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16 Sep 2014
Posted 21 seconds ago
As a fellow rum drinker, can you recommend me some good brands?
Anonymous asked

I’m afraid I don’t experiment much with different alcohols. If it’s not been firmly established yet, I really don’t have an adventurous palette.

My rum of choice is Bacardi Superior, which I find very smooth and mixes incredibly well. I also like that the hangover ranges (typically) from “what hangover?” to “I’ll only want to die for a FEW hours.”

I’ve also tried Malibu coconut rum, which was quite good. I’m not super huge on spiced rums myself, though Hubby went through a phase where he enjoyed Captain Morgan’s.

Anyone with any particular recommendations?



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  TAGS:  #drunkblog   #anonymous   #ask a jet wolf   #life with jet wolf  
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16 Sep 2014
Posted 8 minutes ago
What's your opinion on Marco Albiero's semi-official (I think? It's on a lot of Sailor Moon products.) Sailor Moon artwork? I'm curious, because something always bothered me with it, but I can't put my finger on it.
Anonymous asked

He’s obviously incredibly talented, but I think his Sailor Moon work suffers in the way that most licensed franchise artists suffer: they aren’t really allowed to DO much.

When these artists are hired, what’s key is that they stay on model. Model is everything. They aren’t really allowed to infuse any extra life or personality to the characters, they aren’t allowed to experiment, they aren’t allowed to go outside of a very specific set of very rigid guidelines.

So when I look at Marco Albiero’s stuff, I’m impressed by how nice and clean it looks, but it completely lacks charm and heart to me. It looks like what it is: cookie cutter work that you could pull off of or put on to any handy bit of merchandise.

It’s great for its intended purpose, but that purpose is all corporate-driven. As a fan — so not someone who’s hoping to make a killing on a new line of birthday party plates and hats and napkins — it’s not what I’m looking for. I see it and appreciate it for the second it takes to view it, then move on to something perhaps less perfect, but with much more character.



  Posted 8 minutes ago

  TAGS:  #ask a jet wolf   #anonymous   #my understanding from those with direct experience   #licensed art is great for paying bills   #but not so much for the creative fulfillment   #unsure what to tag this one   #stop! meta time   #marco albiero   #those will do  
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16 Sep 2014
Posted 25 minutes ago
reminder for you to tell us about your possessed demon doll
Anonymous asked

Oh, this is from back there. Did I ever do this? My brain’s telling me I did when I was drunk, but maybe Drunk Me was just screaming about something else. It could literally have been anything, let’s be real.



  Posted 25 minutes ago

  TAGS:  #life with jet wolf   #anonymous   #ask a jet wolf  
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16 Sep 2014
Posted 40 minutes ago
what are your thoughts on the people who hate sailor mercury because shes Not as pretty as the other senshi:
Anonymous asked

That this is the most shallow basis for an opinion about a character, and who cares what they think.

Plus Ami is amazing, so not only are they shallow, but they’re WRONG, so whatever.



  Posted 40 minutes ago

  TAGS:  #ask a jet wolf   #anonymous   #i'd love to see someone pull that shit in earshot of the others   #that'd be the only time it's worth hearing what someone like this has to say   #seriously just let them go on their way   #they're not worth the three minutes combined it took us to write this ask and reply to it  
Answer 13
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16 Sep 2014
Posted 49 minutes ago
I watched 158 earlier today to see the awfulness in person. I don't know how you do it, jet wolf.
Anonymous asked

Which one was 158 aga—

GOD I DON’T KNOW HOW EITHER

YOU KNOW SHIT’S GOING TO BE BAD WHEN IT STARTS OFF WITH RESPONSES LIKE THIS



  Posted 49 minutes ago

  TAGS:  #IT WAS SO AWFUL   #IT WAS SO VERY AWFUL   #TAKE IT FROM ME   #ask a jet wolf   #anonymous   #smsupers   #sm ep 158  
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16 Sep 2014
Posted 52 minutes ago
what are your thoughts on mamorus relationship with the senshi as individuals not including usagi and what are your thoughts of the mamoruXmakoto, mamoruXmichiru, and mamoruXsetsuna ships
Anonymous asked

I’m not much of a romantic shipper as it is, so really not interested in any of those pairings. I could see Mamoru and Mako with a lot in common and bonding over that, though I don’t so much see it turning into something romantic. For as enamoured as Mako easily gets, Mamoru never attracted her. Still, something could still grow there and it might be interesting to play around with it, though it would clearly have to be in some AU where Usagi doesn’t exist.

Mamoru and Michiru is a big no, what with Michiru being a lesbian and all. Mamoru and Setsuna just puzzles me. I think they say maybe two words to each other in the entire series, and I don’t really see a huge pull between them based on their personalities (at least as I view them).

But again, romantic shipping isn’t really my thing.

Friendships between Mamoru and the girls though, PLEASE ENJOY MY TAGS.

Here’s Sparkly Mamo and the Girls to start you off. This is from January 2013 so it’s developed a bit from there.

Ami and Mamoru
Rei and Mamoru
Mako and Mamoru
Minako and Mamoru



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  TAGS:  #ask a jet wolf   #anonymous   #let's talk about these friendships forever   #shipping is hard   #ahh sparkly mamo and the girls   #it's always good to see you   #mamoru chiba  
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16 Sep 2014
Posted 1 hour ago
Silly question: Ever considered live streaming your Simshi games?
Anonymous asked

I haven’t! I’m not really sure how me livestreaming anything would work, honestly. As you have probably guessed, I’m fairly meticulous and detail-focused when I do this stuff, but the consequence is that it’s time consuming as fuck and I really don’t think it’d be super fun to watch it happen in real time. Or at least it couldn’t happen on exactly the same level or exactly the same way.

But maybe it would create an entirely different experience. I dunno! It may be something worth trying out in some capacity at some point. If it doesn’t work out, it’s not like I have to do it again. Something to consider down the line perhaps!



  Posted 1 hour ago

  TAGS:  #jw simshi   #anonymous   #ask a jet wolf  
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16 Sep 2014
Posted 1 hour ago

oathkeeper-of-tarth:

Here we go.. It would’ve been a lot better on Goggles, but eh. Cheers :)

—artifexa (artifexa91@gmail.com)

I know I gushed over the WIP already, but this is amazing. In fact, so are you! I will never for the life of me understand how you manage to produce this ridiculous level of detail (and those colours!) with Goggles/Paint. Magic, that’s what it is. Thank you so, so much for sharing your pictures with all of us on Goggles and another huuuuge thank you from me for honouring my blog with this.

I just got to a message where oathkeeper-of-tarth gave me the heads up on this.

Look at this and be utterly amazed.

Artifexa (who first came to us as “That Anon”) has done absolutely breathtaking work on the Goggles. On the GOGGLES. I really cannot emphasize the ON THE GOGGLES part of this enough. And they graced oath with Neptune on an incredible water stallion. Riding sidesaddle, of course, FOR SHE IS NOT A BARBARIAN.

Just look at that shit and be in awe. And then, in case you missed it, also look at this one:

And there’s a Jupiter one in-progress as well, which I captured when I did a tag trawl the other day, so let’s admire that too while we’re at it.

This post also showcases more of Artifexa’s work. Take a few moments to indulge yourself. You’ve earned it.



  Posted 1 hour ago

 TAGS:  #reblog   #oathkeeper of tarth   #artifexa   #the goggles do everything   #fanart   #sailor neptune   #sailor mars   #sailor jupiter   #silver millennium   #i am utterly in love with this series   #artifexa is a gift to us all  
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16 Sep 2014
Posted 1 hour ago
Have you seen Frozen or have any desire to see it? I'm just curious because I think your analysis of those characters would be fascinating!
cosmicmoon2491 asked

I haven’t! I’m not a super huge Disney fan (no particularly grand reason that I’m not), and I haven’t had any great desire to see Frozen. Maybe one day! If I do, I’m sure you’ll hear about it!



  Posted 1 hour ago

  TAGS:  #jw watches all the things   #cosmicmoon2491   #ask a jet wolf  
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16 Sep 2014
Posted 1 hour ago
I really want to cosplay all the senshi but I don't have the body for it at all and that makes me sad.
Anonymous asked

This is from months ago and I’m SO sorry I missed this.

Anon, I would love to hear that since sending this message, you seized your desire to cosplay the Senshi. Because I can tell you right now, you would be beautiful.

But in case you haven’t, please don’t let your perceptions of your body stop you. I know it’s easier to say “Don’t worry about what anyone thinks!” than to actually not worry about what anyone thinks, but your cosplay is for YOU. You want to do it, and that’s all the reason in the world.

I hope you already have, Anon. Or if you haven’t yet, I hope that you will. I don’t know you, but I DO know you deserve to be a Senshi, and that you will be beautiful and amazing.



  Posted 1 hour ago

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16 Sep 2014
Posted 2 hours ago
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16 Sep 2014
Posted 2 hours ago

asksailorpluto:

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There was nothing I could’ve done.



  Posted 2 hours ago

  TAGS: #reblog   #asksailorpluto   #i hadn't seen ths one yet   #ow   #owwwwwwwwwwww   #ow ow perfect and ow   #sailor pluto   #silver millennium   #ps: OW   #fanart  
Answer 16
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16 Sep 2014
Posted 2 hours ago
Dear Jwolf w w w.you tube. co m/ watch?v=WQUazQR5 MdE#t=69 tell me that's not the coolest 20 seconds of sailor moon fandom on youtube ever. - spaces of course.
Anonymous asked

(referenced video)

Okay yeah, I can’t. I can’t. That’s FANTASTIC. Seriously, everyone go watch that for about twenty seconds, I promise you will not regret it.



  Posted 2 hours ago

  TAGS:  #ask a jet wolf   #anonymous   #senshi gaming   #that whole thing is amazing and beautiful   #and there are a thousand extra bonus points   #for mamoru just fucking pulling up a chair and watching this shit go down   #like this is his super bowl   #if he had enough warning he totally made pigs in a blanket and little senshi themed snacks   #he has a pennant for everyone   #and then usagi summons all her girls to her side   #AND THEY JUST BEAT THE FUCK OUT OF BERYLTALLIA   #REI LITERALLY SLAPS HER AROUND   #MAKO UPPERCUTS HER FACE   #this is amazing and i may need this game   #usagi tsukino   #rei hino   #makoto kino   #minako aino   #ami mizuno   #mamoru chiba  
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16 Sep 2014
Posted 2 hours ago
I'm sorry if this seems rude to you, it in no means is meant to be. I just wanted to talk about another perspective considering the Usagi-Seiya-alone-in-room-thing, because I always interpreted her sweating and nervousness as general distress because a part of her brain always thinks of Mamo, and not bc of her being afraid of Seiya as a person and what he's gonna do, but more of how SHE will react, in the sense of "oh shit i actually am in a relationship". (1)
Anonymous asked

(2) I always had no doubt Seiya would back off if he was being told to, and actually think the creators didn’t put much thought in eg. such scenes (, which is a shitty thing) but counted on the numerous fangirls of Seiya (,which can be a shitty thing too). But back to my original point, I believe the “no respect”-thing is meant to be in a playful and kinda-Rei-like way and was just executed very very poorly. And I’m just sad Seiya comes off (understandably) as this huge douchebag to you.

I didn’t take this as rude at all, no worries.

I see three things in your messagse here that I want to talk about.

1. The scene as presented
2. Seiya’s intent
3. Seiya’s “playfulness”

Let’s start with #2 because it’s easy. I don’t believe that Seiya is intentionally being awful. I don’t think they get up in the morning and grab a white board and start plotting out how to be the most terrible, disrespectful, creepy person that day. But intent doesn’t matter. Seiya has been told, repeatedly, to stop doing certain things and they don’t listen. The second Usagi said “Stop doing that, I don’t like it” (which she has done repeatedly for multiple things), Seiya’s intent no longer matters. Now they KNOW how Usagi feels, and whether Seiya just wants to play or wants to hurt, the result is the same. It’s Seiya’s responsibility to be a decent person, not Usagi’s to keep saying “Well Seiya doesn’t MEAN it” when she gets upset.

As for Seiya’s “playfulness”, I completely agree that the creators mean for it to be a cute thing. More, I think it’s meant to be a calculated strike. I’ve talked about this quite a bit already, and would refer you first to this post contrasting Usagi and Rei versus Usagi and Seiya, and then this one where I go into what I think is happening here and why it’s failing. The short version is that I’m confident Seiya has been intentionally created with this streak of teasing antagonism precisely because Rei and Mamoru had it too. From the second linked post:

The whole thing is like a logical fallacy. Usagi’s strongest relationships have a history of antagonism, so antagonism must equal a strong relationship with Usagi.

It’s not bothering with the fact that these relationships took literally dozens of episodes to build and evolve, or that there were reasons and motivations and equal participation from all parties. It’s like the creators said “What do these relationships have in common? AH HA!” and are using that like a zone cheat to warp to the eighth stage, figuring that the audience will just fill in the gaps.

So we agree in its intent, and ialso agree in its poor execution.

But it seems like we’re going to mostly stop agreeing at this point. Let’s move to the biggie: The scene as presented.

While I agree that Mamoru is a factor in Usagi’s nervousness, I have to say that I think downplaying her distress otherwise is a drastic misread of what the scene is directly showing us.

From the first frame, Usagi isn’t comfortable. I’m not speaking hyperbolically, this is literally the first frame after the door closes:

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Seiya has told Usagi that they’re taking her to a “secret” place, a place she’s clearly unfamiliar with. There, they lead her to a private and isolated room, so soundproofed that the noise of the club completely cuts off.

Everything’s changed here. Before, they were out in wide, very public spaces. Meeting in a park, going to the zoo and a funfair. Seiya’s shifted this now, put Usagi in a place she doesn’t know, and closed her off from everyone.

And she’s NERVOUS. Her entire body language radiates how nervous she is. She scuttles away from Seiya and thinks what a problem this is. She remembers Haruka’s warning about how once you’re caught by a wolf, it’s too late. Seiya approaches, effectively trapping Usagi against the wall. An alarm whistle sound effect is heard to emphasize the danger Usagi is feeling, and she’s so panicked she falls to her knees to try and get away from what she assumes will be Seiya’s embrace.

Now let’s stop right there for a second and say that for Seiya to not recognize ANY of this feeds back to their gross lack of consideration for Usagi in any way. Seiya has clearly communicated NOTHING about what to expect from any of this and isn’t remotely concerned with how Usagi is feeling. Whatever reason you want to ascribe to Usagi here, the fact remains that she is uncomfortable with all of this and everything about her is screaming that. Seiya does not give a shit. They should have apologized. They should have backed off and given Usagi space. They should have suggested they move back into the club so there’d be people around. They should have done any one of a number of things to make this experience as fun and enjoyable for Usagi as possible.

Seiya’s answer was to invade Usagi’s space more.

They get down on Usagi’s level, speak in a low and intimate voice with suggestive phrases (“It’s your first time, isn’t it?”), keep coming closer despite her freaking the fuck out. The camera gives us close-ups of Seiya’s parting lips as Usagi is internally screaming about Mamoru, and then the icing on this deeply unsettling cake

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Seiya grabs her.

Then we cut to the dancing and ha ha ha isn’t it funny.

I feel that none of this is ambiguous. If you interpret “her sweating and nervousness as general distress because a part of her brain always thinks of Mamo, and not bc of her being afraid of Seiya as a person and what he’s gonna do, but more of how SHE will react”, then I can only say that we looked at all this in vastly different ways. This entire episode — hell, this entire ARC so far — Usagi has shown exactly zero interest in Seiya romantically. Quite the opposite, she’s made it abundantly clear that she’s NOT interested. She’s completely thrown by the idea that this is a date at all. (We can argue Usagi’s naivety in that but that’s a separate issue. Usagi is an unfortunate casualty in the creators insisting on how this storyline unfold.) Usagi has no reason to be worried about how SHE will react. She’s reacted in no way that would worry her up to this point and she’s given no indication whatsoever that this is going to change just because Seiya closed a door.

Without question, Seiya is presented as the danger. Their words, their actions, the way the scene is shot, the sound effects used. This scene is intentionally depicting Seiya as the wolf to Usagi’s trapped and terrified rabbit.

You say you had no doubt that Seiya would back off if told to, I say why should Seiya start now. Usagi HAS told Seiya to back off. She’s been saying it for months. She just said it in their last scene. SEIYA HAS NOT. If Seiya can’t be arsed to respect as simple a request as “don’t call me that”, why the hell should Usagi expect them to listen here, in this space where she feels completely trapped?

I realize that this scene was meant to be cute and fun, and that is entirely my problem with it. There’s nothing cute or fun about this. Usagi is AFRAID, and rightfully so. She’s been taken to a place she doesn’t know with a person she barely knows, cut off from everyone, isolated by someone who has already proven that her comfort and boundaries are not a concern, and whose every action here demonstrates a further lack of that concern. And then turns all of that into a punchline bundled in yet another example of how Usagi is being silly and overreacting to poor Seiya.

Because if there’s one thing we should laugh at, surely it’s situations like this.

It’s not that I’m not seeing another perspective with all this, it’s that I’m pissed off that I’m supposed to.



  Posted 2 hours ago

  TAGS:  #ask a jet wolf   #anonymous   #JW rewatches Sailor Moon   #smstars   #sm ep 181   #seiya kou tag   #starlights tag   #usagi tsukino   #jet wolf versus stars   #a novel by jet wolf   #tw: sexual assault  
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16 Sep 2014
Posted 5 hours ago

I am back to cleaning my Ask box today, deleting old stuff, answering quick things, posting submissions, all that goodness. Prepare.



  Posted 5 hours ago

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