Soldier Boy

the muse seems to have awoken from his slumber for a bit. I’m going to save the analyzing for later and just enjoy it; I’ve missed him.

Meet Cute: John Porter


1.) What was your first impression of me?

I hate to see you leave, but love to watch you go
hate to see you leave, but love to watch you go


2.) What is your idea of a truly romantic evening with me?

when we start out slow dancing to romantic music, but end with you… being you.

Hey Macarena!
Hey Macarena!


3.) Something that you’d like to change in me but don’t have the nerve to tell me

your housekeeping skills

Living Room: done.


4.) Which 3 parts of my body are your favorites, and why?

your tummy, because I have a thing for your navel



your arms, because I have a thing for your biceps



and your gun, just because



5.) 3 qualities that attracted you when we first met, or once you got to know me







Never Give Up

outta my way! The Walking Dead is on!


6.) What is our favorite movie to watch together, and our favorite song?

movie: Love Actually because, Mark 

song: Same Old Me and You because, there’s just something about that guy who sings it!


7.) Fruit or vegetable I resemble, and why

Eggplant. no reason.



8.) Our first date, where did it take place and what did we do?

we were on opposing teams of a Paintball war. I get a little crazed playing wargames. I like to taunt my victims, I mean opponents, before shooting them. you said you liked the wild look in my eyes, it intrigued you. well, first it terrified you, then it intrigued you. we started dating a week later, after you recovered.

red is the color of love


9.) If we hadn’t met, where would you be right now?

Farmersonly dot com



10.) What was on your mind the last time we were intimate?

I'm a human, not a sandwich
I’m a human, not a sandwich


11.) What was the first thing we said to one another?




big words for someone who was cowering at my feet. so cute!!


12.) What do you like the best about me?

how well you take orders

such a good boy
such a good soldier boy


Fanvid Friday: See What I’ve Become

I haven’t done a Fanvid Friday in awhile but thanks to a retweet of this video that I saw on Twitter, I couldn’t resist!

See What I’ve Become by MsEleanorShelby

This video is superbly done, I have to say that first and foremost! it’s almost like a show-reel of some of Richard’s most dramatic performances but put together in such a way that it becomes it’s own performance.

The opening scene sets the mood: Thorin opens the door to Erebor, bathed in dusty light with blackness all around. a simple low-key piano rhythm keeps time with the flash of several different character faces. (the voice over is part of the original song here) then a black screen with the words “see what I’ve become”. and the ride begins!

String instruments speed up the music. lightening type effects match drum beats. and we start to hear sound bites from our favorite characters to go along with the poignant scenes chosen.

Guy: you do not speak to me!

Lucas: You destroyed me and then you chose to let me live!

I owe you nothing!

We follow Robin’s arrow as we hear him scream, “Gisborne!” and now everything is stepped up into a climatic frenzy! several recognizable scenes flash before us: Thorin blocking Bilbo’s way with his sword, Lucas breaking down a door, Thornton facing an angry mob, Porter punching Collinson… then the eyes. Thornton’s eyes. Lucas’ eyes. Thorin’s eyes. Guy’s eyes. and as we come back down, we follow the image of footsteps down the hallway.

LOVE-LOVE-LOVE this fanvid!

please hop on over to youtube and give it a “thumbs up”! and be sure to check out her other Richard Armitage fanvid as well, it’s full of Richard’s smiles. it will make you smile, I guarantee it!

I’m Sensing a Theme…

Music & More challenge

29.) a role that makes you frown

could you be more specific? there are so many!



I frowned when Lucas was rejected by Elizabeta and then  jumped off a building.



I frowned when Guy was played by Marian and then stabbed by his conniving sister.

The Gisbornes: they take sibling rivalry to a whole other level
The Gisbornes: they take sibling rivalry to a whole other level


I frowned when Porter’s wife said they were all better off without him and then his head got chopped off.

she's all heart
she’s all heart

I’m sensing a theme here…


I frowned when Standring gave his all to Carol, without concrete results.



I frowned when Thornton proposed to Margaret, with chastisement as his reward.



& I will frown all over the place when I see Thorin next!


music question: a song that makes you sad

Traveling Soldier by the Dixie Chicks

This song is romantic, yet heartbreaking. A young man preparing to go to war, spends a few chaste hours with a sweet teenage waitress. He writes her letters from Vietnam, sharing all his hopes and fears. But then one night at the school football game she hears his name read off the list of local soldiers who wouldn’t be coming home.


Crying all alone under the stands
Was a piccolo player in the marching band
And one name read but nobody really cared
But a pretty little girl with a bow in her hair


stupid depressing questions…


Music & More Challenge

9.) a role that reminds you of someone you know

John Porter= my father


Porter’s cauterized scar? My dad has a similar one in the exact same spot. My father was drafted into the Vietnam war when he was young. His scar was the result of shrapnel from a landmine. Slivers of metal still work their way through his system now and then, coming up through the skin on various parts of his body; weird.

Dad also likes to kick things when he gets frustrated. Most of the time he just throws things. I share this trait with him myself, sorry to say. We also have the annoying habit of tightening things until they break, and burning food because we want to make sure that it’s done 🙄

Although my parents never separated within their marriage, they did go through a rough spot when I was around Lexi’s age. My Dad’s place of employment shut down and he was without a job for awhile. The stress kicked his binge drinking/PTSD into high gear, which was difficult for me to understand at that age.

I think that adolescent part of me sees the similarities and lives through Lexi a bit, because her Dad was more affectionate than mine was at the time. Luckily time healed our wounds and we have a much better Father-Daughter relationship as adults.

and the Music

a song that reminds you of your childhood:

You Make My Dreams Come True by Hall & Oates

When I hear this song I think of going to the lake with my grandmother and my mother’s younger siblings. sitting on a blanket with my aunt, watching my uncle wrestle with my brother in the water, while drinking Mellow Yellow soda. though in our neck of the woods, we called it “pop” 😉

Fanvid Friday: Free

Another Fanvid from Delicate Blossom,

this time featuring John Porter and the Song Free by Vast.

I really like the gritty song choice for this one, it goes along perfectly with John’s rebel nature and creates a kick-ass vibe to parallel all the fight scenes. The lyrics emphasize the point that Porter is done following the rules and being kept in his place, and so a lot of the scenes featured are of his no-nonsense actions as he gets the job done.


I like when Porter and Masuku are being thrown through the air in slow-motion and how that instigates the music change. There are then overlapping images of Porter’s face on top of scenes illustrating that John has had a purpose in what he’s doing: Katie’s rescue, being reunited with his family, and what he’s had to endure in the process.


And then we end with the iconic image of Porter driving off into the sunset as a picture taken from the very beginning during the Bratton Extraction, where it all went wrong, is shown alongside.

John is free, he’s redeemed himself and cleared his name.