It's the end of cherry blossom season where I live, and I was walking along when the wind blew and all the pink petals showered down. It almost made me feel like I was in a shoujo anime. But all the petals on the ground made me feel a little sad at how short-lived the blossoms were. When I got into the office, I found a little pink-white petal had stuck to my sleeve, and it was so pretty I left it on my desk. Some hours later, it turned a putrid brown, and I thought what a pity.
So, I've been feeling very irritated lately because of my right middle finger troubles. I mean, I've had a cast on my leg before and lost my voice for like three months last year, but I didn't mind. I'm sort of a very anti-dramatic person IRL, almost to the point of emotional detachment. But the fact I can't bend my finger properly really irks me. Especially because it prevents me from doing properly two things I like: drawing and writing. Properly is the key word here. I still manage. Well, maybe it's punishment for torturing Syaoran so much.
But New Trials cheers me up. So, how amazing is Amethyst Beloved? She compiled a Dark Force File, complete with battle costumes. It makes me wonder, "Where have you been all my life?" Yes, it's going to be a dream-come-true for me especially when I go back to edit chapters in the near future. Kirei Blossom neatly compiled the list of cards over the arcs as well, and now, we even have all the details! You know I used to be too over-confident and kept the whole plotline of New Trials in my head, but starting from latter Arc 3 I began to jot down notes. Since Arc 4, I actually had a rudimentary outline of chapters and tentative titles for remaining chapters.
And a New Trials Wiki is being compiled by Kris and Amethyst if you are interested in contributing. It's something I've been really really wanting to do if I ever got time, so I'm very grateful that it's gotten started. I would love to contribute in any way I can, so shoot me an email or leave a post if there's anything I can do to help out. ie. original character birthdays, etc.
Check out Winxc1ub's awesome Duradura Ending theme parody using New Trials characters. I haven't watched the anime, but I saw the Duradura Trust Me ending theme meme on youtube some time ago, and thought it was fun. My favorite part is Nadeshiko and Ryuuren. ^^