Whimsy Wednesday :: in which there are mature content warnings and the Power of Friendship saves the world.

24 Aug

Let’s get ready to diiiiiie of emotions

Knowing what is about to happen, insofar as it apparently requiring a mature content warning, makes this chirpy theme song seem really out of place. I understand why they did not air this in America. It would have ruined us all.

God. Fucking. Dammit. THANK YOU FOR REMINDING ME OF THE LESBIAN PAIN.

Okay, so all the Chaos is in a sword now. The space butterflies are tripping. A sword and her body. And she is Galaxia and she has absorbed chaos and now has been overtaken by it. She’s explaining her actions and evil plans.

“Why did you try to solve everything on your own? If we all worked together…” oh blessed Eternal Sailor Moon, sweetest of the summer children.

Sailor Stars, this is no time to be posing.

Also, why does Gentle Uterus send light bubbles that still confuses me.

We keep getting these flashes of a purple-haired chick in a Westerosi gown standing on a cliff I’m guessing… by the end of these two episodes Galaxia will be returned to that chick.

The cheery interstitial music is hilarious lol

Damn Galaxia. She’s wearing a metal dress, so.

SAILOR MOON IS GOING TO TRY TO POWER OF FRIENDSHIP HER

Galaxia is having none of that.

Sailor Moon is trying so goddamn hard and the Star Lights are trying pretty goddamn hard too, I’ll give them that.

Also I suspect this episode should have an epilepsy warning on it lol

Yeah. Damn, this is pretty intense, contentwise and also just visually.

Sailor Moon is getting ready to unleash her star seed goddamn

Flashback goddamn

The butterflies are Galaxia’s hope light planet flower thing??????

CHIBI-CHIBI HAS MAGICAL TEARS

The crystal has returned to Sailor Moon and Chibi-Chibi is the Light of Hope

Goddamn

Hope is apparently a fuchsiaish magenta color.

DID THE TODDLER JUST EXPLODE

Your Chibi-Chibi is evolving

Essentially Chibi-Chibi is Galaxia’s star seed, but now Usagi is taking this light into herself and it’s bringing about her princess form and also a sword????? Okay

“How impudent!” same

Damn your Princess Serenity evolved too.

AW FUCK Galaxia has glowy red eyes AND BAT WINGS HOLY FUCKING

She turned purple-skinned with red hair like Queen Beryl she’s wearing black she has fucking bat wings this is intense

HO SHIT that’s a Gargoyle

(I didn’t get very far in Gargoyles but I swear that’s what the sexy lady Gargoyle looked like)

Ok. So now that’s just the Chaos in a Galaxia-shaped body.

What.

She has an echo-box voice. That’s a good way to know she’s evil.

CHIBI-CHIBI WAS THE SWORD???????????

ANIME!

“I haven’t given up. I love this world.”

Oh. Mature content warning ‘cause she’s real naked. Like, flesh-tone naked.

And now a soulful rendition of the shitty theme

“How impudent!”

Those be some titties

Oh Japan.

Okay, but here’s the thing. This show can be dark as fuck, but it’s also about undying optimism.

Oh I see! Galaxia had gold and pink hair but it was purple in the flashes ‘cause darkness.

Now the star seeds are hovering

The Chaos sword broke!

Real Galaxia is waking up!!!!

FRIENDSHIP BITCH

Isn’t this also the ending of the Care Bears movie?

With less nudity, but yes.

“Your light is gentle and very bright” so I think we should probably sex now we’re both naked already.

“I’m lonely, everyone!” so everyone reappears.

I like that Chibi-usa is just like…not…here lol

Timeline weird, I guess?

WHATEVER NOBODY’S DEAD ANYMORE

The Star Lights are leaving to their own world that’s good.

Why is Luna losing her shit over them lol

“Yeah. We’ll always be friends” LMAO BURN

OUTERS SITTING ON HARUKA-PAPA’S CAR STARGAZING

“Hey, what did you two wish for. “ “There’s nothing we need to wish for. We’re happier than ever now… isn’t that right, Haruka?” “Yeah.”

thE LESbIANS CAME BACK TO LIFE AND THEY HAVE AN ADORABLE DAUGHTER ALL IS OKAY WITH THE WORLD THOUGH

And then some dumb heteros but like. Who cares.

That was just a continuity thing. And now the REAL theme song again I’m all fluttery.

Thank goodness!

OKAY BUT THAT FEATHER LOOKED LIKE A PENIS

IT DID

But, on a slightly more polite note to end with, I think I knew all along that this show wouldn’t really betray me. Not even as I watch it in the year 2016 marred by wlw murder. I knew it in my heart because goddammit, I too love this world and believe in things that are good.

And this ridiculous magical girl anime is a thing that is good.

Agreed!

–your fangirl heroines.

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Music Monday :: my thoughts on I’m Alone, No You’re Not

22 Aug

“fitting stylistically alongside fellow sister acts like First Aid Kit, Haim, The Staves and Lily & Madeleine” yes please I’m ready for Joseph. They are girls.

“Canyon.” Oh goooood this sounds old and so nice and the First Aid Kit thing is right on. OH MY GOD harmonies. Fresh harmonies are really exciting to me, you guys. Also these guys are PNW and that makes me happy. There’s also a bit of Delta Rae up in here and that’s nice.

“SOS (Overboard.)” “Lately I’m haunted, these shadows hold me here” well that’s. Oh! I think this was in a movie or something? This is more Haim and it’s really cute.

“Blood and Tears.” Oh. Oh this is Delta Rae too. “I will stay, I will stay, I will stay to the end of the line, would you carry, would you carry, would you carry these troubles of mine” oh no. This is all mine thanks friends.

“Hundred Ways.” “Don’t know what to say, don’t know what to do, [?] a hundred ways when I’d really like to follow you” good freaking grief this might be the death of me. “These are the times when growing up is not a straight line.

“Planets.” I feel like hearing this song live would be a religious experience? I’m kind of getting chills.

“I Don’t Mind.” Mm, very pretty. “Nothing can keep us apart, I walk through walls into your heart.” That’s so pretty.

“Whirlwind.” “Let me breathe you in now” and it’s getting some nineties strum and I’m so? This is evoking a great longing in me, or heightening a longing that’s perpetual in me, maybe. I’m not sure. It’s nice. “Have you opened up the skies above you” GOD.

“White Flag.” “Noises closing in from all sides” her voice just did a really cool thing I don’t know how to describe but it’s the cool thing I almost always mean when I say the “cool thing” voices do. It’s like a flip, of sorts?

“More Alive Than Dead.” This is close-knit and yet it’s so expansive. I am really into it.

“Honest.” Title phrase! Repeatedly, beautifully.

“Sweet Dreams.” OH MY GOD give me this Gothic Americana vampire werewolf nighttime spooky shit. I just got a whiff of “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” and there’s some Mirel Wagner and holy shit this is… I’m just going to sink down in this, please? May I? This sounds as epic as they wish the James Bond songs were.

–your fangirl heroine.

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Sarcastic Saturday :: this haiku is pointed.

20 Aug

Cooking can be fun.
Doing the goddamn dishes
Is not fucking fun.

–your fangirl heroine.

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Fashion Friday :: I look forward to things getting better for her.

19 Aug

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I do not know when things ever will get better for Meera (Ellie Kendrick), as her fate as of this moment is pretty much “melancholy knife guardian of the new spoopy tree boy,” but y’know. It’d be nice. She deserves a happy.

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So I guess the look I’m going for here is Road Warrior Meera Reed. Close enough. Open Road Odyssey Jacket, ModCloth.

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Sure? Panache With Care Top in Dove, ModCloth.

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Very chic road warrior, but whatever. Creativity Encouraged Pants in Chocolate, ModCloth.

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These are utilitarian. Band At Attention Boot in Brown, ModCloth.

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And this is just fucking cool. I like it and it’s useful. Take You for Transit Backpack, ModCloth.

–your fangirl heroine.

 

Things in Print Thursday :: Goodreads and character descriptions in summaries

18 Aug

Specifically on the top 30 of a Goodreads list of Latinx/Hispanic YA, referring to the Latinx/Hispanic character(s).

And a bonus tally of how many are actually by Latinx/Hispanic authors: 22

And how many have female protagonists: 22

a gang member from the other side of town

“he wants to keep living on the edge, and carve his own path

a good boy who doesn’t live with the angst that his big brothers… have always lived with

Enigmatic but gorgeous, [he] is almost too good to be true.”

[he] is an angry teen with a brother in prison. [he] is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world.”

Prim and proper middle school teacher

“[He’s] tall and skinny. Even though he’s not built, his arms are long enough to give his pitch a power so fierce any college scout would sign him on the spot.”

“[She] thought she’d always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico–she’d always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, and servants.

meticulous and professional

“the daughter of an American diplomat

“[she] is on a desperate journey far away from home

“[She] appears to be a smart, sweet girl, with a normal life, but as depression clutches at her, she struggles to feel normal.

Unattractive, ravenous, and rude, [she] has managed to turn herself into any story’s antagonist.

“[she] has street smarts, the ability for perfect recall, and a deadline

“in the months after his father’s suicide, it’s been tough for 16-year-old [male character] to find happiness again

a Panamanian boy and a Mexican girl: teenagers living in an apartment block of immigrant families like their own.

a shy artist, who was afraid to blossom into the beautiful flower she was meant to grow into

“even though [she] was born in Mexico, she’s spent most of her life in California”

“an award-winning Mexican-American poet

“[she] faces every teenager’s biggest nightmares

“[she] has a power that she can’t contain, and it’s killing her”

lately, her head has felt anything but clear

Summaries that don’t accurately describe the protagonist: 8

–your fangirl heroine.

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Whimsy Wednesday :: in which your childhood dies and endless nope.

17 Aug

Welcome to the second-to-last pair of episodes of Sailor Moon, which I’m preemptively dubbing Fuck You Up City.

I shouldn’t have laughed at the dramatic slowly-falling mask.

“Mamo, Rei and the others” – I see where your priorities are friend.

Also, Uranus is upset the others sacrificed themselves she’s just not saying anything because she just… doesn’t do that.

Aw little Saturn with an… inspirational call to arms?

“Maybe when we’re alone together” LESBIANS

This is the gayest crap I’ve ever seen

Whooooa single staff work on the parts of Saturn and Pluto hot damn nice

Chibi-Chibi has somehow reminded the others it’s time to fight still.

Galaxia revived Nehelenia in order to reawaken Saturn aw shiiiiiit.

Wow.

This is fucking dark.

“Subservience or death? Which will you choose?”

……..what the fuck is going on some gay shit and tricky shit and I know they’re just fucking around ????

“As long as I can be with you, I wouldn’t mind selling my soul to the devil” GAAAAAAAY

What the actual tits is going ooooon

Well this isn’t good

What the aaaaactual fuuuuuuuuuuck

“I refuse to believe this is happening” same Sailor Moon

Now Usagi is hallucinating they’re tall talking to her lightheartedly and there’s her husband and daughter god fucking dammit no fucking wonder they didn’t broadcast this shit in the US I’m fucking exhausted

Punching with actual fists

A World Shaking/Deep Submerge portal was created into the sky??????? And now they’re all on the roof???

I feel like maybe I took some acid. That’s another reason why they probably didn’t want American kids watching this lol

“The entire galaxy pretty much belongs to me” I don’t know why I find that “pretty much” so hilarious but I do?

Okay but hypnotism eyes?

Ha ha yikes

SURPRISE BITCH they just attacked Galaxia instead and also SURPRISE BITCH it didn’t work because she is a soulless robot or something

Jesus christ they’re milking the tragedy of this for all it’s worth

“I can withstand it as long as I’m with you” shit goddammit

Wow Seiya you piece of shit NOBODY ASKED YOU

What the fucking

Oh my god I am actually crying at Sailor Moon what the jesus fuck is wrong with me I am 25

WELL at least they went out happy I guess

And they’ll be back in awhile…….

RIGHT, SHOW?

“Why is this happening?” same Sailor Moon

Okay did the entirety of Tokyo just explode good grief.

SURPRISE BITCH Galaxia has all the chaos in the galaxy inside her?????? What the I mean. Okay it makes sense, Galaxia -> galaxy but

Wow okay

Well that episode was just a stone-cold bummer

–your fangirl heroine.

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Music Monday :: my thoughts on One Day All Of This Won’t Matter Anymore

16 Aug

Okay, Slow Club, let’s go. This concept (end of a relationship, alternating POV) seems not unlike The Last 5 Years. Except not in a weird timeline.

“Where the Light Gets Lost.” This also sounds like Alabama Shakes. That was my first thought. This is moody and melodic but I’m… ready for the girl-voice.

“Ancient Rolling Sea.” OH. Well, then, this has a nice bluesy vibe to it at start. I find this more appealing, not that the first wasn’t nice but, yeah. Also, “always be by your siiiiiide” that’s something. “You got your battles and they rage like ancient rolling seas over and over I tried to understand think I’m getting there finally” …… well, I just. Oh dear.

“In Waves.” Well this is lush! “The pages of the shit you’ve missed.” Oh that bit on “waves” is country soul. All of this is nice! Also her accent is cute.

“Silver Morning.” This is more classic, more… Juno soundtrack, sort of?

“Come On Poet.” And more of that! I like. She’s anguished but in a nice way.

“Sweetest Grape on the Vine.” Hm. Weird sentiment, kind of. It’s cute enough as a tune though.

“Give Me Some Peace.” Ohhh this has a nice 1960s girl ballad vibe. I’m into that.

“Rebecca Casanova.” Aw, this is also feelings. I like this a lot but in short bursts.

“Tattoo of the King.” And we’re back to the nostalgia. This is clearly that, given that “the King” does probably mean Elvis.

“The Jinx.” I keep getting sidetracked, but this is a nice listening experience. A little much guy for my tastes, but it’s nice. This is breathy and whispery and melancholy. I like. “Leaving my heart here” okay.

“Champion.” Oh! It’s so cute!

“Let the Blade Do the Work.” This is cuter than it has any right to be by its name.

–your fangirl heroine.

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