Richard Armitage has a right to do/say what he wants. so does every fan in this fandom, whether they are in agreement with his preferences or not.
When fans chastise other fans by saying “if you don’t like what Richard tweets, then don’t read it“, they should also turn that right back around to themselves: don’t like opposition to Richard? then don’t read complaints about him.
“when you point one finger, there are 3 fingers pointing back at you”
He’s a grown man and can take of himself. no shit, really?! I thought he was an 8 year old orphan with no one to look out for his well being. don’t I feel silly?
‘would you walk me home, Ms.Hale? I can’t cross the street by myself’
Unwritten fandom rule: don’t speculate about Richard’s actions…unless you agree with them. if you sympathize with him, then feel free to offer up countless explanations about what may be going on in his life that could be influencing his mood. but if you don’t like what he’s doing, then you should just keep your mouth shut, because speculation is intrusive!
sexual fantasies involving his person? Allowed. analysis of his words? Prohibited!
We did not elect anyone fandom president or sheriff, and do not have a set of official rules. because we are grown adults and can take care of ourselves.
So in summary: I am allowed to not like the way Richard handles his Twitter account. just as you are allowed to love it and not want to change a thing. let us respect each other.
I’d like to give a shout-out to fellow bloggers, Servetus and Perry, to show them some support. they keep us up to date on Richard’s career, doing countless hours of legwork, so that we don’t have to. and they give us a venue to voice our opinions, which is hard to come by in this fandom. all that goes into writing a blog post is time consuming. putting yourself out there when sharing an unpopular view, takes courage.
When I first saw the behind-the-scenes pics/video of Richard filming Berlin Station wearing Converse brand All Star sneakers without laces, I was intrigued.
how did they stay on without slipping if there were no laces? I’ve worn various pairs of similar shoes throughout the years and when I leave them untied, they flop around all over the place! over the next few days whenever I saw these pics of Richard in the shoes, I would ponder. then I saw a candid of Christian Bale in Converse brand All Star sneakers without laces
…what? this was too much of a coincidence. off to Google! and what I found is that Converse now makes “Chuck Taylor All Star Slips”
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Slip offers our iconic Oxford silhouette, but renders laces optional with an effortless, slip on design. Easy on, easy off. The washed canvas gives it a well-worn, lived in look. The classic All Star heel patch, vulcanized rubber sole, brushed metal eyelets, reinforced rubber toe cap, padded footbed and cultural authenticity remain intact.
and now it all makes sense!
Just another day in the life of a fangirl.
1.) What was your first impression of me?
that you may actually be Clark Kent. I’m still not 100% sure that you’re not.
I see you’ve checked your humor at the door. again.
2.) What is your idea of a truly romantic evening with me?
you’re adamant that we have a date night every weekend. no matter what we do, whether it’s going to a movie, having a picnic, or ice skating, you always wear a jacket and tie. I tease you about it but you say it’s your way of showing me how important making time for us is to you. and that you really like giving me your jacket when I get cold.
a gentleman is always prepared.
3.) Something that you’d like to change in me but don’t have the nerve to tell me
when you chew gum, you sound like a cow chewing it’s cud.
4.) Which 3 parts of my body are your favorites, and why?
choose? I can’t. I won’t. and you can’t make me!
Detention with Mr. Fuller: yes, please!
5.) 3 qualities that attracted you when we first met, or once you got to know me
kind, affectionate, never give up on those you love
6.) What is our favorite movie to watch together, and our favorite song?
7.) Fruit or vegetable I resemble, and why
Potato, because Trey & Donnie say you have eyes in the back of your head
don’t think I can’t see you. I can. so behave!
8.) Our first date, where did it take place and what did we do?
you had to chaperon Senior Prom and took me as your date. I told Donnie that you drank too much of the spiked punch, to explain away your dance moves. you didn’t actually drink the punch.
sweet baby Jesus.
9.) If we hadn’t met, where would you be right now?
late for everything.
taking into account normal traffic patterns and current weather conditions, you only have 5 minutes left to eat before you’re late.
10.) What was on your mind the last time we were intimate?
my obsession with you in wet clothes is going to get us into trouble one of these days
Trey! turn that off and get back inside! now!
11.) What was the first thing we said to one another?
I accidentally rear ended your car on your way to school one morning. when I saw you get out of the car, I became a bit tongue-tied
*cue Heavenly choirs singing*
you weren’t much better off than me, flustered because the accident had made you late for work. that’s what I gathered, anyway, from the few words I could make sense of out of your rambling. you also told me your name was Gary Morris. I must have given you whiplash, for you to have forgotten your own name! thankfully Trey was with you and took charge of things, even convincing the tow truck driver to drop us all off at the High School. the ride over was awkward, with me not being able to speak and you smiling at me like a goon.
it all worked out in the end because next thing I knew, we were having coffee together in the teacher’s lounge, chatting together like old friends. I don’t even drink coffee. or work at the High School.
Trey filmed the whole thing.
12.) What do you like the best about me?
your Wise Guy impersonation. it’s cute that you think it’s good.
badda bing, badda boom, fuggedaboutit!