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It's a crying shame how decentralized SM fic-writing fandom is. So many archives of a few hundred stories each! So many stories duplicated across multiple archives, in the hopes that readers will have an account for at least one of them! And that's only if you're lucky. If you're unlucky, you end up on a personal website with eye-watering formatting.

In an attempt to make it easier to track newly-posted fics, I've started adding RSS feeds to DW from the archives that enable them. (For those who don't know, you can add these to your reading page just like users or communities.) Here's what I have so far:

[syndicated profile] dgrfa_new_feed: new fics at Destiny's Gateway Romance Fanfiction Archives
[syndicated profile] smfiction_new_feed: new fics at SailormoonFiction.com
[syndicated profile] ffnet_bssm_feed: new fics in Fanfiction.net's Sailor Moon category

And here's the "to add if/when they get working RSS feeds" list:
dotmoon
the AO3's Sailor Moon category

Of course, these are only the archives where I happen to have stumbled across good SM fic. Does anyone have suggestions for more?

ETA: [syndicated profile] ao3_bssm_feed!
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While reading the new translation of volume 1, and occasionally flipping through the old translation to see how the art compared, I came across the scene where Luna first opens the secret base. Instead of using a Japanese passphrase, she says something in completely alien characters.

Here's the scene from the flipped Mixx manga (I have no idea whether they flipped the alien dialogue bubbles or not):

Large image under cut )

The updated version of the scene has a cuter Luna, a different logo for the game...and a different portrayal of the language. Instead of these dot-and-line characters, they're made up of planetary symbols (some rotated, some not), plus a couple of the asteroids (I caught Ceres and Vesta) thrown in.

I don't have a clean scan of the updated art; can anybody link to one? Also, does anyone have a scan of the original, unedited Japanese version?

And does anyone remember if this was ever used again in the manga? I'm almost certain it never came up in the anime -- which is a shame, as it's a fantastic detail that didn't deserve to be thrown in and then forgotten about.

ETA: Scan of the updated version! And for the record, it looks like the symbols are (left-to-right):
Chiron, Uranus, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, Neptune
Ceres, Venus, Saturn, Pallas, Mars, Chiron, Juno
(all upside-down): Ceres, Pluto, Jupiter, Uranus, Pallas, Chiron, Saturn

Wikipedia has a symbol list, for anyone who wants to see them all in one place.
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I have a theory: Sailor Moon can be crossed over with EVERYTHING.

What's that you say? You think I'm exaggerating? Ohohoho. Allow me to start listing.

Other mahou shoujo series!
Tokyo Mew Mew - Sailor Ichigo
Cardcaptor Sakura - Sailor Sakura, Sailor Sakura, Tomoyo, and Meiling
Utena - Sailor Victory Rose
Magic Knight Rayearth - Sailor Knights, Rayearth Senshi
Powerpuff Girls Z - Powerpuff Senshi

Other anime!
Hellsing - Sailor Girlycard, Sailors Integra, Seras, and Girlycard
Paprika - Sailor Paprika
Hetalia: Axis Powers - Sailor Countries
Evangelion - Sailor Ayanami
Yu-Gi-Oh! - Sailor Millennium Puzzle
One Piece - Sailor Nami
Ranma 1/2 - Sailor Ranko
Bleach - Sailor Ensemble, Sailor Yachiru
Naruto - Sailor Ramen and Sailor Angst, Sailor Naruto and Sailor Kakashi, Sailor Konoha
Code Geass - Sailor C.C., Tuxedo Lelouch and Sailor C.C.
Pokemon - Sailor Rocket, Sailor Misty and Tuxedo Ash
Death Note - Sailor Mello and Sailor Near
Yotsuba&! - Sailor Yotsuba

Western comics!
DC - Sailor Krypton, Sailor Teen Titans, Bat-Moon
Marvel - Sailor Rogue, Sailor She Hulk, Sailor Storm, Sailor Adamantium Wolverine
Watchmen - Sailor Rorshach

Western animation!
Family Guy - Sailor Cleveland
Fairly Odd Parents - Sailor Timmy
Hey Arnold - Sailor Helga
Animaniacs - Sailors Kikko, Aylee, and Dot
South Park - Sailors Stan, Kyle, Butters, Cartman, and Kenny
Disney - Sailor Belle, Sailor Princesses
TMNT - Sailor Terrapin and Tuxedo Kame
Popeye - Popeye the Sailor Moon
Spongebob - Spongebob Moon Pants, Sailor Squid
Winx Club - Sailor Winx Club
Invader Zim - Super Sailor Zim 'n' Gir
Pixar - Sailor EVE and Tuxedo WALL-E

Video games!
Sonic - Sailor Lupe and Sailor Julie
Mario - Sailor Peach
Kingdom Hearts - Sailor Hearts
Megaman - Sailor Megaman
Phoenix Wright - Sailor Ace Attorneys
Zelda - Sailor Zelda
Vocaloid - Sailor Miku

Live-action series!
House M.D. - Sailor Cuddy and Tuxedo House
Xena, Warrior Princess - Sailor Xena
Star Trek - Sailor Uhura, Sailor Vulcan and Sailor Klinzhi, Sailor Trek, a whole bunch of photomanips
Star Wars - Sailor Chibi-Yavin, Neo Sailor Tatooine
Stargate - Sailor Simarka, Sailor Teal'c, Sailor Carter
Doctor Who - Sailor Gallifrey, Sailor Skaro, Tuxedo Rose, Sailor Gallifrey Henshin (animated!)
Red Dwarf - Sailor Red Dwarfers

Books!
Harry Potter - Sailor Malfoy, Sailor Hufflepuff, Hogwarts Senshi, Sailor Potter
Twilight - Sailor Edward

Real people!
Musicians - Sailor Gaga
Comedians - Conan as Haruka, Sailor Conan and Sailor Tina, Sailor Jon, Sailor Jon and Tuxedo Colbert
Politicians - Sailor Obama, Sailor Palin

And that's just the tip of the iceberg. That's just DeviantArt. I haven't even touched the possibility of fic. Now multiply that by all the fandom-related sites on all the servers in all the world.

I have some extended theories about why all this crossover is possible, which I will endeavor to type up properly at some point. It's a combination of the way the uniform template is visually iconic and yet infinitely modifiable; the near-universal knowledge of the series, even among people who never got into it or followed it closely; the fact that by this point the show falls into a certain nostalgia bracket, meaning that it's a guaranteed generator of warm fuzzy feelings for a broad swath of people; and, if I can wax poetic for a minute, the transcendence of its themes, which are a big reason that it has such staying power in the first place.

Also, it will never stop being fun to stick unlikely people in short frilly skirts.

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