sabato 30 settembre 2017

Just a Minute in...September

September...I don't remember well how was my September. I worked a lot, this is sure and...oh! School started and I started with private lessons too! And from next week I'm starting private lessons with a new student. I'm so happy! The weather changed and became more cooler so it's time for hot teas and chocolate! Fall isn't my favourite season but, from a certain point of view, I like it. We all become more lazy and we stay home more with the ones we love.
READING: I didn't read so much, I read only some posts.
WATCHING: the animes "Netsusu Trap" and "18if".
LISTENING: my usual relaxing jazz and classical music.
BUYING: I bought some new make-up products and some new clothes.
LOVING: hot teas and chocolate with friends.
WANTING: I wouldn't, but I should start to study for my IT exams.
FEELING: tired, really tired.

mercoledì 27 settembre 2017

Trillogy Review: The Hobbit

I love fantasy and I can't think to a world without it. "The Hobbit" is one of my favourite film trillogies.

It's the prequel of "The Lord of the Rings" and it talks about the adventures of Bilbo Beggins. Bilbo leaves his tranquil hobbit hole and starts to travel with a fellowship of 13 dwarves and a sorcerer. The dwarves want to regain their home which has been stolen by an enormous dragon. Bilbo and Gandalf, the sorcerer, want to help the dwarves. During the travelling Bilbo meets Gollum and steels him a ring which is able to make people invisible.

I like Tolkien's fantasy. It's a bit different from the D&D's fantasy, but non so much. Goblins are mad, trolls are stupid and orcs are aggressive. Maybe, orcs are smaller than the D&D ones, but I thin they're good enough.
There is only one mistake in the films, and it's a common mistake. The dragon isn't really a dragon, it's a wyvern. Wich is the main difference between the two races? Dragons have four paws while wyverns have only two paws. Wyverns don't have anterior paws!
Despite this mistake, I really liked  all the three films. I loved in particular the hate between dwarves and elves and I loved the characterization of dwarves. They're simply perfect. Subborn, wise and friendly (except with elves) and fighters. Beautiful!

Have you seen it? What do you think about? Let me know you opinion in the comments.

Have a nice week.
Emily.

lunedì 25 settembre 2017

5 Fall Favourite Activities

Fall has finally arrived. Outside is raining and it's being more and more cold. It's time for my favourite fall activities.

1- Drinking hot teas. I love tea and I love it more if it's hot. In autumn and winter I drink a lot of hot tea of every kind. My favourite shop is "Peter's Teahouse"

2- Watching animes. But also films or tv series. With my boyfriend is always the best.

3- Spendidng time with friends. I love to stay in my favourite locals with friends in front of a good cup of hot chocolate.

4- Playing computer games. I like hanging out with friends, but not every day. Often I prefer stay home playing my favourite computer games, wrapped in my soft and warm blanket.

5- Listening to music. I've never liked the silence of any kind of buildings. At home I'm always listening to music. During wetter days I like listen to my favourite jazz music and write.

What are your favourite activities for Fall days? Tell me in the comments.

Nice Monday everybody!
Emily

mercoledì 20 settembre 2017

Anime Review: Fullmetal Alchemist - Brotherwood

"Fullmetal Alchemist - Brotherwood" is an anime inspired by the manga of the same name and made by the director Yasuhiro Irie.

The story talks about two brothers who tried to reanimate their mother with the alchemy, but they failed. One lost his right arm and the other lost his body and his soul found a shelter inside an armor.
For all the series they are travelling and studying for getting back the body of the young boy. During their travels they know the Homunculus: creatures created with the alchemy, without a soul and able to transform into powerful monsters.

This anime follows beautifully the story of the manga. There is another series, instead, that is absolutely awful. It's funny and serious enough. I really loved the concept of the equivalent exchange, those who sayes that everything have a price.
Like every anime/film/tv series, there are lovely and hateful characters. For me, the most hateful is the child-like homunculus. His power are shadows. He can hide himself inside them and attack people without they see him. His power would be nice, but his character is really vile. On the other hand, I loved another homunculus. Couard and heartless, it could be considered as hateful as the others but he's only an empty body who desperately desires a soul. And he's really good-looking.
Did you see it? What do you think about? Which are you favourite character/characters? Let me know your opinions in the comments below.

Thank you for reading.
Love
Emily

giovedì 14 settembre 2017

Anime Review: Hellsing Ultimate

I'm a vampire lover and the darkest they are the most I love them. Alucard, came out of the anime "Hellsing Ultimate", is my favorite and its anime is absolutely fantastic.

The anime talks about an english organization called "Hellsing" created for killing the vampires in London. However, the organization has a vampire at its service. He is the oldest and the powerfullest one. Going on with the story, is showed that the Hellsing has a lot of enemies. First among all, the Catholic Church. And also Alucard has a lot of enemies like a Priest of the Judah Iscariot order and the worst one, a Nazi Major. He wants to destroy london and conquer the rest of the world.

Everysthing in this anime has something unusual. Each episode lasts at least 45 minutes and for each of them there is a different ending theme. The episodes are in total ten and I'm not able to say with precision haw many series they are. I think two. The opening theme is showed only twice between the first and the fourth episodes. The headmaster of the organization is a lady (pardon my french) with balls and the protagonist, Alucard, is anything but good. The Priest follows the same way.

To conclude, I really loved this anime and if you haven't seen it yet I suggest it to you, especially if you like horror genre. All the main characters are well defined and you will love some and hate others of them (like the "Game of Thrones" series more or less). If you have already seen it let me know waht do you think about it. Which is/are you favorite character/s?

Have a nice week!
Emily

mercoledì 6 settembre 2017

Anime Review: Pasycho Pass

"Psycho Pass" by Gen Urobuchi and Naoyoshi Shiotami is an action sci-fi anime.

The entire Japan is regulated by a new system able to detect evil minds before they commit evil actions. The same system organizes people based on its Psycho Pass, a numeric index that determine how much inclined is a person to evil. Those who have the least indexe are usually assigned to job placements like investigators. They work together with executors, criminals rehabilitated to social life.

They exist two series of this anime. The best is the first one. The second is only a bad copy of the first in my opinion. There is a strong thought behind the series: is it correct that a non-human system manages the entire life of people? Both investigators and executors are equipped with guns controlled by the system. They can decide anything without it approves. And people who have a weaker mind is instantly considered to be sent to prison for "rehabilitation".

All in all the anime is really nice. I liked the characterisation of main characters and the main thought behind the story. I hated instead the system and its control on the guns. I call them "bugged guns" because they shoot only if system approves.

Have you seen it? What do you think about the system? Leave comment and let me know you opinions.

Have a nice week!
Emily

venerdì 1 settembre 2017

Just a Minute in...August

Summer is leaving us even if we can't say it beacuse it's still very hot and sunny. August have been a stressful month. On 4th I had my First Certificate exam and for the entire month I worked a lot. Around the 23rd I received my first answer for the exam and...I passed it! I'm so proud and so happy. I cryed when I read the result. This is my first step toward a best future for me.
READING: I read a lot posts of various blogs.
WATCHING: the anime "Hellsing Ultimate".
LISTENING: anime's music.
BUYING: I bought a new bag and wallet.
LOVING: my positive result for English Certificate.
WANTING: some relaxing days in a SPA.
FEELING: very tired.