What Separates Richard From All the Rest?

Now that I’ve gotten the silly out of my system in regards to the I Saw Something Fine Flash Fan Event theme, I thought I’d turn contemplative for this post and explore what it is that separates Richard Armitage from all of the other crush-worthy celebrities out there; what makes Richard fine to me.

banner for "I Saw Something Fine" event
banner by Morrighan’sMuse

My first impressions of Richard were based on his acting abilities, the eerie way that the individual souls of his characters come seeping out through his eyes. It wasn’t a physical attraction that pulled me in at first, that’s not to say that I didn’t find his looks appealing, just that nothing in particular stood out to me overly much in that department; he just seemed normal.

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Once I had a few of his performances under my belt, I wanted to make sure this mesmerizing actor wasn’t a deplorable man. So I started to familiarize myself with his personality and the way he handled himself in public.

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Richard remarked that he’s most like Harry Kennedy in real life. I have a soft spot for Harry, so Richard was already racking up points by comparing himself to playful Harry Kennedy!

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The way that Richard handled himself in interviews was also a plus: his knowledge of the character he was portraying and how he fit into the story that was happening around him, his attentiveness to the questions being asked and his attempts at giving concise answers that weren’t repetitive, and just Richard’s general way of remaining friendly and approachable; gave me the impression that he not only cared about his work but he cared about those who were interested in it.

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As I continued to observe, a dry and often self-depreciating sense of humor started to emerge as well. Richard Armitage enjoyed his job, inside and out, and that was refreshing to see.

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His intention is not to lead but to share, he doesn’t loftily preach but shows by example instead, he does not strive for attention but merely for a chance to keep on meeting the challenge.

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There is much for me to classically admire in Richard Armitage: dedication, initiative, modesty, patience, etc. etc. but I also admire the everyday struggles: he occasionally says the wrong thing, he’s sometimes a little flippant or a bit too aloof, unusually quiet and not able to get past himself; he’s human, just like me.

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Richard is someone I could bump into on the street, someone I may find myself standing behind in line, someone who might be sitting at the next table. This has made me more aware of those I encounter in my life; they could be somebody’s Richard.

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I may not have Richard’s drive but there are things I’m dedicated and determined about, in my own ways. There are things that are important to me that I’m passionate about; So when I’m wrapped up in pursuing those things: I’ll try to be a little more understanding of others, be a little more generous and gracious, show a little more respect with my preparations, try to be a little more friendly & sacrifice my unease for someone else when I can, and try harder to acknowledge when others do these things for me.

As The Arkenstone recently said, “He makes you want to be a little bit better than you already thought you were.”

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Now this is not to say that Richard is my Guru, that I look to him for spiritual guidance (that would be a heavy weight to carry) I’m not wearing a WWRD bracelet or hanging his quotes upon my wall ( those dwarf phrases of his would make excellent conversations pieces though…) No, Richard is simply someone I can learn a bit more about myself from, by exploring his characters with the depth that he gives them and the simple way he continues to live his life with grace.

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It’s that subtle charisma, that special something that makes Richard who he is, that separates him from all the rest. And it’s through finding that something in Richard, that I’ve discovered that something in myself as well.

I saw something fine…and it was me.

Thank You, Richard.

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See Me, Feel Me- part 2

continuing on with the

I Saw Something Fine theme…

banner by MorrighansMuse
banner by MorrighansMuse

I saw something fine

what did I see?

I saw John Porter looking at me.

I saw something fine

how did I feel?

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“you spin me right round,

baby right round like a record, baby…”

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I have a secret:

when men hit each other, I like it ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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pair that

with bravery,

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determination,

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and an

occasional caress;

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that’s my kind

of hero.

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John Porter makes me feel

protected.

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I saw something fine

what did I see?

I saw John Standring looking at me.

I saw something fine

how did I feel?

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Awkward

at first

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and a

little shy,

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but like

I was worth the effort.

confession:

I kind of like the “before” hair…

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I saw something fine

what did I see?

I saw Guy of Gisborne looking at me.

I saw something fine

how did I feel?

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Whoa!

What kind of girl do you think I am?

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*fidgets nervously*

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*intrigued*

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Oh!

Umm…

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You’ve got something just…there

*melts*

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“shot through the heart

and you’re to blame”

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Guy of Gisborne makes me feel

sensual.

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Keep Them Coming,

Richard ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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(I bare no responsibility for any puns made out of the preceding sentence, the post title,

or the name of this event) STAY TUNED: tomorrow I try my hand at being serious ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

See Me, Feel Me- part 1

In keeping in line with the Flash Fan Event focus of

I Saw Something Fine

I’ll be using Gifs (surprised? ๐Ÿ˜› )

to illustrate how some of my favorite Richard Armitage characters make me feel.

banner by Guylty
banner by Guylty

I saw something fine

what did I see?

I saw Thorin Oakenshield looking at me.

I saw something fine

how did I feel?

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Okay, Mr. Smarty Pants, how do you think you make me feel?

like a…

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No ๐Ÿ™„

be serious!

try again, like…

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Hey! Quit showing off and pay attention!

Now use that brain of yours, I know you have one,

and answer the question.

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Aww!

Bilbo is always so helpful ๐Ÿ˜›

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It was a joke, Thorin ๐Ÿ˜†

You know Bilbo is a true friend; doesn’t it make you want to give him a…

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Yes! that was the answer, Thorin ๐Ÿ˜‰

A Hug!

Thorin makes me feel like I’m

wrapped up in his arms.

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I saw something fine

what did I see?

I saw Harry Kennedy looking at me.

I saw something fine

how did I feel?

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Nooo!

That’s not right! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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Well, it wasn’t really

your fault, Harry.

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Harry…

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Okay.

It was totally your fault and you need to make amends ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

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Harry makes me feel all light & fluffy,

like love’s first kiss.

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I saw something fine

what did I see?

I saw Lucas North looking at me.

I saw something fine

how did I feel?

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Self-Assurance,

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mixed in with

a bit of vulnerability,

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along with other things ๐Ÿ˜‰

and I believe in Lucas North!

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Lucas makes me feel

loyal ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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to be continued…