"Thank you, Queen Serenity… Mother!"
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photo by james snyder of a cuban tree frog who swallowed a christmas light when a bug landed on it. the bulb was gently pulled from his stomach, and the frog seemed no worse for wear, if however slightly insulted. but that’s probably because he’s so thin skinned.
- A UNICEF commercial about starving children
- An ASPCA commercial about abused shelter animals (
IN THE ARMS OF AN ANGEEEELLLLL)
- Another fucking variation of the UNICEF commercial
- MORE SAD PUPPIES
And this isn’t a new thing, either. I see more of these guilt trip commercials on Comedy Central in a single night than I do on other channels in a month.
Am I going to have to be the one to tell these organizations that they’re barking up the wrong tree with the Comedy Central audience? Seriously, this is a textbook example of irony.
What wage gap
The wage gap where more well known companies with more products make more money than companies you’ve never even heard of. That’s kinda how business works.
Oh my God??? Tim Cook works at Apple, aka one of the most successful and influential companies in the entire world. Safra Catz works someplace I’ve never even heard of. OBVIOUSLY THERE’S GOING TO BE SOME DISCREPANCIES.
I really hate Homura Akemi. She doesn’t care about anyone else other than Madoka. For Homura, she known madoka for years, BUT madoka just known her for a month, and she cares about sayaka more than Homura, but still kinda cares about Homura too.
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I have to say I somewhat agree (although I don’t really understand the second part of the confession, haha). I wish that Homura was given more traits besides her single-minded devotion to Madoka. If you take away Madoka, there’s really no Homura left. We know literally nothing about her from before she met Madoka other than she had health problems and was often confined to hospitals. Where’s her family? What sort of music did she enjoy? Did she have any hobbies?
I really do like Homura, but as a character, she’s not terribly well-rounded.
Something I’ve always loved about Sailor Moon is how, unlike many stories that feature princesses, the princesses in Sailor Moon eventually grow up the be queens.
In many works aimed at a younger audience (Disney Princess films are a prime example), the word “queen” has become synonymous with “wicked.” Many of the queens featured in these works are often out to harm the princess, whom they see as a threat to their power stability. On the other hand, princesses are good, pure, and selfless. And oftentimes, despite defeating the evil queen or even marrying a prince, they remain princesses instead of ascending the throne themselves.
And while Sailor Moon does feature evil queens, it also makes sure to include just and good queens. Queen Nehellenia is probably the best example of the “evil queen” archetype; much like the Queen featured in Snow White, she prizes her beauty above all else and refuses to accept that someday it will be destroyed by aging or that there could be anyone else who is more beautiful than she. She also shares traits with Maleficent, the evil queen from Sleeping Beauty who curses Princess Aurora (in fact, in the manga, Nehellenia’s background is loosely based on this fairy tale). Nehellenia is basically the perfect example of the “evil queen” archetype that is so prevalent in princess stories.
However, despite this, there are shining examples of good queens in Sailor Moon. Queen Serenity, for example, selflessly gave up her life so that her daughter and her people could be born again and have a second chance at a life of peace and happiness. Queen Serenity displays none of the traits of an evil queen; for example, many evil queens are out to destroy the princess out of jealousy or to preserve their status (in many fairy tales, these women are portrayed as being stepmothers as many people don’t want to imagine a mother being so cruel to her own flesh and blood).
By contrast, Queen Serenity is shown to love Princess Serenity more than life itself; not only did she give up her life for her, a part of her spirit even remained in the ruins of her kingdom for countless years so she would be able to meet with her daughter one last time and clear up the confusion she would have regarding her past life. In the anime, Queen Serenity’s last contact with her child was giving her a power up so that she could save her friends; in the manga, she appears to give Usagi her blessing so that Usagi could remain on Earth with her family, friends, and beloved.
Usagi herself becomes a good queen: the Queen of Crystal Tokyo in the 30th Century, Neo-Queen Serenity. Much like her mother, she devotes herself to being a good ruler for her people as well as a loving mother for her young daughter. Neo-Queen Serenity is always seen putting the welfare of her people and Crystal Tokyo above her own needs.
In many ways, a princess becoming a queen signals the end of her adolescence and the beginning of adulthood. A princess is able to enjoy the privileges of royalty without most of the responsibility. However, a queen is a ruler. She constantly has to deal with her people’s problems and has the weight of the world on her shoulders. In order to be a truly effective ruler, she must set aside her own needs and face adversary with dignity and grace. The Serenities in Sailor Moon are a shining example of this type of queen.
All in all, I love how Sailor Moon shows both corrupt and good queens. More shows aimed at girls need to focus on the latter!
fucking Bill Nye the damn science guy