There's a local movie rental store near my house. I like to support them because I know rental places have trouble competing with Netflix and the like. I'll stop by and see if they have a copy either tonight or tomorrow.
AH I knew I forgot one. I wasn't big on Ponyo's story, but the art was simply amazing, so I still enjoyed it. And yeah haha Hayao Miyazaki is one of my favorite directors, so I've seen all the movies he's directed. I haven't seen The Secret World of Arrietty, though. How was it?
I think, if I'm reading you correctly, that you would really like Princess Mononoke. It's MUCH more serious than Howl's, and has a cool 18th century Japan mixed with classic Japanese mythology feel to it. It's really good.
I totally see where you're coming from. The ending is really weird and doesn't seem to fit with the rest of the movie imo. But I feel like a lot of Miyazaki movies are like that. My favorites are (in order) Spirited Away, Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke / Howls Moving Castle (it's a tie), My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Nausica of the Valley of the Wind, Castle in the Sky.
You know, it's funny. I honestly don't care one way or another about getting a badge for my C&C work. It's just really cool seeing my stuff be put onsite. I mean, my name is even on the front page of Smogon! That feels great! You should consider doing work for C&C! When XY comes out, it's going to be hectic, we could use all the help we can get.
Haha yeah Ginga's a boy. And yeah, it will be hard getting data for SDef Meloetta, which I've never used (so I'm in the process of making a team with it now), but I'm pretty sure I know what to say about Meloetta's Mixed and CM sets. We'll see how it turns out haha.