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#Miss-Top-Senshi R2 - Civilian (Sailor Sun) by mishihime #Miss-Top-Senshi R2 - Civilian (Sailor Sun) by mishihime

:sun: Story

"I know I'm not really reincarnated but, I still feel like I had a past life. A 1000 years ago I was a civilian, a socialite with every luxury. In this new life that i've been given, it's clear what I am now: a soldier. Nothing more. I know I will never have the carefree life of a child. I wish I did. I've seen so many people on this planet look happy just being with another human, walking in the city, eating, laughing, thinking of nothing but joy.

However, I must at least pretend I am just like them for a little awhile.

To continue my mission. The computer has has enrolled me in Shiba Koen Junior High School as an 'exchange student'. Since I came to this planet six months ago, all I have wanted to do is become close with the people. Now, instead of watching from from above, I am among them. Day after day, in classrooms and cafeteria, I am in a room with what feels like a hundred people. Yet, I still feel like an observer stuck behind panes of glass...

Because I do not share their happiness.
Because I am not like them.

I feel more empty now than ever.

Sailor Uranus, Sailor Neptune, Sailor Saturn.
You must be here.
Please, awaken...
I cannot wait any longer.
Let's go home."

:sun: MTS Round 2 Questions

:star: Who is in your family?
Sometimes, I feel like I can remember, but I can't. I have visions of places and people but all random insignificant pieces. I think I had parents once and many brothers, but their faces I can't see anymore. Just a smile. I have a companion. It's this computer, but I wouldn't really call her a mother. She's more like a teacher.

:star: Since you aren't a Soldier all the time, what do you like to do?
In order to fit in at Shiba Koen, the computer as advised me to take up a hobby but so far everything I have tried, does not seem to interest me. I saw a flyer for tryouts for the Volleyball team, but I have decided against participating in any sport clubs. If people noticed that my athletic ability was above that of an average teenage girl, It would threaten my newly formed civilian identity. So, for now I have decided to join the computer club, despite not knowing how to use such archaic technology.

:star: What is your occupation?
Senshi. Always.

:star: Thinking about the future, where do you see yourself in ten years?
I know it will take me much longer to leave this planet than I ever expected. It may take ten years or a hundred or maybe even a thousand, but I know senshi transcend time. No matter what life they are in, I will awaken Uranus, Neptune, Saturn and...

I will return home with my Kinzuishou.
I hope you will come with us, Serenity.

:star: Why did you enter MTS?
What is a "MTS"?
What did that computer do to me now?

:star: On a typical day, what do you do?

I am getting stronger, but I still feel weak most of the time. Each day the living part of me is induced into a sleep like state. During this time, most of my internal implants are turned off and a special chamber resumes their functions to keep me alive. The computer monitors my condition and performs many maintenance routines, correcting any software errors or repairing any hardware damage I might have sustained during battle.

It would be hard for a person born on Earth to understand Sundarian technology. My implants are not mechanical, and although they are electronic they aren't powered by conventional electricity. In fact, the energy that I use is mostly generated by my organic living tissue. The suit that resides under my skin is able to convert what I would take in nutritionally and distribute some of it to my hardware.

At first this process was extremely painful and could take up to 20 hours because my living tissue was not fully 'awakened' after being preserved in stasis for nearly a thousands years. Now, my body is starting to regenerate my cells quicker, so I have up to 9 hours before I have to replenish. During that time, I continue my mission. I must seek out the other senshi, gather more information about what happened to the kingdom of Sundaria and fight where it is needed.

:sun: Bonus

To address some of the comments the MTS judges have made during the results round, I will be posting more info in this section. My intent is not to debate but rather elaborate on some things I didn't realize wasn't clear.

:bulletyellow: "it just doesn't seem extremely plausible for her to have perfect human proportions if she is pretty much a robot"
mishihime - This is a very valid concern and I see now I need to talk more about the "robot" aspect. It's best not to think of her as a robot per say but rather as an enhanced human. Please do not think Terminator , C-3PO or Data (if you are familiar with those characters). It's more like Wolverine from X-men. She is a living breathing person who suffered major organ damage. In her world, the technology is so advanced you can replace a heart like you would a computer's hard drive. In her case, most of her organs have to be replaced. There is no real noticeable difference between her and another girl except for several extremely small ports in her back. She is completely soft on the outside. Her suit is under her skin and is super thin. If I had to guess, I'd say roughly 35% is natural material. She also has her circulatory system intact, so she is capable of bleeding if damaged.

:bulletyellow: "I wonder how she became part robot in some ways."
mishihime - This is something I envision doing in a mini web comic when I get a chance. During the fall of the Silver Millenium, the kingdom of Sundaria also was thrown into chaos. (Some of Metallia's dark energy actually originated from sunspots if you remember from the manga.) During a series of battles, Starlight was severely injured and placed in the inter-dimensional chamber. Somehow, it ended up at the planet of Earth but Sailor Sun has very little data on the incident.

:bulletyellow: "Her personality seems very distant, but I am curious to see if she was always like this way. "
mishihime - You will see this in the second arc of my story. When Sailor Sun meets the real enemy, she gets more pieces of the past. Events are relived and yes her personality was a lot different. She was extremely feminine and obedient before she awoke as a senshi. You could say she was a different person.

:bulletyellow: "Yes, the Sun is a source of light, yet, with Sailor Sun existing with Sailor Moon, she almost seems inspired by Sailor Moon. I know its your choice, but it would be cool to see a Sun Senshi that uses say the raw energy of the star."
mishihime - I think you will enjoy Sundarian culture. Using the power of the sun usually involves some sort of spiritual experience or connection of the mind and soul. Some people do have the ability to harness this power, but Sailor Sun at this point is barley alive let alone in tune with her planet star. Eventually, she will have new abilities. It's hard for me to write sometimes because I do not want to give away all my story's secrets.

Thank you judges for your comments. If there's anything else anyone wants to know, please ask.

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#Miss-Top-Senshi R1 - Sailor Sun by mishihime   Sailor Sun - Reference Sheet by mishihime 

Artwork & "Sailor Sun" (c) mishihime
Sailor Moon (c) Naoko Takeuchi
Please do not copy or post my artwork without permission.
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FirePhoenixCreations Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the fuku reminds me of AI from hell girl but it's looks nice
mishihime Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I believe this particular style is a more notable and classic style of fuku than modern ones? Saya wears something similar in the original blood the last vampire OVA which takes place in the 50's 60's something like that... I'm not sure what period Enma Ai is from (I haven't finished watching Hell Girl) but maybe it's similar. 

FirePhoenixCreations Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah it kinda familiar only Ai is very dark like
TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It looks great!! Very dark, I love the atmosphere! Glad that the stock was helpful, thanks for showing me :D
JoJiaMystie Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow! This is an amazing piece Mishi! I love how dark this artwork is yet some light is there just where it should be and is enough to reveal just the essential. Also, the painting is very representative of how she feels from what I have read in the whole answer-question. I really love this work. Probably my favorite from you until now.
mishihime Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, your favorite? Thank you.
This is mostly a contrast to my last picture. Ironically, for a senshi born on the brightest star of our galaxy, the darkest place is inside.

I'm actually looking forward to how your character progresses. Especially in the 'raw element' round because she wears the shadows better than anyone else.
JoJiaMystie Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Seriousely, this artwork is definetely gorgeous! You're welcome

And yes about the next round... ;) I still have to think how I'm going to represent this :D
mishihime Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well next round is 'formal' I think?

Sailor Sun's princess form is not the most inspired but I might be able to show her in her 'past' life, where she was a different person but starting to cling to the idea of freedom.
JoJiaMystie Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes you're right it's formal. I thought for two seconds it was the raw elements one... My bad XD

As for formal, since Hikari is much of a loner she will not be the kind to be too extravagant. :) I can't wait to see your formal Sailor Sun ;)
Madmangamer364 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Between the piece and the comment, I think you've done a great job explaining the character in clarity. And to be specific on the piece, the feeling you were able to create with this really allows you to sympathize for the being that now finds herself in a foreign world she can't connect with.

I really like a lot of what you were able to do here. The entire body language and expression of Sailor Sun speaks about the situation well, and the lighting brings about some noteworthy attention to the shading and detail of the image, particularly the softness of the skin and facial features.

The way you handled the hair is interesting, though. In one way, it can be looked at as a unique compliment to the image's main light source, as it appears that the hair becomes more strand-like the further it is from the light on her head. I'm guessing it could also be a hint of where she is, but I'll speculate no deeper than that. In any case, it's cool, but I suppose I'm kind of curious about the origin of the idea (if that makes sense, lol).

Didn't see this one coming, so I really couldn't help but take a closer look and share my thoughts. Very nice work on this one overall! :thumbsup:

mishihime Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The image is based on a real location in the story but she is not really there.

This is like an introspective piece. A place that doesn't really exist, with no sunlight but looks based on feeling. When you feel a certain way the perception of the world around you has also changed.
ladyredvelvet Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
This is so striking, I love the soft colors and how everything flows together. I just want to give the poor girl a hug.
ArtistMeli Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love the luminous quality to your coloring! It gives your work a very distinctive feel.
Tarzok Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
MCMXC2 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
So beautiful!
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