"The previous model for social change has been revolution, everyone has sat around for a really long time and said, “when the revolution comes dadadadada…” It ends up being a very disempowering model because revolution isn’t coming. The message that it really sends is that unless total social transformation comes, you can’t act. But you can do one act of resistance every day. Everyday step out of your role, do something you wouldn’t normally do to try and have an effect."
— Sarah Schulman (via odofemi)
twentypercentcooler asked: I had some of the American comics style issues! IN FACT: One of the first pricey back issues I ever bought was the San Diego exclusive Sailor Moon #1 that Tokyopop put out that was just a blank hot pink cover with the moon and star logo in gold. YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW HAPPY I WAS TO GET THAT (or, probably, you do.)
i got into sailor moon because when i was like 8 my grandparents gave me a sailor moon plush not knowing what it was then i saw sailor moon vhs tapes at the library and i just rented them every week and thats when my life got flipped turned upside down
then i joined online sailor moon oekaki boards and that was my first fandom there was no turning back for me
Meg have I told you the story of my favorite Sailor Moon fanfic.
It’s my favorite story about fandom, ever. I’ve told it before, it’s the best:
So I’m reading Sailor Moon fanfics, as you do in 1997 (actually to add another layer to it, I was reading a “MSTing,” which is fanfic for Mystery Science Theater 3000 where people would write the characters making jokes as they read someone else’s terrible fanfiction), and there’s this one that opens with this two-page author’s note about how they were going to use the REAL names of the characters, the JAPANESE names, not the ones from the shitty American dub, because the changes that DiC had made to the original Sailor Moon anime were atrocities that completely undermined Naoko Takeuchi’s original vision for the series. The very idea of saying “Raye” instead of “Rei” or, God forbid, “Serena” instead of “Usagi” was an affront to everything that Sailor Moon stood for, and was a blasphemy that insulted the creator and her intentions. It goes on like this, no joke, for EVER. Two pages.
Then the story starts, and it’s about Usagi using the transformation pen to grow a penis and have sex with her brother.