This is something that slips past the Western viewers- it looks like it’s reaching out for Chihiro, in a malicious way, to the Western viewers. It’s what I thought growing up.
However, now, that I know that it’s a way of signalling for someone to ‘Come here!’ in Japan, the scene takes on a whole new meaning.
That spirit knows that if Chihiro doesn’t eat the food, she will disappear. And it knows if it offers the food, she cannot be cursed as a gluttonous pig because it wouldn’t have been stolen.
Just a unique take when you have all of the context.
One more thing I to add: the red lamps above reads “おいで(oide)” which means “come over here”, which is something I just noticed when I saw this gif.
Personally I think the squishy shadow things are adorable.
(Source: calcifer, via benlol)
Stop mistaking harmless ignorance as downright disrespect, not everyone in the goddamn world is educated of the 500000+ different gender identities in the world. You spend 99% of your time sitting on your ass browsing a website built from the group up on social justice concepts; don’t expect others to be aware of the deep abyss of the gender universe when some people aren’t even aware that gender and sex are two different things.
THIS IS WHAT IM SAYING EXACTLY!
What I politely tell people
This goes for so much
-instances of cultural appropriation
ANYTHING. TUMBLR IS A GREAT RESOURCE BUT FUCKING GET OVER YOURSELF AND YOUR KNOWLEDGE BASE
DISCUSSION AND EMPATHY GET YOU FARTHER THAN LECTURING AND JUDGEMENT
also. Tumblr likes to tell me I’m oppressed all the time.
University explains it and how to change it
And I just sit there and laugh in my head
Because shit, I’m sitting beside people who are like “I get paid less because of _______ “
K I’m gonna end this tangent here.
"That hour we lost took part of my soul with it"
“Too bad i dont have a soul"