New modes of Armitage fandom disorders are being discovered in alarming numbers
ARMITAGE SELECTION MODE (ASM), typified by fans arguing over which role played by Richard Armitage is most perfect, has been identified by MsGigglepants, see comment,
She is also the first to coin the phrase CHRONIC ARMITAGE COMPLEX ENTHRALLMENT – (CAC for short, pronounced the British way), applying the term to patients complaining of symptoms common to multiple modes, which appears to be the majority of them. Id.
Phylly3 has coined the phrase ARMITAGE DISSERTATION MODE (ADM7), to describe Perry’s Abstract, arguing Perry evidences classic symptoms of ADM5, ARMITAGE DISSECTION MODE. Id.
Having come to Perry’s attention by way of joint research efforts with Phylly, yet another affliction has been unearthed, ARMITAGE VIDEO ABSTRACTION MODE (AVAM), typified by members of the fandom who ignore everyday life in favor of watching fanvids created by – you guessed it- Phylly’sFaves and other talented vidders.
RESEARCH IS FAST-TRACKED
These damaging and debilitating psychological disorders are sending hundreds of fans to their analyst’s couch. Something must be done. A poster boy has been selected:
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!! Without further research, authorities fear the Armitage Mode Syndromes will reach epidemic proportions, fueled by the upcoming release of The Desolation of Smaug, drawing thousand more symptom-free, unsuspecting individuals into the fandom. Funding grants have been offered by the Armitage Institute, but the project is stalemated for lack of an appropriate name for the soon to be established Foundation. Suggestions of “The Foundation for Armitage Recovery Testing”(FART) and the Organization for Overseeing Fandom Frailties (OOFF) have been rejected as derivative and likely to confuse.
Organizers are reaching out to the fan base to elicit viable corporate names for the not for profit organization. They are asked to contact the neophyte perry, through comments to her publisher. A poll will be conducted to select the most appropriate foundation or institute name.
IN OTHER NEWS
The poll is still open to decide the burning question of what design the not yet named foundation’s “ribbon in support” should take. Leading in the poll is a black leather version, commemorating Guy of Gisborne. Authorities believe this is the first choice because fan’s know everyone needs a bit of black leather. Running a distant second is the creme colored damask ribbon typifying John Thornton. The results are encouraging. The voters are showing their preference for neutrals. BUT THE SAMPLE IS TOO SMALL to have statistical significance, so please vote below.
WITHOUT YOUR HELP WE CAN’T STAMP OUT ARMITAGE MODE DISORDERS