Category Archives: Sparkhouse

“Standring’s Christmas Wish”, Prologue – Ch. 1 Keeping to Himself,  December 25, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1200a)

“Standring’s Christmas Wish”, Prologue – Ch.1,  December 25, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1200a) (An original fan fiction story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace 2018;  All rights reserved); [(1) story cover, left] [As is my custom, I will illustrate my story with … Continue reading

Posted in "Standring's Christmas Wish", Creative Writing, Drama, Fan Fiction, Gratiana Lovelace, Holiday, Humor, John Standring, Love and Relationships, Richard Armitage, Romance, social media, Society, Something About Love, Sparkhouse | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Richard Armitage Melts My Heart as sweet John Standring in this RAgif, July 30, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1174)

The wonderfully talented British actor #RichardArmitage as John Standring in this #RAgif  (see below) from 2002 #Sparkhouse is definitely an entry for #Melt_My_Heart_Monday!  Sighhh!  Thanks for sharing, KatieC @naughTAY2968! Today's Armitage Drive By Theme is…Back to Back Standring. Yesterday's feature of … Continue reading

Posted in Fangurling, Fiction, Gifs, Gratiana Lovelace, John Standring, Melt My Heart Monday, Richard Armitage, Smiles, Social Justice, social media, Society, Something About Love, Sparkhouse | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fun Day Sunday—Richard Armitage and Berlin Station 2 Cast Images shared from Paley Fest!  September 17, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1098)

Love the following  British Actor Richard Armitage  (below) and his Berlin Station 2 cast colleague images shared Saturday night by RA and the Paley Center during Paley Fest!  *THUD!*   RCA tweet with Richard’s suggestion:  “Spylish?” My /Grati’s reply to … Continue reading

Posted in Berlin Station mini series, Drama, EPIX Berlin Station, Fun Day Sunday, Gratiana Lovelace, Richard Armitage, Social Justice, Society, Something About Love, Sparkhouse, Spy thriller | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 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

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

Something About Love blog by Gratiana Lovelace Hits 500,000 views!  July 16, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #939)

By the time you read this, my little blog here called Something About Love will have reached 500,000 views!  Ah!  Here we go:   I know!  I can’t believe it!  Neither can the couple at right by RCA.  Ha!  Shock (him)! … Continue reading

Posted in Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew, Goodwill, Middle Earth, Multi-Character RA, North & South, NYC 2016 Play, Portraits, Raymond de Merville, Richard Armitage, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Something About Love, Sparkhouse, Spooks, Vicar of Dibley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

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

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

Posted in Desolation of Smaug, Fangurling, Fun Day Sunday, Into the Storm, John Porter, John Standring, John Thornton, Lucas North, Middle Earth, movies, Multi-Character RA, North & South, Period Drama, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Romance, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Something About Love, Sparkhouse, Spooks, Strike Back, The Hobbit, The Impressionists, Thorin, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 37 Comments

WCW: Is Actor Richard Armitage Causing Global Warming? March 12, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #528)

A good friend of mine related to me yesterday that she had a dream about the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage that made her feel warm.  Ever the lady–and supremely happily married–she was being modest and conservative in her … Continue reading

Posted in AttRAction, Fangurling, Graphic, Humor, John Porter, John Standring, John Thornton, Love and Relationships, Lucas North, Middle Earth, movies, North & South, Richard Armitage, Robin Hood, Romance, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Sparkhouse, Spooks, Strike Back, The Hobbit, Thorin, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

Fan Fiction Fun Day Sunday: Other Authors’ Richard Armitage inspired Stories that Grati Enjoys Reading, April 14, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #396)

I love stories!   I love writing them and I love sharing them with you.  And I love reading other people’s stories.   So today, I will share the links to three of the stories by other authors that I have read … Continue reading

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Sexy Saturday: Real Men, 40 and Over Actors Who are Sexy and Bankable, March 09, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #376)

After seeing more pictures of very young hotties/totties come into my FB and Twitter news feeds of late, I am in search of a way to plead with film studios and marketers to look at the crop of 40+ male … Continue reading

Posted in AttRAction, Captain America, Harry Kennedy, Humor, John Porter, John Standring, John Thornton, Lucas, movies, North & South, Pride & Prejudice, Richard Armitage, Romance, Sexy, Sparkhouse, Spooks, Strike Back, The Hobbit, Thorin, Vicar of Dibley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Fun Day Sunday: Catching up on Grati’s Richard Armitage Wallpapers and Such, 1/27/13 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #351)

In addition to my writing stories and essays about Richard Armitage, I also like to create graphics.  Though I am no artist, it is fun to play around with Photoshop (image manip) and Powerpoint (layering)  to create these collages/wallpapers.  So … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Fangurling, Fun Day Sunday, Graphic, John Porter, John Standring, John Thornton, Lucas, movies, Multi-Character RA, Music, North & South, Richard Armitage, Robin Hood, Sexy, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Sparkhouse, Spooks, Strike Back, The Hobbit, Thorin, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Wild Card Wednesday: Which Richard Armitage Character Would you Prefer for Your Boyfriend? (PG-13) 1/16/13 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #345)

There was a fun quiz that Faboamanto tweeted the link for the other day regarding who might be one’s literary boyfriend.  She got Darcy.  I got Heathcliff.  I’m always with the drama queens.  Ha!  Happily, my real life hubby ended … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing, Love and Relationships, Multi-Character RA, North & South, Richard Armitage, Sexy, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Sparkhouse, Spooks, Strike Back, The Hobbit, Thorin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 37 Comments

Fun Day Sunday: “Can’t Fight this Feeling” of Admiring Richard Armitage (Glee)”–A RAFN 1 yr Anniversary Video, 6/24/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #215)

The Richard Armitage Friends Network (RAFN) is an unofficial group of ladies from around the world who share with each other our admiration for Richard Armitage via literary and film analysis, writing, vidding, and other creative outlets.  And RAFN celebrates … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Multi-Character RA, North & South, Richard Armitage, Robin Hood, Sparkhouse, Spooks, The Hobbit, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

“The Armitage Mystique”, 3/21/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #152)

Some celebrities can go by one name these days and everyone knows of whom we’re speaking:  Sting, Cher, JLo (okay that might be two words), Clooney, Angelina, etc.  Then there are some celebrities who have created such a media buzz … Continue reading

Posted in Cold Feet, Harry Kennedy, North & South, Richard Armitage, Robin Hood, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Sparkhouse, Spooks, Strike Back, The Hobbit, Thorin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

CRAzy Captioning for Fun Day Sunday–RA’s John Characters, 11/13/11 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #53)

This is our 4th Sunday of having fun with using pictures from the oh so talented and prolific British Actor Richard Armitage’s (RA) film roles and putting humorous captions to them.  Given that we have over 170 views  for each … Continue reading

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From Flirtation to Frission, Part 2 of 3: My Love Story, 10/16/11 GratianaDS90 (Post #34b)

Author’s Note:  Part 1 of this series–Gratiana’s Misadventures in Dating–can be found at https://gratianads90.wordpress.com/2011/10/15/from-flirtation-to-frission-part-1-of-3-gratis-dating-misadventures-101511-gratianads90-post-34a/ From Flirtation to Frission, Part 2 (34b): My Love Story Since I’m a very happily married woman who sometimes shares that fact with my gal pals … Continue reading

Posted in AttRAction, Flirting, Love and Relationships, My Life, North & South, Romance, Sparkhouse, Spooks, Vicar of Dibley | Tagged , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Admiring Richard Armitage Some More, 10/12/11 GratianaDS90 (Post #31)

I continually marvel at the friendships I’ve developed through our mutual  interest in Richard Crispin Armitage.  Some refer to it as “fangirling”.    For me, it is wonderful to meet other ladies whom I can intelligently discuss the stories, plots, characters, … Continue reading

Posted in AttRAction, Lucas, North & South, Richard Armitage, Robin Hood, Sparkhouse, Spooks, Strike Back | Tagged , , , , | 14 Comments

Old Acting Partnerships Spark New Artistic Collaborations for Richard Armitage Over the Years, rev9/24/11 GratianaDS90 (Post #18)

I see a thread of interwoven prior and continuing artistic partnerships between the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage and his acting/filmmaking colleagues that I’ve mentioned briefly in other forums in the past–in a chat group that I facilitate–and that I … Continue reading

Posted in Between the Sheets, Cold Feet, Marie Lloyd, North & South, Richard Armitage, Robin Hood, Sparkhouse, Spooks, Strike Back | Tagged , , , , , , | 26 Comments