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Free! Why I will go down with this ship

It was the Summer of 2013 and a younger Elen was studying to get her bachelor degree. If you think that studying during the Summer sucks, you never had to study during the Summer in southern Italy. It’s agonizing. It’s hot, you could get to the most beautiful beach in the world in 20 minutes, and you can’t, because you have to study.

And then Kyoto Animation serves you a cocktail of hot, half-naked, 2D, swimming high school boys who are positively in love with each other.

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BoJack Horseman: a journey through depression

Do not mistake this series for a normal comedy show. I’m watching BoJack Horseman on Netflix (I’m about to start the last season) and it’s grabbing me in a way I didn’t expect.

This show is entertaining, dramatic, sad and more real than most TV series. It’s about BoJack Horseman, a Hollywood actor that was in a famous TV show in the 90s, and that after 20 years is still living in the shadow of his past success, without being able to accomplish anything else.

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Review series: Hazard-lover #1

So, Friday’s time for my “review series”. While on Monday I want to review a random thing that I like and that is in some way inspiring for my writing, I want to dedicate Fridays to longer reviews, divided in episodes.

Hazard-lover is the first series of reviews that I want to publish, dedicated to a MM author that changed completely my writing style and whom I consider somehow a teacher (obviously, she doesn’t know – I’m shy and never had the courage to write to her). The author in question is Alessandra Hazard (http://www.alessandrahazard.com/). The first book of my review series is “Just a bit Twisted”, first in the Straight Guys series. Continue reading “Review series: Hazard-lover #1”

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Angels of Death: lost in translation

Here we go with the first review of the season! Today I’ll talk about  “Angels of Death” (殺戮の天使 Satsuriku no tenshi), an indie game that recently became an anime.

PLOT-TWIST SPOILERS ALERT!!

If you’re watching the anime and want to avoid spoilers, save this article for later!

I found out about “Angels of Death” (殺戮の天使 Satsuriku no tenshi) more than two years ago, when still nobody on the internet knew about it and it was just an indie rpg-maker game available only in Japanese.

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5 reasons to read (and watch) Call me by your name

“Call me by your name” looks like the story of a summer romance between Elio, a 17-year-old American-Italian boy, and Oliver, an American doctoral student.
The novel, by André Aciman, is narrated in first person by Elio and we directly get to hear his thoughts and memories from his adolescence, feeling all his confusion, nostalgia and maybe regrets.
The film, directed by Luca Guadagnino, is an amazing adaptation of the book starring Timothée Chalamet as Elio and Armie Hammer as Oliver.

If you haven’t read it/watched it, these are a few reasons to do so: Continue reading “5 reasons to read (and watch) Call me by your name”