That RA sure is a work of art

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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. One word: fantastic! He is indeed a work of art! Have to go to bed unfortunately, I wish I could stay and stare at these pics for hours but I’m shattered..No wonder, I went to bed at 4 am for 3 nights in a row!

  2. Where has Richard’s neck gone? The top pic is fine but the others make him look as though he’s crunched down a bit and lost his neck and falling asleep? 🙂 But he’s still a work of art! 😉

    • Angle of the photos causes distortion in some cases, KG. With 165,000 people milling around, photographers had to jockey for space and didn’t always get to shoot at best/most flattering angle. 😉 I assure you, his neck is still there.

    • He looks very tired on those pics! That press conference must have taken place toward the end of a long and exciting day, and from what I saw of it on YT the other guys weren’t exactly fresh either! 🙂

  3. Maybe he was having a daydream during that particular part of the panel from which those shots were taken? He looks so gorgeous 🙂

    • Being on that stage and facing 6500 cheering people must be like a daydream. And having I don’t know how many people line up to get an autograph. It is surreal. This time it isn’t about him, he is just part of the team they have such high hopes in, next year it may well be about him.

      • It had to be a lot to take in for a man who rode the Tube to the BAFTAs a few years ago and seemed genuinely shocked there were fans there seeking his autograph. He was very warmly received as part of the team and, I suspect, will be enthusiastically embraced next year for giving fans such a memorable, iconic Thorin.

        • I think this is why I was thrilled to bits with the picture of him striding on to that stage waving and the glimpse we had of him waving once more as the panel left the stage! He looked so relaxed and confident it made me wonder why I ever entertained the notion that he might find it overwhelming. As I should have known, he handled it with his customary aplomb!! Wasn’t it fantastic to hear the reception he got from that huge audience?? 😀

          • He looked like a man who was having a whale of a time and taking it all so beautifully in stride. Who knows, maybe he got some advice on dealing with it all from Sir Ian and Andy and other old pros. We all know he’s been growing in media savvy and in general confidence in such situations. That was never more clearly evident than at Comic-Con, where he dealt with numerous interviews, the panel in front of thousands of fans and signing lots of autographs. It did my heart a great deal of good to hear those applause and shout-outs for him. Someone at one site mentioned how happy he was this underrated actor was finally getting this recognition. Amen, brother, amen.

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