Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Cutie Moon Rod by Proplica // Bandai

I updated the layout for my pixel site, bitmapdreams!
please check it out every once in awhile…these days I don’t get as many hits. (´・ωpq)

I updated the layout for my pixel site, bitmapdreams!

please check it out every once in awhile…these days I don’t get as many hits. (´・ωpq)

sorry if this has been asked before but, who is your favorite inner senshi & favorite outer senshi? I'm assuming Ami for inner because of your DS case ^-^ btw - I absolutely love your blog & pixels. everything here is wonderful, I am very glad I found this blog!!! (≧∇≦)

Thanks for the lovely message!
Oh gosh, nobody’s ever asked me before!

I’ve had my favorite change over time..
In elementary school my hair was like Jupiter’s (and I have green eyes) so I would always play her on the playground, but I secretly aspired to be like Mercury, and actually cut my hair short in 5th grade with her as an inspiration. I even dyed my hair dark blue in middle school!

I really liked Venus in college (I was into idol culture, and I’m a libra), but during my job interview at the end of college, when I was asked by my interviewer (who would later become my boss) which sailor scout I liked best, the first thing that came out of my mouth was actually Moon! (His, btw, is Mercury :3)

And I’ve grown to like and identify with Moon more ever since. All in all, I like the inner scouts a lot. Each one of them represents a different part of me over time.


Which scout is your favorite?

Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus
Twin Lip Cream Rod by Bandai

Hello! Sorry for bothering you but I just came across your beautiful blog :). I saw your comment on SMCfailures (I'm actually the owner but I can't use it for asks since it's not my main blog) thanks a lot for your comment, I was wondering if you could fill us in about the situation of japanese people or people in Japan towards Crystal. We all know about international fans but it'd be helpful how Japanese feel about this. I feel like im asking 2 much lol, it's ok if u dont want 2 have a nice day

sailormooncrystalfailures:

bitmapdreams:

Sure!! I’d love to give my anecdotal input. This comment got super long so please ask if you have any specific questions I’d be happy to answer each individually(・ω・)b

For context: I’m 26, I grew up in the U.S. watching the anime from elementary school. Started studying Japanese in middle school. I’ve lived in Japan since 2006, I ran the cosplay circuit for 3 years in Tokyo, both as a cosplayer and an event staffer. Met my husband at Comiket. I’m fluent in written and spoken Japanese, and have a corporate job at a big ol’ japanese company. My husband knows 2-chan and Niconico Douga like the back of his hand, so he gave me his perspective as well.


To talk about Japanese reactions, there are maybe four main camps of viewers of SMC in Japan:

(1) those (mainly women) who grew up loving Sailor Moon but never turned into anime otaku,

(2) those (men and women) who grew up loving Sailor Moon and continued their love of Anime into adulthood,

(3) those (men and women) who never really got into sailor moon growing up but are anime otaku and watch it because they understand the historical importance of the anime, and

(4) those (mainly men) who got into the anime because their kids (mainly daughters) watched it.

(1) the girls at my work who grew up watching it casually (as some people grow up watching Saturday morning cartoons but stop during high school) are of two minds. they either super love SMC, or they were sort of disappointed and stopped watching after act 1. Looking at Japanese Twitter confirmed this trend for me.

(2)those who liked sailor moon growing up and are more versed on anime to this day are more or less of the same mind as the international fan community: Mixed opinions. Not happy with the art quality but willing to look past that because it’s fun to analyze differences in SMC, the original, the manga, etc.
-More specifically, the female cosplay community in Japan’s message boards are the most critical of the anime but I think there’s a culture for being critical in that community, of which I was a part of and can attest to.
-My diehard Sailor Moon male friends in their 40s (the kind that go to Amichan no Ochakai or other male-dominated sailor moon get-togethers), express the schadenfreude I mentioned in my comment, and I think this is the healthiest reaction. It’s because they love the series so much and because SMC’s quality is so bad that they can’t help but get enjoyment out of the collective experience of “seeing how bad it will be this week.”

(3) those who were either too young to grow up seeing it or never did but nonetheless love anime are very critical but in a collective way, and they aren’t trolling those who like it (“stay to thine own bbs thread”)

(4) I have two male bosses at work that got into sailor moon via their daughters. They saw the art and read up on the supply chain structure and told me it was a cash grab, but are really amazed by how close the seiyuus got to their original character voices, and enjoying the memories.

Overall, it would seem to me people aren’t thrilled with it but they don’t feel disenfranchised. Also there doesn’t seem to be an argument going on about if it’s bad or not. No viewable hostility. Most people here, like you and your blog, seem to be enjoying how oddly bad it is (pω・q)

There you go!.

Thanks to the kind and higly talented bitmapdreams for replying to my ask about the situation of Crystal in Japan.

She was kind and amazing enough to take some of her time to fill us in about the situation of Crystal in Japan and japenese viewers.

So thank you so much for it!.

Also go and check her beautiful blog, she’s not only an amazing moonie but also a great artist with a gorgeous blog full of SM stuff, cute things and original art made by herself!. Definitely worth following!.

Aww thanks for the mention! Much love back to you (pq′ 3` )

Let me know if you ever have any questions I can help answer or text I can help translate etc.

Hello! Sorry for bothering you but I just came across your beautiful blog :). I saw your comment on SMCfailures (I'm actually the owner but I can't use it for asks since it's not my main blog) thanks a lot for your comment, I was wondering if you could fill us in about the situation of japanese people or people in Japan towards Crystal. We all know about international fans but it'd be helpful how Japanese feel about this. I feel like im asking 2 much lol, it's ok if u dont want 2 have a nice day

Sure!! I’d love to give my anecdotal input. This comment got super long so please ask if you have any specific questions I’d be happy to answer each individually(・ω・)b

For context: I’m 26, I grew up in the U.S. watching the anime from elementary school. Started studying Japanese in middle school. I’ve lived in Japan since 2006, I ran the cosplay circuit for 3 years in Tokyo, both as a cosplayer and an event staffer. Met my husband at Comiket. I’m fluent in written and spoken Japanese, and have a corporate job at a big ol’ japanese company. My husband knows 2-chan and Niconico Douga like the back of his hand, so he gave me his perspective as well.


To talk about Japanese reactions, there are maybe four main camps of viewers of SMC in Japan:

(1) those (mainly women) who grew up loving Sailor Moon but never turned into anime otaku,

(2) those (men and women) who grew up loving Sailor Moon and continued their love of Anime into adulthood,

(3) those (men and women) who never really got into sailor moon growing up but are anime otaku and watch it because they understand the historical importance of the anime, and

(4) those (mainly men) who got into the anime because their kids (mainly daughters) watched it.

(1) the girls at my work who grew up watching it casually (as some people grow up watching Saturday morning cartoons but stop during high school) are of two minds. they either super love SMC, or they were sort of disappointed and stopped watching after act 1. Looking at Japanese Twitter confirmed this trend for me.

(2)those who liked sailor moon growing up and are more versed on anime to this day are more or less of the same mind as the international fan community: Mixed opinions. Not happy with the art quality but willing to look past that because it’s fun to analyze differences in SMC, the original, the manga, etc.
-More specifically, the female cosplay community in Japan’s message boards are the most critical of the anime but I think there’s a culture for being critical in that community, of which I was a part of and can attest to.
-My diehard Sailor Moon male friends in their 40s (the kind that go to Amichan no Ochakai or other male-dominated sailor moon get-togethers), express the schadenfreude I mentioned in my comment, and I think this is the healthiest reaction. It’s because they love the series so much and because SMC’s quality is so bad that they can’t help but get enjoyment out of the collective experience of “seeing how bad it will be this week.”

(3) those who were either too young to grow up seeing it or never did but nonetheless love anime are very critical but in a collective way, and they aren’t trolling those who like it (“stay to thine own bbs thread”)

(4) I have two male bosses at work that got into sailor moon via their daughters. They saw the art and read up on the supply chain structure and told me it was a cash grab, but are really amazed by how close the seiyuus got to their original character voices, and enjoying the memories.

Overall, it would seem to me people aren’t thrilled with it but they don’t feel disenfranchised. Also there doesn’t seem to be an argument going on about if it’s bad or not. No viewable hostility. Most people here, like you and your blog, seem to be enjoying how oddly bad it is (pω・q)

Beautiful gold gilded notebooks by MARK’S. This company also makes the stationary line for Ladurée Japan.

I bought them at Loft, but you can also purchase them online

Showa era Japanese hair accessory, found in my grandmother in law’s old house

Showa era Japanese hair accessory, found in my grandmother in law’s old house

Sailor Moon 2015 Schedule Book — bought it at Tokyu Hands


I need to make this pattern with my pixels…

bitmapdreams pixel toast ②

A slice of shoku-panA slice of shoku-pan toasted and topped with butterA slice of shoku-pan lined with bananasA slice of shoku-pan toasted with a sunny-side-up egg on topA slice of shoku-pan toasted and topped with blueberry jam and butterA slice of shoku-pan toasted with berries and topped with butter and maple syrup
A slice of shoku-pan with raspberry jamA slice of shoku-pan toasted with marshmallows on topA slice of shoku-pan toasted with marshmallows and strawberries on topA slice of shoku-pan toasted with pizza sauce and cheeseA slice of shoku-pan toasted with pizza sauce, bell peppers, and cheeseA slice of shoku-with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce

bitmapdreams pixel toast slices

A slice of shoku-panA slice of shoku-pan toasted and topped with butterA slice of shoku-pan lined with bananasA slice of shoku-pan toasted with a sunny-side-up egg on topA slice of shoku-pan toasted and topped with blueberry jam and butterA slice of shoku-pan toasted with berries and topped with butter and maple syrup

bitmapdreams:

happy halloween everybody! the individual pixels are available on my website, bitmapdreams

thought I’d bring out the Halloween pixels early this year… happy 1st day of Halloween Month!

bitmapdreams:

happy halloween everybody! the individual pixels are available on my website, bitmapdreams

thought I’d bring out the Halloween pixels early this year… happy 1st day of Halloween Month!

ryeou:

A lot of people have been asking where I find some of my resources from lately, so I thought I’d create a masterlist of where I find them. These are resources that I personally recommend or have found helpful, I’m not saying they’re the only good ones. Most of these are linked to the main page out of respect and so you can check the TOU of the creator. This will be updated as often as possible.
Themes;benziora; cixth; cocoroni; eobseos; ettudis; excolo; fukuo; gyapo; itanu; krisyeol; ladmilk; lchiban; muishiki; ninpen; nunmuri; pohroro; ramyeons; sakurane; senbeii; starious; tsunchie; yeoli; yobeo; yukoki; yume-okada; zeloid;
Coding Help/Tutorials;buildthemes; codysherman; dynamicdrive; ettudis; iamaguide; themesbyeris; w3schools;
Pixels/Favicons;asterism; bitmapdreams; chu; empty-cage; engrampixel; kintani; petitsweets; pixel-diary; pixeliette; pixelpaw; purinpuu; stewlate;
General Resources;ahjussis; chaoticresources; itsphotoshop; nanresources; photoshopaddict; pscs5; resourceshunter; shadowplay; wehearttutorials; yeahps; yourphotoshop;
Graphics Help/Tutorials;ariagrande; doredos; exolutely; fuckyeahtemplates; fyeahtutorial; fytutorials; kimyngsu; loupettes; neverlands; taesunamo; taeyanq; unfbigbang; winterkiss;
.PSDs/Actions/Colourings;ajikaji; bambislaughter; charmsallover; classiquecolor; drunkandcoloring; elenoirpsds; exolutely; foryourwish; imariaroa; invasionomercy; jaehos; kcolor; kokorocolors; kpsds; piessdi; prettylittlecolorings; seolilihyun; shiningcloud19; starkicons; taeminlees; toukie; waretote; yar1; yeahphotoshop;
Textures;99mockingbirds; crazykiraresources; fqzpocky; invasionomercy; jaehos; masterjinn; northerndawn; planetsbendbetweenus; plaschka; redux; shizoo; sorrydearie; suitetextures; textureporn; texturesque; wickedfate; yunhe; yunyunsarang;

(pω・q)Thank you for the mention ♪

ryeou:

A lot of people have been asking where I find some of my resources from lately, so I thought I’d create a masterlist of where I find them. These are resources that I personally recommend or have found helpful, I’m not saying they’re the only good ones. Most of these are linked to the main page out of respect and so you can check the TOU of the creator. This will be updated as often as possible.

Themes;
benzioracixthcocoronieobseosettudisexcolofukuogyapoitanukrisyeolladmilklchibanmuishikininpennunmuripohrororamyeonssakuranesenbeiistarious; tsunchieyeoli; yobeoyukokiyume-okadazeloid;

Coding Help/Tutorials;
buildthemescodyshermandynamicdriveettudisiamaguide; themesbyerisw3schools;

Pixels/Favicons;
asterism; bitmapdreams; chuempty-cage; engrampixel; kintani; petitsweets; pixel-diary; pixeliettepixelpaw; purinpuu; stewlate;

General Resources;
ahjussischaoticresourcesitsphotoshopnanresourcesphotoshopaddictpscs5; resourceshunter; shadowplay; wehearttutorialsyeahps; yourphotoshop;

Graphics Help/Tutorials;
ariagrandedoredosexolutelyfuckyeahtemplatesfyeahtutorialfytutorialskimyngsuloupettesneverlands; taesunamotaeyanq; unfbigbang; winterkiss;

.PSDs/Actions/Colourings;
ajikajibambislaughtercharmsalloverclassiquecolordrunkandcoloring; elenoirpsdsexolutelyforyourwishimariaroainvasionomercyjaehoskcolorkokorocolorskpsdspiessdiprettylittlecoloringsseolilihyunshiningcloud19starkiconstaeminleestoukiewaretoteyar1yeahphotoshop;

Textures;
99mockingbirdscrazykiraresourcesfqzpockyinvasionomercyjaehos; masterjinnnortherndawnplanetsbendbetweenusplaschkareduxshizoosorrydeariesuitetexturestextureporntexturesquewickedfateyunheyunyunsarang;

(pω・q)Thank you for the mention ♪

Whoa, I didn’t realize how many notes this thing was getting! My pixel stuff usually doesn’t get many so this is making me feel really warm on the inside (p′ ω `q)

Whoa, I didn’t realize how many notes this thing was getting! My pixel stuff usually doesn’t get many so this is making me feel really warm on the inside (p′ ω `q)

I always dreamed of having a sailor moon room as a kid… And I finally followed through. That’s what’s fun about growing up—You get to live your dreams (pω・q)

Artbooks and Manga and all the heavenly inspiration by Naoko Takeuchi (of course).

All the Sailor Moon toys in this photo are from Bandai, and bought through yahoo! auctions japan or eBay. The anniversary toys were purchased via premium Bandai, and some are made by Proplica. The more silvery crescent moon wand was bought at TOYS R’US way back in the day.

Pen cases by Toei Animation and Seika Co., Ltd. The perfume in the Sailor Moon Stars case is Boudoir by Vivienne Westwood, and the pink plastic kids’ boudoir is by yutaka and was found on yahoo auctions japan… Someone had salvaged it from a junkyard.

Toys on top from Madoka Magica put out by the Good Smile Company (kaname madoka) and SEVEN TWO72 (kyubey). Cake box by Swimmer bought in Harajuku, easter basket is from when I was a kid.