i’ve been watching every studio ghibli movie . . . one a day! and after many years of watching HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE, and watching it again today, i gotta say: i’m definitely howl lol

he takes three hot baths over the course of the movie for god’s sake

and dante is calcifer, because calcifer was a shooting star that howl caught in his hands to save him. they are spirit-brothers as a result, and are part of each other. also, calcifer guards howl’s castle, just as dante guards my fortified compound when i am away. yeah!!