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?
Thanks for the video Bccmee. 🙂
I wish everyone a Happy Armitage Day. 🙂
@april73: The celebRAtions are off to a gReAt start! 😀
Brilliant video Bccmee, Happy Birthday Richard ♥
@mersguy: Glad you liked it, thanks! 😀
BRILLIANT:-) Love it 🙂 Happy RA B-day, everyone!
@Maria Grazia: Yes, it’s going to be a fun-filled day! Thanks for your comment. 🙂
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!
@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. 🙂
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!
@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!
Ah and I love that new publicity still of Thorin! Swoonworthy or what???
@Judit: The man just gets better and better! *sigh*
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.
@A Scattering: That’s so true re: key to our hearts! ♥ 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. 😀 Thanks very much for your comment.
Forgot to request the follow-ups the first time!
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
@Chrissy: I made the Ghostbusters connection long ago, LOL! I love that movie. 🙂 Thanks so much for your kind wishes. 😀
Hahaha!…what a tasty tReAt, Bccmee! Thanks!:D
Long live RA!!!
@Joanna: I agree! He’s such a treasure, I hope we get to enjoy him for many years to come. 🙂
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!
@phylly3: Haha, glad you enjoyed the silly ending. 😀 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.
I´m still with my open mouth ,Bcc. Your creativity doesn´t 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!
@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. 😀
Wonderful video as usual! Thanks Bccmee for sharing with us.
happy Armitage Day! 🙂
@vec170203: Aw, you’re very kind, thanks! Best wishes to you too. 😀
♥Love♥ it Bccmee!!!!!! I always enjoy your surprise endings! 😀
@ItsJSforMe: Thank you for your great images and your fantastic story about meeting RA! *hugs* Hope your RA day goes well. 🙂
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!! 😉
@Luciana: You bring up a good point! It’s such great fun to see all the wonderful tributes to RA. 😀
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.”
@Elspeth: You win a prize for being the first person to answer the question, LOL! Thanks for your comment. 🙂
Lovely vid, bccmee! Especially like the spoof on Ghost Busters at the end. Those orange suits from The Golden Hour were perfect for that!
@jasrangoon: I have long thought of Ghostbusters when I’ve seen Dr. Track and his colleagues wearing their getups, LOL! Thanks for your comment. 🙂
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!
@smitkit: Happy Armitage Day to you, too! Delighted you enjoyed this extRA-short video. Next time I hope to make a taller one, LOL!
Thank you for your wonderful video Bccmee!
Happy Birthday Richard!
@mariana: Thanks for your kind wishes!
Wonderful video! Perfect as always!
@Ana Cris: Thanks so much for your ongoing support! 😀
Bccmee, you SO ROCK!! I nearly choked on my lunch at the very unexpected Ghostbuster hilarity!!! Bless you & Bless our Mr. Armitage!
@Monica: It was fun to piece this video together. Thanks for your sweet comment! Best wishes to you too. 😀
Loved the video–and it’s “surprise” ending! Cheers! ;->
@Gratiana: I made the ending first, LOL! Thanks for your comment. 🙂
I love this video♥ Bccmee! The surprise on the end really caused my loud laughter! Thank you!
@Ania: Haha, glad you liked the ending! 🙂 Thank you for your comment.
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 🙂
@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. 🙂 Thanks for your comment! Best wishes to you, too.
Thanks so much for the fabulous video!
Richard is lucky to have an artistic fan like you!
@grendel’s mum: Thanks again for all your support of the community! I often check out your blog to keep up with the Hobbit news. 🙂
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)
@cdoart: I have always loved popup books. Can you imagine a real one with Richard Armitage? That would be something I would buy! 🙂
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!
“The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” (Lucille Ball)
@Fabi: Aw, thanks for your kind words! *HUGS* Terrific and funny quote. 😀
Great birthday video, Bcc Mee!
@Carolyn: Thanks for your support! *HUGS*
This is wonderful, video! Fabulous artwork! I love this, bccmee.
@tannni: Thanks so much! 🙂
Brilliant birthday buzz bccmee.
Here’s my birthday card suggestion. It might be useful for anyone navigating their 40’s:
49 you’re in decline
48 it’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 [“click”] that can’t be your knee?
42 you still look new
41 you’re far from done
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICHARD
@beengizzied: Worthy sentiments! This would make a cute blogpost of your own. 😉
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)
@Holliday: Hehe, there’s a lot of truth to your quote! 😀
Happy Armitage Day! 🙂
@Nat: Thanks and a very Happy Armitage Day to you too! 😀
Loved the video and am still smiling. Happy birthday Richard and Happy Armitage day to all.
@katie70: Hope you have a lovely day too. Thanks very much for your comment! 😀
LOL…you know, Bill Murray isn’t doing the most recent Ghost Busters…they might need someone…
@jazzbaby1: Actually I didn’t know about Bill Murray stepping down from the Ghostbusters. 😮 That would be brilliant to see RA in the 3rd part of another trilogy, LOL! 😀
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. 🙂
@Mezz: Perhaps The Golden Hour would’ve lasted more than 4 episodes if they were ghost-chasers instead. 😉
Brilliant vido Bccmee! and the Ra ghost busters is hilarious. Bravo!
@Lady Prisca: I’m glad you liked that bit. 😀 Thanks so much for your comment!
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.
@mariana: Aww, that is such an adorable story! Thanks bunches for sharing. Your grandson sounds like such a sweetie! ♥
LOL!! FABULOUS Birthday video, bccmee! Great song, too!
I loved the Ghostbusters/Dr. Track ending! So funny!!
@debra: Thanks! That song is a real gem. Delighted you enjoyed the Ghostbusters ending too. 🙂 I appreciate your comment.
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.
@Brooke: You’re very sweet to say, thanks!
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.
@Brooke: Ghostbusters is a favorite movie of mine! I just rewatched it. 😀
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.
Now, I’m very disappointed ! can’t see no more the video! They said it is blocked in my country “on copyright rights”!
@mariana: Thanks for letting me know! I uploaded the video to vimeo: https://vimeo.com/48156274
Hi Mariana!..they blocked it in my country too.:(
@Joanna: Yes, it was just blocked today I think. Here’s the link to vimeo: https://vimeo.com/48156274
Thank you sweetie!:)
Imagine that, if you are 40 years old, you wake up in the morning and you didn’t feel any pain it means that… you are dead. 😉
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Thank you Bccmee!
I miss you. There any project to look forward to? :0)
@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*
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!
@Thais: Aw, you’re too kind! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your lovely comment! ♥
tout ce qui a attrait à RICHARD,nous emplit de joie,bon anniversaire ,suivi de nombreux autres,longue et belle vie;je vous souhaite le meilleur …et faîtes nous RËVER;
@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!