I read backwards now
Spirited Away" and "Princess Mononoke." Then I went to the library and reserved and watched "My Neighbor Totoro."After the first two movies Kendle was DONE with Hayao so I did not make her watch the last one.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
ANYWAYS. It got me thinking about Nausicaä of the Vally of the Wind and how the Manga (long form comic) was supposed to be way better than the movie, which was all I have ever experienced.
So off to the library again to reserve all seven books to finally get the whole story.
These were the translated Manga, which are in English but read right to left like in Japan. See the image to the left there? The white circles represent word bubbles, and the big black numbers show which order to read the panels in.
Ok so I read these books every day to and from work on the bus. It takes me about two weeks to finish and at the beginning it was hard to not read them the wrong way, but by the end of it I was a pro. Flipping pages right to left, reading right to left....everything was was grand....till I started my next book, Fahrenheit 451, clearly not a Japanese comic book.
It took me a good 3 pages to re-orient my brain to the left to right reading. I had to double check that I was flipping the pages the right way, and that sentences were being continued correctly. Odd because they are two totally different mediums.
Whatever...brains are funny.