24 April 2017 @ 08:15 pm
Istanze, Gotham, bananas  
Moshi-moshi, this is Sara updating y'all about her oh-so-exciting (no) activities.

I'm still alive, although I swear that if I read the word "istanza" one more time I am going to at least throw up a little. I've been studying all day (and when I say "all day", I mean it - only took a 30 minutes lunch break, HOW SAD IS THAT) and I just totally aced the similuation test (150/150 correct answers, who-da-man), so I deserve the night off. Some dinner, too, possibly - and more writing, later, since I might be in a bit of a stall with the second chapter (already, sigh) and I know that if I don't do something about it now I'll probably have to delete everything and start all over again, ha ha.

Not so ha-ha, actually, but c'est la vie.

So my week - wait, last week, it's Monday today innit? I hate Mondays - anyhow, I've been doing this for a week (studying - simulation tests - Netflix - more studying) and let me tell you that if I don't pass the test next month I'm going to be SO PISSED. It's not that I'm afraid of failing, no - I'm fucking terrified of it, but that's a depressing thought so I'll move onto something a bit more cheerful, eh? 

It took a whole week of night-binge-watching (you know, when you're supposed to go to sleep but you turn on your xbox instead and end up on Netflix and suddenly it's 5am and the birds are chirping, the sun is rising and your cat is scratching your ankles because he wants food? Yeah, that) to finally catch up with Gotham. Happy to say that it was worth it, although I hate it that now I have to wait for new episodes every week like a common mortal. I WANT IT NOW, I NEED TO KNOW!

Funny thing is - I've always hated Batman with a passion. I just can't stand both Bruce Wayne and his broody bat-alter-ego. I've probably fallen asleep during every single Batman movie I've ever tried to watch and I've never been very interested in the Justice League universe anyway (*whispers* DC can kiss Marvel's shiny ass), but - there's a but: Gotham's take on this universe is spectacularly different from all the ones I've fallen asleep to seen before. Fresh, funny and somehow it also makes more sense than "canonverse". 

First, there's no dark hero (yay!): Bruce Wayne is just a kid (and a pretty adorable one, too - seriously, could lil Master Bruce be ANY CUTER? And Alfred - don't even get me started about Alfred, he's just the freaking best), but the real star here is detective James Gordon - who also happens to be one of the few characters I remember from the movies because, duh, Gary Fucking Oldman. We also have some new takes on the "classic" baddies, like Penguin (no Danny DeVito this time, just some disco vampire kid with serious issues - needless to say, he's one of my favourites), Edward Nygma (man, another fave), Carmine Falcone (and all the bad mafia guys with laughable Italian accents - like, some of them weren't even trying I guess) and I'm honestly confused about Barbara because I remember her being Gordon's daughter or something but *shrugs* I still like this crazy version. I'm not here to list them all because it seems like everyone in Gotham is a villain at some point, but you get it. Just go and watch this show if anti-heroes are your cup of tea. ;D

(No, they're not paying me, I just happen to get obsessed with stuff - that's when I start recommending it to anyone who's willing to listen)

Now, dinner's ready (at least I think, you never know with chicken), so I'm off to set the table because I still think it's worth the effort, even when you're eating alone. 

Just, remember - bananas are good for you.

x

P.S.: so so sorry about unanswered messages and comments, I've been crazy busy with the studying and everything else - I'll do my best to catch up with them asap! ♥

 
 
listening to: Lazaretto - Jack White
feeling: anxious
 
 
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cherrylng[personal profile] cherrylng on April 25th, 2017 01:37 am (UTC)
God, I haven't been watching a TV show for a while since I finished the first season of The Grand Tour. That, and Air Crash Investigation and this latest show on National Geographic called Genius.

For me, I went to Hong Kong for a 3-day trip. It's basically a weekend spent eating and shopping. And also lamenting that my current favourite site, alternatehistory.com, has been down for the past few days.

Otherwise, I have successfully gotten Satya, aka [personal profile] futuristicfury, into Coldplay and Belltin. She couldn't avoid Chris' sun kissed golden abs o u o
♫ sick of this space, wish we could be far away: < molko[personal profile] forameus on April 26th, 2017 11:34 am (UTC)
Haven't watched any of the shows you mentioned D:
I actually don't have enough time to keep up with tv series. Last one I watched before Gotham was probably Westworld (my favourite so far) and then there's Sherlock, but I didn't like season 4 so *shrug*

Hong Kong sounds AMAZING! Glad you had fun! Man, I've been planning an Asia tour for a while but again, both money and time are against me. :(

And lol, stop trying to bring people to the dark side! You'll never have me (I like Coldplay, but pickled peppers... no, no, no!)! XD
cherrylng[personal profile] cherrylng on April 26th, 2017 12:51 pm (UTC)
To put it in a nutshell, it's about three men mucking about in cars, how you can die/survive in a horrific plane crash and others wanna find out how, and physics o u o

If you do go to Hong Kong and find someone who can speak Cantonese for you, you should try out the Australian Dairy Company, which is a diner that serves up some classic Hong Kong dishes and famous for their egg pudding. I go there every time I'm in Hong Kong :D

It won't happen soon, but the dark side will persist in its presence. You can't avoid those shiny abs and the blue eyes MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA >:D
Tamar Elmensdorp-Lijzenga[personal profile] tamarelmensdorp on April 25th, 2017 08:46 am (UTC)
Good job on your test! And about Gotham. I only saw season 1 so far (stupid Dutch Netflix is so very stupid), but I'm in love with this extremely cute Pinguin. This is how he should have been al along.
♫ sick of this space, wish we could be far away: < dorks[personal profile] forameus on April 26th, 2017 11:38 am (UTC)
Thank you! Tried it again just a few minutes ago (148/150 this time :<) and will probably do just that since I'm actually done with the books for the moment. Exciting times ahead, yay. *sarcasm*

Aw, that sucks! They only recently added series 2 on the Italian Netflix, but I had to watch the first half of series 3 on Popcorn Time anyway. And bruh, Penguin is a rather cute psychopath, I agree. :D
nuraicha[personal profile] nuraicha on April 30th, 2017 06:58 am (UTC)
In bocca al lupo con l'esame, Sara! I have never had to study for that long for such a kind of exam, but I know how difficult they are and anyway, any study that requires a 24/7 dedication is always going to suck big balls.

I haven't watched Gotham yet (lol like almost anything on my to watch list, I can't even seem to finish shows I do like unless it's Doctor Who xD), but I have never been interested in Batman either and I think this one could be my cup of tea, definitely!
♫ sick of this space, wish we could be far away: < bend it like belldom[personal profile] forameus on May 1st, 2017 11:34 pm (UTC)
E che crepi 'sto lupo, Irene! (Grazie! :D)

Never done it myself before, but I need a job and this is a pretty good opportunity... the chances that I'll pass it are actually pretty low since a lot of professionals will be doing it as well, but still, I won't give up so easily. *FIGHT! FIGHT! WIN! WIN!*

Hahaha, same here! I started to watch a lot of shows last year and didn't finish one (I did catch up with Westworld and GoT at least, though - still missing the second half of the last Doctor Who season - and mind, I LOVE CAPALDI so I don't know what happened there). Give Gotham a chance, though. Trust a Batman-hater here. XD