you know how there are some films where you just…don’t want them to end??? you can feel the credits coming and you foolishly plead inside your head like “please just 10 more minutes”?? ever start a film and by the end of the first minute you’re sad that you have one minute less of magic left? there’s a quote that goes something like, “good cinema makes you nostalgic for a place that doesn’t exist” and la la land is that, it is so magical, every minute i was grinning i am so glad i splurged on an advanced screening!! the sets, the costumes, the music, everything was so big and emotional and colorful i felt so buzzy after who needs crack when there’s magnificent cinema???
He is the comfort of a familiar place and the nostalgic smile from childhood summers by the canteen; the fragrance of clay from potted kitchen sets and the flavour of delicate fruits off my grandmother’s guava tree. He is the calm from the pouring rainstorms on the rooftop, the song from my petrichor dreams. He keeps the past demons in their graves and helps me to only see my pleasant memories.
“By the way, I noticed that you took a pretty good look at me, too. Besides, it’s no big deal for me to see a naked girl. I mean, I’ve seen myself plenty of times, right? And I’m better built to boot.” - Ranma Saotome
Ranma-chan was my first Anime Crush I ever had, luckily, thanks to Ranma I started to draw, thanks to the whole Crew of Ranma I knew I could never love just one sex. Ranma is my childhood, my nostalgic place, it’s a good memory and I never drew a Fanart of Ranma since 14 years… it was about time.
There’s nothing quite like a book that has roots of folklore origin. Of course any fantasy novel can get my heartstrings twisting, but I’m not certain what it is about the brutal cold, ferociousness that is drawn from these old tales that make me so nostalgic for places I could only ever dream of. I adore every aspect of it, from the high spires of the gods to the squat villages in which any passerby peasant could be the next witch. That being said, you can probably figure by now that it’s also my favorite genre.
Here I’ve compiled a list, in no particular order, of some books that have been heavily based upon or are a retelling of mythological or folklore stories. Enjoy, and happy reading! Also, feel free to add to this never-ending list.