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She-Ra, Princess of Power
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I have been super wary ever since I saw She-Ra was available at Amazon, because it's She-Ra and I would not have its awesomeness diminished by no longer being pre-pubescent. Then my niece craftily slipped it into the X-Box and suddenly I was watching the first week-long beginning and it is still awesome. Secret twin sister! Moral ambiguity! Flying unicorn companion which hello, not only is Adora able to capture He-Man before she was She-Ra, when she's She-Ra, she can do everything He-Man can do while wearing awesome heels and rides a flying unicorn.

Let me just say this again. She rides a flying unicorn. Just. I cannot imagine how this show could be more awesome.

Noted, however: I now get why Adam and Adora have different mantra to become their superpowered (WITH MAGICAL FLYING UNICORN!) selves; Adam was raised a price, lazy, a little self-centered, and maybe a little spoiled (and considered by some quite useless), so he calls on power; Adora was raised and trained by the Hoarde and was instrumental in some of their conquests and enslavement of Etheria's races; honor would be more important to her.

It was like seeing old friends; the Sorceress and Teela and Glimmer and Angella and Catra of the awesome eyeshadow and Shadow Weaver, who really needs her own evil army because Hordak is just not very great at it, and Bo and some other random villains and soforth.

And Spirit the flying unicorn. Just. Yes.

*hands* Happy.

ETA: Tygress links to gorgeous She-Ra artwork here by nebezial. Holy God, yes.

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I had a She-Ra doll. I used to make her ride the My Little Ponies, though that would sometimes make her legs snap off.

I had--three? And two Bo's. Oh man, mine rode the My Little Ponies and sometimes were hitched to a prairie wagon. I miss them. *wistful*

Ha! Way ahead of you. I have the appropriate icon! And I've written the fic!

*sticks out tongue* Niece and I are watching teh entire series. There should be more. but finally, after all this time, I will finally see the Christmas special that was pre-empted for football. *bares teeth*

... you know, I don't think I've ever seen the Christmas special. *sulks*

*smug* TOMORROW. I WILL FINALLY SEE HE-MAN IN A SANTA HAT, AS GOD INTENDED.

It's available streaming on Netflix and I watched a few episodes. It's more hilarious and yet somehow less cracktastic than I remember it being.

Also, I kind of died a little in the first episode when there's the shot of Adam and Bow sharing a horse ride, Bow with his heart emblem and Adam in his pink finery holding on from behind...

All in all, though, it didn't make me weep for my childhood the way, say, revisiting 21 Jump Street did.

All in all, though, it didn't make me weep for my childhood the way, say, revisiting 21 Jump Street did.

..I've been tempted to go check it out. But yeah, something makes me nervous about it.

It's available streaming on Netflix and I watched a few episodes. It's more hilarious and yet somehow less cracktastic than I remember it being.

I forgot how interesting the storylines were. I can't wait to meet Sea Hawk again. I also forgot how weird Bo's voice is. It's not--what is that accent?

Also, I kind of died a little in the first episode when there's the shot of Adam and Bow sharing a horse ride, Bow with his heart emblem and Adam in his pink finery holding on from behind...

*BITES LIP* It's--hard to avoid.

..I've been tempted to go check it out. But yeah, something makes me nervous about it.

Seriously, stay away. Preserve the silly fun in your memories and don't face the fact that She-Ra was probably better acted and better plotted.


I forgot how interesting the storylines were.

They are! I expected something more, I don't know, Care Bears and that I'd sit through five minutes and call it a day. Four episodes later...

Edited at 2011-04-13 06:52 pm (UTC)

*winces* Not even for Johnny Depp, no.

This almost gives me the courage to look at Smurf's again. The hunting pixie's song has been stuck in myhead for weeks, which may mean it is time to renew my love of Smurfs.

Do you think my 9-year-old daughter, who loves the women of X-Men and unicorns, would like it?

Yes. My niece is that age and loves it.

Cool! *adds to Netflix queue*

Man, I loved She-Ra when I was a little girl. He-Man too, but She-Ra and Jem were the only two 'girly cartoons' I allowed myself. (I was determined not to be Girly.)

I need to watch He-Man again to see if it still looks the same as it did when I was a kid. Because when I was little I was utterly convinced in a that's-so-obvious way that Skeletor and the Sorceress had once been Together, possibly before he turned to evil. My theory in my little-kid brain was that NOBODY could hate each other that much unless they'd spent a lot of time together.

I couldn't figure out how they kissed when he didn't have lips, though.


My theory in my little-kid brain was that NOBODY could hate each other that much unless they'd spent a lot of time together.

It's a reasonable theory! I am vaguely partial to the Man at Arms/Sorceress potential. *speculative* And possibly Adam/Glimmer, IDK.

Well my later-expanded-upon theory was that the Sorceress banged Man at Arms after she broke up with Skeletor. And possibly the reason Sorceress and Skeletor could kiss when they were seeing each other is because Skeletor had a face back then, and she melted it off when she caught him cheating on her with Evil-Lynne.

Which may mean that Teela is either actually Man at Arms' daughter by way of one night stand... or is Skeletor's. And he doesn't know.

Would you believe that I'd never seen a soap opera in my LIFE when I came up with that?

You are probably one of the few people then who will appreciate that, until today when I changed it for something else, this has been my desktop wallpaper for two months:


...that is utterly gorgeous. Who created that? Did they do more?

The original is here: http://nebezial.deviantart.com/art/she-ra-115867096

They also did a He-Man one: http://nebezial.deviantart.com/art/he-man-115761586

I don't think they did any other She-Ra. He does a lot of witchblade and other fandom stuff though.

Nebezial! Who is doing a 'Villains with Dignity' series at the moment and gods damn if some of them had looked like that we wouldn't've have had those cartoons.

OMG, wow. That is beautiful. Mind if I ask where it's from?

Linked to the original one comment above. ;)

Thank you very much! So gorgeous.

The He-Man one, though ... :(

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oh wow that is so awesome.

OHHHHH My childhood youse breathed life intuh it.

She-Ra. Oh, the hearts. (MY MOTHER SENT THE BOOKS TO OXFAM. I HAD TO SCOUR EBAY.)

Or as I put it, first 99.9% gay cartoon for kids. And yeah, Adora was competent to *begin with*. And suffers no fools. But is not afraid to go 'oh, that's adorable'

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