It's been a rough couple of weeks for me. My boss's boss was fired; cutting down my hours, my snake got sick and I was worried about him, Mom broke her hip and wrist, later moved to ICU for pneumonia, cat got an UTI, depression being a bitch, in need of a root canal I can't afford and all around just a roller coaster of crap.
Then I randomly clicked on the new Sailor Moon episode and damn was it a trip down memory lane! I honestly didn't think that I would like it, nostalgia glasses can be evil sometimes so I was definitely going in to it prepared to hate it; but no! It cheered me up a great deal not only because it was beautiful, but because (so far) it's very close to the source material. The girls might have been prettied up a bit, but so far all of the characters hold true and as a nice little bonus they haven't changed their day-to-day school uniforms to make them sexier.
I won't go into any spoilers, just in case anyone is new to the series, but it's definitely worth a watch. I only had two things I didn't like; the opening (which grew on me) and Luna's voice. Both of which I have to admit I've only ever heard in English, so both of these could have been very close to the original feel for the series without me being aware. I really loved Luna's more matronly voice from the first series, but I'm not sure if it was that way in Japanese or not. The opening, obviously, wasn't the same as the American version that I grew up with, but it was still good and I like the words; basically about how women have the power to protect themselves and don't have to fight for a man. Granted, they say these things in the same line as 'make-up' and the new tagline is 'pretty guardian' Sailor Moon, but nobody has ever said these things are mutually exclusive. It mostly depends on how it goes from here.
I definitely think I'll keep watching, it was a wonderful trip down memory lane and had me glued to the screen with a stupid smile on my face. Give it a go even if you didn't think you would like it, you really never know until you try!
Oh! And both pets are okay, I'm trying to figure out another way to make money, Mom isn't in any immediate danger, and I'm trying to keep myself in good cheer. I know things'll clear up soon, Sailor Moon or not X3