Back in March bccmee asked for contributions of words and pictures for a collaborative project. This project turned out to be a fabulous video dictionary, consisting of words associated with Richard Armitage.

She has kindly agreed to let me use the words from that project here, on The RAD. Thanks bccmee! And thanks to Gratiana Lovelace, who coined today’s word.

Be-Guy-ling: The trance like state that Richard Armitage, as Sir Guy, elicits in us with his oh so sexy smirk. Drooling may occur.


To submit a word to The RAD, simply fill out the form here.


This word was sitting in my draft pile. It seems like an appropriate choice for today’s word, given the appearance of the EW pictures yesterday.

As we all know (or if you are new, you’re about to be informed) capitalizing the “RA” in words is common among Richard Armitage fans. This post will be the first of what I assume will be many that fall into that category.

Today’s word was coined and recommended by Brooke Stevens.

RAcer: One who races to find out the most recent RA news.

Many of us are RAcers, as can been proven by exhibit A:


To submit a word to The RAD, simply fill out the form here.


Newbies, this is an acronym that you’ll want to give special attention.

APM or Armitage Protection Mode: The intense desire to protect Richard Armitage. This affliction often leads sufferers to attempt to police the activities of other fans. According to RAFrenzy, symptoms include (but are not limited to):

  • Continual scouring of the web for talk of Richard Armitage
  • Self-importance
  • Impaired humor
  • Maniacal need to pontificate about behaviors of others toward Richard Armitage with the goal of correcting them
  • Possible delusions of actually protecting Richard Armitage

If you find that any of these symptoms apply to you, take a look in the mirror to make sure you aren’t greeted by something like this:

Thanks go to Snicker’s Mom for suggesting this contribution to The RAD.


This acronym comes from Fedora Lady.

SND or So Not Dead: No matter what the bloody scriptwriters choose to do to our beloved RA chaRActers, we know they are, in fact, alive and well and ready to entertain us yet another day.

Some of the characters who have achieved SND status are:

Sir Guy of Gisborne from Robin Hood

Lucas North from Spooks/MI-5

John Porter from Strike Back

To see what these SND characters are up to, check out Fedora Lady’s Sloth Fiction. The first installment can be found here.