So, for the betterment of humanity, I'm going to give a proper tutorial of when and when not to use apostrophe's for everyone who struggle's with this impossible concept, aka The Failure of The Public Education System, which is ENTIRELY the fault of my cousin, who is a teacher.
First of all, apostrophe's should be used randomly, and without regards to context! Haha, just kidding. Gotcha. You were fooled, admit it. But no, in all seriousness, apostrophe's should only be used to describe two things that go together. For example: If there is a mother and son, they'll probably commit incest in hentai. It's "The mother's son", aka he belongs to her. On the flip-side, it'd also be "The son's mother". In this regard, she belong's to him, which is the set-up for this hentai.
Second, apostrophe's can be used in contraction's. A contraction is the tightening of the muscle's in the uterus during childbirth. It's also when you take two word's and smash them together into one word. Example: "They are" -> "They're".
Third, proper usage of plural's: Okay, so follow me down this rabbit hole for a second. You don't normally use an apostrophe for a plural unless that plural of something also possesse's/is associated with something, and then, there are rule's for proper apostrophe usage. Any time there are multiple's of something, it is a plural. Example's: "Goose" (one goose), "Geese" (plural of 'goose'). Okay, maybe that's a bad example. Usually, plural's will end with an "s". Don't ask me why; I didn't invent this language. If a word ends with an "s", you put the apostrophe AFTER the effing "s".
Sometime's, people will use apostrophe's after acronyms, such as "STD's". In this case, it's still wrong and you shouldn't do it. Many people will do this with decade's, like in "1990's" or "1970's". There are multiple year's, so you wouldn'- AH, FUCK IT
*slides everything off of desk*
Let's talk about a movie
So, hidden here in my self-parody blog, I want to talk about Your Name (2016), aka Kimi no Na wa which I watched last night. For anti-spoiler purposes, I'm going to start off by saying that I recommend this movie, even if you're not an effing weeb. Weebery in general will help you to enjoy this movie, but is not required. It's just a well-made film. No wonder it's the highest-grossing movie in Japan of all-time.
When I think of animated films from Japan, I usually think of Hayao Miyazaki and some of the stuff he's done, which is usually meant to be visually appealing. What I like most about Miyazaki is that he walked into that boardroom with those graphic-design students and told them that their computer simulation that learned to walk on its own was 'an insult to life itself'. I might actually be crucified in the modern age of late-stage capitalism for saying that I'm not really a fan of his story-telling. He constructs these beautiful worlds, and then gives them boring stories where not much really happens. What I mean by that is that in any Miyazaki film, you could get up to make some Hot Pockets, then come back and you'll generally not miss much.
However, I didn't make this blog to rip on Miyazaki.
Usually, when there is something that is difficult to draw or animate, computers draw it. That's the case with something like the magic carpet in Disney's Aladdin, where the carpet has a fairly complex design on it. Although Your Name looked really good, there were a lot of computer-animated or computer-drawn things, and noticing it took away a little from how good this film looked. I'd still give it a thumbs-up for looking beautiful. I'm just very pretentious and haughty about it. I just see a computer-animated door closing, scoff loudly, cross my arms, and say with a smug face, "That could've been hand-drawn. I can tell that's computer-drawn." and then rapidly turn my head to eat an owl right out of the air while in flight...?
I went into this movie cold, knowing almost nothing about it, except that there are two characters that are "connected". I didn't know how, so I was immediately trying to figure it out, and was like "They're switching bodies." Boom. Nailed it. Kind of. I was wondering what the arc of the movie would be, and it was a lot different than I thought. I thought it might be that they are both the same person and don't realize it, or one is a reincarnation. Instead, it's two separate people who are switching bodies for no apparent reason, and I thought that'd be the movie. Nope.
So, what we actually have is a time-loop, which is one of my favorite movie tropes. I like time-loops because they make you think, but also because it's easy to mess them up with plot-holes. Just look at the Terminator series. So, you have to do it well. One movie that comes to mind is Predestination (and you thought I was gonna say Looper), where there is a perpetual time-loop going. Similar to Predestination, Your Name's time-loop has an imminent disaster and a love story between two characters that are connected by the time-loop who fall in love. However, in Your Name, the movie starts with the time-loop going, and then being broken when history is re-written.
Our hero, Taki, and our heroine, Mitsuha, start switching bodies because Taki went to the shrine and drank the sake that contains Mitsuha's essence, but he did this because he went into the past to become Mitsuha, which causes Mitsuha to go and meet with past-Taki, and then present-Taki remembers this later -- which is related to the time-loop.When Taki carries the bracelet Mitsuha made, this connects them together, which means that present-Taki became connected to past-Mitsuha when past-Mitsuha met with past-Taki, causing past-Mitsuha to assume the role of present-Taki, which causes present-Taki to go to the shrine and drink the sake.
While the movie goes light on the humor, there are some funny moments that occur because of the body-switching, such as Mitsuha getting Taki to go on a date with a woman he used to have a crush on, but doesn't really fancy anymore, and Taki as Mitsuha doing 'inappropriate for a girl' things, and fist-bumping with Sayaka. You'd think they spend a lot of time messing with their private parts while switched, and while movie touches on this (PUN INTENDED; WAS PLANNED ALL ALONG) it steers clear of getting graphic about it. Taki (as Mitsuha) does a lot of self-boob-touching, and during a montage, Mitsuha (as Taki) is shown reaching slowly towards her/his crotch (God, this is confusing to explain) so you know it definitely happened.
The time-loop is broken when Taki attempts to save Mitsuha from a comet that kills her in the past. In a magic moment of them meeting across time in space in a vision, they attempt to write their names on each other's hands so they won't forget. After all, if Mitsuha is saved, then Taki would never meet her.
Even with the time-loop being broken, Taki and Mitsuha meet by chance five years later and recognize each other. Really happy ending. It made me feel emotions and stuff.
Although I didn't cry during this film, I felt very emotionally moved by it. It was kind of depressing, because the escapism of the film just kinda ended. It was such a happy feeling at the end of the film, and then I went back to real life. This is exactly why we need a strong-willed President to Make Anime Real, so we can live in a beautiful dream.
8/10 Tiamat Comet Chunks, would recommend.