Are you fairly intelligent? Thoughtful? Circumspect about your interests? Usually sane? But lately you’ve found yourself obsessing over, of all things, an actor? One in particular? If you answered yes to all, then welcome to the addiction known as Richard Armitage.
This blog is an attempt to do two things: understand the madness and revel in it!
The place to start is admitting addiction:
I can finally admit I am an RA Addict, and I have created this place for me and my fellow “sufferers.”
If you are reading this, I suspect you are thinking I am a nut or you totally get it because you are a nut too!
If you are not like I am, you might want to move on to spare yourself the head shaking and misplaced pity.
If you are like I am, you have never been afflicted with anything remotely like being a fan of the actor Richard Armitage (not to ever be confused with this guy). You have never been a fangirl of anyone and barely knew there was the word “fangirl.” But lately you are becoming self-conscious about this obsession and cannot stop wondering if you really have gone nuts. If you are also like me, you say to yourself, “If I have, can I become more insane, please?”
Am I serious? I hope not, but then I’m not sure. This exercise may prove I really am insane.
Stay tuned for when I take rationalizing to new heights.
Update as of May 16, 2011: I’ve been at this for over a year, and candidly, I thought this would last several weeks, and then I would get bored, and this blog would go to the graveyard with several thousand others. There doesn’t seem to be any sign of this obsession letting up, but then, I’ve now become obsessed with blogging. Oh, and I’m still not serious most of the time. I do throw in a few thought provoking comments. At least I hope they’re thought provoking or maybe I need to go back to my corner. Oh, no. I’m out of the corner and staying in the middle of the room. :D
Update as of April 16, 2012: I’m more shocked than anyone that I’m still at this. But when I step out of this fray and think about it, the answer is easy. It’s fun. Yeah, it’s fun to blog about Richard Armitage (poor guy) but in particular about the other stuff in my head and especially when I’ve cast myself as crazy. Oh, you think I really am crazy? Maybe you’re right. :D
Update as of December 29, 2012 What a fun ride this has been. The best part has been the people I’ve met whom I would have never encountered if not for this blog and of course Richard Armitage. I’m so glad I made the choice to jump in, and if you’re someone who is thinking about it, you should at least give it a try. :D
Update as of May 13, 2013 I really ought to have my head examined, but there would only be some need for zaniness and laughter found. I just can’t find anything wrong with that, so I’m going to keep at this — for now, while I’m still laughing and smiling. :D
Update as of April 8, 2014 Oh my God! Have I really been doing this for four years? Guilty. But people don’t keep up with their addictions, unless they are pleasurable. This is still pleasurable. I have had some uncomfortable experiences, and some flat out weird experiences as a result of this place, but I wouldn’t change a thing. I’m glad I did it, and we’ll see how much longer I can go. Whatever I do, I hope you find this place fun and maybe thought provoking at times. Nothing too tiresome, but I can’t be fluffy all the time.
Update as of June 7, 2015 (Should I mention again how I’m shocked I’ve been at this so long? Okay, I’ll skip it.) I haven’t blogged much this last year but that is not for lack of desire. Oh, sure, I’ve gotten tired of this place at times, but not completely or I would be out of here by now. It still meets some sort of weird need, so here I remain. See you next year on this same page — maybe.
Update as of December 9, 2016 Yes, it’s late. I’ve messed about all year and just now getting around to this. And you may be asking, “Why bother, Frenz, since you haven’t written but maybe four posts all year?” I love this place. It’s that simple. It represents a wellspring of something that needed to be released in me. Something that had been tamped down for a couple of decades, and I think would have killed me if it hadn’t been set free. So the good news is I’m not acting as if I’m dead any longer. I’m aware of life and living it in a way that I’m not sure I ever did before I started writing this crazy blog. And no, it’s not so much about Richard Armitage, but he has been a great catalyst. Thank you, Richard. And whether it’s comfortable for some to read this next statement, I give thanks to the Lord. He does work in mysterious ways. No one could have said to me, “Write an anonymous blog with some obscure English actor as the topic and you will find something about yourself that was there all along and is tremendous.” People don’t naturally think that way, but God thinks way outside the box, and I’m learning to as well.