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Animated Emotion in "The Tale of Princess Kaguya" - A Long Due Review

A couple of weeks ago, co-founder of Studio Ghibli Isao Takahata passed away. While this has justly come as a shock for many animation enthusiasts and fans, I think that a good way to commemorate his contribution to the art is to stand together to recognize the beauty of his creations. 865 more words


Even after 300, I still question myself the same things.

One great thing about taking my time off to become a monk is that, for fifteen days straight, I really do not have to worry about my life as I throw away almost everything about how one should live in the system. 3,536 more words


Further Analysis of Language

When one is given a generalized view, one must then ask “says who?” When one is forced to adopt a generalized view, one must also ask “says who?” This is the… 344 more words



The chilling cold of the night breeze brushes over my skin. I can feel how the blood flow throughout my body is fighting to be where it needs to be. 365 more words


Those who have been following my little journey through recovering from my car accident in September 2016 know it’s been filled with plenty of valleys and peaks.

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Mom wore combat boots

I never understood the meaning of love until I held my very own newborn baby in my arms.

I should have been exhausted — depleted of strength and consciousness. 957 more words


Blue Laws by Mike Nagel

Mike Nagel’s writing has appeared in The Awl, Apt, Hobart, Salt Hill, DIAGRAM and The Paris Review Daily. His essay ‘Beached Whales’ was a Best American Essays 2017 notable essay. 1,097 more words