Our journey through X continues as Lucy and Robin tackle Volume 3…many new and familiar faces are starting to come together, but there are so many questions still unanswered.
CW: blood, gore, death, and other grisly things. Also a potentially glib/dark humor approach to grim subjects. We joke about death, specifically familial death, a lot in this episode (it’s one of those laugh-so-you-don’t-cry things).
Lucy and Robin tackle volume 2 of X, as things get darker and gorier in the span of just a few quick hours of story-time.
CW: blood, gore, death, and other grisly things. Also a potentially glib/dark humor approach to grim subjects. We joke about death periodically, specifically familial death (it’s one of those laugh-so-you-don’t-cry things).
At long last, our heroes make it to one of their favorite CLAMP series: X! They’ll laugh, they’ll cry…well, mostly they’ll reminisce about high school and talk about the end of the world. Join Lucy and Robin this week as they begin their X discussion with volume 1.
CW: blood, gore, death, and other grisly things. Also a potentially glib/dark humor approach to grim subjects.
Here’s the interview we mention in the episode, made available on Chibi Yuuto’s wonderful website!
Here’s a link to the podcast Headlong: Surviving Y2K on Spotify, which Robin recommends if you want to know more about panic in the leadup to the millennium.
And finally, follow Robin’s twitter account to cheer her on as she finished the last pages of her graphic novel! (You can also follow Lucy for occasional rambling about pop culture and being back in school)
We end the year with an atmospheric, lovely little collection of tales, Shirahime Syo: Snow Goddess Tales. Have a great holidays! Lucy and Robin will return in 2020 to dive into, among other things, X!
If you loved RG Veda, you’ll probably love Chun Hyang…and be as sad as we were that there was only one volume. Join Lucy and Robin as they take a look into the epic CLAMP fantasy that never really got off the ground.
Is it healthy to watch 26 episodes of CLAMP Campus Detectives all in one sitting? Probably not, but Lucy and Robin took one for the team…and dragged some friends along for the ride. Join them this week as they discuss the CLAMP Campus Detectives anime!
We had to go dark at some point, and Robin was testing out some techniques for Halloween, so this take on a Vodka Cranberry incorporates that iconic missing eye that Clamp is so well known for (in certain circles, anyway). It was hard to capture in the drink, but that’s an “eyeball” at the bottom of the glass, made out of a lychee and a grape.
Black cherry Vodka
Concord grapes (frozen)
Freeze lychees and grapes
Once frozen, you can shove the grape into the lychee without it falling apart. Boom, done!
Put the eyeball in the glass.
Cover with black cherry vodka (about a shot’s worth).
Fill ¾ full with cranberry juice, and the rest with seltzer.
With a school this spectacular, any unhappiness is a horrible crime, and the CLAMP School Detectives are here to save the day! Lucy and Robin dig into the charming series that brought so many CLAMP stories together (long before Tsubasa).