ALSO WHY DOES NOBODY TALK ABOUT EARLY CONCEPT NORMAN
what the fuck is shinji fucking ikari doing in paranorman get outta there kid
So in my country we abbreviate Barracuda to just Bara, when talking about food. But I sometimes forget that there are two different kinds of Bara when talking to my friends from other countries.
and then satan said “let there be a skip limit and no back button on 8tracks”
Come back here, son
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.
And also, the red lanterns spell out ‘おいで’ which translates to “Come here” or “Come in” :)
by Cheong-ah Hwang