Upon watching the original Japanese version of Sailor Moon, I was shocked to discover just how nice all of the Senshi were to each other. I was also greatly disturbed becasue this meant that the writers of the English dub weren’t happy with this, and thus added in most of their bickering and insulting of each other. I have never been more disappointed.
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Yup. The English language writers couldn’t have girl friends without snark and cattiness. That says something sad about our culture.
Like, in one ep of the English dub they rewrote “Rei finds the moon stick that Usagi left behind” to “Raye steals it because she thinks she would be a better leader than Serena”.
In an earlier episode, they rewrote “Ami and Rei are nowhere near an attack” to “Amy and Raye go on strike and refuse to help innocent people because they don’t think Sailor Moon is a very good leader”. Like, this isn’t just garden-variety bickering, this is intense levels of pettiness to the point they were willing to put innocent lives in danger like WTF IS WRONG WITH THOSE WRITERS
Oh holy shit. I’ve only ever watched the English version- I thought that it was just written that way.
While Sailor Moon is probably the most extreme example, changes like this are the big reason many anime fans prefer subs (even fansubs) over dubs. They’re also the reason we’re so happy about Viz Media acquiring the rights and releasing a new, accurate dubbing which is true to the original Sailor Moon anime, and why we have so little patience for the handful of people who are whining and screaming about the new dub.
I mean, it’s one thing to like the modified dubs better, and another entirely to go off screaming that Viz should be boycotted and that Naoko Takeuchi is ruining everything forever by releasing a correctly dubbed original instead of a refresh of the modified version. No, I’m not kidding — that’s literally what Nangbaby has been screaming about. Read her post and be amazed by the narcissism, entitlement, racism, and homophobia!
Insights from the doctor who coaches athletes on sleep. Pair with the science of what actually happens while you sleep and how it affects your every waking hour.
More on sleep here.
right so I’ve been asked this question a few times and there’s many, many mANY ways to respond and I’m never quite sure how to because it depends on what you’re interested in!!! but if you’re interested in the mcu, you’re in luck, because lately marvel has been skewing more towards the avengers side of their universe, rather than the x-men. it’s also great for me, since I don’t really read x-men comics and thus don’t have to care about how shitty the movies are.
also I just started reading comics about 2 years ago, so I know what it’s like trying to get into comics and feeling like a lost baby duck, adrift in an ocean filled with horrible art and laughably offensive writing. SO I WILL TRY TO HELP YOU AS BEST I CAN HERE WE GO
↳ movie avengers
- black widow (current series), black widow vol 4
- hawkeye (current series)
- indestructible hulk, hulk (current series)
- thor: god of thunder
- iron man: extremis*
- captain america: man out of time, captain america vol 5*
- avengers assemble, 9-25
*the current solo series for both captain america and iron man are terrible and not at all what I would recommend for new readers. or any readers. no one should have to read this shit, not even the editors. I’m not actually sure any of the editors are reading these tbh. anyways. stay clear of both these titles, they aren’t worth spending money or time on.
↳ current titles that are good intros to the greater marvel universe
(note: some of these recently relaunched with new #1s. just think of it like a new season of a tv series I guess? it picks up where the last one left off)
- mighty avengers
- captain marvel vol 1, cap marvel (current series)
- ms. marvel
- iron patriot
- daredevil vol 3, daredevil (current series)
- all-new ghost rider
- loki: agent of asgard
- ultimate comics: spider-man vol 2, miles morales: ultimate spider-man (current series)*
- moon knight
*ultimate spider-man takes place in a different continuity of marvel comics. it’s literally a different universe. the spider-man there was originally peter parker just like in the regular marvel comics, but he was killed in the line of duty. after his death, a new spider-man named miles morales was introduced, and this is where the “black spider-man” you may have seen or heard of comes from. while the greater ultimates universe is…not exactly what I’d recommend for new readers, miles’ book is easy to follow along and a much better spider-man series than the one that has been happening in the main comics for a while.
↳ older, completed titles that are new-reader friendly
- nextwave: agents of h.a.t.e.
- punisher vol 9 + punisher: war zone
- doctor strange: season one (if you want to learn more about doctor strange before his movie comes out here’s where to start!)
- a-babies vs. x-babies (THE ONLY MARVEL COMIC YOU WILL EVER NEED TO READ TBH)
- guardians of the galaxy vol 2 (great intro for cosmic marvel!!! I recommend reading at least annihilation: conquest before this though.)
- captain america and bucky
- iron man: armor wars (like, the classic iron man story imho)
- iron man vol 3, vol 4 (again, both of these are better modern iron man writing than the current title)
- journey into mystery
- young avengers vol 1 and young avengers vol 2
- new avengers vol 1
- secret avengers 1-21
- defenders vol 4
- x-factor (x-men for people who don’t like the x-men)
- longshot saves the marvel universe (goofy, campy comics fun, the artist on this series draws a lot of gay porn as a hobby so that’s fun)
- and last but not least, avengers vol 1, vol 3, vol 4. this is a little different because honestly I recommend reading avengers from the very beginning. it is a trip, lemme tell you. vol 1 spans the 60s, 70s, and 80s and is quite a lot to tackle but it’s so entertaining. I’d skip over avengers vol 2, though, since it’s filled with rob liefeld art and VERY 90S WRITING. avengers vol 3 has some questionable art as well but it improves quickly, and the writing is worth it. (I’d also recommend west coast avengers, which is not on comixology unfortunately, but SHOULD BE. what happens is towards the later part of avengers vol 1, everyone becomes too dysfunctional to work together and half of them leave for california and they spend a lot of the time mad at each other and it’s gr99999). anyways, the point is that imho, the avengers title up until the end of vol 3 is actually better to read in chronological order. there’s not a million crossovers or events disrupting the general flow of the story, so you can power through the majority of the team’s history pretty easily.
ANYWAYS I HOPE THIS HELPS I KNOW IT’S A LOT BUT YOU CAN PICK AND CHOOSE GOOD LUCK
This is so important!
I never know what to ask and end up looking like a fool cause I don’t have a question prepared.
Don’t be me.
but why does sirius black have prison tattoos in the prisoner of azkaban movie? is there a strong prison culture in azkaban? did he find a non death eater or two to bond with? he literally has tattoos on each of his fingers what did he do over those 12 years do they have movie nights and crazy high jinx involving contraband what exactly happens in azkaban
orange is the new sirius black
This is how Garnet and Amethyst fuse to become Sugilite.
(A lot of things went through my head at that time, at the same time x3)