“You see, some people are born with a piece of night inside, and that hollow place can never be filled - not with all the good food or sunshine in the world. That emptiness cannot be banished, and so some days we wake with the feeling of the wind blowing through, and we must simply endure it as the boy did.”
― The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
You see, some people are born with a piece of night inside, and that hollow place can never be filled - not with all the good food or sunshine in the world. That emptiness cannot be banished, and so some days we wake with the feeling of the wind blowing through, and we must simply endure it… -The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
Can we just talk about this movie for a minute? Everybody hates it because they think it’s just another movie where the girl falls in love with the prince and gets married without even knowing who he is; Thumbelina and Cornelius are the cliche couple who fall in love at first sight. However, this movie is so much more than that.
This is a girl who struggles from the very beginning of her movie. She is small, so small that ordinary life tasks are difficult for her. She doesn’t believe that there is anybody else like her; she is isolated and alone. She desperately wishes she was bigger. She wants love. She wants a normal life.
Everybody in the movie wants her for one thing: her voice. The toads steal her because they want her to make them rich, the beetle forces her to perform in his show to look good. Even the mole wants to marry her so that she can sing for him and tell him stories.
Throughout it all, she is lost and alone. She is called ugly. She is used and manipulated. She is never given a choice.
She gives up on herself, and she doesn’t believe that anything is possible. She gives up on everything.
This movie is about a girl who doesn’t believe in herself, who has low self confidence, and who doesn’t believe that she is good enough to find love just because she’s different.
But when she is with Cornelius, she feels like she belongs. Despite his wings, she is like him. He doesn’t ask anything of her. He sings to her. He never asks her to join, even though he knew she had a good voice. He didn’t use her. He told her she was beautiful, promised to never forget her, and told her that he would be her wings.
Suddenly she had a home.
Suddenly she could fly.
Suddenly her world was filled with sunshine.
So yes, this movie is about a couple falling in love without knowing each other, and getting married within days. But it’s also about a girl and a boy, both lost and alone, who meet one another and feel an overwhelming sense of peace. So you can argue all you want that love at first sight doesn’t exist, but that my friends, is true love.
This story teaches everyone that it’s okay to be different. That it’s okay to feel alone. But even if that’s the case, it teaches you that after the rain goes, there are rainbows. And that yours will come soon.
I guess technically the Adeptus Mechanicus might count as alien life since they are on Mars but I’m not too sure.
That guy’s probably the most chipper person in the whole of the Warhammer universe. At least I assume. I don’t know much of it so maybe I’ve been led astray and the whole of it really is a happy go lucky romp through alien worlds filled with fun and sunshine but I kind of doubt it.
“yesterday your feet dragged through the dirt and you had nothing your eyes redefined the word lost and I have been searching since for words to give you just to explain for one moment
how the world could stop and you would keep walking with iron feet and a starry gaze something screaming within your chest DON’T STOP NOW you wouldn’t but how, how do you do it
the world has taken from you since the moment you shed your first tear and it didn’t stop it took and took and took with greedy hands full of soot to steal each snowflake that dared to fall on your nose
but you just kept going
some days are harder and gravity seems so much stronger pulling pulling pulling until surely your legs must give out but then you smile at me only with your lips and not your eyes and I think the lie makes it a little bit easier to walk
I want to give back each thing the world took to fill your arms with snowflakes and sunshine and winged shoes for those heavy iron feet but like you I feel so lost watching your starry eyes beg the world to give you one more night with only the moon
I will search for those snowflakes just for you, I swear and I will hold your hand as we stare at the sky until the world gives back each thing it stole for it will, it will until you have so much your eyes crinkle up just right when you smile”
I turned around slowly,
cautiously, and gave Soryu a confused look.
“…What do you mean they were
going to kill me?” I asked and gradually made my way deeper into the ally where
Soryu stood. He looked down and scratched his neck, looking ashamed.
“I’m sorry I got you into this
mess. I’ve hurt you trying to protect you. I knew the risks and consequences
and yet like an idiot I went the easy way instead of fighting for you.”
Completely baffled, I stood in front of him and reached out before flinching.
I…do I really want to touch him? Shaking my head, I leaned against the wall.
“Explain.” I said.
He looked up at me for a second
before sighing and straightening up, becoming Mr. Emotionless again.
“…Alright.” He said and I waited
patiently for the story to begin.
“For the past few months, the Ice
Dragons were experiencing…trouble.”
“Don’t you always experience
trouble?” I interrupted.
“Yes, of course, but not like
this. Men were disappearing and dying at an alarming rate. Entire families were
being wiped out all over the place, and we couldn’t figure out who was
responsible.” He looked at me and glared. “They were efficient, fast,
calculative, and manipulative. They were always one step ahead of us and even
our connections couldn’t track them down.”
“They eventually made themselves
present. Turns out it was an American organization called the White Dragons.”
“The White Dragons? That sounds a
“The Ice Dragons? Yes, we were
quite aware.” He grumbled then sighed. “They were only located in the west and
they’re relatively small, but that didn’t stop them from picking a fight with
us. Apparently, the names were too similar for their liking, so one of us had
to change it…and they made it abundantly clear who it should be.”
“That’s…so stupid.” I said, taken
aback that all the violence started by a single name.
“They were also looking to expand
their territory far east, but we already had men in the areas they wanted. Areas
that benefited them the most. When we refused to give it to them they took it
“So…they were grumpy over a name
and some land?” I swear I’ll never understand mafia stuff.
“I wish…” He mumbled. “In an act
of what was assumed to be some form of rebellion, one of my men assassinated
the son of the White Dragons president. His only son. It sparked an all out
war. One where no one was safe…not even you.” He looked at me sadly and I
gulped, feeling funny in the pit of my stomach. One of his men killed the
president’s son? No wonder they were out for blood. “Since I don’t have any
children of my own, if they wanted revenge they’d turn to you.”
“…but that’s crazy…right?” I knew
it wasn’t crazy. I’d been kidnapped before, I’ve been hurt before, it was
totally possible. My mind, however, never wanted to believe it. It always
wanted to picture a good little world filled with sunshine and rainbows.
Honestly, after spending this much time with the guys, I’m surprised I’m this
“No, it’s not…” he trailed off
and lowered his eyes, remaining silent for a while.
“…a month or two ago I…received a
letter from the White Dragons. Inside of it were multiple pictures of you. It
appeared as though they’ve been stalking you for a while. Pictures of you
working, you shopping, and even sleeping.” He closed his eyes and shook his
head. “One picture had the blood of presumably my men around your neck so it looked
like…it appeared as though you had…” he trailed off and it looked like it
physically hurt him to finish the sentence. I nodded my head in understanding,
“I was beyond worried for your
safety.” He said and looked at me. “If they did anything to you I…I would never
be able to forgive myself. I knew I had to stop this feud before anyone else
“So…what did you do?” I asked.
“Attempted to negotiate of
course. Fortunately, some White Dragons favored peace as well since there was
such a population difference between our two groups.”
“The President and I eventually
sat down to discuss the problems of each group as well as the threats and the
dangers we each possessed to one another.”
Okay, wow. That went in one ear
and out the other. I should really be more concerned on this issue since my own
freaking life is in danger…or was?
“Yeah, yeah, so after all that,
did you come to a conclusion?” I asked.
“We…did…” he admitted then stayed
silent, glaring at something to the right. I waited for him to add on and when
he didn’t I cleared my throat.
“It was not supposed to be like
this…I…I swear. All I wanted to do was keep you safe…but instead I gave you
unimaginable pain, I…” his voice cracked and he turned away from me. Something
in my heart cried out in pain and I held my chest.
I…I hate seeing him in pain.
“Soryu.” I said again, trying to
be firmer. I saw him straighten his back but he still didn’t turn around.
“He wanted to combine our groups.
Figured out that it’d be ideal and beneficial for both parties. Of course…there
I did not like the way his voice
sounded when he said that word…’conditions’, it sounded like he was scared of
it. My…no, The fearless Soryu…afraid.
“After the death of his son…he
only had one child left.”
“Lemme guess…Koibitio?” I asked,
starting to piece everything together. He gave a little grunt and I assumed
that it meant yes.
“Okay, okay, so…let me get this
straight…” I said, walking to the left, rubbing my temples with my eyes closed.
It was quite a lot to process. “So this rival American group…the White
Dragons…have been a humongous threat to not only you and your group, but to me
too? A-and the only way they’d stop hurting your guys was to bang his
daughter?” I questioned and stared at his back.
“No…not…not that, marry her.” He
“M-marry…?” I felt like he kicked
me in the stomach. “You…you were
planning on marrying a girl you didn’t even know before actually talking to me
about marriage?” I asked, watching as my eyes filled with water for the umpteenth
time today. “Soryu…h-how…why? Why Soryu,
why? Why would you do this to me?!”
“Please…please stop…crying…” he
whispered. One arm supported his weight on the wall while the other held his
“Why…did you do it? W-why didn’t you
tell me what was going on? All those months you just let me suffer! Why didn’t I
hear about these White Dragon people until now? Why do you always hide stuff
from me? Why did you allow yourself to become this kind of man? This isn’t you!
Y-you’re kind and sweet a-and you love omelets. You get annoyed when Inui and
Samejima fight but you love them like family! E-eisuke is your b…best friend! Ever
since you were little! You’re brave and you’re strong. You…you were my hero
Soryu…” I sobbed. “You…you were…mine…” my heart is on fire and my eyes won’t
stop. I look up at him, and try to wipe away the liquid pain seeping from my
eyes. His form is shaking and he’s trying to stay quiet. But he can’t…he just
“Soryu…” I said as a single tear
rolled down my cheek. “Why?”
INTJ - "If you don’t think, then you shouldn’t talk.“ (Alice in Wonderland) INTP - “Open different doors. You may find a you there that you never knew was yours. Anything can happen.” (Mary Poppins) ENTJ - "You control your destiny – you don’t need magic to do it. And there are no magical shortcuts to solving your problems.” (Brave) ENTP - “There’s the whole world at your feet.” (Mary Poppins) INFJ - "If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you’ll learn things you never knew you never knew.“ (Pocahontas) INFP - "Remember, you’re the only one who can fill the world with sunshine.” (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) ENFJ - "I’m only brave when I have to be. Being brave doesn’t mean you go looking for trouble.“ (The Lion King) ENFP - "If watching is all you’re gonna do, then you’re gonna watch your life go by without you.” (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) ISTJ - “No matter how the wind howls, the mountain cannot bow to it.” (Mulan) ISFJ - "A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.“ (Winnie the Pooh) ESTJ - "The only way to get what you want in this world is through hard work.” (The Princess and the Frog) ESFJ - “Love is putting someone else’s needs before yours.” (Frozen) ISTP - "The very things that hold you down are going to lift you up.“ (Dumbo) ISFP - “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothin’ at all.” (Bambi) ESTP - "Just because it’s what’s done, doesn’t mean it’s what should be done.” (Cinderella) ESFP - "Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.“ (Winnie the Pooh)