Me & My Muse – Day 2056: A Bathhouse…

Our Anime movie journey ends with a bathhouse. A bathhouse to an abandoned theme park.  A theme park now overrun with spirits…

The bathhouse is important, since the spirits get cleansed here. But do know that if you get a job here, your name will be taken away from you. And if you forget your name, you may never leave the spirit realm.

One such thing happened to a girl named Chihiro. Her name was taken away and was given the name Sen. Her parents, too ended up missing as they were turned into pigs after eating the forbidden food of the spirits…

But there is hope for her to get it back. Both her name and her parents. And it is through a mysterious boy named Haku.

Muse: This movie is my most favorite of all.

I like it too. Right now, I want to enjoy myself before watching the movie later.

Muse: Go ahead. I still need to shower. Let me know when you watch it.  I can’t wait!


I will. Now to go enjoy myself.  Tonight,  I will be watching Spirited Away, a movie written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

Today’s high is going to be 36 degrees and the silver lining will be watching Spirited Away tonight.

To those who enjoy timeless classics, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.


Muse: Of all the movies, the music in this one is the best! Oh, I can’t wait!!


Me & My Muse – Day 2055: A Castle…

We have all heard of castles in fairy tales.  But of all the tales that we heard, how many actually consisted of castles that could move?  There is such a castle.  But from our understanding of castles and physics, castles would require a tremendous amount of energy to move.

But what if I told you that this castle wasn’t big at all? It isn’t.  In fact, this castle that I speak of is rather small.  Taking that into consideration, a smaller castle wouldn’t require that much energy.  I mean, I’m not talking about Neuschwanstein Castle, Versailles or even Cinderella Castle.  I’m talking about a very small castle – Howl’s Moving Castle.

And to describe that castle, we need to explain the source of that castle’s energy.  After all, I said that it could move, right?  This castle is powered by a fire demon named Calcifer bound by a curse with a wizard named Howl.  The wizard is literally heartless, because of his wanting to save him.  As a result, Calcifer consumed Howl’s heart, making Howl bound to him.

Can the curse be broken?  Fortunately, a hatter named Sophie enters the picture.  The result is an unforgettable tale of love, friendship and adventure.  This is Howl’s Moving Castle, the next movie I’ll be watching written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.


Muse:  Another classic that I enjoy.

Why are you so small?

Muse:  Oops!  I forgot to change back.

I guess you did become small after all…

Muse:  I couldn’t help myself.  I had to do it again.  It was fun exploring my gigantic house and sleeping in my pillow, using the pillowcase as a blanket.

What did you use as a pillow?

Muse:  There wasn’t one.  I just laid on the pillow….

Anyway, I need to get this show on the road.

Muse:  I’ll let you do that.  Time to get another chapter read!  Let me know when you start the movie!  Last night, I saw the movie.  Did you see me?

I didn’t.

Muse:  I was hiding.  I thought that it would be silly if you saw me small.  Anyway, time to read!


With me having to get ready for work this morning, I will cut this short.

Today’s high is going to be 36 degrees and the silver lining is watching Howl’s Moving Castle tonight.

To those of you who like moving castles, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.


Muse:  Reading small is much more fun.  I can run up and down the pages, looking at the large text.  It’s also good exercise.  Here I go!

Me & My Muse – Day 2054: A Borrower…

There is a world among us. A world that typically goes unnoticed.  It is a world crawling with tiny insects. A world with plenty of hiding places.  Hiding places full of minuscule collections of food that would go unnoticed in our eyes.

More importantly, there is a world full of little people.  I’m talking tiny people that can fit in the palm of your hand.  These people are known as Borrowers, and if you find one, please leave it be. All they ask is to use a little bit of your resources, as such resources are needed for them to survive.

This is another setup for The Secret World of Arrietty, another classic written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.


Muse: I especially love this one. I think that it would be fun to be a Borrower.

Then why don’t you be one?  You were one last year!

Muse: I know. I don’t know if I want to do that again.  I guess that it would just be kind of…silly.

Suit yourself. You’re the one who suggested it.

Muse: Anyway, let me know when it comes on. I’m going to do some reading. Have a good day at work!

I certainly will.

Today’s high is going to be 34 degrees and the silver lining is seeing The Secret World of Arrietty later today.

To those of you who love Borrowers, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.


Muse: Me? A Borrower? Maybe for just a little bit…Whoa! my book almost crushed me! That was close! This is fun, so far. I think I’ll explore my now-bigger house for a while…

Me & My Muse – Day 2053: A Fish…

What do you get when you cross The Little Mermaid with Pinocchio? You get Ponyo, the next classic written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

The high today is going to be 32 degrees and the silver lining will be seeing this movie tonight.

To those of you who like Miyazaki movies, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.


Muse: I love that movie, too. I can’t wait until tonight!

Me & My Muse – Day 2052: An Airplane…

Have you ever wanted to fly?  Those of us with the freedom to can.  With the freedom to fly, you can soar into the heavens, achieving whatever dream you want to achieve.

But suppose you can’t fly.  You try to, but can’t.  Your feet are glued to the ground.  There is no way that you can defeat the laws of gravity.  You know that you can’t fly, but why?  You are nearsighted.  Nearsighted of all the dreams that are before you.  Nearsighted of all the dreams that are around you and above you.  You want to fly, but how do you fly?

An idea springs into your head.  You may not be able to fly, but you can give others the ability to fly.  So you make it a dream to design the best “flying machines” in the world.  Flying machines that will give all the ability to fly and touch their dreams in the heavens.  You work on these machines really hard and are praised for your accomplishments.  You may not be able to fly, but somebody notices you in the distance.  They utter a profound declaration that blows over your eyes like the wind at the highest altitudes.  To you, you may not have been flying but in reality you were flying the whole time.  You were flying without even realizing it.  And when this realization hits you, your eyes become awash with tears.  You flew.   You touched the heavens.  You made their dreams possible.  All thanks to your “flying machines”.

If you haven’t guessed by now, this is a setup for tonight’s anime movie.  The Wind Rises,  another classic written and Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.


Muse:  The Wind Rises?  It’s pretty good, having seen it last year…

I know.  I like how it turned out.

Muse:  I also like how it’s a historical movie. It follows the life of Jiro Horikoshi, designer of the Mitsubishi A5M fighter aircraft and its successor, the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, both used for the Empire of Japan during World War II.

With that, the movie takes place during the early 20th century.  It’s another historical movie, like Steamboy.

Anyway, I think we’re done talking about the movie.

Muse:  Done talking about the movie? Alright.  I’m going to read now.  Let me know when it comes on, as I want to see it with you!

I certainly will.  Don’t worry.

Today’s high is going 26 degrees and the silver lining is seeing The Wind Rises later tonight.

To those of you who love to fly, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.


Muse:  With all his talk about flying, I’m creating my own special aircraft.  There.  Time to test it out!  This is going to be fun!  Now boarding Muse Airlines…

Me & My Muse – Day 2051: An Invention…

We may be in the age of technology, but go back 150 years.  Things were a lot different back then.  This was the age of the Industrial Revolution.  The age of steam powered engines.  Back then, it was the age of steam.

In Russian Alaska, the ultimate fuel for steam powered engines was discovered.  A pure mineral water capable of producing a copious amount of steam.  This steam was harnessed by Edward Steam, and placed into one of his inventions.  A steam ball capable of storing very large amounts of pressurized steam.

As you may guess, this is in anticipation for tonight’s anime movie.  Steamboy, a timeless classic written and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo.


Muse:  Steamboy?  I like that movie, too!  That Scarlett is kind of like that Muse that I used to possess a couple years ago.  I like her character, since she gets better later in the movie.

I know.  I now need to get ready for work.

Muse:  I’ll let you do that.  Time for some dusting!


That’s it.  Work this day and watch Steamboy tonight.

Today’s high is going to be 24 degrees and the silver lining is watching Steamboy tonight.

To those of you who like steampunk movies, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.


Muse:  I can’t wait until tonight!  The music is good in this one, too…

Me & My Muse – Day 2050: A City…

Not just any city, but the city of Metropolis, where the mighty building called the Ziggurat is being constructed.  When finished, it will be the greatest marvel mankind has ever achieved.  It will challenge the heavens and will pave the way for a glorious future.  A future where man’s influence of power knows no limits.


Actually, this is in anticipation for the first movie of Anime Movie Night.  For seven nights, I will be watching an anime movie.  The first one is Metropolis, a movie written by Katsuhiro Otomo and directed by Rintaro.


Muse:  Metropolis?  I love that movie!  I am…who?

Yes.  I also like Tima in the movie.  Well, I have some business to attend to.  I will be going to church and having breakfast with my grandparents.  Later in the afternoon, I will watch The Lego Movie 2 with my brother.  After that, I will be going home with my brother and the movie will begin.

Muse:  I’ll let you do that.  Time to get ready!


That’s about today in a nutshell.  Go to church, have breakfast with my grandparents, and see a movie.  And, of course, watch Metropolis tonight.

Today’s high is going to be 24 degrees and the silver lining is watching Metropolis tonight.

To those of you who love anime movies, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.


Muse:  I especially like the ending song.  I can’t stop loving you, I’ve made up my mind…