i made a thing :D
based on amuzed1’s post (x)
#SHINING SHIMMERING STARBUCKS (meloncow)
get off of there cat. that is not a bed. you are writing a very lengthy and incoherent email right now.
2500 tons of fun!
I told Miyazaki I love the “gratuitous motion” in his films; instead of every movement being dictated by the story, sometimes people will just sit for a moment, or they will sigh, or look in a running stream, or do something extra, not to advance the story but only to give the sense of time and place and who they are.
"We have a word for that in Japanese," he said. "It’s called ma. Emptiness. It’s there intentionally.”
Is that like the “pillow words” that separate phrases in Japanese poetry?
"I don’t think it’s like the pillow word." He clapped his hands three or four times. "The time in between my clapping is ma. If you just have non-stop action with no breathing space at all, it’s just busyness. But if you take a moment, then the tension building in the film can grow into a wider dimension. If you just have constant tension at 80 degrees all the time you just get numb.
Rogert Ebert, on Hayao Miyazaki (via pseudolirium)
And this is why I often gravitate to works that have this even if “nothing happens” a lot of the time.
I love chris <3
There was no heterosexual reason for her to have this line
IT WAS UNINTENTIONAL! HOW WERE THEY TO KNOW THAT TASTING FORBIDDEN FRUIT COULD BE TAKEN AS SEXUALLY SUGGESTIVE?!
I guess a cursory glance at Wikipedia could have helped
People try to be more cognizant of the blessings in their lives around the holidays. Charitable giving skyrockets compared to the rest of the year. Which is great! But most charities don’t want your broken toys or electronics, your dirty and outdated clothes, or your half-filled jars of peanut butter and jelly. This article goes over a few guidelines for giving.
The TL;DR version:
- Don’t donate clothes that are dirty or smelly
- Don’t donate clothes or accessories that are so hilariously out of fashion that no one would want to wear them, ever
- Unless it’s a huge place like Goodwill, call ahead of time and make sure they have space to take your donations or for you to volunteer. Don’t show up at a soup kitchen at 6 PM on Thanksgiving and get all miffed that they aren’t accommodating you.
- Giving cash is better than going out and buying something to give. Most charities have deals with grocery chains to get high-quality, low-sodium and -sugar canned foods at a lower price.
- Check with the charity to make sure you’re donating something they actually need (for instance, a nonprofit dedicated to adult literacy doesn’t need your used children’s books). Again, if you aren’t sure, Goodwill takes just about anything.
- If you can, donate your things some time other than between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Food pantries are bare in the summer months.
aw, hon! if you want to see the movie, you should see it. when it comes to boycotting a movie, it’s not something you should do because you’re worried about people being mad at you if you don’t. that’s just lock-stepping, it’s not good. you should boycott a product if you’ve examined the reasons why you would or wouldn’t want to financially support the people who made it, and then made your own call. very few things are a matter of on/off right and wrong.
so it’s like, yes, it’s intensely disappointing that disney’s trotted out one more movie with no people of color in it. but also it’s a visually gorgeous movie with a cute story that directly foregrounds the emotional journeys of two women. and finally, you can be critical of something while still enjoying it, and people who want to tell you it’s all or nothing have bought into some toxic notions of ideological purity and can suck a rusty nail.
if you want to see the movie, go see the movie.