No name

My take on the whole ‘No name’ controversy over on Twitter when an EW reporter called Richard Armitage a ‘ forgettable no name’ actor in a tweet… The way she said all that (and prefers Chris Pine??? Nah, I really don’t see that!) was a little disrespectful but she kinda does have a point because, really, when I tell people in real life that I love Richard Armitage, every single person looks at me blankly… and I really have told quite a few people! Some of these people may even remember I have this favourite actor and they repeatedly ask me, “what was his name again?” So yeah, I do kinda get the ‘no name’ thing, although I too think her criticism could have been worded more tactfully. As for forgettable – I find other actors far more forgettable than Richard, but that’s a personal preference, I guess. To each their own!

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Personally, I can’t be bothered to get that upset over such a thing, or take it too seriously, but then I am quite an even-tempered person anyhow. I read rude tweets like that, have my own thoughts (as voiced above), and then choose to move on because I know arguing on Twitter rarely solves anything. Part of the Armitage Army couldn’t be so complacement and valiantly jumped to Richard’s defence. While I think it’s great some people called her out on her rudeness, I immediately saw where this was headed… Yes, it got ugly quickly, arguments ensued between said reporter and fans and then fans started calling out other fans on their behaviour. In short, mayhem grew over, in my view, a very silly, rude little tweet that never deserved so much attention. But it’s like watching a train wreck, I couldn’t tear my eyes away…  And hey, here I am even blogging about it! Silly me…

Maybe the one good thing to come of all this is that said reporter will at least remember Richard’s name from now on (not forgettable and no name anymore!).

Today, Richard himself has weighed in on Twitter on this whole controversy in the most delightful way!

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I love his self-deprecating sense of humour, that man really has been on a roll on Twitter lately! Maybe that’s the best way to respond to rude tweets that can’t be ignored: stay polite, use humour (which can defuse a lot of anger) and move on….

This past weekend, as I watched the drama unfold, I’ve been singing two ‘No name’ songs in my head, over and over again. This one…

and this one:

I went on to do a quick YouTube ‘No name’ song search. Apparently Michael Jackson also made a ‘No name’ song. I’d never heard it before…

And there’s someone who sang an own composition called ‘No name’ on Britain’s Got Talent a few years ago, although those actual words are never mentioned in the song itself…

There’s a song that I didn’t know called ‘No name’ by Ed Sheeran which is also used as the title song to a TV series (The Bastard Executioner) that I also don’t know…

And, oh my goodness, 1980s German pop group Modern Talking (I remember a school friend loving them and hating the ‘Nora’ necklace the singer used to wear) has a ‘No name’ song (which isn’t terribly good but fits into this list):

I think I’m done now, engaging myself in the drama, and yep, I’m ready to move on (after responding to possible comments to this post)… 🙂

Auctions Now On!!! #CelebRAtionWithPurpose

Guylty’s charity auction with unique Richard Armitage fan items has started today! It’s a #CelebRAtionWithPurpose on the occasion of The Armitage’s birthday and will benefit the Young Minds UK charity. Lots of great items to choose from, take a gander and bid if you can/want…

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It’s that time of year again! Our favourite actor’s birthday is coming up, and as in previous years, I would like to follow Richard’s suggestion that we give to charity instead of investing money in a present for him. It is a lovely thought – both in terms of his followers wishing to shower him in gifts, as well as of Richard to channel those gifts into much-needed donations. A fundraising auction is the perfect middle ground – a #CelebRAtionWithPurpose, benefitting a charity with the proceeds, while honouring Richard’s suggestion. Added bonus: You can do good and get something material back in turn: fan items. Lots of winners – a charity, the birthday boy who is being honoured with donations in his name, a fandom to show its kindness, and generous auction winners who receive fan memorabilia in return.

The current charity initiative comes off the back of our combined…

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