Gotta document my weird experience of last night, since it was kindof a first for me. So I’m almost done with Moby Dick (dicky dicky dick dick), and last night before I went to sleep I stopped just where the white whale was finally sighted — excitement! (Though watch Melville tangent to Belgian whaling laws in 1812 or something for five chapters before actually telling me what happened.) Yeah, so, then I went to sleep, and I dreamed.

I dreamed I was a member of the crew, and we were lowering to pursue Moby Dick (dicky dicky dick dick), and it was all tense and dangerous. Presently I woke to find myself leaning half out grappling with the chair next to my bed, believing that I was performing some vital task on a whaling boat. This morning when I got up, I found I’d actually shifted the chair a good two feet in my sleep.

Never having been a sleepwalker or given to doing weird things while unconscious, this was unprecedented and kinda hilarious. Of all things that could have provoked me to wrestle a chair in the middle of the night, that the prospect of killing a whale would be what did it was not something I ever predicted XD

Next, here’s a meme that proves I don’t think well of a large percentage of movies.

[X] if you watched the entire movie
[O] if you watched only part
[ ] if you’ve never seen it

Bold what you loved
Strike through what you hated
Italicize what you thought was a stupid movie but don’t feel any particular hatred toward

Classic Disney
[x] 101 Dalmatians (1961)
[x] Alice in Wonderland (1951)
[x] Bambi (1942)
[x] Cinderella (1950)
[x] Dumbo (1941)
[x] Fantasia (1940)
[x] Lady and the Tramp (1955)
[x] Mary Poppins (1964)
[x] Peter Pan (1953)
[x] Pinocchio (1940)
[x] Sleeping Beauty (1959)
[x] Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
[ ] Song of the South (1946)

Disney’s Dark Age
[x] The Aristocats (1970)
[x] The Black Cauldron (1985)
[x] The Fox and the Hound (1981)
[x] The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
[x] The Jungle Book (1967)
[x] The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
[x] Oliver and Company (1986)
[x] Pete’s Dragon (1977)
[x] The Rescuers (1977)
[x] Robin Hood (1973)
[x] The Sword In The Stone (1963)

The Disney Renaissance
[x] Aladdin (1992)
[x] Beauty and the Beast (1991)
[x] A Goofy Movie (1995)
[x] Hercules (1997)
[x] The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
[x] The Lion King (1994)
[x] The Little Mermaid (1989)
[x] Mulan (1998)
[x] Pocahontas (1995)
[x] The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
[x] Tarzan (1999)

Disney’s Modern Age
[x] Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
[ ] Bolt (2008)
[x] Brother Bear (2003)
[ ] Chicken Little (2005)
[x] Dinosaur (2000)
[x] The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)
[ ] Fantasia 2000 (2000)
[ ] Home on the Range (2004)
[x] Lilo & Stitch (2002)
[ ] Meet the Robinsons (2007)
[x] Treasure Planet (2002)

Pixar
[x] A Bug’s Life (1998)
[ ] Cars (2006)
[o] Finding Nemo (2003)
[x] The Incredibles (2004)
[x] Monsters Inc. (2001)
[ ] Ratatouille (2007)
[x] Toy Story (1995)
[x] Toy Story 2 (1999)
[ ] Wall-E (2008)

Don Bluth
[x] All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
[x] An American Tail (1986)
[x] An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)
[x] Anastasia (1997)
[x] The Land Before Time (1988)
[x] The Pebble and the Penguin (1995)
[ ] Rock-a-Doodle (1991)
[x] The Secret of NIMH (1982)
[x] Thumbelina (1994)
[x] Titan AE (2000)
[x] A Troll in Central Park (1994)
[ ] Bartok the Magnificent (1999)

Claymation
[ ] The Adventures of Mark Twain (1986)
[x] Chicken Run (2000)
[x] Corpse Bride (2005)
[ ] James and the Giant Peach (1996)
[x] Nightmare Before Christmas, The (1993)
[ ] Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
[ ] Flushed Away (2006)
[x] Coraline (2009)

CGI
[x] Antz (1998)
[x] Happy Feet (2006)
[ ] Kung Fu Panda (2008)
[ ] Madagascar (2005)
[ ] Madagascar 2 (2008)
[ ] Monster House (2006)
[ ] Over the Hedge (2006)
[ ] Polar Express, The (2004)
[ ] Robots (2005)
[x] Shrek (2001)
[x] Shrek 2 (2004)
[x] Shrek the Third
[ ] Happily N’Ever After (2006)
[ ] Open Season (2006)
[x] TMNT (2007)

Imports (I’d like to know what the meme-writer thought qualifies several of these as imports)
[x] The Thief and the Cobbler (1995)
[x] The Last Unicorn (1982)
[ ] Light Years
[ ] The Plague Dogs
[ ] The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
[ ] Persepolis (2007)
[ ] Waltz With Bashir (2008)
[x] Watership Down (1978)
[ ] When the Wind Blows (1988)
[ ] Yellow Submarine (1968)

Studio Ghibli/Miyazaki
[x] Grave of the Fireflies (1993)
[ ] Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
[x] Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
[x] Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986)
[ ] Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
[ ] My Neighbors The Yamadas
[x] My Neighbor Totoro (1993)
[x] Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
[x] Only Yesterday
[o] Pom Poko
[x] Porco Rosso (1992)
[x] Princess Mononoke (1999)
[x] Spirited Away (2002)
[ ] The Cat Returns
[x] Whisper of the Heart

Satoshi Kon
[ ] Millennium Actress (2001)
[ ] Paprika (2006)
[ ] Perfect Blue (1999)
[ ] Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
[ ] Memories – “Magnetic Rose” (1995)

Shinkai Makoto
[ ] She and Her Cat (1999)
[ ] Voices of a Distant Star (2001)
[ ] The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)
[ ] 5 Centimeters per Second (2007)

Other Anime Films
[x] Adolescence of Utena
[ ] Akira (1989)
[ ] Appleseed
[ ] Appleseed: Ex Machina
[ ] Arcadia of My Youth
[ ] Blood: The Last Vampire
[x] Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (2003)
[ ] The Dagger of Kamui
[ ] Dirty Pair: Project Eden
[ ] End of Evangelion
[ ] Fist of the North Star
[ ] Galaxy Express
[ ] Ghost in the Shell (1996)
[ ] The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
[ ] Lensman
[ ] Lupin III: Bye Bye Liberty Crisis
[ ] Lupin III: Hemingway Papers
[ ] Macross: Do You Remember Love
[ ] Macross 2
[ ] Macross Plus
[x] Metropolis (2001)
[ ] Neo-Tokyo
[ ] Ninja Scroll
[ ] Patlabor the Movie
[ ] The Professional: Golgo 13
[ ] Project A-ko
[ ] Robotech: The Shadow Chronicle
[ ] Silent Mobius
[ ] Sinbad no Bouken (1962)
[ ] Space Adventure Cobra
[ ] Steamboy (2004)
[ ] Street Fighter II (Manga version)
[ ] Swan Lake (1981)
[ ] Sword of the Stranger
[x] The Fantastic Adventures of Unico (It’s been too long since I’ve seen this for me to give an opinion on it)
[ ] Unico and the Island of Magic
[ ] Urotsukidoji: The Movie
[x] Vampire Hunter D
[ ] Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
[ ] Wings of Honneamise: Royal Space Force
[ ] Tekkon Kinkreet

Cartoons For Grown-Ups
[ ] American Pop
[ ] The Animatrix (2003)
[ ] Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon The Movie
[ ] Beavis & Butthead Do America (1996)
[ ] Cool World
[x] Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
[ ] Final Fantasy: Advent Children
[ ] Fire & Ice
[ ] Fritz the Cat (1972)
[ ] The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (1974)
[ ] Heavy Metal (1981)
[ ] Heavy Metal 2000 (2000)
[ ] Hey Good Looking
[ ] Lady Death
[ ] A Scanner Darkly (2006)
[ ] South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
[ ] Street Fight (AKA – Coonskin)
[ ] Waking Life (2001)

Other
[ ] Animal Farm
[ ] Animalympics
[x] Balto
[ ] Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
[ ] Batman and the Mask of Phantasm
[x] The Brave Little Toaster (1988) (I was tempted to bold these toaster movies as well, because they’re funny as shit, but it’s more of a Plan 9 sort of love and I don’t think that counts)
[x] The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue (1997)
[x] The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (1998)
[ ] Bravestarr: The Movie
[x] Care Bears: The Movie
[x] Cats Don’t Dance (1997)
[x] Charlotte’s Web (1973)
[x] FernGully
[ ] G.I. Joe: The Movie
[ ] Gobots: Battle of the Rock Lords
[x] She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword
[x] The Hobbit (Rankin/Bass)
[x] The Iron Giant (1999)
[ ] Justice League: The New Frontier
[x] The Lord of the Rings (Ralph Bakshi)
[x] Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1992)
[ ] Looney Tunes: Back in Action
[ ] Once Upon a Forest (1993)
[x] Opus: A Wish for Wings that Work
[x] The Phantom Tollbooth
[ ] Pink Floyd’s The Wall (1982)
[x] The Prince of Egypt (1998)
[ ] Powerpuff Girls: The Movie
[x] Quest For Camelot (1999)
[ ] Ringing Bell
[x] The Road to El Dorado (2000)
[ ] Rock & Rule
[x] Space Jam
[x] Starchaser: The Legend of Orrin
[ ] Superman: Doomsday
[ ] Surf’s Up
[x] The Swan Princess
[x] Transformers: The Movie (1986)
[ ] Wizards
[x] Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
[ ] Wonder Woman