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):
by Grati, 2016
May we each feel love and friendship today–individually and collectively—as we #CelebRAteLove! Hugs!