Author Notes:Dr Frizzy, March 16th, 2012, 10:16 am
As if I'd do something like that, right?? Well, perhaps in the future. But not this early in the story. I was pleasantly surprised at the number of people who were receptive to an Usagi-less plot, but she'll be sticking around for a while yet. Sorry to disappoint... for now.
Truthfully, I've been waiting to draw this page for a long, long time. The way I've been writing Minako has been kind of leading up to this moment; focusing on her flaws, etc. I hope this page does her serious side justice. Some of you saw this coming, so obviously we were on the same wavelength! She's still very ditzy in 4KH but if you dare touch her Princess, there will be hell to pay.
I'm also happy to see so many of you noticed the details of the sword on the last page...! Curious, innit?
And a final minor note... I decided to start shading Minako's hair bow from this page forward. Just FYI.
I don't know about anyone else...
But personally, I'm glad Usagi's safe. As my favorite character (and the main character of Sailor Moon) I feel like if she's out of action, it's not the same. So I'm glad we'll be able to see Usagi stick around and continue to help her friends.
I agree with Purim. If she's hurt, everyone is just going to be constantly sad and worried. That's like hurting EVERYONE. And yay, my Minako delivered. Oh ho ho Kunzie looks stunned. This, Minako dear, is the way to win a rock's heart. The V/K couple looks amazing here. I just really feel like their is strong characterization all over this page. Great job, Frizzy! And thanks for updating :)
Yay! New page!
And one awesome page, that is!!! Boooyaah! BADASS MINAKO!!! I saw it coming but seeing it in the end is like woah!
And I'm just curious, did she just ripped that chair in half? I mean Minako, not the sword. :D
I am so very glad that you are not hurting Usagi ^^;; I love her, well her and Mamoru, but still. I was most sad when I thought she was going to be hurt ... though I would have dealt with that of course and still loved the story ^^. I loved this page. The faces ... whooo! You've drawn them really really wonderfully. I do wish I could draw Sailor Moon peoples half as well as you can.
Damn! Mina's eyes! I always love seeing the BAMF side of Minako, especially moments like this when she's hasn't transformed yet but still manages to kick ass.:D The look of surprise on Kunzite's face is awesome as well. Serves him right for doubting Mina's skills. One of my favorite pages so far, which is pretty awesome in itself since it doesn't have my favorite character on it.:D Oh, btw, I was the one who asked you on Formspring about the girls' face types. Thank you for that really extensive answer, and for the accompanying pic on your Tumblr.^_^ You gave me a clearer image of what the girls would be like had they existed in RL.:D
ACTIVATED! Yeah! Go Go Minako! Not even transformed, but still kickin' ass! I'm glad that Minako is showing her serious side, because, I honestly expected her to either swoop in and Save Usagi, or if (god forbid) Usagi DID get hurt, Minako would go all up Postal on Master Nineteen.
Methinks this might just reawaken Kunzite's resolve to get serious in the bet again. Seeing Minako still be a guardian without being a senshi might just be the 'Va-Va-Voom' he was looking for in her....
Minako just stunned the hell out of Kunz. I LOVE it. Hope the other sailor scouts aren't getting their butts kicked while Usagi cowers! Minako better get serious bonus kisses from Kunz for that. Can't wait to see Nephy again too ;) Loves him.
Frizzy, I'm so sorry I haven't commented for so long - but I swear, I'm reading you all the time! I love your comic and I really hope you won't give up on it. I've just read the whole story again and I can see that you have a lot of things carefully planned. Keep up the good work!