The Myth of the Diner Waitress
Like my favorite Miyazaki heroines, I have taken on service work in a foreign land, and so return to one of my favorite cinematic archetypes: the wayward diner waitress. Cast away from her destiny, she strings up her apron and embraces the grimness, and the glory, of quotidian service. These waitresses rarely want to be in this line of service, or care …
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