I think I had a productive Saturday
Animation has come such a long way. Amazing.
This is something that slips past the Western viewers- it looks like it’s reaching out for Chihiro, in a malicious way, to the Western viewers. It’s what I thought growing up.
However, now, that I know that it’s a way of signalling for someone to ‘Come here!’ in Japan, the scene takes on a whole new meaning.
That spirit knows that if Chihiro doesn’t eat the food, she will disappear. And it knows if it offers the food, she cannot be cursed as a gluttonous pig because it wouldn’t have been stolen.
Just a unique take when you have all of the context.
And also, the red lanterns spell out ‘おいで’ which translates to “Come here” or “Come in” :)
What the hell
I don’t do this often but I have to put this video here because it’s sincerly one of my favourites. Look at him go.
I love this video and bird. Ophelia (later found to be male) is a rescue, hence the missing feathers.
And holy shit does this video fuck with my perception of avian intelligence and comprehension.
actually the funniest fucking joke in the history of TF2