#TuesdayThoughts on the Miyazaki Effect

#TuesdayThoughts on the Miyazaki Effect

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  Conning wizards, building businesses, chopping arms off—the characters in Miyazaki movies are always getting so much done. This, in essence, is the Miyazaki effect – you see all these amazing characters taking control of their lives, and not only are you inspired, you’re mysteriously motivated. Before you @me, I love all kinds of Gibli movies, but gracious, isn’t there just something else about Miyazaki? The energy is quite distinct.   Image via Pinterest   I doubt it’s just me. You watch them run through the forest and scrub floors, and suddenly you want to clean your whole house and …

5 Uncursed Howl’s Moving Castle Memes

5 Uncursed Howl’s Moving Castle Memes

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This is the point where I confess that Howl’s Moving Castle is my favorite Miyazaki movie by far. They’re all good! But I connect with Sophie on a deeper level. If you’ve yet to read the book, get ready to have the experience of the movie turned up to eleven. Sure, it’s not as soft or as serious, but believe me when I say you will not miss it. Obviously the movie is iconic, but the book characters are on a whole other level. Thanks for coming to my ted talk. Here are some memes.   That’s Growth Image via …

5 Uncursed Howl's Moving Castle Memes

5 Uncursed Howl's Moving Castle Memes

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This is the point where I confess that Howl’s Moving Castle is my favorite Miyazaki movie by far. They’re all good! But I connect with Sophie on a deeper level. If you’ve yet to read the book, get ready to have the experience of the movie turned up to eleven. Sure, it’s not as soft or as serious, but believe me when I say you will not miss it. Obviously the movie is iconic, but the book characters are on a whole other level. Thanks for coming to my ted talk. Here are some memes.   That’s Growth Image via …

Summer Flings – 5 Fantasy Standalones

Summer Flings – 5 Fantasy Standalones

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As the summer draws to a close, here’s a list of the five best fantasy books you just have to read before autumn arrives! All these books aren’t set in the summer, but they’re still the perfect thing to pick up, no strings attached! Whether you like paranormal, high fantasy, or light horror, you’ll find the perfect book to read in the sun (without falling asleep).     Uprooted – Naomi Novik   Image via Amazon   If you’re not reading Novik yet, then you’re missing out! This is the perfect standalone to get you started. Set on the outskirts …