I have been doing a lot of the blogging on this blog lately, I see. Oh well, I like blogging and everyone must be busy. I understand that, because I’m always busy with school, church, writing, and ect…
Anyways, I just recently got obsessed with an old obsession I had around last year or the year before last. It’s called “Howl’s Moving Castle” the anime movie, based on the book by Diane Wynne Jones (Rest In Peace, God Bless her for her battle with cancer last year. </3). I got back into this movie because it’s the same director as Arrietty, that new movie that just came out. And also it brings back memories as a kid for me when I was obsessed with “Kiki’s Delivery Service”. :)
I am absolutely IN LOVE with Howl’s movie. I really don’t know why though. Well, for one Christian Bale is voicing Howl, I love me some Bale (haha), for two Billy Crystal is playing the fire demon Calcifer, and for three the innocent and cute romance that’s not blasted into it (which I wish they would have blasted more into it in my opinion) every aspect of it. Sophie and Howl is too CUTE! They fall in love even when Sophie is cursed to be a 90 year old woman!
I’ll share the info on the book below. :)
In the land of Ingary, such things as spells, invisible cloaks, and seven-league boots were everyday things. The Witch of the Waste was another matter.
After fifty years of quiet, it was rumored that the Witch was about to terrorize the country again. So when a moving black castle, blowing dark smoke from its four thin turrets, appeared on the horizon, everyone thought it was the Witch. The castle, however, belonged to Wizard Howl, who, it was said, liked to suck the souls of young girls.
The Hatter sisters–Sophie, Lettie, and Martha–and all the other girls were warned not to venture into the streets alone. But that was only the beginning.
In this giant jigsaw puzzle of a fantasy, people and things are never quite what they seem. Destinies are intertwined, identities exchanged, lovers confused. The Witch has placed a spell on Howl. Does the clue to breaking it lie in a famous poem? And what will happen to Sophie Hatter when she enters Howl’s castle?