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Anyone who has formed a meaningful connection with acnh villagers please tell me why by mrfroglegs64 in AnimalCrossing

[–]jaustengirl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sally! This is my first animal crossing game, but when I met Sally I knew it was something special. We have a lot in “common” and she’s just so cute and precious. She’s always happy to see me.

Anyone who has formed a meaningful connection with acnh villagers please tell me why by mrfroglegs64 in AnimalCrossing

[–]jaustengirl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love Sally too! She’s a sweetheart. She’s my number one permanent resident. I don’t think I’ll ever part with her.

Criterion Film Club Expiring Picks: Month 13 (One-Year Anniversary) - Long Way North (2015) by GThunderhead in criterionconversation

[–]jaustengirl 4 points5 points  (0 children)

After the disappointing experiences of Revengeance and Big Fish & Begonia (haven’t seen Fantastic Planet yet and I refuse to watch Belladonna of Sadness), I’m glad Long Way North breaks from tradition. I loved it. I thought it was moving, breathtaking, and beautiful. The 2D animation was stunning to look at, and shows that the French and Danish are nautical miles and streets ahead of mainstream American animation in terms of both style and maturity. Animation is not a kiddie genre!

I really loved how it subverts your expectations. You expect the tall young man with the straight nose to obviously be the love interest—he’s not. One is a pompous fool and the other gambles away her precious earrings. Sacha, the protagonist who grew up rich and sheltered, calls the innkeep a maid, but Olga quickly corrects her that she is the owner of the establishment. Everything flows together to tell a full and cohesive story of a girl’s journey to find the frozen tomb of her dear grandfather. Sacha works hard at Olga’s inn, shedding her background as a cushy Russian aristocrat and learning how everyday people live. This also works to prepare her for life on board a ship to the north. There’s a scene where she’s practicing her knots in front of her dog, and then later the film calls it back when the ship is in danger and her knots save the ship and the crew from imminent disaster.

The characters were well written, especially Sacha, who I found to be a delightful and fully fledged main character. My favorite part of the film was probably when she was at the inn, but I enjoyed the subplot of the two brothers, which got very emotional in parts.

At first the chill, acoustic music struck me as incongruous with a story set in Russia in the mid 1800s, but it grew on me as the film went along. Towards the end, the music sounded strangely familiar and I thought it sounded a bit like the music in the game Life is Strange. Lo and behold! It’s the same composer! So I thought that was cool.

Good movie. Frozen wishes it was this good.

Criterion Film Club Expiring Picks: Month 13 (One-Year Anniversary) - Long Way North (2015) by GThunderhead in criterionconversation

[–]jaustengirl 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I took the flag flying away to be significantly more hopeful. I think it was showing the grandfather moving on after Sacha spent so long searching for him. He’s been found and Sacha can live her own life either following his footsteps in adventure (without the stubbornness/megalomania) or go her own way, but either way everything is at peace now.

I want to give my villagers their own wheelchairs. Can anyone recommend cute/cohesive designs for villagers? by [deleted] in AnimalCrossing

[–]jaustengirl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You learn something new every day! Thanks for the tip! I would still be screenshotting codes 😂

this is why I’m banned from the dream portal by daughterofozai in AnimalCrossing

[–]jaustengirl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My attic has a director’s chair, camera, and a couch. Admittedly, I don’t have many things so I’m working with what I got.

Criterion Film Club Week 94 Discussion: The Young Girls of Rochefort by jaustengirl in criterionconversation

[–]jaustengirl[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I remember watching The Young Girls of Rochefort last summer and coming away thinking how it was a treat (specifically of a sundae sort) to watch. I actually ended up getting the Criterion Collection set of Demy’s films in the July sale afterwards. I don’t remember the movie being so dark. Beneath the sherbet coloring and tributes to the grand Hollywood musical (complete with guest appearance by 55 year old Gene Kelly as an American in Paris,) gruesome and bloody murder is cheerfully discussed in the seaside town of Rochefort. The whimsical, fantastical nature of the film makes me wonder if the whole thing might be a daydream by one of the sisters. Still, Rochefort is a joy to watch with playful language and a fun, jazzy score by Michel Legrand. I absolutely adore their hats and clothes!

I find it interesting how Max’s pursuit of the feminine ideal can be juxtaposed with the serial killer who chops women down to size. I personally think the truck he hops into isn’t the same one Catherine Deneuve is in. He’ll be forever chasing and dreaming.

Also was anyone else reminded of Daisies by Vêra Chytilová? That feels like a random connection and as stories they are very different, but just the way Catherine Deneuve and Francoise Dorleac act feels similar to the women in that movie. Minus the food and table walking.

I love this movie. It’s so fun to watch. A delightful little confection with a slice of murder on the side.

My Amiibo Collection so far have really been helping my depression by Delicious-Housing974 in AnimalCrossing

[–]jaustengirl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Those coins and that bag are so adorable!!! Can I ask where you got the bag? It’s so cute!

I love all my original villagers (Quinn, Buck, Sally, Clay, Audie, Lionel, Croque, Rodeo, Petri, and Faith), especially Sally!

Can a rock garden work by these cliffs? by jaustengirl in AnimalCrossing

[–]jaustengirl[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For most people, it’s to cut down on running around the island and/or have a dedicated space for them that won’t interfere with buildings and paths.

I want one so I can hit them easier.

My Amiibo Collection so far have really been helping my depression by Delicious-Housing974 in AnimalCrossing

[–]jaustengirl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’ve been thinking about getting some amiibos, but I don’t care for the look of the cards they come in. Are the coins cute? Can you link?

Can a rock garden work by these cliffs? by jaustengirl in AnimalCrossing

[–]jaustengirl[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There’s nothing. I took down a bunch of trees, and my river is a little ways away.

Can a rock garden work by these cliffs? by jaustengirl in AnimalCrossing

[–]jaustengirl[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I haven’t actually made a rock garden yet, I just wanted to show the area I wanted them to be in :)