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

Q99

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Re: Episode #106, Part 2: The Bond of Destiny! The Distant Days of Uranus.

***Unless it isn't--I don't really follow yaoi.
More often they're in a parallel world where no-one minds gayness (at least, not *too* much) rather than transcending anything :)

Good post, by the way. I can name a few exceptions of yuri relationships implied to last in my collection but yea, it's rarer than Yaoi (where staying together is pretty normal- though the plots tend to be pretty paper-thin anyway).

I will mention reading stories where the social taboos simply don't exist is occasionally quite refreshing :)
 

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Re: Episode #106, Part 2: The Bond of Destiny! The Distant Days of Uranus.

More often they're in a parallel world where no-one minds gayness (at least, not *too* much) rather than transcending anything :)

Good post, by the way. I can name a few exceptions of yuri relationships implied to last in my collection but yea, it's rarer than Yaoi (where staying together is pretty normal- though the plots tend to be pretty paper-thin anyway).

I will mention reading stories where the social taboos simply don't exist is occasionally quite refreshing :)
This year, thanks to the running Let's Play over on the video games subforum, I've gotten into the Touhou Project. Now, it's one of the tongue-in-cheek aspects of the Touhou setting that everyone of any importance whatsoever is a girl (except Kourin). So, naturally, all the romantic relationships are girl-girl. Of the big pile of doujinshi I've downloaded, I find noteworthy that the only stories which make an issue of this are the stories involving Maribel and Renko, two girls who live in "the real world", outside of the main setting. All the other stories it's at most a one-line mention if it comes up at all; human-youkai relations are more controversial, and even that's a stretch most of the time because, honestly, who can tell the difference when they all fly and throw fireballs?

Which actually makes sense that in a fantasy land that is explicitly "hidden past the boundary of common sense", it's nothing to worry about. We're too busy drinking sake and shooting lasers at each other to worry about gender issues. :p
 

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Episode #107: Art is an Explosion of Love! Chibi-Usa's First Love.

The Scrounge

The girl scrounges.

She confidently opens cupboards in the kitchen—

Usagi: "Yeah, no."



Tsukino Residence
Today's study session is at Usagi's.

Luna: "Because—I don't know, there's something going on at the Shrine? Rei had a premonition? What are we here?"
Rei: /shrugs.
Usagi: "Anyway, PIE!" /holds up a PIE!
Rei: "Definitely a premonition. I take full credit, of course."
Artemis: "Wait a minute. Usagi and a fresh-baked apple pie? Are we safe?"
Rei: "We're perfectly safe. It's the pie that's in danger."
Usagi: "Chill out, Arty, it was in the oven when I got here. I told Mom you were coming over, I assume she made it for us."
Rei: "Pie. Cut the pie."
Minako: "That seems a reasonable assumption."
Ami: "That would be just like her."
Makoto: "And it smells like the old Tsukino family recipe."
Rei: "PIEEEEEEEE."
Usagi: "Don't rush the girl with a knife, Rei. I might cut myself."
Rei: "Your suffering only makes it taste that much sweeter."
Usagi: "I might cut someone else, too."
Minako: "'Nothin' says lovin' like blood-spattered pastry from the oven.'"
Makoto: "That one wasn't up to your usual standard, Mina."
Minako: "'How d'ya like them apples'?"
Makoto: "No."
Minako: "'In this moment, we are all Americans.' That's a tricky one, you have to think about it—"
Makoto: "Feed your piehole."
Minako: "Mm. Pie."
Artemis: "Mm-hmm."
Makoto: "Mmm."
Ami: "Mmm!"
Rei: "¿Mm?"
Luna: "Mmmmmmmm."
Usagi: "Mmm-hmm-hmm!"
Chibi-Usa: /just happening by. "EHNNNNNNNNNNNNNN?!?!?!?!?!?!"
Usagi: "No, mmm—"
Chibi-Usa: "MY PIE! You're eating my pie!"
Minako: "It was all Usagi's idea."
Makoto: "That seems a reasonable assumption."
Ami: "That would be just like her."
Chibi-Usa: "Stupid Usagi stole my specially-baked pie that I specially baked for Masanori! "
Rei: "And that's terrible. ¡IN THE NAME OF MARS, I SHALL CHASTISE YOU!"
Mom (from downstairs): "No fireballs in the house!"
All: "Yes, Mrs. Tsukino."
Minako: (How does she do that?)
Rei: "…"
Usagi: "…"
Rei: "…"
Usagi: "…"
Rei: /flicks Usagi in the forehead.
Chibi-Usa: "Get her! Get her good!"
Usagi: "Owie! Hey, you're all eating the pie, too!"
Minako: "Don't look at us, we're innocent, here. You monster."
Ami: "Yeah. Mm. Stealing a little girl's only pie. It's unforgiveable."
Makoto: "Mm-hmm. I wouldn't forgive her. Would you?"
Rei: "Definitely not. Mm. ¿Another slice?"
Makoto: "Yes, thank you. You show her, Chibi-Usa. Show her for Masanori."
Chibi-Usa: "Yeah!" /kicks Usagi in the shins.
Usagi: "Some friends you are! Who's Masanori?"
Minako: "We're true friends, helping dispose of the evidence of your monstrous crime."
Rei: "Pie-snatcher."
Ami: "In olden times, pie theft was punishable by execution."
Makoto: "I'll be sorry to see you go, Usagi. Can I have your CDs?"
Usagi: /louder. "Who's Masanori?"
Chibi-Usa: /blush stammer. "N-nobody." /Subject Changing Prana. "My revenge shall be fiendish!"
Chibi-Usa: /retreats.
Usagi: "Aha! 'N-nobody', she says with a blush. Obviously—"
Chibi-Usa: /returns. "FIENDISH!" /shakes fist.
Chibi-Usa: /retreats, and SLAMS the door.
Usagi: "…"
Luna: "…Ms. Exposition, please continue."
Usagi: "Chibi-Usa has been attending sculpture classes at the community center. Obviously, she's found a special someone, and it falls to us to ensure the course of true love runs smooth."
Rei: "I move we leave the details to Usagi. After all, it was her monstrous crime."
Ami: "I second the motion. All in favor?"
Makoto: "Aye."
Luna: "Abstain."
Artemis: "Mmm?"
Minako: "Aye."
Usagi: "NAY!"
Minako: "Have fun, Little Jill Horner."
Usagi: "You're only getting away with this because I love you all, you know."



Juuban Fine Arts Classroom
Classes open to the public for a nominal fee. We have the latest in magical security systems, but make no guarantees regarding personal safety.

Chibiusa runs up and sees Masanori, and smiles in joy. Masanori is a typically-bland-and-inoffensive boy, about a year or two older than she. Seriously, most of the generic love interest boys in this 'burg have only slightly more personality than a wooden mannikin. No wonder so many of the girls go for girls, at least they have different hairstyles. Anyway, Masanori:



What's this? He's holding a bouquet of roses, and seems to be waiting, nervously. Chibiusa, curious, hides to watch and see what happens.

ENTER Michiru, dramatically, with a swirl of rose petals.


Michiru: "Why, if it isn't young Masanori! Who are those lovely roses for?"
Masanori: "FLOWERS! I flower you give! I mean, I give you the flowers! They symbolize my l-l-love for you!"
Michiru: "…"
Michiru: /plays it cool. "Thank you, dear." /motherly kiss on the cheek.
Masanori: /vows to never wash that cheek again!
Chibi-Usa: /dies.
Michiru: "Oh, is that Chibi-Usa over there?"



Sculpture Class
All ages, various levels of skill. Chibi-Usa has scored a workbench near Masanori, bliss. Meanwhile, outside in the garden area, Usagi is hiding in the tall grass with a ghillie suit.

Usagi: "Would you mind explaining to me why me spying on someone else's private affairs is suddenly acceptable behavior?"
Luna: "Hey, I've just been going along with the ride for months, kiddo. I dunno, consider this a practice session."
Usagi: "It has been a while since we've done this together. Hey, did I just see Michiru in there?"
Luna: "Looks like they have a painter's studio in the next room."
Usagi: "What are they making?"

Masanori: "What are you making?"
Chibi-Usa: "A Holy Grail. I saw a picture of it in my mom's room, just once. It had a lot of pretty gems on it. I always wanted one just like it."
Chibi-Usa: "Also, I'm black, I carry this picture of my wife back home, and my tour of duty ends next week."
Masanori: "I understand completely. Shall I give you some help? I have some ideas. Though I might screw it up…"
Chibi-Usa: "Oh, I feel perfectly safe with you."
Masanori: /grins, and provides several useful improvements to her sculpture.
Chibi-Usa: "What's your sculpture of?"
Masanori: "It's MISS MICHIRU as an ANGEL because she's DREAMY."
Michiru: "Did somebody call my name?" :D
Masanori: "Yes!"
Chibi-Usa: "No!"
Michiru: "Once again, Chibi-Usa, what was once briefly yours is now mine."
Chibi-Usa: /that last line was all in Chibi-Usa's head.
Michiru: "You shouldn't help Chibi-Usa so much with her own work, Masanori."
Chibi-Usa: /grrrr.
Michiru: "Do your best, my dear little rivals!"
Chibi-Usa: /GRRRRRRR.
Michiru: /exits, giggling softly.

Luna: "Damn, she really is a bitch. Where are you going?"
Usagi: /G.I. crawl to exfiltrate. "Gotta plan."
Luna: "A plan?"
Usagi: "Trust me."



Meanwhile, Back in the Lab
Your phone call may be recorded for training purposes.

Eudial: "Witches5®, this is Eudial, how may I direct your call?"
The Professor: "Is this Eudial?"
Eudial: "This is Eudial. Is there a problem, Professor?"
The Professor: "My phone isn't working."
Eudial: "…What seems to be the issue?"
The Professor: "Well, I called you just a moment ago, and it sounded funny."
Eudial: "Funny. How funny?"
The Professor: "Well, it didn't sound like your voice."
Eudial: "Well, we didn't get any phone call here."
The Professor: "But I dialed your number."
Eudial: "There was no call here, sir."
The Professor: "Then why did you pick up?"
Eudial: "What exactly did you hear when you called?"
The Professor: "Well, it sounded like a man, and something about ramen. I don't think it's very funny to play jokes on the phone, I'm a busy man—"
Eudial: "Ah, I know what happened. You transposed the 3 and the 2 and got the ramen place on H Street by accident. Happens all the time."
The Professor: "I what? I don't understand you."
Eudial: "You dialed the wrong number."
The Professor: "I dialed the correct number!"
Eudial: "I'm sorry, if you had dialed the correct number, you would have reached us—"
The Professor: "I know I dialed the correct number! This damn phone must be broken."
Eudial: "But you're calling me now."
The Professor: "Well it's working now, yes, but I need you to come out and fix it so it doesn't ever happen again."
Eudial: "Sir, I really think all you did was slip a finger when dialing and—"
The Professor: "I'm always very careful! Don't go accusing me of having made the mistake here! You do know who's paying your salary, don't you?"
Eudial: "Sir, I'm not accusing you of anything! There's nothing morally wrong with a simple typo—"
The Professor: "It was not a typo! This happens every time I deal with you people, some little bullshit thing that's never your fault, oh no. What kind of goddamn service am I paying for? I want to talk your manager!"
Eudial: "There is no—"
The Professor: "I want to talk your manager!"
Eudial: "Please hold."
Eudial: "…"
Eudial: "This is Loretta, how may I help you?"
The Professor: "I want someone to fix my damn phone already!"
Eudial: "Okay, sir, I'm going to get right to the bottom of this. What is the serial number of the phone, please? It should be on the bottom."
The Professor: "Uh… looks like… XH10007839CD120P."
Eudial: "Okay, I'm uploading a patch to your phone right now. Please hang up, and I'll call you when it's done."
Eudial: /drums finger on desk and hums to herself for a minute.
Eudial: /redials.
The Professor: "Hello?"
Eudial: "And it looks like it worked! Your phone should work just fine now. If you have any further trouble, try hanging up and trying again."
The Professor: "AT LAST! FINALLY, ALL HAS FALLEN INTO MY HANDS! There's no additional charge for this, is there?"
Eudial: "Of course not!"
Eudial: /makes a note to double the next mission's fee, because goddammit, she's a freelancer and she can do that.
Eudial: "Is there anything else I can help you with today?"
The Professor: "Well, I need another target."
Eudial: "We're faxing you the information now."

The Professor prepares the next Daimon, converting a sculptor's chisel kit into CHOKOKKAR!

Eudial departs for action, armed with a fax photo of a bounteous young woman.




Meanwhile, Inside in the Painter's Studio
Michiru is painting, Haruka is watching, and wow, they really do sound like a married couple.

Haruka: "I've been scouting, but it looks like Eudial's group isn't active in the area."
Michiru: "That means we can relax this afternoon."
Haruka: /smiles.
Haruka: "…Now what secret admirer sent you those roses?"
Michiru: "What roses? These roses? Ostentatiously displayed beside me? Can't a girl buy herself roses now and then?"
Haruka: "I knew it. You've had a secret boyfriend, all along."
Michiru: /shakes head sadly. "I'm afraid so."
Haruka: "The poor sorry bastard."
Michiru: "You are jealous!"
Haruka: "No." /smells the roses. "I just can't let you look at anyone else."
Michiru: "Sounds jealous to me."
Haruka: "No."
Michiru: "Yes."
Haruka: "No."
Michiru: "He's out there, you know."
Haruka: "What, really? Which one?"
Michiru: "Oh, don't go looking!"
Haruka: "All I see is Usagi Tsukino in a ghillie suit."



In the Sculpture Class
The Cupid of Love makes its appearance!

Chibi-Usa: "WHAT THE HECK?!"
Usagi: /unzips the ghillie suit. "Stealth!"
Chibi-Usa: "WHY ARE YOU HERE?"
Usagi: "Just sayin' 'hi.'"
Masanori: "Is she your big sister?"
Chibi-Usa and Usagi: "Something like that."
Usagi: "Nice to meet ya, Masanori! You two be good friends, now!" ;)
Chibi-Usa: "Don't ruin this for me."
Usagi: "I'm helping! Quick, go ask him out!"
Chibi-Usa: "I have this perfectly under control."



Suddenly!
Eudial drives through the patio doors and into the classroom. CRASH BANG SCREEEEEEECH.

Luna: "Twice as stealthy as Usagi."
Usagi: "Oh, hush."
Eudial (via megaphone): "EVERYONE REMAIN PERFECTLY CALM! THERE IS NO CAUSE FOR ALARM! GO ON WITH WHAT YOU WERE DOING!"

Everyone shrugs and goes back to—

Masanori: "—waaaaaaait a minute. Who are you?"
Eudial: "Did you make this sculpture?" /shows him the fax photo.
Masanori: "Why… yes."
Chibi-Usa: "OHO! So Michiru's not your first?!"
Eudial: "Hey, we psyched out the audience about the target's identity for almost a quarter of a second, there! Pure-hearted child prodigy, check!" /BANG!
Masanori: /ahfaohgdk
Chibi-Usa: !!!
Chibi-Usa: "Wait, she didn't shoot me?"
Usagi: "It's too early for anything like that. She shot Masanori."
Chibi-Usa: "I'LL MERTILIZE 'ER! LEMME GO! MOON P—"
Luna and Usagi: /wrestle Chibi-Usa under cover.

Michiru: /calmly packs up her art supplies. "So much for a relaxing afternoon."
Haruka: "At least it's steady work." /helps Michiru out the window.



STARKLY CORUSCANT TRANSFORMATION SEQUENCE COUNTER
  • Usagi into:
    • Sailor Moon: 43
    • Second Stage Sailor Moon: 30
    • Cosmic Class Sailor Moon: 12
    • Princess Serenity: 1
    • Disguise: 9
  • Ami into:
    • Sailor Mecury: 15
    • Second Stage Sailor Mercury: 15
  • Rei into:
    • Sailor Mars: 13
    • Second Stage Sailor Mars: 15
  • Makoto into:
    • Sailor Jupiter: 8
    • Second Stage Sailor Jupiter: 15
  • Minako into:
    • Sailor Venus: 7
    • Second Stage Sailor Venus: 16
  • Haruka into:
    • Sailor Uranus: 2
  • Michiru into:
    • Sailor Neptune: 2
  • Mamoru into:
    • Tuxedo Mask: 2
    • Second Stage Tuxedo Mask: 1
  • Chibi-Usa into:
    • Sailor Chibi-Moon: 1
  • Luna-P into something-or-other: 10



The Scene of the Crime
ENTER Sailors Uranus and Neptune, armed with awesome musical riff!

Eudial: "I'm ready for you this time! CHOKOKKAR, I CHOOSE YOU!"

CHOKOKKAR! A Two-Faced elf: on the left, blue and purple skin and a distorted face; on the right, normal complexion and green hair. She wears an artist's beret and an overcoat stuffed with art supplies.



Chokokkar: /poses.
Chokokkar: /pirouettes.
Chokokkar: /strikes an elegant position.
Chokokkar: "Chokokkar!"
The classroom: /applauds.
Eudial: /facepalm.

Chibi-Usa: "LET ME GO! WE GOTTA SAVE HIM!"
Usagi: "Sit down and listen to Luna!"
Luna: "If you transform here, everyone will see your secret identity, and a superhero's identity is their life."
Chibi-Usa: "Well…"
Chibi-Usa: "…then I won't transform!"
Chibi-Usa: /leaps over the desks, screaming. "BANZAAIIIIIIIIIII!"
Luna: "…She's your daughter."
Usagi: "That was kind of cool, wasn't it?"
Luna: "That's not what I meant."

CHIBI-USA > AGGRESS > EUDIAL
Chibi-Usa bites and scratches.
Eudial is inconvenienced!
Eudial drops Masanori's Soul Crystal.


Eudial: "I keep running into these little pink monsters everywhere I go! Why? Where did I go wrong?"
Chibi-Usa: "Do you really want me to tell you?"
Eudial: "Gimme back my soul crystal, you little brat!"
Chibi-Usa: "No! It's Masanori's soul crystal!"
Michiru: "No, it's Sailor Uranus's soul crystal."
Eudial and Chibi-Usa: "WHAT?!"
Haruka: /holds it up to show. Yoink!
Haruka: /looks at it.
Haruka: "Don't want it now." /gives it to Michiru.
Michiru: /gives it back to Chibi-Usa.
Chibi-Usa: /gives it back to Masanori.
Masanori: "…wha' happen?"
Eudial: "It's not…?"
Haruka and Michiru: "It's not."
Eudial: "I oughtta strap you two to a pole and call you sensors…" /drives away, fast.
Chokokkar: /waves goodbye.

Chokokkar: "NOW! Chokokkar shall create genius for you!" /brandishes chisels.
Haruka: "Now that she's gone, there's not really any need to fight, is there?"
Michiru: "What is this?"
Haruka: "I'm feeling very mellow today."
Chokokkar: "Who is fighting? I am an artist!" /stitches the wall with throwing chisels.
Michiru: "Well, this is a fine time to mention it!"
Chokokkar: "It is always a fine time to mention it!"
Haruka: "I just figured we should offer a slight chance at mercy."
Chokokkar: "Can you fine ladies please give Chokokkar's brilliance your undivided attention?"
Michiru: "Shall we continue this conversation outside where we have room to dodge and maneuver?"
Haruka: "Good idea, as always."

EXIT Sailors Uranus and Neptune, pursued by a Daimon.

Chibi-Usa: "OKAY! NOW WE—"
Usagi: "Walk calmly outside away from all the civilian witnesses."
Chibi-Usa: "Oh. Oh, yeah. G'bye, Masanori! Rest well!"
Masanori: /semi-conscious. "…At last… I have found her… my goddess…"
Usagi: "Wait, what?"
Luna: "NO TIME! FOCUS!"
Usagi: "Right, sorry."



STARKLY CORUSCANT TRANSFORMATION SEQUENCE COUNTER
  • Usagi into:
    • Sailor Moon: 43
    • Second Stage Sailor Moon: 30
    • Cosmic Class Sailor Moon: 13
    • Princess Serenity: 1
    • Disguise: 9
  • Ami into:
    • Sailor Mecury: 15
    • Second Stage Sailor Mercury: 15
  • Rei into:
    • Sailor Mars: 13
    • Second Stage Sailor Mars: 15
  • Makoto into:
    • Sailor Jupiter: 8
    • Second Stage Sailor Jupiter: 15
  • Minako into:
    • Sailor Venus: 7
    • Second Stage Sailor Venus: 16
  • Haruka into:
    • Sailor Uranus: 2
  • Michiru into:
    • Sailor Neptune: 2
  • Mamoru into:
    • Tuxedo Mask: 2
    • Second Stage Tuxedo Mask: 1
  • Chibi-Usa into:
    • Sailor Chibi-Moon: 2
  • Luna-P into something-or-other: 10

Chibi-Usa: "How come my transformation theme is two seconds long and played on a kazoo, while yours is two minutes long and played with a full choir?"
Usagi: "Because I have longer hair."
Chibi-Usa: "Oh, okay."



The Battle Continues!
Sailors Uranus and Neptune battle in the conveniently-situated wooded park.

HARUKA > AGGRESS > CHOKOKKAR
Sailor U Kick!
Chokokkar is hurt badly!


Haruka: "Bored now."
Chokokkar: "Then let Chokokkar provide your hungry mind with a feast for the senses!"
Chokokkar: /uses a nearby children's sandbox to sculpt a giant iron maiden.
Chokokkar: "Work #001: Beyond the Massacre!"



Work #001: /GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.
Haruka: "…Urk."

Work #001 grapples Haruka!

Michiru: "Guess she spoke too soon."
Chokokkar: /uses the sandbox to sculpt a giant abstract robot.
Chokokkar: "Work #002: The Ambition of Silence!"



Work #002: "…"
Michiru: "Uh, I'm a big fan of representative art, myself…"
Chokokkar: "PHILISTINE! MUNDANE INTELLECT! ART CRITIC! Chokokkar shall teach you what art is!"
Michiru: "Well, whatever art is, it's not that!"
Work #002: ""
Michiru: "…but I admit I could be mistaken?"
Michiru: /scarpers.

Suddenly! Sailors Moon and Chibi-Moon burst in, dramatically!
Usagi: "Prepare for trouble!"
Chibi-Usa: "Make it double!"
Usagi: "To protect the world from devastation!"
Chibi-Usa: "To unite all peoples within our nation!"
Usagi: "To pronounce the virtues of truth and love!"
Chibi-Usa: "To extend our reach to the stars above!"
Usagi: "Sailor Moon!"
Chibi-Usa: "Sailor Chibi-Usa!"
Usagi: "In the name of the Moon, blast off at the speed of light"
Chibi-Usa: "Surrender now, or prepare to fight!"
Luna: "I'm not with them. I don't know these people."
Chokokarr: "Fromage! Not Sailor Moon?!"

USAGI > AGGRESS > CHOKOKARR
CHIBI-USA > AGGRESS > CHOKOKARR
Double Sailor Moon Kick!
Chokokarr is hurt badly!


Chokokarr: "Madam cat is not with them?"
Luna: "Oh, no. I thought your sculptures possessed a kinetic integrity that transcends modernist aesthetics of material form."
Chokokarr: "Then Chokokarr shall spare you!"
Usagi: "Traitor."
Chibi-Usa: "Spare us wh—?"

Chokokarr imprisons Sailors Moon and Chibi-Moon within some sort of gravity whirlwind made out of coathangers, a creative use of found materials that comments upon the oppression of women's bodies in patriarchal society.

Luna: "Interesting. Very interesting."
Chibi-Usa: "…I thought… ugh… you said a dramatic entrance… arg… slowed them down…?"
Usagi: "…they've been getting… blegh… faster these days…"



Speaking of Fast
Run, Michiru, run!

Michiru: /running! "GO CHASE URANUS! SHE'S THE FLEET ONE!"
Work #002: /stomping. "…"
Michiru: /running! "…selfish woman, never there when I need her…"
Michiru: /climbs a tree and hides.
Work #002: /trips and falls into the lake.
Work #002: "…"
Work #002: /melts.
Michiru: "…"
Michiru: "I meant to do that."

Sailor Uranus crashes through the bushes, still wrestling with Work #001.

Michiru: "Enjoying yourself?"
Haruka: "NO!"
Michiru: "They melt in water!"
Haruka: "THANK YOU!"
Haruka: /kicks Work #001 in the thesis.
Work #001: /thrashes about and falls into the lake.
Work #001: /melts.
Haruka: "Jeez!"



And So, Back at the Sandbox
Chokokkar pays close attention to audience reception.

Usagi and Chibi-Usa: "HELP!"
Chokokkar: "No!"
Haruka: /stomps up, still covered with sand. "Water, eh?"
Chokokkar: "Oh, crap."
Haruka: "Neptune, would you care to begin?"
Michiru: "With pleasure."
Chokokkar: "Chokokkar has decided that perhaps surrender is an acceptable—"

MICHIRU > ADVANCED RITUALISM > DEEP SUBMERGE > CHOKOKKAR
Michiru casts tidal forces at Chokokkar!
Chokokkar is hit.
Chokokkar is hurt very badly.
Chokokkar is melted! All bonuses lost!
Chokokkar is stunned.
Usagi is freed!
Chibi-Usa is freed!


Chokokkar: "…melting… melting… oh, what a world… what a world…"
Haruka: "And, to finish, would—"
Chibi-Usa: "—SAILOR CHIBI-MOON like to do the honors? OF COURSE!"
Chibi-Usa: "Wait, wand's not working. Um… darn. Hold on."
Everyone else: "…"
Chibi-Usa: "Okay, got it!"

CHIBI-USA > MINI-TECH > PINK SUGAR HEART ATTACK > CHOKOKKAR
Chibi-Usa casts love at Chokokkar!
Doink.
Doink.
Doink.
Doink.
Doink.
Doink.


Chokokkar: "Please. Just kill me. Please."

Doink.
Doink.
Doink.
Doink.
Doink.
Doink.


Chokokkar: "The… the indignity… please. I beg you."
Michiru: "The Daimon's right. No one should have to suffer this."
Usagi: "I agree. This isn't even funny, it's just… just sad."
Chibi-Usa: "What? Why?"

USAGI > ADVANCED RITUALISM > MOON SPIRAL HEART ATTACK > CHOKOKKAR
Usagi casts love at Chokokkar!
Chokokkar is hit.
Chokokkar is obliterated!


Usagi: "This giant pink heart is sculpted entirely out of material love, and symbolizes the eternal tension between the desire for peace and the necessity for war."
Chokokkar: "…lovely!" /dies.



Aftermath
They all stand around awkwardly for a moment.

Usagi: "So."
Haruka: "So."
Michiru: "Uh… yeah."
Usagi: "Yeah."
Haruka: "I mean, you kind of, helped us, and uh…"
Usagi: "…and you kind of helped us, so, uh…"
Michiru: "Yeah."
Usagi: "So."
Chibi-Usa: "What happened? You guys were so tough! Was the monster stronger than before?"
Usagi: "That was a pretty strong one."
Haruka: "Well, it was, uh…"
Michiru: "…well it was sort of, strong, yeah."
Chibi-Usa: "Or did you get weaker?"
Michiru: "No. No? I don't feel weaker. Do you?"
Haruka: "Yeah, actually."
Michiru: "What? Why?"
Haruka: "Because last night you kept saying, 'one more—'"
Michiru: "NOT IN FRONT OF THE KID!"
Haruka: "I mean, I knew you'd been waiting for me a while, but—" :p
Michiru: /clamps hand over Haruka's mouth. "We're going now."
Chibi-Usa: "What? What are they talking about?"
Usagi: "Ice cream. They had too much ice cream."

EXIT Sailors Uranus and Neptune, in a swirl of rose petals.



Denouement
Walking home, holding hands: Chibi-Usa and Masanori. They agree to call each other by first names, and he gives her a sculpture he just made—of her! Yay!

Masanori: /waves goodbye, then turns for home.
Chibi-Usa: /yay!
Usagi: "Ask him to explain what he meant by 'goddess.'"
Chibi-Usa: !

The whole team was watching Chibi-Usa and Masanori. The girls all applaud.

Usagi: "I mean, what, like 'muse', or in some weird worshipful way, or…?"
Luna: "Oh, like it matters. It's not like he'll be showing up again."
Usagi: "Shhhhh. You should thank me, Chibi-Usa. Thank me, brat! Thank me!"
Chibi-Usa: "NEVER! You were just mocking me the whole time!"
Usagi: "No, I wasn't!"
Luna: "Yeah, you were."
Usagi: "No, I wasn't! …I'm always like this."
Chibi-Usa: "AND YOU ALL STILL OWE ME A PIE! YOU PIE BANDITS!"
Usagi: "…frell. She still remembers?"
Artemis: "Never underestimate the attention span of a small child."
Makoto: "I'll bake you a new pie, okay?"
Chibi-Usa: "INSUFFICIENT. You ate it ALL. You didn't even ASK."
Rei: "In my defense, it was all Usagi's fault."
Minako: "I was out of the loop."
Ami: "Yes, forget about us. Usagi needs to repent for her crimes."
Chibi-Usa: "Yeah! Make stupid Usagi pay!"
Ami: "Repent! Get down on your knees and REPENT! Bow, slave, and beg for punishment!"
Usagi: "FORGIVE ME MISTRESS!"
Makoto: "Um… what?"
Ami: "Eh-heh, whoops. Sorry. Got carried away…"
Rei: "Oh, get up, Usagi."
Chibi-Usa: "Not enough repentence! Come back here!"
Usagi: "Yas boss."
Minako: ♫ Hail, to the Chief, 'cause she does whate'er we want to… ♫
Makoto: "This'll be the easiest monarchy ever."
Usagi: "I say again, you're only getting away with this because I love you."
 
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DrunkenGrognard

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Re: Episode #107: Art is an Explosion of Love! Chibi-Usa's First Love.

Suddenly! Sailors Moon and Chibi-Moon burst in, dramatically!
Usagi: "Prepare for trouble!"
Chibi-Usa: "Make it double!"
Usagi: "To protect the world from devastation!"
Chibi-Usa: "To unite all peoples within our nation!"
Usagi: "To pronounce the virtues of truth and love!"
Chibi-Usa: "To extend our reach to the stars above!"
Usagi: "Sailor Moon!"
Chibi-Usa: "Sailor Chibi-Usa!"
Usagi: "In the name of the Moon, blast off at the speed of light"
Chibi-Usa: "Surrender now, or prepare to fight!"
Luna: "I'm not with them. I don't know these people."
Chokokarr: "Fromage! Not Sailor Moon?!"
/me does a spit-take. That was hilarious, Shadowjack. Thank you.
 

Aaron Peori

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Re: Episode #107: Art is an Explosion of Love! Chibi-Usa's First Love.

That was certainly a better experience then the actual episode was, though I could see you struggling to use the entirely cliched and overdone plot to some good effect.

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Jhiday

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Re: Episode #107: Art is an Explosion of Love! Chibi-Usa's First Love.

Yeah, new episode for the new month !

Chibiusa runs up and sees Masanori, and smiles in joy. Masanori is a typically-bland-and-inoffensive boy, about a year or two older than she. Seriously, most of the generic love interest boys in this 'burg have only slightly more personality than a wooden mannikin.
Hey, at least this one doesn't suddenly remove his pants or start crossplaying. From Chibi-Usa's point-of-view, it's definitely an improvement.

Masanori: "What are you making?"
Chibi-Usa: "A Holy Grail. I saw a picture of it in my mom's room, just once. It had a lot of pretty gems on it. I always wanted one just like it."
Yet another scene lifted straight from the manga... which isn't that surprising, considering it's the only part of the episode that slightly advances the main plot. Yes, it's just a piece of Blatant Foreshadowing, although it does raises some questions. (So Neo-Queen Serenity has a picture of the Holy Grail in her room, hum ?)

Chibi-Usa: "Also, I'm black, I carry this picture of my wife back home, and my tour of duty ends next week."
Somehow, Chibi-Usa manages to escape the curse of focus episodes about Sailor Soldiers. Well, it isn't unprecedented (see Minako).

Suddenly!
Eudial drives through the patio doors and into the classroom. CRASH BANG SCREEEEEEECH.
Eudial, never change.

STARKLY CORUSCANT TRANSFORMATION SEQUENCE COUNTER
  • Haruka into:
    • Sailor Uranus: 2
  • Michiru into:
    • Sailor Neptune: 2
Sometimes I wonder whether filler episodes like this one are just an excuse to show off U & N's just-revealed transformation sequences. Not that I mind...

Chokokkar: "NOW! Chokokkar shall create genius for you!" /brandishes chisels.
This Daimon is definitely on the weirder side of the scale.

Random voice-acting trivia time !
Chokkodar is voiced by Chiharu Kataishi, whom you might remember as Nekonell from #91.
Masanori Tsuzuki is voiced by Tomoko Maruo, who also did the train Daimon from #99... and had a minor role in episode #5 of Bubblegum Crisis.

The Four Other Sailor Soldiers Are Useless This Season : it seems to be a rule that they don't even bother to show up in Chibi-Usa's focus episodes.

Ami: "Yes, forget about us. Usagi needs to repent for her crimes."
[...]
Usagi: "FORGIVE ME MISTRESS!"
For those of us following at home, those are two actual lines from the episode. Never underestimate the awesome dialogue of silly filler S episodes.


Anyway, there's no way this episode can compare to the intensity of #106, so it doesn't even try. It's just a random silly filler episode that just lets the characters relax for a bit. It also brings Chibi-Usa back to the spotlight (after completely ignoring her for the last two episodes), and brings her "must make friends" subplot to some sort of rest.

(I'm not sure whether I should admire the "after-school art classes" setup for completely dodging the question of whether Chibi-Usa even goes to school right now...)

It's not a great episode, but it's at least decently entertaining, especially with the very weird Daimon.


Next episode : Didn't we already do this one better back in Season One ?
 

Ununnilium

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Re: Episode #107: Art is an Explosion of Love! Chibi-Usa's First Love.

Usagi: "Don't rush the girl with a knife, Rei. I might cut myself."
Rei: "Your suffering only makes it taste that much sweeter."
Your banter is like the sweetest 1930s Howard Hawks.

Mom (from downstairs): "No fireballs in the house!"
All: "Yes, Mrs. Tsukino."
Minako: "We're true friends, helping dispose of the evidence of your monstrous crime."
Rei: "Pie-snatcher."
Ami: "In olden times, pie theft was punishable by execution."
Makoto: "I'll be sorry to see you go, Usagi. Can I have your CDs?"
The. Sweetest.

Chibi-Usa: "A Holy Grail. I saw a picture of it in my mom's room, just once. It had a lot of pretty gems on it. I always wanted one just like it."
Chibi-Usa: "Also, I'm black, I carry this picture of my wife back home, and my tour of duty ends next week."
...I don't quite get the joke, yet it's still funny XD

(Is the bit about her mom in the episode? Because if so, that's some good callback.)

The Professor: "I want to talk your manager!"
Eudial: "Please hold."
Eudial: "…"
Eudial: "This is Loretta, how may I help you?"
I love this entire thing. I knew exactly how it was going to go, and I love it.

Meanwhile, Inside in the Painter's Studio
Michiru is painting, Haruka is watching, and wow, they really do sound like a married couple.
So cute.

Luna: "If you transform here, everyone will see your secret identity, and a superhero's identity is their life."
Chibi-Usa: "Well…"
Chibi-Usa: "…then I won't transform!"
Chibi-Usa: /leaps over the desks, screaming. "BANZAAIIIIIIIIIII!"
Luna: "…She's your daughter."
Usagi: "That was kind of cool, wasn't it?"
Luna: "That's not what I meant."
It really was. <3 I like Chibi-Usa!

Eudial: "I oughtta strap you two to a pole and call you sensors…" /drives away, fast.
!!! Not on the first date, surely!

Chibi-Usa: "How come my transformation theme is two seconds long and played on a kazoo, while yours is two minutes long and played with a full choir?"
Usagi: "Because I have longer hair."
Chibi-Usa: "Oh, okay."
Heeheeheehee

(Well then what about Uranus? ``)

Work #002: /melts.
Michiru: "…"
Michiru: "I meant to do that."
You know, Haruka and Michiru always did remind me of cats.

Usagi: "This giant pink heart is sculpted entirely out of material love, and symbolizes the eternal tension between the desire for peace and the necessity for war."
Chokokkar: "…lovely!" /dies.
applause!
 

JeanneHedge

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Re: Episode #107: Art is an Explosion of Love! Chibi-Usa's First Love.

Chibi-Usa: "Also, I'm black, I carry this picture of my wife back home, and my tour of duty ends next week."
You forgot she has a child at home she's never met, she's getting married next week (polygamist, you know?), and her favorite article of clothing is a red shirt.
 

Blazing Bat

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Re: Episode #107: Art is an Explosion of Love! Chibi-Usa's First Love.

Rei: "And that's terrible. ¡IN THE NAME OF MARS, I SHALL CHASTISE YOU!"
Mom (from downstairs): "No fireballs in the house!"
Mrs. Tsukino is informed now?

Chibi-Usa: "Also, I'm black, I carry this picture of my wife back home, and my tour of duty ends next week."
Oddly enough, I never crossed my mind that Chibi-Usa could be a target. Possibly because those are supposed ot have pure hearts...

Michiru: "You shouldn't help Chibi-Usa so much with her own work, Masanori."
Chibi-Usa: /grrrr.
And there's literally fire in her eyes!

The Professor: "My phone isn't working."
This version of events would have been quite appropriate for Beryl having trouble with her crystal ball. I prefer his original reaction here: a few encouraging words, and then making sure he got the right number the second time.

Suddenly! Sailors Moon and Chibi-Moon burst in, dramatically!
Usagi: "Prepare for trouble!"
Chibi-Usa: "Make it double!"
Usagi: "To protect the world from devastation!"
Chibi-Usa: "To unite all peoples within our nation!"
Usagi: "To pronounce the virtues of truth and love!"
Chibi-Usa: "To extend our reach to the stars above!"
Usagi: "Sailor Moon!"
Chibi-Usa: "Sailor Chibi-Usa!"
Usagi: "In the name of the Moon, blast off at the speed of light"
Chibi-Usa: "Surrender now, or prepare to fight!"
Luna: "I'm not with them. I don't know these people."
Bad talking cat! Remember your lines!

Sailor Uranus crashes through the bushes, still wrestling with Work #001.
Wrestling with that SPIKY thing? Ouch...

Usagi: "This giant pink heart is sculpted entirely out of material love, and symbolizes the eternal tension between the desire for peace and the necessity for war."
Chokokkar: "…lovely!" /dies.
:D

Makoto: "This'll be the easiest monarchy ever."
The true power behind the throne, revealed at last!
 

JeanneHedge

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Re: Episode #107: Art is an Explosion of Love! Chibi-Usa's First Love.

Random voice-acting trivia time !
Chokkodar is voiced by Chiharu Kataishi, whom you might remember as Nekonell from #91.
Masanori Tsuzuki is voiced by Tomoko Maruo, who also did the train Daimon from #99... and had a minor role in episode #5 of Bubblegum Crisis.
Specifically Meg, one of the trio of doomed 33S on Genaros. Of the other two, Nam was played by Yumi Tooma, who played An/Ann/Natsumi in R-season's Doom Tree arc, and Lou was played by the ubiquitous Megumi Hayashibara (who did not leave SM out of her credits, she just hasn't appeared yet).
 
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