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The Amarythia/CLAMP connection...again. *growls* 
26th-Feb-2008 10:33 am
Hell
Looks like it's time to refresh the following announcement for any benighted souls still amongst us:
CLAMP did not start out as a doujinshi circle called "Amarythia"!!!!

Amarythia is a name of my own invention, circa 1999. I have no and pretend no affiliation with CLAMP. The error arises from a citation in an academic paper about CLAMP's doujinshi that refers back to me, the original source of information, and was codified on Wikipedia for several years (until my edit finally took!) by some anonymous idiot who misunderstood the citation. The above claim conflating CLAMP and "Amarythia," not to mention even more erroneous and personally offensive variations, has since been regurgitated elsewhere online as recently as mid-2007. This needs to stop, people. Now.
Feel free to cut-and-paste or link to this entry if you wish to correct any misapprehensions regarding this issue that you see, now or in the future.

EDIT: I'm currently being informed that this error has been showing up in cons and was even printed in an Anime Expo program booklet!!! I didn't know that. So pleasepleasePLEASE, manga/anime fans out there who give a damn about getting the facts straight, help me get the truth out! T_T
Comments 
26th-Feb-2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
You started CLAMP? WHAT?

It was funny at a con I actully heard that stroy in a CLAMP panel. I think it was at Manganext. . .but I'm not quite sure.
26th-Feb-2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
It was funny at a con I actully heard that stroy in a CLAMP panel. I think it was at Manganext. . .but I'm not quite sure.

And they debunked it, I hope? Or was it repeated there as fact, too? *sighs*
26th-Feb-2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
Repeated as fact.

Actulyl now that I think of it I think it was at Manganext. Thoug hI don't rememeber which one.
26th-Feb-2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
Repeated as fact.

I feel a snarl coming on. I've been trying to kill this misapprehension for years now, YEARS. But apparently if Wikipedia says it, it must be true, right...?
26th-Feb-2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
I about died the year CLAMP came to Anime Expo--and they had that info in the program book. I would have bitched on your behalf, if it hadn't been already in print and thus too late to change...actually, I should have bitched anyway, and maybe they would have printed an erratum somewhere. Oh, well. Hindsight and all....
26th-Feb-2008 05:39 pm (UTC)
I about died the year CLAMP came to Anime Expo--and they had that info in the program book.

I TOTALLY didn't know that. Okay, I think I'm beyond mad at this point.

This should stand as a lesson to everyone about what horrors Wikipedia hath wrought... T_T
27th-Feb-2008 05:15 am (UTC)
*shakes head*

Yeah, I was there at AX; I was one of the many who wasted away in the line for HOURS only to witness a stupid powerpoint presentation of them doing random things, and then them answering fluffy questions for about 10 minutes.

I vaguely recall reading the error in the program book... and pursing my lips. I'm sorry I didn't work to disabuse the foolish masses of the mistake...
27th-Feb-2008 05:34 am (UTC)
I've decided that the next time I see or hear a variation on this stupidity that There Will Be Blood, and I'm gonna go all bowling pin on somebody's skull. :P
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