Daily Archives: January 4, 2013

500,000 + hits . . . thank you, thank you very much.



As of 1:03 p.m. CST, there have been 500,117 views at The Armitage Effect. Richard and I and all the ChaRActers wish to extend a hearty “thank you” to everyone who has supported this blog since its inception in February 2012. LIke RA and Tokyo, you guys ROCK!



Here are a few of my personal favorites amongst my fanvids honoring Mr. A and all the goodness he brings to our lives Enjoy, Happy Guyday Friday and have a lovely weekend!

Such a Bonny, Couthie Lad: TAE Word for the Day



Richard as his usual friendly and genial self on the BAFTA red carpet.

couthie: (adj.) agreeable; genial; kindly.

Couthie stems from the Old English word cuth, originally meaning “to know.” It arose in the 1700s in Scotland in the sense of “agreeable.”

When I think of Richard in his encounters with fans, whether on the red carpet, or outside of a TV studio, on a film set, or otherwise, I think of how sweet and pleasant he always appears to be. I’d say that bonny lad is downright couthie.


Richard signing autographs for fans at Comic-Con July 2012.Courtesy of cambear

Richard signing autographs for fans at Comic-Con July 2012.
Courtesy of cambear

Thank you, Richard, for being so couthie to all the Ardent Armitage Aficionados out there!


Richard reading fan's sign at Hobbit event in Toronto.

Richard reading fan’s sign at Hobbit event in Toronto.

Richard with blogger fan on Black Sky set.Courtesy of awkwardcelebencounters

Richard with blogger fan on Black Sky set.
Courtesy of awkwardcelebencounters

Guyday Friday: More Special than Usual


“So today will be the day, LW?” His long legs were stretched out, booted feet propped up on the computer hutch in the corner, muscular arms characteristically folded across his chest as he leaned back in the chair.

“It certainly looks like it, Sir Guy.” She smiled at him. “As of 1:11 a.m. we are just 1,131 views away from hitting 500,000 hits at TAE.”

Sir Guy’s kohl-rimmed blue eyes narrowed a little in thought.

“Soooo-you’ll reach your milestone on–my special day. On Guyday Friday . . .”

LW nodded. “Yeppers. Without a doubt, unless the Internet goes down all over the world, it will happen sometime today.”

HIs mouth curled into a distinctly smug smirk. “Wellll . . . almost makes up for Itty-Bitty Thorin and Eggo Thorin and Fuzzy Thorin and–”

“Actually, that’s Little Thorin, Lego Thorin and Plush Thorin.” LW, gently correcting her favorite dark knight, said, a smile tugging at the corner of her lips. As if he didn’t know.

Sir Guy gave a gracious nod and flicked back his shining raven mane. “A thousand apologies, my lady . . .” He spoke in a solemn tone, the wicked gleam in those eyes giving him away.

“Granted, my dark knight,” LW replied drily. “I’ve also created a few new pieces of Guy fanart in honor of the occasion.”

He rose to his commanding height and gave her a dazzling smile. “Thank you, dearest LW.”

Her heart responded with an odd little flutter. Surely it was unfair to the rest of the world’s fictional characters come to life for one creature to be so darned–beautiful??

Happy Guyday Friday . . .