Daily Archives: February 9, 2012

Those lips . . . are tempting


Richard is incandescent in the role of Claude Monet in The Impressionists. With lovely locations, stunning cinematography, a strong cast and Mr. A’s ability to capture the passion and intensity of a true artist, it is a feast for the eyes and the soul.

This post includes two slideshow vids I made from this series.

First Impressions covers his early career while Lights and Shadows deals with a tumultuous part of Monet’s life that had its bright and dark moments. The quotes featured are from Monet himself and the music features the amazing Yo-Yo Ma.

Monet: Portrait of an Artist

To shave or not to shave? That is the question . . .


Thorin--the older man--uhmmm-dwarf I am crushing on.

John Mulligan brought charm and fetching heavy beard stubble to the deal.

Richard unveils his "bearded beauty" look at The Hobbit press conference.

Boyish Armitage on display as he promotes Spooks 9.

Guy and his stubble making Nottingham a prettier place.

Some prefer a light stubble, others a nice, heavy one. Some love skin as smooth as a baby’s you-know-what. And then there are admirers of the full-fledged beard.
We are speaking, of course, of Richard’s varying states of hirsuteness.
Personally, I find something appealing in all his looks.

The clean-shaven boyish look makes me grin.

The stubble–think Sir Guy and John Mulligan–is sexy. Sure, it would scratch a bit, but a little burn of that nature would surely be worth it?

As for the beard–my word, but the man looks VIRILE. The testosterone is fairly screaming at me.

I admit I like his hair a bit longer than in the Recognise shoot or in that earlier video log, but you know, I think I could get used to it. Perhaps one reason I like his beard is the fact I am slightly over a decade his senior. He looks more–mature–with the beard, all grown up. Which makes me feel less self-conscious over this major crush, I suppose.

As for his Thorin look, oh my. Suffice it to say–I like it. If I am gonna crush on a warrior dwarf, it might as well be Thorin. Plus, the character is actually older than me–a lot older. I practically feel like a spring chicken!

Your thoughts of Richard’s facial hair or lack thereof? What are your fav looks? (Photos courtesy of RANet and Richard Armitage Central Gallery)

It’s our anniversary!


John is bringing the fish and chips with a side order of charm.

Richard appears to be ready and waiting for some celebratory cake.

The one-week anniversary of my blog as of later tonight, that is. I think things have gotten off to a great start. You always have some trepidation befor starting this sort of project. It’s like throwing a party and worrying that no one will come.
Well, you have come and given the present of your comments, and for this I am very grateful.

These guys dropped in to celebrate the occasion with us.