One Of The Worst Parties I’ve Ever Been To

So… A couple of weeks ago I talked about this party that I was supposed to go to in my “What’s Been Going on” post and it happened two Saturdays ago.

I was not happy.

Not at all.

I didn’t have a totally terrible time but I had to restrain myself from standing up and starting yelling at them.

It was my high school friend’s birthday party and she invited a group of people who is wildly different from me. They like to drink, get wasted and party.

In the last post, I talked about how I would storm out and throw a fit whenever I heard ugly comments.

They swore like sailors. And by swearing I don’t mean the odd f-word or something like that. In Italy, we call it “bestemmiare”, I’d say the closest translation might be “to blaspheme”.

But they didn’t it all the time. Two or three in every single sentence. It was disgusting.

And not because I’m a particularly religious person, it’s just common decency. It’s ugly and disrespectful. They must have said at least 300 of them. I’m not joking.

And you would not believe the racist stuff they said. Not to mention the homophobic slurs.

I was fucking disgusted. It made me sick to my stomach.

Oh, and I also got a gin and tonic spilled on my dress.

G.R.E.A.T.

You can hear the sarcasm from across the globe.

And I was mostly disappointed in myself. Because I didn’t say anything. But what can you say? What can you do without causing a scene and ruining your friend’s party? They notice I didn’t laugh with them and that I wasn’t even smiling. At all.

But I still feel guilty. Now, I wish I had done something. Because if you see something wrong and you don’t say anything, aren’t you a part of the problem as well?

I’ve been wrecking my brain trying to think of what I could or should have done. I rewatched a season 1 episode of Brooklyn99, in which Jake punches a homophobic journalist in the face because he insulted Captain Holt.

Maybe I should have done the same. Now the punching part, obviously. But I should not have stood by and done nothing.

The only thing that is keeping me from tearing my hair from my skull is knowing that I’ll be able to say something the next time. My friend, the only one who did not participate, invited me to a party he is throwing at the end of July and I’ll probably go just because he is the one who invited me.

But I’ll have a chance of a do-over. And I promise to get it right.

Still, I need advice. How do I make my point come across without punching him in the face or insulting him like there is not tomorrow?

Can you help me? What should I have done and what do you recommend I should do next time?

xxx

Georgia

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine – s05 ep 22 – “Jake & Amy” – Season Finale – Review

My babies are getting married.

I can’t believe that after 5 season, Jake Peralta and Amy Santiago are tying the know and they will be spending their lives together.

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Credit: Fox

I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time and the best, purest and most healthy couple on TV is finally getting hitched.

Without further ado, here are the best bits!


There are no best bits.

Everything was perfect.

and I had no doubt whatsoever. I wasn’t nervous I would be disappointed. I love the writers and the show runners. I had total and complete faith in them.

It’s been around 6 hours since I saw the episode and I still can’t explain how much I loved it.

I love how, in the end, they didn’t really care where they would get married, how Jake wasn’t discouraged by the events and immediately asked Amy to go to City Hall with him, how honest and non-cheesy the vows were, how perfectly they reflected their relationship, how Jake had everything Amy could have possibly want, from nicotine patches to her allergy medications…

So I will pullet-point some of the other billion things I loved and then…. GIF TIME!

  • Charles being worried he ruined the wedding
  • Teddy trying to propose to Amy 3 times.
  • No stupid traditions of not seeing each other before the wedding
  • Jake complimenting Amy a billion times
  • The Captain and Cheddar trotting down the aisle in rehearsal
  • Amy’s dress was gorgeous
  • Jake’s “in love” face
  • Boyle threatening to kill himself multiple times in fear of having ruined Jake and Amy’s wedding
  • THE VOWS
  • Will Holt be commissioner of the NYPD?
  • GINA FREAKING RODRIGUEZ
  • Fred Armisen

…. so every single thing in the episode…

and now… GIF TIME!

YOU LOOK GREAT

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I MEAN!!!! Straight from th pilot!

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LIFE IS UNPREDICTABLE

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ROSA AND ALICIA

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I love this bi icon!!!

And I particularly love this statement:

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ONE FOR YOU AND ONE FOR YOUR WIFE

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YOUR BUTT IS THE BOMB

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YOU’RE MARRIED

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I can’t believe they are actually married. I was absolutely perfect. I love everything.

The entire Brooklyn99 fandom can be perfectly represented by this sequence of GIF of Charles Boyle:

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I love him.

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I am so happy. It is the best finale I could have hoped for. I am in love. I can’t wait for mid-season 2018/2019 when Brooklyn99 comes back for a 6th season on NBC.

Check out the links of the blog under the pictures. I couldn’t directly link it because WordPress was being a bitch.

Anyway, I had the best time. It is so progressive, intelligent and powerful. And of course it’s completely stupid and funny.

If you haven’t already, I can’t recommend you enough to check it out.

You won’t regret it.

I’ll leave you with two screenshots of an interview from “The Hollywood Reporter” of Brooklyn99’s creator and executive producer, the king, the genius, the best show runner in the world… Mr. Dan Goor:

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THIS IS EXACTLY WHY I LOVE DAN GOOR AND MICHAEL SCHUR SO FREAKING MUCH.

Goodbye for now, Brooklyn99. See you in 2019 with a bunch of new episodes.

I love you.

xxx

Georgia

The Peraltiago Wedding is Here! – Brooklyn99

I can’t believe the 20th May is already here! Ever since Brooklyn 99 came back from hiatus, I’ve been incredibly excited for the finale.

JAKE AND AMY ARE GETTING MARRIED!!!

I thought I had an exam on Monday, so I wouldn’t be able to watch the show as soon as it came out… But the professor moved me to Wednesday!!!

But I have decided that before watching the wedding and the season finale, I would revisit the “best of” Jake and Amy and their relationship.

So I have compiled a list of episodes that I’ll be watching before tuning in to see Sunday’s episode!

THE BET

(Season 1 episode 13)

I love this episode! It is the beginning of Jake’s feelings for Amy, at least in my opinion. It is an adorable episode they are both so cute and the concept of it, is hilarious!

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I love their “flirty” conversation on the rooftop and the fake fight with engagement ring and… I basically love every single second of it!

JOHNNY & DORA

(Season 2 episode 23)

Jake and Amy going undercover as a couple and having to kiss in order not to blow up their cover, is the best trope ever!

They are so cute!!! One of my favourite scenes is when Jake and Amy get asked why they fell in love with the other and he started off by joking, but then he add an honest remark at the end about Amy being the person whose opinion he values the most.

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THEY ARE ADORABLE I CAN’T HANDLE IT

NEW CAPTAIN

(season 3 episode 1)

And of course, it wouldn’t be a “best of” if I didn’t include the season three premiere. On top of being absolutely perfect, Bill Hader is in it and he is marvellous! And the episode contains the best of my favourite joke on Brooklyn 99:

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HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE THEM?

THE MATTRESS

(Season 3 Episode 7)

Dating and working together might be complicated for a lot of people and… Jake and Amy are no exception to it!

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They start working together on the case, get in a fight about Jake’s lumpy mattress, and The mess up the case. But you it is an adorable episode that reminds us that they aren’t a perfect couple that never fights, that they are two extremely competitive and stubborn people.

But they love each other and they want their relationship to work out. So Amy tells her mom that she is dating Jake and he buys a nice mattress so she can stay over.

ADORBS.

THE FUGITIVE P.1

(Season 4 Episode 11)

Talking about competitiveness and fighting, taking Amy make another bet: who arrests more fugitives wins and the other one has to move into the loser’s apartment. Filled with Harry Potter references and quotes, it show us that although in love and willing to move in together they would rather spice up their relationship by getting into a life-changing bet.

They are two idiots and I love them…

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HALLOVEEN

(Season 05 Episode 04)

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And now on to another masterpiece… Halloween! Although every single Halloween episode is amazing, this has to be the best. I love everything about it!

Jake asking Amy to be meaner to him because it turns him on, Fake-Charles and Nutriboom (Boom! Boom!), “The Handmaid’s Tale” reference and Cheddar, this episode is a so brilliant.

I cried when Jake proposed, I love how in-sync they are, how low-key his proposal was… I love it.

THE VENUE

(Season 5 Episode 6)

This episode is all centred around Jake and Amy planning their wedding and the vulture swooping in and taking almost everything away from them.

I love the banter between them, the Harry Potter references, Nakatomi Plaza cake… They are so adorable and their wedding is going to make me cry like crazy.

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TWO TURKEYS

(Season 5 episode 7)

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And last but not least, the Thanksgiving episode. Jake and Amy hosting a party at their house with both their respective parents is meant to be a nightmare.

And it is! They get into a weird competition regarding their parents, they make them drink too much and it’s a mess.

At the end, despite their competition and confrontation, they immediately put that aside in the moment of danger. And it turns out to be the Thanksgiving Jake always wanted as a kid.

 


I’m just repeating and highlighting things that I love in every single one of these episodes but the truth is… these ones are perfect. I love every single joke, they’re hilarious, they portray a healthy, loving, trusting, committed and pure relationship between two completely different people who didn’t fall in love when they met. They built a friendship, solid foundations… they knew all about each other: their flaws, their virtues, what makes them angry, what makes them happy… And on the basis of this solid friendship, they build a partnership and a romance.

And I think it’s beautiful.

 


I have rambled on enough. I love the show and I’ll never get tired of talking about it. These are the episodes that I’ll be watching today, in preparation for the finale.

I’m so happy Jake and Amy are getting married and I really can’t wait to see the episode.

Please let me know what your favourite Peraltiago moment.

You can find me on Twitter, Goodreads and Tumblr!

xxx

Georgia

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – s05 ep 21 – “White Whale” – Review

BROOKLYN99 IS BACK HOME ON NBC, BITCHES!!!

Wow. Just… Wow.

It’s been a weird week, people. Brooklyn99 got cancelled and 36 hours later moved to another network and renewed for a sixth season. I wrote all about it in my post (I won’t be humble) spectacularly and accurately titled: A Rollercoaster of Emotion. AND IT WAS!

But enough with that! Let’s talk about the latest episode! (One more thing… You suck FOX).

White Whale sees Amy and Rosa trying to catch a criminal they have been chasing for years and years, Jake and Terry trying to plan the last details of the Peraltiago-Wedding and the Captain faces his current nemesis Olivia Crawford.

COLD OPEN

Hitchcock coming in and whining because people are disgusted by him when they realise he is a cop was confusing…. until Jake points out that he has had his genitals on display for the entire time… The delivery was amazing, Dirk Blocker is hilarious!

Amy and Rosa’s Friendship

Let’s get straight into it. I’ve sai it multiple times and I’ll say it again. THE FRIENDSHIPS ON THIS SHOW ARE MASTERPIECES.

Despite their opposite personalities, Amy and Rosa have always been a team, they are friends and they have each other’s back, both at work and in their personal lives.

Rosa wasn’t disappointed because Amy let the perp go, she was angry because her friend didn’t tell her the truth. The camaraderie they have is perfect.

I can’t help but compare Brooklyn99’s friendships to the Parks and Rec ones. Both shows portray amazing relationships between woman and it’s inspiring.

Also…. Amy and Rosa in the main storyline was perfect!!!

Jake’s Groom Gut

While Amy and Rosa are off fighting crime, Jake and Terry are trying to follow Amy’s overly complicated and totally adorable wedding week binder.

With the catchphrase, “Do you think I’m planning a funeral?”, the plot became even funnier.

And let’s not forget:

Jake’s Fear

I loved that they talked about what being a good husband is, and that Jake actively participated in the decisions and actually cared.

They portray men in a positive way, galaxies away from even an inch of toxic masculinity. All the men have such a rich tapestry (*) of feeling that are actually shown not as a weakness but as a strength.

I love that they rendered obsolete the trope of men not liking marriage and feeling trapped in it. Jake literally can’t wait to marry Amy, Terry is constantly talking about how much he loves his family, Holt and his husband are perfect together and Charles, even if not married, is perfectly content with Genevieve. He is the one in the relationship that wishes they would get married.

I adore that they put such a positive note on this topic, without EVER giving it a negative connotation.

Scully and Hitchcock

Them assembling Jake and Amy’s gift bag was hilarious! And then Terry feeding them candies!!!! I laughed so much!

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NEXT WEEK IS THE LAST EPISODE!!!! THE WEDDING!!!!!!

NBC has announced the schedule for the fall and it looks like the 13 episodes of Brooklyn99’s sixth season will start airing mid-season! So probably in January 2019!

I know, it’s a bummer but at least we’ll get a new season!

I would love nothing more than to chat about Brooklyn99, the turmoil that just happened and more!

Also, I have tumblr now!! Hit me up! (it sucks and I haven’t had time to fix it, but I basically only post about B99!). I’m much more comfortable on Twitter, so follow me!

I don’t mean to promote myself like this. I really just want to chat about tv shows. It’s basically the only thing my mind can think about. 

xxx

Georgia

(*) Thanks SNL’s sketch with Kristen Stewart for teaching me his word!