Tag Archives: Fantasy

Fantasy Leading Ladies for Richard Armitage as Dr. Astrov in Uncle Vanya October 10, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1266)

The talented British actors Richard Armitage and Toby Jones in the diptych above  from June 28th, 2019 (thanks to Chrissy Lampard sharing Baz Bamigboye’s tweet) mentions leading ladies yet to be cast in the upcoming January 2020 British production of … Continue reading

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WCW:  Brexit?  Relax, don’t do it—RCA Characters Tweet about life and leaving the European Union, March 22, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1222)

You might recall that the talented British actor Richard Armitage’s [image below] characters occasionally meet up at their favorite TWEET (Thornton-Woebegone-Epicurean-Establishment-and-Tavern) pub and chat via tweeting. And though the Tweet character limit since their last Tweet gathering has jumped from … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Child belongs to “Mary Poppins Returns”,  September 18, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1184)

I remember my childhood as if it were yesterday–though it was fifty years ago. The unfettered joy of living in the moments of each day. Fresh Spring grass threading through my toes as a toddler. Riding my chartreuse green stingray … 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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Wolverine Wednesday!  Richard Armitage interview snippet about his role of Logan-Wolverine and images, May 09, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1162)

Love this video interview snippet (below) with the oh so talented British actor Richard Armitage talking about his role of Logan for “Wolverine:  The Long Night” podcast!   “Marvel’s “Wolverine: The Long Night” Podcast – Richard Armitage as Logan” – … Continue reading

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Thriller Thursday:  Richard Armitage joins the cast of “The Lodge”, now filming in Montreal, February 08, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1141)

Thanks to Suzanne@suzi_writer for pointing me to RichardArmitageNet’s tweet (below), that explains Richard Armitage’s cryptic tweet (at the bottom): Richard Armitage in Montreal filming The Lodge https://t.co/SydU1SzF1b — RichardArmitageNet (@RAnetdotcom) February 7, 2018   that contians a link to the … Continue reading

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MIM:  Richard Armitage The Martian Invasion of Earth audiobook cast revealed and Big Finish Interview with audiobook podcast excerpt, etc., February 05, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1140)

I’m a sci fic and HG wells fan from way back—The Time Machine was a favorite of mine, as well as the talented British actor Richard Armitage’s new audiobook podcast of The Martian Invasion of Earth, on the Martian Invasion … Continue reading

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Wild Card Weddings Wednesday:  Prince Harry Kennedy, King Oleron, and Richard Armitage,   January 24, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1137)

With all of the Royal Wedding fever with Prince Harry and now Princess Eugenie, I’m thinking of another “Prince” Harry–and maybe King Oleron, and the man himself, the talented British actor Richard Armitage–whom I would like to see at the … 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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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

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A Fantasy Richard Armitage 46th Birthday Party Celebration on August 22, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1090)

The musings below belong in the realms of fantasy (“imagining things that are impossible or improbable”, OED) and wishes (“a desire or hope”, OED).  Nothing you read about below has or will occur—but wouldn’t it be fun if they would.  … Continue reading

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One week away from a Fantasy Richard Armitage 46th Birthday Party on August 22nd! August 15, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1087)

Birthdays are fun!  Especially a Fantasy 46th Richard Armitage Birthday Party by his fans.    So let’s put our party planning hats on, and please suggest certain features of the party– location, time of day, party theme, dress code, food, … 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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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

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I’m Choosing Richard Armitage as my Fantasy Physical TheRApist,  March 27, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1051)

Now that the 27 staples at my left achilles tendon reattachment surgery site are out as of last week—no, that’s a good thing!  No more 54 pointy metal ends poking me with endless pain—I’m on the mend for a several … 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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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is great fun!  September 15, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #968)

Last weekend, I streamed the latest Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) (below left ) and I was delighted!       The new film is set thirty years beyond the events that transpired in the Empire … 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. 10: Tournament Eve Banquet Diplomacy, December 05, 2015 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #840)

(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 Thursday: Thorin’s Valorizing Funeral Video (spoilers) in THBOTFA EE, November 12, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #827)

THBOTFA Director Sir Peter Jackson should have left in the somber and poignant funeral for Thorin Oakenshield–portrayed by the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage –in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and chopped off the last 10 … Continue reading

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Tuesday Musings: My Richard Armitage Play List “Wish You Were Here” video, etc., September 15, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #806)

The exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage is a man who has launched thousands of hopes and dreams–including mine. So thank you, Richard, for brightening my and others lives with your storytelling, your dedication to your art, and your compassionate … Continue reading

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Thorin & Orcrist Stunningly Beautiful Painting by Wisesnail, August 06, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #793)

I love the rich and varied Thorin Oakenshield artwork that people create! The Thorin holding Orcrist painting below by Wisesnail–of the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage who portrayed Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit films trilogy–is stunningly beautiful in every … Continue reading

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Happy Saturn-day Celebrating Richard Armitage’s Best Supporting Actor Win, June 27, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #775)

Continuing to be thrilled for the exquisitely talented British Actor Richard Armitage’s win as Best Supporting Actor at Thursday’s 41st Annual Saturn Awards–for fantasy, science fiction, and horror films–below are my musings and several fan wallpaper responses of congratulations and … Continue reading

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WCW: Richard Armitage’s Other Worldly Selfie–With Beard, June 17, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #768)

Two thoughts sprang to mind when I saw the talented British actor Richard Armitage’s recent BW other worldly looking selfie (right): 1) Shroud of Turin photo negative. But that was a dead end thought wise. However, the curves and straight … Continue reading

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