Verblüfft

~ by Servetus on December 31, 2017.

56 Responses to “Verblüfft”

  1. Kind of confirms my impression that RA’s Twitter settings are adjusted in such a way that tweets by verified users come through on his feed… It may have also helped that Mr Hill has 270k followers. Or am I being cynical?

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    • I thought this was nice for Joe Hill. Or maybe he intervened for the dozens of fans who were plagued with this problem several months ago, and I just didn’t notice. Or maybe Hill is doing some project he’s involved with.

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    • It looks like Armitage was tagged by someone who is not verified.

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    • Not at all.
      I definitely believe that he gets only a handful of tweets from preselected people to see. Eventually, this is not RA’s fault. But he should continue with his habit of not reacting to them, especially when they come across as fan-like tweets. This causes jealousy in the fandom whereas poor Joe Hill, the creator of all things, is probably not even aware of it. Richard should have known, though.

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  2. I would have bitched on Twitter a long time ago if it had gotten li’l ole crabby me a response. As it stands… I’m still in the ‘Never will see it’ club.

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    • People did — they asked repeatedly for help, and tagged him in the tweets. Not a word from Armitage.

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      • I guess we’re just not verified enough.

        The whole thing still irritates me.

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        • If Mr Hill was that keen he could have seen it in the cinema.

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          • Well most Americans didn’t GET to see it in the theater. We were stuck with Digital. And when it was finally released over here for one showing, it was so far after the fact, and didn’t show but at a handful of places.

            I’m sure Joe could afford to have flown and seen it whereever, but he didn’t and I’m rather irked the RA answered him in public to help him out, and ignored his well wishers who begged him to intervene or say something when Digital was screwing everyone who owned it up the behind without the benefit of lube,

            Shoot, I’m still irritated how Digital handled the whole, ‘everyone is getting it in the theater but you sucks to be you’ who thing. But my ire about that has been well documented in several places. 😦

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  3. RA may also be a fan of Joe Hill… or of Stephen King. Can’t hurt professionally to be nice to Stephen King’s son.

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    • Ah well — yeah, then. That certainly explains it.

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      • Didn’t RA once indicate that he auditioned for Pennywise? Nothing wrong with developing connections profession wise – it’s smart and sensible. But…it would have been better if he were more discrete?

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        • I also thought RA’s tweet back was kind of funny

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        • yes; absolutely; don’t really care what he does regarding his professional life. What’s frustrating is how he ignored this issue entirely when it was a serious problem for fans. However, I’m mostly just really tired of Twitter. Here’s another example of how it makes the user think that it flattens hierarchies and creates the illusion of access all the while it enhances the hierarchies and limits the access.

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        • Not knowing Twitter very well, couldn’t RA have just PM’d Joe Hill in response, rather than asked him to PM? Then it would have been more private and caused less reaction (like hopeful asks to be “set up” too)?

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          • It depends on how Joe Hill’s PMs are set. Under the original system, two people had to be following each other in order to exchange PMs. At some point, Twitter created a setting so that you can accept PMs from anyone, if you set your account that way.

            So if Joe had the original settings activated, he and Armitage would have to follow each other in order for Armitage to PM him successfully. I assume that’s why Armitage followed him.

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  4. who is joe hill?

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  5. Perhaps of interest — I read this a few months ago:

    https://www.gq.com/story/joe-hill-stephen-king-profile

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  6. Was für eine Aufregung!
    “Verblüffend” wie uns der Gute doch immer noch in Wallung bringen kann 😉
    Ich hatte natürlich wieder mal keine Ahnung von gar nichts und musste erst gründlich lesen und nachforschen, um die Aufregung zu verstehen.
    (Ist er wirklich so ahnungslos oder ist es ihm so egal… )
    Abgesehen von allem anderen – dieser Mr. Hill hat nach einer DVD gefragt und RA könnte da was machen?!?
    Gibt es also DVDs und nur die “Würdigen” bekommen welche?

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  7. Oh, eigentlich wollte ich dir einen guten Start in das kommende Jahr wünschen. Das ging in der ganzen Aufregung verloren.

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  8. Still waiting for a DVD version to be released… :/

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  9. I guess Joe Hill didn’t get the memo about the language rules on the @RCArmitge feed.

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  10. Realized this morning the other thing that annoys me about this: male entitlement. Oh, let me just throw this question into the world and someone will fix it for me.

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  11. Ditto. That really sums it up perfectly. And makes me want to barf, frankly. I bought the Crucible on Digital Theatre and only watched it about three times. Now I cannot access it. Is Armitage going to fix me up? I doubt it.

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    • Je pensais que vous aviez trop mangé au repas du nouvel an, mais ce n’est qu’ une indigestion de non loyauté, de passe-droits, de droits inégalement distribués, d’injustices inadmissibles pour les fans de base. Encore, s’il n’y avait pas de discours moralisateur de bonne conduite, dans le texte écrit pour les voeux de cette année!
      Mais je resterai avec en mémoire: la pièce de théâtre vue au cinéma, à Strasbourg et comme vous quelques visions sur internet, grâce à un abonnement trop cher à Digital Theater. J’avais été pourtant mise en garde par mes proches. J’étais alors aveuglée par ma naiveté et par trop d’avidité à revoir à volonté la pièce du “Crucible”.
      Je veux être positive et rester souriante malgré tout.

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      • My goal is never to be positive; rather, it’s as much as possible to try to see things as they are. I’m satisfied with that, if/when I achieve it. It doesn’t take away from my perceptions of the meaning of Armitage’s work.

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        • OK, mais encore faut-il que ses “works” soient facilement accessibles par tous et partout… IL RESTE LES VIEUX films, séries, documents, audiobooks ou sinon LES SOUVENIRS et VOS EXCELLENTS COMMENTAIRES. Cela peut-il suffire à la longue, dans le temps?

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    • It took a long while, but Digital Theatre finally restored access to both my purchases (The Crucible and The Interview) without any extra payment on my part. I would suspect that they are not as busy now that the “dust has settled”. If you email them at support@digitaltheatre.com, they will hopefully be able to fix you up as well. Good luck!

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  12. Hill’s ‘Locke and Key’ recently wrapped S1 for Hulu. Maybe he’s just networking?

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