Limerick: Great #RichardArmitage Days

tumblr_noplv6zVVu1rdkqqyo3_500Yesterday started as one of those ho-hum days

With nothing much interesting to do or to say

Just another morning

Then, without warning

Richard Armitage as Francis Dolarhyde entered the fray!


dolarhydeIt’s something we’ve waited and waited to see

Since another “Armitage Big Day” on January 13

That was when the words

“Red Dragon” were heard

A huge serial killer role starring none other than  “He”


Richard Armitage arrives in Toronto to begin filming "Hannibal" as the Tooth Fairy killerI, for one, rushed home and delved into the show

And was duly impressed with the entire tableau

Since I first saw the design

There’s been a tingle in my spine

As I’ve waited to tell Dolarhyde “Hello”




tumblr_norecu1l4r1qfdneyo2_r1_540Then yesterday Francis was suddenly there on my screen

A dark image, a tattoo, fully muscled and lean

Another shot of his hands

That affected my glands

And I may have just let out one little scream!




tumblr_noplv6zVVu1rdkqqyo1_500Soon screencaps and GIFs exploded across the net

One in particular my appetite did whet

What sinuous, serpentine motion is that?

The Red Dragon arching like a great feral cat.

I have an uncomfortable feeling… an attraction that feels like a threat.


irises7And then as if this weren’t enough feast for my eyes

Richard Armitage then Weibo’d yet another prize!

As if he felt China needed some love

He sent them an image like a manna from above

Our first glimpse of Knight Raymond, as impressive as Guy!



raymond1Yes surely this photo so shrouded in mist

Shows us a warrior too hot to resist

Shoulders so broad

Beard or stubble (Applaud!)

In a setting that puts me in mind of a tryst!





Image: 0069930978, License: Rights managed, 4th May 2010. Richard Armitage seen outside the London studios., Place: London,UK, Model Release: No or not aplicable, Credit line:, Goff Photos

There are days in this fandom when we have such fun…

And yesterday, I think, was definitely one!

So consider me stimulated

These highs can’t be simulated

It feels like a lottery we’ve won!






  1. Servetus · May 22, 2015

    See, I KNEW you felt a limerick coming on! Good job!


  2. Guylty · May 23, 2015

    I love this, oh limerick-ician extraordinaire!!! Your turns of phrase had me enthralled – or affected my glands, as you put it. LOL. “Attraction that feels like a threat” – that is a fantastic way of describing it, as is the “great feral cat”. You’ve put it beautifully, yet humourously. Cool!

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    • jholland · May 23, 2015

      Thanks, Guylty! I needed a great Armitage day after the past couple of weeks. Between your Rockstar efforts with the charity auction and the glimpses of Francis and Raymond… it’s a great week to be Armitaged! =)

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      • Guylty · May 23, 2015

        Completely agree. Although I am a bit disappointed that his stint in Pilgrimage is already over.

        Liked by 1 person

        • jholland · May 23, 2015

          Hopefully he’s had his nose seriously to the grindstone, because yeah! Seems incredibly fast. I’m hoping it’s as big of a part as we seem to all have expected. =)


  3. Servetus · May 23, 2015

    Me too! I feel like he just got there into that and now he is done?


    • jholland · May 23, 2015

      I thought a few more weeks but what do I know? One good thing is maybe the question of “Summer” will be answered shortly….

      Liked by 1 person

      • Servetus · May 23, 2015

        That’s what I was wondering. If that happened, too, it would make up for a lot, I think, that particularly the legacy fans have been suffering under since 2010 and that was partially assuaged by The Crucible for those who saw it.


  4. linnetmoss · May 24, 2015

    Brava! Like a great feral cat… yes. That is my favorite of the gifs but I like the “mist” photo too.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Hariclea · May 25, 2015

    great one! you were truly inspired :-)))


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