Those When Marnie was There clips in sakugabooru were killing me…
Honestly, the draft for this post was originally created weeks before I watched Marnie. It’s actually been almost a month but it never saw the light of publicity until now. What was I hesitating for?
I did mention in Yuri Headmaster OG-Man’s post that it’s mostly the music in the trailer that got me into wanting to watch this film, even though I’m not particularly looking forward to any Ghibli movies. The visuals and the editing in the trailer was a bonus, too.
[When Marnie Was There ED] Fine on the Outside by Priscilla Ahn
The mood was perfect. I was ready for the feels train and even intrigued if there’d be any yuri in it, though of course I was a bit skeptical on that part. What I got the most out of that trailer, however, was the instant connection I had with the song. It’s in English, not Engrish, so you can listen to it and understand the lyrics at the same time.
Now back to the question above. The reason I couldn’t get this published right away was that I wanted to share my own side of the story that made me claim I had this personal connection with the track. But I didn’t have the right mentality to start on it. Many other things were going on in my mind, and my desire to share this music with you didn’t fully register into my fingers to type the words down.
And I realized that I just simply want you to hear this song, without having to be bothered by a snippet of my depressing personal life. The song is melancholy enough and I don’t want another blow to the gut. It’s beautiful, though. Painfully beautiful.