Nickelodeon NL is finally broadcasting Book 3 of Korra and guess what: ON TELEVISION! I have to say that I feared that they wouldn't be dubbed in Dutch, since in the US they moved it online.
It wouldn't be a problem for me, but as a fan I want to share Korra with the other kids. So it was a surprise to see trailers last week that said that each schoolday they would broadcast an episode.
Today it's has been 70 years since the war has ended. There are a lot of festivities all over the country. I'll be going to Haarlem to bevrijdingspop, a liberation festival, with my friends in a few hours.
In contrary to yesterday when we held two minutes of silence to remember every human who died due to war since the Second World War. People put there flags at half-mast, some put an orange banner with it.
But today the vlags hang normally, with the wind twisting them around the pole.
I was meaning to have finished the next part of my fanfiction but I failed. It will be taking a even longer because May 13th I'm going to Rome with school for a week.
But who knows maybe it will give me the inspiration I need. I'll be taking a notepad with me so I can write on the bus.
But I've a preview. Here it is:
Amsterdam, 30 april 1942
I am sorry that I have not replied to your last letter in such a long time but as you might have noticed we are at war. The postal network is not working properly now so I wonder if you will ever receive this letter. I cannot believe that the war has grown into a world war. You would say that we would have learned from the Great War. Since the US declared war to Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor in December and Germany and Italy on their turn declared war to the United States, the whole world is at war. But you properly already know that. I still cannot believe it, though.
Because of the war, I can only deliver sad news. Aria's father has been arrested by the Gestapo. They have not heard of him, not even a letter. I wonder if we will ever hear something of him again. And, Josa's father died in battle. His mother received this letter last year and he told us a couple of days later.
I feel like a really bad friend because I want to comfort them but I don't know where to start. Their families are ripped apart while mine is still happily together and safe. Thank God for that.
Mika, my sister, still goes to her school and lives an as normal life as it can be right now. Our school on the other hand is not doing that great. Since last year we are not allowed to teach children with a Jewish background so unfortunately they cannot come anymore. I comfort myself with the idea that they still can go to school somewhere else. Still, I feel really bad about it.
Meanwhile my friends and I are hanging cartoons in parks in the middle of the night. It is our way to help the resistance. Or we paint 'OZO', 'V' or 'W' on the walls. OZO stands for 'Orange Will Overcome', V for Victory and W for Wilhelmina. It's dangerous but I rather risk my life and follow my heart than save my own skin. It feels right to do this. It's something I can do.
So how are you doing? How is it going at home? And how is the soldier?
I hope you will get to read this letter soon.
Please let me know what you think. And how have you been doing?