sabato 30 giugno 2018

Little walk around home

My leg is almost completely healed and the physiotherapy is going very well. Now, I'm able to walk normally, more or less. I'm still slow, but less than before.

Yesterday morning I went out with my mother for a little walk around the home. We went to our little vegetable garden. She picked up vegetables while I took some pictures of some beautiful flowers.
Roses
The flowers of my uncultivated oregano


Yarrow

Canna Lilies

Gladiola

Roses
I didn't do anything special, but I was so happy and these pictures are so good. I'm not a photographer, but I like taking some pictures, especially of nature.

Have a nice day.
Emily

Hybrids War - Session 00 #0

Characters' Introduction
From google image
ITALY, APRIL 2018

In one year after the first brutal murder, others followed. Rome has been terrified for eight or nine months. Also, the Lazio suffered the terror of those monsters. All the journals and tv news talked about it. Legends like vampires and wolfmen were staying on everyone’s lips. In the night anyone stayed out until too late.

The population was divided into two factions: those who stayed with monsters and those who fought them for saving themselves and their families. In one year many families were exterminated.

Those who specialized in the area said that those new monsters hunted only vampires and lycanthropes and that they were themselves hybrids of the two races.

Suddenly the fans of the genre augmented and in some universities were born some specific courses. Most of the students attended these courses trying to understand how were born the hybrids. But the universities didn’t give any good information that would have lead the students to real answers…not directly, at least. The students were provided of all the tools they needed for doing research independently. Only the most gifted students could take the least evident tools. One of them, Christian, was a real well of passion. He constantly dedicated to the study and always obtained excellent marks. Was there something that attracted him, or had he been captured by the classical charm of the occult?

When he didn’t study at the university or at home, he went to the Colombo’s house huge library. And there he made friend with the landlord: a young man that received as an inheritance all that property from his deceased uncle. His name was Antonio and he came from a wealthy family. Antonio was a scholar of the occult, like Chris, but his capacities and his resources allowed him to study on his own, at home, in his library.

In the city there were other fans, who for work, who for hobby. In general, if they weren’t formally acknowledged, they didn’t expose themselves too much. The best places where to find those people were the Catacombs. Under Rome they extended for kms and after the appearing of the hybrids they became the home for hundreds of survivors. Virgilio was one of them. All those that were working with him in the souvenir shop near the Colosseum were dismembered a morning of the preview September. It would have been finished also for him if he wouldn’t have been in late.  Shocked because of that massacre, he grabbed some statuettes and took shelter at the Catacombs.

The event of that day increased the attention threshold. Some military forces were called to Rome for the safety of the city. Tony, a recalled soldier from the Middle East for the project “safe roads”, and his colleague Bepi, arrived exactly that day.

The Vatican increased its forces too with the Swiss Guards, even if any priests or others were targeted. Each guard has the job of protecting the Pope from the fiends, and that was well known by Hans.


The internet was another worrying place. It was the principal source of information, especially for those of the Militia that were always hunting those of the Resistance. Gabriele, called “the Rat”, was one of the best hackers that actively supported the Resistance. He couldn’t stand monsters that killed anyone came to shot…vampires and lycanthropes payed attention to it at least.

One day, all seven received a message from an unknown anonymous number that showed them a place and a time for a meeting.


TO BE CONTINUED...

venerdì 29 giugno 2018

Nice and Different Thursday Evening

By me
Hello readers!

It's almost 2 months I broke my  leg and now, finally, I'm starting to walk again. Yesterday evening my boyfriend bought his "new" car and than came to me saying "Change your clothes and let's go out together!". What a really lovely idea he had.

We drove for 10 minutes, more or less, and then we decided where to go for dinner. We went in a nice alehouse, where they cook some nice dishes and where we found also a friend of us. We eat, we drunk and we chat, having a beautiful improvised evening.

Have you ever improvised an evening with friends or boyfriend? Which kind of locals would you like to go in? Leave comments with your answers and...nice Friday everybody!

Emily

martedì 19 giugno 2018

Film Review: Annihilation

Hello readers!

Finally I watched the film of the first book of my favourite trillogy. I was waiting for it for 3 years and now it arrived! I'm talking about the "Area X" trillogy. I read the books and then I was waiting for the films. You can find the review of the books in these 3 posts:
From google images
A group of five women is sent into an area strangely covered by a strange barrier. Inside it, the vegetation is everywhere and it is in a continuous expansion. The five women have the mission of find new informations about the anomaly. They start their journey and the most they go into, the most they descover uncommon mutations. They are particularly hit by a macabre video of the previeus expedition and by a mysterious "composition". Along their way they are also attacked by a crocodile and a bear-shape being that had a human voice. Only two of them arrive to the lighthouse, the structure that seemed a possible fulcrum of everything.

In general I liked the film. It's atmosphere is mysterious enough and sometimes distressing but not so much. The special effects are good, I liked in particular the bear-shape being and the human shape who copied all the movements of the protagonist in the final scene.
From google image
I don't feel really able to write an objective comment about the film because I read the book before. I found a lot of differences and I have to say that I prefer the book. Its atmosphere was more obscure and more distressing, instead of the film where it sometimes resulted like if they were in the Alice's Wonderland.

As usual, I suggest you to see the film, it's worth it. It's on Netflix but you can also find it in streaming.

Have a nice day!
Emily

sabato 2 giugno 2018

Hybrids War - Prologue

Drawn by me
ITALY, YEAR 2017.

In Rome it seemed a normal Saturday night. The locals swarmed of people, some drunk and some other less. The centre was lighted up and also all the monuments. Trevi fountain was shining among all those groups of tourists, Saint Peter’s Basilica was the master and the Parliament was full of politicians in...at work. Nothing demonstrated that Saturday night would be different from the others.

In the suburbs everything was tranquil. Some passers-by were walking back home, some cars shot with high volume music.

Later in the night, or earlier in the morning, everything calmed down. Going straight on his home street, a man was tottering. When he arrived in front of the gate he took the key for unlock it, but he heard something at his back. He turned but there was nothing strange. Probably it was only the alcohol. He succeeded on opening the gate, even if with some difficulties, and he entered the alleyway. While he was walking with some difficulties reaching the door, a presence shot again at his back. At that point he understood there was something strange. Suddenly he turned and drew a knife from the pocket. His breath started to shorten. The sweat started to cover his face. He asked once “Who’s there?” and a shape assaulted and dismembered the man. All finished in a few seconds and the black shape disappeared as it appeared. From there all begun.

TO BE CONTINUED...