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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

4 Things that makes me an Andy obsessive 💚

Sometimes it does feel weird feeling this way, but I can't help it. Maybe you're feeling the same ?

Green is never again the same colour to you as before. Andy's iconic character, Lorne, changes everything and where everything starts. Green is never again the same and demons are ain't the same to you after knowing this one from Pylea.

If Andy’s name is not on the credits, you feel disappointed. From the beginning you know he becomes regular, so seaon 4 is exciting and season 5 of Angel become the best of all.

Lady Marmelaid is never the same again despite Christina Aguilera’s cover on Moulin Rouge. It was a great cover, and I love the movie, but Andy's voice in there gives it a different colour.

When you name things related to Andy with his name instead of the name's object. I tend to lose my keys very often (it's a Andy Hallett/Angel keyring) so I have found myself many times saying "Where's my Andy?" and all people around looking around get all puzzled (lol). 😁

What other things you think makes all addicted to Andy?. 💚

Send me your thoughts, leave your comment down below! Thank you.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Wandering around

I have been two weeks since the last time I wrote something in here, I've been busy with work and family life but I also have been wondering all these things that have been happening in my life lately where it would take me.

You might know that every decision we make marks the path we are to make on our lives. I wonder then if the path I'm now taking is taking me somewhere, and where it should take me.

I have been picturing myself in this little town of Cape Cod in 10 years time, wandering around, travelling - as I have always wanted- those places that would remind me somehow to those people I love - that might be still alive or not-. There are so many places I want to go, so many places I want to visit back and remember how life brought me to that moment.

I have so many plans for this place, and I hope everything will work out so I can reach my goal - which I'm still defining.

But in all this, something wonderful it is happening. I feel magic is all around me.

And I'm sure you are wondering "What the Hell has to do this with Andy?". It's all related, because those things that make me dream, those are the things that keep me going in this tough world: music, tv shows, good people (good hearted people), green & red (LOL) and this place.

I will be sharing with you very soon some of my projects that I hope you like, and may want to join me in this fun ride.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

My Place is Your Place

One of the greatest things of getting into de Buffyverse is that you find out the bunch of people that still love the shows. Of course, Angel is a recent but very deep influence in me and  I'm finding out there are lots of people watching Angel for the first time and getting to know Lorne.

Another of the great things is that you get to  know those long-time fans of Andy and Lorne. How is he missed and how people still love and reminding his unique soul.

So if you ever wonder what is this site for, it is just that. The place to remember Andy, a Tribute place where we can all share memories on him, to celebrate every piece of happiness and joy he gave us all. The place where you can always come back to pay tribute to one of the most unique souls this world ever had.

One of the reasons why I started this place, my place, is because I hate having all the information scattered around Internet, so I do pretend to have all of it in here -little by little- and also a place where people can find about Andy and other's people thoughts on him. All in one place.

But mostly this fun for me. I love doing this and I hope you like it here. Of course, if you want, you can share with me your suggestions on how to improve this place by making it OUR place. Visit aorund and tell me what you think!

Thank you for checking in!

Merry Christmas ! 🎄❇

G.Rosso 💋

Drop me a line!

Monday, December 19, 2016

11 Reasons To Love Lorne 💗

I was viewing some videos when I came across with this one which I thought was a funny one. It was exactly what I was looking for to post in here!

I just transcribed the video because there are some parts that cannot be read well.  But it is definetely a worth watching and reading, they are fun at the least!

Video and copywright on the following to Lady Nafertiti.

Number 1
If you are curious about what the hell he is, he doesn’t seem to mind when you poke him… as Fred seems to be doing and by the looks of her she’s fascinated by him…

Number 2
He is nice guy… uh…demon, as he always seems to have smile on his face unless he is reading you …

Number 3
He is an empathy demon and he can read aura’s and tell your destiny, all you have to do to find it out.  Just sing a little song and it doesn’t matter which one. ^_^

Number 4
He is nearly always there if you need someone to listen to your problems and to get and get advice … well he’s your man…well, demon…

Number 5
If you are female… and with Lorne you can always be sure he will compliment you as he’s just full of them ^_~ (Come on girls, we like to be complimented, don’t we?)

Number 6
You know you will always be saved from having to hear Angel sing with Lorne around as he puts a stop TP it straight away…

Number 7
You never have to worry about going out on the town with Lorne and him getting drunk on you to the point where you have carry him home as the effects of normal alcohol don’t affect him, although be careful around certain magical brews!!!

Number 8
He’s the host of a club called Caritas, where you will be saved as he makes sure there’s a spell on the club that doesn’t allow demon or human violence in it. So you can have fun and a safe night out at Caritas

Number 9
You’re guaranteed a good laugh with Lorne around as he can be quite comical at times… and we all love a good laugh… The great thing is the doesn’t mind being the comedian  ^_^

Number 10
If you are having trouble sleeping… call on him and ask him to sing you to sleep, he might oblige if you ask nicely.
Just be careful not to sing along though, cause if you love him to bits he might just read you!!!

And last but not least:

While with Lorne you never have to worry about him raising his hand to you if you piss him off, he absolutely hates violence of any shape or form (Ladies, that’s gotta be a Bonus!!)

... so in the end you may agree or may not... But I have to confess that I've seen myself few times on number 10...  💗

Thursday, December 15, 2016

I am not ready to be on the spotlight

On my last post I shared with you some strange day I was having. That bittersweet day when things get on well but all of a sudden you realise you are not ready for all of it.

So this one, it is in fact that moment that I have been fearing the most. The reality hitting me directly on my face.

Things were going OK. I started being part of the Buffyverse, Whedonverse etc. So the start is like you have this group where people will share thoughts, moments and comments on our favourite shows but you have no-one else to talk about this stuff. Tara, Willow, Buffy, Dawn, Kennedy, Spike -oh Spike!- etc. 

You are getting to know all this people in there...

And then someone posted a beautiful collage of photos of Lorne and Andy. People commenting: R.I.P., I miss him, Oh I didnt know he passed away, Loved him etc

Posted on Facebook by Christine Schmoeger

I couldn't help but comment on it on present tense. Because it is all present tense for me. For all those that had the enormous chance and fortune to meet/know him back in the day, it's all past, just the memory lives on forever as a present tense.

I can't imagined how hard was for Andy's family, fans, friends and people that knew him and discovered his soul and grace.  But for me it's double hard, not comparing at all, but you have to face this awesome man is gone forever while you live your present but trying to make up your mind that despite you see him and what you feel, that has to be over soon because it ain't real.

And then here comes me, with an extraordinary imagination, trying to convince myself this is some kind of wrong but right thing at the same time. Some kind of weird and awesome thing (I think).

And Angel will show up in reruns in the future and people, other people, will discover Lorne and will be touched by Andy's sould and heart. And everything will start again.

So after all, I am not ready just yet to post this public everywhere. I am not ready to the Whedonverse know about what has just happened in my life.... and how that changed my life.

And how much I want my life to be this way (despite it means to live in the past forever)...


So after all, there's only one thing left to say... :

Merry Christmas to ya'll 

Monday, December 12, 2016

It feels like Christmas already!

Maybe because last month was my birthday or maybe am I having a pre-Christmas celebration? ...

The most awesome thing happened to me just the other day.

I was as usual working at home when a big package came. My husband unwrapped it there it was: green, with his own mic, a glass of whisky AND the autograph of Andy. That Limited Edition Autographed Lorne Figure made my day and my week. Probaly he is now my favourite "toy" to play with (I guess, that didn't sound very good, did it? 😃)

Just a few photos to share here with you:

I'm so excited i just can't hide it!!! (*Sings the song*) 😃

Thursday, December 08, 2016

When you search #AndyHallett on Twitter

Today  is not  a normal day.  It's  my birthday.  I had  a real  blast  with friends  coming  over, presents  and all that  stuff.

But then  all of a sudden I felt  sad  and with  a little  ache  in my heart....

It just so happens that until today I didn't search Andy's name on Twitter.

All those tweets were like a dose of reality at once.

I fear the moment I do again.

Monday, December 05, 2016

What a stupid thing made my day!!

What I weird week I'm having. It's something between "Yeah I'm getting my goals" and " No, not yet. I'm not ready to be in the spotlight". Something between personal and proffesional goals. 

And it does scare a bit. The good one was, as I tell you now:

I was this morning watching this video of "Why you should watch Angel" and thinking "I have to tag Netflix on this one, they have to show this up". 

My husband meanwhile was right behind me. I didn't know why. I thought he was also watching the video, but when Lorne come up on it I begged silence in the room. I didn't notice there was something else waiting to be reached by me.

So after all, I looked at my husband and he said " I have a surprise for you". Just in the table, right in front me the most awesome keyring ever. What such stupid thing made my day!!!

Now my keys look cool and heartfelt. Even with a touch of green...

So, Do you like my keyring? Send me your thoughts below, thank you!

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Andy Hallett's death *Sigh*

It's been a hectic weekend this one. I've gone through all this information around our Andy. For those we didn't know about him and all of sudden we discover what a unique soul he was makes it double hard to face all at once: life and death. All at once. Only 33 years this dude had.What a very sad and shocking fact.

I got all this information in just 24 hrs. Nothing but browsing and googling Andy's name. What a mad weekend and how shocking was all.

But In the end I got to learn so much about his life by everyone's reviews and memories on him. He was so loved I doubt he is still here with us. He must be up in Heaven having so much fun with all those stars gone in the latest years. He must be a very shining star now,

And after all I just keep in my heart Alexis Denisof's words in a interview (in 2014, I think it was):

"What a just spectacular person he was, what a rare and unique find. So I love you, Andy, and I miss you." Read the whole Interview Here.

And this song from me to Andy Hallett, my little tribute today to him:

R.I.P. Andy. Can't wait to meet you on the other side.

Monday, November 28, 2016

An evening with Andy Hallett

I wish. 

I wish that was true but spending almost an hour and half watching this video - which I'm sure you know- is the closest thing to have Andy with us.

An hour and half cracking up with Andy. That should be the title, more than other.

Just like my husband said today "At least we have his legacy". So that's what is all about.

Andy Hallett at Slayerfest July 2nd 2005

Just in case you wonder, I am not that kind of person to sit in front a PC screen and watch videos for hours. I like to catch up every now and then

The only moment I can spend time in front of a screen watching a video or something is for a Livestream, mostly gigs.

This video is definetely a must-see video. Worth every minute of it. 

If you haven't watched yet, please do. You won't regret it.


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Getting into the Andy Hallett-verse

Honestly, It scares a bit.

You know that feeling when you start bieng friends with someone and start knowing all his/her friends and you start to get used to all these names related to him/her?. It is exactly the same when you are new to this Buffyverse and even more to the #AndyHallett-verse....

It is that feeling of joy and fear at the same time because you know that there must be - and it will be- a beautiful world behind all those walls.

Does it make sense to you all this? 

Just so you understand... Lady Mermalade by Andy aka Lorne. There's something growing inside me.

If you ever felt something like this, or your feeling it now.... please, share your thoughts with me and comment below. Thanks :-)


Monday, November 21, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

That moment when I think.... What Have I missed?

Watch the video and you may understand. I watched it and still wonder: what, why and how I got to this point?

It's hard to understand why things happen. I still struggle with Andy's death. I'm still in shock. Only time will tell.

Monday, November 14, 2016

How I got here... (Andy Hallett's memory must live on)

Around end of the 90's we got Buffy. We all remember that, don't we? But I have to confess I didn't watch the whole show. I started to pay more attention when every now and then I will see the issues that Buffy and Spike had. I loved Spike even then!
I never watched Angel. Never really like him despite I liked David Boreanaz.

Beginning of this year Syfy will start showing reruns of the show. At home we would sat every day to watch every episode from the very beginning.

And when that show ended, we got the whole show of Angel on DVD and started watching.

Never really like these demon and vampire things, but I got to love Spike (and James Marsters) and well, you will agree that Lorne is not the classic demon. When you think of a demon, you think of someone ugly, nasty and basically EVIL. All those things that our Host is not.

Then this episode came where he sings.... and that was it. He got me trapped, bewitched and hypnotized by his voice. Then I learn a little about Andy and after few days I decided to create this page of my own to share my thoughts and feelings - I'm a very emotional woman- and let it be this as well a little tribute to what he meant to all fans back then and to those who will know him in the future, and to remind those old fans he must be remembered.

7 years on his memory must live on.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

What Hides Behind #AndyHallett 's Face

When I first met Lorne on Angel, whatever the reasons I did it for, I rapidly googled him and found it about Andy Hallett's shocking early death but also got the chance to see this video where he is interviewed before a The Friends of Science Fiction Fan Club event in Australia.

We are all used to come across with different face when we watch tv shows, movies, read mags and read our daily news feed. You clearly can see when it comes to an entertainer the colour of his or her soul. I mean, it's not completely accurate but if you read once he or she is nice person, a nice sould, someone special you may like to have look for your own at what others say. And then you read it for the third, the forth.... and then you come across to this video.

As I said it's not accurate, it's not scientific, but when it comes to my intuition, I tend to trust. 

Monday, November 07, 2016

(Maybe)The Best Episode of Angel

It's not decisive.  Because I haven't watched the whole show just yet. But I had the pleasure to watch one of the most hilarious episodes ever. 

And of course, our dear Lorne was in there.

You may guess what that one could be. In this one is where Lorne and the rest of the gang try with " a magic potion" to get Cordelia's memory back. It's called Spin in The Bottle.

I have probably missed some piece while I was laughing so hard I would breathe deep to get some air in my lungs.

Obviously, you can imagine it is by far my favourite episode. Lorne recounting the whole story with some funny comments.  Like this one when he is tied to a chair and looks directly into the camera to say how shameful was that situation of being unconcious while the rest of the guys where fighting each other.

That was superb.

After watching that. And knowing how all this ends it seems to be  very iconic of Andy's life this last scene of Lorne walking out from stage with a lightened door in the end and his shoes echoing in the room. Some of his lastest words in this episode are also very iconic to what I think was Andy's life

Sunday, November 06, 2016

What to find on this site

How My Andy Hallett's Place was made. The first post. The reason why Andy Hallett is a big part of my life now after watching Angel (in 2016).

This is just fun for me.

I tell here my little way to get to know of the most unique souls ever in show business. If you knew him, you will agree that he left us too soon and he was a unique spirit that left us with the sweetest memories thanks to the greatest voice and the greatest heart.

Here, what I tell it's only my opinion and my experience. I don't know own the photos of my posts neither I pretend to do more than make my own tribute to Andy Hallett by enjoying every bit we have of him.

Enjoy your stay!

G. Rosso