A good friend of mine related to me yesterday that she had a dream about the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage that made her feel warm. Ever the lady–and supremely happily married–she was being modest and conservative in her disclosure.
However, if I were relating one of my RA dreams–and I won’t, Ha!–I would suggest that my dreams exceed warm. Dare I even say hot to sizzling? And I’m in the extremely happily married camp, too. Giggles!
Of course, I’m being facetious and poking fun at myself. Even with my love stories that I write, I’m more of a PG-13 kind of girl (who sometimes stretches toward R, then skitters back to PG-13). *blushes*
But there is something so charming and tender about Mr. Armitage’s portrayals of a lover on screen–his gaze, his touch, and his kisses all convey the emotion of true love–that we can’t help but be attRActed to him. And though I swoon for Richard Armitage’s romantic side of these complex character portrayals of Thornton, Guy, Lucas, and Porter, the shy sweet Standring also holds endless appeal for me as a romantic muse. In a perfect world–of fan fic writers, ha!–passion will eventually burn brightly for Standring. But I envision love happening for John Standring only after a long slow courtship between two hearts who are loving soulmates–kind of like my own courtship and marriage with my hubby. Oooh! I’m getting sidetracked. With Richard Armitage (right from Glamour UK January 2013, courtesy of RANet; and the Glamour video below), that is easy to do. Sighhhh!
And if two of the hundreds of thousands, probably now millions, of Richard Armitage fans worldwide admit to feeling over warm–when viewing, listening to, thinking about, reading about, writing about, and yes dreaming about him–if the rest of RA’s fan were to also admit feeling over warm, might there be enough datapoints to plot worldwide RA Fangirl temperatures? Hmmm.
And if we plotted those RA Fangirls’ rising temperatures, would we see a correlation between Richard Armitage warming we Fangirls up and Global Warming of the Earth? Or would there be an inverse relationship? Or does the word relationship in the same sentence as Richard Armitage raise our temperatures all on its own? Sighhhh!
So to be total geekettes about it, let’s look at some actual U.S. government Earth temperature statistics first, courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) from November 8, 2013 (gov’t data in blue; Grati’s additions are in red):
We can see in the world temperature chart above, that in the year of Richard Armitage’s birth, 1971, the Earth’s surface temperature was at what is considered to be the average of the temperatures plotted from 1880 to 2010. So, RA’s birth year is a significant starting point for our discussion here–for Fangirls, anyway. And then there are zig zaggy (technical term, not) peaks and valleys over the next several decades–with a presumed average temperature increase past 2010 (added in red by Grati). (N.B. All red items on the chart above were added by Grati–for fun. Apologies to NOAA.) QED–my reasoning above is so not QED, but I’m being facetious, so please play along. As Richard Armitage pursued and broadened his career–and became more well known and admired–global temperatures rose on average. Snap! Or should I say sizzle!?!
So let’s continue to be pseudo scientific–which means not scientific at all–and take a little poll test about our Fangirl reaction to Richard Armitage images as they might relate to we, his fans, becoming over warm–which ultimately might impact Global Warming trends (not).
So there you have it! A non-scientific look at Armitage World warming–global or otherwise–caused by Richard Armitage heating up his Fangirls. Look up smoulder in the dictionary and you will see Richard Armitage’s portrait next to the entry. Sighhhh! *Gratiana fans self and goes in search of a cold shower …. uh, I mean some cold water, to sip*
P.S. And let’s enjoy Tanni’s lovely Richard Armitage wallpaper again, this time full size:
Let’s all do a collective *THUD* Sighhhh!