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Monday, December 29, 2014

60 Seconds with The Hobbit Cast: The Battle of the Five Armies

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Vintage Christmas Cartoons !!! - Classics.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Charles Baudelaire -L'Héautontimorouménos - ( The Self-Tormenter )

-Are you a Self-Tormenter

Do you subject yourself to constant criticism? Do you pressure yourself all the time? Do you harass yourself about the things you didn't do or things you did wrong?

-Je Suis le poison? . Are you infected and you think you have no cure?

-Are you ready to end it all?

À  J.G.F.

Je te frapperai sans colère
Et sans haine, comme un boucher,
Comme Moïse le rocher
Et je ferai de ta paupière,

Pour abreuver mon Saharah
Jaillir les eaux de la souffrance.
Mon désir gonflé d'espérance
Sur tes pleurs salés nagera

Comme un vaisseau qui prend le large,
Et dans mon coeur qu'ils soûleront
Tes chers sanglots retentiront
Comme un tambour qui bat la charge!

Ne suis-je pas un faux accord
Dans la divine symphonie,
Grâce à la vorace Ironie
Qui me secoue et qui me mord

Elle est dans ma voix, la criarde!
C'est tout mon sang ce poison noir!
Je suis le sinistre miroir
Où la mégère se regarde.

Je suis la plaie et le couteau!
Je suis le soufflet et la joue!
Je suis les membres et la roue,
Et la victime et le bourreau!

Je suis de mon coeur le vampire,
— Un de ces grands abandonnés
Au rire éternel condamnés
Et qui ne peuvent plus sourire!

-{ Charles Baudelaire }

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Como Cargar juegos de Ps2 desde USB o HDD Disco Duro

Hola!: Este es uno de los mejores vídeos que encontré sobre como
cargar juegos de Ps2 desde USB o HDD Disco Duro en Youtube. Este video esta explicado paso por paso y va directo al grano. 
Espero que lo encuentren muy útil!

Creado por bonedicoot

Acá les dejo algunas herramientas para cargar desde HDD IDE:

HDD OSD 28bit:
HDD OSD 48bit:
Archivos HDD: 

pero para las herramientas completas visita el canal de bonedicoot en youtube.

Friday, December 12, 2014

That strange thing called chivalry. Pt.1

To my readers: There is so much info and opinions about chivalry to be read. I wanted to writte something with my own definitions and hopefully people will take my opinion and share them with the world.

: the system of values (such as loyalty and honor) that knights in the Middle Ages were expected to follow
: an honorable and polite way of behaving especially toward women
plural chiv·al·ries


-Men who are chivalrous nowadays are a rare breed 

There are clearly many women and men who do not know the real meaning of chivalry.
I believe that chivalry is being  good, honest, caring, just noble in general. Someone who possesses qualities that a healthy society should look up to and respect. In the digital era not only chivalry should be revived and be taught to the new generation but women also should be chivalrous.

Some women want chivalry to die, yes read it. This delusional women thinks that chivalry equals to stepping on women's rights. 

There is a big difference between being female and being a feminist. Feminist (real ones) have fought and are still fighting for women, so we can have equal rights as men, NOT fighting against men. The first feminist women wanted to be heard and to have a voice, to take decisions in their homes and outside them like: equal employment opportunity, equal pay, the right to vote and to be involved in politics, etc. We are still fighting today for some of the same things.

-A woman can be chivalrous too

So, men are always complaining about the -equality- issue. They claim that if women are the same and can do everything that men can, why should they be treated differently?

I repeat, women want to have an equal treat as men have in society when it comes to earning as much as them, having the same job opportunities and the right to be heard and be taken seriously. 

The fact that I work, that I am independent, and that I can take care of myself doesn’t mean that I don’t want to be treated like a lady, which means with respect, kindness and courtesy. Please remember, this are two different concepts that shouldn't mix. Just because I think that we are as valuable as men are, does not mean I wan't to be treated like a guy... I mean don't treat me like I am your male friend or drinking buddy get my point . 

This misunderstanding is generally used by many as an excuse for bad manners or lack of them. I am a feminist and a woman, I am a person that deserves to be treated with respect and who will appreciate a gentleman's kindness. The difference is that in the XXI century, the act of chivalry should be reciprocal between men and women.

You may be asking yourself, how can a woman be chivalrous ?

A chivalrous woman is polite, respectful, proper and kind; not only to her love interest but to everyone else. I don't picture a woman doing the same things a man would do on a date (picking us up before a date, opening the car door, helping us with our coat) but a chivalrous woman would pay attention to her date, she would be polite when asking for things, and she would be grateful for the thoughtfulness and care that her male companion put into a date.

In reality any decent and good human being would do all of these things regardless if it's a woman or a man. It can and it should go both ways. This is how you can differentiate a Gentleman or a Lady from common people.

To read more about gentlemen click here

-"Hooking up"

This is basically casual sexual encounters. But -casual encounters- equals to: no commitment, no tolerance to rejection, players, lack of balls, Etc. People saying yes to hookups plays a big part of why men stopped being chivalrous, they don't need it !!! There are women that lowered their standards and don't see chivalry as a must on the opposite sex. What do women expect from a guy who is not a GENTLEMAN?

The growth of this way of thinking is due to the fact that every day less and less women and men are taking chances to find a suitable partner or spouse. People are getting used to the informal chats and the ambiguity in men invitations. 

For example when a guy text me:  "Let's do something this week: and then he ends up his message with "I'll let you know soon" It's just a turn off. If you want to invite me it's because you have a date and something planned. Sorry but I'm not the kind of person who will wait for the follow up message to your -invitation-. It's a whole different thing when you get an actual phone call saying "Hey, Let’s do this____ this day__at this time___. See you then" That is an actual thoughtful plan, and makes one feel appreciated.

Not only men are the ones who fall into this mistake every time but women do too when they find short and uncertain text message as acceptable.

The way a guy ask me out or the way he even starts a conversation with me tells me a lot about his personality. So if the first words that comes out of a guy’s mouth is "Hey, do you want to hook up?" I just say no and turn around. I don't want to judge guys and girls who actually say -Yes- to such question ...but they don't realize they are going to a stranger's house and drinking the alcohol this stranger is giving them. There are horror movies that start like this for a reason. But it's your choice, you are a mature person.

Men have become so insecure that they don't want to risk their egos, so the fastest and painless option for them is asking girls to "hook up". Men and women should be able to get over from a negative answer and keep trying. This generation of teens and young people are getting used to avoid difficult situations and not dealing with feelings. This new generation wants to have 24/7 options on Tinder and other online dating apps because for some reason they feel they are missing out on something or someone. 

-What happened with finding someone you liked and asking her/him on a date? 

-What happened to guys opening doors, pushing chairs, picking you up for a date and taking us back home?

-What happened to polite guys who can talk to you without bringing up sex in a conversation?

-What happened to holding out your arm for us?

And finally: 

What's the worst thing that could happen on a date? The worst thing would be that you won't have a second date. That you spent money on a nice dinner with a girl you like. Had a good conversation and a good time. That's the worst.

Part 2 of this: HERE

Friday, December 5, 2014

Obvious Child review: ¿Pro-Choice, Pro-Life or just reality ?

A movie about romance, comedy and abortion, yes-abortion-. I didn't know what to expect of it, how do you add those 2 genres together with abortion? In obvious Child you can. Directed by Gillian Robespierre in her directorial debut, the movie was premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2014.
Donna (Jenny Slate) is a young woman in her 20's , she works at a bookstore to pay the bills but her real dream job is making stand up comedy at a local club. Her boyfriend breaks up with her leaving her devastated. As many people dealing with a breakup, she decided to go out with friends and get drunk, just to forget this sour moment. That night she meets a guy and how it's expected, they end up having drunk sex.

Living the day by day but still having her own priorities and dreams,Donna knows she should be thinking on a "serious lifestyle". Behind the farts jokes, you can see that she is a mature young person. She wants and needs to have plans for her life but things don't go the way she wants. She soon realizes she is pregnant. Like many other unwed, not engaged and single women (soon to be jobless) she freaks out and try to keep the secret to herself but she can't do it. She ask for an advice to her friend and her mother but soon realizes she needs to be honest to herself: she can't have the baby and she doesn't know if she should tell Max (Jake Lacy), the father.

Basically the whole movie put us in Donna's point of view, we have to be in her shoes and actually ask ourselves: ¿What would I do?. Many Pro-life activists have crucified this movie (and other like this one) because they say this movie is propaganda from Pro-Choice...... or pro-abortion as they call us, advocacy groups,etc. They criticize Obvious Child saying that the story, the abortion itself is too sugar coated, impossible and fake. They think that Donna doesn't encounter challenges and the abortion was really easy and no harm was done to no one. It really blows my mind when Pro-Life people thinks the Choice is easy and painless, it never is. This Pro-life critics don't have any idea of what is going thru a women's life and mind.

I never  went through an abortion and none of my closest friends have got one, AS FAR AS I KNOW. The reality is that even if you are not surrounded by people who went through an abortion, it doesn't mean that it doesn't happens more often than you think to a specific demographic: Women. That's why I was very pleased to see a woman's name as the director of this film.
Taking a big risk, Donna finally tells Max about the baby and what she plans to do. Max's posture about it is, againg, Obvious; Nothing. As a young man who did not have any plans to have a baby he lets Donna take the choice for them. What is worth saying is that Max was decent enough to stay with Donna at a moment where neither of them dreamed to be in. He doesn't say much, but he supports her choice. He doesn't express an opinion about it because he is not ready. He respects Donna's choice because he knows he would have done the same if he were in the same situation.

Obvious Child is just honest, there are young women out there who take this hard decision sometimes alone and sometimes with support. Some of them will be depress, some will talk to a best friend, some will confess to their mothers, some will need the approval of a man to do it and 47,000 women will die each year. So... abortion is an easy and harmless choice? No. 

By taking this desperate choice, Donna closes her -childish- chapter. Without knowing, she has changed forever.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Victorian Mourning and Post-Mortem Photography Pt.2

PLEASE VISIT MY -NEW-BLOG, I moved there and I won't be posting anything new here.
Thank you.

PS: I also will appreciate if you share my new Blog Link 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Dusty Tombstone - { The last place to rest }

 Photos by: { 7 Fotos } - Photography (click and Like)

Graveyards are the least favorite place in the world for most people. ¿Why it shouldn't be? graveyards equals pains, sadness, loneliness, even fear. I believe that all of these feelings can be transformed into something more positive.

The first time I step into one, the only thing I felt was curiosity. ¿ Why this place was so scary? ¿Why grown-ups never wanted to talk about the people that were buried there? Death, unnameable.
Just take a few steps into the cemetery and you will see dozens of names and dates written over the tombstones. It's so unfair really; many years of history reduce to a name and a date. Some tombstones look like they are regularly visited but others have been abandoned. Who could abandon the place where a loved one was buried? Usually, Immediate family; wife, husband, mother, father, children, grandchildren and so on will be the ones who will take care of the loved one resting place but as time goes on these people also dies and the great grandchildren won't take the responsibility of taking care of the tombs.

I think the blame lies on "older" generation. Since there is a phobia to talk about death, deceased and cemeteries there is a high probability, if not a fact, that the new generation won't know that they still have relatives in a cemetery.

Graveyards are actually one of the best place to relax, put everything in perspective and meditate. The cemeteries I have visit were located in large green areas, surrounded by trees. There were lots of family mausoleums most of them looked abandoned but still looked stunning. The most impressive thing for me were the statues of angels, children and crosses of all kinds. The silent witnesses of time in this place.

Don't be afraid of cemeteries, My advice to you; take a day to visit your local cemetery. You will be surprised to find large generations of families and local famous characters. The tour will let you gain a new respect for the death and a new value for the life you still enjoy. Regardless of what everyone will say. It doesn't have to be a morbid and sad experience.

More Photos at: 7Fotos

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Friday, October 31, 2014

It's Halloween! ... if you are not excited then you have problems.

I can't even start to explain why I like Halloween. As a matter of fact, I shouldn't.

What's not to like about getting dressed up, using lots of make up and becoming someone else for a night?

Who doesn't like that? To pretend? or show your real face ? act? or be yourself? and what about the scary stories, the decoration and the sweet morbid atmosphere and the peaceful silence of the spirits. For me is as magical as Xmas but less sentimental and less mainstream. Sure, most people will go out and dress up in their costumes just for the sake of getting drunk but they will never get it, they will never get Halloween

We really are alive on All Hallows' Eve, and we do remember those who have already died. We look for signs all night. Are they real for one night? Are they watching us? Do they walk amongst us? We will never know.

 Death is in the air. You feel it?

Friday, October 3, 2014

That time when I saw Alexz Johnson playing live

It was a Sunday and I was surfing the web when I saw that Alexz Johnson was coming to NYC. I checked her website but went back to see the date and the location to make sure I wasn't confused. I can honestly say that I was very excited to see Alexz because it was my first time AND she was Jude.... Jude from Instant Star. If you haven't seen this show, you have to download it right now.

The show was entertaining, it is neither complicated nor cheesy but the best of it were the songs that Johnson's character sang on the show, some songs that she wrote (in real life) and that she actually sang.

"In each episode of the show, Jude Harrison must deal with the problems and challenges of both her musical career and her personal life, as one weaves into the other. She also faces dilemmas and choices in her relationships, dividing her feelings between the loves in her life, while also recording with G-Major Records. These people are important to her music - the one thread that ties her life together. Her best moments are when she is working with others in creating and performing her music. In addition to her music and her loves, there is much else going on in her personal life and in the lives of those around her." - Wikipedia

People must recognize that this program became a classic show of a generation.

I had to work early the next day and I had to "travel" from Long Island to Lower East side. I never went to that part before but I trusted my GPs. I finally got to Rockwood Music Hall there were like 10 people before me at the line and then came even more. We probably waited from 30 min to an hour when they finally opened the doors, everything was fine until I heard someone saying " Please have your tickets and your ID in your hands, If you are not over 18 you can't go inside". Then I realized that I have forgotten my ID at home. When it was my turn to go inside I got REJECTED, they said there was no way I could go in.

I felt so bad! I got a ticket, I was ready but I was outside looking at all the fans going inside. When all the people went in I begged the bouncer to please, please! let me in, that I came from another country and I would not have another opportunity like this. He finally looked at me ... he took pity on me and he was like " ok, but you can't buy alcohol"-No problem! I answered.

The idea of meeting her and seeing her live was great and I just knew she would probably play only the songs from her new EP and not songs from the show, and I didn't care. I met her and I was starstruck, she was really nice. I didn't know what to say other than "I love your music" (I should have been prepared ) But overall I was relief that she wasn't rude ( fan's worst fear ) or something like that, not at all!. It looks like she genuinely wanted to be there. 
As I saw her playing the guitar and singing, I just thought about all the times I saw her on TV , lying down on the bed (Morning weekends in my PJ's ), and now I stood a few steps from her. She is a great performer, a great voice and energy. It was the first celeb I ever met and it was a great experience.

Check out her new single:

Sunday, September 28, 2014

#InstaPhotography - Back to basics

#InstaPhotography : I haven't found an official description but I will try to explain it in my own words.

-Insta-Photography: "The practice of taking photographs with the application (app) called Instagram and then publishing them to this social network. " - { 7 Fotos }

I don't even remember when it was the first time I heard about Instagram but I have been a faithful user for about 2 years. I didn't know anyone who was using it so everything about this app was new to me.

At first I didn't like it. It felt like a straight up look inside my life, It was even scary, With time you realize you can find ways to control it and to filter yourself. This day, there are lots of people publishing every little thing they do and where they go. Nowadays I have been using it mostly for artistic reasons, I love photography, and you can't get any simpler than Instagram.

The photographers this days, are getting too complicated with this art. They get the most expensive equipment and expensive production, too much gets you distracted from the most important thing. Your Photo.

Instagram takes that weight from your shoulder. Sure, you can't use your cellphone as your work tool and no, the chances are that you won't get money from it but it brings you back to the most basic thing in photography; light and a good eye. Maybe you are a photographer and you are thinking "Everyone thinks they are a photographer now" but the reality is that not everyone can get a great photo, not everyone will feel the love for it. That will be noticed in the photo.

Most of the people that only take pics for the money take empty and artificial photos. Only time will tell when they get tired of it or who were made to be photographers.

For more of my photographs go HERE



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