Fun Day Sunday: CRAzy Captioning–Richard Armitage Style, 4/29/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #174)

Welcome to Fun Day Sunday!  Today we’re having more fun with CRAzy  Captioning:  Richard Armitage Style.  For the uninitiated, CRAzy  Captioning is where I take a character portrait from one of the exquisitely talented Richard Armitage’s many roles and provide a caption that gives an alternative context to what is showing in the image.

I am aiming for humor here and with the utmost respect for Mr. Armitage as a person and as an artist.  I just have a funny bone and enjoy employing it now and again.  And Mr. Armitage seems to have a funny bone, too, because he has such a delightfully  joyous laugh in interviews–as evidenced by the example below in the brilliant video compilation snippet “Richard Armitage:  Ha-ha-ha!” by Britu21:

Richard Armitage is such a wonderful actor and storyteller that we his fans enjoy seeing him in new artistic projects, discussing his work, and as in this case, having a little fun.  Besides, we have to amuse ourselves somehow until his next artistic project–The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey–is released to theatres in December 2012.  Richard Armitage is going to be brilliant as Thorin Oakenshield–as we saw in the movie trailer in December 2011!  But we knew that already.  The man is a chameleon as an actor and master storyteller, immersing himself in his roles and becoming the persona he is portraying.  Sighhhh!  So two years to wait to see our favorite actor and storyteller in a new artistic project is a very very very long time to wait.   But we’re hanging in there faithfully, Richard.  Uh, I mean, Mr. Armitage.

So, I hope everyone enjoys today’s little bit of fluff and fun.  Thanks so much to several of my friends (as noted below) who suggested some of the images for which I wrote the picture captions–although Judith and Jeannie provided great captions for their images and I used their suggestions, with an added caption of my own on Judith’s.  An additional part of the fun is for you to see if you can “best” my/our captions by providing your caption suggestions in a comment and indicating by letter, which image you are recaptioning.   So “let the games begin”–Robin Hood series 3, Episode 5 title.

Cheers!   Gratiana

Image A–suggested by Gratiana

Image B–suggested and provided by Tereza

Image C–suggested and provided by Tereza

Image D–suggested by Ania

Image E–suggested by Bccmee

Image F–suggested by Teresa and manipped by Grati (with a twofer on captions by Grati)

Image G–suggested by Fabi

Image H–suggested by Fabi

Image I–suggested by Judith (with a twofer for captions with Judith captioning Sir Guy only; and Grati captioning all four images)

Image J–suggested and provided by Cassia

Image K–suggested by Jeannie (this is her caption as well)


1)       “Richard Armitage:  Ha-ha-ha!” video compilation by Britu21:

2)       The general image references are stated under the image captions.  In most instances, the image screencaps are from RANet ( .

3)       For more information about Richard Armitage’s prolific and varied career and artistic projects , you may visit
A)  RANet’s handy chronological listing of them with links for further information found at
B)  Richard Armitage’s representatives at United Agents found at and also linked in this blog’s right sidebar under Actor Richard Armitage Official and Semi-Official sites.

4)       Image H caption makes mention of the delightful Star Trek episode “The Trouble with Tribbles”.  More information about this episode can be found at

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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24 Responses to Fun Day Sunday: CRAzy Captioning–Richard Armitage Style, 4/29/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #174)

  1. bccmee says:

    E: So sizzling hot, he sets off the sprinkler system

    G: “Your coffee is as weak as your accent”


  2. Fabi says:

    Hi Grati,
    I loved your captions, specially B – priceless! And C is great because it was what happened in the next episode (the armour scene).
    I’ll try a caption of mine later. My funny bone is a very tiny one, it takes time to wake up in a Sunday morning. :)


  3. “let’s get straight to the wine and thee”…. with pleasure sweetie ! :D


  4. Brilliant job Grace. I loved all the captions. I laughed a lot each time I ended to read one. My favorites: ” … what else did you have in mind to remove?”.Very funny! “…. Let´s get straight to the wine and thee”- Ú-lá-la! you´re in command,handsome !
    But cap. B was priceless! I had to turn the fan quickly!Oh, My Guy!


    • Hi Tereza,
      Thanks for your lovely note! I’m glad you enjoyed the captions.

      Caption “B” was fun for me to come up with. I wholeheartedly believe that if Sir Guy and Lady Marian had ever gotten together–in the biblical sense, as husband and wife, of course–then Marian would have become completely besotted with Guy’s tenderness as a lover. Heck, we only know of Sir Guy virtually and “we’re” completely besotted with him. Giggles!

      Of course, I”m giving Sir Guy the benefit of the doubt as a wonderful lover based on two things: 1) Annie the mother of Sir Guy’s child in RH1 episode 4 (Parenthood) said that Sir Guy had a softer loving side to him (Sighhhh!); and 2) we’ve seen RA in action as a lover on screen (he’s my kind of “action” hero–fanning myself mightily to keep from swooning). Were Sir Guy and Lady Marian to have shared their love with each other, it would have melted our television or laptop screens. *swoon* *thud*

      Cheers! Grati ;->


  5. Lol! You said all,Grace!


  6. Ania says:

    Hi Grati,
    I love your captions, all of them are so funny :) :) :) but the caption for the photo B :) ha ha ha… simply brilliant. :)


    • Thanks for your kind note, Ania!
      Yes, I couldn’t resist turning the tables and making Lady Marian “want” Sir Guy–but she has to be the one who has to dance attendance on him. Giggles!
      Cheers! Grati ;->


  7. Fabi says:

    Hi Grati,
    C) Guy (thinking): “I can’t figure out why she prefers this ridiculous little bloke instead my sexy, smirking, swaggering head-to-toe black leather figure. Maybe my next gift to her shouldn’t be a horse, but spectacles – if they had already been invented.”
    G) Lucas: “I bought a special extra-strong Brazilian coffee.”
    Sarah: “Great! The tabloid said it’s wonderful to improve awful American accents. Do you think it’s true?”
    Lucas: “Come and find out.”
    H) Lucas: “Can you choose a more discreet disguise when we’re back to London, please?”


  8. Hi Grati, why don’t you start a poll for the most CRAzy captioning?
    I simply adore the one suggested by Tereza (“Marian and the Password”) and Judith (“Multiple Roars”)! Both beautiful!

    Moreover, I want to thank Fani for choosing one of my fave screencaps of Lucas S8 when he (first caresses to check temperature and then) grab the Italian mocha! Grrrr!


    • Hi Carla/Cassi,
      Thanks for your nice note. Hmmm. I’ll have to look into polling. We would need a separate one for images and captions.

      Tereza’s image choice did inspire me to create the caption. As did Judith’s initial image (the far left one of Guy yelling) and her caption about werewolves. I provided the other three “roaring” images and the second caption. Ha!

      And Lucas? I like the way you think. He can “caress” my carafe any day of the week. Giggles! (Just kidding to my dear hubby. *wink*)

      Cheers! Grati ;->


  9. Gals,
    A friend over in RAFN posted a suggestion to Caption F2 stating that she would only be able to emit random vowels sounds in response to Sir Guy’s asking what else might be removed from the picture. Hmmmm.

    To which I/Grati replied (my tongue firmly in my cheek): “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! EEEEEEEEEEE! IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII! OOOOOOOO! UUUUUUUUUUUUUU! Ahhhh! I feel so much better now that I’ve gotten that out of my system miLord. (I say tickling Sir Guy’s nicely sparse patch of chest hair as I nestle into him to cuddle.) Care to go for the consonants? *wink* ”

    (*Saucy alert*) Ooh! It just occurred to me that if Sir Guy can elicit that level of a favorable response in the five vowels sounds, just think how hard he would be working to get all of the 21 consonants “expressed”.

    I better stop while I’m ahead. Ha! Cheers! Grati ;->


  10. jeanniegisborne says:

    Image C~Guy: “Good luck Count. Marian is the hardest won woman in Nottingham!”
    Image D~Lee: “Frankly my dear, I will eat your hand.”


    • Giggles Jeannie!
      Marian was a tough nut to crack (Image C). Ha! And as we said over in RAFN, Lucy Griffiths played Lady Marian to perfection! Despite how frustrating it was to Sir Guy. Ha! Because in interviews we could see what a lovely person that Ms. Griffiths is herself.

      And as for womanizer Lee (Image D)? You almost make him sound a little vampire like. Ha!

      However, here’s another caption suggestion for Image D from me/Grati, bouncing off of your idea:
      Lee: “I may be kissing your hand now, but you’ll be eating out of my hand later after I have had my way with you.”
      Grati: “Oh Lee, which ‘way’ is that? Point and I will follow.”

      Giggles! Cheers! Grati ;->


  11. april73 says:

    Great word Gratiana, bravo !!! :-)

    It’s excellent !!!


  12. Ana Cris says:

    Hi Grati,
    Maybe a little late, but these sentences were fun!
    I liked the pictures with the lion!
    Take care!


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