Suburban Senshi IRC Chat #1024: “Deconstructing 'Taru”
#1024: “Deconstructing 'Taru”

[02:30] *** Mon Aug 14 2006 - LOGGING START ***
[02:30] *** Now talking in #suburbansenshi
[02:30] *** Topic is - a three year old answer to an argument out of bounds -
[02:30] *** Set by @spiritflame on Mon Aug 14 02:30 2006

[02:31] <FireFly_9> I'm not talking about what happened last night.
[02:31] <.'~SugaBB_2999~'.> cum on horatru
[02:31] <FireFly_9> Oh GODS please don't say that
[02:31] <.'~SugaBB_2999~'.> ///?
[02:31] <FireFly_9> Never you mind
[02:32] * FireFly_9 is seriously thinking of taking the Glaive to her own neck at this point
[02:33] <=catablanca=> ><
[02:33] <=catablanca=> So anyway, Hotaru, what do you think about the latest goings on at the UN?
[02:34] <.'~SugaBB_2999~'.> ararent potiks banead????/
[02:34] <=catablanca=> YOU THINK OF SOMETHING ELSE
[02:34] <Case_Closed_FuniMan> excuse me
[02:35] <.'~SugaBB_2999~'.> o sit a n0ab??
[02:35] <FireFly_9> Someone new. Hello.
[02:35] <Case_Closed_FuniMan> I'd like to ask Hotaru-san a question if I could
[02:35] <FireFly_9> Certainly.
[02:36] <=catablanca=> God if you're Elios in Disguise trying to get her to come back for more so help me
[02:36] <FireFly_9> .....
[02:36] <Case_Closed_FuniMan> Uhh, no, I used to watch you on TV... you know, that show, Sailor Moon?
[02:37] <FireFly_9> Yes, the Anime Toei made about our lives... for which we have still not recieved any royalties.
[02:37] <.'~SugaBB_2999~'.> ho sit peaoepl ached dat sit???/
[02:37] <Case_Closed_FuniMan> And then for the last few years I've been reading the things you say here
[02:37] <Case_Closed_FuniMan> And I'm really offended by you and the things you say.
[02:38] <FireFly_9> ...Me?
[02:38] <=catablanca=> So wait, you have people like Elios and Haruka here and SHE offends you?!
[02:38] <.'~SugaBB_2999~'.> dewn tigger
[02:39] <Case_Closed_FuniMan> I mean, I watched you on TV all those years, and then I see you here saying all these well... political things, these opinions
[02:39] <Case_Closed_FuniMan> I mean, I just can't picture you saying things like that.
[02:39] <Case_Closed_FuniMan> It's not right.
[02:39] <FireFly_9> I see.
[02:40] * FireFly_9 takes a breath, relieved to not be thinking about... the incident in the barn ><
[02:40] <=catablanca=> ><
[02:41] <FireFly_9> For a moment, let's put aside whether you disagree with me.
[02:41] <Case_Closed_FuniMan> It's not that I disagree with you, it's just not in your character, Hotaru-san!
[02:41] <FireFly_9> ...My character.
[02:42] <FireFly_9> All right, let's start there.
[02:42] <FireFly_9> You saw me on TV when I was what, 11? 12?
[02:42] <FireFly_9> Let's restrict our discussion to that time period then
[02:44] <FireFly_9> You saw me going to and from school, perhaps going out with Chibiusa, getting kidnapped etc.
[02:44] * Case_Closed_FuniMan nods
[02:44] <FireFly_9> About 10-20 minutes of my life, every week, for about 20 weeks or so, let's say.
[02:45] <Case_Closed_FuniMan> Ok
[02:46] <FireFly_9> I don't have a calculator handy, so if 20 x 3 is 60 which is an hour, 20 weeks over 3 is about 6, so figuring in errors due to rounding up you get about 6 hours of my life all told.
[02:46] <.'~SugaBB_2999~'.> sewgoy
[02:47] <Case_Closed_FuniMan> Ok I guess but what's the point
[02:47] <FireFly_9> That's less than one quarter of a day of my life.
[02:48] <FireFly_9> The anime shows you my crises, when I have nothing better to do than get possessed by Mistress 9, attack Daimons, or get almost be killed by my fellow Senshi.
[02:49] <FireFly_9> you can learn a few specific things about me, I'm sure.
[02:49] <FireFly_9> I wear black. I have a frail constitution. I have powers. I quote Yeats.
[02:50] <FireFly_9> Takeuchi-sensei (who has NOT paid us royalties either) might tell you a bit more, such as what my favorite foods are, my blood type, etc.
[02:51] <FireFly_9> but you are looking at me (and all the other senshi) through a sliver of a lens, a tiny window cracked into our lives by the various media.
[02:51] <// J_Daito //> I sold you out to that media
[02:51] <FireFly_9> Yes thank you :P
[02:51] <FireFly_9> My point it, you accuse me of acting out of Character, when all you have are the broadest strokes about me.
[02:52] <FireFly_9> do you think All I doo all day is cower in my room waiting to be attacked?
[02:52] <FireFly_9> Or pining for Chibiusa's visits?
[02:52] <FireFly_9> ...Oh God I was pathetic.
[02:53] <FireFly_9> But at any rate. I, like everyone, have varied and complex interests that simply do not get displayed, due to narrative neccesities.
[02:54] <FireFly_9> Here in the IRC I am free to be myself. This is me, Tomoe Hotaru, at home, at my keyboard.
[02:54] <FireFly_9> I think about a lot of things.
[02:55] <FireFly_9> I am the senshi of Ruin. I keep my finger on the pulse-beat of this dying world that slides deeper into corruption with every moment.
[02:55] <FireFly_9> As my interests are intimately tied in with the dissolution of the world, of course I will keep my eye on the political situation.
[02:56] <FireFly_9> There is wholesale slaughter on the other side of the planet. A superpower that left its own citizens to suffer for weeks on end. Tsunamis bourne from earthquakes so strong the force fo gravity was altered.
[02:57] <FireFly_9> I see, and I notice. I catalog the rumblings of the eschaton.
[02:57] <FireFly_9> Politics is the world moved by human hands, the minds of the masses manipulated by interests special.
[02:57] <FireFly_9> Do not tell me I cannot be interested in such things.
[02:58] <FireFly_9> Are you, a person, only an animation fan?
[02:58] <Case_Closed_FuniMan> I'm just saying that I can't picture you saying these things.
[02:58] <FireFly_9> People seeing you here would think you have but one interest. Anime, all the time.
[02:59] <FireFly_9> You've been looking at me through blinders all these years.
[02:59] <FireFly_9> Well-rounded individuals have many interests. Not all will be pleasing to everyone.
[03:00] <FireFly_9> Haruka-poppa likes beer. Michiru-momma likes to cook. Ami is a repressed psychopathic meglaomaniac. Motoki breeds turtles.
[03:00] <FireFly_9> I like to comment on what I see as the slide of the world into hell.
[03:01] <FireFly_9> It's a quaint hobby, but someone has to have it.
[03:01] <FireFly_9> This is me, at home. The me you haven't met. If you just want the slice of me from the TV, there's
[03:06] <FireFly_9> I've lost my login but I believe you can find people wanting to "kok up wih tuxedo mask because he's SO HOT"
[03:06] <Case_Closed_FuniMan> Uhh, no
[03:06] <Case_Closed_FuniMan> I just think you shouldn't be talking about stuff like this.
[03:07] <FireFly_9> Well, there's nothing wrong with your opinion.
[03:07] <FireFly_9> But I too, am allowed to have mine.
[03:07] <FireFly_9> And I'm going to express it.
[03:07] <Case_Closed_FuniMan> Ok
[03:07] <Case_Closed_FuniMan> I won't be coming here anymore then
[03:08] <FireFly_9> sorry to see you go.
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[03:08] <// J_Daito //> Hah all your WORDS meant nothing
[03:08] <// J_Daito //> I would have just killed him myself.
[03:08] <FireFly_9> That's your solution to everything, isn't it?
[03:08] <// J_Daito //> Yes
[03:09] <FireFly_9> hmm
[03:09] <// J_Daito //> ?
[03:09] <FireFly_9> Jedite, I want you to kill a man for me. I would do it but I can't stand the sight of him.
[03:09] <=catablanca=> hotaru!
[03:09] <// J_Daito //> the horse?
[03:09] <FireFly_9> the horse.
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[03:10] <=catablanca=> you... You just put a hit out on elios!
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