italian brutalism

anonymous asked:

What are your favourite animes?

A few new favourites:

3-gatsu no lion (gorgeous anime scenery & food, deals with trauma/mental illness in a visually-interesting way, very deep and moody but then suddenly very light-hearted and goofy, lots of quirky characters including personified animals, simultaneously heart-warming, bittersweet, sad, & dorky)

91 days (a brutal italian gangster drama set during america’s prohibition era.  not for the faint of heart as it involves death & violence, but it’s worth it for the climactic plot, heavenly orchestral music, & backdrops that look like classic european paintings)

Absolute Duo (if you can get past the unnecessary flopping titties of teenage girls, the visual composition, music, aesthetic, & story are all very well done in this anime about a magic-training boarding school with a sinister undercurrent)

Assassination Classroom (a tentacled monster from outer space who destroyed 70% of the moon threatens to wipe out planet earth in one year’s time unless the lowly students from class 3-E can assassinate him first!  and it turns out that he is not only a big softie, but he imparts knowledge, confidence, and real life skills upon these low level students who were never given a second chance.  it’s so frickin japanese.)

Brave Witches (fleets of battle-ready teen witches fight a mysterious alien foe that suddenly manifested in the sky as a dark swirling cloud of terror.  still a pretty young anime but from what i saw, it had promise)

Old favourites:

Cowboy Bebop, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Attack on Titan, Akira, Paprika, Mononoke (not the Princess), Studio Ghibli, Gundam, Ghost in the Shell, 07-Ghost, Twilight of the Dark Master, Kai Doh Maru, Makoto Shinkai films, Mamoru Hosoda films, Angel Egg, Sailor Moon, Kimi no na wa, blah blah blah

I’m sure I’m leaving out a billion, and I’m trying to get more into obscure stuff, so I’ll definitely share what I come across!

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This monument was dedicated to the victims of the Foiba di Basovizza, one of the infamous holes where thousands of innocent Italians got brutally murdered by Tito armies with help from Italian Partisans.

They were not only fascists. There were women, children and elders among them, this is the big “thank you” modern communists and antifas gave to them.

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It took 10 seconds for Ruslan (White Rex Team) to finish his Italian opponent by a brutal liver KO. Quite impressive! (don’t forget to turn on the sound)

Gas mask and cross made of barbed wire, found on Cresta Croce, a 3,000-meter-high Adamello ridge where Italian and Austrian troops were fighting during I world war. 

Working in brutal conditions, Italians and Austro-Hungarians alike leveled peaks, opened roads, dug tunnels, built cableways, laid telephone lines, and transported tons of material to lofty heights—for combat, but also for the everyday needs of the thousands of soldiers who were living year-round at altitudes where only shepherds, wild herb hunters, and mountain climbers had ever ventured. One-third of the 150,000 men who died on the Alpine front were victims of battle. The rest were killed by avalanches, landslides, frostbite, and illnesses caused by the extreme cold.