Wild Card Wednesday: Heaven knows, anything goes

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Xenia mentioned ( in a comment on a previous post) artwork featuring Richard as Zorro.  And here it is!

Viva Ricardo! He would make a quite the dashing Zorro.

Not that Benedict Cumberbatch isn’t great, but I always thought Richard would make a terrific Sherlock. (courtesy of allthingsrarmitage) Elementary, my dear Watson.

How about Richard as dog lover? Maybe a veterinarian (allthingsrarmitage)

Surely we all agree with this photo manip (allthingsrarmitage)?

How about Richard as a daring 18th century highwayman? Well, I obviously like the idea. I’m writing a book. This artwork is a co-production between fedoralady and carla.

I’ve heard back from a couple of the ladies who have now received their winged heart necklaces and they are very impressed with their beauty. Asilomar makes them to order in the length you desire and a generous portion goes to my trip fund for Comic-Con. Cost is $35 which includes the cost of shipping.

Convention Center on Harbor

Convention Center on Harbor (Photo credit: Justin in SD)

Comic-Con International is coming July 12-15 in San Diego!

Watch for more news and updates on my plans here.  I will be representing Comic Book Resources as a reporter.

San Diego Comic-Con International

San Diego Comic-Con International (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

About fedoralady

I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

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  1. Zorro is one of my all-time favorite stories, and I absolutely loved Anthony Hopkins/Antonio Banderas in the role. Then, I thought of RA portraying him … and nearly hyperventilated ;). This image is perfect! Thank you!

    The People manip … he’d surely be named all 100, right? 😉

    Good luck in SD, Angie! Can’t wait for all the juicy details!

  2. That Zorro photo is awesome! And Richard is definitely “the” 100 most beautiful and sexiest men now, always and forever. Can you tell I’m a bit biased? Even if he has stopped smoking (I hope), he will be “smokin” hot at Comic Con. If you get close you may hear sizzling, Angie!! You need to bring along a fan! Now I’m picturing his reaction to reading this… Head bob, blush, big smile and a brief Ha, Ha!! He’s so unlike other “stars”. Which makes him even more beautiful and sexy. It’s an endless cycle! 🙂

  3. Wow!!! He makes a fantastic Zorro!! His eyes just grab you there (as often happens!) I often find myself scanning the magazine aisle while grocery shopping and when I see which guys are on the front pages of various magazines I feel sad that none of them are of Richard! 😦 But one of these days, ladies, I’m thinking the world will wake up and all this will change!! And maybe we won’t have to wait that much longer!! Fingers crossed!!

    He would also make a stunning highwayman or a pirate for that matter! How about the infamous “Lord Damerel” in a film version of Venetia?? It’s always Richard I imagine when I read that book!! *swoon*

    • “Look into my eyes and I own you . . .” Yes, especially after seeing S3 Guy envisioning RA as a pirate, highwayman or musketeer wasn’t difficult at all. And of course he would make a gorgeous Damerel.

      • Listening to him read “Venetia” is a wonderful escape. He voices Lord Damerel so well. It is so easy to see him in that role. The pictures that go through my head as he reads …

        I finished listening to “Sylvester” last evening. *sigh*

        Oh, he would be a perfect Artemis in The Musketeers! 🙂

        • z13, you mean “Aramis” don’t you? 🙂 I adored Sylvester…That’s my favourite out of the 3 Heyer books RA did. Although Venetia is a very,very close 2nd! 🙂

          • Yes, Judit, I did! LOL! That’s what I get for dashing off a note, and not proofing it before scooting out the door for my carpool. 😉

            I did love Sylvester. “Sparrow …” How is The Convenient Marriage? I haven’t bought it yet.

            I am so excited. Today, Lords of the North finally arrived. It was a trip and a half getting the one by RA delivered to the US, but Dawn at AudioGo is an absolute doll and helped me through the process. Can’t wait to start listening …

            • Yes..”Sparrow…” They are so sweet together, Sylvester and Phoebe. Richard did a fantastic job (as usual) narrating The Convenient Marriage, but I just didn’t enjoy the story itself or the characters as much as I enjoyed the other two Heyer novels. Nevertheless, it’s worth buying just because of Richard. He does a great stammer! 🙂 I sure hope he’ll continue recording audiobooks for the rest of his career because he’s just an amazing, amazing storyteller! The man of a thousand voices! 🙂

              • Well, here we go with differing opinions, I love The Convenient Marriage for its humor ( but then, I like to add humor to my own writing) and the fact Horatia is not your usual beautiful, graceful heroine, but a little squirt with a stammer and heavy brows LOL I also imagine Richard playing Lord Rule as that outwardly bored and sleepy aristocrat who is, in fact, quite sharp and quite in love with his convenient wife. He would give us subtle glints and hints as to the real man underneath. I have also read the book and imagine Richard reading the parts not included in the abridgement. Damerel is very appealing as the rake who just might be redeemable. I like the fact he and Venetia form a true friendship along the way to a romantic attachment to his dearest delight.

              • Angie, you made such a convincing case for The Convenient Marriage, I think I’m going to listen to it again! 🙂

              • LOL I just really like Horry and how well Richard brought her to life. And how Lord Rule is not quite what he seems initially . . . 😉

              • Yes, Horry is great! But I just wish there were more scenes between her and Rule.. I felt the confession of love in the end came a little out of the blue. But I will listen to it again, I probably just missed some nuances and hints! I listened to the other two Heyers several times. 🙂

              • I read the book, too, and that probably helped in my enjoyment of the story. There is also a liberal use of French words and phrases and I like that. Any excuse to hear him speak the Romance languages. 😉 Yeah, give it another listen and see if you don’t detect Mr. A working his subtle magic.

              • He takes great care with the pronounciation of those French words! I love it! Yes, maybe I should buy the books too.. I bought the Kolyma tales recommended by Nadia the other day, so I’ll need to get something less heavy to read afterwards!

            • I did see a quote where he thought about playing Athos. He would make such a devastating Comte de la Fere, no one would even look at D’artagnan.

              • Try reading Dumas in French, the way he wrote it, as a serial. The images become clearer.

              • I just checked on IMDB, in the 1973 Richard Lester version Athos was played by Oliver Reed (who was a big guy), Porthos by Frank Finlay. In the 1993 version Kiefer Sutherland (who isn’t big at all) played Athos and Oliver Platt (who is rather large) played Porthos! So I guess there has to be one big guy who is either Athos or Porthos! Aramis and D’Artagnan have to be the good-looking ones. D’Artagnan was played by Michael York and Chris O’Donnell, Aramis by Richard Chamberlain and Charlie Sheen (in 1973 and 1993 respectively).

              • Dumas describes Porthos as heavy and large, someone who enjoys living well and rather boastful. Aramis is very intelligent and a bit effete; he is an abbe, after all, and eventually becomes a priest. Athos is a nobleman, the Comte de la Fere, ruined by his discovery that the woman he married was anything but an innocent beauty. Dumas paints him as agile, lithe, a lethal swordsman, intelligent, but a tortured soul.

  4. All these pictures are fantastic, of course, but the Highwayman picture is just…*swooooon* Well done, Angie and Carla! Fantastic collaboration!

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