lunareism: (we'll learn to carry on)
LUNARE(clipse) ([personal profile] lunareism) wrote2011-11-26 08:59 pm

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As a little girl, more than anything in the entire world, I wanted to be Sailor Moon. She was my idol, the person I tried my hardest to be like. I would cry at night, a lot of it induced by the panic attacks I had as little girl and still have to today, because I knew I would never grow up to be as beautiful or as kind or as wonderful. I would never live forever. I would never save the world. I would never have a love like hers.

I wanted to be Sailor Moon more than anything, and I would pray to God that if he could grant me this one wish that I would save the world over and over again. I knew it would never come true, but it didn't stop me from wishing every single night as a child. I would look to the stars, and wish. I would wish before I fell asleep. Sailor Moon became more than a television show, it became who I needed to be.

It may sound silly for a grown woman to admit this, but I still want to be Sailor Moon. I still want to be strong, and beautiful, and selfless. And every day I try and strive to be just that. I've been working hard to be Sailor Moon since I was a little girl, and even though I've never had the chance to become a super hero, never saved the world, and I may never live forever, I feel like trying to be her made me a better person.

There are a million things that have made me who I am today, but Sailor Moon is one of those things, and I will never forget it.

[identity profile] 2011-11-27 03:32 am (UTC)(link)

The end made me think of you :3

[identity profile] 2011-11-27 05:18 pm (UTC)(link)
♥ Michelle Phan seems so wonderful. I watch her stuff all the time.

[identity profile] 2011-11-27 03:36 am (UTC)(link)
Also, true story:

When I was really into Sailor Moon (and still am, to the point of buying the series when I can get to the comic shop now that it's got a new translation and is being republished!!!!! OMG YES!!), I would go to bed at night and thrust my hand into the air and go through all the Senshi transformation phrases to see if I would ever be one. I even did Uranus, Pluto, Saturn, and Neptune although I hadn't seen any of them before...

Sailor Moon is a lot more to me than just a series, too. I really disliked Usagi. I was more into Minako/Venus. She was so strong, especially in the manga, being the leader of the Inners when Sailor Moon was missing, just like Uranus was to the Outers...le sigh.

[identity profile] 2011-11-27 05:22 pm (UTC)(link)
That's so cute! I wonder how many girls did that same thing you did. And I need to start getting the rerelease, just so I can see how different the translation is.

I loved Minako, too, and really admired her, especially in the live action stuff (though I didn't like Usagi in the live action /sobs). Each girl had something so special, and amazing about them. I remember when my friends and I would each choose a girl to be off my sailor moon lunchbox. My best friend and I would always be Moon and Venus because we looked so much a like, and they did too.

[identity profile] 2011-11-27 02:53 pm (UTC)(link)
I think you're all those things and more.

[identity profile] 2011-11-27 05:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much. ♥ I may not always believe it myself, but if someone else does then it makes it that much more special to me.