Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sakura's Magic Circle of the Star Version 1

SPOILERS for Chapter 63: The Joining of the Circle>>>

It actually took a long time to figure out the order everybody is seated on the Star Circle in order to keep balance, etc., but I like how it came out. I created this diagram more for my own benefit, because I kept getting confused. It's even color-coded. This is just version 1 of the Star Circle from Chapter 63. As you can see, it's slightly different from Sakura's regular star circle because as of Arc 4, Sakura's magic circle has an extra crescent moon around the five-pointed star. Also, Sakura's regular magic circle is centered differently (the moon and sun and each have one point). The original vector of Sakura's Magic Circle is done by Yamamoto114, which is probably the best vector of Sakura's magic circle out there, except the alignment of the stars is slightly off. Still, I based the star-moon circle off off this model, and I just left it so that the centering of the stars is off and the sun and the moon aren't at equilibrium. (You can compare with image below of Sakura's regular upright magic circle). I had a hard time deciding whether to use this format or not, but in the end decided to stick with the off-aligned version for the star-moon circle because I like the idea that Sakura's magic circle is off balance in some way. Click on chart for a larger view.

A sign that you've been working on a chapter of New Trials too long is when you start counting 13 points on Sakura's star instead of 12. (Yes, this is a real life story). I panicked and thought, how could I for the past 9 years think there were 12 points and how come nobody pointed it out before? I was really really tired. I recounted later and voila, there was 12 again. Anyhow, Eriol's guardians are more like his minions. I technically should have erased Kai's name as well. In the Li spot, Meilin is currently standing. The positioning of everyone is important because the powers need to balance each other so that "equilibrium" can be reached, and because of this, the positions aren't stationary but will change accordingly to who is in the Magic Circle.

Sakura: Nee, Kero-chan, what order are people going to stand on my star circle?

Kero-chan: Random order? Height? People who get along?

Sakura: Hoe, this is so complicated!


  1. thank you thank you thank you sooooo much for the latest chapter!! no!! for all the chapters!! its the best!!!

  2. you done a great job wishchan.
    I love this fanfic a lot.

  3. a question, why was syaoran's name not colored? is it because he never really revealed his true allegiance? BUT, this is really a great FANFIC!actually, it's like a part of the real story. Good Work :D

  4. I concur with Anon. I'm so excited to read this next chapter. But I have to finish my homework first. >_< And I noticed that Syaoran's name was faded out in the circle. My heart started breaking when I saw that.

  5. waaahhh.wish chan you're really awesome..
    you do have brilliant ideas and for that,i admire you alot..
    PLease update as soon as you can..
    I really love your fanfic.. :))

  6. @sweetdoll16, yup, you're right about Syaoran. Technically, Kai's name shouldn't have been colored in either.

  7. Ooooh! I have been waiting like crazy for the new chapters. I love NEW TRIALS! thank you for the picture of sakura's stars version.

  8. Hey, could u possibly make the GIF version
    of the circle picture? Hehehe..


  9. I love the story! Been following it since I was 12 and now I am 24! Love it!

  10. i love it too. Please make more