Parents need to know that the fantasy violence in Over the Moon is only mildly scary, and the sadder scenarios -- a dying mother, a \"Chamber of Exquisite Sadness\" for the grief stricken -- ultimately lead to positive lessons and personal growth. Main character Fei Fei (voiced by Cathy Ang) comes from a loving extended family that often bonds over food in their beautiful Chinese village. She also excels at science and puts her gifts to use to build a rocket. It launches Fei Fei and her soon-to-be brother, plus pets, into a fantasy world on the moon. There they encounter some threatening creatures and embark on adventures that put their lives in danger but also bring them closer together and help Fei Fei work through her grief. The kids display courage and determination, and they learn the expansiveness of love. Four years after his wife's death, a man admits he sometimes feels lonely and makes plans to remarry. Expect some innocent expressions of affection; iffy language is limited to childish taunts, plus \"butt\" and \"poo.\"
Fei Fei (voiced by Cathy Ang) and her mom (Ruthie Ann Miles) and dad (John Cho) sell mooncakes from their bakery and form a happy threesome, until the mother passes away, in OVER THE MOON. Four years later, when her dad brings home a new girlfriend (Sandra Oh), complete with annoying 8-year-old son Chin (Robert G. Chiu), Fei Fei decides she must take extreme measures to stop the budding relationship. She uses her gift for science to concoct a rocket ship to fly her to the moon, where the immortal moon goddess of myth, Chang'e (Phillipa Soo), is said to live, awaiting her long-lost love Houyi (Conrad Ricamora). Fei Fei believes that if she can prove Chang'e's existence to her dad, he'll be reminded that one true love can last for eternity. But, things don't go exactly as planned on the moon, and Fei Fei learns a few lessons herself.
This charming film combines magical locations, impressive animation, memorable musical numbers, sweet characters, and positive life lessons in a fairy tale about the boundless love of family. There are some flaws in Over the Moon, including not enough screen time for the adorable Gobi, played by comedian Ken Jeong, and especially the abrupt change in tone and pace when Fei Fei leaves her immaculate, golden-hued Chinese village and rockets to the moon. Here she enters an imaginary space kingdom made up of candy-colored \"lunarian\" creatures and a goddess (voiced by Hamilton's Soo) who appears unexpectedly as a kind of pop artist. It's all a bit disconcerting, and can feel at first like you've stumbled into an entirely different movie.
Things eventually even out as Fei Fei's adventures in the lunar wonderland begin to make sense. Secondary characters are also entertaining, especially humorous, defenseless sidekick Gobi (think Sven in Frozen) and incorrigible tag-along little brother Chin. The title of Over the Moon may have multiple meanings for this film: It can be an expression of love or excitement, and it's also the place where Fei Fei travels to open up her heart again (production design was partially inspired by Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon album cover). The title also hints at Georges Melies' early film adventure, A Trip to the Moon, an image alluded to in the movie. Lastly, it makes reference to the Chinese festival known as the Autumn Moon Festival. All of these aspects and inspiration combine in a layered production that feels in more ways than one like a labor of love.
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I played this with people I was dating or in a relationship with a couple times. It was cool to try and figure out what the other was playing, kind of like a puzzle that lasted an entire month. On top of that, it was a great opportunity to show a different side of myself and discover a different side of them in return.
Over The Moon is played over the course of a lunar cycle, between two people, using a messenger app. Your character sheets are dating profiles, and you play by messaging each other questions and responding to them. Both players respond with moon emojis, but the meaning of both players' emojis is decided secretly in advance, and you have to guess / decode each other's signs.
Also, I feel like I have to add that this feels like the perfect game for the social isolation of the current moment. It encourages you to keep in regular contact with someone and find a small piece of creativity every day, and it's even designed for play over a messenger app!
That is how we discovered Over The Moon Farm & Flowers. It has been a pleasure to do business with them. Having a fresh bouquet of flowers all summer long was such a treat!We have also ordered their meat products. Having grown up, eating farm raised chickens. I can tell you theirs is the real deal.We plan to do it all over again this year. I strongly encourage you to do the same!
InformationPages128 pagesAuthorPeter WartmanIllustratorXanthe BoumaPublished onOctober 6, 2020PublisherGraphixDimensions6 x 9 inches / 1.7 poundsISBN-10ISBN 1338653067ISBN-13ISBN 978-1338653069Through the Moon is the first graphic novel of The Dragon Prince. The story is set between the events of Book Three and Book Four and is considered canon. It is available for purchase through Amazon as Kindle, paperback or hardcover.
But the portal is unstable, and the ancient Moonshadow Elves who destroyed it never intended for it to be reopened. Will Rayla's quest to uncover the secrets of the dead put her living friends in mortal danger
Caught inside a merciless nightmare, Rayla returns to the dragon lair inside the Storm Spire; the same place where her parents had faced Viren on the day Avizandum had been slain. Three pillars of ice tower in front of her, which she examines one by one, discovering in shock that two of them contain Runaan and her parents. To Rayla's surprise, Viren shows up behind her and showcases the new addition of his collection: the third pillar containing Callum. Although Rayla commands the mage to step away from her boyfriend, Viren reassures her that she would be joining them soon enough. As the two ready for battle, a large feather descends onto the scene.
Rayla wakes in a bed inside the kingdom of Katolis, as Callum uses the feather to tickle her face, leaving her disgruntled. Callum admits that he hoped for his girlfriend to make a cute face, but neither Rayla nor Ezran are supportive of him using Phoe-Phoe's feather for such a silly action. Before Callum is able to defend himself, Ezran informs Rayla that a letter from Lujanne has arrived, which instructs that the \"ghost feather\" has to be returned to the Moon Nexus before the next new moon, in order for a ritual of rebirth to succeed. Seeing as the next new moon is only three days away, Rayla wishes to depart as soon as possible, when she realizes that everyone had gotten up hours before her. Due to being the new king of Katolis, Rayla inquires if Ezran would be able to join them, but he promises that a note left for Opeli would excuse him for such an important mission. Opeli is briefly shown in her office, anything but fond of the development, before Ezran storms out to pack.
Since they are now alone, Callum asks if Rayla had stayed up late again, to which she replies that she could not stop herself from worrying over Viren's fate, as they had not found a sign of his body after he had dropped from the pinnacle of the Storm Spire. Despite Callum's attempt to soothe Rayla's mind by saying that Viren is dead for sure, Rayla refuses to move on without proof. Callum's emphasis on the topic of moving on sparks Rayla's hurt about having lost both her parents and Runaan without closure. Once Callum admits that he hates seeing Rayla in this state, she manages to calm down and leans against him, which gives him the opportunity to suggest that they should treat the trip to the Moon Nexus as a vacation, one that Rayla gratefully confirms she needs.
Ezran finally approaches Lujanne and hands over Phoe-Phoe's feather, letting Lujanne know that she had sacrificed herself for him. Lujanne expresses her aching pain of missing her loyal friend during this phase of rebirth and explains that Moon Phoenixes are tied to both life and death and that, when the time comes, she would place the feather on the water of the Moon Nexus's lake. Until this time comes, she asks for Ezran to hold on to the feather. Out of hospitality, Lujanne then invites the group to eat, but they insist they brought their own food, not wanting to be fed grubs again.
At the table, Lujanne inquires how Callum and Rayla fell for each other. Although Callum wants to recollect their starting point by mentioning their first kiss in the Midnight Desert, Rayla begs him not to bring this moment up. Lujanne notices that things between humans and elves are beginning to change, when she is asked how her own relationship with Allen came to be. She explains that she had only meant to mess with some humans while in her disguise, when she met Allen and went on a date with him. When her missing fingers were noticed, she describes \"a lot of pitchforks\" to have been involved and Rayla reminds her that she has to wear gloves. When Lujanne expresses her gratitude that they had managed to make a difference thanks to Phoe-Phoe's sacrifice, Rayla voices her concerns about Viren having simply vanished without a trace, but is interrupted immediately by Callum. He excitedly informs Lujanne that he knows the Sky arcanum now. When Lujanne reminds him kindly that they have been over this, not taking him serious, Callum blows a gust of air over the table by casting \"Aspiro\", causing Phoe-Phoe's feather to be blown away. Ezran tries his best to stop Bait from eating the feather, while Rayla's expression fills with worry. 59ce067264