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Yes, there’s more. Ashcroft, that is. *thudding in Naughty Corner*

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Oh, my, more of the snap-front shirt, the bared forearms, the beautiful hand, the appetizing glimpse of that throat, plus the direct gaze . . . manly, manly, manly. Can I get a witness? Sexy is here and it’s embodied by Richard Armitage.  (all images courtesy of Richard Armitage Net)

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Sophisticated gent. More of *that* look. Challenging, mysterious. Alluring. The promise of . . . *sigh*

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Pensive, reflective masculine beauty.

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Guylty’s latest *ooof.*  Here he comes . . .  Arresting alpha male in a purposeful stride, challenging us with that look. Surely the streets of NYC should be steaming and not from summer heat.

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Good grief, not that I am advocating here, as I want him to do more of his “own” stuff, but what a stunning Bond he’d make. Just sayin’ . . .

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I know, this one has already been posted, but really–can there be too much of a good thing when Armitage is involved??

Happy Hump Day to all . . .

It’s My Blogiversary: Let’s Celebrate with Fun Facts, New Vid!

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Here’s the stats!

Since February 2, 2012, when the first posts went up for my blog, The Armitage Effect, there have been:

* 28, 536 comments and 555,718 hits (and counting!)

*Total number of followers: 209 blog, 188 Twitter and 92 comments.

* Visitors from more than 60 countries, with the largest number of views from the USA (178, 834), followed by the U.K., Canada, Australia, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Spain, Poland and Ireland with the Netherlands rounding out the top ten.

*Top recent commenters (other than yours truly) are Leigh, Bollyknickers, Judit, Obscura, Laurie C. and Bechep. Posts with most comments include “Sweet Baby Richard!,” “Richard set to visit US in July for Comic-Con,” “Musings and Some Mulligan for Monday,” “I wonder if touching his beard brings good luck?” “What Would YOU Ask Richard Armitage?” and “What Time is It, Gang?”

*Most Popular Topics: Richard Armitage, fanart, heroes, romance, inspiration, girlfriend

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*Top referrer among my fellow bloggers is, by far, dear Servetus at Me + Richard Armitage (Mmmmmwwahhh).  I have to give props to Twitter and Facebook, too.

*Most-used search terms: Anything to do with “Richard Armitage” and “Richard Armitage girlfriend”along with wayyyy too many search terms related to 50SoG. *sigh*

*Top Posts:  Two posts have consistently placed in the Top Five: “In case you were curious . . . here’s Miss Capper.” and “50 Shades of Grey Trilogy *spoilers* Why I Can’t Recommend It.” (See above about most-used search terms 😉 ) Thorin-related posts have shown a big upsurge in the last couple of months–mmmmm, wonder why? And Guy, Lucas and Porter are perennial favorites.

It’s been a very fun and interesting ride this past year and I appreciate how many of you have stuck with me on this journey. Not only have we celebrated Richard Armitage and this exciting new phase of his career, but we’ve marked our own milestones together. We’ve made new friendships and deepened others. We’ve even learned (and created) some new words along the way. 😉  

Many, many thanks to everyone who has visited, commented, reblogged, referred.  It would be no fun just being a party of one.  Richard Armitage is just too irresistible not to share.

I would love to know what your favorite aspects of this blog have been–types and subjects of posts, for example, and what you’d like to see or see more of. Do tell!

Oh, and the celebration is not over yet . . . more to come.

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I told you there would be cake. 😉

Sir Guy isn’t surprised by Total Film “Sexiest Actors” poll

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Richard Armitage is #5 on the list compiled by Total Film, based on readers’ votes.  Not bad at all for a guy who was relatively unknown not so very long ago!

http://www.totalfilm.com/news/tom-hiddleston-and-jennifer-lawrence-crowned-the-sexiest-stars-in-movies-right-now

Of course, I think he’s THE sexiest actor of all time.  And frankly, this fellow below helped cement that opinion.

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“Of course my CReAtor is one of the sexiest male actors right now.” *sniffs in a manly way* “He brought ME to life, did he not? Am I not the Hottie from Nottie? The Sultan of Smoulder? Sex God Unparalleled? ” *smirks very sexily*

Merry Christmas from “the catwalk”: RA, so sexy it hurts!

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Just in time for the holidays, the nice people over at Muvee Reveal  Technologies got the grinches out of their system and allowed me to upload the Retro video style pack to this computer (thank you so much, Patrick Bello, for your able assistance. I hope Santa was good to you). And then my Christmas angel allowed me to not only make a vid, but to upload it from home without a single hitch! So here’s another little Christmas treat for RA fans. It’s very tongue-in-cheek fun featuring our reluctant sex symbol himself. I hope you enjoy!

WARNING: This “Catwalk” styling does feature flashing lights, stars and other effects that may bother some people

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The Hottie in the Hood(ie)

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I can’t believe how much I have fallen for a hoodie. Because frankly, I’ve been associating hoodies with Hoodie aka Forestboy aka Robin, who was clearly NOT my personal hero in RH. Far from it.

And yet, when Richard Armitage showed up earlier this week on TODAY with Hoda and Kathie Lee in a black hoodie/leather jacket ensemble, I was practically salivating yet again. He looked so young, hip–and dead sexy. The all-black ensemble brought back memories of Lucas and Sir Guy. I never mind those kinds of memories.

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And I don’t object at all to the fact they did a photo shoot of him in the same outfit. Nope, not at all.

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Dwarf Milking & To-Die-For Warrior: More Nuggets from “The Movie Guide”

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First of all, this just below. My cropped photo of a two-page photo spread (I think we used to call it a “double truck” at the newspaper) of Richard Armitage as Thorin. This is actually from The Visual Companion, so, yeah, you’ll probably want to buy it, too.  *sigh*  I had one of those visceral reactions to this photo. The old punch in the solar plexus, if you know what I mean . . .

Tell me that is not a piercing stare. Go ahead. Tell me.

I swear, I am not getting a kickback from New Line or Warner Brothers. Just hoping Mr. A gets in on the royalties from all this.

Apparently, Richard Armitage wasn’t kidding when he described dwarves as a sweaty bunch.  In spite of “chillers,” tents with huge amounts of cold air pumped in to give the actors a chance to “chillax” between takes (an idea amongst the actors made reality the very next day!) and lots of rehydrating drinks that wouldn’t send them to the dwarf port-a-potty, once those hot studio lights went on, it didn’t take long for the perspiration to begin to pool.

This leads to a need for “Dwarfen Irrigation,” as Aidan Turner (Kili) calls it.

Here’s Richard’s description of it:

“Perspiration runs down, combines with the prosthetic glue and collects in little pools underneath our silicon eyebrows. Prosthetics Supervisor, Tami Lane, squeezes these little reservoirs and projectile sweat shoots out of your head. We refer to it as being ‘milked!'”

Probably not the sort of-ermmmm-“milking” some people had in mind in regards to RA . . . . Sorry, sorry, my mind and the naughty corner are so well acquainted. I have a reserved seat there. *cough*

With the varying looks for the dwarves, it took anywhere from 30 minutes (for younger dwarves such as Fili, Kili and Ori) to three hours (for the plus-sized Bombur) in the makeup chair for application of prosthetics (I am not sure if that time estimate factored in hair application . . .).

Here’s a photo that’s been circulating online of RA in the makeup chair:

(courtesy of Jas Rangoon and Tumblr)

There is nothing quite like looking at yourself in the mirror and seeing someone totally different looking back at you. There’s no better way for an actor to “get into character,” because 50 percent of the work is already done for you!”

~~Richard Armitage quoted in “Being Dwarfed” from The Hobbit Movie Guide.

Seems to be no doubt that the clothes–and nose and brow and hair, etc.–make the man. Or dwarf, as the case may be.  By the way, they had to create forty individual facial silicon appliances for every single day of filming.

Ann Maskrey, head costume designer for the film,  pointed out that Tolkien’s descriptions of the dwarves hanging up their different colored hoods at Bilbo’s house reminded one a little too much of “garden gnomes,” not really the image they wanted to project onscreen.  However, since the passage is one of the few bits of description Tolkien provided about the dwarves’ appearances in the book, Maskrey decided to have the lining of each dwarf’s cape hood feature the key colors mentioned by the author.

Then she chose to color-coordinate each of the dwarf’s costumes. Thorin? Midnight blue, of course. Perfect choice, don’t you think?

“The fabrics used for the Dwarves are a mix of wool, silk, corduroy and moleskin combined with leather and suede decorated with angular detailing to give a Dwarven look–we even managed to create Dwarf designs on knitted scarves and waistcoats.”

~~Ann Maskrey, Chief Costume Designer for The Hobbit

(Good grief, guys, I hope you don’t mind me sharing more of what I am gleaning from the two latest additions to my growing Hobbit collection.  Given that some of you have purchased said books after my earlier post, I am thinking you won’t mind a few more quotes/details/pics. It is all so entertaining, informative and FUN.  Oooh, and I got an email today that my Thorin cuddly plush should soon be on the way from Jolly Olde England. Squeeeeeee!!!!!! Gee, am I 52–or 12? Oh, I don’t care . . .  I am having the time of my life.)

The Ultimate Nonesuch of a Celeb Crush: TAE Word for the Day

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Nonesuch (noun): a person or thing without an equal; a person or thing declared as perfect or excellent.

From the Old English nan,  from ne (not) + swelce/swylce. Earliest documented use: 290.

If I were trying to create my very own Perfect Celebrity Crush from scratch, what would I include in the mix?

Stunning good looks, fab physique and sex appeal to spare?

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Talent–multi-faceted, versatile, amazing–to spare?

Check.

 

A dedication to his craft that brings such intensity to his performances?

Check.

 

Intelligent, articulate and insightful, a pleasure to see/hear/read in interviews?

Check.

 

A wonderful sense of humor?

Check.

 

An endearing  boy-next-door vibe, gentlemanly, polite, modest, humble, well-grounded and generous of spirit?

Check.

A celeb who truly appreciates his fans and treats them well?

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Check.

And that, ladies and gents, are some of the reasons Richard Armitage is my choice of the absolute nonesuch of a celebrity crush.

Thorin was in my mailbox. Yippeeeeeeeeeee!

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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.

Final Call to Feast for Sunday

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For some reason the Sir Mix-A-Lot song Baby Got Back popped into my head, hence the wording on the fan art.

(I believe the original was, “Oh. My. God. Becky, look at her butt.”) Of course, when referring to Mr. A, you would encourage Becky  and anyone else around to look at every inch of him. And listen to that chocolate voice. Then wait for the *thud.*

 

Having RA appear on an Inspector Lynley episode entitled In Divine Proportion was simply perfect, wasn’t it?

 

So mysterious, alluring . . .

 

 

A huge grin, a goofy giggle, a belly laugh. It’s all good.

 

 

Claude Monet may not have been able to afford more than cheap plonk for much of his career, but the talent of the man–and of the actor playing the artist–was rare and wonderful, indeed, the finest vintage. Thank goodness he was one artist who did achieve success and acclaim while still alive to enjoy it.

 

 

I couldn’t wait until Friday. Need I say more?