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Sunday, August 30th, 2020


Translation: [ Google ]

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



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Adnams Triple Knot

Categories: [ Beer/Adnams ]


“with orange blossom, honey, pear drops, lavender, jasmine floral nose and biscuit aroma… matured for 6 months”

Very sweet and very strong, plenty of aroma, but I could not distinguish any of the above.

Adnams, Southwold, Suffolk, England. 10% alcohol.

[ Posted on August 30th, 2020 at 10:58 | no comment | ]

Sunday, August 23rd, 2020

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Categories: [ Books ]

ISBN: 9780751565362

© Amazon.fr

Harry's second son Albus has been sorted into Slytherin, and his best friend is Scorpius Malfoy, Draco's son. Burdened by his father's aura, Albus has difficulties understanding what he expects from him; Scorpius suffers from the premature death of his mother and from a rumor that he is in fact Voldemort's son. In his fourth year at Hogwarts, he and Scorpius meet Amos Diggory's niece Delphi, a young adult. Learning that a Time-Turner has been found (the Ministry of Magic having previously destroyed all Time-Turners to prevent nostalgic Death Eaters from changing history)but that Harry would not use it to save Cedric's life, the trio steals the time-traveling device from Hermione's (current Minister of Magic) office and travel twenty-four years back to the Triwizard Tournament to prevent Cedric from winning the first task. When they come back to their own time, things have changed: Albus is in Griffindor, Ron is married to Padma instead of Hermione, etc. The trio then decides to go back to the second task and get Cedric to ridicule himself; when they are back in their own time, Albus has disappeared and Scorpio discovers that Cedric had become a Death Eater and indirectly prevented Voldemort from dying. Scorpius in now a very popular, powerful and evil boy. Knowing the history from his own reality, he seeks Snape's help and meets what's left of the Underground (Hermione, Ron and a few others). They accompany Scorpius can return back to the first task of the Triwizard Tournament and prevent Albus and himself from tampering with Cedric's task. On their way back Hermione, Ron and Snape are killed by Dementors, but Scorpius succeeds in going back to the second task and undoing their previous attempt. Back in their original reality, their are caught by their parents and severely punished. Harry also noticed that his scar has started to hurt again, for the first time in over twenty years. Albus and Scorpio meet Delphi again, and she takes them back in time to the third task of the tournament. She reveals that she wants Cedric to become a Death Eater and recreate the reality dominated by Voldemort that Scorpio has witnessed. The two boys manage to stop her, but she takes them back it time and space to Godrick's Hollow the day before Voldemort's attempt to kill Harry and she destroys the Time-Turner before disappearing. In the future, Harry and Hermione discover that Delphi is not Cedric's niece, but actually Voldemort's daughter. They then receive a message from the two boys through an artefact that Harry had kept from his childhood, and thanks to a Time-Turner inherited by Draco from his father, they travel back in time. Harry transfigures into Voldemort and attracts Delphi; the gang eventually manages to restrain her and take her back to their own time. In the end Albus and Scorpio have come to terms with who they are, and Albus reconciles with Harry.

[ Posted on August 23rd, 2020 at 17:45 | no comment | ]

Sunday, August 16th, 2020

Brewdog Libertine Black Ale

Categories: [ Beer/Brewdog ]


“spiced berries and caramel… resinous pine and freshly-cut citrus zest”

Sweet, a bit of roasted. Quite good. Contains malted barley.

BrewDog Ltd., Ellon, Scotland. 7.2% alcohol

[ Posted on August 16th, 2020 at 11:15 | no comment | ]

Sunday, August 9th, 2020

Hiisi Kuu

Translation: [ Google ]

Categories: [ Beer/Hiisi ]


Aika hyvää, maistuu vähän makealle valkoviinille. Sisältää ohramallasta.

Panimoyhtiö Hiisi, Jyväskylä, Suomi. 8.0% alkoholia.

[ Posted on August 9th, 2020 at 10:06 | no comment | ]

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

The Winged Man

Categories: [ Books/Retro Hugo 1945 ]

A.E. van Vogt and E. Mayne Hull (Astounding Science Fiction, May 1944-June 1944)

An American submarine in the Pacific is transported from 1944 to the year 1,000,000. The crew meets a society of winged men who live in a city floating in the air, above a planet Earth mostly covered in water (brought several hundreds of thousands of years earlier by meteorites) where solid ground is not anymore solid and therefore unsuitable for building and living. They learn that the humans at the time water started to raise have designed two new species, winged men and fishmen who live in a city under water. The fishmen have access to natural resources and devices inherited from the original humans, and have decided to get rid of the winged men by attracting the flying city towards the water. The winged men, who have not access to natural resources and build no devices, have used a time-travel device to fetch war machines from various times in the past. The humans' submarine, equipped with explosive torpedoes, is the only one able to destroy the underwater city of the fishmen. All are promised to be sent back to their time once the city is destroyed. As the commander of the submarine has been taken by the fishmen and is presumed dead, the first officer is taken to the flying city to meet the “council”, an omniscient computer that shows him the lives of both the winged men and the fishmen. He is then returned to the submarine who has been taken over by warlike women from the year 10,000 who are in a hurry to go back to their time. But they do not know how to operate a diesel submarine, allowing the first officer to retake his ship and instead of destroying the whole city, only destroys its core that controls the devices inherited from the humans ancestors, putting the fishmen and winged men on equal footing. As promised, all are then returned to their own time.

[ Posted on August 1st, 2020 at 20:01 | no comment | ]