Sakky's Sailor Moon Blog

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Sailor Moon - Genocide

This is version 2. I just couldn't leave it alone. :D
Comments and critique are welcomed!

More Sailormoon Dreams

I had another Sailormoon related dream last night.

I had been invited to participate in a cosplay photoshoot as Eternal Sailor Mars. In the dream, I arrived at the shoot late and they were already doing action sequences with other characters so they asked me to hurry and get ready. Apparently, I'd brought the wrong shoes (black boots instead of red heels) and I also had the wrong length for gloves (elbow instead of above the elbow).

The person organizing the event (the Venus) was like "Does anyone have any extra gloves? We can just photoshop them red after." And Neptune ran off to find some. And then there was some local banquet or something with all these Polish women. I guess I knew someone there and she asked everyone to take their shoes off and put them out so I could see if any of them were red heels. None of them were and I said thank you in Polish and everyone seemed sad that they couldn't help.

Then I told Venus that I had a pair of red heels at home and it would take me an hour to drive there and back. She told me to go, and on the way home animals kept running out in front of my car. @_@

It was a really weird dream. I usually dream about things I am afraid of, but I have no idea what was up with this dream since it's not like I'm going to a convention anytime soon :P

My other dream last night had to do with a new mole I found yesterday next to my blistering sunburn T_T In the dream it became huge and mutated and I had to go to the Emergency Room. D:

I'm really really really REALLY excited about the new layout that is going to be getting, though it might be a long time before anyone sees it. My husband hasn't even really started making it yet, but I just know it's going to be amazing. He did one mock up before I had decided on art for it and it came out looking a lot like The Oracle's layout. I like their layout of course, but I don't want to look too similar. I want it to have it's own feel, you know?

Incidentally, I will be re-branding the site as instead of Sakura's Senshi Circle. It just makes sense to me now that the site has expanded to include the forums, my blog, CYOOS, and hopefully more stuff in the future.

Maybe I can get that new arc of Astera's story written by Jan to celebrate 10 years :3

Sunday, August 16, 2009

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

My Thoughts about Seiya and Usagi

I know it's something we fans talk about a lot, but I was laying in bed this morning thinking about Sailormoon (like ya do), and I came to this conclusion: Seiya is great and all, but she's not the one for Usagi.

Fans love it. Seiya is passionate, fun and outgoing. She's very affectionate and sweet and thoughtful. In contrast, Mamoru seems plain, even boring. Seiya seems to be totally infatuated with Usagi, ready to do anything for her. Like I recently read from one fan, their relationship developed naturally through their interaction with one another - no pre-destined plan. Seiya seems to truly, deeply care for Usagi. In contrast, a lot of fans see Mamoru as cold and not very understanding. Maybe they even see him as forced to her side against his will because of some predetermined fate.

But there's one super important thing missing from this: Usagi loves Mamoru.

Sure, she totally cares about Seiya, maybe even has a crush on her, but Usagi's affection for Seiya is a result of her longing for Mamoru. Seiya reminds her of Mamoru. Clearly, we don't see the resemblance! xD But Usagi is looking for comfort when she is alone and scared and she finds that comfort in Seiya. Unfortunately - and I think regardless of destiny - she's not in love with Seiya. When the time comes, when things are very hard for her, she longs for Mamoru. How can anyone forget that scene on the roof in the rain?!

Seiya reminds me of an ex boyfriend of mine. Actually, since I never officially 'dated' him, that term might not be totally appropriate. But the feeling is the same. I was lonely and he was charming. He was there for me, romantic, did all the right things, said all the right stuff. I didn't have a Mamoru that was away, but in the end it was clear that he and I were not going to end up together. I thought he was cute and sweet and all that but I didn't love him the way I think you ought to love someone you're going to make a babeh with :3

The anime did a botch job on Mamoru and Usagi, but they ARE in love on their own accord. Just because he lets her take the lead doesn't mean he's not there for her. In fact, I think that's what people often struggle with. Usagi is the strong one - she is front and center. Mamoru plays her support; he's the great man behind the powerful woman. Just because he doesn't fill this superman role always stealing the show, doesn't mean he isn't in love with her. And certainly Usagi is totally in love with him. Even in the anime, her friends see it and warn her that she will hurt Seiya's feelings by leading him on. They know that she's truly in love with Mamoru.

I understand fans liking Seiya and enjoying her relationship with Usagi because it's a fling, it's exciting, and it's a little scandalous. For me though, what it all comes down to is that Usagi and Mamoru are definitely, totally in love. Even if Seiya made Usagi happy for a while, Usagi did not love her. In the end, their relationship was going to fail - perhaps maybe, in a similar way that Usagi and Mamoru were going to stay together through all the crap they went through.

Ahhhh I love this story. <3 USAGI + MAMORU 4EVA!