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! โ™ฅ


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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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:

https://vimeo.com/48156274

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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93 Responses to biRthdAy tReAt

  1. april73 says:

    Thanks for the video Bccmee. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I wish everyone a Happy Armitage Day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. mersguy says:

    Brilliant video Bccmee, Happy Birthday Richard โ™ฅ

  3. Maria Grazia says:

    BRILLIANT:-) Love it ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy RA B-day, everyone!

  4. fitzg says:

    Beautiful vid! A thing I appreciate about your work – perfectly paced visual adapting to music.
    Happy Birthday, Mr. A! And enjoy the week, RA Supporters!

    • bccmee says:

      @fitzg: Aw, you’re too kind! I had pages of notes for a “homemade” birthday video but had to go with store-bought, LOL! Thanks for your lovely comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Judit says:

    Hi Bcc! I enjoyed your vid immensely and I never would have guessed it was prepared using a “template”! I loved the ghostbusters idea at the end! Gerry’s scream and Dr.Track in his “ghostbuster outfit”- hilarious!! I agree with Fitzg, your vids are always perfectly paced! Congrats and thank you!

    • bccmee says:

      @Judit: Hehe, the Ghostbuters bit took awhile because I made that part from scratch. Glad you liked the slideshow too! Thanks so much for your lovely comment!

  6. Judit says:

    Ah and I love that new publicity still of Thorin! Swoonworthy or what???

  7. A Scattering says:

    He’s holding the key to our hearts! Didn’t you have a “birthday suit” photo to use?!
    Bccmee, the birthday video is excellent- love the transitions, fRAmes, backgrounds, hunky man etc. You are surely a wizard.

    Have a great day everyone and raise a glass or cuppa to our favorite dwarf, commando, doctor, accountant, business owner and actor.

    • bccmee says:

      @A Scattering: That’s so true re: key to our hearts! โ™ฅ Um, I would need to password protect a “birthday suit” video, LOL! It’s such a pleasure to see and play with pictures and clips of Richard Armitage. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks very much for your comment.

  8. A Scattering says:

    Forgot to request the follow-ups the first time!

  9. Chrissy says:

    Thanks for the wonderful video bccmee – and I loved the Ghost Busters twist at the end (I’ll remember that next time I watch GH!!

    Oh …and a very happy birthday to the gorgeous Richard Armitage. Hope the next year brings even greater things xxxx

  10. Joanna says:

    Hahaha!…what a tasty tReAt, Bccmee! Thanks!:D
    Long live RA!!!

  11. phylly3 says:

    Loved the slide show — but the mini vid at the end really killed me!! Good thing the kids aren’t back at school here yet because I don’t think I could get away with laughing so hard in a library any other time!
    I would love to see a compilation of all the ending bits to your videos but I could never watch it at work.
    Happy Armitage Day, bccmee!

    • bccmee says:

      @phylly3: Haha, glad you enjoyed the silly ending. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ve considered a collection of surprise endings. I think they’re more popular than my actual videos, which doesn’t bother me, LOL! Thanks for your lovely comment.

  12. Iยดm still with my open mouth ,Bcc. Your creativity doesnยดt have limits. Fantastic video and what an original idea of including those vicar of Dibley scenes and Dr Track as a Ghost buster.I was very cool. Congratulations. And Happy BiRthdAy, adorable Richard!

    • bccmee says:

      @Tereza: Richard Armitage is a beautiful sight! Perhaps someday I’ll finish the video I intended for the birthday, but luckily I had a backup plan, LOL! Thanks so much for your sweet comment. ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. vec170203 says:

    Wonderful video as usual! Thanks Bccmee for sharing with us.
    happy Armitage Day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. ItsJSforMe says:

    โ™ฅLoveโ™ฅ it Bccmee!!!!!! I always enjoy your surprise endings! ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. Luciana says:

    What calls my attention is that it’s Richard’s birthday, but we get the gifs!!! This is a really lovely video!! Thank you, Bcc!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. How about Dorothy Canfield Fischer: “One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it’s such a nice change from being young.”

  17. jasrangoon says:

    Lovely vid, bccmee! Especially like the spoof on Ghost Busters at the end. Those orange suits from The Golden Hour were perfect for that!

    • bccmee says:

      @jasrangoon: I have long thought of Ghostbusters when I’ve seen Dr. Track and his colleagues wearing their getups, LOL! Thanks for your comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. smitkit says:

    Aw, that’s a fab video, thanks B! Love the surprise ending – how perfectly did that clip from TGH fit in with the Ghosbusters theme?

    Happy RA’s Birthday/Armitage Day, everyone!

  19. mariana says:

    Thank you for your wonderful video Bccmee!
    Happy Birthday Richard!

  20. Ana Cris says:

    Hi Bccmee!
    Wonderful video! Perfect as always!

  21. Monica says:

    Bccmee, you SO ROCK!! I nearly choked on my lunch at the very unexpected Ghostbuster hilarity!!! Bless you & Bless our Mr. Armitage!

  22. Loved the video–and it’s “surprise” ending! Cheers! ;->

  23. Ania says:

    I love this videoโ™ฅ Bccmee! The surprise on the end really caused my loud laughter! Thank you!

  24. titianminx says:

    Fantastic video,love the music track. I do a burlesque routine to it! LOL.Thank you so much. Sending you much love for your “Labour of Love”. Its a real tReAt ๐Ÿ™‚

    • bccmee says:

      @titianminx: That song was a really nice find. Can’t make any promises, but I hope to make a full-length video with that music. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for your comment! Best wishes to you, too.

  25. Thanks so much for the fabulous video!ใ€€
    Richard is lucky to have an artistic fan like you!

  26. cdoart says:

    It is such a lovely birthday book for RA and the conclusion, as always, a clever bccmee ending! Thank you for this lovely birthday book busters ;o)

  27. Fabi says:

    Bccmee, you always amaze us with your creativity and good taste. Thanks for another gReAt video, despite your tight schedule! And the final surprise, LOL!
    Happy Armitage Day to all!
    โ€œThe secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.โ€ (Lucille Ball)

  28. Carolyn says:

    Great birthday video, Bcc Mee!

  29. tannni says:

    This is wonderful, video! Fabulous artwork! I love this, bccmee.

  30. beengizzied says:

    Brilliant birthday buzz bccmee.
    Hereโ€™s my birthday card suggestion. It might be useful for anyone navigating their 40โ€™s:
    49 youโ€™re in decline
    48 itโ€™s getting late
    47 big gap to Heaven [phew!]
    46 can still learn new tricks
    45 yay! Alive!
    44 and still fitting through the door
    43 [โ€œclickโ€] that canโ€™t be your knee?
    42 you still look new
    41 youโ€™re far from done
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICHARD

  31. Holliday says:

    Happy birthday to Richard!
    Loved your birthday video. The Ghostbusters bit at the end was awesome.

    “They say that life begins at forty. Well, I don’t know who “they” are, but I say we go find them and kick the snot out of them for spreading vicious rumors.” (me)

  32. Happy Armitage Day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. katie70 says:

    Loved the video and am still smiling. Happy birthday Richard and Happy Armitage day to all.

  34. jazzbaby1 says:

    LOL…you know, Bill Murray isn’t doing the most recent Ghost Busters…they might need someone…

    • bccmee says:

      @jazzbaby1: Actually I didn’t know about Bill Murray stepping down from the Ghostbusters. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ That would be brilliant to see RA in the 3rd part of another trilogy, LOL! ๐Ÿ˜€

  35. Mezz says:

    Wonderful video B! I learnt very early on that your videos had a brilliant twist at the end, and this was no exception. Those orange jumpsuits look like they were made for the part. ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Lady Prisca says:

    Brilliant vido Bccmee! and the Ra ghost busters is hilarious. Bravo!

  37. mariana says:

    Bccmee, your video has a new admirer; he’s my 2 years 8 month old grandson. Yesterday I was watching at your video. My grandson whose attention was called by the melody, entered in my chamber with a big smile on his face, looked at the video, danced a little, and said (in Romanian, of course): amusing! I’m not shure if he knows what “amusing” means but he really liked this video.
    Congratulations again!

  38. debra says:

    LOL!! FABULOUS Birthday video, bccmee! Great song, too!
    I loved the Ghostbusters/Dr. Track ending! So funny!!

  39. Brooke says:

    This is one of the best videos for RA that I have seen. It was beautifully done, Bccmee. I know I say this stuff every time, but it’s true! I admire those with a great mind for detail and craftsmanship. I wish RA would see this because he would love it.

  40. Brooke says:

    Bccmee, I grew up with the Ghostbusters movies and obviously I still love the song. Thanks for including it. It helped to make it more fun and interesting.

    • bccmee says:

      @Brooke: Ghostbusters is a favorite movie of mine! I just rewatched it. ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Brooke says:

        When we watch the special effects, it’s easy to be thankful that special effects have improved so much since the 1980s. I used to play with the toy Ghostbuster headquarters that was an old fire house. I like to see RA run around on screen and try different roles. The role might be wrong for him, but he might enjoy it.

  41. mariana says:

    Now, I’m very disappointed ! can’t see no more the video! They said it is blocked in my country “on copyright rights”!

  42. Joanna says:

    Hi Mariana!..they blocked it in my country too.:(

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  44. mariana says:

    Thank you Bccmee!

  45. Ana Cris says:

    Hi, Bcc,
    I miss you. There any project to look forward to? :0)
    Cheers!

    • bccmee says:

      @Ana Cris: Thanks for your sweet supportive note! I’m unsure when I’ll have the chance to post another challenge. I have plenty of ideas, but I don’t have the time right now. *sigh*

  46. Thais says:

    Hi, Bccmee! I’ve been quite busy too! OMG! The video is so beautiful! I just loved it! And that ending!?! Awesome!!! Thanks for sharing!

  47. cocobiol says:

    tout ce qui a attrait ร  RICHARD,nous emplit de joie,bon anniversaire ,suivi de nombreux autres,longue et belle vie;je vous souhaite le meilleur …et faรฎtes nous Rร‹VER;

    • bccmee says:

      @cocobiol: Thanks for your sweet comment! It’s difficult to believe that Richard Armitage will be celebrating another birthday next month. I wonder what’s in store!

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