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anyway yall ive been gone for Forever bc i have the depression so rb/comment and tell me ur news !!!! good or bad i wanna hear whats happenin in ur life
ill go first ig im tryna get part time work in admin and i have become unreasonably obsessed with youtube commentary videosthoughts
love to see u here again! im just drawing. it rains a lot like every day and i dont sleep well bc theres Noises. but art is life 🏃🏀
i watched every movie directed by miyazaki hayao ✈️ let's gooo
1) the castle of cagliostro
i would die for the castle of cagliostro. i would do unspeakable things for this movie. this movie was made exclusively for me. if i get married it'll be to someone that lets me play fire treasure for our first dance. period.
2) nausicaä of the valley of the wind
i cried because i was scared of the bugs but also because i love the bugs and i hate war. so scary, so beautiful, so emotional. it hits hard when so much media is made by cowards who won't even condemn imperialism. and nausicaä is an icon. i won't watch it again for a long time because it's too big and epic and intense to handle.
3) castle in the sky
this is the second funniest one after cagliostro. so many scenes are burned into my mind: little boy with pigeons playing the trumpet, extended goofy street boxing match, brightly colored locomotive meets a military tank painted in uncomfortable metallic detail, little girl feeling intense compassion for a robot without treating it like a living thing, and of course, fuckoff giant magical tree my beloved.
4) my neighbor totoro
ok. this one didn't make me cry. i can totally get how it impacted a lot of other people more, i just don't personally relate to these things. it's just really cozy and full of childlike wonder and appreciation for rural tokyo. totoro is the absolute most animal. oh and i almost forgot! more big trees!!
5) kiki's delivery service
i cried at one specific moment that has very personal meaning, but the rest of the time i just had fun with the baking and the butch painter in the woods and the amazing flying bicycle scene. i don't 100% get what was going on in kiki's head when she would suddenly lose interest in things, but that's probably the point and i prefer wondering about it than listening to characters monologue about their thoughts.
6) porco rosso
i love it. this is one of the more adult-oriented ones and it's about plaaanes. where else are you gonna find an adorable swim team of baby girls, an old hollywood mafiosa speakesy singer, an army of italian women and girls who can build you a mean plane, and a teenage genius engineer who's not afraid of the secret police? great stuff. it also made me cry only once, but it was at a much more obviously emotional moment that is so beautiful and sad and haunting and. yeah.
7) princess mononoke
this is a masterpiece of animation that starts and ends with bloody red worms from hell audibly writhing and squirming as they split open cursed skin, and if just reading that made you a bit sick, you might not want to witness it in HD. but apart from that. um. big animals are great. it has themes of anti-capitalism, anti-imperialism, feminism, whereas some other HACKS couldn't even fully develop one of them. i love the deer god's face. and sen's character animation is impeccable.
8) spirited away
delightful. i will protect chihiro with my life, i love her so much. i prefer the first part of the movie just because it's spooky and exciting not knowing the rules of the spirit world and how dangerous it is. there's one shot of a vulture creature with an old woman's face silently circling the kids and it scared the shit out of me. i wasn't scared of the No Face dude because he just looks like a cute blob to me, except for the first moment when he... does his thing. anyway the ending is the most wholesome thing ever. and i want to go to the ghost resort when i die.
9) howl's moving castle
i don't remember if this one made me cry but it's definitely the most confusing one. none of the others had me lost as to why characters were doing things at a particular time or in a particular way. like i get the big picture and the individual little moments but there's something in the middle that i'm missing. maybe if i watch it again someday i'll get it. i gotta admit i was a little disappointed in the end when the magical scarecrow turned into a bishie. howl was already there to fulfill that role. but this is a good long story about a found family of misfits and dodging the draft.
i watched this once years ago but i didn't need to see it again because it's vivid in my memory. i really liked it. ponyo is a precious little magic baby, her friend is so good to her, the mom is a hero for driving through that hurracaine or storm that was horrifying, when i first saw ponyo's dad i couldn't stop laughing. he looks like howl going through a midlife crisis. and the theme song is catchy as hell.
11) the wind rises
this was gonna be miyazaki's last movie and it totally lives up to the hype. there's no magic or supernatural forces, no castles, no princesses. just life and love and earthquakes and world war 2. with hardcore airplane engineering and beautiful fantastical dream and daydream sequences. it's a male-centric story, but by this point this guy has proven that he can write women competently so there are no weird vibes. i also appreciate that the one character with light eyes has pointedly detailed irises. that's what you people look like to us with your baby blue baby green baby velour optical madness, but it's not often represented.
i jest. i don't hate people for their eye color. that would be silly.
ive got a new signature now 💃
wish i could draw more per day but im glad i have the resources to draw at all. im only 20. im gonna have time to make it all happen 💕
okay so. ive only started doing a lot of digital painting recently instead of the lineart-clean colors-shading pipeline im used to, so i could really use some changes to the workflow to make it more efficient and waste less time setting up things to do the actual brushwork. so what ive figured out so far is:
mysterious cowhand what will they do
look for their horse, probably
i gotta remember that i can just flip to a random page of my sketchbook, take a photo, tweak the colors and post that. its that easy
im having a lot of trouble articulating thoughts uhhghh what am i doing. what am i doing. what does ticktick say.
okay so i just saw a tiktok saying middle class people don't understand poor people and the example was a girl's friend who assumed "everyone had a fridge that could make ice"
so i saw the fridge that can make ice like this week, for the first time in my entire life, in a shop. obviously i wasn't even considering bying it, i'd like to own it SOMEday because i like ice but hey whatever.
are we all just more poor than we think
also this is a yes or no question mostly because i don't really wanna discuss communism/capitalism in-depththoughts
make ice?? as in the walls of the freezer part get coated in ice? but you cant eat that ice, its nasty. or is it if having enough room to fit an ice cube tray? but then its not the fridge making the ice... its me 🤔📟🔢📊
my brain vs fever
(warning for general loudness and weird noises)
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it was insanely hot and i was so pissed off i just wanted to buy a boat and just pay for it for a while.
the statue is cool to get hungry in. you get hungry in the majestic statue without getting wet, even though we got separated and never made it out of the statue. i am saying that we are definitely in the statue.
i got into the top of it and i was expecting to get hungry but i got a little sea sick. it was awful and i was so pissed off.
we waited for a 2nd statue to get to the island. we had umbrellas to look at for the rest of the summer. it didnt seem to be our day.
i would say it was a solid two thumbs down for this little tourist.
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talking to friends!!!!!! im a little anxious but much less than usual. excited abt their reply
dream: i met up with one of my best friends in uni in first year before we drifted apart on her highschool graduation day to take a commemorative photo. we chatted about whatever and i wondered if im self absorbed for forgetting what she said every couple exchanges because i was so focused on the act of talking itself. she had her orange with white text graduate jersey on. i brought an outfit in my backpack to hide it from my biologicals. it was a long sleeved shirt with a print that made it look like the top of a black tuxedo with a bowtie. and a long formal dress skirt that matched her orange. when i put it on and looked at the mirror wall in front of us i had shoulder-length hair like a lion and a goatee. we took selfie after selfie to always remember each other. we were so happy. it seemed to last forever.
chuesday innit? 👁️👄👁️
my gender is being entitled to financial compensation
i love art. i love drawing so much. i love to put a pencil on a paper and just fuckin make things appear under my fingers. everything ends but art is eternal. i create eternity 👁️👄👁️
OK Very Important Announcementbabushka
I am now a proud owner of
The question is. How do I care for them? Especially in this cold winter. This thing doesn't have any holes on the bottom, so I'm concerned about that too. I recall people on waterfall being mostly good with plants so I'm asking YOU.
im still developing love permanence aka i keep forgetting that everyone who matters cares about me and wants to see me succeed
what are my life goals? well first of all making that kind of icecream that is ice shavings with syrup or fruit juice poured on top. snowcones? i will make those. and eat it
bad week huh. well next one will be better
maro: nice of the princess 👸 to invite us over for a picnic 🍱 eh luigi?
lugigi: i hope she made lotsa spaghetti 🍝
im doing something that i needed to do helllll yeaaaah its so simple and stress free i love doing things