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Yinggirl

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#44
How about guys singing about Sailor Moon?

Look in iTunes for Todd Michael Schultz and Steven Lean while looking for iTunes stuff.

So no, I have no problem with guys liking Sailor Moon.
 

Sailor Quinox

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#48
I have an interesting story about all this. Growing up, I used to watch Sailor Moon on the TV as a kid. One day, my sister (who also watched the show) told me "If you watch Sailor Moon, then you're a girl!". So I ended up every day sitting at the top of the stairs and watching Sailor Moon from a distance so she couldn't see me. I think even then..it never really dawned on me that the show was meant for girls (if it was). It was just another show with cool monsters and alot of neat fight scenes. It never seemed to be any different then any other show to me. I think even today if you were to ask me what drew me to the series, I wouldn't be able to give you an answer. It just...did.
 
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Twintails

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Dec 18, 2016
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#49
I like lots of stuff about Sailor Moon.

1. i started watching the series at a time when I was in a really bad place. I was stressing and worrying about my future and everything that I would have to face but watching the show gave me a bit of solace. I always felt relaxed when I watched it and I wanted to see it all, it just got me hooked after season 1. The show made me happier and helped me get through an important and tough time. Yeah I'm a guy but I love this show with all my heart.

2. I love almost all the characters which is rare for me. Ami being my favourite and most relatable. I thought they were really fleshed out well and written perfectly.

3. The story really intrigued me. I love everything about it and how it revolves around space and time.

4. I actually really like the soundtrack, I've got multiple songs from the 90s and crystal on my phone. I can listen to those songs anytime and I really enjoy them.

Overall, the show has meant so much to me in the couple of years that i've been into it and I try not to let the fact that I'm a boy and I'm watching a show that would be widely regarded as 'not for me' get in my way. That's pretty much everything
 
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#50
^I always found it bs that things aimed at boys are socially acceptable for everyone and things aimed at girls are only socially acceptable for girls. As if anything meant for females is automatically of inferior quality. I was in a dvd store not too long and this boy wanted to get the Powerpuff Girls on dvd (a show I loved as a kid and even my cousin who thought "girly" stuff was stupid enjoyed it) and his mother or grandmother or whoever told him that show was for girls and he was a boy.
 

Twintails

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Dec 18, 2016
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#52
^I always found it bs that things aimed at boys are socially acceptable for everyone and things aimed at girls are only socially acceptable for girls. As if anything meant for females is automatically of inferior quality. I was in a dvd store not too long and this boy wanted to get the Powerpuff Girls on dvd (a show I loved as a kid and even my cousin who thought "girly" stuff was stupid enjoyed it) and his mother or grandmother or whoever told him that show was for girls and he was a boy.
I just don't like people judging me and stereotyping as weird or homosexual. And when I'm talking to people about anime and say my favourite one is Sailor Moon, they feel a little off. Then there's the fact I need to tread on ice about the stuff I own including the fact that I cosplay as Mercury to cons with my friends regularly. I just wish a seen as semi normal so I wouldn't need to feel awkward about things but I guess that's how things are.
 

John

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#53
I just don't like people judging me and stereotyping as weird or homosexual. And when I'm talking to people about anime and say my favourite one is Sailor Moon, they feel a little off. Then there's the fact I need to tread on ice about the stuff I own including the fact that I cosplay as Mercury to cons with my friends regularly. I just wish a seen as semi normal so I wouldn't need to feel awkward about things but I guess that's how things are.
I feel like being openly gay kind of acts as a "justification" for when people find out about me liking Sailor Moon, though it's hardly an issue nowadays since most of my friends like anime and they all at the very least appreciate Sailor Moon if they're not fans themselves. I can't imagine being straight and having to own up to liking Sailor Moon. At the same time, I present as a typically masculine dude so I can't always rely on the "oh, well it's okay because he's gay" thing because that itself comes into question for some people I meet.

That said, though...in the famous words of RuPaul: what other people think of you is none of your business.

They might think you're weird and they might think you're homosexual. So what? It's not your business what they think of you, and if they care enough to share their opinion of you, just remember that it's their opinion (and it's most likely an ill-informed one) and it has no bearing on you whatsoever unless you choose to give it significance. Easier said than done, I know.

Here's a helpful tip: to most people in this world that you will meet, like co-workers and random friends, it (for the most part) matters less what you own and what you do; instead, it matters more how you PRESENT this information to them, which reflects your RELATIONSHIP with your own hobbies. It's one thing to say "lol yeah I go to anime cons, I kinda get crazy and out-there, I've actually cosplayed as Sailor Mercury and it's always a crazy hoot for everyone involved" and another to say "I like to dress up in a tiny blue skirt and put on a wig in large public forums where fellow nerds spend lots of money." It's likewise one thing to say "yeah, I'm into Sailor Moon, I'm a big-time fan from way back, it's a thing" and another to say "OMG yes I love Sailor Moon, I can name the title of every episode, I watch it every day, omg omg omg..."

Just present yourself as normal with a few quirky interests (even then, they're honestly not that quirky) and present your own relationship with your hobbies as one that is healthy and well-adjusted, and people will pick up on that about you. Just judging from your words above, you seem almost ashamed or disappointed by your interest in Sailor Moon and it might be possible that people pick up on your shame or feelings of needing to be seen as normal when you talk about SM. Just an idea. :)
 
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#54
I wonder if this sort of thing matters less nowadays thanks to the new My Little Pony and how it snookered in males of all ages, myself included. It's a G-rated South Park at its core.

I don't have the excuse of it being an introduction to anime since it passed me by when it was on American TV. However, what got me into anime was Magic Knight Rayearth, another magical girl series. Sailor Moon came way later, because I heard about the characters so much and was intrigued.

Basically, I think people who get all huffy when they stumble upon a male, straight or otherwise, who can appreciate magicla girl anime can go lick a porcupine's posterior. As long as the characters are well-written and fun, and effort goes into this little thing called a plot, what else matters?
 

Twintails

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Dec 18, 2016
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#56
I feel like being openly gay kind of acts as a "justification" for when people find out about me liking Sailor Moon, though it's hardly an issue nowadays since most of my friends like anime and they all at the very least appreciate Sailor Moon if they're not fans themselves. I can't imagine being straight and having to own up to liking Sailor Moon. At the same time, I present as a typically masculine dude so I can't always rely on the "oh, well it's okay because he's gay" thing because that itself comes into question for some people I meet.

That said, though...in the famous words of RuPaul: what other people think of you is none of your business.

They might think you're weird and they might think you're homosexual. So what? It's not your business what they think of you, and if they care enough to share their opinion of you, just remember that it's their opinion (and it's most likely an ill-informed one) and it has no bearing on you whatsoever unless you choose to give it significance. Easier said than done, I know.

Here's a helpful tip: to most people in this world that you will meet, like co-workers and random friends, it (for the most part) matters less what you own and what you do; instead, it matters more how you PRESENT this information to them, which reflects your RELATIONSHIP with your own hobbies. It's one thing to say "lol yeah I go to anime cons, I kinda get crazy and out-there, I've actually cosplayed as Sailor Mercury and it's always a crazy hoot for everyone involved" and another to say "I like to dress up in a tiny blue skirt and put on a wig in large public forums where fellow nerds spend lots of money." It's likewise one thing to say "yeah, I'm into Sailor Moon, I'm a big-time fan from way back, it's a thing" and another to say "OMG yes I love Sailor Moon, I can name the title of every episode, I watch it every day, omg omg omg..."

Just present yourself as normal with a few quirky interests (even then, they're honestly not that quirky) and present your own relationship with your hobbies as one that is healthy and well-adjusted, and people will pick up on that about you. Just judging from your words above, you seem almost ashamed or disappointed by your interest in Sailor Moon and it might be possible that people pick up on your shame or feelings of needing to be seen as normal when you talk about SM. Just an idea. :)
I think I understand where you're coming from. You're completely right, sorry if my comment before came off as a little rude. I've been trying to not let people's opinions affect me, they're just opinions like you said, they shouldn't matter to me. It's not that I feel shame or want to be normal, in all honesty I would just like to meet someone irl who likes Sailor Moon too who I can talk to about it and stuff :)
 

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#57
I have an interesting story about all this. Growing up, I used to watch Sailor Moon on the TV as a kid. One day, my sister (who also watched the show) told me "If you watch Sailor Moon, then you're a girl!". So I ended up every day sitting at the top of the stairs and watching Sailor Moon from a distance so she couldn't see me. I think even then..it never really dawned on me that the show was meant for girls (if it was). It was just another show with cool monsters and alot of neat fight scenes. It never seemed to be any different then any other show to me. I think even today if you were to ask me what drew me to the series, I wouldn't be able to give you an answer. It just...did.
Another thing for me to add to my list of why your sister is a jerk. Heaven help her if I should ever meet her in person. No one should judge others based on their intrests unless they're actively hurting someone.

I feel like being openly gay kind of acts as a "justification" for when people find out about me liking Sailor Moon, though it's hardly an issue nowadays since most of my friends like anime and they all at the very least appreciate Sailor Moon if they're not fans themselves. I can't imagine being straight and having to own up to liking Sailor Moon. At the same time, I present as a typically masculine dude so I can't always rely on the "oh, well it's okay because he's gay" thing because that itself comes into question for some people I meet.

That said, though...in the famous words of RuPaul: what other people think of you is none of your business.

They might think you're weird and they might think you're homosexual. So what? It's not your business what they think of you, and if they care enough to share their opinion of you, just remember that it's their opinion (and it's most likely an ill-informed one) and it has no bearing on you whatsoever unless you choose to give it significance. Easier said than done, I know.

I'd probably be upset if someone went "oh you're gay no wonder you like it" to me. Yes I'm gay. Yes I like Sailor Moon. But I liked it growing up for largely the same reasons I watched power rangers growing up. I love it now for many more reasons but some of them overlap with my casual interest in Super Sentai. Who I choose to sleep with or not sleep with has nothing to do with my other intrests aside from areas where they overlap. I'm a huger gamer, but I'm not a gamer because I'm gay. Am I more likely to choose a game with a male love interest for the PC? Yes. Am I going to rule out the ones that don't have one? No.
 

johnnygkun

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Feb 25, 2016
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#59
I'm a guy who's been watching SM for years. I will ALWAYS enjoy it. :D