Month: September 2014

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My relationship with the Internet is a bit strange, I would say, a bit love-hate. Lately, I’ve been quite annoyed by it, despite all the great things it can offer. On the bright side, of course, is the fact that I can communicate with my family and friends, no matter where they are, without having to pay crazy phone rates. It’s also quick, as opposed to writing a letter, and we can share photos, videos, or whatever. In terms of reading the news, I must admit the Internet works much better than the plain old newspapers. To me, it seems like a waste to use paper for the news, something that is important today, but forgotten tomorrow. The Internet is updated every second, and we can always find the latest news and cross-reference sources in the blink of an eye. Information at your fingertips, millions of facts that we would never get to know otherwise, unless we spent our entire days in libraries, travelling the world and studying every single thing we came across. The …

Redwood

The problem with a long wait is that it creates expectations. It doesn’t matter what it is, a trip, a party, a date, or a new series. You have plenty of time to imagine how awesome it’s going to be and make up stories in your head. The problem with expectations is that sometimes, they get too high and then, when the moment comes, reality can’t really keep up. Suddenly, that thing you had been waiting for becomes a disappointment. I had been waiting quite a while for the new Sons of Anarchy series, and my expectations were high. Last season ended with a jaw dropping moment. Something that, in hindsight, was going to happen at one point or another, but that you really didn’t expect when it did. The trailers I had seen for season 7 promised a lot of violence and amazing moments. I was really looking forward to it. I’m not going to go into much detail about episode 1 of season 7, because it’s just out and I don’t want to …

Review: Penny Dreadful – S01E01

Today, I finally started watching Penny Dreadful, which my friend Brian had recommended a while ago. For one reason or another, it has taken me this long to watch the first episode, and now I wonder why… It was that good. Yes, it was so good, I decided to write about it here. If you haven’t watched it yet, you should, and of course, beware of spoilers below. If you have watched it already, how cool is it?!? We begin by watching this woman getting out of bed in a very dark flat in London, we assume, and going to the toilet. Yes, nothing glamorous here. We can see the woman and her daughter are poor, mainly because they look dirty and share a small bed. While she’s in the toilet, something comes from the window (panel?) behind her and takes her away in a rather violent manner, thus waking the daughter up. It bothered me the fact that the little girl was wearing only one thick sock. I mean… who knows, but what’s the …

September means motorbikes, monsters, mystery writing and science!

It’s on everyone’s mouths, yes, the topic everyone is talking about: September is here and summer is gone (I’ll leave the whole discussion of whether it is truly and officially gone, date-wise, for another time). I love summer, of course. I love the heat, the light, the sun, the feeling that I’m full of energy and being outdoors… I also love autumn, and winter and spring! OK, spring a bit less, mainly because I have allergies, but it’s still right there in the top four! Here I have to say that I’m not one of those: oh my god, autumn is here, drink all the pumpkin-something-tiny-drop-of-coffee-lots-of-milk-spices-spices kind of drinks girl. I don’t think I’ve ever had one of those… Ever. I like autumn because the world around me changes. Suddenly, the days start getting shorter, and the light changes, everything looks as if through a grey filter, very thin at first and a bit thicker as we approach winter. I like seeing the colours of the trees change. I like the fact that I can …