Category Archives: North & South

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

RAndom NumeRicAl Musings of the Richard Armitage Kind, April 20, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #733)

Even a stalwart Richard Armitage fan girl like me has to have her priorities in their proper place.   So I spent most of my Sunday afternoon and early evening attempting to optimize the efficiency of my 8 year old laptop … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Creative Writing, Fan Fiction, Fangurling, Harry Kennedy, Humor, John Thornton, Love and Relationships, Lucas North, North & South, Period Drama, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Romance, Sexy, Something About Love, Spooks, Storytelling, Vicar of Dibley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Tuesday Musings: John Thornton, A Love for a Lifetime, January 27, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #695)

What is it about Richard Armitage portraying John Thornton in North & South that we can’t resist? Richard Armitage’s character portrayal pulls at us, he tugs at us, he inhabits our hearts with embuing this man, John Thornton, with qualities … Continue reading

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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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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

Sexy Saturday: Richard Armitage Selfies Delight Us, December 13, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #671)

In an era when people adopt pseudonyms to interact with other people online–myself included–it is refreshing to see the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage just being himself, witty, goofy, kind, serious, compassionate, friendly, naughty, charming, philanthropic, flirty, erudite, loyal, … Continue reading

Posted in Battle of the Five Armies, Compassion, Creativity, Flirting, Graphic, Honor, Hope, Humor, John Proctor, John Thornton, Kindness, movies, North & South, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Role Model, Sexy, Sleepwalker, Something About Love, The Battle of the Five Armies, The Crucible, The Hobbit, The Old Vic Theatre, Theatre, Thorin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Fangurling, Fiction, Graphic, Harry Kennedy, Humor, John Standring, John Thornton, Love and Relationships, North & South, Period Drama, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Romance, Something About Love, The Impressionists, Vicar of Dibley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

“Falling in love with you again”, Richard Armitage as John Thornton in “North & South”, November 09, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #657)

Remembering that the 10th Anniversary of the broadcast of the BBC’s “North & South” in 2004 will be upon us on November 14th, 2014, here is a lovely little video by Danielle Hernandez reminding us why we are still “Falling in … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday–The Armitage Authors Network Launches as a Handy Index of Richard Armitage Fan Fic, November 02, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #654)

Some highly organized ladies have launched a web site with links for fan fic related to Richard Armitage, etc. Bless them! They call it The Armitage Authors Network: Here is their About statement excerpted below: About The Armitage Authors Network … 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

“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 89 (PG-13): Epilogue/End–Twenty Years later, Love Lessons Learned, October 12, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #648)

“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 89 (PG-13): Epilogue/End–Twenty Years later, Love Lessons Learned, October 12, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #648) (An original fan fiction copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace;   All rights reserved; Based on the Elizabeth Gaskell novel, North & … Continue reading

Posted in "N&S: John Thornton Love Lessons", Creative Writing, Family, Fan Fiction, Fathers, Graphic, John Thornton, Love and Relationships, North & South, Richard Armitage, Romance | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 86 (PG-13): Five Years Later: The Trials of Fathering Daughters Begin, October 04, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #643)

“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 86 (PG-13): Five Years Later: The Trials of Fathering Daughters Begin, October 04, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #643) (An original fan fiction copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace;   All rights reserved; Based on the Elizabeth Gaskell … Continue reading

Posted in "N&S: John Thornton Love Lessons", Fan Fiction, John Thornton, Love and Relationships, North & South, Period Drama, Richard Armitage, Romance, Something About Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 85 (PG-13, S): A Good Man is Not Hard to Find, September 27, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #640)

“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 85 (PG-13, S): A Good Man is Not Hard to Find, September 27, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #640) (An original fan fiction copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace;   All rights reserved; Based on the Elizabeth Gaskell … Continue reading

Posted in "N&S: John Thornton Love Lessons", Creativity, Family, Fan Fiction, John Thornton, Love and Relationships, North & South, Period Drama, Richard Armitage, Romance, Something About Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 84 (PG-13, D): Brigid’s Past Threatens to Claim Her Future, September 23, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #639)

“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 84 (PG-13, D): Brigid’s Past Threatens to Claim Her Future, September 23, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #639) (An original fan fiction copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace;   All rights reserved; Based on the Elizabeth Gaskell novel, … Continue reading

Posted in "Love & Friendship" story, "N&S: John Thornton Love Lessons", Creativity, Fan Fiction, N&S Nurturing Love, North & South, Richard Armitage, Romance, Something About Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 83 (PG-13): On Bended Knee, September 19, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #637)

“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 83 (PG-13): On Bended Knee, September 19, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #637) (An original fan fiction copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace;   All rights reserved; Based on the Elizabeth Gaskell novel, North & South and its … Continue reading

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“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 82 (PG-13): Wooing, September 14, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #635)

“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 82 (PG-13): Wooing, September 14, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #635) (An original fan fiction copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace;   All rights reserved; Based on the Elizabeth Gaskell novel, North & South and its 2004 BBC … Continue reading

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“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 80 (PG-13, D): Birthday Festivities, and Then Some, September 05, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #630)

“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 80 (PG-13, D): Birthday Festivities, and Then Some, September 05, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #630) (An original fan fiction copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace;   All rights reserved; Based on the Elizabeth Gaskell novel, North & … Continue reading

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“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 78 (PG-13): Chance Made us Sisters, August 30, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #626)

“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 78 (PG-13): Chance Made us Sisters, August 30, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #626) (An original fan fiction copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace;   All rights reserved; Based on the Elizabeth Gaskell novel, North & South and … Continue reading

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Thespian Thursday: Recent Richard Armitage Portraits are Awe Inspiring, August 28, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #625)

In the last week or so, I have come across several awe inspiring Richard Armitage portraits and news shared by others that have stilled my heart and breath due to their beauty and graciousness. I will keep it to three … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Fangurling, John Proctor, John Thornton, Middle Earth, movies, North & South, The Hobbit, Thorin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 77 (PG-15, S): Bedtime Stories, August 27, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #624)

“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 77 (PG-15, S): Bedtime Stories, August 27, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #624) An original fan fiction copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace; All rights reserved; Based on the Elizabeth Gaskell novel, North & South and its … Continue reading

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“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 75 (PG-13): Finding Our Way to Loving from the Heart, Part 2, August 16, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #621)

“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 75 (PG-13): Finding Our Way to Loving from the Heart, Part 2, August 16, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #621) An original fan fiction copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace;   All rights reserved; Based on the Elizabeth … Continue reading

Posted in "N&S: John Thornton Love Lessons", Fan Fiction, Fangurling, John Thornton, Love and Relationships, North & South, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Romance, Something About Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 74 (PG-13): Finding Our Way to Loving from the Heart, Part 1, August 12, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #619)

“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 74 (PG-13): Finding Our Way to Loving from the Heart, Part 1, August 12, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #619) An original fan fiction copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace;   All rights reserved; Based on the Elizabeth … Continue reading

Posted in "N&S: John Thornton Love Lessons", Creative Writing, Family, Fan Fiction, Fathers, John Thornton, Love and Relationships, North & South, Period Drama, Richard Armitage, Romance, Something About Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 71 (PG-13): Advent Surprises, Part 2, July 19, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #605)

“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 71 (PG-13): Advent Surprises, Part 2, July 19, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #605) (An original fan fiction copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace;   All rights reserved; Based on the Elizabeth Gaskell novel, North & South and … Continue reading

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“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 70 (PG-13): Advent Surprises, Part 1, July 12, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #601)

“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 70 (PG-13): Advent Surprises, Part 1,  July 12, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #601) (An original fan fiction copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace;   All rights reserved; Based on the Elizabeth Gaskell novel, North & South and … Continue reading

Posted in "N&S: John Thornton Love Lessons", childbirth, Creativity, Family, Fan Fiction, Fathers, Graham McTavish, Humor, John Thornton, Love and Relationships, Mothers, North & South, Period Drama, Richard Armitage, Romance, Social Justice, Something About Love, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments