Prima di tutto, ci tengo a dirvi che ho riesumato il mio blog in italico idioma. Se siete in vena di lagne infinite e recensioni saccenti, sentitevi liberi di dargli un'occhiata :D
This said, I must say that this new year didn't start with a BANG as I hoped, but it's just letting the infausto
2012 crawling over here in all its pitiful ennui
I'm still hopeful for the many projects that I planned before the end of the previous year, and today I started to poke at some of them. I don't ask you to wish me for good luck 'cause you don't, and when you do, obviously it doesn't work as it should.
Anyway, while waiting for creative updates of sort, here I am to bore you with the recent events of the new year ;DAll of this as I keep trying to give myself a schedule of sort!
Besides the cute greeting of my herpes
, I managed to read most of my tiny "Aesthetical Collection", a mini-library of sort sprouted from Dorian Gray and happily degenerating to Lord Reginald for the sake of devilish prettiness, the one I like the most!
Besides those you see in the pic, I'm also trying to read Marius the Epicurean
(I confess you that I'm having some serious troubles reading it in English T_T;) and I'm keeping cute The Green Carnation
warm on my netbook --I managed to find these two e-books on Project Gutenberg
for the joy of my pocket.
If you care about other Victorian books, included those mentioned here, you can give them a free read over Victorian Prose
, which includes some interesting essays of Pater, Wilde and others.
Speaking of Wilde and his essays, I suggest you to give a peek here
too, and if you're looking for a proper review/summary of The Picture of Dorian Gray: an Annotated, Uncensored Version
, you can check this article
All pumped up by the reading, I tried to start some discussions over the concept of beauty
over Tra i Fiori
(Mizume's thoughts are a mere regurgitation of Pater's, with a touch of Japanese fatalism) but I failed miserably.
I-- I guess that people have somehow a warped concept of Beauty and Aestheticism nowadays. I would like to get something more than stuff like "Mizume´s opinion of beauty for me was so "silly" that I didn´t undestand it :D"
, though ;_;
Speaking of more modern and more popular quests, last month I finally managed to watch all of Downton Abbey
I'm really enjoying it and I look forward to the new series, but I can't help to see some bothering stereotypes that don't seem to allow a proper character's development. I'm mostly referring to Edith, in case you're wondering. I like what's happening with O'Brien, instead.
And my favourite character is always Violet and will always be x'D My least favourite character is John, that damn puppet!
I don't see why everyone is bashing on Lord Grantham, I mean, for the time he's quite open-minded and kind of heart, after all :/ !
Also, I hope that (nice) people would stop dying ;_; --And as much as I'd like to ship Thomas and Jimmy-- No, I don't wanna suffer again as I did for Thomas/Edward T_T; !!
On the anime/manga front, I'm really glad that Haikyuu!
is getting scanlated more regularly! To celebrate the releases, I finally changed my desktop wallpaper ♥
--Those cute boys ;_;
--And now I'm off to watch some Dexter
! Instead of wasting time with my friends/co-workers' useless suggestions (see Suits
) on tv series I could go and finish watching what I know I like >_>; ! Isn't it a nice New Year Resolution..?