Disclaimer: Yesterday I read a post on Frenz’s blog. This fake interview was a joke in response. Sorry if you thought it was real. I thought the last line would give it away.
So that’s why there wasn’t a birthday message this year LOL
Very good question H ♥
Back at ya, Angie!
Hmmmm, so it would seem that he does have an idea of what’s going on in his fandom!
Thanks for this Jas, I’m so thrilled to see something new about Richard. :).
Jas it is now up to you to write the Richard letters. Could you make them a bit more frequent please.
LOL, Anna. I don’t think I could actually come off sounding like him.
I truly hope he was joking about not writing any more messages! I KNEW that he was lurking around his fandom’s comments. Agh!!!
Mujer Tropical. I’m sorry you didn’t see the tags. This was most definitely NOT a real interview, but a joke in response to one of Frenz’s posts yesterday.
Great to read another little interview! Have to say, however, the last bit bothered me a lot, not because of what Richard said but that anyone would question the authenticity of his messages. I’ll be very sad indeed if he believes that and stops writing them. I’d like to think that he’s been too busy of late. It ALMOST makes me want to write to him myself, but I doubt if I’d ever have the courage.
Teuchter, don’t write him about this!!! Frenz had a post yesterday where she and another fan discussed if some of RA’s messages to fans were a hoax. This was a joke in response. I’m sure Richard will keep writing to his fans. At least I hope so.
Oh you rascals!! You got me good!!!!! I was really bothered by that last sentence and having ignored the tags I was fair game!! Made my day to see it was just a joke. Phewwww!!
I’m glad you’re relieved, Teuchter. I guess I just assumed people would have seen Frenz’s post and gotten the joke. All together now…deep breaths.
I always wonder about these things. When I posted that satirical piece about beard cutting there were fans in Russia who apparently thought it was a real news item. I feel like marking something as a spoof ruins the spoof but I don’t want people to be deceived, either …
Where was that interview published Jas?
Interesting comment about the fandom – I’m wondering if he was taken out of context. As if the writer was deliberately trying to cause a stir….
Uhmmmmm . . . didn’t anybody else notice the “fake interview” and “teasing” tags on this post? And the wink? Methinks our talented and mischievous Jas has pulled a fast one. Jas,the page looks great, too Very professional!.
You know what this reminds me of? One year when I was working for the paper, we put out a special April Fool’s edition where all the front page stories were bogus. On the masthead where our website addy normally ran, it said http://www.nothingonthispageisactuallytrue.com. There was a disclaimer in italics at the end of each story remnding readers it was April Fool’s Day.
Seems some people were really angry there wasn’t a giant alligator menacing people at the golf course.
The moral of the story is don’t believe everything you read.
I couldn’t see teaser tags as I was reading it under my desk at work on my phone.
Serves me right for skiving!
Sorry, Bollyknickers. This will teach me about not putting a disclaimer in the actual text of the post.
Don’t apologise – this has been a hoot!
Angie, your link doesn’t work.
LOL april it didn’t work back then, either!
Thanks for clearing things up, Angie! I really thought when I published it that the last few lines would give the joke away.
Well, I am proud my journalistic instincts still work LOL When I saw the title of your post I admit I got excited at the thought of something new from RA, but then as soon as I opened it, I scanned over the entire article as I usually do–and saw the tags immediately.
I was surprised more people hadn’t already gotten in on the joke–but then I remembered how many readers didn’t realize our April Fool’s edition was a fake, including some very sharp folks. Anyway, well done, my dear.
Good news that your journalistic skills are still sharp. I would have been excited too if it hadn’t been me posting the article. I told ItsJSforMe that people were probably going to be unhappy when they realized it was a joke. Glad most–at least those leaving comments–seem to have a good sense of humor! I didn’t know until reading another comment that people can’t see the tags on there phones. Oh well, live and learn.
hahaha, CLASS! You could’ve fooled me. Nearly.
You read the tags, Guylty!
Okaaay, sucked in big time! LOL that will teach me not to ignore tags! Coming on top of a Tweet about an “upcoming” interview was enough to have me convinced….was the Tweet your’s too Jas?
In our defence, I have to say this is what happens when we’re starved of new material where Richard is concerned. All the Hobbity promotional stuff and marketing just isn’t enough for me I’m afraid.
Sorry you got sucked in, Mezz. This was just a joke in response to Frenz’s post, about some of RA’s messages being a hoax. That tweet about, Fault Magazine I think, appears to be legit. It definitely wasn’t me. I definitely get the desire for new interviews and such. I’m hoping now that we are seeing billboards going up in New York, LA and I assume other cities, that the talk show and magazine interviews can’t be too far off. *Fingers crossed*
First of all, I’m a moron because I was trying to find the source of the interview. Secondly I was thinking how I don’t like when actors repeat themselves in different interviews (I’m looking at you George C!).
Now I’m going to dig a liitle hole and hide there till my embarassment passes LOL!
You are not a moron…but I do have to confess I laughed when I saw this comment. I don’t like it when actors repeat themselves over and over either. You kind of feel cheated every time you read a new article when they do that. Hopefully when interviews start coming out he’ll do a better job of answering questions than I did on his behalf.
Well done, Jas!
Great Jas Rangoon.
LOVE. This was much more confusing than anything RAeuters has published.
Thanks. The RAeuters is way more witty than this, I just play with Photoshop.
Oh, YOU #&@!!!….well, you are good.
Why don’t you tell me how you really feel, Joanna! LOL
Hee-hee! LOVE IT! Well done, Jas!
Jas, you are a bad fan. No Shrinky Dink for you. LOL, yeah, right…
Whot? Me, a bad fan. Never!
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Jas, Haven’t read the comments here, but I knew it wasn’t real, and I think I tweeted a laugh to you. At least I called myself doing that. Life is so crazy that I could have just thought I did that, and I didn’t. LOL! But as to the piece on my blog, Heidi and were laughing ourselves silly before that was even posted. Hopefully, most have learned by now not to take my blog too seriously most of the time. : D But I’m sure someone, somewhere will misconstrue this post as impugning Richard Armitage’s integrity. Oh well.
Frenz, I expected that you would get the joke! I read that post on your blog and quickly thought that a fake interview where he addressed the issue would be funny. Sometimes we just have to laugh, even if others don’t get the joke. I get the impression that a lot of the misunderstandings in regards to this article were among fans who don’t speak English as a first language. Live and learn. I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing.
To be fair to those of us taken in, I think the joke becomes obvious after reading your blog Frenz, which I didn’t do until this
(Whoops, sit send prematurely)
…this morning. Unfortunately there is do much good stuff to read and so little time!
Apologies also for the typos – must learn that the iPhone has a novel way of auto ‘correcting’ at times. Must also learn to proof read…
Bollyknickers, when I typed this up, I was operating under the assumption that people would have seen Frenz’s post first. Oops. I’m just glad people who thought it was real seem to have had a good attitude about it when they realized I’d made a fake article!
´Fake´letters and ´fake´interviews..
That should be: ´fake´ letters and fake interviews. Wrote one myself..
You know, I thought that the “fake interview” tag would give it away, but I guess a lot of people don’t read them or in some cases can’t see them if they read via their phones. Oh well.
By the way, I loved reading your fake interview!
One of my favorite bloggers!! I hope everyone reads Violet’s stuff. : D
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Fake Interview has been posted onto Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151415304218993&set=o.9439869235&type=1&theater where all the commenters think it is a real interview
Thank you for the heads up, Anon. I went over there and left a message.
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