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[In Which I Watch] Sailor Moon

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Blazing Bat

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Re: Episode #31: Loved and Chased! Luna's Worst Day Ever.

Usagi: "I AM THE TERROR, THAT TRIPS—!" /thwaps Ami in the face with her dramatic hand gesture.
Ami: "OW! Outta my way. BUBBLE–"
Makoto /knocks over Ami, also trying to fit into the alleyway. "One side! Coming through!"
At this point, you forgot to mention Makoto staring intensively at something that was most definitely not Zoisite.

Luna: "What's that noise?"
Rhett Butler: "Rats."
Luna: "Rats?"
Somehow, this exchange fails to convey the picture of the entire tunnel being filled with a squeaking wave of rodents rolling forward like a freight train.

Also, is it just me, or is catbeast the most scary-looking youma in the series?
 

No-Brand Hero

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Also, is it just me, or is catbeast the most scary-looking youma in the series?
It's certainly one of the few that looks like an actual monster, rather than demonic household appliances and whatnot.
 

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Re: Episode #31: Loved and Chased! Luna's Worst Day Ever.

But suddenly! Enter a big, fat, green, ugly, sluggard cat, dramatically, armed with +3 blessed throwing fishheads.
I loved that they used the "Tuxedo Mask appearance" tune for this (as well as the standard battle tune when Luna got chased). When you get so used to these tunes, it's fun to see their use subverted.

The phone is ring, but Mamoru isn't picking up.
I'm sure that as soon as the whole "Rainbow Macguffins" situation gets resolved, Rei and Mamoru will make up, and their sturdy relationship will be the backbone of the show.

I mean, all this setup must be going somewhere, right ? It's not just a plot device to give Mamoru some screentime !

Makoto /knocks over Ami, also trying to fit into the alleyway. "One side! Coming through!"
The whole sequence is made of win, but I loved the moment when Jupiter was looking straight down Mercury's skirt.

• REI'S DATE:
In my "totally legal" subs, they included subtitles translating the posters behind Rei and Yuichiro in this sequence. They're strangely appropriate.

• BACK AT THE HOUSE: Makoto and Ami standing vigil, Usagi playing video games.
It's the LATEST CARTRIDGE of the Sailor V game (remember when consoles used cartridges ?), meaning that this franchise is now producing more pseudo-sequels and variants than Street Fighter II (seriously, it always looks like the same game to me).

Luna: "AAAGH! They're taunting us with his decapitated head!"
Well done, you've managed to make this scene even more hilarious than the original. I laughed out loud at this one.

Anyway, I loved this episode, and your recap truly did it justice. It may be one the funniest of the season, if not of the whole show.

Rainbow Macguffin count : Zoicite has 4, the Sailor Team 1, Tuxedo Mask 2. Which means that, like true macguffins, they're completely useless to anyone.

Next episode :
Spoiler: Show
Tuxedo Umino Mask.
Fear !
 

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Re: Episode #31: Loved and Chased! Luna's Worst Day Ever.

In my "totally legal" subs, they included subtitles translating the posters behind Rei and Yuichiro in this sequence. They're strangely appropriate.
They're subtitled in my "actually perfectly legal, I bought it at Best Buy" subs as well. The one above Rei states "I am beautiful" and the one above Yuichiro says "Japanese Man." according to my copy.
 

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Re: Episode #31: What Is This I Don't Even

BTW, either did you not recap some scenes which I doubt, or you had versions where they were cut...

(and my favourite scene of this ep. Such a perfect, perfect "Oh Shit!"-moment...)
I did some trimming for the sake of the text pacing, and the OH SHIT! moment—which was good!—must have hit the cutting room floor.

My first thought was to the "Soot Sprite" scene in My Neighbor Totoro, actually. WHOOOOOOOSH!

I'll put that joke in the deluxe edition bonus features.






I need to finish that, I only got to the part where her father is a space alien.
Now I'm as confused as Ami was. Either we're referencing separate things, or I've forgotten an issue.

Spoiler: Show
My reference is to a short in an h-manga, either Hot Tails or Misty Girl, I can't remember which. Toshiki Yui in the two series does these rather surreal wet dreams, illustrated in a clear, middle-tone 1980s-early 1990s art style (so the girls in modern-day sequences tended to have big hair and leg warmers). I say surreal, and at times it also gets Surreal—he does direct nods to Magritte at times—and also sends off other pop-culture stuff apparently at random, which by now you should be aware is up my alley. ;) This is why I'm not sure if he wasn't referring to something else

The short in question is set, apparently, on some alien planet where everyone goes into heat every three months. The woman at the start utters the line, while dramatically posed atop a Badlands ridge, then declares her intention to avoid the mating season, because "It's like we're just animals!"

She gets all of about one panel down the hillside before getting caught. Then "plot" ensues.

I was casting about for a reference to start the episode with, and that drifted to my sleepy mind. When I discovered the short was titled "Strange Moon", that basically sealed it.

One of the more obscure references I've wielded, made more so by the fact that most people don't read those kinds of manga for the dialogue…






At this point, you forgot to mention Makoto staring intensively at something that was most definitely not Zoisite.
I missed that.

Shadowjack /rewinds.
Shadowjack /!
Shadowjack: "Ami's chances just went up."



Somehow, this exchange fails to convey the picture of the entire tunnel being filled with a squeaking wave of rodents rolling forward like a freight train.

Also, is it just me, or is catbeast the most scary-looking youma in the series?
So far, hell, yes.

When I tried out the first level of the SNES beat-em-up a little bit ago, I was wondering where the hell the catbeast boss came from. (You fight him in the middle of the time-stopped pocket dimension.)





I loved that they used the "Tuxedo Mask appearance" tune for this (as well as the standard battle tune when Luna got chased). When you get so used to these tunes, it's fun to see their use subverted.
Yep. Very good use of music and patterns.

In my "totally legal" subs, they included subtitles translating the posters behind Rei and Yuichiro in this sequence. They're strangely appropriate.
Noticed, and cut for reasons of my not being able to think up another joke. :D


It's the LATEST CARTRIDGE of the Sailor V game (remember when consoles used cartridges ?), meaning that this franchise is now producing more pseudo-sequels and variants than Street Fighter II (seriously, it always looks like the same game to me).
Good catch.

And as for it looking like the same game, that makes you no different from I or any other non-fan of such a franchise. Most of the Street Fighter upgrades leave me clueless. ("No, this character's color palette was tweaked, and the so-and-so wall move strong reverse was nerfed!" "And this warrants an entirely new title?" "It COMPLETELY CHANGES tournament play!!!" "Okay, then…")





They're subtitled in my "actually perfectly legal, I bought it at Best Buy" subs as well. The one above Rei states "I am beautiful" and the one above Yuichiro says "Japanese Man." according to my copy.
I'm still watching this with my legal ADV subbed discs, and I have the same subs. Then the captions on the side of the posters start changing as the conversation proceeds, egging the two characters on.

I think I got stuck thinking of something, because I'd opened up the IMDB window to get the quote from Sleepless in Seattle correct, which means all I could think of us was, "Fatal Attraction scared the hell out of every man in America", which would not have been quite appropriate.












Bonus DVD feature: I completely forgot that I was planning to end the episode with something like this:

(after the fat cat jokes)
Ami: "Are you even sure that's even a real cat?"
Rhett Butler: "ARE YOU SAYING I'M NOT A REAL CAT?!"
Makoto: "Oh, calm down, we're just joking. Tomato?" /offers him one.
Rhett Butler /turns blue with rage, launches off like a rocket.
Ami /?!
Makoto: "What's the matter?" /eats tomato.
Ami: "This is getting too strange by far. Where's Usagi?"
Makoto /points.
Usagi /flies by, using her pigtails for lift. "Hey, Ami. Want to borrow them?" /takes her pigtails off and offers them to Ami.

Ami /wakes up.
Ami: "…"
 

Shadowjack

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Re: Episode #31: What Is This I Don't Even

Ah I've only read her longer work, it's strange. Its about sex, but isnt really porn, its not even relly that echi visualy.
Oo, he (I think it's a he?) has done longer, more serious stuff? Cool, I'll have to hunting for that some time.

And yes, an interesting sensibility that one has.
 

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and as said earlier, i'd have loved to have been a fly on the wall for zoicite's debriefing after this debacle.
 

Blazing Bat

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and as said earlier, i'd have loved to have been a fly on the wall for zoicite's debriefing after this debacle.
For no reason at all, I'm now imagining Beryl shrieking and trying to climb the back of her throne to get away from a lost rat that climbed out of Zoisite's trouser leg.
 
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