Fun Day Sunday: CRAzy Captions for RA Fangirl T-Shirts, 11/06/11 GratianaDS90 (Post #48)

I’ve joked a couple of times with gals in RAFN and/or in Armitage World Chat, that we Richard Armitage Fangirls/Fangurls need our own t-shirts.  Ha!  But, what would the graphics and text be?

So as a twist on our usual Fun Day Sunday CRAzy Captioning, I propose a few RA Fangirl T-Shirt options below with starter captions.  Then you can suggest your own captions.  And/or suggest a new picture or graphic altogether in a post of your own.  Ahem.  Poor choice of words there.  Ha!  Let’s just agree that these pictures won’t completely be RA in the “altogether”.  We like to keep things PG-13.  Crop where need be.  Ouch!  Ha!

Please be sure to also comment here so we can share in your humor.

To quote RH3, episode 5’s title  “Let the Games Commence!”

Cheers!  Grati  ;->
Here is that RANet image link to the image above of Richard’s MSN interview in 2010 http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/images/gallery/Richard/Interviews/MSNSpooksInterview/slides/msn-10.html

RA Fan Shirt Image A Caption: “I must follow my heart.”  … As we follow ours to you.
(A1) “I must follow my heart.”  Harry Kennedy (as portrayed by Richard Armitage) quote from The Vicar of Dibley, A Holy Wholly Happy Ending, Episode 1 The Handsome Stranger, BBC 2006.
(A2) Here is the RANet image link for Harry Kennedy as portrayed by Richard Armitage
http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/images/gallery/VOD/album/VOD1/slides/vod1-355.html
(A3)  black & red heart graphic link is found at http://aloveheart.com/blackandredhearts/redandblackloveheartshape.png

RA Fan Shirt Image B Caption:  Leather and Lace, Gizzy and his Gals

(B1) Here is the RANet image link for Sir Guy of Gisborne in Robin Hood (2006) as portrayed by Richard Armitage  http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/images/gallery/RobinHood/album/RHpromo/album/slides/series1-08.html
(B2)  Here is the lace bustier image link http://www.loveburlesque.com/images/uploads/cuk/plasticbonedcorsets/cuk-a3214.jpg

RA Fan Shirt Image C Captions:
Front:  I am John Porter and no one crosses me.
Back:  Sorry love.  I was in character.  What kind of stripping did you have in mind?  Weather, flooring, … or other?

(C1) Here is the RANet image link for the front of John Porter as portrayed by Richard Armitage in Strike Back (2010) http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/images/gallery/StrikeBack/album/series1/Episode2HD/slides/ep2hd_042.html)
(C2)  Here is the RANet image link for the back  of John Porter as portrayed by Richard Armitage in Strike Back (2010) http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/images/gallery/StrikeBack/album/series1/Episode5/slides/ep5_229.html

RA Fan Shirt Image D Caption:   Lucas Strong 8.0:  No gRAy Cure!

(D1) Here is the RANet image link for Lucas North as portrayed by Richard Armitage in Spooks, series 8, (2009)
http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/images/gallery/Spooks/spookspromo/album/slides/series8-10.html
(D2)  Here is the image representing No RA Cure http://www.aquamoonkeepsakes.com/images/LetsFindACureGray.jpg

RA Fan Shirt Image E Caption:
With soulful blue eyes like these, I won’t be a lonely King Under the Mountain much longer.

(E1)  Here is that RANet image link for Thorin Oakenshield as portrayed by Richard Armitage in The Hobbit Video Production #4 blog (2011) http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/images/gallery/Hobbit/4thProdVideo/album/slides/Video4-28.html

Your thoughts on captions for t-shirt images A, B, C, D, & E?”

About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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26 Responses to Fun Day Sunday: CRAzy Captions for RA Fangirl T-Shirts, 11/06/11 GratianaDS90 (Post #48)

  1. servetus says:

    A few years ago you could buy some stuff like this from cafepress. I have a bag that says “Looking for Mr. Thornton” on it, a messenger bag with “iThornton”, a mug that says “Mrs. Richard Armitage”, and there was a lot of paraphernalia stamped with “Gizzy’s Girls.” Most of it seems to have disappeared, sadly.

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    • Gratiana says:

      Hi Serv,
      Maybe “RA mechandising” will pick up with The Hobbit” films being released.

      Personally, I would like to silk screen some pillows with pictures of Richard Armitage in some of his various character roles that I’m particularly fond of–Standring,Thornton, Gisborne, Kennedy, North, Porter, and possibly Thorin to name a few. Just think about laying your head on RA’s pillow. That would be sure to cause pleasant dreams. Ha! Were I to take my idea commercially, I could label the company something like “Sweet DReAms”. Just kidding.
      Cheers! Grati ;->

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      • servetus says:

        every now and then there’s been something like that available on ebay, so why not, if it’s just for you. Just make sure you have the reproduction rights to any photo if you go commercial :)

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      • Gratiana says:

        I’m replying to myself. Ha! This is reposted from what I posted on the topic in an FB discussion group:

        Of course, one would not want to make money on such a venture–Sweet DReAms pillows–just break even. So, any “profits” would go to one of Richard Armitage’s identified charities. Yet, though I came up with the idea, upon reflection, my conservative nature causes me to be reticent about it. Though other celebrities market their images freely, Mr. Armitage has not up to this point–unless you count the Sir Guy of Gisborne action figure. Ha! So, I don’t know how keen Mr. Armitage might be with the idea since he is such a private person–and we all respect that.

        Though there does seem to be what I might term “bootlegged” RA merchandise out there as Servetus gives us examples in related comments–because I doubt Mr. Armitage has approved his name or image’s use for them–I would not feel comfortable doing the same in terms of using his image, even if it were licensed. Richard Armitage is a person with feelings and not a commodity. And I’m sure that we all feel the same way about respecting his privacy given our heartfelt admiration of him. And though we often get giggly here and elsewehere about our admiration for Richard Armitage, we all have a deep respect for him as an exquisite actor, master storyteller, charitably motivated individual, and gentleman.

        So we would want to maintain a sense of respectfulness of the Richard Armitage images used on the pillows and any text with them. However, even after identifying the character role images that we wanted to use for pillows, I wouldn’t even know how to begin requesting/negotiating image use.

        But in the end, my Sweet DReAms pillows idea might be better developed by someone closer to Richard Armitage’s creative management team so that they can control it on his behalf. Or perhaps, the charities he works with already might see this idea as a fundraising opportunity. Gosh I hope that Mr. Armitage has a creative management team in place to help him capitalize on The Hobbit buzz that is coming his way and coordinate his media and marketing exposure. Because, not every person who comes up with an idea is as circumspect as I am about it. Ha!

        Cheers! Grati ;->

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        • servetus says:

          You can actually purchase rights to reproduce an image of him. I know someone who tried to do it. It’s not cheap, though. I don’t want to say more than this out of respect for the person with the plan who inquired about the rights. The main reason I’m saying it is that the guy has an interest in making money off what he does, and that includes the propagation of images of him that others might make. He may donate it all to charity, I don’t know. On the other hand, since basically most of the images that get posted by me and other bloggers are technically under copyright, he’s already doing us a big favor.

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  2. kathryngaul says:

    Lucky, lucky Servetus…to own those precious articles! How disappointing that they have disappeared. You’ll have to educate me yet again……..what is cafepress, please?

    Grati……you go, girl……make yourself a RA pillowcase or 2 or 3 or….! Ah….. sorry…….I forgot for a moment that you were married! It would take one super-duper, VERY understanding husband to put up with a photo of His Gorgeousness on the pillow laying beside his own!!!!!

    Oh, yes…..I think you commented somewhere about my…avatar?, Servetus. I can’t remember now where I found it but, to me, it looks like Richard, don’t you think? Whoever put it on the internet obviously thought so, too.

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  3. servetus says:

    This is the image I have on the messenger bag: http://www.cafepress.com/+ithornton_womens_dark_tshirt,400050989

    I see they also have mugs with Colin Firth’s and Richard Armitage’s profiles on them. I remember vaguely that someone had also published notecards with Mr. Thornton’s proposal text on them. Don’t see them there now.

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    • Gratiana says:

      Thanks Serv,
      Considering Thornton’s proposal was ill timed–he couldn’t ask her out on a date first? Ha!–and poorly worded, I’m not sure how popular the note cards would be. Ha!
      Cheers! Grati ;->

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      • servetus says:

        I imagine the point was that he says something like “I love you like no man has ever loved woman before” (don’t have time to look it up at the moment). I think that would be a great notecard.

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        • Gratiana says:

          It would, indeed, make for great sentiment. The quote you reference must have come from the book because I don’t recall it in Thornton’s dialogue voiced by Richard Armitage. ;->

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          • servetus says:

            yes, it’s Mr. Thornton’s proposal to Margaret in the book. Somewhere on the internet, though, there’s an audio of Armitage reading it — it was apparently on his showreel when that was still easily available from his agents page. I’ll look around for it when I get a chance.

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  4. kathryngaul says:

    Thank you, ladies, for the links.
    Is anyone else having trouble trying to post a comment to judiang’s Internet Woes 2? I know I’m late in commenting but I just get an error message every time I hit “submit” over the past 30 minutes. Maybe the internet is playing up again at her end? or what am I doing wrong?

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    • servetus says:

      I can get it. Her ISP has been having a lot of problems lately. You might wait a half hour and try again, or quit your browser and try again.

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  5. kathryngaul says:

    I’m with Servetus on this one. I think “I love you like no man has ever loved (a) woman before” would make a great notecard.

    Not actually spoken by Richard in “North and South”??? Well, there you go (in Harry’s lovely voice)…it just gives me an excuse to go watch the DVD again, doesn’t it?

    I honestly haven’t watched “N and S” in many months as I have so much “stuff” recorded from the television to view! I go through the online television guide daily and say to myself “this looks interesting” and “that might be worth watching”. I blithely set up the recorder for all these shows and then…..forget to make time to watch them! So the darned harddrive is almost full yet again.

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    • Gratiana says:

      Hi Kathryn and Serv,

      The quote I love the most is actually by Harry Kennedy in The Vicar of Dibley a Holy Wholly Happy Ending, episode 2 (The Vicar in White):

      “All I want is that as Gabriel Oakes said to Bathesheba in ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’, At home whenever I look up, there will be you. And whenever you look up, there shall I be.”

      Or that is darn close to it based on my memory. Ha!

      Cheers! Grati ;->

      P.S. I’ve often wondered if this lovely literary quote was, perhaps, an addition suggested by Richard Armitage? Not that the VoD writers aren’t literary, too. The quote just seems more in keeping with RA’s persona. Sighhhhh!

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  6. kathryngaul says:

    Thanks for suggesting I quit my browser and try again later, Servetus. In fact, I went away from the computer for some time but am now back on it again. I’ll try Judi’s blog as soon as I’ve finished here.

    That’s quite a nice quote, too, Grati…and you could be right. It does sound like a Richardism, doesn’t it?

    I was only joking about those pillowcases as you guessed…. and I’ll believe you that you’re too grown-up to make one even if you weren’t married to such a nice man…….yeah, right!.

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    • Gratiana says:

      Hi Kathryn,
      Now I was being facetious and poking fun at myself. Ha!
      Making myself an RA role pillow? In a heartbeat. Ha! I made an iron on design for an organization’s canvas bags a few years ago. So the process is relatively easy once you have a design. Print it onto fabric with an adhesive backing, then iron it onto your fabric. I can always turn the pillow over so my hubby doesn’t see it. tee hee. Just kidding.
      Cheers@ Grati ;->

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  7. kathryngaul says:

    You ladies are so creative, and crafty (as in , being good at making crafts!). I am totally hopeless when it comes to craft…..I always left that to my 3 older sisters who could make just about anything with their hands…even hats and leather handbags at one stage many many years ago!

    Now… if I could just get Jo (12 years older than this little black duck!) to get connected to the internet!!! She lives about 1600 kilometres north of Canberra and used to make t-shirts (yes, make!) and then iron-on her own homemade designs or applique them on (remember appliques? with the acute accent over the “e”). She still makes some clothes eg. pyjamas and shorts for herself and her husband. Jo (that’s what I’ve always called her as “Joan” is a bit blah.. but don’t tell her I said that!) uses her computer to write children’s stories for her many grandies and great-grandies but won’t spend a little money to have internet access. I keep telling her how she could Skype them all for free…but that doesn’t even work! I may have to visit Sis with a design and a …… in hand to see if she’ll make me a…..

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  8. kathryngaul says:

    Oh, darn it…now I’ll have to attempt to draw again. I haven’t done that in many years…I may have forgotten how! You guys make me sick… you’re all so bloody good at creating “stuff”! You’re inspiring me to get off my fat tush and start creating…you’ve unleashed a monster, I’ll have you know!

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  9. kathryngaul says:

    OOOPS I did it again. Sorry for swearing.

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