zondag 23 september 2012

The Dutch Film Festival

Just a quick heads-up. Starting Monday I will be writing for the daily newspaper of the Dutch Film Festival (Nederlands Film Festival or NFF). For two weeks I will be living, breathing and sweating in an attic with a talented group of people interviewing actors, directors, writing articles and enjoying the wonderfulness of Utrecht being the centre of Dutch movies. This also means that I probably won't have time to write a blog. I will try to give an update in about a week about my wonderful experiences this year, but I might be too busy with work or simply taking the festival in myself and watching way too many movies ;-).

Because I could never just have a short blog, here's a little bit more info about the festival in case anyone is interested:

I have several movies I really want to see (actually, way too many). Just to name a few:
- Peter Greenway's Goltzius & the Pelican Company
- Aaron Douglas Johnston's  9/11 A Love Story
- The Ballet Masters
- Farmer Jack
- Facing Animals
- Hemel
- Boeren Burgers Buitenlui (this and the two previous ones are both on animal farming I believe)
- Crane Spotting
- Her Majesty
- Dark Blood
- Jackie 
- Deal
- The Hidden Man
- Deep Shit

And a couple of family movies:
- Cool Kids Don't Cry
- Fidgety Bram
- Kauwboy
- My Adventures by V. Schwrm
- Taking Chances

Movies I can already recommend:
- My Life on Planet B
- Matthew's Laws
- The Girl and Death
- Nono, the Zigzag Kid
- Short: Amstel
- ONS: Bowy is Inside

What I really like about it this year, is that the promo for the festival was made with the audience. They made the first live Twitter movie Under Control/Onder Controle and the promo/trailer for the festival is made from that event. It's in Dutch, but I think you can catch the drift ;-). Enjoy!

It's gonna be awesome!!!!

vrijdag 14 september 2012

The awesomeness of quotes pt 5

The Awesomeness of Quotes page continues with attention for the male sex. And who could be better than Buffy's own soulmate? After only three wonderful and thrilling seasons on Buffy the Vampire Slayer - as an impossible love - actor David Boreanaz continued his role as Angel in the spin-off with the same name. In contrast with Buffy, his show was much darker (noir if you will) and well, more manly. Fortunately creaters Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt wouldn't let the origin disappear, and had many guest appearences during it's five season run. Even though I'm not such a crazy fan of Angel as I am of Buffy, it's still a great show with memorable quotes. And precisely for that reason, I give you this:

Season 1

1x01 - City of
Angel: "Where's home?"
Tina: "Missoula, Montana. You've been to Missoula?"
Angel: "During the Depression. Uh, my depression. I was depressed there."

Cordelia: "So are you still [makes a vampire face] "grrr"?"
Angel: "Yeah, there's not actually a cure for that."

Cordelia: "I finally get invited to a nice place with no mirrors and lots of curtains. Hey, you're a vampire!"
Russell: "What? No, I'm not."
Cordelia: "Are too!"
Russell: "I don't know what you're talking about."
Cordelia: "I'm from Sunnydale. We had our own Hellmouth. I think I know a vampire when... I'm... alone with him... in his fortress-like home."

1x02 - Lonely Hearts 
Angel: "So what are you looking for?"
Kate: "Me? I guess it depends on how many daiquiris I've had. Wow, way to come off as a drunken slut."

[Doyle finds a bra in Cordelia's messy living room and holds it up.
Cordelia: "Oh, that is so high school. "Ooh-ooh! Cordelia wears bras! She has girl parts!""

1x03 - In the Dark
[Watching from on top of a building as Angel talks to a woman he just saved, Spike guesses what is being said.]
Spike: [as Rachel] "How can I thank you, you mysterious black-clad hunk of a night thing?"
[as Angel] "No need, little lady, your tears of gratitude are enough for me. You see, I was once a badass vampire, but love and a pesky curse defanged me. Now I'm just a big, fluffy puppy with bad teeth."
[Rachel reaches for Angel's head] "No, not the hair. Never the hair."
[as Rachel] "But there must be some way I can show my appreciation?"
[as Angel] "No, helping those in need's my job, and working up a load of sexual tension and prancing away like a magnificent poof is truly thanks enough."
[as Rachel] "I understand. I have a nephew who is gay, so..."
[as Angel] "Say no more. Evil's still afoot. And I'm almost out of that nancy-boy hair-gel I like so much. Quickly, to the Angel-mobile, away."

Or simply watch it here

1x04 - I Fall to Pieces 
Angel: "Am I intimidating? I mean, do I put people off?"
Cordelia: "Well, as vampires go, you're pretty cuddly. Maybe you might want to think about mixing up the black-on-black a little, though."

Cordelia: [to Doyle] "You're a lot smarter than you look. Of course, you look like a retard."

1x05 - Rm w/a Vu
Doyle: "If you ever want to, you know, spend one night away from the place, maybe give me a call."
Cordelia: "Well, stranger things have happened. No... wait... they really haven't."

1x06 - Sense & Sensitivity 
[Angel, Cordelia and Doyle have just broken in to a back room at the precinct. Angel climbs down and turns to look at the broken window.] 
Angel: "Wow. That's vandalism."
Doyle: "It's okay. We'll take care of it later."
Angel: "We should leave a note."
Cordelia: "Come on."
Angel: "What's the magic word?"
Cordelia: "Urgh!"
Angel: "I don't think 'urgh' is a magic word, if one could call it a word, and certainly not a magic one."
Cordelia: "We don't have time for this."
Angel: "There's always time to be considerate of others, Cordelia."
Cordelia: "Oh, please."
Angel: [smiles] "There. That wasn't so hard now was it?"

1x07 - Bachelor Party
Cordelia: "You were so... brave."
Doyle: "You think you could say that again without so much shock in your voice? You're steppin' on my moment of manliness here."

1x08 - I Will Remember You
Cordelia: "Oh please. They've got the forbidden love of all time. They've been apart for months, now he's suddenly human? I'm sure they're down there just havin' tea and crackers."

1x09 - Hero 
[Doyle returns from a dangerous task.] 
Cordelia: "You're alive!"
Doyle: "And you're not happy?"
Cordelia: "We were worried."
Doyle: "Oh! Well, it's all gonna be okay n... [Cordelia slaps him] ...What was that for?"
Cordelia: "Why didn't you tell me you were half demon? I thought we agreed that secrets are bad!"
Doyle: "I wanted to tell you. I was afraid. I thought if I did, you'd reject me."
Cordelia: "I rejected you way before now! So you're half demon! Big whoop!! I can't believe you'd think I'd care about that. I mean, I work for a vampire! Hel-lo?"
Doyle: "It's true. I just..."
Cordelia: "What do you think I am, superficial? I mean, you're half demon. That's so far down the list. Way under 'short.' And 'poor.' Is there anything else I should know?"
Doyle: "The half demon thing? Pretty much my big secret."
Cordelia: "Good. That's out. It's done. Would you ask me out for dinner, already?"

1x10 - Parting Gifts
Wesley: "I'm a rogue demon hunter now."
Cordelia: "Wow. [Pause] What's a rogue demon?"

Cordelia: "Do you even know where you're headed?"
Wesley: "Rogue Demon Hunters rarely do. Wherever evil lurks, wherever the forces of darkness threaten humanity, that's where I'll be."
Cordelia: "Oh, okay. Well, keep in touch."

1x11 - Somnabulist
Cordelia: "Okay, you get to leave now. You're not gonna come in here and accuse Angel like this."
Wesley: "Cordelia."
Cordelia: "No! I don't care how many files you have on all the horrible things that he did back in the powdered wig days. He's good now. And he is my friend. And nothing you or anyone else can say will make me turn on a friend!"
Angel: "Cordelia. He's right."
Cordelia: "You stake him and I'll cut his head off."

Cordelia: "People really do change."
Angel: "Yes, they do. And sometimes they change back. If the day ever comes that I..."
Cordelia: "Oh, I'll kill you dead."
Angel: "Thanks."

1x12 - Expecting
Angel: "I really don't like it when people shoot me."

1x13 - She 
[Angel dutifully attends Cordelia's party.] 
Cordelia: "Hi! You having fun?"
Angel: "Sure. This is... um..."
Cordelia: "Your idea of hell."
Angel: "Actually, in hell you tend to know a lot of the people."

1x14 - I've Got You Under My Skin
Cordelia: "What is this stuff anyway? It's kinda pretty."
Wesley: "It's the bodily excretion of an Ethros Demon."
Cordelia: "No one could have said 'demon poo' before I touched it?"

1x15 - The Prodigal
Angel: "This is strictly recon. I need to know exactly what we're dealing with before we make any moves."
Wesley: "Right you are. Deliberate, cautious approach would be the most sensible plan. "Fools rush in.""
Cordelia: "No, he wants you to stay here."

1x16 - The Ring
Cordelia: "Claws or hands?"
Wesley: "He wrote 'claw-like hands.'"
Cordelia: "Could be a mixed-breed. Smell?"
Wesley: "Sulfuric."
Cordelia: "Add a Porsche and hair plugs, and I've dated this guy. A lot."

1x17 - Eternity 
Wesley: "We're doomed."
Angel: "Maybe we can make a break for it."
Wesley: "Impossible."
Angel: "Front exit?"
Wesley: "We'd be spotted instantly."
Angel: "Back door?"
Wesley: "Blocked."
Angel: "That's it, then. We're trapped."
Wesley: "We could try shouting fire... [seats in a theater are shown] It's not technically a crowded theater."
Cordelia: [performing Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House" on stage] "'One day, I might, yes. Many years from now, when I've lost my looks a little. Do not laugh.'"
Wesley: [checks his watch] "Only another hour."
Cordelia: "'I mean of course, a time will come when Torvald is not... is not...' ..Line??"
Prompter: [whispers] "'is not as devoted to me'."
Wesley: "Perhaps two."
Cordelia: "What??"
Prompter: [whispers] "'is not as devoted to me'."
Cordelia: "'is not as devoted to me.'" [adds dramatic sob]
Angel: "And I thought I knew Eternity."

Again, you can see it for yourself

[A movie star wants Angel's help to protect her.]
Angel: "I can't take your case."
Cordelia: [in the outer office] "ARE YOU INSANE?!"

1x18 - Five by Five
Angel: "Giles said she left Sunnydale about a week ago. Described her mental state as borderline psychotic."
Cordelia: "That explains her outfit."

1x19 - Sanctuary
Buffy: "You hit me!"
Angel: "Well, not to go all schoolyard on you, but you hit me first."

1x20 - War Zone
Cordelia: "You know, there's nothing like riding in a convertible with the top down to make you see the sun and sand. Mmmm. Smell that salt air."
Wesley: "That's not salt."
Cordelia: "I don't think it's air, either." 

1x21 - Blind Date
Gunn: "Whoo Whoo! My God! They told me it was true, but I didn't believe em. Damn, here it is. Evil white folks really do have a mecca. Now, now, now girls, don't get all riled up. (screams) Did you just step on my foot? Was that my foot you just stepped on? Are you assulting me up in this haven of justice?! Somebody get me a lawyer, because my civil rights have seriously been violated. Oh, I get it, y'all can cater to the demon... cater to the dead man... but what about the black man!?"

1x22 - To Shanshu in L.A. 
Cordelia: "I want to know what it says about me, if there's torrid romance in my future, massive wealth, if I have to I'll settle for enviable fame."
Wesley: "It's an ancient sacred text, not a Magic Eight Ball."
Cordelia: "Nobody gets my humor."
Angel: "I thought it was funny."
Cordelia: "Oh."

Season 2

2x01 - Judgment
[Meeting Lorne for the first time]
Cordelia: "Who is this guy?"
Wesley: "He's anagogic."
Cordelia: "Really? He looks like he's eating enough."
[Angel is refusing to sing at Caritas]
Angel: "There are three things I don't do: tan, date, and sing in public."

2x02 - Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been 
Cordelia: "Something the matter?"
Angel: [looking at the dark liquid in his glass] "I, um, I think it's gone bad. It's starting to coagulate."
Cordelia: "Huh? No - that's cinnamon. [off Angel's look] What, I can't try something?"

Wesley: "I've been accused of a great many things in my time but paranoid has never been one of them. Unless people have been saying it behind my back."

2x03 - First Impressions
Cordelia: "Maybe we can help."
Gunn: "You two? I find Deevak, I'm gonna need more than C-3PO and Stick Figure Barbie backin' me up, no offense."
Wesley: "Very little taken."

2x04 - Untouched 
Wesley: "I am not a sheep!"
Cordelia: "You are such a sheep. You've never had a single opinion you didn't read in a book."
Wesley: "At least I've opened a book."
Cordelia: "Oh don't even try with the snooty, Wooly Boy. I was top 10 percent of my class!"
Wesley: "What class? Advanced bosoms?"

Angel: "What do we know about telekinesis?"
Wesley: "Ah yes, the power of moving things with one's mind. That's pretty much it. The power of.. moving.. I.. I'm better with demons, really."

2x05 - Dear Boy
Gunn: "As evil blood-sucking vampires go, how would you rate Angelus?"
Wesley: "Historically, as bad as they come. Especially when he was with his sire, Darla."
Cordelia: "We're researching her now to see if she has some kind of resurrection powers. Maybe she's a vampire cat with nine lives, or something!"
Gunn: "So he and Darla together, bad combo?"
Wesley: "They rampaged through half the known world until Angel got his soul."
Cordelia: "Imagine Bonnie and Clyde if they had 150 years to get it right."

Darla: "All you have do, is let me give you one little moment of happiness."
Angel: "You took me places, showed me things. You blew the top off my head. But you never made me happy."
Darla: "But that...that cheerleader did?"

Angel: "I smelled her, I know her scent."
Wesley: "You can't just..."
Angel: "You had sex last night with a bleached blonde."
Wesley: "Good Lord!"

2x06 - Guise Will Be Guise 
[The team is at Caritas, a karaoke bar favored by demons.] 
Gunn: "Okay, what I want to know is, how'd I live in L.A. all my life and not notice weird-ass stuff was going on?"
Cordelia: "Oh, the ass is even weirder than you think!"

2x07 - Darla
Cordelia: "And this would be the same woman you didn't notice was in your bedroom every night for like three weeks straight?"
Angel: "That was different."
Cordelia: "Different in the sitting-right-on-top-of-you sense, yeah."
Wesley: "Cordelia has a point."
Cordelia: "Finally!"
Wesley: "The last time Darla emerged she wanted to be found. Now she is out there among six million other people."
Cordelia: "She could be sitting on top of anybody."

2x08 - Shroud of Ramon 
[Cordelia has dyed her hair black.] 
Wesley: "What happened to your head?"
Cordelia: "Excuse me?"
Wesley: "Your hair. It's.. new. It's great. When did this happen?"
Cordelia: "Ten days ago."

2x09 - The Trial 
[Angel has brought a terminally ill human Darla to the Hyperion Hotel] 
Cordelia: [to Darla] "First up, you're a prisoner."
Wesley: "I'd have to concur with that, yes."
Cordelia: "See, you've got our friend all in knots."
Wesley: "Can't say we like you much."
Cordelia: "So, sorry about the dying, but if you try to escape, we will hit you."
Wesley: "On the head."
Cordelia: "With very large and heavy objects. Okay?"

2x10 - Reunion 
Drusilla: "I saw you coming, my lovely. The moon showed me. It told me to come into the twentieth century."
Angel: "It's the twenty-first century, Dru."
Drusilla: "Hmm, I'm still lagging."

Drusilla: "Ooh. I'm ringing. - Do you hear it? I'm ringing all over! [Darla grabs the phone from Drusilla's cleavage] Oh, yeah. I forgot about that." 

2x11 - Redefinition
Cordelia: "What just happened? Can someone explain to me what just happened here?"
Wesley: "I believe we were fired."
Gunn: "Canned."
Wesley: "Let go."
Gunn: "Axed."
Wesley: "Shown the door."
Gunn: "Booted."
Cordelia: "All right! I get it. But what just happened?"
Gunn: "You got a thesaurus in there?"

2x12 - Blood Money
Angel: "The game. It's actually kind of fun when you know the rules. I mean, when you know - that there aren't any. You screw with me, and you screw with me, and... you screw with me. And now - I get to screw with you."
Lilah: "Uh..."
Angel: "That's gonna be great!"
Lilah: "Angel, please..."
Angel: "No. No. No. No. The begging - that comes later."

2x13 - Happy Anniversary
Gunn: "Yeah. And don't try to tell us there is no way to go but up, because the truth is there is always more down."
Virginia: "Oh! And that was very well said by the way. But I found a case for you. A client. A rich one."
Wesley: "Really?"
Cordelia: "And this isn't the first thing you say when you come in the room?"
Virginia: "Well, I got distracted by your waves of desperation."

2x14 - The Thin Dead Line
Cordelia: "This is no time for circuits busy! So, don't tell me circuits are busy. If the circuits are busy - get some new circuits now!"

2x15 - Reprise 
Cordelia: "I don't even know what you are anymore."
Angel: "I'm a vampire. Look it up!"

2x16 - Epiphany
Darla: "But we..."
Angel: "Yes..."
Darla: "...and you..."
Angel: "I know..."
Darla: "Then I..."
Angel: "Three times..."
Darla: "You're not evil?"

2x17 - Disharmony
Wesley: "And I'd love a cup of coffee."
Angel: "Very funny."
Cordelia: "Two sugars in mine."
Angel: "Man, atonement's a bitch."

Willow: "Okay, we are clear on the fact that Harmony's a vampire, right?"
Cordelia: "Ohhh! Harmony's a vampire! That's why she- Oh my God, I'm so embarrassed. All this time I thought she was a great big lesbo. [Pauses, most likely listening to Willow's news that she is in a relationship with a girl] Oh... good for you then."

Here´s another fun one for ya!
2x18 - Dead End 
Angel: "I'm just here to say bon voyage and don't come back."
Lindsey: "To L.A.? Nah, you can have this place."
Angel: "Good, I'm glad I didn't have to do something immature here."
Lindsey: "The key to Wolfram & Hart- don't let them make you play their game. You gotta make them play yours."
Angel: "Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. Don't drive too fast. Lot of cops out there. [Lindsey drives away with a "Cops Suck" sign on the back of his truck]"

2x19 - Belonging 
[Wesley and Angel just came back from fighting a Haklar.] 
Cordelia: "How was the big fight? All big and fighty?"
Wesley: "We managed to kill the Haklar just as it was about to devour a group of power walkers."
Angel: "It was horrible."
Cordelia: "I know. I saw it in my stupid vision, remember?"
Angel: "No, not the Haklar, the power walkers. I mean, walking I get, but power walking? Why not just run for a shorter time?"
[Cordelia looks at Angel strangely.]
Angel: "Weird. Plus, one of them hit him." (Points to Wesley, whose forehead is injured.)
Cordelia: (gasps) "A power walker did that?"
Wesley: "Apparently, she felt I'd disrespected the Haklar's culture by killing it."
Cordelia: "This town sucks."

2x20 - Over the Rainbow
[Sunlight in Pylea doesn't harm vampires]
Angel: "Can everybody just notice how much fire I'm not on?"

2x21 - Through the Looking Glass 
[Wesley and Gunn have been captured and are about to be executed .] 
Gunn: "I've got a plan."
Wesley: "Oh thank god! What is it?"
Gunn: "We die horribly and painfully. You go to hell, and I spend eternity in the arms of Baby Jesus."

2x22 - There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb
Crowd: [bowing as Cordelia walks by] "Your Majesty."
Wesley: "Should people be bowing in a free society?"
Cordelia: "These things take time."

Season 3

3x01 - Heartthrob
Cordelia: "You guys amaze me. You'll fight hell beasts but you're scared of rats."
Gunn: "Hate rats. Their beady eyes -"
Wesley: "And their beady teeth --"
Gunn: "-- and their tails all woosha-woosha-woosha -"

Cordelia: "It's gorgeous! Look how it brings out my breasts! Like you weren't all thinkin' it."

3x02 - That Vision Thing 
Angel: "Fred! Good to see you out and about."
Fred: "It is isn't it. Out and about. I've been forkin' with Gunn."
Cordelia: "I'm right as rain."
Fred: "I never understood that saying-right as rain. How is rain right? Or wrong for that matter? Okay, I suppose if there's a flood it's wrong, and speaking of floods, or just being overwhelmed, what's it like to have a vision?"
Cordelia: "Wow. Y'know, next to you, I am downright linear."

3x03 - That Old Gang of Mine 
[Fred is onstage at a karaoke bar, singing "Crazy".] 
Cordelia: "I swear, she picked out the song herself."

3x04 - Carpe Noctem
Fred: "Why do girls want to look like that? I spent years in a cave, starving. What's their excuse?"
Cordelia: "Fashion."

3x05 - Fredless
Cordelia: "Lemme break this down for you, Fred. (Being Buffy) Oh, Angel. I know that I am a Slayer, and you are a Vampire, and it is impossible for us to be together, but --"
Wesley: (Being Angel) "But my gypsy curse, and our hot little loins, sometimes prevent us from seeing the truth. Oh Buffy --"
Cordelia: "Yes, Angel?"
Wesley: "I love you so much I almost forgot to brood."
Cordelia: "And just because I sent you to hell that one time doesn't mean we can't be friends."
Wesley: "Or possibly more?"
Cordelia: "Gasp! No! We mustn't! You'll lose your soul!"
Wesley: "To hell with my soul! Again! Kiss me!"
Cordelia: "Bite me!"
Angel: "How 'bout you both bite me?"

Because it´s so funny, also in sound and image

Angel: "What I meant was... I'm gonna miss her. She was just this nice, quiet kind of crazy. I found it soothing."
Cordelia: "And what, I'm not soothing? I can be soothing. I could soothe your ass off, pal."

3x06 - Billy
Cordelia: "Actually, I'm feeling superior because I have an arrow pointed at your jugular. And the irony of using a phallic shaped weapon? Not lost on me."

3x07 - Offspring
Cordelia: "Hey, what are friends for?"
Darla: "If you ask me, they're for knocking you up and leaving you high and dry."

3x08 - Quickening
Angel: "Flamethrower? No, no. There'll be no throwing of flames. Nobody's gonna do anything until we know exactly what's going on. Now, if anybody has a problem with that they should leave - now."
[Darla starts to leave]
Angel: "Not you."

Cordelia: "You want me to protect the vampire bitch who bit me and her evil love child?[Cordy clocks Darla] Okay, I'm in."

Just some bloopers from this season to spice it up a little

3x09 - Lullaby 
Gavin: [About Linwood] "He's gonna crucify us."
Lilah: "They don't crucify here. It's too Christian."

3x10 - Dad
Gunn: "What are you doing?"
Wesley: "Trying to imagine myself as John Wayne in Rio Bravo. You?"
Gunn: "Austin Stoker, Assault on Precinct Thirteen."
Cordelia: "If we live through this, trade in your DVD Players and get a life."

3x11 - Birthday 
Cordelia: "You're - you're - death? You've come to take me."
Skip: [bursts out laughing] "Kidding. [Offers hand] I'm Skip. [She doesn't shake it] You're Cordelia Chase, right? [Cordelia nods slightly] Sorry it took me so long, I... [indicates her body] this you? Most people go astral, their spiritual shapes tend to be an idealized version of themselves. You know, straighten the nose, lose the gray, sort of a self-esteem kind of thing. You're pretty confident, aren't ya?"

3x12 - Provider 
Wesley: [about his web articles on DNA Fusion Comparisons and Tri-ped Demon Populations] "It's an exciting arena."
Lorne: "But one I'm sure we can all download at: I'll-never-know-the-love-of-a-woman-dot-com. Can we get down to business?"

3x13 - Waiting in the Wings
Angel: "I saw their production of "Giselle" in 1890. I wept like a baby, and I was evil!"

3x14 - Couplet
Groosalugg/Groo: [upon hearing Angel's cellphone] "Angel, your coat is singing."

3x15 - Loyalty
Gunn: "I wanna know how he does it. No last name, no bank account. How are you ordering stuff off the web?"
Fred: "It's not that hard, really. All you have to do is hack into the shipping database, find someone who is ordering what you want, then substitute your information. Except that would just be high-tech robbery."
Angel: "I memorized Cordelia's credit card numbers."
Fred: "Oh. Low-tech robbery."

3x16 - Sleep Tight 
Lilah: "Like a cat. Can't hear you. But I'm starting to feel you when you're near. Isn't that nice and creepy? How did you find me?"
Angel: "Your assistant."
Lilah: "I'll have his arms broken."
Angel: "Already taken care of."

Sahjhan: "I have a lot of work to do. I can't be in every time/space at once, and here I find you drinking with my sworn enemy."
Angel: "Sworn enemy? Really? Have we met? Because I don't remember swearing."

3x17 - Forgiving
Sahjhan: (after Fred hits him with a torch) "Do I look like I need more skin problems?" 

3x18 - Double or Nothing
Fred: "What? No! This is worse! Much worse! I wish he had broken up with me!"
Cordelia: "Fred, I hate to say this, but... are you sure he didn't? I mean, those things you said he said to you..."
Fred: "I know I said he said those things to me, but he would never say those things to me!"
Cordelia: "Those things he said?"
Fred: "Exactly! That's how I know he's in trouble!" 

Fred: "Don't forget your machete."
Gunn: "Yes, dear."
Groo: "He is very fortunate to have such a woman looking after his weapon."
Lorne: "I'm not touchin' that one."

3x19 - The Price
Groo: "You and I have fought side by side on more than one occasion -- Fellow warriors, shoulder to shoulder. By now, my counsel must assuredly hold weight, so I beseech you to heed my words..."
Angel: "Mmo-kay..."
Groo: ""Pomegranate Mist" is the wrong color for this room."

3x20 - A New World
Gunn: "Couple of weeks ago he was wearing diapers. Now he's a teenager?"
Cordelia: "Tell me we don't live in a soap opera."

3x21 - Benediction
Angel: "It's kinda my job. Look, this shouldn't take too long. But it could be pretty dangerous. There's usually violence and killing, so... Wanna come?" 

3x22 - Tomorrow 
Cordelia: "Well, what about rebuilding your club here?"
Lorne: "Well, that's a great idea, pixiecat, except every time I do, you all seem to destroy it."
Cordelia: "It was only (pauses and looks ashamed) three times."

Season 4

4x01 - Deep Down
Angel: "What you did to me was unbelievable, Connor. But then I got stuck in a hell dimension by my girlfriend one time for a hundred years, so three months under the ocean actually gave me perspective." 

4x02 - Ground State 
[Angel and Gunn are using a rope to climb up the side of a building.]
Gunn: "Damn! This is so much harder than it looks on Batman."

Angel: "Tell me you're not here for the Axis."
Gwen: "I'm not here for the Axis."
Angel: "You're lying."
Gwen: "I'm fibbing. It's lying, only classier."

4x03 - The House Always Wins 
[Lorne is the headline act at a Las Vegas casino.] 
Gunn: "Nobody seems to be bothered by the fact that he's a demon."
Fred: "They must think it's all makeup, like the Blue Man Group. You don't think… the Blue Man Group…"
Angel: "Only two of them."

4x04 - Slouching Toward Bethlehem
Cordelia: "Wow. How did I - ? I am a spy. I get it now. You're all spies. Probably all Russian. And you've brainwashed me, and want me to believe we're friends so I'll spill the beans about some nano-techno-thingy that you want."
Gunn: "So... I look Russian to you?"
Cordelia: "Black Russian."
Angel: "That's a drink."
Cordelia: "Says the head spy."

4x05 - Supersymmetry
Angel: "They talk about me in the chatty rooms?"

Fred: "You know what they say about payback? Well, I'm the bitch."

4x06 - Spin the Bottle 
Cordelia [seeing Angel for the first time]: "Hello, salty goodness!"
(The exact line she said the first time she saw Angel in Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
[Wesley and Gunn are wrestling.] 
Cordelia: [to Angel] "Are you going to stop this?"
Angel: "High time the English got what's coming to 'em. I'm rooting for the slave!"

Sorry for the bad quality

4x07 - Apocalypse, Nowish
Angel: "The enemy of my enemy..."
Lilah: "Can kiss my ass too."

4x08 - Habeas Corpses 
Connor: "What's a zombie?"
Angel: "It's an undead thing."
Connor: "Like you?"
Angel: "No, zombies are slow-moving, dimwitted things that crave human flesh."
Connor: "Like you."

4x09 - Long Day's Journey 
Gwen: "Demon, okay? The whole nine: cloven feet and horns and teeth and… he wasn't wearing lamé, though."
Lorne: "Yeah, the evil ones can't pull it off. It gets camp."

4x10 - Awakening
Lorne: "Hey, listen, Angelcakes, if it's all the same with you, I think I might sit this one out upstairs. You know how dark magick unleashing unspeakable evil gives me the heebies."

Cordelia: "We just gotta find a way to bring back the sun."
Fred: "Working on it. Failing miserably, but working on it."

4x11 - Soulless
Angelus: "Screwing your mom and trying to kill your dad? Hmm, there should be a play." 

4x12 - Calvary
Lilah: "Don't go Watchtower on me, Saint Cordelia. I don't think I could stomach it."
Cordelia: "Man, I'd love to punch your face in."
Lilah: "Are you trying to turn me on?"

4x13 - Salvage
Faith: "Angel's got a kid?"
Wesley: "Connor."
Faith: "A teenage kid... born last year."
Wesley: "I told you. He grew up in a hell dimension."
Faith: "Right. And what? Cordelia spend her last summer as...?"
Wesley: "A divine being."
Faith: "Uh-huh. Can I just ask... what the hell are you people doing?"
Wesley: "Leading complicated lives, obviously."

Wesley: "Feel natural?"
Faith: "Eh, it's like riding a biker."

4x14 - Release
Gunn: "All I'm saying is, he tries dancing in here and pulling a Dark Shadows again, he's gonna get a dart up his evil ass."
Fred: "Well, his ass moves pretty quick."

4x15 - Orpheus
Angel: "I'm not perfect, Faith. Even with a soul I've done things I've wished a thousand times I could take back."
Angelus: "Yeah, like those Manilow concerts, you son of a bitch!"

Willow: "You must be Angel's handsome yet androgynous son."
Connor: "It's Connor."
Willow: "And the sneer's genetic. Who knew?"

Willow: "I flayed a guy alive and tried to destroy the world."
Wesley: "Oh. So..."
Willow: "Darkness. Been there."
Wesley: "Yes. Well, I never... flayed. I had a woman chained in a closet."
Willow: "Oh, well, hey!"
Wesley: "Nah, it doesn't compare."
Willow: "No, dark! That's dark. You've been to a place..."

Angel: "How are you feeling?"
Faith: "Like I did mushrooms and got eaten by a bear."

4x16 - Players
Gunn: "Morimoto-san. Konbanwa."
Morimoto: "Konbanwa. Okoshi kudasai arigato gozaimasu."
Gunn: "Sorry, didn't follow that last bit. Shot my entire Japanese vocabulary when I said hello."

4x17 - Inside Out
Gunn: "Whoa. Back it up for the new guy. You saying poppin' mama threw you a beating?"
Lorne: "Kid Vicious did the heavy lifting. Cordy just mwa-ha-ha'd at us."

4x18 - Shiny Happy People 
Connor: "Kill? No. No killing."
Gunn: "Since when?"
Angel: "Since we've all been saved."
Fred: "Oh, well, that's, uh, crazy talk."
Angel: (to Connor) "They don't understand."
Connor: "No."
Angel: "We don't want to kill her. (takes the axe away from Wesley) We just want to find her so we can worship her. That's all."

4x19 - The Magic Bullet 
Angel: "She's right. There's work to do here. We have a hotel full of people, people who have needs."
Lorne: "You know what they say about people who need people..."
Connor: "They're the luckiest people in the world."
Lorne: "You been sneaking peeks at my Streisand collection again, kiddo?"
Connor: "Just kinda popped out."

Connor: "I'll kill you!"
Angel: "It'll pass."
Lorne: "Right. 'Cause Lord knows he's never tried that before."

Demon: "I eat fish and occasionally vermin, but that's it, I swear! You believe me, don't you?"
Fred: "You're still breathing, aren't you?"
Demon: "More like hyperventilating. You scared the cream cheese outta me."

4x20 - Sacrifice
Lorne: "Well, talk about media bias. Well, not that I wanna talk about media bias. It seems rather moot right now. Speakin' of moot, what about us? Anyone else feel like the last feisty wife in Stepford?" 

4x21 - Peace Out
Angel: "Maybe not. But I'll die before I let you hurt anyone else."
Jasmine: "You're already dead!"
Angel: "You know what I mean."

4x22 - Home
Gunn: "You wanna give us your evil law firm..? We ain't lawyers!"
Fred: "Or evil. Currently."

Lilah: "That nifty little bauble comes with the file. Apparently it's crucial for some kind of "final battle." Guess they're in short supply up Sunnydale way. Bit gauche for my taste, but hey -- not a Slayer."
Angel: "Buffy can handle herself."
Lilah: "But isn't it more fun when you handle her?"

Some more bloopers, from season four this time

Season 5

5x01 - Conviction 
Wesley: "I'm still stuck back at, "Why on earth are we here?""
Fred: "What, because we're crusaders against evil and now the law firm that represents most of the evil in the world has given us its LA branch to run however we want, probably in an attempt to corrupt, divide, or destroy us, and we all said yes in, like, 3 minutes?"
Wesley: "Your run-on sentences have gotten a lot less pointless."
Fred: "Oh, that's so sweet. And a tad condescending."

Gunn: "How's Fred doing?""
Wesley: "I'm sure "Knoxy" will take wonderful care of her. Don't you think it's a bit unseemly adding y's to the ends of people's names?"
Gunn: "Does that mean I have to call you "Westle"?"

Harmony: "Hey! Boss."
Angel: "You're my secretary?"
Harmony: "Hello! "Assistant.""
Angel: "Explain why I shouldn't kill you."
Harmony: "Secretary's fine..."

5x02 - Just Rewards
Angel: "Spike, I'm in a meeting."
Spike: "Hmm? Oh, sorry. Didn't care."

Butler: "Do you have an appointment with Mr. Hainsley?"
Spike: "Let's just say he sent us an invitation."
Angel: "We're-- I'm from Wolfram & Hart."
Spike: "I'm his date."

5x03 - Unleashed
Angel: "I'm not gonna sing."
Lorne: "Couldn't bear it if you did."

5x04 - Hell Bound
Angel: "And your hair. What color do they call that? Radioactive?"
Spike: "Never much cared for you, Liam. Even when we were evil."
Angel: "Cared for you less."
Spike: "Fine."
Angel: "Good. There was one thing about you..."
Spike: "Really?
Angel: "Yeah, I never told anybody about this, but I...I liked your poems."
Spike: "You like Barry Manilow!"

5x05 - Life of the Party
Harmony: "Good luck: the morale around here stinks."
Angel: "What?
Harmony: "Uh-huh. Everybody thinks you suck... Well, come on, boss. They're all out there, sweating through their Matsutas, worried if you're gonna axe them or, you know, axe them."

5x06 - The Cautionary Tale of Numero Cinco
Wesley: "The police are on it, but my sense is it's more demonic than some murderous nut job."
Spike: "So we're ruling out demonic nut jobs, then are we?"

5x07 - Lineage
Angel (holding out his hand): "I'm Angel. Pleasure to meet you."
Mr. Wyndam-Pryce: "Do you really expect me to shake that?"
Angel: "I'm not real comfortable with hugging."

Fred: "This thing really blurs the line between human and robot."
Spike: "AHA! So you're not ruling out that a human being could've boffed a robot... Sex with robots is more common than most people think."

5x08 - Destiny 
Spike: [yelling after Angel] "Try staking your mother when she's coming on to you!"
Harmony: "Well, that explains a lot."

[Thinking he is still incorporeal, Spike runs into a door]
Spike: "Bugger, that hurt!"

5x09 - Harm's Way  
Harmony: [to Fred] "We're totally bonding. We're like gal pals. This is awesome. You can teach me about life, and I can teach you how to dress better."

5x10 - Soul Purpose 
Woman in alley: "Thank you! Thank you! That thing was going to kill me!"
Spike: "Well, what did you expect? Out alone in this neighborhood - I've got half a mind to kill you myself, you half-wit."
Woman in alley: "What?"
Spike: "I mean honestly, what kind of retard wears heels like that in a dark alley? Take two steps and break your bloody ankle."
Woman in alley: [annoyed] "I was just trying to get home."
Spike: "Well, get a cab, you moron, and on the way, if a stranger offers you candy, don't get in the van!"

5x11 - Damage 
[Angel shows up just in time to see Spike being thrown from a window]
Angel: "What happened?"
Spike: "Oh, I just thought I'd see what it was like to bounce off the pavement. Pretty much what I expected."

Andrew: "Mr. Giles and a few key Sunnydale alum have been tracking down the recently chosen, guiding them, training them, giving them the full X-Men, minus the crappy third act. But this Dana girl, she's an anomaly that no one could have foreseen. Tortured, traumatized, driven insane by Yoda knows who."

5x12 - You're Welcome
Cordelia: "Spike's a hero and you're CEO of Hell, Incorporated. What frickin' bizzaro world did I wake up in?"

[After Angel stops Spike from biting Cordelia]
Spike: "She's evil, you gormless tit!"
Cordelia: "Excuse me? Who bit whom?"
Angel: "Did you call me a tit?"
Cordelia: "I thought he had a soul."
Spike: "I thought she didn't."
Cordelia: "I do."
Spike: "So do I."
Cordelia: "Well, clearly mine's better!"

5x13 - Why We Fight 
Angel: "You're a Nazi?"
Spike: [Wearing a Nazi jacket] "What? Oh. No, I just ate one."

5x14 - Smile Time
Spike: "Hello, big guy! Need another car. Afraid this last one ended up in the drink..."
Angel: "Spike..."
Spike: "Look at you."
Angel: "Just turn around and walk away."
Spike: "You're a--"
Angel: "Spike!"
Spike: "You're a bloody puppet! You're a wee, little puppet man!"

Wait...this one is so funny, you have to see it for yourself!
P.s. The Angel puppet is just to cute!!!!!!

5x15 - A Hole in the World 
Spike: "Harmony just pulled me out of a very promising poker game down in Accounts Receivable, so this better be good. Oh, and, by the way, all the guys down there agree that astronauts don't stand a chance against cavemen, so don't even start."
Angel: "Look, I can't do this anymore."
Spike: "Admitting defeat, are you?"
Angel: "You and me. This isn't working out."
Spike: [mock-dramatic] "Are you saying we should start annoying other people?"

5x16 - Shells
Angel: "Any idea how she got past you?"
Gunn: "One second she was standing there, the next, poof."
Angel: "She's a teleporter?"
Wesley: "I don't think so. No characteristic displacement of the atmosphere around her."
Spike: "I fancied I saw a blur just before she went Houdini."
Gunn: "Yeah, like she was pulling a Barry Allen. [Angel looks at him, not recognizing the name; Gunn looks around at the others] Jay Garrick? Wally— Like she was moving really fast." 

5x17 - Underneath
Illyria: [after killing a guard and tossing the body aside] Y"our race is weak. How did you get to control all this?"
Knox: "Opposable thumbs?"

Illyria: "I walked worlds of smoke and half-truths, intangible. Worlds of torment and of unnamable beauty. Opaline towers as high as small moons. Glaciers that rippled with insensate lust... And one world with nothing but shrimp... I tired of that one quickly." 

5x18 - Origin
[Spike crashes to the floor and sits up looking furious.]
Spike: "Right! We are gonna set some ground rules. Number one - don't hit me in the face. Number two - when I hit you in the face, you tell me how it feels, so I can write that on my clipboard. Number three (holds up the clipboard) don't touch my clipboard."

5x19 - Time Bomb
Illyria: "When the world met me, it shuddered, groaned. It knelt at my feet."
Spike: ""Dear Penthouse, I don't normally write letters like this, but—""
Illyria: [punches him in the face] "Illyria was all they needed to know."
Spike: "Then came the Internet."

5x20 - The Girl in Question 
Angel: "I helped save the world, you know."
Spike: "Like I haven't."
Angel: "Yeah, but I've done it a lot more."
Spike: "Oh, please."
Angel: "Closed the Hellmouth."
Spike: "I've done that."
Angel: "Yeah, but you wore a necklace. You know, I helped kill the Mayor, and uhm... Jasmine."
Spike: "Do those really count as saving the world?"
Angel: "I stopped Acathla. That saved the world."
Spike: "Buffy ran you through with a sword."
Angel: "Yeah, but I made her do it. Signalled her with my eyes."
Spike: "She killed you. I helped her. That one counts as mine."

Great vid!

5x21 - Power Play
Lindsey: "It's a secret society."
Gunn: "Never heard of them."
Lindsey: "That's because they're secret."

5x22 - Not Fade Away
Angel: "This may come out a little pretentious, but... one of you will betray me."
[Spike raises his hand eagerly.]
Angel: "Wes..."
Spike: [disappointed] "Oh... [enthusiastically] Can I deny you three times?"

Lindsey: "If you want me on your team Angel, I'm on your team."
Angel: "I want you, Lindsey."
[He pauses and they exchange a look.]
Angel: "I'm thinking about rephrasing that."
Lindsey: "Would you? I'd be more comfortable."


That's it folks ;-). Though if you are interested in more, I bet you know what I'm gonna say: Time for a (re)watch of Angel the series or simply check some of these sites out below. I also want to take this opportunity to thank the entire cast and crew of Angel for making these great quotes possible, especially Joss Whedon!

For more, check out these websites:
- http://www.moviemistakes.com/tv3214/quotes
- http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Angel_%28TV_series%29
- http://www.secretsofangel.com/quotesa2.html
- http://www.neloo.com/lines/quotes.htm

maandag 10 september 2012

My night at the museum

On Saturday the 8th of September I spent a night at the museum. And not just any museum, but the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden. It's my favorite museum. It has been since I was a kid and it was so cool to be there for my other cultural love: Movies. I wasn't there for just any reason, I was there because I had won tickets (thanks to MovieZone) for the bluray premiere of Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark! It was this big event, so I'm really grateful for winning those tickets. Of course I like to share my experience with you all, so here's a little review of the night.

Introduction with best dressed
I went with one of my friends and as we got there, there was a line of people waiting. Some dressed for a premiere (meaning pretty classy) and others were dressed partly or completely in Indiana Jones-style. As we entered we came into the entrence hall with a big Egyptian temple (more on this later). In front of the temple a screen was hung and chairs were set up. Our screening was to be held in front of the temple! Very fitting for the evening. But before we could start we had an introduction. First the director of the museum told us a few things about the museum itself and the temple, while the technical crew made sure the presentation was ready for the real introduction by Hans van den Berg. In his presentation he showed a lot of pictures and told us a bit of the story behind the making of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Why is Jones such an icon? What makes him so inspirational? He also cleared up a few things that would never happen to real archeologists, like the mystery with the staff, medallion and crystal... But who really cares about that, right? It was interesting, funny and did what it was supposed to do: Make us curious enough to come to the big exhibit starting October 13th 'The Egypt of Hollywood' with jewelry worn by Liz Taylor as Cleopatra (1963) or the staff from Mozes (The Ten Commandments - 1956). It's already on my agenda ;-).

But of course, the real reason we were there was for the premiere and release of the bluray boxset of Indiana Jones. And the first copy was in the hands of Mr. van den Berg. After his presentation he would decide which of the visitors was best dressed and would win this beautiful box set. He named a top three while scanning the crowd. One girl had exactly the right hat, which apparently is very hard to come by. Number two was dressed in a more Arabian outfit, which was really convincing. But the winner was a guy who had the exact and complete outfit of Indiana Jones: boots, jacket, hat, shirt, gun and whip, you name it. After congratulating him and handing him the boxset, we could start with the main event of watching a movie. Couldn't we???

Our screening room, with temple!

Technology...is...a... b-well you know
It's a museum right, so usually when they turn the lights of, nothing has to work. In this case it turned out that after they had started the movie and the lights went out, so did the sound (it went off). So they tried different things and got it working again. It took a couple of minutes, which gave us the time to get a drink or use the bathroom. But then twenty minutes into the movie and we got another break. This time, because every couple of minutes the screen went black. Not that big a deal, because it only lasted a couple of seconds, but still kinda frustrating to some people. Especially on some of those exciting moments with Mr. Jones trying to take a small statue and putting a bag of sand in it's place. Luckily they fixed it soon enough and we could really enjoy the movie.

Talking about the technology... Because it's a museum and - like I said - when the lights went out, everything goes out, the museum director did have a simple announcement. This was that turning of the lights, meant turning of the lights everywhere. Also in the bathroom! Though my friend said 'well, I'll just use my mobile phone with flash', the museum director pointed to someone in the back of the room and said that you could also ask her for a flashlight. LOL! Again, very fitting to the evening, that whole survival/searching thing.Very thematic ;-).

Indy Jones
Now, I know this sounds terrible, but I have NEVER seen any of the Indiana Jones movies. That is, until that evening. I do love archeology and history, so I actually don't know why I have never seen any of his movies. But I'm very thankful I got to see the first one this way. Even though I still have some critique on the movie (the first scene with Marion was terrible in dialogue if you ask me), I think it's an awesome movie. And what I noticed right away was that I was really impressed by the way it was shot. So thumbs up for director Steven Spielberg. The movie was funny, exciting, exotic, action packed and a little romantic too. Put those ingredients together and you have a great movie. I can't wait to finally see the other ones as well. What I really loved about the screening was that afterwards the audience gave a big round of applause. Even though none of the makers were there. It was just out of respect for the cast and crew behind the movie and the audience giving thanks. At least that's what I think. The applause might have also been for the museum people though, for finally giving us a great screening in a beautiful setting. Despite a few hick-ups, it was a big succes.

Me in front of part of the temple. Couldn't resist :P

Location is everything
Like I said, in the background there was an Egyption temple. Given by the Egypt government and an original. Before the evening really started we got a chance to walk around in the museum - though I didn't want to go to far - and we took a walk in the temple. It really is awesome. Because it's original and kind of big, you really get that feeling that others walked there ages ago or that, like in Indiana Jones, there are hidden secrets in the walls or something. It would have been cool, but of course nothing happened. Other than a temple as a background and being surrounded by Egyptian statues, for me it was amazing to be in a darkened museum after hours. Can't really explain why, but I think it's totally awesome to have a screening then and there.

So thank you MovieZone, once again, for a wonderful evening. I really enjoyed it!

zondag 9 september 2012

Enter the MovieZone! With Ronal

On Thursdaynight I went to the kick-off from MovieZone Presents, a new programme from MovieZone in which new movies are put in an extra spotlight.The movie? Ronal the Barbarian. And. It. Was. Awesome! I honestly laughed so much I cried. It's definitely a movie a lot more people should go see.

First things first
Before we started with the film, there was a short introduction. Not only about the movie and what makes the movie so special, but also a little bit about MovieZone and what it stands for. We also got a treat: Before the feature film we got to watch the short animation film Aalterate by Christobal de Oliveira. A really unique and special short like I've never seen before. Oliveira won the MovieSquad HAFF Award 2012 at the Holland Animation Film Festival (which is held every year in Utrecht). It was a beautiful movie that leaves you thinking about what you've just seen.

If you want to be fully surprised, just watch this teaser and stay away from the trailer!!!

Ronal Rules
Back to the main event: The movie we came to see. How do I even start? It's hilarious. Ronal the Barbarian is an Danish animation film (we watched it dubbed - the American version) about Ronal. He is a Barbarian, but due to a mishap in the past he is the only one of his tribe that has no muscle at all. He has a hard time holding - let alone swinging - an double sided axe and can't press weight. Yet after their village is attacked and all the Barbarians were taken - except for Ronal - it is up to him to free his family. A queeste of his own! Except that Ronal doesn't like questes - because you can die in them - so it's not a quest, and if it was, it's still his so he makes the decisions and he is the leader. At least, so he says to his new made friends. A bard who wants to help him, a warrior woman and an elf. Together they set off to save the Barbarians.

What's so funny? It's full of references to Lord of the Rings and other jokes. It's been years since I've watched that trilogy, but it's still hilarious. The way the Barbarians are, and the elves. Pretty much everything is funny. It's also not a kids movie. In the U.S. it got rated above eightteen and in the Netherlands pretty much all the warning icons are used: there's drugs, bad language, sex, alcohol, fighting, you name it. So fair warning: Not s0 much for kids ;-). The babes, balls and muscles are almost too much for the screen to handle, but it sure works in this picture. The movie looks great and you can just see how much fun the team behind it must have had during the process.

Just to give you a little taste, I would advise you to take a look at this site with many clips: www.ronalthebarbarian.com. However, if you are sure that you want to see the movie, it might be more fun to let yourself be surprised. I didn't even watch the trailer before I saw the movie. But if you are still having doubts, this site will make you change your mind, for sure!

All in all I'd say that MovieZone Presents was a success, even though the turn up wasn't all that. It still needs to grow and I really hope it does, because I could really go for an evening like this every month! So bring it on ;-D.

maandag 3 september 2012

Weddings on the first of september

This weekend I was with my family again and on Saturday we had a big family day because our cousin was getting married! That's on the first of September and that date is kinda special to me. Because it's also the date on which my parents got married some 31 years ago :D. Isn't that something? But lets start at the beginning.

Two days ago I watched my cousin get married. It was a beautiful wedding and she was so beautiful. I could use that word for her hair as well and her dress. It really was amazing. They had a service at city hall as well as in the church and afterwards we went to the reception. In 2009 another cousin got married, but unfortunately me and my parents, we were on holiday in England at the time, so we had to miss it. That's why we didn't want to miss a thing this time around. It was my first wedding to attend, so I was very curious. People always say that they cry at weddings and I wasn't sure if I would be one of them as well. The answer? Yes, I'm that kind of person. Well, a little. But how can you keep it together when two people promise to be with each other for the rest of their lives and when there is so much love in their eyes? Seriously! It was beautiful. And when the groom read his vows... Very touching. So I wouldn't say that I cried-cried, but I did have some teary eyes. Oh, and you also sometimes hear people about the wedding cake. How it's supposed the be good and represent something (no, I have no idea what)... Well, let me tell you, their's was DE-LIC-IOUS! So damn tasty, haha. They also had some cupcakes that were great as well, but that cake... wow! All in all, for a first wedding to attend, it was definitely a great one :). 

(Not the cake from the wedding, but it still looks very amazing)

Like I said, my parents got married on the first of September. In 1981. They have been together for two years longer, so we have sort of have a double party every year, haha. Last year we did this whole family vacation thing to the town where my parents got together for the first time, so it had a lot of extra meaning. Thirty years is a very long time and I'm just so immensly proud of them and very happy that they are still together. And now it's thirty-one. So if the date on which you get married is any inclination about having a good marriage, I'd like to think that my parents prove this. I really can't imagine being married for that long (then again, I'm not in a relationship, so that might have something to do with it). Because we had a big wedding this year, we didn't celebrate it that big, but we did go out to dinner after the reception and we had a wonderful evening.

(Not my parents, but still cute right? :P)

Apparently the first of September is a great day to get married, because not only did my parents and my cousin get married on that date but also my favorite actress: Sarah Michelle Gellar and her hubby Freddie Prinze Jr. They got married in 2002, so a couple years later. Right now they are still together with a baby girl and another child on the way. Because I'm such a big fan of her, I just like to see her happy. Her work is such an inspiration to me and in that way she means a lot to me, so I also kinda share in her joy when I read articles about her personal life. I don't know if some people think that that is weird or something, but that's just me.

 (Freddie and Sarah on their wedding)

(Freddie and Sarah with daughter Charlotte Grace)

And talking about famous (married) couples that I love: Buffy-alums Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof are just the best. I mean, come on... Take a look at this picture! How cute are they with Halloween???

Another reason why September first might be a good date to get married (though it's kinda beside this glamour/American wedding), is the weather. Both my parents and my cousin had great weather. And to be totally honest here, isn't that what we always want on a wedding day? :P It's supposed to be the perfect day where everything runs smoothly. Unlike the weddings you see in a lot of sitcoms, like How I Met Your Mother, Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Friends. I would have liked to share a vid from HIMYM here, but unfortunately I can't find a good one on YouTube. So you'll have to find it yourself. The episodes are 2x21 (Something Borrowed) and 2x22 (Something Blue). Enjoy!