jlarinda: Takuya looking bored (Digimon - Bah)
I still cannot believe that after 19 covers of Watanuki (+ almost the same of Yuuko), 28 covers + 4 deluxe + 2 artbooks of Syaoran, 12 covers + 12 remakes + 4 artbooks + almost all the DVDs + the new movie blu-ray covers of Sakura, 3 covers of Kaza & Riku, 8 covers + the artbook of Chii, 7 covers of Subaru, 5 covers of Misaki, 3 covers of Hinata, 6 covers + the artbook of Kobato, 10 covers of Ashura...


People still act surprised or annoyed or disappointed whenever a main character is featured on a new cover of the manga, or the artbook, or some new merchandising.

I mean. Really? This is in any way surprising or not what you'd expect?

Don't get me wrong, I'd love more variety in color pics. But I absolutely do not expect it to happen for volume/artbook/dvd covers. Not at all. CLAMP always draws the main, most iconic characters on them.

AND THAT'S OKAY. I doubt it's them going, gee, we haven't drawn Sakura enough already! It's far, far more likely a marketing thing - seeing how a shitton of other mangakas do the same, I don't... get what the hell is the big deal about it. Or why is it that every time, someone has to go and whine about it.

ETA: ... This entry's url has an 83, automatically making everything better.
jlarinda: Syaoran & Syaoran (TRC - I found you)
Aaaand we're finally at the end! I kept delaying this one 'cause I wanted to be in the right mindtrack to answer it.

CLAMP 30 day meme

+ Day 30: How has CLAMP changed your life?

Man. Well, aside from having become my absolutely number one fandom, with everything that means - all the shenanigans from modding comms to getting into stupid arguments and so on... There's Kiseki. Which started out as an excuse to play a couple of characters, but years and years later is still standing. Through this game I met some of my best friends right now, and I have had the most ridiculous fun, be it in the actual games or the game's chat. Far too many nights spent laughing until I couldn't breathe. This game's so, so important and precious to me.

And it wouldn't exist without CLAMP. So I have them to thank for that.

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And now, because I cannot just quit these memes, have yet another one for another of my major fandoms.

Digimon 30 days meme

Day 01: How old were you when you first discovered Digimon?

I had to be twelve or thirteen. I can't remember the exact date, but what I do remember is mom asking me and my brother what was it we were singing along to... We were singing the dub's version of Butter-Fly as the series aired. So that's an easy way to know how old I had to be.

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jlarinda: Syaoran & Syaoran (CCS - SPARKLES!11)

I can't get over how gorgeous the cover is ever ahsakjfdsjkgklds; I love love love how fun and silly it is and everyone's poses and interactions, and the clothes and little details on them (like Chika and Hana's flowers on theirs, or Sakura's wings on hers). And omg Kobato has a birdie on her head and CCS!Syao looks so dorky and tiny and cute and TRC!Syao looks so stupidly handsome and ahhh ahhhhhhh this pic

jlarinda: Syaoran & Syaoran (Kobato - Iorogi/Suishou)
CLAMP 30 day meme

+ Day 29: Favourite CLAMP fanart

Weekender's stuff, Tacotei's stuff, MKR OT3 ♥♥♥, and some random assorted others.

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jlarinda: Syaoran & Syaoran (TRC - The favorites)
CLAMP 30 day meme

+ Day 28: Favourite official CLAMP artwork

Oh, get the fuck out. LIKE I COULD EVER PICK JUST ONE?!

I'll just make a special mention for their crossover pics, because I just adooooore those. Specially if they add charas that aren't the usual "main character" ones into the mix. It's awesome to see them draw a ton of characters together, the way they interact, seeing them in outfits that match when they get those, etc. And it usually means we get to see characters from older/finished series even if theirs aren't the main focus at the time, and even if there aren't any news/re-releases/etc from their series.

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jlarinda: Syaoran & Syaoran (CCS - Invincible spell)
CLAMP 30 day meme

+ Day 27: An unpopular opinion you feel the need to share about CLAMP

Well I kind of. post these on a regular basis. So, I'm choosing the one I feel most strongly about, particularly recently. It's something a big portion of fandom seems to disagree about, something I've gotten in several arguments over. I feel so strongly about it, it might be the difference on whether or not I have someone in my f-list. It's something that actually /defines/ me in a way, it's that big.

Here it goes...

I love CLAMP.

No, really. I do. And not just the "old" CLAMP, or the "new" CLAMP, or something like that. I love them as a whole. I love their old series. I love their new ones. I love talking about them. I love their drawings, and how they've evolved and keep changing even now. I love their stories, from the silliest and fluffiest, to the darkest, to the whatthefuckjusthappeneddidwejustskipahundredyearsisthatanothersyaoran. I love their tropes, their character cameos, their crossovers with themselves, their AU versions, their twins, their ying-yang characters, their soulmates and their many many types of pairings. I love Piffle Princess and the Dukylon chain and their multiverses and their eye fetish and their flowery backgrounds. I love their sparkly girls, their silent dudes, their creepers, their fakers and their godmods and their dreamseers and their emo mops and their awesome mascots. I love their short series and their longer ones and their multi-media ones. I love their festivals and their figurine series and their artbooks and their blog doodles and their volume editions. I love hitsuzen and their magic spells. I love their trolling forever.

I love CLAMP. I don't think they used to be good and now suck, I don't think they're only good now, I don't think they're shitty but read their stories anyway. I don't think they're perfect, either. I just love them, okay.

The rest )

jlarinda: Syaoran & Syaoran (TRC - All the way to the future)
CLAMP 30 day meme

+ Day 26: Your favourite ending song from a CLAMP anime

'Saigo no Kajitsu', the Tokyo Revelations OAD ending.

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jlarinda: Syaoran & Syaoran (CCS - The one I love the most)
CLAMP 30 day meme

+ Day 25: Your favourite opening song from a CLAMP anime



What else could I ever choose? Few other OPs are that memorable, catchy, pretty and magical~*~ sounding. It's gorgeous ahhh. This song just screams "CCS", too. It's perfect.

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jlarinda: Syaoran & Syaoran (Gate 7 - ffffffffffff)
CLAMP 30 day meme

+ Day 24: A CLAMP series you have mixed feelings about

Legal Drug! I'm BEYOND ECSTATIC that they're picking it up again, I'm thrilled and can't wait for it... yet at the same time, its return terrifies me. I've been playing Riku for a good while now and he's one of my charas with the most CR atm and knowing that canon could go in a direction entirely different from my portrayal is pretty frightening. Even more so because with this chara, I took a shitton of liberties and did a lot of guesswork re: personality and how he'd handle many many things. It's stuff that could be contradicted too easily. So it's like ahhhh all the nerves >_>;;

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Oct. 19th, 2011 05:13 am
jlarinda: Syaoran & Syaoran (TRC - |D ;;; uh... no ;;;;)
Logged in for a second to check the answer to a puzzle that was driving me *NUTS*. This thing where you had to figure out a pattern in a set of cards with an odd one, and figure out a specific card... I did figure out the pattern, I was just not realizing that it asked for a much further card - so I actually had to figure out all the ones before as well. FAIL.

Anyway. Since I'm online again and remembered, have today's meme:

CLAMP 30 day meme

+ Day 23: If you could ask CLAMP one question, what would you ask?

What the business CCS!Syao had to do at the end of CCS was.


HAHAAHAHAHAHA No, jfc, who gives a shit.

I'd ask them how X finishes, duh.

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jlarinda: Syaoran & Syaoran (TRC - oAo ?)
CLAMP 30 day meme

+ Day 22: Which CLAMP character(s) would you love to cosplay? If you have cosplayed anyone, who did you cosplay?

Syaoransyaoransyaoransyaoransyaoran ahhhh. I have short brown hair and brown eyes, about the right height - if I had the body for it (and could see) I would so cosplay TRC!Syao fff >_>; all of theeeem.

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jlarinda: Syaoran & Syaoran (HOLiC - OT3)
CLAMP 30 day meme

+ Day 21: If you could change the ending to a CLAMP series, which one would you change?

I would change holic's and make it so that Dou and Hima married each other.

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jlarinda: Syaoran & Syaoran (X - Oh my)
CLAMP 30 day meme

+ Day 20: Something pertaining to CLAMP that you’re embarrassed to admit

I... at one point, back in my very first days of really getting into these ladies' works, occasionally would call Subaru "Subby".

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Oct. 15th, 2011 08:50 pm
jlarinda: Syaoran & Syaoran (Kobato - Fait-o!)

::: [ Kiseki - A CLAMP-centric RPG ] :::

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HI FLIST. In case you've never paid attention to any post of mine ever, I run a game called Kiseki over at InsaneJournal. It's been around for several years now, and it's an all-CLAMP game. Meaning stuff CLAMP actually wrote, so things like the mangas, Horitsuba or Blood-C are YAY while things like Code Geass or the MKR anime are NO D:

We're a small, silly, cracky and generally sparkly jamjar-type game, with pretty laid-back AC requirements. Insanejournal means you get 100 icons for free, so you can abuse CLAMP's pretty artwork. We can offer iconsets for many characters, and even make new ones or offer scans if it's a chara we've never made one for.

And now I'm gonna c&p what [livejournal.com profile] buddha_loves_me wrote for the latest round of ATP because it's faster, ohoho

Blood-C: Itsuki, Tadayoshi

Chobits: Chii, Freya, Minoru, Yuzuki, Shinbo, Shimizu, Chitose... everyone! [Currently we have: Hideki, Yumi, Icchan.]

Cardcaptor Sakura: Syaoran, Yukito/Yue, Eriol, Fujitaka, Kero, Tomoyo, Spinel Sun, Kaho, Nadeshiko, etc. [Currently we have: Sakura, Touya, Clow Reed.]

TB/X: TB!Subaru, Aoki, Karen, Nataku, Satsuki, Yuuto, etc [Currently we have: Kamui, Kotori, pre-choice!Fuuma, Subaru, Kakyou, Keiichi, Seishirou, Hokuto, Arashi, Sorata, Yuzuriha, Kusanagi.]

xxxHOLiC: Watanuki, Haruka, Kohane, Mokona, Maru & Moro. [Currently we have: Yuuko, Doumeki, Himawari, Spider Matron, Yaobikuni, Ame-Warashi, Zashiki Warashi.]

Tsubasa Pre-Tokyo Sakura & Syaoran, Post-Tokyo Syaoran, Real!Fay, Piffle or Nihon Tomoyo, Seishirou, Subaru, etcetc (lots of minor characters are playable!) [Currently we have: Real!Syaoran, Clone!Sakura, Mokona, Kamui, Fuuma]

Magic Knight Rayearth: Umi, Lantis, Ascot, Emeraude, Zagato, Caldina, Ferio, etc. [Currently we have: Hikaru, Fuu, Eagle.]

Dukylon: Erii, Sukiyabashi. [Currently we have: Kentarou, Takeshi.]

RG Veda: Yasha-ou, Kujaku, Souma, Ryuu-ou, Karura-ou, Taishakuten, Ashura-ou. [Currently we have: Ashura, Karyoubinga, Gigei, young!Yasha (Yama), Kendappa-ou.]

Legal Drug (/Lawful Drug/Gohou Drug/Drug & Drop): Kakei, Saiga [Currently we have: Rikuou, Kazahaya.]

Kobato: Okiura, Ginsei, Genkou, Toshihiko, etc [Currently we have: Kobato, Fujimoto, Sayaka, Suishou, Ioryogi.]

WISH: Kohaku, Shuichirou, Kokuyo, Hisui, etc [Currently we have: Koryuu.]

Legend of Chun Hyang: Chun Hyang [Currently we have: Mong Ryong.]

Clover: Oruha, Ran, Gingetsu [Currently we have: Suu, Kazuhiko.]

OTHERS: We would love anyone from Angelic Layer, Horitsuba, or older CLAMP series such as the CLAMP Campus Detectives, Suki, etc.!

jlarinda: Syaoran & Syaoran (TRC - Mirrored)
Ehn I think I missed more than two days but let's keep it to two this time |DD;

CLAMP 30 day meme

+ Day 18: Show off your CLAMP merchandise! (manga, anime, figurines, etc.)

For merchandising, I don't have much to show off. The Rikuou and (Clow!)Syaoran CLAMP in 3-D land figurines, the first CLAMP no Kiseki set (with Sakura :3), a Sakura figurine of her in the second OP's outfit, a Syao figurine of him in his Clow outfit... A couple of Mokona plushies, a Kero plushie, a CCS backpack, some posters... And then the CCS, AL, Clover and Miyuki-chan manga in argentinian edition, the Tobabi and Shin Shunkaden manga in spain!Spanish, vol 16 of X and a couple of volumes of TRC and Holic also from the Spanish edition, volumes 16, 20 and 23 of the japanese TRC deluxe edition, vol 16 of TRC from the regular japanese edition, the semanary with the last published chapter of HoliC Rou... Then there's the first three CCS artbooks, the first TRC artbook (spanish editions for those), the X Zero and Infinity artbooks (Chinese edition), and I think that's it.

+ Day 19: Favourite recurring theme in CLAMP’s series

Ahh this one's difficult, 'cause I love so many of them >_>; HRMMM. I'll have to vote for the twins/AUs/other-selves/etc, because I've always loved twins anyway and I like that CLAMP doesn't just make them twins, usually, but different parts of a whole, or clones, or whatever the hell else.

Syaoran's foot :'|b

The rest )

jlarinda: Syaoran & Syaoran (D.N. Angel - I dun get it |D)
CLAMP 30 day meme

+ Day 17: Favourite CLAMP member

Ohkawa, the master troll.

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jlarinda: Syaoran & Syaoran (Digimon - RAAAWRRRR)
CLAMP 30 day meme

+ Day 16: What do you think of other projects CLAMP has been a part of? (Code Geass, Blood C, etc.)

I think Blood-C is brilliant and awesome, as anyone who's been following my comments on it would know.

Code Geass I just can't stand. I hate that people consider it a "CLAMP project" when all they did was do the character design and some illustrations for it. I hate seeing news of every little shit about it on the CLAMP comms, even when it has nothing to do whatsoever with CLAMP's actual involvement in it. I hate that THE ONE THING CLAMP DID FOR IT? IT /DESTROYED IT/. The animation is revolting, they took CLAMP's designs and made them into the goddamned fugliest shits ever. Just. Ugh. Fucking thing.

Why can't it be treated like the other minor involvements CLAMP's had? I don't see anyone obsessively translating those novels CLAMP illustrated and posting them at clamp_now, or anything like that. Fucking CG, man. /flips all the tables

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jlarinda: Syaoran & Syaoran (AL - You're stronger than anyone else)
CLAMP 30 day meme

+ Day 15: A CLAMP series you love that is vastly underrated

Angelic Layer! It doesn't really have a fandom, most people don't give a shit about it, it's too "new" for people to even like it on a nostalgic!way, and the thing most people remember from it is Icchan.

Angelic Layer is an adorable, sweet, hilarious story, about the most awesome toys ever, and an adorkable cast. The series's full of silliness and dynamism, and it's light-hearted and fun. It doesn't sink into random emo, because it's not meant to. The battles're awesome, because the series does a great job at mixing the fact that yes, these are toys and not sentient beings, with the fact that you can't help but get attached to them (it reminds me of how you'd get attached to your Pokémon in-game, even knowing they're just pixels). And it's awesome because it's the Deuses battling just as much as it's the Angels battling. They're not just there sitting down wailing orders, if the Deus isn't skilled then their Angel won't win. And vice-versa. Few series in this... monster/mascot/toy-battle genre manage to balance it out so well, usually it's either the toy/mascot/monster doing all the work, or it's the owner doing it by managing all the strategies.

Anyway. AL is wonderful, and it makes me happy and more people should read and love it.

The rest )

jlarinda: Syaoran & Syaoran (Layton - :3 ~)
I... somehow managed to skip a day, so here, have two at once:

CLAMP 30 day meme

+ Day 13: A CLAMP series you used to love but now hate
+ Day 14: A CLAMP series you used to hate but now love

For the 13th: Nothing. I don't hate any CLAMP series whatsoever.
For the 14th: I don't think I've ever truly hated a CLAMP series, but the closest to that would be RGV. I used to really, really really dislike Ashura, and think the series was simply incredibly bad. Then one day I started seeing Ashura differently, "got" his character, and that made me view the series in a whole different light. While I can't say it's my favorite or anything, I now like it at least.

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jlarinda: Syaoran & Syaoran (CCS - Invincible spell)
CLAMP 30 day meme

+ Day 12: First CLAMP series ever

Like I said before, Card Captor Sakura! For most people here their first series was MKR, but when that was on TV it never caught my attention. Card Captor Sakura, on the other hand, quickly became something to obsess over, and soon enough the manga was published, and... well. Around ten years later, here I am :|;

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jlarinda: Syaoran & Syaoran (Default)

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