The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2005)
“God, I played a shitty build of Doom like this in the nineties.”
Consistently haunting and spare. “New Americana” is rightfully a single, but “Gasoline” and “Young God” are my stand-outs.
Melanie Martinez, Crybaby
Aggressive lolita darkness over spare beats and sung with a phenomenal voice. I love Martinez’s aesthetic—it makes me remember running around with alternative kids in the early aughts—and I would love to see her tackle gender moreso than she already does. “Pity Party” is great, of course, but so are “Dollhouse” and “Carousel.”
Sailor Moon, “Battle Inside the Demonic Space: The Sailor Guardians’ Gamble”
“I should have never been born!” Hotaru, take it down a notch, sweetheart. You are dark.
Sailor Moon, “The Messiah of Silence Awakens? Stars of Destiny”
I love that this is a show where you can have silly hijinks but also seriously talk about the morality of killing one person to save the world.
Sailor Moon, “An Invasion from Another Dimension: Mystery of Mugen Academy”
Someone pokes the Guardians on their butts; they immediately blame Mako. (Also, Makoto has this bitty crush on Ami that’s really, really cute.) And farewell, Mimete!
Parks and Recreation: 0% (0/7)
Sailor Moon: 15.4% (2/13)
Saturday Night Live: 20% (8/40)
Star Trek: 32.5% (13/40)