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I'd warn for spoilers, but let's face it: I'm probably doing you a favor by spoiling this series for you if you're lucky enough to NOT have wasted your time reading this manga.

day.27 - A pairing that you loved and ended up hating?
even pretty art couldn't save this love story
Syaoran/Sakura [Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE]

I want to make it clear that I love the Syaoran Li/Sakura Kinomoto pairing in Cardcaptor Sakura; they were my other contender for Day 18 and are definitely heavy-hitters for My OTP of All Time. I enjoyed how their relationship developed, tsundere!Syaoran and tennen!Sakura were fricking adorable, and the ending was warm and fuzzy and pretty good as far as shojo endings go.

Then CLAMP drew this clusterfuck of a manga called "Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE" and completely stomped on my shipper heart. The story was so convulted and terrible that it managed to kill almost all love I had for CLAMP as storytellers, but the number one crime that TRC committed was that it connected TRC!Syaoran/Sakura to CCS!Syaoran/Sakura... by making TRC!Syaoran the clone of the son of CCS!Syaoran/Sakura and setting him up with an alternate-dimension version of his own mother.

What the shit, CLAMP. 

The only justification I can come up for TRC's existence is that TRC is probably CLAMP's way of rick-rolling all the disgruntled X/1999 fans. (Yeah, I went there.)

# Day 28 - A pairing that you will never understand?
# Day 29 - What ship had the best proposal?
# Day 30 - Your favorite ship forever and ever and ever!

Date: 2010-07-27 06:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] equivalent-t.livejournal.com
TRC had such an interesting premise. I actually liked the first couple of volumes where it seemed to be going into the 'you can't have your cake and eat it too' territory of love story. AND THEN EVERYTHING BLOWS UP AND I DON'T WANT TO REMEMBER THAT IT EXISTS ANYMORE WHY MUST YOU REMIND ME.

And seriously : xxxHolic was one of my favourite things ever until it turned out that Watanuki is just, you know, another Syaoran. It's still got killer atmosphere, but god....must the entire universe be populated by Syaoran before CLAMP is satisfied? I would've liked xxxHolic much better if it was just a regular semi-episodic youkai story. It was awesome when it was just that.

Date: 2010-07-28 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kawaiipinay.livejournal.com
I liked TRC a lot when I first started reading it, but then all those nonsensical plot holes happened and the manga crashed and burned under its own stupidity. Although looking back on it TRC!Sakura and TRC!Syaoran never fully appealed to me as much as their CCS counterparts did.

I still read xxxHolic because I want to know how it will end, but I agree that the story is much less enjoyable because of the whole stupid Watanuki-is-Syaoran nonsense. (Plus, I miss Yuuko ._.)

Date: 2010-07-28 03:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] equivalent-t.livejournal.com
I liked TRC!Syaoran better than CCS!Syaoran early on, but then I discovered that he's much less awesome due to being one-tracked while CCS has this tsundere thing going on. And TRC!Sakura had this pinocchio like charm, which saddens me that she never really stops being a pinocchio.

I shipped Yuuko/Watanuki so yeah on that last point. :/ And also Zashiki-warashi/Watanuki, but she's like disappeared.
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