I love the smell of citrus in the morning.
I have wanted to see this for such a long time, it’s beautiful.
Somewhere in the world, Cave Johnson is punching the air
"DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM? I’M THE GUY WHO’S GONNA BURN YOUR HOUSE DOWN! WITH THE LEMONS! I’M GONNA GET MY ENGINEERS TO INVENT A COMBUSTIBLE LEMON THAT BURNS YOUR HOUSE DOWN!”
Parineeti Chopra responds to a male reporter who claims to know nothing about periods (menstrual cycle). [X]
I started my period when I was 10 years old. But we didn’t tell my grandma for three years because she subscribed to the “old traditions”, where a woman on her period could not enter the house, not even to bathe. Where she had to sit outside in front of the house (where the whole village could be witness to her shame and isolation) for the entire duration.
My friend started her period unexpectedly while we were at our local temple (in America) for dance class. Asking around if any of the parents had pads (all of them apologized and acted like adults about it), I thought surely the front office has a first aid kit. Don’t they have pads? When we asked, not only did they not have any, when one of the women gave one from her purse, the head secretary told us “There are men who need to use the first-aid kit, ya? So we don’t keep period things there.” Not even ibuprofen (which has so many more uses than period pain).
There are girls in India and Nepal (and other places, but I just read an in-depth piece about the situations in Nepal) who have to go to the “period hut” when their period comes and not leave until its over. They can’t wash and dry their cloth pads in the daylight, so they do it at night when the pads won’t dry properly before their next use, making them vulnerable to infection.
It is incredibly important, especially in India, to break the taboo surrounding periods. Break the secrecy around an event that happens to almost every woman, every month for literally half of her lifetime. Break the hiding, break the cover-up, break the SHAME.
Just break EVERYTHING. So little girls can go to school every day of every month without feeling ashamed. So women can work every day of every month to provide for their families without being glared at. So single fathers can confidently take care of their daughters’ health. So that women can talk about how terrible their period is or isn’t and give each other advice on how to deal with it without looking around to make sure men aren’t listening.
So that Whisper doesn’t have to be called Whisper, it can be called SHOUT. It can be called PROUD. So that we don’t NEED to fucking WHISPER about our bodies and our health.
where the fuck did five nights at freddy’s even come from
like i’m not kidding there was no period of learning about this game the whole internet just went from “never heard of it” to “everyone and their mother has played it” in about .03 seconds
I would just like to point out that the beginning and end of Spirited Away creep me out in the most delicious way possible. I’ve always been a fan of fairy tales, and not just the Grimm and Anderson stuff, almost all my life. Like the honestly faerie court stories.
Themes you see in those reflect strongly in this movie, and comparing them side by side just makes it that much more stark.
Often times you hear that if you get sucked into the fairy realm, you shouldn’t eat their food. It gives them power over you. More often than not, heroes finally escape the fairy realm after what they perceive to be a very short time (a night or a week)…
…only to find that seasons or years have passed.
‘Hey, it’s all dusty in here. Is this someone’s idea of a joke?’
This always freaked me out a little as a kid. Like the OP, I couldn’t help but wonder how long REALLY passed. I always pretended it was something like a week but… Judging by that moss, I can’t say for sure.
A week? Try much MUCH /MUCH/ longer. The plants are a good indicator but a better one is the statue. We’re seeing it from the same angle in each shot. Look in the first one before she enters, it’s not NEW but you can tell what it is.
Now look at the second frame. It’s so eroded it’s just a dull, flat stone.
That thing is solid stone, that must have taken up to, if not more than, a DECADE to wear down that much.
Not to mention that there are new trees next to the car. Just remember how long it actually takes for trees to grow real quick.
Evidence is suggesting they were in there for maybe around 20-30 years.
What always struck me as particularly odd was the building. Apologies for lack of screenshots, I’m not at home so I don’t have access to my copy of Spirited Away, I’ll add them in when I can (or if someone else can grab them for me that’d be swell).
Look at the building they went into, and the building they walked out of. They entered a red building which the father comments on as being “fake” and made of plaster. They exit a building made of stone. It’s possible that the plaster building was laid over the stone building (as the plaster building’s doorway is narrower and such) but if it had fallen apart over the years you’d see evidence of the remaining plaster. Not to mention when they exit the building on the other side some of the plaster has fallen away and the stone beneath is red and brick-like. not grey stone.
And the building her parents are waiting outside when Chihiro goes to meet them after leaving Haku looks different from the one they exited at the beginning of the film. The most noticeable difference is it’s missing the large room with the benches (which was just inside and not down a hall) and they don’t pass through that room at all on their way back. On the way in, the camera lingered on three doors as Chihiro was looking back at them (which is interesting but I’ll get to that in a second), and it also lingered on a sundial (you know, a thing that tracks time). They spend too much time in that room for it to be inconsequential.
When I first watched it I was actually expecting them to have to try to remember which door they came through at the end - which I had forgotten about by the end of the film, but every time I watch it I always have a similar thought despite knowing how the film ends. The outside of the building they enter looks different from the one they exited at the beginning of the film, but the most telling factor of it not being the same is it missing that room, and us missing a scene in that room as they left.
And I find that so interesting because as they walk down the hall the scene is practically a duplicate of the scene of them walking in. The same actions are taken and the same lines are said, the father tells them to watch their step, the mother tells Chihiro to stop clinging to her because she’ll trip - I’m fairly certain the phrasing is exactly the same, and the animation might be exactly the same, too, but I can’t check. The biggest difference is that at the end of the film Chihiro only looks back once they get out, while at the beginning she has reservations about going in, looks back at the statue, looks back at the three doors, and looks back when the wind blows at her out of the building.
I’m NOT AT ALL SURE what all of that might mean, but there are a lot of differences there. Is it just that time passed? Have they been shoved out into a different place altogether? I don’t know but I sure do love thinking about it every single time I watch this film.
Come not between a dragon and his wrath.
Guys I’m not even gonna lie to you but I stared at this photoset and for a moment I was like “it’s weird that they only ever have animated or CGI dragons and they don’t use real ones”