What a creep. What a weirdo.
Beyond stunning animation with some real imaginative world building but the least fulfilled experience emotionally out of my Miyazaki viewings so far, just didn’t resonate.
I’m sure it wasn’t in Miyazaki’s intentions but I couldn’t stop thinking about the fine folk of the internet creating intense fan art for Sophie & Howl getting it on. What is wrong with me?
Damn 2020. Damn you.
Okay let’s try this again after my third viewing with the family. (Deep breath)
In late 2008, freshman year of high school, a tall skinny eccentric kid who I spent all year partnered in Spanish class with...asked if I wanted to make a video after school in his yard. Cut to a year and several dumb videos later, were best friends. Then cut to another half year later and he’s trying stand up awkwardly at the local club in Staten…