While cleaning up all of my folders and downloads on my old laptop so that my daughter can use it, I had a look back through the browser history to see what I was doing on-line at this time last year. I hadn’t started blogging yet but had just gotten through those first few months of Armitage frenzy and finally felt things evening out a bit.
⭐ this reading nook:
⭐ voting in TheOneRing.net’s March Madness
⭐ reading blog posts on: Me+Richard; RAfrenzy; Love, Sex & Other Dirty Words; My Sort of Bloke; and Such is life
⭐ this DJ kitty:
⭐ wondering when members of message board in different fandom are going to overthrow me and friend for decorating excessively with Richard Armitage pics
⭐ Strike Back kicking gifs:
⭐ looking forward to visiting parents for Spring Break to introduce my dad to Strike Back and force my mom to watch The Hobbit dvd with us
⭐ hunting down “The Almighty Johnsons” and regularly saying Kili when I mean Fili
⭐ reading news about Spooks movie, and Black Sky financial concerns
⭐ defending Robin Hood series:
-Guy’s misguided and gullible nature
-Jonas/Joe casting switch personally preferred
-admit to enjoying the cheese factor…
⭐ calling “fake” when manip of Richard wearing kilt appeared and guessing it was Gerard Butler rather quickly
⭐ finding recipes for my Harry Potter themed Easter dinner; Butter-Beer has become a family favorite
⭐ always hiding my eyes when the Speedo shows up, while eagerly awaiting the Flirty-Girty
⭐ this fanvid,
which makes me smile and tear up at the same time:
The 7 Heavenly Virtues vs. The 7 Deadly Sins
No, this isn’t a theology lesson 😛 I thought it might be interesting to assign different Richard Armitage characters to the various virtues and sins by matching up their individual traits. I will try to pick the character that embodies the definition best so no one character is used more than once; it’s not fair to use Guy for all the evil ones!
So, let’s start with: Chastity vs. Lust
abstaining from sexual conduct according to one’s state in life; the practice of courtly love and romantic friendship. cleanliness through cultivated good health and hygiene. to be honest with oneself, one’s family, one’s friends, and to all of humanity. embracing of moral wholesomeness and achieving purity of thought through education and betterment. the ability to refrain from being distracted and influenced by hostility, temptation or corruption.
That has John Thornton written all over it!
The Master of the Mill follows social etiquette when pursuing a lady.
He respects and values her friendship, not just her looks and status.
Mr. Thornton is a cultivated and upstanding citizen who maintains a loving relationship with his family.
He possesses a vigorous mind that is always striving for more.
This mill-boss will not be bullied,
neither by his workers or his colleagues.
can take the form of knowledge, sex, power, food, or fame.
lust is a powerful psychological force producing intense wanting.
My pick for this one is: Lee
Mainly because he’s ruled by his hormones,
Flirty Girty cheater that he is.
and I wanted to save Guy
for a different sin…
Is it possible to switch these around?
Does Lee share any of Chastity’s traits?
Good Health and Hygiene maybe, but that’s about it!
Does John share any of the Lust traits?
While he does strive for excellence, I don’t think he necessarily lusts for power or fame.
So, in conclusion: John Thornton is every mother’s dream,
is every father’s nightmare.
Which characters would you pick for Chastity and Lust?
(“quoted” captions brought to you by TheAnglophileChannel’s RA interview teaser 😉 )