Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Throwback Thursday Part 40


On this day in 1969 humanity witnessed the first ever Moon Landing: Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin from Apollo 11, with Michael Collins left above. Therefore, today's Throwback Thursday is to the Moon. Not moonlight but Moon.

After Yet Another Ijime Suicide Students Meet to Ponder Over the Dignity of Life


Ijime is a huge problem in Japan that has a peculiar status - everybody knows about it and no one does a damn to address it and make a change. Because making a change is so hard in Japan lately, no one wants to be the first person to take a risk. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Throwback Thursday Part 39

In 1940 Sir Patrick Stewart was born and in 2305, Captain Jean-Luc Picard. And since Harrison Ford was born on the very same day, a man has something to say as well, so today's Throwback Thursday is to the music from works of these men.
Bravely listen...


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Li Ronghao (李榮浩) - That is it (就這樣)


A week ago his new single was released.
Typical for him, a ballad, but there is a dividing line in the middle - the first part is very lyrical, and the second one is more desperate/angry.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

[First Impression] Killjoys 3


Season two left us mourning with Johnny after Pawter died, and with the plot to control the Westerly unfolding even more. The green plasma - the matrix for Super 6, and basically any ability, was explained to be found by Aneela. And from the foreshadowing in the last episodes, we know she and Dutch will meet eventually. And I hope for no confused identity - I did not like that twist in BSG, I won't like it here.
Season 2 got us also few moments that made me question if there's really nothing between Johnny and Dutch, except for years-long, danger-tested, deep friendship. Even if they both do things in secret, in spite of one another, they always end up comforting each other.
And then Johnny went AWOL to respond to an SOS signal...
Let's see how this plays out.

Deserving of the Name - pictures


So far so good. He's alive.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

[Movie Review] The Beauty Inside

 

This was probably one of the most bizarre and yet endearing movies I have seen lately. The premise is so improbable I had my doubts before starting it, but if I can watch a movie about giant lizards, I can watch a movie about the power of love, right? Any love, or maybe other way round - a love transcending gender, age, race. Love is love, as shown in this nice, heartwarming parable of a movie.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Throwback Thursday Part 38

On this day in  1189 Richard the Lionheart is crowned King of England. Therefore, today's Throwback Thursday is to the lion.
And I also want to start something new along the TbT - each week, I will also make a Spotify playlist of the theme, and will link it with every post. The playlist will be longer - 30 songs.
Hear me roar!
Not you, Katy Perry...

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

[First Impression] Forest of Secrets/Secret Forest

For a small toad a shrub is a tree. And bushes - a whole forest. Sometimes this forest can be "une forêt de Bondy", the one having a horrible reputation, a cursed place where Childéric II, a grandson of Dagobert was assassinated, also it was frequented by the brigands and ruffians. There is also Birnam Forest in Macbeth, a nightmarish harbinger of main character's fall. And Brocéliande - which has few parallels to the drama here. In it, as in Chrétien de Troyes' version, Ywain pours the water from a well over a stone, causing a storm and suddenly a knight appears that guards the forest. Then Ywain kills the knight...