I don’t want it; I don’t need it.
this scene is even more creepy when you realize Spirited Away was a metaphor for the sex industry in Japan
OH FOR FUCK’S SAKE!
NO IT WASN’T, YOU JACKASSES!
"Totoro’s about dead girls!"
"Spirited Away is about sex!"
You know what I hear?
"Maybe if I make up something that sounds smart, people will think I’m smart, even if it’s a complete fucking lie!”
Hayao Miyazaki is a man of values. He’s a man who believes in the innocence of childhood and has a wonderful imagination. He believes in simplicity, kindness, the beauty of nature, and the old ways. He draws on these beliefs and his personal experiences when he makes movies.
Spirited Away was made for some friends of Miyazaki’s. Specifically, the ten-year-old daughters of some friends he invited to stay at his vacation home. It’s fairly common for Miyazaki to decide that he’s going to make movies targeted at a specific age group. Ponyo is for five-year-olds. Spirited Away is meant for ten-year-old girls, but enjoyed by a much wider audience.
I repeat, SPIRITED AWAY WAS MADE FOR TEN-YEAR-OLD GIRLS.
The bathhouse? Not a brothel. Based on a bathhouse in his home town, which he thought was a place of mystery and wonder when he was a kid. That scene where the bathhouse staff has to clean the polluted river spirit? Based on Miyazaki’s own experiences of a town coming together to clean up a river. This scene? It’s about Chihiro not being greedy, because Chihiro is a positive role-model for ten-year-old girls.
The themes of Spirited Away are courage, strength of character, and individuality. ESPECIALLY individuality. That thing where Yubaba takes away peoples’ names and changes their species? That’s her taking away their individuality. Chihiro’s parents are now pigs, not people. Haku’s name has been shortened so he forgets who he is. When Yubaba changes Chihiro’s name, the only Kanji she leaves spell out “Sen”, the Japanese word for “one thousand”, meaning Chihiro is just another pawn of Yubaba’s, not her own person.
You want to seem cool and intelligent? Talk about the movie’s actual themes. Don’t make up this shock-value bullshit for attention.
You stupid motherfuckers.
FUCKING THANK YOU. I get so fucking sick of this shit, stupid motherfuckers trying to pervert movies by claiming there’s dark twisted themes in films where they don’t exist. How about discussing how Chihiro was offered gold and turned it down because she needed to help Haku instead? She turned down a ton of gold to save a friend. THAT’S SOME PRETTY NOBLE SHIT RIGHT THERE, instead of the fucking brothel lies.
Why isn’t anything ever good enough as it already is?
Depth is one thing, and searching for hidden meaning is fantastic. I love analysis. But trying to find depth by making every goddamn thing a product of your cynicism just gets really fucking old.
Why do we take imaginative worlds and stories and act like all the magic and wonder in them is a result of some sort of mental problem? Why do we take stories about innocence and always turn them into stories about the loss of it? Why do we inject bad into everything good?
Also, I remember reading that Miyazaki himself really dislikes when people make his movies darker than they actually are. He was legitimately upset about the spread of the rumor that My Neighbor Totoro was all a big allegory for death. Conjecture is one thing, but when you change the ENTIRE point of a movie and then spread that like it’s a fact, I feel you’re disrespecting the original work and you should stop.
"ew doublade is horrible bc it’s just two honedge stuck together this gen is really running out of ide-"
Anytime I hear any Gen 5 hate, it’s always about “the ice cream Pokemon” and “the trashbag Pokemon”
156 new Pokemon and you don’t want to play the game because of 2?
How sad of a person do you have to be to let something so tiny ruin a whole game or series for you?
Not to mention heartless.
Look at these adorable critters
How you could hate something so precious is beyond me.
I’ll never like Trubbish, but anyone who hates Gen 5 is probably also defending the generation that gave us slime with a face
And a Pokeball with a face
And let’s not forget the hoard of pink eggs
the bumpy rock with arms
and the mine filled with noxious gases.
Gen 5 gets alot of hate over its Pokemon designs, but Gen 1 has a bunch of Pokemon that aren’t exactly “spectacular” either. Yet I hardly ever see anyone calling out the mediocre Pokemon from Gen 1, only spreading hate on Gen 5.
Which sucks, because I love Gen 5 and Unova :C
ash are you fucking serious right now
Reminder that this is supposed to be a children’s show and not all kids are gonna know or remember what Charmander is.
Man, people are so quick to jump onto the “Let’s insult the show and the main character’s intelligence for something that could be easily explained, instead of stopping for for one freaking minute and trying to understand why something like that happened!” wagon.
Like, what the hell.
Kids who watch the newer series of Pokemon might not recognize the older-gen Pokemon, so Ash /has/ to look them up on the Pokedex. It’s not fair to the younger viewers if they don’t explain what Charmander is, because they “assume” everybody already knows it. :|
Also, in the Pokeverse, Ash is filling up his brand new, blank with no Pokemon data Unova Pokedex. He’s just getting the Charmander’s data for Professor Juniper.
Sorry, but anyone who thinks Ash that “forgot what a Charmander is” is pretty ignorant themselves. > . > If you watch the newest opening theme for Pokemon BW, they show a scene of Tracy, Prof. Oak, Ash’s Mom and all of Ash’s Pokemon standing in Professor Oak’s yard. That’s right, EVERY SINGLE ONE of his Pokemon. The anime staff didn’t forget. The Pokemon dev team didn’t forget. It’s just the overly-sensitive “fans” who misinterpret everything they don’t like in the new generations.
Edit: Also, people who have watched this episode said that Ash spends the rest of the episode reminiscing about his own Charizard, remembering all the things they went through and all the times they have spent together. That’s pretty touching.
Meanwhile, I still see people reblogging this with comments like “omfg ash is so stupid” and “wow how could he forget his own damn pokemon that retard”.
oh god new pokémon starters look so stupid
you are wrong and you should feel wrong
oh hey cool the new generation of neopets
- Neopets are awesome and many of them have wonderful designs
- you’re wrong if you don’t like them
People hating on the new gen more like stop. It happens every single time a new one comes out because ‘the old gens are better’. Just stop.
Right??? Nostalgia actually doesn’t do anything for you. Like, objectively? Red and Blue are pretty bad games.
They’re full of glitches, the types aren’t balanced at all, there’s no female protagonist, the designs are pretty uninspired for the most part, the map is pretty confusing and to this day I always accidentally beat sabrina fifth instead of sixth, it takes forever to get across said map, and like, over all, 2/10 would not play again. It was revolutionary for its time but the games have moved on and become 10000% more playable and people blindly hating on the newer generations because of nostalgia are stupid and missing out.
Reblogging for that last comment. I agree wholeheartedly.
“This Pokemon franchise needs to stop!” said the petulant asshat. “Who cares if it’s still selling millions and making billions more than almost any other game in existence? They should obviously care what one little petulant asshat on the Internet wants.” He walks back to his room talking to his bud with tons of copies of Zelda games since Ocarina of Time, Halo and Call of Duty games all stacked together as well, and even a personal collection of Grand Theft Auto. The petulant asshat continues, “Have you seen those new Pokemon? One’s a trashbag!” He grabs his old Red and Blue versions, “Now this is when it was good! We had a seel with a horn, eggs, a bat that grew into a bigger bat, and purple slime!” His friend then asked, “So… where’s your copy of Black and White? .. Where is your DS?” The petulant asshat then stared at him in horror, “Haven’t you heard? You can judge a game entirely by googling its creatures. You think I got time to actually explore and play a game before judging? It’s so much more comforting to judge the developer’s lack of oversight rather than my own.”