Daily Archives: January 24, 2013

He earned it.

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His name, that is. Thorin is Thorin Oakenshield because he battled against his foes making use of that great hunk of oak he found, turning it into a makeshift (and effective) shield.  It became part of this legendary warrior’s story and life.   He’s just–epic, in every sense of the word.

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The Leicester Lad Talks R III

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The fans have spoken and their voices have been heard in regards to making Richard Armitage‘s Richard III dream project come true. Boo-yah! See the link below to article in Leicester Mercury:

He really does make a splendid-looking king, does he not?

He really does make a splendid-looking king, does he not?

http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/Fans-clamour-actor-king/story-17937749-detail/story.html

Richard still fears he’ll be too old (as well as too tall) to play the tragic monarch. Unless it takes an awfully long time to come to fruition, I would still like to see him tackle the role. Maybe it’s just my shallow desire to see him with S3 Guy hair again? I just know he could make us believe.

As I have mentioned before, I am a fan of Josephine Tey’s  excellent The Daughter of Time,  which is one of the works that inspired the actor named after Richard III to delve deeper into the much-maligned monarch’s true story.  I confess I still have to read The Sunne in Splendour (it’s on my Kindle with about 1,000 other books), but I am sure those who have read/are reading the book have their own ideas about other roles Mr. A might undertake if he didn’t play the lead.

Edit: Here’s an additional article and programme note of interest for my UK readers:

http://www.channel4.com/info/press/programme-information/richard-iii-the-king-in-the-car-park

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A poem by Francesco Marciuliano (author of  “I Could Pee on This & Other Poems by Cats”).  I dedicate this post to Leigh and Lucky, aka the Pirate King and to all the feline lovers out there. If only I had this much energy!

HOLY (censored), THAT BALL CAN BOUNCE!

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SON OF A (removed), I CAN RUN SO FAST!

NO (banned) WAY, I JUST BROKE THAT PLATE!

WHAT THE (edited), DID YOU SEE ME JUMP?!

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WELL (forbidden) ME, I’M CAUGHT IN A JAR.

MOTHER (bleep), I SHOWED THAT LAMP!

OH (cut) NO, THERE GOES YOUR GUITAR!

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UN-(denied)-BELIEVABLE, I CAN CLIMB YOUR LEGS!

NO (blocked) LIE, I CAN DISTRESS YOUR FLOOR!

FOR (erased) SAKES, ISN’T MY LIFE GRAND?!

SO (censored) SAD I’M A KITTEN FOR JUST SIX MONTHS MORE!

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Because it’s so funny and so true.