A Sort of Review | A Letter to Momo

Since I went to a Japan center, I obviously have a lot of new stuff.

Two exciting things I got were two Yokai movies:

A Letter to Momo and The Great Yokai War.

Of course, I had to watch them.  I choose A Letter to Momo first.  As much as I like strange special effects and master-less samurai with goopy orange blood, a simple illustration of three anime-like yokai and a teenage girl immediately drew my attention.

I watched it just now.

The art was like that of Studio Ghibli.

Does the picture show up?

Does the picture show up?

See?  Or not?  Sorry if the pictures didn’t work…

The animation, however, was kind of crappy.  The vehicles tended to jerk a lot when they moved, but the characters didn’t do so as much.

And the characters were great!!!  I was laughing for most of the yokai scenes.  The three ‘goblins’, a frog man, a oni-like giant, and a snake-monkey, were spot-on.

The plot was well-driven and engaging, other than the ending, which was a little too long for my attention span.  You could really feel the characters struggles, especially the tension, frustration, and suspense.

It was really amazing!  One thing that I look for in monster films is the quality of the yokai.  Are they interesting, wild, and cool-looking?  Do they have stories?  Do I recognize some of them from legends?  And these yokai were very good, according to me.

Well, some people may be disturbed by one thing: the fart humor.  It wasn’t very subtle, but there wasn’t much of it, either.  Little things like:

“Frogs are lame.  Plus their talking sounds like farts.”

Or:

“Do your secret attack!”

“*farts*”

Eh.  That’s yokai for you.

I wouldn’t recommend it if you haven’t been introduced to yokai culture and the Shinto religion, but you’d still ‘get’ it.

So yeah!

Pretty cool.

Did the pictures work?  If not, then 😦 .  If they did, I’ll upload more! 🙂

Huh?

Huh?

Yay!

Hmmm.  More reviews, photo stories, and other fun stuff soon!

Probably soon.  Is it okay that I posted twice in one day?  That always seemed like a weird taboo to me.  Ah well, plenty of people do it. 😐

So yeah!  Maybe you’ll get to see some of the other cool stuff I got!

Like candy… and daiso junk…  and a no-face plush from Spirited Away

Okay!

–Changuita

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Random Doodles!!!

So here are some photos of doodles.  Mostly random ones, showcasing my terrible photography skills (at least in the area of photographing drawings) and my drawing skills (you decide how good they are 😉 ).

Showed this to a math substite.  I did a little more cross-hatching later on, but didn't take a picture. Meh.

Showed this to a math substitute. I did a little more cross-hatching later on, but didn’t take a picture. Meh.

Number One.

Part of a baby book I did.

Part of a baby book I did.

Two.

Not actually that bad of a drawing...

Not actually that bad of a drawing…

Three.

Yup.  That's Oevy, Moo, Qeqe, head-ish thing, and Alice.

Yup. That’s Oevy, Moo, Qeqe, head-ish thing, and Alice.

Four.

A lovely "screen-shot".

A lovely “screen-shot”.

Five.

Yeah... anyone notice the long tail?

Yeah… anyone notice the long tail?

Six.

A bakeneko, eh?

A bakeneko, eh?

Seven.

Two rows of monkey kids.  I like the little oddball with the fairy wings in the first one!  She needs a story! :3

Two rows of monkey kids. I like the little oddball with the fairy wings in the first one! She needs a story! :3

Eight.

So... I'm guessing you sre, creepy... thing...

So… I’m guessing you are, creepy… thing…

Nine.

Stresssssssssssssssssssss

Stresssssssssssssssssssss

Ten.

Oh no! The electricity is out, so I can't go on the computer, the food in the fridge will spoil, I can't recharge the battery on my electric car, etc. etc.

Oh no! The electricity is out, so I can’t go on the computer, the food in the fridge will spoil, I can’t recharge the battery on my electric car, etc. etc.

Eleven.

I doodle random, weird stuff.  These things just pop into my head. @_@ I'm not crazy- oh wait, I am.

I doodle random, weird stuff. These things just pop into my head. @_@ I’m not crazy- oh wait, I am.

Twelve.

I dunno.  Like I said, just came into my head!

I dunno. Like I said, just came into my head!

Thirteen.

A cat-humanoid thingy-thing.  And some cadnles. I should probably finish the background…

A cat-humanoid thingy-thing. And some cadnles. I should probably finish the background…

Fourteen.

There are a lot of samurai lizard drawings.  He never seems to wear an obi.  His kimono is held together using will-power.  He breaks the tradition of samurai.  Huh.

There are a lot of samurai lizard drawings. He never seems to wear an obi. His kimono is held together using will-power. He breaks the tradition of samurai. Huh.

Fifteen.

Okay!  Now look back through them, find your favorite, and tell me which one it is and why in the comments!  Or not.  I don’t really care. 😐

~Changuita