Friday, December 27, 2013

Howl's Moving Castle Book/Movie Review.

Howl's Moving Castle is my favorite movie ever. It has been for ever since I could remember. It is a Hayoa Miyazaki/ Studio Ghibli Film so you won't find any bad scenes. It was originally a book by Diana Wynne Jones, which I currently have, and then it got many many awards and was turned into a movie. Also there is a sequel called Castle in the Air, which I haven't read yet. After the movie, Diana Wynne Jones decided to create a sequel to castle in the air, called the house of many ways. (Which I have too!) I think the books for this series are great! They are a little slow going but are targeted for the ages 10+. I think this book was very slow going the first five chapters, as for the movie was as well until near halfway, but when you got to a certain point, you couldn't get your eyes off the book or the Television screen. The movie was nothing like the book, but as always this is expected for movie producers have their own perspectives on book points and characters, especially from a book with absolutely no illustrations. Diana Wynne Jones was surprised at the perspective Miyazaki had at Howl's Moving Castle. "I was surprised at Miyazaki's Moving Castle, because I had not thought of the castle having feet. In the book I wrote, the castle is more like a hovercraft and floats an inch above the ground. But I am very fond of Miyazaki's castle. I have several models of it around the house. As for Howl and Sophie, both are gentler and more noble then the characters in my books. But I wasn't surprised by this. Movies are always different..." If I was this author I would be both shocked and happy about this film, shocked Miyazaki made it entirely their own, leaving out many details and key points which would have made the film entirely more interesting. Happy that my novel was chosen by Miyazaki! The movie was beautiful, heartwarming, epic, but a little disappointing. It was entirely its own apart from the book they left out battles, enemies, fights, love, humor, and heartwarming things that would have made Miyazaki fans love this movie much much more. But I think they did a good job, capturing the characters, except for Marcle. He was a huge disappointment because in the movie they made him like six, and in the books he was in his teen years. But they captured Marcle's funniness and kindness. Don't get me wrong, this was the best movie of all time, just a little disappointing for those who have read the book. I think they captured Howl is his bird-like form beautifully. A must see/read for the whole family.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Fan Art Contest!!!!

Who likes anime? Well, I know I do. If you do too, please draw a picture of your favorite anime character, or your own original drawing. You don't have to be good at drawing, because I will randomly select five drawings I think are the most creative, well thought out, and put the most work into. But please don't be sloppy and draw it fast, or you will not be chosen. The winners will get announced on this website, commented on their YouTube channel (If you have one), and will be put on the hall of fame page. The drawing out of the 5 I like the most will get everything above, plus, become a blog author and/or drawing producer. (I mean draw stuff for our blogs such as fan art, etc. If you want.)  Here are the rules:
1. Follow the rules or get disqualified
2. Make your drawing appropriate for children of all ages
3. Do not put your last name, email, phone, or any other personal information
4. Do not copy off of other art. (Inspiration is fine, but complete coping will not be accepted. Drawing of TV shows/video games is fine. But no copying off of art completely)
5. No self promoting
6. No making fun of things/people
7.  Fan art is acceptable but it may lower your chance of being picked if it doesn't have some sort of original twist..
8. No parodys, spoofs, etc.
9. put name of drawing in comment
Follow those rules and you may get picked! Please put your drawings in the comment below. URL is prefers. is a good place to submit art and copy and paste URL. To all who are wondering, the pic above was made by me....
*It does not HAVE to be anime, but its prefferd...

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Squid Girl

The first anime I ever have watched is Squid Girl. Squid Girl is a adorable comedy that will have you wanting to watch more. It's pretty funny, and defiantly adorable, but at times it strikes me as just plain weird. With a completely different story on each episode, it sometimes looses my interest as the more I watch it. With a completely cute theme song, and creative characters, this is definitely one to watch for ages 7-14. The story takes place on the beach, so you will see some bikini shots, but other than that I see nothing wrong with this anime.
About Squid Girl:

Squid Girl, comes from the sea to invade the surface world for all the pollution humanity has done to the ocean. Her first task the establishment of a base of operations is foiled when she accidently breaks open a hole in the wall of a beach shack on the beach called, "Lemon". Now, indebted to the owners (the Aizawa sisters) she is forced to work as a waitress to pay off the damages. Eventually she grows close with the family and they let her sleep at the Aizawa residence.

Monday, October 7, 2013


Hey! Sooooo on my other blog,, I saw that I have a cool cursor, so I went to a cursor website, and I just can't choose one! So, I want you guys to tell me. You can look at the cursors below, and tell me in the comments which one you like best, or you I can change the cursor every week until I run out of cursors (Which will be a long time.) Make shure to comment and tell me!!!
Some of them I captioned....
yui (k-on
random girl


lil hamster

yui (k-on)

Wolf (from my username)

Lucky star

Saturday, October 5, 2013


I am currently watching an adorable anime called K-on. It's fairly good animation with an age range to about eight to fourteen. It's a fun comedy to watch with a little mystical romance thrown in in the later seasons. It's completely appropriate and great for the whole family. It's a little slow going at first, but after couple episodes it getsa whole lot different. This anime is from 2011-2012 so you won't get any of those poor graphics.
  About K-on: It's the first day of high school, and plenty of school clubs are doing their best to recruit new members. However, for ditzy Yui, none of them seem to fit the bill. However, when she accidentally signs up to join the light music club, Yui begins a hilarious adventure to become a world class guitarist! There's just one problem: she's never played the guitar before in her life! Joined by bassist Mio, drummer Ritsu and keyboardist Tsugumi, Yui and the gang will juggle their studies with buying instruments, learning how to read music and even performing in the school festival, all in the hopes of someday becoming a successful band!