Saturday, 31 December 2016

Amarcord 2016

Y aquí estamos otra vez: recapitulando.

Este 2016 ha sido el año de...
  • Despedidas de altura, muchas: Starman/Aladdin Sane, Severus, el Dr. Fronkonstin, la princesa republicana Leia Organa, el artista anteriormente conocido como Prince... Los clásicos van desapareciendo.
  • Mi Erasmus+ en un país báltico (y la primera vez que pensé que iba a morir seriamente en medio de un bosque en bicicleta diluviando y sin luces, con la única compañía de unos ucranianos que no sabían hablar el idioma común por excelencia).
  • Murió una persona que conocí durante muchos años, de mi misma edad.
  • Pocos cambios en lo de siempre. Ni luz al final del túnel, ni nada. Hay que resignarse ya.
  • Ver a mi grupo favorito el día de mi cumpleaños, y unos meses más tarde en el Festival más grande del país.
  • Problemas familiares que tocan de refilón con juicios de por medio, y hermanos que abandonan el nido para casarse en petit comité.
  • Ganar otro premio por una comunicación oral en un Congreso Nacional.
  • La boda de una gran amiga que me dio el ramo, y de la que fui dama de honor.
  • Apostasía, liberación.
  • Tener un Starbucks a 350 m de casa.
  • Viciarme a Pokémon Go, desviciarme, y recaer.
  • La jubilación de mi progenitor y su larga búsqueda de hobbies para rellenar el tiempo.
  • Tener un huerto ecológico cedido desde la uni.
  • Ver a The Hives en mi ciudad, y pasarlo pipa.
  • Lluvias torrenciales en la zona.
  • Redescubrir el Mundo Mágico con Animales Fantásticos y dónde encontrarlos.
  • Fascinarme por el cine documental con Human, por la animación de Kubo y El Principito, sentir frustración e identificación con Están vivos, flipar con la serie Stranger Things, con Viggo Mortensen en Promesas del Este y Ed Norton en Las dos caras de la verdad, la simplicidad efectista y los efectos de Ex machina, y el falso plano secuencia de La soga.

¿Qué me deparará 2017?

Sea lo que sea, por favor, que esté repleto de risones con mi socio. Si no me falta eso, no me faltará nada.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Wilde Thing

"There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about."

- (attributed to) Oscar wilde

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Think Different

“Here's to the crazy ones. 
The misfits. The rebels.
The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. 
About the only thing you can't do is ignore them, because they change things, they push the human race forward.
And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. 
Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

- Think Different Advert (1997)

Burning Bridges

"May the bridges I burn light the way".

- Dylan McKay, "Beverly Hills 90210"

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Sam & Joon

Sam: You don't like raisins?
Joon: Not really.
Sam: Why?
Joon: They used to be fat and juicy and now they're twisted. They had their lives stolen. Well, they taste sweet, but really they're just humiliated grapes. I can't say I am a big supporter of the raisin council. 
Sam: Did you see those, those raisins on TV? The ones that sing and dance and stuff? 
Joon: They scare me. 
Sam: Yeah me too 
Joon: It's sick. The commercial people they make them sing and dance so people will eat them. 
Sam: It's a shame about raisins. 
Joon: Cannibals.


Benny & Joon (1993)

Friday, 5 August 2016

Effing Demogorgon

Why are you keeping this curiosity door locked?

- Dustin, "Stranger things"

Friday, 29 July 2016

Urlaub, Ferienzeit, Schulferien...

¿Qué es felicidad? Dices mientras clavas en mi pupila tu pupila negra.

¿Qué es felicidad?

¿Y tú me lo preguntas?

Felicidad... es ver las películas que te apetezca cuando te apetezca, y poder comentarlas con alguien peludo después.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Monday, 4 July 2016

Lydia Deetz

- Well, I've read through that handbook for the recently deceased. It says: 'live people ignore the strange and unusual. I, myself, am strange and unusual. 

- You look like a regular girl to me.

- Beetlejuice (Tim Burton, 1988)

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Strings

I would do anything and that's what scares me so bad
Don't want to live my life alone, don't want to go back to what I had 
Don't want to spend my life without all those special things...

Blink and you'll miss it.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

I'll see you again in 25 years

“Through the darkness of Future Past,
the magician longs to see,
one chants out between two worlds
Fire -- walk with me!”

- Twin Peaks

Monday, 23 May 2016

Auf Deutsch

«Faltarle a alguien un tornillo» en alemán es «nicht alle Tassen im Schrank haben», 'no tener todas las tazas en el armario'.

Heh heh.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

La canción de Batman

- Este es el tema que compuse para Supercool. Va de que soy huérfano.
- ¡Esto es música de verdad, Emmet! Batman es un auténtico artista oscuro y atormentado...

"Oscuridad
Sin padres
Super rico
Eso lo hace más llevadero"


Darkness
No parents
continued darkness (more darkness, get it?)
The opposite of light
Black hole
Curtains drawn
In the basement
Middle of the night
Blacked-out windows
Other places that are dark
Black suit
Black Coffee (You get it, that’s just the first verse!)

Darkness
No parents
Super rich
Kinda makes it better
- "Untitled Self Portrait", La Lego Película (2014)

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

12 years

"Hagas lo que hagas, ámalo. Como amabas la cabina del Paradiso cuando eras niño."

- Alfredo, Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988)

Monday, 28 March 2016

Gorgeous

"But the thing is this, after a while, you just want to be with the one that makes you laugh. Know what I mean?"

- Mr. Big, Sex and the City

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Painless steel

"Es que parece tan frágil... Y está hecha de acero inolvidable."

Monday, 21 March 2016

Continuous shot

"By what right do you dare to say that there's a superior few to which you belong?
By what right did you decide that that boy in there was inferior and could be killed?
Did you think you were God, Brandon?
Is that what you thought when you choked the life out of him?
Is that what you thought when you served food from his grave?!
I don't know who you are but I know what you've done.
You've murdered!
You choked the life out of a fellow human being who could live and love as you never could, and never will again!"

- Rupert Cadell, Rope (Hitchcock, 1948)

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Denys Finch Hatton

- People marry, it's not revolutionary. There's some animals that mate for life!
- Geese...
- You use the damn animals for your own arguments, you won't let me use them for mine.
- I'd mate for life. One day at a time.

Out of Africa (Sydney Pollack, 1985)

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Fridwulfa

"What's comin' will come, and we'll meet it when it does."

— Rubeus Hagrid, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Monday, 22 February 2016

Letter to Hermione

"Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn't mean we all have."

- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Sunday, 7 February 2016

The morning after

The morning after I killed myself, I woke up.

I made myself breakfast in bed. I added salt and pepper to my eggs and used my toast for a cheese and bacon sandwich. I squeezed a grapefruit into a juice glass. I scraped the ashes from the frying pan and rinsed the butter off the counter. I washed the dishes and folded the towels.

The morning after I killed myself, I fell in love. Not with the boy down the street or the middle school principal. Not with the everyday jogger or the grocer who always left the avocados out of the bag. I fell in love with my mother and the way she sat on the floor of my room holding each rock from my collection in her palms until they grew dark with sweat. I fell in love with my father down at the river as he placed my note into a bottle and sent it into the current. With my brother who once believed in unicorns but who now sat in his desk at school trying desperately to believe I still existed.

The morning after I killed myself, I walked the dog. I watched the way her tail twitched when a bird flew by or how her pace quickened at the sight of a cat. I saw the empty space in her eyes when she reached a stick and turned around to greet me so we could play catch but saw nothing but sky in my place. I stood by as strangers stroked her muzzle and she wilted beneath their touch like she did once for mine.

The morning after I killed myself, I went back to the neighbors’ yard where I left my footprints in concrete as a two year old and examined how they were already fading. I picked a few daylilies and pulled a few weeds and watched the elderly woman through her window as she read the paper with the news of my death. I saw her husband spit tobacco into the kitchen sink and bring her her daily medication.

The morning after I killed myself, I watched the sun come up. Each orange tree opened like a hand and the kid down the street pointed out a single red cloud to his mother.

The morning after I killed myself, I went back to that body in the morgue and tried to talk some sense into her. I told her about the avocados and the stepping stones, the river and her parents. I told her about the sunsets and the dog and the beach.

The morning after I killed myself, I tried to unkill myself, but couldn’t finish what I started.

Meggie Royer

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Lady Leño

"Sometime ideas, like men, jump up and say 'hello'. They introduce themselves, these ideas, with words. Are they words? These ideas speak so strangely. All that we see in this world is based on someone's ideas."

- Log Lady

Friday, 22 January 2016

Judgmental

"Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes.
After that, who cares? He's a mile away and you've got his shoes."

- Billy Connolly

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Death becomes them

Vaya semanita...
Primero, el Duque Blanco, Jareth, el vampiro John Blaylock.
Ahora, le ha llegado el turno a Severus, el Coronel Brandon, Metatrón, Hans Gruber...

Dos vidas se han apagado afectando a cientos de miles. Ahí se nota la influencia de los artistas y del arte en la vida de nosotros, los mortales.

At least we have this quote:

"If you’re ever sad, just remember the world is 4.543 billion years old and you somehow managed to exist at the same time as them."