Saturday 31 December 2011

Happy New Year

I wish you a happy and joyful year 2012 !

May it be full of fan-tastic events with and for our now officially certified 
"King of Hearts", King Richard Armitage !
(Certificate, 'found' and posted by Lynn Roberts on Facebook.)

Last year's New Year's message ;o) (Sorry to repeat myself, but I just can't get enough of RA's Christmas messages and had to smuggle in the link on to all his messages somehow ;o)

Saturday 24 December 2011

Christmas Message

As last year, I copy in the lovely Christmas message by Richard Armitage here. (I still did not figure out, how I could link to the message directly on

Dear All,

So my feet are finally on UK soil, back in Blighty, nose to tail traffic and the usual Heathrow drizzle. But it's good to be home for Christmas. I think the jet lag might give me a sneaky glimpse of Santa this year as I am wide awake at 2am!

 It's been one of the most memorable years I have ever experienced, the big birthday (which I tried to ignore, by sleeping through it!) and the privilege to be in NZ working on The Hobbit has make this year unforgettable. The places we have been to and the things we have seen, have surpassed all my expectations. I was very choked up as the plane left Wellington on Weds, it really has become home and to all my new friends there and my old friends here I would like to raise a glass for the festive season.

 Thank you for the continuing support which you all lend as part of our community of 'friends', it really has an impact on me personally, I feel very much supported and I hope that waiting for the film isn't too frustrating. I haven't quite had the time to attend to all the signed photos that people were requesting as Christmas gifts for family and friends and I apologise for dissappointing them, I will get on the case as soon as I can.

 I think next year will be like that last turn of the corner when you think you have reached the summit, only to find you are miles from the top and the climb is even steeper, but we are gearing up for an exciting ride. I even might step off the treadmill and put my dumb bells down briefly to scoff some turkey on 25th!!

 Thank you all for the continued generosity on the Just Giving pages which in total comes to more than £14,000.

 I would like to say Happy Christmas to everyone who drops in to catch up on the news and further across our online 'party' of friends, have a great holiday, and a cracking New Year. Just think this time next year, we'll all be crossed eyed from all the 3D movies we will have watched, and by 2013, technology will have advanced so much, we won't even have to go the the cinema, it will be transmitted directly into our imagination by a WIFI/Bluetooth microchip which we will have all had installed into our Hypothalamusesl! (Hypothalami?)

 Enjoy the typos!

 Peace and goodwill (and I really mean that, be willingly good, extra good, extra peaceful and extra forgiving)

The links to RA's Just Giving charities are here.

Have lovely and enjoyable Christmas days, wonderful food, good company and friends around you and hope and joy in your heart!

Friday 23 December 2011

My Christmas Wish

I found this picture some time ago, shortly after Christmas last year. And whereas last year, it was quite clear to me, who this 'Him' is, it is not so clear any longer.

You will ask, "What, CDoart does betray her dream man?"
No, I don't, not really. He still is the one and only for me ;o)

Edited - Source:
For me this 'Him' is certainly RA, but in what form?

* As himself, (oh no, he would have quite great objections to that, so, reluctantly, no ;o)

* as Lucas North no longer is an option (perhaps as Al Delarmy ;o)

* as Thorin Oakenshield (not overly much, as one does not see too much of him, but when he sings that certainly is of no importance any longer and the intensity of his eyes alone mesmerizes the audience (certainly me ;o)
His acting even in the short snippets and the fulminant trailer revealed so far, show his great talent and an intense aura and let expect really great things.)

* as King Richard III (Oh yes, most definitely and without any doubt ;o) King Richard, as far as we know, did not even have a beard. We would really see RA in that role and I am sure we could smuggle in the one or other song for him ;o)

Fortunately, Santa decides, which wishes he grants or as we here in Bavaria would say, which our 'Christkindl' grants. (We don't have Santa.)
So Christkind, I leave it up to you, what you think might be the right present for me. Thank you!

I wish you, my supportive and wonderful readers, a joyous and merry Christmas time and enjoyable holidays!

P.S.: On bccmee's blog I mentioned that I had very strange feelings when I first heard RA sing in the new "The Hobbit" trailer released on December 21st, 2011. Yes, indeed they were strange, as I had the immediate feeling, that I want my husband to sing in that way to our child in the crib. (This immediate association is especially strange, as two requirements for this feeling are missing in my life ;o)

Friday 16 December 2011

A Year Comes to its End ...

As with every year, I take account of the passed year and try to start a new one with new plans and a fresh impulse.

The last year, as I have revealed on various occasions, was not an easy way for me. So I really hope for a new and better year to come. But what lately revealed itself was, that the negative developments were after all positive. It is only the perspective and being in the chaos at the moment, that made them bad, but the overall picture now more and more reveals them as a life saving catastrophe ;o)

The new year especially holds promise, as it makes my b-day more nonsensical than it already is ;o) So I hope for a really funny year to come ;o)

The one thing of this past year I would never want to miss or change and would like to re-live over and over again, is my fandom for Richard Armitage.
It showed me, that there is more to life than struggles and problems, but a wonderful community of friends and supportive co-fans! Thank you for being there and enduring my struggles with coming to terms with fandom and life !

I had a very 

this year with

Wonderful Presents:

Swoon-worthy Guy of Gisborne created by bccmee (Train your memory and don't miss the video!)
And have a closer look, under what banner Guy of Gisborne is hiding in bccmee's game!

Source: "Robin Hood III", ep. no. 10 "Bad Blood"
I am never sure who is falling in this film sequence, Guy of Gisborne or I.
I would like to be able to fall like this. The last time I fell, I spent one week in hospital ;o) (Don't worry, was a long time ago, but since then a fear of falling remains.)
Perhaps that is a further reason, why I absolutely adore his elegant way of falling and showing that his body loses control.

Bccmee and our anonymous fan-artist of this post on KingRichardArmitage know me very well ;o)
See what our fan-artist has done for my birthday !!! (Happy sigh...)

My resolution for the coming year:

I will continue my work to support a filming of "King Richard III". I hope that project will work out as it would be a dream come true for me.

I will continue with "Intrigue". I promise I won't leave you hanging as I currently did with Al Delarmy, dumping him in a hotel in Hamburg (he deserved it a bit for playing with his author ;o)
I am already working on further parts of the story, but need a few more quiet days to really get ahead with my writing down the story swirling around in my head.
Al is a bit unruly and intriguing himself and does not leave me in peace, so you can rest assured, that I will come back to him, my secret love full of mystery  ;o)