Category Archives: Strike Back

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

Posted in Drama, Fangurling, Fantasy, Graphic, Gratiana Lovelace, John Porter, Richard Armitage, smoulder, social media, Society, Something About Love, Spy thriller, Strike Back | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

RAndom Cougar Musings:  I am at an age that I … , November 09, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1114)

I am usually of the opinion/belief that having another birthday is not the harbinger of doom.  Quite the contrary.  It’s better than the alternative, right? Ha! And I state that with no gloomy thoughts abounding. ;)     A friend … Continue reading

Posted in AdmiRAtion, Aging, Daniel Miller/Meyer in Berlin Station, EPIX Berlin Station, Fangurling, Fantasy, Fun, Graphic, Gratiana Lovelace, Humor, Husbands, Love Love Love, Musings, Observations about life, play, Richard Armitage, Sir Guy of Gisborne, smoulder, social media, Society, Something About Love, Strike Back, 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

Posted in AdmiRAtion, AttRAction, Graphic, Gratiana Lovelace, John Porter, Mobility, RASelfie, Richard Armitage, Sexy, social media, Something About Love, Strike Back, Too Hottt 2 Handle Tuesday, Too Hottt to Handle Tuesday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Twofer Tuesday!  Richard Armitage Style!  June 20, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1070)

I’m not sure why I like diptychs–the two picture images grouping, usually showing a comparison or contrast of images (as in the Richard Armitage and character or other self images below ),      or another version of the same … Continue reading

Posted in Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew, CRAzy captioning, Graphic, Gratiana Lovelace, Humor, Portraits, Positivity, Richard Armitage, Society, Something About Love, Strike Back, Thorin, Yael Farber | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

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

“Love in the Great Pine Woods”, Ch. 44 (PG-13, D):   Mother Nature,  July 12, 2016 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #937)

(An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace; all rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] [From time to time, I will illustrate my story characters with:  Richard Armitage as Sam Wakeforest, Marcia Gay Harden as Sam’s older sister Tessa Wakeforest Shoop … Continue reading

Posted in "Love in the Great Pine Woods", Creative Writing, Drama, Love and Relationships, Richard Armitage, Something About Love, Storytelling, Strike Back | Tagged , , , , | 6 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

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

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

Posted in Blessings, Buddies/Friends, Compassion, Drama, Fiction, Honor, John Porter, Power, Richard Armitage, Social Justice, Something About Love, Strike Back, Television, Truth, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, A Novel–Richard Armitage Shares his Thoughts about Telling This A.J. Hartley and David Hewson Story Adaptation, May 16, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #566)

Thanks to Richard Armitage France for tweeting the link to this Audible.com interview with the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage  who narrates the audiobook for “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark:  A Novel”  by A.J. Hartley and David Hewson (audio book … Continue reading

Posted in audio books, Authors, Interview, Richard Armitage, Shakespeare, Something About Love, Storytelling, Strike Back, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Strike Back Origins Starring Richard Armitage as John Porter Begins Showing in the U.S., October 19, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #459)

Yayyyyy!  “Strike Back Origin”–a six part miniseries originally titled Chris Ryan’s Strike Back that aired on Sky1 in 2010–with British actor Richard Armitage starring as SAS Agent John Porter [center, image right] is finally showing in the U.S. RANet has more info … Continue reading

Posted in AttRAction, Drama, Interview, intrigue, John Porter, movies, Richard Armitage, Sexy, Strike Back, The Hobbit, Thorin, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Fun Day Sunday: Richard Armitage as Batman Signature etc, August 04, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #434)

With the completion of most of the principal and pickup filming for the second and third films in The Hobbit triology of films, many of British actor Richard Armitage’s  admirers/fans have wondered what his next role might be. Naturally, we … Continue reading

Posted in Batman, Fun Day Sunday, Graphic, John Porter, movies, Richard Armitage, Strike Back, The Hobbit, Thorin | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 50 Comments

Richard Armitage: A Fiercely Sexy and Magnetic Actor on Film, and a Charming Gentlemanly Man in Life, June 15, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #418)

I know that you might laugh at me, but it is the regular bloke portraits of talented rising international British star and actor Richard Armitage (Roots Canada, 2012, right) that capture my fancy.  He seems affable and easygoing–and oh so … Continue reading

Posted in Harry Kennedy, Humor, John Porter, John Thornton, Kindness, Love and Relationships, Lucas, movies, North & South, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Robin Hood, Sexy, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Spooks, Strike Back, The Hobbit, Thorin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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

“We say a little prayer for” Richard Armitage, a video by Gratiana Lovelace with Teresa Armitage, 9/23/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #276)

We who are fans of the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage, write and create videos and graphics in homage to him and his wonderful character portrayals and storytelling.  Richard Armitage has that indefinable something that moves us. He enthralls … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Fun Day Sunday, John Thornton, Lucas, Multi-Character RA, North & South, Richard Armitage, Robin Hood, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Spooks, Strike Back, The Hobbit, Thorin, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments