Snap! I follow RANet’s (www.RichardArmitageNet.com) link for the Popcorn Taxi Teaser clip of their Q &A with Richard Armitage at the May 1, 2013 reviewing of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Australia, and there it is!
that the Thorin graphic they chose for the Q &A backdrop (Grati’s cap left) was the beautiful Thorin wallpaper designed and shared in July 2011 by Bccmee (and pasted below)–that is bccmee of the bccmee’s Richard
Armitage Vids & Graphics blog.
Kudos again to Bccmee for her stunning artwork! Sadly, Bccmee stopped updating her blog in September 2012 citing her very busy life, but she left available her blog and all of its many wonderful resources and fun interactive events she created. So be sure to peruse her blog. You will be glad that you did!
And here is the Popcorn Taxi Teaser clip asking Richard Armitage about that Special Dwarf Calendar
I love this bemused Richard Armitage look (Grati’s cap right) when asked if he had some “strategically placed oak” to shield his _________ in the Dwarf calendar. LOL! There is only one copy of The Hobbit Dwarfs illustrated calendar made for Sir Peter Jackson’s 50th birthday–and it is not for general publication. So we will never see it.
Or as Richard Armitage put it “What happens in the calendar, stays in the calendar” (see gif below). Ha!
But Popcorn Taxi made an educated guess about what near naked Hobbit Dwarfs might look like (Grati’s cap left; Popcorn Taxi did the crotch blurring)–before they posed “in various compromising positions” as indicated by Richard Armitage.
Thorin in a compromising position? Grati’s mind wanders. But I just don’t have the heart to publish Thorin’s head on Richard Armitage’s body from one of RA’s early amusing action promo portraits–such as several poses where RA’s feet are not touching the ground. *wink* I will leave the gentlemanly Richard Armitage and his regal Thorin Oakenshield character (right) with their dignity intact. Sighhhhh!
But wait! Richard Armitage has already shown that he is willing to make fun of himself for a good cause (Grati’s Cap, left)–like the Rise Up Christchurch Earthquake fundraiser in May 2011, in a video excerpt by GizTheGunslinger (below):
“”Hobbit” short film with Dwarves (Rise Up Christchurch)”
And think of it. With 12 months in a calendar and 13 Dwarfs, there must have been a double up of Dwarfs in one of the months. My guess is for Thorin’s nephews Fili and Kili–whom I have long since informally dubbed “mirth and mayhem”–to be featured together. Giggles! The House of Durin is one formidable looking family (Fili, Thorin, Kili) (right).
And I guess “boys will be boys” when it comes to getting up to mischief and being naughty–with regard to saucy calendars for friends, on set pranks, and such. Ha! Oh to be a fly on the wall of a sound stage as The Hobbit filming resumes now to finish filming scenes for films two and three. For all the exhausting and physically demanding work they have to do on these films, Richard Armitage and his cast mates sound in interviews like they are having a marvelous time. That’s wonderful!
And though I have not invested in a Thorin Lego character figure (right)–or any other Thorin figure created by Weta Workshop (the Weta designs are stunning, but out of my price range)–I do have my collection of Thorin and Hobbit film memorabilia (commemorative books, bookmarks, key pens, mugs, 5 foot Thorin cardboard figure, etc.). All items are placed well above where our doggies Heidi and Max might get at them for chewing. Doggies are no respecters of my peRsonAl property. Ha!
Oh dear! I rambled a bit from where I started being enthused about bccmee’s beautiful Thorin wallpaper being shown at the Popcorn Taxi Hobbit Q&A with Richard Armitage. But then Richard Armitage and/or his Thorin Oakenshield portrayal can do that to me–dissolve me into “a quivering puddle of womanly essence”.
So here is a little present for you reading all the way through my essay, a recent 2013 promo pix of Richard Armitage (right) looking devastatingly handsome, sexily smouldering, and oh so gentlemanly. Sighhhhhh!