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And if something like this happens at such an early stage then that’s meaning something to me.
Not going into details now. I’ll do it later, perhaps, after I get a better understanding of the plot.
Christ, this has been one of those 'where-have-you-been-all-my-life' moment again.
Affogato is an Italian dessert recipe consisting only of two ingredients: espresso and ice cream. Translated it means 'drowned' and the original name of this treat is actually 'Affogato al caffè', which means more precisely 'drowned in coffee'.
I wasn't really overly impressed by it, because it sounded like a simple iced coffee recipe so why bother trying?
But then a video of the recipe popped up in my subscription feed at youtube and the curious little culinary freak in me kicked me at my butt and after surfing around the internet I poured a shot of espresso over my ice cream.
It was devine. The ice cream melting in the hot beverage complemented perfectly with the strong coffee. Because it was only a shot of espresso it was less similar to a beverage but more like a dessert.
I used caramel ice cream with caramel sauce and little bits of candy in it. Then I drizzled finely chopped/shaved dark chocolate over it.
Apparently this is going to start from the beginning and retell their story. It's less darker than the 2003 series but less chessy than the 80's series and I hope it would stay that way. The 2003 series was what pushed me into appreciating TMNT on account of really getting to know the characters' actual personalities and stories. So if it will get a tad serious along the way, yeah, I'd be up for that.
Ah, Digital Age - where an internet connection problem causes a near death experience than a car crash.
Germany would have sucked if they did manage to reach the finals.
EDIT: Stupid me, I forgot they won the European Championship already last time.
Well, who did not not see that coming.
I am going to stick to my opinion that that guy is creepy as hell. I'm happy for every woman that he married and restrained during the years of union to have finally found their freedom. There is going to be a nasty fight for the sole custody of Suri, and I wish Katie all the luck.
It's notable that there are a lot of strong female characters in the story. All on their own way. But I don't know what to think of Sansa. Yet. She started off as this naive, pampered girl, all throughout season 1 until her father's death. And then as a captive she subordinated herself to her capturers. Now considering her situation, it's important for her safety to put on an act, so I understand her actions. After getting ripped out of her world, she began to understand that the fairy tale life she's been hoping for does not exists and she's learning to make her way through. And that's remarkable for a girl at age of 12. Unlike Daenerys having the right people around her, Sansa is doing everything on her own. But sometimes she does things or doesn't- I don't know for sure if it's acting or it's just naive. I can't remember a specific scene but there were times, where I felt that way. It's like she knows what she has to do but not what she should be doing.
I have to read the books, I really do. Given the character developments happening around I'm sure there is still a lot stored in for her.
But, ugh, the words, the grammar, the plot. It sickens me having a story in my mind and not being able to complete it because right there when I'm writing, I discover how incomplete the plot is and that results me leaving it.
I've got five stories going on in my head. All of them about Gokaiger. And I got one for Kamen Rider Decade. Each of them roughly sketched. Three of them I'm mainly working on. Two, where I am at the process of slowly and leisurely unraveling the whole plot. But it's progressing way too slow for my taste. Not one of them even have a title. I just saved them as MarvAhim, AhimCrew, MarvCrew, MarvAhim2, MarvJoeAhim and NatsumiTsukasa.
Yeah, that's right, bugs. Men transforming in bug suits, to be precise.
It all started when I journeyed back to my childhood days, where I watched good old hero stuff. I just watched a few episodes of Power Rangers to reminisce the good old days and then remembered, back in the Philippines, that I watched the asian versions too. And found them much engrossing than the american versions.
So with a little bit of researching and youtube's recommendation and help, I began watching Sentais. That's just hentai with s :P. And then while watching the current Sentai of 2009/2010 I stumbled upon another childhood hero I vaguely remeber: Kamen Rider, also known as Masked Rider in english. It was a crossover episode of the Samurai Shinkenger and Kamen Rider Decade. So I tested the waters and dipped my little toe in the Kamen Riders Series Pool, and...well...
The Kamen Rider Series and Super Sentais are from Japan and are so called tokusatsu dramas. Tokusatsu are live action film or television dramas that usually features superheroes and makes considerable use of special effects (tokusatsu literally translates as "special effects").
One considerable note here is how the ratings in America and Japan differ. There are some themes in the Japanese kids show that might not be suitable for children. That's why those tokusatsu dramas have a much more mature touch than the americans kiddie hero stuff.
That's how it happened folks.
A warning on my flist: expect me to ramble about these stuff in near feature.
We do not really have spring break here, or any kind of semester break. The first three months of the term, we have lectures, projects and stuff. At the last three or two months of the term, our exams start. Therefore, even though the lecture period is done, the real hardship begins.
I call this period 'Meine dreimonatige Isolation'.