THIS IS PERFECT OH MY GOD
why iphones gotta take two million years to turn back on after they die like you plug em in and you’re all ready to start texting again but they’re like “nope. i gotta take some time for myself. figure out who i am. you hurt me too much the last time. let me think.”
nani was NINETEEN and such a fucking badass who was so protective of lilo and just ROLLED with aliens being a thing towards the end of the movie. #1 Disney relative of all time.
I have honestly been waiting AGES for the right gifset to express the wonderful perfection that is Nani. She is not only protective of Lilo, she respects the way Lilo’s imagination and quirkiness works.
Pudge the fish got a peanut butter sandwich every Thursday. Nani does not argue the logic of feeding him, only suggests an alternative sandwich when they are out of peanut butter. Lilo was allowed to take as many photos of whatever mundane or odd subjects as she wanted and Nani would get them developed. Nani recognized what were important habits for Lilo.
When Lilo asks for a pet lobster, Nani does not tell her that lobsters are not pets. She tells her, “We don’t have a lobster door, we have a dog door.” She makes sure the woman at the pound does not tell Lilo that “Stitch is not a real name”.
NANI SPENDS THE ENTIRE MOVIE MAKING SURE THAT LILO NEVER FEELS LIKE HER IDEAS ARE WRONG.
The only time we truly see Nani get angry with Lilo is when she is scared of Lilo being taken away. Nani spends the entire movie stressed out over taking care of her sister, trying to find a job, trying to make sure her sister has a friend, and yet she is always willing to put that extra effort, over and over again, to make sure that Lilo always believes that anything is possible.
This is a great moment because she probably *remembered* that Lilo said this once. And you know what? Shes not ending this day by letting her little sister think this is her fault. She’s not having an easy time trying to be a parent, but she knows none of this is her sisters fault, and shes not going to let her think it is.
And half of her terror of losing Lilo isnt even just losing her family; its knowing that wherever Lilo goes, they won’t know how to do these things. They won’t understand her.
What a good movie.
Casual reminder that the reason Lilo obsessively feeds the fish is because her parents died in a rainstorm and she firmly believes Pudge controls the weather. If you pay attention to the feeding sequence you will notice that storm clouds recede and dissipate, a visual narrative that confirms this.
It’s not just a habit. It’s a very real part of Lilo’s healing process and Nani understands that.
Also if you pay attention to Nani’s room you’ll notice she had surfing posters and trophies. She was very much on her way to being a pro surfer but had to give it up to become the adult Lilo needed her to be.
And not ONCE does Nani show her sister any resentment. It’s worth it to keep her family together. This is a young woman who is willing to sacrifice all of her dreams and make incredibly grown up decisions.
What I am saying is Nani is the best disney princess of all time. Disney Queen even.
I don’t know what to do anymore. Day after day you are always out, always with someone else, always doing something that I’m not a part of. There is no room for me in your heart anymore. The space that I use to be has now been filled with other people and plans. I sit, paitiently waiting for you. For your response, time and love. But instead I am filled with anguish and sadness, because I am no longer important.
I don’t know what I would do without you. Even though I hated you and the way you didn’t take responsibility, or make me your priority, or how you could never make a decision on anything; I still
love you. Something about you draws me to you. How comforting you are, it how I feel so safe with you. Like you would protect me from all the evil in the world. I just want you to look at me and tell me you love me without wondering if you still would tomorrow. I want all of you, or nothing to do wth you. I can’t have whatever is in between. Because this, this laying in bed wondering where you are or what you are doing and why you won’t love me is killing me.
You say you don’t want a relationship, but you still love me. That you can’t let go of what I did to you. That you want us to be friends. You say you can live without me, but is that what you want? Do you really want to live without me? Do you think another person in the world will love you like I do? Would another person live, breathe and think about you every moment of their day like I do? Even when I was with another man I still missed you with every fiber of my being. I wished it was your hand that I was holding, your face that I woke up to, and your name that came up on my phone.
When I came back, you asked me not to leave again. You asked me to not hurt you once more and up stay forever. My words when I left were out of anger and hurt. I wanted my life to change, I wanted someone who understood what reaponsibility was, someone who talked to me about everything under the sun, someone who I could lean on. I wanted someone to encounter all walks of life with, a partner to stand besides me. Not follow or lead, but to be with me every step of the way. When I left you were dependent of me, to the point of unmotivation. But now you have grown and flourished, but you also replaced my spot in your heart and forgot about us.
I don’t want to leave. I want to stay and I want you to love me like we use to and better. You said you want us to be better than ever, but how can we do that if you don’t want to be in a relationship? How can we grow together if you push me away?
I gave up so much for you , I’ve sacrificed and always put you first. No matter how bad you fucked up or how mad you made me I’ve always forgiven you. I made it my life to make you happy, using all of my financial and emotional means to achieve it. Have you forgotten that? Have you forgotten how hard I’ve worked to keep you happy? Everyone, including my own family, I’ve pushed away for you? Because I wanted to be with you.
No one will love you like I do. No one will ever treat you as well as I have or understand you more. I guarantee it.
OVEN BAKING. HEAVY BREATHING. DONT GIVE A FUCK IF ITS CARBS THAT IM EATING.