Richard Armitage Legenda 105: 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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Richard Armitage, photo by Leslie Hassler, New York City, October 2013.


I have to publish this basically incomplete. I apologize. I lacked time (and to some extent, the positive feelings) for the usual comprehensive web scour this week. Hopefully the coming week will be better and I’ll have a more comprehensive picture available. If you weren’t linked in this one, leave a link to your great work in the comments. If you’re not a blogger, I implore you to leave comments, likes, kudos, etc. on the work of these fans. Response is one aspect of what makes it worth it.


The Philippines are still on my mind

If you have the means, won’t you please help somehow? Obscura recommends the UCC relief organization.

Patrick Stewart recommends the World Food Program.

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Are you ready for your closeup?

If you missed it, it was Guylty’s blogiversary this week. In addition to her anniversary *ooof* here, Guylty put a great post on her own blog about how to get a great fan candid or do some memorable event photography. This could be a really useful read for any fan who’s planning to stand on the red carpet or attend a premiere and is hopeful for a selfie with Armitage or anything other kind of picture. (Awk also has tips, btw.)

I haven’t had much time lately for a lot of things outside of work that I consider important (it being that time of the semester on top of everything else — my seniors are all in the most intense phase of their capstone papers for the major, and I have more than usual this time around) but Guylty’s really important to me. Knowing that I’m going to get that kind of edification and writing from that kind of mind is something that keeps me going. I’ve learned so much from her and she’s contributed so much, behind the scenes as well, to my well-being as a blogger. Here’s to another year, Guylty! I wish there were a way to thank you more than this.


Stuff that’s happening


To make a silent auction donation or learn more, contact Agzy.


Would you like to meetup for a Hobbit: TDOS premiere somewhere in the Midwest (or elsewhere in the U.S.)? Get in touch with Gigglepants!


Richard Armitage archive

Richard Armitage-related fanfic

  • Still a favorite for me — CarlyQ’s Armitage-inspired romance between two real people and a few supernatural ones. I linked to Safety of Solitude 9 last week, but here’s 9.75 at DF and at wattpad there’s a new ch. 10 and 11.
  • At wattpad: MorrighansMuse’s “A Willing Heart” goes to ch. 24 (Hobbit AU / Thorin Oakenshield + OFC / romance).
  • At DF: CarlyQ’s “Oasis” (Robin Hood AU / Guy of Gisborne + OFC / very mature) goes to ch. 6 and 7.
  • At Something About Love (A): “Thorin’s Dream of Love” (Hobbit AU / Thorin Oakenshield + OFC / romance) goes to ch. 12.




Armitage bloggers in NaNoWriMO

  • Check out Siriusly’s “Waiting for a Blue Sky.” Now up to ch. 6. Revealing and entertaining to read. Her heroine has definitely got fight in her. And there’s a neat surprise at the end of ch. 5. Wish that would happen to me.

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OT, collateral attractions, contexts, and things I think about

~ by Servetus on November 17, 2013.

14 Responses to “Richard Armitage Legenda 105: Stuff worth reading”

  1. Thanks for the shout outs Serv!
    My favorites this week?
    Sex God explained…makes perfect sense.
    That letter….now I know how to say it to them, so they’ll understand.

    You’re the best! Thanks for taking the time (don’t know what you stole it from) to do Legenda every stinkin’ week!!


  2. OMG, I’m so sorry for all the controversy over the NY Moves interview! :(( For what it’s worth, I really don’t think the interviewer had an agenda to challenge the views of RA’s fans!! If what was reported is antagonistic to what your views are, don’t blame the interviewer, blame RA!! They are his views, after all! Sorry! Makes me so, so, sad! :(( Feeling very protective right now – APM!!


    • My negative feelings this week were not about the NYMoves interview and I was unsurprised by what people said about it — if you’ve been watching the fandom for a while, this was entirely predictable. I’m glad he said what he did. I hope it makes all of us realize a little more clearly that our views of him are self-pleasing fantasies. So no worries. I’m a little bit surprised you’d think my political views were strongly different from his, though. I don’t think I hide my politics all that well. I just don’t discuss them openly.


  3. I agree. When I said that I hope his views are not antagonistic to yours, I wasn’t specifically referring to you, Servetus. I meant that maybe your, Servetus’s, views are antagonistic to his, but that some of those in Armitageworld may have differing views. Which you already know. I expect your views to be somewhat similar, actually! 😀


  4. Got it! I’m certainly centrist, but I have no problem at all with his views! I’m still sad that people are attributing his views to his interviewer. 😦


    • poor you, everyone hates a centrist, lol.

      attributing his views to the interviewer=also entirely predictable. When that interview was published where he talked about his romantic life as a teen and young adult, the consensus position in the fandom was that she manipulated him into saying all those things. People need him to be who they need him to be (as do I — it’s just that my needs are somewhat different) and if he says something that throws that picture into question they are going to find an explanation that suits them.


  5. Serv – thank you!!!! All of the nice things you say about me – they are entirely mutual. It wouldn’t work if it were any other way. Your continued support, the inspiration you offer (and a message like the one you wrote above) are more than enough. If I was American, I’d say “I love you” *ggg* :-p – since I am a dry, unsentimental German I say “du bedeutest mir viel”. Here’s to another year, indeed.


  6. As usual, thanks for the links! And also for all the iovely words about the story. Nreded this one because I need to catch up on a LOT of stuff. Thanks! 🙂


  7. Thanks for the link to my post – always very appreciated.


  8. Lots of great links here to peruse–shared your post with the ladies. And many thanks for including my RA EsquireUK portraits love and THorin story links.

    P.S. By the way, I’ve been trying to find the name of the photographer for the Esquire UK photos–to add it to my post. Might someone share that name if you have it? Thanks!


  9. Lovely post of Margaret Mitchell’s letter from her mother. Thank goodness for such loving common sense! 🙂


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