My dearest followers!
As some of you already know, yesterday I took my master degree in Architecture and I’m so happy that I want to share my joy with you all - and to thank you for your (indirect and not) support all this months.
So, what I have in mind is a Tolkien family: I will create a page in my blog with a link on my sidebar and I will keep it (and reblog it) until the end of August. If we are mutual following each other you will stay there forever. :)
I only need to study the css code to make it nice - with pics and a good layout… but now I have time for it!
What you have to do:
- tell me what character from Tolkien’s works you want to be and I will add you in the family (with a link to your blog, of course);
- if the character you choose is already taken, I will tell you and you can choose another one). Anyway, I will write a list (here) of the characters I get and I will update it, so you can check it first before asking.
Plus: you get an immediate promo!
- Must be following me (as I told you, it’s for my lovely followers. I will check.)
- You can reblog to spread the love - but it’s not necessary!
- Comment this post or send me an ask with your choice.
- I will start this thing if I get at least 10 characters.
- If this post will reach +50 notes I will choose 5 users with a random number generator: the winners will have a link to their blog in my update bar for a month and a graphic of their choice.
- If it will reach +100 notes I will choose 10 users for the graphics and the promo on my update bar.
- You have 1 month of time, so until May 23th, at 12 pm GMT.
I’ve never done something like this before and I’ve probably forgotten something, but I hope you will like it… I think, if it works, this is going to be funny. :)
The saddest thing about reading Tolkien’s books was the realization that I’m seeing a land undergoing decay. Everything about Middle-Earth is grown old and scarred with the toils of the past. Magic is scarce and the Elves are leaving, because like a fire left without fuel in the wind, the world is diminishing, and even her colors are not as vibrant as they were in the Elder Days.
Little by little, with each passing year of the Third Age, there is less of the enchanting world of Arda and more of the hardened, cooling world we currently inhabit.
Ricky Deeming, Inspector George Gently, 2007
For Richard Armitage, one of the challenges of the role was learning to ride a motorbike.
"I had to learn how to ride an old 60s motorbike, a Manx Norton," he said during filming. "It’s a racing bike, so your body is really quite flat to the machine. But it’s a genuine bike, so you have to kick-start it. It’s a bit temperamental in cold weather - it was spluttering a bit yesterday because it was so damp.
"Although I have to drive at speed, I haven’t managed to quite get it out of first gear yet. It’s all worked by your foot, and to get it into second gear you have to get your toe under the gear and tap it upwards. I haven’t mastered that one yet, so I’ve been doing about 50mph in first. But you won’t notice that, hopefully."
Another challenge was mastering the Geordie accent. “Ricky’s from Durham, and there are so many North East accents,” he said. “I was lucky though, because the last job I did was The Vicar of Dibley, and one of the drivers was from Durham. When I heard him speak, I dug out a tape recorder and said, ‘Excuse me, mate, but could you record these lines for me?’ “
In an interview in the TV Times in March 2007, he seemed unsure how good the accent was, “Apologies to every Geordie out there!” But the TV Times previewer the week the show was aired praised his “excellent north-east accent”.
He seems entirely comfortable in the Geordie accent, and Ricky Deeming proves to be one of his most vividly realised characters.
Congratulations on your face: Richard Armitage ruining lives in North & South [4/4]
Impossible to see this too many times.
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