Category Archives: The Hobbit

Feeling nostalgic for Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield singing Misty Mountains Cold with Dwarves of Durin video, June 28, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1306)

As we get closer to the 10th Anniversary [Oct. 22, 2010] of Richard Armitage being announced to portray Thorin Oakenshield in “The Hobbit:  An Unexpected Journey”, I’m feeling nostalgic for the simple melody of “Misty Mountains Cold” sung by him … Continue reading

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Friendship SatuRdAy! #RichardArmitage character portrayals of diverse friends and colleagues bring us together, June 06, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1301)

Friendship and colleagues within and across diverse and inclusive communities, and social justice, have been much on my mind for most of my life and in my work and my community service projects during my long university staff career–and again … Continue reading

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Thorin Thursday: Heart Stopping! February 28, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1215)

Just missing the talented British actor Richard Armitage in one of his long haired and leather clad incarnations–as King Under the Mountain, Thorin Oakenshield. http://mezzmerizedbyrichard.tumblr.com/post/183060195287/my-heart-may-have-just-stopped   Sighhh!  THUD!  Love this Mezzmerized by Richard tumblr gif share! Wishing you a heart … Continue reading

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WCW—#RichardArmitage as the wild and untamed Thorin Oakenshield, August 08, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1176)

When I think of a wild and untamed talented British actor Richard Armitage character, only a man having the guts to wear jewelry clamps on his long temple braids comes to mind–Thorin Oakenshield (image via Angelika, Thanks!) from The Hobbit … Continue reading

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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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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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Entertainment Tonight Online touts Pilgrimage as one of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Must-See Films for 2017,  April 18, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1057)

Entertainment Tonight Online touts the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage’s (in foreground below from “Pilgrimage” film still; Thanks to Chrissyinwm) film “Pilgrimage” as being one of the “must-see” films for 2017—and ranks it in the top have of the films … Continue reading

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Surreal Thursday:  Putting on my Dancing Shoes Again.   March 02, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1048)

As you know, I have quite the funny bone at times.  Perhaps I should say *facetious alert* now.  *wink*    And though not every situation that life throws our way is humorous, I seem to have an inexplicable inner tug to … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day at Bag End–Will the Dwarves see his Shadow?  February 02, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1037)

It’s Groundhog Day in the U.S.—it’s a kind of folk tradition that occurs every February 2nd.  Supposedly, if the ground hog—such a Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil–sees his shadow, then we have 6 more weeks of Winter. If he doesn’t see his … Continue reading

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“Celebrate the Armitage”, Images from Terri!,  January 31, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1036)

Thanks to Terri over on twitter, who has been sharing lots of Richard Armitage and his character images as a way to boost everyone’s “spirits”—with peaceful, joyous, and beautiful images.   In her tweet at bottom, she shares images of … Continue reading

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“A Christmas Carol Reimagined”, Ch. 04:  The Ghost of Christmas Future,   December 21, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1018) 

(An original fan fic 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 Ben Scrooge, Danielle Denby-Ashe as Peggy Cratchit, Aidan Turner as … Continue reading

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“A Christmas Carol Reimagined” with Richard Armitage as Scrooge Ch. 1,  December 01, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1008)

As of December 01 date, the Holiday Season will begin to kick into high gear.  And apart from wanting to decorate with hall trees—that will inevitably be knocked over by my doggies—I’m looking forward to the XMAS movies. As a … Continue reading

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Thorin Thursday! Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield Publicity Portraits Redux, October 13, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #982)

Facebook kindly reminded me of a wonderful, non glamorous Richard Armitage as  King Thorin portrait images from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies that became one of the Thorin Oakenshield’s publicity posters for the film (the dirty gritty … 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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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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“Thorin’s Journey: An Unexpected Love”, Ch. 14 (End & Epilogue): More Precious than Gold, December 31, 2015 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #852)

(an original fan fic story, copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2015; all rights reserved; no copyright infringement intended)  [(1) story cover image] [From time to time, I will illustrate my story with my dream cast of: Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, … Continue reading

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Thorin’s Journey: An Unexpected Love”, Ch. 13: Of Babies and Dragonlings, December 28, 2015 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #849)

(an original fan fic story, copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2015; all rights reserved; no copyright infringement intended) [(1) story cover image] [From time to time, I will illustrate my story with my dream cast of: Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, … Continue reading

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“Thorin’s Journey: An Unexpected Love”, Ch. 11: Husbands, December 12, 2015 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #843)

(an original fan fic story, copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2015; all rights reserved; no copyright infringement intended) [(1) story cover image] [I will illustrate my story with my dream cast of: Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, Cate Blanchett/Liv Tyler as … Continue reading

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“Thorin’s Journey:  An Unexpected Love”, Ch. 9:  Baby Laurel’s  Heritage Complications, November 23, 2015 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #831)

(an original fan fic story, copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2015; all rights reserved; no copyright infringement intended)  [(1) story cover image] [From time to time, I will illustrate my story with my dream cast of:  Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, … Continue reading

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“Thorin’s Journey: An Unexpected Love”, Ch. 8: Wedding Trip Surprises, Part 2, November 15, 2015 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #828)

(an original fan fic story, copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2015; all rights reserved; no copyright infringement intended) [(1) story cover image] [From time to time, I will illustrate my story with my dream cast of: Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, … Continue reading

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