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24 Apr 2014
Posted 7 minutes ago
I was checking the Goggles this morning and zoomed all the way out to see if I’d missed anything.
I saw this way at the bottom of the page, only at max zoom.
And it’s great because I can’t tell if this is an old thing that never got erased properly
or the the ultimate depiction of the MYSTERY theme.

I was checking the Goggles this morning and zoomed all the way out to see if I’d missed anything.

I saw this way at the bottom of the page, only at max zoom.

And it’s great because I can’t tell if this is an old thing that never got erased properly

or the the ultimate depiction of the MYSTERY theme.



  Posted 7 minutes ago

 TAGS:  #the goggles do everything  
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24 Apr 2014
Posted 10 hours ago
moonspiralheartshapedbox submitted:Don’t be upset! Through the magic of my god awful photoshopping skills, Usagi has some warm decorative socks!
LOOK AT THEM WITH THEIR LITTLE PINK STARS
Usagi + socks = OTP ♥
 submitted:
Don’t be upset! Through the magic of my god awful photoshopping skills, Usagi has some warm decorative socks!

LOOK AT THEM WITH THEIR LITTLE PINK STARS

Usagi + socks = OTP ♥



  Posted 10 hours ago

 TAGS:  #JW rewatches Sailor Moon   #smstars   #sm ep 171   #submission   #moonspiralheartshapedbox  
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24 Apr 2014
Posted 11 hours ago

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airyairyquitecontrary replied to your post: “airyairyquitecontrary replied to your post:airyairyquitecontrary…”:
oh but a brand new pair of ugg boots with the wool all so soft and fluffy on bare feet FEEL THE BEST

That’s very true, but her feet will be all bandaged and coated with that salve Rei has painstakingly made by hand, and we don’t want to get the wool all ooky!

I’ve got it! Cute fluffy socks in uggs for the first three days, then Usagi can go without, and the wool will still be nice and fluffy, especially as Mako will be carrying her everywhere so she won’t be walking and flatting it out yet.



  Posted 11 hours ago

  TAGS: #airyairyquitecontrary   #jet wolf replies   #i need a new pair of uggs actually now we're on that subject   #i have not had the fluffy wool in ages!   #important late night discussions about usagi's foot care in the wake of this arc   #this is why tumblr exists   #JW rewatches Sailor Moon   #smstars   #sm ep 171   #usagi tsukino  
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24 Apr 2014
Posted 11 hours ago
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24 Apr 2014
Posted 11 hours ago

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airyairyquitecontrary replied to your photo: “I am still so upset about this.”:
but if she WERE wearing socks they would soon be saturated and cold WET socks might actually make her more hypothermic than cold bare feet oh I don’t know this is obviously not good anyway socks and SHOES would be her best option

YES YES THAT’S FINE I JUST NEED USAGI IN FLUFFY WARM COMFY SOCKS PREFERABLY WITH CUTE THINGS ON THEM IN BRIGHT COLOURS



  Posted 11 hours ago

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24 Apr 2014
Posted 11 hours ago
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24 Apr 2014
Posted 11 hours ago

I DO CARE ABOUT YOU FEELING BETTER. I like you.

You are my Airy and you are a good Airy and I am relieved I passed the ketchup test.



  Posted 11 hours ago

  TAGS: #airyairyquitecontrary   #jet wolf replies  
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23 Apr 2014
Posted 11 hours ago

I feel better (YOU CARE ABOUT THIS) and am settling in for the remainder of the arc.

I thus far have 24 ideas with at least four per episode ranging from very specific to general (thus could contain two or three or more separate ideas), and I have an episode and a half left to rewatch.

I suppose though that these are the problems you WANT to have.



  Posted 11 hours ago

  TAGS: #JW rewatches Sailor Moon   #smstars  
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23 Apr 2014
Posted 16 hours ago

A rough day turned into a rougher evening. I’m killing digital bad guys to blow off some steam, and will return in a bit to finish up this Nehellenia arc rewatch. Tomorrow: BtL writing begins!



  Posted 16 hours ago

  TAGS: #which by the gods i swear will be awesome   #and i will yell that at myself a thousand times if i must  
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23 Apr 2014
Posted 17 hours ago

commas-and-ampersands:

keyofnik:

Something I hadn’t really thought about until just now while watching Rei and Michiru face-down in a puddle are the three different ways these pairings are defeated.

Ami and Haruka are deceived.

Rei and Michiru kill themselves,

Minako and Pluto are murdered.

The last two especially I’ve phrased as death, and while they didn’t actually die, for all intents and purposes they would have, had Nehellenia been out to kill them.

Everything in this arc — every last fucking thing — is commentary on the characters, and so I think that this, too must be.


With Ami and Haruka, I was thinking at first that they were out-thought or out-maneuvered, but they weren’t really. Nehellenia ambushed them while their guard was down, and I think that’s perhaps the key. Ami and Haruka, despite still being in a nothingless void of their enemy’s creation, stand around and reflect and pat each other on the back and basically forget entirely that they’re still in tremendous danger.

I think that’s the key to their ultimate defeat, and interestingly, that provides us with the one thing their part was lacking: common ground.

Rei and Michiru, Minako and Pluto. They’re about how those two Senshi are different but using their similarities as the foundation to explore those differences. With Ami and Haruka, there’s none of that (a large part of the reason why I think their part went first, and was in a completely separate episode). Ami and Haruka HAVE no similarities. They’re complete opposites, their part seems to say.

But after all of that, after running through Nehellenia’s maze and gathering data and defeating her, both Senshi believe it’s over. They’re both completely at the mercy of their own naivety.

Haruka, for all her bluster and her talk about making the hard choices, can be extremely naive. That’s part of what I find so interesting about her, because she tries so hard to be one way, yet it’s so against her nature. You need look no further than her agreement with Michiru about leaving each other behind. Michiru made damned sure Haruka swore she wouldn’t risk herself for Michiru, and when Haruka swore it, she meant it. Yet when Michiru has been lying about it the whole time and had no intention of doing that herself, Haruka is COMPLETELY SHOCKED BY THIS.

And Ami, she got so wrapped up in the puzzle, she was sure that once she’d solved it, they’d be able to go their own way. That’s the way these things work. You solve the riddle and the enemy lets you move on a ways. That’s how these things are DONE.

So it’s quite a shock to them both when Nehellenia says “YEAH, NO” and sneaks up behind and captures them anyway.


Rei and Michiru's makes me laugh really it's so perfect for them. They don't get defeated and they don't get surprised, THEY JUST FUCKING DO THEMSELVES IN.

Rei and Michiru are their own worst enemies, their part tells us. There’s NOBODY who will defeat them like they will defeat themselves. Rei and Michiru will burn out, they will use up every last scrap of power they have to overcome their enemies. It may kill them in the process, BUT FUCK YOU I KILLED ME, YOU DID NOT DO IT.

Sound familiar?

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Rei and Michiru’s part was about perception: theirs on the world, the world on them, and them on themselves. In the end though, none of that matters. These two ladies live — and as we see, die — on their own terms.


Then Minako and Pluto, and theirs is notably the most violent. So much of Minako and Pluto’s part is different. From the moment we begin witth hem, we see they can’t win. They’re outmatched and on the run immediately. Where the others had only one enemy each, Minako and Pluto have hundreds. They don’t have a win condition, they merely have survival.

That right there speaks volumes about both of them.

Pluto can never win. Pluto, able to see all of time, can never see an end for herself. She continues, forever, at least in some fashion.

And Minako knows that she can’t win either. Evil doesn’t stop. Evil NEVER stops. Every enemy has another string of enemies behind it, ready to take its shot, ready to try to be the one that ends them forever. That’s such a crucial part of Minako’s personality. She lives every moment so fully because she knows too well that the next moment may never come.

So Minako and Pluto here, they don’t look to win, they only look to survive to fight another day. Which they do, and then some. Defying expectations is pretty awesome, too, and they enjoy that.

But in the end, it’s not enough.

In Minako and Pluto’s part, I feel the threat of inevitability that they both recognize so well. They can fight and struggle against it, but they’re never, ever free from it, and when they least expect it, it will claim them.

I love all of this.

And let me know if you think this is my blatant favoritism talking - I wonder if Venus and Pluto’s part is also a commentary on how dangerous they are?  As in Minako and Setsuna had to be murdered; they had to be taken out now or they would have gone on to conquer.

Obviously all of our fabulous ladies are fabulously dangerous, but in the context of these particular scenarios, it’s sort of escalating in terms of threat level.  Haruka and Ami lack the follow through to keep going and continue to be formidable opponents after their initial match up with a Mirrorlenia.  Rei and Michiru essentially off themselves in destroying one enemy.  Setsuna and Minako are the only ones to face multiple threats, and they’re the only ones capable of taking out multiple threats.

I would not want to face any of these match-ups if I were an enemy, but if you had to ask me who is the most frightening of these three, I’d pick Minako and Setsuna every time.  Maybe it’s because it’s so difficult to predict what either one of them will do.  Minako’s a wild card and Setsuna’s unknowable.  And in this specific scenario, Minako and Setsuna are the only ones who had a clear way forward.  Haruka and Ami are in directionless weirdass void and would have had a hell of a time finding their way out even with the computer.  Rei and Michiru fucking fainted.  Minako and Setsuna would have been able to climb out and keep going if a Mirrorlenia hadn’t stepped in during their little laugh session.

Aawww, that means joy and friendship was their undoing. :( Oh well, it was worth it as far as Minako’s concerned I’m sure.  ’FUCK YEAH I MADE THE GUARDIAN OF TIME LAUGH SUCK IT BITCHES’

Although it occurs to me if I extend this analogy, it gets even cooler.  Makoto is more dangerous than Setsuna/Minako in this scenario because her faith is unwavering AND she’s such an obvious reflection of Nehellenia.  Makoto is the only person aside from Usagi who was able to fuck with Nehellennia’s head.  And damn it is powerful that Makoto standing alone and shielding Usagi from blasts so undermines Nehellenia that by the end of the encounter, she’s trembling.

The threat steps up again to Hotaru and Chibs.  Hotaru can destroy fucking planets, so obviously she’s a huge danger.  But Chibs is formidable too.  The hand that can destroy the world is powerful.  But the person who can stay that hand?  That’s some goddess-level shit.  Chibi-Usa also represents SO MUCH that threatens to undo Nehellenia.  A beautiful, idyllic future with no place for a dark queen lurking in mirrors.  And a physical manifestation of Usagi’s love, which is literally the most powerful force in the universe.

Which then brings us to Usagi, dragging herself into Nehellenia’s throne room on her knees, scraped and bleeding and torn to shreds.  That Usagi, who is the most dangerous of them all.

No, this is fantastic. I have no idea where those posts are now, but I remember I got an Ask a while ago about which Inner and which Outer I would bill as overall “most dangerous”, and my ultimate conclusions were Minako and Pluto, so I can completely go there with you.

They are, of course, each “most deadly” depending on factors and circumstances, but I love how it’s spelled out here within these sequences, and am really glad you carried it beyond where I stopped.



  Posted 17 hours ago

  TAGS:  #reblog   #commas and ampersands   #JW rewatches Sailor Moon   #smstars   #sm ep 171   #i am having an extraordinarily difficult day today and this was great to read   #usagi tsukino   #rei hino   #makoto kino   #minako aino   #ami mizuno   #haruka tenoh   #michiru kaioh   #setsuna meioh   #hotaru tomoe  
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23 Apr 2014
Posted 17 hours ago

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jellybi replied to your post: Something I hadn’t really thought abou…

Do you know why Rei collapsed? Michiru collapsing made sense to me because of the pain she was in during Nehelenia’s attack, but I can’t recall Mars taking any damage or exhausting herself.

No, it’s one of the weakest things about any of these sequences. There’s really no good reason for why Rei collapses at the end. She gets hit like twice by Nehellenia’s black lightning ten minutes before and that is about it.

I handwave it by saying they killed the Mirrorlenia so violently (and it really is a pretty violent reaction from it) that Nehellenia experienced a massive backlash that caused her to drop whatever psychic dampeners she had in effect on the area.

Rei was pushing against them SO HARD trying to bust through, that when they suddenly vanished, the rush of it all coming back to her like that staggered her and knocked her unconscious. Sort of like if you’re putting every bit of your strength and weight into pushing a stuck car that suddenly takes off. You’re pretty much not going to stop yourself from faceplanting. Rei got hit with the psychic equivalent.



  Posted 17 hours ago

  TAGS: #jellybi   #jet wolf replies   #it's not an ideal solution   #but it works in the general sense of the scene and at least offers some kind of explanation   #so i'll take it   #JW rewatches Sailor Moon   #smstars   #sm ep 171   #rei hino  
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23 Apr 2014
Posted 18 hours ago
You should give Steven Universe a watch. It's about Minako, Rei and Setsuna trying to carry on the fight after losing the other Senshi and trying to raise Chibiusa at the same time.
Anonymous asked

Wow that is one of the best pitches I’ve ever read. Holy shit I now crave that like Setsuna craves Cinnamon Toast Crunch.



  Posted 18 hours ago

  TAGS:  #ask a jet wolf   #anonymous   #jw watches all the things  
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23 Apr 2014
Posted 18 hours ago
Thank you very much for Mako-day on my birthday, everyone!
Anonymous asked

I hope you had a great one, Anon!



  Posted 18 hours ago

  TAGS:  #ask a jet wolf   #anonymous   #the goggles do everything  
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23 Apr 2014
Posted 18 hours ago

Something I hadn’t really thought about until just now while watching Rei and Michiru face-down in a puddle are the three different ways these pairings are defeated.

Ami and Haruka are deceived.

Rei and Michiru kill themselves,

Minako and Pluto are murdered.

The last two especially I’ve phrased as death, and while they didn’t actually die, for all intents and purposes they would have, had Nehellenia been out to kill them.

Everything in this arc — every last fucking thing — is commentary on the characters, and so I think that this, too must be.


With Ami and Haruka, I was thinking at first that they were out-thought or out-maneuvered, but they weren’t really. Nehellenia ambushed them while their guard was down, and I think that’s perhaps the key. Ami and Haruka, despite still being in a nothingless void of their enemy’s creation, stand around and reflect and pat each other on the back and basically forget entirely that they’re still in tremendous danger.

I think that’s the key to their ultimate defeat, and interestingly, that provides us with the one thing their part was lacking: common ground.

Rei and Michiru, Minako and Pluto. They’re about how those two Senshi are different but using their similarities as the foundation to explore those differences. With Ami and Haruka, there’s none of that (a large part of the reason why I think their part went first, and was in a completely separate episode). Ami and Haruka HAVE no similarities. They’re complete opposites, their part seems to say.

But after all of that, after running through Nehellenia’s maze and gathering data and defeating her, both Senshi believe it’s over. They’re both completely at the mercy of their own naivety.

Haruka, for all her bluster and her talk about making the hard choices, can be extremely naive. That’s part of what I find so interesting about her, because she tries so hard to be one way, yet it’s so against her nature. You need look no further than her agreement with Michiru about leaving each other behind. Michiru made damned sure Haruka swore she wouldn’t risk herself for Michiru, and when Haruka swore it, she meant it. Yet when Michiru has been lying about it the whole time and had no intention of doing that herself, Haruka is COMPLETELY SHOCKED BY THIS.

And Ami, she got so wrapped up in the puzzle, she was sure that once she’d solved it, they’d be able to go their own way. That’s the way these things work. You solve the riddle and the enemy lets you move on a ways. That’s how these things are DONE.

So it’s quite a shock to them both when Nehellenia says “YEAH, NO” and sneaks up behind and captures them anyway.


Rei and Michiru's makes me laugh really it's so perfect for them. They don't get defeated and they don't get surprised, THEY JUST FUCKING DO THEMSELVES IN.

Rei and Michiru are their own worst enemies, their part tells us. There’s NOBODY who will defeat them like they will defeat themselves. Rei and Michiru will burn out, they will use up every last scrap of power they have to overcome their enemies. It may kill them in the process, BUT FUCK YOU I KILLED ME, YOU DID NOT DO IT.

Sound familiar?

Rei and Michiru’s part was about perception: theirs on the world, the world on them, and them on themselves. In the end though, none of that matters. These two ladies live — and as we see, die — on their own terms.


Then Minako and Pluto, and theirs is notably the most violent. So much of Minako and Pluto’s part is different. From the moment we begin witth hem, we see they can’t win. They’re outmatched and on the run immediately. Where the others had only one enemy each, Minako and Pluto have hundreds. They don’t have a win condition, they merely have survival.

That right there speaks volumes about both of them.

Pluto can never win. Pluto, able to see all of time, can never see an end for herself. She continues, forever, at least in some fashion.

And Minako knows that she can’t win either. Evil doesn’t stop. Evil NEVER stops. Every enemy has another string of enemies behind it, ready to take its shot, ready to try to be the one that ends them forever. That’s such a crucial part of Minako’s personality. She lives every moment so fully because she knows too well that the next moment may never come.

So Minako and Pluto here, they don’t look to win, they only look to survive to fight another day. Which they do, and then some. Defying expectations is pretty awesome, too, and they enjoy that.

But in the end, it’s not enough.

In Minako and Pluto’s part, I feel the threat of inevitability that they both recognize so well. They can fight and struggle against it, but they’re never, ever free from it, and when they least expect it, it will claim them.



  Posted 18 hours ago

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23 Apr 2014
Posted 19 hours ago

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Going to sleep. Should I bet you’ll still be there when I wake up tomorrow :p?

Well I don’t know that it would be smart to bet against you.



  Posted 19 hours ago

  TAGS: #lyrhia   #jet wolf replies   #though i may have talked about all i can reasonable talk about this scene   #my brain is happily snuggled in to live here for a while   #and has turned up the dial on feels   #JW rewatches Sailor Moon   #smstars   #sm ep 171