Answer 7
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16 Apr 2014
Posted 12 minutes ago
Potter senshi time! What would each of the girls see if they ever encountered a Boggart? And what would they see in the Mirror of Erised? Basically, what are their biggest fears and desires?
Anonymous asked

HELLO OLD ASK. HOW HAVE THESE SIX MONTHS TREATED YOU.

I’m a little fuzzy on Potter specifics (I haven’t read the books since Deathly Hallows was released), but if I remember right, a Boggart manifests as a THING. Like something tangible and directly in front of you. So it couldn’t be, say. a plane crash for Mako, that seems outside the scope of what a Boggart can do. The Mirror is a whole different thing, since that shows you scenarios and experiences as well as people and things.

At least that’s how I remember it, so that’s the idea I’m going to run with for answering.


Ami’s Boggart
. I think it depends on exactly when this is set, but the idea is going to be much the same. If around S, then without a doubt, it’s Ami failing her high school entrance exam. If later, then Ami failing her college entrance exams. The idea is Ami failing academically, at the one thing she knows beyond any shadow of a doubt she’s good at and is pretty much the one avenue where she never doubts her value.

Ami’s Mirror of Erised. When Ami looks in the mirror she sees all her friends happy and successful. Interestingly, of everyone, I think Ami wouldn’t really see herself in the mirror. Ami actually has a pretty solid sense of herself in this respect. While her greatest fear is of failure, she truly believes she’s going to succeed (in all the ways she knows to measure success) which gives her security. It’s almost factual how she’s prepared to succeed in whichever field she chooses. (I think the guarantee of reward for hard work is very comforting to Ami.) She’s not afraid for herself, really, she’s afraid for her friends, and because she does have a pretty rigid and defined idea of what “success” means and her own fear of failure, she needs them to be set and secure.


Mako’s Boggart
gave me more trouble than I was expecting. The thing with Mako is that I can’t see her being afraid of Usagi or her friends dying, because I don’t think Mako believes that will ever actually happen. She has complete and utter faith in herself, and them, to overcome any obstacle. (She also has the advantage in never having had to be the one to watch and feel her friends die.) Mako’s also not afraid of being rejected or being alone or her size or finding love or any of those things because she’s already experienced so many of those things and not only survived them but thrived in their wake. Mako just really doesn’t fear a whole lot. So despite what I said in up top there, I’m going to have to go with an airplane or a plane crash, though I’m not sure how the Boggart would manifest that. Perhaps as the Official People In Official Uniforms.

Mako’s Mirror of Erised is a much happier thing. It’s herself, surrounded by her friends, by her FAMILY. All the girls, a spouse she loves, lots of kids, and Mako in the center just surrounded by love and love and more love.


Usagi’s Boggart is Usagi herself, sad and cold and completely alone. For Usagi, there’s no greater fear.

Usagi’s MIrror of Erised, I hate to repeat a theme, but it’s much like Mako’s. She sees herself, happy and surrounded by all her loved ones: the girls, Mamoru, Chibi-Usa, the Outers, the cats, her parents and brother, Naru, Umino, and more. The Senshi are all surrounded by THEIR loved ones (Grandpa Hino, Ami’s mum, Minako’s parents). Everyone’s smiling and laughing. Mako’s hugging Ami and Minako, Rei’s yelling at Usagi, Usagi’s yelling back while hanging on Mamoru’s arm, the Outers are fabulous (there are rose petals floating around them and only them). Everyone is there, everyone is safe, everyone is happy, Usagi most of all.


I toyed a bit with Rei’s Boggart, but really there’s only one answer: Usagi, dead. Like Mako, Rei isn’t afraid of much, but unlike Mako, Rei is completely aware of how tenuous it all is. She, better than anyone, knows Usagi’s weaknesses. She knows her OWN. She’s keenly aware of how fallible they are, and that one day the worst might happen. That’s why she works so hard and pushes Usagi so much to be the best she can possibly be. Rei’s greatest fear is without a doubt that one day she won’t be able to save Usagi, either directly or indirectly. Usagi, dead, and there’s nothing they can do about it.

Oh Rei you are so easy for questions like this. No doubt, Rei’s Mirror of Erised is herself completely living her International Success Life. Rei Hino, perfect at everything. She is an INTERGALACTIC STEWARDESS IDOL STAR EXPLORER RACE QUEEN BASKETBALL PRESIDENT. But why stop there? She’s also an OLYMPIC SKI CHAMPION CEO FASHION MODEL EQUAL RIGHTS ACTIVIST DEEP SEA DIVER PUPPY TRAINER. Rei Hino at her Rei Hino fabulous best, queen of absolutely everything.


And finally we come to Minako’s Boggart. Like Usagi, Minako sees herself, but as Sailor Venus. Nothing more, just the cold and deadly warrior that she knows she’s capable of becoming. There’s no trace of the light and fun that so fuels Minako now. Despite appearances, Minako is balance, and somewhere along the way she’s lost that balance. She’s now Venus, and only Venus, forever.

Minako’s Mirror of Erised though, what else could it be? Minako, the idol. Minako, with a hit CD every year. Minako, on a dozen billboards for a dozen products. Minako, on the cover of every magazine. Minako in four movies simultaneously. Minako, on every talk show. Minako, on everyone’s lips. Minako, with millions of fans. Minako, beloved of everyone. Minako. Minako, forever.



  Posted 12 minutes ago

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16 Apr 2014
Posted 1 hour ago

Working on this old Ask, but I had to filp on the TV to share a puppy video with Hubby, because puppy video. When I closed the tab, all I had up on the Giant Screenotron was my current wallpaper.

Have I mentioned again how much I love this new setup?



  Posted 1 hour ago

 TAGS:  #life with jet wolf   #HANDS on my giant wall display   #yes thank you  
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16 Apr 2014
Posted 1 hour ago

Rei Birthday ‘Fic Day!

keyofnik:

Tomorrow is Rei’s birthday, and it has been requested of me that I hold Rei Birthday ‘Fic Day, as I did for Minako (because whatever Minako has, you know Rei must do better).

Here’s the deal.

You guys send me prompts, and throughout tomorrow I’ll get through as many as I possibly can. The quality may be variable, but that’s half the fun!

So what I need from you guys are those prompts. It’s Rei’s birthday, so she’ll obviously be front and center (in idea, if not actual presence). Send me other characters, or situations, or just words and ideas. The more that come in, the more chances I have to turn out something really awesome (or hilariously bad, LET’S FIND OUT).

If your prompt is an inspiring one and I just can’t get to it tomorrow, I’ll add it to my ‘fic list, and will strive to get it it some time before the year 2100.

Rei. Birthday. ‘Fic prompts. Now open. You know what to do.

Reblog for the evening crowd! I’ve already got some AMAZING prompts that I’m so excited about (some of them are swirling in my head already, it’s going to be fantastic), but more prompts means more choices tomorrow, which theoretically means better ‘fics!

Theoretically!

Send your idea my way. Let’s make tomorrow AMAZING.



  Posted 1 hour ago

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16 Apr 2014
Posted 2 hours ago

And I am back. Let’s see if I can clear out a few more Asks, then perhaps a little Episode 17 liveblogging, what think you guys?



  Posted 2 hours ago

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Answer 14
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16 Apr 2014
Posted 5 hours ago
You haven't talked about Crystal Tokyo in forever so PLEASE answer me when I ask you what you think Chibi-Usa will be like when she takes the throne, and what people might think of her. I'd love you forever.
Anonymous asked

SIX MONTHS LATER

I did talk a bit about how I see Chibi-Usa’s reign (well not so Chibi any more), but those posts are probably buried somewhere in my Crystal Tokyo headcanon tag. And let’s be real, you didn’t wait six months for me to just point you to other posts, so I’ll try to do a bit better than that.

I’ve talked a bit about the differences I see between Chibi-Usa and Usagi, and where those differences are really going to become evident will be when Chibs becomes Queen.

Now for my view of Neo-Queen Serenity’s Crystal Tokyo! I don’t believe in a utopia, so I don’t believe Crystal Tokyo is that. I think it’s probably about as close as it’s possible to get — a  society where its citizens are cared for with all their basic needs met (food, shelter, health care, etc.) allowing them safety and happiness and the time for higher pursuits.

But there will always be discontent.

In the beginning, NQS is near universally loved. She’s literally saved the entire Earth, she’s given the survivors of whatever cataclysmic event nearly kills everything a second chance. She’s like a living goddess.

Time passes and over centuries that love and devotion fades.The bloom is off the rose, so to speak, and as the world continues to grow larger and people forget what it was like in those post-disaster years, they become more critical (or perhaps they simply see more clearly). But still, NQS is NQS, and far, far more people love her than don’t.

The thousand or two years of her rule are marked primarily by that love and general happiness.

When NQS finally dies and Chibi-Usa takes over, I think the transition would be a smooth one. It’s been set for ages that Chibs would become queen, so people are already prepared when it happens. But she lacks NQS’s natural abilities with people, and operates much more on what she would call “realism” rather than her mother’s optimism. Chibs is kind and loving and very fair (she strives to be fair and just more than anything else), and the people still love her, but she doesn’t have quite the same warmth that NQS instilled so effortlessly.

Ultimately, in accordance with my Phases Theory, Chbi-Usa is the Waning Phase, which means that she’s the last. Her rule will mark a decline and she’ll never be able to achieve greatness in the same way her mother did. What Chibi-Usa will ultimately have to learn — and I like to think she will before that end finally comes — is how to be great on her own terms.



  Posted 5 hours ago

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16 Apr 2014
Posted 6 hours ago

Chiseled away many Asks from the top. Diving to the bottom now to clear out a few old ones. How old are they at this point? I am almost afraid to find out.



  Posted 6 hours ago

  TAGS: #jet wolf versus her ask box   #so fucking old i am sure  
Answer 15
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16 Apr 2014
Posted 6 hours ago
I've seen a lot of people claim that Minako and Rei have the same personality in the anime version. Do you agree with this? To be honest, Minako seems more self-centered.
godfatherpride asked

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What?

No really, what?

Rei and Minako aren’t ANYTHING alike. I’m genuinely confused how the hell anyone would reach that conclusion, especially when you have Usagi and Minako being ACTUAL BRAIN TWINS. Like that is a thing they DO. REPEATEDLY. If you were going to pick for Minako to have the same personality of anyone, how is the answer not Usagi?

And don’t mistake me, that’s still a COMPLETELY WRONG answer, but I could at least see where it originated.

But Rei and Minako? They’re compliments, but actually “the same” personality? The only thing I could kind of see them being the same in is their competitive streak. Other than that, they’re both fourteen to sixteen year old girls? So I guess every teenage girl is like every other teenage girl? I genuinely don’t even know.

People see what they see, but in my opinion, that viewpoint is demonstrably wrong, to the point where I almost think it’s a deliberate misinterpretation of either or both characters.

No. I do not agree with this in any way whatsoever.



  Posted 6 hours ago

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16 Apr 2014
Posted 6 hours ago

I toggled back to VLC to close the file and this is where I’d paused.

It looks like Endymion’s trying to reach the remote but is too lazy to sit all the way up.



  Posted 6 hours ago

 TAGS:  #JW watches Sera Myu   #La Reconquista   #he just thuds back down on the couch and calls for kunzite to give it to him   #kunzite comes out of the kitchen   #flour on his uniform from where he was baking muffins   #because by the gods he just wants a muffin and some tea and a little peace and quiet   #kunzite hates every second that is his life  
Answer 8
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16 Apr 2014
Posted 6 hours ago
this is a reminder to talk about how ami/zoisite undermined usagi/ mamoru in La Recontacos
Anonymous asked

Thank you! This actually ties in a bit to the Ask I just did about Serenity and Endymion being like Usagi and Mamoru as well. Good timing!

So obviously this is little more than my viewing of La Reconcheesedip, about which I poured forth no small amount of words. I’m already not particularly invested in Usagi/Mamoru, as you guys doubtless already know, but found that relationship’s portrayal entirely unbearable in the musical (due in no small part to performance choices). As for Senshi/Shitennou relationships, I’d rather spend the next month eating the pine needles in my yard than have anything to do with that, so I was already checked out before it started. I fully appreciate my perspective is not everyone’s perspective.

Here’s how it all looked from the outsider view of someone who needs to be sold on these relationships and how the exact opposite happened.

We have Usagi and Mamoru, and for my money, this version of their relationship was by far the weakest I’ve experienced. We come in when they’re already established as a couple, which is actually kind of a nice change of pace, but for my tastes, we were never shown WHY they were a couple. It was nice to not have to deal with Mamoru being a pre-Usagi jerkface, but I feel the performance still actually KEPT him as a jerkface, only how it seemed entirely without reason. For me, this musical Mamoru was aloof and condescending with no actual connection to Usagi at all. Usagi could have been a puppy dog. No, there probably would’ve been a better chemistry if Usagi were a puppy dog. Usagi could have been a street lamp, for all the emotional connection I (again, personally) felt between them. I accepted they were a couple because the musical said so and I know the basic story framework. The only time there was a hint of any actual “I love this girl” emotion was in the Silver Millennium flashback.

That’s important. I’ll come back to that.

Let’s jump over to Ami and Zoicite. They know each other for approximately two and a half minutes before falling in love, and by about minute three he’s kidnapped her with his buddies who are threatening to kill her. Still Ami persists in her feelings, as does Zoicite, and the bulk of their encounters are peppered with the justification of their past lives for why they feel this way in the present.

These are the first lines in Ami and Zoicite’s duet, their first and only song together.

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This song, “Memory Duo”, is all about how these feelings are new yet somehow familiar. They’re flashes of memory with emotions attached. This is the entire foundation for their “relationship” (and I use the term loosely given that it lasted about a day, day and a half, and Ami was a captive from about minute five onward).

Their only other interactions (all two or three of them) happen when Ami is in a cell and carry with them the same “we’ve done this before” idea.

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Then Zoicite is killed, in the exact same way and with the exact same words that he died in the past.

Ami and Zoicite, as a relationship, is built entirely on echos of feelings from another lifetime thousands of years old. The musical has, in my eyes, definitively established that this is a very real thing that can and does happen.

Now we go back to Usagi and Mamoru, and for me, from my “I’m not really buying into this” perspective, the idea that they’re together now for no reason other than they were together then is inescapable. That idea is actually made stronger by how, to my view, in the ten minutes or so of the Silver Millennium flashback, Endymion shows more genuine affection for Serenity than Mamoru does for Usagi in the entire musical.

Without the Ami/Zoicite relationship, it could just be a performance or interpretation thing. But Ami/Zoicite, as presented as built entirely from the past, actually hurts musical Usagi/Mamoru for me, because it gives me a very clear, logical alternative to why that relationship comes across the way it does. I don’t think I would’ve ever seen Usagi and Mamoru’s relationship as particularly strong — not when presented as it was anyway — but Ami/Zoicite actually made it worse. Not at all what they intended, I’m positive of that. Yet here we are. 



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16 Apr 2014
Posted 7 hours ago

Grabby Hands Jadeite just makes me want to throw things, so skipping all of that.

But sincerely, Minako here. Her whole bit is just fantastic. Even with all of this being part of the plan she’s like “Well, compliment me, dammit!” And Kunzite, who is so through with the world just can’t even be bothered.

When he calls Minako annoying and says she’s not his type though?

That is the best “oh no you didn’t” face. And then the prolonged pause as she just stands there staring at him in disbelief. Like she’s waiting for him to backpedal or blow it off like a joke and deliver the actual compliment. BUT NOTHING. Then the most unenthusiastic “Oh my god!” of ALL TIME, because they’ve got a job to do here, followed by a move that’s like a full body shrug that she tried to turn coquettish halfway through.

Basically every single second of this is utter perfection.



  Posted 7 hours ago

  TAGS:  #JW watches Sera Myu   #La Reconquista   #minako aino   #i adore minako in this musical   #no doubt minako rei and mako totally stole this whole thing for me  
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16 Apr 2014
Posted 8 hours ago

I’m rewatching some of the new musical for this Ask I’m working on, and I’m happy to report that my urge to dickpunch Jadeite for his grabby hands has not diminished IN THE SLIGHTEST.



  Posted 8 hours ago

  TAGS: #JW watches Sera Myu   #La Reconquista   #oh my god i hate him so much  
Answer 5
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16 Apr 2014
Posted 8 hours ago
Have you thought about taking a look at Precure or other recent magical girls? If you can find time for it, it could be interesting to see how the genre has evolved over the years, and give you some new things to look for in SM Crystal.
Anonymous asked

Precure has been highly recommended many times so I’m keen, but realistically, there’s no way I have time right now, especially not before Crystal is set to start. Very good idea though!



  Posted 8 hours ago

  TAGS:  #jw watches all the things   #anonymous   #ask a jet wolf  
Answer 8
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16 Apr 2014
Posted 8 hours ago
Do you think Serenity and Endymion were similar to Usagi and Mamoru in any way personality-wise? Like do you think Endymion may have been a gigantic jerk before they got closer.
Anonymous asked

I think there may have been some similarities, but I’m pretty emphatically against the idea that the characters are identical to their previous lives. I feel it diminishes them in the past and in the present, since it strips away both their individuality and their life’s experiences. I’m very heavily invested in each incarnation being their own person with some connecting traits, rather than the exact same personality being reborn again and again with few differences between them.

I’m still working out exactly who I think Serenity and Endymion were back then and what were the circumstances that led to the deaths of everything they loved. I haven’t definitively settled on what I like for my Giant Sailor Moon Canon Voltron (and likely won’t until I start writing my SilMil stories), but I invite you to read my brainstorming and theorizing in-progress in these tags, sorted chronologically:

#jw silmil headcanon
#princess serenity
#prince endymion



  Posted 8 hours ago

  TAGS:  #ask a jet wolf   #anonymous   #silver millennium   #jw silmil headcanon   #princess serenity   #prince endymion  
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16 Apr 2014
Posted 8 hours ago
Hey JetWolf-unnie, do you like Lana del Rey's new song? ^__^
Anonymous asked

I’ve not heard it yet!



  Posted 8 hours ago

  TAGS:  #anonymous   #ask a jet wolf   #jet wolf talks about everything  
Answer 9
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16 Apr 2014
Posted 9 hours ago
Would being pressed up against Minako's boobs while in her pocket and being like a tenth their size make pocket Rei uncomfortable, or encourage any remarks by Minako?
Anonymous asked

"Encourage"? Minako does not need encouragement, she simply opens her mouth and there words go.

She’d be making comments from the exact second she saw Pocket Rei, and would in fact INSIST that Pocket Rei go into her pocket (quite against Pocket Rei’s wishes, which are of little consideration). At which point the comments would be so endless that thousands upon thousands of years from now, when future Venus and future Mars are reincarnated, that Venus will STILL be making comments about it, despite neither her nor Mars understanding what the fuck any of it means.

Rei wouldnt really have the chance to get uncomfortable about it, she’d be too pissed at Minako and the world but mostly Minako.



  Posted 9 hours ago

  TAGS:  #anonymous   #ask a jet wolf   #because minako   #the pocket rei saga   #this has grown so far beyond my widlest dreams   #rei hino   #minako aino   #rei & minako