Here an interesting post from the newsgroup alt.fan.sailor-moon
thanks for reading, arigato
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From: "Severe Sailor Moon" <sailrvictory@...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 12:39 AM
Subject: The Light of Hope for Sailor Moon Around the World
>I just wrote some long post explaining why Sailor Stars will never be
> dubbed. But then I chucked it, and decided that Sailor Moon still has
> a future around the world.
> Way back in the late 90's, I was in to the politics of Sailor Moon,
> fightin' to get it here in North America. Eventually though, I cooled
> down, and lost track of all those insane politics for a while. I just
> had this kind of faith, a kind of knowing that Sailor Moon was not yet
> finished. I just knew that it was too popular around the world for it
> to be done for good. A year and a half or so passed, and two more
> seasons were dubbed, and a wonderful new series came out, PGSM, and
> the musicals are still popular to this day, maintaining its title as
> one of the most popular anime musicals ever.
> Things just happened over time.... and things will continue to happen.
> You may think Sailor Moon is old, and dead, but she is not. There
> are still many people out there who LOVE Sailor Moon, and care about
> her very much. There are people who are devoted to Sailor Moon, and
> who work on new ideas and avenues for the Sailors. You may not be
> aware of these folks, but they are out there, they are among us. You
> never know what will be become of Sailor Moon, but it's not done yet.
> Just look at all the fan work that this phenomenon has inspired:
> http://www.sailormoon.ws/doujinshi/index.html Thousands of doujinshi,
> tens of thousands of fanfics, fanarts, God only knows how much Sailor
> Moon merchandise is out there. Sailor Moon is HUGE!!! It is not
> limited to the anime, or the manga (which we DID get, thank you very
> much!) Sailor Moon is an interesting phenomenon around the world, and
> there is more to this amazing story.
> I know there is disagreement now about how Sailor Moon should be
> handled in North America, but perhaps someday when the politics cool
> down more, we will get PGSM, and whatever else happens with Sailor
> Moon. May I be so bold as to say that maybe someday, a group of good
> folks will continue Naoko's work, if she no longer wants to. You see,
> Sailor Moon lives on with intensity in the lives of many. Me, for
> example, I adore Sailor Moon, and she has inspired many great things
> in many areas of my life. As some of you may know, I practice
> meditation (which by the way, Sailor Moon was my original inspiration
> for!!), and have meditated many times focussing on her. For me, it is
> as if I have already seen new episodes, new series and new revelations
> inside my head. I have a very rich fantasy life. For me, Sailor Moon
> lives on, and I am ever busy trying to spread the love which she has
> inspired. Naturally, I come up with new episodes and series on my
> own, not because I am desperate to see new episodes, but because
> Sailor Moon is so much a part of me that I am naturally drawn to her,
> and her wonderful world. It is natural for me to continue the story
> in my mind. And there are others like me.
> If Sailor Moon is more than just some anime or comic from last decade,
> then she is not finished yet. The proof is in the unbelievable fandom
> that Sailor Moon is produced. There is more to this story.
> So to all of you who may feel at a loss because activity has slowed at
> this and other groups, fear not. Sailor Moon Lives! The Legend Lives
> On! Even if she has had her day in North America, worldwide, the
> Sailors aren't finished. She'll come back with a vengeance. And even
> if the end of PGSM truly marks the absolute end of Sailor Moon (which
> I'm sure it does not), still have no fear... because if Sailor Moon
> means to you even a small fraction of what it means to me, then that
> is truly amazing, and it inspires me that a person can be so deeply
> touched with artwork. If Sailor Moon is really over, then take all
> your wonderful experiences you have had with Sailor Moon and share
> your experience. Share not necessarily by showing people Sailor Moon
> stuff, but share by living a good life, a loving and peaceful life.
> One thing that I have learned in my meditations, is that love is love
> no matter how you look at it. Whether I meditate on Sailor Moon, or I
> meditate focussing on a rock, once I enter that state of absolute
> peace, all is the same, all is gorgeous and full of love. So if
> Sailor Moon makes you feel happy, then live a happy life and share
> your happiness with others. That way, the true essence of Sailor Moon
> lives on....... new episodes or not.
> Sailor Moon Fan #1
> Soldier of White Tantra Love