“I love you so much, Ella,” Ethan said, taking his arrow into his backpack that contained extra arrows. “I wish I could use this arrow to pierce your heart with love.” He paused and looked deep into her eyes. “For eternity.”—
I’ve noticed that several of my followers are Miyazaki fans, so I thought I share this little tidbit of information with you about Spirited Away.
I always wondered why the symbol “ゆ” (said “yu”) was on the door to the bath house. I asked my Japanese teacher, and he wasn’t too sure so I did a little research.
The symbol is used on the entrance to 温泉 (onsen) and 銭湯 (sento), or Japanese bath houses. The word “yu” is translated to “hot water”. So, makes sense to be on a bath house, yes?
Then I did more reading. During the Edo period, these public baths became popular for men because of women who started working at these communal baths, washing men and selling sex. These bath houses were called “yuna baro”. The woman were known as 湯女, or “yuna”. This directly translates to “hot water woman”. So basically, they were brothels. Guess what the woman who ran this bath house would be called?
(translates directly to “hot water old woman”)
Yubaba is the name of the woman who runs the bath house in Spirited Away. If you watch Spirited Away in Japanese, the female workers are referred to as yuna.
Chihiro was forced to change her name to Sen. Kinda like how strippers get names like “Candy”.
カオナシ/No-Face keeps offering Chihiro money. He “wants her”.
THEN I read interviews with Miyazaki. This was all put in intentionally. As we all know. Miyazaki’s stories are weaved with different themes and metaphors. He said he was tackling the issue of the sex industry rapidly growing in Japan, and that children being exposed to it at such early ages is a problem.
To me, this makes me respect Miyazaki even more as a film maker.
And also, frustrates me because so much gets lost in translation, and people see it as this cute childrens movie and this “master piece of animation” (which it definately is) instead of the real statement that it is.
Thought I’d share :).
I told this to my Japanese teacher today. He was speechless for a bit and then said “I NEED TO WATCH THAT MOVIE AGAIN OBVIOUSLY.” Haha.
COULD THIS MAN BE ANYMORE OF A GENIS? HE CREATES A MOVIE WITH WONDERFUL, FAERIE ELEMENTS TO IT. (THE NAME THING, BEING “TAKEN AWAY” TO A FANSTASICAL PLACE, AND WHILE SHE WAS ONLY THERE FOR A WEEK OR A FEW DAYS, TIME IN THE HUMAN WORLD PASSED BY MUCH MORE TIME. THEN TEH CRETURES THEMSELVES VERY FAERIE LIKE. )
BUT THEN, SIMULTANEOUSLY, THESE ELEMENTS BLEND TOGETHER PERFECTLY WITH AN IMPORTANT TOPIC. AND SO NOT ONLY IS THIS A STORY OF FANTASTICAL WONDER, ITS A COMMENTARY ON THE SEX INDUSTRY.
UGHHHH HEE JUSTTT.
I can’t even. He’s so amazing. I want to be like him.
The one solo he wanted, he had to force Schue to give him a fair chance
His ideas are continually shot down (re: the Britney assignment)
His beliefs are not respected
All of his friends and teachers have shown homophobia or ignorance towards homosexuality
Except for The Sub, he is always the last to join in on a group performance or he doesn’t join in at all
He wasn’t invited to the ND Christmas Party at Schue’s
He wasn’t invited to Rachel’s diva sleepover
Rachel knew his feelings for Blaine and still chased after him
As far as the guys are concerned, they try not to touch him
W A R B L E R S
Even when they are uncertain of his ideas, they are willing to hear him out and open a discussion
They treat him just like one of the guys
They help him adjust to the Warblers by letting him in on a Warbler tradition
They support him when he’s upset
They support him when there’s something good in his life
They don’t hesitate to hug him or pat his back or whatever
When he is offered a solo, each and every single one of the Warblers vote to give him one
I just do not understand why he would want to go back. I’m terrified of what will happen. I’m terrified that he’ll go right back to being cold and aloof and withdrawn. I feel like New Directions were friends of convenience, not because they actually like each other.
In which Shauna logically outlines everything I’ve been trying to say ever about Kurt at WMHS and Kurt at DA.
“A new study might have a few meat eaters taking a second look at going veg. Researchers have proven that chickens experience empathy which allows them to experience the emotions of those around them.
In the experiments, chicks blasted with small puffs of air showed signs of distress. When adult hens saw the distressed chicks, their heart rates increased and their body language mirrored the distress.
If chickens are able to empathize with chicks on this minor level, think about what they must experience on a factory farm.
In egg laying operations, male chicks are literally thrown in a grinder and turned into chicken feed. In broiler factories, chickens see the suffering of the thousands of cramped and diseased animals around them and experience all of their pain and suffering combined with their own.
If we know that chickens feel empathy toward each other, it is plausible then to assume that chickens would be able to feel empathy toward us if we were being harmed. If then, why is it so hard for us to empathize with them? Who is really the more advanced species? “
I do think a cross species empathy study would be interesting.
SANDILE! I have one too. My Gold version on color has all of my HP themed pokemon. My main team was all professors. Espeon=Albus Ninetails=Minerva Pigeot=Hooch Kadabra=Sybil And then I forget the rest.
I think we’re the same person. 0.0
I didn’t name the ones for my new white game, but now I need to. It is required. I did do Criminal Minds characters once.
MORGAN uses TACKLE!
REID uses PSYCHIC!
I usually do HP characters just because there are SO MANY characters you can actually name everything you catch.
I don’t name mine until I become attached to them or think of something perfect. My Roggenrola/Boldore didn’t get named until level 30 something. I called it Rocky. I also have Mr. Softee the Vanillite and Pew-Pew the, uh… I’m not really sure what Pew-Pew is. Anyway, it spit seeds at me when I caught it, thus the name.
I try to name mine right off, because…I do. So they’re totally random. My Sawsbuck is Yakul, the Vanilluxe is Coldstone, my Excadrill is Digger (I actually picked him JUST so I could use that name.) And the Mienshao is Tavi. Sometimes I will do the who match-y theme names thing but generally I do not have time for such shenanigans mid-game. Monsters to knock out, children to take money from..