Category Archives: Desolation of Smaug

Majestic Monday!  Richard Armitage as Thorin gazing at Erebor key, July 02, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1171)

With the talented British actor Richard Armitage portraying Thorin Oakenshield’s unbridled desire in THDofS (2013) when gazing at his Erebor Mountain key with such smouldering intensity, I have but one thing to say … “Ohhhh, to be that key!” Sighhh! … Continue reading

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Keep Calm, Twofer Tuesday!  Richard Armitage as Stair Master King,  May 15, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1163)

Ever wonder how ladies make it up–or down–long stairways, and not trip or tumble down the stairs in those massive ball gowns or trains, such as Jennifer Lawrence tripping at the 2013 Oscars (image below)?   Their escort is Richard … Continue reading

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Table Manners Tuesday!  Richard Armitage’s Thorin Hands, May 16, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1062)

 Facebook Friend Teresa Armitage’s post of a Thorin figurine (below) with a startlingly realistic Richard Armitage as Thorin visage was breathtaking in its beautiful details.     And seeing Richard Armitage as Thorin again reminded me again of that oft … Continue reading

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Soothing Sunday:  Richard Armitage as Chop dancing with Anna Friel as Greta in UATSC gif, July 10, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #936)

Yesterday on Twitter, I shared the talented British actors Richard Armitage as Chop gif dancing with Anna Friel as Greta in Urban and the Shed Crew (UATSC) below.  Thanks to Ultra Veloce for making the gif!  And the more I … Continue reading

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A few good men amongst Richard Armitage characters and such, May 19, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #913)

The scene opens with six gentlemen sitting around silently—so far –in a space that can best be described as 70’s chic.  The men—representing the talented British actor Richard Armitage as some of his characters are arranged in a three quarter round semi … Continue reading

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What a Nice Guy Day Friday!  Richard Armitage, of course!  Sighhh!  March 04, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #881)

I adore gifs—especially those of the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage the man, as well as his characters’ gifs!  The man is mesmerzing!   And when Richard laughs and smiles?  The brilliance of 1,000 suns are dim by comparison … Continue reading

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Thorin & Orcrist Stunningly Beautiful Painting by Wisesnail, August 06, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #793)

I love the rich and varied Thorin Oakenshield artwork that people create! The Thorin holding Orcrist painting below by Wisesnail–of the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage who portrayed Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit films trilogy–is stunningly beautiful in every … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday: Look Back, Look Back at Smouldering Thorin, and Looking Ahead for Richard Armitage, April 26, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #736)

Look back, look back at talented British actor Richard Armitage as the smouldering Thorin Oakenshield in this really lovely Ann Boudreau (Thanks!) Thorin and Key to Erebor wallpaper: To think that for four long years–starting when Richard Armitage was announced … Continue reading

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Thorin Thursday: A Hobbit Wallpaper Portrait, Thorin in Shadow and in Light, February 5, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #698)

As I perceive it, Artist Ann Boudreau’s lovely and evocative Thorin Wallpaper (right)–reflects a possible duality of Thorin’s character. The Thorin in shadow (left image) perhaps alluding to what had been in Thorin’s life, his past–the features are faded and … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday–“The Hobbit:  The Battle of the Five Armies” Rocks as the New Film Title! April 27, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #554)

For the record, I LOVE the new title for the third Hobbit film in the trilogy, “The Hobbit:  The Battle of the Five Armies”!  Very Tolkienesque! To the left is my cap of Hobbit Director Sir Peter Jackson’s announcement of the … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday:  Grati Hopes for a Nearby Richard Armitage Movie Con, April 20, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #550)

San Diego Comic Con, Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia, Cinema Con in Las Vegas touting Into the Storm (see Getty image below of Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, and Director Steven Quale), Hobbit Con in Bonn, Germany, and now Wonder … Continue reading

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Grati Defects to the “Other” Army!   April 1, 2014  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #540)

It is with a heavy heart that I admit to you and to Richard Armitage [(1) below]–the exquisitely talented British actor, not the other guy–that my fan affections have been swayed by another.  *Grati weeps–but not so much as to … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is Finally Here! December 13-14, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #483)

With the world wide release of “The Hobbit:  The Desolation of  Smaug” December 13, 2013, Hobbit and British actor Richard Armitage fans around the globe are poised for the next phase of this Middle Earth adventure. The Richard Armitage images … Continue reading

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Vini, vidi, Vi-capped: Grati’s Caps from the Berlin THDofS Premiere Dec. 9th, December 11, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #482)

I stretched my lunch break on Monday, December 9th with some vacation time to watch and live cap the Berlin Red Carpet premiere of The Hobbit:  The Desolation of Smaug. And I couldn’t watch to the end of the broadcast … Continue reading

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Sexy SatuRdAy: Richard Armitage Fans JUST GIVING Back, December 7, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #480)

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 … Continue reading

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THDofS World Premiere in LA (Part 2, Grati’s Caps), December 03, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (#478b)

I loved “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” World Premiere LA Black Carpet Livestream!  I took 84 caps that I will share with you in a slideshow below. Nota Bene:  All THDofS  images belong to Warner  Bros. Pictures. I’m just … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug World Premiere in Los Angeles (Part 1, Crib Notes), December 2, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #478a)

Part One As the second of Sir Peter Jackson’s  The Hobbit trilogy of films– “The Hobbit:  The Desolation of Smaug” (THDofS) (announcement graphic  right from TORN)–is set to have its World Premiere in Los Angeles today (December 2, 2013) at … Continue reading

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Grati’s Selected Caps Part 2–of the “TH: Desolation of Smaug” Sneak Peek Trailer, November 6 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #466c)

To kick off my selected caps Part 2–relating to the Sneak Peek Trailer for “The Hobbit:  The Desolation of Smaug” shown at the Nov. 4th THDofS Live Fan Event–here is a new “The Hobbit:  The Desolation of Smaug” poster (right) … Continue reading

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“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Worldwide Fan Event November 4th, November 04, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #466)

What/When/Where: The November 4th, 2013 “The Hobbit:  The Desolation of Smaug” World Wide Fan Event Live, anticipated by global fans of Middle Earth Excerpt via The One Ring Net: “Movie theatres in 11 different cities will be simultaneously hooked up … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Trailer #2 Builds Our Anticipation, October 1, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #452)

Just when you thought it was safe to go outside–without electronic devices–Sir Peter Jackson and company share the new “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Trailer #2! Without further ado, here it is: Oh and here are a few of … Continue reading

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Thorin Thursday and Independence Day in the U.S., July 04, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#425)

I like Thorin’s boldness in declaring his presence and his intentions to the people of Lake Town (see wallpaper below). It seems to fit today, when the U.S. commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence 237 years ago today. … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Teaser Trailer Caps by Grati, June 12, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #417)

I was completely bowled over by The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug teaser trailer that Sir Peter Jackson shared with his world of fans yesterday!  So here are a few of my impressions before I share with you the HD … Continue reading

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The Initial Movie Poster and Trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is Unveiled Today! June 11, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #416)

As revealed on  “The Hobbit” Facebook page with an accompanying sample movie  poster (left), Sir Peter Jackson and his creative team will release “the new teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (logo above right) will be unveiled … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday — CRAzy Captioning Hobbit: Richard Armitage’s Gestures, Voice, and Hair, March 24, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #384)

I haven’t done CRAzy Captioning for a while.  So I thought that in honor of today’s sneak peak of “The Hobbit:  The Desolation of Smaug”, that I would share a few Hobbit related Richard Armitage graphics. Now CRAzy Captioning is … Continue reading

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Grati’s 2-Disc Special Edition Hobbit THAUJ dvd Arrives; and Several Interesting Richard Armitage Hobbit Links, March 20, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #382)

Tuesday March 19th. Why was that date sticking in my mind as being special?   I ask myself through a fever and cold induced haze after I wake up from an unplanned 3 hour nap while staying home from work on … Continue reading

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