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    スタジオジブリ Studio Ghibli Collection Embroidered Patches

    In Japan these patches were a free promotional gift when you bought a DVD from the Studio Ghibli collection around the time of the home release of Tales From Earthsea in 2007. They came sealed in envelopes so the patch you got was a random selection which must have made the collection pretty tricky to complete (i was lucky enough to buy a few which came with their envelopes). My pictures of them are unfortunately really poor and don’t do justice to their sweet colours. 

    See my Ghibli-Collection

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    “Women have another option. They can aspire to be wise, not merely nice; to be competent, not merely helpful; to be strong, not merely graceful; to be ambitious for themselves, not merely for themselves in relation to men and children. They can let themselves age naturally and without embarrassment, actively protesting and disobeying the conventions that stem from this society’s double standard about aging. Instead of being girls, girls as long as possible, who then age humiliatingly into middle-aged women, they can become women much earlier – and remain active adults, enjoying the long, erotic career of which women are capable, far longer. Women should allow their faces to show the lives they have lived. Women should tell the truth.”

    — Susan Sontag, ‘The Double Standard of Aging’ (1972)

    “The general assumption is that, if there are dragons or hippogriffs in a book, or if it takes place in a vaguely Keltic or Near Eastern medieval setting, or if magic is done in it, then it’s a fantasy. This is a mistake. A writer may deploy acres of sagebrush and rimrock without achieving a real Western, if he doesn’t know the West. He may use spaceships and strains of mutant bacteria all he pleases, and never be anywhere near real science fiction. He may even write a five-hundred-page novel about Sigmund Freud which has absolutely nothing to do with Sigmund Freud; it has been done; it was done just a couple of years ago. And in the same way, a writer may use all the trappings of fantasy without ever actually imagining anything.”

    — Ursula K. Le Guin, From Elfland to Poughkeepsie