Vivian Versus America by Katie Coyle out in August 2014!
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ohhhhhh my god a sequel to vivian verus the apocalypse! help! i need it!
Monet - Van Gogh
every year after you turn 17 you get further away from being the age of the dancing queen and that’s my least favorite thing about growing up
why is stephen kings new book a crime novel and not horror :(
nani was NINETEEN and such a fucking badass who was so protective of lilo and just ROLLED with aliens being a thing towards the end of the movie. #1 Disney relative of all time.
I have honestly been waiting AGES for the right gifset to express the wonderful perfection that is Nani. She is not only protective of Lilo, she respects the way Lilo’s imagination and quirkiness works.
Pudge the fish got a peanut butter sandwich every Thursday. Nani does not argue the logic of feeding him, only suggests an alternative sandwich when they are out of peanut butter. Lilo was allowed to take as many photos of whatever mundane or odd subjects as she wanted and Nani would get them developed. Nani recognized what were important habits for Lilo.
When Lilo asks for a pet lobster, Nani does not tell her that lobsters are not pets. She tells her, “We don’t have a lobster door, we have a dog door.” She makes sure the woman at the pound does not tell Lilo that “Stitch is not a real name”.
NANI SPENDS THE ENTIRE MOVIE MAKING SURE THAT LILO NEVER FEELS LIKE HER IDEAS ARE WRONG.
The only time we truly see Nani get angry with Lilo is when she is scared of Lilo being taken away. Nani spends the entire movie stressed out over taking care of her sister, trying to find a job, trying to make sure her sister has a friend, and yet she is always willing to put that extra effort, over and over again, to make sure that Lilo always believes that anything is possible.
This is a great moment because she probably *remembered* that Lilo said this once. And you know what? Shes not ending this day by letting her little sister think this is her fault. She’s not having an easy time trying to be a parent, but she knows none of this is her sisters fault, and shes not going to let her think it is.
And half of her terror of losing Lilo isnt even just losing her family; its knowing that wherever Lilo goes, they won’t know how to do these things. They won’t understand her.
What a good movie.
Casual reminder that the reason Lilo obsessively feeds the fish is because her parents died in a rainstorm and she firmly believes Pudge controls the weather. If you pay attention to the feeding sequence you will notice that storm clouds recede and dissipate, a visual narrative that confirms this.
It’s not just a habit. It’s a very real part of Lilo’s healing process and Nani understands that.
Also if you pay attention to Nani’s room you’ll notice she had surfing posters and trophies. She was very much on her way to being a pro surfer but had to give it up to become the adult Lilo needed her to be.
And not ONCE does Nani show her sister any resentment. It’s worth it to keep her family together. This is a young woman who is willing to sacrifice all of her dreams and make incredibly grown up decisions.
What I am saying is Nani is the best disney princess of all time. Disney Queen even.
The mirror is in every room in the ballet world, because ballet dancers are constantly looking at themselves, studying themselves, and maybe even judging themselves. All the time. So it was very clear to me that the mirror was a major character in this film. And the film is also about doubles. Your reflection is your double, isn’t it? So it just became a really important part of the film. And very early on we started to think of all the different types of tricks we could do with mirrors. - Darren Aronofsky
things i’m looking forward to
- finishing work tonight
- finishing my stupid tape spacesuit
- my books from the works finally arriving
- bgt tomorrow night
- payday next friday
- getting my stupid id form signed and getting student finance over and done with
- tying up all the loose ends in my coursework
- seeing mcbusted with lauren
- submission day
- getting hammered at the foundation end-of-year party
- exhibition / results day (free alcohol woohoo)
- seeing shrek and wicked at the grand in the summer
- seeing kate bush in august
- moving to huddersfield in september
- starting uni
- then autumn / winter / halloween / christmas / my birthday / etc.
today i’m gonna watch whose lines videos and hopefully get a lot of work done and then i’m gonna go to work (on a bar with the worst supervisor in the whole company and a girl that i really don’t wanna see)
the ending to allegiant was so emotional and traumatic that i cried for half an hour and then ate a whole packet of biscuits
when i saw the lion king last week i just cried through that whole song hahahaha, there was a bit where the spirit of mufasa talks to simba and they did this amazing thing with the set and then i was crying because it so incredible hahahahahaha, don’t take me to see musicals i am a mess
This song gives me goosebumps every time I hear it.