What frustration, having seen notice of this post in my email about a topic I initiated and want to discuss, and then having my internet go out from night until a few minutes ago, before I got to read the content. Anyway, this post raises some additional issues and thoughts of what we’ve been discussing here, including, and this is key to me, the possible misrepresentation of Armitage’s character and the nature of the film. I would also say here, that it is only because I don’t have the one hard fact I need, to publish the name of the fan I think is running the account. I have copies of tweets from the fan begging Anna Friel and Candida Brady to use her services free since she has a PR and alleged digital media background, as well as tweets offering concrete “advice,” and a host of other clues and circumstantial evidence. But until someone in the know confirms the fact, or until I get utterly fed up, I’m going to refrain from mentioning the name or the FB page, which I think, most of us already know.
Pursuant to this. I have a lot of the same reactions. And, as history repeats itself, a lot more weariness about it all. And two additional points to make.
Twitter #richardarmitage tag before August 2014 — how I miss thee. Full of funny exchanges, sexy remarks, links to great fan art, and some real discussions. What do we have now? A non-stop stream of smarm and fundraising and polls about James Bond with Armitage’s occasional self-promotion put in there and some pretty pictures. No discussions that involve anything like differing viewpoints; everyone always already agrees with everyone else. I haven’t been there much lately because I remember when it was fun and joky and it was okay to make some racy comments about Armitage’s body and I don’t want to lose the memory. The current state of affairs is what we get, though, when the occasional swear word provokes…
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