For those of you who’ve only recently joined the party here, the καλός post – origins explained here – is generally a celebration of the καλός that is Richard Armitage. I was thinking about posting something else entirely today, but it is now 9:54PM…I’m still in my office…my office is 50 minutes from my bed…my morning alarm goes off at 6:30AM. Kαλός it is!
I have got to hand it to my good pal Guylty…once again, she has delivered the goods. I can’t pick just one. (Guylty is incredibly generous with the fruits of her photographic labors, so please remember to credit her if you use them.)
I love, Love, LOVE the use of black and white, which takes out all of the background distraction for me and allows me to focus on the detail. Good to see the return of the shortish hair/stubble look. (Although, as much as I intially was in the sans-a-beard camp, I have to admit, it’s beginning to grow on me).
I also love that Guylty has caught some not so common expressions flitting across the καλός visage.
Listening…leaning…crinkling. Not quite candid, but not really posed either.
All in all appealing. Ambrosia for the eyes.
It’s official (again).
ὅ παῖς καλός!
Thanks to all who donated in memory of Guylty’s father. After a bit of wrangling around of funds to get it done (note: Just Giving no longer accepts PayPal as a payment form), I posted the donation to ChildLine through Richard Armitage’s Just Giving page.
This donation, combined with the funds donated directly to the local charity chosen by Guylty’s family, details here, and the amounts donated directly to Just Giving on Guylty’s behalf, brings the total donated to right around $500. We all know that sentiment is not measured in coin, but once again, the tangible proof of the generosity of this community, this time in support of one our own, warms my heart.
Yes, I’m still alive…up to my eyeballs in a backlog of THDOS premiere and press tour materials. I’m tired from just watching the video of events – I can only imagine the energy it must take to be an integral part of a tour like this. Promotion is a huge part of the overall film making process these days, and it is a part that Richard Armitage has been less than enthusiastic about in the past. Nevertheless, he’s really stepped up to the plate again, thus embodying the Roman virtue of industria. Hard work, diligence, industriousness – all characteristics that can be easily identified in Richard Armitage’s approach to his career. Over the past two weeks he, joined by many fellow cast members, has walked the red carpet at premieres on two continents, met legions of fans, signed autographs and posed for seemingly thousands of cameras…smile, smile, smile.
Richard Armitage works the red carpet in Berlin
That’s just the tip of the iceberg…in addition to the premieres, he’s also done countless interviews, press conferences , promos, “Hangouts” and Q/A’s. Maybe it’s my indulgent eye, but it seems to me that he makes an effort to offer a bit more info in answer to oft repeated questions that must feel like a single song on perpetual repeat to him by now. It would be really easy for us to shrug this all off and say, “It’s all part of the job.” This is a true statement, but by his own admission, it is not a part of his job that Richard Armitage particularly relishes. However, despite the travel, the fatigue and the reality of being “on”, not as a character but as himself, for two solid weeks, he doesn’t just go through the motions, he does it to the best of his ability. Industria. So how does salubritas (good health, wholesomeness) fit in here? Just look at him! Movie boyfriend is in fine form bringin’ the industria!!
In addition to my home life, my regular teaching gig, my volunteer work (I’m looking at you VBS!) and of course, intensive devotion to Richard Armitage studies, I have another little hobby. Every so often I design and lead tour groups to Greece. We visit remnants of a storied past….
Acropolis of Athens
Charming mountain towns…
A plethora of seaside tavernas…for fun in the sun, or in the shade 🙂
Greece is one of my favorite places in the world, and I love bringing people there and showing them paths less traveled. My last trip was in 2011, and I think I’ve been missing Greece since I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. Then a thought occurred…what if I combined my two favorite hobbies – travel to Greece and Richard Armitage fandom?
Actually, Guylty and I were giggling about this topic via email a while back and I started to think about it again this week. So, I’ve been wondering if anyone out there in Armitageworld would have an interest in a fun filled vacation with plenty of inspiRAtion for conversation. (**I’m not in league with any travel agent or tour company and stand to gain nothing but the pleasure of your company 🙂 ) I’d think about late spring or early fall of 2014 or even 2015… Am I crazy? Wait, don’t answer that : )