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Whimsy Wednesday :: on a wonderful internet invention.

12 Apr

I know a lot of people, non-millennials specifically, like to make fun of the current generation’s propensity for documenting everything and then sharing it. This is foolish for several reasons.

  1. I know that previous generations (my parents, my grandparents, etc.) have boxes and shelves of old photos in albums. These photos are as inconsequential as the things that people make fun of millennials for posting on Facebook or Instagram or what have you. They’re of things like someone’s backyard, particular items people found significant at a moment in time, people attending events together even if the events are inconsequential. “Oh, but it’s different because we weren’t sharing those with everyone,” someone might say. Maybe not, but you can bet people are sharing them with others close to them. Constantly. Possibly whether or not the others are actually interested. (We’ve all been to that kind of family event.) Or putting things on our wall, or our desk, or our whatever whatever. “Here’s all these pictures of my children I keep in my wallet” has become “here’s all these pictures of my children I keep on my phone,” and hey, at least if you lose your phone you might be able to get the pictures back via cloud storage or something.
  2. As I’ve seen people point out before, this is going to be the world’s most well-documented generation. It’s not like the olden days where we have paintings of rich people and the occasional fragments of someone’s private journal found in a secret cupboard or something. We have much more egalitarian and inexpensive access to documentation tools, and why is that bad? People have wanted to be remembered for all time.
  3. Some of the most egregious social media “oversharers” I know are not, in fact, millennials. They’re older people using modern technology to do the things I mentioned above. And that’s fine! You do you, pal.
  4. Sometimes sharing things or seeing others’ things can make you smile, dammit.

It’s the last that I’m talking about. Earlier I posted some pictures of my parents’ dog on Instagram. And apparently it was the perfect time of day to do that, because suddenly all of these dog accounts started liking and following me. Dog accounts being not like my own account, which is a personal account that sometimes features said dog (or my cats), but accounts people make to document solely their dog’s life. Typically these are captioned in the first person (“hi, my name is Jazz and I’m a year-old Corgi, welcome to my life”) and without fail, they are adorable.

I’m the kind of person who, when I’m sad, will cheer myself up with pictures of (pretty actresses or) cute animals. Sometimes I look up breeds (the aforementioned Corgi makes a particularly endearing image search) and sometimes I look up animals being friends and sometimes I look up something as specific as “cats dressed as bees” or something. Animals doing goofy things. I’m also the biggest sucker for first-person animal anything (more than once, in childhood and adulthood both, have I bought Beanie Babies because the poem on their tag said something along the lines of ‘please be my friend and love me’ and when you put it like that, how could I not?) so really, this combination is perfect.

Dog accounts (or cat accounts, or whatever accounts), I commend you. You’ve accidentally hit on one of the best mood-lifters ever, because if I’m scrolling and I’m kind of feeling blah, you best believe a cute puppy is going to make me smile.

–your fangirl heroine.

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Whimsy Wednesday :: in which what. (And also kinkshaming.)

29 Mar

“You want the Earth? YOU’LL HAVE TO GO THROUGH ME!”

Now everyone is standing around befuddled, wondering where Usagi is, and Tuxedo Mask’s hands are glowing and he just went poof???

Inside the Crystal Palace, Neo Queen Serenity awakes and goes to the comatose body of her husband, kissing him and making his illusory self also vanish from the outside. “Someone’s… coming out,” Sailor Mars says. “It’s Neo Queen Serenity!” “Mommy!”

“It’s not your fault. You did make a few mistakes, however, you have learned from them and grown as a person.” At which point Neo Queen Serenity asks her daughter to join her as a guardian…

“My dear Pluto. From this day forward, you will rest in peace, forever enshrined in the Crystal Palace.” Um, this feels like it’s going to get severely in the way of later seasons.

“You and you alone are capable of finding Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask” way to put pressure on the child.

Now Tuxedo Mask and Sailor Moon are floating through space in a bubble

“This planet, my host body, will be your GRAVES!”

This is so fucking overdramatic Jesus

She’s going through an existential crisis holy shit

“I’ve never been able to use the crystal’s full power unless you were nearby!”

“We’re more than soulmates! You and I are one!” This is fucking dumb

“I may be small, but I can help.”

“She, Tuxedo Mask, and Small Lady combined their powers.’

“I shall now bestow on you new planet powers.”

This is just an excuse to show artsy-ass pictures of them and now they’re getting “warm” “overflowing” new powers… which, I’m guessing, are their s3 abilities. Which… is not how that works? I’m pretty sure it’s just a natural evolution of things??????????? What the fuck

“It is forbidden to meet one’s past self. Such an encounter could alter history.” What the fuck is this, Doctor Who?

“Sailor Moon the Guardian of Mystery” um. s that mean she’s the Guardian of Agatha Christie or

“My new brooch, how did I get this?” The queen, obviously.

“Pluto may be gone, but I’ll guide us back just like she showed me!” OR WE COULD RESURRECT FUCKING SAILOR PLUTO ALREADY

“I want to talk to her… even if it does change history!” And now they’re meeting, making these ridiculous hearteyes like what the fuck you’re staring at yourself stop being gay what are these soft-focus bubbles up in here

Everyone is seeing their future selves! Surprise: everyone else’s future selves look… exactly like they look now because the other Guardians never get outfit upgrades to that degree

“Was it all just a dream?” No, there’s Chibi-usa to go back to the future with a backpack full of stuff and now Usagi is all sad and it’s emotional and shit and

“I wish I could stay longer, it’s not like I don’t want to” but you have to come back next season

“I’m not crying, you’re crying” THAT LITERALLY JUST HAPPENED

“Be a good girl” NO MAMO NO

“Oh, I’d better hurry up! Mommy and Daddy are calling me!” NOOOOO

Chibi-usa just gave her a new moon rod to go with her new powers like jesus no that’s not how this works that’s not how any of this works I’m so holy shit

“Don’t cry, we’ll see her again!” ……when she pops out of Usagi’s vagina?

Why did it just show a montage of people hanging out? Rei and her ghostbuster friend, Mako and the rando boy, the cats, Motoki waving at Minako and Ami it literally makes no sense there is no joining thread between these images

Oh look Chibi-usa is back already announcing she’s here to train. That’s correct.

–your fangirl heroines.

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Whimsy Wednesday :: in which the power of “best friends” saves the day. Sort of.

15 Mar

“I’m going to end it all and take all of you with me!!!”

Sailor Pluto is activating her time key in order to stop time and do that thing? The law she cannot break, “not under any circumstances,” but like, if she has the ability why can’t she use it, but also if she’s doing that now at the end of s2 what happens in s3 yike???

Somehow she stopped time but the pixie dust emanating from her key has woken up the protags so they can ???? Black Lady is also awake. The time key has fallen and Pluto has as well.

“Why is that wrong, she saved us all” same Jupiter

She’s gon’ die, Pluto is, except we know she won’t really, and Usagi is taking advantage of the stopped time to heed Pluto’s advice and get the Silver Crystals

Pluto is currently laying in Jupiter’s lap and emoting about how she always wanted to fight alongside the others  (blushblush) this is…. Kinda gay

And also she’s coughing and dying of plot device

But she’ll be back, won’t she?

She teleported Diana to thank her aw, mew, that’s sorta sweet.

Also it doesn’t look like Pluto is so much on Jupiter’s lap as she is pastede on yey

Now ~Black Lady has watched this terrible display of emotion and she’s feeling something. She is trying to remind herself she is evil and not part of anything but she remembers otherwise! She remembers stealing Pluto’s time key to go to the past

“There are many kinds of love, and many ways to show affection. […] Sometimes you cannot even show your love at all.” UM ALRIGHT

“Why can’t I stop crying” because you have a big gay love for Sailor Pluto.

And now she’s crying and the crying turns into a Silver Crystal that turns her back into being small and also good and into a sailor senshi?????

“What light is this?” Uh okay

Transformation!

……so Chibi-Moon could only exist through great pain? That’s dumb.

Maybe if she cries on Pluto, Pluto will wake up. That would be dumb but okay.

That’s literally how the first Pokemon movie ends

“You were given the greatest power in the universe but you threw it away” no the Silver Crystal is the greatest power in the universe though.

“Do you really think you stand a chance against me now” yes

She is Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon stands a chance against everything.

Did that attack storm work? Who knows

Demande is getting in the way somehow????

“I won’t let you take what belongs to me. Sailor Moon is mine” shut up

“If anyone walks away from this with the Silver Crystal, it’s going to be me!” sure Jan

This is sketch but Demande just got exploded into dust maybe

Good Mercury can science the distorted space

“Darkness, it’s sucking us in”

“What the hell is that” a corpse???? A skull?? “My name is Death Phantom”

“I am Nemesis! Nemesis is me!” thanks…for the tautology lesson

Jesus christ this is a lot.

–your fangirl heroines.

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Whimsy Wednesday :: in which everything is stupid and Elektral complex.

8 Mar

“Wiseman’s true identity is revealed” what, are you going to try to redeem him too

“…and now I am Queen of Nemesis, Queen of the Dark Planet” how many times must you say you are a queen honey nobody believes it

Oh you cray, you just threw your toy away

“No trace of her remains” literally she just said who she was though so some trace of her does remain your thesis is flawed spoopy gentleman

They remixed and sped up the theme song randomly on this episode and it sounds horrible.

“…the Beast Hands are mine now!” sodifjsdofjsfodjf

“YOU’RE NOT LAYING A HAND ON SAILOR MOON”

Why are they imprisoning the others with giant electric crescent black moons that looks fucking stupid

“My name is Black Lady!” MOOOOOOOOM THIS IS WHO I AAAAAAMMMMMM NOW

“I have him, as long as he loves me that’s all I need” NOOOOO THAT IS YOUR DAD

I’M KINKSHAMING

Also Black Lady still doesn’t have lipstick on her upper lip and it’s fucking dumb

Sailor Moon is just angstmonologuing jeez

“Don’t talk to me like you know me, you don’t know anything!”

“Taking someone prisoner and making them love you, you’re wrong, it can make you happy” no Demande no, boy it’s nice that Sailor Moon is going to teach him otherwise

Is this music from Star Wars it sounds like music from Star Wars

“Damn the Moon Kingdom and its palace” stop

“I have everything that is precious to you” uh, not really, you don’t reeeally have the other four senshi or the cats or Tokyo or… food

Also I love that it’s pronounced not like, “Wise Man” but like “Weissman” like a last name.

I don’t love it. That was a lie.

(Fun fact Greg Weisman makes amazing superhero cartoons and doesn’t deserve his name getting shit on like this)

Wiseman was a corpse and now is showing himself and Wiseman is… the eye of Sauron?

So now Sailor Pluto is angsting because she is the guardian of space and time, who guards space-time

Okay but the giant crescent moons aren’t preventing them from moving just from doing things? That’s dumb couldn’t they just run and kick Demande in the head

Wiseman is Nemesis? He is consciousness merged with a planet

That’s fucking dumb

“The darkness is draining our energy” as opposed to before when it was just… sipping on your energy or something?

“We were toys, puppets you manipulated” no… shit…

Now Sailor Moon is going to… something….

Diana is coming to get Pluto to help, awww Diana is offering to sub in for Pluto so Pluto can go help because Pluto is sad, holy shit okay that’s adorable I’m okay with that.

So now we know how Pluto becomes free to get unleashed on the Death Busters next season.

~Endymion taking the crystal broke his hypnosis or something maybe?

Now Demande grabbed them? “I believe in nothing I follow no one I am my own master”

–your fangirl heroines.

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Whimsy Wednesday :: in which we are kinkshaming this entire episode.

22 Feb

How many times can they say “space-time” in the next episode

I’m going to count

This isn’t the time!

Or is it…the space?

3

Oh Mercury. I’m not sure your glasses are going to help

4

WOULD THAT THIS HOODIE WERE A TIME HOODIE

Also, the In-Between

Same, y’all, with your O_o at Sailor Moon talking about Mamoru

Oh no! Luna-P is malfunctioning. There is a wrong happening.

Sailor Moon just passed out from sadness?

THE ENTIRE PLANET IS ABLAZE

That is so much boob

Why does evil Chibi-usa only have lipstick on her bottom lip

“I never realized you had your own dimension”

Okay but why does Demande care what happened to Rubeus this is why it sucks when the bad guys are concurrent they’re not supposed to give shits

“The only man I love” my father

5

I’m kinkshaming this episode

I’m kinkshaming evil Chibi-usa in general honestly.

Now suddenly they’re back in the real world and talking about

6

“We thought we’d come back here for a bit so you could recover”

“As a disembodied spirit I can hardly do anything!”

Ah Diana, there for chirpy kitten exposition.

“A blood-red sunset is a bad omen” thank

7

The space-time key dropped out of nowhere and “it feels like it’s ripping my body apart” and now we’re hearing the angelic chorus heralding demonic activity?

“It’s me… Princess Usagi Small Lady Serenity” no

Princess Usagi Small Lady Serenity is fucking bonkers

“I’m not the little girl I used to be” I GOT TIDDIES NOW

“My name is Black Lady, Queen of Darkness” fuck

–your fangirl heroines.

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Whimsy Wednesday :: in which Saphir throws a fit.

15 Feb

“Someone who wants you, someone who needs you” Wiseman, I’m kinkshaming

Aw shit, Chibi-usa going dark made her mommy’s crystal coma coffin go dark too.

Okay. That library is pretty boss.

Death Phantom. “Considered one of history’s worst criminals” etc etc yikes.

That’s a nice prison planet you have there…sure would be a shame if something…happened to it

Also. The planet is called fucking. Nemesis. The fuck you think was gonna happen?

Also, have the respective inner senshi literally been in less than five episodes this season??

“What is this dark chamber” “none of us want to go near the dark chamber”

Uh

That’s what Lance Hunter said at the Hellfire Club.

Conversely, DO NOT DO THE THING WITH THE BOOK BECAUSE OF REASONS IN THE DARK CHAMBER BAD THINGS HAPPEN WHEN YOU DO THINGS BECAUSE OF REASONS

Blah blah exposition Saphir blah blah

Whine whine Wiseman is bad I am a boy

“He’s possessed, and he doesn’t even realize it!” uh. Do you usually realize when you’re possessed?

“He lost his mind and it’s all your fault!” whoa Saphir chill the fuck

Oh my god noooooooo Black Lady with a sexy voice nooooo

“Don’t accuse me of trying to wreck history!” valid.

Wow

Sailor Moon is awakening her friends with… golden light reaching into the floor

Now they’re transforming

Thank fucking christ

Now they’re…. Sending glitter through the floor of the library and exploding out of the ceiling???? What the fuck I mean I grew up with this shit but like, that’s a little much

No Demande

It’s the POWER OF LOOOOOOOVE

Aw

Shit

It’s a good thing that sometime in the future, Usagi hits a growth spurt and gets taller than 4’11”

“Peace and harmony are illusions”

Christ Demande just stop already

It’s my ILLUSIONS

“Time to show them your EVIL SIGHT”

“I see through your camouflage” Rubeus says to Wiseman. He is an expert because of his camouflage pants.

You’d better telepathically give Venus a call in the kickass library y’all

Why does the castle on Nemesis vaguely resemble the British House of Parliament

HOLY SHIT NO GOD THIS IS THE WORST THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE WORST STOP SEDUCING YOUR DAD EVIL CHIBI-USA

Awww Venus is so happy about her girls “I knew we’d be together again”

–your fangirl heroines.

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Whimsy Wednesday :: in which there is a lot of unnecessary creeping and heterosexuality.

8 Feb

Demande is a creep: news at 10.

Such drama!

Another thing I don’t understand: why it shows Mamoru standing in the rain reading a book with glasses in on the credits when he literally almost never wears his glasses. Why in the rain of all things. Why in the credits.

“Where am I?” in a hallucination where Mamoru is apparently on a date with a teenage version of his daughter, who of course is also evil. And then, in real life, in a fucking sexy nightgown in some strange man’s bed in a room full of pedestals and a hologram of her future self. CLASSY

“Is that me?” Looks a lot like you, but slightly older and in a dress that’s different than the one you have on but similar to the one worn by the comatose crystal-encased body of your future self. CLASSY

OOH YIKES COMPULSION MAGICKS

“I wanted to prove that the legendary Silver Crystal is not the only limitless power in the universe” or you could just fuck off with your evil hipster self

Wow how dare they have a utopia that’s ACTUALLY not terrible and everyone seems pretty happy with life except you

A fucking. Flashback. To Demande creeping. “She looks on me with disdain. To her, I am less than human.” Accurate.

“I wished to make her grovel before me. I had to have her by any means necessary” STOP STOP NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

STOP

DON’T TOUCH ME THERE

THIS IS MY NO-NO SQUARE

HAHAHA

“She is in fact 900 years old…. One day she just stopped growing.” What the fuck. Chibi-usa literally… grows up and transforms in the next season.

“Everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.”

This Phantom looks like an emaciated Gothic Dr. Manhattan.

Can they telepathically communicate now?

Please stop showing closeups of the teenager’s boobs I don’t want that

“The worst part is, someone other than Mamo kissed me.” In this case, that is bad because he is Demande and he is baaaaaad

Oh look, Ami and Rei and Mako are finally back in the story. In a dank dark cave.

They’ve just realized their transformations aren’t working. Now they’re being energy-sucked. Well, at least their voices when they all say “Sailor… Moon…” in unison are correct.

SHE IS LITERALLY FOURTEEN RIGHT NOW IN THIS FLASHBACK CHIBI-USA OF COURSE SHE IS DIFFERENT THAN YOUR MOTHER TEMPERAMENTALLY.

“I bet you’re not the real princess,” says a faceless bully, taunting Chibi-usa.

I like Mamo shading his wife for being a crybaby teenager omg

Chibi-usa just threw her Luna-P ball at the Legendary Silver Crystal. Classy. Oh that was a flashback to what happened and she was upset and now in real-time Luna-P is talking?

Chibi-usa is now flashbacking to the forbidden door where she first met Sailor Pluto and became her friend. And clearly got a giant, but not-reciprocated of course, crush on her.

“If you ever feel sad, just cast this spell. Abra-cadabra!” says Sailor Pluto, and now there are nonsense rose petals.

“You mean my Garnet Rod?”

Always, until I journey back to the past to help fight Death Busters next season.

Why does Sailor Pluto keep fucking blushing in King Endymion’s presence that’s fucked up. Now Chibi-usa is jealous of her dad for being special to Sailor Pluto also. Fucking. This is fucked up. Sailor Pluto is gay-ace and doesn’t give a single fucking shit about King Endymion’s opinion beyond the fact that he’s married to her queen.

Now Wiseman is taunting Chibi-usa over to the Dark Side.

–your fangirl heroines.

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