Richard Armitage – Tornado of Love

Yesterday it was announced that Richard Armitage will be co-starring in a new tornado movie which begins filming on July 23. Here’s the story: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/07/11/richard-armitage-new-line-tornado-thriller-hobbit/. The film also co-stars Sarah Wayne Callies who may be playing his love interest. We don’t know anything yet, but it’s fun to conjecture!

On twitter yesterday our conversation twisted and turned, LOL! Although the working title of the film is Category Six, I thought a possible name would be Tornado of Love.

Just for fun, I decided to make a mock movie poster using this picture of a sexy shirtless Lucas North shown here with his girlfriend Maya:

Promo picture courtesy of RichardArmitageNet.Com

Below is the fake movie poster which you can click for full size:


It blew away his shirt …and his tattoos / It caused her flyaway hair / Tornado of Love / Will it throw them together?

I even included a green shed. I got the idea from Spooks season 9, episode 3:

Screencap mine

The idea for the graphic and movie title came to me when I found the picture below which I used for my base:

What do you think would be a good name for Richard Armitage’s character? Can you think of another movie title or tagline? What are some other things that could be flying around in the tornado? Inquiring minds want to know! 😀

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Full size Hobbit panorama

Hello. I just got a Google alert recently about a new panorama for The Hobbit. I decided to capture the entire image which is a whopping 6000 x 808 pixels.

This is just a small portion:

Part of the panorama includes Richard Armitage as Thorin in a barrel!

Click the image below to be taken to the full size on my imageshack account. This is the original high-resolution source.

Here’s the source site: http://www.ew.com/ew/special/0,,20399642_20610399,00.html

How many times has Richard Armitage been in the water for one of his roles?

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Thorin Oakenshield and the Arkenstone wallpaper

By now you have likely seen the latest Thorin Oakenshield image from the iPad version of Entertainment Weekly magazine. I could not believe the beauty that is Richard Armitage as a Middle Earth dwarf! ♥ It looks like it could be all Richard Armitage’s own beard. I just want to stare at this new promo picture all the livelong day!

Again, I couldn’t help making a new graphic. Here’s your base image courtesy of RichardArmitageNet.Com:

Below is your wallpaper which you can click for full size:


Heart of the Mountain – Arkenstone

This graphic went through several incarnations. I created a very complicated version but it didn’t have the right flow so I started over and kept simplifying. It’s impossible to improve upon the beauty of the subject but I had to fill in some space to make it wallpaper sized, LOL! My false starts took awhile but when I found one particular mountain image, everything moved quickly to the final draft.

Below are the component images for this composite:

I never thought a Middle Earth dwarf could have so much sex appeal. Peter Jackson is a genius for letting Richard Armitage shine through.

Are you going to purchase any Hobbit or Thorin-related merchandise such as action figures, jewelry replicas, Legos, etc? If so, which items will you buy? I want an Orcrist butter knife. 😉

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Thorin Oakenshield and Orcrist wallpaper

Hello again. I can’t seem to stay away. 😀 Thanks again for joining me in our little challenge which ended yesterday.

Last night a new Thorin Oakenshield image appeared on Entertainment Weekly’s website along with several other promo pictures from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. I wonder where Richard Armitage’s beard ends and Thorin’s begins.

Below is my own capture but it’s also the Picture of the Day at RichardArmitageNet.Com.

I couldn’t help myself so I made a new wallpaper of Richard Armitage as Thorin with his sword, Orcrist. Please click for full size.

Below are the components.

On a visit to the island of Madeira, I went up into the mountains and the clouds rushed down the mountainside like a waterfall. I’d never seen anything like it before or since.

Have to confess, for the wallpaper I just piled on layers till it looked like a story of Thorin’s quest for treasure. That’s how I cook too, LOL! 😛

The man is beautiful, even as a fictional dwarf. ♥

How many times do you plan to see The Hobbit? I’ll see it once or twice in the theater and I’ll definitely buy the Blu-ray disk for vidding and screencapping. 🙂 What types of extras do you predict will be on the disks? What extras do you hope to see on the disks?

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Sir Guy vs. Lucas North

Welcome back and I hope you had a lovely weekend! I sure did. 🙂

This is our final day of the challenge to pit two Richard Armitage characters against each other. In case you missed the premise, it is explained here: Summertime Fun Challenge.

Today’s contributions come to us from fabi who requested a “glove love” competition between Sir Guy of Gisborne and Lucas North. Thank you very much, fabi! 😀

Here are your screencaps from RichardArmitageNet.Com:

Below are your graphics which you can click for full size:


Glove Love Fruit Leather Snack Pack / Good source of protein / Naturally flavored / 50 calories per glove / Mother Approved


Glove Love cereal / Stays leathery …even in milk / Free action figure inside!

I couldn’t decide between the Glove Love cereal and the Glove Love fruit leather so I made both. 😛

Now it’s time for your poll: Who has more glove love?



Thank you so much again for your great contributions and brilliant comments! This is so much fun to work together on Team Armitage.

I found this commercial for a cereal which reminded me of Richard Armitage, LOL! Cereal advertisement 😉

What were the cereals you ate growing up? Were there any “forbidden cereals” that you always wanted to try?

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Lee Preston vs. Sir Guy

Welcome to the 16th day of our graphic challenge. We’re pitting two Richard Armitage characters against each other in silly competitions. Hope you’re having a great weekend.

Today’s contributions come to us from Judit who asked for a faceoff of “pleading eyes” between Lee Preston with his girlfriend and Sir Guy of Gisborne asking Marian to be his wife. Judit asked, “Who wouldn’t give in?” Who indeed! Thank you very much, Judit!  😀

Here are your screencaps from RichardArmitageNet.Com:

Here’s your graphic which you can click for full size:


The Beseeching Bunch

Richard Armitage characters really know how to emote with the eyes! It was a lot of fun poking through the screencap galleries to find more pictures to add to this composition.

Now it’s time for your poll: Who has the better pleading eyes?



Can you find any additional “pleading eyes” screencaps?

I used to watch The Brady Bunch when I was a kid. What were your favorite TV shows growing up? We didn’t get many imported programs. The only one I can remember off the top of my head is Skippy, an Australian show about a boy and his kangaroo.

We’ll see each other on Monday! I had planned to finish this project today but due to an internet outage, I had to skip a day so Monday will be a makeup day. 😉

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Sir Guy vs. Harry Kennedy

Welcome to the 15th day of our silly challenge. We are pitting two Richard Armitage characters against each other in competitions.

Today’s contributions come to us from tyme4t. She wrote, “Let’s have a good old fashion drinking contest – Harry vs Guy – everytime you hear the name John…you gotta take a drink.” 😉 Thank you very much, tyme4t!

Here are your base images of Harry Kennedy and Sir Guy of Gisborne courtesy of RichardArmitageNet.Com:

Below is your resulting game. You may click for full size. Yes, you may. 😉


Character takes a drink: take a drink / Charity bucket overfloweth: eat a piece of chicken / RA confirmed for Comic-Con: buy a comic book / RA up on IMDB rankings: visit RA’s IMDB page / Glimpse of Thorin on video blog: buy a magnifying glass / Character kisses someone: give someone a kiss / RA appears at premiere: implode / RA talks with his hands: squee / RA grows a beard: wear a fake beard / RA looks hot: melt / New RA picture revealed: do a happy dance / Character lives to the end: give someone mouth-to-mouth / Character’s name is John: take a drink

Who can resist RA? I can’t! I play this game daily in my head. 😉

Now it’s time for your poll: Who is the better drinker?



What are some ideas for Richard Armitage Game: The Sequel?

P.S. Speaking of drinking games, check out april73’s Little Guy photo essay! 😀

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John Porter vs. John Thornton

Greetings! Here we are on the 14th day of our silly challenge in which we pit two Richard Armitage characters against each other in competitions.

Today’s contributions come to us from Emma who provided pictures of John Porter and John Thornton holding flowers. Thank you very much, Emma!

Here are your base images courtesy of RichardArmitageNet.Com:

Here is your graphic which you can click for full size:


Since 1855, Johns’ Flowers, 555-1855, “For beautiful sights and smells, call John” / John Porter vs. John Thornton

For this graphic, I wanted to explore the two characters earning money with a flower shop and this is the result. I wonder if the flowers come with smelling salts since the recipients might pass out when they see that gorgeous hunk of man coming at them with a bouquet. I know I would keel over in a drooling thudding puddle.

Now it’s time for your poll: Who is the better flower boy? Thanks for voting! 😀



What are some other slogans you can think of for Johns’ Flowers?

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Lucas North vs. Sir Guy

Welcome to the 13th day of our challenge. We are pitting two Richard Armitage characters against each other in silly skirmishes.

Today’s competition selection comes to us from Gratiana who has a blog of her own: Something About Love. She requested a contest between Lucas North and Sir Guy of Gisborne. Gratiana wrote, “Which sleeping beauty will entice from us a kiss to awaken him?” Thank you, Gratiana!

Here are your base images from RichardArmitageNet.Com:

Here’s your graphic which you can click for full size:


New Zealand / Zorro / Lucas North vs. Sir Guy

I felt compelled to jam a lot of ideas into the one graphic! *giggle* I’m certainly not the first person to put RA in a Zorro mask. 😎 Not sure if the kiwi fruit mask has been used before.

I was even tempted to turn the thought bubbles into sheep but decided to stop adding things, LOL! I wonder if Lucas and Guy are snoring or stuttering. 😉

Now it’s time for your poll. Here’s the link: Who is the more beautiful sleeper?



What fictional masked character could Richard Armitage play? You can make up your own idea! 😀

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John Mulligan vs. Harry Kennedy

Here we are with more fun and silly games! Welcome back.  😀

This is the twelfth day of our challenge in which we pit two Richard Armitage characters against each other in competitions. Today’s contributions come to us from Elaine who runs a photography and theater blog: A Scattering. Thank you very much! I hope Elaine doesn’t mind if I mention that she and I will be meeting for the first time in person over the weekend.  😀  I’m looking forward to it a great deal!

Our contest is between John Mulligan and Harry Kennedy. Elaine wrote, “The challenge is ‘Hypnosis’ – you are getting very sleepy (you want to go to bed….)”

Here are your base images courtesy of RichardArmitageNet.Com:

Below is your graphic. I urge you to click it for full size!


Levitating fork / John Mulligan vs. Harry Kennedy / When you wake, you will fall in love with the next man you see wearing a cuddly stripey jumper

It was a lot of fun to make the swirly bits, LOL! I have no idea how I came up with this graphic so if you have any theories, please share. 😉

Now it’s time for your poll. Here’s the direct link: Who is the better hypnotist?



Would you rather have the ability to hypnotize or levitate people or objects? How would you use your magical power? I would levitate the subway train and come visit each of you, LOL!

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