Lately

April 30, 2013 § Leave a comment

It’s been like this

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Storm Thorgerson

April 19, 2013 § Leave a comment

Farewell.

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Spartacus

April 14, 2013 § Leave a comment

A successful series means the audience is attached to it. You know you’re attached to a TV show when you count the days for the next episode or when you sense a void once it’s over. That is the case with Spartacus.

We love watching series, it’s one of “out things”. Spartacus held a very special place in our weekly routine and we sincerely doubt that we’ll love another as much. That is why we felt a bit of a shock once we found out that Friday’s episode was the last one, as we were expecting at least a few more.

This season in particular, was by far the best. As DeKnight stated in the beginning of the season, each episode was created as a finale, and he really pulled that out. The depth of the characters from the start towards the end evolved in such a spectacular way. The War of the Damned is about the battle within as much as it is about the battle outside. There is bad in all good, and good in all bad. Congratulations on claiming freedom till the end, avoiding cliches and common grounds. Congratulations on an unforgettable series.

“Gratitude”

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Trivia

According to historians, 2/3rds of gladiators survived their matches.

Andy Whitfield (Spartacus) and Jai Courtney  (Varro) became best friends on set as the story had them.

It took 12 hours to shoot the sex scene between Ilithyia and Spartacus.

Quotes

“A man must accept his fate, or be destroyed by it”

“Words fall from your mouth like shit from ass”

“Your beauty stirs my cock”

“We are truly free when we fight or when we fuck, which I shall leave to do presently”

“A Gladiator does *not* fear death. He embraces it. Caresses it. *Fucks* it. Each time he enters the arena, he slips his cock in the mouth of the beast, and prays to thrust home before the jaws snap shut.”

“The fear in your eyes betray the lie on your tongue”

“The past is seldom as we would have it. The future yet to be known. Embrace the present and strike all else from concern”

“I am Spartacus”

Movies that marked me and why

March 31, 2013 § Leave a comment

I figured it’d be a tad more interesting to learn stuff about me through some movies. So here we go!

1. Good Will Hunting

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I was a cold-blooded teenager till I went to the theater and the scene with Robin Williams saying to Mat Damon “it’s not your fault” came up. I cried uncontrollably, completely incapable of stopping myself. It was the first time I ever cried and the second came many many years after that. I never understood what the deal with that movie was till I attended post-graduate studies and met that movie again. We were told that many narcissists will tell you this is their favorite movie. I didn’t comment back then…

Quotes:

Sean: See you Monday. We’ll be talking about Freud and why he did enough cocaine to kill a small horse.

Sean: You’re not perfect, sport, and let me save you the suspence this girl you’ve met, she’s not perfect either. But the question is whether or not you’re perfect for each other

2. The Exorcist

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Finally, my first kiss!! Not very romantic I know, but I’m weird like that. Or desperate in that case.

Quotes

Demon: What an excellent day for an exorcism.

3. The Doors

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As a teenager I used to kiss the picture of the Lizard King every night before I went to bed. There was always this connection to Mr Mojo Risin’ that I carry with me as a torch for my soul in dark times. The movie adds Pamela to the picture, and well who doesn’t want to be someone’s Pamela? Many years after I first saw it, I met Mf who happens to share a very special connection with Jim as well. It was a hidden path of communication from the very beginning. Watching the movie with him, even though I got too drunk for us to watch it till the end, was a mystagogical experience.

Quotes

Jim Morrison: Where’s your will to be weird?

Jim Morrison: We’re gonna fuck death away!

Tom Baker: [to Jim] Wotcha gonna do for act three, man? Puke on Heaven’s door?

4. Frida

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That woman had some huge cojones. She signifies to me true love, and teaches how to stick to your life decisions with dignity and passion as your only true colours, no matter what everyone else thinks or says.

Quotes

Frida Kahlo: You’ve lost weight. Diego Rivera: And you’ve lost your toes.

Diego Rivera: Is fidelity that important to you? Frida Kahlo: Loyalty is important to me. Can you be loyal?

Frida Kahlo: Who Needs Legs When You Have Wings?

5. Casablanca

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Because if it’s meant to be, it’s gonna fucking happen.

Quotes

Ugarte: You know, Rick, I have many a friend in Casablanca, but somehow, just because you despise me, you are the only one I trust.

Major Strasser: What is your nationality? Rick: I’m a drunkard. Captain Renault: That makes Rick a citizen of the world.

6. The Fountain

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Projects my fears and gives answer to them in the most spiritual way.

Quotes

Izzi: Every shadow no matter how deep is threatened by morning light.

Lord of Xibalba: Death is the road to awe.

Izzi: That idea. Death as an act of creation.

7. Mulholland Drive

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That movie…taught me…stuff.

Quotes

Blue-Haired Lady: Silencio…

Adam Kesher: I got the pool, she got the pool-man.

8. Se7en

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I saw that movie 4 times in 2 days. I loved the atmosphere, the script, the amazing direction and of course the ending. Well yeah, Brad Pitt also. Anyway, best movie of the 90’s. Made me read Dante at the age of 12.

Quotes

David Mills: Yeah, a landlord’s dream: a paralyzed tenant with no tongue.

William Somerset: Who pays the rent on time.

David Mills: Fuckin’ Dante… poetry-writing faggot! Piece of shit, motherfucker!

John Doe: Wanting people to listen, you can’t just tap them on the shoulder anymore. You have to hit them with a sledgehammer, and then you’ll notice you’ve got their strict attention.

William Somerset: This isn’t going to have a happy ending.

John Doe: People will barely be able to comprehend it, but they won’t be able to deny it.

9. Kill Bill

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In my fantasies I wear a uniform like that in black and rip off unwanted heads with my katana. I also know how to perform the Touch of Death and I learned it from Beatrix Kiddo herself.

Quotes

O-Ren Ishii: Silly Caucasian girl likes to play with Samurai swords.

Copperhead: So when do we do this?

The Bride: It all depends. When do you want to die? Tomorrow? The day after tomorrow?

Copperhead: How about tonight, bitch?

The Bride: Splendid. Where?

Hattori Hanzo: Revenge is never a straight line. It’s a forest, And like a forest it’s easy to lose your way… To get lost… To forget where you came in.

A flu playlist

March 14, 2013 § Leave a comment

I have a flu since yesterday, though i have to admit i ignored the signs. Anyway, I thought of adding a playlist to entertain myself during this annoyance. Careful though, it does not work with manflu. More drastic measures are needed for that one.

1. Painkiller, Judas Priest
2. Fever, Michael Bublé
3. You spin me round, Dead or Alive
4. Sick of you, Iggy Pop
5. Sweating Bullets, Megadeath
6. Red Eyes and Tears, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
7. She ‘s lost control, Joy Division
8. Comfortably numb, Pink Floyd
9. Fix you, Coldplay
10. Just feel better, Santana-Tyler

What would you add?

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