~ by Servetus on August 6, 2016.
Posted in Richard Armitage Tags: bullying, richard armitage, Twitter
So, you think tweet one is tied to tweet two? And I was hoping he was relaxing, watching the Olympics.
Perry said this on August 6, 2016 at 7:09 pm | Reply
There’s a plausible connection, anyway, and the tweets are three minutes apart. But not necessarily. In any case most fans seem to be reading them as not connected. (shrugs) I hoped he was watching the Olympics, too.
Servetus said this on August 6, 2016 at 7:11 pm | Reply
Yeah, but which sport? I just saw some archery.
Perry said this on August 6, 2016 at 7:18 pm | Reply
That would be a good post topic 🙂
I am not all that interested in the Olympics. Which is why I hoped he was watching it …
Servetus said this on August 6, 2016 at 7:27 pm | Reply
It’s a little difficult for me to see the sports I want right now – but I’m in for tennis, swimming, gymnastics and the horse stuff. Also like starting at the quarter finals of beach volleyball.
Perry said this on August 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm | Reply
Gymnastics is always interesting to watch.
Servetus said this on August 6, 2016 at 7:34 pm | Reply
The hashtag is interesting, too. He was bullied (as a kid?), do I understand that correctly?
Vanguard said this on August 6, 2016 at 9:54 pm | Reply
He stated that in his second CyberSmile statement: https://www.cybersmile.org/blog/richard-armitage-hobbit-human-condition-social-media
Servetus said this on August 6, 2016 at 9:58 pm | Reply
What on earth is he talking about? I can’t figure it out. Is he referring to having been bullied in the past?
I’ve been streaming what I want to watch. The women’s fencing final this afternoon (epee) was really exciting, I was on the edge of my seat. I have an inexplicable Olympics addiction, as I am not a sporty person at all.
Babette said this on August 6, 2016 at 11:23 pm | Reply
that seems to be the implication of the hashtag.
I think either (a) this tweet is somehow connected to the previous tweet (connection point appears to be Donald Trump); or (b) it somehow relates to his ambassador relationship with CyberSmile.
Do you think one needs to understand fencing to enjoy it?
Servetus said this on August 7, 2016 at 1:33 am | Reply
I definitely thought they were connected, and referred to Trump. I’m also an Olympics addict, always have been, especially Winter. Could not be a less athletic person.
Jane Steinmiller said this on August 7, 2016 at 3:05 am | Reply
you could be me, then you might be less athletic, lol. But even I enjoy watching figure skating.
Servetus said this on August 7, 2016 at 3:09 am | Reply
Ok, I did actually ice skate occasionally as a kid. You got me.
Jane Steinmiller said this on August 7, 2016 at 3:32 am | Reply
so did I. I guess we’d have to count the times. I also played girls softball for two summers. And have been known to stand in the goal when people play soccer at picnics. Very occasionally.
Servetus said this on August 7, 2016 at 3:34 am | Reply
Oh, you are definitely more athletic than I am once you throw in softball and soccer. Hard to feel like a winner in this contest though.
Jane Steinmiller said this on August 7, 2016 at 4:17 am | Reply
It’s really hard to understand the rules, especially in foil, and they move so quickly you often can’t see the touch. But they are so graceful, strong, and flexible. Just watching their feet is absolutely riveting! 🙂 Unfortunately, the networks rarely show any of it, so the live streaming is a great thing.
Babette said this on August 7, 2016 at 2:11 am | Reply
it never occurred to me to look at their feet! LOL. I’ll have to try it again sometime.
Servetus said this on August 7, 2016 at 3:08 am | Reply
Je suis d’accord l’escrime reste un sport très confidentiel, peu populaire, élitiste, peu de pratiquants. Ce sport est réputé à tord dangereux, assez cher à pratiquer. De plus les règles sont difficiles à appréhender pour un non initié. Que ce soit le fleuret, l’épée ou le sabre, les règles de jeu, les lieux de touche et donc les tenues diffèrent. Mais le côté technique, le grand fair- play, le spectacle et l’intelligence du jeu peuvent fasciner. Un enfant timide peut devenir à l’aise, caché derrière un masque. Je préfère le sabre à cause du bruit, des engagements physiques impressionnants et son usage dans l’escrime de spectacle. Dommage pour les résultats des français!
Mais il fait trop beau pour s’enfermer à l’intérieur devant le petit écran. (Je trie mes photos de vacances, spécialement celles de Thorin à la mer, à la pêche, au Mont Saint Michel, à Noirmoutier… La peluche prend le soleil) Have a good day!
squirrel.0072 said this on August 7, 2016 at 5:06 pm | Reply
interesting point about the masque.
Servetus said this on August 7, 2016 at 6:30 pm | Reply
Inversement la pratique de l’escrime peut aider, un enfant turbulent, à mieux apprendre à se maitriser, se canaliser. Le respect, la responsabilité et surtout le fair-play me plaisent dans ce jeu. Il n’y a pas de fêtes alcoolisées comme dans d’autres après match, mais beaucoup de tenue.
squirrel.0072 said this on August 8, 2016 at 12:05 am | Reply
As for RA’s tweet, I just don’t get the point. As an ambassador, what is the point of making a statement about how bullies act? There doesn’t seem to be a call to action. It’s not directed to the bully or to the bullied– it’s just a statement. I would like this tweet subject better if it were giving some good advice to the bullied-I.e. How to avoid it, how to combat it, or how to get help and support.
SueBC said this on August 7, 2016 at 8:00 pm | Reply
it’s a bit odd as a solo tweet, I agree. It occurred to me this morning (Vanguard was hinting in that direction yesterday) that the hashtag is potentially ambiguous. The reflex is to interpret it as “I’ve been the victim of bullying” but given the content, it would also be possible to interpret “there” differently.
It’s different if you think the tweet is connected to the previous one, however.
Servetus said this on August 7, 2016 at 8:17 pm | Reply
Hmmm ??.. Maybe he was a bullie. 😉 😃
Joanna said this on August 7, 2016 at 8:21 pm | Reply
now THAT would be interesting. however …
Servetus said this on August 7, 2016 at 8:24 pm | Reply
…it’s complete crap! 😀 ( sigh..blame it on vodka&tonic,Serv)
Joanna said this on August 7, 2016 at 8:41 pm | Reply
well, I was thinking “unlikely” but didn’t want to sound condescending.
Great weather for vodka tonic, though. Or tatanka. Though I learned about two weeks ago that Żubrówka can’t be imported into the US. Sigh.
Servetus said this on August 7, 2016 at 8:44 pm | Reply
😱Omg! It always can be send “privately”,S😊. Just say when and where ! Seriously!
Joanna said this on August 7, 2016 at 8:57 pm | Reply
oh — thanks so much — I bought a substitute. (Someone invited me over who wanted a typical thing I’d have drunk in Germany.) But if I ever get in dire straights, I will turn to you first!
Servetus said this on August 7, 2016 at 9:30 pm | Reply
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