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[IWIW] Walkin' on Sailor Moon (thread 3 of a continuing series)

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Sailor Moon R Episode #52: Targeted Kindergarten Kids! Venus' [sic] Great Performance

PRELUDE
Ami: "I'm getting concerned. Minako keeps flubbing words, and even the reference to her in the title is mispunctuated."
Usagi: "Wait, isn't that correct? Possessive, right?"
Ami: "Only if she's a god."
Usagi: "Venus is a god."
Ami: "She's named after a god, but she's not the god herself… unless you think I have winged sandals and sired Priapus with her."
Usagi: "…You lost me."
Ami: "Never mind…"



SOMETHING NEW: AINO RESIDENCE
Minako's room is filled, I mean, filled, with giant stuffed animals. Armies of them. The rest of the decor, what little can be seen, is in shades of pink and red, and—somehow appropriate, yes?—makes use of a heart motif.

Minako nearly crushes Artemis to death while dreaming of Allan.

Here's a surprise: Mina wakes up late for school, too.

On the other hand, she wakes herself up, rather than relying on others.



CUE NARRATION
Artemis: "On referring to my notebook for the year 1993, I was reminded of a particular adventure which demonstrated the unusual abilities possessed by my good friend Minako Aino. Although the incident was well covered in police reports of the time, I believe there are one or two particulars which did not enter the official reports, and therefore may be of interest to students of the weird crime. We were in our shared apartments in Tokyo, when Aino suddenly remarked to me—"
Mina: "I'M LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATE!!! WHY DIDN'T YOU WAKE ME?!?!?!?!"
Artemis: "Because God did not gift me with excellent command of human tongues so I could serve you as a living alarm clock!"
Mina: "AAAUUUUUGGHH!!! God preserve me from bloody CATS!"



MUSICAL CUE: WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE
Minako Aino /shamelessly abuses her super-leaping powers to shave precious minutes off her commute.
Artemis: "Please, Miss Aino! A lady does not jump with skirts flying like that, or spying eyes may receive a 'panty-shot.'"
Minako: "She does if she's LAAAAAAAAAATE!"



BUT WHAT'S THIS? A GIRL IN DISTRESS!
A little girl is being bullied by little boys.

Bully Boy #1: "Come on, give it to us!"
Little Mie, an adorable little girl (who knows it) /cries. "NO!"
Bully Boy #2: "You're so stupid!"
Little Mie /cries. "NO!"
Mina: "Oi!"
Bully Boys: "Cheese it!" /exeunt.
Mina: "Jerks! Are you okay? Don't cry."
Little Mie /suddenly has never cried in her life. "I'm not crying."
Mina: "Uh… so I see. You can just turn it on and off like that, can you?"
Little Mie: "Mm-huh! Thank you, nice lady! Walk me to the bus stop, too?"
Mina: "I'm sorry, hon, but I'm a real big hurry—"
Little Mie /starts to cry.
Mina: "You just proved to me that you can fake it, that won't—"
Random Passerby: "Hey! That big kid is making that little girl cry!"
Mina: "Frell. All right! You win!"
Little Mie /suddenly has never cried in her life. "Yay!"
Mina /picks up the kid and carries her to the bus stop, at a sprint.

The bus departs.

Mina: "Phew. Man, kids today."
Artemis /Second Excellency of Subtle Nagging. "I have no doubt you will make it to school on time, but perhaps you might wish to run, anyway?"
Mina: "Oh noooOOOOOOOOOOooooooo…" /doppler effect, receding.



TWO ROUTES CONVERGE ON A CITY SIDEWALK
Usagi /running. "—AAAAAAAAAAAATE, oh, hey, V!"
Mina /running. "Hey, Usagi!"
Usagi /running. "Did you get up late, too? Whoa."
Mina /running. "Unfortunately! 'In spring, one sleeps a sleep that knows not a damn!'"
Artemis /running. "The correct saying is, 'In spring, one sleeps a sleep that knows not a dawn.'"
Mina /running. "Sure, yeah. Looks like we're coming up on where we split, Usagi!"
Usagi /takes the familiar path. "See you later?"
Mina /takes the one less traveled by. "Right! Hope you make it on time!"



CUT TO: USAGI AT SCHOOL
Usagi /has been nailed to a post outside the school as a warning to others.
Usagi: "I'm beginning to think that Ms. Haruna has it in for me. I wonder if Mina made it? Ah, of course she did. She's V."

CUT TO: Minako's school.
Minako: "I have to hold how many buckets of water?"

CUT BACK.
Ali, as 'Seijuro': "Your sorrowful eyes are truly bewitching, Usagi."
Usagi: "Man can you deliver a line, Seijuro."
Ali: "Then, come to my arms, and let us weave a song of l—"
Usagi: "Hi, Natsumi!"
En, as 'Natsumi': "Hello, dear brother."
Usagi /edges to the far side of the post.
Ali: "I suddenly feel like a quick walk." /exit, pursued by a bear.
En: "Come back here, darling, and we'll weave a song, all right!" /is the bear.
Usagi: "You know, sometimes, I wonder about those two."



HIGH ON A ROOF TOP, SPACE-ELVES PLOT
Ali: "So, our next target—"
En: "Is the little piece with the ponytails, and I'm not invited."
Ali: "My dear! This is merely one component of an intricate and far-reaching plan—"
En: "Save it. I've found our next target. Young and fresh and in quantity. And of no extracurricular interest to you, unless you're not telling me something."
Ali: "I'm all pointed ears."



SUNSET BY THE POWERLINES
Minako's walking home… and overhears, once again, the little girl being bullied by little boys.

Little Mie: "IS TOO!"
Bully Boy #1: "IS NOT!"
Little Mie: "IS TOO!"
Bully Boy #1: "IS NOT!"
Little Mie: "IS TOO!"
Bully Boy #1: "IS NOT!"
Mina: "Want a referee?"
Bully Boy #2: "Don't stick your nose in a kid's fight, old woman!"
Mina: "…"
Bully Boy #3: "Yeah, go find a boyfriend! If one would have you."
Mina: "Hey, kids, don't be mean, I brought donuts."
Bully Boy #1: "What kind?"
Mina: "Hertz." /rolls up sleeves.
Bully Boy #2: "RUN."
Exeunt Bully Boys.

Mina: "What is the matter with the younger generation these days? No respect for their elders. Must be all that weird music they're listening to."
Artemis: "And you wonder why they call you 'old woman.'"
Mina: "…Yeah. Anyway, little girl—"
Little Mie: "My name's Mie and I'm 5 and 3 months old and I'm in Tulip class at Shiba Kindergarten and my mother's name is Arisu and my dad works at Honda and they said that Sailor Moon doesn't exist!"
Mina: "…Hello, Mie. I'm Minako. And this is Artemis."
Artemis /meows politely.
Mina: "I take it you're a big fan of Sailor Moon?"
Little Mie: "Mm-huh! She's the best! How'd you know?"
Mina: "You have a Sailor Moon patch hand-sewn to your jacket, a McDonald's 'Sailor Bunny' collectible figure in your hand, and crayon drawings of Sailor Moon falling out of your backpack there."
Little Mie: "Wow! You're smart!"
Mina: "Do you also like Sailor Venus?"
Little Mie: "Who?"
Mina: "…I just can't win."



THEY PASS SOME TIME TOGETHER
They talk for a while of little things, waiting for Mie's parents to pick her up, and finally Mie asks the big question:

Little Mie: "They keep saying there is no Sailor Moon. Is Sailor Moon real?"
Mina: "Mie, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except what they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Mie, whether they be men's or children's, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.

Yes, Mie, there is a Sailor Moon. She exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Sailor Moon. It would be as dreary as if there were no Mies. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.

Not believe in Sailor Moon! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the conveniently-isolated small parks and side streets every moonlit night to catch Sailor Moon, but even if they did not see Sailor Moon bursting in dramatically, what would that prove? Nobody sees Sailor Moon, but that is no sign that there is no Sailor Moon. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.

You may tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Mie, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.

No Sailor Moon! Thank God! she lives, and she lives forever. A thousand years from now, Mie, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, she will continue to make glad the heart of childhood."

Little Mie: "Wow! Do you know Sailor Moon?"
Mina: "Yes."
Artemis /!
Little Mie: "You should come by my school tomorrow and tell them that!"
Mina: "Sure."
Artemis /!!!



13th FLOOR, DOOM TREE DOOM CHAMBER OF DOOM
Ali /checks the dipstick. "Audrey's running low again. What was your plan?"
En /slideshow. "Behold! Kindergarteners."
Ali: "I… see."
En: "They're like veal."



PICK A CARD, ANY CARD!
A Hermes-like winged figure with Super Saiyan hair: GIGARUS!



FIRST VICTIMS!
A happy singing school bus of kids. The monster pursues it into a tunnel, blasts through the roof, and zaps all the screaming, terrified kids into unconsciousness.

Ali /greatly moved. "It's wonderful! More energy than I even expected! Why, the meter reads over n—"
En: "Say! Are we bad people, by making our living off of scaring little kids?"
Ali: "…They aren't our kids."
En: "Works for me."



CUE MUSIC: "DECISIVE BATTLE"
Rei: "City news media are reporting a mysterious attack upon a schoolbus, earlier today."
Makoto: "Those bastards! Time to hit 'em hard."
Ami: "Based on the pattern of previous events, and proximity of other schools… I calculate… a 67% probability that the next target will be Shiba Kindergarten, tomorrow. Here's a printout of the time and route schedule of their bus."
Luna: "We should prepare for infiltration of the target area immediately."
Rei: "Good luck, Usagi. And please put my manga down."
Usagi /wasn't listening. "Wait, what?"
Mako: "She's perfect for the job of infiltrating a kindergarten."
Usagi: "Wait, what? Kindergarten?"
Ami: "You do have the only disguise pen."
Usagi: "Wait, infiltrating—? Are there guards at this kindergarten?! What?"



THE NEXT DAY
Minako is trying to convince an entire class of skeptical kindergarteners to believe in something. Have you ever faced down a group of skeptical children? I have, and I can tell you, it's not easy.

Worse, this is a school for gifted children…

Mina: "—to make glad the heart of childhood."
Little Boy #1: "Isn't that rank escapism of the highest order?"
Little Boy #2: "Yeah. I think you're trying to push us into an idealized fantasy version of childhood to assuage your guilts and fears of the adult world."
Little Girl: "Isn't this the argumentum ad ignorantium? 'There is no proof that Sailor Moon does not exist, so Sailor Moon must exist?'"
Mina: "…I wish Usagi was here."
Artemis /?!
Mina: "She's got the gift of the gab, infectious enthusiasm, and child-like wonder. She'd have this bunch believing in anything, within minutes."
Little Girl #2: "Well, it's hard for us to take seriously a lady who talks strategy with her cat."
Teacher /intercedes. "Okay, everybody! Time to go home. Line up, now!"
Wooosh. The kids line up. I don't know how these teachers do it.
Teacher: "Now, I won't be on the bus today—"
Kids: "AWWWWWWW." :(
Teacher: "—but Miss Minako, whom I have never met before today and have no knowledge of her character, has volunteered to escort you in my place, and I see no reason to refuse her."
Minako: "Couldn't we say that I claimed this was a school project, and brought a letter of recommendation attesting to my good character?"
Teacher: "Hmmm. That actually works. Let's go with that."
Little Boy #1: "Well, I don't know if we can let you on the bus, lady. You're pretty square."
Little Girl: "You'll have to recite the secret song."



LURKING AROUND THE CORNER…
Usagi /Olive Oyl. "Oooooooooh."
Luna: "Why are you so worried? You're a whiz with the disguise pen."
Usagi: "It's kindergarten. I'm not looking forward to this."
Luna: "What, bad memories?"
Usagi: "I don't remember all that much, actually, except that I hit my head a lot. But they'll pick on the new kid, I know it! And there's no way I can sneak in past a K-2 teacher. Every one I've had was scary perceptive. It was like they knew everything! They were, like, genius gods!"
Luna: "Compared to a 6-year-old."
Usagi: "Yeah, exactly! …Wait."
Luna: "You know, I didn't say you had to disguise yourself as a kindergartener."

Beat.

Usagi: "Luna, I love you."



STARKLY CORUSCANT TRANSFORMATION SEQUENCE COUNTER
Usagi into Second-Stage Sailor Moon: 1
Usagi into Sailor Moon: 43
Usagi into Princess Serenity: 1
Usagi into Disguise Form: 9
Ami into Sailor Mercury: 12
Rei into Sailor Mars: 11
Makoto into Sailor Jupiter: 5
Minako into Sailor Venus: 5
Mamoru into Tuxedo Mask: 2



MAKE ME A SWEET AND STYLISH KINDERGARTEN TEACHER!
Fashion check: sneakers, comfy jeans, loose pink blouse, hair worn to the shoulder.

Usagi /stops the bus at the corner. "Sorry, I'm late! I'm the new substitute teacher."
Otto: "I can't just believe you like that, you'll have to show some ID, man."
Usagi: "Er… here. Psychic paper!"
Otto: "Whoa! Okay, man." /lets Usagi on.
Mina: "Usagi? Is that you?"
Usagi: "Minako? What are you doing here?"
Mina: "Defending your honor."
Usagi: "Oh… kay?"
Little Mie: "You know each other?"
Usagi: "Yes! She's, uh, a former student of mine!"
Little Boy: "Wow, you're really old!"
Usagi: "No, see, I used to tutor older kids. My name's Usagi, what's yours, buddy? Hey, that's a good name! And when's your birthday? Really? Hey, you're pretty clever! Can you…?" /etc.
Artemis: "Wow."
Mina: "Told you."



THE BUS ROLLS ON
Usagi and Mina are leading a rousing sing-a-long of the theme song. (Everybody now!)

Artemis /grins and bears it.
All: "—MIRAKURU ROMANSU!"
Usagi: "Very good, everybody! Gold star! What should we sing next?"
Mina: "Who likes Trent Reznor?"
Kids: "I do!" "Me!" "Me too!"
Mina: "Okay, let's—"
Otto /hits the brakes. "What the—? There's someone in the middle of the tunnel, man! Hang on!" /blows horn.

Gigarus /CRASHES THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD AND… disables THE DRIVER!
Everyone else shudder and retreats toward the back of the bus.
Gigarus /chuckles darkly and advances.
Little Mie: "Minako, I'm scared."
Mina: "Don't worry. I'm sure Sailor Moon will rescue us."
Little Mie: "Really?"
Mina: "Yes. Any second now."
Little Mie: "OMG YOU'RE SAILOR MOON! I knew it!"
Mina: "What? No. Hell, no."
Usagi: "Yeah, I'm Sailor Moon."
Artemis /facepaw.
Little Boy: "No, you're not! You're just a teacher! And Sailor Moon doesn't exist!"
Usagi: "Oh yeah? Watch this. Come on, Artemis!"

Artemis and Usagi /rush the monster, bare-handed.



A MOMENT LATER
Usagi is sent flying through the doors of the bus to a hard and painful fall onto the asphalt.
Little Mie: "Yep. She's Sailor Moon all right."
Usagi /groans. "…my number one fan…"



STARKLY CORUSCANT TRANSFORMATION SEQUENCE COUNTER
Usagi into Second-Stage Sailor Moon: 2
Usagi into Sailor Moon: 43
Usagi into Princess Serenity: 1
Usagi into Disguise Form: 9
Ami into Sailor Mercury: 12
Rei into Sailor Mars: 11
Makoto into Sailor Jupiter: 5
Minako into Sailor Venus: 5
Mamoru into Tuxedo Mask: 2



BATTLE IS JOINED!
Usagi: "I AM THE—"
Usagi /leaps out of the way of a car that didn't think to brake.
Usagi /kicks the fender. "Roadhog! Cataphract! Can't you read?! 'STOP WHEN SCHOOLBUS LIGHTS ARE FLASHING!' Wait over there with the other stopped traffic! I'm fightin' here!"
Gigarus /peels open the side of the bus and steps out, cracking her knuckles.
Usagi /makes the exact facial expression that Indiana Jones makes whenever he encounters the Really Big Guy.
Kids: "Whoa, Sailor Moon is real! Go, Sailor Moon!"
Usagi /can't disappoint the kiddies. "I AM THE TERROR THAT TRIPS IN THE NIGHT! I am the asphalt-covered playground that skins the knee of the children of crime! I am Sailor Moon! And I won't let you steal the energy of the future! Because the children are the future, and if you steal the future, then the past will have— er, anyway. Surrender or face punishment!"

<< Gigarus casts Venom Tornado! >>
< Usagi dodges, barely! >
Usagi: "They never surrender…"

Arrgh! Smash! Dodge! Bam! etc.

Little Boy #2: "Is Sailor Moon gonna be okay? She's gettin' worked."
Little Mie: "Sailor Moon always wins!"
Mina /sighs and sneaks out one of the emergency hatches, while the kids are distracted.
<< Gigarus Claw Attack is charging! >>
Kids: :eek:
Mina /bursts in, dramatically!
<< Minako : Cast > Crescent : Gigarus >>
< Gigarus is thrown back! >
Artemis: "Ladies and gentleman, Sailor Venus!"
Kids: "YAY!" "WHOA!" "AWESOME!"
Mina: "You alive?"
Usagi: "Allegedly. Nice shot."

Gigarus /the Terminator suddenly sits up.
Mina: "…Not nice enough!" :eek:
Usagi: "Try again! Full power!"
<< Minako : Cast > Crescent : Gigarus >>
< Gigarus parries! >
Mina: "Oh snnnnnnnap."
<< Gigarus casts Venom Tornado! >>
< Usagi is hurt! >
< Usagi is poisoned! >
< Minako is hurt! >
< Minako is poisoned! >



SUDDENLY!
Enter the Moonlight Knight, dramatically, armed with +3 blessed throwing roses.

< Gigarus is held! >
<< ?????? : Use > Antidote : Usagi >>
< Poison status removed. >
Moonlight Knight: "Once you pass through the tunnel of despair, you will see—"
Usagi: "—the light at its end?"
Moonlight Knight: "…"
Usagi: "—the green grassy paradise beyond?"
Moonlight Knight: "…"
Usagi: "That's what you were gonna say, right? Something like that?"
Moonlight Knight: "…Perhaps."
<< ?????? : Use > Antidote : Minako >>
< Poison status removed. >
Moonlight Knight: "You can overcome any kind of difficulty. If you believe in others, then they can believe in you. And if they believe in you—"
Usagi /conducts the kids in singing, "…deep enough, and strong enough, believe in you…"
Moonlight Knight /talks a little louder to be heard. "—then you can believe in yourself. Beside you is a powerful force!" /he gestures at the kids.
Mina: "…You want me to throw the kids at the monster?!"
Moonlight Knight: "No! I want you to fight harder because of what's at stake!"
Mina: "Well why didn't you say so?!"
Moonlight Knight: "I don't know!"
Usagi: "Venus, now? Now?"
Mina: "Not yet."

< The white rose expires! Gigarus is freed. >
Mina /steps forward.
Gigarus /steps forward.
Mina: "…"
Gigarus: "…"
A tumbleweed blows past.
Mina /draws first!
<< Minako : Cast > Crescent2 : Gigarus >>
ZAP ZAP ZAP ZAP ZAP ZAP ZAP ZAP ZAP ZAP ZAP ZAP ZAP POW!
Mina: "Now."
Usagi /winds up with the mace.
<< Usagi : Cast > Halation : Gigarus >>
BONG!
< Gigarus is eliminated! >
Gigarus: "CLEANSI—"
Usagi /BONG! BONG! BONG!
Kids: "WOOOOT!!!" :D :D :D
<< Minako has levelled up! >>
<< Minako has mastered Crescent2! >>



AFTERMATH
Moonlight Knight /restores all HP and MP. "Excellent! You showed us the importance of believing in ourselves. Adieu."
Exit Moonlight Knight, dramatically, by fading to invisibility.

Mina: "He's something else, isn't he?"
Usagi: "He's something, all right. Cute, though. Anyway, NICE laser shotgun homing electric death fountain attack!"
Mina: "I didn't know I had it in me. Artemis?"
Artemis: "You have finally unlocked another of your hidden powers, Sailor Venus. Perhaps we owe it to the children?"
Mina: "Or Moonlight Knight's ability to get my dander up."
Usagi: "Hey, what other awesome stuff has she got hidden up her opera glove?"
Artemis: "What am I, your personal spoiler-guide? I think that the cars backed up behind us would like to drive through now."
Mina: "Okay, okay, I'll back up the bus…"
Usagi: "You can drive, too?"
Mina: "Er… only a little."



DENOUEMENT
Minako has found a new friend forever.

Little Mie: "Sailor Moon was awesome she is real she is real and Sailor Venus is awesome too and pretty and I'm gonna grow up to be like her and you look a lot like her but I think it's okay you tried to hide because it was really scary because there was a talking cat and a big winged monster and then the police came and an ambulance for Otto beause there was a lot of blood but he came into class later with a big bandage and he's all right and there was also this guy all in white who talked a lot and had a sword and I think Sailor Moon likes him and it was the best bus ride ever and I want to—
Minako: "For God's sake, breath, Mie!"
 

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Usagi /has been nailed to a post outside the school as a warning to others.
Lurker /resists breakage

Ali: "I suddenly feel like a quick walk." /exit, pursued by a bear.
Lurker /breaks

Moonlight Knight: "You can overcome any kind of difficulty. If you believe in others, then they can believe in you. And if they believe in you—"
Usagi: "You can go beyond the impossible and kick reason to the curb?"

Moonlight Knight: "That wasn't quite what I --"

<< Usagi : Cast > GIGA DRILL BREAKAH : Gigarus >> :D
 

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I was so close to making a Gurenn Lagann reference, but I haven't seen the series yet. (Yet! mind you. I will in time.) I don't know why that stopped me, when I'd made a DBZ reference earlier, which I have also not seen, but there it is.

Maybe I just didn't want to risk sullying the alleged raw awesomeness.
 

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You haven't? In that case I'll have to stop making the refs, in case you want to do a WIW at some point... ^.^
:D




Appropos of nothing #1: I only just this episode noticed that they are animating Usagi with the altered brooch. When I do the next illustrated recap, I'll have to make sure to follow suit. (Which the way I draw it means a pink dot instead of a yellow dot, but… :p )

Appropos of nothing #2: While looking up the song lyrics, in case I wanted to use them, I stumbled onto a fanpage (sailormusic.net), which happened to have a pic of the live-action Rei up when I clicked there.

My that actress has a cute smile.
 

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• SOMETHING NEW: AINO RESIDENCE
Minako's room is filled, I mean, filled, with giant stuffed animals. Armies of them. The rest of the decor, what little can be seen, is in shades of pink and red, and—somehow appropriate, yes?—makes use of a heart motif.

Minako nearly crushes Artemis to death while dreaming of Allan.
I'll note that Artemis is sleeping in her bed, and is a rather cute 'under the covers with paws sticking out' way for some reason ^^

Minako Aino /shamelessly abuses her super-leaping powers to shave precious minutes off her commute.
In human form, no less!

I do wonder if they transformed to use their powers for a mundane task, it'd make the others sense it and show up like they normally.
 

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No Sailor Moon! Thank God! she lives, and she lives forever. A thousand years from now, Mie, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, she will continue to make glad the heart of childhood."
Oooooh, irony.

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I'll note that Artemis is sleeping in her bed, and is a rather cute 'under the covers with paws sticking out' way for some reason ^^

While I'll note that he is pretty clearly checking her out while she gets dressed ...

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Usagi: "Wait, isn't that correct? Possessive, right?"
apostrophes: a dangerous game.

Ali: "I suddenly feel like a quick walk." /exit, pursued by a bear.
:D

En /slideshow. "Behold! Kindergarteners."
Ali: "I… see."
En: "They're like veal."
at least they're free range

Usagi into Disguise Form: 9
hey there, disguise pen; it's been a while.

<< Minako : Cast > Crescent2 : Gigarus >>
ZAP ZAP ZAP ZAP ZAP ZAP ZAP ZAP ZAP ZAP ZAP ZAP ZAP POW!
Mina: "Now."
Usagi /winds up with the mace.
<< Usagi : Cast > Halation : Gigarus >>
BONG!
< Gigarus is eliminated! >
I'm a little peeved that even with the power up, Mina can't do any more than stagger the beastie and Usagi has to finish it off. It's an on-going problem with the series, and while it makes sense in-universe (Usagi having purification powers and all) it does relegate the others to second-stringers.

Saying all that, I do like this episode; but then Minako's my favourite senshi, so I would.
 

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SOMETHING NEW: AINO RESIDENCE
Minako's room is filled, I mean, filled, with giant stuffed animals. Armies of them.
That seems like a new part of her characterisation.

Minako Aino /shamelessly abuses her super-leaping powers to shave precious minutes off her commute.
I remember there being another scene in this season where I thought "Oh, she can jump that high in normal form?" Reaching that episode should still take a while, though.

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Though I also remember one episode of Stars where some of the girls decided to fight the monster of the day in the cosplay outfits they were wearing, rather than transforming. That was just weird. Maybe a good portion of their power is always available?


Usagi /has been nailed to a post outside the school as a warning to others.

Ali: "I suddenly feel like a quick walk." /exit, pursued by a bear.
I get the feeling that you are referencing something that I'm not familiar with.

En: "Say! Are we bad people, by making our living off of scaring little kids?"
Ali: "…They aren't our kids."
En: "Works for me."
Yeah... they can be quite ruthless about their choice of targets.

Mako: "She's perfect for the job of infiltrating a kindergarten."
Mean but essentially accurate.

Usagi /Olive Oyl. "Oooooooooh."
Luna: "Why are you so worried? You're a whiz with the disguise pen."
Usagi: "It's kindergarten. I'm not looking forward to this."
Luna: "What, bad memories?"
Usagi: "I don't remember all that much, actually, except that I hit my head a lot. But they'll pick on the new kid, I know it! And there's no way I can sneak in past a K-2 teacher. Every one I've had was scary perceptive. It was like they knew everything! They were, like, genius gods!"
Luna: "Compared to a 6-year-old."
Usagi: "Yeah, exactly! …Wait."
Luna: "You know, I didn't say you had to disguise yourself as a kindergartener."

Beat.

Usagi: "Luna, I love you."
Great :D

Usagi: "They never surrender…"
Yeah, right, as if you'd know what to do with it if it surrendered.
 
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