The acronym "FAQ" stands for Frequently Asked Question. When multiple people ask me the same question, I will post the answer here for everyone to view. Most of the questions seen on this page were asked in person during casual conversations.
Little Miss Kinomoto opened on August 4, 2004.
Earlier in the year, before LMK was opened, the name of my website was actually "Kelly's Cherry Blossom." Later on, I decided to change the name to "Little Miss Kinomoto." The reason that I named my original website "Kelly's Cherry Blossom" was simply because I couldn't think of anything else! It was for this reason that I decided to change the site's name to "Little Miss Kinomoto." I wanted something more original than "Kelly's Cherry Blossom" or "Kelly's Cardcaptors." Think about it. There are a lot of sites out there that simply tack on "Cherry Blossom" or "Cardcaptors" to the end of their names. Of course, that is not to say that those websites aren't great! I personally just felt as though my website needed to be more original. I wanted my website to stand out. So, overall, I am very happy with the decision that I made and wouldn't change that for anything.
My original website "Kelly's Cherry Blossom" was made by using a Geocities feature called "PageBuilder." However, after viewing many great websites, I decided that I wanted to learn HTML just as they had in order to expand my website. In case you were wondering, HTML is an acronym for Hypertext Markup Language. HTML uses a series of tags which tell an internet browser how to display information. Keep in mind that I don't use any fancy editing program to help me code my website. I simply use Notepad. Of course, HTML was not the only thing that I had to learn when creating my website. I also had to learn how to make layouts. Let's face it, a great layout is a key feature for any website. I always try to make my layouts catchy, colorful, and easy to navigate. I use Adobe Photoshop CS to create all of the images that you see on my website. (As of October 5, 2013, I have been using Photoshop CS6 to edit and create the images that you see on this site. I have also been using a program called TextEdit instead of Notepad to do my coding.)
The internet was just starting out when I was younger, and it was very popular at that! I remember spending a lot of time on the computer looking at everything I could get my hands on. It was also at this age that I watched the TV show Cardcaptors. Naturally, it made sense for me to use the internet to find information and fun activities about my new favorite TV show. After viewing many websites dedicated to the series, I decided that I wanted to make my own website. At the time, I felt as though I could share the joy that I had received with other people by making my own website.
As previously stated, Cardcaptors was my favorite TV show at the time. However, after searching the entire internet I began to learn all about the original Japanese series known as Cardcaptor Sakura. After learning about the original version, I decided that I would make my website about the original show rather than the dubbed version because Cardcaptor Sakura had so much more information to offer than its counterpart Cardcaptors.
My website offers information about both the anime and manga series of Cardcaptor Sakura. My website also displays a bit of information about Cardcaptors. Besides information there are also fun activities that you can participate in. You can also snag some free graphics and multimedia.
I am currently not looking for staff, however, there are several things that you may contribute to my site. This includes ideas for the CCSTMW page, original Clow Card and Star Card designs, fanart, fanfiction, fortunes, music videos, and graphics. You can also contribute by voting in polls and quizzes, signing the guestbook and guest map, and posting messages on the tag-board.
Well, my answer is... why not!? Adding my link to your site will not cause harm in any way, shape, or form. It will merely enable your visitors to branch out and experience more of the Cardcaptor Sakura online world. So, please— add my link to your site and help spread the love of CCS to fans everywhere!
No, I do not, and I don't think that I ever will. I have no desire to make a website about anything else. I don't think I have more passion for any other subject than Cardcaptor Sakura. I adore the series more than any other. For some reason, it just makes me so happy when I read the manga or watch the anime once again.
My best piece of advice for you is— be original! Do not look at or reference other websites while you are creating your own. Display the content on your site the way that you want to and feel is best. By doing this, your website will stand out from the rest and leave you satisfied.
At this point in time, I am not selling any of my CCS merchandise. Sorry!
But please enjoy the pictures! =)
The questions below were submitted to me using the form located at the bottom of this page. These questions may not necessarily be frequently asked, but they have been included on this page due to the nature of their content.
The reason why I like anime so much is because I feel that it gets you more involved than most other types of cartoons. When I watch anime, I feel like I am actually there witnessing the events that are taking place. Anime tends to be more emotional and contains very skilled voice actors. Other types of cartoons lack the emotion, drama, storyline, and sometimes don't contain very skilled voice actors. With anime, there is an actual story taking place, and it isn't just a set of episodes played in any random order. Unfortunately, it is possible for an anime series to be ruined. Take dubbing as an example. Some animes are changed significantly when undergoing dubbing. For instance, let's consider Cardcaptors. A lot of character relationships were altered in Cardcaptors. I really didn't like the dubbing that took place. It is because of poor dubbing that I prefer to watch the original Japanese version with subtitles.
Even though the manga is the original, I prefer the anime. The reason that I prefer the anime is most likely because that is the series that I encountered first. However, there are other reasons why I prefer the anime over the manga. Some of the main reasons include the anime having more episodes, there are more Clow Cards in the anime, and because it is in color— which makes it more fun, don't you think? The final reason that I choose the anime over the manga is because Cardcaptor Sakura is moderately action-based, and it is difficult for me to follow action-based manga because I sometimes can't tell what is going on in each panel!
Well, it goes without saying that I really love everything about Cardcaptor Sakura, but if I had to pick one element of the show to focus on it would definitely be the comedy. Personally, I think that Cardcaptor Sakura is hilarious! It makes me laugh all the time! Between Sakura's cluelessness, Kero-chan's overdramatic personality, Yukito's eating habits, and Touya's countless part-time jobs, you really can't go wrong! However, my favorite comedic aspects of the show include Yamazaki's lies and Nakuru's interruptions. Not only are they fun to watch, but they are also fun to post on the site! I hope everyone enjoys them as much as I do!
As of right now, Little Miss Kinomoto is primarily dedicated to the original Cardcaptor Sakura series. However, that doesn't mean that information about the new series will not be featured on the site. Currently, LMK has a page called "Clear Card Arc" in the Manga section. This page is dedicated to the new series' manga covers. You can also find pictures of Sakura from the new series on the Magazines page. (Be sure to check out the Nakayoshi section in particular...) There are also quite a few Official Links that will lead you to websites and pages about new merchandise as well. That being said, I'm not sure how much CCA information will appear on the site in the future, but please enjoy what there is now! =)
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