GRRRRRR. Word Press. Siccin’ the awesomeness of Thorin on you.


After repeated attempts last night and this morning, I still cannot upload any new media to this blog for Thorin Thursday. *grumblegrumblegrumble*  So having to delve back into the media files . . . oh look, this one. Hasn’t been long since I posted it but I don’t think you will mind seeing it again. *waggles eyebrows suggestively with a coy smile*

Created by Aaorin at Deviant Art

ICreated by Aaorin at Deviant Art

I know how much you all love looking at that . . . Arkenstone. Yeah.


And here’s a little gorgeous if map-challenged Thorin Oakenshield at the door of Bilbo’s home.


I don’t think I will ever get tired of this pic. No, no sirree.

Hobbit-PreProduction05Here’s the creator, looking so proud and a little nervous and absolutely gorgeous, of course, as he anticipates his wonderful little speech in Maori. *sigh*

thehobbit-p1_3572Yep, absolutely, positively the best-looking thing to ever be stuffed in a “croaker sack.”  And that smile!!

942684_569896096375537_1472319171_nThorin, you are so awesome you can even overcome Word Press being so stroppy. But then–you knew that.

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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. I want so much to be that ring of leaves right now, right where it’s at. You could put up his high school picture and we would swoon, again. Oh, I too never get tired of the Lego of my Lego….I got my Lego because of that picture. My latest convert to RA was the lady I played golf with on Tuesday. She didn’t know who RA was. I sent her a picture of him as him, and as Thorin. She came back with her “my tongue keeps getting in the way of my fingers on the keyboard.”

    • Even with all the photos I have seen of him, this is still one of my favorites–every time I look at my Lego Thorin, I think of this picture. Actually, I have my Lego Thorin in front of my autographed photo of Thorin that I received as a Christmas gift.

      • Remember the other Lego picture, with RA holding it out in front of him? I found a photo of myself at Christmas one year wearing my Santa hat and holding out Rudolph figurines Benny gave me. I looks as if I am mimicking that photo! LOL I will never grow tired of that Lego photo–it’s majestic and sexy Thorin dressed down, wearing RA’s delicious boyish grin. How can you NOT love it??

        • The answer to that one is simple, dear Angie–you CAN’T not love it. The expression on his face is priceless–I think we’re seeing the man who takes his guilty pleasures watching Disney Pixar films and hugging Kermit the Frog.

            • Well, if he didn’t already have my heart when they took the pictures of him with my hero Kermit (and later added Miss Piggy) and also of Thorin with Red Fraggle, that would have done it–again.

          • Just had my first encounter of the summer with a snake, and wouldn’t you know it would be a big ol’ rattler?? Thank heavens I heard him and high-tailed it back to house before I got too close. He was coiled up right beside the mail box. Exactly where I was headed. *gulp*

            • Geez Louise, rattlers scare the hell out of me–glad you saw him before you got too close. Their bites, depending on what kind of snake it is, are bad news. Please be careful.

              • I will. My daddy was bitten by one years ago–struck him three times but glanced off his work boot and his Masonic ring first two strikes. Third strike got his arm. It was swollen twice its size and turning black before he returned to house. Spent a week in hospital. Don’t mind telling you I HATE them.

              • The non-poisonous ones don’t really bother me–but I find rattlers the most frightening of the North American vipers. They’re just so aggressive and dangerous.

              • Having had my dad bitten by a very aggressive one as a child, I definitely do NOT have any love for rattlers. And I basically prefer to not be around any of them. Don’t mind lizards or spiders or other critters, but snakes, stay away!

              • I have arachnophobia big time–spiders give me the shakes like you wouldn’t believe. Not sure why, since I don’t recall ever having a too-close encounter with one that would make me react this was–but our house in Manassas had tons of them, which I don’t miss AT ALL.

              • Okay, can’t say I’m terribly fond of them either. We seem to have a colony of huge ones around the front of our house and I’ve spent a lot of time the last week or so spraying stuff all along the front porch. Not fun.

              • I was by myself when it happened. But he did stop and pick up the mail when there was no snake in sight on his return home. I suddenly lost all interest in what was in the box.

              • I don’t blame you. I would be in anywhere-but-here mode. Those things are so aggressive and dangerous.

        • The only thing more enticing is that the black tee he has under that incredibly sexy robe is ripped right in front. Gawd, everytime I look at that picture, I just want to bite it right there and ripe the darned thing off with my teeth. I think Thorin is incredibly beautiful and sexy. But Richard in that pose with that face is without a doubt the sexiest thing I have seen in this lifetime, actually in any of the past 3 lifetimes. That picture makes my heart ache, my stomach knot, my mouth water, and I get weak in the knees. It about that time, my husband gets lucky.

    • It’s not unusual to have some error messages when loading, but every single time out of about 15 to 20 attempts–that IS unusual and highly annoying. At least I have my library to fall back on.

  2. Angie: – While that must be totally frustrating for you, I for one am not complaining about what you’ve posted instead! Those gorgeous images are enough to satisfy any craving that we might be having. 😉

    TheArkenstone: – I loved the reaction of your latest “convert”! That does tend to happen when we are intent on gazing at both Thorin and the gorgeous man who brings him to life! *eyes glazing over and rapidly becoming incoherent*

    • THUD! Looking at Richard and any of his incarnations at the same time tends to loosen the drool mechanism.

  3. I printed off a copy of the image Angie has as her “wallpaper” here some time ago and it’s propped up on my desk. Every time I sit down I just stare at it for a while. Oh my! The reactions that look in his eyes induce in me are…………… Sorry! Forgot to breathe there for a moment. It gives me that just punched in the solar plexus sensation. Apparently a blow to that area can “temporarily halt visceral functioning.” Can’t say I have found that to be the case!! 😉

  4. I’d never seen that pic (or any other) of the welcoming ceremony, so thank you for posting it. Apparently fresh from the set of Spooks and still wearing Lucas North’s clothes, our man grasps the rautapu and boldly faces his next mission … while I facepalm and struggle with that kick-in-the-guts sensation these candids evoke. Why does he have to look so sexy all the time? Why can’t an ugly pic merge for once, just to temper the never-ending and frankly quite fatiguing onslaught of beauty?
    Perhaps finding the elusive fugly should be *our* next mission.

    • Doesn’t help that his nostrils are also flaring. *guh* He was lovely in that ceremony. And then when he finished, he gave this little sigh of relief and said, “Hi, I’m Richard from London . . .” So cute and sexy and irresistible. The way he allows his vulnerabilities to show–doesn’t pretend that he never gets scared or nervous or doesn’t have doubts–just makes him all the more appealing to me. And the fact he’s so gobsmackingly GORGEOUS.

      • Apparently he was knee-knocking nervous going into this, according to an interview he gave–said it was far more nerve wracking than going into the first few days of shooting.

        • I think those nerves were noticeable in that ceremony! The first time I watched I actually thought he was feeling ill, poor guy. It still amazes me that with his extraordinary talents he still isn’t totally confident in his own abilities – even to that thing about him not unpacking for a few weeks when they first started work on THAUJ! Not a hint of conceit in “our” guy, that’s for sure.

          • I remember that–I felt so bad for him that he still thought it might fall through and he’d be replaced (as if!).

  5. After reading all the awesome comments I really have nothing to add! So I’ll repeat some elements! He is gob smackingly gorgeous in all his incarnations, but as him… I have no words! My legs go, my stomach knots and my heart races! I’m hoping to head London way for the red carpet premiere of DoS and I’m terrified! Not sure if I’m more scared of seeming him or not seeing him! 6 months! Eek!

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