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

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Shadowjack

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Yeah, I try to aim for a sort of obtuse curved angle for the "chin", then curve back up. Usagi's more rounded, for a "baby face" look, for example. Of course, I work in so few lines that it can be hard to tell, even for me… :)

I remember a friend of mine had for a while a Sailor Moon poster in his room, and there it was painfully obvious the similarity of character designs, because whatever artist had drawn it really was using identical faces. Some of the characters were taller or shorter, and each had different hair of course, and that was it. Bugged me for a long time, and I wondered if the show drew it that obviously. Turns out, no, they don't! But it's a common thing in a lot of anime. Ah, the joys of a low budget. :D

EDIT: Oh, and since we're on the subject. Here's some of yesterday's work. Hair could be curlier.
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Bugged me for a long time, and I wondered if the show drew it that obviously. Turns out, no, they don't!
Well, they don't do it obviously, but they still do it. At one point, I used an image processing program to to put two faces over each other and compare, and it turned out that the shape was exactly the same. It's not easy to tell in the show because the characters usually don't hold their head in the same way while they are in the same picture, but it's definitely there.

Edit: Ohhh, the lightning picture is awesome! I never manage to get anything that dynamic looking.

As for the row of Ami pics:

First: mouth probably should be higher. It's surprisingly far away from the chin and close to the nose in the animation
Second: Ditto
Third: face should be narrower I think
Fourth: perfect
Fifth: nose a bit far to the left, needs more hair around the back of the head to make it look rounder
Sixth: proportions seem very off. Both nose and high should be higher, and the hair reveals too much of her forehead.
Seventh: has better hair than sixth, but mouth too low and 'triangular' face.


I hope I'm not nagging too much :)

Second Edit: the "can't you draw me right yet" picture reminds me of Akane Tendo.
 
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Second Edit: the "can't you draw me right yet" picture reminds me of Akane Tendo.
It's the familiar, "Why is it always me?" annoyed Akane scowl. :D

It's actually pretty funny when you read Ranma/Sailor Moon cross-overs, since everyone mentions how the two girls look alike.

Then Ranma says something stupid, which sets Akane's tsun-tsun off. The cast then say, "Oh... okay. They're not clones."

Which is hilarious, as Shadowjack's generally sweet but, "Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry," Ami's personality if closer to what Akane actually turned out like. She's fairly dere-dere, but way too many things in her life (particuarly her *NOT* boyfriend) bring out her tsun-tsun side.
 

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Sailor Moon R Episode #56: Steal Mamoru's Kiss! En's Snow White Strategy.

TSUKINO RESIDENCE
Usagi is at her desk, her English homework in front of her.
Luna: "Wow, Usagi doing her homework? …No, Usagi sleeping while sitting up. Sigh."
Luna /notices the open book on the table.
Luna: "Huh. Some sort of romance, I guess. Wish I read English."
It's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves", open to an illustration of the final wake-up kiss scene.
Luna: "Aw, Usagi's sleeping pretty. I wonder if she's having a romantic dream like this story? Probably."
Luna /passionate transport. "Ah, l'amour. She'd never believe me, but I understand her schoolgirl dreams. Oh, l'amour. Some day! Some day, I, too, wish to share a handsome and passionate moment with a handsome tomcat. To dance in the night and—"
Luna /trip CRASH.
Usagi: "Huh! Wuzzat?! What?"
Luna /cat bath absolutely nothing wrong I meant to do that.
Usagi /yawns. "…and I was having a beautiful dream about a huge meat pastry."
Luna: "…Okay, I don't want to hear about your dreams ever again."
Usagi: "What? What?"
Luna: "Kids these days!"



13th FLOOR
Ali and En, sharing a pleasant evening, reading by starlight. En is also reading "Snow White."
Ali: "…Do we really need to study English, when we've brought our own babelfish? Shouldn't we be working on a sustainable energy plan?"
Ali: "En? En? Space Control to En."
Ali: "…I'm gonna turn in." /leaves.
En /hugs the book to her chest. :)
En: "Love is something we should take! Kissing and winning the love of a person who has been sleeping: that's it exactly!" /gazes at the moon. "I'll steal a kiss from Mamoru's lips and win his love!"



ANOTHER DAY: BRIEFING AT THE SHRINE
Usagi: "—AAAAATE!" /gasp pant
Rei: "We know."
Ami: "That's why we told you the meeting was half an hour ago. Now you're right on time!"
Usagi: "…"
Rei: "You shouldn't have told her that, now she'll dawdle even more!"
Mako: "Ah, but she doesn't know by how much we'll fudge the time."
Usagi: "…Say, Mako, did you forget something today?"
Mako /?
Ami: "Oh, people have been admiring her legs all day."
Usagi: "Trousers. Trousers, Mako."
Mako: "It's one of those skirt-short things! It's trendy."
Usagi: "Or a dress. Speaking of which, hey, Ami, haven't seen that blue one in a while."
Ami: "Felt like a change."
Rei: "Okay, can we get off of the fashion talk and onto real issues?"
Usagi: "So sorry that some of us wear different clothes now and then, instead of the same cruddy ol' pink overalls."
Rei: "…"
Usagi: "Sorry, sorry, serious now. Whattawegot, another of those Card-bimbos?"
Rei /Subject-Changing Prana: "Mamoru's in trouble."
Usagi /:eek: "OH NOES ZOMG!!!" :eek:
Rei: "…You want to hear this?"
Usagi: "No! Yes!"
Ami: "Mamoru's producing a play at Juban Hall."
Usagi: "…A fate worse than death, apparently?" :confused:
Rei: "The problem is, his friends were going to be in it, but they had a big fight over the casting, and now, no one's in it."
Mako: "So he's trying to find new actors at a late date, which isn't easy."
Voice of Experience: "No, no, it isn't."
Rei: "As you know, Mamoru takes responsibility seriously. He even came here to pray for the success of the play." /shows Usagi the prayer token.
Usagi: "…are you supposed to be showing me this? I mean, isn't a priestess, like, an attorney or broker, for spirits? Doesn't this violate temple-client privilege, or something?"
Rei: "It's cool, we talked about it. We have an understanding. We used to date, remember?"
Mina: "In the other timeli—"
Rei: "Ut!"
Usagi: "Aha! So this is an unofficial action, which explains why the cats aren't here! Well, come on then, kids, let's PUT ON A SHOW!"

CUE 60s BATMAN STINGER


WTF
No, really, they do the 60s Batman thing, sort of, only with Luna's head.



CUT TO: THE THEATER
Mamoru: "…you all want to be in my play?"
Rei: "Y—"
Mamoru: "YOU'RE HIRED."
Rei: "…"
Usagi: "Having a little trouble finding cast and crew, I take it?"
Mamoru: "YES."
Mamoru: "THANK YOU."
Mamoru: "Excuse me, sorry. All right, let's assign parts. We've got a Prince, Snow White, the Evil Queen, and Six Dwarves."
Ami: "Six Dwarves? And no Woodsman?"
Mamoru: "Small budget. Okay, first, w—"
Usagi, Rei, Mako, Mina, Ami: "You're the Prince!"
Mamoru: "…That sounded final. Okay, I'm the Prince. Now, Snow White?"
Rei: "It was my idea to gather everyone to help you, so I should get the best part. I should play Snow White."
Usagi /elbows her aside. "Bull! Snow White has to be the cutest person on stage. Who is obviously me." /bats eyes.
Mina /kick in the shins. "What rot! Snow White should be played by someone who is refined, gentle, and elegant. I have too much of those qualities to state the obvious."
Ami /gentle pressure. "Um… Speaking strategically… since I'm always busy with schoolwork, a character who sleeps through most of the play might be a good fit for me. Fewer lines to rehearse."
Makoto /suplex. "Nonsense! The choice is clear. She's a princess, right? Obviously, a landowner is best suited for the part—and I've been told by fans that I live alone."
Usagi: "You don't mean—?"
Mako: "Yes! I should play Snow White because I have HUGE TRACTS OF LAND!"
Everyone else /dies
Rei: "They're not that huge!"
Mako: "Do you want to compare?" /ba da BOOM



Mamoru, Umino, Ami: "…Yes, please!"
Usagi: "Ack! When did he get here?!"
Naru /materializes. "Umino's with me. I think you guys are being incredibly egocentric and selfish. And I'm not saying that because I want the part, 'cause I don't."
Mamoru: "Yeah, there are other parts. No one wants to play th—?"
Rei: "Snow White! My idea!"
Mina: "My virtue!"
Ami: "My lack of time!"
Mako: "My impressive fanbase!"
Usagi: "My being the main character!"

Naru: "Let me guess—"
Mamoru: "Yep. My friends had the exact same argument, and ended up all leaving."
Naru: "I didn't realize you had that many ladyfriends."
Mamoru: "Thanks. But, yes, there were boyfriends and friends-of-friends involved, and anyway it's theater, you know. I used to be in an Elizabethan-style Shakespeare group."
Naru: "Oh? Oh!"
Mamoru: "One guy pulled a knife."
En, as 'Natsumi' /bursts in, dramatically. "I have simpler and gentler way to decide!"
Everyone else /?
En: "Drawing lots! But I want to be in the play, too."
Mamoru: "Deal!"
En: "Red for the Queen, Blue for the Dwarves, and White of course for Snow White. As dealer, I'll draw last. Okay?"
Usagi: "And I'll draw first!"



DRAMATIC LOT DRAWING SEQUENCE
Slow motion, bullet time, tense music, etc.

Usagi: "I HAVE TO PLAY THE EVIL QUEEN?!"
En: "Bad luck! So sorry, dear!"

Everyone else draws, and winds up as a Dwarf.

En: "I wonder which one I got? Yes! SNOW WHITE! W00t!"
Usagi /winds up for a big tantrum.
Usagi /deep breath.
Usagi /sigh.
Usagi: "I am so very disappointed."
Mako /pat on back. "If Luna was here, she'd be proud."
Usagi: "I'll throw the tantrum in private, later."
En: "MUAHAHAHAHA! No one suspects that I used sleight of hand to fix the results!"



13th FLOOR
Ali /tending the Doom Tree. "…you need another actor, to make up seven, er, dwarfs? Look, I'm the last scion of a dying race, here. I rate 'Prince', at least. Especially if I'm playing against you, honeybunny."
En: "Sorry, pumpkin, but we already have a Prince. But I think you'd—"
Ali: "No Prince, no Ali."
En: "Snow White and the Six Dwarves it is, then."
{En has left the scene.}
Ali: "…"
Ali: "An audience is a good source of energy." /picks a card by himself.



PICK A CARD, ANY CARD
Bipierrot! Who I think actually looks more like a vicious female Harlequin, or possibly a variant on Punch.



REHEARSALS
Everyone else: "AGAIN?!"
En, as 'Natsumi' /glibly. "Look, this is the climactic scene of the play! We have to make sure we get it right! Okay, I'm ready."
Mamoru /sees through the entire scheme, but is too much a professional to show it, and it's not like it's insulting. "Fair enough. Okay, positions."

PRINCE
O, lovely Princess! Please accept my love on your
lovely lips, and wake love from your eternal sleep!


He bends to kiss her.


En /wraps her arms around Mamoru and—
Mamoru: "Cut!"
En /?!
Mamoru: "The Princess doesn't wake and move until after the kiss."
En: "Sorry—got carried away. Um, can we please—"
Mako, Rei: "CAN WE PLEASE REHEARSE ANOTHER SCENE?"
En: "This is a key scene! Don't be so selfish!"
Mako: "Who's being the selfish one here?!"
Usagi: "No kidding…"



AFTER REHEARSALS
Mamoru: "Good work, everyone, we're making great progress. I'll see you at the dress rehearsal! Have a good night."
En /materializes upon his arm. "Mamoru! Walk me home? Since we're playing lovers, I think we should get know each other much, much better…"
Mamoru /shrugs.
{Mamoru and En have left the scene.}

Usagi /gnashes her teeth.
Usagi /makes garrote motions with her towel.
Usagi /growls in the back of her throat.
Rei: "I agree, Usagi. What is up with that bitch? The show is going to be ruined if she keeps up with that."
Mako: "…I think we should ask her to give up the role."
Mina: "Yeah, especially since she came by it dishonestly in the first place."
Usagi: "What?!"
Mina: "Oopsy."
Usagi: "…Is there something you're not telling me, people?

Nervous pause.

Usagi: "I'll cry."
Rei: "Stop! We didn't tell you because we were afraid you'd make a scene."
Usagi: "Me? Perish the thought. Go on."
Mina: "Natsumi cheated."
Mako: "Ami spotted the sleight of hand right off, and the villainous laughter afterward kind of gave it away. I mean, we were right there, standing behind her."
Usagi: "Then why didn't you do anything about it then?!"
Mina: "Well, it was obvious that whoever played Snow White, there'd be hard feelings among us. (And it's kind of uncomfortable, anyway, since you have dibs on the guy…)"
Ami: "And I don't know if you've noticed, but Natsumi doesn't seem to have made any friends since moving here. She seems lonely, truth to tell."
Rei: "We figured if she wanted the part so badly that she'd cheat to get it—let her have it! And her passion impressed me."
Usagi: "…You are incredibly sweet, kind, generous, and understanding, all of you. But is pity really a good way to start a friendship? Don't answer that!"
Usagi: "Anyway, CHEATING IS STILL CHEATING! And her blatant scene-stealing is pissing me off!"
Rei: "Yeah, let's talk to her about it, anyway. Air our concerns."



THEY WALK BACK TO THE SHRINE
Usagi: "Okay, I promise I won't make a scene or try to kill her or anything. Now that you pointed it out, I'm sympathetic, too—and making friends is my super-power, remember? I'll look her up tomorrow at school and—"
Usagi: "Oh, shit, there she is."
Rei: "She's going into the shrine! What's she doing here?"

They watch secretly from the bushes as En approaches the altar… and prays.

En, still as 'Natsumi': (out loud) "Please make this play a success!"
En: (inwardly) "Hear me, O alien gods of this world! May I be able to steal a kiss from Mamoru's lips. Iä! Iä! Amen."

Rei: "Wow. She's so serious. She's actually dedicated to the craft."
Mina: "Okay, so she's selfish, but a lot of good actors are, right?"
Mako: "I guess we'll let her take the part."
Ami: "For her sake and ours, let's make it work!"
Usagi: "…I am extremely unhappy about the possibility of her kissing Mamoru, even for the sake of pretend. But I guess I don't have a choice. FINE. I won't cause trouble."



DRESS REHEARSALS
Very Japanese singing, and for some reason, giant animal costumes.

Rei Bear /can't take it any more. "You've gotta be kidding me! This isn't a kindergarten play. Why animal suits?!"
Mako Gorilla /also can't take it any more. "And if we're doing animal suits, shouldn't Minako be the one with the gorilla suit?"
Ami Tanuki: "Wow, talk about obscure cinema riffs."
Umino Pink Elephant: "You all said it would be no fun if we just did the same old story without any changes, and you all asked me to come up with something, and so I rented these adorable animal costumes!"
Mako and Rei: "ADORABLE THIS!" /pow!
Mina Cat: "…I think the costumes are kind of fun."
Naru Rabbit: "You would."
Mina Cat: "Poit!"
En, as 'Natsumi', as 'Snow White': "Come on, they look good on you. And Miss Tsukino makes such a perfect witch!"
Usagi: "EVIL EYE! EVIL EYE!"
Mamoru /claps hands. "Come on, people, come on. Let's focus here. Places!"



13th FLOOR
En /is practicing kissing with her pillow.
Ali /just walks in. "Um… what are you doing? And why you are wearing that weird Earthling dress?"
Actually, she looks kind of cute in the dress, but never mind that now.
En: "Uh! Um! Er! Just practicing for the play!"
Ali: "Oh, that thing."
Ali /picks up the script.
Ali /notes the cover illustration, of the Prince kissing the Princess.
Ali /has lustful thoughts about him and Usagi.
Ali /gains control of himself. "Ahem."
En /?
Ali: "So. Play tomorrow. Good luck. Sleep well." /leaves the room.
En: "…"
Ali: (secretly) "…I wish I could've played the Prince."



TSUKINO RESIDENCE
Usagi: (rehearsing) "'Mirror, mirror, on the wall—'"
Shingo: "HAM ACTRESS! BOOOOO!"
Usagi /?!
Shingo: "Just practicing for tomorrow."
Usagi: "Why are you coming? I didn't invite you."
Shingo: "Mom and Dad couldn't come, so someone has to show the flag. BOOOOOOOO! Get off the stage!"
Usagi: "Out! Out! OUT!"
Shingo: "Now that's an Evil Queen!"



OPENING NIGHT
A good house. First cue! Ready? Ready! Break a leg, everybody! Second cue! Houselights go down, curtain goes up…


REVEAL BIPIERROT, upstage, upon an evil unicycle.


Ami: "…Who in blue blazes is that?!"


Bipierrot whoops and laughs (with a swazzled voice),
and proceeds to maliciously thrash and wreck the
entire stage set.

BIPIERROT
That's the way to do it!


Shingo: "COOL! It's like a rock concert."


ENTER SNOW WHITE, distraught.

SNOW WHITE
Stop! Stop! You're ruining everything!


Bipierrot cackles and flings at Snow White a
RED RUBBER BALL which magically expands to
tremendous size in mid-air.

At that same moment, ENTER PRINCE, running.
He leaps for Snow White, attempting to save her.


PRINCE
Look out!


Both are struck by the ball and flung to the ground.
The Prince is knocked silly by the impact. Snow White
lands upon him, somewhat dishevelled but clearly
glad of her landing place.


SNOW WHITE
You tried to save me! You do care!
Oh, my Prince, would that you drink of my lips so—


Bipierrot hits her with another RED RUBBER BALL,
knocking her silly.


BIPIERROT
That's the way to do it!


Bipierrot bows to the audience and plays it up,
mugging and generally encouraging applause.


Umino: "It's a real monster! Naru, quick, r—!"
Naru /is already halfway to the door.
Umino: "Wait for me!" /trip CRASH
Everyone backstage ends up in a huge pile-up, confined as they are by the adorable animal suits.
Rei: "This is all your fault!"
Mina: "Nyuk nyuk nyuk!"
Ami: "Everyone calm down! One at a time!"
Usagi /scoooooonches out of the witch's robe and is free.



STARKLY CORUSCANT TRANSFORMATION SEQUENCE COUNTER
Usagi into Second-Stage Sailor Moon: 6
Usagi into Sailor Moon: 43
Usagi into Princess Serenity: 1
Usagi into Disguise Form: 9
Ami into Sailor Mercury: 14
Rei into Sailor Mars: 12
Makoto into Sailor Jupiter: 7
Minako into Sailor Venus: 6
Mamoru into Tuxedo Mask: 2



ON STAGE

Bipierrot brandishes an EVIL UMBRELLA and begins
to drain energy from the audience. Lights flash and
glow eerily, but then, suddenly:

ENTER SAILOR MOON, from below.

SAILOR MOON
Oh, after many weary months of practice,
we at last stand in the lights upon the stage!
The fruit of our labor and comradeship — and
then you, you jerk, had to come and mess
it all up!

(strikes heroic pose)

I am a Sailor Warrior of Love and Justice!
In the name of the Moon, I shall punish you!


Bipierrot does not respond in words, but a
whip-like lash extends from his umbrella and
entangles Sailor Moon.

Beat.

Electricity arcs from the umbrella. Sailor Moon
shouts and jumps as she is electrocuted.

ENTER MOONLIGHT KNIGHT, dramatically, armed
with +3 blessed throwing roses! Sailor Moon is
released immediately.


MOONLIGHT KNIGHT
I do not know who you are, but all the girls
know who I am. I am the Moonlight Knight,
and I am here!


SAILOR MOON
Hooray!


Shingo /flipping through the program. "I don't remember Sailor Moon being in Snow White." /throws program away. "But who cares? This is much more fun!"

ENTER the other SAILOR WARRIORS, from above.


MARS
Passionate like the fire! Rin, Pyo, Tou, Sha!
I defeat evil with the power of prayer! In red
high heels, I'm Sailor Mars!


JUPITER
I was born with this strength.
(she gestures, producing thunder and lightning)
I am Sailor Jupiter, of lightning power!


MERCURY
Water permeates all things, and so does
this one penetrate the unseen and gather
all knowledge to her heart! As you know,
I am Sailor Mercury!


VENUS
The legendary mask is a thing of the past!
And the face revealed is just as beautiful!
The latest addition to the Sailor Warriors,
but also the first: Sailor Venus!


ALL SAILORS
(in unison)
We have arrived!


In response, Bipierrot opens fire, spraying deadly wooden
splinters across the stage. The Sailor Warriors dodge and
jump, and leap to the attack.


JUPITER
And now—!


VENUS
Bad idea! Very bad idea! Cramped space,
lots of people!


JUPITER
Oh, right. Oops.


MARS
My red high heels are mad like fire!
(shouts)
Exorcism!


Mars leaps forward and places a prayer strip upon
Bipierrot. Bipierrot is staggered, frozen in place.


MERCURY
I sacrificed precious study time to memorize
my lines for this play! You owe me the time it
takes to read three study guides!
(shouts)
Ice spray!


A howl of ice and snow, and Bipierrot is frostbitten
and frozen.


SAILOR MOON
There is a special place in Hell reserved
for those who disrupt theatrical performances!
Let me send you there!
(shouts)
Moon cleansing halation!


Sailor Moon strikes Bipierrot on the head with a
GIANT PINK MACE. SOUND: A musical note as
a large bell, i.e. "Bong!"


BIPIERROT
(wails pitifully)
Cleansing!


Bipierrot vanishes in a cloud of smoke, leaving only
a PLAYING CARD upon the ground.


SAILOR MOON
Now that's the way to do it!


And the crowd goes wild!
Shingo: "BEST PLAY EVAR!"

MOONLIGHT KNIGHT
Now this is a happy ending. A girl's face
in the spotlight is beautiful. Adieu.


EXIT MOONLIGHT KNIGHT, dramatically, with
swirl of cape.

CURTAIN DROPS.


Audience: "ENCORE! ENCORE!"
The Sailors /step out and take a bow.
Naru's Mom: "BOOO! Where's my little girl? Where's her part?"



AFTERMATH
En /sobbing. "You're so mean, Ali! How could you! I practiced so hard and then you sent in a Cardian!"
Ali: "Oh, be quiet! Did you forget our situation here?"
En: "But what about my needs?!"
Ali /stalks out.
Ali: "…It's really too bad. I really did want to play the Prince."



DENOUEMENT
Police Detective Not-Appearing-In-This-Film: "…so the entire real cast was all tied up in the back by the monster?"
Usagi: "Right. Natsumi and Mamoru managed to get free and tried to stop it in a panic, and the Sailors set the rest of us free after they dealt with the monster."
Police Detective Not-Appearing-In-This-Film: "Right, I think that covers it. I'll call if I have any more questions."
Usagi: "Any time."
{Detective Not-Appearing-In-This-Film has left the scene.}
Naru: "Thanks for saving me again, by the way."
Usagi: "Uh, whatever do you mean? I mean, I thought you bolted out the back?"
Naru: "I waited to dig Umino out of the pile and saw the transformation sequence. Don't worry, he lost his glasses and couldn't see anything. So, uh, tell Sailor Moon thank you when you see her again." ;)
Usagi: "Sheesh, some secret. I should've ducked into the changing room."
Naru: "Should've! Didn't."
Usagi: "At least I didn't do it on stage."
 

Jhiday

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Re: Sailor Moon R Episode #56: Steal Mamoru's Kiss! En's Snow White Strategy.

Wow, Shadowjack, you're on a roll ! This episode's transcript was a joy to read (but then, it's based on a pretty good episode).

Luna /passionate transport. "Ah, l'amour. She'd never believe me, but I understand her schoolgirl dreams. Oh, l'amour. Some day! Some day, I, too, wish to share a handsome and passionate moment with a handsome tomcat. To dance in the night and—"
This is a side of Luna we don't see often, do we ?

WTF
No, really, they do the 60s Batman thing, sort of, only with Luna's head.
I'm told the DiC English dub of the first two seasons added a fuck-ton of those, but the original does do a few of these transition effects from time to time.

And hey, it's the Doomtree arc. It's not taking itself very seriously anyway.

Mako: "Yes! I should play Snow White because I have HUGE TRACTS OF LAND!"
In the English dub, they had Lita/Makoto say that she was the most "talented"... while still keeping the emphasis on her breast and adding a "boing" sound. And thus a memetic Unusual Euphemism was born.

Usagi /makes garrote motions with her towel.
She actually tears it in half. Wow.

(And it doesn't look unlike Natsumi's trick...)

Ami: "And I don't know if you've noticed, but Natsumi doesn't seem to have made any friends since moving here. She seems lonely, truth to tell."
I love this. Obviously our heroines (bar Usagi) aren't fooled, but they're kind enough to pretend not to notice.

Very Japanese singing, and for some reason, giant animal costumes.
Who let Umino near the script ???

Well, not that it matters, since they completely improvise anyway.

MERCURY
Water permeates all things, and so does
this one penetrate the unseen and gather
all knowledge to her heart! As you know,
I am Sailor Mercury!
I was actually surprised by how revealing Mercury's speech is (going on and on about how good a student she is).


Anyway, a very good episode, playing well with the "all part of the show" trope. While played very tongue-in-cheek, there's some awesome characterization for Ali & En, too.

And Mamoru is BOSS, as always. I'll take him any day instead of that Moonlight Knight punk.

Next : my favourite episode of the arc. I've just re-watched it, and it holds up very well indeed.
 

Cruton

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Re: Sailor Moon R Episode #56: Steal Mamoru's Kiss! En's Snow White Strategy.

WTF
No, really, they do the 60s Batman thing, sort of, only with Luna's head.
One wonders how Sailor Moon ever got its reputation for complacency, given its tendency to occasionally confuse the hell out of the audience.

"Courier New"
Nice touch. Done this alot, then?

Naru's Mom: "BOOO! Where's my little girl? Where's her part?"
Oh, Ms. Osaka, never change.

"Do you want to compare?"
So I thought it'd be funny to see if there was a bust comparison chart somewhere for Sailor Moon and post it up here. There are certain Google image search terms I am never using again.
 

Blazing Bat

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Re: Sailor Moon R Episode #56: Steal Mamoru's Kiss! En's Snow White Strategy.

Luna /passionate transport. "Ah, l'amour. She'd never believe me, but I understand her schoolgirl dreams. Oh, l'amour. Some day! Some day, I, too, wish to share a handsome and passionate moment with a handsome tomcat. To dance in the night and—"
Luna gets really, really into it.



Usagi: "…Say, Mako, did you forget something today?"
Mako /?
Ami: "Oh, people have been admiring her legs all day."
Usagi: "Trousers. Trousers, Mako."
I hadn't noticed how short that thing is. It might be even shorter than her sailor uniform skirt.

Usagi /gnashes her teeth.
Usagi /makes garrote motions with her towel.
Usagi /growls in the back of her throat.
Beryl-Scaring Glare Prana!



MERCURY
Water permeates all things, and so does
this one penetrate the unseen and gather
all knowledge to her heart! As you know,
I am Sailor Mercury!
You changed that one, didn't you? The original pretty much gave away her secret identity.
 

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Re: Sailor Moon R Episode #56: Steal Mamoru's Kiss! En's Snow White Strategy.

I seem to recall that in the dub version, it was En(or whatever her name was) who changed the script to include the giant fuzzy animal suits, just to screw with the others.
 

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Re: Sailor Moon R Episode #56: Steal Mamoru's Kiss! En's Snow White Strategy.

one, I think that shorts that look like skirts are called 'culottes', which after a short jaunt to wikipedia, confrims.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culottes
Those aren't them, though. On second look, I think actually she's got a very tight, short dress over a tight sweater.

two, I liked the Dire Straights reference.:D
Yet another time I've made a reference… and actually didn't! :D

What was the reference? I'm unfamiliar with Dire Straits.



This is a side of Luna we don't see often, do we ?
I was surprised. I think she understands Usagi better than she lets on. :D


I'm told the DiC English dub of the first two seasons added a fuck-ton of those, but the original does do a few of these transition effects from time to time.
I coudl guess the infamous English dub used 'em to cover up scene transitions and edits.


In the English dub, they had Lita/Makoto say that she was the most "talented"... while still keeping the emphasis on her breast and adding a "boing" sound.
No, they really added a sound effect?

Cheeky editors. They wanted to draw attention to that re-dub. :D


I love this. Obviously our heroines (bar Usagi) aren't fooled, but they're kind enough to pretend not to notice.
I liked it, too! And it's a fun device that they're totally sympathetic to En/Natsumi.

Seriously, the aliens could just ask for energy, and the Sailors would probably try to work something out. But, no, they gotta steal it, and therein lies the conflict.






One wonders how Sailor Moon ever got its reputation for complacency, given its tendency to occasionally confuse the hell out of the audience.
Exactly.



Nice touch. Done this alot, then?
Just a little bit, but yes, the Voice of Experience speaks truth. I don't think I've ever done a video production where I didn't end up recruiting people up to the very day before primary shooting. And usually still had to double-up. I envied the people who were able to get full casts and crews, by starting recruiting months ahead of schedule…



So I thought it'd be funny to see if there was a bust comparison chart somewhere for Sailor Moon and post it up here. There are certain Google image search terms I am never using again.
You should have known better! :D



I hadn't noticed how short that thing is. It might be even shorter than her sailor uniform skirt.
Very, VERY short. Nice legs, though.


You changed that one, didn't you? The original pretty much gave away her secret identity.
Which is why I changed it. Ami ought to have a little more sense. :p
 
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