similator

Perché c’era qualcosa, tra quei due, qualcosa che in verità doveva essere un segreto, o qualcosa di simile. Così era difficile capire ciò che si dicevano e come vivevano, e com’erano. Ci si sarebbe potuti sfarinare il cervello a cercar di dare un senso a certi loro gesti. E ci si poteva chiedere perché per anni e anni. L’unica cosa che spesso risultava evidente, anzi quasi sempre, e forse per sempre, l’unica cosa era che in quel che facevano e in quello che dicevano e in quello che erano c’era qualcosa - per così dire - di bello.
—  Baricco

anonymous asked:

Puoi mostrare lo sfondo del tuo cellulare?

Perché queste domande in anonimo? Mi viene da sorridere perché ho appena inviato ad una persona un'immagine simile a quella del mio sfondo:

Il salvaschermo non posso mostrarlo perché c'è la foto della mia nonna.

What’s interesting about this little piece of language structure is the fact that the author’s choice of comparison in a simile is reflective of the book’s voice. A simile is a true piece of creative language–what you can see compared in a simile, you can attribute to a personal choice made by the narrator’s persona. Sometimes a narrator is a character. Sometimes, the voice is attributed to the author. Either way, at the point of a simile, a very important writerly decision has been made.

This means that a strong simile can make a line unforgettable. And unfortunately, a bad simile can make a line infamously unforgettable.
i fell in love with your bones, with the way your skin would fold, with the sound of your breathing through your nose. i counted each second that i was with you and they added up. all i know is that you were a fraction and i was a fraction and together, we were whole. there are some feelings that are too much to ever be put into words, and this is one of them. the grass is starting to grow back and there are feelings inside of my chest that are starting to sprout after such a long winter. i know that there are more words in your head that you can ever even begin to say to me and i’m trying to tell you that you don’t have to say anything at all. you love me so quietly, with just a touch of your hand. i love you in words, in syllables, in characters. i love you in sounds and feelings and smells. i love you in all. when we kiss, there are earthquakes that get startled by us. there is thunder that wishes it could be as loud as our love. there are tsunamis that wish they could drown things the way we drown in each other.
—  m.o.w, loving loudly
Asylum.

The fact Root managed to kill Martine worries me. A LOT. She was Samaritan’s Shaw. But now Samaritan has Shaw Shaw. So when Sarah Shahi returns from her maternity leave what are the chances that she’ll return to take Martine’s ‘interchangeable’ spot on team Samaritan?

I mean it makes for a good story certainly. Root having to face off against the woman she loves? The team having to face off against the woman who’s had their back countless times. And knowing that it’s not Shaw’s fault. And HOPING that she’s just pretending to have been brainwashed and broken but is actually there gathering intel.

And scenes where Sameen has a sniper rifle aimed on them and shoots and gets Root in the shoulder. And Finch telling Root that he’s sorry, but Root’s just grinning, because Sameen can make a perfect shot in the middle of the night through a concrete wall and hit her target, but somehow in broad daylight just because of a little wind, Root gets hit in the arm not the heart?

But really everyone (including us) is in the dark about whether or not Sameen is still on their side. Right up until the last minute where it becomes clear.

What worries me is that I can see it going either way at that point.

But it makes for a GREAT story.

But lets not get ahead of things. My god this episode was so blatantly showing that Sameen is the most important person in Root’s life. I mean she risks her own life playing ‘chicken’ on a rooftop…. though that Shaw’s more important than her life isn’t shocking, what IS more surprising (if only slightly) is that Root is willing to risk The Machine for Sameen, but not for herself and Harold.

And I was right. Root absolutely didn’t care that it was an obvious trap.