Sailormoon Launched My Career???

Reading about a friend’s livejournal post about Sailormoon being a sissy’s anime, and my sister’s response to it, I just realized that my sister was right! This was what she said:

haha! naoko had a deal with the devil! i swear, first time i saw sailormoon, i was laughing my ass off. then a few months later everything turned upside down and the unexplainable happened…an addiction began, and it lasted for four years and launched my web career. XD

sailormoon is scary!

O…kay. Any guy in IT would know Ben Goodger, right? You’d know him…right? If you don’t, you can merely Google his name and it’d show you that he’s the head engineer for Mozilla Firefox. In other words, he was a pioneer in the invention of a whole new browser.

Now, for those who do not know (or maybe it’s because Mr. Goodger hid it well), Ben Goodger was a complete Sailormoon fanatic back in the 90s. I remember that we’d spend countless times in forums arguing about Sailormoon and web designing — in no particular order — and we’d have factions and other such juvenile quarrels that newbies to the internet were prone to doing back then. His fascination for tweaking with Netscape settings rose because he was trying to make his Sailormoon stylesheets work. I think that led to his being hired by Netscape, and eventually spearheading Firefox. Yep, that Millenium website of his? It was originally inspired by the Silver Millenium — the era when Sailormoon existed as Princess Serenity.


Well. My sister Thundersenshi, my cousin Firesenshi and I, Skysenshi, all got our web, photography and design careers launched by Sailormoon. It’s obvious from our monickers — all based on Sailor Senshi names — which got stuck from almost a decade of usage. I mean, sure, we can be called sissies or dorks for liking an anime with leggy teenagers in sailor outfits and plot holes that outnumber the characters in the Chinese alphabet. Laugh all you want! But one thing’s for sure…

We have Naoko Takeuchi to thank for beginning our careers.


  1. Anonymous

    November 10, 2006 at 3:31 pm

    Can someone make a really cute sailor moon firefox theme? 😀

  2. The Reluctant Stylista

    May 22, 2010 at 2:35 am

    omg, ben has a wikipedia entry! xD and he's in google now.

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