Yesterday was the birthday of Mokona, the woman whose hands were blessed by the gods. Congratulations Mokona-sensei!
I’m sure she must be a huge source of inspiration for many artists out there, and I’m also sure she must be responsible for bringing a good part of their readers into reading CLAMP for the first time. The visual appeal was the first contact with CLAMP for most people, I believe, including myself.
That being said, I can only wish this talented and multitasking woman to keep progressing as an artist and keep surprising us with different and beautiful drawing styles. Mangas, Kimonos, cocktails, jewelery, what’s next? You rock, Mokona xD
All members wished her a happy birthday but this time Nekoi hasn’t drawn anything for the occasion (pity). She apologized for that.
Answers to the ABC meme:
Thanks to everybody who sent their questions, it was very fun! XD Sorry if your input is not here, that probably means someone else has picked the same letter before you, but thanks anyway!! ^__^
Be careful on the “Ohkawa” thread, long session of ass-licking and fanboylism. I warned you all XD
My all-time favorite singer. Her music works like therapy for me, whenever I’m feeling happy or sad, angry or joyful, confident or scared, hopeful or hopeless, for every emotion there’s a song I can relate to. I really admire her songwriting skills, her performance on stage and her voice, anything she sings is welcomed by my ears. Advertisement: Her new album is out and you can get the download link in my other journal! I highly recommend it! XD
Ettou xD I think they’re cute? I would never have one as a pet, though.
I absolutely love Christmas, it’s my favorite part of the year. That whole Christmas atmosphere is unique. And it’s always holiday and the weather is always so hot here in Brazil, it’s awesome.
Never tried it, must be good though, must be healthy, I presume? XD
Eyeballs! That’s random. Hum… I never thought there could be so much PLOT around that organ xD
I have very few friends. Friends to me are people to have a good time with, help each other out, laugh with, play video-games, watch movies and cook together! Yeah, I love to cook with my friends =)
Indeed Mokona loves it so much! That’s an anime that never caught my attention. I watched one series, one of the million series out there (I don’t remember which one, the one with the golden-haired lady and the spiky-haired boy?), but I didn’t like it. I’m not really into robots.
I don’t believe it. Chaos theory is more my thing.
As essential as water! XD Honestly, is basically everything. A way for meeting my friends and meeting new people, a way of learning and entertaining myself. I want to be connected 24/7 XD
j.Jokers in a deck of cards
Another very random one, I love the randomness of it xD You know what, I always loved the Jokers! I liked to see the different drawings of different decks. The Joker figure amused me and it still does.
k.Kurogane X Fay D. Flowright
LOL! At first I was skeptical about it, I knew something very tiny was going on there but I didn’t think CLAMP would develop their relationship since Tsubasa was a shonen manga and all that. But it wouldn’t be CLAMP if they didn’t surprise me. I’m not a die-hard fan, I’m okay with it, it’s a fun ship, and their relationship is very healthy. I mean, one is always watching the other’s back (and I mean both literally and figuratively XD) as opposed to Seishirou and Subaru where one is always trying to get killed by the other.
Something every human being needs in order to survive. You need to love someone/something to find a reason to live. Being that something your partner, your family, your career, your studies or even yourself.
I am skeptical about it. That doesn’t mean I don’t believe it, I just don’t know what I think about it. I have to see it with my own eyes to believe it.
I love feeling nostalgic, but not for too much otherwise it’s a one-way ticket with you drowning and drowning into your memories and never coming back up again. It’s a weird feeling one can’t really explain. Something I feel more nostalgic about is music.
The woman of my life! XD Well, what can I say about her… she’s just so brilliant! I mean, I get “jaw-dropped” with how much she’s committed with her work. Most mangakas don’t get involved in the adaptations of their works, but she does! She would write scripts, song lyrics, she would produce and plan it – she would get involved. I admire her as a creator and as a professional. I admire her creativity, her writing skills and her leadership talent. Her behavior in interviews and the way she conducts events and radio shows. She’s a woman in Japan (who is known for its women repression society) who started at late 80’s and has built a successful career along with her other 3 female fellows working in an industry ruled mostly by men. This can be applied to the other CLAMP members too in their own scale, by no means I am saying the others don’t contribute and aren’t just as talented, on the contrary. But this is about Ohkawa and the reasons I admire her so. If I were to be a professional as talented and as multitasking as she is, I’ll be a happy man.
p.Pride and Prejudice
I never read/watched it. Is it good? I know the movie has Keira Knightley in it, I love her =)
I actually had to look up for that one, what is it? Something to do with galaxies? I’ve no idea of what to think xD
Relaxing to me is surfing on the internet, listening to music, watch TV, play video-games, take a good shower and drink a cup full of tea on a cold day or an icy glass of coke if it’s a hot day, all things with no commitment, no pressure.
I remember I hated him when I first saw him in CCS XD He came all full of himself trying to steal Sakura’s spot? Eventually his jealousy crush on Sakura turned him a very adorable kid xD I like his Tsubasa counterpart too, but I’m more fond of “Syaoran”. I think because of his maturity and his vulnerability.
Same answer as “bunnies” xD I don’t find they that cute, though.
The CLAMP members were always writing about how much they loved her music, one day (mid 2001’s) I decided to listen to Can You Keep A Secret?. I was a little disappointed with it god-knows-why. Some years passed, I listened to Passion and I really liked it to the point of downloading it and having it on my playlist xD A few years more and my friend sends her entire discography to me, that’s when I fully became a fan. I love Letters, Making Love and Take 5, just to name a few.
A nice restaurant seat, even better if it’s Pizza Hut’s, or a warm and sunny place wearing light clothes xD
An extremely likable character. I like him, I like all CLAMP characters, but he’s not among my very favorites. He overreacts a lot and that’s funny xD I hope Icchan and Chitose raised him.
The last time I take those was when I went to the dentist to put braces (which I no longer use).
This answer is similar to the KuroFye one. It’s definitely not something I “look for” in a manga. I don’t really care if there is or if there isn’t any of it. I’m all for the plot, the plot is what matters to me. If in order to make the plot good two guys have to hook up, then let them hook up! xD I see it as a normal relationship.
Wow, I have to look up for this one too xD I can’t tell if I ever heard the sound of this instrument, but it sounds good? Looking at the pictures it reminds me of sitar, and I love sitar =D
Last but not least! SEAMO’s Honey Honey single is out and the torrent (which includes all songs and package scans) can be found here.
For those only interested in CLAMP’s illustration (like me xD) I have uploaded it to my server: