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I thought my 2nd favorite quick pasta dish - sauteed chanterelles and spinach topped with parmesan and lemon juice over pasta ) - was the perfect umami, but if you put two slices of buttered bread, thick slabs of gouda, slices of turkey, and leftover chanterelle-spinach-lemon-sautee mixture in between, and then melt the cheese in a skillet/microwave/(panini press??? I've never used one but probably the best way?).... it's maybe even better. Or just as good at least.

I think it would be even better with tiny slices of dill pickle though. Failing that, one could add sliced olives, but I don't have any at the moment.

I don't actually RECOMMEND melting the cheese for a sandwich in the microwave, and if you do, make sure you toast the bread first and turn it after 10-20ish seconds to make sure the bottom piece of bread doesn't get soggy from steam. But sometimes you just don't want to use a skillet.

Walnut fake phat fudge

Dec. 11th, 2016 09:44 am
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To explain, here's the original "Phat Fudge" recipe, from its creator. Basically designed as high-fat low-carb nutrient-rich tastiness.

Thus my different variations live in a file named "fake phat fudge". This makes sense in my head.

My favourite version so far:

1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup black sesame tahini (a bit harder to find than the regular kind but really nice, you can get it online if you can't find it in a health food shop)
50g chopped walnuts
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp instant coffee (optional), crushed fairly fine
1/4 tsp coarse sea salt, ditto
1/8 to 1/4 tsp cayenne, depending on how much kick you want
2 tsp honey

All optional:

1 or 2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp turmeric

Melt the coconut oil in a bain marie (or saucepan in a bigger saucepan of boiling water), then stir in the tahini, then everything else.

Pour it into a shallow baking tray of some kind (lined with foil or silicone parchment or whatever) to cool, then stick it in the fridge. Once it's fairly firm, slice it into little squares.
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From NPR’s Andrew Lapin: A Young Writer Finds A Fan Fiction Community — And Himself — In 'Slash'. For Spectrum News, Victor Diaz wrote The coming of age drama is about young author whose erotic fan fiction creates unexpected comic-con experiences. For The New York Times, Ben Kenigsberg described the main character as a 15-year-old who writes erotic fan fiction. Village Voice’s April Wolfe wrote Writer-director Clay Liford, in his endearing comedy Slash, explores these identity crises through the burgeoning world of fan-fic Comic-Con nerds as they face the real-life and online hardships of being a teen today. And, for Film Journal, John DeFore wrote Real-world fanfic enthusiasts may appreciate the attention, but most could probably hatch a more involving tale in the time it takes to scratch "Kirk + Spock 4 Evr" into a wooden bench.

In a piece about the importance of social media to teens for The Washington Post, Julia Carpenter shared On the fan-fiction social media platform [WattPad], Tahlie collects user-submitted stories about body acceptance and shares them with more than 9,000 followers.

In a review of Life, Animated for The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw wrote that Disney movies became [the film’s subject’s] new alphabet, his building blocks for making sense of the world, and he wrote his own comic-book fan fiction about Disney sidekicks.

Harry Potter, Walking Dead, Warcraft, US politics, pizza gate, Burn Country, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Vampire Diaries, Star Trek )

Tumblr’s content insights manager Amanda Brennan told Alternative Press’s Maggie Dickman "Tumblr is like where you go to share your passions... When you find a space like Tumblr where you can live your life online with the people who feel that same passion, you can share your fan art, you can share your silly fan fiction, just in the same breath that you share these true emotional stories about what happened when you met the band, or the moment you got the album, your reaction."

For The Guardian, Simon Usborne wrote that, for 13-year-old lip-synching (?) twins Harvey and Max Mills, Fame has started to change family life, even if the money hasn’t – yet. The boys’ PO box address receives about a dozen items a day, including chocolates, fan fiction and artwork.

Also for The Guardian, Alice Bell wrote There’s a strong social element to a lot of climate scepticism – conversations in comment threads, debates in forums, offline meetups. There’s even climate sceptic fanfic if you know where to look.

Finally, in a Washington Post piece examining Supreme Court options for Obama, Aaron Blake wrote In the end, this is probably liberal fan fiction rather than a serious proposal. But it's notable that we've come to this point.

some have gone and some remain

Dec. 10th, 2016 04:05 pm
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Woo! Yuletide just broke 1000 words! It's all downhill from here! I won't have to default! woo!

So here's the wip roundup:

- yuletide, for which I cannot share any information except that it will be at least 1000 words long!

- Thing 1 and Thing 2, which got shunted to the side in the face of the SW/Firefly crossover and then Celestial Navigation, both of which demanded my full attention while I was writing them.

- Ahsoka unfrozen in the future! Maybe once yuletide is done and the decks are cleared, I can turn my attention to this

- the thing with Rey and Leia, which still hasn't fully formed but keeps coming up in my mental meanderings

- the single dad Anakin AU which features both Anakin/Ahsoka and Anakin/Obi-Wan

- I still want to write a Han/Leia PWP titled "Ride It Like You Stole It" but I just haven't been in much of a porn writing place lately

- which explains why the Obi-Wan/Ventress frenemies-with-benefits story remains unwritten (and I do think I might title it "Frenemies with Benefits" if I ever do finish it). Well, that and my continued inability to write from Obi-Wan's POV. *hands* Some characters are much harder to crack than others!

I think that's all for now? But who knows what Rogue One might stir up, or really, what treats I might write for yuletide before any of these others gets a look-in?


Spinning #4

Dec. 10th, 2016 03:00 pm
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This is crossposted from, my personal maker blog. If you want to link to this post, please use the original link since the formatting there is usually better.

Still spinning! Skein number 4 is blue. It’s the same blend as the orange one, only I divided it up so that I could match the plied colours more:

My handspun attempt #4

And here’s a comparison between it and the orange one:

My handspun attempt #3-4

And finally, here’s all four in a few configurations:

My handspun attempt #1-4

Still enjoying the spinning and I’m working on #5 now, although I’m using a very different fiber so it’s been a bit of trial and error!

My handspun attempt #1-4

Dinner and silliness

Dec. 10th, 2016 12:19 am
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Dinner was just Purple and me, since his friend had the plague. We went for burgers.

Among other things, we discussed the difference between a douchebag and a douchebucket (unused solution vs. used) and whether a group of geese was a notch below or above actual pandemonium (literally all the demons). I voted that geese were probably worse. "Demons won't usually try to grab you by the junk and kick you in the shins with their wings."

Purple argued that since demons had wings, they just might.

I explained the way my partner and I get some of our communication done. We were on silent video chat and they were making a gesture that was meant to be sexy. I corrected the form. We can have educational discussion even without words.

We discussed how to get rosewater infused butter to try on an English muffin, which led to more silliness in the parking lot.

My partner called on the way home. The ex is still terrible. Whee.
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Fandom: Star Wars
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Chewbacca, Rey (Gen)
Content Notes/Warnings: None.
Medium: Digital drawing
Artist Website/Gallery: nickyzilla at deviantart
Why this piece is awesome: I love the little smile on Rey's face. I can imagine her humming to herself as she puts those iconic buns into Chewie's hair. His expression is a mixture of several different emotions, but I think "affectionate resignation" is about the right description. This is one time where the Wookiee doesn't get to win.
Link: SW: Friendship Awakens, on deviantart
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Love Sonnet XVI

Dec. 9th, 2016 10:49 am
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[personal profile] kaberett brought to my attention Pablo Neruda's Love Sonnet XVI, and I found this translation.

I love the handful of earth you are.
Because of its meadows, vast as a planet,
I have no other star. You are my replica
of the multiplying universe.

Your wide eyes are the only light I know
from the extinguished constellations;
your skin throbs like a streak
of a meteor through the rain.

your hips were that much of the moon for me;
your deep mouth and its delights, that much sun;
Your heart, fiery with its long red rays,

was that much ardent light, like honey in the shade.
So I pass across your burning form, kissing
you—compact and planetary, my dove, my globe.

cranky old person time

Dec. 9th, 2016 12:10 pm
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I went to Gamestop today because they emailed me a $5 coupon, which is basically half off a LEGO Dimensions character, and the kid who rang me up was confused by the box.

"It's Mr. T! - Why does it say B.A. Baracus?"

"That was his character's name on the A-Team. I don't know if you're old enough to remember that show..."

"Oh, sure, my dad raised me right. We watched A-Team, the classic Terminator movies, Invader Zim..."

I didn't say anything, but I feel compelled to point out that A-Team was part of my childhood, Terminator was my teenage years, and Invader Zim came out when I was in my TWENTIES. *shakes fist, yells at cloud*

Of course, when I was in my twenties, I couldn't have gone into a Gamestop without being condescended to, so that's something, I guess.

In other news, after several days of drought-busting rain, it is very dry and cold today and I am addressing Christmas cards. No major plans for the weekend, for a change.

my heart going boom boom boom

Dec. 9th, 2016 12:00 pm
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Ugh, I am developing a cold. I'm at the scratchy throat/constant runny nose stage. Just in time for the weekend. Bah.

On the upside, after I started some Yuletide canon review, I sketched out a few potential ideas and then on the bus last night, I wrote 500 words of a completely different story. On my phone! I promise it won't look like it was written on a phone on the bus when I'm done though. At least, I hope so. *hands* Of course, looking at canon again, I may have bungled the timeline? But I'll figure it out. I'm halfway there! Once the minimum word count is met, then I can start concentrating on everything else. I won't have to default after all! This is later than I usually start. I mean, usually I'm done by now and just doing the editing/revising, so I've been a little panicky. But I can do this. *determined face*

I don't envy the Yuletide mods, with the purging the assignments situation, though it seems to have been fixed after what I'm sure were heroic efforts by the AO3 volunteers. I never purged Remix assignments, even though occasionally people would ask me to for some reason I never understood. I always wanted to be able to see what had been done in previous years.

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ANGEL: College, huh?
BUFFY: Higher education. Kind of an intense proposition.
ANGEL: Where do you wanna go?
BUFFY: I have no idea. My mom was the one that got all these. She's so excited, she can't stop talking about it. I had a really hard time coming up with an alibi so I could come over here.
ANGEL: She doesn't know about me.
BUFFY: Big no. She's having enough trouble dealing with the Slayer issue.

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