~ by Servetus on March 30, 2016.
Posted in Richard Armitage Tags: animal welfare, Berlin Station, richard armitage
I know! How is it possible? Does he have a secret youth potion stashed somewhere?
BTW, I like how you’ve cropped the picture. I’m staying out of the controversy.
Mermaid said this on March 30, 2016 at 4:15 pm | Reply
It’s not that I don’t have an opinion, but I think anyone who knows me can predict what I would say. And I have things to get done today. So I’ll concentrate on the pretty.
Servetus said this on March 30, 2016 at 4:19 pm | Reply
Excellent strategy. I too have my opinion on the matter, but frankly I’m too tired to vent it.
Mermaid said this on March 30, 2016 at 4:21 pm | Reply
Controversy? cropped picture?
Joanna said this on March 30, 2016 at 6:05 pm | Reply
https://twitter.com/MishkaForbes/status/714947188074352640?ref_src=twsrc^tfw Here’s the original, but I don’t want to talk about it. Perry does, though, so anyone who wants to can go over to hers!
Servetus said this on March 30, 2016 at 7:12 pm | Reply
Joanna said this on March 30, 2016 at 8:29 pm | Reply
Yep. Sure is.
fedoralady said this on March 30, 2016 at 4:17 pm | Reply
Hot man. Annoyingly attractive.
Guylty said this on March 30, 2016 at 4:28 pm | Reply
Don’t mention the war, as a group of great philosophers once said.
Servetus said this on March 30, 2016 at 4:29 pm | Reply
That’s a cunning plan, Baldrick….
(Just to mention another great UK show)
Vanguard said this on March 30, 2016 at 4:46 pm | Reply
Laughs out loud.
Guylty said this on March 30, 2016 at 4:54 pm | Reply
Blackadder! Great memories… Das haben wir früher irgendwo auf einem der dritten Programme spät nachts geguckt – mit Untertiteln. “I’ve got a cunning plan!” wurde zu einem geflügelten Wort. Wir kamen uns ganz besonders vor. 🙂
Elanor said this on March 30, 2016 at 6:56 pm | Reply
lol … whatever you do …..!! ;} Lovely pic … reminiscent of Lucas
Mulubinba said this on March 31, 2016 at 10:43 am | Reply
In Germany we call ist: Das Beste daraus machen (bringing the best out of it) 😁 Well done Serv!
CraMERRY said this on March 30, 2016 at 4:51 pm | Reply
Servetus konzentriert sich eben auf das Wesentliche. Den ablenkenden Aktionismus lässt sie außen vor. Sehr weise 😉
Elanor said this on March 30, 2016 at 6:40 pm | Reply
I believe handsome men actually tend to get better looking as they age, there is just something about maturing that becomes sexier.
Irish Witch said this on March 30, 2016 at 5:35 pm | Reply
i am sure there is a painting hidden away in his attic, which we should never see 😉 and they have a good hairstylist on that set
Hariclea said this on March 30, 2016 at 5:53 pm | Reply
This is a vastly improved version of the original photo, thank you
Evie Arl said this on March 30, 2016 at 5:56 pm | Reply
ItsJSforMe said this on March 30, 2016 at 6:37 pm | Reply
This and a phone call from someone special. My day is made.
zeesmuse said this on March 30, 2016 at 6:48 pm | Reply
I could spend every waking minute just admiring his face….
lamaruca said this on March 30, 2016 at 7:28 pm | Reply
Thank you for sharing a pretty picture of a pretty man. I will l stay away from controversy , but it could be explained by the electricity running into Richard’s head by way of the steel rod implanted in his skull. 🙂
Kathy Jones said this on March 30, 2016 at 8:03 pm | Reply
OMG — good point! He’s been turned into a zombie!
Servetus said this on March 30, 2016 at 8:04 pm | Reply
Right, that’s why he looks so good. Zombies don’t age. (Just decompose.)
Kathy Jones said this on March 30, 2016 at 8:24 pm | Reply
eventually, his ear will crumble off.
Servetus said this on March 30, 2016 at 8:26 pm | Reply
True, but the cold weather in Berlin will slow the process. Could take quite a long time for bits to fall off.
Kathy Jones said this on March 30, 2016 at 8:38 pm | Reply
Oh please! I don’t want to think of any of his “bits” falling off! 😦 Avoiding the “controversy” like the plague, but engrossed in the Pretty 😉 Thanks Serv!
Teuchter said this on March 30, 2016 at 9:04 pm | Reply
I don’t think any of them actually will fall off. Well, except when they pull that steel rod out of his head. (Just kidding). The pretty is great!
Servetus said this on March 31, 2016 at 4:08 am | Reply
I guess because I am very active with our local humane society and deal with enough sad stories (although many ultimately have a happy ending, thanks to kind-hearted and generous souls) I don’t want to get into the middle of any activism controversy. I just want to keep on doing what I do to help where and how I can and to make my little corner of the world a better place for people and pets. And I am not going to attempt to browbeat anyone into anything and appreciate it if they show the same consideration for me. I can, however, always find time to appreciate the beautiful in life. 😀 And for me that includes Mr. Armitage and our rescue animals, including this feline menagerie that has graciously allowed us to live with them. 😉
fedoralady said this on March 31, 2016 at 4:42 am | Reply
Sounds like a great plan. I’m fairly sure no one in the fandom likes to see animals suffering (or be aware that they are).
Servetus said this on March 31, 2016 at 4:44 am | Reply
I am also certain that is the case, Serv. From what I have experienced, most fans seem to have compassionate and kind hearts. Several have been very supportive of my personal efforts to improve animal welfare here. Who knows, some of them may very well have adopte or will adopt rescues that started out in my neck of the woods! Because the supply exceeds the demand , we have animals going to homes in the N ortheast, Midwest and quite a few to sunny Florida. 😀
fedoralady said this on March 31, 2016 at 4:57 am
I agree. I just think this needs to be put into perspective. All the animals that are suffering and the focus is now on a chimpanzee. I tend to prefer animals more than humans at times and have the biggest love of animals, but take this energy and focus on what you can within your scope.
valsgal1999 said this on March 31, 2016 at 5:12 am | Reply
I have chronic health conditions that really effect my daily allowance of energy and my ability to focus and concentrate. I have to be choosy about the causes I champion and battles I fight. So as the old Carly Simon song says, “I haven’t got time for the pain, haven’t got room for the pain . . .” Or all the drama. 😉 And yes, there are times when I look at humankind and very much prefer my furry friends’ company.
fedoralady said this on March 31, 2016 at 6:37 am
Still? 😄 I don’t know what would it take for me to not consider him always devastatingly handsome ❤
Andrea Númellóte Anđelić said this on March 30, 2016 at 8:55 pm | Reply
Yeah, it’s kind of a joke. (Like imagine a newspaper with a headline on Monday that says “Raining hard today” and on Tuesday “Wet weather ocntinues” and on Wednesday it would say “Still raining.” That’s kind of my blog. “Richard Armitage still attractive.” It’s not really a headline.
Servetus said this on March 31, 2016 at 12:49 am | Reply
😄 Got it!
Andrea Númellóte Anđelić said this on March 31, 2016 at 9:32 am | Reply
Ha, like the old SNL gag – “In other news, Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.”
SHeRA said this on March 31, 2016 at 2:12 pm | Reply
And that is still funny. 🙂
Kathy Jones said this on March 31, 2016 at 2:31 pm | Reply
I’m glad you think so 😉
SHeRA said this on March 31, 2016 at 2:34 pm | Reply
I still quote from the early SNLs. The glory days . . . although there were some dud sketches, too, back then. But “CandyGram”– “Land Shark” and “It’s always SUMTHIN'” and Franco showing no signs of improvement from his status as dead still make me smile.
fedoralady said this on March 31, 2016 at 2:45 pm | Reply
Me too. 🙂
Kathy Jones said this on March 31, 2016 at 3:03 pm | Reply
Yes, me three! 😀
SHeRA said this on March 31, 2016 at 3:13 pm | Reply
J’espère qu’il n’aura pas la triste destinée de notre fameuse ex star française Brigitte Bardot : égérie de la cause animale, elle aussi.
I hope he will not have the sad fate of our famous former French star Brigitte Bardot: muse of the animal cause, too.
squirrel. 0072 said this on March 30, 2016 at 9:01 pm | Reply
Let’s hope not.
Servetus said this on March 31, 2016 at 4:07 am | Reply
I don’t know what the controversy is and don’t have time to think about it anyway. So I am not. However, I should mention that my hubs thinks he is an ugly man. But then, my hubs thinks all dudes are gross and insists he would be a lesbian if he was a woman cause men are gross. Needless to say, I do not think that way at all. RA has gotten better with age, sort of like wine. It is totally not fair how some people look better and better. I like the wrinkles around his eyes too, but mostly the whole package is good. No criticism here. 😀
Mimi Cruz said this on March 30, 2016 at 11:30 pm | Reply
LOL, I actually had gay male friends who said something similar once (I’d have a sex change and be a lesbian for her …).
You know, I’ve actually known a few transgender folks and a couple I’ve had more interaction with have been men to women who are lesbians. I walked in on a couple in the bathroom at a party once back in the early 90s and felt really embarrassed. For the record, it wasn’t the fact that I knew the transgender person, but that they were in an intimate moment, albeit at a big party. I would have felt the same, and have w/hetero couple too. ☺️
Mimi Cruz said this on March 31, 2016 at 8:21 am | Reply
takes all kinds of people to make a world 🙂
Servetus said this on March 31, 2016 at 5:22 pm | Reply
That is a very intense and debonair gaze. I would certainly wither and babble if ever he looked at anything in my vicinity with that look. Aging with TREMENDOUS style and grace. I also appreciate your “crop ” – thanks for the links to provide information, however!
Chazak said this on March 31, 2016 at 1:23 am | Reply
He really looks good here. Again with the darker hair — but not so pale as Lucas …
Servetus said this on March 31, 2016 at 4:06 am | Reply
Love the way you made lemonade out of a lemon…hehe
valsgal1999 said this on March 31, 2016 at 4:03 am | Reply
I figure it’s only fair. If she’s abusing fans to enhance her adrenaline rush I ought to at least get a picture of Armitage out of it, no? 🙂
Servetus said this on March 31, 2016 at 4:05 am | Reply
Wholeheartedly agree. I’m likening the situation to having a co-worker in the office always hitting up others for donations for her kids various interests.
valsgal1999 said this on March 31, 2016 at 4:30 am | Reply
Maybe I should hold up a sign asking for help paying the $3,000 vet bill I got last week for saving my cat. Think if I Tweeted it she would respond?
valsgal1999 said this on March 31, 2016 at 4:38 am | Reply
wow, poor cat.
Servetus said this on March 31, 2016 at 4:39 am | Reply
I feel for you, Vals Gal. I hope your cat is going to be OK. I honestly wish we had pet insurance but don’t think we can afford it for eight cats, one dog AND two humans.
fedoralady said this on March 31, 2016 at 4:44 am | Reply
Thank you. She is doing much better and slowly gaining back some of the weight she lost. One trip to the ER, one ultrasound and biopsy, and two days at the vet office with an IV and various other procedures adds up quickly. The thing that sucks is that we don’t know what caused all the problems. Yes, insurance is expensive, and you sound like my parents with all their cats and dogs.
valsgal1999 said this on March 31, 2016 at 4:55 am | Reply
Bless her heart, she has really been through it. We actually were down to two cats and one dog, and then my husband took an alternate route to work one morning and discovered a boxful of kittens of assorted ages who had been dumped on a creek bank. Some were more tame than others and it took us a while to get all eight to our house (had to borrow TNR crates). Sadly, three of them ended up passing away (vet said it was basically a failure to thrive and nothing we did or didn’t do, but I still cried like a baby) but we have the remaining five and they have all been spayed/neutered now. And a cat that was rehomed with us after his human had to go into assisted living, and who promptly knocked the screen out of a window and ran away, has returned to us after 18 months out on his own here in the country. Big ol’ sweet long-haired black kitty who is enjoying the good life again. Our Prodigal Son.
fedoralady said this on March 31, 2016 at 6:31 am | Reply
Mr. Richard Armitage is so hauntingly handsome. sometimes when I see pictures of Mr. Richard Armitage it is so adorable when you look at his eyes and sometimes his smile and there is a little bit of mischief in his look( like a kid who got caught with his hand in the cookie jar)
bloodangel said this on March 31, 2016 at 5:51 am | Reply
When is he going to reach peak hotness? I thought he couldn’t get any hotter than Thornton but 12 years later he continues to prove me wrong. As for the tweet, I’ll unashamedly admit that I’m mostly in it for his face and body. Just carry on being beautiful, Richard.
MimReckoner said this on March 31, 2016 at 7:15 am | Reply
This just had me literally laughing out loud as I did not quite expect this restraint! LOL!
And yes, he does remain gorgeous. 🙂
Esther said this on March 31, 2016 at 6:12 pm | Reply
Oh, I was aggravated by this, but in the end, he didn’t retweet it, so my aggravation with him kept itself within limits. Also I had a lot of things to do yesterday in a limited amount of time …
Servetus said this on March 31, 2016 at 7:18 pm | Reply
At first, I didn’t know what it was about. One can say that this incident has enlightened me, which is positive, but only superficially, which is not that positive. I don’t want to put my foot in it; I was/am too tired and busy to come of with something substantial to say, and the argumentation has to be to the point, I believe.
I feel so, so very sorry for the lonely chimp, for anything/anyone living that is mistreated. Awareness should be raised. It’s a sign of the times; we’re on the brink of a major change in terms of animal welfare: In Denmark, eggs from caged hens no longer sell, and there’s a massive movement to reduce the transporting time of animals that will end up on our dining tables. It’s a great/fantastic development.
Now to the negative part: I was thrown by the name-calling – and I still don’t know if these people are responsible or not. I’ll get there eventually; just not right now. There you have it – my very short two cents’ piece.
Mermaid said this on March 31, 2016 at 10:00 pm | Reply
I think, given the fact that the person who started the discussion was willing to accelerate immediately to outrage / outrage behaviors, anyone who responds in anyway ends up looking like the loser. Saying, “hey, let’s think about this again” raises the possibility that you don’t love animals enough. And since I will probably never love animals anywhere near as much as animal rights activists (since I admit that I eat them, and nothing can possibly make up for that), there’s nothing I can say that doesn’t already put me in the doghouse (so to speak). The whole thing was annoying.
Servetus said this on April 1, 2016 at 6:54 pm | Reply
I didn’t expect a comment to my comment. Thanks anyway 🙂
You’re right. No matter what we do, we will always be labelled. “Oh, she doesn’t love animals enough”. I have a friend who lobbies for a Danish animal protection agency (a NGO working for animal welfare and safety), and she eats animals. To say she doesn’t love animals enough would be a grave misconception, but there are levels to how much one wants to ride this particular bandwagon.
’nuff said on the subject – off to new pastures 😉
Mermaid said this on April 1, 2016 at 10:53 pm | Reply
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