For You

One of the many things I started but never got around to finishing on this blog was the 55 Reasons Challenge. It was based on a BuzzFeed article that highlighted the many charming things we love about British men, illustrated by cute gifs of various British men doing endearing things. One particular reader of this blog really liked these posts and often tried to give me a nudge into posting more of them. Unfortunately, I only made it to number nine. I was thinking of this particular reader today as I read news of the horrible weather that the state of Texas is enduring, due to Hurricane Harvey. I touched base with her on Twitter to see how she was doing (she’s okay and so is her house) and then I thought that maybe I could finish the ’55 Reasons Challenge’ just to make her smile. Although I won’t be dedicating separate posts to do this, I will illustrate each trait with a gif/image of Richard. That’s 47 pics of Richard! So, SnowyJo, this one’s for you:


10. But they also look phenom with little on at all.


11. That self-assured self-deprecation.


12. The way they can so pull off ginger.

I’m sure there’s ginger in there somewhere…


13. Seriously. Red-headed Brits are hot.


14. That pensive beard stroke.


15. That look they get when they’re falling in love.


16. Their coy sense of humor.


17. Their ability to start a fire in a button-up shirt.

too literal?


18. Their sensitivity.


19. Their dimples.


20. Their good lad values!


21. This goofy “yuuuup” grin.


22. The way they know exactly what to do in tough moments.


23. Their willingness to be utterly ridiculous.


24. The adorable crinkles in their eyes when they laugh.


25. The way they boogie.


26. And the way they groove.


27. And the way NO-body has moves like Jagger.


28. The cute face they make when they’re indignant.


29. The way they smile even when they disagree with you.


30. That lil’ head-to-shoulder modesty move.


31. The way they greet you with words, not just a chin jut.


32. The way they know how to set the mood.


33. That. Lip. Bite.


34. Or the lip-bite-grin evolution.

not exactly a ‘grin’ but it makes me grin!


35. The way they take their tea: adorably.




37. Seriously, all men should always wear suits.


38. The way they can make you feel like the only girl in the world.


39. How when they say something, they mean it.


40. The way they can be just too lovable.


41. The way they wear those long winter coats with the collars up.


42. The adorable way they try on American English.


43. The way they’ll readily admit when they’ve found something good.


44. That thing where they lean back to think.

or complain. either/or


45. When they do this little faux-frown.


46. The way they get to the point.


47. Everything about this man.


48. The way they look when you take their breath away.


49. Their romanticism.


50. That thing where they wear sweaters on top of button downs and it’s like, Hello!


51. Their slightly awkward and wholly endearing style of flirtation.


52. The way they rock a bowtie.


53. Their understated, honest manner of expressing their feelings.


54. The way they’re good with animals.


55. Their emotional intelligence.


Oh. And they have accents. Those are pretty nice, too.




See Me, Feel Me- part 2

continuing on with the I Saw Something Fine theme…

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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? 

“you spin me right round, baby right round like a record, baby”

I have a secret:


when men hit each other, I like it


pair that with bravery,




and an occasional caress;


that’s my kind of hero!


John Porter makes me feel




I saw something fine

what did I see? I saw John Standring looking at me.

I saw something fine

how did I feel? Awkward at first


and a little shy,


but like I was worth the effort


confession: I kind of like the “before” hair



I saw something fine

what did I see? I saw Guy of Gisborne looking at me.

I saw something fine

how did I feel?

Whoa! What kind of girl do you think I am?

*fidgets nervously*


oh! umm…


You’ve got something just…there



“shot through the heart and you’re to blame”

Guy of Gisborne makes me feel




Keep Them Coming, Richard!


(STAY TUNED: tomorrow I try my hand at being serious!

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

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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?


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


No, be serious! try again. like…


Hey! Quit showing off and pay attention! Now use that brain of yours, I know you have one, and answer the question.


Aww! Bilbo is always so helpful!


It was a joke, Thorin. You know Bilbo is a true friend; doesn’t it make you want to give him a…


Yes! that was the answer, Thorin: A Hug! Thorin makes me feel like I’m

wrapped up in his arms.



I saw something fine

what did I see? I saw Harry Kennedy looking at me.

I saw something fine

how did I feel?


Nooo! That’s not right!


Well, it wasn’t really your fault, Harry.




Okay. It was totally your fault and you need to make amends!


Harry makes me feel all light & fluffy, like

love’s first kiss.



I saw something fine

what did I see? I saw Lucas North looking at me.

I saw something fine

how did I feel? Self-Assured


mixed in with a bit of vulnerability,


along with other things…


I believe in Lucas North!


Lucas makes me feel



to be continued…

A Conversation With Richard: in Gifs

Hello, Richard!

Richard waving gif

The fandom is gearing up for an impromptu celebration of how you make us feel.

SpongeBob SquarePants bowing to RA poster gif

Popcorn Taxi #SRSLY gif

yes, that’s how you make most of us feel! Should the focus be a little less Sex-God

raised eyebrows gif

and a little more…clueless?

Popcorn Taxi searching for waterbottle gif

Popcorn Taxi finger-wag gif

just kidding! Let’s talk about this instead:

biggest sword interview gif

Waterstone "No, no!" gif

Or your past attempts at appearing suave, maybe?

the Lean gif

Waterstone "Don't, don't" gif

Do you think you’re a Sex-God?

"in many ways" gif

Martin and Richard thumbs up gif

Okay, Mr. Ego, Sex-God it is then!

Glamour street swagger gif

FAULT bicep gif

slashing across neck gesture gif


ruining life gif

Andy, Martin, and Richard laughing gif

You’re fun to tease.

Popcorn Taxi "...yeah" gif

Confession: out of all of your characters, Richard Armitage is my favorite

bashful laughing on The Today Show gif

Thanks for talking with me today, Richard!

moving handshake gif


Popcorn Taxi "are you welling up?" gif

I kind of want to latch onto your leg and never let go

that would be weird gif

only if you make it weird

laughing, stripped tie gif

so.*awkward silence* how should we end this?

see you at home? gif

Liz Lemmon fainting gif

Gisborne era interview laughing gif


Richard Armitage 30 day challenge

27.) Q: your favorite gif(s)

A: Guy of Gisborne


did you notice that there is an “s” on the end of that gif question though? I wanted to answer the question to the best of my ability, so I added….49 more *laughs*

Well that wouldn’t do, obviously. So I then narrowed it down to 24…still too much for one post! *sighs*


I cut it down to 9:











can you imagine how hard that was for me, to narrow it down to TEN?!!

but since I named this post “Seriously”

I have to include this one too:



one more:


*runs away before I add anymore*