Suburban Senshi IRC Chat #1214: “CSI Tokyo: What Really Happened, Part I”
#1214: “CSI Tokyo: What Really Happened, Part I”

[03:19] *** Sun Aug 12 2007 - LOGGING START ***
[03:19] *** Now talking in #suburbansenshi

[03:19] * IrnChef_Jovian shines a bright spotlight into Setsuna-san's eyes
[03:20] * setsy_meiou squints and shuffles in her chair, hair frazzled, dark rings under her eyes, looking tired and weak
[03:21] * [gTV]C'est_la_V paces around the basement / interrogation room
[03:21] * [gTV]C'est_la_V spins on her heel and points at Setsuna-san
[03:21] <[gTV]C'est_la_V> Why did you attack Chibiusa-chan!
[03:21] <setsy_meiou> I needed the power of her Ginzuishou!
[03:21] <setsy_meiou> I needed her to help me!
[03:22] <flame_SNIPER> Help you do what?
[03:22] * setsy_meiou starts to cry
[03:22] <setsy_meiou> 134340
[03:22] <flame_SNIPER> Huh?
[03:22] <setsy_meiou> That's all I am now... a damn number.
[03:22] <setsy_meiou> 1 3 4 3 4 0
[03:22] <setsy_meiou> Sailor Digit.
[03:23] <setsy_meiou> "Pluto" is no more.
[03:23] <IrnChef_Jovian> Okay hold up.
[03:23] <IrnChef_Jovian> Hold up.
[03:23] <IrnChef_Jovian> Our powers come from our planets.
[03:23] <IrnChef_Jovian> Pluto the planet isn't gone.
[03:23] <IrnChef_Jovian> Who CARES what the hell someone calls it?
[03:23] * setsy_meiou tips back in her chair, laughing
[03:23] <setsy_meiou> AHAHAHAHA
[03:23] <setsy_meiou> HAHAHAHAHHAHA
[03:24] <setsy_meiou> You don't know *anything* do you?
[03:24] <setsy_meiou> About where our powers _really_ come from. Why the Ginzuishou is so important.
[03:24] * IrnChef_Jovian blinks.
[03:24] * setsy_meiou leans forward, red eyes glinting in the harsh spotlight
[03:24] <setsy_meiou> Shall I tell you?
[03:25] <flame_SNIPER> This should be rich.
[03:25] <setsy_meiou> Laugh not so lightly, Mars, Goddess of War.
[03:26] <flame_SNIPER> ...huh?
[03:26] <setsy_meiou> Venus, goddess of Love. Jupiter, Goddess of Thunder
[03:26] <IrnChef_Jovian> What;s your point.
[03:26] <setsy_meiou> We're not just NAMED after the gods. We have their POWERS. We *represent* them, draw from their wellspring. In your past lives, you were their living avatars. And for good reason.
[03:27] * [gTV]C'est_la_V turns away a bit, she doesn't like thinking about the past life.
[03:27] <setsy_meiou> What is one thing that a god craves above all else?
[03:28] <IrnChef_Jovian> I dunno, you tell me.
[03:28] <setsy_meiou> Love. Fealty. Worship. Above all else, recognition.
[03:28] <flame_SNIPER> So what, this is about you wanting to be recognized?
[03:28] <setsy_meiou> NO!
[03:28] <setsy_meiou> Listen to me.
[03:29] <setsy_meiou> In the age of gods, Venus, Mars. Jupiter, all the gods of the Greco-Roman Pantheon were revered, worshipped, even sacrificed to.
[03:30] <setsy_meiou> The ... synchronization of the worshippers' common thoughts and beliefs created incredible harmonized power.
[03:30] <flame_SNIPER> .. sort of like when we wish on the Ginzuishou to power up Sailor Moon..
[03:30] * setsy_meiou nods quickly
[03:30] <setsy_meiou> You're understanding.
[03:31] <setsy_meiou> That belief... that certainty... gave us-- all of us... incredible strength!
[03:31] <setsy_meiou> As we are today, we are but shadows of our former selves when it comes to power.
[03:31] <setsy_meiou> Only in rare instances, under extreme stress, do we even begin to realize our true potential.
[03:32] * [gTV]C'est_la_V flexes her hand, remembering the times she's turned into Goddess Venus.
[03:32] <setsy_meiou> But we can never keep it up for very long.
[03:32] <setsy_meiou> Because the wells are runing dry.
[03:32] <setsy_meiou> The fall of the Roman Empire was the last time energy was properly "put into the system" so to speak.
[03:33] <setsy_meiou> Without the widescale veneration of the planets, the wellsprings of power open to us were less. The planets were the recievers of the worshippers' energy, as we, as beings synchronized with those planets via our sailor crystals, were attuned annd could draw on it.
[03:34] <setsy_meiou> Of course other cultures and religions still worship the planets, so some power flows in, but it's not the same.
[03:35] <setsy_meiou> Even calculating your horoscope with a belief in the planets affecting your destiny puts energy in, because you believe they can do something; that they have an existence, an influence.
[03:35] * flame_SNIPER tries to take this all in.
[03:35] <flame_SNIPER> So...
[03:35] <setsy_meiou> So.
[03:35] <setsy_meiou> Schoolchildren were taught the names of the 9 planets early on.
[03:36] <setsy_meiou> Each time they recited or thought about them, some trace energy was put in.
[03:36] <setsy_meiou> They had a positive respect and acknowledgment of the planets.
[03:37] <setsy_meiou> Why do you think blasphemy is the worst offence one can commit against a god?
[03:37] <setsy_meiou> Surely a god would be strong enough to not care what you think?
[03:37] <setsy_meiou> But if positive or at least neutral mental power augments and feeds the energy of a divine wellspring
[03:38] <IrnChef_Jovian> Then negative stuff sort of breaks the flow?
[03:38] <setsy_meiou> "Pluto", once demoted, became a joke.
[03:38] <setsy_meiou> 134340 was relegated to footnote status.
[03:39] <setsy_meiou> In years to come children won't be taught to class it in the major pantheon of planets.
[03:39] <setsy_meiou> It will be classed like any other transneptunian object.
[03:39] <setsy_meiou> It's not just the NAME CHANGE that's hurt me.
[03:39] <setsy_meiou> I'm from the Future.
[03:40] <setsy_meiou> My wellspring draws from a point in the future and I'm already past the point of time when Pluto was respected.
[03:40] <flame_SNIPER> So your power's decreasing?
[03:41] <setsy_meiou> Yes. Bleeding away with each time some editor types in 134340 Pluto insrtread of just Pluto.
[03:41] <setsy_meiou> Bleeding away every time children stop reciting plenetary names at "Neptune".
[03:41] <setsy_meiou> I'm weakening, atrophying to the point of...
[03:42] <setsy_meiou> becoming lost and forgotten.
[03:42] <flame_SNIPER> You didn't have to hurt Chibiusa-chan!
[03:42] <setsy_meiou> I WAS GOING TO GIVE IT BACK
[03:42] <setsy_meiou> I went to her. Wenrt to her and begged.
[03:42] <setsy_meiou> I went to Small Lady and begged her to use the power of the Ginzuishou to "power me up"
[03:43] <setsy_meiou> How many times have we, the Sailor Senshi, lent her and her mother our powers, made them stronger?
[03:43] <setsy_meiou> We elevated Usagi to Eternal Sailor Moon, and finally the Neo-Queen!
[03:43] <setsy_meiou> WAS IT SO MUCH TO ask for a LITTLE BACK?
[03:44] <[gTV]C'est_la_V> Chibiusa-chan said no?
[03:44] <setsy_meiou> Her Boyfriend, that despicable horse Elios was in the room, about to "go for a ride." Small Lady gave me the finger and stuck out her tongue
[03:44] <setsy_meiou> That ungrateful child!
[03:44] <setsy_meiou> I was... I was desperate.
[03:45] <setsy_meiou> I felt as though my life was going to end then and there
[03:45] <setsy_meiou> it wasn't rational
[03:45] <setsy_meiou> I wasn't thinking straight
[03:45] <setsy_meiou> I just felt like I was being flushed down the toilet
[03:45] <setsy_meiou> thrown away
[03:45] <setsy_meiou> So I left, and waited for Elios to leave
[03:46] <setsy_meiou> And then I stormed in and extracted the crystal from her
[03:46] <setsy_meiou> thankfully it didnt turn out like the last time
[03:46] <IrnChef_Jovian> ... The last time?
[03:46] <flame_SNIPER> What last time.
[03:47] * setsy_meiou holds the back of her head.
[03:47] <setsy_meiou> ow...
[03:47] <setsy_meiou> My partner betrayed me.
[03:47] <[gTV]C'est_la_V> Partner?
[03:47] <setsy_meiou> The one who killed that poor girl.
[03:47] <setsy_meiou> That Serena.
[03:48] <flame_SNIPER> So you WERE there!
[03:48] <setsy_meiou> Yes...
[03:48] <setsy_meiou> and so was Chiba Mamoru.
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