Last night I got John to agree to watch it with me. It went something like this:
John, picking up the DVD case: "Wow. I am already so, SO bored."
John, two minutes in: [HUGE SIGH]
John, 15 minutes in: [playing with his phone]
John, 25 minutes in: "Aww."
John, 35 minutes in: [silent, rapt attention]
John, 45 minutes in: "Ok, I admit it. I am completely captivated by this movie."
(Those times are approximate, but the captivating moment was the bit with the seeds, for those of you who know the movie.)
In the end John and I were both blown away and thoroughly smitten with all the characters, so I have to thank you guys for the positive peer pressure. It's a refreshingly gentle story, but with so much unexpected goodness packed in! I will DEFINITELY be watching this again. And again. Yep, today, a new Totoro fangirl has been born! (And judging by John's cooing over Catbus, a new fanboy, too. Ha!)
Oh, and I learned I've been saying "Totoro" wrong all this time. Oops. (It's TO-to-ro, not To-TO-ro.) That's going to take some getting used to!
And because with great fandoms comes great new shopping opportunities...
Totoro Necklace, $16.77 (plus $10 for shipping)
Handmade Felt Plushie, $12.44
Plush Soot Sprites, $10 each
Totoro Cameo, $14.67 (Plus another $11 for shipping)
Not to mention all the Totoro art and jewelry I've already featured in the past! Woot!
(Ok, Jen, STEP AWAY FROM THE ETSY. I repeat, STEP AWAY.)
Thanks again, guys!