Showing posts with label Cordelia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cordelia. Show all posts

Monday, 10 September 2018

The Hermit Tends The Light in the Midst of Outer-Darkness






Cut to the halls. Buffy and Cordelia are walking.

Cordelia: 
So, how much the creepy is it that this Marcie's been at this 
for months? 
Spying on us? Learning our most guarded secrets? 
So, are you 
saying she's invisible because she's so unpopular?

Buffy: 
That about sums it up.

Cordelia:  (exhales) 
Bummer for her. It's awful to feel that lonely.

Buffy:  
Hmm.  So you've read something about the feeling?

Cordelia:  (stops Buffy) 
Hey! You think I'm never lonely because I'm so  cute and popular? 
 
I can be surrounded by people and be completely alone.
 
 It's not like any of them really know me. 
 
I don't even know if they like  me half the time. People just want to be in a popular zone. 
Sometimes  when I talk, everyone's so busy agreeing with me, they don't hear a word 
I say.

Buffy: 
Well, if you feel so alone, then why do you work so hard at being popular?

Cordelia: 
Well, it beats being alone all by yourself.

She continues down the hall. After considering that for a moment Buffy 
quickly follows.




Zarathustra went down the mountain alone, no one meeting him. 

When he entered the forest, however, there suddenly stood before him an old man, who had left his holy cot to seek roots. 

And thus spake the old man to Zarathustra: “No stranger to me is this wanderer: many years ago passed he by. Zarathustra he was called; but he hath altered. Then thou carriedst thine ashes into the mountains: wilt thou now carry thy fire into the valleys? Fearest thou not the incendiary’s doom? Yea, I recognise Zarathustra. Pure is his eye, and no loathing lurketh about his mouth. Goeth he not along like a dancer? Altered is Zarathustra; a child hath Zarathustra become; an awakened one is Zarathustra: what wilt thou do in the land of the sleepers? As in the sea hast thou lived in solitude, and it hath borne thee up. Alas, wilt thou now go ashore? Alas, wilt thou again drag thy body thyself?” 

Zarathustra answered: “I love mankind.” 

“Why,” said the saint, “did I go into the forest and the desert? Was it not because I loved men far too well? Now I love God: men, I do not love. Man is a thing too imperfect for me. Love to man would be fatal to me.” 

Zarathustra answered: “What spake I of love! I am bringing gifts unto men.” 

“Give them nothing,” said the saint. “Take rather part of their load, and carry it along with them—that will be most agreeable unto them: if only it be agreeable unto thee! If, however, thou wilt give unto them, give them no more than an alms, and let them also beg for it!” 

“No,” replied Zarathustra, “I give no alms. I am not poor enough for that.”

 The saint laughed at Zarathustra, and spake thus: “Then see to it that they accept thy treasures! They are distrustful of anchorites, and do not believe that we come with gifts. The fall of our footsteps ringeth too hollow through their streets. And just as at night, when they are in bed and hear a man abroad long before sunrise, so they ask themselves concerning us: Where goeth the thief? Go not to men, but stay in the forest! Go rather to the animals! Why not be like me—a bear amongst bears, a bird amongst birds?” 

“And what doeth the saint in the forest?” asked Zarathustra. 

The saint answered: “I make hymns and sing them; and in making hymns I laugh and weep and mumble: thus do I praise God. With singing, weeping, laughing, and mumbling do I praise the God who is my God. But what dost thou bring us as a gift?” 

When Zarathustra had heard these words, he bowed to the saint and said: “What should I have to give thee! Let me rather hurry hence lest I take aught away from thee!”

—And thus they parted from one another, the old man and Zarathustra, laughing like schoolboys. 

When Zarathustra was alone, however, he said to his heart: “Could it be possible! This old saint in the forest hath not yet heard of it, that GOD IS DEAD!”

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

You're Welcome

King Lear is a Helluva Play...


25 INT. ANGEL'S OFFICE - NIGHT
Cordelia walks into Angel's office as he puts on his blazer.

CORDELIA
So... 
(walks up to Angel)
you feel good?

ANGEL
I do. I just...I kind of feel bad about it.

CORDELIA
My God, you are a piece of work.

ANGEL
I just don't feel like I deserve... 
(shrugs)
I mean, all I did was beat up a tiny Texan. 
It's not like I helped anyone. 
(sits on the chair arm)

CORDELIA
Sure you did.

ANGEL
Who?

CORDELIA
Boy, I really do fall for the dumb ones. 
You know how you're always trying to save, oh, every single person in The World? 
Did it ever occur to you you were one of them?

ANGEL
No, it never did.

CORDELIA
Well, you made the list, gorgeous. 
And you needed some help.

ANGEL
And you were the one that helped me.

CORDELIA
I did my part. 
(sits beside Angel)

ANGEL
Lindsey wasted a lot of energy trying to make me doubt myself. I know it's not even close to over, but I do feel like I can do this. Wolfram & Hart, whatever's coming, I feel like we can beat it.

CORDELIA
I know.

ANGEL
You do?

CORDELIA
I always did. I... I just needed you to know it, too.

ANGEL
So all that stuff about the deals with the devil...

CORDELIA
(nods)
Was God's honest truth. 
(looks at Angel)
But you're bigger than that. You'll win this in the end. 
(stands, steps away)
I, uh... just wish I could be there to see it.

ANGEL
What do you mean? You're not...

CORDELIA
(turns to face Angel)
I can't stay. This isn't me anymore. You can say good-bye to the gang for me, explain everything once you understand.

ANGEL
That's gonna be never. 
(walks toward her)
I need you here.

CORDELIA
(with tears in her eyes)
Don't make it hard, Angel. I'm just on a different road... and this is my off-ramp. The Powers That Be owed me one, and I didn't waste it. I got my guy back on track.

ANGEL
Cordy, there's just—

CORDELIA
(touches his face)
We take what we can get, champ, and we do our best with it. I'll be seeing you. 
(smiles through her tears, turns to walk out of the office)
(stops, turns around, walks quickly up to Angel)
Oh, what the hell. One for the road? 
(kisses Angel, but moments later, the telephone rings)

ANGEL
You know, um... I don't...I don't need to get that.

CORDELIA
(tenderly straightens his tie)
That you have to get. 
(Angel walks toward the phone)
Oh... and you're welcome.

ANGEL
(answers the phone)
Hello. Yes, I know. She's... but that's impossible. She's standing right— 
(turns to look for Cordelia, but she's not there; he becomes visibly upset)
I'm sorry. Yeah. 
(choking up)
When did she die? Did she, um... she never did wake up? I see. 
(hangs up, looks out to where Cordelia was standing moments earlier)
Thank you.

Fade to black.







25 INT. ANGEL'S OFFICE - NIGHT
Cordelia walks into Angel's office as he puts on his blazer.




CORDELIA
So...
(walks up to Angel)
you feel good?

ANGEL
I do. I just...I kind of feel bad about it.

CORDELIA
My God, you are a piece of work.

ANGEL
I just don't feel like I deserve...
(shrugs)
I mean, all I did was beat up a tiny Texan. It's not like I helped anyone.
(sits on the chair arm)

CORDELIA
Sure you did.

ANGEL
Who?

CORDELIA
Boy, I really do fall for the dumb ones. You know how you're always trying to save, oh, every single person in the world? Did it ever occur to you you were one of them?

ANGEL
No, it never did.

CORDELIA
Well, you made the list, gorgeous. And you needed some help.

ANGEL
And you were the one that helped me.

CORDELIA
I did my part.
(sits beside Angel)

ANGEL
Lindsey wasted a lot of energy trying to make me doubt myself. I know it's not even close to over, but I do feel like I can do this. Wolfram & Hart, whatever's coming, I feel like we can beat it.

CORDELIA
I know.

ANGEL
You do?

CORDELIA
I always did. I... I just needed you to know it, too.

ANGEL
So all that stuff about the deals with the devil...

CORDELIA
(nods)
Was God's honest truth.
(looks at Angel)
But you're bigger than that. You'll win this in the end.
(stands, steps away)
I, uh... just wish I could be there to see it.

ANGEL
What do you mean? You're not...

CORDELIA
(turns to face Angel)
I can't stay. This isn't me anymore. You can say good-bye to the gang for me, explain everything once you understand.

ANGEL
That's gonna be never.
(walks toward her)
I need you here.

CORDELIA
(with tears in her eyes)
Don't make it hard, Angel. I'm just on a different road... and this is my off-ramp. The Powers That Be owed me one, and I didn't waste it. I got my guy back on track.

ANGEL
Cordy, there's just—

CORDELIA
(touches his face)
We take what we can get, champ, and we do our best with it. I'll be seeing you.
(smiles through her tears, turns to walk out of the office)
(stops, turns around, walks quickly up to Angel)
Oh, what the hell. One for the road?
(kisses Angel, but moments later, the telephone rings)

ANGEL
You know, um... I don't...I don't need to get that.

CORDELIA
(tenderly straightens his tie)
That you have to get.
(Angel walks toward the phone)
Oh... and you're welcome.

ANGEL
(answers the phone)
Hello. Yes, I know. She's... but that's impossible. She's standing right—
(turns to look for Cordelia, but she's not there; he becomes visibly upset)
I'm sorry. Yeah.
(choking up)
When did she die? Did she, um... she never did wake up? I see.
(hangs up, looks out to where Cordelia was standing moments earlier)
Thank you.

Fade to black.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Please — I WAS You. With Better Music on my IPod.


Lilah Morgan :
You Think You KNOW Me...?

Cordelia :
Please — I WAS You. With Better Shoes.

King Lear's a helluva Good Play...







Everyone DID notice the bizarre little asynchronous cameo of James Rhodes in Doctor Strange, violating the MCU timeline just seconds before Strange's fateful car crash, didn't you..?

Didn't you..?

And Tony's Father (and Mother) Died in a Car Crash - it just took the grip of a powerful man to finally snuff him.


So did Strange's Ego (it just took it about 5 years (and the grip of a powerful woman) to finally snuff it.

Robert Downey Jr. Has a Watch Collection. Which means that Tony Stark has a Watch Collection.

Before his accident, Stephen Strange has a Watch Collection.

After he becomes 
Sorcerer Supreme, 
Master of the Mystic Arts
he retains a single watch, given to him by someone who loved him.

It doesn't work.

For What is 'Time' to an Immortal..?

James Bond's Watch was a Wedding Present — inscribed on the back by his wife are the words 
We Have All The Time in The World.

This is a Curse. 

Because there is no such thing as 'Time' - so They have NOTHING.


And then She was shot in The Head.
Straight Through Her Third Eye


And James Bond is an immortal - as these dates prove.

Because he is constantly getting younger.

So, for an immortal, 
"We Have All The Time in The World"
is a curse on a par with
"May You Live in Interesting Times"


Robert Downey Jr lives in a Windmill.


Doctor Strange lives in a Temple.

Doctor Stephen Strange :
He could destroy life on a scale, heitherto undreamt of. 

Stark: 
Did you seriously say 'hitherto undreamt of'?

Dr. Strange: 
Are you seriously leaning on The Cauldron of the Cosmos?

Stark: 
Oh, is that what this is?

[Cloak smacks him
I’m going to allow that. 


Dr. Stephen Strange :
People Used To Think That I Was Funny...

Wong:
Did They Work For You?


Stark: 
Who just saved your magical ass? 
Me. 

Dr. Strange: 
I seriously don’t know how you get that head into that helmet.



Stark: 
Admit it, you should have ducked out when I told you to.

Strange: 
Unlike everyone else in your life, I don’t work for you.

Stark: 
And due to that fact, we’re now in a flying donut, 
billions of miles from Earth with no back-up.

Spider-Man :
I’m back-up.

Stark: 
No, you’re still away. 
The adults are talking. 

Strange: 
I’m sorry. I’m confused as to the relationship here. 
What is he, your ward?



The "Oh - and You're Welcome Moment" :



Stark actually says  it 
(Because he needs to be recognised)

Stark: [ to Strange] 
What is your job exactly, except to make balloon animals?

Dr. Strange: 
Protecting your reality, douchebag.

Strange Knows There is No Point -
If You Have to Ask, You'll Never Know.