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[IWIW Sailor Moon S] Thread 7: All Good Sailors Go To Heaven

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Episode #101: Usagi in Tears! Glass Shoes For Her Birthday.

Minako: "Well, I'd be in tears, too, if I had to walk on glass."
Usagi: "…"



Meanwhile, Back at the Lab
Daimon production is rolling along at full speed.

Kaolinite: "I have totally, positively, 100% guaranteed, no-doubt-about-it, honestly, truly, for reals, located a talisman this time."
Professor: "Are you sure?"
Kaolinite: "…Pretty sure."
Professor: "Are you really sure?"
Kaolinite: "Trust me."
Professor: "Well, if you can't trust your lovely assistant, who can you trust these days? Obviously, I must give you my GREATEST CREATION YET with no oversight and best wishes."
Kaolinite: "Thank you, sir!"
Professor: "Careful, she's still warm. Who's the happy fortunate soul this time, anyway?"
Kaolinite: "This dumbass kid in the 'burbs with the stupidest haircut you ever saw, but her heart's purity breaks the scale."



Meanwhile, In the 'Burbs
Usagi: "HI, EVERYBODY! GUESS WHAT DAY TODAY IS?"
Rei: "June 30th."
Usagi: "Bzzt!"
Makoto: "Wednesday."
Usagi: "Bzzt!"
Minako: "Oh, hi, Usagi. I didn't notice you there what with the gigantic fluorescent sign that says, 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY USAGI.'"
Usagi: "DING!"
Rei and Mako: "Gratz."
Usagi: "Were the fireworks too much? Should I dial it back?"
Minako: "Didn't you just have a birthday last year? Now you want two?"
Usagi: "…I don't feel you're giving this joyous occasion the attention it really deserves."
Ami: "If you put this much effort into your studies, you'd be a better person."
Rei: "Yes, if you put this much effort into your studies, you'd be a better person."
Makoto: "Yes, if you put this much effort into your studies, you'd be a better person."
Minako: "Yes, if you put this much effort into your studies, you'd be a better person."
Usagi: "Why are you all acting in sync?! You're reading your study books all in perfect synchronization! Stop it! You're creeping me out!"
Makoto: "Join us, Usagi."
Minako: "Yes, join us, for a quality study session, of much quality."
Rei: "The study session at 4 pm, today, at the Shrine."
Ami: "Join us, Usagi, and be fulfilled."
Usagi: "I… I won't be fooled! I'm the b-birthday girl, and you're, you're all hideous pod people and I hate you!" /bursts into tears.



Later
Usagi: "Oh, stop crying, silly girl. They're obviously setting up a big surprise party later."
Usagi: "Unless they're not."
Usagi: "Would they really not–? Well… Rei would, obviously."
Usagi: "V would if she thought it was funny."
Usagi: "Ami is a cold, cruel, calculating engine of study."
Usagi: "Mako would go along with the others if they asked nicely."
Usagi: "OH GOD I HAVE NO FRIENDS I'M DOOMED! DOOMED! Doomed. Nobody loves me." /cries again.



Downtown in the Mall
Usagi strolls along.

Usagi: /sees a beautiful pair of green glass slippers in a storefront window.
Kaolinite: /sees that Usagi sees a beautiful pair of green glass slippers in a storefront window.
Usagi: /does not see that Kaolinite sees that Usagi sees a beautiful pair of green glass slippers in a storefront window.
Usagi: "Now that's a birthday present: an expensive item for which I have no conceivable use in the immediate future, which embodies all my childish romantic fantasies in one frangible package."
Usagi: "You'd think that I'd want to avoid princess memorabilia, considering what princesshood has brought me so far, but I can't keep my eyes off of them."
Usagi: /shrugs. "Enh. 'Follow your bliss.' I'll con Mamoru into getting them for me. Shouldn't be too hard."
Usagi: "He digs ridiculous romantic symbols as much as I do."



And So…
Usagi dashes along.

Usagi: /sees Mamoru loitering in the mall, and runs to greet him.
Michiru and Haruka: /sees that Usagi sees Mamoru loitering in the mall, and runs to greet him.
Usagi and Mamoru: /do not see that Michiru and Haruka see that Usagi sees Mamoru loitering in the mall, and runs to greet him.
Usagi: "Honey! Baby! Sweetie-pie! My prince! My darling! My precious!"
Mamoru: "Oh, crap."
Usagi: "Can I ask just the teensiest-eensiest-weeniest little thing of you, my love, my pet, my dear?"
Mamoru: "Don't do the puppy-dog eyes, don't—"
Usagi: /puppy-dog eyes.
Mamoru: "Craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap okay."
Haruka: /makes a whip-crack noise.
Michiru: "Hush."
Usagi: /rattles off the precise location, size, and catalog number of the glass slippers she wants. "—and now come with me to see them so you don't forget!"
Mamoru: "Why all this hurry for a Christmas present?"
Usagi: /laughs. "Oh, you silly, pretending you don't know what day this is!"
Mamoru: "…Uh-oh."
Usagi: "…You do know what day this is?"



One Horribly Conventional Lover's Argument Later
Usagi: "MAMO NO BAKA!!!" /storms off in tears.
Mamoru: /rubs his face where she slapped him. "…the hell?"
Every woman in the crowd: "Bet he forgot her birthday…"



Later, in the Park Again
Usagi cries alone.

Haruka: "Wassup, Twin-Tails?"
Usagi: "MAMORU IS DEAD TO ME AND MY FRIENDS ARE ALL EVIL AND I'M GONNA BE ALONE FOREVERRRRRRRRRRRR…"
Haruka: /leans close. "So does that mean I now have a chance with you?"
Usagi: ?
Haruka: ;)
Usagi: !
Usagi: /glances at Michiru.
Michiru: /is not irritated at this.
Michiru: /being irritated would imply that there was something between me and Haruka.
Michiru: /and we agreed that there isn't.
Michiru: /so I am not irritated.
Michiru: /and this is not a knife in my hand.
Usagi: "…"
Usagi: "…That depends, can Michiru come, too?"
Haruka: "Huh?"
Michiru: "Bwa?"
Usagi: /beats a hasty retreat.
Haruka: "Cute, isn't she?"
Michiru: "Yeah, yeah, cute. Y'know, someone as pure-hearted as her just might have a talisman in her."
Haruka: /urk



Telephone!
Ring ring.

Rei: "Hikawa Shrine, Rei Hino speaking."
Mamoru (via telephone): /explains. "—and since you're one of her best friends, I figured I'd ask your advice."
Rei: "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! ¡POWER! ¡SUCH POWER! ¡I now have ultimate power over a man! ¡Hohoho!"
Mamoru (via telephone): "…I guess I don't need the advice that badly. Maybe I should hang up now."
Rei: "¿And never know? ¿And never understand a woman's heart? ¡Foolish man, you would throw my gifts away!"
Mamoru (via telephone): "You are not contributing to the breaking down of stereotypical relations between the sexes."
Rei: "Silly Mamoru, this kind of thing is why I broke up with you."
Mamoru (via telephone): "Um, I broke up with you."
Rei: "…and yet you're still asking me for advice."
Mamoru (via telephone): "I thought we agreed afterward it was the right decision for both of us."
Rei: "Okay, fine, but I only got one good taunt in on Usagi today, so I figured I'd take things out on you for old times' sake."
Mamoru (via telephone): "Well, lemme know when you're done, 'cause that store closes in less than an hour."



Sunset at the Shrine
Which, this being mid-summer, means that it is waaaaaaaay after 4pm.

Usagi: /SIGH
Usagi: "I really, really should not have slapped him. That was incredibly immature."
Usagi: /opens door.



SURPRISE!
Happy Birthday, Usagi!

Usagi: /sigh
Rei: "How are you able to be late for your own surprise birthday party?"
Usagi: "Well, Mom tells me it's an appropriate reenactment…"
Makoto: "Anyway, happy… whatever-th birthday. How old are you, anyway?"
Usagi: "Seventeen."
Rei and Ami: "Sixteen."
Usagi: "Goddammit, I earned that extra year. Any year in which you die counts."
Minako: "I'm siding with the princess on this one."
Ami: "Anyway, here's your birthday present, from all of us to all of you!"
Usagi: /unwraps. "…A book containing problems commonly seen on exams."
Minako: "…Wait, did you just help her cheat?"
Ami: "It's not cheating! It's just studying to the test!"
Makoto: "How come we don't get a study guide like that?"
Ami: "Because she's the birthday girl. And Rei put a seal upon it, so Usagi's the only one who can read it."
Rei: "Other than me."
Ami: "What?"
Rei: "¿WHO WANTS GENERIC BRAND COLA? ¡Mm-mm!"
Usagi: /sigh



Azabu-Juuban Only Slightly Dangerous Glassblowers
Temporarily under new, perfectly safe management.

Kaolinite: /whistles nonchalantly as she finishes applying Daimon Seed to the slippers.

Suddenly, Mamoru bursts in, dramatically!

Kaolinite: "Welcome."
Mamoru: "Excuse me, can I— Who's that lying on the floor behind you?"
Kaolinite: "The previous sales associate. You might say she's resting—"
Mamoru: "Yeah, yeah, sorry, I'm in a hurry. Can I buy those glass slippers?"
Kaolinite: "Gift-wrapped?"
Mamoru: "Yeah. Hmm, actually that price isn't too bad."
Kaolinite: "You'd be surprised." /rings up. "Thank you, come again!"
Mamoru: /runs off with the package.
Kaolinite: /strolls out of the shop and ninja 'ports away.
Haruka and Michiru: /see Kaolinite stroll out of the shop and ninja 'port away.
Kaolinite: /does not see, etc.
Michiru: "That was her! I'm sure it was her!"
Haruka: "Her profile is hard to mistake. So that means what's-his-butt is the next target?"



The Party Grinds On
And on and on and on…

Makoto: "PARTYYYYYYYYY! WOOOOOO!"
Minako: "What I want to know is: How did Makoto get drunk on Generic Brand Cola, and how do I get in on that action?"
Usagi: /SIGH
Ami: "…I don't feel you're giving this joyous occasion the attention it really deserves."
Usagi: "I slapped Mamoru."

SFX: Record-scratch.

Everyone else: "WHAT?!"
Usagi: /quietly blubbers a lame explanation.
Makoto: "Dude, you've been super-moody today! What the hell? It's not—"
Usagi: "No, it's not. I think it's just test anxiety."
Rei: "¿And just when did you tell him when your birthday was? Y'know, that clear communication thing."
Usagi: "…"
Usagi: "…"
Usagi: "…"
Usagi: "If he really loved me, he'd have figured it out without me having to tell him!"
Makoto: "Because breaking into the district records office in the middle of the night to secretly look up your lover's birth certificate is the height of romantic passion."
Ami: "It is? Oh, thank goodness."
Minako: "Okay, then, lover-girl, what's his birthday?"
Usagi: "Um! Um! Sports Day is on… and Christmas is on… um… thirty days hath September… 1066, Norman Conquest… um… AUGUST 3RD!"
Rei: /surprised. "…Correct. Wait, she can't be right."
Ami: "Well, she had a 1 in 365 chance. Let's test it: What's Rei's birthday?"
Rei: "¿Why are we using me as the example?"
Usagi: "…"
Usagi: "…"
Usagi: "…"
Rei: "…"
Usagi: "I give up."
Rei: "Usagi, I hate you forever."
Usagi: "Excuse me, I have to go apologize to Mamoru."



Outside a Conveniently-Isolated Construction Site
Mamoru and Usagi meet.

Usagi: "I'm so sorry I was a frightful bitch."
Mamoru: "I'm so sorry I forgot your birthday!"
Usagi: "The one does not equal the other OH GOD you actually got them for me I'm going to sink into the ground from guilt now."
Mamoru: "Don't. You know I'm as much a sucker for ridiculous romantic gestures as you are."
Usagi: :eek:
Mamoru: "Here, my princess, let me hold it for you while you slip it on…"
Usagi: "Oh, my prince…"



Disturbingly Creepy Transformation Sequence!
SENISHIENTA! An emerald-glass warrior woman with gleaming armor of bronze and jade and abs of steel. Her physical presence is sufficient to make even the high-heeled glass slipper mounted atop her helm seem badass.

Senishienta: "And now I will take your pure loving heart!"

…as long as she doesn't open her mouth.



Mamoru: "What the hell is that?!"
Usagi: /yawns. "…Another Daimon, duh."
Mamoru: "Sorry, I don't usually see them transform… She doesn't seem too tough." /cocks fists.
Senishienta: /proceeds to play the Big Mook to Mamoru's Indiana Jones.
Senishienta: /throws Mamoru through a chainlink fence.
Usagi: "Thus permitting him to prepare his dramatic entrance…"
Usagi: "Oops. I should've done that myself."
Usagi: /grabs Brooch. "MOON COSMIC P—"
Senishienta: /quickly disarms Usagi!
Usagi: "Ack! Not my brooch!"
Senishienta: "Hokey smokes, you are a tremendously dangerous person!"

Senishienta uses her glass powers to push Usagi partially through a heavy plate-glass window, thus imprisoning her.

Usagi: "Usagi never gets beat up, they said. Usagi's powers are always useful, they said. HEEELLLLLLPPPP!!!"
Senishienta: /deploys Dark Star Assault Bicep!
Usagi: /writhes and screams.



Just Around The Corner
Sailors Uranus and Neptune lurk and watch.

Michiru: "Go ahead and save her."
Haruka: "Can't. Might have a Talisman."
Michiru: "Come on, at this point, who does? It's written all over your face that you want to."
Haruka: "…"
Michiru: "Look, I'll make it easy for you: I want to, too. Even thought she's 'cute'. Okay? So let's go."
Haruka: "Shhhh! It's coming out!"
Michiru: /stares in awe. "…Whatever that is, it's not the usual soul crystal! It's glowing, so brightly—"
Haruka: "No Talisman, she said. Let's go."
Michiru: "Wait, wait, wait."
Haruka: "It's right there. Come on!"
Michiru: "Are we really going to—?"
Haruka: "Now is not the time for moral debates!"
Michiru: "When is?"



Suddenly!
Enter Tuxedo Mask, dramatically, armed with +4 blessed throwing roses.

The spell is broken, the glass shatters, and Usagi is freed! Immediately, the soul crystal snaps back into her chest like it was on a bungee cord.


Mamoru: "A pure heart is a ray of light that brightens the darkness of the night! I will make sure to protect the glimmer of the pure heart!"
Usagi: "Glurg."
Mamoru: "…not as fun when she's not awake to applaud…"
Mamoru: /grabs Usagi and ninja-leaps away.



General Confusion and Disorder
On the streets and rooftops of the city.

Michiru: "Well, I guess now we can discuss—"
Haruka: "Arrrgh!"

Kaolinite: "What the hell's this tacky brooch?"
Senishienta: "She was going to hit Senishienta with that deadly magic weapon!"

Mamoru: "Okay, quick, transform into Sailor Moon and we'll—"
Usagi: "Ermmmm, yeah. About that…"
Mamoru: "YOU WHAT?!"
Senishienta: "There they are, up there!"
Kaolinite: "After them, you fool!"
Usagi and Mamoru: "RUN!"



Several Rooftops Later
Usagi and Tuxedo Mask find an unlocked roofhatch and hurry inside.

Usagi: "Leave me, darling, and save yourself!"
Mamoru: "Yeah, no."
Usagi and Mamoru: /run down to the twentieth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run down to the nineteenth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run down to the eighteenth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run down to the seventeenth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run down to the sixteenth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run down to the fifteenth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run down to the fourteenth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run down to the thirteenth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run down to the twelfth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run down to the eleventh floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run down to the tenth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run down to the ninth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run down to the eighth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run down to the seventh floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run down to the sixth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run down to the fifth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run down to the fourth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run down to the third floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run down to the second floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run down to the ground floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run down to the first basement level.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run down to the second basement level.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run down to the third basement level.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run into the parking garage.
Senishienta: "Hello!"
Usagi and Mamoru: /run up to the third basement level.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run up to the second basement level.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run up to the first basement level.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run up to the ground floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run up to the second floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run up to the third floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run up to the fourth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run up to the fifth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run up to the sixth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run up to the seventh floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run up to the eighth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run up to the ninth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run up to the tenth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run up to the eleventh floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run up to the twelfth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run up to the thirteenth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run up to the fourteenth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run up to the fifteenth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run up to the sixteenth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run up to the seventeenth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run up to the eighteenth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run up to the nineteenth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run up to the twentieth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /run onto the roof.
Senishienta: "I can just jump up and down the stairwell, you know!"
Usagi and Mamoru: /run down to the twentieth floor.
Usagi and Mamoru: /take the elevator back down to the parking garage.
Kaolinite: "Hello again!"
Senishienta: /comes in behind them, and smashes the entry to pieces just to make sure.
Usagi: "Durr! I should've done this before!"
Usagi: /grabs her gizmophone and calls in a Code!
Kaolinite: /quickly uses her tentacle-hair to snatch the gizmophone away!
Kaolinite: /stomps on the phone like a railroading horror gamemaster.
Kaolinite: "No use calling for help, Sailor Moon!"
Usagi: "Who, me? I was just holding that stuff for a friend. She'll be back any minute now."
Kaolinite: "So that's why your heart was so pure! Sailor Moon, eh."
Usagi: "Frell."
Kaolinite: "You've caused me a lot of heartache, too."
Senishienta: /giggles.

Haruka: "…Well, fuck."
Michiru: "Okay, we've got to—"
Haruka: "—stand right here, blinking away womanly tears of fury, and watch and wait, because if we were willing to let the innocent little kitten girl die to save the world, we sure as hell can let a Sailor Scout pay the price she knows she always risked, and so help me Neptune if you say anything else I'm gonna start crying here, dammit."



Meanwhile, Back at the Shrine
The party grinds on…

Minako: "Should we really have eaten all of Usagi's birthday cake without her?"
Rei: "No, it's my birthday cake, because Usagi forgot my birthday. The little bitch."
Makoto: "Besides, she's probably making up with Mamoru right now, if ya know what I mean."
Rei: "I hate her so much."
Makoto: "Man, I wish I was making up with someone right now."
Rei: "So much."
Minako: "Uh-huh. Ami, you got anything to contribute, or are you done with socializing for the day?"
Ami: /glances up from her book. "Bwuh?"
Makoto: "Mina, you're too serious. You need a drink. Have a drink."
Rei: "Happy birthday to meeee…"
Ami: /goes back to her book.
Minako: "Apparently, we've reached that stage of the night where you can say any crazy thing, and no one will respond or care."
Minako: "It's like a free-swim of conversation. I'll start, okay?"
Minako: "Sometimes, in the middle of the night, I think of something that's funny, then I go get a pen and write it down."
Minako: "Or if the pen's too far away, I have to convince myself that what I thought of ain't funny."
Minako: "I've decided that I disagree with Usagi. Years where you die don't count."
Minako: "That way, I'll still be twenty-eight when she hits the big Three-Oh. See?"
Minako: "I plan ahead, bitches."
Minako: "So I've got an oscillating fan at my house. The fan goes back and forth. It looks like the fan is saying, 'No.'"
Minako: "So I like to ask it questions that a fan would say 'no' to."
Minako: "'Do you keep my hair in place?'"
Minako: "'Do you keep my documents in order?'"
Minako: "'Do you have three settings?'"
Minako: "'Liar!' My fan fucking lied to me. Now I will pull the pin up. Now you ain't sayin' shit."
Minako: "…"
Minako: "Okay, this is officially the worst birthday party I've ever been to. And that's counting the one with the spiders."

Suddenly, the Moon Signal!

Luna (via Gizmophone): "Usagi, submarine, explosion, BLUE MEANIES!"
Everyone: /leaps to action. "ON THE WAY!"
Minako: "Today's lesson: it can always get worse for someone."



The Worst Birthday Ever
Things down in the parking garage are going from bad to worse.

Senishienta: /duels with her Glassy Arm Blade!
Mamoru: /duels with his Compliant Rod! "Run, Bunny, save yourself!"
Usagi: "I would dearly like to, Mamo, but the big red bust is in my way!"
Kaolinite: "Oh, do you need this?" /holds up the brooch.
Usagi: /grabs for it.
Kaolinite: /plays keep away.
Kaolinite: "Oopsy, I dropped it! It might break. Now, then… be obedient and let your pure heart be taken. Otherwise…" /Meaningful Pause.
Usagi: "…Otherwise, what, you'll smash my power focus? I'm dead either way! What kind of decision is that?!"
Kaolinite: "A hilarious one! Couldn't you beg a little more, just for me?"
Usagi: "…Your personal life really sucks, doesn't it? And you're taking it out on me."
Kaolinite: /Subject Changing Prana. "Senishienta, what's taking so long over there?"
Senishienta: /regards the shattered remains of her arm blade with bewilderment.
Mamoru: /dashes to save Usagi!
Senishienta: "YOUR OPPONENT IS SENISHIENTA!"

Senishienta spits glassy gel upon Tuxedo Mask!
Tuxedo Mask is slowed!
Tuxedo Mask is slowed!
Tuxedo Mask is imprisoned!


Mamoru: "Arrrgh!"
Usagi: "Noooooo!"
Kaolinite: "Bwahahahaha!"
Senishienta: "Weeheeheehee!"
Haruka: "Dammit!"
Michiru: "…"
Majel Barrett: "To be continued."
 

Davies

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Re: Episode #101: Usagi in Tears! Glass Shoes For Her Birthday.

And now you know why Usagi's birthday is the only one that matters; the other Senshi have never (and will never) gotten episodes devoted to their birthdays and the weird stuff that happens on them.

Would've been nice if you could've saved this until Thursday ...
 

RK_Striker_JK_5

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Re: Episode #101: Usagi in Tears! Glass Shoes For Her Birthday.

Great review! Glad to see another review. The monster looked dangerous, at least.
 

Wraithstrike

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Re: Episode #101: Usagi in Tears! Glass Shoes For Her Birthday.

Is that internal dialogue about Mina knowing how romances go real? Because that would be a sucky superpower.
 

PenguinZero

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Re: Episode #101: Usagi in Tears! Glass Shoes For Her Birthday.

Trivia: today's Daimon of the Week is named after Cenicienta -- the Spanish name for Cinderella.

One of the rare cliffhangers in Sailor Moon! Is Usagi's heart crystal really a Talisman? How will she deal with her secret identity getting blown? Will Haruka and Michiru really let her be killed to save the world? Tune in next time, true believers, to find out!
 

Shadowjack

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Re: Episode #101: Usagi in Tears! Glass Shoes For Her Birthday.

Is that internal dialogue about Mina knowing how romances go real? Because that would be a sucky superpower.
Nah, I made it up. (It's, er, sjanon, rather than canon.)

It would be a sucky superpower, but it makes sense for the avatar of the goddess of love. I presume she eventually gets used to it.



Trivia: today's Daimon of the Week is named after Cenicienta -- the Spanish name for Cinderella.
Thank you! I knew it had to be a reference to something, but I couldn't for the life of me guess what. Perfectly appropriate now that it's explained.



Would've been nice if you could've saved this until Thursday ...
Her birthday's not over yet…
 

JohnBiles

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Re: Episode #101: Usagi in Tears! Glass Shoes For Her Birthday.

Nah, I made it up. (It's, er, sjanon, rather than canon.)

It would be a sucky superpower, but it makes sense for the avatar of the goddess of love. I presume she eventually gets used to it.
Better than MY high school power, which was that every woman I liked fell for my best friend instead. ^^;;

(Though weirdly, everyone in my high school thought I was dating Terri when Jacob was. I still haven't figured that one out yet.)

Comments on the episode later, when I finish grading papers about Andrew Carnegie.
 

Jhiday

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Re: Episode #101: Usagi in Tears! Glass Shoes For Her Birthday.

Yeah ! I kinda feared Sj'd delay this one until June 30th...

Azabu-Juuban Only Slightly Dangerous Glassblowers
Temporarily under new, perfectly safe management.
Wait, Kaolinite stooping down to doing actual work, even if for a few minutes ? She must be desperate...

(Seriously, unlike many previous villains, setting up Ackbar's Little Shoppes isn't her thing at all. She feels nearly as out of place there as when Nephrite recycled Jadeite's Wedding Dresses plan.)

Disturbingly Creepy Transformation Sequence!
SENISHIENTA! An emerald-glass warrior woman with gleaming armor of bronze and jade and abs of steel. Her physical presence is sufficient to make even the high-heeled glass slipper mounted atop her helm seem badass.

…as long as she doesn't open her mouth.
Yeah. This Daimon does look tougher than average (and she does have cool and unusual glass-related superpowers), but that wimpy voice doesn't do her any favours.

Michiru: /stares in awe. "…Whatever that is, it's not the usual soul crystal! It's glowing, so brightly—"
And this makes perfect sense. The Talismans have been built up as very powerful magical artifacts ; of course the Silver Crystal (which for all intents and purposes, is Sailor Moon's pure heart), would be one of them. It's been the central McGuffin for the last two seasons, of course it'll matter again here...

... and of course, this is where the slow build of Haruka & Michiru's friendship with Usagi over the last ten episodes pays off : it's not Jane Q. Random they'll have to sacrifice for the Cause, but their new dear friend...

Everyone: /leaps to action. "ON THE WAY!"
The Other Four Sailor Soldiers Are Useless This Season : but to be fair, maybe they'll get to actually do stuff next episode. Maybe.
On the other hand, they've actually be quite useful over the last few episodes, and we did get some rare ass-kicking by Tuxedo Mask here, so I'm not complaining too much.

Majel Barrett: "To be continued."
This is an awesomely old-school cliffhanger. If Kaolinite had a mustache, she'd be twirling it.

As I mentioned previously, this is the first episode of S I ever saw. And while there were some slightly confusing parts (who are those two new Sailor soldiers ?), it definitely got my interest from that killer cliffhanger. How the HECK is Usagi going to get out of this one ? Sure, her friends are on their way, but they can't possibly get here fast enough, right ? Kaolinite's going to smash the brooch any second now...

Now, it has to be said that it's obvious that the episode as a whole was designed to build up to this cliffhanger, and thus suffers from a lot of padding. The actual story's quite slight, and we get stuff like Uranus & Neptune re-establishing their angst ad nauseam for the benefit of any new viewer who'd have tuned up for this Important! episode. But it does manage to sell this confrontation as a big deal, and it works on that level.


Next episode : How the heck is Usagi going to get out of this predicament ?
 
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