Saturday, July 28, 2012

Eye Wonder

There has been so much to see and hear since Richard Armitage appeared at Comic-Con in San Diego, California with director Peter Jackson and fellow castmates Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, and Elijiah Wood.



I have not had access to my computer lately in order to make any postings about what's been going on, as I have been entertaining visiting family at my home away from home at the lake.  Luckily I have been able to keep up to date with my Iphone, or I would be really out of it!  While I have been ogling the latest pictures and becoming more dismayed about the fur flying in the fandom, I have tried to make a few comments on the various blogs out there.  If I missed yours, I'm sorry, I did try a few times on several blogs and for whatever reason I wasn't able to get my comment through.  

What I noticed right away about Comic-Con was the rather "eye catching" logo.  It reminded me of something.  Can you guess what it was?  It shouldn't be hard if you are a frequent visitor to this blog!  If not, I will give you a hint...

I am a eye-lover.  And lately the eyes that most transfix me belong to the British actor that I blather on about on this blog.  (I think we know to whom I am referring.)  Just in case you don't see the resemblance, I will provide the picture proof.  It was while I was watching Richard Armitage being interviewed while sitting in front of a mural of logos that I first noticed it...


Okay, not so much this picture.  But wait... there's more...


His eyes are pretty intense as Ricky Deeming in the George Gently series



Bill Chatford has the evil eye in Malice Aforethought.


Philip Durrant has something to hide in Ordeal by Innocence



 In Moving On the charmer John Mulligan shows his true self as his mask slips off in the last scene.

 Ian Macalwain is too serious for his own good in Ultimate Force


 Not convinced yet?  I have much more examples!

Percy Courtney is a bad egg in Miss Marie Lloyd


Heinz Kruger is a Nazi spy in Captain America

Lucas North loses direction in Spooks / MI-5 series 9

Guy of Gisborne is a baddie in guyliner in Robin Hood


Let us not forget the champion brooder John Thornton in North and South


John Porter is tough as nails in Strike Back


Thorin Oakenshield is burning for revenge in The Hobbit


I was unable to discover the background history to the Comic-Con logo, such as who created it andn when and especially whose eye it represents?  If anyone out there knows, I would be interested in finding out.  In the meantime, if you agree that the eye looks like it belongs to one of these chaRActers, please vote in the following poll.


UPDATE: (next day)
Sorry for the frustration, but it appears that the following poll from Polldaddy is not working properly.  If you are able to vote please do, but if not, I hope you won't mind leaving your choice in a comment.  If I ever get it working properly I will try to update the poll. 
(If I can! Any advice would be appreciated.)

UPDATE to the previous update...
If you can change your browser to IE (Internet Explorer) the poll works in that one (but not Firefox or Google Chrome) - Go figure!


19 comments:

Faboamanto said...

Great idea and poll! Now i wonder about the CC eye.

Tried to vote but won't let me, don't know why :( Will try again later. Look forward to results.

phylly3 said...

@Faboamanto - I couldn't vote either, but I thought it was just me! Thanks for letting me know. I will try to fix it, but I don't know what is wrong with it!

Anonymous said...

Very funny post! I vote Guy.

phylly3 said...

@Anonymous - Is that you Fitzg? Thanks for letting us know your vote. I have a feeling Gizzy will be a popular answer. I have been trying to vote for Lucas North (but I should have put John Bateman because that's who I meant. He does a great crazy eye!

Ania said...

I like your funny post.:) I tried to vote for Sir Guy.

phylly3 said...

Thanks Ania! Sorry the poll didn't work for you. Guy is a great choice!

iwanttobeapinup said...

I'm sorry, but I can't stare into Richard's eyes, as they hynotize me into thinking very naughty thoughts ;)

phylly3 said...

Yes, we certainly must suffer for the sake of art. I am willing to do it (as most of my thoughts are naughty anyway).
;)

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C. Doart said...

Took me a while to get to vote, as I needed so much time looking at your well chosen pictures ;o)
(But the poll worked fine for me.)

phylly3 said...

@CDoart-- Well, that is good news that you could vote! Are you able to see the results page too?
I tried to fix it, but I don't really know what to do.

C. Doart said...

Yes, Phylly, the result page appeared as well. So everything worked fine for me, though my Google ID on this computer sometimes is problematic. I have a Blogger blog as well, but so far only once tried PollDaddy in another combination. But perhaps I can help. Can you send me a screenshot or error message?

phylly3 said...

Thanks for offering your help Cdoart! I sent you a PM with the tech support from PollDaddy.
Basically I can choose a character but the Vote button won't work. Then when I try to see the results the message says, "that page is not available".
I am wondering if the browser makes a difference. I have tried Google chrome and Firefox.

bccmee said...

I can't vote in the poll either, but I always vote for John Porter! ♥

phylly3 said...

@bccmee - Thanks for trying! Yes, I know you're a Porter gal. ;)

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of Animated Lex Luther's Eye.

Lisa-Ann McMullin said...

It reminds me a lot of the fellow who plays Dexter. Michael C Hall. The Arc especially Drew my attention, I've attached a link I hope it works. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/michael-c-hall-david-bowie-dexter_us_56a7d6f5e4b01a3ed12426e5

Lisa-Ann McMullin said...

Dang the link does not work. But if you copy and paste that it contains a picture of Michael C Hall face on semi profile. I wonder if you see what I see

Phyllys Faves said...

Hi Lisa-Ann,
The link worked fine for me. I can see what you mean about the eyebrow arch but he would definitely need to be made up with some makeup before his eye would ever really resemble the Comic Con eye.
Thanks for visiting!