Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal. 『美少女戦士セーラームーン Crystal』
Swung by the waves of sorrow; burnt by the fires of anger;
Dazzling as a lightning;
Vowing for eternal love.
Even now we’re far apart, you’re surely not alone right?
As the Moonlight binds us.
pokemon shaming is the best thing
I am an addict.
My dealer is Blizzard.
He approached me today. “Lookit this new shit we got yo.” he croon excitedly, bouncing up and down on the balls of his feet. “It’s got new content, it’s got new achievements, that housing thing you always wanted, more windows to store the shit you collect. We got dat, we got dat, look look try it.”
Dubious, I look at the product he show me. I’ve been clean from WoW for nearly two years and only indulge in Hearthstone and Diablo in social settings. I take the small rock of information and delicately sniff it. Visions of new lands, fragments of spells. Curious, I cautiously ask about things I’m interested in. Priest data? New models for Blood Elves?
"We’re working on dat, no worries, no worries." Blizzard says excitedly. He knows he has my attention, he can see it in my eyes. "But! While we’re getting that ready, just try what we’ve made so far." His eyes dart from me to the rock in my hand and back again. He’s nearly vibrating from how eager he is for me to try it.
I stare at the fragment sitting on my palm. It’s small and there isn’t a lot. I’ve been clean for two years and have resisted the temptation of much more information then this.
I am strong, I can handle it. I can do this.
I try it.
Character models updated, expressive and beautiful. New bosses, new dungeons, new armor, more to earn, more to collect, old friends to journey and raid with. My garrison full of my achievements, Frostfire Ridge,Gorgrond,Nagrand,shadowmoontanaanjungletheworldofoutlandbeforeitwasravagedandthechancetofinallydestroygarrosh
That one small gram is all it takes. My heart quickens. I’m there again. The hot sun in Orgrimmar, the exotic beauty of Pandaria, the cold winds of Northrend. I re-live it all in a fraction of a moment. "FOR THE HORDE!" I cry out, before doubling over from the rampant, clawing NEED of new content.
My hands are shaking, my body feels like it’s on fire while at the same time I’m enveloped in a cold sweat. I wheeze out softly, “Yes, yes I want some..please, give me some Warlords.” Blizzard pats me on the shoulder, handing me a pound of Pandaria before turning on his heel and walking away.
My eyes well up and tears start cascading down my cheeks. I have relapsed. I am weak. I tear open my bag of Pandaria and inhale.
And so again I chase the dragon. Eyeing MMO Champion for new news and models, getting caught up on content I have missed, preparing myself for what lies ahead. And though I’ve got a knot of fear in my stomach, the dread of what a life addicted entails, I dive back in with excitement….
And for the whispered promise of ”Soon™”
I am beyond touched and excited to have won the Anime News Network Sailor Moon contest. Thank you so much, Tohei and VIZ! All of the entries were incredibly moving and extremely beautiful. Sailor Moon really helped me get through a very somber childhood, as it did for so many others. Here is a little doodle to celebrate the amazing fandom! ♥