“F3 CRAzy Captioning–I’m Too Sexy for My T-Shirt: Richard Armitage Style”, 3/13/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #150b)


We are in Day Two of the FanstRAvaganza 3 in THE FANDOM tagteam chain!   If you missed Day One, please check out the posts at FEMINEMA (www.feminema.wordpress.com) and PHYLLY’S FAVES (www.phyllysfaves.blogspot.com).


For those of you who have visited my blog “Something About Love (A)” (www.gratianads90.wordpress.com ) before, you know that in addition to my storytelling and essays, I enjoy a bit of frivolity and fun now and again–on what I have dubbed “Fun Day Sunday”–with some interactive posts involving RA related games, trivia contests, Mad Libs, and CRAzy Captioning, etc.  So, my first two posts for F3 this week are CRAzy Captioning posts.

For the uninitiated, CRAzy Captioning involves me selecting pictures of the exquisitely talented British Actor Richard Armitage in his roles, photo shoots, or interviews and then providing an alternative context humorous caption for them.   I also invite you to suggest captions as well.   This is all in good fun and with the utmost respect for Mr. Armitage as an artist and person–because he is also a very nice fellow and a gentleman.

So today I will provide you with a collage of pictures of Richard Armitage related to the theme “I’m Too Sexy for My T-Shirt”.   I will suggest some captions.  And then I invite you to suggest captions as well.

All images in the collage below are courtesy of RANet (www.RichardArmitageNet.com ). The center picture (of RA stretching his arms back) also appeared at The League of British Artists blog (http://britsunited.blogspot.com/2011/08/richard-armitage_12.html).

Note:   If you click on the collage image, it will open a new window so that you may save it to your computer to view it larger.  Should you wish to share this post with others, please provide them with the URL to this page so that they also have the image credits and my caption suggestions.  Thanks!

For those of you who have requested my CRAzy Captions suggestions in an easy to download format, here you go (the larger font versions of the captions still appear below):

Across Top:
* Lee Preston (Cold Feet):  “Ladies I know that you were hoping for a swim wear shot, but this post is about my biceps and triceps, not my … thighs?”
* Richard Armitage as himself (CBeebies):  “I just love story telling!  But I hear that I have quite a following among the mothers as well.  Ha!  Ha!  Ha! Brilliant!”
*Lucas North (Spooks 9):  “I think that these tattoos draw attention to my muscles, rather than hiding them.” (Gesture pattern alert!)
* Sir Guy of Gisborne (Robin Hood):  “This must have been one of those days the costumers didn’t get my leather gear back from the dry cleaners.”
*  Richard Armitage as himself (2008 Promo Shoot):  “To me, I’m just a regular bloke–with a few  muscles and a big nose.  I don’t understand why all the adulation.  But mate, could I get a copy of this shot for my Mum?  She’s always complaining that I don’t smile enough in my portraits. Thanks!”
* Ian Macalwain (Ultimate Force):  “When I said I wanted to be covered by a big towel in my contract, I should have asked for a bigger towel.”

Left Down:
* Dr. Alex Track (The Golden Hour):  “Admit it, you have bicep envy.”
* John Porter (Strike Back series 1):  “I thought they just called for lunch.  Seriously.  Isn’t anyone going to get me down from here?  At least lather on some more sunscreen for me, will you?”
* John Porter (Strike Back series 1):  “It is just a regular day on the set for me–pale skin, shirt off, pants off, pressured hosed next.  Wait a minute!!!   Oh, bloody ‘ell!  Too late to back out now.”

Middle left:
* Lucas North (Spooks 9):  “Here we go again.  Another ‘gratuitous torso shot’.   Well take a good look ladies–because now that they made me evil John Bateman, I am putting my clothes back on.”

Middle right top:
*  Richard Armitage as himself (photo shoot):  “Am I smouldering enough for you, ladies?”

Middle right bottom:
* John Porter (Strike Back series 1):  “So, do my sweat glistening biceps make up for these awful hair extensions?  I didn’t think so.”

Right middle top:
*  John Porter (Strike Back series 1):  “Ladies, I know that my biceps and triceps became ‘impressive’ in this role, but I’ve had enough with people asking me if they are real.   I am all real, love.  I will put down the machine gun and you can ‘come on over and find out.  That’s my chat up line.  Ha ha ha ha ha!’” (Ending Richard Armitage quote excerpt is from his Lorraine Show interview on September 17, 2010.)

Right middle bottom:
* Richard Armitage behind the scenes as John Porter (Strike Back series 1):  “Hhhhh!  At least I get to keep  my t-shirt on in the next scene.  Though why they can’t find sleeves long enough to cover my biceps is beyond me.”

I hope that you found my suggested captions amusing.  So now it is your turn to suggest captions for one or more of the Richard Armitage pictures above.   Be sure to indicate which character and pose that you’re referring to.  Thanks for playing!

Cheers!   Grati  ;->
Gratiana Lovelace

P.S.   And as I have said before, Richard Armitage is male beauty personified–both inside and out.  Mr. Armitage is unfailingly polite and gentlemanly, a consummate professional as an artist and  filmmaker, and he compassionately supports charitable causes.  Please see the Just Giving Link here (http://www.justgiving.com/Richard-Armitage ) or in the sidebar at right under  “Actor/Richard Armitage:  Official/Semi Official Sites” should you feel moved to make a donation to one of Mr. Armitage’s chosen charities.   And as to Mr. Armitage’s handsomeness?   Sighhhh!  Well, Michaelangelo’s David sculpture has nothing on Mr. Armitage.   Ha!     Richard Armitage is  a nice guy.  And much to his disavowal, he does have a “nice guy face”–especially when he smiles.

However, it is Richard Armitage’s exquisitely talented storytelling and filmmaking that I most admire.  Seeing the juxtaposition of Richard Armitage  in real life compared to his many and varied dramatic character portrayals in his reel life, just makes his storytelling artistry that much more brilliant.   Mr. Armitage is a gifted chameleon of an actor who authentically portrays his characters with such depth and attention to multi-faceted nuances that we, his audience, become immersed in his story telling.


Also in Day Two, please see my F3 partner’s post at WHITE ROSE:  SINCERE AND SIMPLE THOUGHTS (www.whiterosewritings.blogspot.com ).  And now here is the direct link to Fabo’s wonderful article and video titled “Richard Armitage Talks About his Fans”

Tomorrow March 14th, THE FANDOM tagteam continues at AN OBSESSED FANATIC (www.diaryofanobsessedfanatic.blogspot.com )

and  THE ARMITAGE EFFECT (www.thearmitageeffect.wordpress.com ).


All F3 links can be found at http://fanstravaganza.rgcwp.com/fanstravaganza/fanstravaganza-2012/

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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44 Responses to “F3 CRAzy Captioning–I’m Too Sexy for My T-Shirt: Richard Armitage Style”, 3/13/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #150b)

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  2. bccmee says:

    Here’s my contributions for the CBeebies picture:

    If you work with me, I’ll knock your teeth out!

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  3. servetus says:

    The picture in the very center: I’m too sexy for my t-shirt — so I have to put on two and layer them!

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    • Giggles, Servetus!
      I definitely have to make that RA pose one of my RA Iron on pillow case prototpyes–blue eyes searingly gazing out from a sepia toned RA world. Sighhh.
      Thanks for visiting and commenting. Cheers! Grati ;->


  4. Mulubinba says:

    Left down middle John Porter: “Ouch …. I knew I should have stretched my pecs and biceps more in the gym before I started this job!”

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  5. gracie says:

    Loved every picture and every caption but the biceps, oh those biceps.

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  6. Faboamanto says:

    LOL – those are great captions. He is too sexy for his shirt!
    That’s a good question, why can’t they find shirts that cover his biceps – LOL

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    • Hi Fabo,
      Well one caption that didn’t make it in, might be a response to the question about why his costumers couldn’t seem to cover his biceps:
      “The filming budget ran low, so they had to economize.” It looks like several of his projects had a budget shortfall. Ha!
      Cheers! Grati ;->


  7. Of course youknow I would choose Guy. “Robin over this? Really, Marian?”

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    • True Jeannie,
      Who wants a “Forest Boy” when one has a “Leather Man” around? Ha!
      Cheers! Grati ;->
      P.S. I’m not casting aspersions on the very nice Jonas Armstrong as Robin. I’m sure he has his fan following, too.


  8. Fabi says:

    Hi Grati,
    Great pictures choice!
    I have a caption for left down middle John Porter: “Right love, you’ve got me all tied up. What happens next? What?? A chest hair waxing, then…armpits?? Noooooooo!!!”

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    • Giggles, Fabi!
      Good one! Ouch on waxing the pitt hairs, though. Ha!
      Poor Richard Armitage. Why they wax his chest is beyond me. It’s not like he is a hairy beast. And some women–me included–like a little chest hair to play with when we’re cuddling with our man. Sighhhh!
      Cheers! Grati ;->


  9. April says:

    Excellent Gratiana, I love this “I’m too sexy for my shirt” fanart.

    When I was reading your post, I had the song “I’m too sexy” from Right Said Fred in my head, lol.

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  10. phoebe says:

    1st photo on top:

    Psst – it’s your husband and he says to tell you to knock it off with all this T-shirt stuff and get home and make his tea!

    Too many t-shirts – not enough time!

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  11. Luciana says:

    Wonderful… Can’t stop laughing… This man is really very close to perfection!!

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  12. jazzbaby1 says:

    The CeeBeeBees one…”Ah, my plan for World Domination is coming together…now to mobilize my Army…muahahahaha!”

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  13. Ania says:

    Very funny captions *giggles* Here is my: Dr. Alex Track : “ OMG, I really can’t look at the blood”.

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  14. Grati ,I loved all the photos and your captions are sensational.I laughed too much.
    So for Guy caption : ” What are you looking at ? My body isn´t to her liking?

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  15. Correcting: My body isn´t your liking?

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  16. The simple view of so many perfect bodies … Gosh!(the temperature has raised here) makes me to make mistakes.Sorry my english, gals!
    Another caption -(Lucas – right bottom.) “Hey, baby,would you like to check if my biceps are real”?


    • Hi Tereza,
      Ha! Of course many people would say, in a heart beat!
      But, I’m a happily married gal and I have to feign disinterest in men other than my husband. I may be taken, but I’m not dead. Ha!
      Cheers! Grati ;->


  17. Dr. Track is mine! He’s got the touch .. And THAT would be my caption!!!!

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  19. phylly3 says:

    Great post Grati! I read it awhile ago, but couldn’t comment. I can’t resist the bottom right one with John Porter in the blood-stained T-shirt:
    “Even in a dirty T-shirt I look bloody wonderful!”

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  20. phylly3 says:

    Oh, and P.S. — Thanks for posting that video of Angie’s. I hadn’t seen it before and it was hilarious! :)

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