RA Today ~ April 9

I was talking to a moderator of a submissions based blog which was becoming a battleground, ripped apart by two schools of fandom opinion.  I suggested that she create a side blog so that there was a happy place for each of the ‘teams’.   I thought it was a win-win situation – everyone got to have their submissions published without worry of someone taking umbrage with them.  Unfortunately, the mod has been under attack since then … and it appears to be because she publicly thanked me for the idea.

You see,  my stalker is back, harassing people who DARE to communicate with or reblog from me.  They’re following the usual tactic, spouting lies and making sure they shout so loud that nothing else can be heard over their din.  Part of me wants to laugh at the ridiculousness of their lies because everyone who follows me know they aren’t true.   However, they are going after my followers or anyone who dares admit they know me and that’s not okay – it’s not something I laugh off.  But, ANY attention to such trolls only gives them the sustenance they crave, so I won’t give them the pleasure of a very pithy response.   Well … on Tumblr where they’re looking for it.

Why is it that a few bad apples try to spoil the whole barrel of fun?

On a much cheerier note, some fans discovered the Hannibal film crew outdoors in Hamilton, Ontario and spent some time outside the set.  Afterwards, Rutina Wesley (Richard’s co-star) went outside to meet the fans and take a photo with them.  They were able to see Richard and Rutina acting for a bit of the time too! (X)   (X)

I need to open the window and take in some fresh air – and I think this pic is just the window I need:


  1. Season 3 Guy by the fire cap by psicomana
  2. Season 3 b&w screen caps by bloodbuzz-smartypants
  3. Season 3 edit by serik27
  4. Standing, looking up at Vasiey cap by missnu93
  5. At his wedding, before the priest by missnu93
  6. S02E01 gifs by imreadinggirl   Part II   Part III   Part IV   Part V   Part VI    Part VII   Part VIII    Part IX   Part X  Part XI  Part XII  Part XIII   Part IVXX   Part VXX


  1. Promo shot with helicopter in background by groovyger


  1. Thorin & Dwalin having a snack at Beorn’s gifs by thorinds
  2. Multi edit by thilbo
  3. Promo shot with axe and sword by richardarmitakeme
  4. Thorin & map overlay by choreolanus
  5. Pencil drawing by bethannng


  1. Gifs by fringeofmadness
  2. Thornton & Higgins gifs by circusgifs
  3. Final train scene gifs by imreadinggirl
  4. Pen & ink drawing of JT by aliciavogel


  1. A little Sleepwalker reminder by armitages-sleepwalker
  2. Percy Courtenay smoking gifs by theheirsofdurin
  3. Epiphanes by clematis70
  4. Harry Kennedy: a little kiss at the door gif by thelurkingdead
  5. Strike Back:  Project Dawn (French) lol by spooksgirlclaws
  6. Alec Track: a smile by spooksgirlclaws


  1. Blair Getz Mezibov video
  2. Sarah Dunn 2014 posted by richardslittle-infinity
  3. Richard Bush by jonathan-rhys-meyers-love 
  4. Richard Bush by silkeluv
  5. Blair Getz Mezibov gifs by francisdollarhydes
  6. Perou closeup by aniarafan2
  7. Matt Holyoak: standing by window by mariliaafelix
  8. Anders Overgaard by mzperx0506universe


  1. Dwarf boot camp Jed & Richard wrassling by thorin-baconshield
  2. Martin & Richard listening to each other talk gifs by heelsheamus
  3. Worst day on Dos by chase-taurohtar
  4. Favourite tv shows – 2010
  5. Leaving an interview in 2012 by anacondavisearchive
  6. The Stage’s predictions on the Oliviers by myrichardtreeshouse
  7. crossing his arms by jahoe1960
  8. misc interview and red carpet gifs by durinbuttsex
  9. misc character and RA gifs by mirkwoodcaptauriel
  10. doesn’t look much diff than his character by likeadancingdream
  11. Empire awards 2014 by jassy2101
  12. Summary of Richard’s Crucible reviews by lgprca
  13. ComicCon Brasil selfie by mrpuddingston
  14. DOS promos cap by jassy2101



7 thoughts on “RA Today ~ April 9

  1. KellyDS says:

    the side-blog sounds like a very good idea to me, giving both sides a space where they can talk about the things they like without feeling like they may be attacked for it. unfortunately there are some fans out there who align themselves with one side even though the majority of their side may not agree with their views or their tactics; they give their side a bad name by the way they behave. then stereotypes are formed based on the actions of a few, and the whole side has to suffer for it.

    • jollytr says:

      It feels like a lose-lose situation. Do you stand back and ignore the pain and damage happening around you or do you stick your neck out and try to find a peaceable solution – a compromise of sorts? Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. I’m not immune to having hurt feelings but I have a little bit of Emotional A.D.D. (EADD) – sad sad sad Oh look a pretty picture happy happy happy. I get over the bogus things slung my way but it’s much harder to see others being attacked because they are guilty by association. I’m not sure how to deal with that and EADD doesn’t seem to work for it. And I haven’t found the balance between venting and whinging … it feels like I’ve done far too much of the latter recently. So, I’ll have a think on it and let EADD take over.

      • KellyDS says:

        you are damned if you do and damned if you don’t, I know that sentiment all too well. just keep in mind that you might be sticking your neck out for someone who doesn’t really *want* a solution. it’s like that line from The Dark Knight, “some men just want to watch the world burn”; there are some fans out there that get a rush from the confrontation that their sh*t-stirring creates.

      • jollytr says:

        Sadly, I think you’re right. It would be a much nicer fan world if you and I were wrong about this 😦 It goes against the way I was brought up to “keep your head down and don’t let anyone see you”. I was taught a little more of the “if not me, then who?” and that it’s not okay to stand by and watch vulnerable people be bullied. I taught an anti-bullying seminar in my son’s primary school and one of the important points was that the witnesses to unchecked bullying are victims of bullying too – they see the world as unsafe and that they are justified in walking in fear because no one will stand with them either. The internet is sometimes far less civilized that a typical primary school playground.

      • KellyDS says:

        it’s hard to judge when to step in and when to keep quiet. it bothers me when I see others getting bullied or walked all over b/c they don’t have the temperament to stand up for themselves. I want to be their voice, help them get heard, especially if the bullying is meant to shut them up and scare them away. but you have to make sure you’re on the same page before investing too much of yourself into the situation. it’s like when people ask for advice and then keep doing the opposite and complaining that they’re not getting positive results. we have to be careful not to ignore our own stress level/frustration limit in the process. while it may be noble to help others, our own happiness should not be sacrificed in order to do so.

  2. Hariclea says:

    late but i just wanted to send some hugs for any of these annoying moments! sorry if i tend to be late in reactions but i get back here as soon as i can 🙂
    You know, i often only look at images on tumbler and just ignore the rest, sometimes a blessing 😉 people are weird, i’ll never understand why some thrive on conflict like that. really sorry however they are going after you again! is there anyway to block them or ignore them in a technical way? I hope this at least can be your happy place 🙂

  3. I hate that you’re being stalked again. These people need to get a life!

    Thanks for all the goodies. I missed about half 😉

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