I for one, can’t wait until The Hobbit: The Desolationof Smaug debuts on Dec. 13th! So celebrating British actor Richard Armitage portraying Thorin Oakenshield in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” (mage right) through chartable.
Last year, several Richard Armitage fans were virtually sitting around talking and came up with the idea to promote Richard Armitage’s Just Giving charitable giving site as a way to honor him for his artistic achievement as Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit: And Unexpected Journey. It was called The Hobbit Gift Bomb for charity. I made the giving graphic that caught on and that bloggers and tumblrs, etc., shared on their site to promote it.
This year, I have talked with a few bloggers about renewing this idea of promoting Richard Armitage’s Just Giving charitable giving site–with a name change to Fans Just Giving Back that Zan and I each had a hand in phrasing–but with variable feedback since it is such a busy time of year. However, I’m moving ahead with the suggestion that one way Richard Armitage Fans can share their admiration for Richard Armitage in his role as Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (poster right) is through donating to one of his chosen charities at RA’s Just Giving site.
I created a new graphic (see images below) and posted it in my sidebar for the World Premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (THDofS) as a soft beginning to the Fans JUST GIVING Back initiative. We have one week until the release of the film THDofS on December 13, 2013 world wide.
So I gently suggest that if your spirit is so moved, please donate to the JUST Giving site between now and through December 15th–the weekend of the THDofS film’s release–as just one more way to honor Richard Armitage (image right courtesy of RANet) as a masterful storyteller, compassionate man, and a true gentleman.
And here is how you can help encourage other RA Fans to make a donation (all levels of giving are welcome) to Richard Armitage’s Just Giving site:
1) Please make a donation yourself and list in your donation comments Fans Just Giving Back. Though we have no way of tracking or counting up donations, this will help me gauge if some of these charitable giving efforts have been fruitful. Every donation level is welcome. Donating $5, $10, $25, etc., in dollars or pounds becomes even more meaningful when they are pooled together.
2) Please promote the Fans JUST GIVING Back charitable giving initiative on your blogs, tumblrs, Facebook page, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. Here is the Just Giving link to share (http://www.justgiving.com/user/18578864 ). And here are the two graphics that I created with size info for you to use:
Update: And to promote this giving initiative on Twitter, I created the hashtag:
3) Please let me know that you are also promoting the Fans JUST GIVING Back charitable giving initiative by commenting below with your blog/tumblr name & link so that I may add you to my thank yous. So far, here is who has expressly committed to promoting this initiative:
An RAViewer’sPerspective by Mulubinba
April’s Violet by April
Armitage Agonistes by Perry
CRYSTALCHANDLYRE by CrystalChandlyre
FunkyBlueDandelion by Jazzy
I Want to be a Pin Up by AgzyM
Me+RichardArmitage by Servetus
Richardtreehouse by Richard
Something About Love by Grati
Well, There You Go … Musings, Meanderings, and Richard Armitage by Zaniam
And to remind us of why Sir Peter Jackson felt Richard Armitage was the right choice to portray the role of Thorin Oakenshield, here is a video from the THAUJ Japan Premiere press:
“Peter Jackson speaks about Richard Armitage and Thorin in THAUJ” (Japan Premiere press), video by jepineo
And finally, let’s enjoy a glimpse of Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield in the 2nd film of the trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug:
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Sneak Peek [HD],” a video by Warner Bros. Pictures
And here are some of my caps featuring Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield from the Sneak Peak video:
And one more look at Thorin Oakenshield (as portrayed by Richard Armitage):