Found Footage Fan Video

Hello and happy Richard Armitage Day. What an incredibly exciting year it’s been! Have you seen Into the Storm yet? I saw it once with a friend and may see it again with my sister this weekend. Do you think it’ll be made into a trilogy? 😉

Richard Armitage Into the Storm

This year I had a little LOT of fun making a new fan video in honor of Richard Armitage’s 43rd birthday. I played around quite a bit and had a blast making it!

Big thanks to my friend ItsJSforMe for all her help and input on this video. Check out her special birthday post on her blog:

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Hope you enjoy the Richard Armitage Found Footage Fanvideo!!!

Richard Armitage 43rd birthday video

As a bonus, below is a wallpaper for those of you who are interested in The Crucible. Click for full size (1600 x 900 pixels). The font turned out looking like metal. I just kept pressing buttons in Photoshop and then stopped when it looked cool! This was uploaded on my Tumblr blog where I occasionally post creations.

Richard Armitage Crucible wallpaper by bccmee

Question: What are you doing this weekend? Any special plans?

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Surprise Birthday Party!

Happy birthday to Richard Armitage

How to tell if you’re a Richard Armitage admirer

Surprise! How’s it going? I sure missed you. What’s new? Any excitement?

Desolation of Smaug

This looks like fun!

In honor of Richard Armitage’s 42nd birthday, I created a fan video. I’d like to give special thanks to my friend ItsJSforMe for all her help and encouragement. She also provided the image in my fanvideo at 3:47. Check out the fun times on her blog. ItsJSforMe posted a wild and wonderful photo essay series entitled MI6: Mission ImPortable featuring John Porter, my favorite Richard Armitage character.

Also, most of my other images came from RichardArmitageNet.Com. I always click through the Amazon links so a commission is donated to charity.

Without further ado, here is your fan video:

Richard Armitage 42nd birthday video

By the way, if you would like a transcript of the text used on the screen, you can find it over on YouTube in the video description.

Question: What are some other signs that you’re a Richard Armitage admirer?

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Thank you!

Hi everyone,

I have been getting lots of lovely queries and just want to let everyone know all is well in my life. I’m super crazy busy and have not had the time to spend on this blog or even keep up with Richard Armitage news. It’s doubtful I will be posting again but wanted to touch bases with you. This blog has been a lot of fun because of you so I wanted to give a big thanks for all your support and your contributions. This blog will not be deleted because there are lots of collaborative projects and Richard Armitage interviews for new and old fans alike.

Since I don’t want to make this post about me, how are you doing? Hope you’re well! Feel free to share any news you wish. 😀

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biRthdAy tReAt

Happy birthday to Richard Armitage!

I’ve been super crazy busy lately but wanted to make a post in honor of the birthday boy.

First, here’s an image you’ve probably seen by now. Thorin Oakenshield is certainly a sexy dwarf! ♥

Image courtesy of Hey U Guys

I really wanted to make a birthday fanvideo. Due to time constraints, I used a template for this video/slideshow. 🙂 Massive thanks to ItsJSforMe and RichardArmitageNet.Com for the images used along with those from my own stash. Also, the song was recommended by Tink_Jane. Someday I plan to make a full-length fanvideo when my schedule allows. Wish me luck, LOL!

Here’s my contribution to the birthday festivities:

Richard Armitage 41st birthday video

EDIT: Here’s the birthday video on vimeo in case YouTube blocked it in your country:

There are lots of great quotes that could be used inside a birthday card. Here’s one I found:

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened.
– Jennifer Yane

Can you find any others? Or make up your own birthday quote?

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Magical Magnetic Richard Armitage Poetry

Oh wow this was a fun project to piece together. Thanks again for your excellent contributions!

For this collaboration, I took your words and pictures and created two “Magnetic Poetry” games in Flash. Many of my friends would have these magnetic words on their refrigerators. If you are not familiar with this game, you can see it here: Magnetic Poetry Kit. It retails for $19.95 but you can play a Richard Armitage version for free! Since I couldn’t do this without you, I pass along the savings, LOL! 😀

For no particular reason, I made a screencap of Richard Armitage as Ricky Deeming:

Richard Armitage as Ricky Deeming – screencap mine

Now it’s time for your games. I gladly made two of them because of the overwhelming response. Since these are Flash games, you will be redirected to my external webhosting site. Also, they will not play on iPods, iPhones or iPads as you may already know. Please click the image or text links below to play.

Magical Magnetic Poetry Game #1

Magical Magnetic Poetry Game #2

To play the game, you can figure it out on your own or you can follow the directions below:

  1. If a box with an X pops up, please click the X to close it. This appears in some browsers as a result of my hosting service.
  2. Click and drag the words and punctuation to create poetry or to recreate your contribution.  (The pictures do not drag and drop.)
  3. Hit the “Refesh” button on the browser to reset the game and start again. Alternatively, you can press the F5 function key on your keyboard.

Hope you enjoy our new collaborative game. Again, I thank you for your help! Please post your poems so we can share in your creativity.  😀

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August Collaborative Challenge

Hello again, how’s it going? Did you have a nice week? I’m craving cake, LOL! 😛

It’s time for our August collaborative challenge, woohoo!

Screencap mine

I have plans for an activity and would love your input. If you’re willing and able to help, you can contribute the following:

  1. A link to a picture of Richard Armitage or one of his characters.
  2. A sentence or two by or about Richard Armitage or one of his characters. You can make one up or use one from any source, such as a magazine article or a video interview.

The image and text need not be related. Also, you may make multiple submissions and one will be chosen. Please remember that whether or not you have participated before, you are always warmly welcome to join in!

Here’s an example:

“My name is Richard. I’m from London, England.”

The deadline is Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 12 noon New York City time.

Our challenge result will be posted on Monday, August 13. 😀 I look forward to your contributions! Thanks so much for your help again. *GROUP HUG*

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Poll Party Time!

After checking my calendar, it was all filled up for the month of August so I’ll post our collaborative challenge next week. However, I couldn’t resist doing two polls today! I’ve been conjecturing and wondering a few things so I thought it would be fun to share my questions with you.

Some of you have expressed a preference among Richard Armitage in a beard, stubble or the clean-shaven look. Well I have been thinking about what type of facial hair Richard Armitage’s character will have in the tornado movie which is now filming in Detroit.

All images courtesy of RichardArmitageNet.Com

Here’s your first poll: What facial hair will RA wear in the tornado movie?

I am also curious whether Richard Armitage will use his British accent or an American accent in his role in the tornado film. Can you predict?

Here’s your second poll: Which accent will Richard Armitage use in the tornado movie?

Have fun guessing! I’ll share my poll answers tomorrow. I’m in the minority about 90% of the time, LOL! 😀

P.S. Look for our challenge announcement on Monday.

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Monday, Monday – Tanni Tani

Hello again! Hope you had another great week and weekend. Things have been super busy for me but I do anticipate another collaborative challenge for the month of August.

Today I’d like to feature a wonderful graphic artist, Flash animator and game designer. I have long been an admirer of Tanni Tani. She is very modest and a great example of a Richard Armitage fan. After much cajoling, she agreed to allow me to feature her wonderful creations.

Here is a biography of Tanni Tani:

Tanni lives in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine and works as an advertising manager. Among her duties, she writes text for the labels on gum and candy. Tanni jokes that everyone must notice this beautifully written content. 😉 While she is not sure anyone actually reads her work, it is a way to earn a living. Tanni wishes to find a more interesting job someday.

She has loved to draw since childhood and currently enjoys making fan art featuring Richard. While Richard Armitage is virtually unknown in Ukraine, it is Tanni’s hope that this will change after The Hobbit appears on the big screen in a few months. Tanni knows a little Photoshop and is currently teaching herself Flash. Many of her Flash activities are very playful and fun, such as the Shave Richard game. 🙂 Clearly, Richard Armitage is very inspirational!

Tanni’s favorite role of Richard is Lucas North. Although she has never visited the country, she likes the art and culture of Great Britain. One of her dreams is to travel there someday.

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Good luck on your wishes and dreams, Tanni! I certainly trust that with your talent and enthusiasm, you will achieve your heart’s desires.   🙂

During one of our collaborative projects, I designed a flash banner of John Thornton. Tanni posted a comment with her updated version that had me howling with laughter! You can click the text links below to compare and contrast.

bccmee’s version

Tanni’s version

Below are a couple of my favorite Tanni Tani creations. Please keep in mind that they are robust Flash animations and could take awhile to load. They are worth the wait! As you may already know, Flash will not work on iPads, iPods or iPhones. Please click the image or text links.

Tanni’s shave Richard game

Tanni’s animated Hobbit wallpaper

Now here’s the link to Tanni’s website featuring several of her wallpapers, games and flash animations: Tanni’s Richard Armitage graphic art. It’s a veritable RA playground! What are your favorites?

Thanks so much to all of you for your ongoing support and I’ll see you in a few days!  😀

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Richard Armitage’s Housework Helpers

From bccmee: Greetings, all! Hope you had a lovely week and weekend. Today we have a guest blogpost from our friend beengizzied. Thank you very much, beengizzied.

Richard Armitage’s Housework Helpers

Laundry Add Thorin to Spin Cycle

Grocery Shopping See How John Measures up in the Supermarket

Ironing Let Guy Bring the Heat

Cooking Harry Has Lots of Recipe Books

Washing Up Dr. Track Will Snap on His Rubber Gloves

Toilet Cleaning Epiphanes Comes With His Own Toilet Brush

Decluttering Lucas Has Storage Solutions

Bed Making Paul Will Smooth Your Rumples

From bccmee again: Massive thanks to beengizzied for her guest post! Here’s a question for all of you: What are some other household chores that Richard Armitage characters can do for you?

P.S. If you haven’t seen it yet, please be sure to check out Peter Jackson’s video blog #8 on facebook!

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Comic-Con whirlwind

Yesterday was very busy for the Richard Armitage community with the appearance of cast members from The Hobbit at the San Diego Comic-Con. Were you surprised he kept the beard?

Richard Armitage – Entertainment Weekly interview

For your convenience, I have some interviews with just the Richard Armitage bits below with their transcripts and closed-captioning. While others may have posted these already, I have captured, edited, and boosted the sound in addition to captioning and transcribing them. We are a team and your corrections and additions are most graciously welcome! 🙂

Here is a very short clip from Entertainment Weekly with the just the introduction and the Richard Armitage segment:


Host: Hi this is Anthony Breznican with EW.COM. We are here at Comic-Con with the gang from The Hobbit, our recent cover boys. Thank you very much for being here with Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Phillipa Boyens, co-writer producer, of course Mr. Peter Jackson, the ringleader of this circus and Andy Serkis, an actual “Serkis.”

Host: Tell us about Thorin Oakenshield. Who is he? What do we need to know? What are his vitals?

Richard Armitage: He’s the exiled dwarf king from Erebor and he’s taking his people really back on a journey to reclaim the gold and effectively the homeland.

Here is an interview of Richard Armitage done by “Quickbeam” on TheOneRing.Net:


Quickbeam: Hello there, Richard. How’re you doing, sir?

Richard Armitage: How are you?

Quickbeam: Good to see you.

Richard Armitage: Good to see you, too.

Quickbeam: You spent some time with our friend Larry Curtis.

Richard Armitage: I did.

Quickbeam: When he was visiting. It was a little while ago.

Richard Armitage: Yes.

Quickbeam: Actually I was there myself 3 or 4 weeks ago and you were very very busy.

Richard Armitage: Was I? Oh no, I did say hi to you.

Quickbeam: Well you were very “in mode.”

Richard Armitage: Was I in crazy mode?

Quickbeam: Actually you were in “Robert DeNiro mode.” You were very focused. It was fantastic. And I had a nice talk with Mana, your double. He’s an old friend of mine.

Richard Armitage: I so love that with my stunt double.

Quickbeam: Isn’t he great?

Richard Armitage: I watched footage and thought it was me. And it’s nice when you don’t recognize yourself. That’s when you know your stunt double is amazing.

Quickbeam: He’s a tall drink of water, that guy.

Richard Armitage: Yeah, I want to take his number. I want to work with him every time.

Quickbeam: He’s very very cool. I’ve heard from listening to the conversations you had that you read the books when you were very young.

Richard Armitage: Yeah.

Quickbeam: Which fills my heart with joy. And the fans as well would like to know you have an organic connection to the story. We’re really looking forward to seeing the films and it makes all the difference that you know the story.

Richard Armitage: Well I think that when you grow up with characters like this, they change as you get older, they evolve. Going back, I’m 40 years old and they were read to me when I was 7. And it feels different. These characters feel different. And then actually putting the costume on and trying to make that character live and breathe and walk and talk. It’s like you’re given this responsibility to every other person who’s read them, who’s just reading the books for the first time or who has read it when they were 7. That’s the responsibility and you have to own that for everyone. And I’ve tried to take that on, but I’ve only got my own imagination to work with. It’s served me well in the past so I think it will do again.

Quickbeam: I believe it will. From what I’ve witnessed, it’s served you quite well. I was very impressed with everything the team was doing on the set. But let me ask you something about the staying power of myth. Why do these stories have such a holding power on us?

Richard Armitage: That was one of Tolkien’s great achievements. He didn’t really create myths, he created legends. And that’s what his full intention was, to create something that felt like it was of this earth, not somewhere else in the same way C.S. Lewis did. If you read any of the early histories of the evolution series it comes through, you realize that you’re looking for something much deeper, much more English actually.

Quickbeam: Yes.

Richard Armitage: He wants to create a universe that you think may have existed. He created a religion of languages.

Quickbeam: Seventeen original languages Tolkien invented. Which is crazy.

Richard Armitage: And I think his passion for language and the way he used Nordic mythology is why the books feel so real and sustain over a long period of time. And will do. I would be very surprised if any of these stories get remade again. But I think Tolkien will be visualized on film. Maybe Silmarillion or something like that. I mean that would be a great honor to see that come to life.

Quickbeam: It would.

Richard Armitage: And it would be a tragedy if it didn’t.

Quickbeam: Indeed. Well, Richard, thank you for your time.

Richard Armitage: Nice to talk to you.

Quickbeam: Congratulations on all your good work.

Richard Armitage: Thank you.

Quickbeam: Cheers. Well-done. Ladies and gentlemen, that was Richard Armitage. Thorin Oakenshield himself right here on TheOneRing.Net. You guys got to talk to him before anybody else. And look at that. A few yards away from us is Sir Ian McKellen.

Thanks in advance for any help on the transcriptions! 😀 See you soon.

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