Grace O’Malley (Ireland, 1530?-1603?)- Grace O’Malley was the queen of Umaill an area that is located around what is now Country Mayo, Ireland. She was also the chieftain of the O Maille clan and a pirate. According to legend, she cut her hair off as young girl in order to go on different trading expeditions with her father which is where her nickname Grace the Bald comes from. Her clan imposed different taxes on ships that traveled through their waters. She would also stop and board ships in order to demand cash or gain part of their cargo in exchange for safe passage.
I would just like to point out that the beginning and end of Spirited Away creep me out in the most delicious way possible. I’ve always been a fan of fairy tales, and not just the Grimm and Anderson stuff, almost all my life. Like the honestly faerie court stories.
Themes you see in those reflect strongly in this movie, and comparing them side by side just makes it that much more stark.
Often times you hear that if you get sucked into the fairy realm, you shouldn’t eat their food. It gives them power over you. More often than not, heroes finally escape the fairy realm after what they perceive to be a very short time (a night or a week)…
…only to find that seasons or years have passed.
‘Hey, it’s all dusty in here. Is this someone’s idea of a joke?’
CRAPPING SHIT I WHY HAVE I NEVER NOTICED THIS
This always freaked me out a little as a kid. Like the OP, I couldn’t help but wonder how long REALLY passed. I always pretended it was something like a week but… Judging by that moss, I can’t say for sure.
A week? Try much MUCH /MUCH/ longer. The plants are a good indicator but a better one is the statue. We’re seeing it from the same angle in each shot. Look in the first one before she enters, it’s not NEW but you can tell what it is.
Now look at the second frame. It’s so eroded it’s just a dull, flat stone.
That thing is solid stone, that must have taken up to, if not more than, a DECADE to wear down that much.
Not to mention that there are new trees next to the car. Just remember how long it actually takes for trees to grow real quick.
Evidence is suggesting they were in there for maybe around 20-30 years.
This is what I love about the ending of Spirited Away <3 But not only are the trees and statue different, just look at the building itself! When Chihiro and her parents first enter it, there are two arched niches/indentations on both sides of the tunnel, and the building looks like it’s plaster; when they come out, though, you can see that the arched niches are gone, and the tunnel looks more like it’s built from blocks of stone than plaster. Also, when they come out, you can tell from the way the moss extends that the building is taller— it looks as if it was completely rebuilt!
So got the unsourced post taken down, and now I’m putting all of them, including WGWG, into one post as a master post. To my followers I swear this is the last time I’ll shove these drawings in your face, I’m just trying to make it easier for people who wanted them all in a group. Hopefully having them all together will keep people from reposting it without a source again.
Anyway, all of the John Green books, plus Will Grayson Will Grayson. c:
Actually, I sung it with Sheldon’s voice inside my head.