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Happy Birthday Mamoru!

sailorfailures:

(via sailorscooby)

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relativity-pudding:

I know we like to make fun of him, but can I speak for a minute about Mamoru, seriously? He’s probably the most important male character to me in any literature, for so many reasons I’ll never be able to encapsulate here.

He’s important to me as a fuck-you to this device of wronged orphaned men who validate (read: compensate) a sad existence through this fixation on aggression, revenge, deification and misogyny. His builds a life that takes takes color by virtue of of love, healing, partnership, and always working harder than anyone. And he gets it. He gets everything he wants and nothing he could have ever dreamed conceiving of (King of the Earth?)(a family?)(this nobody with nothing to his name?)(you bet). And you can bet he never forgets for a second how lucky he is because he’ll be the first to remind you in his own sometimes eloquent, sometimes choked, always physical way. 

I see a lot of strange talk about Mamoru as this normal dude that gets dragged unwillingly into someone else’s mess and hijinks. For sure he’s collected, he’s measured, he can work a situation (arguably), but no way in hell should that trick anyone into thinking he’s normal. He’d been living up to this point in a state of amnesia since childhood, with no soul alive to confide in, dreaming for years about an alien girl from the moon, and deciding one day he’s going to put on a tuxedo and become a criminal that shoot roses- of all things- in her name. Normal never had a chance. His life is weird and he accepts it in grace. He wouldn’t know or want it any other way.

This guy has been such an abiding male figure in my life, in the back of my head since I was six. Sometimes silly, sometimes too dashing to make sense of, always reaffirming. He’s trumpeted always by representatives of the realm of basic and fandumb alike as this knight in shining armor figure, swooping in to save the day. My hero. Well, yes. But not because of that. He’s my hero because SHE’S his hero.

(via idesofnovember)

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I will talk about Mamoru because relativity’s post is awesome

You know one of the things about Batman is, since he lost his family, he should be about valuing family right? If that’s what he’s about. He should really value the family he’s built for himself. But routinely the comics have him put the people around him second to the cause or whatever (even though they should be part of the cause). And his past tragedy is just like…an excuse for him to treat people like shit.

I joke about Mamoru being like Batman or being better than Batman or whatever, but here’s a character that genuinely is about valuing family because he lost his. Mamoru fucking loves his kid. He never puts the people around him second. He would do anything to be a great dad to Chibiusa because he knows what it’s like to grow up without anyone to care for you. Even though it’s not traditionally masculine or whatever, Mamoru doesn’t give a shit. He legitimately thinks the world of his wife and daughter and he’s always there to support them. And yes, he’s used to being alone, he’s not good at communicating, he tends to play the martyr, and yet- he doesn’t drive the people around him away R anime arc not withstanding.  He doesn’t use his angst as an excuse to not support those he loves. I mean, Manga!Mamoru has some hella self esteem issues, all wondering why he was ever born. He could easily be some dark broody manly man, all inaccessible and tuff, but instead he genuinely knows he’s really lucky to have found these people who love them, and he’s perfectly willing to eat his girlfriend’s burnt food, hang around with a gaggle of girls fighting for justice and let them take center stage while he supports and openly like, hug kittens and shit. He’s still this super suave hero guy with a troubled past, and it’s because he’s not afraid to do these “girl” things that he’s so much better off than most of those types.

I love that Mamoru’s whole identity is about loving and supporting people. That he’ll stay and help Chibiusa grow up while Sailor Moon does her thang because that’s his top priority. That he’s so proud of his daughter as a hero, and so behind the idea of love healing the world. That instead of women being like, barriers or dead motivations to being an avenging hero or whatever, they are his partners, his heroes, his legacy, and his family, and now that he has that, he’s never letting it go. He gets that this family IS the key to making the world better.

You rock, bro.

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Important mamoru tags

adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

I tag mamoru pretty inconsistently because originally I was going to let #tuxedo mask is a dork be my only tag for him because I am cruel like that

as a result there are several

tuxedo mask is a dork

seriously mamoru loves children so much

tuxedo mask is a perpetual distressed dude and we like it that way

you’ll probably find more but these are the three main ones

there’s also the rarely used regular one

and now tuxedo birthdays!

New important tags as talked of earlier

mamoru chiba

tuxedo mask is awesome and doesn’t mind reversing restrictive gender roles

mamoru loves cats and children

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adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

ngl this is one of my favorite pages of the manga
I could post it for eternity
so much to love about it, to how pretty it is, to how Mamoru clings to Usagi as she saves them with the magic umbrella and is basically going “OMG AN UMBRELLA” while Usagi is like “OMG MUST SAVE US WHEW LUCKY I AM MAGIC”
and then he steps off and says “Today you saved me again. You have my thanks.”
Like it is so sweet how the thanks her and he’s not ashamed at all and totally cool and grateful about how she rescues him a lot, and downplays himself a little too.
and then he runs offffff because that is how he does things.
It is a super pretty page and super cute and it captures the awesomeness of their dynamic so well and how this couple says fuck you to “traditional” gender roles and are super content and happy about it. Mamoru is still confident in himself even being rescued, and he fully gives Usagi the props she deserves. That’s what makes a cool guy, and good relationship.

adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

ngl this is one of my favorite pages of the manga

I could post it for eternity

so much to love about it, to how pretty it is, to how Mamoru clings to Usagi as she saves them with the magic umbrella and is basically going “OMG AN UMBRELLA” while Usagi is like “OMG MUST SAVE US WHEW LUCKY I AM MAGIC”

and then he steps off and says “Today you saved me again. You have my thanks.”

Like it is so sweet how the thanks her and he’s not ashamed at all and totally cool and grateful about how she rescues him a lot, and downplays himself a little too.

and then he runs offffff because that is how he does things.

It is a super pretty page and super cute and it captures the awesomeness of their dynamic so well and how this couple says fuck you to “traditional” gender roles and are super content and happy about it. Mamoru is still confident in himself even being rescued, and he fully gives Usagi the props she deserves. That’s what makes a cool guy, and good relationship.

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ebbywaffle:

luna-whiskers:

Since it’s past midnight and I’ve had wine, allow me to remind the Tumblrverse that on this day, Chiba Mamoru was born, and also on this day, his parents were tragically killed and his memories were lost and he would go on to spend the rest of his childhood in an orphanage.

I mean, as far as birthdays go

that pretty much blows.

#wait i just realized how did he remember it was his birthday #oh I guess the doctors told him like they told him his name

i believe that is the case.

:(

"HEY KID YOUR NAME IS MAMORU CHIBA AND YOUR PARENTS DIED IN AN ACCIDENT 

also happy birthday!”

"Wha?"

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Important mamoru tags

I tag mamoru pretty inconsistently because originally I was going to let #tuxedo mask is a dork be my only tag for him because I am cruel like that

as a result there are several

tuxedo mask is a dork

seriously mamoru loves children so much

tuxedo mask is a perpetual distressed dude and we like it that way

you’ll probably find more but these are the three main ones

there’s also the rarely used regular one

and now tuxedo birthdays!

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I feel is important to point out for Mamoru’s birthday that he really loves kittens yes I know pussy joke etc
He loves them to such a degree he will pounce on them and start nuzzling and kissing and cuddling them the moment he sees them, complete with hearts. THAT’S INVADING DIANA’S PERSONAL SPACE THERE.
Chibiusa: It’s not fair, you’re only holding Diana now!
Mamoru: Well, then, all you need to do is become a cat and I’ll hold you more.
Chibiusa: Whaaaaaat?
YEAH CHIBIUSA BECOME A CAT.
a) that so cute I can’t take it and b) is this the battle of the trolls? Tuxedo Mask vs Chibiusa? WHO WILL OUT-TROLL THE OTHER?
It turns out they’ll just both team up to troll Usagi. This was supposed to be their secret morning rendezvous not anymore trololololol.

I feel is important to point out for Mamoru’s birthday that he really loves kittens yes I know pussy joke etc

He loves them to such a degree he will pounce on them and start nuzzling and kissing and cuddling them the moment he sees them, complete with hearts. THAT’S INVADING DIANA’S PERSONAL SPACE THERE.

Chibiusa: It’s not fair, you’re only holding Diana now!

Mamoru: Well, then, all you need to do is become a cat and I’ll hold you more.

Chibiusa: Whaaaaaat?

YEAH CHIBIUSA BECOME A CAT.

a) that so cute I can’t take it and b) is this the battle of the trolls? Tuxedo Mask vs Chibiusa? WHO WILL OUT-TROLL THE OTHER?

It turns out they’ll just both team up to troll Usagi. This was supposed to be their secret morning rendezvous not anymore trololololol.

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Usagi: Eheh! So that Sailormoon wristwatch that Mamoru gave you  turned out to be posessed?  And you defeated the bad guys behind the  incident all by yourself?
(an arrow points to her *sparkly* necklace with a *shine* and points  out: Got Mamoru to buy her that expensive Tiffany pendant after all)
(Chibiusa chugs on her drink)
Mamoru (super upset, bowing, hands clapsed in apology):Oh, I’m so sorry  Chibiusa! I’m an awful person! Never in my worst nightmares did I think  something I got for you would cause you so much trouble!
Chibiusa (squint): So…what you’re sayin’ is you wanna buy me another birthday present?
Mamoru: Of course! I’ll buy you whatever you want!
Chibiusa: Really?
Chibiusa: W-well, then what I want is a pearl and gold pendant, even  prettier than Usagi’s! Hooray! Now Usagi won’t be the only one with a  fancy pendant!
Oh, I love you Mamoru, especially since you’ve got lots of money!
Mamoru: …. (hating his life)
Usagi: You aren’t seriously going to buy her something more expensive than what you got for me!?

Posted this on Usagi and Chibiusa’s birthday
basically Mamoru has a bad habit of buying people possessed birthday presents
but he feels really bad about it
so adorkable

Usagi: Eheh! So that Sailormoon wristwatch that Mamoru gave you turned out to be posessed?  And you defeated the bad guys behind the incident all by yourself?

(an arrow points to her *sparkly* necklace with a *shine* and points out: Got Mamoru to buy her that expensive Tiffany pendant after all)

(Chibiusa chugs on her drink)

Mamoru (super upset, bowing, hands clapsed in apology):Oh, I’m so sorry Chibiusa! I’m an awful person! Never in my worst nightmares did I think something I got for you would cause you so much trouble!

Chibiusa (squint): So…what you’re sayin’ is you wanna buy me another birthday present?

Mamoru: Of course! I’ll buy you whatever you want!

Chibiusa: Really?

Chibiusa: W-well, then what I want is a pearl and gold pendant, even prettier than Usagi’s! Hooray! Now Usagi won’t be the only one with a fancy pendant!

Oh, I love you Mamoru, especially since you’ve got lots of money!

Mamoru: …. (hating his life)

Usagi: You aren’t seriously going to buy her something more expensive than what you got for me!?

Posted this on Usagi and Chibiusa’s birthday

basically Mamoru has a bad habit of buying people possessed birthday presents

but he feels really bad about it

so adorkable

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ngl this is one of my favorite pages of the manga
I could post it for eternity
so much to love about it, to how pretty it is, to how Mamoru clings to Usagi as she saves them with the magic umbrella and is basically going “OMG AN UMBRELLA” while Usagi is like “OMG MUST SAVE US WHEW LUCKY I AM MAGIC”
and then he steps off and says “Today you saved me again. You have my thanks.”
Like it is so sweet how the thanks her and he’s not ashamed at all and totally cool and grateful about how she rescues him a lot, and downplays himself a little too.
and then he runs offffff because that is how he does things.
It is a super pretty page and super cute and it captures the awesomeness of their dynamic so well and how this couple says fuck you to “traditional” gender roles and are super content and happy about it. Mamoru is still confident in himself even being rescued, and he fully gives Usagi the props she deserves. That’s what makes a cool guy, and good relationship.

ngl this is one of my favorite pages of the manga

I could post it for eternity

so much to love about it, to how pretty it is, to how Mamoru clings to Usagi as she saves them with the magic umbrella and is basically going “OMG AN UMBRELLA” while Usagi is like “OMG MUST SAVE US WHEW LUCKY I AM MAGIC”

and then he steps off and says “Today you saved me again. You have my thanks.”

Like it is so sweet how the thanks her and he’s not ashamed at all and totally cool and grateful about how she rescues him a lot, and downplays himself a little too.

and then he runs offffff because that is how he does things.

It is a super pretty page and super cute and it captures the awesomeness of their dynamic so well and how this couple says fuck you to “traditional” gender roles and are super content and happy about it. Mamoru is still confident in himself even being rescued, and he fully gives Usagi the props she deserves. That’s what makes a cool guy, and good relationship.