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good lord I love stuffed zucchini blossomsSource: gastrogirl
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I’ve laid away my bamboo Chasen (茶筅) for too long. Today’s afternoon Matcha (抹茶) was such a delight - the soft froth brought the light bitterness of green tea and warm water into a beautiful almost-creamy concoction. I am most definitely stocking up on my matcha supplies and may throw in a Chawan (茶碗) as a small treat.
Fun fact! Matcha doesn’t dissolve in water and create an infusion the way that steeping tea leaves does, but instead is a suspension of the super-fine grounds in the water. That’s why it can have such a rich, silky mouthfeel, and also why it will settle over time and needs to be re-mixed if you let it sit for too long!
(via carbonfragment)Source: goodmorningbunny
- 7 hours ago
A while ago I heard a version of this story where Athena has pity on Medusa and turns her into the gorgon to protect her from all men. A gift instead of a punishment for her brother’s crimes.
It always stuck with me, so here’s a doodle.
This has come up on my blog a few times, and I REALLY really am struck by how beautiful this is. so.. reblogging it to you guys. Isn’t it lovely?
(via liamdryden)Source: artofcarmen
- 16 hours ago
a comic done by christianne benedict, posted on the womanthology art forum. brilliant!
YES. Jesus, thank you.
I cannot tell you how many times I have had to point out what the audience at conventions actually LOOKS like to people in the industry. They can do signings in a booth full of every kind of person all day long, every color, every size, every orientation and more, and STILL go online and talk about how only white straight males read comics.
IT IS PROFOUNDLY UNTRUE AND INSULTINGLY IGNORANT.
"The Women Men Don’t See" — James Tiptree, Jr. (AKA Rebecca Sheldon — thanks, buggeryisthegenus)
And really — the *everyone* men don’t see, when you get right down to it. They don’t see us, they’re convinced we don’t spend money — not on the merch they want to make, anyway — and, if we make so much noise that they have to acknowledge us anyway?
Well, we’re not “real” fans.
*rolls eyes so hard they get stuck*
(via latenightliar)Source: lizlem0nparty
- 16 hours ago
► Name ➔ Juliette
► Birth place ➔ San Francisco, CA
► Hair color ➔ Lightish brownish/darkish blondish
► Age ➔ 21
► Eye Color ➔ Bluegray
► Birthday ➔ August 13
► Gender ➔ Lady! I’m hella femme.
► Lefty or Righty ➔ Leftie, with an I-E.
► Single or taken? ➔ Taken
► Happy? ➔ Mostly! RIght now, yeah.
TEN THINGS ABOUT YOUR LOVE LIFE
► Are you in love ➔ Yeah. It’s pretty good. ^^;
► Do you believe in love at first sight ➔ GOD NO, UGH
► Who ended your last relationship ➔ Technically I started the conversation, but it was pretty damn mutual.
► Have you ever broken someone’s heart ➔ I’m not sure. It seems moderately likely, but I hope not.
► Are you afraid of commitments ➔ Nah.
► Have you hugged someone within the last week? ➔ Yeah!
► Have you ever had a secret admirer ➔ If so, it’s still secret.
► Have you ever broken your own heart? ➔ Oh god. Yeah, and I used other people to do it. :(
► Do you usually spend Valentine’s Day alone? ➔ ::shrugs:: I don’t keep track?
► Short or long-term relationships? ➔ I’m a long-term type.
► Love or lust ➔ Boooooooth? Um. Lust???? That’s just the choice of the day.
► Lemonade or iced tea ➔ Tea!
► Cats or Dogs ➔ Dogs?
► A few best friends or many regular friends ➔ Besties, please.
► Television or internet ➔ INTerNeTTtttt
► Pepsi or Coke ➔ ::ambivalent shrugs::
► Wild night out or romantic night in ➔ Staying in. I’ve been a homebody recently.
► Day or night ➔ Day!
► Text or Call ➔ Texting.
► Make-up or au natural? ➔ For my face, it depends on my mood. For other people, I don’t give one single fuck. Do what makes you feel good.
TEN HAVE YOU EVER
► Been caught sneaking out? ➔ Nope!
► Fallen down/up the stairs? ➔ God, yeah.
► Wanted something/someone so badly it hurt? ➔ Yeah. :(
► Prank called a store? ➔ Nope.
► Skipped school? ➔ Ahahahahah yes.
► Wanted to disappear? ➔ Yeah.
► Spent all your money? ➔ Nope.
► Met a celebrity? ➔ Yeah.
► Been really ill? ➔ Yep.
► Gotten high? ➔ Yep.
► Smile or eyes ➔ What about the happy eyes that go with a genuine smile? Also. Please have a mouth and eyes.
► Light or dark hair ➔ No preference.
► Shorter or taller ➔ In a partner, I do prefer taller than me.
► Intelligence or attraction ➔ The former is necessary for the latter to last longer than a day or two.
► Hook-up or relationship ➔I’m pretty shippy.
► Funny and poor or rich and serious ➔ The former!
► Mac or PC? ➔ Mac, but also who cares much?
► Chapstick or lipstick? ➔ I use colored lip balm, which is great and kind of where those two meet in the middle. The chapstick-y texture is important, though. Waxy lipsitck is hella gross feeling.
► City or country? ➔ City!
► Driving or walking? ➔ Walking!
► Last phone call? ➔ Dylan! :3
► Last song you listened to? ➔ Some tune at ceili.
► Last thing you ate? ➔ Turkey and black mole tamales.
► Last thing you drank? ➔ Agua.
► Last place you were? ➔ The Starry Plough, for Monday dancing.
► Last kiss? ➔ Dylan, although I did kiss someone else on the cheek not too long ago at a leave-taking.
► Last picture taken? ➔ Photos of textbooks I’m selling on Craigslist.
► Last outfit? ➔ Gray tank top and red jeans.
► Last purchase? ➔ Ingredients for rice crispy treats, which turned out deliciously!
► Last argument/fight? ➔ I don’t actually remember.
(via jdragsky)Source: surveyhaven
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where is the harry potter fic where harry has to deal with the fact that ginny weasely is deeply fucked over by childhood insecurities and trust issues from her family and then by her terrible first year at hogwarts and then by her terrible sixth year of hogwarts she was the ringleader of organized guerilla rebellion against a crushing occupationist force when she was sixteen. SIXTEEN.
she is not harry’s happy ending. she was a child in the shadow of her parent’s war and she got her first wounds from it when she was eleven and alone and she carried those scars forward into battle again and again—when she was fourteen, when she was fifteen. she grew up violent and angry under terrible pressure and she’s never going to be anyone’s reward.
i want to see harry fucking realize that. i want to see him wake up at night with her wand at his throat and love her anyway. i want to see him make her sandwiches when her hands are shaking too bad from curse damage to hold utensils. i want to see him get the fuck over himself and earn her.
TRUE FUCKING FACTS
(via april-polyverse)Source: roachpatrol
- 3 days ago
do you ever cry because a black haired little boy wandered into your life when you were a kid and made you believe in magic and now many years later he’s still there with you and you just know you will stay at his side always no matter what because he’s just so important
I sat here thinking “That’s a highly specific personal experience for 43k people to relate to” for way too long before figuring out what this post was about
No. No, this post is the opposite of what those books did for me. Let me rephrase:
A black-haired little boy wandered into my life when I was a kid and made me believe in magic. Now, many years later, he’s still here with me and I just know he will stay at my side, always and no matter what, because I’m important.
The Harry Potter series empowered me. Not the other way around.
(via awhatever-maybe)Source: ahlohomora
- 5 days ago