SORRY NOT SORRY FOR THE ALL CAPS BUT AS SOMEONE WHO ADORES HOW MAIKOS DRESS THIS IS A VERY BIG DEAL TO ME. EXPECT TO SEE MORE QEAFUKIDFSIHDFSIHDF;;S FOR OTHER HISTORICAL CLOTHING REFERENCES AS WE CONTINUE READING THIS SERIES BECAUSE CLAMP SEEMS TO LOVE THEIR CASUAL CLOTHING REFERENCES
Here’s a recipe for fondant au chocolat, if anyone’s interested. I plan on making some for CLAMP Day (April 1st). Since they use cream in Tsubasa, I’m going for straight-up cream instead of creme fraiche (unless “creme fraiche” became “fresh cream” somewhere in the journey from French to Japanese to English? Discuss?).
As for the fresh cream, since Outo is supposed to be based on the Taisho era (1912-1926), store-bought cream should do nicely, since storage and shipping methods have improved so much since that time in our world. (Of course, if you have access to fresh-from-the-cow cream, it will probably taste even better.)
Would they have had ice boxes or something in Outo, do you think? Since apparently fondant au chocolat tastes best if you freeze the batter overnight?
In other news, watching Kurogane staring at Yuzuriha’s dog and thinking about his alias is adorable.
SYAORAN IS SMILING HE IS FINALLY SMILING. I know he smiled during the pillow fight, too, but it looked more nervous than happy, but THIS IS A LEGITIMATELY HAPPY SMILE THIS IS THE FIRST TIME HE’S SMILED LIKE THIS SINCE SAKURA LOST HER FEATHERS.
I partly attribute this to him being more comfortable with his new situation, and partly to the power of good food to cheer people up and bring them together.
I’d never thought of that before, but it makes perfect sense. His facial expression here had always confused me slightly, but I used to be terrible at interpreting people’s facial expressions, both irl and in drawings, so I didn’t think much of it.
One thing that took me a long time to notice in this series is that the color gray is actually made up of little black dots. Tsubasa is 100% black and white. I was reminded of that through this page, since the dots are unusually big on Sakura’s outfit. I suppose it’s probably done for financial reasons (since you only need one ink color), but it’s still a really nice detail.