The manga and I kind of hate each other. This is unfortunate, but still, I’m determined to come out of this with something. Rather than spend energy on a liveblog that’s increasingly negative, I’m reading each manga act (mostly) silently, and then writing up summaries at the end. I won’t pull my punches. There’s going to be criticism and snark about the manga, either wholesale or in details. If that isn’t a thing you feel like reading, please skip this post!
To say there were parts of this issue that irritated me seems as unnecessary as declaring “my puppy is cute!” or “cheese is important!” Yet I’ll still post puppy pictures and shove cheese in my face, so necessity isn’t a great deciding factor for me, it would appear.
Ye GODS, I got irritated in this issue. But I also was interested for like two seconds. IT WAS WEIRD. The manga quickly reasserted itself and its hatred for me personally, but oh, those seconds.
First though, we have a mountain of crap to dig through.
We open with Chibs at the hospital. A doctor says she’s gone into cardiac arrest, and is dying, and everyone just stands there and looks at each other, which I do not think is the approved method for treating cardiac arrest. I realize I’m not a doctor, but I used to watch a lot of ER, so I feel pretty confident. Mamoru actually tells the doctor to leave, which seems like exactly what you WOULDN’T want in this situation, BUT MAMORU KNOWS BEST I GUESS.
I’m about to jump ahead a bit here, but jesus wept this aggravated me, so you can guess how much I care. Okay, so this is the panel just after Mamoru’s told the doctor to fuck off:
This one is seven pages later, after they’ve moved Chibs to Mamoru’s apartment:
SEVEN PAGES LATER AND A LOCATION CHANGE AND THIS IS BASICALLY THE SAME FUCKING PANEL AND I’M SO ANNOYED BY IT
DO THE INNERS JUST ALWAYS MOVE IN THIS EXACT ORDER ARE THEY LITTLE SOCCER MEN ON A FOOSBALL STICK
AMI EVEN HAS HER FUCKING HAND TO HER CHIN IN BOTH SHOTS
AND I MAYBE WOULDN’T EVEN MIND SO MUCH IF EVEN A SINGLE ONE OF THE INNER SENSHI HAD A FUCKING LINE TO THIS POINT BUT THEY DIDN’T
THEY ARE BASICALLY BACKGROUND SCENERY AND THEN MAMORU DISMISSES THEM BECAUSE EVEN THAT IS TOO MUCH FOR THEM AND OH MY GOD I ACTUALLY SCREAMED WHEN I SAW THIS I AM A CREATURE OF PURE IRRITATION
Whew, okay. Glad I got that out. Back to the summary.
So Chibs is dead dying. Cardiac arrest is like pneumonia now, who knew? This is of course the perfect time for the Outers to visit and tell everyone they want nothing to do with them! They drop a glut of reasoning and exposition that they really should have no way of knowing, but someone has to do it, and they drew the short straw this episode. They talk about daimons and possession and it not only doesn’t make sense but is boring in precisely the way the worst info dumps always are. Anyway, they have people to kill, later.
Mamoru makes a keen medical decision.
YES A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT’S SINGLE BEDROOM APARTMENT IS BY FAR THE BEST CURE FOR BLOOD NOT FLOWING
All the doctors apparently agree with Dr. Chiba’s stellar treatment plan as we’re next at Mamoru’s, where he does that life force sharing thing. In the manga, he can just do that now. In fairness, however, in the anime, THE CATS can just do that now. Incidentally, I am delighted to no end that the anime’s solution for a big manga question mark is “THE CATS I GUESS”. Kitty ex machina.
Mamoru tells the Inners to GTFO, and as Usagi is angsting over what to do, he makes out with her over the comatose body of their dying future daughter. AS YOU DO. Making out gives them both a vision because romantic love is fucking ~*~magical~*~ you guys, and Mamoru blah blah I’m still so pissed the Inners were fucking dismissed from even being four lingering worried faces shoved into the same panel THEY CAN’T EVEN HAVE THAT.
Meanwhile, at Casa de Bad Guys, Mistress Nine is trying to cut her hair, and I cannot for the life of me fathom why. OUT OF CONTROL HAIR IS KIND OF YOUR THING. Tomoe and Kaolinite grovel at her feet, functionally no different from any mini-boss and Big Bad exchange we’ve seen so far, just somehow more boring. Mistress Nine brings Chibs’ ginzuishou to Pharaoh 90 (it’s not so much a planet-sized eldritch abomination here, more like a talkative gust of Febreze), and they shave a decade or so off my life by talking about fucking crystals again. Why the manga didn’t just own that it really wanted to be about Mamoru and crystals, I have no goddamn clue. Kaolinite meanwhile resurrects the Witches 5, as they were so effective in their previous singular appearance.
Usagi wanders out of Mamoru’s apartment who the fuck knows how many hours later, to find the Inners all patiently waiting for her outside, like dogs tied to the bike rack. They pledge to go get Chibs’ soul back (BLOOD NOT FLOWING = SOUL) and go to Mugen. Usagi spends the whole time lamenting that the Outers aren’t with them. You know, Usagi, if you could focus on one fucking problem at a time, that’d be awesome. They enter, see the Witches 5 twins, and then everyone gets separated.
HERE’S WHERE IT WAS INTERESTING FOR A COUPLE SECONDS. THE INNERS ACTUALLY GET SOMETHING TO DO I COULDN’T FUCKING BELIEVE IT. AND SEPARATELY LIKE THEY WERE MAYBE INDIVIDUAL PEOPLE IT WAS AMAZING.
Sort of. They each get a couple of pages/panels where they face off against their Witches 5 counterpart. It’s psychological-focused! It actually deals with each of the girls in a different way! The fact that it’s the most basic possible insight into their characters actually doesn’t even bother me because it’s fucking SOMETHING. After 30+ chapters and I don’t know how many hundreds of pages of story where the best I could hope was that they wouldn’t be shoved aside immediately (AND WAS OFTEN DISAPPOINTED), my god, it’s like getting a thousand page character-based novel.
But this is the manga, and it gives, only to cruelly take. What punishment will it dole out to this poor innocent Jet Wolf, trying only to salvage a morsel of pleasure? Perhaps Mamoru will somehow be shoehorned in? Maybe the situation will exist only to highlight how Usagi is the super besty best? Perhaps the arc will steal one more moment to remind us that Haruka is cool, Pluto’s not dead, and Michiru is also there?
WOULD YOU BELIEVE ALL FUCKING THREE
These scenes, where the Inners face a moment weakness and uncertainty exist only to show Mamoru And Usagi Are Connected By Miracle Romance
AND OH NO HOW HARD IT IS FOR HIM TO NOT BE THERE IN THIS FIGHT POOR MAMO-CHAN :( :( :(
That Usagi alone is strong enough to see through this and break free
And that the Outers have to come save them.
So yeah, that character-based moment the Inners got, their first since their introduction? Solely to build up LITERALLY EVERYBODY ELSE.
Then everyone powers up Usagi into Super Sailor Moon, she maybe kills Kaolinite? No one really cares. Mistress Nine does something with Chibs’ ginzuishou, but it’s impossible to tell what.
I’m going with her throwing up from that mad kegger last night. Look, you can’t prove I’m NOT right.
Oh, and Chibi-Usa’s glowing now. I checked WebMD, and it says glowing is a side effect of either blood not flowing, meningitis, or cancer. Thanks as always, WebMD!
if it weren’t for the matching ears and tail , prompto would have thought the man as insane when he began to play with his bandanna . he had to admit it was rather funny to watch a grown man act like an interested cat . with a smile , he reached up to take the man’s hand away from his bandanna then moved a hand to touch one of ardyn’s ears . ❛ nothing to say , ardyn ? i’m shocked for once . ❜
playing around with ideas for new fanclans :0
except they aren’t clans because i’m obsessed with making the clans barely survive a tragedy for some reason
anyway humans are pieces of shit in this and decide to continue fucking with the environment and now everyone’s dying and the clans have to move to the city and try and survive there. there are only like 30 clan cats left so they kinda form a mega clan called smudgeclan (because smudgestar happens to be the one surviving leader) however before they come to the city there are already two groups of cats living there: gold bloods and redbloods (who later, inspired by the clan cats, become redclan) goldbloods are kittypets/ex kitty pets who have been vaccinated by humans. (humans have developed a vaccine that turns the blood golden when used because it’s easier to tell if the cat has been vaccinated i guess idk) goldbloods are very tough and powerful as the vaccination just boosts their immune system n stuff. they kinda have strict control and the other two clans (which are allies often) fear them. redclan formed from a bunch of cats having a common enemy. when the warrior clans arrived, shit got complicated as many redclanners have little loyalty. their leader, Razor (they just have one word names) is really cowardly. Goldblood’s leader (Angelica. they have any human name lol) takes advantage with this a lot so yeah. there’s no story yet ahaha
Okay, so I may have submitted a story here a while ago about a girl named Neko and it wasn’t published. Well I am rewriting it and hoping it stays on track. (All names are changed.)
Well, Neko was this girl who was a furry and a complete and total Weeaboo. She wasn’t too annoying (besides the lack of personal space and loud nyas and Kawaiis) and I never really had a problem with her until these 3 instances, all of which in chronological order.
At one point I dated my friend, Kitty. She was really accepting of me being a Transgender man and we both were really close (not related but we are still friends, but dating her makes me uncomfortable)… well one day I was holding her hand and we were walking to the cafeteria when I heard a squee. Neko ran over and told us we were her otp and she shipped us. I kinda laughed it off, even though I found it creepy, and smooched Kitty on the cheek just to see how Neko would react… well, Neko knows I am a Trans man. Everyone in my grade knows. So hearing, “Kawaii Yuri” was really off putting for me. Especially since Neko went to the gay club (it’s called Diversity alliance but it was the gay club tbh) with me and I am very open about being Trans.
1: Is there a boy/girl in your life?
i have two female bffs in my life rn, does that count? but if you meant it as a lover, i do not.
3: What do you think of when you hear the word “meow?”
“where’s the kitty” or “is my ex girlfriend REALLY stalking me”
4: What’s something you really want right now?
a loving and tender hug (i’m very lonely rn ;-;)
Sam brushed her hand over soft black fur. The kitten was fast asleep on her lap, worn herself out scampering around the apartment.
“I’m not sure,” They’d been running around for the past month making arrangements for the new apartment, their apartment; there were still stacks of things they hadn’t unpacked yet, and then Danny had walked in with a bag of takeout and a scared, mewling little kitten that he’d found that couldn’t be more than a few weeks old. It was still so surreal. “I don’t know her well enough yet to think of a name that fits her.”
“Well she’s definitely scrappy,” Danny examines the Spider-Man bandaids on his hand. “I don’t think she likes me when I’ve gone ghost.”
Written by SINA GRACE Penciled by ALESSANDRO VITTI, IBRAIM ROBERSON & EDGAR SALAZAR Cover by KEVIN WADA Bobby Drake has been in the super-hero game longer than most — but what is he known for besides a few good one-liners and a string of failed relationships? The time is now or never for Bobby to build a life and legacy he can be proud of — and become the best Iceman he can be! But whether seeking ex-girlfriend Kitty Pryde’s advice on meeting guys or delivering his latest news to his parents, it won’t be easy — and that’s before a gang of revenge-seeking Purifiers comes calling! Still learning to be comfortable in his own skin, Bobby will meet someone who’s perhaps too comfortable in his: the Son of Wolverine himself, Daken! But when the moment of truth arrives, which is worse for Iceman: facing his parents — or the Juggernaut? Collecting ICEMAN (2017) #1-5. 112 PGS./Rated T+ …$15.99 • ISBN: 978-1-302-90879-9
Charles unwittingly walks into a movie scene and finds Erik lying in a puddle of fake blood. He believes it's all real and starts to panic and get weepy, and Erik goes along with it and pretends to die dramatically in his arms. Then the director calls out "cut".
The day starts off fairly innocuously. Charles walks to Columbia in the morning, his satchel weighed down by the number of papers he’s got inside: essays and lab books to be given back, a copy of the New York Times, and a novel that he had been meaning to finish for some time.
The day passes most uneventfully in a flurry of classes and a sea of bored student faces. All in a day’s work of the finest Genetics Professor and Sex God that New York has to offer (even if the latter title is getting zero workout as of late).
His neighbourhood is filled with mostly students and other professors like him. He stops at a little cafe on the way back and indulges in a decadent triple chocolate cookie – complete with chocolate chips and all – and chats with his ex-student Kitty who works as a barista there. Charles bids her farewell when the disgruntled customer behind him coughs rudely and he makes the last leg of the journey home, taking a huge bite out of the giant cookie to tide him over until then.
As an academic, Charles isn’t the the most health conscious of individuals. Cooking requires dedication, trips to the green grocer, washing the dishes afterwards and preparation time (any recipes he finds from the internet will quote him a number that Charles has to inexplicably double for it to apply to his amateur cooking skills).