A budding traveller, anti-theist who would just like to see feminists go down in flames. Just kidding, also a passive activist against homophobia and gender inequality.
nani was NINETEEN and such a fucking badass who was so protective of lilo and just ROLLED with aliens being a thing towards the end of the movie. #1 Disney relative of all time.
I have honestly been waiting AGES for the right gifset to express the wonderful perfection that is Nani. She is not only protective of Lilo, she respects the way Lilo’s imagination and quirkiness works.
Pudge the fish got a peanut butter sandwich every Thursday. Nani does not argue the logic of feeding him, only suggests an alternative sandwich when they are out of peanut butter. Lilo was allowed to take as many photos of whatever mundane or odd subjects as she wanted and Nani would get them developed. Nani recognized what were important habits for Lilo.
When Lilo asks for a pet lobster, Nani does not tell her that lobsters are not pets. She tells her, “We don’t have a lobster door, we have a dog door.” She makes sure the woman at the pound does not tell Lilo that “Stitch is not a real name”.
NANI SPENDS THE ENTIRE MOVIE MAKING SURE THAT LILO NEVER FEELS LIKE HER IDEAS ARE WRONG.
The only time we truly see Nani get angry with Lilo is when she is scared of Lilo being taken away. Nani spends the entire movie stressed out over taking care of her sister, trying to find a job, trying to make sure her sister has a friend, and yet she is always willing to put that extra effort, over and over again, to make sure that Lilo always believes that anything is possible.
This is a great moment because she probably *remembered* that Lilo said this once. And you know what? Shes not ending this day by letting her little sister think this is her fault. She’s not having an easy time trying to be a parent, but she knows none of this is her sisters fault, and shes not going to let her think it is.
And half of her terror of losing Lilo isnt even just losing her family; its knowing that wherever Lilo goes, they won’t know how to do these things. They won’t understand her.
What a good movie.
Casual reminder that the reason Lilo obsessively feeds the fish is because her parents died in a rainstorm and she firmly believes Pudge controls the weather. If you pay attention to the feeding sequence you will notice that storm clouds recede and dissipate, a visual narrative that confirms this.
It’s not just a habit. It’s a very real part of Lilo’s healing process and Nani understands that.
Also if you pay attention to Nani’s room you’ll notice she had surfing posters and trophies. She was very much on her way to being a pro surfer but had to give it up to become the adult Lilo needed her to be.
And not ONCE does Nani show her sister any resentment. It’s worth it to keep her family together. This is a young woman who is willing to sacrifice all of her dreams and make incredibly grown up decisions.
What I am saying is Nani is the best disney princess of all time. Disney Queen even.
Too many feels
I was really hungry so I got home and made this really big dinner, took one bite and had a lack of appetite. ARE YOU KIDDING ME
Midnight snack, dude 😎
In 8 months you can change your life like I changed mine.
How can I explain the feeling of seeing my picture in my own timeline reblogged by someone else? I cant. I just cant. Crying. THANK YOU.
There are so many alluring things about this picture, besides the fact that these two people are sharing an intimate moment. There’s something mysterious about the backdrop, you see the buildings and you wonder whether they’re near a freeway in his pick-up truck or if they’re camping in the woods like you would expect Katniss and Gale to, in The Hunger Games. The deep colour symbolizes the heat of the moment, and the strong emotional whir they’re experiencing. Furthermore, I think what the illustrator is trying to emphasize is the facial expression of the two lovebirds…the impact that she has on him and how he can’t hold back, her resilience, how empowered she feels. The checkered shirt that he’s wearing contributes to the feeling of home, and country life, which is also associated with purity, in contradistinction to her skanky outfit. A great picture, overall. 👌
It’s the easiest thing to do right now
You can’t control everything
But you can manage the pace of your breathing
Release it all…until you have to take your next breath.
There will always be a next breath to take, but focus on this one, because it’ll pass you by if you don’t
Only by taking this breath will you be capable of taking the next; baby steps, do you see?
The task ahead doesn’t seem so big anymore, as I yelled to Jason before - “It’s EASY! C’mon! You can do this!”
Now why can’t I just do the same? Take my own advice and listen to my own breathing. The rush of air passing through my nostrils, the beat of my own heart pumping blood to my brain, the footsteps that I take to physically get to where I need to be, the crack of my knuckles, the blink of my eye.
Tomorrow will be easier. It will be peaceful. I will thrive, but most importantly, I will breathe.