Me and Mr. Fry by graemestevens

Me and Mr. Fry

As strange as it may seem, this shot is for the Fiveplustwo "Super Heroes" challenge. How can that be? I hear you cry.
Well, it's like this - I've never really bought in to the fervour over the likes of Superman, Batman, Captain America etc. however it would be fair to say that in my humble opinion Stephen Fry is not only Super (with a definite upper case S & F) but he is also something of a Hero (for me anyway) and not just linguistically. Lets face it, anyone who can be through what he has been through (be it self inflicted or not) and still announce to the masses that it is perfectly acceptable to imbiginate the English language, or that there simply is not enough arse gravy in the world, has to be more than just average.
This main should be declared a World Heritage Site.
This is superb. Fav!
March 5th, 2015  
Meg
You are positively glowing Graeme (I definitely see a smile in the eyes)! I daresay Mr. Fry makes you downright giddy!
March 5th, 2015  
This MAN! ;) nice work!
March 5th, 2015  
@epcello Thank you so much :)
@megstorey I know - it won't happen again...but his writing does appeal :)
March 5th, 2015  
@brigette Thank you very much indeed :)
March 5th, 2015  
wicked! this is a brilliant shot, I love your selfies :D so imaginative
March 5th, 2015  
You made me look up "imbiginate", which BTW, does not seem to exist, except in your imagination! Totally clueless when it comes to this blok!
March 5th, 2015  
@panthora You're right, it doesn't exist, but when he said it I think he was just trying to say that language should evolve...
@amyleewinfield Thank you very much :)
March 5th, 2015  
Excellent capture.
March 5th, 2015  
@anazad511 Thanks very much indeed :)
March 5th, 2015  
He's hysterical. I used to watch him on the UK version of Whose Line Is It Anyway? many years ago.
March 5th, 2015  
Love him - loved jeeves and Wooster among other things - can completely accept your hero idea here - and cute shot (but oh so tame....no fire, blood, nudity, raw meat).....what's come over you?
March 6th, 2015  
perfect take!
March 6th, 2015  
@mzzhope Thank you kindly :)
@hippiechick13 I love the guy, everything from his novels to QI, just a legend
@deak68 Thanks very much and loves Jeeves & Wooster too. And I'm not wearing trousers.
March 6th, 2015  
The quality of this selfie portrait is amazing.....just beautifully finely detailed.....big fave!
March 6th, 2015  
@happypat Thank you so much, very much appreciated :)
March 6th, 2015  
You are the Superhero of selfies! Capital S's
March 6th, 2015  
@trinda Thank you very much :)
March 6th, 2015  
He is a very compelling and multi-talented personality... no wonder you identify with him. :) Perfect focus on the book, too.
March 6th, 2015  
Hail Stephen Fry :))
March 6th, 2015  
Love the drama of this black and white! Lovely portrait!
March 6th, 2015  
How delightful to see your nose in a book rather than your chest on fire! I wonder, though, how are the shirts feeling against what has to be new stubble?
March 6th, 2015  
Love your choice!
March 6th, 2015  
He has lulled be to sleep many a night these last 35 years. He is the BEST audio book read there is. Indoctrinating my child now who gets Paddington bear read to him by his wonderful voice.
March 6th, 2015  
Here here!
March 6th, 2015  
Fab shot, Graeme! (My opinion, for what it's worth, is that there's not much, if any, self inflicted stuff in Stephen Fry's life.)
March 6th, 2015  
I like you a lot with glasses on!!!!!!
March 6th, 2015  
So handsome!!! Stephen fry I mean 😘
March 6th, 2015  
@denisefuller I couldn't possibly comment!
@gigiflower Crumbs. I might wear them more.
@quietpurplehaze You raise a valid point, just catering to the masses...the mans a bloody legend though
@annied where where!
@newbank Ah yes, the voice...it is quite wonderful...
@taffy Thank you so much :)
@voiceprintz silky smooth thank you, silky smooth
@lynnilou Thank you very much indeed :)
@hermann Without a shadow of doubt
@rosiekerr Thank you so much :)
March 6th, 2015  
Yes, he is a hero, that man! Read several books of him . Saw a very good documentary a year or two ago by him, 'Out there'.
March 6th, 2015  
Definitely a hero of mine. Love his wit, his charm and his humanity. A real national treasure. :)
March 6th, 2015  
@graemestevens ducked if I know - behind those glasses and that eyebrow :)
March 6th, 2015  
March 6th, 2015  
Great choice, fantastic shot as well.
March 6th, 2015  
Good old Strphen Fry. He is tremendously intelligent, and uses likes to use words never heard of before. I'll bet his book is a cracker.
March 6th, 2015  
@graemestevens

Graeme, I'm a fellow 'sufferer' of bipolar (it also has its advantages) so I can empathise with this man!
March 6th, 2015  
Super superhero! :)
March 6th, 2015  
A great shot for the challenge!
March 6th, 2015  
@nicoleterheide Thanks very much :)
@bill_fe That he is :)
@quietpurplehaze I have a very, very close friend who is also in the same position :)
@888rachel I've read them all and they're absolutely brilliant...you do need a dictionary handy though ;)
@karlow75 Thank you kindly good sir
@swillinbillyflynn Absolutely agree :)
@overalvandaan He's a legend - his books are great as are his documentaries etc
@annied Oh there...yes, probably ;)
March 6th, 2015  
I think one of my favorite episodes of a late night talk show ever was when Craig Ferguson had an entire episode that was just and interview with Stephen Fry.
March 6th, 2015  
@spikez The man is just a legend :)
March 6th, 2015  
@graemestevens I think I just glimpsed it there
March 6th, 2015  
@annied I'm trying to keep it hidden
March 6th, 2015  
Awesome dof, brilliant shot
March 6th, 2015  
@graemestevens try harder
March 6th, 2015  
@andy3168 Thanks very much - just a hurried shot
@annied Yes ma'am
March 6th, 2015  
@graemestevens ma'am - while I sip on my wine - ok I gave downed that bottle with lunch - I am debating my feelings about the ma'am business - it does indicate bossy so perhaps it works
March 7th, 2015  
@annied It does indicate that doesn't it? I shall let you decide what I meant...
March 7th, 2015  
@graemestevens oh I know wgat you meant hahaha
March 7th, 2015  
March 7th, 2015  
@graemestevens yep thought so lol
March 7th, 2015  
@annied No comment.
March 7th, 2015  
@graemestevens hahaha two words that rarely pass these lips
March 7th, 2015  
@annied It's a first for me as well!
March 7th, 2015  
@graemestevens HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
March 7th, 2015  
@graemestevens

Graeme, I have to say that I have been lucky to find out my diagnosis 30+ years after my first hospitalized episode of bipolar aged 19. . I then set about researching it and ways to manage it and live my life to keep well. I have a lifestyle management plan which I follow (plus I take lithium) and the last time I was in hospital was 12 years ago and I hope never to be incarcerated on a psychiatric ward again. All good and sincere wishes to your friend.
March 7th, 2015  
@quietpurplehaze I'll be seeing her tomorrow night as we're gathering at her place for a pot luck dinner and some laughs so I'll actually pass that along. She's not long been diagnosed so still working through issues, but that's what friends are for!
March 7th, 2015  
This is simply a great character study - rare in an auto-portrait. Fav.
March 7th, 2015  
@graemestevens

I have made entirely practical self management charts to use for daily living and if anybody feels that anything at all might be applicable for them I'm very happy to share by email.
March 7th, 2015  
@quietpurplehaze That could well be very useful :)
@vignouse Thank you kindly good sir, it happened completely by accident.
March 7th, 2015  
I admit, I didn't know much about Stephen Fry until a friend shared a video on Facebook the other day. It was an hour long and after it was over, I felt like I could relate in so many ways even without being diagnosed. I chose to keep reading about it for now and living life one moment at a time. Thank you for your perspective. Btw, great selfie too.:)
March 8th, 2015  
@cndglnn Thanks very much - he's an inspiration
March 8th, 2015  
Very cool shot. Fav!
March 8th, 2015  
@eyeamlisa Thank you kindly nice lady
March 8th, 2015  
Excellent!
March 8th, 2015  
@mikegifford Thank you kindly good sir
March 8th, 2015  
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