17 Thoughts While Watching “Sailor Moon Crystal”

I never got into Crystal as it was released. As a kid, I loved the original Sailor Moon anime (especially "R" and "Promise of the Rose!"), but as an adult, I found Serena and Darien's relationship problematic and thought Rini both creepy (Darien is her FATHER!) and super annoying. Now that I'm strapped for shoujo … Continue reading 17 Thoughts While Watching “Sailor Moon Crystal”

“Guide me to the world where your soul drifts”—-Supervillain Ships in “Sailor Moon”

We're on our way back from our anniversary trip to Chicago. As part of that trip, we visited the Field Museum, and at the Field Museum we saw (amongst many other things) a gemological exhibit. I noticed this: My brain 🧠 immediately whiplashed into Sailor Moon Mode (TM), and things only got worse from there: … Continue reading “Guide me to the world where your soul drifts”—-Supervillain Ships in “Sailor Moon”

Feature the Dumbest Character (30 Day Character Challenge, Day 16)

Some of these challenge prompts get so frankly insulting, don't they? I mean, sure, I can probably think of a few characters who are none too bright, but does that really mean we need to call them out on it? Doesn't that seem the tiniest, tad bit unfair? And, on top of that, what makes … Continue reading Feature the Dumbest Character (30 Day Character Challenge, Day 16)

My Favorite Armor, Gear, or Weapon Used in Any Anime (30 Day Anime Challenge, Day 22)

Generally, I'm not overly absorbed by weapons, gear, or armor. These are not usual shoujo staples. I could easily pick the iconic Shinsengumi uniform (and Yamaki's ninja apparel, as well, because that's pretty sweet if basic, something I'm totally okay with), but that would seem redundant given how much I clearly love Hakuouki and how terribly … Continue reading My Favorite Armor, Gear, or Weapon Used in Any Anime (30 Day Anime Challenge, Day 22)

The Very First Anime I Watched (30 Day Anime Challenge, Day 1)

Answering this question turns out to be trickier than one might anticipate, but I expected nothing less from the 30 Day Anime Challenge, and so I offer my own inquiry in response. Do I go with the literal answer, or the one that launched my journey into anime? The first anime title that I ever … Continue reading The Very First Anime I Watched (30 Day Anime Challenge, Day 1)