Birth control and JapanPlus, since it's come up, could someone more knowledgable than I comment on the legal status of contraception and abortion in Japan? Because I just read the wiki article on the Eugenic's Protection Amendment and I'm convinced I'm not getting the full story. I mean, doctor's under-reporting abortions for income tax purposes? Something's had to have been glossed over.
I had completely forgotten the thing used to be so huge.Shingo /playing Gameboy.
Thankfully, it only does that at narratively-appropriate moments. Imagine how awkward it would be to start playing in the middle of a class ?The music box starts playing again.
I wonder where the games are being made given that V was a British phenomenon.Naturally, in the universe where this video game existed, English language players and Japanese language players are horribly confused by each others' in-jokes.
Have you been reading A Night in the Lonesome October, perchance?Ryo: "No, I can't tell you where I am. If people start acting with foreknowledge of my anticipations, it can throw things off and I'll have to start all over again.
Legitimate question, Kunzite, but on the subject of Endymion, Beryl's not entirely rational . . . of course, neither are you at this point.•Kunzite: "Okay, but then why give this important task to Endymion instead of me? Aren't I more trustworthy than this self-sabotaging newcomer?"
Queen Beryl /bares fangs.
Corruptio optimi pessimus. Tuxedo Mask's wonderful sense of Dramatic Timing has been twisted to evil. Poor Ami.Ami: "Both trying to find excuses to avoid each other. Mako was right. Listen: to sacrifice is good, but to triumph is best. Don't think there aren't people who would grieve you. …There's at least one."
Ami: "Let's stop running away."
Ami and Ryo /lean in close, lips parted…
Suddenly! The park lights all come on.
Mamoru /bursts in, dramatically. "Pretty words."
Ami: "AH FUCK!"
Ah, Endymion. Pride . . .< AMI : TECH > BUBBLE1 : ENDYMION >
Mamoru: "That spell's for spear-carriers."
. . . and fall. Not only does Ami get character growth and a romantic ending, but she also becomes the only Senshi to date to outdo Evil!Tuxedo Mask on her own.Mamoru: "What did you expect? The mission comes first."
<< Endymion transforms into Tuxedo Mask! >>
Mamoru: Now we can fight."
Ami: "You— Guh— Son-of— Rrngh— GAH! TAKE A COLD SHOWER!"
Mamoru: "That's an insult?"
<< Endymion prepares Spin Parry! >>
< AMI : TECH > BUBBLE2 : ENDYMION >
<< Endymion parries, easily! >>
Mamoru: "Are bubbles all you can do?"
Ami: "No! I can also do this!"
< AMI : ATTACK : ENDYMION >
<< Endymion blocks! >>
Mamoru: "Poor technique."
Ami: "Just what I was gonna say."
Ami /holds up the Dark Crystal Shard and smiles.
Mamoru: "What th—?"
Mamoru /looks in the hand he blocked with.
In place of the Dark Crystal Shard is a business card that reads, "Sailor Mercury, SUPER GENIUS."
Talk about your nasty sucker punches, for both the characters and the viewers.Memories come flooding back. First him and Usagi, then him and Rei, and then him and the rest of the Sailors…
Luna: "More power! He's shaking it off!"
Usagi: "Grrrrrrrr…" /focuses intensely.
Moon Healing Escalation!
<< Tuxedo Mask reverts to Mamoru! >>
Mamoru: "Wha' happen—?"
Ami: "YES! GO MOON!"
Usagi /sinks to her knees, panting. "I hope– I hope this doesn't nuke his Tuxedo powers, too… We kind of need those. Phew."
Luna: "Good job, everybody!"
Suddenly! Black Hole Automatic Recall System! Mamoru is teleported away.
Ami: "Sigh. I was afraid they'd do something like—"
Usagi: "NO! NO! NO FAIR! WE WON, DAMN IT! What've I got to do, handcuff him to the Wand?!"
Good for Ami. I love that girl.THE NEXT DAY, AT THE PARK:
Ami and Ryo are up in the Ferris Wheel.
The ability to be at least semi-competent at fighting without using magical attacks seems to be a side effect of the senshi transformation. First Sailor Moon Beating up those possessed bodybuilders in one of the Jadeite episodes, now Sailor Mercury snatching the dark crystal shard from Tuxedo Mask during a fight. I can't imagine either of them having had martial arts lessons or lots of schoolyard brawls before.Ami /holds up the Dark Crystal Shard and smiles.
Mamoru: "What th—?"
Fun fact : Reika has the same voice actress as Minako.Mamoru: "I've been looking for you, Reika Nishimura."
According to the ever instructing WikiMoon, they're fighting avor an issue of Nakayoshi, the magazine in which the Sailor Moon manga ran.Usagi: "The ending of this manga is so sad—"
Rei: "¡You're reading my comics again without permission! ¡You'll make them dirty with your tears!" /tackles Usagi.
I love Ryo's common sense and realism here. Too bad that the episode also shows that nobody reacts to the Sailor soldiers running around in crowded streets, though.Mamoru: "You're not going to fight me?"
Ryo: "Don't have to. HELP! HELP! MUGGER! RAPE! MURDER! FIRE!"
A crowd gathers, cops move in, and Ryo gets across the street just before the traffic starts again.
Ami is awesome, as usual.In place of the Dark Crystal Shard is a business card that reads, "Sailor Mercury, SUPER GENIUS."