FAVORITE MOVIES » Shrek (2001)
↳"Once upon a time, there was a lovely princess. But she had an enchantment upon her of a fearful sort, which could only be broken by love’s first kiss. She was locked away in a castle guarded by a terrible fire-breathing dragon. Many brave knights had attempted to free her from this dreadful prison, but none prevailed. She waited in the dragon’s keep, in the highest room of the tallest tower, for her true love, and true love’s first kiss."
The Battle of Britpop: Similar to the supposed rivalry between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, the rivalry between Oasis and Blur was largely concocted by the English press, though the Gallagher brothers were glad to oblige with some provocative quotes. Initially supportive of each other, tensions between the two bands had been building for months when, in August 1995, the two released singles on the same day, which the press seized on and dubbed “The Battle of Britpop.” Blur won, selling 58,000 more copies of its single than Oasis, whose management came up with various excuses; there were two versions of Blur’s single and supposedly problems with Oasis’ single’s barcode. Noel’s response was more succinct; he said he wished Blur would “catch AIDS and die.” He later apologized.
"I would have loved a character like Rae on TV when I was growing up. Someone who doesn’t fit in a box, yet has friends who like her for her. Yes, she’s funny, but she’s also very smart and quick. And she struggles, but she shows us that it’s OK to struggle. I don’t think in 25 years I have seen someone on telly go, ‘You know what? It’s OK not to be OK all the time’. It shows you don’t have to live your life a certain way or look a certain way to have a great life."
Sharon Rooney by David Vintiner for The Independent Magazine