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Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it


Spirited away

I can’t remember when it was exactly. Probably more than a decade ago now, I had a great purge of all my ‘stuff’. Gave away most of my books, games and DVDs to an animal charity. I kept some of the more sentimental detritus I had accumulated over the years… but boxed most of it up and sent it down to my parents place here in the Cape. Stuff I had trouble letting go of… My Cowboy Bebop collectors edition (god I loved this series), Amelie (one of my all time favorite movies), Red Hot Chili Peppers live at Slane castle… stuff like that.

In any event, my parents place is fairly… minimalist… or rather it used to be. My folks feeling the need to fill shelves with stuff to make this massive house seem a little less vacuous unboxed my DVD’s and stacked them. It wasn’t long till the three year found them. She’s fascinated by DVDs … we can stream pretty much anything… the fact that these ‘physical’ things exist… and you have treat them with reverence and insert them into some sort of device (in this case my PlayStation, the only device we own that still has a cd drive) to make it work is just amazing to her.

She brought me two that she wanted to watch, without any interference or nudging from her old man I might add….

Sometimes the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Spirited away was apparently a little scary! So she called me to come watch it with her. I’d forgotten how amazing it was!


  1. SnapDragon X.


    I’ve never seen Spirited Away, but ‘Nightmare’ will always hold a special place in my heart. 🕊

    1. Jo


      I definitely recommend Spirited Away if you’re feeling whimsical one rainy day… definitely a feel good movie (in the end).

  2. Michelle Louring


    I was much older than 3 years old when I watched Spirited Away, and I recall finding it a little creepy as well!
    (I have been told I’m the only person who hasn’t watched ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’, but I’m sure I’ll get around to it someday.)

    1. Jo


      Really? Hmm. I wonder how you will find it? Now that you’re old(er) I mean. Ha ha. It was amazing for its time. Its… a little dated now I thought. Rewatching it I mean.

      When you do eventually get round to it, let me know. I’d love to know what you thought.

      Oh. I hate the actor they got to play Foltest. I’ve had a couple of days to mull it over now. ha ha. And Triss… is okay… but could have been better.

      1. Michelle Louring


        I was stunned about the actor for Foltest as well!
        In the books he’s described as very handsome and the youngest of the kings (with the exception of Emhyr), so I had expected someone more stately and charismatic.

        I was fine with the actor for Triss, but I don’t really care much for her in the books, so I didn’t have any specific expectations there. I’m not going to judge until we get to the scenes with her, Ciri and the witchers at Kaer Morhen (because those are hilarious).

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