I’m sure I’ve posted this before, but I still love the headcanon that right after Sailor V joins the team and is like, “Guess what! I’m the Moon Princess!” and everyone’s all “sounds legit. You look like a moon princess to me” that they’re all hanging out having a Senshi meeting or something and Rei gets a kind of thoughtful look on her face like when you’re brain is j u s t walking into some fridge logic and she’s like
“Wait. So what does the V stand for?”
And Minako’s just like, “Um…? It’s, um-? What?”
And Rei’s like, “You know? Sailor V? Why V?”
and this is manga-Minako so her English is notsogood, so she’s like Fuck Fuck, words that start with V??? And she’s looking at Artemis like (you little fucker you came up with the codename in the first place you couldn’t have picked something more subtle there is literally only one planet that starts with V and it isn’t the goddamn moon) and he’s like “don’t look at me, I honestly didn’t expect any of these Japanese kids to notice” and they are both under-the-radar panicking and then all of the sudden Ami is like
“Oh! It’s the roman numeral for five! Because you’re the fifth and final soldier, who originally was our princess!”
And Minako is just like Yep, That’s It, Wow You’re Smart, So Good For Catching On, That Has Definitely Always Been The Explanation The Whole Time.
like weeks after the Dark Kingdom debacle is good and dealt with Ami wakes up in the middle of the night, remembers this, and smacks herself in the face.
If I constantly talk about being ex-Mormon it’s because even eight years after leaving the church I constantly find myself in situations where I’m sure I’d know what the social norm is if I hadn’t been raised Mormon, but because I was I have no idea what’s appropriate.
My favourite part of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang though
is that it is 144 minutes long. And for the first two thirds of that it is a perfectly fucking normal movie.
Like there’s a whole ninety minute movie which is like an inventor who loves his two kids and he wants to get them the thing from the junkyard that they want because it’ll be sold to be destroyed soon and he tries to make money but he can’t and he meets the sweetmaker’s daughter and he doesn’t like her and she doesn’t like him but then they get closer and it looks like the car his kids wanted is going to be ruined but then he accidentally makes a sweet and he and the sweetmaker’s daughter try to sell it to the sweetmaker but then it backfires and he’s sad because he’s going to disappoint his kids but he decides he can’t let them down and he goes out and is able to get the money at the fair and he rebuilds the car and takes his kids and the sweetmaker’s daughter on a day out in his newly fixed up car and he and she are flirting on the beach and the kids really like her and trying to push them together and like wow this must really be wrapping up soon and THEN PIRATES AND THE CAR IS FLYING???? INDENTURED INVENTOR SERVANTS??? AND WE ARE NOW IN SOME GERMANIC COUNTRY WHERE CHILDREN ARE ILLEGAL AND THE CHILDCATCHER AND THE TOYMAKER AND THE KING IS TRYING TO MURDER HIS WIFE AND THERE'S AN ARMY OF ANGRY CHILDREN???? haha well that was strange well let’s just drop the sweetmaker’s daughter off at her house I wonder if they get together
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it’s like 6 am and I’ve been awake for three hours let me tell you a Sailor Moon thing I love
so the dark kingdom arc ends and it’s an unexpected hit and they’re getting a new season and everyone’s running around with their heads cut off because SHIT SHIT and in the midst of all this some executive is like
look we can’t forget the most important part of this is the merch
so Naoko my buddy
and Naoko is like “I haven’t slept in months and I’m writing weird sleep deprived stories that only half make sense that people will be overanalyzing like the unerring bible for decades. What the fuck do you want”
and the exec is all look you gotta make us some new transformation baubles to sell to the kiddos like just real quick please ‘cause toys
and Naoko is like
And so all the girls get new transformation thingies. No more transformation pens. Say hello to the star power stick. And how do the girls get their star power sticks?
Luna just finds them under a couch or smth
and just hands them over in the least plotty, most cavalier scene of possibly the entire series
here have some sticks I guess
It’s not a power upgrade/emotional scene where they’re too weak and the wands appear to them. They aren’t bestowed to them by Queen Serenity, or summoned by friendship.
Luna was just like “oh yeah I forgot, we have spare sticks. you know, like people just keep around”
and so like, this is fucking ripe for improvement in adaptation. The R series needed to stall for time to allow Naoko to write, right? So maybe they add a subplot, beef this up a bit…
NOPE! “look, sticks” - Luna. Who just has a bunch of magic space sticks lying around, apparently.
And of course in Crystal
no one asks where she got them, no one is curious at their existence, there is no swell of music or anyone sensing a new immense power
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