I feel you, anonymous. All the changes that Crystal has been making to the manga so far have done nothing but seriously hurt the characters and their relationship with each other, especially Usagi.
Not only was the whole “waaaaah, he’s not my enemy, stupid Luna!” thing where Usagi just ditches everyone at the arcade completely absent from the manga, but what frustrated me the most is how they completely missed the point of Usagi’s hesitation later on.
In the manga, the inners never fought with Zoisite, Queen Beryl did not appear, and none of them were getting their asses kicked. The issue was that they did not know how to turn the people of Tokyo back to normal, and everyone put their faith in Usagi. This is what Usagi didn’t know what to do over, and it makes sense, since she has never used her Moon Stick or any healing powers up until this point. It makes sense that she’d panic.
Meanwhile, in Crystal…
Usagi can both sense and see that the girls are fighting. There’s thunder, fire and explosions all over the place. It’s really obvious that something really big is going on up there.
She stands still and silently stares.
Queen fucking Beryl shows up in a swirling cloud of what Mars states is the most evil god damn energy she has ever felt before.
I wanted to slap Usagi by this point. The other girls are being defeated, they are being killed, and Usagi refuses to do anything. She doesn’t run towards them, she doesn’t try to find a safe place to transform, she does nothing.
And when Mamoru tells her straight out that she’s their only hope, she protests. Never mind the fact that it makes no sense that she doesn’t think she can fight when she has already torn two monsters to shreds with her tiara and fired a freaking laser beam from it by this point.
Usagi was completely willing to just stand there and do nothing while the other girls got killed off. She had to be persuaded to go save them.
And fuck that. That ain’t my Usagi.
Book of Hours, Lyon, ca. 1505-1510.
Lyon, BM, Ms 6881, fol. 30r
Game of Thrones fan art by Kay Huang
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The crazy thing is, almost all of these could double as World of Warcraft fanart.
In Japan there’s something called “Bakatter,” which means to do something stupid and post pictures of it on Twitter. http://ift.tt/1wwyOvp
It’s a great picture, but it’s also fake as hell.