silvermoon424

bowsandroes asked:

Why did sailor moon's tiara change when she saw venus? The previous one was prettier!

silvermoon424 answered:

Like many aspects of Crystal, it’s rooted in the manga. In the manga as well as Crystal, Sailor Moon receives three tiaras during the course of the first arc.

The first one is rather basic and appears when Usagi transforms into Sailor Moon for the first time.

The second tiara was created out of necessity; Sailor Moon had attacked Jadeite with her first tiara and is was subsequently destroyed (by accident) when Sailor Mars unleashed her own fiery attack on Jadeite. Left with nothing to attack with (this was before she got the Moon Stick), Sailor Moon managed to create a new, stronger tiara by recalling her feelings for Tuxedo Mask and channeling them to making a new weapon. 

This new tiara, in addition to being more ornate, was capable of absorbing moonlight to use as an attack called “Moon Twilight Flash.”

The third and final tiara wasn’t created because it was needed; rather, it seems to be the result of Usagi’s confusion and amnesia regarding her past life. The tiara is created pretty much the moment after Artemis introduces Venus as Princess Serenity, the Moon Princess. Usagi doesn’t consciously know that’s she the real Serenity, but her subconscious does; the resulting clash between them produced the tiara, which has elements of both Serenity (the crescent moon shape) and Sailor Moon (the gem and the fact that it’s a tiara and not a marking). 

Of course, no official explanation is given for the third tiara, but that’s what I came up with; I think it makes a lot of sense, personally.

silvermoon424:

rushingwind-uranus:

And the third tiara is yet AGAIN a copy of the statues and paintings of the Moon Goddess Diana…… -___- I know, I know, it is just me who is angry about copying and plagiarism, alright. XD

Can you really plagiarize from Classical Mythology, though? Myths (and their associated paintings/statues/etc) are the result of centuries of mixing and exchanging ideas; it’s impossible to pin down a direct source. Even the artists who depicted the myths built on other artists’ depictions and interpretations of how certain gods/goddesses/other figures looked.

If anything, Naoko included the tiara as a reference to Classical Mythology, something that the series has a strong connection to.

Also, I’d like to see what depiction of Diana you’re talking about! I’ve never seen something like Moon’s tiara in a Classical work.

you can’t really…plagiarize history…

and I always thought this tiara appeared as a symbol of Serenity’s arrival, like the princess has arrived and this is shown to be true by Sailor Moon’s tiara reacting. I never got “internal clash of subconsiouses” from her tiara transforming. It’s an interesting theory though.

venivididolli

venivididolli:

mythosidhesdollhouse:

gohomeluhan:

As I’m walking through Target with my little sister, the kid somehow manages to convince me to take a trip down the doll aisle. I know the type - brands that preach diversity through displays of nine different variations of white and maybe a black girl if you’re lucky enough. What I instead found as soon as I turned into the aisle were these two boxes.

The girl on the left is Shola, an Afghani girl from Kabul with war-torn eyes. Her biography on the inside flap tells us that “her country has been at war since before she was born”, and all she has left of her family is her older sister. They’re part of a circus, the one source of light in their lives, and they read the Qur’an. She wears a hijab.

The girl on the right is Nahji, a ten-year-old Indian girl from Assam, where “young girls are forced to work and get married at a very early age”. Nahji is smart, admirable, extremely studious. She teaches her fellow girls to believe in themselves. In the left side of her nose, as tradition mandates, she has a piercing. On her right hand is a henna tattoo.

As a Pakistani girl growing up in post-9/11 America, this is so important to me. The closest thing we had to these back in my day were “customizable” American Girl dolls, who were very strictly white or black. My eyes are green, my hair was black, and my skin is brown, and I couldn’t find my reflection in any of those girls. Yet I settled, just like I settled for the terrorist jokes boys would throw at me, like I settled for the butchered pronunciations of names of mine and my friends’ countries. I settled for a white doll, who at least had my eyes if nothing else, and I named her Rabeea and loved her. But I still couldn’t completely connect to her.

My little sister, who had been the one to push me down the aisle in the first place, stopped to stare with me at the girls. And then the words, “Maybe they can be my American Girls,” slipped out of her mouth. This young girl, barely represented in today’s society, finally found a doll that looks like her, that wears the weird headscarf that her grandma does and still manages to look beautiful.

I turned the dolls’ boxes around and snapped a picture of the back of Nahji’s. There are more that I didn’t see in the store; a Belarusian, an Ethiopian, a Brazilian, a Laotian, a Native American, a Mexican. And more.

These are Hearts 4 Hearts dolls, and while they haven’t yet reached all parts of the world (I think they have yet to come out with an East Asian girl), they need all the support they can get so we can have a beautiful doll for every beautiful young girl, so we can give them what our generation never had.

Please don’t let this die. If you know a young girl, get her one. I know I’m buying Shola and Nahji for my little sister’s next birthday, because she needs a doll with beautiful brown skin like hers, a doll who wears a hijab like our older sister, a doll who wears real henna, not the blue shit white girls get at the beach.

The Hearts 4 Hearts girls are so important. Don’t overlook them. Don’t underestimate them. These can be the future if we let them.

You can read more about the dolls here: http://www.playmatestoys.com/brands/hearts-for-hearts-girls

Haven’t these been around for years…?  I believe Target has been selling them for quite some time.

Yes, HFHG have been out since 2010. They’re one of the best and most diverse doll lines out there, hands firmly down, but sadly, they’re also one of the most overlooked. I’ll be doing a review of the two newest girls shortly after I get home from vacation. I can’t wait to see them!

I keep bringing these dolls up with the manager at the toy store I work at, wondering if we can work with the buyer and see if it’s even possible to get them in (We’re a small store, and I think these are mostly just at major retailers), but she keeps saying that they wouldn’t sell well in our neighborhood. We’re in a suburb of Boston…maybe I’ll try again if I ever move up in the company.

pindaboom

the-cyanide-exploder:

the-fandoms-are-cool:

leradny:

videohall:

Astronaut readjusts to life back on Earth

> Don’t give him a baby for a while.

HE GRABS THE CUP BUT THEN HE DROPS THE PEN 0.0003 SECONDS LATER

AND HE LOOKS UP AT THE CEILING INSTEAD OF AT THE GROUND WHEN HE CAN’T FIND THEM

I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING HE JUST DROPS IT

IT’S NOT FUNNY IT’S VERY LOGICAL THAT HE WOULD HAVE ADJUSTED TO LIVING LIFE WHILE HE WAS IN SPACE BECAUSE IT’S DIFFERENT FROM EARTH BUT I CAN’T FUCKING BREATHE

*THUNK*

I remember a story my Physics teacher once shared about how an astronaut was re-adjusting to life back on Earth with her husband. He asked for her to pass the glass of water, and she just dropped the glass.