A sneak preview of some of the graphics used in the Lunacy layout.
Here are some of the pictures I have of Mel and I in our Sailor Scout cosplays we debuted at Otakon 2012! I couldn’t have done it without her! I got to live a childhood dream of being Sailor Mars and I couldn’t be happier!
There’s one photo with a Mini Moon we came across. CUTEST EVER. I felt bad because I thought I might’ve scared her by suddenly running up to her and asking for her picture. She came over to hug me and her mom told me Sailor Mars is her favorite! Yaaaay!
Also, there’s a photo after Saturday night’s masquerade with the Yukimura Sanada from Sengoku Basara. He won best overall for Friday in the Hall Costume Contest! We’re so proud of him! I’m glad we’ve become friends! It’s wonderful to have new cosplay friends!
I’m so proud of all of us. I had a lot of fun being Sailor Mars! Glad I went to Otakon this year!
You’re both amazing.
So the reason why I created/uploaded this gifset is because I wanted to talk about my feels for this scene. If you wish to reblog this gifset without my ramblings, or ignore them all together, then that is perfectly fine :)
So without even analyzing this scene, it’s already pretty damn dramatic; Usagi watches helplessly as her daughter is taken to an unknown place. But I was watching this movie the other day, and I remembered that in the English dub of this scene, Chibiusa reaches her hand out of the end of the gondola and screams “Mama!” as she disappears from sight. And it absolutely destroys me.
Because, yes, Chibiusa is a Senshi. She is the heir/successor to the most powerful woman in the universe. And one day, she will be Queen of Earth. But at the end of the day, she is still just a child. And while she makes fun of/bashes Usagi all the time about how she’s a bad mom or that she’s nothing like Neo-Queen Serenity, at the end of the day, Usagi IS her mother. And like what all children do when they are terrified, Chibiusa calls out to her mother.
Now, let’s talk about Usagi. I think this scene shows a lot of development for her. Just think of all the other times when someone she loves has been in danger. How has she reacted?
The first scene that pops into my head is when Mamoru is taken away by Fiore in “Promise of the Rose.” Usagi reacts by running after him, and screaming out his name. When she realizes she’s helpless, she collapses in the middle of the street and breaks down crying. But who could blame her? If the love your life/future husband was near death and being taken away from you, you’d be pretty damn upset, too.
So it would seem only natural that she reacts in the same way when her daughter is being taken away from her. And at first she does. She runs after the gondola, screaming Chibiusa’s name. And when she realizes she’s helpless, she starts shaking uncontrollably. And it looks like she’s about to cry. But she doesn’t. She just looks away for a second, and regains her composure. Even while Chibiusa is still calling out to her, Usagi doesn’t break. She’s being strong for Chibiusa, so that Chibiusa will know that everything will be okay; that she’s coming after her and will give the enemy hell when she gets there.
TL;DR: I have all the mommy/daughter feels in this scene.
I think we all do.
As the series progressed, she knew she ha to grow up and be strong for her friends. While she wanted to cry, she saved it for when it was all over, and everything and everybody was finally safe.
“You took my baby away from me, and hurt her. And now she’s all grown up, and she’s fine. But I’ll never see my baby again.”
So I was thinking about this quote from the Doctor Who episode “The Wedding of River Song,” and I thought I could apply it to Serena and Rini. It’s my first photoset, so don’t hate on it too much ;)
That fits rather well…
Especially because how true it ends up being.