2014: An Ancient Armitage Year in Review

Well, the roast beast has been mostly devoured, the dishwasher is running and I’ve got 35 minutes before I need to go back out into the newly frigid temps to fetch MiniMe from an impromptu nine year old New Year’s Eve fest.  Just enough for a rapid fire recap of 2014 doings here at Ancient Armitage.

Most Viewed Post…

The clear victor actually originated in May of 2013 :

Richard Armitage and the classical canon of sculptuRAl proportions

I noticed consistent traffic on this rather elderly post throughout 2014.  Curious, I dug a little deeper and noticed that I was also getting quite a bit more traffic from university based URL’s.  I’m left with the sneaking suspicion that many an unsuspecting undergraduate student of art history happened across my discussion of classical proportions and idealism in the process of researching term papers.  The day the reference turns up on a paper assigned by me, you all will be the first to know! (as a funny FYI, Semper ubi sub ubi Richard Armitage, a post about ancient underwear from January 2014 was not terribly far behind…who knew people were so fascinated with the kynodesme and subligaculum!)

How did anyone land on this blog with that search term….

coming from my own opinion responsibility means a duty or obligation to satisfactorily perform or complete a task assigned by someone, or created by one’s own promise or circumstances that one must fulfill, and which has a consequent penalty for failure, having a job to deal with something or having control over someone. i believe responsibility will require you to be mature, a positive, tough mind and willing to get whatever it is done. doing things on time, satisfying and making sure you have the things done that you need before the things that you want will be an example


Um yeah.  Moving right along,

My favorite search term for the year:

richard armitage bikini

Is that Richard Armitage wearing a bikini?  Wearing Richard Armitage as a bikini?  I just don’t know!

And last but not least…most unexpected nation showing up on the page views summary:

Iceland – 14 page views from Iceland….*waving*  Hi Icelandic Armitage fans!!

Thanks to all who’ve just stopped by for this or that.  Thanks especially to all who’ve followed, commented, liked and reblogged.  It is a pleasure to be among you all!  2014 is almost in the can and I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings for this guy,

Richard Armitage for Daman Mag by Mitchell Nguyen Mc Cormack Source

Richard Armitage for Daman Mag by Mitchell Nguyen Mc Cormack

…and all of us who follow his career.

Happy New Year Armitageworld!!

16 comments on “2014: An Ancient Armitage Year in Review

  1. jazzbaby1 says:

    Happy New Year, Obscura!

  2. sparkhouse1 says:

    Happy New Year, Obsura! Thank you for all the entertaining, enlightening, informative, touching, funny writings and pics you share with us. Best wishes for you for 2015 and I am also looking forward to what RA brings to us next..this..year!

    • obscura says:

      Thanks so much for reading!! Without the “known” of TH releases, it will be a whole new kind of RA year for me. Since I turned up in the summer of 2012, there has always been TH stuff pending.

  3. Hariclea says:

    Happy new year to you too! May it be a great one! and thanks for all the fascinating posts and insights, looking forward to much more (and now need to check out those popular ones i missed!.. underwear.. bikini? 😉 )

  4. jholland says:

    I could… ah… understand the impulse to revisit “Richard Armitage and the classical canon of sculptuRAl proportions” time and again. Right there at the “bottom” of the page. =) I think I’ll go view that again, right now! Lol

  5. katie70 says:

    Have a happy 2015. Keep up the great posts and teaching us something new.

  6. Guylty says:

    LOL – well, RA studies are extremely enlightening. A cultural must. In fact, they should be offered in uni. Just imagine – ready-made jobs for you, me and so many others…
    Thank you for another year of blogging RA – here’s to another one. May the inspiRAtion continue to strike.

  7. Servetus says:

    happy new year, chum, and best wishes. You mean a lot to me.

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