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15 September 2010 @ 01:07 pm
Day 02- The meaning behind your LiveJournal name.  
Day 02- The meaning behind your LiveJournal name.

Way, way, waaaaaaay back in the day, I was a Sailor Moon fan. It was actually my gateway anime!

My username was actually created for another site that I don't really use anymore. When I needed a username, I wasn't sure what to pick, and my best friend (at the time) Rachel said, "Well, how about something related to Sailormoon?"

It's not that I like Sailor Mars and Sailor Venus the best, but they just happened to have meanings that I liked a lot to their names. So, from Hino Rei and Aino Minako, Hinoai was born! LOL It's kind of a boring story, isn't it? But the truth. ^^ Many many years later when I needed a username to sign up for livejournal, I decided to use it again for my account here. But it had been such a long time that it didn't really have any connection to Sailor Moon anymore. It was more like, me.. Even my best friend (still) Lauren called me "Hi-chan" sometimes.. in public! XD; The first time that I heard it, I was like, "..what? XD"

Now, it's my own through and through. But I guess in a way, Sailor Moon will always be close to my heart. =D I owe Mrs. Takeuchi (or should I say Mrs. Togashi now?) quite a bit. ^^

...Now I really want to watch some shoujo anime!

Day 01 - A recent picture of you and five interesting facts about you.
Day 02 - The meaning behind your LiveJournal name.
Day 03 - A picture of you and your friends.
Day 04 - A habit that you wish you didn’t have.
Day 05 - A picture of somewhere you've been to.
Day 06 - Favorite super hero and why.
Day 07 - A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you.
Day 08 - Short term goals for this month and why.
Day 09 - Something you’re proud of in the past few days.
Day 10 - Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad.
Day 11 - Another picture of you and your friends.
Day 12 - How you found out about LJ and why you made one.
Day 13 - A letter to someone who has hurt you recently.
Day 14 - A picture of you and your family.
Day 15 - Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play.
Day 16 - Another picture of yourself.
Day 17 - Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why.
Day 18 - Plans/dreams/goals you have.
Day 19 - Nicknames you have; why do you have them.
Day 20 - Someone you see yourself marrying/ being with in the future.
Day 21 - A picture of something that makes you happy.
Day 22 - What makes you different from everyone else.
Day 23 - Something you crave for a lot.
Day 24 - A letter to your parents.
Day 25 - What I would find in your bag.
Day 26 - What you think about your friends.
Day 27 - Why are you doing this 30 day challenge.
Day 28 - A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
Day 29 - In this past month, what have you learned.
Day 30 - Who are you?
Vickytoldtojoinlj on September 15th, 2010 04:14 am (UTC)
At least you had a clever story behind your name. Mine is kind of obvious, thus really boring. :P
Yamiko Michiyamiko_michi on September 15th, 2010 04:41 am (UTC)
aw sailor moon was my first anime too I was obsessed with it and thats how I got my pen name at first too xD Michi for michiru/neptune who was my favorite. almost everyday I think of changing the name but I use it everywhere so its hard to part with xD
Hino+ai is so cute really inventive definitely easy to lift out of smoon :)
Janellechibi_rei on September 15th, 2010 05:21 am (UTC)
Ah kindred spirits then. I bet you can guess where my [lame] username came from then?

Srsly I've wanted to change it for yeeears but I can't think of anything good.
calliopem_eratocalliopem_erato on September 15th, 2010 06:13 am (UTC)
How about that? It was my best friend who pulled me to anime thanks to Sailor Moon and Yu Yu Hakusho (ironically the creators ended up marrying one another as you're aware).

This was why I ditched my X-Men, Generation X comics during college as I found anime much better.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 15th, 2010 11:43 am (UTC)
OMG, Generation X... I LOVED that comic! At least until about issue 10, where it started dropping off in writing and drawing quality, sadly. I really wish that they would release good TPBs (actually numbered AND complete, like manga) for it. I would SO buy them.

Ahhhh, so nostalgic...
calliopem_eratocalliopem_erato on September 15th, 2010 09:16 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, I thought I was the only person who loved that comic. The first few issues were really good but it became dragging after a while so I stopped altogether. White Queen/Emma Frost was my favorite along with Banshee. Also Jubilee's cool and Synch since he's normal when it comes to personality.

Now I am trying to find a way to sell ALL of my X-titles.

Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 15th, 2010 11:06 pm (UTC)
I was a huge fan of Penance and M! Did you ever see the made-for-tv movie? As bad as it was, I was totally obsessed with it!

If you're selling your collection, you should take it to a local comic book shop and see what you can get. Sometimes you can get a lot of money for back issues, especially of rare series! ^^ Somewhere back in America I think I still have GenX, Gen13, Sonic, and Animal Mystic all waiting for me.
calliopem_eratocalliopem_erato on September 16th, 2010 06:11 pm (UTC)
I wanted to see the movie but well I'm from another country so I wasn't able to see it on cable. How bad was it?

I bought Gen13 out of curiosity and wished I was able to buy the Gen13 and GenX crossover.

I have a bunch of comics some of which have chromium, prism and hologram covers. I'm not sure if going to a local comic store in the Philippines works the same way as in the US, but maybe I'll just advertise it online.
Melissa D. Johnson: Ami - Sweet Flowersmippa on September 15th, 2010 02:01 pm (UTC)
That sounds almost exactly like my story. I was completely neck-deep into the X-Comics and Sonic the Hedgehog until Sailor Moon (and Ranma 1/2) came along!
calliopem_eratocalliopem_erato on September 15th, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC)
Good thing we have something in common. It was just the stories in the X-titles have become more of a soap opera and I think I was dismayed when they released that age of Apocalypse thing. It screwed things up.

I've been collecting X-titles since I was 13 but stopped when I was 20. I'm now 30 and I want to get rid of my collection. Too bad my nephew prefers PSP games.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 15th, 2010 11:08 pm (UTC)
I still have all of the Sonic comics somewhere, too =D
Cynical Kitty: Beauty and the Beast- Belle with Booksmoonbeamdancer on September 15th, 2010 06:18 am (UTC)
Sailor Moon is fucking awesome and it was my gateway manga and anime, too. :) I met a ton of friend through that manga and still own it.
Gottisgottis_chan on September 15th, 2010 07:30 am (UTC)
My username also comes from Sailormoon. >_> My first online name was Sailor Gotland. Somewhere down the like it morphed to Gotland-chan, then to Gottis-chan (my LJ name now.) and finally, now I'm mostly only known as Gottis. :D;;;
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 15th, 2010 11:44 am (UTC)
LOL! Omg is Gotland the name of a star..?
Gottisgottis_chan on September 15th, 2010 11:44 am (UTC)
XD Nope, it's the island where I live. *dorks forever*
Neffiline: Ayu chocolate smileneffiline on September 15th, 2010 12:52 pm (UTC)
Sailor Moon was always my favorite! And to this day, it remains my favorite even if I haven't read the mangas or watched the anime in a looonnng time!

I had really silly usernames in the past too! This one (Neffiline) has no meaning what-so-ever, I just came up with it on some random days. Sometimes I wish I would pick stuff that meant something .____.'' Lol
neofeliss on September 15th, 2010 01:38 pm (UTC)
Not gonna lie, when I saw those fancy pants new covers for the manga, I squealed like a happy little girl. X3 That's the new printed version, right? For the anniversary?

It amazes me how much of an impact Sailor Moon had on little girls like us. <3 It was my first anime, next to Pokemon, and it was pretty much my LIFE. I can remember pleading with my mom to let me bid on eBay for the figurines. XD
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 15th, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)
I remember hearing way back then that there were movie versions too (only the first two seasons were on tv, this was before Cartoon Network even started showing them), and I called or went to every video store that I could find in the city looking for them! LOL, I didn't understand that just because a distributor didn't have the rights, it wouldn't be available in America! I looked forever and ever and ever and never got anywhere T-T
超ちゃ人: cute: Love Song <3chochajin on September 15th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
Hehe. Sailor Moon was my gateway, too, I guess XD
And I know exactly what you mean that the username is completely YOU by now :3
秋野 ふじこakinofujiko on September 15th, 2010 03:20 pm (UTC)
Ooh I never realised. I love how it sounds like such a unique name just from a combination of those two names.
Sailor moon kinda influenced my name as well. xD
usagi_moon: SM Our Lightusagi_moon on September 15th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
Hee hee, nice story, and omg. Sailor Moon is still close to my heart to this day as well. :) Love your story. :D
Christina: Sid Vicious.totenkopf on September 15th, 2010 10:33 pm (UTC)
Ah. . that explains it :) I've always kind of wondered where you got your user name from :)
Mine. . is German, for Death's head/Skull. Also, because history is one of my favorite subjects. . especially WWII. ^^' I don't know why I find that part of history interesting. . just always have.

and. Sailor Moon was my first anime too. . ♥ I'll always love it. Then it was Dragon Ball Z :p
em_btchem_btch on September 15th, 2010 11:56 pm (UTC)
Sailor moon was my gateway anime/manga too! As well as dragonball z, loved em both. they're also the 1st reason I started learning japanese. Almost 10 years ago I bought all of the original sailor moon manga, and now I can actually read them all! :P
em_btchem_btch on September 15th, 2010 11:56 pm (UTC)
Bah, didn't mean to reply to a reply. Sorry!
momiji redmomiji_red on September 17th, 2010 01:14 am (UTC)
This post made my day! Sailormoon was my gateway too!
sleep_deprivedyurasama_love on September 18th, 2010 12:32 am (UTC)
Haha, my LJ username is unrelated to Sailormoon, but everywhere else I use "Hotaru-hime" for Sailor Saturn.