self-respect is a weird word because you’d think it means “having respect for yourself” but it’s mostly used in terms of whether or not a person is acting in a way that makes them respectable to everybody but themselves.
that is the realest thing i’ve read this morning.
It really bothers me how some people act like Mamoru is a “threat” to the girl power present in the series and as such he should just be shoved in the corner and forgotten about until it’s convenient. This mentality is so beyond fucking stupid. Mamoru is the exact opposite of a threat to the female empowerment themes in the series. Let’s see…
- Mamoru never fails to make it clear that he idolizes Sailor Moon and has complete faith in her ability to save the day. In lesser shows, there would probably be some reoccurring theme about the guy feeling insecure and emasculated because the girl is more powerful, but this never, not once, happens throughout the course of BSSM. Instead, Mamoru laments that he wishes that he was stronger so he could stand by Usagi’s side and support her with everything he has; he doesn’t want to be stronger than her, he just wants to support her in any way he can because he loves and respects her more than anyone else.
- Mamoru makes it pretty clear that he thinks the world of the Senshi and, in particular, their friendships with Usagi. Like a third of his speeches in the original anime revolved around how strong and beautiful and amazing their bonds with each other were and how their friendship could triumph over anything. He also does his best to support the other girls, both in day to day life and during battle.
- His and Usagi’s relationship is a prime example of what a romantic relationship should be like, especially in regards to not neglecting your other relationships. Usagi and Mamoru go on dates, talk to each other, and spend time together pretty frequently, but not at the expense of Usagi’s relationships with her friends and family. Sometimes, when a person (especially a teenager) gets a new boyfriend/girlfriend, they begin to neglect their friends and family even if they aren’t intentionally doing it. This never happens with Usagi and Mamoru. She still makes plenty of time for her friends and doesn’t exclusively focus on him. And Mamoru never shows any jealousy towards them, not even once. He fully understands how important Usagi’s friends and family are to her and so doesn’t intrude.
- He’s like the best dad ever. Chibiusa utterly adores him for a reason, even in his King Endymion form. He always does everything he can to support and encourage Chibiusa and makes her feel like she can do anything.
These are all just off the top of my head. Mamoru is a great character and in no way “threatens” the dynamic between Usagi and the rest of the girls. So can some of you stop acting like such stereotypical man-haters? It’s embarrassing.
^^^^^ this. yes. i often based relationships on his and usagi’s criteria..they talk things out…they support one another…just…perfect.
Queen Serenity get’s an update in this weeks episode of Sailor Moon Crystal! So far ( at least from what I can tell) this is the first update to the opening sequence!
While I was watching, I said, “Wait, I may not have really been paying attention and it’s 5 AM, but I swear her hair was just white…”
And yes it was! I didn’t notice her dress updates and the fact that they pretty much redrew her though! She looks splendid!
EDIT: There are apparently a few more updates I hadn’t noticed!!
SHE LOOKS FUCKING AMAZING
Wow, what an episode! That was absolutely fantastic! With the…and the…and then he…and she…and did he…and she’s so…and…and…and…
Gah, I just devolve into an incoherent puddle of squee! And that preview! I still haven’t read the manga so this really is a thrill a minute for me. I’m loving this show so much!
Also, they made some slight changes to the opening credits…not sure what to think.
when someone’s a little shitstick but no one else sees it
and then they do a thing
but no one fucking notices
"Has made a statement to the media"
Omg, what did he do? Hold a press conference? Tweet something out from his official Tuxedo Mask Twitter account? Or did he just yell it out when he was running away from the scene of his latest robbery? Or maybe he just sent it directly to the press along with that glamour shot in the last screencap. Either way, that perfectly posed shot was totally sent by him because if the media is going to report on him, they damn better well get his best side.
I also love how he felt the need to make a statement in the first place. Like he just had to say “OMG YOU GUISE, NO, YOU HAVE IT ALL WRONG! I’M NOT A JEWEL THIEF! I’M JUST TRYING TO STEAL THIS SPECIFIC RARE JEWEL. SEE, IT’S TOTALLY DIFFERENT!”
(also, Ikuko playing with Luna is so cute <33)
Okay but Beryl’s rack is CRAZY
No wonder she can keep the Shitennou under her spell (especially considering how, in the manga and Crystal, Kunzite and Zoisite aren’t really shown to have a romantic relationship).
i really wish i could stay up and reblog ALL the SMC in the tags…but…i’ve been up since 1:30pm yesterday and i am getting sleepy.
but all in all. i absolutely ADORED this episode 100% from the top of my head to the bottom of my toes. everything in this episode had me squealing with delight and flailing my arms like an idiot. my chest is still having issues breathing from all the silent screams procuring from my mouth as i tried to not be obnoxious and wake my husband up.
or maybe i just go drink some coffee and stay up more until i pass out in a laundry basket as i am sorting dark’s and colors. that sounds like something usagi would do
euuurhgfdssdflkjfsd my feels