News Briefs 12-09-2012

Got the cold/flu/allergies from hell, but Opium helps.

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In dreams begin responsibilities...

W.B. Yeats

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LastLoup's picture
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have a lot of loose skin O_O

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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Yamamba (山姥) is a mountain hag.

Those are some freaky images. Japanese monsters are a seriously untapped gold mine for the screen, small or large.

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i imagine that's where we get a lot of the "things" we see coming out of anime and manga. Not so many hags though :P

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Yeah the evolution of Japan's manga, and the Japanese imagination itself, is fascinating. Illustrations from several centuries ago look right at home in a Studio Ghibli blockbuster. The Japanese embrace their historical art and do new things with it, evolve and adapt and experiment. It's why I'm such a huge fan of The Secret of Kells for doing likewise, a recent animated movie stylistically based on Ireland's Book of Kells.

Hayao Miyazaki's brilliant Spirited Away has a fresh take on the 'old hag', albeit more Baba Yaga of Russian folklore. Lots of yokai too!

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There's also The Great Yokai War movie, but it's nowhere near the same league as Studio Ghibli (think Neverending Story at its most 1980s camp). And yes, that's the Iron Chef host, Chairman Kaga!

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@levitatingcat

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are the greatest movies ever made. I can't cound how many time's I've watched My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away--to name a few :D

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actually a lot of these postcards aren't too far off, airplanes, gliders, roller skates, automatic farm machinery, and hearing the news broadcast in your house, all luxuries of the year 2000 and the year 1960, 70s, 80s, etc.

I would like to ride on a whale bus :P

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................