Saturday, 5 January 2013

Socially Awkward aka the time I met Richard Ayoade



I am not an overly confident person, it's one of the reasons that I started my blog, some kind of self assurance that people may find me interesting/pretty from edited angles.  Thus I tend to be drawn to people and characters that are odd, self effacing or just downright shy.  The delightful Richard Ayoade directed a brilliant film Submarine in 2011 and I seized the chance to attend a Q&A at the Cornerhouse with him. My palms were sweating and heart was pounding whilst I listened to other people ask questions, until I plucked up the courage to grab/steal the mic and say 'can I answer a question' aha thankfully you cannot hear that. But you can see how fricking awkward I am, and please note my boyfriend dying of embarrassment next to me. 

If you have not already seen Submarine you should, that's if you like odd ball parents who believe their son has mental issues, mystics and Wales then please do watch. The book Submarine by Joe Dunthorne is definitely worth reading as well. Also, it has a beautiful soundtrack by Alex Turner. 



















I totally asked the best question! And he named The Apartment as one of his favourite films, which is mine too. We are like so meant to be, on the way out he was wearing a brown leather satchel and a duffel coat, I fell in love. 


Plus Moss, Ayoade's character in IT Crowd, has the same opinion as I do on sports, particularly football. The deal breaking question I asked my boyfriend on our first date; 'Do you like football?' he lied and said no, I have since forgiven him. 

All images via tumblr mostly here

27 comments:

  1. I did not know about this film, will read the book for sure, bookmarked it :)
    happy new year :)

    http://www.myunfinishedlife.com

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    1. Ah lovely, do hope you like it! Happy New Year to you too

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  2. Yay! You TOTALLY asked the best question. And you could tell he thought so too!

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    1. Aha so glad you agree, I totally gave him the chance to be even funnier x

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  3. Ahh, that's so neat you got to meet him. I loved Submarine, and your question was great; I definitely think he thought so too! Being hopelessly shy and "ill at ease" myself, I do love this post-- validates my mindset that awkward people lead more interesting lives ;)

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    1. I know I will treasure it forever. You are too sweet my dear ;) xx

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  4. hello I am your new follower,
    love this post and your blog,
    I did see the movie some time and liked it a lot,
    funnily enough, just made a post about not being the most confident person,
    you are a foxy lady and that video made me laugh, definitely the best question,
    see you soon

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    1. Thank you so much for following, greatly appreciated! The film is hard not to like I think. Hehe thank you. I will be sure to check that out!

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  5. I didn´t know about him, thank you for making me wiser.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. I am sure you will like him ;) xxxx

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  6. Aww! Love it! Love your wee voice too! I always wonder who is shy in real life from the internet universe! I am painfully shy amongst those I do not know! :) Hope 2013 is treating you well kitten! :) xxx

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    1. Aha I do not like my voice so thank you that is lovely to hear. Aaaw yay for the shy girls! :)xxx

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  7. Ooh are you in Manchester? A friend of mine is a huge fan and got to go through work - he seems a really cool chap!

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    1. I am indeed, south manchester to be exact! He is such a gent!

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  8. Oooo, what a total sweetheart that man is!
    I haven't seen the film, but now really want to!
    You were brillant! You didn't stutter, or get your words mixed up! I'm not shy at all (except on weird, unexpected occasions), but I would TOTALLY have not been able to speak properly AND I would have blushed like an idiot.I would never have been able to come up with an intelligent question either!
    XXX

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  9. He looks eccentric and I love it! Bless you with your question, it is the sort of thing that I would do too. My husband also lied to me, he told me he didn't watch football and when we lived together he didn't it was after we got married that he went mental about football! The bastard!lol I don't get it! ?

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    1. Aha he is so much. I am such a geek I know, glad to hear you would do this kind of dumb thing too. Yes why the hell do they go crazy for it? He even plays it every Monday without fail, so gross xx

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  10. Lovely!
    Nice blog you have dear ♥
    Check out mine sometime if you'd like ♥
    AIMEROSE

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  11. nice post and lovely blog! ^^

    Do you want to follow each other? :)
    http://fantasyfashioned.blogspot.de/

    xx ♥

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  12. Hey sweetpea you are one of my wee winners! Can you send me your address to zoe@zoewinters.net and I will pack it up tomorrow for posting! I hope you've had a nice week so far! :) Zoë xxx

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    1. Hello beautiful that is amazing so giddy! It's been made better now ;) xxx

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  13. I am very jealous I love him soo much, though I know that being another 'shy/awkward in real life" blogger I would never have had the courage to ask any question, let alone an intelligent one like yours! xx

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    1. He is such a lovely person, so polite and I love him too aha. I sounded like an idiot but thank you so much ;) xxx

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  14. Awww I love you even more now I have seen you all most in real life. I love your voice! Aha! Sorry I sound like such a creep. *Girl crush alert* I loved Submarine, and am very impressed that you actually asked a question. I wouldn't have been as brave. xxx

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    1. Hehe thank you, you are too adorable, I don't like my voice it's a bit lispy and deep aha. I totally have a girl crush on you have done for long time aha xxx

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