#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 …

The Top 10 Most Mouthwatering Foods in Children’s Fiction

The Top 10 Most Mouthwatering Foods in Children’s Fiction

We’ve all craved a magical food that doesn’t actually exist, or we’ve read about a real food that didn’t live up to the hype of our childhood imaginations. Here are some of the foods (in no particular order) that still seem to appear in my dreams.   1. Everlasting Gobstoppers (Charlie and The Chocolate Factory)   Image via iCollector   There are what feels like hundreds of candies within the walls of Willy Wonka’s factory, all of which sound absolutely mouthwatering. However, everlasting gobstoppers stick out to me because they actually exist. You can go down to your local corner …

The Top 10 Most Mouthwatering Foods in Children's Fiction

The Top 10 Most Mouthwatering Foods in Children's Fiction

We’ve all craved a magical food that doesn’t actually exist, or we’ve read about a real food that didn’t live up to the hype of our childhood imaginations. Here are some of the foods (in no particular order) that still seem to appear in my dreams.   1. Everlasting Gobstoppers (Charlie and The Chocolate Factory)   Image via iCollector   There are what feels like hundreds of candies within the walls of Willy Wonka’s factory, all of which sound absolutely mouthwatering. However, everlasting gobstoppers stick out to me because they actually exist. You can go down to your local corner …