John Day Monday: RCA Characters Tweet Thornton Memes to CelebRAte N&S 10th Anniversary Coda, November 17, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #658)

The exquisitely talented British actor Richard Crispin Armitage (RCA) characters having convened the first tweet meeting of themselves last month, they decide that today’s monthly meeting should focus upon the recently celebrated 10th Anniversary of RCA’s beloved John Thornton character portrayal debut in the BBC’s 2004 production of Elizabeth Gaskell’s timeless love story, North & South.a1--TWEETavern-Logo_Nov1714GratianaLovelace-sized-sml

Theirs is to be a Thornton Memes meeting. Their discussion and manly activities will begin at the eponymously named Thornton-Woebegone Epicurean Establishment and Tavern (or TWEET) [right]–as the men flex their egos, index fingers–and a few thumbs–readying to comport themselves in 140 characters per tweet as they hover over their cell phones, tablets, and real notebooks with spiral bound paper (for those without wifi reception–such as the rural John and the Middle Ages Guy)–with them all looking like a mill masters dinner for the twenty-first century.

JohnS@IDon’tNameMyFood: (right) “What tis a me-me anyway?” The sa2--Me-Me-Q-RichardArmitagea-sJohnStandring-LookingUncertainApr2613ranet-GratianaLovelace-CropEyeClrShrp-crop-glassfilter--MeMehy Northern sheep farmer John Standring asks, mispronouncing the word meme as they sit down in the tavern. (140 char)


a3--MemeDefined--RichardArmitage-asHarryKennedySmilinginVicarofDibley-epi2-pix165_Oct2714ranet-GratianaLovelace-sized-glassfilterHarryK@BeTheSpreadsheet (left): “I know this one!” He smiles endearingly. “A meme, roughly means conveying cultural meaning via using a shorthand of symbols or phrasing.” {139 char)


Grati@GratianaL (barmaid): Rolling up on his motor cycle in leathers even Sir Guy would envy, the man deemed “mad, bad, and dangerous to know” hashtags the meeting. (137 char)


RickyD@gReAt-rides (right): “Mates, Let’s get the initiation started. Where is the victim,  I mean candidate, John Thornton?” Ricky brusquely struts & barmaids drool. (140 char)


a5--WhereDoYouWantMeToTweet-RichardArmitage-isGuyOct2811ranet-GratianaLovelace-crpbrt-sizedGuyG@GisborneStallion (left): Bristling at being outleathered, Sir Guy pouts looking skeptically at Harry’s small talking mechanism. “Where do you want me to … tweet?” (138 char)


Grati@GratianaL (barmaid): Furiously painting a selfie of the men’s group while the light is still with him, the only recognized master artiste of the men implores. (139 cha6--PaitingSelfie-RichardArmitage-asClaudeMonet_TIepi1pix94Nov1714ranet-GatianaLovelace-sized-N&S10-glassfilterar)

ClaudeM@TheImpressionist (right): Écoutez! Messieurs! Ceci est une occasion mémorable. 10 ans depuis ses débuts dans la série de la BBC 2004 Nord et du Sud de John Thornton. (139 char)

Translation (left): Listen up! Gentlemen! This is a momentous occasion. John Thornton’s 10th year since his debut in the BBC’s 2004 series North & South. (134 char)

Grati@GratianaL (barmaid): Having finally admitted the delayed guest of honor–John Thornton–to the TWEET tavern’s private room, she serves their beers and departs. (138 char)


JohnT@MasteroftheMills (right): “So you’re celebRAting N&S 10 then? Looking back, looking back at me?” John smiles shyly, delighted to be feted by his fellow characters. (140 char)


Rich@RCArmitage (below right): “I have always said that the interest in me in North & South was due to the character and story.” RA demures. His tweet gets the last laugh. (140 char)


Nota Bene: Unless otherwise labeled, Richard Armitage character images (with my edits)–are courtesy of or images are my caps. Other images (with my edits) are courtesy of MS Office Clip Art. Translation was courtesy of Google Translate.

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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9 Responses to John Day Monday: RCA Characters Tweet Thornton Memes to CelebRAte N&S 10th Anniversary Coda, November 17, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #658)

  1. guylty says:

    RickyD@gReAt-rides, GuyG@GisborneStallion, outleathered – LOL. Great laugh on a wet, dark Monday morning. Nice one, Grati!!!

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  2. Nov. 18 & 24, 2014–Thanks for liking this post!

    jeanniegisborne and Servetus


  3. sparkhouse1 says:

    LOL, that was great! And isn’t it just like RA to include his co-star in his tweet? #sweetman

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    • Hi sparkhouse1,

      Thanks for your nice note! I’m glad that you enjoyed my little post! And yes, Richard Armitage is a consummate gentleman.

      And speaking of costars, RA graciously tweeted a trailer for an indie film that his RH Marian costar Lucy Griffiths is appearing in and wishing her luck. The film looks sweet, by the way, “Home for Christmas”.

      Thanks for visiting and commenting! Cheers! Grati ;->


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