What started in in May of 1992, has born a legacy now 30 years strong,
A story that weaves together three friends, that is sure to lead to an apocalyptic end
A dragon of heaven, a dragon of earth, with fire and brimstone on the horizon
Tokyo’s babylon will perhaps fall, yet the small bird chirps
“The future has yet to be decided”
But 30 years have come and gone, the undecided future yet to be told
An animation showing what could be, but not being enough for someone like me
We can pray to the goddess of which there are four, to pause their playtime in other worlds
And return to this one known simply as “X”,
A brushstroke or two, perhaps one final image
If only to set fire to this magnum opus of yor, and silence the nonbelievers forevermore
If you can’t tell, it’s the approximate 30th year anniversary of CLAMP’s unfinished, and what I have long considered to be their magnum opus, series known as X or X/1999. You would not believe how long I spent trying to find the exact date this manga with sources, and allegedly it’s today.
I decided to try something a little different. Instead of titling a blog post ‘An Ode to X’ and writing as I usually do – I actually attempted an ode. Something interesting and celebratory which I found out is exactly what ode’s are suppose to inspire. Here’s hoping my passionate attempt does something similar.
Happy Anniversary X, may the future remain undecided so I can bask in what was, and remains to be for even longer. Cheers folks!