Armitage defection: or, when good fans go awol

[ETA: I just wanted to clarify that I assume Alison was speaking tongue-in-cheek and so am I. Insert emoticon of your choice here.–Servetus]

Alison, who made the funny “Homage to Armitage” vid last year, hasn’t heard from Mr. Armitage, and thus has switched allegiances.

Alison, no offense, but I think Armitage’s been busy and is behind on his communications. Maybe you should hold out a little longer. I will be.


Did you like that singing last night? How about a donation?

It’s that time of year again: a point at which we think about the needs of others in the midst of gratitude for the gifts we have received. Here’s a link to Mr. Armitage’s recommended charities at JustGiving and a link to Act!onAid, a child sponsorship organization for which he recorded a voiceover in December 2010. In 2011, Mr. Armitage also participated in fundraising efforts for Christchurch Earthquake Appeal. You can also generate a donation by doing any or Book Depository shopping that you do for the holidays via, or or shopping via, as these fansites both donate earned commission to charities that Armitage has endorsed. Fans have also donated in honor of Armitage to Oxfam International.

~ by Servetus on December 21, 2011.

22 Responses to “Armitage defection: or, when good fans go awol”

  1. I agree with you, Servetus……..I was a little shocked when I saw Alison’s new video a few days ago, Not that she admires Michael Fassbender but that she could give up so easily on Richard! He’s been very busy as you say. Maybe she’ll switch back once she sees the trailer?


  2. I hope so. Maybe we need to organize a deputation to go to her house and talk to her.


  3. Personally I think she’s being a bit tongue in cheek. (If she isn’t and was seriously expecting a reaction from RA, it was best that she moved on.)


  4. Yes, and this post was also a bit tongue in cheek.


  5. The “awol” thing was a sort of pun on the “army” trope.


  6. It would seem pretty obvious to anyone keeping up at all with his career that RA has been more than a little busy. And has had, I am certain, plenty of gifts, letters, videos and the like sent/made in homage to him.

    Good grief, the man is only human (although I sometimes think he is more than a mere mortal 😉 ) and there are only so many hours in a day. Poor man has to get some sleep..

    If she doesn’t get the response she wants from Michael, is it going to be goodbye to the “flavour of the month” and on to some other actor? Tsk, tsk, tsk.


  7. Honestly, I really did think she was being silly at the beginning 🙂

    many emoticons!


  8. I would give my first thoughts, but I’ll be gracious. LOL!


  9. The grinning and winking as she’s talking at the beginning seems to indicate she’s just having fun. Although trading in Mr. Armitage for Mr. Fassbender seems crazy to me! 🙂


  10. How foolish!


  11. Aw, poo! Thanks for the reminder. I spent a lot Iof moolah at amazon this year and forgot about the donation thing.
    I will never defect. I’m diehard Army.


  12. Such a cute video! I’m glad you posted it.


  13. LOL! Don’t think she was really expecting anything from RA, she’s having fun. I love her introduction to her song, I like that kind of humor *grin*

    I wonder if the Hobbit trailer will move her muse into making another song/video 😉

    OML 🙂


  14. I should have put an emoticon on my post. It sounds mean, and I firmly had my tongue in my cheek. So much I couldn’t type. : D

    Allison totally jerking our chains. 😆

    “Buckshot in my soul” Damn! That’s poetic.


  15. Fassbender is a vry handsome and talented man. I know Sev is not down with him. But the man makes my stomach gooey and he has a lovely voice. Can’t a girl crush on both men? I have a weakness for Irish men. I have loved a few rouges in my life.

    Armitage is just that quintessential English man.


    • Good point, @Rob!! English or Irish?? Put that way – it seems practically MANDATORY to have at least one of each 😉 Now to fill in the Welsh and Scot positions ….


  16. I loved this. She is sooo funny. A little fickle but that is okay…she will be back to RA once she sees him as Thorin and hears that beautiful voice of his. She won’t be awol for long, mark my words!!!!LOL


  17. LOL! she have faults,but I like her,very much:)
    Beside,more Richard for me-not a problem:D


  18. […] left her some encouragement re her apparent defection. She replied, […]


  19. HAHA! Alison is hilarious. 🙂
    (And don’t take her seriously, folks! It’s meant to be funny.)


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