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A Few Rambling Thoughts on Sailor Moon S

Even with the Monsters of the Day, I’m impressed with how well Sailor Moon S’s structure has held up during this rewatch. Pretty much every episode either introduces a new major character, an important fact about a new character, reveals something new about an old character, or deepens an important relationship (*coughChibiusaandHotaru*).

After the Talismans and the Holy Grail are revealed in 110/111 (and even more so after Hotaru is formally introduced in the next episode), the tension builds steadily toward the climax.

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If I could change one thing about this season, I would have placed just a little more emphasis on Rei’s visions. It’s so close—this plot point is brought up just enough times for it to have an impact—and Rei does act distant, distracted, and uncharacteristically nice to Usagi in a few episodes due to her visions of the approaching Silence.

But then there are episodes where she slips back into her old characterization, and when Setsuna finally reveals that Rei has been having these visions for months, Rei’s reaction is just sort of “hmm, well.” Meanwhile, everyone else is like, “Wha? Oh, OK.” It would’ve been nice if they’d leaned into that moment a bit more: made it more of a “ah, so that’s why she’s been acting different lately” moment.

Basically, I want the anime to import Manga!Rei for this season is what I’m getting at.

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Meanwhile, the budding friendship between Chibiusa and Hotaru is just about perfect (which, to its credit, I’d say the same thing about Crystal as well). Look, this is the season that made me care about Chibiusa. And I’ve already said on this blog that Hotaru is kind of my favorite. These are not unrelated.

Hotaru is so, so relatable for me. She’s a sickly, depressed, somewhat self-loathing young teen who has been isolated from her peers because of her father’s job, her mother’s death, her odd appearance, her shyness, and her violent outbursts (I’m not going to say which one of these things I relate to, but it is more than two of them). We learn in a later season that she’s also preternaturally smart, which doesn’t help with the social isolation.

When Chibiusa first meets Hotaru, and throughout the course of their friendship, Hotaru is resistant to trust herself around Chibiusa, and yet at the same time she’s drawn to this cheery pink-haired girl’s warmth.

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And Chibiusa—gosh, I love her so much in this season. Yeah, as a senshi-in-training she’s kind of silly and useless, but I kind of love that about her. She’s like Kitty Pryde in her first appearance: more earnestness than skill, and still trying way too hard to be Very Grown Up.

It’s her friendship with Hotaru, though, that really makes me love her. We know that Chibiusa was lonely in Crystal Tokyo. Her arc in R was about coming to terms with her parents, but it didn’t resolve her feelings of loneliness and isolation from her peers (this is more of a manga thing than in the anime, but enough of it crosses over that I’m gonna run with it). We also know that her mother, Neo Queen Serenity, sent her back to the 20th century in part for Chibiusa to train as a senshi, but more importantly—and this is an explicit instruction from the queen in Chibiusa’s introductory episode—Serenity wants Chibiusa to make friends.

Serenity wants her daughter to make one friend in particular, but we don’t know that just yet.

Anyway, Chibiusa meets Hotaru for the first time, and she immediately understands this pale, awkward girl. Chibiusa sees the same loneliness in Hotaru that she, herself, has felt all her life. Remember the Wicked Lady bit? Yeah, that.

And the more Hotaru tries to push her away, the more she learns about Hotaru’s strange illness, her painful home life, her crippling loneliness, the more Chibiusa reaches out to offer love and support.

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And it’s done with such subtlety, too! There’s a scene in one episode (I forget which one) where someone—Hotaru maybe?—makes a casual statement about Hotaru being alone, and the frame pauses for just a moment on Chibiusa looking sad. I completely missed this the first time I watched the series, but on rewatch, I could tell exactly what Chibiusa must’ve been thinking: she was thinking, “Hotaru is my friend. I don’t want her to be alone. I don’t want her to suffer like I did.”

Her friendship with Hotaru becomes so important to Chibiusa that she tells Sailor Pluto—Puu, her one friend in all of Crystal Tokyo—that she (Chibiusa) hates her (Sailor Pluto) for threatening her (Hotaru’s) life.

And considering how lonely Pluto was/is/was guarding the Door of Time, that is harsh.

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(Side note: I love how loneliness is a common theme in this show. All of the scouts were lonely before they met Usagi/Chibiusa/each other, as the R movie and the opening arc of Stars makes clear. That series-long theme is the reason why Stars!Anime!Nehellenia and Galaxia are my favorite villains: because they’re such obvious contrasts to Usagi’s light and warmth and effortless ability to make friends.)

But yeah, the Hotaru/Chibiusa friendship is great.

And it’s all more painful and wonderful knowing where all of this is going. I’m still a couple episodes away from the climactic moment, but, oh, we are getting there.

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Cole Sprouse Says Keeping Jughead Asexual Is “Severely Important”
The actor is advocating for the representation on ‘Riverdale.'
By De Elizabeth

Cole Sprouse plays Jughead Jones in the CW’s upcoming Riverdale, a new show reimagining the Archie comic series. Based on the character’s repeated, emphasized disinterest in girls, Jughead has been the focal point of much speculation regarding his sexuality over the course of the comics’ eight decades of publication. As recently as last year, the characters was revealed to be canonically asexual.

With the aging comics’ relevance revitalized via the CW’s Riverdale, many fans are wondering just how much the underrepresented sexuality (or rather, absence of) would be specifically emphasized. And there’s no greater advocate than the character’s actor himself.

“I hope that huge corporations like the CW recognize that this kind of representation is rare and severely important to people who resonate with it,” Sprouse tells Teen Vogue, “That demands representation. It would be a wonderful thing if that were the case.

Sprouse does reveal that the first season of Riverdale will not directly touch on asexuality; however, he does call the show an origin story, where the characters will learn, grow, and discover who they are. In the meantime, Sprouse says he will “keep fighting for this pretty heavily.”

Riverdale airs Thursdays at 9 on the CW.

growing up working poor, it’s probably really hard for Percy to ever ask for things he needs. Like even when Sally is doing well, she probably always has to prompt him when she notices his clothes are a little snug and his sneakers have crossed the line of being fashionably beaten up. Even then it takes a lot for him to be okay with her just buying him new things. And as he gets older, it’s still hard for him to let himself buy things even when he knows he needs them or even just wants them. The luxury of being able to just afford a shirt that he saw and liked never fully sinks in for him. 

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Now let’s go to sleep, I have a feeling I’ll be late for school tomorrow…

(spoiler alert, she couldn’t even sleep, she squealed in her bed until her alarm went off… and so did he) 

it took me…. so long…… to finish this….. it wasn’t supposed to get this long, holy shit……….

ANYWAY, ANON WHO REQUESTED A REVEAL, I hope you like this… I know this isn’t exactly what you asked for but it’s what i could do. also please pretend you can’t notice i had no idea what i was doing 

EDIT: the text is a bit hard to read, so I wrote it down under the cut: 

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Rick Riordan: *makes a character gay*

Some fans: oh god this is trash, it ruined the entire series.

Rick riordan: oh I’m sorry let me fix that.
*creates a new series with a bisexual main character featuring a gay couple*

Some fans: Are you kidding me!? I’m not even going to read this series, Im going to read this other one. The first book seems harmless.

Rick Riordan: *Writes second book and reveals main character is pansexual as well as writes in a trans character.*

Some fans: … ಠ_ಠ

Rick Riordan: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

y'all were joking that Sombra would reveal the gay characters, but that might be true af, because like she said in her origins video, she finds people’s weakness. During a match she could provoke the other characters by threatning to hurt their loved ones, and the way they reply can easily tell how much they care for their supposed lover.
Just imagine.

Sombra: “That omnic monk might be useful to have under my control. I can easily hack him.”
Genji: “I won’t let you harm my master.”

Sombra: “It would be such a pity if Mercy’s valkyrie suit just happened to malfuction middair *giggle*”
Pharah: “Don’t you dare./While I’m here nothing bad will happen to her.”

Sombra: “In a blink of an eye, I can get rid of Tracer.”
Widowmaker: “Back away. She is my target.”

Sombra: *talking to Roadhog* “Let me try to find a picture of what your real face looks like.”
Junkrat: “Oi, leave my big lug alone.”

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sixofcrowsnw challenge: take two ≡ best moment of your otp

kanej + religion

Put “Knock Knock” in my inbox.

I’ll use a random number generator and respond to…

1. Your character walking in on mine naked.
2. Your character walking in on mine on the toilet. 
3. Your character walking in on mine having a tea party with stuffed animals.
4. Your character walking in on mine in the shower. 
5. Your character walking in on mine waking from a nightmare.
6. Your character walking in on mine kissing a stranger.
7. Your character walking in on mine making a shady transaction. 
8. Your character walking in on mine in a revealing costume.
9. Your character walking in on mine in bed with someone. 
10. Your character walking in on mine being attacked by a masked assailant.
11. Your character walking in on mine waiting in bed for them. 
12. Your character walking in on mine singing at the top of their lungs.
13. Your character walking in on mine watching pornography. 
14. Your character walking in on mine in the middle of a mental breakdown. 
15. Your character walking in on mine piss drunk. 
16. Your character walking in on mine having a heart attack. 
17. Your character walking in on mine having an embarrassing fall. 
18. Your character walking in on mine throwing up. 
19. Your character walking in on mine masturbating.
20. Your character walking in on mine trying on different clothes
21. Your character walking in on mine wearing your muses’ clothes
22. Your character walking in on mine crying
23. Your character walking in on mine shouting down the phone
24. Your character walking in on mine… [mun’s choice]

Or feel free to send in “knock knock” and a number for an option you’ve chosen.

8 Important Life Lessons

1. You only have this moment so live in the “now”.

2. Life is over quickly so fight for what matters – your values and beliefs … hopes and dreams … and those you love.

3. If you make the sacrifice, you will reap the benefits.

4. Procrastination keeps you tied to yesterday. For what you do today will determine your tomorrow.

5. See failure as lesson, and a bridge to success. We all fail at times – it’s the way we grow and learn.

6. The most important relationship you have in this the life is the relationship that you have with yourself. So value, affirm and believe in yourself.

7. What we do – not what we say – reveals our true character.

8. Remember to be kind for everyone is fighting a hard battle.