my new years resolution is to be meaner and hotter
Assorted cheese hell………yes
are we not going to talk about the poem below that
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.
WOAH THE RAINSTORM THING DID NOT OCCUR TO ME
The many reasons why this is my favorite disney movie
- un-disgruntle yourself
- comfort someone
- be comforted
- go to a quiet place
- press a magic button and fix everything
- get a hug
- see something cute
- hear rain noises
- play cute games
- cut something/someone (blood)
- break something
- open a window
- have a guided relaxation
- listen to nature sounds (or here)
- do nothing for 2 minutes
- play the piano
- make cute ecards
- make cool music (ex.)
- get an idea for what to do
- avoid boredom
- watch a dream
- have a stickman adventure
So, every year around this time I start going through my cookbooks and online bookmarks for what I’m going to make at Christmas - which I would probably lose by the 23rd, causing a mad dash around the kitchen leading to an alcoholic stupor on the 24th when I realised I had nothing to make. So … this year I thought I’d make it public and then I’d know exactly where to find it. Just FYI, I live in New Zealand, and our typical christmas is usually a BBQ with lots of salads, so this isn’t exactly a ‘traditional’ collection - and the sweet/dessert section is the biggest - but then, can you blame me?
Please let me know if any of the links aren’t working, and feel free to let me know your go-to recipes and I’ll add them to the list!
- Stove top stuffing
- Sage and onion stuffing
- Mushroom and walnut stuffing
- White wine gravy
- Traditional gravy
- Slow cooker roast chicken
- Fool proof slow roast chicken
- Christmas turkey with onion and sage pork stuffing
- Kale and sausage stuffed turkey
- BBQ turkey
- Glazed ham with apricot mustard sauce
- Festive ham with cranberry glaze
- Brandied Ham
- Glazed ham
- Beef Wellington
- Crispy red cabbage salad
- Easy coleslaw
- Roasted brussel sprouts with quinoa and cranberries
- Golden beet, grape and pistachio salad with maple dressing
- Cinnamon roasted vegetables
- Green vegetables with flavoured butter
- Tarragon green beans
- Roasted vegetables with white wine miso gravy
- Lemon rosemary roasted potatoes
- Perfect roast potatoes
- Sauteed black olives with tomatoes
- Spicy roasted chickpeas
- Baked figs
- Carrots with thyme, cumin & orange butter
- Wild mushroom and spinach lasagne
- Classic cheese lasagne
- Green bean casserole
- Pesto spinach ‘Christmas’ pizza
- Turkey and sweet leek pie
- Caramelised onion and goat cheese dip
- Spinach, bacon, and onion dip
- Maple spiced candied nuts
- Bacon wrapped tomatoes
- Homemade cheese straws
- Upside down mushroom tartlets
- Baked camembert
- Santa Hat Cheesecake bites
- Chocolate yule logs
- Christmas fruit mince
- Unbelievably easy mince pies
- Christmas Rocky Road
- Nightmare Before Christmas cookies
- Red velvet white chocolate chip cookies
- Stenciled gingerbread cookies
- Gingerbread trees with lemon icing
- Gingerbread cookies
- Iced sugar cookies
- Christmas tree cupcakes
- Spiced chocolate cake
- Italian Christmas pudding cake
- Christmas pudding
- Cranberry pudding
- Nan’s Christmas pud with vin santo
- Homemade holiday lollipops
- Candy-stripe cookie sticks
- Black forest brownie truffles
- Snowball truffles
- Easy chocolate truffles
- Mascarpone stuffed strawberries
- Hazelnut truffles
- Pistachio-raisin biscotti
- Baked Alaska
- Grand Raspberry Trifle
- Boozy Christmas trifle
- Pecan Pie
- Candy-cane marshmallows
- Fantasy pavlova
- Fresh fuit salad
- White chocolate eggnog cheescake pots
- Spiced chocolate eggnog
- Delicious hot chocolate
- Homemade hot chocolate
- Epic hot chocolate
- Caramel hot cocoa
- Gingersnap shakes
- Ginger-spiced cider
- Cranberry cocktails
- Flavoured vodka
Pokemon X and Y Wondertrade Christmas!
Make kids starting their new games on Christmas happy by sending them some useful Pokemon or little items! You might get a Pokemon without use for you back, but someone somewhere will be really happy about the things you sent!
No one expects you to send your precious items. Please think back to when you were young and playing the games. How precious was a rare candy to a lot of us? Or how great would it be to get an Eevee that is holding a fire or water stone and can be evolved into Flareon or Vaporeon? Make them smile and reblog if you like this idea :)
This is perfect! :)