Random Acts of Richarding for Monday

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An elegant gentleman, isn't he? I can imagine him siting in a wingback chair by a fire in a library . . . a book in his hand . . . a glass of wine beside him on a table.

I love it when you get your fierce on, Mr. "World's Tallest Dwarf."

Boyish Armitage in blue. He's quite a chameleon with his appearance and his acting, isn't he?

Would this be considered hand porn AND food porn?

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    • Some gastric distress and sinus headache. Same ol’, same ol’. I am about to shut things down and see if I can get a few hours of sleep. Thanks for your concern, my dear. And yes, it is indeed 4 a.m. here. Happy Richarding to all and catch you on the flip side.

      • Hope you’ll get some rest!!! I should really be working! 😦 Pity we can’t do Richarding for a living!

        • LOL You know we keep an eye on the time, angie!! πŸ˜‰ If it’s not Judit, it’s one of us others! Sleep tight, hope your discomfort eases.

  1. AT (I had to think hard who AT was at first then I realized you were referring to Aidan Turner) is very cute but he doesn’t have regal presence. Richard does. King by name, king by nature! Right?

    • Thanks Judit! Aidan Turner! It’s too early on Monday morning here! Thanks for the great pixs, Angie:) I hope you get some well deserved rest today!

  2. Mr. Armitage is a dandy ……..

    French definition “dandy, nom masculin
    Sens Homme Γ©lΓ©gant qui soigne son apparence, ses maniΓ¨res et qui et qui a de l’esprit.”

    • That’s so funny Nadia, the word “dandy” has a negative connotation in the Hungarian language, it means “effeminate man” nowadays we’d say a bit of a metrosexual! πŸ™‚

  3. King Richard, indeed! Aidan is a cute boy while Richard is a gorgeous man. But isn’t there supposed to be some kind of a resemblance as the two characters are related? Thorin is Kili’s uncle.

  4. I’ve been reading comments on Facebook about the picture of dwarves Peter Jackson put on his page… I shouldn’t have!! Some people are criticising Richard for not having a long enough beard for the role. They said that the fact Thorin only has a short beard implies that he’s younger than the other dwarves (apparently TOlkien used “dwarves” as a plural for dwarf)… And they say the dwarven beard (the very long beard) is a core cultural thing which the filmmakers should not have changed for the sake of the actor just because RA believes that his performance would have been hampered by the long beard. And in the book Thorin was KIng of the Longbeards…I haven’t read the book but I do not think the decision of him not having a long beard was Richard’s alone. Surely PJ would have had to approve. Well those people posting negative comments on FB are accusing PJ of ruining the book, they hate him. Now the question is why do I let these comments get to me so much? I’m really upset. Because some people think THorin’s beard is not long enough.Am I ridiculous?

    • Judit,

      Honey, the best advice I can give you is don’t go to places like that. Seriously, there are always going to be trolls who want to rain on the parade and who are fanatical about adhering to every aspect of the original source. Of course it wasn’t Richard’s decision alone–I am sure if PJ had really wanted him in a long beard, he would have kept him with the long beard.

      I used to work with a guy like that–a geek in the worst way who was never effin’ happy with anything. Such a sour attitude. It was depressing after a while, but since I worked with him (before he got abruptly fired) I could only avoid him so much. But the FB pages and other places online you can avoid.

      Of course you don’t like reading negatives comments about Richard, PJ or the project. I never liked reading some of the nasty comments people left about me/my writing ability on the newspaper’s website, but I chose to take the high road and ignore them. I had a lot more supporters than detractors, and so, I am sure, does PJ and heck, RA has a whole army of women ready to defend him. And if these long beard-lovin’ fanboyzzz get too out of hand, I will send the ChaRActers Black Ops Unit in to teach them some manners. Hehehehehehe πŸ˜‰

      • Angie, you and Laurie are right, of course. I don’t think I’ll read any more of those comments on FB. I’ve thinking about it and I realized that what annoyed me most about these messages was that Richard was accused of not having respect for the role and for the author which I know could not be farther from the truth. I do think though that it’s a bit of a weird decision not to have the King of Longbeards have a long beard… I’m sure it would not have had a negative effect on RA’s performance. For God’s sake, the man is so good he can tell a story with his eyes only! So maybe he was allergic to the beard glue! πŸ™‚ Who knows…

        • Obviously, those people making such remarks about Richard do NOT know much about his character or his life experience. We know he’s adored Tolkien since childhood and that Richard is one of the most respectful and unselfish people in the business. I don’t think there is a divo-like bone in the man’s (beautiful) body.
          As for the beard–maybe they thought the long hair and the beard would get in the way in his battle scenes? Or indeed, maybe he was allergic to the adhesive.

    • I loved the books as a kids. I was a Tolkien geek in jr. high. But, as with all books that are adapted into movies, some changes have to be made. I do think they could have made Thorin’s beard longer and the balding dwarf is also a puzzle since the dwaves are known for their abundant hair. But in the long run so what! It’s the actor’s ability to act and the director’s ability to tell a great story that will be important in the movie. It’s not going to matter if one dwarf’s beard is not long enough, or someone’s hair is not gray enough. People get stuck on the technicalities! Don’t worry about it. Those complainers will probably be waiting in line all night to see The Hobbit. And you know they’ll buy it as soon as it comes out!! Just let them whine about it! We’ll see what happens when they see how wonderful Richard does playing Thorin, King of the Longbeards!!! Hey, when you’re King you make all the rules!

      • Guys,

        I will be leaving shortly for the Photoshop Elements class and will see y’all later. In the meantime, enjoy more wet, sweaty, dangerous John Portah. πŸ˜‰
        I will catch up on the comments when I get back.

        • I hope you had a great time! I just returned from a church meeting no less, to see a hot, sweaty JP on my screen! I don’t know if I should be viewing such seductive and sexy stuff. Oh well, I’ll just suffer for my RA-itis!!

        • I will be interested to hear how your workshop is going, and if you feel it’s worthwhile. I’ve been considering buying the Elements photo + video package. Reading lots of reviews before I decide!

          • The class went fine except for my stupid back and leg. *rolls eyes and grimaces* I had to take a muscle relaxer and half a Lortab on the way home. I would have taken something before I left, but I was already feeling tired and sleepy and wanted to be alert for the class.

            Actually, Benny showed me today there is a built-in step by step guide for Photoshop Elements you can also use if you didn’t want to take a class or just wanted supplementary help. Tonight we played with the retouching tools, talked some more about the rule of thirds in composition, constructed a panoramic photo and removed a girl from a photo. Next week–layering. He said to do 90 percent of what Photoshop offers you need to master layering. Were you looking at Adobe After Effects? Benny has that for the video work and it does some really cool things. He can watch stuff on TV and movie trailers and tell you exactly which tool was used in AE. I have a LOT to learn, but it will be interesting. πŸ˜€

    • Judit, Angie and Laurie sum things up nicely. Plus, I’m fairly sure we’ve all been in APM at one time or another, I know I certainly have, so there’s no need to feel embarassed! πŸ™‚

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