FanstRAvaganza 3 : March 12 – 18, 2012

It’s Spring and a time for organizing and making things simple: FanstRA all in one place

FanstRA is short for FanstRAvaganza

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Core Bloggers:

An RA Viewer’s Perspective From…”The Other Side Of The Planet”(Mulubinba)

BccMee’s Richard Armitage Vids and Graphics (bccmee) aka graphic maven 🙂

CDoart (CDoart)

Confessions of a Watcher (Judiang)

DistRActed musings of one ReAlity (Fanny/iz4blue) —>; you’re HERE 🙂

Jonia’s Cut (Jonia)

Me + Richard Armitage (Servetus)

RAFrenzy(Frenz)

Richard Armitage Fan Blog (Nat)

The Squeee (Traxy)

Monday, March 12th : Day 1

In the beginning, Richard Armitage made scores of fans — and he keeps on making them! To kick off the fandom chain, Didion converts friends to Armitage love Phylly3 reports on her fandom experiences In the Hobbit chain, Ana Cris writes on her recent film location visit Mrs. E.B. Darcy speculates about what our hero will do in An Unexpected Journey (spoilers!) King Richard Armitage chain begins with Maria Grazia on a film adaptation of Richard III Beginning the fanfic chain, fedoralady explains fanfic’s mainstream appeal In the freeform chain, Fabo files an eyewitness report on Richard Armitage’s visit to U.S. accent school jazzbaby1 wonders “what were they thinking?” re: Lucas North’s women and ChrisB opens the Armitage Alphabet, with “A is for Action” Links to all FanstRA 3 posts appear here at the end of each day

F3 core, Day One:

mulubinba on the significance of locations in North & South  bccmee interviews theparents of the child actor Armitage worked with Captain America  CDoart onArmitage’s interest in history  fitzg (guesting at Confessions of a Watcher) excavates areview by a London reporter of a Paris art exhibit  RAFrenzy highlights the structure of the event  Nat with an Armitage quiz  Traxy on Armitage as inspiration and Gently Go Man  Fanny ranks her Top Ten AU fanvids  and Jonia‘s got a downloadable Armitage game! • Links to all FanstRA 3 posts appear here at the end of each day!

Tuesday, March 13th: Day 2

Yup, there’s more! In freeform: Melanie on why Harry Kennedy is the perfect man Itsjsforme unveils Guy of Gisborne’s latest public service announcements (not safe for work!) In fandom, Fabo on Richard Armitage’s statements about fans Gratiana Lovelacerequests help captioning in “I’m Too Sexy for My T-Shirt!” The Hobbit chain goes creative withThe Queen on Hobbit quilts Mrs. E.B. Darcy on Hobbit action figures! For King Richard Armitage, IngeD3 reviews the Michael Hicks biography of the fifteenth-century king In fanfic,John Thornton on why he loves Margaret Hale Jo Ann introduces us to a new Armitage character she knows we’ll love Links to all FanstRA 3 posts appear here at the end of each day

F3 core, Day Two:

bccmee on John Mulligan, beauty and badness  CDoart on Armitage, fantasy and history judiang takes someone you don’t quite expect to her therapist  RAFrenzy onUnderstanding Richard Armitage  Siouxsie Sioux at Richard Armitage Fan Blog oncrinkleholism  Traxy‘s holding out for a hero in The Golden Hour  Fanny interviewsWattpad author JuleWhatev • Jonia determines the actual length of Richard Armitage’s legs • mulubinba on North & South sets and props • Links to all FanstRA 3 posts appearhere at the end of each day!

Wednesday, March 14th: Day 3

F3 brightens up “hump day”! In fanfic, Maria Grazia presents an interview with Trudy Brasure and giveaway of her book, A Heart for Milton C.S. Winchester helps new authors get their feet wet writing fanfic In freeform, ChrisB continues the alphabet with “B is for Beard(?)? jazzbaby1puts John Porter in the hands of Frank Spotnitz Agzy outs Armitage characters as dog lovers In fandom, fedoralady recommends the right tunes for your Armitage fanvid In the Hobbit,IngeD3 reveals the deeper meaning of the dwarfs’ hoods Ana Cris reflects on Armitage and Maori ceremony In King Richard Armitage, Fabo offers some choices to play Anne Neville Links to all FanstRA 3 posts appear here at the end of each day

F3 core, Day Three:

bccmee on the incompetent but gorgeous Lucas North  CDoart on Richard Armitage & women  fitzg (guesting at Confessions of a Watcher) divulges a classified memo from the DG of MI-5 on Lucas’s return to Section D  RAFrenzy on Richard Armitage’s thinking Nat with a Richard Armitage interactive crossword puzzle  Traxy on family relationships and Ordeal by Innocence  Fanny interviews Wattpad author Stella del Nord  Jonia on how she keeps herself from thinking she needs to marry Richard Armitage  andmulubinba on location scouting for The Hobbit  Links to all FanstRA 3 posts appear hereat the end of each day!

Thursday, March 15th: Day 4

Half over, already! In King Richard Armitage,Servetus admits to (gasp!) stray thoughts while lecturing  In fanfic, Margaret Hale guestposts atJohn Thornton‘s on why she loves him  Jo Anncontinues her story  In freeformJas Rangoonjokes about potential reproductive partners for Mr. Armitage  Itsjsforme reveals another Guy of Gisborne PSA (still not safe for work!)  Gratiana Lovelace needs more help captioning “Whimsical Moments with Deadly Serious ChaRActers!”  InfandomIngeD3 focuses on Ricky Deeming Fabo confesses her Richard Armitage eyelash fetish!  In the Hobbit, it’s calories galore asAntonia Romera discusses fingerlicking at the Hobbit table  The Queen takes on Hobbit cakes Rose Gisborne describes her Armitage day. Links to all FanstRA 3 posts appear here at the end of each day

In the F3 core, Day Four:

CDoart on Armitage in historical costumes  Guy’s outbreaks are escalating at judiang’stherapy sessions  RAFrenzy spurs us all onward  Longhairedtoad guests at Richard Armitage Fan Blog with “If RA Had a Superpower …”  Traxy writes all about the Monet, Monet, Monet  Fanny interviews Wattpad author Yelloweeee  Jonia relates her most memorable moments in fangirling • mulubinba describes her visit to Beorn’s House, aHobbit film location  and bccmee is hot on the trail of the sexy dwarf — who knew? • Links to all FanstRA 3 posts appear here at the end of each day!

Friday, March 16th: Day 5

Friday F3! In the Hobbit chainMrs. E.B. Darcyprojects what our hero may do in TH: There and Back Again  Ana Cris discusses a Maori ceremony Mr. Armitage witnessed in New Zealand’s mountains  In King Richard Armitage, fitzg guestposts at judiang‘s on non-Richard roles for Armitage in a Richard III project  In fanficJas Rangoon continues her modern N&S fic  Maria Grazia presents an interview with Cat Winchester and giveaway of her book, Northern Light  In freeformfedoralady asks about our dream Armitage-narrated audiobooks  Rose Gisborne ponders Richard’s Rainbow of Colors  John Thornton wonders if anyone else could play him  Agzy discusses Heinz Kruger’s sartorial choices — and what’s underneath them!  In fandomjazzbaby1 maps Armitage in the Tommyverse  Links to all FanstRA 3 posts appear here at the end of each day

and in the core:

RAFrenzy on Armitage & Peter Jackson  phoebe guests at Richard Armitage Fan Blogwith advice for coping with Armitage addiction in a loved one  Traxy is inspired byBetween the Sheets  Fanny interviews Wattpad author LadyBrandon23  Jonia presents an Armitage soundtrack and collages • mulubinba discusses Armitage’s preparation to play Thorin Oakenshield  bccmee on “her first”: Harry Kennedy • and CDoart onArmitage in historical hairstyles  Links to all FanstRA 3 posts appear here at the end of each day!

Saturday, March 17th

It’s almost over, oh noes! In fandomPhylly3celebrates her second blogiversary!  In the Hobbitchain, Antonia Romera compares trailers for An Unexpected Journey in three languages CDoart‘s the King Richard Armitage blogger, writing on the relevance of the character in times of questionable justice  In fanficJo Ann finishes her story  fedoralady traces the evolution of her “sloth fic” series  In freeformGratiana Lovelacerescreens her Armitage birthday vid  Fabo casts Armitage in Hollywood musical remakes  C.S. Winchester takes on Armitage in period costumes from N&S and Miss Marie Lloyd Links to all FanstRA 3 posts appear here at the end of each day

and in the core:

Mary guests at Richard Armitage Fan Blog with “What’s Wrong with Me?!”  Traxy on “Stayin’ Alive” and In Divine Proportion  Fanny interviews Wattpad author Womblingfree  Joniaresearches the anatomy of Richard Armitage’s feet • mulubinba discusses the physical training component of Armitage’s role preparation  bccmee on “Standring Room Only”   Guy’s outbreaks at judiang’s therapy sessions come to a crashing dénoument! • and RAFrenzy on creative stretching • Links to all FanstRA 3 posts appear here at the end of the day

Sunday, March 18th

Last, but definitely not least! Freeform: Agzyshares with us her favorite Armitage paper doll Ana Cris examines Lucas North’s tattoos through Maori tattoo culture  Jas Rangoon premieres her new John Bateman fanvid  In fandomjazzbaby1thinks RA fandom is just groovy!  C.S. Winchester asks “naughty or nice?” in a picspam  Mrs. E.B. Darcy thinks about Armitage’s future after TH to wrap up the Hobbit chain  Jo Ann offers the last King Richard Armitage post, on Richard III and the Tudors  InfanficMaria Grazia reviews and compares works by the authors she’s interviewed  Gratiana Lovelace wraps up the event with a guest post by Melissa the Mouse!  Links to all FanstRA 3 posts appear here at the end of each day

and in the core:

Traxy with her F3 wrapup (alert: adult topic)  Fanny interviews Wattpad author whatcatydidnext (beware: potentially NSFW)  Jonia profiles her top RA relationships •mulubinba on The Impressionists locations and trivia  bccmee with one final game for everyone to enjoy • cdoart on Armitage, his historical interests, and what they suggest to women  fitzg guests at Confessions of a Watcher with a letter from a lady of Manchester regarding new technological developments in the cotton industry RAFrenzy on the growth and development of the Armitage blogosphere • and Nataliewith a new SFR vid  Links to all FanstRA 3 posts appear here at the end of each day

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