All these colors were achieved with red, yellow, blue, and green food coloring mixed into white frosting. The amount of drops needed for the color you want is underneath the icing color. So convenient. :)
I hate how elitist a lot of anime fans about dubbed versus subtitled.
Especially when it comes to Sailor Moon.
Let’s not pretend everyone had access to the manga and subtitled anime because I remember for the longest fucking time the only search that came up for Sailor Moon on the Internet in the 90s was ONE. FUCKING. SITE. ONE.
On top of that, anime wasn’t as mainstream as it is, now, and was considered a novelty hobby, so manga were expensive (I still have the price tags on a LOT of my manga and they were literally $15 a copy, and one of my Tenchi Muyo manga is in Japanese and was only released in English almost 15 years AFTER I got it).
Buying anime on VHS was just as expensive and Sailor Moon wasn’t as popular when it was first released as it is, now. In fact, I remember getting ridiculed for liking it. In fact, the only hint that I had that Sailor Moon had more than a handful of episodes was a sticker set I got when my dad went to Japan, and knowing I loved the series brought me back some of the merchandise, including the dolls, which KB Toys and Toys R’ Us had stopped selling.
The only access I had to anime was what came on TV. This was before the Toonami era. When Sci-Fi had their anime block after hours on the weekends, it was a blessing. It wasn’t the anime I was used to (they showed shit like Armitage, Ghost in the Shell, Akira, and other 90s cyberpunk classics). And you know what? Those shows were all dubbed.
When Toonami came along and decided to show anime, I was happy. And when they started airing Sailor Moon at a time I could catch AFTER SCHOOL? It was awesome, no matter how rare it was.
Yes, the English dub is corny, but you can’t shit on people who like it because of nostalgia. That was literally all I had coming up in the fandom. When the time of Internet downloading and YouTube came around, I finally had access to later seasons with the subtitles, that’s when I started really seeking out original work.
I didn’t even have access to the Sailor Moon manga because it was so expensive.
So when you shit on people for liking English-dubbed anime, just remember not everyone was a die-hard otaku willing to spend every cent to their name on original merchandise and material like you. The same goes for people who shit on people who don’t cosplay at every con they go to.
Some of us had to scrape together enough money just to GET to the con, and you expect us to spend money making a costume too? Fuck outta here with that elitist bullshit.
This. This all around the world and back and through it.
I’m not a big fan of the dub now.. only because I haven’t seen it since I was in elementary school and love the Japanese version because its great practice. ANYWHO.
I really don’t like when people slam the dub because it was my love for so long. I guess its like my first love whose memory warms me deeply but now I have moved on to a new love that fills my Japan obsessed heart.
While I did grow up, I had a bit of money (well… my mom did… she was an engineer) and she gave me everything SM she could find because she knew how literally obsessed I was with it. But I was always mindful with money and literally only had a handful of things (T-Shirts, back pack, lunch boxes, coloring books, the trading cards, and a figure from a Japanese book). I only ever invested in a few manga because I just didn’t like how much they cost (I’m telling you! Frugal since birth.)
But was that cool to have? No. Dear goodness no. I was bullied so much to the point my teachers felt sorry enough for me to make me a poster that stated “The most likely to become the next Sailor Moon (Hell frikin yea!)”
For years the teasing continued. People would make fun of me constantly for what I liked, but I continued watching the dub version of SM every single day. EVERY. WAKING. SECOND. I would draw pictures on the bus of the DVD covers… bullied. I would wear my backpack only to be tripped or pushed around and called a nerd. I was even blocked out of groups for what I liked.
But no matter what, the dub version of Sailor Moon saved my mind. It helped me be happy and ignorant to what others were doing to it. I even BEGGED my mom to change my name to Serena when I was in middle school (She actually agreed.. btw!) but by the time that came around I was losing my love for anime and digging deeper into Japan.
I still think of the Sailor Moon Says quotes (which is why it’s on my ask) and just get warm fuzzies (why haven’t I made photosets from those?? Memo made!) they just make me smile. I loved the voice actors and actresses and UNF. I loved how Serena sounded so ditzy and cute, how snarky Raye was (I swear she gave me the tough skin I had when I was younger) how smart Ami was (why didn’t I pick up on this sooner UGH).
With all this love, there was one chance. ONE CHANCE for my to lose my love for Sailor Moon if the situation had played out differently. I’ve mentioned it previously but its when I was little and went to Atomic Comics for their Sailor Moon screening. I was so young and cute, literally the youngest person there, and people were SO damn nice. They had never seen the dub version of Sailor Moon but knew I had. I would say things like WOW SERENAS VOICE IS REALLY HIGH IN THE JAPANESE VERSION. I THINK RAYE IS NICER THAN IN THE DUB VERSION. WHERE IS DARIEN OH THERE HE IS I LOVE TUXEDO MASK HE’S SUCH A HUNK.
And you know what? They didn’t give a damn shit what I called the characters. They became my friends. Explained what was happening to me because I couldn’t read subtitles quick enough. Traded cards with me. They were so amazing and kind. They let me continue my love for Sailor Moon instead of saying I wasn’t a fan because I didn’t know Japanese. They didn’t shun me or call me ignorant. They didn’t care I didn’t cosplay like they did, or that I didn’t read the manga, or own collectibles. They were SO kind and that is what this fandom lacks in terms of respecting those who watch the dub.
I don’t think this is an unpopular opinion at all. I think this is an opinion that needs to be stated and respected.You said it in an amazing way and I respect you highly for not being rude and attacking people.
I love the dub, I love the sub, I’ve (started) loving the manga. I love Sailor Moon and regardless if you have collectibles, cosplays, every manga ever, know their name in every frikin language, or anything, you are a fan. You don’t NEED things to be fans. You need a love for the series. Everyone who thinks otherwise, just needs to get off their high horse and be human, not elites.
I love the dub. AND GUESS WHAT. I am a fan of Sailor Moon. And damn proud of it.
Neon Genesis Evangelion- Episode One “An Angel’s Attack”
Started a new Evangelion blog! Hopefully I can turn this into a long term commitment
Misato Katsuragi from Neon Genesis Evangelion
Rewatching the series, with Anno’s notes that Misato was to be like Tsukino Usagi from Sailor Moon a lot of Misato’s behavior and personality do resemble Usagi’s a lot.
“Actually in an interview, director Anno indicated that Misato’s character design is modelled after Tsukino Usagi. The hair style (sans odago), especially the front, is almost an eact duplication of Usagi. He has even used the words “Misato is Usagi in her 29th years”
RISE OF THE GUARDIANS WAS AMAZING!
IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING!
THE ANIMATION WAS JAW DROPPINGLY GORGEOUS!
THE PLOT AND CHARACTERS MADE ME LAUGH AND CRY!
CHRIS PINE WAS THE MAIN VOICE ACTOR!
I LOVE THIS MOVIE!