Wow

~ by Servetus on January 10, 2018.

48 Responses to “Wow”

  1. „Betriebsferien“?

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  2. I honestly hope it’s all going to be okay. Jumping a bit to conclusions here but I have the feeling this is about his mum. :-/

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  3. Every third mention of him was asking for an update about his mother, so I hypothesize this is a response to that demand. I’m mainly surprised that he would perceive he needed to answer.

    I hope she’s okay, got her surgery or will get it soon, and is on the mend. I’ve been on the hospital rounds myself the last three weeks and no matter how well things go, it’s something one doesn’t want to be doing.

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  4. Hoping his mum’s surgery happend and went ok, all fingers crossed… sigh. Bit worrying he didn’t say as much after previous posts but maybe if he feels calmer about it if progress was made he feels also it would be too much private info.

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  5. Yeah: the consequence of telling people of your mother’s situation is that those people typically want to know how she is. (I have experience.) I can well imagine it’s not something he really wants to discuss with 2,000 strangers.

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    • I’ve seen this as a hurdle from the beginning. You tell us your mother is sick – then what? Just deleting the first tweet would really raise concern. I think he handled it well under the circumstances -though – I don’t really know the current circumstances.

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  6. And looks like the previous two tweets are deleted now too.

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    • I’d been wondering when that would happen. It’s rough to make a political point on the back of a family member. Not that one shouldn’t, I actually think that is one of the main reasons for doing it, but it has a lot of unpleasant consequences. Since he probably regretted these tweets within 48 hours at the latest, we might cheer him on for leaving them there so long.

      (If he had been talking about the US, given the current state of public discourse, a small group of people probably would have shown up to claim that his mother wasn’t sick or didn’t exist or he was making the whole thing up or something. I only saw one response like that, thankfully, and it didn’t get any traction.)

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      • Yeah it makes sense and I’m not surprised. I wonder if he finds all the response from fans really overwhelming too. (Someone really said it was fake? Wow.)

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        • There was one tweet that said he was saying it just to get attention, and then there was another one with wording that said “if it’s critical do something not on social media” (paraphrasing) that implied that if he was talking about it the problem couldn’t be that serious.

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  7. Although surprised that he actually tweeted about his Twitter plans, I was glad he sent a “Lebenszeichen”. As you said in the comments – the fact that he had made his mum’s health problem public, meant that we keep wondering. Hoping everything is well with her…

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  8. Very nice touch. Very thoughtful of Richard when he’s obviously enough on his mind. It’s grueling and terrifying to have a parent, anyone close, in the ICU. And I completely concur with you, Serv, that one is simply not rational while it’s ongoing.

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    • i hope if she’s in ICU she gets out soon. It’s one thing to need the bed, but in my experience most people in ICU beds need to get out of them quickly or they go nuts. The noise alone grates the nerves, and they can’t really sleep without medication.

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      • Literal translation from Danish: ICU brain. Caused by the reaction to the critical illness, anesthesia, total loss of sense of time, and maybe induced coma and/or life support. It’s the shock from all those things happening.
        So, if at all possible, the patient needs to quickly get out of bed. Oh, I hope she’ll be alright.

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  9. […] be considered in tandem with WOW on Servetus’s site,  about this tweet by Richard Armitage – I’ve been wondering about this since he […]

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  10. Honestly, I fear the worst has happened.

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  11. To anyone who has a relative or self in hospital it is sometimes tiring to answer questions constantly and in his position, I am sure it is even worse.
    All one can do is respect what he wants regarding such. And your right, get out of those places as quickly as you can. So anyone going through this has my good thoughts sent to them. It is all I can offer and sometimes that is what is needed just to know people respect and understand the situation and they are out there caring.

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  12. Since we really don’t know much about what is happening right now, I am hoping his family is taking “a breather” and then getting on with life. The two medical tweets being gone makes me feel this way, and I bet the latest one doesn’t last too long. It’s probably more about the responses that he’d rather not keep around. Some seem a little overboard IMHO…

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    • The responses, you mean?

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      • Yes. The responses. I am a somewhat conservative individual, public display of affection-wise, and some of them made me wince out loud (LOL!). Not the appropriate time to gush, ooze, or whatever…IMHO.

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        • On something like this my feeling is to express my sympathies one time, briefly. He doesn’t know me, after all. I can also imagine that the weight of sympathy can become wearing. But it’s kind of a problem — Perry’s post gets at this. If you tell people something, they want to know the continuing story, so you’ve created the burden of notifying people yourself.

          But: the purpose of Twitter is to allow people to say what’s on their minds, so gushy people gonna gush, I guess. I have my gushy moments, too.

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          • Oh, yeah. I can gush. At a good performance. Perhaps. Inwardly…
            And I did offer my prayers to his Mum and family. Short but heartfelt.
            But I guess my sense about the man is that he would be embarrassed at the over-worded sympathy-gushing twittering about his mom, that immediately goes to how “they” would like to comfort him in his time of need.
            His twitters were concerning his frustrations at the state of medicine regarding his mother’s care….keeping it clinical, in a manner of speaking…
            Yeah, he should have known the emoting flood-gates he would release, but I do believe (in my own “fan”-tasies) that he stays somewhat naïve about those happenstances, being a guy, and being RA. Thus the deletions when the responses–aghast–became generally mushy.
            Yes, I would also like to know that all is well. But I guess that “no news is good news” works here for now.

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            • While I don’t know, yeah, I tend to agree that a lot of the effusiveness on Twitter might embarrass him (not just as a guy, or as him, but also as an English person, and given what he’s said about himself). But I think most of what people tweet is more about them than him, anyway, and I think by now he probably realizes that.

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            • oh: the other thing that I constantly notice: a lot of the tweeps are younger. Not all but many. I think they relate to him like he’s about 25 sometimes.

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  13. Er scheint sich in einem Ausnahmezustand zu befinden. Es war schon sehr ungewöhnlich, dass er sich über eine derart private Angelegenheit öffentlich geäußert hat und es wundert mich nicht, dass die Nachrichten wieder weg sind. Was da jetzt vorgeht, können wir nicht wissen – Nachrichtenstopp…
    Ich sehe die neue Nachricht als beruhigendes Lebenszeichen und hoffe das Beste.

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    • I know that one of his tweets got picked up by the BBC regional news, and saw at least one attempt by a journalist to contact him. I can imagine he’d really rather not deal with that element of it, either.

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      • Yeah i cringed at that too, last thing he needed at this time, so best those tweets are no longer there. Although i generally appreciate anyone standing up for the NHS at this time and i would welcome it if he should consider doing it again at a later date from a principle /policy pov.

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  14. I’m trying not make assumptions. If he was going to delete any tweet it would more likely be a personal and thus out-of-character one so I’m not surprised the first one has gone, just that it stayed up longer than I thought it would.
    I like to think that the (rare, afaik) kiss (X) at the end of this tweet is an acknowledgement of the love and best wishes of his fandom for him, his mum and his family.

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  15. I am glad you are OK and sorry to hear that you have been busy with multiple trips to the hospital. I thought it was sweet that he sent the notification. I hope his mum is on the mend and all is well. Or will be.

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  16. Nice of him (but also a bit weird?)

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  17. Oh, this makes me sad😭 I wish her well. Him too.

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