The Obsessed Sailor Moon Fan Club's 10th Newsletter!!!!!
1. Yamucha's Picture For This Issue
2. The Fan Club's Award of Creativity
3. Tatsuyo's Picture of This Issue **New**
4. Our Comments
5. Yamucha's Quiz (Q & A)
6. Fan Fics
7. Cheryl's Find it & Found it Columm
8. Cheryl's Moon Beam of The Month Article
9. Cheryl's Merchandise that you might not
10. Sailor Zen's Anime Review
11. Mako-chan's Columm
12. Sailor Says **New**
13. Heavenshine's Fanfic Review **New**
14. Yamucha's Question Corner **New**
1.Yamucha's Picture of the Week:
2. The Fan Club's Award of Creativity:
Okay this issue's winners are:
For the week of April 13-19
Sailor Pheonix's Spiffy Sailor Moon Stuff
Sailormoon Dream World
And for the week of April 20-26
Hotaru's Sailor Senshi Universe
Sailor Moon's World
3. Tatsuyo's Picture of The Week:
4. Our Comments:
Okay update for this issue we have 400 members
in the Fan Club and 54 pages in the webring but some of the pages still
don't have the webring html on them so if you have a page in the webring
and you didn't get the html for it just e-mail me at:
and I'll send it to ya. Also I would like everyone to welcome three new
additions to the Fan Club's newsletter they are; Tatsuyo, Cataluna, and
Heavenshine. Tatsuyo will be having his own picture of the week, Cataluna
who is part of the SOS Team will have a columm with the latest news on
Sailor Moon and Heavenshine will be reviewing Sailor Moon fanfics on the
net. Anyways some other news starting next month the fanclub will be moving
to a new server at http://www.sailormoon.org/
so the page will have awhole new look and new additions which should be
pretty cool. Also after the move is complete our first contest will finnally
begin!! So stay tune for details :)
Since this is our 10th newsletter I wanted
to add as much as possible so we have two fanfics instead of one and ten
questions in the Quiz. Okay one more thing there will be a meeting of the
Fan Club on saturday May 9 on both icq and in the parachat on the Fan Club's
page starting at 3pm (Pacific time) and ends whenever :)
A great newsletter with lots of views and fun
things and those who have Cartoon Network on cable and not getting Sailor
Moon on it, ring the cable company and bug them!
5. Yamucha's Quiz (Q & A):
1. How many youmas did Jadite use in the short
time that he fought agianst the Sailors?
There where seven youmas
2. What are the names of the monsters who fought
agianst the Sailors in Day of Destiny?
The Doom and Bloom Girls
3. How many times did Serena use the Luna Pen
in the first season?
About six times
4. How many think that Zosite does look like
a girl despite the fact that in the japanese version it's a he?
Well since no one said anything about this
I'll just say that yeah Zoisite does look like a girl
5. What is the one transformatio when Usagi
uses the pen that the NA version cut?
The time where she transformed into a rocker
type chick with long green hair
Okay since this is the 10th issue we've decided
to have 10 questions instead of five so enjoy!
1. In the first epsiode of R what does Serena
blame her dream on?
2. What is the name of the episode that the
Moon Light Knight appear in?
3. Who is the star in "Kindergarten Chaos"?
4. Where did Luna and Artemis find the entrance
to the Negaverse?
5. What are the original names of the Ayakashi
6.Which Sailor Moon series has the most episodes?
7. What was the name of the villian in the
Sailor Moon SuperS Movie?
8. What was the name of the fairy who helped
ChibiUsa in the Sailor Moon SuperS Movie?
9. In which episode of Sailor Moon Sailor StarS
does Seiya gets a pie smashed in his face by ChibiChibi?
10. Who is Chibi-Chibi? **Both manga and anime
6. Fan Fics:
Okay this issue we have two fanfics the first
is done by Ukyo ½
vs. Goku (In Which Hope is Everything)
and the second part of last issue's story written
7. Cheryl's Find it & Found it Columm:
THE FIND-IT COLUMN by Cheryl P.
I have volunteered to help fan club members
to locate merchandise that they
want to buy. Since the last newsletter, here
are a few "Found-Its"
This time around, Heavenshine wanted to find
some particular manga series.
She will be able to surf these great web sites:
1. The Place one great store! Not
only do they have lots of manga, they also
let you have the option of ordering Japanese
Manga or English-Translated
Manga! In addition, you can find
great Sailormoon and Dragon Ball
The Place is not just for manga - - - they
also have a variety of anime tapes,
cds, laser discs, and many other items reflecting
the pop culture of Asia.
Check it out for some interesting browsing.
2. The second site I would recommend
for manga is:
(Thanks, Jesse, for telling me about this vendor
a while ago!)
This looks like one of the best sources for
new and also some used manga!
Almost any manga request could be filled here,
and very happily I might add!
Some of the great offerings are as low as $4
each! Enjoy browsing!
3. Although the prices are higher than
Greentea's, I feel inclined to mention
the following site in case you can't find your
heart's desire anywhere else:
Hitokiri Bathow-Sai no Manga Service:
This online store cuts you a break when you
order in quantity. Many popular
series are listed, but the author asks you
send requests for any manga you
don't see on his list because he is only showing
you a small sample of what he
actually offers. This might be a good
place to inquire about some very hard
to find or rare manga, eh?
Hope this is helpful!
Please send your Found-It Requests to: CherieBebe@aol.com
PLEASE PUT "FIND-IT" IN THE SUBJECT LINE -
- - thank you!
8. Cheryl's Moon Beam of The Month Article:
MOON BEAM CENTRAL
by Cheryl P.
For each issue of the newsletter I will present
at least one MOON BEAM - a web
site suggested for your surfing pleasure. For
this issue, I highly recommend:
For issue #10, I have found two unique web
Many of you cruise through some choice anime
pages via the Anime Turnpike. I
think that you are also likely to bookmark
this web site:
THE ANIME POWERHOUSE:
This is a fun page with links to info on some
of my second favorite series
(Key the Metal Idol and Devil Hunter Yohko
- - - Sailormoon will always remain
my all-time fav). There are pages describing:
the Laws of Anime; What Is
Anime?; History of Anime; What Is Manga?; You
Are An Otaku If; and many
Let me warn you ahead of time - - - when you
read some of these pages, you
will find it very hard to stop laughing!
The info is clever and fun to read.
One of my fav links is Anime Sayings, in which
some odd/humorous quotes from
specific series are found.
I love the way the entire web site is put together,
and surfing here can give
you so much useful knowledge and so many laughs
at the same time!
My second "must see" is:
Yuu Watase's Fushigi Yuugi:
This has my vote for one of the most charming
and entertaining Fushigi Yuugi
web sites you will find. The sound file
on the main page is so pretty that
you will enjoy surfing there even if you are
reading about Fushigi Yuugi for
the first time. Also, I love the option
of choosing to surf in English or in
Chinese so that the author can reach more fans
The author has a very brief but excellent summary
of the storyline and main
characters. Just enough is mentioned
to give you an idea of what the story is
about, but the summary will not spoil any of
the surprise twists in this
There are links to a Juke Box page, a page
with info about the OAVs, a
gallery, and much more. One unique feature
was a link to see what the
characters think of themselves. Another
was a page with a clever game (not a
computer animated game but an illusion to decipher
- - - thank goodness the
answer was linked to the page!).
I have recently enjoyed watching this entire
series and will start to watch it
all over again very soon! I am choosy
about my anime, and I don't feel that
way too often about a show. Enjoy!
'TIL NEXT TIME,
9. Cheryl's Merchandise that you might not
MERCHANDISE THAT YOU MAY NOT HAVE
by Cheryl P.
AS I COME ACROSS MORE UNCOMMON OR NEW MERCHANDISE,
I WILL LET YOU KNOW ALL
ABOUT IT! HERE IS THIS ISSUE'S REVIEW:
SAILORMOON EXCELLENT PETITE FIGURES:
I was recently lucky enough to find a really
book/collectibles shop in Negajersey (heh heh
heh) and was "over the Moon"
(pardon the pun) to find genuine Japanese Sailormoon
merchandise! There was
not much available at that time, but the clerk
assured me that the Sailormoon
merchandise sold out quickly and the owner
of the store stocked a variety of
I was amazed to see a pink box with a familiar
face staring out of the
cellophane window - Sailor Mercury (spelled
as Sailormercury on the package).
Afraid to ask the price, I got my nerve up
and was told "$18"! Considering
the back of the figure was stamped "1993",
that was more than reasonable! I
looked closely at the figure of Sailormercury.
It was only about four inches
tall, but it was perfectly detailed.
The facial expression, as well as her
pose, really captured the spirit and personality
of Mercury. What appeared to
be a trading card next to the figure was actually
a stand on which she is to
be displayed. The package cleared stated
that it was a Bandai product, not
one of the copies of Sailor Moon figures which,
I have heard, can be found
There was another Petite Figure, of Sailormars,
on the check-out counter. I
was fascinated that you could see details such
as the bow on the back of her
senshi uniform under her flowing hair!
What a beautifully executed figure!
On close inspection, I noticed that the figure
was also hand-painted. This
was a plus, considering all of the times I
resisted buying a figure because I
dreaded the task of painting it.
I have read about Excellent Petite Figures,
but would have gotten some long
ago if I had known how well made they are and
how closely they resemble the
anime versions of our favorite team.
They would be a highlight of anyone's
10. Sailor Zen's Anime Review:
Sailor Zen's Anime Review
Hi! Welcome to another installment of my Anime Review. In this installment
I will review volume four of Oh! My Goddess (We are almost done with this
one! only one more volume!) Well, for those of you who haven't read my
article (shame on you) Oh! My Goddess is about a college freshman at Necomi
Tech. who one day while dialing out for dinner got connected to the Goddess
Help line! The rest is anime history. Well here is an update for
those of you who missed the
last installment: K now has a new member of his household, Belldandy's
little sister Skuld! Who by the way supposedly hates Keiichi's guts (This
episode proves different) And now on with today's story!
Weird things are happening,
snow in summer only at the temple, strange bugs appearing all of a sudden,
and they all the weird things happen as soon as Bell and K are together.
Skuld soon finds out the source of the problem, whenever Keiichi and Belldandy
gfet together, a warp hole opens and bugs escape, causing trouble. Belldandy
and Keiichi are forbidden by Skuld to be near each other, which causes
conflict and heart break for both Belldandy and Keiichi. What will happen
to Belldandy and Keiichi? Can Skuld and Urd figure out a solution?
And what is that tree?
Find out in the next volume of Oh! My Goddess. Make sure not to miss this
11. Mako-chan's Columm:
OK, here it is, my second article: Mako's
Pointless Paragraph Serena, Amy Anderson,
Raye Hino, Lita and Mina as opposed to Tsukino Usagi, Mizuno Ami, Hino
Rei, Kino Makoto, and Aino Minako? What was D.I.C. thinking?!
I mean, not only do the Japanese names sound better, but the one that stayed
the same (Rei) had a prettier spelling in Japanese. At least the
Japanese names have meaning. The D.I.C. Sailor Scouts don't even
all have last names! I know the show was aimed at little kids, even
if that made sense, the names aren't that hard to say! And why is
it that D.I.C. Sailor Moon is aimed at little kids? How could
they take such a beautiful cartoon and censor it down so much that anti
pages were created, based on this adaption! So the poll of the week
could have many options, but I'll go with my first thought: What names
are better, the Japanese or English? E-mail your vote to firstname.lastname@example.org
. I hope it isn't too corny!
12. Sailor Says **New**:
13. Heavenshine's Fanfic Review **New**:
Hi, everyone! *s* I'm Dara, a.k.a. Heavenshine,
and this is my first
column for the Newsletter. I am going
to review Sailormoon fanfiction
to benefit your reading pleasure. As
we all know, many people have at
one point or another written a story based
on our beloved show. Which
is cool, because that's a way of expressing
one's devotion/love to this
great show. Y'know, it's mind-boggling
to think about the vast choices
available to you! For example, some fics
include new characters, while
others take place in an alternate time frame.
Heck, I even read a story
that was all about *writing* a good Sailormoon
story! (And it was
actually quite amusing. ^^) Unfortunately,
only a handful of stories
out there are truly worth reading.
Now, just to let you know, I'm not using this
column to vent. I will
*never* put an author down, or rant about how
awful so-and-so's fanfic
is. That's callous, and quite simply,
mean. It is my mission to tell
you about the really great stories, the ones
that make you laugh out
loud, or cry in sorrow. So, with that
said, on with the show! For this
edition, I would like to bring to your attention
three (not so short)
stories by the talented minds of Jackie Chiang,
Richard Lawrence, and
Pandora Waldron (respectively). And,
quite conveniently, all of these
stories can be found in my
"Insanity at a Glance" is Chiang's tale about
a certain Aino Minako, and
the events that lead up to, and occur after,
her stay at a mental
institution. To be fair, this story is
not for the faint of heart, and
quite possibly not for most Sailorvenus fans,
because Minako is cast in
the unpleasant role of a psychopath.
When I read this story, I went
through a gamut of emotions: pity, horror,
and anger I remember most
vividly. Minako suffers a heart-wrenchingly
traumatic experience, but
she is unable to cope with her loss.
Enter madness, as she twists the
event to her own purposes, with rather bloody
results. This is a
suspense/slasher tale at its best, and it will
leave you shaking, and
asking, as Minako does
"Urges" is Lawrence's story about Mizuno Ami
before she moved to Tokyo.
And, no, the title does not imply anything
ecchi, for those of you who
might be thinking that way. :p Quite the contrary,
in fact. This is a
masterful weaving between the fantasy world
that goes on inside Ami's
head, and the constraining reality she
lives in. I think this is a
story most of us can relate to: the *urge*
to mingle with other people,
tell off the peers who make fun of us, defy
controlling parents, and
just scream and act silly and be free.
Ami desires all of this;
however, she feels unable to break the mold
that she's been placed in,
that of a bookish, shy (and to her mother,
obedient) genius--but the
shell is starting to crack. We dart back
and forth between how Ami
wants to react to the situation presented her,
and how she really
handles it, until finally the threshhold is
crossed with an interesting
resolution. I really liked "Urges"!
I am not a big fan of Mizuno
Ami/Sailormercury, but Lawrence presents her
in such an appealing--and
empathic-- manner that I couldn't "put it down",
so to speak. ^^ A must
I love all of Pandora Waldron's works, but
"Queen of Diamonds" is an
especially favorite piece of mine. Why?
There are so many reasons, but
the main one is that Mamoru is written as an
*actual human being* for
once. Have you ever noticed that in most
fanfiction he is treated
either as "Usagi's soulmate", or "Tuxedo Kamen",
but he doesn't have
much personality beyond those two traits?
Well, he does now! This
story takes place during the SMR season of
the manga, and is about a
disturbingly life-like dream Mamoru has concerning
Prince Dimando and
Neo Queen Serenity, and his reaction to it.
This is a killer story, and
I wish that I could begin to write about it
in as many glowing and
illlustrative terms as the other two.
But I am about to be kicked off
the computer, so it's best that I wrap this
Well, this was pretty fun, and I look forward
to writing again next
time. I hope you'll bear with me!
Until then, read all the cool
fanfiction out there that you can, and if you
have any suggestions for a
fanfic that I should review, e-mail me at
, with Fanfic
in the subject. But I must ask you not
to suggest your own work, for
practical reasons. Okay? Good!
Bye now--and keep reading!
14. Yamucha's Question Corner **New**:
Okay in this new section I will be asking members
of the fan club about what they think of the OSMFC and Sailor Moon in general:
"Oh I love Sailor Moon even doing something
to show my appreiciation of it! The fan club is very informative, I mean
a newsletter given out, chats (though sometimes get out of hand and off
the topic) but great with contacting other Moonies ^_^ a bit like SOS only
"I think the fan club is a great idea!!
We should have more meetings/get togethers and activities, for the members
though. It might make it more original, you know what i mean? =)
And I think Sailor Moon is the only show in the world able to bring so
many people together.. people of all cultures, and ages.. even gender has
a limited role in the love for it. It doesn't matter who you are.
If you have any sort of sense to watch it, you can find an element in the
story to your liking and enjoy it for what it is."
"I think that well, the FanClub is awesome.
And Sailor Moon is very neat and interesting."
Ukyo ½ says:
"Hmm....The fanclub is well organized <not
like SOME fanclubs I'm in>
the newletters are fun to read, it's one of
the best clubs I've seen! And I'm not pulling your leg! I like....it
becuase it's a super hero cartoon for females..not like Batman and Spider
well known comedy, not too serious <what
and carfree like...a show for allll ages
it's very helpful as it teaches about respect
and care in some ways."
Iron Mouse says:
"Hehehe i love sailor moon.. you really have
to ask this? hehehe and the fan club so far is the best ive seen, well
you know how there are alot of clubs and mailing lists, and they say they
are gonna send all this stuf.. and they never get around to it? well i
like the way this club doesnt do that, but they dont send way to much either.
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