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My limited edition My Little Pony bookmarks are for sale! I drew and designed these for Everfree NW 2012 but have some left. You may have seen none other than Andrea Libman posting about them!
Each bookmark has a matching ribbon (there are a few different types for each pony, so you may not get the one pictured) and the backs are a decorative matching paper, usually reflective or glittery. They’re on heavy-stock paper and laminated for years of use!
I have a few left of each pony, except Twilight Sparkle - there’s only one left, and it’s signed by the one and only Tara Strong!
As I need to pay a bunch of medical bills from my recent hospital visit, I’m hoping to clear out my inventory. Once they’re gone, that’s it forever on these designs!
I’m asking $5 each, with $2 shipping on the first bookmark and free for additional bookmarks after that to the US (up to 5). Shipping is $3 to Canada. Right now I’m only shipping to US and CA… but that might change if I have any left…!
As for the super-special signed Twilight Sparkle, I’m asking $50.
If you’re interested, e-mail me at CatRWhitney @ Gmail . com with the subject “Bookmarks”, and let me know what you’d like! I only have a handful left of each, so they’re first-come-first-serve!
Even if you can’t buy one, signal boosting would be super helpful. Hospital visits without insurance are insanely expensive here in the US.
Thanks and wubs!
(PS - the blind bags and books aren’t included, they’re just there for scale/flavor! ;P )
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[ Compare/Contrast: Perfect Blue (1997, dir. Satoshi Kon) and Black Swan (2010, dir. Darren Aronofsky) ]
A young woman on the brink of stardom struggles to assert her adult identity and sexual autonomy while being stalked by a murderous doppelgänger.
you realize aronofsky bought the rights to perfect blue years ago to let him copy/pay homage to a scene in requiem for a dream (the bathtub one, specifically), then made black swan using essentially the same story with only a few details changed (the occupation of the main character, the setting, etc.) and copying multiple scenes, sometimes exactly, and then went on to say he took no inspiration or ideas or scenes from perfect blue and was not influenced by it at all, despite owning the rights to it,having previously done so (which was why he bought the rights in the first place), and the year 2010 being the year black swan came out as well as the death of satoshi kon, perfect blue’s director.
tl;dr FUCK aronofsky.
On the importance of Magical Girl Heroines & Weaponized Femininity:
Let me start by saying that officially speaking, Sailor Moon is older than I am. I started watching while living in Singapore while I was four, so I definitely came in around the end of Sailor Moon R and watched Sailor Moon S despite the fact that it was played in Japanese with Chinese subtitles. When I moved back to the States, Sailor Moon started being released and aired in sub and dub form and being young and happy to actually hear a language I understood with a show I already liked, I watched the dubs. They’re not the shining star of any animated dub, but I went back several times as I got older, and rewatched the series, in dubs, in subs, all 200 episodes. I changed my self-identified scout, I understood what got cut out of the show, what was censored, I went back and relived my crush on Tuxedo Mask again…and again. In terms of “formative media” Sailor Moon is probably near the top of the list. I still have the sticker book I had when I was 5/6 that has a page dedicated to these magical girls, and they’ve been with me a lot longer than almost anything else, including Harry Potter, Avatar: the Last Airbender, and most other narratives, superhero, fantasy, or otherwise.
When I got the chance last year, I showed one of my girl cousins (who was twelve) the first episode of Sailor Moon. She came back to me about a week or so later and was maybe thirty episodes into the series, bursting with excitement over everything and every one.
I stopped to think about how much that meant to me. Then I thought a little harder. One of my best friends gave me an opportunity to cosplay as Sailor Scouts, and I leapt at the chance. I accidentally stumbled across the newer series Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and marathoned all twelve episodes. Then I made my best friend watch it.
Why does Mahou Shoujo stick with us? The show I loved when I was six is something I love when I’m twenty, and something my cousin who is a tween also loves. For that matter, Puella Magi is, essentially, an update of the classic Magical Girl story, with some genre subversions thrown in. What makes magical girls so important?
This is a long read, but absolutely perfect.