#CelebRAteLove and Friendship among our Richard Armitage Fan Friends on Valentine’s Day 2017! February 14, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1043)

Valentine’s Day this year is an opportunity to #CelebRAte Love among RA Fan Friends—with a little encouRAging inspiRAtion and logistics from Guylty.  Thanks!   And for me, a very big positive is the RA Fan Friends sisterhood of the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage, whom I have gained around the world in these past seven years since I found him when I watched him portray John Thornton in the 2004 BBC miniseries North & South in 2010.  Sighhhh!

“North & South – The Tears of an Angel” by Angela Smith

How could you not fall in love with Richard when his portrayal of John Thornton was so poignantly heart breakingly beautiful?  And Angela’s North & South video was beautiful and moving!

So what follows is a stream of consciousness walk down memory lane Valentine for all of us to enjoy—mostly about Richard Armitage and his character portrayals, but not only about Richard.  And let’s start our Valentine’s Day tribute to us out right with an apt video about sisters:

“White Christmas – Sisters” in a video by Allacra

And keeping in the video mode—a departure for me, since lately, I seem to be very wallpaper and portrait focused, Ha!–I instantly thought back to more of the first ever Richard Armitage fan made videos that I ever saw and loved:

“Radar – Richard Armitage video” by Angela Smith


“IN HD—”Truly a Thing of Beauty” (republished) Richard Armitage (Guy of Gisborne)” by elvirasweeneyvids


“Poker Face ~ Guy & Marian fan video ~ Richard Armitage” by Delicate Blossom


“”Beautiful Stranger” – Gratuitous Guy of Gisborne fanvid (Richard Armitage)” by Vogon Fan Vids


“Guy of Gisborne – Confession” by OlerySt

“Spooks: Lucas North – Snake Charmer” byRomanna55 Productions

“[SPOOKS] Lucas North – Lift Me Up” by GizTheGunslinger

“Ooh La La – Lucas North (Richard Armitage)” by angieklong


“Strike back & Spooks (John/Lucas) “My Body….Put some pressure on it”” by JulietD001


“”24″ — John Porter ( Richard Armitage ) Strike Back” by campcurry123


“Hurricane – John Porter” by PhoenixLupin


“Richard Armitage – Filmstar” by GizTheGunslinger


I could keep going on and on listing the videos I love.  I think I literally had a ten page index of them on my old computer a few years ago—that I have to find again.  Ha!  But the videos above are a nice selection.  And there are images and wallpapers and icons and signatures galore that our very creative RA Fan Friends create!  Too numerous to mention here.


And getting back to the notion of all of us being in the wonderful sisterhood of RA Fan Friends, I always recall how much fun we had with Bcc Mee and her RA Fan activities, inviting us to play along to create new Richard Armitage videos, gifs, etc.  And she graciously showed us and gave us instructions on how to create gifs and such ourselves.  Now that I finally have a 64 bit computer, I am itching to try to make a gif one of these days.  And one of the most fun of BccMee’s activities was the RA dictionary she created from our various word/phrase contributions.  Can you spot your contributions?

“Richard Armitage Dictionary” by bccmee


And just for fun:

“White Christmas Sisters Reprise” in a video by Hosh


To close, below are a few RA Fan Friend Valentine’s Day Messages–currently and in years past–for us to enjoy, with the first entry a quote wallpaper that I liked (whether or not it was said by Marilyn Monroe):


MarilynMonroe-quote_Apr0216pinterestwords to live by, from Pinterest

zholiday-valentines2016-big-fans1-collage_feb1516bycrystalchandlyre by CrystalChandlyre


zholiday-valentines2016-richardarmitagewallpaper-feb1516vialauraday by Laura Day


2016--HappyValentinesDay-RichardArmitage-wallpaper_Feb1416byGratianaLovelaceRev by Grati, 2016

zholiday-valentines2016-nskissingontrain-wframe_feb1516rafinland by RA Finland

raportrait-2012-2014valentineschallengeheartpix_feb1414byguylty by Guylty

raporatrait-2016-audible-signature-quote-wrichardarmitage_nov2916viacyn by Audible

zholiday-valentines2016-2012nycrichardarmitage-inleather-portraits_wallpaper_feb1416byinstmag-viacynby Cyn

2017-valentine-richardarmitage-2016-all-you-need-is-love_feb1217bycyndainty  by CynDainty


2017-valentine-richardarmitage-love-im-counting-on-it-vers1_feb1417bygratianalovelace <- by Grati

2017-valentine-richardarmitage-love-im-counting-on-it-vers2_feb1417bygratianalovelace  <- by Grati


May we each feel love and friendship today–individually and collectively—as we #CelebRAteLove!  Hugs!

zholiday-happyv-valentinesdayfeb1412grati-copy by Grati


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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16 Responses to #CelebRAteLove and Friendship among our Richard Armitage Fan Friends on Valentine’s Day 2017! February 14, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1043)

  1. Wendy says:

    This was brilliant Grati. Happy Valentine’s Day to you.

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  2. Guylty says:

    Lovely contribution, Grati. I totally got sucked into all the videos. What a pity I wasn’t around when bccmee instigated all that video fun. I’d love to have that skill.
    Loved the collection of fan Valentine’s – totally in the spirit of the day and your post. Have a great V-Day!

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  5. February 14, 15, & 21 2017–Thanks for liking this Happy Valentine’s Day post! I’m glad that you enjoyed it! Hugs, Love, & Valentine Cheers! Grati ;->

    Discovermarche, obscura (Ancient Armitage), Carolyn, jholland, KellyDS, & ania- zrysiowana ja


  6. February 14, 2017–And here also is Bccmee’s wonderful Valentine’s Day vid from a few years ago!


  7. February 14, 2017–Guylty is compiling a list of RA Fan Valentine’s Day links and such. So be sure to check out this page, as well, as her other links:




  8. February 14, 2017–And Guylty is doing a Valentine’s Day Raffle with her latest creative endeavor of specially designed RA themed fabric made into useful carrying totes. So be sure to get in on the fun!



  9. February 14, 2017–Here is a lovely “North & South” gif shared by Ultra Veloce, Thanks!:


  10. Esther says:

    Lovely lovely, Grati! I love looking at videos. :)

    Funny that you used the two sisters ones! I used the same videos at my aunt’s 80th bday party this past December. She and my mother are very close and I speeched about sisters and showed those two videos to go with it, to great amusement of everyone there. :)

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    • Hi Esther, Thanks so much for your very kind note about my Valentine’s Day post! And it is a giggle that you had also used the two “Sisters” song videos for your aunt’s birthday party! They are such fun! Belated Happy Birthday wishes to your aunt! Hugs, Love, & Valentine Cheers! Grati ;->


  11. February 14, 2017–Perry at her Armitage Agonistes blog also #CelebRAtedLove today–with a little TO:



  12. February 14, 2017–Esther at her Book of Esther blog has a very lovely Valentine’s Day post:


    My/Grati’s comment on her post:
    Oh Esther! This is a very lovely post! Great videos, gifs, and pix! The way that you articulated your feelings about RA mirrors my own feelings. And hubby’s are indeed grand and understanding about our RA admiration. And though I may love and admire Richard in spirit, it cannot compare with the love for my hubby of almost 28 years. Hugs, Love, & Valentine Cheers! Grati ;->


  13. February 14, 2017–Love this Buzzfeed article about Richard’s 2014 Classic Love Poems cd!

    My fave is always Sonnet 116 by Wm. Shakespeare:


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