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Eww, I hate how ONTD's posts are on the homepage, with those seizure-inducing icons. Thanks, Livejournal! /total sarcasm, do you read it.

Right now, I'm trying to look for a new layout for my Livejournal, because I was tired of how the previous layout resized the images. I don't like the current layout, though. It's too dark for my liking. So please bear with me for the moment while I go through different layouts and trying to decide which one I like best.

I missed yesterday's update for those memes, so I'll just pick up where I left off and pretend this is Day 02. I don't feel like writing updates for both prompts. :P

Prompt for the Sailor Moon meme today is favorite inner senshi, and the prompt for the shipping meme is my very first ship.


DAY 02 - FAVORITE INNER SENSHI



The more I think about the answer to this question, Jupiter's the only one who comes to my mind. I love everyone else, but I always felt like Makoto had the stronger characterization through both the manga and the anime. (Whereas Mars, Venus, and even Ami in the anime were drastically different from their manga counterparts.) I don't have this huge reason as to why I love her. I just think it's cute how she's the toughest inner senshi and yet she dreams about falling in love and opening her own bakery/restaurant.



# Day 1 - Favourite character
# Day 2 - Favourite Inner Senshi
# Day 3 - Favourite Outer Senshi
# Day 4 - Favourite transformation
# Day 5 - Favourite sidekick
# Day 6 - Favourite couple
# Day 7 - Favourite scene
# Day 8 - Favourite attack
# Day 9 - Favourite minor character
# Day 10 - Saddest moment
# Day 11 - Something you wish had never happened
# Day 12 - Best hair
# Day 13 - Bravest Senshi
# Day 14 - Favourite villain
# Day 15 - Favourite arc/season
# Day 16 - Something that happened in the manga that you wish was put into the anime
# Day 17 - Favourite quote
# Day 18 - Favourite battle
# Day 19 - Favourite movie
# Day 20 - Favourite episode
# Day 21 - Happiest moment
# Day 22 - Most useless character
# Day 23 - Favourite outfit
# Day 24 - Least favourite battle
# Day 25 - Least favourite Inner Senshi
# Day 26 - Least favourite Outer Senshi
# Day 27 - Overall preference - manga or anime?
# Day 28 - Funniest moment
# Day 29 - Favourite Usagi/Mamoru moment
# Day 30 - Overall favourite moment



DAY 02 - MY VERY FIRST SHIP



When you look at it, I suppose Beast/Adam and Belle were my first ship. Not only did I like the fairy tale as a kid, problems and all, but I love this movie and I loved them together. So it makes sense that they'd slip into this prompt.

Although, the more I think about it...Mamoru/Usagi was the first one that actually made me care about shipping. It was my first anime when I was nine years old, and I wanted them to get together from the get-go. I cried (not in little ways - I mean, embarrassingly bawling and making noises and shedding tears) when I thought he died in her arms and how his death jogged her memories of the Moon Kingdom and she was revealed to be the princess. I was angry when he broke up with her out of fear that he'd cause her death somehow, and I was relieved when they got back together. And I adored them just as madly when I finally got around to reading the manga. Fourteen years later, I still ship them, and I think I'll always ship them.

Honorable mention: Disney's Beast/Belle.


# Day 01 - What is your current favorite ship?
# Day 02 - What was your very first ship?
# Day 03 - A pairing that needs to happen now?
# Day 04 - The pairing with the most chemistry?
# Day 05 - The pairing with the least chemistry?
# Day 06 - The best kiss?
# Day 07 - The most heartbreaking scene?
# Day 08 - The pairing with the most baggage?
# Day 09 - The most believable relationship?
# Day 10 - Why aren’t these two married in real life?
# Day 11 - What is your dream pairing?
# Day 12 - Who had the best wedding?
# Day 13 - What is your favorite television pairing?
# Day 14 - What is your favorite book pairing?
# Day 15 - What is your favorite real life pairing?
# Day 16 - What is the absolute worst pairing?
# Day 17 - A pairing you thought would never work out, but did?
# Day 18 - What is the cutest pairing?
# Day 19 - A pairing you’ve rooted for since the beginning?
# Day 20 - The ‘can’t stand the sexual tension anymore’ pairing?
# Day 21 - A pairing you like and no one else understands why?
# Day 22 - A pairing you hate and no one else understands why?
# Day 23 - A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out great?
# Day 24 - A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out badly?
# Day 25 - A pairing that was/would-be adorable, but could never work out?
# Day 26 - A pairing that you hated and ended up loving?
# Day 27 - A pairing that you loved and ended up hating?
# Day 28 - A pairing that you will never understand?
# Day 29 - What ship had the best proposal?
# Day 30 - Your favorite ship forever and ever and ever!


EDIT: So, apparently, a book's cover is being changed to feature an 'ambiguous'-looking lady to replace the original cover which clearly had an Asian woman, since the main character is Asian. This is clearly terrible, so I'm putting this out there if anyone is interested and has money to buy the book with the original cover.

Date: 2010-07-02 10:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cheriestar.livejournal.com
Ugh, I don't even know what ONTD is. Personally don't give a damn either.

But anyways, hell yes! Makoto rules!

Date: 2010-07-02 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] samatethecookie.livejournal.com
Good, it should stay that way for you. ONTD is basically a community that posts celebrity gossip, news about upcoming movies, and others that fit into that category. It's really nothing worth looking into. Not because of the content, but because the members are obnoxious. They always have these seizure-inducing animated icons that are annoying as hell. :/

Makoto does rule! Not enough people give her credit. <3

Date: 2010-07-03 12:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kitsuneasika.livejournal.com
Makoto is one of my favorites too! ♥ I just love her to death. She's my older brother's favorite character too.

Ugh, I got so annoyed when I saw that in the news. I didn't really know what ONTD was at first, but when I figured it out...blech. Who cares about all that crap?

Date: 2010-07-03 12:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] samatethecookie.livejournal.com
I <3 Makoto. I love everyone else, and I feel bad about characters like Ami don't get nearly the same amount of attention, but I can't help loving her. Hahah, I wish my brothers liked Sailor Moon. They always made fun of me for watching it.

Honestly I wouldn't be as annoyed about it if it weren't so ... obvious that they're sucking up to ONTD. I get that ONTD brings a lot of traffic that Livejournal is looking for, but that doesn't mean we want to see the crap on the homepage. (With icons included. I'm sorry, but those icons can't be good for anyone to stare at. AT LEAST LET THEM BE AWESOME ANIMATED ICONS LIKE THIS ONE.)
Edited Date: 2010-07-03 12:44 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-07-03 02:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kitsuneasika.livejournal.com
I love pretty much all of the Inner senshi to death other then Minako, but I can't deby that Makoto just...rocks. My big brother can be pretty awesome. I actually watched Sailor Moon for the first time this year, and he was the only one I could flail and squee over it at.

Yeah, I think I'm going to avoid the homepage from now on. It's just...annoying.

Date: 2010-07-03 02:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] earthbend.livejournal.com
Just bought Silver Phoeniz on amazon.com! I read the plot summary, etc and I couldn't let the cover art slip from my fingers either. :) I'll let ya know how it goes if you haven't read it yet!

Date: 2010-07-03 02:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] earthbend.livejournal.com
Ahem, Silver Phoenix. -_-;

Date: 2010-07-03 02:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] samatethecookie.livejournal.com
Ahahaha, don't you love typos/misspellings?

Awesome! I'm glad you bought the original cover. :3 I haven't gotten a copy yet, but I'm planning on it. If you get around to reading it before I get a chance, please let me know how it goes!

Date: 2010-07-03 02:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] samatethecookie.livejournal.com
By the way, how much did it cost in total for amazon.com? I was thinking about buying it form Barnes and Noble as a last hope they'd get the hint and keep the original cover, but I don't know if I can afford their overall price. :/

Date: 2010-07-03 04:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] earthbend.livejournal.com
I got it for about $20 total with shipping but it was from a random seller and not the Amazon big daddy supplier.

Date: 2010-07-03 12:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daisy-the-mage1.livejournal.com
This reminds me of when I bought 'Daughter of the Empire' from a bookshop and looked at the cover (the woman on the cover was white), thinking, "Huh? Isn't she supposed to be Asian?" because I heard somewhere before that the story was supposed to be an Asian-influenced society. Then I later found out that it was supposed to be set in some Korean or Japanese-like fantasy country.




Date: 2010-07-05 06:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evilwildlex.livejournal.com
Ugh. Agreed on the ONTD and it's very problematic that they're white washing the books. I haven't read Cindy Pon but...dude WTF.

If they wanted to pander to ONTD, they could always just list it in a list of communities a new user might want to check out.

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