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  "Bond. James Bond". The famous line belonging to one of the most recognizable characters in the world. You've heard it in novels, movies, video games, commercials, songs. Kids dream about becoming just like him when they grow up and women sometimes fantasize about spending an evening in his arms. But who (or what) is…

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

What a great title, right? It’s modern, a bit edgy, it creates excitement and expectations. You’re probably envisioning some incredible insight about life or relationships or something, maybe written as a series of personal stories told in a self-deprecating and sarcastic way, but at the same time raw, powerful, emotional… well, strap in and prepare…

In a different world…

  (Epic trailer announcer voice optional) From the creator of the biggest TV phenomenon, George R. R. Martin, comes another fantasy series that takes place in the same well-loved universe as Game of Thrones but with new characters and new adventures. Ok, it’s not actually new, but I only just got to read it so…

The Martian, as seen from Earth

The Martian, a book by Andy Weir, made a great splash in 2011, receiving very positive reviews, especially for a debut novel. It was re-released a few years later and even made it in the New York Times Fiction Best Sellers list for 2015. At the time, there was much hype around it, partially because…

[CR]Gangsta’s paradise

            Four sets of eyes gawking at pictures of beachside properties from Spain on a shitty monitor in a dirty room filled with smoke and delusions. (This would be the closest any one of them would get to actually see them in person.)            - This is the dream! Lounging on the shore, sipping a…

not-normal conversations

Sitting in front of my laptop late at night (early morning actually), lights off, slightly buzzed on nicotine, unable to sleep, mind racing. What should I talk to her about? What do normal people say after “Hello”? ok, you introduce yourself… and then? Casual fun stuff… like? Why can’t I think of anything like that…

Up in… vapours

What’s that in my hand? Oh, it’s my e-cig… Yeah, I know, it doesn’t look like a cigarette… Yes, you can have a try, literally everyone that smokes asked me for a go. I didn’t mean to imply that you do smoke… Do you? I was a smoker before this, for a long time actually,…

What can I do you for?

What do I do? Well, it depends on the girl… Oh, you mean besides putting my foot in my mouth like that? Well, actually I do all sorts of things, but it kind of depends on who I’m talking to. Let me explain… I’ve had to answer this question a few time recently and it’s…

Share your obsessions (Ozark)

I watch a lot of movies and TV series. A lot…Really, a lot… It’s not a brag, I realize that I probably wasted a couple of years of my life just watching a screen but I’m ok with that. Think there are worst things one could do. There are different reasons to sit through a…

(Forced) Confessions of an English-holic

I recently got in touch with some of my former fellows and friends from Faculty (unintended alliteration) and started reminiscing about the good (and the bad) days. One thing that we (now) fondly remember was how our teachers used to push us to attend and participate in activities. I hated it (and at the same…