Wonder Woman + Sailor Moon: “Under the Eye of Planet X” – Chapter 7

“I know my mother’s decree is difficult to accept,” Diana said. Her mother’s decree; nobody else’s.

One by one, she divided members of the Sailor Guardians from the pack, so that she might speak to them without the influence of the others. What she asked had to be measured against individual hearts.

She continued. “But you needn’t sit idly by. Usagi may be confined to Themiscyra, but you aren’t. If you feel your place is in the battle ahead, then I would be honored to stand by you.”

It was a difficult offer for any teenage girl, let alone those with the power of the stars. Fighting alongside Wonder Woman? They may not have shared the amazon’s thirst for honor and glory, but what an adventure! What a story for ages to come!

Yet Usagi’s brave face still lingered. Diana could read it on their thoughts, plain as day. She could also hear the words. “You should go with Wonder Woman. She needs you. Support her like you’d support me!”

The Golden Perfect warmed at her side. It was as sensitive to self-deception as any other. Continue reading “Wonder Woman + Sailor Moon: “Under the Eye of Planet X” – Chapter 7″

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Wonder Woman + Sailor Moon: “Under the Eye of Planet X” – Chapter 6

“We welcome our sisters from the Moon Kingdom in the name of love and friendship. May your time among the amazons be rich and joyful.”

Queen Hippolyta was equal in beauty to Diana herself, as were the other residents of Themyscira. Despite her longevity, her appearance was that of a woman at the precipice between youth and maturity. Her manner, however, spoke to a quality more refined than a single lifetime could provide; whether it was her poise, diction, or the ease with which she moved through the world, she was every inch the image of royalty.

Usagi drank in the powerful woman’s aura, and combed head to toe for any trace of flaw. Her purple robes, shining lips, and glistening gold bands were of a goddess personified, as were the lush, black ringlets pulled high under her crown. Yet for all her glamor there was a strength to her, tempered with compassion, equal to her daughter. Perhaps she’d more than shaped the princess, but imparted that piece of her also.

On the Queen’s right side stood Diana, all smiles, the very picture of diplomacy. She was brighter than she was before, and while it was no less genuine, Usagi didn’t recognise her as the woman she’d come to know. Continue reading “Wonder Woman + Sailor Moon: “Under the Eye of Planet X” – Chapter 6″

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Wonder Woman + Sailor Moon: “Under the Eye of Planet X” – Chapter 5

“Were you to look upon Larisa one thousand years ago, you would not recognise her in the woman she’s become; quiet, bookish, good natured and curious. She was a lover of knowledge, brimming with wonder, with her head stuck in the clouds.

“On Themyscira she was an astronomer, often sleeping through the daylight hours and camping in the wilderness, where the light of civilization wouldn’t dull her vision. She, along with a band of sisters, dedicated themselves to recording the heavens, plotting their course across eternity.

“Then, one fateful night, an aberrant body appeared in the sky that Larisa did not anticipate. Her sisters urged her to turn away, sensing evil from the thing, but Larisa was fascinated. Planet X, which was then called Nibiru, had her in its grasp, and the Amazon was forever changed.

“The next night, Larisa abandoned Themyscira for man’s world, never to be heard from again – or so we thought. Continue reading “Wonder Woman + Sailor Moon: “Under the Eye of Planet X” – Chapter 5″

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Wonder Woman + Sailor Moon: “Under the Eye of Planet X” – Chapter 4

Claws rang against Wonder Woman’s indestructible bracelets like a bell starting a title bout. Amazon and chimera grappled in a show of strength that cracked the earth beneath their feet. A putrid stink roared from the mutant’s jowls, but Diana of Themyscira did not waver.

“Sailor Moon!” she cried. “Get to safety! Now!”

But the heroine was frozen. She had to do more than run. How could she abandon an ally? She balled her fists, fighting to tear away. A part of her would love to hide, and cry, but her heart knew different.

But this was Wonder Woman asking! She was the real hero; smarter, faster, stronger in every sense. So why couldn’t Usagi just listen to her?

Planet X shimmered like a mirage, radiating discord on a cosmic scale. It emerged from the corners of the void more mysteriously than its intent, whether or not it was conscious. An ill wind blew, as though the elements themselves were attempting to flee. Continue reading “Wonder Woman + Sailor Moon: “Under the Eye of Planet X” – Chapter 4″

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Wonder Woman + Sailor Moon: “Under the Eye of Planet X” – Chapter 3

There was a time – only minutes before, in fact – when Usagi’s biggest problems involved a low test score in English class. Oh, how she longed for so mild a struggle!

She sprinted down the hallway, driven by the flying beasts nipping at their heels. What were these things? And what did they want?

But there was no time for questions; not if she wanted to make it out in one piece!

Usagi jerked around a corner and vaulted down the stairwell. The part-bird, part-man, part-demon creatures broke away from the pursuit of her classmates, and concentrated their efforts on her.

Why?

Usagi cried. “I don’t want to be some bird-brain’s lunch meat!”

For every step she made they gained by two. Time was running short. Usagi wouldn’t even make the door! Continue reading “Wonder Woman + Sailor Moon: “Under the Eye of Planet X” – Chapter 3″

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Wonder Woman + Sailor Moon: “Under the Eye of Planet X” – Chapter 2

Rei was far from the top student in her class, but she wasn’t a slacker, either. She scored average to above in most subjects, always turned in homework on time, and boasted a near-perfect attendance record; which was why it was strange that at eight fifteen on a weekday she was not at school, but at the Hikawa Shrine, where she served as a trainee priestess.

She raced to the temple, kicked away her shoes at the entrance and, still in her school uniform, made her way to the altar. 

It was there she found Yuichiro, the scruffy haired apprentice, still lighting incense as part of his own ritual. Rei ignored him and his surprise, and threw herself into prayer.

“Hey, uh, Rei? Shouldn’t you be in school?”

The girl did not deign to answer. Time was precious, and a wave of malevolence was mounting the likes of which she’d never felt. If that weren’t reason enough to cut class, then what was? Continue reading “Wonder Woman + Sailor Moon: “Under the Eye of Planet X” – Chapter 2″

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Wonder Woman + Sailor Moon: “Under the Eye of Planet X” – Chapter 1

It was a dream more vivid than most, filled with the sense of a place; musty and dark, warm and confined. The weight of the earth above was bereft of forgiveness, and had to be so. Not even the amazons – she knew them to be amazons – though noble their intent, were granted quarter in this oppressive chamber; the cost of freedom being too great for mortals to bear.

Two by two, they lined the cavern leading to the gates, and watched without blinking. The smell was more pungent here, almost rank, acrid, like spoiled eggs, enough to turn most stomachs. But the warriors did not flinch. They were resolute, and chiseled like the pillars along the confines of the cave.

Behind the doors stood flame and torment. Its name all but hissed at them through the cracks; ‘Tartarus’ – home of the wretched, plunging as far beneath the ground as Olympus reached high. It was there that the wicked tasted the fruits of their deeds a thousand times over, and from which a few, irrepressible spirits sometimes returned, dragging damnation with them.

After a millenia, one such spirit was on the cusp of freedom. A cosmic sickness called to her, and would not be denied. Continue reading “Wonder Woman + Sailor Moon: “Under the Eye of Planet X” – Chapter 1″

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NEW: Wonder Woman + Sailor Moon

Hi friends,

Maybe you’ve noticed, maybe you haven’t, but a brand new banner has appeared on the fan fiction page.

I’ve been sitting on this project for a few months, but now it’s ready to meet the world – all twelve parts, starting this Wednesday.

That’s right! Wonder Woman and Sailor Moon! Together at last!

You’d think there’d be a ton of stories about these two on the internet, but I’ve only found a handful – and only one in the action/adventure genre.

“Under the Eye of Planet X” follows Usagi’s first meeting with the amazon princess, and all the complications following an ancient evil that binds their lineage.

Since I don’t own the copyright for either character, I won’t be charged per post on my Patreon. However, friends are encouraged to become patrons regardless, because a writer’s got to eat.

Hope you’re all as excited as I am!

Love and laughs,
Miranda Sparks

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DC Omega: Wonder Woman #9 – ‘The Path of Warriors’ (Part 3)

Diana is confronted with the duality of her roles, as a emissary of compassion and a Warrior of the Amazons, as she faces down an Amazonian from her past, and comes to terms with a forgotten, or represessed memory of her past. What more is there in store for Diana, and her relationship with Colonel Steve Trevor?

Click here for more!

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PODCAST: Geeks Out – In Which Rocko Legitimately Explores Modern Life

Tune in to Geeks Out, your LGBTQ home of sci-fi, fantasy, horror and pop culture, Monday nights at 8pm on Joy 94.9!

On our last show, Miranda, Lily, Tom and Keiran were delighted by the transgender representation in major supporting character Rachel Bighead as part of Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, and continue to talk about great trans figures in speculative media.

Then, Miranda lets loose to explain tokusatsu; a Japanese genre encapsulating live action and special effects.

Finally, the team takes a look at new trailers for the week, including Wonder Woman: Bloodlines and The Addams Family.

Featuring music from MC Hawking.

Don’t miss it! Click the podcast link here!

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