Never really realized how much fat was inbetween organs too!
This is why people shouldn’t get discouraged when they first start losing weight. Its not gonna come off your tummy and thighs first its gonna come off between the organs.. where it shouldn’t be!
These visualizations are some of my biggest short-term motivators. They help me remember that a lot of the physical changes that occur from healthy habits are in parts we can’t see.
I couldn’t agree with Risa more. It’s easy to get discouraged when you feel like your hard work isn’t yielding any results, but things like this help me to remember that progress isn’t always visible. But that certainly doesn’t mean it isn’t occurring.
went to the gym for the first time since top surgery today, and what a good motivator to keep going!
Congrats on your TS I hope you heal up awesome~
Was there really any question that I would eventually make one of these?
you’re the most beautiful person i’ve ever seen, and no i’m not saying that because we’re right next to McDonald’s and i’m out of money
This is Minako’s response in episode 35 when, after the other girls learn of their pasts in the Moon Kingdom, they ask if they’re really human or if they’re aliens. They were reincarnated as Earthlings, and as such, have human parents.
Queen Serenity was the mother of Princess Serenity, but Ikuko Tsukino gave birth to Usagi Tsukino and is her mother. Queen Serenity and Usagi are still related in a distant, almost nonphysical way, but Ikuko is her biological mama. This doesn’t mean that Usagi can’t love Queen Serenity as a mother, and that doesn’t mean that she loves Ikuko any less.
But Ikuko is the one who raised Usagi from birth, who held her hand on the first day of school, who went to all of her plays and other performances, who baked her treats when she was upset, who approved of Usagi’s boyfriend and even told Usagi to invite him over when her overprotective father was gone… basically, Ikuko mothered the hell out of Usagi.
And Queen Serenity gave up her life so Usagi could have all of these things. Her love for her is so strong that she was able to keep a small manifestation of herself alive for countless years so that she could answer any questions her daughter might have and see her for one last time. Serenity might not be the present-day Usagi’s biological mother, but she loves her all the same.
So what I’m trying to say is that Usagi is very lucky. She has two wonderful mamas who love her the best and would do anything for her.
Adorable Dog (Frenchie!) Plays with NYPD Police Horse on Wall Street [x]
This is very important to remember. No matter how discouraged you get, just remember thus: Someone out there enjoys your work. If nothing else, do it for them!
hoLD ON A SECOND
Okay, this may just be a fansubbing error, but eldest daughter? This implies that Hotaru had at least one younger sister. If it’s true, that means that Hotaru’s sister would have perished in the fire that also killed Hotaru’s mother and gravely injured Hotaru herself.
Once again, this could just be a translation error, but it’s certainly possible Hotaru did have a sister. Sure, she’s not mentioned in either the anime or manga, but Keiko (Hotaru’s mother), is only mentioned twice in the manga.
This is just something I thought was very interesting. It certainly adds an even thicker layer of angst to Hotaru’s backstory.
sailor-kitty-moon asked you:Top 10 favorite Sailor Moon moments?
Ooh, this is so hard! I have SO MANY favorite moments that I feel horrible for leaving so many great ones out. But I think I can give you all a rough idea of what my favorites are!
Eventually, I’d like to do a top 10-15 favorite moments list for each season, but right now I’ll just do a general one! I also want to point out that, since I only have 10 spots, there probably won’t be very many funny/cute scenes since I’m just including the more powerful scenes.
FINALLY (and I’m so sorry I can’t shut my trap yet) this list is only including anime scenes. I’ll do one for the manga eventually, and maybe even PGSM!
Aside from the first moment, these really aren’t in any particular order at all.
- Episode 200: Usagi saves Galaxia- I’ve said it time and time again but episode 200 was the perfect end to the series. The scene where Usagi sprouts angel wings and flies to Galaxia, complete with the Sailor Star Song in the background, is one of my favorite scenes in anime. It just shows how much Usagi has changed throughout the course of her journey. She’s now a supremely loving and powerful young lady who can save the entire galaxy and the blackest of hearts with nothing more than the purity of her soul.
- Episode 46: The Senshi conquer death to aid their Princess- This season finale is only beaten out by episode 200. It’s so incredibly powerful in a lot of ways. The Senshi have only known each other for a short while, but they’re permanently bonded in a way no one else can understand. Ami, Rei, Mako, and Minako are so incredibly dedicated to Usagi, both as a Princess and as a friend, that not even death itself can stop them from helping her.
- Episode 172: Nehellenia is saved by love- This scene combines what I love about the first two, namely Usagi’s incredible love and the Senshi’s incredible devotion. Despite the horrors Nehellenia has put Usagi through, she is completely unwilling to let another person suffer in loneliness and so offers to sacrifice herself so that Nehellenia will finally know what friendship is. Just a beautiful moment all around.
- Episode 125: Usagi saves Hotaru- Yet another phenomenal season finale. Seeing Usagi transform with the sheer force of her will (along with aid from her loyal Senshi) and dive headfirst into a Eldritch Abomination to save the life of an innocent girl is extremely powerful. The music is really a clincher for me as well, both the sweet, uplifting theme that plays when Usagi leaps into the fray and the haunting Star Locket melody that plays when Usagi finally emerges holding a baby Hotaru while the butterflies made of light that had accompanied her fly towards the moon.
- Sailor Moon R Movie: Moon Revenge- Not only is “Moon Revenge” one of the best songs EVER, the accompanying scene is one of the best in the series. Usagi’s, as the beautiful and ethereal Princess Serenity, fierce determination to protect her planet, and the Senshi’s even fiercer determination to protect both their planet and their Princess, results in one of the most dramatic and beautiful scenes in anime history. In particular, seeing the Senshi reminisce on the various ways in which Usagi had transformed their lives warms my heart every time I see it. And I still can’t get over how perfectly “Moon Revenge” fits in with it all!
- Episode 88: Chibiusa’s homecoming- This is definitely the most subdued entry thus far, but still incredibly heartwarming. Seeing Chibiusa trying to maintain some level of dignity despite her overwhelming emotions (after all, a lady must always curtsey!) and then eventually giving into them and running into her mother’s arms makes me smile every single time. What makes it better is that Neo-Queen Serenity herself can’t keep up the act and falls to her knees and embraces her daughter. Her soft “welcome home” and Chibiusa’s tearful “Mama!” makes the scene truly perfect.
- Episode 196: The Inner Senshi’s final moments- And now it’s time for a heartbreaking scene! Despite the fact that this moment reduces me to a blubbering pile of despair every time I see it, that doesn’t mean I can’t love it! In particular, the part where Usagi cradles Rei in her arms and begs her not to leave her alone basically shatters my heart into a million pieces every time. Although Usagi loves her friends beyond measure (and equally), she has a very special relationship with Rei, and the fact that it’s Rei that Usagi chooses to comfort in her dying moments really speaks to that.
- Episode 199: Galaxia’s Light of Hope- At the end of episode 199, we learn that not only is Galaxia the legendary Sailor Senshi who originally sealed away Chaos, we also learn that she is the creator of the fabled Light of Hope, or the only way to defeat Chaos once and for all. We even see the birth of the Light of Hope. This moment is very significant to me in ways that I can’t really explain. Seeing Galaxia on a bleak and desolate planet, so very close to being overtaken by the ultimate evil, but still having enough strength of will to send away her own star seed (aka her soul) so that it wouldn’t be corrupted really tugs at my heart. What makes it even better is that it’s accompanied by the absolutely haunting and gorgeous Golden Queen Galaxia orgel theme.
- Episode 34- The birth of the Ginzuishou and the revelation of Princess Serenity- As with so many of these moments, the music really makes the scene. In this case, it’s “Maboroshi no Ginzuishou" by Apple Pie (if you haven’t listened to this song, LISTEN TO THIS SONG. The lyrics were written by Naoko Takeuchi herself!) Anyway, even though we all knew Usagi was the Princess (COME ON PEOPLE), the eventual revelation is still extremely gorgeous and memorable!
- Episode 198: The Deaths of Uranus and Neptune- Last but certainly not least! Anyway, this is another very sad scene. Seeing Haruka and Michiru using the very last vestiges of their strength to hold hands just one more time squeezes my heart. I remember the first time I saw this episode, I was absolutely horrified by the prospect of them not being able to reach each other in time. But they did, and it added some comfort to it all.
Anyway, there’s my top 10! I just know I’m gonna remember so many more awesome scenes later. ;__;
I’m actually not much of a magical girl fan, but I do have some series that I really enjoy!
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica
- Mermaid Melody
- PreCure (specifically Smile, Fresh, and Suite)
- Cutey Honey
That’s pretty much the extent of my magical girl expertise, haha. But I have been eying a few other series (namely Princess Tutu and Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha).
The amount of Sailor Moon jewelry I own is LITERALLY OBSCENE. I haven’t even worn a lot of these, haha.
(Also, I will compile a “where to buy” post soon, so please be patient! It’s going to take me a while to track this stuff down again.)
I colored this picture over a year ago, but when I recently looked at it again I didn’t like it very much so I decided to redo it. I’m much happier with this version!
This is one of my all-time favorite pictures of Minako. She’s just so gorgeous!
Okay no. Fucking no. You think your sandwich is cute with peanut butter and jelly hearts, fucker? Well you’ll change your mind once you put it together and try to eat it. First you’ll get a mouthful of just bread and disappointment, then when you take another bite your mouth will be assaulted by copious the amounts of sticky peanut butter and sugary jelly and there won’t be enough bread to save you from it. A sandwich like that is what failure tastes like. The pb and j may be shaped like hearts but there’s no love in that sandwich. It’s about balance. Life needs balance, and so does your fucking sandwich. You disgust me. Don’t talk to me until you know how to make a proper sandwich.
what if instead of laughing people just screamed ‘FUNNY’ repeatedly
sHES TOO LITTLE TO EVEN DENT THE FREAKING EMPTY FRUIT LOOPS BOX BY SLEEPING ON TOP OF IT SHE IS 1 POUND OF PURE FLUFF JESUS CHRIST MY HEART CAN’T TAKE IT
My Sailor Moon experience began about five and half years ago, in late 2008. I was a 13-year-old eighth grader, one with a lot of emotional baggage. I don’t want to go into the details, because they’re both extensive and extremely personal, but I was battling major depression and anxiety attacks as well as being very lonely and out of touch with the world. My self-esteem was nonexistent, I was barely suppressing self-destructive tendencies, and I missed school more than I went to it. Looking back on it, Sailor Moon came into my life at a very vital time.
I remember SM sparking my interest immediately, and I can vividly remember exactly how my discovery went down. Back in 8th grade, I didn’t have my own laptop, but I had basically claimed ownership of my mom’s old MacBook and was on it constantly, especially at nighttime. Back then, I used to stay up insanely late (now that I’m older, my instinct to stay up persists, but I can’t indulge in it as much anymore because I feel like death in the morning, haha). One weekend night, I was browsing a Pokemon forum that I frequented and noticed that someone had a signature (and icon) consisting of a beautiful raven-haired girl in a red sailor uniform. She was so pretty and interesting that I immediately wanted to know where she was from (Funnily enough, I’ve discovered tons of my other favorite animes this way, too. The kawaii fascination is strong in this one.)
Of course, you probably know by now that this girl was Sailor Mars, aka Rei Hino. After some minor sleuthing (and this was before all of this fancy-schmancy reverse Google searching stuff), I discovered that she was from an anime called Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon. Looking at the Wikipedia article, I was surprised to find out that Rei was a miko. Now, this is important, because at the time I was obsessed with Inuyasha (the only anime I watched at that time) and I loved Kikyo in particular, so finding a fellow miko was a sign for me to give Sailor Moon a shot.
And give it a shot I did.
I stayed up until about 4 AM that night/morning (which was extreme even for me), watching the first ten or so episodes of Sailor Moon. They were the original Japanese episodes (the enjoyment I got from watching the original version of an anime colored my anime experiences to come; I usually won’t even touch a dub, haha) “Getting hooked” is an understatement for what happened to me. I watched it constantly. I read the manga (back in 2008, it was much harder to track down scans, and my library only had a few volumes). I talked about it enthusiastically to anyone who would listen. My mental health began to improve, but not before I was institutionalized. That experience, along with the hope and happiness Sailor Moon gave me and a rebirth of my Catholic faith, is what ultimately started me on an upwards path that I’m still walking today.
Over the years, my love of Sailor Moon kept growing as I grew into a healthier person. But I was still lonely, and, now in high school, I still hadn’t made any real friends. I didn’t mind that much, but I would have loved to been able to talk about Sailor Moon to someone. I’ve always loved analyzing, and I had a lot of theories and comments on the Sailor Moon universe. I didn’t really feel compelled to join a forum (because those could get ugly, I had noticed), but I kept looking for an opportunity to share my love of Sailor Moon and hopefully get to know some people in the process.
Tumblr gave me that opportunity.
I joined Tumblr in May of 2011, which was like eight months after I discovered the site itself. I was on it frequently, but I never made an attempt to actually join, because I was convinced that my thoughts and everything else would go unnoticed or ignored by everyone and that would be worse than not sharing them at all. But at the end of my sophomore year, I finally decided to take the plunge and opened an account.
I thought I would be lucky to get ten followers. Now I have over 7,500.
I thought I wouldn’t make any friends. Now I have people who are closer to me than anyone else excluding my family.
Sailor Moon made all of that possible.
I won’t go much into my Tumblr experience, because it’s something that’s on my blog already, but despite the fact that it’s caused a lot of hurt and upset, it’s caused even more joy and positivity. I’m a college student now, and I’m happy to say that I’m now happier and more well-adjusted than I’ve ever been before. In large part, I have Sailor Moon to thank for that (for all of the hope and happiness it gave me) as well as the Sailor Moon community itself (for giving me the friendships I’d always longed for and the confidence to assert myself and share my feelings).
So thank you, Naoko Takeuchi, and thank you, Sailor Moon. I know I haven’t been around as long as a lot of other people, but damn, it’s been one hell of a ride.