tales of the valley of the wind

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“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

Studio Ghibli Sentence Meme
  • “Now I have something I want to protect. It’s you.”
  • “I’m not afraid to die!”
  • “You cannot change fate. However, you can rise to meet it, if you so choose.”
  • “They say that the best blaze brightest when circumstances are at their worst.”
  • “Fear and anger only make it grow faster.”
  • “I think I can handle it.”
  • “Here’s another curse for you - may all your bacon burn.”
  • “Don’t worry! Stay right where you are, I’m coming to get you! You’re gonna be fine, I won’t let him hurt you.”
  • “I need something of yours. How ‘bout your eyes?”
  • “We gotta get out of here! We’re gonna get in trouble!”
  • “You, you sabotaged me! Look! Look at what you’ve done to my hair! Look!”
  • “No more killing. It has to stop!”
  • “You sound ghastly, like some 90-year-old woman.”
  • “Guys, don’t take that food! We’re gonna get in trouble!”
  • “Fight ‘em! C’mon!”
  • “Smile so we can make a good impression.”
  • “We each need to find our own inspiration. Sometimes it’s not easy”
  • “I finally get a bouquet and it’s a goodbye present. That’s depressing.”
  • “Life is suffering. It is hard. The world is cursed. But still, you find reasons to keep living.”
  • “Sorry, it looks like you’re involved.”
  • “Oh, my baby! Are you all right? Are you emotionally traumatized?”
  • “Now I’m trying to look inside myself and find out how I did it.”
  • “Leave before it gets dark.”
  • “Once you do something, you never forget. Even if you can’t remember.”
  • “Cut off a wolf’s head and it still has the power to bite.”
  • “It’s all so familiar yet I know I’ve never been here before. I feel so at home.”
  • “Now I’m trying to look inside myself and find out how I did it.”
  • “I suggest you surrender. There is no ship coming to rescue you.”
  • “I had no idea that my rage could drive me to kill.”
  • “These days, there are angry ghosts all around us - dead from wars, sickness, starvation - and nobody cares.” 
  • “A heart’s a heavy burden.”
  • “Please! You must stop!”
  • “Well, well, well… hello kitty.”
    “You can’t be busy - you’re five!”
  • “So you say you’re under a curse? So what? So’s the whole damn world.”
  • “ I have really had enough of your incredible stupidity.”
  • “Lamebrain! They made an escape! Now step on it!”
  • “I didn’t want them to kill you.”
  • “It’s fun to move to a new place. It’s an adventure.”
  • “Welcome the rich man, he’s hard for you to miss. His butt keeps getting bigger, so there’s plenty there to kiss!”
  • “You shouldn’t be here! Get out!”
  • “He said Mom was ugly, now go get him!”
  • “Kill him and you’ll be famous.”
  • “I’ve seen him do this once before when a girl dumped him.”
  • “S/He’s alive. There goes that dream.”
  • “That was the night I died.”
  • “I’d rather be a pig than a fascist.”
  • “You don’t remember your name?”
  • “Don’t be afraid, I just want to help you.”
  • “Poor kids. I’ll really miss them.”
  • “I don’t fight for honor. I fight for a paycheck.”
  • “ No, No, No! Don’t do this! Help! Help! Crazy lady with the shovel!”
  • “She was once quite beautiful, so I decided to pursue her, then I realized she wasn’t, so then, as usual, I ran away.”
  • “You’re in love. Don’t deny it, you’ve been sighing all day”
  • “She never woke up again.”
  • “You blubber heads! I’m not runnin’ a luxury cruise! Now get to work!”
  • “Why does everything that’s good for you have to taste so bad?”
  • “Whatever you don’t want me to clean, better hide it now!”
  • “This is our little secret. You tell anyone and I’ll rip your mouth off.”
  • “I give up. I see no point in living if I can’t be beautiful.”
  • “If I lose my magic, that means I’ve lost absolutely everything.”
  • “ It’s… you’re scaring me. I have this weird feeling you’re going to leave. ”
  • “There’s a demon inside you.”
  • “Don’t get alarmed but I’m being followed. Act normal.”
  • “Don’t worry, I’ve got four-wheel drive.”
  • “This is what hatred looks like! This is what it does when it catches hold of you! It’s eating me alive, and very soon it will kill me!”
  • “Smooth. Very smooth. You definitely know how to make a good first impression.”
  • “Everyone fears their own mortality.”
  • “Play with me or I’ll break your arm!”
  • “I gotta get out of this place. Someday I’m getting on that train.”
  • “Wait give us a minute! This is clearly harassment.”
  • “Why do fireflies have to die so soon?”
  • “There you are, sweetheart. Sorry I’m late. I was looking everywhere for you.” 
  • “When you’re going to kill a god, let someone else do your dirty work.”
  • “Why did you stop me from killing her?”
  • “When I saw you, I just wanted to find a way to protect you.” 
  • “One thing you can always count on is that hearts change.”
  • “Tell me while you’re still alive!”
  • “This is a tomb for the both of us.”
  • “If nobody comes in, I’m gonna have to eat pancakes forever and be fat, fat, fat! And what am I supposed to do about that?”
  • “Even if you were a woman, you’d still be an idiot!”
  • “What do you say we give 'em a little demonstration of how fast we can run, huh?”
  • “HAM!”
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Ghibli Art 

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PERSONAL ANIME MILESTONE

Reached a milestone
Finally filled up my first anime shelf
I’ll need to build a new one before I get any more.

What I’ve got:

The girl who leapt though time
Summer wars
Wolf children
The boy and the beast
Nausicaä of the valley of the wind
The cat returns
Porco Rosso
Kiki’s delivery service
Laputa castle in the sky
Princess Mononoke
My neighbour Totoro
Spirited away
Ponyo
Arrietty
From up on poppy hill
The tale of princess Kagua
When Marnie was there
The castle of Cagliostro
Evangelion 1.11 you are (not) alone
Evangelion 2.22 you can (not) advance
Evangelion 3.33 you can (not) redo
Ghost in the shell (1995)
Ghost in the 2 innocence
Ghost in the shell solid state society
FLCL
Panty and stocking with garter belt
Kill la kill
Gurren Lagann
Gurren Lagann childhoods end
Gurren Lagann the lights in the sky are stars
Madoka magica
Madoka magica the movie rebellion
Perfect blue
Paprika
Lupin the third the woman called Fujiko Mine
Fate zero
Space Dandy
Cowboy bebop
Cowboy bebop the movie
High school of the dead
Afro Samurai
First squad
Eden of the east
Black lagoon Roberta’s blood trail
Akira
Nadia the secret of blue water
Blue exorcist
Attack on Titan
Berserk (1998)
Full metal alchemist brotherhood
Metropolis
Elfen Lied

If you have any recommendations for what I should have on the new shelf feel free to mention some titles.

So proud of my Studio Ghibli collection and that it’s up to date.

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ANIME UPDATE
Built my second shelf & I’ve decided to rechristen the top shelf as the main movie shelf & half the second shelf be for TV anime & movies directly connected to those shows.

What I’ve got (from first post):
The girl who leapt though time
Summer wars
Wolf children 
The boy and the beast
Nausicaä of the valley of the wind
The cat returns
Porco Rosso 
Kiki’s delivery service 
Laputa castle in the sky
Princess Mononoke 
My neighbour Totoro 
Spirited away
Ponyo
Arrietty 
From up on poppy hill
The tale of princess Kagua 
When Marnie was there
The castle of Cagliostro 
Evangelion 1.11 you are (not) alone 
Evangelion 2.22 you can (not) advance 
Evangelion 3.33 you can (not) redo 
Ghost in the shell (1995)
Ghost in the 2 innocence 
Ghost in the shell solid state society 
FLCL
Panty and stocking with garter belt 
Kill la kill
Gurren Lagann 
Gurren Lagann childhoods end
Gurren Lagann the lights in the sky are stars
Madoka magica 
Madoka magica the movie rebellion 
Perfect blue
Paprika 
Lupin the third the woman called Fujiko Mine
Fate zero
Space Dandy 
Cowboy bebop 
Cowboy bebop the movie 
High school of the dead 
Afro Samurai 
First squad 
Eden of the east 
Black lagoon Roberta’s blood trail
Akira
Nadia the secret of blue water 
Blue exorcist 
Attack on Titan 
Berserk (1998)
Full metal alchemist brotherhood 
Metropolis 
Elfen Lied

What I’ve gotten since the last post:
Redline
The place promised in our early days
Voices of a distant star
The sky crawlers
Akame Ga Kill
Whisper of the heart
Howls moving castle

The signs as Studio Ghibli movies

Originally posted by wakata

Aries: Spirited away

Originally posted by nagisa-as

Taurus: Howl’s moving castle

Originally posted by animeismywhore

Gemini: Kiki’s delivery service

Originally posted by sangatsunolion

Cancer: Whisper of the heart

Originally posted by denizeyuruyen

Leo: From up on poppy hill

Originally posted by retro-anime-collective

Virgo: Nausicaä of the valley of the wind

Originally posted by studioghifli

Scorpio: Princess Mononoke

Originally posted by bokumetsu

Libra: The cat returns

Originally posted by dehaans

Sagittarius: Castle in the sky

Originally posted by sugoihentai

Capricorn: When Marnie was there

Originally posted by mobpsycho100

Aquarius: The wind rises

Originally posted by kohaku-river

Pisces: The tale of the princess Kaguya

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Spirited Away Backgrounds

Ghibli gif requests are open!

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Studio Ghibli vocabulary in Finnish

Originally posted by ghibli-forever

Studio Ghibli - Studio Ghibli
Animaatiostudio - animation studio
Elokuvaohjaaja - film director
Tuottaja - producer
Käsikirjoittaja - screenwriter
Animaattori - animator
Sarjakuvataiteilija - comics artist
Leikkaaja - editor
Säveltäjä - composer
Elokuva - movie
Anime - anime
Animaatio - animation 
Tuulen laakson Nausicaä -  Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Laputa - linna taivaalla - Castle in the Sky
Tulikärpästen hauta - Grave of the Fireflies
Naapurini Totoro - My Neighbor Totoro
Kikin lähettipalvelu - Kiki’s Delivery Service
Eilisen kuiskaus - Only Yesterday
Porco Rosso - Porco Rosso
Aaltojen kuohu - Ocean Waves; I Can Hear the Sea
Pom poko - Pom Poko
Sydämen kuiskaus - Whisper of the Heart
Prinsessa Mononoke - Princess Mononoke
Naapurini Yamadat - My Neighbors the Yamadas
Henkien kätkemä - Spirited Away
Kissojen valtakunta - The Cat Returns
Liikkuva Linna - Howl’s Moving Castle
Maameren tarinat - Tales from Earthsea
Ponyo rantakalliolla  - Ponyo
Kätkijät - Arrietty
Kukkulan tyttö, sataman poika - From Up on Poppy Hill
Tuuli nousee - The Wind Rises
Prinsessa Kaguyan taru - The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Marnie - tyttö ikkunassa - When Marnie Was There
Ghibli-museo - Ghibli Museum

The signs as Studio Ghibli films

Here’s my tribute to the films created by the amazing Studio Ghibli. A celebratory retrospective season is bringing some of Ghibli’s most beloved titles back to the big screen. I wanted to create a tribute to the wide range of films this amazing studio has produced rather than focus on just one. I really wanted to convey the positive themes that these films promote and I hope I’ve managed to achieve that.

UBAID PERIOD OF IRAQ

Below is an excerpt from my post: THE SUMERIANS, FOREFATHERS OF CIVILIZATION IN MESOPOTAMIA.

This period is named after the city of Ubaid (modern Tell al-Ubaid). The dating of this period is troublesome as while some areas are definitely Ubaid, others are just influenced by its material culture; a distinctive style of pottery (black-painted buff pottery). Late into the Ubaid period settlements could hold as many as two-thousand people, while the city of Eridu could sustain as much as five-thousand. The main focus of Eridu, as with most other Mesopotamian settlements, was the importance given to temples. Said temples were initially administrative centers which would later also be used for storing grain and making burnt offerings.

^ The Statue of Enki Sails from Eridu by Balage Balogh.

Here religion and temples played important roles in the evolution of settlements as they united people under a set of core beliefs. With the construction of temples people were drawn to these settlements and this would in turn lead to population growth, more available manpower and greater resource production. Villages grew into towns and cities, cities into city-states while classes and professions like artisans and craftsmen began to spring up. 

Eventually the city of Uruk grew to overshadow Eridu and interestingly this is mentioned in their mythology. It is noted that Enki (god of wisdom, patron of Eridu) passed me (Akkadian ‘parshu’ - gifts, curses, tools, instruments, technologies, ideas and concepts) to Inanna the goddess of love and war, patroness of Uruk. Geology however tells another tale, an intense dry period known as the 5.9 kiloyear event is believed to have ended the Ubaid period while also triggering migrations into river valleys like those of Mesopotamia and the Nile River in Egypt. 

^ Eridu as envisioned by Balage Balogh. 

The earliest Sumerian houses were built of reeds while the later ones were made of sunbaked bricks using bitumen (glue and tar substance) to hold the bricks in place. The city streets were narrow and winding; the garbage would be left in-front of the house, burned and covered in dirt. This would elevate the floor level which would require them to raise the height of the entrance of their houses. 

^ A Sumerian reed house under construction by Richard Hook.

With an average floor space of about 700 square meters, some houses would be separated from each other while others shared walls. The houses had air-vents and central courtyards which would reach from the first floor to the roof, both of these were intended to keep the inside of the house cool. Most slept on their roofs during the cooler nights when the weather allowed. Near the temple is where most houses were clustered. 

^ Typical city.

If there are any errors please privately inbox me so I can update it. As always, if you’d like to read or learn about any specific historical subjects just let me know what they are and I will take note of them.

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