Daily Archives: November 6, 2012

Looking at Red Carpet Richard


Richard is such a treat to watch on the red carpet. I delight in watching him interact with fans, signing autographs, posing for photos, all those smiles and good-natured exchanges. He really does look as if he enjoys himself.

I’ve been thinking about this tonight in anticipation of all the premieres coming up for The Hobbit (I assume he’ll try to be at the most significant of them, knowing our team player. Ooooh more photos. More interviews! Squee!!) And that includes a royal premiere–whoo-hoo, hittin’ the big time, Rich!!

As far as I am concerned, the man, like fellow Englishman and fabled film star Cary Grant, was made to wear a tuxedo. So classy and elegant and alluring. Of course, we can likely expect him in suits for some of the appearances. (Please, someone who knows how to properly fit a man with Mr. Armitage’s spectacular but NOT off-the-rack physique, step in here. There’s that whole trouser break issue, for example.)

Oh, Richard, I get butterflies in my stomach when I think of all that is to come in the next few months for you as this climeractic year continues. Go out there and wow ’em on the red carpet the way I know you are going to dazzle millions when they see you on the screen!


Thorin was in my mailbox. Yippeeeeeeeeeee!


Thorin. Oh, Thorin. Monday night my husband presented a package for me from Jolly Olde England. My eyes lit up. It felt just the right shape and size and weight  to be–“Yes! It must be my magazine with Thorin!!”

Yes, my own personal copy, purchased from a London newsstand and sent to me by one of my lovely RA friends. Happy, happy, joy, joy!

The photo really doesn’t do it justice. It’s just breathtaking in person. Thorin and those soulful eyes leaping out at you from  this cover. *sigh*

And I received notice that two more of my Hobbit books, the visual guide and movie companion, should arrive via the USPS tomorrow (well, today). The mail is really fun of late. 😀

Anyway, this all put me in a Thorin mood, and so here’s some more fan art fun, including a version of a new behind-the-scene photo Servetus had on her blog.