Night Fury Attack
The unholy offspring of lightning and death itself ….
i just died from all the cuteness
One of the things that’s always been wonderful about Sailor Moon isn’t just that it has a variety of female characters with loads of different relationships between them (though, that is indeed wonderful to have!) but that also they’re inspired by other women.
This is one of the smaller ways, as we only briefly see Ami’s mother much later in the series, but it’s still important to Ami’s characterization, that she wants to be a doctor like her mother. Her mother inspires her and Ami works so damn hard to live up to that role and she’ll be able to do it, she’ll be able to balance her dream and her future, both of which are inspired by and affected by other women.
But also is Usagi’s reaction, where she hears that Ami is studying to be a doctor, and her immediate response isn’t to say that’s going to be really hard for a girl or to express distaste at the idea because it involves a lot of studying. Instead, it’s a small moment, but it says loads about how Usagi sees Ami’s dream to become a doctor like her mother—THAT’S SO COOL. It’s something to admire, that another girl was inspired by her mother to be a doctor.
It’s such a small moment, such a throwaway moment, but it still means a lot to me, because Ami’s entire life is inspired by her mother, because she WANTS to live up to her mother’s image. MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS, GODDAMN, I AM HERE FOR THAT.
DO YOU SEE THIS? DO YOU? ALL OF YOU WHO HAD WRITTEN OFF PLUTO, WHO HAD CROSSED IT OFF YOUR PLANET LIST? REMEMBER HOW IT WAS ‘TOO SMALL” TO BE A PLANET? HOW NASA, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION REMOVED ITS PLANETARY STATUS AND CHANGED ITS NAME TO 134340? HOW EVERYONE THEN CONSIDERED THERE TO BE EIGHT PLANETS, NOT NINE?
BUT SOME OF US REMAINED LOYAL TO PLUTO. IT WAS NEVER FORGOTTEN. AND NOW HERE WE ARE, AND JUSTICE IS UPON US AFTER 8 YEARS.
BECAUSE GUESS WHAT? PLUTO HAS AT LEAST FIVE MOONS, A PRETTY BIG NUMBER FOR A ”DWARF-PLANET”, HUH? ESPECIALLY WHEN EARTH, QUITE BIGGER THAN PLUTO AND AN OFFICIAL PLANET ONLY HAS ONE. AND GUESS WHAT ELSE? ERIS, THE PLANET WHICH EVERYONE THOUGHT TO BE BIGGER THAN PLUTO, MAY NOT BE BIGGER AFTER ALL. AND THE BEST PART IS THAT PLUTO HAS AN ATMOSHPERE. THAT’S RIGHT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, A SUPPOSEDLY NON-PLANET HAS AN ATMOSPHERE. AGAIN, ISN’T THAT IMPRESSIVE?
SO LOOK AT THIS. NEW FINDINGS, AND A NEW AGE FOR PLUTO. AN AGE OF RECOGNITION AND APPRECIATION. AND ALLOW ME TO CLOSE THIS -somewhat aggressive-PRESENTATION OF OPINION WITH THE MOTTO OF THE PLUTO APOLOGISTS: VIVA LA PLUTO!
I ALWAYS BELIEVED IN YOU PLUTO!
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