HOLY FUCKING SHIT FEM POLAND AND FEM LITHUANIA OH YM HO D IVE BEEN WAITING FO THIS FOR SO LONG IM SO FUCKGING HAPPY THANK YOU HIMA
Lady Eboshi was awesome. You know why? Because she looked at a town full of abused and exploited women and said “Fuck this shit”
And they said “Look lady these girls are just trying to earn a living”
But Lady Eboshi didn’t take that shit. She said “Well I’ll buy them and if they want they can come with me.”
"Lady you are hysterical you can’t afford…"
"Fuck you. I’m paying for all of it. And you know how? These ladies are going to work for me. I’m going to pay them to make iron for weapons and you are going to buy those weapons."
"Your town is so big and succesful the Emperor wants it. You better sell out now because all of those natural resources are protected by the Gods so you might as well…"
"Fuck the Gods. Fuck the Emperor. Fuck your shit. It’s my hot town I’ll do what I want."
She also took in men who’d been crippled and were cast out to be beggars and gave them work they could do and plenty of respect and care. Lady was feminist as fuck.
SHE TOOK IN LEPERS.
L E P E R S.
See above for why Lady Eboshi is one of the best characters ever. Technically, she’s the antagonist after you learn San’s story and how Eboshi is hurting the environment, but she’s not villified by the story or by any human characters in the town because of her humanitarian efforts. She’s an antagonist for San and Ashitaka at some points, but in all others, she’s nothing less of a hero. Even at the end, when her town is ruined, she just smiles and says “This time we’ll build a better town.” with the implication she’ll make a prosperous town for her people without harming the environment.
tl;dr - Lady Eboshi is the best
He’s doing well. Though…he has stopped coming into the library as much. Not a helper anymore.
Ivan is spending more time with that Yao fellow. In fact, I can’t recall a time I’ve seen them apart from the other as of late.
It’s wonderful, he’s made a good friend and he’s kept that friend.
He’s not alone anymore, not an outcast. He smiles and laughs as he used to. It has taken him some time, but he’s back on his feet.
Did I ever mention that Ivan is an artist? Oh yes, he would doodle all the time while in the library with me.
Often when I’m in the hallways I see him heading into the art rooms, then he won’t come out for hours. He’s in there more than he was the library, I think his classes must keep him busy.
He works hard. From what I remember, he’s extremely talented. I think even once he mentioned that he wants to peruse art. I know he’ll do well.
I think he’s moved on, I feel like I’ve truly…grown far away from my old friend. However…
I know he is taking care of himself.
And that is good enough for me.