Tag Archives: The Hobbit

“Thorin’s Journey: An Unexpected Love”, Ch. 6: Grey, October 31, 2015 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #822)

(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. 5 (PG-13, S): Slipping Away from their Wedding Feast, October 25, 2015 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #820)

(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. 4: Too Many Brides, October 19, 2015 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #816)

(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. 3: Rules of Engagement, October 16, 2015 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #815)

(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. 1, October 09, 2015 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #811b)

Dear Readers, I realized that with my decision to extend my short story for a few chapters, that it will be easier for readers to find the story chapter if it is a free standing post–rather than embedded within a … Continue reading

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Thorin Thursday Triptych of Richard Armitage Admiration, October 8, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #811)

Posts that caught my attention this week pertaining to the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage’s epic portrayal of Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit trilogy of films: 1) Servetus at her Me and Richard Armitage blog shares her thoughts about … Continue reading

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CRAzy Captioning Mash-up of a Richard Armitage Cinemax Video Collage and the This Morning UK THAUJ Weapons Interview, October 02, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #810)

I love the collage at right below by Jassy2101 (the red letters are my addition) of the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage smiles and other facial expressions from the 2012 Cinemax 60 Seconds With Richard Armitage video as part … Continue reading

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Sexy Spy SatuRdAy: Richard Armitage to Star in 10 part EPIX TV series Berlin Station, September 12, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #805)

What is it about European cities that make them ripe for intriguing spy films and tv miniseries? The old world charm of centuries old cities with ancient architecture and real cobblestone streets? The richness of history steeped in political and … Continue reading

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WCW: September 2015 Richard Armitage Character Calendars, September 02, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #802)

September has begun! School is back in session. And we live in the heartland of the U.S.–our subdivision is surrounded by corn and soybean fields. So harvesting will soon commence and we’ll turn our thoughts to decorating our trees with … Continue reading

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Beautifully made Richard Armitage 44th Birthday Video by A British Angels Group on Facebook! August 10, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #795)

In just 12 days, the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage [2015 Saturn Award congratulations image right, by Ann Boudreau] will turn 44 years old, on August 22, 2015.   Below is the link for a beautiful video encompassing the … Continue reading

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FDS: Richard Armitage’s Over the Shoulder Smoulder at Comic Con 2015, July 12, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #783)

Any time the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage looks through the camera to his fans/admirers, I hear the collective gulp.  And I know that I go weak at the knees. Sighhh! In the image at right, Mr. Armitage was … Continue reading

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WCW: Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield is our Reigning King, July 01, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #777)

Forget Jack Dawson with arms spread wide shouting “I am king of the world!” Jack who you ask? See! And I’m not going to hyperlink it for you. Ha! The exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage who portrayed Thorin Oakenshield, … Continue reading

Posted in Awards, Battle of the Five Armies, Drama, Graphic, Honor, Middle Earth, movies, Period Drama, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Something About Love, The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit, Thorin, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

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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Fun Day Sunday: Look Back, Look Back at Smouldering Thorin, and Looking Ahead for Richard Armitage, April 26, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #736)

Look back, look back at talented British actor Richard Armitage as the smouldering Thorin Oakenshield in this really lovely Ann Boudreau (Thanks!) Thorin and Key to Erebor wallpaper: To think that for four long years–starting when Richard Armitage was announced … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday: Richard Armitage Autographs Thorin Card and Nibbles, February 22, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #707)

The exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage is also  adorable and quirky—-especially when he tweets his selfies.  Love the gleam in RA’s eyes here (my edit below): My tweet reply to his tweet: “Well, good sir, how does one obtain such … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage as a Giddily Funny and Tenderly Passionate Man, February 11, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #701)

I’m a funny girl–or so I’m told. But there is one in whom I find endless delight in his humor–apart from my husband, that is, Ha!– the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage. And humor by men has its own … Continue reading

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Thorin Thursday: A Hobbit Wallpaper Portrait, Thorin in Shadow and in Light, February 5, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #698)

As I perceive it, Artist Ann Boudreau’s lovely and evocative Thorin Wallpaper (right)–reflects a possible duality of Thorin’s character. The Thorin in shadow (left image) perhaps alluding to what had been in Thorin’s life, his past–the features are faded and … 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

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Happy New Year 2015, Plus 1 Day–Grati’s Optimization Plans, January 2, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #685)

Happy New Year 2015!   I know, I’m a day late. But I have an excuse–or rationalization. Housekeeping, the technology kind–not the real house kind–has been glitchy of late because my desktop hard drive is too full. So I needed to … Continue reading

Posted in "N&S: John Thornton Love Lessons", "Thorin's Dream of Love", A Magnificent Love, Balance, Blessings, Buddies/Friends, Creative Writing, Fan Fiction, Fiction, Holiday, Lost & Found, Love and Relationships, My Life, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Romance, Something About Love, Storytelling, The Hobbit | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Tuesday Musings: All I want for Christmas is You RA, December 23, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #674)

*facetious alert* I have reached the age when I’m not really into receiving presents. Shocking, I know. But if you want to give me something, please make it a useful item like hand lotion, or hot chocolate, or more hand … Continue reading

Posted in Flirting, Holiday, Humor, John Proctor, Love and Relationships, Middle Earth, movies, Multi-Character RA, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Richard Armitage Message to his Fans, Role Model, Something About Love, The Battle of the Five Armies, The Crucible, The Hobbit, The Old Vic Theatre, Theatre, Thorin, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

One Last Time: Following Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield to see THBOFA with RA Fans in Chicago Dec. 20th! December 20, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #673)

As I write this Friday evening, I think I’m finally ready to take a journey to Chicago on Saturday, December 20th to join with a few other fans of the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage and experience the final … Continue reading

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Reblog: BOTFA Chicago Fan Event Dec. 20th… We’re Getting Close Now!!! December 15, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #672)

“BOTFA Chicago Fan Event..We’re Getting Close Now!! December 11, 2014 by Obscura Forenow I can hardly believe it, but the Chicago meet up is only just over a week away.  I’ve been conferring with the ever present and extremely diligent elf … Continue reading

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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

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Thorin Thursday: NYC Viewing Tonight, THBOFA Poster Tweeted By Richard Armitage Wows!, December 11, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #670)

If you’re in the NYC vicinity, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies  viewing is tonight!  And just so you don’t forget, its star portraying Thorin Oakenshield–the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage–just tweeted this little poster: @TheHobbitMovie @wbpictures … Continue reading

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Tuesday Musings: Richard Armitage THBOFA LA Premiere Prep Checklist, December 09, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #669)

Hi RA Fans/Admirers, Tuesday/today will no doubt be filled with press events for The Hobbit folks as they prepare for tonight’s Los Angeles Premiere(right) of “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”.  Red carpet arrivals begin at 5:30pm (PST, … Continue reading

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