staircase wit
there is no easy way from the earth to the stars;
comicsalliance:

NOSTALGIA AS A WEAPON: THE SAILOR MOON RENAISSANCE IS A FEMINIST MISSION BEHIND THE LINES OF POP CULTURE
By Juliet Kahn
Sailor Moon did not enter my life so much as consume it. I was eight, and in the space of a few weeks I learned all the attack names, bought the first two issues of the manga, went through three different understandings of how to pronounce “Takeuchi”, and developed a tiered list of my favorite characters.
I spent hours spelunking the MIDI-laden cave that was Geocities, learning the language of dub-versus-sub wars, exploring webrings, indulging in awful pidgin Japanese, and realizing that I was not actually the only person in the world that loved this show. I filled the drawer of my nightstand with printouts of art book pages (I never did anything with them, but they were the most beautiful things I had ever seen and I needed to possess them somehow). I scraped up a special outfit — a white turtleneck and blue pleated skirt, with my hair in pigtails — just to wear while watching the show.
Opinions crowded my head, the first ones I’d ever really developed on my own: on translation choices, best and worst story arcs, ideal romantic pairings. I didn’t just write Sailor Moon fanfiction — I wrote Sailor Moon poetry. It was, by far, the most vivid and vital part of those last few playground years.
Today, Sailor Moon is inescapable. There’s the new anime of course, and the new musicals, the merchandise, and the retranslation of the manga. But it’s the emblem of a wider renaissance as well, a resurgence of love for mahou shoujo, or magical girl anime and manga — a movement led by women well out of their childhood years.
A quick stroll through Tumblr reveals Sailor Moon cupcakes, punky Sailor Moon jackets, heartfelt essays about what the portrayal of lesbianism in Sailor Moon meant to the reader, dozens of artists working together to reanimate an episode of the anime, Sailor Moon nail art tutorials, cats named Luna, Beryl, Haruka and everything in between, hand-sculpted figurines, ornate embroidery projects, and an endless avalanche of fanart. Sailor Moon as an Adventure Time character. Sailor Moon cheekily clutching a Hitachi Magic Wand. Sailor Moon as a vicious biker chick. Sailor Moon protesting the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling.
Sailor Moon fans have not so much rediscovered their love for Naoko Takeuchi’s sword-and-sparkle epic as they have elected her queen mother of their imaginations and ultimate aspirational self. She is, simultaneously, symbol, cause, and leader.
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comicsalliance:

NOSTALGIA AS A WEAPON: THE SAILOR MOON RENAISSANCE IS A FEMINIST MISSION BEHIND THE LINES OF POP CULTURE

By Juliet Kahn

Sailor Moon did not enter my life so much as consume it. I was eight, and in the space of a few weeks I learned all the attack names, bought the first two issues of the manga, went through three different understandings of how to pronounce “Takeuchi”, and developed a tiered list of my favorite characters.

I spent hours spelunking the MIDI-laden cave that was Geocities, learning the language of dub-versus-sub wars, exploring webrings, indulging in awful pidgin Japanese, and realizing that I was not actually the only person in the world that loved this show. I filled the drawer of my nightstand with printouts of art book pages (I never did anything with them, but they were the most beautiful things I had ever seen and I needed to possess them somehow). I scraped up a special outfit — a white turtleneck and blue pleated skirt, with my hair in pigtails — just to wear while watching the show.

Opinions crowded my head, the first ones I’d ever really developed on my own: on translation choices, best and worst story arcs, ideal romantic pairings. I didn’t just write Sailor Moon fanfiction — I wrote Sailor Moon poetry. It was, by far, the most vivid and vital part of those last few playground years.

Today, Sailor Moon is inescapable. There’s the new anime of course, and the new musicals, the merchandise, and the retranslation of the manga. But it’s the emblem of a wider renaissance as well, a resurgence of love for mahou shoujo, or magical girl anime and manga — a movement led by women well out of their childhood years.

A quick stroll through Tumblr reveals Sailor Moon cupcakes, punky Sailor Moon jackets, heartfelt essays about what the portrayal of lesbianism in Sailor Moon meant to the reader, dozens of artists working together to reanimate an episode of the anime, Sailor Moon nail art tutorials, cats named Luna, Beryl, Haruka and everything in between, hand-sculpted figurines, ornate embroidery projects, and an endless avalanche of fanart. Sailor Moon as an Adventure Time character. Sailor Moon cheekily clutching a Hitachi Magic Wand. Sailor Moon as a vicious biker chick. Sailor Moon protesting the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling.

Sailor Moon fans have not so much rediscovered their love for Naoko Takeuchi’s sword-and-sparkle epic as they have elected her queen mother of their imaginations and ultimate aspirational self. She is, simultaneously, symbol, cause, and leader.

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sailorfailures:

The Laughing Soldier.

sailorfailures:

The Laughing Soldier.

asksailorpluto:

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There was nothing I could’ve done.

asksailorpluto:

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girlsbydaylight:

カリスマまとめ※GL注意 by となりの小部屋 on pixiv

asksailorpluto:

…I do now.

moonlightlace:

eriphyle:

Senshi nouveaus by Eriphyle

Available for purchase at RIPT Apparel for a limited time only.

I love my Mars shirt with all my heart you guys  <3 You REALLY should take a look at these!

girlsbydaylight:

外部 by uen on pixiv

girlsbydaylight:

外部 by uen on pixiv

moon-healing:

[ATTACK] Deep Submerge.

Japanese: ディープ・サブマージ
Romaji: Diipu sabumaaji

Used by: Sailor Neptune
Item required: None
First appearance: Episode 90
Last appearance: Episode 198

Trivia

  • Although this first appeared in episode 90, the full animation sequence wasn’t shown until episode 92.
  • After Sailor Neptune advanced to her “super” form, the footage for Deep Submerge was updated to match her new uniform.
  • Sailor Neptune sometimes combined this attack with Sailor Uranus’ World Shaking or Sailor Pluto’s Dead Scream.
  • On a few occasions, this maneuver had a watery effect when executed. In episode 107, Sailor Neptune melted daimon Chokokkar’s body. Then in episode 113, she doused U-henshuu with a spray of water.

Source: moon-healing.tumblr.com

nakamorijuan:

美少女戦士セーラームーン セーラースターズ

lurker-i-am:

Sailor Venus
gonna print this out and give it to my sister tomorrow as a late birthday gift. hope she digs it. LOL

lurker-i-am:

Sailor Venus

gonna print this out and give it to my sister tomorrow as a late birthday gift. hope she digs it. LOL

girlsbydaylight:

♄*♇ by 紅月/K on pixiv

girlsbydaylight:

♄*♇ by 紅月/K on pixiv

kyralih:

luna-whiskers:

mochibuni:

luna-whiskers:

I’m fascinated by this first look at the Dark Kingdom.  While the classic anime made the Dark Kingdom some kind of nightmarish dimension and PGSM set it in a literal cave, the manga had depicted it as an old building with pillars.  Crystal took that one step further, though.

The torches are lit with an eerie green flame, suggesting how much the environment is influenced by magic.  Outside, you can clearly see snow falling.  That means they are quite literally at D Point of the North Pole, not just on the other side of a dimensional rift that happens to be located there.  In one brief shot, you can see thorn-covered vines wrapped around some of the pillars.

Now, I’ve always headcanoned that the manga Dark Kingdom’s building was some relic of the past, either transported or reconstructed from one that existed in the Golden Kingdom.  And while we may not get a rose-throwing Tuxedo Mask in this version, I think it’s fair to say that Mamoru will always be associated with roses.  So what does it imply that there are rose thorns here in this place?  Are they already implying the Dark Kingdom’s connection to him?

OH THOUGHTS ABOUT ROSE THORNS.

I wonder if D point has any connection to Elysion. Like, what if D Point is really just Mamoru’s old kingdom. As we know Mamoru’s family in particular was connected to Elysion, maybe the gateway to Elysion was also at Mamoru’s kingdom.

We know Elysion was able to protect itself for a long time since Earth does not show signs of dying until Elysion is overrun by Nehellenia. So what if the only reason Nehellenia was really able to break through to Elysion is because it had been absorbing dark energy and damage from the Dark Kingdom a few years prior?

At the same time, there are manga images showing Mamoru’s kingdom wasn’t in a swirling blizzard, so maybe it wasn’t at D point. XD; Though I suppose it could be plausible that it could be a secondary castle or something meant solely to protect the portal to Elysion.

IDK THOUGHTS~

What if D Point wasn’t always cold? The magnetic north pole is always changing, what if thousands of years ago that particular area was not the North Pole?

OR maybe like you say, that was just one of the entrances to Elysian. Maybe that was sort of a fort or base.

I would point out that the shrine of Elysian is also full of pillars.

I’ll just leave this here :> and go back to waiting excitedly. 

sailormoonmanga:

"…to the moon."

codenamesailorb:

The lovely @SailorStardust0 on twitter informed me earlier today of this news! Sailor Moon Crystal will in fact include the Black Moon Arc as a part of the 26 episodes - following the manga acts act-by-act. You can read a translation here of an excerpt from Kobayashi’s interview in the Sailor Moon Crystal Official Visual Book (Mook) translated by Nagisayuu.
I’ll be posting my own personal thoughts on all of this at a later time (busy with grad school stuff), but I definitely wanted everyone to know about this!!! 
Follow me on twitter for constant Sailor Moon updates @CodenameSailorB.

I&#8217;m torn about this&#8212;glad that we&#8217;re definitely getting at least two arcs, sad that there won&#8217;t be enough new material in the first arc to spread out across twenty-six episodes.

codenamesailorb:

The lovely @SailorStardust0 on twitter informed me earlier today of this news! Sailor Moon Crystal will in fact include the Black Moon Arc as a part of the 26 episodes - following the manga acts act-by-act. You can read a translation here of an excerpt from Kobayashi’s interview in the Sailor Moon Crystal Official Visual Book (Mook) translated by Nagisayuu.

I’ll be posting my own personal thoughts on all of this at a later time (busy with grad school stuff), but I definitely wanted everyone to know about this!!! 

Follow me on twitter for constant Sailor Moon updates @CodenameSailorB.

I’m torn about this—glad that we’re definitely getting at least two arcs, sad that there won’t be enough new material in the first arc to spread out across twenty-six episodes.

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