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Ghibli Art 


“I’ve become skeptical of the unwritten rule that just because a boy and girl appear in the same feature, a romance must ensue. Rather, I want to portray a slightly different relationship, one where two people mutually inspire each other to live. If I’m able to, then perhaps I’ll be closer to portraying a true expression of love.” -Hayao Miyazaki

The Famous First Sentences Giveaway

Hello book nerds near and far!

I have reached a big milestone–2000 followers. I still can’t really believe it. To show my gratitude and give back to all of you, I’m doing a nice little giveaway!

One winner will receive:

    - A copy of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (my favorite book)

    - A copy of The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (a book about books)

    - A copy of The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (aaaaaand another book about books)

    - A $25 Barnes & Noble gift card (or, if you live outside of the United States, a gift card to your local book chain)

    - A hand drawn copy of the first sentence of your choice!

Shipping is included, anywhere in the world (from the United States).


- The winner will be chosen at random on February 28, 2017, and contacted through Tumblr for their shipping address. If the winner does not respond within three days, a new winner will be chosen.

- To be eligible, you must be following me on and continue to follow me after the contest ends. 

- No giveaway blogs

- Keep this post as-is please!

- Reblog of this post counts as 1 entry (maximum of 1 per day)

- Like of this post counts as 1 entry (maximum of 1 per day)

The signs as ghibli quotes
  • Aries: "The rough stone is inside you. You have to find it and then polish it" (Whisper of the Heart)
  • Taurus: "But even a couple of losers can survive most things if they’re together" (My Neighbours The Yamadas)
  • Gemini: "Inspiration unlocks the future" (The Wind Rises)
  • Cancer: "Once you've met someone, you never really forget them" (Spirited Away)
  • Leo: "A heart's a heavy burden" (Howl's Moving Castle)
  • Virgo: "No matter how many weapons you have, no matter how great your technology might be, the world cannot live without love" (Castle in the Sky)
  • Libra: "We each need to find our own inspiration. Sometimes it's not easy" (Kiki's Delivery Service)
  • Scorpio: "Deny death and you deny life" (Tales From Earthsea)
  • Sagittarius: "Everybody try laughing. Then whatever scares you will go away" (My Neighbour Totoro)
  • Capricorn: "The earth speaks to all of us, and if we listen, we can understand" (Castle in the Sky)
  • Aquarius: "You cannot alter your fate. However, you can rise to meet it" (Princess Mononoke)
  • Pisces: "Life is suffering. It is hard. The world is cursed. But still, you find reasons to keep living" (Princess Mononoke)
Blake from MiiVerse is the gift that keeps on giving

This man is a god.  His great works, in no particular order:

EDIT: I just found out that Blake has a Tumblr.  Credit where it’s due- neilnevins

“I’ll fool myself she’ll walk right in…. and be with me for evermore.”

Here’s a little animation I did of Belle from the upcoming live action film. It’s my first animation and there was plenty of trial and error, but I really like how it turned out and I hope to animate something again soon. :)