On July 29th, 1989, Hayao Miyazaki’s Kiki’s Delivery Service was released in theatres in Japan. The story takes place in a fictional Europe where WWI and WWII didn’t happen.
I respect writers. I respect writers not quite in the same way I respect nurses, but I’ll be damned if I don’t give credit where credit is due. Writers pull from themselves emotions that most very well choose to repeatedly ignore.
When a fic drops a terrible tragic ending to an otherwise adorable story like “Surprise! Bet you weren’t expecting to be crying your eyes out at 3am! You’re totally welcome!”
When reality television star and fashion blogger Lauren Conrad was asked what her “favorite position” was on a live radio program a while back, the women listening held their breath. Although we take great pride in the work that we do, most of us could relate to being undermined and belittled publicly at work. When Conrad cleverly retorted “CEO,” it was hard not to aggressively high-five our laptop and mobile devices. The words “hell” and “yeah” could be heard all across the nation.
Today marks the 45 anniversary. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot of the first lunar landing mission, poses for a photograph beside the deployed United States flag during an Apollo 11 Extravehicular Activity (EVA) on the lunar surface. The Lunar Module (LM) is on the left, and the footprints of the astronauts are clearly visible in the soil of the Moon. Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander, took this picture with a 70mm Hasselblad lunar surface camera. While astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin descended in the LM, the “Eagle”, to explore the Sea of Tranquility region of the Moon, astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) “Columbia” in lunar-orbit.
Source: Apollo 11: Buzz Aldrin and the U.S. flag on the Moon (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum)