I've confessed to being more than a little prone to crushing on fictional boys (and men) in the past, but imaginary girl crushes are a lot rarer for me. But I do owe whoever first tipped me off to Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle and xxxHolic, since I've developed a bit of a case of hero-worship over the years on Yuko-san, the Witch of Dimensions and the mentor of the latter series' protagonist. To sum her up in a sentence, the woman is extremely fond of food, even fonder of alcohol than she is of food, possibly fonder still of annoying Watanuki, and immensely powerful. Also rather wise...and I really just wanted an excuse to post lots of Clamp's beautiful artwork (xxxHolic, on the whole, is a lot more ornate and flourish-laden than Tsubasa- though the latter does a brilliant job with depicting battles)- I've never failed to love the insanely detailed covers and chapter pictures of the manga, and all that long, whirling ribbon-like black hair does make for some stunning pictures . I reckon it's worth sharing a few of those, for anyone who doesn't already know and love her (though being in the little Blogger box doesn't do them justice, look below- she's positively spectacular).