So I ended up getting through these pretty quickly - quicker than my wands, and I decided that it’d be better to post them as a whole set instead of individual pictures… even though I already posted two.
But, here they are! New button/sticker designs featuring Sailor Moon’s different lockets, coming soon to the Kawaii Guts store! There’s a Sailor Moon print that’s on pre-order, and soon there’ll be another one! Keep your eyes peeled!
Potentially a new logo for Kawaii Guts - Meta the Mascot doesn’t appear enough, despite how much the three of us love her. So here’s something that will hopefully lead the way to us doing more with her!
Serena always loved the idea of being a hero - fighting monsters, saving people, that was surely the life for her! But heroes were always so busy. They had jobs, and friends, and lives! All Serena wanted to do was eat sweets and play video games, but there weren’t superheroes like that. There weren’t senshi like her. But there was Sailor Moon - and she might not have really been “super” like Ultraman, she was still a hero. A senshi just like Serena.
Okay so no one’s really said anything about my buttons, but I want to talk about them anyway, because these designs are stupidly important to me on an emotional level.
Back in the day, before Brony was the widely accepted term for fans of MLP: FiM, there were people who wanted the term Pegasister to catch on, and for some reason it never really did. Some people I’ve talked to think it’s beause it’s so specific to pegasus that it could confusing to try to explain to someone that your character is a unicorn when you’re a Pegasister, while Brony is like a blanket term because all of the characters are considered ponies.
But the term “Brony” has taken on a seriously negative reputation. To the point that I know a lot of women and girls who will purposely avoid using the word when trying to tell someone that they’re a fan of the show. The Brony side of the fandom has gotten so out of control that I found out that someone decided to approach our booth at SuperCon because we were all girls, and they didn’t have to be afraid of us being creepy or rude.
And all I could think about was how awful it was that it’s been so long that we’ll likely never escape from the word or the people attached to “Brony.”
And of course that’s not to say that the behavior of all dudes in the fandom is the same - it’s not. There is a dark side to every fandom, no exception. But the MLP fandom is likely noted as one of the worst fandoms, because of how often voices are overpowered by those who turned “brony” into a bad name in the first place.
And I’m tired of being associated with those people. I’m tired of the fact that there had to be arguments over rape. I’m tired of the fact that young women were sent death threats. I’m tired of the fact that there are other people who feel like me, who feel ashamed to try to tell someone they like the show - regardless of their reasons. I’m tired of the disgusted look that I get when someone finds out I like the show. I’m tired of being treated so poorly over a cartoon that’s written to teach little girls about friendship.
I’m tired of being a brony. So I’m taking back the name Pegasister, hopefully for people other than just myself. Hopefully others will accept it as well, and hopefully a time will come when I don’t have to live in fear of one of my own fandoms.