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.
One more thing I to add: the red lamps above reads “おいで(oide)” which means “come over here”, which is something I just noticed when I saw this gif.
Personally I think the squishy shadow things are adorable.
Francisco de Goya, Witches Sabbath, art detail.
Did you know that pigs are smarter than dogs? In fact, pigs even outperform human children on cognitive tests!
Some other pig facts:
- Pigs see and dream in colour.
- Pigs enjoy listening to music and mother pigs will sing to their young while nursing
- Pigs make nests to sleep in and will make them for their friends (even if those friends happen to be human)!
- Pigs can play video games.
- Pigs are naturally slender. They only become fat when humans overfeed them.
- Pigs are sociable. They like to cuddle and snuggle up, nose to nose, with their friends as they sleep
- In the wild, and on sanctuaries, pigs live in matriarchal societies, as elephants do.
- Pigs are hygienic. When given the chance, they are more particular about their sanitary behavior than most dogs. They will not, unless locked inside a factory-farm cage, defecate anywhere near their living space.
- Pigs roll in mud to cool down and ward off parasites and sunburn, just as elephants do.
- Source and source.
Pigs are intelligent, sentient, amazing beings who deserve so much better than the horrific way they are treated on factory farms, during transport, and in slaughterhouses.
Please show your compassion for these wonderful persons and go vegan!
Pictured above is Esther the Wonder Pig. To learn more about Esther click here.
This awesome video features Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, aka 2Cellos, playing their phenomenal “BaRock style” arrangement of the hard rock classic for a completely bewildered 17th century audience. The concept is wonderful, but the actual performance is astonishing.
[via Geeks are Sexy]
ok that was seriously badass. PLAY, CROATIAN BEAUTIES, PLAY WHILE I SHIP YOU.
i love the way the sound changes as the bows gradually disintegrate, too.
that was FUCKING AWESOME.
Cellists shredding makes me so happy.