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- n. a land imagined by Jonathan Swift where impractical projects were pursued and practical projects neglected
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Elizabell, an engineering genius, teams up with her new benefactor to build a laputa, an island in the sky.
as for specific stuff: i'm thinking laputa: castle in the sky and nausica in the valley of the wind will be 'adult' enough, though kiki's delivery service and totoro are 100% win.