Excerpt from a letter from Mr. Armitage to his fans on December 24, 2011.
Yes, Thorin’s face gets covered until we all learn how to get along and be respectful towards each other. These are blogs, if you don’t like what someone else does, don’t look at it. It’s easy. Live and let live. The more bloggers, the more love for Mr. Armitage.
Again, in Mr. Armitage’s own words:
“…So please, once more, let me implore you to put your grievances aside and enjoy the fun. If it stops being fun, then it must stop altogether. I am really proud to have such a united fan base and I love the fact that I can keep things informal and have contact with you all. I am determined this will not change but if it all falls apart because the ‘foundations are cracked’, it would be such a great shame. I do not favour one site over another which is why I have asked for my messages to be distributed to anyone who wants to post it. There is room for everyone.
I get quite a few very personal letters telling me how this community has helped them through difficult times or given them a great hobby, so I suppose the letters which tell me how upset the community has made them, is all part of the ebb and flow. I just ask you to look after each other, thats all. There are quite a few sensitive souls lingering out there which need protecting not to mention the younger members who are looking at you as role models. This angst goes against everything I believe in, I think you know that.
“To live and let live, without clamour for distinction or recognition; to wait on divine love; to write truth first on the tablet of one’s own heart - this is the sanity and perfection of living.”
~ Mary Baker Eddy”
-Excerpt from letter from Mr. Armitage to fans dated April 22, 2008.