Once I had decided that I was firmly on the Richard Armitage train, it was time to let everyone know.
So, first things first: I jumped into my Paint program and made a new signature for my community message board, something more RA-centric.
I chose this particular photoshoot because Richard seems to look his actual age in it and that appealed to me. This was the Richard Armitage that you could possibly pass by on the street buying a newspaper, or hailing a cab.
Fan-Forums are ideal places to find helpful tidbits from the fans themselves: location of things online, history and lore, interviews you shouldn’t miss…
Well established forums can feel a bit intimidating at first, so I like to focus on the film work as a start. After I made my introductory post
I jumped down to the film threads to lurk around a bit
and hopefully find what to watch next. I noticed they housed a large Fan-Fiction section, but seeing as how I had just recently pulled myself out of a fanfic addiction, I thought it best to bypass that area for now. that would change once I discovered North & South, Robin Hood, Sparkhouse…
I should note that becoming engulfed in the world of blogs and blogging has pretty much canceled out my forum time.
I also needed more visual stimulation, so I turned to Tumblr. I Googled some Richard Armitage themed tumblrs, then clicked on promising titles and avatars from their followers, etc. there seems to be an RA tumblr for everything: characters, body parts, even Richard eating and drinking!
I have my handful of favorites now, but it took me weeks of clicking through the archives of all 500 gazillion of them.
It was a taxing job… but a sacrifice I was willing to make.