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My ot3 watching a WWII documentary is like

Jack: *completely focused on the television as the Allied soldiers are hiding from a sniper*

Bitty: *politely pretending to be interested and trying hard not to laugh at Parse’s dumb jokes*

Parse: *lying across both of his boyfriends on the sofa and not even trying to hide his boredom* Sniper no sniping! Sniper no sniping! Sniper no

*Pulls on overall straps*

Now I may be just a simple novice author but if I was J.K. Rowling, I would fix the whole whitewashing Harlem issue by having Newt and Co. return to New York City a few years later and go to the actual Cotton Club (instead of a metaphor) where they watch Cab Calloway scatting along to instruments that seem to be playing themselves while the Nicholas Brothers are performing dances that are so unbelievably amazing that it’s almost unreal. Almost like magic.

Tina is freaking out because the statute of s e c r e c y but other than that, the group just sits in the corner, beaming at the obviously magical Cab Calloway and the obviously magical Nicholas Brothers. That’s it. That’s the whole movie. They drink Queenie’s cocoa and eat Jacob’s pastries. Newt takes care to feed some to Pickett. Credence is with them. All is well.

Foster Siblings Feuilly and Montparnasse
  • Feuilly is a few years older than Montparnasse, and has been living in the orphanage for as long as he can remember. He’s managed to channel that anger, jealousy, and sadness he used to feel into something positive
  • Montparnasse hasn’t
  • He’s just a kid who craves attention and care and reassurance
  • One day, Feuilly finds him crying alone in the bathroom, his knuckles blooded and his knees grazed, a little lost boy of 7. Some older kids say he looks too soft and needs to be roughened up. No matter how harshly Montparnasse tries to push Feuilly away, he collapses in Feuilly’s arms in tears
  • Feuilly patches up his scraped knees while Montparnasse is sitting on the cold and impersonal kitchen counter. Parnasse doesn’t say anything. He’s ashamed, for the most part. But grateful, too
  • Montparnasse does get rougher through the years. Better be on top of the foodchain than crying alone in a bathroom stall. No one makes comment on his soft face anymore.
  • But he does keep a soft spot for Feuilly. Montparnasse sometimes gives him stuff from his candy stash, while making other kids pay full price
  • Feuilly teaches Montparnasse things sometimes. Feuilly loves that, learning. He’s got a whole bunch of books under his bed and two library cards. Montparnasse, not so much. But he does like to listen
  • Feuilly being the closest thing to family Montparnasse has ever had
  • Feuilly having a fondness for that kid he won’t see as anything else than that seven year old he took under his wing
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大鬧天宮 / Dà nào tiān gōng
(Havoc in Heaven)

113 in x of animated feature film history
Release: 1964
Country: China
Director: Wan Laiming

“The story is based on the earliest chapters of the Ming Dynasty shenmo novel Journey to the West. The main character is Sun Wukong, aka the Monkey King, who rebels against the Jade Emperor of heaven.

Wan Guchan, of the Wan Brothers and one of the animators of the feature film Princess Iron Fan, began planning the production of Havoc in Heaven––sometimes called Uproar in Heaven––after its release in 1941. However, the project was delayed for over a decade after the Japanese capture of Shanghai during the Second Sino-Japanese War, and later by the Chinese Civil War.

Wan Laiming returned to Shanghai as director of Shanghai Animation Film Studio in 1954, and production of Havoc in Heaven resumed shortly thereafter. The first part of the film was completed in 1961 by Wan Laiming and Wan Guchan. The second part was completed in 1964 with the assistance of Wan Chaochen and Wan Dihuan. Both parts of the film were screened together for the first time in 1965. This was the last major animated film of the Second Golden Era of Cinema of China. A year later, the entire industry was effectively shut down by the Cultural Revolution.

The name of the movie (大闹天宫) became a colloquialism in the Chinese language to describe someone making a mess. Countless cartoon adaptations that followed have reused the same classic story Journey to the West, yet many consider this 1964 iteration to be the most original, fitting and memorable.

The film won great acclaim after putting on the screen. It received Best Film Award at the 13th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and the 12th London International Film Festival respectively, enjoying high reputation both at home and abroad.

At the time, the film was also used as a joke metaphor for the ‘havoc’ being caused by Mao Zedong (the monkey) in ‘heaven’ (China).”

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Havoc in Heaven is available on YouTube.

6woofs Amazon Wishlist 2016

I got a couple inquiries to see if we were going to make an Amazon wishlist this year. So.. I went ahead and did so here! Thank you ;_; I was able to get them some new stuffed toys for xmas, so their wishlist is mainly treats and chews.

Happy holidays to you and yours! And thank you so much from the woofs <3

Smooches!