Studio Ghibli | 1985 - 2014

After recent rumors of Studio Ghibli closing their animation department and the low box office numbers for When Marnie Was There, it was time to make an appreciation post for a company that has created true movie magic again and again. So, thank you, Studio Ghibli. Hopefully it isn’t good-bye just yet. Studio Ghibli is no longer producing animated films. So here’s to you, Ghibli, and everything you’ve given us.

I feel like I’m gonna cry.








nothing makes a gamer more nervous than when the game autosaves in a seemingly harmless location

"this is an awfully convenient collection of healing items"

"why is all this ammo here"

"where did all the enemies go"

"This room has rather a lot of wide, open space in it." 

"The music stopped suddenly."

"No, there it is."

"….That’s an awful lot of bass."




My most popular post has received a lot of arguments lately, so I figured I’d respond to the most common points people bring up.


Carrie Fisher on her costumes 

what supermodels wear in hell

 on Padme’s wardrobe 

to get a general gist of Queen Jamillia’s and Oola’s screen time, here are the scripts for Attack of the Clones (Jamillia is in 359 word scene) and Return of the Jedi (Oola is in scenes that add up to 275 words)

Star Wars Bechedel Test results  here

We are old enough to know we deserve more.

Dragon Age 30 Day Challenge (x)

3. Least Favorite Character.

In DA:Origins, it was Sten.  Probably because I hardly ever used him in my party so, for me, he’s the least developed of the characters.  I mean, that game is loaded to the gills with warriors already and I was playing as a warrior and the one time I wasn’t, I took Alistair with me everywhere.

In DA2 it was Anders.  I played Awakening and he seemed like an Alistair substitute there, quick with the one-liners and vaguely amusing.  Owner of a cat named Ser Pounce-A-Lot.  All great fun.  But in DA2 he was whiny, irresponsible, and murderous. I get what point he was trying to make, but he seriously did it all wrong AND betrays you as the player AND kills innocent people.  That games irritates me enough with essentially making every single mage you come across into a blood mage, but Anders.  Ugh.






Get your facts straight, CNN.

If you didn’t know, Stephen Colbert is a literal expert on Lord of the Rings. He went onto the sets of one of the films and managed to beat the resident lore expert in a trivia contest. Someday he will die and Death will come, and he will live forever by challenging him to a contest of LoTR trivia.

Headcanon accepted.

and he has a tumblr