Like Howl’s Moving Castle, they took some liberties with the story… but I highly recommend reading the book before watching the movie — it’ll help you understand just why their relationship is so deep.
Also the book is so damn good. SO. GOOD. It stuck with me since I was a kid.
I recently learned that dead treesprovide vital habitat for more than 1,000 species of wildlife nationwide. The two most common types of dead wood you’ll find in your yard, along a trail or at a park are snags (upright) and logs (on the ground).
Despite their name, dead trees are crawling with life. From the basking lizards on top to the beetles underneath, the list of wildlife that depend on logs feels endless. Here’s a sampling of what you may find if you explore a log more closely. What have you observed on, under or near a dead tree? …
"Bank teller, reading the name on my business account: “‘Machines of Death’? What is that?”
Me: “We make electric chairs.”
(There is a long pause as she considers this.)
Teller: “You’re not…lying, are you?”
Me: “Yeah, I am lying.”
(The teller laughs with relief.)
Teller: “Ha ha…”
Me: “We make syringes for lethal injections.”
Teller: “…ha ha, yeah, OK. Fool me once!”"
Perhaps the best conversation I have ever had????? (via davidmalki)