you're weighed down

my favorite thing about laika films is that they never have any context or explanation

like in coraline it’s never elaborated on as to why an evil spider/woman creature who can create (or find) alternate universes exists, we just accept the fact that she does and she’s evil

and how in paranorman we’re never handed any exposition as to why or how norman and certain relatives of his can see ghosts and talk to all dead people of all sorts, we just acknowledge that they can and that’s a thing

and don’t even get me started on how the boxtrolls flings us into this alternate universe version of victorian times england wherein cardboard-wearing semi-humanoid tinkering monsters exist, we just deal with it

nothing has any rhyme or reason and it’s never explained how any of these things can happen and that somehow works