that I’m likely to disagree with 80-90 percent of what’s been said. At least one sister blogger of ours blogs episodically because she dislikes what Armitage has been doing the last several years.

Does everything I read everywhere thrill me? No. But disagreeing with the content of something that I read, or even thinking I wish it hadn’t been written, is not a good reason for me to prescribe for others what they should or should not blog about. Not liking someone else’s motivation is never a convincing reason for me to tell her/him to stop writing.

The more diversity we have in our blogosphere, the more room for different opinions, the more creativity, the more possibilities there will be for everyone to find places where they wish to talk and associate.

Rock on, Armitage bloggers! Armitage commentators! Armitage blogosphere lurkers! We’re all good.

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rh113_073Richard Armitage as Guy of Gisborne in Robin Hood 1.13. Put here to break up the space.

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Richard Armitage archive

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Some of these may be NSFW.

Richard Armitage-related fanfic

Make sure to read the disclaimers.

  • Kate Forrester (you may know her as khandy, author of the renowned fanfics “The Gruinard Project” and “In the Bleak Midwinter”) publishes her North & South WWII-era retelling as “A Nightingale Sang” on Kindle. Haven’t read this one, but can’t wait to try it. A strong revision of “Bleak Midwinter” with added material as “Weathering the Storm” is also available, as is her original novel, Degrees of Silence.
  • Something I wish I’d gotten to read a lot sooner — but that gave me a big smile when I did — at wattpad, TheArkenstone’s “Hide and Seek,” an ongoing chapter in the adventures of Thorin and Lady 0akenshield. Yes, I think that’s me! Big smiles.
  • TheArkenstone announces a new blog to aggregate Richard Armitage-related fanfic.
  • Which reminds me to put in a plug as well for Dreamer Fiction. This is a members-only site for mature fiction about Richard Armitage-related themes. If you’re interested in reading and over eighteen, ask one of your fellow fans to explain the procedure for joining. Many of us are readers.
  • At A03: Crossover-Critter’s “Listen to the Music.” When it’s rough being a fangirl.
  • At AO3: gameofthorins’ “Just Kiss Me Slowly.” A unique Armitage + Idris Elba fic. RPF, slash, mature.
  • At wattpad: Trudy brings “In Consequence” to an end. (Retelling of North & South.) This will probably be available via ebook, eventually. I’m going to want a copy.
  • At wattpad: CarlyQ’s “Watching Paint Dry.” Brief, light-hearted sequel to “Iron and Ash,” in which Thorin and Esja learn to deal with daily life.
  • At wattpad: MM’s “A Willing Heart” goes to ch. 13.
  • At A03: rashisama’s “Dancing with Richard.” A brief fantasy about dancing with the guy. RPF.
  • At fanfiction.net: kethry47’s “Mountain Bells.” Thorin stops to smell the flowers.
  • At DF [you must be a member to read]: Obscura’s “Recovery” goes to ch. 16.
  • At Something About Love: “Thorin’s Dream of Love.”

Armitageworld changes

OT, collateral attractions, and stuff I think about

~ by Servetus on September 15, 2013.

61 Responses to “Richard Armitage Legenda 96: Stuff worth reading”

  1. That screenshots shot is hi-larious. The muppets and I thank you for the link, and….Recovery 16 is posted on DF. The practices of cultural relativism serve well on the blogosphere too I think πŸ™‚

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  2. Oh how I squee’d when I saw that you linked to MY Armitage dashboard coincidence! Happy Day. ^_^ And I love those dashboard coincidences.

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  3. Yikes! There so much new to read. Thanks, as always. I’ll be finding out what a “wayback” machine is in a minute.

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    • When we were youngsters (50s and 60s) on the Rocky and Bullwinkle show there was a cartoon that had a little boy named Sherman and a dog named Mr. Peabody who was like a professor. Sherman got the Wayback Machine as a birthday present. They would step in and go on historical adventures. It was a history lesson as a cartoon. It was very cool. We learned things while enjoying ourselves. Then they would show Fractured Fairy tales which were fairy tales that never quite ended the way they were originally written. Those were the good old days. Now I think there’s a website called the Wayback Machine…

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      • I remember those fractured history tales but didn’t know about the wayback machine. It is indeed a website, as I checked, and there are a few of SnickersMom’s posts. How you get things on there is another story.

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        • It’s an archiving organization that crawls sites from time to time that it thinks could be worth preserving. So, for example, it got pieces of Calexora’s website, but missed the crucial discussion of Sparkhouse.

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  4. Love Legenda as always. Thanks for the link. Thanks for the words about blogging. I love blogging! It’s fun! πŸ˜€

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  5. I believe that might be your alter-ego in Hide and Seek. I figured you needed a little AU in your life about now. Stay tuned…as Arnold said, “you’ll be back.” Thanks for the link, as always, you overwhelm me with your thoughtfulness. Now I’m off to check out the links I’ve missed.
    xoxox

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  6. Thanks for the link! That screenshots pic made me snigger πŸ™‚

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  7. Serv–I forgot to add– You mentioned you wished kilts would come to the US. When I was flying back from Chicago I was lucky enough to sit next to a god-like young man named Kurt who was wearing a black leather kilt outfit with spoorin, boots, and a bright blue t-shirt. He was magnicent. He was funny and I wanted to bring him home. Too bad he was married with a child. Guess where he worked. Utilikilts. He was going home to Charllottesville after doing a Fae Festival in Chicago. Check out their website http://www.utilikilts.com/ — I sent the link to my nephew who wore a kilt to his own wedding. He has already bought several of them. Apparently they are starting to be a hit with the crowd the used to be “goth– in the early 90’s.”

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  8. Wow, lots of good stuff I missed this week! Thanks for you know what. Kinda missed mini angry Thorin this week…everybody put their legos away? Sigh.

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    • mine is still in my office — and if I ever got to spend any time there when I wasn’t freaked out about work, there might be pix πŸ™‚

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  9. Thanks. So much to read and so many ways to relate to Richard and others. I do like kilts I must say.

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  10. Awww you have my RPF in here! Thank you!

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  11. Lots of good stuff here. I had especially missed that “Watching Paint Dry” was a sequel to CarlyQ’s “Iron & Oak”. So I will happily read that next!
    And thanks also for linking to a few of my posts. Hugs!

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  12. Bumper crop this week, Serv.
    Love the fan who got shanghaied into the fandom- great pics and commentary!

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  13. Thank you as ever for the plug for my new or should I say old as it was an early attempt at writing novel, Nightingale has been thoroughly edited and I thank time4tea and jaydee from c19 for that. I just wanted to thank you and all the other RA fans for supporting my writing and helping me for fill a dream.

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  14. Screenshots, LOL πŸ™‚

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  15. I had no idea you had a thing for Dean, S!
    We’ve just caught up to the NZ airing of “The Almighty Johnsons” with 3 more episodes of season 3 left to air and we LOVE IT!
    I highly recommend it to anyone who’s looking for something a little different (meaning not British or from the US).
    During season 2 of the show Dean was off shooting a little independent movie you may have heard of called “The One with Hairy Feet” or “The Hibblet” or something like that, but when he comes back, it’s like a (very naughty but funny) bat out of hell.
    You can watch TAJ on YT.

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  16. Hey, thanks for the link to my blog! I wouldn’t class myself an Armitage blogger, but he might just pop up every now and again, if you know what I mean…..I’m just doing this for me. Totally agree with the concept of being a fan, blogger, commentator or lurker in the way that’s suits you best. I’ve been involved in a fandom before, much too involved actually & ended up being disappointed in the end. So this time I’ve chosen to stay away from forums and away from places where arguments and bitchiness set in. Which is why I’m just loving all the blogs and tumblrs which are just happy to support someone who frankly, makes me smile. That’s all I’m asking for from the internet, a chance to share a smile

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    • I agree, that’s when the blogs are their best, when they’re doing something to support their interest! You’re welcome to join us no matter how often you post. We love us some Richard Armitage!

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  17. I just want to tell you how much I enjoy your writing. I have been a lurker and I am trying to change. I have been reading the links you provided for two hours now and I’m not finished!

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  18. I just wanted to clarify the timing on the removal of blog. I want to say it was in the spring, but it could have been anywhere from late winter to early summer. I did regret the removal of it afterwards as some readers had posts that they enjoyed visiting. I’m glad you were able to find the one, that seems to be a favorite. Thank you for sharing!

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  19. Thank you for the link to my post. :*

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  20. Thanks for mentioning my blog (French list ten sexiest English actors). πŸ™‚

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  21. I like your open mind.

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    • Thanks. The world is better for the more opinions it houses … plus, we’re all in this together. Why would we want to argue?

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  23. […] 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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