Category Archives: John Porter

WCW Happy May Day with flowers from some Richard Armitage characters, May 01, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1231)

WCW Happy May Day with flowers from some Richard Armitage characters, May 01, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1231) Have you ever taken a basket of flowers and hung it on a neighbor’s/friend’s door knob as a May Day gift? Perhaps … Continue reading

Posted in Craft, Creativity, Flowers, Goodwill, Gratiana Lovelace, John Porter, John Thornton, May Day, Richard Armitage, Wild Card Wednesday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wild Card Wednesday! Richard Armitage Lucas/JP Pressure Smouldering/Soothing Moves in JulietD001 video, October 03, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1187)

My day Tuesday:  Awaken at 5:00am, take anti-muscle spasm pill and two ice paks, return to bed to doze for 30 more minutes, shower and primp for the day, go to the office, finish projects amongst last minute requests for … Continue reading

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WCW:  Back to Basics!  Richard Armitage as John Porter with bare shoulders and arms distRAction, November 29, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1120)

Just what every  Richard Armitage Fan Girl needs:  An image of #RichardArmitage portraying John Porter in Strike Back Origins (2010, epi 6) in a spot of trouble. It’s unfortunate that Porter/Richard is all tied up below for a scene.  He must … Continue reading

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THUD Thursday:  Richard Armitage Style,  July 13, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1076)

I am a woman of a certain age and of certain sensibilities—of the Jane Austen variety.  I like my male romantic leads in stories that I read—and that I write—to be: effortlessly handsome yet not narcissistic about his appearance; as … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Fangurling, Gratiana Lovelace, Harry Kennedy, Humor, Jane Austen, John Porter, John Thornton, Love and Relationships, Lucas North, Portraits, Pride & Prejudice, Richard Armitage, Robin Hood, Romance, Sir Guy of Gisborne, smoulder, Society, Something About Love, THUD Thursday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Too Hottt to Handle Tuesday!  Wicked Thoughts about John Porter,  June 27, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1071)

One Richard Armitage tv/film project trivia item in joke is that his characters seem to get tied up a lot. Especially, a certain Guy.  Ha! And yet, something as simple as RA’s character John Porter–in 2010’s original Strike Back series … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday!  Spring Flowers and Richarding, May 28, 2017Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1064)

With all of the lovely Spring weather we’re having in the Midwest, my mind turns to flowers–both in our gardens front and back and yet to be planted on my deck. Flowers are so cheerful. Our dark purple lilac bush … Continue reading

Posted in Fangurling, Flowers, Harry Kennedy, John Porter, John Thornton, North & South, Positivity, Richard Armitage, Richarding, social media, Something About Love, Strike Back, Vicar of Dibley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Sexy SatuRdAy Richard Armitage Characters April Fools Prank,   April 01, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1053)

It’s the Friday night before April Fool’s Day, on Saturday April 1st, 2017.  And the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage and his various incarnations/characters are kicking back with his brethren for a guy’s night out into early morning that … Continue reading

Posted in Berlin Station mini series, Creative Writing, Daniel Miller/Meyer in Berlin Station, EPIX Berlin Station, Fangurling, Fantasy, Gary Fuller, Gratiana Lovelace, Holiday, Humor, John Porter, John Standring, John Thornton, Lucas North, Middle Ages, movies, North & South, Richard Armitage, Robin Hood, Romance, Sexy, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Something About Love, Sparkhouse, Spooks, Spy thriller, Strike Back, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Guy + Porter: The Mind & Heart of a Warrior wallpaper by Grati, March 24, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1050)

It’s Guy/Spy Day Friday!  And though John Porter in Strike Back (2010) wasn’t a “spy” per se–he was a field agent. Ha!–he definitely had some shoulders. And all through RH3, I lamented the lack of Sir Guy of Gisborne revealing … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Creativity, Fangurling, Graphic, Gratiana Lovelace, John Porter, Middle Ages, Period Drama, RA Artwork, Richard Armitage, Robin Hood, Sexy, Sir Guy of Gisborne, smoulder, Something About Love, Spooks, Spy thriller, Strike Back | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Thigh Day, Friday the 13th—Richard Armitage Style, January 13, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1029)

Everyone has their good days and their bad days.  But today, Friday the 13th is shrouded (pun intended) in mystery and superstition.  Today, you don’t want to have a black cat cross your path, walk under a ladder, break a … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Fangurling, Gifs, Gratiana Lovelace, Harry Kennedy, John Porter, Lucas North, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Society, Something About Love, Spooks | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Richard Armitage’s character John Porter gains understanding and works together with others for the greater good, November 14, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1,000)

Sometimes theatrical dramas give us “morality tales”—couched as entertainment–to give us something more weighty to ponder, such as the ills of the world or examples of solutions.  . The talented British actor Richard Armitage’s  British made 2010 Sky1 mini series … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights, Drama, Fiction, Gratiana Lovelace, Honor, Inspiration, John Porter, Morality, Richard Armitage, Social Justice, Society, Something About Love, Strike Back, Thriller, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Soothing Sunday!  A Collage of Richard Armitage Characters & Self Portraits, September 18, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #970)

These days, weekends are my respite from the hurly burly work week projects with due dates that overlap as a consequence of working at a university. So, I try not to schedule myself too much on weekends. I just go … Continue reading

Posted in Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew, Daniel Miller/Meyer in Berlin Station, Fangurling, Fun Day Sunday, Graphic, Harry Kennedy, John Porter, John Proctor, John Standring, John Thornton, Love Love Love, Lucas North, Multi-Character RA, Pilgrimage, Portraits, Positivity, Raymond de Merville, RelAxation, Richard Armitage, Sexy, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Something About Love, Sparkhouse, Spooks, Strike Back, Thorin, Vicar of Dibley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Thespian Thursday! Coming Richard Armitage AttRActions! June 09, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #922)

With two cameo scenes of him portraying King Oleron  (postage stamp edit at right by Ania Zrysiowana, via MezzmerizedbyRichard) in the recently released film  Alice Through the Looking Glass—which I have yet to see–the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage  has … Continue reading

Posted in "Brain on Fire" filming 2015, "Clearance" film, "Clearance" filming in 2015, "David Copperfield" audio book, "Mid Life Crisis" film, "Pilgrimage" film, #GetUrbanMovieGlobal, AttRAction, Audible, audio books, Berlin Station mini series, Drama, EPIX Berlin Station, Fangurling, Fiction, Hamlet Prince of Denmark, intrigue, John Porter, John Proctor, movies, Multi-Character RA, Pilgrimage, Raymond de Merville, Richard Armitage, Sleepwalker, Something About Love, Spy thriller, Storytelling, Television, The Battle of the Five Armies, The Crucible, The Hobbit, The Old Vic Theatre, Theatre, Thespian Thursday, Thorin, Tumblr, Urban and the Shed crew, Video, Yael Farber | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Wild Wonderful Wednesday—Richard Armitage Character Gifs TheRApy,  April 27, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #903)

While I’m still trying to recover from whatever upper respiratory flu/seasonal allergy bug that has been invading my body the last three days, here are a few Richard Armitage character gifs I found–or were shared by others, Thanks!—for some Richard … Continue reading

Posted in Fangurling, Gifs, Harry Kennedy, John Porter, John Thornton, Kissing, Love and Relationships, Lucas North, Middle Ages, Middle Earth, Multi-Character RA, North & South, Period Drama, Richard Armitage, Robin Hood, Romance, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Something About Love, Spooks, Storytelling, Strike Back, The Hobbit, TheRApy, Thorin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Wild Eyed Wednesday! Richard Armitage Eye TheRApy for Grati!  April 06, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #896)

Just a note to let you know that I will be offline for a few days for medical reasons.  On Wednesday morning (April 06), I’m having a stem cell graft procedure done on my left eye. My left eye has … Continue reading

Posted in Fangurling, Graphic, Humor, John Porter, Medical, My Life, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Robin Hood, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Something About Love, The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit, Vicar of Dibley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Sexy Saturday:  Humorous Elements  in Grati’s Romance Stories, February 27, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #878)

If you read any of my romance stories, you know that I tend to write as much humor as I do passion between the loving couples in them.  Whether it is a bridegroom misplacing his bride on their wedding night … Continue reading

Posted in "Love & Friendship" story, "Love in the Great Pine Woods", "Love is a Choice" story, "N&S: John Thornton Love Lessons", "Thorin's Dream of Love", A Magnificent Love, Beauty, Creative Writing, Dibley Revisited, Drama, Fan Fiction, Fiction, Humor, Husbands, John Porter, Love and Relationships, MrRomance, Period Drama, Richard Armitage, Romance, Sexy SatuRdAy, Society, Something About Love, Storytelling, Vicar of Dibley, Video, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Something About Love New 2016 Blog Header, January 04, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #855)

I worked all day yesterday on updating the graphics for my blog header. I like my overall design that I debuted in 2013. So there is no need for me to reinvent the wheel. Ha! And the exquisitely talented British … Continue reading

Posted in "Pilgrimage" film, Battle of the Five Armies, Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew, Fangurling, Fantasy, Graphic, Harry Kennedy, John Porter, John Proctor, John Thornton, Lucas North, Middle Earth, movies, North & South, Olivier Awards, Period Drama, Pilgrimage, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Robin Hood, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Something About Love, Strike Back, Television, The Battle of the Five Armies, The Crucible, The Hobbit, The Old Vic Theatre, Theatre, Thorin, Urban and the Shed crew, Vicar of Dibley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

WCW: Richard Armitage’s Neckage is Tremble Inducing, November 18, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #829)

After a long day at the office poring over computer screen databases, I was of a mind to give my eyes a rest Tuesday night, as I write this. And then I came across this eye theRApy portrait of the … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, John Porter, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Sexy, Something About Love, Video | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Richard Armitage’s New Film Project “Brain on Fire”: Will the Medical Plot Sizzle or Fizzle?, July 17, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #785)

With any announcement of a new artistic project for the exquisitely talented British Actor Richard Armitage, our hearts go aflutter with anticipation. And this past year, Mr. Armitage has had so many new projects, the man is the hardest working … Continue reading

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Sexy SatuRdAy! To Richard Armitage Sir Guy with Love! With Thanks to @NellinDreams and Kudos to Mabelalexa Tumblr, May 16, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #747)

As you know, I am quite fond of the exquisitely talented British Actor Richard Armitage’s [portrait by Sarah Dunn in 2014, right]–I should just start abbreviating that as TETBARA, Ha!– character of Sir Guy of Gisborne. Heck! I have a … Continue reading

Posted in "Sir Guy's Atonement" (Book 3), audio books, Beauty, Charities, Creativity, Fan Fiction, Fangurling, Hope, John Porter, John Thornton, Love and Relationships, movies, North & South, Period Drama, Portraits, RA Artwork, Richard Armitage, Sexy SatuRdAy, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Something About Love, Television | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

John Day Monday: Best Use of Bareness in a Richard Armitage John Character, January 26, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #694)

It occurred to me in viewing more of The Crucible cleansing scene pictures shared by RachelD yesterday of a bare chested John Proctor–portrayed by the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage–that not all of his John characters are created equal, … Continue reading

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Enemy to Ally: Porter and Masuku Forge a Bond of Honor, January 19, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #691)

In Strike Back Origins (2010), epi3 & 4, John Porter (portrayed by Richard Armitage) is sent to infiltrate a prison to free a man called Felix Masuku (portrayed by Shaun Parkes)–a supposed terrorist/spy alleged to have assassinated the President of … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday: “New” 2015 Blog Header for Something About Love, January 04, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #686)

Something old, something new …  Well, my new 2015 blog banner isn’t part of a wedding ritual.  But it is part of my ritual each each to create a new blog banner/header for the coming year. And this year in … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Fangurling, Fun Day Sunday, Harry Kennedy, John Porter, John Proctor, John Standring, John Thornton, Memories, Multi-Character RA, North & South, Portraits, RA Artwork, Richard Armitage, Something About Love, Spooks, Strike Back, The Crucible, The Hobbit, The Old Vic Theatre, Thorin, Vicar of Dibley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Thespian Thursday: Please vote for Richard Armitage to win 3rd Place in 2014 Anglo Fan Favorites Man, December 04, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #666)

I know. The BBC America’s 2014 Anglo Fan Favorites Man could have a more appealing title to entice us to vote for our favorite male thespians–in my case, the exquisitely talented British Actor Richard Armitage (right at The Crucible On … Continue reading

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Tuesday Musings: Richard Armitage’s Characters Join Twitter, October 21, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #650)

After I was flabbergasted that Richard Armitage finally joined Twitter–and he is taking to it effortlessly, like a “duck to water”–I wondered how RA’s characters’ alter egos might fare in Twitterland?  So what follows is an impromptu RA Character discussion … Continue reading

Posted in "Lucas North, Creative Writing, Fangurling, Graphic, Harry Kennedy, Humor, John Porter, John Standring, John Thornton, Love, Multi-Character RA, North & South, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Something About Love, Sparkhouse, Spooks, The Hobbit, Thorin, Vicar of Dibley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Living with the Rare Skin Disease of Ichthyosis, July 27, 2014 Guest Post by Kitty (Post #609)

Hi, I’m Kitty. But some times I’m better known as Mawmie (grandmother) to two little girls who are quite possibly the most beautiful children ever created. Addison is 7 & 1/2 (right top) and JoElla is almost 4 (right bottom). … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Body Image, Family, Health, Ichthyosis, John Porter, Love, Medical, Richard Armitage, Something About Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments