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No matter how bad a day may be, I am convinced that Miyazaki Hayao can make things better. I had planned to binge-watch Totoro and Kiki as a means of dealing with the ugliness of the world, and then the world brought more and more Miyazaki to me. At The AV Club, a review of the new Miyazaki¹ documentary, The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness. At The Dissolve² the movie of the week is Spirited Away with an extensive discussion of Miyazaki’s ouvre, including the man’s belief in overcoming any challenge if we just have a bit of empathy.

Finally, my wife brought in the mail and said You have a package from Chris Yates and I knew that today could not converge on Miyazaki any more — I now count myself as the caretaker for Baffler! #3400, depicting Nausicaä; she struggled against those who would corrupt the world for their own sake, armed mostly with a deep and abiding love of all living things. Not a bad lesson for today.

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¹ Ostensibly, it’s about Studio Ghibli, but in practice it’s all about Miyazaki.

² Founded by and largely written by former AV Club staffers.

“ouvre”? I think you mean “oeuvre” (or “œuvre” if you want to be fancy).

Oh, so it was you! I was initially upset that I had missed this one when I was on the Baffler page last week looking for a Christmas gift, but it’s OK now I know that I missed it to you. (don’t worry, I took another Baffler instead; Christmas is saved)

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