Shadowhunters has found its Jace!

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Jace Wayland has been cast! Dominic Sherwood was announced today as the leading man of the new ABC Family show based on The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare.

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I for one think this might be brilliant. I am not familiar with Dominic’s acting, he was on The Vampire Academy and on Taylor Swift’s video Style, but there’s no denying that the man is gorgeous. And he’s british, so another point for him.

I am curious though as to the eyes… Dominic certainly has amazing and unique eyes (he has  heterochromia), but Jace’s eyes are gold… so, I’ll be waiting to see how they decide to manage that (I’m fine with either of the options – real eyes vs. contacts).

Havok will be back in X-Men: Apocalypse

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This just keeps gettin better!!!

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Bryan Singer has confirmed that Lucas Till, who played Havok in X-Men: First Class and made a (very) small cameo on X-Men: Days of Future Past, will be back for X-Men: Apocalypse

This is amazing news. There’s a small question of the ageing up… Young Lucas Till will now be in the 80’s, that is, 20 years older than on X-Men: First Class. Other big (very big) question, is what will his relationship with Scott Summers be. On the comics Alex is Scott’s younger brother, but given that here Scott is a teenager and Alex will be pushing 40, I wonder how will they spin it.

Ana Moura: Desfado

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Fado is a music genre typical of Portugal, a lot of people like it… I was never one of those people… actually, if I’m being totally honest, there is not a handfull of Fados that I can actually stand. However, I’m totally obsessed with this new music, Desfado, by Ana Moura (and if you’re wondering, yes, it is totally a fado).

Quer o destino que eu não creia no destino
E o meu fado é nem ter fado nenhum
Cantá-lo bem sem sequer o ter sentido
Senti-lo como ninguém, mas não ter sentido algum

Ai que tristeza, esta minha alegria
Ai que alegria, esta tão grande tristeza
Esperar que um dia eu não espere mais um dia
Por aquele que nunca vem e que aqui esteve presente

Ai que saudade
Que eu tenho de ter saudade
Saudades de ter alguém
Que aqui está e não existe
Sentir-me triste
Só por me sentir tão bem
E alegre sentir-me bem
Só por eu andar tão triste

Ai se eu pudesse não cantar “ai se eu pudesse”
E lamentasse não ter mais nenhum lamento
Talvez ouvisse no silêncio que fizesse
Uma voz que fosse minha cantar alguém cá dentro

Ai que desgraça esta sorte que me assiste
Ai mas que sorte eu viver tão desgraçada
Na incerteza que nada mais certo existe
Além da grande certeza de não estar certa de nada

Ai que saudade
Que eu tenho de ter saudade
Saudades de ter alguém
Que aqui está e não existe
Sentir-me triste
Só por me sentir tão bem
E alegre sentir-me bem
Só por eu andar tão triste

Ai que saudade
Que eu tenho de ter saudade
Saudades de ter alguém
Que aqui está e não existe
Sentir-me triste
Só por me sentir tão bem
E alegre sentir-me bem
Só por eu andar tão triste

Tiny Pleasures #1

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I’ve seen this great tag  called Weekly Small Pleasures, at A New Life Wandering  and I thought, “well, I should give this a try”, so here it is, my wee’s tiny (they were very small) pleasures.

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1. Coffee please!

Waking up at 6 a.m. sucks! Coffee is a very HUGE pleasure somedays!

2. The English Language!

It might not seem like a big thing, but when you live in a place where the first language is Catalan, and the second Castellano, the opportunities to speak English (my favorite language) are very rare – they’re not big on English here. But after months of speaking Spanish at our lab group meetings (where there’re foreign people), my director finally decided that these meetings would be a good opportunity for everyone to practice their English… HALELUIA!!! It has been a couple of months since I had the opportunity to have real conversations (spoken) in English, so I relished the opportunity to do so at the meeting.

3. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries!!!

OMG! I can’t believe I had not watched this before, this is epically good! I laughed, I cried, I love it and I will be watching it again several times.

4. Coming home!

There’re little pleasures in life than compare to sleeping in one’s own bed…

5. Cooking for the family.

I just love it. And sunday lunch with family and friends is so good! Today it was a lot of work, between entrees, main and dessert for 12 people, but I love it…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer

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Full disclosure, I was never a die hard Star Wars fan, the first ones came out before my time… I watched them all, of course, more than once. I know the characters and the story, I was just never enthusiastic about it (unfortunately).

But they just dropped the new teaser trailer for the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and it had me (again, not exactly big fan here) crying… yeah people, I cried! Because  “Chewie, we’re home.” and R2D2 and lightsabers and whatnot… I was in tears… enjoy ;-) !!!

Things to do, so much things to do (and a lot of procrastination!)

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Tomorrow I’ll be on a plane again. Yes, this has been a crazy year so far, I fell I spent more time in airports and inside airplanes that anywhere else… Either way, I’m going home for a few days because my grandmother is turning 87 (and at this point we’re not allowed to miss any birthdays) and then I’m off to Brazil for a week to visit friends with my mom (which hopefully will involve a lot of doing nothing, with caipirinhas and sun bathing by the pool with a good book).

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As per usual, with an impending trip, my workload just tripled in this last week or so. Since Sunday, I have been getting to work pretty early and sometimes leaving quite late. Not today though, after leaving yesterday at 8p.m. and being hard at work today at 8a.m., I decided to come home a little early to finish a draft of a paper that I have to discuss with my advisor tomorrow at 8.30 a.m., I just could not work more at work today, I was so tired and needed the comfort of my pajamas.

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Turns out, not the brightest move… There’s a party near the residence where I live and it implied very loud (and not very good) music… so, for the last few hours my concentration and ability to work has been at a solid zero! My brain kept busy though, I retrieved a couple of papers that I need, I watched the end of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (I just recently found them… I’m in LOVE!), I added a few more books to my shopping cart at amazon… so, I’ve been procrastinating a lot…

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It has to stop now, for realsies! I need to finish this like now, I still have a bunch of other things to do, I have to align some sequences and more importantly, I NEED TO PACK! And I still have to figure out which of my new books I’ll be bringing on my trip.

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To top it all off, because I still hadn’t enough going on, TAP (company of all my flights for the next 3 weeks) just announced that they’ll go on strike from May 1st to 10, considering that I’ll be coming back from Brazil to Portugal on the 3rd, and then from Lisbon to Barcelona on the 5th, I’m a little worried… ok, a LOT! Mainly because I have a very important appointment on the 4th, it involves going with my niece and her cousin to the 5 Seconds of Summer concert! I hope they solve stuff before I’m due back…

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X-Men: Apocalypse adds Olivia Munn as Psylocke

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And we’ll have Psylocke! Bryan Singer has confirmed via Instagram that Betsy Braddock will be in X-Men: Apocalypse, played by Olivia Munn.

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I’m a little conflicted by this piece of news. On the one hand, I LOVE Psylocke, she has always been a favorite of mine from the comics, if she was featured in a cover, I was sure gonna get it.

But, Olivia Munn?! I don’t know, I honestly don’t know. She can do great, and I hope she does, seriously, but with all this new additions to the cast, this very young blood, I don’t know how she’ll fit in… We’ll see…

I just hope they don’t mess Psylocke up, between her and Jubilee on screen… I hope they do justice to both.

The CW: Superhero Fight Club

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So, yesterday, this happened… have you seen it yet?! NO?! OMG, you just have to!

The CW is surely doing it right by promoting 2 of its shows like this – and by the way, it’s promoting the new spin-off as well, that’s the only reason I see for Stein being there. Here it is, the Superhero Fight Club, another amazing Flarrow (a.k.a. Arrow and The Flash) kind of crossover. Enjoy!

Patrick Rothfuss: Best comment ever!

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I was perusing my goodreads “to read” section, and being on the brink of finishing The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss, I went ahead to the page of the third book of the The Kingkiller Chronicles to see if it had a release date yet (though I still haven’t read book 1 and 2). To answer my question, it doesn’t seem to have a release date yet, but it already has a rating. It sometime happens when advanced copies of the book are advanced to reviewers, so I went ahead and read a couple of comments. This is my favorite… by the author himself!

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EPIC!

I hope I get to The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear soon enough.

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