Monday, September 29, 2014

Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 5

Here we go!
Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 5 - Makoto - Sailor Jupiter
This episode starts out in the rain, Usagi running late as usual.  She isn't paying attention and walks into the road.  Makoto is walking by and jumps, grabbing Usagi and saving her life.
Makoto tells her to not space out and keeps walking on.
Later the girls are at school talking about weddings and Umino tells them about a haunted bridal shop.  Once again, Usagi is spacing out and bumps into Makoto who tells her to be careful.
They all make the observation that Makoto is kind of intimating.  But Usagi thinks that maybe it's a misunderstanding.
Lunch rolls around and since everyone in her class is afraid of her, Makoto finds a quiet place to eat alone.  Usagi is skipping along and sees her and her cute lunchbox, so she decides to investigate.
She pops up and sees her amazing lunch and, in being herself, befriends Makoto (who is actually very girly and super adorable!)
Usagi, of course, takes Makoto to the arcade and shows her the Sailor V game.  Ami meets them there and is amazed at how quickly Usagi makes friends.
They also meet Motoki and, just like the original anime, Makoto has love at first sight since he reminds her of her old senpai.
After leaving they go walk by the bridal shop, then go meet up with Rei at her shrine.  Rei senses something from Mako-chan.  Luna does too, and they both suspect she may be another scout.
Skip to Motoki closing the arcade up, where he runs into the creepiest thing ever! The "bride ghost" takes his energy and makes him her puppet
After leaving the group, Makoto goes back by the bridal shop where she meets the possessed Motoki and he seduces her into thinking he loves her. 
 Mamoru sees and notices the evil.
He quickly changes to Tuxedo Mask and heads to Usagi's house....which how does he know where she lives?
Anyway...Of course Usagi follows and finds Mako-chan getting her energy drained.
Luna, seeing Usagi leave, contacts the other scouts via the communicators and they meet up with her and transform. 
They get attacked, of course, and Mars opens up the battle with a real kick ass fire attack
Nephrite appears with his creepy ass minion and they take Makoto hostage and try to make her give up on love/life.
Sailor Moon convinces her that love is worth waiting for with her little speech and Makoto notices it's Usagi instantly.
She does her famous over-the-body flip of Ms. Creepy Bride and Luna gives her her pen to transform

She gives her speech and precedes to attack Nephrite with Flower Hurricane and Jupiter Thunder

Nephrite notices her eyes and that he recognizes them from somewhere.  Evil bride gets taken out and Nephrite flees, like they do.
After they scouts welcome her into their group and Luna gives Sailor Moon the Moon Stick and informs her that she is their leader.
Ok, this episode was surprisingly amazing.  Jupiter is not my favorite scout, but, so far, this is my favorite episode.  There wasn't really and art flaws, like this show tends to have.
Also, I think they showed of Makoto's personality really well.  I don't think it came out quite as much in the original anime.  Her voice threw me at first, but it does really fit her.
They also did a couple other things that are more true to the manga vs the original anime.  Like Rei's distaste for men.
They are also not killing off the generals, and seem to be showing their romance with the scouts, so that will be an interesting take and I'm excited to see what they do with it!
Next week we get to learn a little more about the ever so handsome Tuxedo Mask!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 4

I have slacked on these, so I'm going to catch up and do them all right now, so prepare for a spam of posts (since I'm going to do them by episode now).
I'm not 100% sure how I want to do this so bare with me as I play around.
Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 4 - Masquerade Dance Party
In this episode they are having a meeting about the news that there is a princess coming into town with a special treasure.  Luna is thinking that maybe this Princess D is their princess with the Silver Crystal.
It's kind of funny because, even though I know she gets her memory back in pieces with each scout found, she says herself that the princess is in hiding and won't be awoken till all the scouts are together.  So why then does she think this princess who is parading around is theirs?  I don't know.  Anyway...
Usagi, however, wants to go to the party merely because she wants to dress up like a princess.  So, of course, after being warned she shouldn't go, she uses her Luna Pen to go anway.
Joined by the other scouts, they decide to check out Princess D and she if she is their princess.
Usagi, being more interested in the party, wanders off on her own.  Soon she meets Tuxedo Mask and they start dancing. 
She tries to talk with him, and he shushes her....which looked very awkward.  Then, without a word her runs off.  As this is happening Ami and Rei come across the princess and scope her out to find Nephrite attacking her.  He possesses her with his shadow and she runs away crazed.  Princess D proceeds to knock the whole ballroom unconscious. Usagi gets away and tries to stop the possessed princess from jumping off the balcony.
In trying to stop her, Usagi gets knocked off and narrowly caught by Tuxedo Mask.  They fall and Luna yells for her to use the Luna Pen.  She pulls it out of her *cough* cleavage and it pops open into an umbrella giving way to the adorable, iconic scene in every version of Sailor Moon.
After falling, Tuxedo Mask runs off, again, and Usagi transforms to go help her friends with the now demonic princess.
Once she transforms she realizes her tiara is missing.  It got burned up by Mars in the last episode.  Feeling the warm feeling she feels when with Tuxedo Mask, a new tiara forms on her head.
The evil shadow appears over Princess D, but no ones attacks are working on it.  Luna then tells Sailor Moon that she can now reflect the moonlight with her new tiara, and so she shoots a beam of moonlight at the shadow, destroying it.
After the shadow gets destroyed, the real Nephrite appears, along with the other three "kings"
They threaten the scouts, though they don't engage battle (which they would of won).  They disappear and the scouts check on princess D, who without her glasses, is actually beautiful (not to say your not if you have glasses)
As they are going back, Sailor Moon finds a bench and passes out because she's tired...
Mars and Mercury change back and find out that the "special treasure" Princess D has is a diamond statue, not the silver crystal.
While Sailor Moon is sleeping, Tuxedo Mask creeps up on her.  And if you are a fan of this couple like I am, you have a fan girl moment as they have their first kiss.  Well, kind of.
Luna pops up and tells him to get away from Usagi.  Way to blow her secret Luna!
They talk and decide that maybe they are enemies since they are searching for the same thing.
It ends with a cameo of Makoto.
Ok well, this episode was kind of silly.  As amazing as Mamoru is in this version, their romance seems like it is always awkward and full of sexual innuendoes.  Maybe it's just my dirty mind...
The animation still has it's ups and downs.  Some parts look amazing, while others look rushed and sloppy.  The lipstick STILL bothers me.  I thought I'd get used to it, but I haven't.
But it wasn't that bad. It could of been better, but maybe I'm just holding it to a high standard.  But can you blame me?
So next week we'll get to finally meet Sailor Jupiter!
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Well, I don't know how I liked this way, I kind of forgot what I wanted to say by the end.  Oh well :)

Baby B's One Year Check Up

Brooklyn just turned one, so naturally it's time for her one year check-up.
So of course she got her stats taken. I honestly don't remember exactly haha, I really want to ask them for the paper so I can add it to her baby book.
She has definitely grown taller, but her weight is low.  She eats and eats, but she also never stops moving!  Plus she's not a fan of milk so she is not really gaining any weight.  I think she'll just end up being a small gal.  But, since doctor says she's too small we will continue to make our best effort to make her gain some weight.
Side all those people who try to keep telling us that she is yellow (and acting like we don't take care of her haha).  One, she has Matt's complexion and more than likely will be able to tan well like a lot of the Rioux clan.  Two, the doctor said she may be a little orange, as in she's eating too many carrots and sweet potatoes.  When you go to the store and buy baby food, even the little meals, EVERYTHING has carrots and/or sweet potatoes.  So now we are going to cut those out as much as possible.
She had to get four shots.  It was super sad.  I hate having to hold them down for that.  It was sweet because Hailey was sad for her and said that "these are the last shots she gets ok!" teehee.
As far as development goes, I'd say she's doing good.  She's been walking for a really long time.  Lately she's been trying to jump.  Matt says she got off the ground once, and scared herself haha.
Talking is not her strongest point yet.  At this point Hailey had quite a few more words, but that's ok!
Brook says Mama, Dada, uh-oh, hi, and lately she's trying to say "love you"
She has also started using her imagination for things, and it's adorable!
She also waves, claps, will throw her trash away, clean up toys, and put her binky where it goes.
Her biggest problem right now is her sleeping habits!  It's hard since we all share a room, if we try to let her cry it out, she keep Hailey awake.  We may have to just let Hailey stay up one night and let Brook cry it out.  She's been waking up at least twice a night.  One thing is I think she likes to be cuddled.  I was thinking of maybe letting her try sleeping with Hailey one night.  I used to share a bed with my sister.  We'll have to see.
So my little baby is getting bigger!  Even if she is still tiny for her age.
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