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“Magic is really very simple, all you’ve got to do is want something and then let yourself have it.” ✨ I wish I could dress up as Marnie everyday. Everything on this costume was handmade, even the little star and moon patches. 🌙Somehow it all came together in only a few days, must have been thanks to that powerful Cromwell magic.🔮

Got tagged by @panopticonic-socius, thanks!

1. Last movie you watched?

Wall-E for last watched, if it has to be the last NEW movie I watched, When Marnie Was There.

2. Last song I listened to?

Do You Feel It? - Chaos Chaos

3. Last book I read?

Last book I finished was Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters, but I’m currently reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman, and re-reading Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.

4. Last thing I ate?

Chips

5. If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?

Snoozing on a beach?

6. Where would you time travel to?

Nowhere, don’t want to accidentally mess up time/get killed/etc.

7. Fictional character you would hang out with for a day?

Reigen Arataka from Mob Psycho 100, among others. The guy’s a blast and I’d love to spend the day with him.

I’ll tag @december-dragon, @ziashetalia, @endlesscolddreams, @usagi323, @athousandandone-lifetimes, and anyone else reading this.

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A List of 2014’s Animated Films:

Jack & the Cuckoo-Clock Heart - 2/5

Jack & the Cuckoo-Clock Heart is Stéphane Berla and Mathias Malzieu’s French language, stop-motion adaptation of Malzieu’s fantasy/romance novel, La Mécanique du Cœur. The story revolves around the titular Jack, a young man born in 1870s Scotland on ‘the coldest day ever.’ Because of the extreme cold, Jack’s heart stops beating. An attending midwife saves him by replacing his heart with a cuckoo-clock, only this has an unintended side effect: Jack must never get angry or excited, or the clock will stop working. As he grows up, Jack realizes that he also cannot risk falling in love, because that too could stop his fragile, clockwork heart!

The LEGO Movie - 2/7

In the LEGO universe, an ordinary minifigure named Emmet (Chris Pratt) is mistaken as being the Special—the last living Master Builder—who can save the LEGO universe. With the help of an old mystic named Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman), a tough young lady named Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) and Batman (Will Arnett) along with a small troupe of LEGO DC Heroes, Emmet will have to unlearn everything he saw in the instructions and learn the power of imagination to defeat the evil tyrant Lord Business (Will Ferrell) who is bent on destroying the nature of LEGO universe and recreating it as he sees fit by gluing it together.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman - 3/7

Mr. Peabody & Sherman is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film based on the characters from the Peabody’s Improbable History segments of the 1960s animated television series The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. The film features Mr. Peabody, a talking dog who is the smartest being in the world, and his adopted boy Sherman. When Sherman’s misuse of their time traveling WABAC machine results in disastrous and comical results, it is up to them to put things on track before the space-time continuum is irreparably destroyed. It is produced by DreamWorks and directed by Rob Minkoff.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 - 6/13

It has been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and Vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. At the beginning, Hiccup is pressured by Stoick to start a family and become chief, but Hiccup rebels by flying away from Berk and exploring new lands. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons. HTTYD2 is a DreamWorks film directed by Dean DeBlois.

Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary  - Summer 2014

Legend of Sanctuary is the sixth movie — but the first CG film — based on Masami Kurumada’s manga Saint Seiya. Originally serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from January 1986 to December 1990, the series was later collected in 28 volumes. Toei adapted the manga in an animated series which aired on TV Asahi from October 11, 1986 to April 1, 1989. The Saint Seiya anime continued with theatrical films, an OVA series, and the current TV series. The new film is based on an original story by Masami Kurumada and focuses on Sanctuary, the hidden realm ruled by Athena that strives to maintain peace on Earth. SS:LoS is directed by Keiichi Sato, whose credits include Tiger & Bunny and  Asura.

Omoide no Marnie - Summer 2014

Studio Ghibli’s next film will be an adaptation of Joan G. Robinson’s English children’s novel classic When Marnie Was There. The story: Anna hasn’t a friend in the world - until she meets Marnie among the sand dunes. But Marnie isn’t all she seems. An atmospheric ghost story with truths to tell about friendship, families and loneliness. Anna lives with foster parents, a misfit with no friends, always on the outside of things. Then she is sent to Norfolk to stay with old Mr and Mrs Pegg, where she runs wild on the sand dunes and around the water. There is a house, the Marsh House, which she feels she recognizes - and she soon meets a strange little girl called Marnie, who becomes Anna’s first ever friend. Then one day, Marnie vanishes. A new family, the Lindsays, move into the Marsh House. Having learned so much from Marnie about friendship, Anna makes firm friends with the Lindsays - and learns some strange truths about Marnie, who was not all she seemed. Hiromasa Yonebayashi is returning to direct his second film after 2010’s The Secret World of Arrietty.

The Boxtrolls - 9/26

The film tells the story of an orphaned boy named Eggs (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) who was raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors called the boxtrolls. The boxtrolls are targeted by an evil exterminator named Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley), and Eggs has to save his friends from that evil exterminator. The Boxtrolls is a Laika film, directed by Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi.

Book of Life - 10/17

The film is described as the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds, where he must face his greatest fears. Directed by Jorge Gutierrez.

Big Hero 6 - 11/7

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Big Hero 6, an action comedy adventure about brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion - a robot named Baymax - Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action and all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Directed by Chris Williams and Don Hall.

Home - 11/26

Home is based on the 2007 Adam Rex’s children’s book The True Meaning of Smekday. When an overly optimistic, yet inept, alien race named Boov, led by Captain Smek, invades Earth to hide from their mortal enemy and make it a new home. Convinced they are doing a favor, they begin to relocate the human race, but one resourceful girl, Tip, manages to avoid capture. When on the run, she is accompanied with a banished Boov, named Oh, who has accidentally notified the enemies of his whereabouts. Home is a DreamWorks film, directed by Tim Johnson.

Also being released in 2014:

Gekijō-ban Tiger & Bunny -The Rising, Giovanni’s Island, The Jungle Book, Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, The Nut Job, The Pirate Fairy, Pokémon XY the Movie: The Cocoon of Destruction, Planes: Fire & Rescue, Rio 2.

Note: Plot descriptions were culled from a variety of sources including Wikipedia and press releases.

Me watching When Marnie Was There
  • -before the movie-
  • Me: ok, so I heard they aren't lesbians
  • -beginning-
  • Me: um
  • Me: Anna is really good at the art?????
  • Me: wait, she's 12??!?!!?
  • Me: hOW CAN SHE ART SO WELL
  • Me: ..?!?
  • Me: iS SHE OKAY
  • Me: ...oh good
  • Me: ...oh
  • Me: ...
  • Me: Anna is my spirit animal
  • Me: I am Anna, Anna is me
  • Me: ugHHHH GIRL I KNOW THAT FEEL
  • Me: TELL ME ABOUT IT
  • -1/3 into movie-
  • Me:
  • Me: how are they not lesbians
  • Me: this is literally shipping material
  • Me: ??????????????
  • Me: I SHIP THEM
  • Me: OMG STAHP YOU TWO
  • Me: YOU'RE TOO CUTE
  • Me: oh Marnie you sweetheart
  • -2/3 into movie-
  • Me: WHAT THE CYCLE
  • Me: CAN I PLS KILL THOSE MAIDS
  • Me: WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU
  • Me: MARNIE BBY COME HERE
  • Me: IT'S OKAY YOU HAVE ANNA
  • Me:
  • Me: um...
  • Me: ?????
  • Me: why does she keep calling Anna Kazuhiko?????
  • Me: Kazuhiko is that childhood friend????
  • Me: why is he relevant??????????
  • -near the end-
  • Me: ...Marniiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeee
  • Me: -sob-
  • Me: you had a rough childhood...
  • Me: it ok girl
  • Me: come he-
  • Me: wait
  • Me: what
  • Me: Sapporo?!??!!
  • Me:
  • Me: is Marnie
  • Me: is she
  • Me:
  • Me:
  • Me: ...I think I know why they aren't lesbians
  • Me: -watches intensely-
  • Me:
  • Me:
  • Me: I WAS RIGHT
  • Me: EVERYTHING MAKES SENSE
  • Me: HALLELUJAH
  • Me: LOOK AT ANNA BEING ALL HAPPY AND ADORABLE
  • Me: AWWWWW
  • Me: LOOK AT ALL THAT CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
  • Me: GOOD JOB ANNA
  • -after the movie-
  • Me: THAT WAS REALLY GOOD
  • Me: I WANT TO SEE IT AGAIN
  • Me: MARNIE AND ANNA ARE NOT LESBIANS BUT THEY'RE STILL CUTE