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Hello guys!
I'm new here as well... and I'm Lebanese... I'm a huuuge fan of the unforgettable series "Asi"... and God! I still watch it... ...?...
I love both Murat and Tuba... and I have been trying to guess what you guys have been discussing in the other pages... 'coz I don't speak Turkish... but can understand a few words...
Thank you dear "Usayken" a lot for opening this page... 'coz hopefully it'll help us all communicate and share our thoughts about our favorite stars...
Icequeen158, 9 August 2010
 
 
Dear Icequeen158, welcome to our forum. It is very nice to meet another Asi fan.
Meantime, I would also like to thank the administration for this section. They provided us a platform to enrich ourselves with the contributions of Asi fans all over the world. As you said, the love we all have been mesmerized with, is the purest, deepest and most genuine love story we have ever seen on screen.
I am really excited about this journey...
Once more... Welcome...
usayken, 9 August 2010
 
 
Thank you soooo much dear Usayken for welcoming me in here...
By the way you can call me Lilia... that's my name... and Oh!... was it just a breathtaking series! It was unbelievably Amaazing in everything... the themes chosen... characters... the storylines... the nuances between drama, romance, comedy and some action... and of course the most attractive element: the moore than real love story between Asi and Demir…
Icequeen, 9 August 2010
 
 
Dear Lilia (what a beautiful name, by the way). How did you learn about this series, if I may ask? Do you watch in on TV or via internet? Are you a member of any other forum, regional ones for example, in other languages?
usayken, 9 August 2010
 
 
Oh first of all thank you so much dear Usayken for your sweet words...
I'm actually Lebanese but I live in the States. I didn't hear about Asi until recently when it was broadcast on MBC ( in September 2009, started it on tv and finished it up in a week lol on youtube thanks to the parts subtitled in English )... the weird thing is, I never watched any Turkish series before... especially after all the fuss about Gumus and Tuba's series with Bulent Inal in the Arab world. I thought people were just exaggerating... especially that I was so into the Hollywood mode... but then... I saw the ad for Asi...
It was such a special poetic ad about Demir... and then about Asi... and I got interested. I saw the language of their eyes and got attracted by how strong it was. Didn't watch it thoroughly from the very beginning... but used to see some scenes and they were exciting and had an irresistible vibe that I still can't explain... from the first scene where was looking down Asi river with eyes full of grudge and how he jumped into the water to save Asi from Asi...spectacular! All the scenes where they were attracted to each other, but never admitted it... the teasing, the body language... the emotions from anger to attraction to pride... then came the scene that got me hooked… It's soo weird: but it was the one when Asi tried to commit suicide... I didn't know the details of the story... but I saw the acting in there genuine: how Demir was scared, upset because he remembered the past... attracted to Asi but didn't wanna show it... feared losing her, yet was all angry with her though he knew she was not responsible for the past... and how he hugged her and admitted that he didn't wanna lose her... her naivety... spontaneity... sense of sacrifice... just looooove it... the whoole thing is just unbelievable... and I guess we'll never get to see something like that in Hollywood... they'll never make us feel the intensity of emotions like those two lovebirds did...
Sorry...when I start talking about Asi, I loose track of everything... so yeah you asked if I were part of another forum... not really... just Arab ones... I was looking desperately to join an english-speaking one... but guess I came late... 'coz I missed out on the coverage on 'huni', obviously 'coz I came two years later... and registration now is closed down… and just out of a coincidence, a friend gave me this link (
www.televizyondizisi.com ), to see a video for Asi and Demir... and since then I got hooked to this site... though I always needed google translate... and still don't get to understand much...
Sorry for this long reply... but I just needed an outlet you know... lol... and here's just the perfect space for it...
Icequeen, 9 August 2010
 
 
Dear Lilia, please don't apologize for the length of your reply. We, Asi-lovers, are very much alike in this sense also. I barely talk. But when it comes to discussing Asi with my friends, I don't seem to have any break pedal; I push the gas pedal all the time.
I will write a longer message later on; I have to go off-line soon. Just wanted to thank you for the message …
usayken, 10 August 2010
 
 
Dear usayken... I strongly share your opinion about colorful contribution... even now, while we only have a couple of pages, we find out the chance how the way Asi-Demir affect other nations. I find it unbelievable and yet so familiar.
...and dear Icequeen158 – alias Lilia – if I may call you, too... you are welcome to the forum as well. I read your messages at a stretch and everything you say about them is precisely what we think too... but what affected me most was your curiosity... of what we have been discussing in the other pages... If only you could know... you would fall in love with them again... again... and again... believe me.
What I can briefly say is, we mainly talk about everything... analyze everything. Sometimes ‘a word’ they say... sometimes ‘a look’ they give to each other... sometimes ‘a touch’ that shakes... sometimes their breath taking or sighing... they have left plenty of these behind. We coloured their love... “green” is something else for us now. Asi is the name of that river but Asi is also fertility... earth. She bides... Demir is life... water. He rains... We have been with them for so long that it is impossible to cover them up with a couple of words. We also follow their news and semtinize their motives. I am sure the visual works in the forum, videos, pictures, clips and so on... say more and easily arise universal perception because Asi-Demir and their eyes are there for themselves...
Were you saying that when you start talking about Asi, you lose track of everything... just see me... I may not be able to write as much as I wish to... but I will be a devoted follower of this page with great interest.
e.min, 10 August 2010
 
 
My oh My dear e.min!!!!!! I'm quoting what you said… my Gosh! I gotta learn Turkish... I need to learn Turkish!! lool... I sooo wanna know then what you guys have been analyzing and discussing... I guessed some things and that's what got me hooked to this website... the depth of analysis of everything... especially body language!! That can reveaaaal a lot in this case... 'coz it was just moore than expressive!!
You know what I kept on talking about Asi for months now and every time I think that I exhausted this topic... and that there will be nothing more there for me to analyze... while rewatching over and over again... (like any loyal Asi fan)... I realize I missed out on something... and it's exactly what you said: a look, a touch, a whisper... something they wanted to say but kept for themselves yet made you feel it with them... Oh God!... I'm at awwe over the logic and magic of this romance...!!! see the thing I like about it the most is that it was not a gratuitous romance...no provocation... no vulgarity... it was a platonic love... surreal in a sense... but very realistic though... because if you look at it... they took the time to know each other, feel each other... love each other... how the attraction turned to attachment to love, deep love... that would make you think it's fictitious, but then again, they break it up by the eruption of their tragic flaws: pride and prejudice, jealousy... distrust... lack of honesty with each other...
and to me this is what made sooo many people believe in this love... that it is soo REAL and SURREAL... even the actors themselves... 'coz they had the ability to perfectly convey these conflicting emotions.. .and live under the skin of Asi and Demir for two wonderful years... ...?...
I'm wishing Murat and Tuba all the Best: all the happiness, success and prosperity in their personal and professional lives together or apart... and I'm hoooping to see them together again in a movie if not a series... 'coz it's not impossible!!... and why wouldn't they make a surprise come-back as Asi and Demir.....!!! We have the right to dream right?!!!
Icequeen, 11 August 2010
 
 
Dear Lilia... you and your enthusiastic description of Asi-Demir... how very true... They are all that you say... it does not matter which language we speak, we access to the same emotions.
My Asi-Demir story started with what exactly you say in your message... trying to see that ‘something’ they wanted to say... but kept for themselves... or kept silent... That silence grew more and more and became so overpowering that one day I started to talk... actually started to write for them. I know there is no sense in my words... but this is what happened.
After ‘Asi’ ended, we find it hard to leave it there... there was so many details that was left untouched... and we -Asi fans- decided to analyze them from the beginning. … …
e.min, 14 August 2010
 
 
 
This scene was one of the most romantic (IMHO) scenes where we see how both men and women can convey their very passionate feelings in different ways: Asi in her typical passionate-rebellious style (the no means yes), and Demir with his introverted subtle sweet ways (he makes her feel the love yet doesn't say it straight)... The scenario is just amazing here! Kudos to the scenarists of this show! I miss them and miss their great storylines and dialogues!
Icequeen, 13 September 2010
 
 
Dear Lilia, it is so amazing that we never get tired of watching them. With every scene I want to go back and watch some more.
I remember the night I watched that romantic (and 'covered up') proposal for the first time. It was about 2 am and my husband and I were watching together, few days before the second season started. We would just finish up that episode and leave the rest for the next day. After that scene (and of course they had to cut it right after Demir's proposal, before Asi talked) my husband and I looked at each other, paused for a while and then I hit the button for the next episode. Could not wait one more day...
I like that in this video Sami edited in corresponding scenes for Asi as Demir describes the girl he wants to marry. It was a very nice touch. Thanks for sharing it with us...
When you wrote about hoping to see them together again in a movie or any other project for that matter, you expressed our ultimate dream. Considering that there are just a few occasions (and pictures) of them outside the set, it looks like that 'hope' will remain as a dream. I soooo wish to be wrong on this.
usayken, 13 September 2010
 
 
Believe me hon', I feel the same way too... never have I been touched soo much by a plot, or by the performances of actors or just by the romance itself as in this series... it's beyond imagination what the language of "genuine love" can do... this was my first Turkish series and what a start!!... such a Hot start into the world of Turkish Drama... I'm soo happy I watched it... and since then I just love looove Tuba and Murat... of course the cast, director and producer were all amazing... but those two used to take us to a blissful 'rosy' world with them... you might find this ridiculous, but even after watching it over and over again, I still cry over the same scenes (and Gosh, they're soo many)... and not just the sad ones, even the simple yet romantic ones...
This scene I posted (one of Sami's masterpieces) particularly moves me to tears... when he describes her... you could feel at some point that his voice trembles a little bit... it gets softer and softer with each passionate word he utters poetically from the bottom of his fragile heart... and in her eyes you can see she's starving for more... she wants this "demir" mask to fall down so she could see him express his love openly, just the way she does all the time, she always finds the right words to say to him to make him react, and he always does things that make her ask for more... I've always seen her as the girly girl and him as a man's man...with all of the stereotypes vs. truth that both imply...

 
This one also just breaks my heart... you can feel their pain, the heartache... It was sad but true at some point when she said : " I can't be with him...and I can't be without him”... and him drowning his sorrow in drinking defeated by love and by Asi...uhh!! There will never be a series like this anywhere... tell me dear Usayken, was it really a hit series in Turkey and were people infatuated with it and with the legendary couple... or was it just like "any other love story" (which would surprise me)... 'cause for a series soo tastefully done I highly doubt that it can be overlooked by the local audience and yet touch deeply so many hearts around the world...
You're absolutely right dear Usayken... I really fail to understand why-O-why... there is no interview for them both on tv... didn't anyone think about inviting these two together to a talk show or something???!!! (and let's not even mention the word: awards)... it's ridiculous!!... we see tons of those "so-called" actors/couples everywhere on tv... but when it comes to the really good ones (and millions of people think this way too)... they're just ignored... and Asi was never a topic of interest to any tv show host ( this is why I wonder if it was a hit series back then)... even when tons of requests were sent to MBC channel to bring them together... they only managed to have Murat (which was a treat for sure!)... but apparently Tuba declined because she was busy shooting Gonulcelen. (...though she always accepted MBC's offers and even went all the way to Dubai ,when she was super busy shooting Asi, to promote Ihlamurlar Altinda (not sure if the spelling is correct) ... ( and again now another excuse...if it's not him, it's her and vice versa)... it's soo weird how to me, they seem like they avoid each other... I read somewhere (not sure though if it's true...I'll try to find the original piece of news) that Tomris suggested that she might offer them to work together in a new project in the near future and both declined, Murat said he wants to focus on movies eventually (helloo!!...a project can also be a movie) and Tuba said they're friends and there are no problems whatsoever!! (looks like there is a problem if it's mentioned...
I remember they both used to complain about the very long exhausting shooting hours... up to 20 hours... no wonder why just the thought of it is painful... but they enjoyed it... otherwise, their passion wouldn't have been as contagious as it was and in such a breathtaking way that you can never imagine they were drained... maybe they don't want their efforts to go in vain if they wouldn't manage to meet the audience's expectations in a new project !!)... moreover, Murat always repeated in his interviews that it would be "tooo boring" for the audience to watch them together again... (Murat Bey... you'd better ask the audience first, they'll tell you the complete opposite!!!)... I think that they know it was a Hit... a big one, because they gave so much effort and heart into it... and they don't wanna repeat the experience lest people would have higher expectations and would tend to compare too much with Asi... and in the end, it might not turn out to be as people wished for... they already raised the bar so high in Asi... that it would be difficult to top it...
But I honestly think even a silly project having those two will turn into a success... a scary movie, a comedy, drama... anything... even a sitcom having this "legendary couple" will be soo special... they have a strange but sweet and neat continuity physically... and emotionally... Gosh!!... you guys can shoot me over this... but I feel like somewhat he's the masculine version of her and she's the feminine version of him... same way of expressing love... same lovely speaking eyes... same cute smile... same tenderness when being around a child... the resemblance is very deep... but there's an emotional connection somewhere... or is it only me who can see that resemblance... might sound crazy... but this is how I feel it is... I can't make the difference anymore between Asi/Demir or Murat/Tuba... the latter are the ones who gave us Demir and Asi in such a passionate mold that you may think for a second they're more than just lovers on screen... I know I'm mixing fiction with reality... but I can't help but think of them this way, when It's my first time watching such a fiery chemistry that made us all melt (yes I watched the notebook and other Hollywood "romances", but this one is different... it's genuine... it's not commercial and it's beyooond acting for acting's sake)... in the end, I respect their private lives and their personal choices and all I'm left with is just wishful thinking...*sigh*
Icequeen, 14 September 2010
 
 
Dear Lilia, for now, let me give a brief summary on the ratings throughout the two seasons...
It looks like the first episode was in the top 8 programs of the night. The show raised its rank each week and got into the top three steadily (most of them being the first or second place) starting from the 3rd episode until 48. The road was a little bumpy from 48 to 53, it could only get to the places between 4th and 9th. Starting with 54, it got back to making into the top three.
These ratings are determined with only around 2000 ratings evaluation boxes installed in the homes. So, it reflects neither the overall viewing percentages of Turkey, nor the internet viewing globally. Still, I think Asi got very good ratings and was a popular show when it was on TV. The amazing thing is, so many months after the completion of this show, people are still watching it, talking about it, can't find anything to replace it.
I don't think Asis Production actually 'owned' this show as much as it should. They pretty much left it alone; did not take the time and effort to bring it to the level it really deserves. This includes the publicity activities also. They could have done so much more; they did not...
Asi is really a very special work, not only for the breathtaking performances of Tuba and Murat, but also the perfect acting of the whole cast, familiar yet well-developed story and unforgettable lines (we still know most of the dialogs by heart), captivating setting-Antakya and its surroundings, amazing music and melodies, Cevdet Mercan's excellent directing, etc. It really deserves more than what it gets...
usayken, 14 September 2010
 
 
Dear Lilia, when I read your messages, your descriptions of asidemir, I feel like I am reading a translation of the discussions we had (and still have) in our Asi forum pages. They are soo similar in every way, you would not believe it.
In our forums, we talked about the similarities between Asi and Demir a lot. The intensity in their eyes, the sweetness of their smiles, the tenderness of their touch, the warmth of their hearts... The list goes on and on... Sometimes they reflect each other like a mirror, sometimes they complete... As you said, sometimes Asi is like the feminine side of Demir, Demir is the masculine side of Asi. Whatever they have, chemistry/magic/perfect harmony, when they are on screen they are the focus. Everything else is blurred.
Look at this short gif, where Demir gently takes Asi's hand and draws her to the dance floor (or dance grass) You can't tell when they actually start dancing. The movement is so smooth, so perfect...


They have this perfection throughout the series... There are some things you can't fake, act or plan... The harmony of their natural instinct is one of them... I would love to see this 'boring' couple again and again and again... I am ready to get bored for many years to come... If they were ready too...
usayken, 16 September 2010
 
 
Dear Lilia... You send stunning massages and make it impossible just to read and pass. I even feel guilty of not being able to repay your messages as they deserve. I really wish to have magic wand at such times like this... to be able to have more time... faster writing capabilities... and of course better English skills for this page...
All the topics you mention in your messages are being discussed in our pages.
There is not even a single Asi-Demir follower that is not watching them over and over again. Is it ridiculous? I used to think that way but not for a long time... not anymore. What happened is, we came across something unique... we have a gifted sight to see it that separate us from the rest. We watched them like a thousand times as you say and I know we are going to, for a long time.
I have been following their new series but not ever with the same taste as you imagine. Nothing is the same... not even their acting. Seeing them together again, is all what we wish from the bottom of our hearts... but could they dare? Could they bare? I agree with usayken in her opinion... it doesn’t seem likely. I think, like ‘love’ itself, this could only be lived once. They started without knowing it but they became Asi-Demir along the way. It must be such a hard task to leave Asi and Demir behind for our players. Once it was discussed in our pages that no one wants to be Murat Yıldırım... but many, if not all, wish to be Demir. After “living under the skin of Asi and Demir for two wonderful years...” to love at such an extent and be loved in return... then had to give it back!... They must have walked through hell leaving this experience at their past... I remember Murat Yıldırım’s saying in one of his interviews after ‘Asi’ that he has been through an emotional fatigue. I don’t think it was different for Tuba Buyukustun. Asi-Demir is once in a lifetime chance in a way and the worst thing on the other. Let’s leave aside to see them together in a movie... I think, we won’t even ever see an interview given together in the future as we have not seen in the past.
We are still captivated by them for sure. Can it ever be ‘any other love story” while they have changed the meaning of love for us?... How important is what ratings say while us and “they know, it was a hit... a big one…” There have been series promoted as ‘a legend’ and became disappointments at first glance... There have been series that have top ratings but they could not escape being another series in the archive. But Asi-Demir is still here... not because the producer stands behind it... or not because the actors have claim on their parts at Asi... but because of the audience... that is what matters for the long-term. I honestly think that Asi-Demir is a lifelong commitment for us too as well as its actors. Because it is life itself... it is love itself.
Dear Lilia... you are underpinning what we have been talking about their similarities... in every way. Our dear friend psikofat, explains this as a ‘mirror’ effect... as usayken says, "sometimes they reflect each other like a mirror, sometimes they complete..." it is a narcissistic feeling in a ‘good sense’ that they see themselves at each other... and they love each other more, because of it... Ohhh... I really need that magic wand now... I am scared of being understood wrong with my clumsy English... I just wanted you to feel that you are not dreaming things... you are not the only one who can see that resemblance... you don’t sound crazy to any of us... we all lost the track within Asi-Demir or Tuba-Murat... And there is no doubt that this uncommercial and underestimated facts dragged us to them... and made them Asi-Demir...
Demir kept asking for time... Asi-Demir needs time as well... time will shine them...
e.min, 16 September 2010
 
 
Dear usayken, thank you for providing me with an overview on the ratings throughout the series and oh I totally agree with you it breaks my heart to know such a legendary series that had a novel-like magical effect that is still lasting and would last as long as love exists on earth, was undervalued... What I fail to understand is why??? I see how Tomris is doing her best to promote Gonulcelen right now and how she practically didn't do much (or nothing at all) to promote Asi, though according to Tuba's interview, she said it was the closest work to Tomris's heart, since it pictured somehow her relationship with her father in addition to being in Antakya her "hometown"...
I hate how some series are overrated while in terms of the morality and values, they have none… they look "fantastic" on the outside, while they're in truth empty and hollow on the inside... it was the total opposite with Asi... it might have looked simple and humble with no fancy cars and no sexy clothes... and the plot itself was far from having materialistic or superficial elements to it like all of the other series... it was deep, very deep, respectful of people's feelings, minds and values... sincere and came right from the heart and reached like an arrow the hearts of so many people that followed it and felt the love with it...
As much as they try to make you believe it was a fictitious story with fictitious characters, I think it was one of the most realistic love stories I've EVER seen... they took the time to know each other and love each other... we loved both Asi and Demir not because they were perfect (like in other works of fiction), but because of their flaws, their tragic flaws... (the pride and prejudice part)... we were profoundly touched not just by the genuine performances of Murat and Tuba but because they were real and they transcended reality in some sense ( If I may say so)... reality was far from that wonderful story they felt together on the set... the story itself would have been a bit plain if it were played by other actors, yes, we would have loved it the same way, but the magic, the spark, the true love would have been missing... I remember when Tuba was shooting the second season of Asi and when she was asked in an interview on MBC about Asi (on which I had no idea back then) she said, she's insomniac and "suffers" while overthinking about the difficult love story she enacts in her new series... I was intrigued by her comment... and not until I watched it, that I realized how painful it really is... to love and know it won't happen in reality... if us, mere spectators, are this much affected and still moved by it, I can't imagine how it was and still is for the actors to go through it themselves... they delivered those intensely emotional and passionate performances and they lived truthfully all of those feelings that it would be very difficult to just try to overcome it doing something else, or top it with another work, or get back to that point unless if the same circumstances are provided, which would be impossible...
I took some classes in theatre, classical and modern drama, and I can only confirm acting, or acting like you're acting is the hardest thing an actor/actress can go through... The director Cevdet... My!! I love him... he was one of the closest people on set to the actors, he channeled their feelings through marvelous scenes... and only if these three can work together again, shall we have those "unutulmaz sahneler" and days back... I will discuss in detail every character we loved or loathed in this series with all of the realistic nuances that it had in our discussion of the series... while the music, the themes discussed, the scenario, the setting are way beyond any description of how great ,amazing and perfect they were... it is a MASTERPIECE in every sense of the word... can't find anything to replace it, and wouldn't replace it for anything...
Icequeen, 17 September 2010
 
 
Ooh! if real life couples were just as "boring"...everyone would have been living in a heavenly "boredom"...lol... I'd replace the word "boring" with painful in that statement of MY and audience by "us"...He said "it would be boring for the audience to see us again”, and I feel like he meant" it would be painful for us to do it again!"... you know dear, I've been watching over and over again certain scenes, when I came to that conclusion about the symmetry, striking similarities and the continuity that is ensured by a strong emotional connection... their soft and very close voice tones are the icing on the cake... how they're accommodated according to the intensity of the emotions expressed... their intertwined body language had an additional scenario of its own, that up to now we're still trying to unravel and decipher...
…and you're sooo right about that dance scene... actually, all of their dance scenes had me either cry or smile... when they are together face to loving face holding hands so gently, looking into each other’s' eyes soo passionately and swaying... there's not only that magical chemistry and harmony flowing like music... there's perfect romance, and true love shining in every move, in every look of their eyes... in every smile they share... "you said there are certain things you can't fake, act or plan"... that's exactly how this love happened, how they fell under the spell of love... because of the very soft nature of both of the characters/actors... they're both genuine, emotional, passionate, sensitive, feel with their mind and think with their hearts... they have a sublime way of conveying passion and love that I still can't grasp... you're right about the instinct being part of it... it goes back to the true "them"... they might have soo many flaws and they have the right to that being human... but all of that might disappear when you see such a unique union of both hearts and souls... words are not needed... you can just watch and feel the magic!
this video has that magic I was talking about (it's by Askasone, a fan who has plenty of similar wonderful vids):


Icequeen, 17 September 2010
 
 
I would like to share this video with you dear friends s20 (I found it by chance on yt)...I actually love this song among many by Elissa,a famous Lebanese singer whose songs are super romantic...Below, you'll find the translation of the lyrics, which I guess suit very much our legendary couple:

 
 
   
My Love I want to...
Hold you and never let go
Steal you and never return you
Lock you in my heart and not once let you out
Capture your looks, your smiles, your gestures
Hang them in my room, lay them on my bed
Dream about them, so that sleep becomes sweeter
My Love, I want to...
Dress up in white for you one night
Become yours as the world stands witness
Carry your child...one that would look like you
My Love I want to...
Live beside you a lifetime or more
My love would become stronger as time passes
Grow older as you grow older, and end my life when yours does
My love I want to...
I want you to complete me,
and make me carry your name,
Hide me in your heart
Protect me from the world
and wipe out every moment in my life that I lived without you
I want you to hurt me
so that you can console me
With a tender touch, with a wild hug,
So that I never sleep without you by my side,
My Love I want to...
Dress up in white for you , one night
Become yours as the world stands witness
Carry your child...one that would look like you
My Love, I want to...
Live beside you a lifetime or more
My love would become stronger as time passes
Grow older as you grow older and end my life when yours does
My Love I want to...
Icequeen, 17 September 2010
 
 
Dear e.min, you gotta be kiddin' me... it took me a loong while to get back to this -very- marvelous post of yours, because I simply am out of words to describe how magical is this series in every aspect... you touched on so many aspects soo beautifully that anything I might say now would be a redundant repetition of what you said brilliantly over here... and I have to say it's not a compliment, but your written style is so poetic, I remember you said once that you and our dear Usayken still write scenarios for Asi... my Gosh! I really am soo eager to read them as I'm sure I'll still feel the magic while imagining Asi & Demir's scenes and be sure that I won't cringe over the tortures that the actual series' writers made us go through sometimes, though I forgave them in others...
And for that I have to learn Turkish, I heard that Turkish Literature is amazing and I would really like to start reading some Turkish novels (of course after learning the language), I can tell just from the smooth way of storytelling and the way it was softly portrayed in the series by our lovebirds that it has that fantastic aura to it...I wouldn't have had known this much about it, if I wouldn't have had watched asi by coincidence... and what a beautiful coincidence... I have rediscovered a whole new meaning/level for "Love" and I have Asi &Demir to thank for it (and the whole crew of course)... Now to me, as they set the bar so high in Asi, I can't watch anything and not compare and ask myself what would have been their reaction to this or that... and how would've they looked at each other in this sweet/bitter situation...how would have they acted or reacted had the story been different, or if the scenario had more twists...
Icequeen, 21 September 2010
 
 
Dear Lilia, you should definitely learn Turkish, and start with asidemir. It will give you enough motivation to learn more... What a nice way to start learning a language...
We definitely feel your hunger to talk about them. It is this hunger which brought us to the forums in the first place also. After a while, we felt the urge to exchange thoughts with other people and see if they think of asidemir as we do. In a way, to prove that we are not insane and asidemir has somethings beyond explanation. Magical like in a fairy tale, yet so real like in real life... Asidemir defines the meaning of 'love' and loving with one's all five senses or six if we include the souls also...
usayken, 22 September 2010
 
 
Dear Lilia... I feel myself like a child in a candy shop when I came to these pages. There is so many unspoken... untouched... and knowing what is waiting to trill us very well... makes me impatient. We have been trying to explore them literally in every sense of the word for years... still... ‘reading them in English’ from a pen of Asi-Demir believer, is like discovering them all over again. I am at where I warned you at the very beginning – falling in love with them – again. I am sure we will continue to amaze each other... there will come times that you will only be able to sit back and remember this message... whispering “This... is too much”... like I am doing when I am reading you...
How delighted to hear that Asi-Demir makes you wish to learn a new language... Turkish. Your message has brought some old memories to my mind. Another Asi-Demir believer... dear ribelle... had written once that she had been admiring Turkish once again... opening doors to such feelings... words joining together and creating a palace in front of us. I sincerely hope that you can achieve this goal.
e.min, 25 September 2010
 
 
 
O ooh yess she is!! too bad I feel like after Asi, she and Murat though they're giving the best of them in their new series... but they seem like a fish out of water... they both do not look as happy as they were in Asi... or at least that's how I think of it... they're not wholeheartedly feeling the stories they're acting or oozing that passion, as we've seen in Asi... though technically speaking, their acting is still superb and is always enchanting... but there's something missing in there... that sparkle we saw in their eyes in Asi... I miss it... I miss them both as natural and passionate as in Asi!! Wish we could turn back time to see them relieve those marvelous feelings!
Icequeen, 27 September 2010
 
 
I recently saw the meeting our dear e.min and friends had with our Demir...and I was oooverjoyed... you are amazing dear friends for making it possible to approach our "prince charming" and talk to him about Asi-Demir... I cannot even imagine how you or he would feel about being asked about that legendary love story that we still can't forget... Ahh! bringing back memories is always a great thing to do, especially that what's being done after Asi, is not really up to what we were expecting, which makes us long for those good old days ...?... ...?......special thanks go also to our dear Usayken for her translation of the summary of the meeting ...I went through some of the fragmans of the old episodes yesterday, and you won't believe how crazed I got over rewatching the series... it revived that passion in me to watch the most intense/beautiful feelings expressed in the most genuine of ways from both our legendary love birds Asi & Demir...
Tell us dear e.min... how was it?... did you get to show him your marvelously poetic scenarios? Did you tell him he has fans all over the world who'd still support him because they have soo much trust in his talent... and can we expect a similar meeting soon with Tuba?? ( I know that would be too much to ask)... Thanks a million dear e.min and many thanks also for your friends for taking the time to approach our dear Murat and for reviving the discussion about Asi with him, I bet he also misses Asi days just like us!... He impersonated that scenario, he uttered those magical words... and conveyed true love through his gorgeous eyes... of course it won't be that easy to forget..
Icequeen, 6 October 2010
 
 
Dear Icequeen158... I can only tell how I felt surely... for myself... being face to face with Murat Yıldırım was quite a challenge, actually. But the incredible side of it came afterwards... when everything was over... when I sat at my table at home, I just find it hard to begin to write our meeting. It was very much like my first Asi Fans Meeting Day... I very well remembered that I had found myself sitting in front of my computer all by myself with Asi-Demir Bookmark next to my laptop, just as I was doing that night... I might call it ‘a kind of dumbness’.
Ours was a casual gathering that day... several Asi friends who had not seen each other during summer, were going to get together at Bebek. We were going to drink coffee and get wet in the rain (like Asi-Demir) if the weather forecast was correct. Gönül (gönülce) hadn’t forgotten her umbrella neither did I. Unfortunately some of the friends couldn’t come... never the less Gönül and I, met at Bebek. We did not get wet but we met with Murat Yıldırım instead.
We knew that Murat Yıldırım liked to spend time at Bebek on his days off... that’s why whenever we come together, we pop in that Cafe. Although Gönül told me that there was a chance for us to meet him... it was unlikely. That chance was always there but although we have been there many times, we’d never encountered with him before. But that must have been our day obviously... a lucky day... Murat Yıldırım came to that Cafe with his friends while we were there, talking Asi Episodes...
They’d taken seats and started to play backgammon. Maybe we could get help from the Cafe staff to ask if he could spare some time for us... but Gönül preferred to call a friend that knows him already and asked her if she could help us meet Murat Yıldırım. She (sozbey) was so kind to join us right away... and passed our invitation to Murat Yıldırım... He accepted.
Sport shoes... sport watch... a track suit and a printed t-shirt on ... looked like a leisure day for him. Face unshaved... we were accustomed to see him this way from Demir’s last episodes... and from some other photos that is taken by press also... we didn’t regard it odd. As you can imagine he was charming and cheerful. I was the one who was the closest to him when he came near our table. He shook hands with all of us and we took place around the table. He sat next to me... and I was telling myself... “Look at it... Mine is sitting side by side with one of the two that made her e.min...”
Gönül started to talk about forum... televizyondizisi.com... and she also told about my interpretations – you name them as poetic scenarios – of Asi-Demir. Did he understand what she realy ment by interpretation... I have no idea. I didn’t know how much time he was going to spend with us... that might be five minutes or half an hour. Whereas, we needed hours if there was a list of things we wish to talk to him. If my hopes were not so faint about meeting him, I would have made a list in advance... but I had not even bothered. Though I am not sure if we need such a list because our talk went on more like a chat. It was impossible to tell everyone name by name or country by country... and there was no time for it too... but there were two people that must be mentioned to him ... psikofat and usayken. I talked about them... I told him that usayken deals with Asi-Demir visuals... Psikofat makes interpretations of all the characters of Asi where as I do it for only Asi-Demir... But what I told him is exactly what you say... We were not only the fans of him... but we were the believers of Murat Yıldırım... we trust in his talent. I also told him that I had first known Murat Yıldırım and Tuba Büyüküstün at ‘Asi’ Series... and I was going to follow their career all my life”... But believe me if I ever come across him, I’ll speak up for his international followers... I promise.
Soon... or late... a dream stays as a dream till it comes true... a similar meeting with Tuba… this dream of my mine might come true one day too... who knows
Does he misses Asi Days”... another “who knows?”... a big one. Thinking of the fact that he walked in someones shoes that ushered words of love... word of passion... words of life... that still can be remembered by heart...
Was that possible for anyone to make that effect if one was not capable of carrying those words in his soul.
e.min, 11 October 2010