Gratiana Needs Help in Choosing her Birthday Thorin Portrait POD Image, 11/14/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #306)

RANet ( allows visitors to submit a Picture of the Day request ahead of time for their birthday.  Well, my birthday is coming up in a few weeks and I can’t decide which Richard Armitage as Thorin portrait to submit.

So I have put together a collage of my favorite Thorin Portrait images.  I have two top favorites among the selection–for differing reasons.  But I will wait to let you know which ones they are until you have made your suggestions.  Ha!

And for fun, here is one of the newer short tv spots for “The Hobbit:  An Unexpected Journey” by Warner Brothers Mexico


Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield portraits are courtesy of RANet and found at

Short tv spot for “EL HOBBIT: UN VIAJE INESPERADO – VIDEO “Cosas pequenas” subtitulado en espanol HD – Oficial de WB” (“The Hobbit:  An Unexpected Journey”) by Warner Brothers Mexico was 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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29 Responses to Gratiana Needs Help in Choosing her Birthday Thorin Portrait POD Image, 11/14/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #306)

  1. Brooke says:

    I like B. Is this the place to put our choices? How on earth are we supposed to have one favorite? You are making it hard for us, Gratiana. ||Giggles||


  2. Ana Cris says:

    No favorites, the more Thorin the better! :)


  3. I say D ! Thorin is handing you the key to his heart ;) though A is mighty nice; that look in his eyes speaks thousandfolds!


    • Hi Fanny,
      Portrait D is quite nice! I started calling the “Thorin Kissing Key” portrait when it first came out–until I enlarged the image and saw that RA wasn’t actually kissing it. But the label has stuck in my mind. Ha! And Portrait A is …. *swoon* *thud*!
      Cheers! Grati;->


  4. Hi Readers,
    In my Thorin portrait choice, I hope the image will convey the passion of the warrior king in exile. So I’m “torn” (ha) between selecting an action shot versus one of the posed portraits. Both are very nice. I welcome your thoughts–or even a different image suggestion.
    Cheers! Grati;->


  5. april73 says:

    It’s very hard to choose, lol.

    One of my favourite is D, but I also love A. <3


  6. Fabi says:

    I can’t decide too! Thorin always manages to be breathtakingly handsome. But I choose A, the young prince.


  7. OMG! RANet recently tweeted the link for a new stunning Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield portrait!


  8. Servetus says:

    First world problem :) Good luck choosing!


  9. Hi Friends,
    For fun, here is the new tv advert: “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – TV Spot 6” by Warner Brothers:


  10. 11/15/12–RANet has another great scan of a Richard Armitage interview about being Thorin and his makeup from US Weekly for Nov. 20, 2012. Here is the link for the scan:


  11. 11/15/12–Thorin has a bad hair day?

    Is it me? Or does Thorin’s hair seem flatter on top and on the sides in this scene from the RANet image link below?

    1) I suppose Thorin could have forgotten to mouse it–but then, they may have only had deer near by.
    2) Or, Thorin might have over done using conditioner on his tresses–thus making his hair hang limp and lifeless.
    3) Secretly, I think Thorin played dress up and tried on Gandalf’s wizard hat and it got stuck on his orbital ridge too long–thereby matting down his hair.

    Giggles! Just kidding! Ha!

    P.S. I cropped, brightened, and sharpened (40) the image:

    Here is the image’s original link on RANet:


  12. Thanks for all of your help, everyone!
    I made my RA image choice and emailed Ali at RANet. But I’m not revealing which image I chose to maintain the suspense about the POD for Nov. 24th.
    Cheers! Grati ;->


  13. Tereza says:

    I´m sure you´ve chosen the best Thorin,Grati. Indeed that was a terrible mission for us. I particulary liked of A,D, F,… but B is my favorite one. Now I´m very curious to know what is your favorite Thorin.


    • Hi Tereza!
      You have excellent taste in Thorins! As to my Thorin choice? I’m not saying. Giggles! You will have to wait until it is revealed on RANet for the POD on Nov. 24th.
      Cheers! Grati ;->


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