|The finished Totoro|
If you haven't seen My Neighbor Totoro, you can NetFlix it (maybe even instant view, I'm not sure). It's a typically Japanese animated movie by Hayao Miyazaki. I believe he's been determined a national treasure by the Japanese, but you could look that up. If you can, get the Japanese version with English subtitles - it's way better than either of the English dubbed versions. Here's a quick look at some of the characters:
|One of the little girls - Satsuki - her friend Totoro behind her, and behind both of them - Neko Basu (Cat Bus)!|
Speaking of the "little" dickens, he quite handily kept me from working on my purse yesterday.
|His thought balloon would read: "You were gonna do some sewing? HEE, HEE, HEE, HEE, HEE, HEE, HEE! NOT!!!!"|
|Pattern and Fabric Inspector, at your service! (Now, doesn't he resemble the Kitty Bus in this shot? Look at that Wide Body!)|
|Look, Ma! I'm a pattern weight! Or a Cat Bus! Or both!|
|My best Gargoyle impersonation!|
|Only pretending to sleep...|
|You didn't need this pattern piece, did ya? Nom, nom, nom, nom.....|
|Oh, "OOOPS!" (Heh, heh, heh!)|
|WHEEEEE! Come back here, you! FWIP!|
|Now watch my sleight of |
Darned if he doesn't look like he's shuffling a deck of cards, casino-style.
|Rrrrrrrip! Chomp! PTOOOEEEYYY! (Thought balloon: "Just doin' my job, just doin' my job!")|
|Sigh. The aftermath. Excuse me while I go look for the Scotch Tape. And yes, that is cat spit.|
The drum covers (the huge pile of black fabric behind Neko in the first couple of shots) are thankfully on hold for the time being - the blue drums didn't clash as much as we thought they would against their new uniforms. Of course, that doesn't mean the instructors might not change their minds. At the last minute. Right before we go to Nationals in Dayton, Ohio. << hides >>
The purse? Well, I guess it will keep for another day or two.