Syaoran-Wolf: I'm all alone forever, with only this Enchanted Mirror for company. Sniffles.
Sakura-Belle: No you're not! I'm here with you!
Happy 14th Anniversary to the Yahoo Groups New Trials Fan Community! groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ne…
I would not have been able to keep track that it was already the 14th anniversary of the Yahoo New Trials group if not for the fantastic Amethyst Beloved! amethystbeloved.deviantart.com…
It's amazing that the group has lasted all these years, isn't it? Of course our Facebook group is awesome for quick updates and sharing photos and news, but there is no place quite like the Yahoo group for in-depth discussions, and with the airing of Card Captor Sakura Clear Card-hen anime, there has been revived discussion lately, which is exciting to see! All those years ago, Kirei Blossom created the Yahoo Group and look how far the community has come since then! So, thank you, everybody, whether you post or are lurkers, for sticking by so long!
I've been feeling more artistically inspired than I have in at least half a year--I spent the longest time not drawing at all because I wanted to focus on finishing up New Trials Chapter 73. But I had forgotten that for me, writing and drawing have a symbiotic relationship, and one sometimes inspires the other and vice versa. Sometimes, I've sketched the concept art of a scene I wanted to write, before I ever gotten around to writing it. This was one of the cases. I've drawn a concept art of Syaoran as the "Beast-Wolf/Prince Lupin" and Sakura as "Belle/Beauty" first before I got to write out the play scene in Chapter 73 (hopefully I will get around to posting that later). And I also drew this chibi last year because I think it portrays Syaoran and Sakura's relationship very well, even in the canon CCS. I decided to color it because it seemed appropriate to, since it goes along with New Trials Chapter 73: The Other Side of Midnight.
Whenever I draw Chibi-Syaoran with wolf-ears, I want to scoop him up and give him a hug. Considering this is just chibi-art, it took me a bit longer than I anticipated to color it. Now that I think of it, i can't remember if I ever posted any drawings of Syaoran in prince-attire before. Syaoran looked good in this Prince Adam/Beast-inspired blue garb, and I think I might draw more Prince Syaoran again. Sakura looks good in a Belle-inspired dress--I don't think I've ever drawn her in a yellow ballgown before. I was saving it up for the Chapter 73 cultural festival play moment.
Anyhow, I've combined two of my favorite franchises--CCS is my favorite mahou shoujo anime/manga and Beauty and the Beast will always be my favorite Disney animated feature film.
So, are you guys excited about Card Captor Sakura Clear Card Arc anime airing tomorrow? I've taken to write up reviews on my blog every Sunday, and you can check it out here: wishluv.blogspot.com “At first, Belle was intimidated by the Wolf, who was hostile, inarticulate, gruff, and completely unsociable, but she decided to make the best of the situation. After all, she thought he may be the one that her fairy godmother told her needed to be saved. Belle spent her days searching through the many rooms in the West Wing of the castle, which were all surprisingly empty. When she was hungry, the dining hall table was laden with hot, savory food. The Wolf would join her for dinner, whether she liked it or not. And when she tired, she found a room that seemed to be prepared for her to sleep in. Eventually, she grew accustomed to living with the Wolf and perhaps even enjoyed his company in the lonely castle, which served both as his prison and sanctuary.”
- Chapter 73 of New Trials of Card Captor Sakura wishluv.com/nt73.htm