♫ sick of this space, wish we could be far away
24 April 2017 @ 08:15 pm
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