“I love the phrase yuruginai shinrai (unbreakable bonds). Friends, comrades in arms, partners, lovers, family, etc…there are certain bonds between people that can’t be expressed in words.”—Hiromu Arakawa, The Art of Fullmetal Alechmeist (via unprettygirl) (via schellibie)
Hey there, pretty lady /Johnny Bravo
What sort of fantastic stories have you been pioneering lately? :)
Fanfiction: WELL. I owe both you and @schellibie fics, so those are my first priorities. I cannot tell you about yours, hobvs (although I will say it is about MENG), but Shel’s is going to involve both Al/May and Ed/Winry, and Winry and Riza being BFF.
I am also doing Avatar BigBang this summer, for which I do not yet have a plot other than it will probs be about Sokka and Suki having some kind of adventure post-finale.
And picking at Restaurant AU forever.
Original: I-I am plotting/writing a comic about two plucky orphan girls who and the robot dystopia in which they live, to be illustrated by the aforementioned Miss Shelby.
1. Kiki’s Delivery Service (A BIG SURPRISE TO US ALL, I’M SURE)
2. Whisper of the Heart (Sneak attack for the number two position! But man has it ever earned it.)
3. Only Yesterday/My Neighbor Totoro (tie)
4. Castle in the Sky*
5. Porco Rosso/Princess Mononoke (tie)*
7. Spirited Away (I’m like the only person who wouldn’t have Spirited Away in their top three, I know. :| But I just didn’t connect with it ~*~emotionally~*~, the way I feel like a lot of other people did?)
9. Howl’s Moving Castle
(10.) My Neighbors The Yamadas (I love this! It’s delightful! But I feel like it’s so different from the others it should almost be omitted from the list? It doesn’t seem fair to stack it up against all these really strong narrative pieces, you know?)
* I’m so mixed up about all of these! I really really love Porco Rosso - Fio and Porco BFFOTP! ~*~Gina~*~! Hilariousness! But I haven’t know it as long as Princess Mononoke! And Castle in the Sky has PAZU AND SHEETA and THE SKY PIRATES and ROBOT FRIENDS.
(Note: I have not seen Ocean Waves, Pom Poko, or The Cat Returns. I have no plans to see Tales From Earthsea. I am not including Grave of the Fireflies in this ranking because, although it is an amazing film, I don’t think I can ever watch/think about that movie again.)
“Even if you fail over and over and again, you have to try every time. You can’t quit because you’re afraid you might fail.”—Zuko (Avatar: The Last Airbender) (via imtehwinrar) (via lastairbender) (via iliketodisco)
If we are true to ourselves as dramatists, we will cheat and lie and pile one fraud upon the next, given that with every scene, we make fictional characters say and do things that were never said and done. And yet, if we are respectful of the historical reality of post-Katrina New Orleans, there are facts that must be referenced accurately as well. Some things, you just don’t make up.
Admittedly, it’s delicate. And we are likely to be at our best in those instances in which we are entirely aware of our deceits, just as we are likely to fail when we proceed in ignorance of the facts. Technically speaking, when we cheat and know it, we are “taking creative liberties, ” and when we cheat and don’t know it, we are “screwing up.”
As someone who writes both history and historical fiction, I really can’t improve on that distinction.