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Tomoe: Sorry to have troubled you, Kaorinite.

Kaironite: That thought is the greatest reward for me, Professor! I-

(she is electrocuted, thrown back against the forcefield, and falls to the floor)

Man, as big a jerk as she was, Kaorinite’s death was harsh. She was cut off mid-gush! Even Michiru looks freaked, and nothing shakes that girl. Mistress Nine really had no reason to kill her as she’d actually done her job, but it’s likely she was awake inside Hotaru when Kaori was abusing her, and didn’t like being treated that way. At least, that’s the only think that makes sense- either that or Hotaru’s hatred of Kaori leaked into Nine’s consciousness. 

Also how Tomoe didn’t even care when it happened (he sort of seemed to expect it). That was pretty bad.

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Kaiolinite and Tomoe, with corpse-y Chibiusa behind them, shadowy under the lightning

I love the cool, creepy lighting in this shot.

Kaiolinite and Tomoe, with corpse-y Chibiusa behind them, shadowy under the lightning

I love the cool, creepy lighting in this shot.

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Kaori hanging upside down from the ceiling, watching Pr. Tomoe

Oh I forgot to mention, apparently Kaorinite has the powers of a bat that she utilizes to creep on Professor Tomoe.

Kaori hanging upside down from the ceiling, watching Pr. Tomoe

Oh I forgot to mention, apparently Kaorinite has the powers of a bat that she utilizes to creep on Professor Tomoe.

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Floating Kailonite makes off with an unconscious Chibiusa as Pluto and Tuxedo Mask watch in horror

Pluto was also on “Small Lady is having a crisis!!!” patrol but Chibiusa gets kidnapped anyway. TEAM HOVER YOU HAVE FAILED NOOOO!

Floating Kailonite makes off with an unconscious Chibiusa as Pluto and Tuxedo Mask watch in horror

Pluto was also on “Small Lady is having a crisis!!!” patrol but Chibiusa gets kidnapped anyway. TEAM HOVER YOU HAVE FAILED NOOOO!

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The obvious silhouette of Kaorinite
Chibiusa: Hotaru?

Chibiusa, what are you doing. Even in shadow, that looks absolutely nothing like Hotaru she’s even several feet taller what.

The obvious silhouette of Kaorinite

Chibiusa: Hotaru?

Chibiusa, what are you doing. Even in shadow, that looks absolutely nothing like Hotaru she’s even several feet taller what.

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Viluy (to Kaolinite): Why did you come back from the dead?

"I dunno, it’s just a thing we do on this show"
Viluy and Kaolinite’s weird rivalry over Tomoe is boring and pointless, since she dies in one episode anyway. And like, why? I know he’s hot, but he’s also like…a dork who’s in the shadows most of the time anyway. I can understand K being into him since they live together and junk, but TWO people stretches it for me.

Viluy (to Kaolinite): Why did you come back from the dead?

"I dunno, it’s just a thing we do on this show"

Viluy and Kaolinite’s weird rivalry over Tomoe is boring and pointless, since she dies in one episode anyway. And like, why? I know he’s hot, but he’s also like…a dork who’s in the shadows most of the time anyway. I can understand K being into him since they live together and junk, but TWO people stretches it for me.

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Hotaru (as she is taken away by a flying Kaolinite, her hand reaching out): CHIBIUSA!

Chibiusa (anguished): HOTARU!

BUT THEN HOTARU IS RIPPED FROM CHIBIUSA’S ARMS NOOOOS

Seriously it’s super dramatic Chibiusa’s all “YOU CAN’T TAKE HER” and then Kaorinite sends her flying and Usagi catches her and they scream each other’s name and Chibiusa is like “I WAS RIGHT THERE BUT I COULDN’T PROTECT HER I AM A FAILURE”. 

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(Trauma warning: psychological child abuse)
(Hotaru’s dead goldfish on the floor)
Hotaru (very young): Who did this to my goldfish?
(Pan up to her crying face, a shadow looms over her)
Kaironite: Oh, my, you’re saying strange things.
Kaironite looms over her, arms crossed, expression stern
"This is something you did yourself. Please hurry and clean it up."

Probably one of the darkest bits of S. The way Hotaru was treated, especially by Kaori, was just horrible. A girl that young having pets die and friends get hurt, and then just told that it was her fault and rather than comforted she was scorned and deliberately exploited by her caretakers- Kaori’s words here are just such passive agressive psychological abuse, designed to make a tiny girl feel scared and hate herself and doubt her sanity, when what she was specifically crying out for was help.
The anime copped out a bit by making Tomoe possessed (and Kaori is of course an alllieeen so she doesn’t count…) but Hotaru’s struggle has a very real parallel to children being hurt by the people who are supposed to protect them- and taught to blame themselves for what happens to them. As a result, these children can be said to become “damaged” in some way- but what is needed is to recognize these children for the wonderful people they are, regardless of their background and what their parents “made” them into (taken very literally in the manga with Tomoe giving Hotaru android parts) or where they came from- what is needed in unconditional love, support, understanding and seeing the child for who she is without judging- even if said child can be destructive-never give up on her and remember you do not have the right to punish her for being victimized- and you can eventually help her. I think that’s what Chibiusa gave Hotaru and a big part of what their story is about.

(Trauma warning: psychological child abuse)

(Hotaru’s dead goldfish on the floor)

Hotaru (very young): Who did this to my goldfish?

(Pan up to her crying face, a shadow looms over her)

Kaironite: Oh, my, you’re saying strange things.

Kaironite looms over her, arms crossed, expression stern

"This is something you did yourself. Please hurry and clean it up."

Probably one of the darkest bits of S. The way Hotaru was treated, especially by Kaori, was just horrible. A girl that young having pets die and friends get hurt, and then just told that it was her fault and rather than comforted she was scorned and deliberately exploited by her caretakers- Kaori’s words here are just such passive agressive psychological abuse, designed to make a tiny girl feel scared and hate herself and doubt her sanity, when what she was specifically crying out for was help.

The anime copped out a bit by making Tomoe possessed (and Kaori is of course an alllieeen so she doesn’t count…) but Hotaru’s struggle has a very real parallel to children being hurt by the people who are supposed to protect them- and taught to blame themselves for what happens to them. As a result, these children can be said to become “damaged” in some way- but what is needed is to recognize these children for the wonderful people they are, regardless of their background and what their parents “made” them into (taken very literally in the manga with Tomoe giving Hotaru android parts) or where they came from- what is needed in unconditional love, support, understanding and seeing the child for who she is without judging- even if said child can be destructive-never give up on her and remember you do not have the right to punish her for being victimized- and you can eventually help her. I think that’s what Chibiusa gave Hotaru and a big part of what their story is about.

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Hotaru: “Don’t butt into house affairs, Kaori! (She grabs the coffee from Kaori’s hands)

SASSY HOTARU
She was even sassier in the manga, when she was basically like “I know you’re fucking her, dad and I dissaprove. SHAME ON YOU BOTH.”
And Kaori wasn’t even particularly mean to her in the manga!

Hotaru: “Don’t butt into house affairs, Kaori! (She grabs the coffee from Kaori’s hands)

SASSY HOTARU

She was even sassier in the manga, when she was basically like “I know you’re fucking her, dad and I dissaprove. SHAME ON YOU BOTH.”

And Kaori wasn’t even particularly mean to her in the manga!

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Sailor Moon (from the top of Tokyo Tower, surrounded by the Senshi and Mamoru): …That send happy fun TV programs…

Like this one HINT HINT
HAPPY FUN!!!

Sailor Moon (from the top of Tokyo Tower, surrounded by the Senshi and Mamoru): …That send happy fun TV programs…

Like this one HINT HINT

HAPPY FUN!!!