I know a lot of these new followers are probably because of the rash of screencaps I’ve been posting lately, and that some will nope out of here after I start posting my normal nonsense again, but thank you, very much, to all my newest followers! Welcome to this mess and I hope to entertain you through 2013!
Did you hurt yourself when you fell from heaven since you’re so stupidly clumsy and oafish?
Was your father a thief? Because if you don’t act more ladylike you’ll never get a boyfriend.
Is that a mirror in your pants? Because any guy attracted to you has to be a big dork.
Are you stupid or just incredibly lazy?
some thoughts about haruka, michiru and ELEGANCE and GRACE
seeing as it’s part of their standard intro speech every time they show up, those things must be a pretty big deal to them! and while i couldn’t possibly tell you what the difference between the two is, i do think there’s a difference in the way they manifest in haruka and michiru. i will now proceed to talk about that for several paragraphs, as i am prone to do whenever lesbians are involved. anyway.
they were both probably raised in extremely proper, well-to-do households (one word: helicopters), and so likely had those ideals hammered into their head all throughout childhood. michiru, who is naturally the quieter, more delicate type, grew right into it — it fit her personality well and she does enjoy most aspects of her prim-and-proper lifestyle, i think, like playing the violin and painting and being a classy lass all around. at the same time, though, since she never really had a choice in the matter (she’s not the type to pursue freedom for herself, and her parents certainly never pushed her towards it), it led to her developing an extremely restrained personality and the habit of keeping her feelings bottled up inside more often than not.
i think she’s resentful of that part of her, a little, and wishes she could be different in that regard— like the way she sees haruka, who is ‘independent and always honest with her feelings’. the funny part, other than haruka being totally emotionally stilted, is that they’re both extremely independent and capable girls (i see them both as living on their own since they were young, so even before the whole ‘resign from normal life in favor of saving the world’ thing, they were pretty damn impressive), but michiru only sees haruka as such because haruka lives in a way that is true to herself— well, on the surface, anyway. michiru never breaches the walls of the box into which she was raised, and she realizes that, and it makes her feel like she’s still a child who depends on her parents’ ideals and way of life.
i imagine that haruka, growing up, was much harder to control. her parents wanted her to grow up to be a fine young lady, as is appropriate, but haruka would rather climb trees and roll around in dirt and play pretend-dinosaurs with the boys (she’d always be a pterodactyl and chastise everyone with death from above). so in response they’d try to hammer manners and grace into her three times as hard, seating her by the piano since she was five, policing her posture, etc, etc.
haruka took to the piano rather well, and had her own brand of elegance that she carried herself with, but sadly that did not cause her to give even a single flying fuck about her parents’ idea of what was proper and continued running around in shorts and beating up boys. after enough time her parents just threw their head back, sighed ‘god, whatever’ at the heavens and let her do whatever she pleased, because even at seven years old haruka tenoh did not take shit from anyone.
being surrounded by proper and elegant things, haruka still adopted a sense of aesthetic and gracefulness, but it’s something that’s become ingrained into her personality on her own terms. so unlike michiru, whose every move is dictated by grace and finesse in a way that’s been forced upon her until it became natural, haruka acts the way that’s been natural to her from the start. it’s still important to her to make an impression, but it’s the impression she wants to create, which is quite probably the exact opposite of the way her family wanted for her to present herself. she saunters; she digs her hands into her pockets; she props her feet up on inappropriate surfaces, and she looks smooth as hell doing it because she’s haruka fucking tenoh. that’s her definition of elegance.
because she cares about being true to herself more than anything, i think that with haruka, the more time you spend with her, the more she loosens up around you. i see her as a pretty expressive person, actually, who uses quite a bit of body language when she’s comfortable enough with a person, hand gestures, shrugging, what have you. in contrast, michiru retains a body language made up entirely of meaningful gazes, subtle tilts of the head and sassy hairflipping, no matter how deep a bond you share with her. her walls don’t go down, they’re kind of built in.
but it’s funny, because when feelings are involved, they’re just the other way around… haruka is more open and often says what’s on her mind, but she completely sucks at expressing her feelings, mainly because she sucks at working them out for herself! on the other hand, michiru, the very picture of self-restraint, keeps her feelings locked up inside, and that’s probably exactly why she’s so good at working them out! you stew in them long enough, making sense of them becomes a piece of cake. so on those few rare occasions where she does express what she feels, it is almost startlingly meaningful and genuine.
wow that got long…. i’m sorry, this has become a harumichi rambleblog and i don’t even have any caps of them looking pretty to go with it
Ok, so like I mentioned before, I finally came through on my promise to myself ages ago which was “when I get good Internet, I am so downloading all of Sailor Moon in good quality”. Now I have the episodes and they’re beautiful but I’m not doing anything with them.
So, uh, give me episode numbers (or really any random number between 1-200) and I will cap stuff about that episode. Like, say, do one of those “8 caps from episode X” photosets, an animated .gif, maybe some icons/graphics, etc. Let’s do this!
He noticed my Crisis pendant and curiously asked me what my necklace was and when I said Sailor Moon I could see that he was trying to hide his fangirling. Then I mentioned how I watched the entire series last semester. Then the conversation stopped until we started to head back into the building when,
“Not to sound completely nerdy, but have you by any chance watched any of the live action versions?”
I said no, but it was an interesting conversation. I was, however, wondering why he was looking at me so much during class tonight. I have my answer.
You need to ask him if he has a Tumblr and then give me his Tumblr because he sounds awesome.
January: Wolf Moon, Moon After Yule or Old Moon
February: Ice Moon, Snow Moon or Hunger Moon
March: Storm Moon, Sap Moon, Crow Moon or Lenten Moon
April: Growing Moon, Grass Moon or Egg Moon
May: Hare Moon, Milk Moon or Planting Moon
June: Mead Moon, Rose Moon, Flower Moon or Strawberry Moon
July: Thunder Moon or Hay Moon
August: Grain Moon, Green Corn Moon, or simply Corn Moon
September: Fruit Moon or Harvest Moon
October: Harvest Moon, Blood Moon or Hunter’s Moon
November: Hunter’s Moon, Frosty Moon, Snow Moon
December: Cold Moon, Moon Before Yule or Long Night Moon
This just seemed relevant.
Edit: Reminds me that ages ago I wanted to make an interactive online Sailor Moon AU murder mystery for Hallowe’en called Hunter’s Moon. May do it some day!
So everyday I get a billion questions asking when I will relist the chibi moon and crisis pendants or offer the first season pendants for sale. While I try to answer all the questions sent through etsy it’s really hard to keep up with the messages on all my accounts, since I’m just one person, and I’m spending most of my time making orders. I hope most people see this post - but I also hope I don’t get a ton of angry people as a result of it :(
Basically I am facing a supply shortage. The issue with the crisis and season 1 pendants is the settings I use to hold the bigger crystals in place. I received a bunch of settings on monday, and to my dismay they are crap. They are not as nice as the ones I have been using T_T It’s kind of crazy, because the supplier whom I bought the original (nice) settings from, is refusing to order more for me even though I offered to 1) pay up front and 2) BUY A SHITLOAD OF THEM SO IT’S WORTH THEIR TIME to order with them and deal with me! I don’t know if they’re lazy, stupid, or a combination of both. I am seriously frustrated. I am really picky about the supplies I use and I want to use the nicest ones, and unfortunately after getting samples from a number of places the nicest supplies are from the people who don’t want to deal with me! Even though I’ve been a customer of theirs for YEARS.
So for that reason I cannot put up pre-orders for season 1 and crisis pendants until I get something worked out with a decent non-asshole supplier. I’m really sorry :(
As for Chibimoon pendants… the Swarovski crystals I use for them have been on order for quite some time, since Swarovski ran out of them and had to make more. I am expecting to receive a new shipment of those in 2-3 weeks. I will not put up pre-orders for those until I have my supplies in hand. So please don’t ask, I don’t feel comfortable taking money when I don’t have the items in hand.
So the only pendants I am able to offer pre-orders for are the cosmic heart pendants, since I have (for the time being) enough supplies for those in stock. BUT the wait time is still 3-4 weeks because I make everything myself (with help from my bf when he can). I can’t stress enough that it actually takes me lots of time to make, package and ship these, and I’m still getting a lot of people who don’t understand and are not happy with pre-orders or waiting and ask me why I list the item if I can’t ship it immediately.
The answer is simple. Every time I make the mistake of taking the listing down, my inbox is full of people asking for me to put it back up and that they are content with the wait. It just sucks that for every 10 people that are nice and awesome, there’s 1 really grumpy person that angers me to the point of taking listings down from my shop.
That’s all for now folks. I guess I’ll update when I have some better news. For now I vanish back to my cave to glue crystals…
If you’ve ordered a Sailor Moon pendant from Kuma Crafts and you’re getting pissed off that it’s taking a bit longer, yo, stop being a dick. Who would honestly prefer throwing money away on something hastily thrown-together with pieces the creator themselves knows aren’t the best, rather than wait a bit longer to get something gorgeous that looks exactly like the preview pictures? People are always whining about getting stuff that doesn’t look like what they ordered, and this is why.
Everyone sit tight and let Kuma Crafts do her amazing thing.