i think it’s important to understand that what ghibli’s considering closing down (and while “considering” doesn’t sound final, suzuki was pretty dire-sounding about the likelihood of it) is its full-time employment practices, not the studio itself or the name. what’s ending is something ghibli did that no other studio outside of ghibli has done to date (certainly not for as long or with anything like the same level of reward for it), which is provide its employees with full employment, not work-for-hire contracts for the duration of the project they were working on - ghibli hired animators and would offer them permanent paid positions as animators for the studio.
this isn’t how it works, normally - japanese studio productions typically work the same way as anywhere else - you’re a hired gun, you last the season or till production ends and then you have to get rehired or look elsewhere, you don’t have job security. many of ghibli’s animators, thanks to the studio’s financial successes, have never had to worry about finding work. there would always be the next movie.
that security and comfort is what the studio is going to lose. that facility in kingdom of dreams and madness that looked so lived in is what’s going to be lost, because that sense of home is what’s being sacrificed for the studio’s potential survival.
and that sensibility - that there is always a “home” - has been so crucial to the sensibility informing ghibli’s works the past two and a half decades that what i mourn is the sudden intrusion of a hole where that hope used to stay.
there are other kinds of death.
6:36 am • 4 August 2014 • 120 notes
“'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and remember to like, comment and subscribe if you’d like to see more works like these!’”
— (via shadesdaruma)
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4:48 pm • 29 July 2014 • 2,367 notes
Veronica Boquete with 2 goals, 2 assists after a 7-1 shellacking of FC Kansas City.
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1:51 pm • 27 July 2014 • 2 notes
The River, The Woods. A fanvid for the Germany national football team, World Cup 2014. Music by Astronautalis.
If you loved the World Cup, if you’re a Germany fan, if you remember 2006, if you watched Deutschland: Ein Sommermärchen, you need to watch his.
one of my favorite vidders!!!
TURNING TO FOOTBALL
happy birthday to me
the present is all of my emotions
11:06 am • 26 July 2014 • 31 notes
I’ve just discovered the joys of photoshopping athletes’ faces into paintings and it had to be Pre-Raphaelites for these two. Um, happy birthday, snowshoe!!
this is maybe the best birthday present i will ever receive
I LOVE MY FRIENDS
the little mersilva
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME
10:28 am • 26 July 2014 • 22 notes
for mer's birthday! happy birthday ﾟ:*╰(´ヮ´╰) thank you for being cool and sparking my interest for wonderful, wonderful things. (and good luck with your dissertation)
IF ONLY EVERYONE COULD HAVE HEARD THE SHRIEK I GAVE WHEN I SAW THIS. i said this already but thank you thank you thank you so much, what a lovely thing to do what a great otp what a beautiful drawing AND IT’S ALL MINE ♥ ♥ ♥
european cup otp
art for me!!!
i'm in love
3:07 pm • 25 July 2014 • 8 notes
This is elvish-elvis' fault for making the Han Yolo comment in a previous post. SORRY NOT SORRY
I am sorry not sorry that I reblogged this
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i need this shirt
5:20 pm • 23 July 2014 • 16,632 notes
mysticaltramping replied to your photoset “the six selfie meme, tagged by the lovely & photogenic bakingblues….”
:D :D :D what a glorious collection and oh my god why do i make friends with beautiful red heads <3
bakingblues replied to your photoset “the six selfie meme, tagged by the lovely & photogenic bakingblues….”
You are so pretty! What an excellent selection of photos <3
I BLUSH. :’))) the answer to ella’s question is because redheads enrich lives, it’s scientifically proven. (the real question is when are you ladies going to come visit me??) ♥ ♥ ♥
2:12 pm • 23 July 2014 • 1 note
the six selfie meme, tagged by the lovely & photogenic bakingblues. some of these are not technically selfies but whatever i don’t have a smartphone any more i have to cheat. in roughly reverse chronological order: 1) packing up r’s room 2) end-of-year college bash 3) packing up my room (all-nighter, clearly) 4) last day of exams 5) matriculation! 6) halloween drag party.
if you feel comfortable putting your face on the internet i tag you. SORRY THAT’S CHEATING but i mean idk who’s up for it and who’s not besides selfie queen worldcoups who’s on a plane. if i had to guess i would say… hopetorun barricadeur mapmakerscolors la-copa-esta-bien and enfin but this is but a guess.
consumed by the selfie wave
the wine made me do it
1:40 pm • 23 July 2014 • 9 notes
I was making lunch but then I realized
Merry and Pippin piloting a Jaeger called Treebeard
8:54 am • 23 July 2014 • 2,380 notes
Here is the link to the City Lab article and the link to the actual website, Turn On Detroit’s Water.
h/t to amomenttothink for retweeting this.
did this today. you can let them know how much you can afford to help, any amount. pass it on.
i can only afford to pitch in a very very little but it still let me sign up so!
3:31 am • 23 July 2014 • 7,624 notes