wears the magic hat

Unforgivable Things Howl’s Moving Castle did:
  1. Got rid of Sophie’s personality to make her sad frumpy woman
  2. Got rid of Howl’s personality to make him seem empty 
  3. Got rid of Sophie’s magic and how she saved the day not through the power of being in love, but by the power of simply being a badass and beating the antagonist to death and saving the day
  4. There aren’t that many women in the story as is, but the movie got rid of about half of them Including her second sister who was learning to be a witch, how the two sisters charmed the other to look like the other and they switched places from the school to the bakery
  5. The reason the witch targeted sophie was because everyone in the city was wearing her hats (imbued with strong ass magic) and the witch felt threatened. 
  6. Speaking of being targeted, the movie handled it pretty well, but Real Sophie was like “i’m just gonna be a cool ass old grandma now and i’ll just go take on the world cuz who cares?” and was grumpy and had EMOTIONS that which the entire movie is lacking of tbh. 
  7. Michael (Markl in the film) was a teenager and their personality is about the same so?? but he’s trying to date one of sophie’s sister and they actually, i think, get really serious and it’s sorta cute
  8. Speaking of sisters: Sophie thinks that howl is courting her sister at the magicians but in reality he’s impressed they switched places and he’s hanging out with her to get the dish on sophie 👀👀👀
  9. He dyed his hair pink on accident in the book and at first he was like “AAAA” but then he was so fucking into it. although this is p much the only scene in the entire movie that was almost synonymous with the book 
  10. The “black” setting on the door doesn’t go like back in time or anything, it goes to OUR WORLD. He has like  fucking corvette and takes sophie around in it, it’s goofy and like 0/10 the movie didn’t even mention that he’s like a bored college kid who pretends to be related to fucking merlin and figured out how to travel between dimensions
  11. Did I mention he pretends to be merlin? He’s a cosplaying son of a ho. He pretends to be like 6 different wizards not even kidding. 
  12. The queen lady wasn’t evil, she was very very nice and she helps sophie realize that she’s full of magic and helps her break the curse. Women helping women woo!!
  13. I mean seriously, I know ghibli is really good about female characters etc…but for real…there are like a grand total of 5 in the story and the movie cut out 3 of them, made one evil and made the actual evil one good?? Get it together. 
  14. Speaking of one of the cut out women: Fanny! Like…the movie really really glosses over how the witch of the waste basically sparked sophie into running away from essentially a really really abusive and exploitative situation where she was basically doing slave labor for her stepmom. 
  15. At the same time while it’s glossing over that it totally cuts out her rage at being left behind in a  dusty store room making hats and basically ONLY having these hats for company (which is how she charmed them!!). Sophie has a lot of personality and she was soooo so so sassy and charged, it sucks that the movie cut that to make her an oatmeal mush salad.  
Howl’s Moving Castle sentence starters

1. “Here’s another curse: may all your bacon burn.”

2. “Don’t be alarmed, but I’m being followed. Act normal.”

3. “Sorry. Looks like you’re involved.”

4. “I’ll be sure to draw them off, but wait a bit before you go outside.”

5. “I’m not asking what Father/Mother would have wanted, I want to know what you want.”

6. “It’s your life, _____. Do something for yourself for once, will you?”

7. “The best part of that spell is that you can’t tell anyone about it.”

8. “Don’t come in here! I’ve got a bad cold. I don’t want you to catch it.”

9. “You sound ghastly. Like some 90-year-old woman.”

10. “I’m sure you have some kind of spell on you, and I’ve had more than enough of witches and spells.“

11. “If you’d like to do me one more favor, you could run off and find me a place to stay.”

12. “You turnip-head, that’s ____’s castle! That is not what I meant when I asked for a place to stay!”

13. “Make up your mind, are you going to let me in or not?”

14. “I don’t envy you, Lady/Mister. That is one bad curse.”

15. “Listen, if you can find a way to break the spell that’s on me, then I’ll break the spell that’s on you.”

16. “Do you really think I’d let a witch in here?”

17. “Quit telling lies to our customers.”

18. “Leave it alone, ____. I’m getting angry.”

19. “This is a magic house, isn’t it?”

20. “I don’t cook! I’m a scary and powerful fire demon.”

21. “Wait a second, you’re all going to eat while I do all the work?!”

22. “I can’t remember the last time we had a real breakfast.”

23. “I’m sick of being treated like some timid little old lady!”

24. “I’d appreciate it if you didn’t torment my friend.”

25. “If I die, ____ dies too, I hope you know.”

26. “I’m the worst kind of witch ever, the kind that cleans.”

27. “Thank you, ___. How did you get to be so kind?”

28. “S/he’s fine. S/he’s just throwing a tantrum.”

29. “You’re wearing that hat? After all the magic I used to make your dress pretty?”

30. “Why do I feel like this is not going to work?”

31. “If I didn’t have you to worry about, I would have clobbered her/him.”

32. “I don’t get it. Where does s/he get all that energy?”

33. “Knowing you would be there gave me the courage to show up.”

34. “I can give you five minutes of invisibility, so use it wisely.”

35. “You’re in love. Don’t try to deny it, you’ve been sighing all day.”    

36. “S/he keeps staring at me. It’s freaking me out.”

37. “It’s a present for you. Come see.”

38. “You like it? It’s my secret garden.”

39. “Don’t leave, ____. I love you. You have to stay.”

40. “S/he fed me something gross. I feel sick.”

41. “Now I’ve got something I want to protect. It’s you.” 

42. “Imagine what I could have done with your eyes, or your heart.” 

43. “I’ll be okay if you do it, I think.” 

44. “I know that spell. A kiss from your true love breaks it.” 

45. “I kind of missed you guys, and it looks like it’s going to rain.”  

bramblepatch  asked:

I strongly feel that an open-source system of magical girl transformation would naturally lead to a much less straightforward relationship between transformation, monstrosity, and corruption than is usually seen in the genre? I think we're missing an essential component of human nature in general and teenage psychology in particular if we assume that all ugly transformations are "monstrous" or that all "monster girls" are evil

(With reference to this post here.)

Sure, but as per my previous response, you’ve got a demarcation problem to resolve before you can even begin to answer that question. Pretty clothing doesn’t imply pretty bodies - but where do you draw the line between essential form and presentation of that form for very non-human aspects? What constitutes clothing for a many-limbed apparition of living flame? If you’re a revolving congeries of iridescent spheres, is it sufficient to wear a dapper hat?

Howl’s Moving Castle Sentence Meme
  • “I feel terrible, like there’s a weight on my chest.”
  • “A heart’s a heavy burden.”
  • “Lets run! Don’t fight them!”
  • “Sorry, I’ve had enough of running away. Now I’ve got something I want to protect. It’s you.”
  • “You, you sabotaged me! Look! Look at what you’ve done to my hair! Look!”
  • “What a pretty color.”
  • “It’s hideous! You completely ruined my magic potions in the bathroom!”
  • “I just organized things. Nothing’s ruined.”
  • “Wrong! Wrong! I specifically ordered you not to get carried away!”
  • “Now I’m repulsive.”
  • “I can’t live like this.”
  • “Come on, it’s not that bad.”
  • “You should look at it now, its shade is even better.”
  • “I give up. I see not point in living if I can’t be beautiful.”
  • ”I’ve never been beautiful a single day in my life!”
  • “So you are going away.”
  • “Please, I know I can be of help to you, even though I’m not pretty and all I’m good at is cleaning.”
  • “You’re beautiful!”
  • “Well, the nice thing about being old is you’ve got nothing much to lose.”
  • “They say that the best blaze burns brightest, when circumstances are at their worst.”
  • “Yeah, but no-one really believes that. Come on, let’s be honest.”
  • “Wow,  your hair looks just like starlight. It’s beautiful.”
  • “All right, let’s get cooking.”
  • “I don’t cook! I’m a scary and powerful fire demon!”
  • “There you are sweetheart, sorry I’m late. I was looking everywhere for you.”
  • “Hey, hey! We’re busy here!”
  • “To me, it looked like the two of you were just leaving.”
  • “I’d appreciate it if you wouldn’t torment my friend.”
  • “This war is terrible, they bomb from the southern coast to the northern border. It’s all in flames now.”

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hey new character idea her name is Kicks Girl. she wears a sundress and big floppy hat and she Kicks, with magical Kick powers. draw Kicks Girl

An Alp is a creature from Germanic Lore. They’re said to be able to enter dreams. Some sources claim they’re succubus-like in nature, feeding on Tantric dreams (or just straight up tantric acts), Others say they just like causing people Nightmares. They all wear magical Hats, known as Tarneskappes (I may have spelled that wrong) that are the source of their powers, Among which is the ability to shapeshift. If you manage to steal one of their hats, They’ll grant you pretty much anything in their power if you’ll give it back (though it’s probably not a good idea to try unless you REALLY want a wish, since they hold grudges). Or you can keep the hat and use its powers (and have a very, very irate little creature being quite annoyed at you) They’re also said to be the cause of that feeling you get sometimes when you’re half awake, that something heavy is sitting on your chest and getting heavier. It’s them, they are the chest sitter. They ADORE coffee, (and/or tea, specifically with honey in, my sources don’t agree on which) to the point if they’ve been bugging you with nightmares or Sexy dreams (or Sexy Nightmares) or have just been sitting on you all evening, They’ll leave you alone for the night if you offer them some (But they WILL show up in the morning expecting you to pay up) and Lemon is basically their own personal iron.  Some of my sources claim say they’re the spirits of stillborn children (which makes the potential succubbi-likeness even less pleasant, to be frank). Others say they’re Straight up fairies, or some combination. One of the things I’ve seen claimed (but only in one place, with no suggestions of it in any others) Is that they’re kinda like gnomes or gremlins, that really like tinkering with things and making things.

So there’s a quick and probably somewhat inaccuate primer on the basics of Alp Folklore!

It’s, uh. Not a straightfoward thing.


Meet Me At the Carnival [Part 1] // BTS’ V

What do you do when the person you’re looking for is already gone?

Angst, Carnival AU.
Word Count: 5k.

Part 1 // Part 2 [Final]

I’m looking for somebody. Can you help me find him?

The carnival breathes, it spins, it sparks flames like a firecracker; it is alive. You try to stand firm on the ground, but it’s hard when bodies are sweeping past you like a crescendo wave crashing at all the wrong times. They veer off in every which way to breathe in the magic of the circus: dancing bears, elephants wearing funny little hats, tattooed men juggling five, six, ten flashing knives at once. A clown spinning dishes on a knobby stick. Children grabbing greedily at powdered funnel cakes, fairy floss. Everywhere you turn there is something to see, and there is something for everyone who enters this strange, fantastical land.

Please, he’s very important to me.

Having been deemed unsafe and improper by the orphanage, it introduces itself as a peculiar space from the get-go. Since childhood you’ve gathered and become one with tales of the carnival, yet standing in the very place of those stories now, you find yourself taken aback. The activity is simply overwhelming. Attraction-seekers surround you from all the unpleasant angles, pushing you backwards, forwards, this way and that, like seaweed struggling against the surge of ocean water.

“Move, you’re in our way!”

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anonymous asked:

I'm a shorter guy who seems a bit gruff at first but is kinder under the surface. I have a neat style (I'm always wearing my top hat!), and a flare for magic. An ideal date for us would be riding on my ship together, traveling and searching for treasure. Might have a bunch of cute little companions with us even!


okay anon ya got me i got no heckin clue who it is

they sound like???a neat character tho defiantly good frien material

“Cmon sis! You’re the one with magic potential here! Why am I the one with the big hat? Here!”

“Eh? Oh. It’s so tacky… And it covers my horns, hmmm. Is this really what mystics wear?" 

Some sisterly interaction! Really though, magic users always need the biggest hats.


George Harrison + ice cream, in 1963, 1967 and on 24 August 1964… bonus scan previously posted here and here. :)

Photo 1: The Beatles Book (?); photo 2: unknown; photos 3-5 © PhotoOffice.de/Frank Seltier

“I’m just naturally thin, I could eat 10 meals a day and still not gain weight.” - George Harrison, 1966 [x]

  • paladin: can you detect magic on the armor our ogre is wearing as a hat
  • cleric: sure
  • DM: its transmutation magic
  • cleric: ooohhh
  • ogre: but i like my hat
  • DM: it doesnt do anything if you wear it as a hat
  • ogre: shiny

Hi my name is Samurai Jack (even tho that’s not my real name) and I have long ebony black hair that I keep in a man bun and black eyes like limpid tears and a lot of people tell me I look like Professor Utonium (AN: if u don’t know who he is get da hell out of here!). I’m a samurai & my body is buff and chiseled. I live in a dystopian society called The Future That Is Aku where I’ve been here 4 several years (I’m twenty five but also immortal lol). I’m a samurai (in case you couldn’t tell) and I wear mostly white. I love places with reeds because I make all my hats from there. For example today I was wearing my sexily ripped gi with my hat, sandals, and magic sword. I was walking outside in the middle of a wasteland. It was very pleasant which I was stoic about on the outside but very happy about on the inside. A lot of Aku’s minions stared at me. I put up my middle finger at them.