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In the Name of the Moon

Today is a special day. Not only is it Glass Lens, Gold Key‘s third birthday and my thirteenth blogging anniversary, but it’s also the premiere date of Sailor Moon Crystal!

Sailor Moon Crystal Act One Usagi

I couldn’t ask for a more serendipitous event. My veery first foray into “graphic design” was editing Sailor Moon images in Microsoft Photo Editor and my first “web page” (hosted on Geocities, of course) utilized those bordered backgrounds that had a character graphic on the left side that took up around 25%, while the remainder was a plain texture. Those were the days of 640×480 resolution and seeing those babies scroll was impressive! Honest! Also, those who’ve known me for a while and knew about my blogging at the time may remember my old moniker; I can’t deny that the… celestial aspect of the original series influenced that choice.

However, nostalgia for bad graphics and antiquated web trends doesn’t explain why I woke up at 3AM this morning to watch the new anime. The reason I easily jumped out of bed was because Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon is an enchanting story about heroism, love, and sacrifice, steeped in Classical Mythology, and of course, dressed to the nines. Let’s not forget the fact that it has a full cast of female protagonists, each with their own distinct personalities and ethics.

And that’s just scratching the surface. The Sailor Moon universe (no pun intended) is vast and deserves more than my primer, so let Sailor Moon Crystal be that introduction.

If you haven’t already watched it, the first episode can be seen at Hulu, NicoNico, Crunchy Roll, and Neon Alley!

Tsuki ni kawatte, oshioki yo!

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2 Comments

  • Reply Isabel July 6, 2014 at 2:50 AM

    Oh gosh, happy birthday to the blog!!! And 13 years just sounds unbelievable to me until I realize that, indeed, we’ve known each other for around 12 years now! I hope you realize how much I treasure our friendship, and that blogging/Livejournal/Twitter/etc. can come and go, but our friendship is pretty much one of the best things I got from the internet. All that said, here’s to your blog, and here’s to the next three years. ♥♥♥ (PS Email arriving sooner than later, you have my word!)

    • Reply Maria July 10, 2014 at 12:33 AM

      Iz! :’) That emoticon is no joke, you’re making me tear up! No social media network could ever tame the power of our friendship! Even through the questionable font choices… >_< haha Seriously though, I'm so grateful you've been there for me all these years; you've always shown such kindness even (and especially!) when I feel I really don't deserve it. ♥♥♥♥♥ (I see your three and raise you!) Lady, feel free to take all the time you need! Aren't you in Disneyland right now-ish? Methinks you deserve the entire month to relax and/or have a crazy!fun time to celebrate your birthday!
      (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

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