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Making Up by sakkysa Making Up by sakkysa
Commission for Fremont from Anime Boston.

Let me be very clear: I am a MarsxVenus fan! But as =loriofpandora has pointed out, Mars does take some oath of chastity to protect her princess so this is some serious stuff ;P

Mmmmm legs :drool:

Prismacolor pencils FTW! :la:

Other Sailor Legs:
Let's Play - Mars & Venus
Come Get Me - Neptune & Uranus
Another Use for This - Mercury & Jupiter
Friends with Benefits - Chibimoon & Saturn
For You, Anytime - Pluto & Moon
Am I Not Good Enough? - Moon & Fighter
Another Chance - Aluminum Siren & Lead Crow
Star Crossed - Cosmos & Galaxia
Parallel Pals - Kousagi & Chibichibi
Venus Love Chain Encircle - Venus & Healer
Making Thunder - Jupiter & Maker
River Guardians - Lethe & Mnemosyne
Shocking Love and Beauty - Venus & Jupiter
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Chibikan Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Where does it say that Mars took an oath of chastity? Which act? Which episode?
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sakkysa Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I figured this would be easy to find so I Googled it for you. It's in Act 36, Mars Dream. MIXX translation says "loyalty" but kurozuki.com has "chastity." I don't read Japanese so I'm not sure which is more accurate. Hope that helps :D
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sakkysa Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"But as loriofpandora has pointed out, Mars does take some oath of chastity to protect her princess so this is some serious stuff"

Idk, ask Lori :P Does it sound like I know what page it's on?
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Chibikan Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I know she hates men and said she didn't want to marry. I doubt Serenity would ask Mars to swear a vow of chastity to her in order to protect her. That doesn't sound like the Princess Serenity we all know and love<3.
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sakkysa Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe it wasn't Serenity who made the call; maybe it was Mars showing her devotion. ;P

"In the name of Mars, I will chastise you!"
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Chibikan Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The word used by Rei in the manga is "junketsu". While it is true that this word usually is translated as "chastity", and that Rei says in the manga that she made a vow to princess Serenity, it doesn't necessarily mean that she must remain single her whole life. In the West, we often think of Chastity as being equal to celibacy or sexual abstinence. In the Eastern cultures and religions however, Chastity has a much broader meaning, referring to a person's self control and the will to never give in to temptations or to never neglect his/her own duties. In fact, the word "junketsu" can be translated as "purity" as well as "chastity". In the manga, when Rei sees the "terror image" in the mirror, what is the main source of her fear is not the vision of herself being married to a man, but the vision that she is becoming a spoiled bride who only lives a lazy, lustful life. When she regains her confidence and defeats the vision, she remembers that she made a vow to Serenity of always being "pure", i.e. never to sacrifice her duties for her own temptations. Naturally, this vow includes restrictions on her own love life to some extent, but it is not as she is prohibited to ever date or marry someone. I thought I should bring this up since people are often a little too quick with interpreting the scene as being a "vow of 100% celibacy." So yeah, I really don't think in the context that she is saying that she's taken a vow of eternal virginity, etc. It appears to be more that she's vowing to be true to herself, loyal to Princess Serenity and the planets.
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This was an awesome read here. =)
I love actual research on these kind of details, especially when language barriers sometimes get in the way. Thanks for the explanation!
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Chibikan Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's fun to learn new things and examining little nuances that people seem to gloss over or forget entirely.
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sakkysa Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not sure why your lecturing me on this but point taken, I guess. *I* didn't say she made a vow of celibacy, I said that my friend said she took an "oath of chastity." Personally, I don't really care who Mars sleeps with (but I'd prefer it was Venus ;P)
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Chibikan Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I was just making a point. I tend to ramble on, I don't mean to lecture though. Sorry about that. I can see Mars with Venus, easily though I see her with Usagi even better^^.
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