Thorin Oakenshield as You’ve Never Seen Him

Okay, the title is for the new fans as I’m sure many of you others (that sounds better than ‘old fans’) have already seen these pictures. For the new fans, you can see him animated at Who is Richard Armitage? If you are feeling the hunger to investigate further, there are lots of good Places to Get a Fix. If you are already into full blown addiction and need to “commiserate,” of course you can get plenty of that here, but I’m far from the only place as there are many blogs on The Addict List. And if you’re on a phone and can’t easily access my About page, then go here — might make you feel better if you’re feeling a little funny right now.

But onto really important matters. :D

If I were single and there were someone like this who is intelligent and doesn’t just look the part?

It would be a serious temptation to my good sense. Oh heck, I would be addled, and I remember when I was addled by someone.

As if that’s not enough, consider the physical Richard Armitage:

Watching the workout segment in the recent Hobbit production video from Peter Jackson created a powerful flash back of seeing SO for the first time. He was in a ragged golf shirt and jeans. Although he could afford better clothes, he was on the go so much of the time that he loved how those ragged clothes “breathed.” The golf shirt was truly awful, but I was still dazed by him. He has always been very fit looking, and he was quite the athlete. He walked around our college campus, and I seriously did swoon. Before we started dating, I would squirrel myself in a seat unseen on the football field/track and watch him work out. He didn’t know I was already in love with him. Then after we were together, I used to run stands with him and much later told him, “You had to know it was love, baby, since no one in her right mind would do that unless they were training for the Olympics.” I loved looking at him, and especially his legs. He’s always had the most beautifully muscled legs and back and shoulders, and I’ll stop. But one last thing. The most compelling part of SO is his mind. He is clever and after all of our years together, he is still interesting; still keeps me on my toes. Yes, there have been times I have wanted to wring his neck, but it was never enough to eclipse the force that he is and remains, and seriously, I marvel at that. I’ve said this before on this blog, and I couldn’t help saying it again. Today, I was looking at SO at a task, and I was addled again. Sadly, I see so many people bored with their SOs, and I feel for them.

Still have that golf shirt.

Dear Richard,

Thank you for just being you, and thanks for serving as a catalyst for such lovely memories. Hope you don’t mind that I used you that way, but hey, if you’re going to be objectified, I can’t think of a better way.

One of your crazy fans gone to look for her SO. :)

P.S. I have never understood why so many fans refer to you as slim. Oh, you are fine (more than fine), but you are not a little guy such that words like ‘slim’ are apt descriptions. Far from it.

Promo still for Captain America from Life and screencaps from “The Hobbit” set are mine.


  1. Only as early Lucas, when he was underweight compared to his usual size, did I think of him as slim. I remember that tiny waist. And even then, he was so well toned. Did they have a gym in the prison? ; )

    I think of Richard as long, lean and muscular. A big, broad-shouldered, strong man with a lithe, athletic grace. Poetry in motion. :D

    Love your memories of early days with SO. I know what you mean about feeling bad for people who are bored with their partners.

    Benny and I have been married for 26 years, and he still interests me. He’s never been terribly athletic and used to be skinny as a rail(six feet with a big frame and only 140 lbs.–he gained some weight and looks the better for it). I do love his broad shoulders and those long legs and the way his arms feel wrapped around me. He nurtures me.
    He’s bright and thoughtful and funny and truly kind. Comfortable in his own skin. Which reminds me of someone else we know of . . . :D

  2. Oh so sweet Frenz…. You were SO’s fangurll first! Then true love followed, with a generous helping of best friendship and admiration and trust. Can’t get any better than that! You are living the dream my dear. And I’m so happy for you. (And for Angie too!)

  3. Still in love with my SO too after 29 years! He’s long and still pretty lean, sweet, funny and romantic. Plus he puts up with my fangurling which is amazing to me! I never tire of telling him how cute he is, and sometimes he even blushes. He is my John Standring (after the makeover)!
    It’s nice we know how lucky we are!

  4. Angie and Phylly, So sweet, and I normally don’t like using the word “sweet”, but sometimes it just fits.

    Calexora, there are still nice guys, who are actually intelligent AND interesting, out there. I think sometimes they just sneak up on us. My SO was “not my type.” Apparently, I adjusted. :D Hope you’re feeling better and better every day!

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