Yet more drinks for national days

Feb. 21st, 2019 09:12 am
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Much to my pleasant surprise, this diary has returned to the rec list. As today is Presidents Day, which used to be Washington's Birthday, I'm going to serve Drunken Cherries in honor of the country's first president.

Here's the recipe:

DRUNKEN CHERRIES
Cherry Vodka
Maraschino Cherries
White Chocolate Candy Melts
Sprinkles PREPARATION

1. Soak maraschino cherries in cherry vodka for an hour or so.
2. Gently dry base of cherries on paper towel before dipping in melted white chocolate.
3. Cover chocolate with sprinkles. Enjoy!



This entry is still on the rec list, so the readers deserve another round of drinks. Because today's food holiday is National Chocolate Mint Day, I am serving Mint Chocolate Chip Shots from Tipsy Bartender.

In the mood for some MINT CHOCOLATE....
Still more comments from Midweek Cafe and Lounge, Vol. 103 at Booman Tribune.
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CN serious injury, self-injury, blood. Might also choose not to click if you're unnerved by vampires.

seriously )

ETA: I did math and no.
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Dear tablet autocarrot, if you persist in turning my "in"s into "I"s—and yes I fucking saw you; turning all my "with"s to "will"s does not help your case—then I will have you fucking executed.

ETA: solved!
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"Style Queen" shows us what happens when Plagg uses his power without routing it through Adrien. I don't doubt that Plagg was trying to keep a lid on the damage; he succeeded less well than in "Catalyst", but, you know, unlike in "Catalyst", in "Style Queen" Adrien was plausibly dead. But honestly that makes it worse, knowing that an upset kwami is a more dangerous kwami.

Tikki and Plagg are equal partners. Equally powerful.

(Plagg is canonically responsible for the Chicxulub impact. You know, the K-Pg boundary. The end of the Cretaceous.)

I remain of the opinion that of the pair, the Cat Miraculous is more likely to be misused. Cataclysm has more predictable effects than Lucky Charm.

But [personal profile] silveradept says—I'm not sure I agree, but for purposes of this fic I'm happy to roll with it—the Ladybug Miraculous gone rogue is the scarier.

What would happen if a pretty upset Tikki used her power without routing it through Marinette?

...

Yes, this relates to [personal profile] opensummer's WIP meme thread.
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Drop one of these bad boys in a comment and I will respond, without editing:
  • FIRST — the first two sentences of my current project
  • LAST — the most recently written two sentences of my current project
  • NEXT — the next line. meaning i will finish the sentence I’m on and write a new one, which you’ll get.
  • [insert prompt here] — you post a prompt, and i’ll write three sentences based on that prompt, set in the same time/setting as my current project
  • THE END — i’ll make up an ending, or post the ending if i’ve written it
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I should also note that if you don't want to glimpse a massive angstfest, it's currently wise to say so.

Marvel on Netflix is over

Feb. 19th, 2019 09:08 am
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Over at deathwatch on JournalFen, I posted ‘The Punisher’ & ‘Jessica Jones’ Canceled By Netflix; Latter’s 3rd Season Still To Air from Deadline Hollywood. There, I can't embed videos. Here, I can, so I'm sharing Jessica Jones & The Punisher CANCELLED - Disney vs Netflix by Beyond the Trailer.


Just for this, I'll probably be voting for "Daredevil" at the Saturn Awards for Best New Media Superhero Series.
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CN Nazis, both historical and present-day

I did math from "Backwarder". spoilers )

at least I got the hallway done?

Feb. 18th, 2019 08:54 pm
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I miss when I could pretend not to be disabled long enough to vacuum the whole house.

By which I mean my parents' house. Which, even excluding 3/4 of the bedrooms, is rather bigger than this one!

Wax Presidents for Presidents Day

Feb. 18th, 2019 10:17 am
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Over at Crazy Eddie's Motie News, I posted 'The Wax and the Furious' from 'Last Week Tonight With John Oliver' for Presidents Day. Here is a video I rejected for the post, John Oliver And Stephen Make Wax Presidents Fight To The Death.


'Last Week Tonight' host John Oliver's wax Warren G. Harding takes on Stephen Colbert's Zachary Taylor in the fight of the (pre-21st) century!

Duplo Heart

Feb. 17th, 2019 09:33 pm
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Last weekend, went to Xavid's "chair-warming party". Their new(-ish) place is pretty cool. I'd visited before, but it was the first time for Erica and Julie.

Valentine's Day was this week. Julie sent Valentine's cards with Erica. Julie cooked a nice dinner on Valentine's Day, and we went out for a dinner date Saturday night.

Today, we took Erica to the theater, saw the Lego Movie. Erica got a bit impatient and sleepy by the end, but enjoyed it overall. I definitely liked the movie, it was a lot of fun! I still haven't mastered kid movie logistics, though. For one thing, I have to make sure she has the right shoes, since her new usual ones have lights on them. :-/

Work's been very busy and I've been very tired. Have not been sleeping very well. It's a long weekend, so hopefully that will help. I've been reasonably productive at work, it's just there's so much to do.

I want to play another video game at some point, or do more reading. I did finish Mr. Robot. Very good show. The cinematography is exceptional.

(no subject)

Feb. 17th, 2019 05:30 pm
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thirsty in the desert with a bagful of gold (5317 words) by AlexSeanchai
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Miraculous Ladybug
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Adrien Agreste | Chat Noir/Marinette Dupain-Cheng | Ladybug, Marinette Dupain-Cheng & Tikki, Adrien Agreste | Chat Noir & Plagg, Adrien Agreste | Chat Noir & Chloé Bourgeois
Characters: Marinette Dupain-Cheng | Ladybug, Adrien Agreste | Chat Noir, Tikki (Miraculous Ladybug), Plagg (Miraculous Ladybug), Chloé Bourgeois
Additional Tags: Episode: s03 Climatika 2 | Stormy Weather 2, sitting these two clowns down to talk about their feelings, Discussion of Extinction
Summary:
"Hey Hawkmoth, Take A Bath Before We're All Extinct (or, Stormy Weather Would Not Have Stopped)"
—μcat, Schrödinger’s Miraculous: physics in the City of Heroes (may work differently when observed)
It was Mme. Mendeleiev's fault, really. She liked bringing current events into her lesson plans, and μcat the superhero-science blogger had done a lot of research and a lot of math in the four days after the second go-round with Stormy Weather. Marinette, looking at all the equations and cited sources and clear, concise prose salted with wordplay, wondered if μcat had slept at all in those four days. If she focused on how long it must have taken them to read each article, run each set of numbers, write each paragraph, then she had no attention to spare for the words "extinction event", and needn't think about what it meant here and now. What it implied. What it must have taken to make it not.

(Adrien whisked Aurore out of the classroom the moment he saw the essay title. He then casually leaned on the door frame, blocking Chloé from following. Marinette should have thought of those herself.)

Marinette lasted two more days before she cracked.

More drinks for national days

Feb. 17th, 2019 04:14 pm
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I have a double holiday drink special today, as I skipped posting yesterday Friday, which was National Gumdrop Day.

The first holiday drink I'm pouring is Bubble Gum-Drop Martini.


When Ozzi mixes Bacardi: Magic happens!
"There you have [it]" -- that's Tipsy Bartender's catch phrase, but this video is older than the Tipsy Bartender channel by seven months. Huh.



That leads to today's yesterday's national day and accompanying drink, which is for National Almond Day. Tipsy Bartender has the drink, Almond Joy.

Here's the recipe:

ALMOND JOY
1 oz. (30ml) Amaretto
1 oz. (30ml) Creme De Cacao
1/2 oz. (15ml) Coconut Rum
2 oz. (60ml) Cream
Chocolate Syrup
Coconut Flakes
Almond Joy Candy

PREPARATION 1. Rim edge of martini glass with chocolate syrup and coconut flakes. Set aside.
2. To an ice filled shaking glass add coconut rum, amaretto, creme de cacao and cream. Shake well until chilled and combined.
3. Strain mix into dressed glass and garnish with an almond joy candy. Enjoy responsibly!
Originally posted as a comment to Midweek Cafe and Lounge, Vol. 103 at Booman Tribune.

And I'm very annoyed about it, too.

Feb. 16th, 2019 09:22 pm
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I'm writing "Stormy Weather 2" out of the Miraculous Ladybug canon.

Also I'm going to make "Stormy Weather 2 What Stormy Weather 2" an AO3 tag. It is going on all my future ML fics that do not explicitly deal with this episode.

(no subject)

Feb. 16th, 2019 04:52 pm
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Hey, do I know anyone affiliated with a Girl Scout doing online cookie sales (with, one hopes, ship-directly-to-buyer as a delivery option) in the Little Brownie Bakers region? I wanna buy a bunch of Thin Mints.

ETA: sorted!
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The voice actors for Pinky and The Brain make a cameo.


NARF!

Dear Facebook, explain yourself

Feb. 15th, 2019 10:07 am
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Just now I opened a tab to my Facebook feed. I was required to log back in, and I was not able to access the site until I either accepted Facebook's decision on a post of mine they hid from view or requested manual review of that decision.

The post in question is my share, without comment, of a blog post entitled "She's Fucking Nine", by Sunflower Punk on the Orbit. Content notes: the post describes an unnamed man sexually harassing Sunflower Punk's nine-year-old daughter.

image )

Facebook community standards, as cited in this screenshot, suggest Facebook wishes to create an atmosphere free of "intimidation and exclusion", free of bigoted attacks based on such characteristics as race and gender. Facebook is also, I'm certain, an organization with children's safety as a core value. Sunflower Punk attacked no one in this post. They only discussed an incident of gendered, likely race-based (Sunflower Punk and their daughter are Puerto Rican) harassment directed at a nine-year-old. Since Sunflower Punk did nothing wrong here, only called attention to this incident, I am at a loss for what I did wrong by sharing the post.

I requested manual review.

(If y'all want to show support for Sunflower Punk and their daughter, their Patreon &c are linked from that post. Signal boosting this or any other of Sunflower Punk's work is also great.)

Drink for Valentines Day

Feb. 14th, 2019 07:32 am
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Since today is Valentines Day, I'm pouring Red Hot Valentine Shots.

Here's the recipe:

RED HOT VALENTINES SHOT
1 Part Fireball
1 Part Cherry Vodka
Splash Grenadine
Pearl Dust
Red Sugar
Candy Hearts

PREPARATION
1. Rim edge of shot glass with red sugar.
2. In an ice filled glass add fireball, cherry vodka, grenadine and pearl dust. Stir to combine.
3. Strain mix into shot glasses and garnish with candy heart. Enjoy responsibly!
Originally posted as a comment on Midweek Cafe and Lounge, Vol. 103 at Booman Tribune.

WXYZ on Astronomicon

Feb. 13th, 2019 07:28 pm
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