Back from my trip to Ontario — and of course it’s raining here, as it tends to do in Vancouver. I was missing the mountains, but I still can’t see them through the overcast sky! On the plane to Toronto, I took advantage of the free movies and re-watched Ocean’s 8, enjoying it once again even though it was on a very small screen. My glimpse of the sunset through the plane’s window was almost as nice as the view on the screen. 🙂
Yesterday was my first day back at work and apparently my time away didn’t change my reality — I put in a 13-hour workday to make a deadline. Sigh. At least tonight I have a bit of time to go back to the Fan A to Z challenge for a few more letters… Guylty, do you think we’ll be finished before the calendar year is out? One can only try. (Continued from here.)
R – OTP’s – What is your favourite pairing of RA’s past work?
This is a tough one, because I don’t think he has ever really been given his “one true pairing”. There is almost always something missing. Carol never can love John enough in Sparkhouse; Marian is stirred by Guy but doesn’t love him in Robin Hood; Esther can’t be fully trusted in Berlin Station; Greta is a doomed drug addict in Urban and the Shed Crew; and so on. Despite being less than 100% thrilled with the actress’s performance in North and South, I think I will have to go with Margaret and John as my OTP. Their subtly growing regard for each other culminating in the interaction and kiss at the train station are very satisfying romantically, even if that scandalous kiss would never have happened in that day and age. I feel like they have a chance at a lasting marriage, if she can just win over his mother.
S – Which actor would you like to see him paired with in the future?
I’d like to see RA in something on BBC. I’m not really familiar enough with all the female BBC actors, but I’d like to see him have a chance at an onscreen relationship with someone around his own age in a well-written drama.
If I thought he had a chance to get a leading role with an A-lister, I would suggest English actress Rosamund Pike. I like that she looks real and doesn’t try to hide the crinkles around her eyes. She’s smart, well-spoken, and an excellent actor, and to me she would be a good on-screen match for RA.
T – What was the first thing you ever contributed to a fandom?
This is the only fandom that I have ever been part of. I’ve certainly been a fan of actors and singers before, but I haven’t been involved in any fangirling community. So, the first thing I contributed would be comments on other blogs and then this blog itself. While I blog about other things too, fangirling Richard Armitage was the impetus for my foray into the blogosphere.
U – Have you added anything stupid/cracky/hilarious to your fandom, and if so, what?
Well, I’ve thrown a few little poems into the comments on others’ blogs, but maybe one of my April Fools posts would best fit the bill. In early 2017, there had been a lot of speculation that Richard Armitage might team up with Yaël Farber on her planned adaptation, Oedipus to Antigone, so I thought it would be fun to re-imagine it as a Broadway musical with Dawn French and Chloë Grace Moretz! To date, I’m thrilled that that post has received over 615 views, thanks in large part to a shout out from Servetus.
Challenge almost completed… just 5 more letters to go!