Nerdy Revelries

This is the diary of a very nerdy girl. She is an English major hoping to become a writer, a fan of Sailor Moon and Harvest Moon who philosophizes a lot. Kino no Tabi and the novels of Vladimir Nabokov are her joy. These things and whatever else may catch her nerdy, eclectic interest shall be the subject of this blog. She sometimes likes to speak in third person.

Run by the owner of the equally geeky Sailor Moon Tumblr, Jungle Garden Senshi.

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Girl meets world addresses Cultural appropriation

this is actually embarassingly wrong, though. sure, she looks tacky but this is a purely white liberal construct we’re looking at here. generally speaking, people in contemporary japan aren’t going to see something like that as misappropriation, and it hardly makes sense to even try to look at it that way because harajuku is, you know, a shopping district that sells mass produced clothing. maybe this girl is doing something else noxious in the episode, but what’s presented here just isn’t that.

there is of course a line in the sand, and in this case in specific it’s basically between nicki minaj and gwen stefani. nicki was, and maybe still does, calling herself harajuku barbie because she’s drawn a lot of inspiration for her looks from the bright, colourful styles of the district. a district in a wealthy industrialized nation. there’s no real difference between that and calling herself rodeo drive barbie or camden square barbie. gwen stefani, you know, was paying asian women to follow her around like ornaments. that’s a problem.

i get kind of suspicious when people, especially in mainstream tv, overwhelmingly go after “weaboos” as soft targets because it seems like a smokescreen to avoid going after the actually deeply troublesome and normalized acts of commodifying and trivializing marginalized groups.

also, a teacher dragging a teenage girl that hard in front of her entire class is fucked up.

I saw this like seven times yesterday scrolling on my phone and wasn’t about to start on it from there - but yeah pretty much what you said. People are ready to leap on those they perceive as weeaboos but people forget or ignore that Harajuku (and anime) is for sale.

Love of my life Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is the official Ambassador of Kawaii, as in it is a real part of her fashion-fused-musical-career as ordained by the government to promote Japanese kawaii culture and Harajuku fashions to the rest of the world in an effort to bump international attention, tourism, and sales. There are without a doubt social movements/ideas particular to the culture embedded in the different areas of Japanese fashion and act as a response to the culture - but frankly, overall, a lot of Japanese fashion is fashion. It exists for an aesthetic; it exists for expression; it exists for influence and ultimately consumption; and today more than ever it exists for export.

Sitting around and pointing a finger at every Japanese fashion labeling it as deeply intrinsic and important and special and exclusive to the culture is harmful; by doing so you are denying a contemporary creative base the autonomy to evolve and speak for itself. “Japan is a land of tradition” yeah, okay, but it doesn’t live in a fucking vacuum trembling from fear of the peeking gaijin.

What is happening here is a young girl is dressed in a fashion she cannot identify, which can be a case of cultural appropriation when “plagiarizing and/or thieving” is the mode of operation. For example: Someone latching on to a visual they saw while watching a Japanese film/whatever then went on to claim the style as their own creation and started selling it without ever acknowledging their influences or affirming the creatives whose work they are leeching from. Which is of course a lot to assume of a middle schooler to be intentionally doing. 

And that is totally Cory laying the smack down on his own daughter in front of an entire class. Double messed up. 

Bolded for highlight because I know a lot of people won’t read it otherwise.

And I think this is what bothers me so much about “cultural appropriation”, though I haven’t been able to put my finger on it before. While I understand that it is a problem, I think the term can also be overused. We live in a global society. Please don’t make it artificially xenophobic. There’s enough xenophobia in the world as it is without us trying to add more.

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Did Calvin even change?

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
How tall is Usagi ? To my understanding its said that usagi is 4"11 :I ? So you know the rest of the senshi heights, including Mamoru ?
nerdyrevelries nerdyrevelries Said:





Here’s a character chart.


It’s not really a good one but you get an idea. 


I found a better one!


Here’s Naoko’s height charts too :P




There’s also this:


It’s interesting how Naoko considers Minako is of average height. I’m just slightly taller than her and I guarantee you I’m pretty much Shorty McShorterson. Everyone towers over me. Yes, even when I was in Tokyo—they just didn’t tower as much, XD

I don’t know that Naoko actually give official heights for the girls, but I’m not sure that hers are the same as the ones used in other source materials. For example, you’ll notice that in Naoko’s notes, Rei and Usagi appear to be the same height, whereas there’s a pretty significant difference between their heights (4 inches) in the other chart. Likewise, Setsuna and Haruka would seem to be the same height even though the other chart lists them as having different heights. Finally, in Naoko’s drawing, Minako is slightly taller than Ami, whereas the other chart lists it as being the exact opposite, with Ami being 5’2” and Minako being exactly 5’. So I would be cautious of equating Naoko-hime’s commentary with the heights given in other canons.


I feel a strong connection with the Grape Spirit

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I recently opened up an online store to sell my handmade jewelry. The prices are really reasonable (that necklace is only $25, I’ve yet to find something as nice as that piece for a comparable price) and I think the jewelry looks pretty nice, too. If you enjoy jewelry, I’d love it if you’d browse through what I’m selling. New pieces are being added as I create them. I’m currently working on a really cute necklace design and I have plans to release some Blue Feather (Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons/Bokujou Monogatari themed) earrings as soon as I have the materials together. Please help me support my beading habit and check out: Bead With Me

I belch like an Amazon warrior goddess who could crush your puny mortal head between my massive, Herculaneum thighs. By which I mean really, really loud.



i know everybody always makes fun of mamoru’s green jacket, but can we talk about his cow print vest from the manga?

Not taboo at all! Let’s talk about it all you want! What’s to say?


OK, ‘nuff said! XD

Did someone say cow print vest?






I’m glad that Ferguson is getting attention, seriously I am, but I haven’t seen ONE post about what is happening over seas. Not even one post about the pictures above. Children are being beheaded and dragged into the streets where they are then shot because their families are Christian. Women are being raped and murdered. Men are being murdered. PEOPLE are dying. It’s a Christian Holocaust. And I haven’t seen anything on Tumblr.

Why aren’t any of you furious about this?! Where’s the “social justice?” ISIS is murdering people who don’t convert to Islam (yes, I know they’re extremists and not all Muslims are like that. Save yourself the rant) but I really want to know why this hasn’t been given the attention it deserves.

Seriously, guys. This is really scary, and we need to raise attention for these people. They so desperately need our prayers and support.

This happening to christian KURDS and yezidis

There has also been over 100 girls under the age of 15 that have been raped by ISIS soldiers and have been forced into committing suicide. The Kurdish Christians and Yezedis that are on the run are begging for a quick death. The ISIS leader has threatened to ‘drown our enemies in their own blood’ which includes non-muslim Kurds, Americans and other countries that have offered to help stop this genocide. What the Kurds are going through is completely tragic, and they’ve already been through so much. So many Kurdish peshmerga have been slaughtered, this is going to turn out to be a total massacre….

^ All of the above is accurate, but I just want to clarify that the battle lines in Iraq right now aren’t just “Islam” vs “non-Islamic people”, if anybody has any doubts about whether the US launching airstrikes is a good idea. What’s happening now is NOT AT ALL like the sectarian violence in Iraq where there were a lot tensions between Shi’a and Sunni Muslims. The US wouldn’t be taking part in a sectarian war that would alienate huge portions of Iraqis. This is more like murdering lunatics vs. sane people.  

Most sane, moderate Iraqi Muslims are not apathetic to this but really hate ISIS too and regard them as terrorists. Iraqi Kurdish people worship a variety of religions not just Christianity, and Sunni Muslim Kurds have also been fighting against ISIS to defend Kurdish region of Iraq from them. Iraq is a majority Shi’a Muslim country, and the top Shi’a Muslim cleric, Ali Al-Sistani, warned Iraqis they had to resist ISIS or they would “regret” it.  

ISIS is really so extreme that they probably view tolerant Muslims as being somehow heretical or not faithful to Islam, which is why most sane people despise and fear them. That’s why the Iraqi government asked for US airstrikes and also transferred weapons to Kurdish fighters. Nonetheless, what these pictures are correctly depicting is that the people really MOST in danger from ISIS are non-Muslim Iraqis. 

My thoughts and prayers have been and will continue to be with my brothers and sisters overseas. 

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i want realistic modern fantasy like

someone finding a dragon egg and livetweeting the process of trying to hatch it (with no prior knowledge on how a dragon egg should be hatched)

a guy selling an enchanted sword on craigslist

a tattoo artist who does spell runes but for really mundane stuff like conjuring a bound demonic pen or for summoning your keys

summoning a demon for the vine

selfies with mermaids

prank calling wizards

Tweeting to complain about the cost of dragon food.

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Me explaining Harry Potter to my parents while one of the movies is on TV:
Draco Malfoy: You can tell he’s a bad guy because he’s in Slytherin
Tom Riddle doing horrible things: He’s a bad guy because he’s in Slytherin.
Harry Potter doing heroic things: And he’s a good guy because he’s in Gryffindor
Lucius Malfoy being a dick: He’s a bad guy because when he was in school, he was in Slytherin