I’ll Stand By You

Fan A to Z Challenge

I.) What made you come out as a fan and participate in the fandom online?

I came into this fandom with the intent to participate. at first I thought that might happen on fan forums but the more I looked around, the more the blogging community appealed to me. it was scary to make those first few comments but once I did, I realized how welcoming the blogs were to newcomers. before long, the itch to open my own blog became almost overwhelming. once I checked into WordPress and saw how user friendly the platform was, I set about brainstorming what kind of blog I wanted to have. I decided to stick to the basics and just tell my own story, how I discovered things within the fandom and what I thought of them. I borrowed the gif caption concept from a Robert Pattinson blog that I used to love reading and the rest I let come naturally. so it wasn’t any one person or any one blog that made me decide ‘hey, I can do that!’ but more just a welcoming community atmosphere. I didn’t befriend other fans and then open a blog, I opened a blog to befriend other fans.

how you doin?

 

J.) Are you outed as a fan among your family and friends?

yes. my kids, husband, and parents are always pretty much aware of which actor I’m crushing on at the moment. even if I don’t mention the person out loud, my family starts to see a pattern in the movies I’m suddenly watching.

what? I’ve always liked fava beans & chianti.

 

K.) Have you met RA? Where? Have you got a photo to share? And what did you say to him?

no, I haven’t met him. not in the traditional sense, but this blog is filled with my pretend interactions with him…

*insert swoony scenario here*

 

L.) Dealbreakers- what would make you stop being RA’s fan?

This is a hard one.

that’s what she said!

Is there anything he could do that would make me stop being a fan completely? because as much as I whine about him changing and not being who I thought he was and not choosing the kinds of projects I want to see and so I went off and found me someone different who could meet my needs…I’m still blogging about him, aren’t I?

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I guess the dealbreaker would have to be something in his personality, like he became outspokenly racist or something? I don’t know. if he did suddenly do a complete 180, I’d probably just feel sorry for him and try to figure out what horrible thing happened to him to make him that way. I’m loyal to a fault.

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Locked Away

This is one of those songs that’s been playing constantly on the radio lately, so I’ve associated it with something Richard Armitage related.

Locked Away’ by R.City, featuring Adam Levine

(the link will take you to the song on YouTube, in a separate window, so you can play it in the background while viewing this post)

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If I got locked away
and we lost it all today
Tell me honestly, would you still love me the same?

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If I showed you my flaws
If I couldn’t be strong
Tell me honestly, would you still love me the same?

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If a judge “for life” me
would you stay by my side?
Or is ya gonna say good-bye?
can you tell me right now?

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If I couldn’t buy you the fancy things in life, Shawty would it be alright?
Come and show me that you are down

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Now tell me, would you really ride for me? Baby tell me, would you die for me? Would you spend your whole life with me? Would you be there to always hold me down?

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Tell me, would you really cry for me?
Baby don’t lie to me
If I didn’t have anything
I wanna know, would you stick around?

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If I got locked away
and we lost it all today
Tell me honestly, would you still love me the same?

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If I showed you my flaws
If I couldn’t be strong
Tell me honestly, would you still love me the same?

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All I want is somebody real who don’t need much, a gal I know that I can trust, to be here when money low

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If I did not have nothing else to give but love, would that even be enough?
Girl me need to know

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Now tell me, would you really ride for me? Baby tell me, would you die for me? Would you spend your whole life with me? Would you be there to always hold me down?

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Tell me, would you really cry for me?
Baby don’t lie to me
If I didn’t have anything
I wanna know, would you stick around?

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If I got locked away
and we lost it all today
Tell me honestly, would you still love me the same?

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If I showed you my flaws
If I couldn’t be strong
Tell me honestly, would you still love me the same?

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Tell me, tell me, would you want me?
tell me, tell me, would you call me?
If you knew I wasn’t ballin,  cause I need a gal who’s always by my side

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Tell me, tell me, do you need me?
tell me, tell me, do you love me?
Or is ya just tryna play me? cause I need a gal to hold me down for life

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If I got locked away
and we lost it all today
Tell me honestly, would you still love me the same?

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If I showed you my flaws
If I couldn’t be strong
Tell me honestly, would you still love me the same?

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If I got locked away
and we lost it all today
Tell me honestly, would you still love me the same?

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If I showed you my flaws
If I couldn’t be strong
Tell me honestly, would you still love me the same?

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(screen caps from RichardArmitageCentral)

Stalwart and True

RA Character challenge

26.) Most Interesting Story

Sparkhouse

Even though it’s a tragic story, Sparkhouse was one that kept me engaged (I liked North & South too, but you could tell where that one was going rather quickly). The puppy-love story of Carol and Andrew, how he was going off to University and all the uncertainty and fear that came with that. Been there done that, minus the abusive father and boyfriend’s disapproving parents, thank goodness! though my future MIL did try to get me to break up with her son so that he could “experience college life”.

your son needs to get drunk every weekend, why exactly?

How John, the awkward farmhand, suffered in silence with unrequited love

(my middle name in adolescence could have been “unrequited” )

I had shoes that looked like that coat. no joke.

but when the chips were down who was there? John. Full of gentleness and understanding but still with plenty of that endearing awkwardness, though it was now mixed with a mature confidence that was rather enticing.

as is that sweater. I kind of have a *thing* for it. as I do the hair & sideburns.

Roles between the former young romantics became switched, Crazy girl passed on her title to University boy when he let jealousy consume him and ruin his home life.

give it to him, John! I mean…let’s sit down and talk this through like adults *blushes*

Meanwhile John was the safe haven, stalwart and true.

Ugh! That man!

I just want to cuddle up to those awful clothes forever ❤