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by mamaleh
Finally a list I mostly agree with. Especially at the top.
by SueFB
{Spoiler}{Spoiler}
Hugh is #1. :)


by eve
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Hi Eve,
I've been to Belgium too! I had a friend from near Antwerp and I visited her 3 times, twice to go to concerts together and once when I was in Brussels for business and I extended it to a long weekend with her in Antwerp. Then I had a friend from Brussels who I met through my favourite band Keane. We twice went to the Werchter Festival to see them play and I stayed a few days with her in Brussels. Sadly, I lost contact with both of them now. Where in Switzerland have you been?

Roger Federer is an amazing guy. Like Hugh, he takes so much time when fans are waiting outside. Every time I met him was rather late in the evening after he played at his hometown tournament in Basel and he never left before every single fan had an autograph and a picture. And when you ask him something, he looks you directly in the eyes, listens and then answers. Not just walking past and waving... and that's how I experienced Hugh last year in Zurich. It took him a good 30 minutes before he even made it on the red carpet.. he jogged across the wide street several times to also take pictures with people on the other side of the street and they even had to held up public tramways in order for him to cross. He even posed before the tramway so that people from the inside could take pictures of him. Then he spent another 30 minutes going up and down the red carpet and then, before he went in, he went to the end of the line and high-fived every single one in the front row... I have a picture from a daily newspaper where he is posing with the two boys next to me and you see the top of my head and my hand while trying to take a picture of him. Sadly, with the big crowd around, all my pictures ended up completely blurry. The picture in my avatar is him on a bike at the lake shore in Zurich, where he went for a bike ride in the afternoon and had a beer with some friends in a bar on the lake.
I live near Antwerp as well! And we mostly went to the Swiss Alps, have been in Geneva as well, but only briefly and don't remember much of it as I was very young. haha But I really love the Swiss Alps. Never been to Zurich I think, although I should check that with my dad, as I'm not entirely sure, I could have been really young. I'm 21 years old now and the last time I was in Switserland I was 15, so it's been a while since I last visited your beautiful country. 

Oh that' fantastic! That's a great story. I really love these two guys, they're so kind and generous towards their fans. Such loving men. Would love to meet both of them one day. Pity your pictures ended up blurry though! Hopefully you'll get better pictures of him when you're in New York! 




by Jamie
Welcome Sylvia, This is a great group and I'm sure you will have a fun time sharing our admiration of Hugh and his family.
by SueFB
I didn't mind Wolverine Origins the first time I watched it, but I can understand in hindsight why it bugged people. I thought it was really good until it suddenly took a wrong turn when the kindly old couple were casually killed off, and then after that it became too cliche. But I do love Wolvie and have even gotten into the comic books. A bit too much, my husband would say.

My favorite X-Men film is still the very first one, mostly because it was Hugh's and Wolverine's introduction to the big wide world. I've been finding myself anxiously awaiting the home release of Days of Future Past in recent days.
by Intergirl
Well, the first DVDs I bought were the X-men films. They were the only ones I found in a local store the next day. Most of the others I had to order online. And once I watched them, I fell in love with Logan. I'm not much into mindless action flicks, but I realised there is more to the X-men films than just stupid action shot after action shot. And Wolverine is such a conflicted character brilliantly played by Hugh. I was very impatient until The Wolverine finally was out on DVD. Sometimes you learn that you shouldn't dismiss something before really having seen it. I even really love Wolverine Origins, which is slammed so often by critics. I don't know what's so bad about that. Maybe the hardcore comic fans don't appreciate it, but as a Hugh fan, I think it's a good movie.
by SueFB
Nice, yes, I followed Italian soccer closely for quite a long time (although, sorry, as a Juve fan. I know Inter fans hate Milan the most, but everybody hates Juve. ;) ). But I also haven't been so much into it for the past few years.

Your story about seeing Australia is hilarious. Poor you, stuck seeing it alone on Valentine's Day with a lot of hot and heavy couples. LOL.

Have you ever gained an appreciation for Wolverine? I had never seen any X-Men movies until becoming a Hugh fan, but I've come to appreciate them since it's his signature role, and he seems to still love doing it. And we get all kinds of magazine covers and promotional appearances whenever another one comes out. :) But .... I would also like it if he had more time for some more diverse roles. The River will be a nice challenge for him, but sadly only a small percentage of his fans will have the chance to see it. Chappie and Pan will be interesting and different next year, although I doubt I would go to either one if he weren't in them. I'm assuming he will film another X-Men movie (or two) next year, but I'm anxious to hear what's next besides that. Meantime, he's always popping up here and there. :)
by Intergirl
Hi Eve,
I've been to Belgium too! I had a friend from near Antwerp and I visited her 3 times, twice to go to concerts together and once when I was in Brussels for business and I extended it to a long weekend with her in Antwerp. Then I had a friend from Brussels who I met through my favourite band Keane. We twice went to the Werchter Festival to see them play and I stayed a few days with her in Brussels. Sadly, I lost contact with both of them now. Where in Switzerland have you been?

Roger Federer is an amazing guy. Like Hugh, he takes so much time when fans are waiting outside. Every time I met him was rather late in the evening after he played at his hometown tournament in Basel and he never left before every single fan had an autograph and a picture. And when you ask him something, he looks you directly in the eyes, listens and then answers. Not just walking past and waving... and that's how I experienced Hugh last year in Zurich. It took him a good 30 minutes before he even made it on the red carpet.. he jogged across the wide street several times to also take pictures with people on the other side of the street and they even had to held up public tramways in order for him to cross. He even posed before the tramway so that people from the inside could take pictures of him. Then he spent another 30 minutes going up and down the red carpet and then, before he went in, he went to the end of the line and high-fived every single one in the front row... I have a picture from a daily newspaper where he is posing with the two boys next to me and you see the top of my head and my hand while trying to take a picture of him. Sadly, with the big crowd around, all my pictures ended up completely blurry. The picture in my avatar is him on a bike at the lake shore in Zurich, where he went for a bike ride in the afternoon and had a beer with some friends in a bar on the lake.
by Intergirl
Hi Sue,
Ha, so funny that you would get my username so quickly. Yes, I chose Intergirl because I'm a fan of Inter. For some years, I used to take the train down to Milan on Sundays to watch their games. I lost a bit of interest during the last few years, but I still follow their results and sometimes watch a game if it's on the telly. I kept the username for many other forums, as it's usually not taken and easy to remember. Not a lot of people make the connection though.

My first memory of ever seeing Hugh was when he was a guest in Michael Parkinson's show, I think in 2003, with the long Van Helsing hair. He sang a bit of 'Oh what a beautiful morning' and I was blown away by his voice. At that time, I had no idea who he was, but my first thought was 'he would be my ideal Sirius Black for the Harry Potter 3 movie'. That was being cast around that time and I thought he would look great. But of course, they wanted a Brit. I was looking for films with him, but at that time the options weren't that much. I think I saw Kate & Leopold on tv once and thought it was nice, but when I saw pictures of him with that weird beard in X-Men I just dismissed it as an action movie, which isn't usually my favourite genre. Then he disappeared from my radar until Australia came out. He and Nicole Kidman were guests in a German tv show and he was absolutely amazing how he charmed the whole audience and in particular one German female politician he carried on his arms. I think the whole of Germany fell in love with him that evening. And I was impressed too. Still, I missed out on Australia when it was in the cinema here in Zurich. I finally saw it in London, in a tiny cinema in Leicester Square, but that was a weird experience. I was the only one in the audience really paying attention to the movie as everyone around me was busy snogging and making out. I felt a bit weird and distracted the whole time... I only realised afterwards when I went for a drink in a pub, that I was on my own on a Saturday night in London.. and it was Valentines Day! Anyway, the next thing that got my attention was his Oscar hosting and that was amazing. Still, I wished he would do more romantic movies instead of these action flicks... and it took that personal experience last year to finally open my eyes and make me discover how truly amazing he was and is in most everything he does, be it film, stage or charity work.

by eve
Hello Silvia! *waves* So glad to welcome another European fan. :) I live in Belgium, but have been to Switserland on holidays 3 times. You have such a great country! I really love going there. I'm fairly new on this board myself, but I'm really enjoying it here so far.

Thanks for sharing your awesome Hugh story! It's so great you'll get to see him live. I hope I get the chance to see him live on stage as well one day.
And I'm a massive Roger Federer fan as well by the way, he's awesome.

Anyway welcome to the forum, I hope you'll enjoy it here!


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Kristin: Try going into your bookmarks, go to the bar atop the list of threads and on the right side, click on "select" and choose "all" and then click "action" and choose "mark all read" and see if that makes it go away b Apr 27, 2013 4:33:03 GMT -5
narrows101: Yep, tried all of that and it won't go away. Funny thing is, it happened once before and it just disappeared one day so maybe it will happen again at some point! Just annoying seeing it. Thanks for the suggestions. Apr 27, 2013 6:21:47 GMT -5
Wolvietat: The Habs Hugh? The Habs? *sigh* May 2, 2013 21:28:27 GMT -5
Kristin: I know! But then again, those tix were probably comped, so you go with the flow. May 3, 2013 14:03:35 GMT -5
narrows101: I just want you to know that I FINALLLY got rid of that "1" hovering over the "bookmark" word on the toolbar. I went into "profile" then "edit profile" and unchecked everything to see if it went away and it did. Then I checked everything one by one. Sept 19, 2013 20:35:27 GMT -5
narrows101: After "edit profile" and then "notifications" I unchecked everything and checked again. The culprit was "Forum" - "when a bookmark is update" - took that checkmark off and the "1" went away. Checked it again and it came back. So that was it. No idea why. Sept 19, 2013 20:37:35 GMT -5
ocycd: can anyone tell me why the photo I had for my avatar suddenly disappeared?? Sorry, I'm kind of a dunce when it comes to these things! Sept 21, 2013 15:14:33 GMT -5
narrows101: ocycd - I still see your avatar. Sept 22, 2013 9:24:14 GMT -5
Kristin: Ocycd - It's probably an issue on your end, with graphics not loading properly, because I can see your avatar too. Unless you can see everyone else's avatar and not yours, then I'll have to figure out why that's happening. Sept 22, 2013 20:37:44 GMT -5
Kristin: Pat - Awesome! It was bothering me that I couldn't figure that one out. Sept 22, 2013 20:38:07 GMT -5
ocycd: That is so weird cuz I can see everyone else's avatars but still not mine... and the same is true on my mac and my pc laptop... very strange. Maybe I'll try reloading it on my laptop next time I'm on it... thanks narrows101 and Kristin!! Sept 23, 2013 16:22:48 GMT -5
ocycd: My avatar is BACK! And I didn't do a thing... thank you magic virtual wizards!! Sept 27, 2013 15:01:45 GMT -5
24601: Kristin, what do you see below my avatar? Nov 19, 2013 22:53:12 GMT -5
nmb: :) Dec 12, 2013 18:42:47 GMT -5
24601: This is an absurd question. How does one post a new freestanding post within a thread? Using Reply button is all I know and more often than not becomes tedious, repetitive, bandwidth sucking reading. Feb 23, 2014 15:13:32 GMT -5
Kristin: You can't. You can only reply to threads or create a new thread. You can use the quick reply to just post something without responding to anyone in a thread, or quoting someone, but as far as just posting in a thread, you have to use the reply button. Mar 21, 2014 13:25:23 GMT -5
frances: The hair is one thing but I wish we had more opportunity to see that face without the beard. May 6, 2014 12:07:05 GMT -5
SueFB: Does anybody ever pay attention to this place here? Aug 11, 2014 15:24:05 GMT -5
Kristin: I forget it's here most of the time. Aug 12, 2014 6:59:17 GMT -5
SueFB: Yeah, me, too. I wonder what it's really intended for. For random comments that don't belong anywhere? I guess. Aug 13, 2014 8:12:31 GMT -5
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