Just Enjoy Being a Ripple

To my fellow fans,

Maybe it’s just me and a few others, but I do not look to Richard Armitage for affirmation of any kind. No offense to Richard. So when I listen to an interview with him and God forbid the fans are mentioned, I don’t take anything he says personally. I’m simply along for this ride, and I’m enjoying it. But if I start trying to figure out if RA has contempt for some of his fans or all of his fans, well, it’s just too much work. I would rather put that energy into examining the characters he plays.

But I understand that we’re all part of a fandom, and as such that makes us a bit vulnerable. Well look at it this way. Now we know how RA feels being in the spotlight. He’s in the spotlight almost all the time and the Armitage Army (unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on how you look at it) is sometimes too. So we get laughed at sometimes, and if it can make RA laugh, so be it. I think those male interviewers are jealous as hell and the women interviewers are fascinated. But I really don’t think RA means anything mean by his cracks. I think he’s still flabbergasted and doesn’t know what exactly to say, and I refuse to take any of it personally. Rationalizing? Maybe, but I live by that rule most of the time — don’t take things personally (even if they’re sometimes meant that way) — and it keeps me sane and smiling.

I hope all of you have a great day.

Should I post a pic?

10 Comments

  1. Maybe he has realized that no matter what he says, it will be wrong … :) I have been in that situation.

  2. If you tease my 11-year-old nephew about a certain girl in his class at school and mention that you heard she likes him and probably she wants to kiss him, and why not? He’s such a cute boy, probably all the girls want to…

    Go on in this vein for about two minutes, and he snaps and says something really angry out of sheer and total embarrassment. And he is really the sweetest, most observant and sensitive boy. Honestly, he is.

  3. @Servetus, I think that’s probably the case, and grerp gave a great example.

  4. Nicely said RAFrenzy. I completely agree with Servetus too, I’ve been in that situation myself as well.

  5. Yes, I agree that answering fan related questions is tricky. That’s why I can’t help but wonder if he just had his own professional website it might make it easier on him. I mean, if I remember correctly, when he wants to “communicate” with his fans to do something (i.e. donate to charities as he did this past Christmas) then he is ok with connecting with the fans. I think that’s how most celebrities like it, they want their fan interaction to be on their own terms, not set by the fans.

    I would imagine having his own website would help to achieve that. But what the heck do I know, LOL!

  6. Best to ignore the comments imo. Let’s face it, the fans make fascinating journalistic fodder … they simply can’t resist but ask him the fan question. I suspect RA has to ward off jokes from his fellow actors as well. Miranda Raison made a comment about RA’s fans in an interview she made before Spooks S7 was released. Something about his army turning up on the set and bringing him cakes. They (Spooks cast) laughed at him while he was very good natured ….. will have to find the source now. He must get it all the time!

    On the subject of the official site, the results on the poll I ran ages ago were overwhelmingly in favour of one.

  7. Poor guy. That has to get irritating. But I suppose cakes are better than chocolate panties. Unless the chocolate panties were a joke making fun of women who like to send their panties. As long as I live, I will never understand why some women think that their panties sent in the mail has some appeal. I honestly do not get that, and the day I do,well, I just don’t want to ever get it. LOL!

  8. However, I do think some things can be done tastefully such as the Havoc Tour T-Shirt. That was clever and apparently didn’t intrude on him.

  9. As for the pants I thought a fan who was an artist put a caricature of RA on a pair of boxers and sent it to him. I don’t know where the chocolate came from – I think it was a failure of the journalist reporting it to put a semi colon or comma between undies and chocolate so the Choc undies are actually mythical :)

  10. You may be right about the chocolate panties, but whether they’re real or mythical, they represent a kind of fan Richard Armitage would like to distance himself from. Or at least that’s how it appears. LOL!


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