I had the chance to meet Matthew Mercer this weekend at Sakuracon so I got to ask him a couple questions about his Yusuke role and here are the two highlights I got from my short 1.5-minute meeting with him.
Also #shukitaIsReal Matthew Mercer endorsed it. And Yusuke is a Soft Little Artist Boy.
I spontaneously decide to go for a run, jog, walk this morning. And the world rewarded me a sight out of Silent Hill! Damn it was foggy. Pyramid head where you at? I did 1.5 miles in 45 minutes and doing cardio outside is way better than a treadmill who knew?
I did a lower calorie but still none the less scrumptious breakfast! I usually try to take pretty pictures when I show you all but let’s face it food ain’t always need to be pretty.
Any who, I think this is a great start to a Saturday!
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david texts her every hour before she takes the plane. when she’s home “12 hours. i love you.” when she checks her suitcase and is sure she’s got everything and is ready to go he texts her “11 hours. i want you.” when she’s at the airport she sees “10 hours. i need you.” she keeps smiling and her heart keeps beating faster and her foot doesn’t hurt that much anymore. she calls piper, then the boys and tells them she loves them. she texts him and receives “9 hours. i adore you.” she sits on a plane and wonders whether he’s got everything ready. the flowers are probably in a vase now. the fresh towels that were washed in her favorite washing powder. she can already feel the sweet scent of her favorite candles and if she closes her eyes, she can taste on the tip of her tongue that same wine that he buys everytime she visits. her phone is on a flight mode so she won’t receive any texts from him so she opens the messages and reads every single one of them every hour and when no one’s looking, she whispers to herself “i love you, too”. when she lands and her phone is back to the normal mode, it keeps buzzing as she goes to the parking lot. “2 minutes. i love you.” she spots his car and smiles. “1.5 minute. i want you.” he gets off the car and there’s “10 seconds. i need you.” and she falls into his arms and kisses him so strong he doesn’t even care she stood at his feet with her plaster.
When I first discovered I couldn’t eat gluten, I went a couple weeks eating “gluten-free”. There is a big difference between eating gluten-free, and eating how I do now. I used substitutes. Gross, sugary, fake, unhealthy substitutes for the breads and cakes and cereals which I convinced myself were necessary. Surprise, surprise… I felt worse for it. Which is around the time I decided to begin eating paleolithically. I didn’t really miss grains, to be honest. I wasn’t a large eater beforehand and found it relatively easy to go without.
However, my caveat was wraps. Tortillas were the one gluten filled item I struggled to go without! And for those who have tried the gluten-free versions - they are (in taste and consistency) like cardboard.
So I experimented, and have (I think) perfected a recipe to substitute. I honestly believe this is my favourite paleo recipe to date!
They are really versatile and go with heaps of different flavours. I eat them for breakfast with bacon and eggs, lunch with some salad, dinner as a side with Mexican dishes, dessert with fruit and coconut ice-cream as crepes. Fill them with leftovers. They literally can be eaten any meal of the day, tried and tasted!
2 eggs whisked
1 cup of coconut milk or almond milk
1 tbs of olive oil
¾ cup of tapioca flour
3 tbs of coconut flour
¼ tsp sea salt (leave out if you are making dessert crepes)
Combine the wet ingredients.
In another bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients bowl and whisk until combined.
Heat pan on medium heat and pour 1/3 cup of batter into centre of pan.
Cook for 2-3 minutes until tortilla is lightly browned on the bottom
Flip and cook about 1 to 1.5 minutes on the opposite side until browned.
So Tuesday I attempted to start couch to 5k. If you’re unfamiliar with it, you do a 5-minute walk warm up, then jog/run for 1 minute, walk for 1.5 minutes and you repeat that 8 times until your 5 minute cool down. On Tuesday, I was only able to run 3 times and then I quit the app and just essentially power walked walked the rest of my half hour (still a great work out, though!)
Yesterday I decided to attempt it again, and much to my own surprise I did the complete half hour, running all 8 times. I’m so beyond proud of myself!
I had a cinematic Dream on how episode 10 plays out. It was very detailed untill the end where it started to blur. Ill be as vivid as possible but there is a TLDR
Starts with 4 sub plots each given about a 1.5 minutes of screen time. But with cinematography is implied to take 3 days
-Jack in a prison w “Akushi” guarding him. He pleas to the creature but only gets a blank stare back, Jack is crying
-Camera Zooms into the eye of Akushi to see Aashi’s consciousness in a bondage struggling to Break free as Jack’s voice rings to her. Aashi is crying
-Montage of what Scotsman has been doing for 5 episodes and a gathering of the army. They all are prepped with their best gear. It pulls a “simpson movie” moment, where you dont get to hear a voice from everyone but you have a panning shot of everyone’s face in full detail in a crowd, every character that has been drawn in Season 1-4 is drawn again here
-We see a quick montage of shots of Aku bending the Earth into an unknown structure. While Jack Rots in a Prison, Aku is in Joy and televises to the entirety of his reign that he has won and the samurai will be slain in a grand colloseum in the center of the city of Aku that shows up at least once every season. The seats fill with both Jack’s surviving enemies and non combatant friends of samurai jack, who come in hope Jack will escape.
The televised announcement alerts the army and they begin their travel
Before the show, aku peaks his head into the prison and taunts jack in the face, jack says nothing. Aku gloats about Aashi and how she will “do the honors” Jack says nothing. Aku laugh maniacally. Jump Cut to Aashi crying “no”. a dual shot reveals the tears of both Aashi and Jack simultaneously falling. But the creature staring blankly at jack
Aku makes a grand entrance into his coloseum and sits himself on a golden throne on high (not usually his style but it was in the dream) with the smuggest grin as jack is slowly walked into the colloseum. Aku orders for the guest. In Genndy’s fashion, All sound is cut, but a collection of cinematic, highly saturated color theory shots of Jack’s despair, Aku’s grin, Aashi struggling in tears, the crowd, and the army on its way. *Commercial Break*
*Commercial Ends* Aashi is crying on the inside and we see her recollect on memories of Jack and she grows stronger, breaking free of her chains one by one, somewhat slowly. She is fueled further by what she hears from Aku
Jump Cut to Aku standing from his chair as Jack is walking to his death pedestal. Aky begins *insert generic villain monologue here* which drags out for sometime.
Within Aashi, she is now “Free” of chains but is in a black void. She is confronted by her mother one last time, a subconscious memory of her, the 6 sisters she betrayed, they appear twisted and obtuse, similar to how Jack’s broken Consciousness (“NinjaNinja”/MadJack) showed up to him in Episode 3 and in Episode 7, twisted. Aashi used the symbolic chains she destroyed to make her self a weapon. We get several cuts between Aku’s monologue and Aashi fighting her past. With every part of her past she destroys, we see the “Akushi” creature begin to twitch and contort subtly. Aku fails to notice.
Aku finishes (finally) and sits back down, ordering his daughter to commence. Akushi raises her weapon, but can not kill, her weapon shakes. White tears stream from the creatures face. Ashi is fighting back. Aku insists his order and akushi tries again to behead Jack, he looks up at her seeing the tears hits his head.
Suddenly the army burst in and causes a commotion. Aku stands up in anger, we see the army cut through ranks of robots.
Aashi breaks free and gets the sword, breaks Jack free and they defeat aku.
In my dream, the Gods send both Jack and the now purified aashi to the past and they destroy aku a few seconds after jack was sent to the future. Aku is slain, Aashi does not get erased because she is a time clone from an alternate timeline/the gods protect her
They free the past and we get a small montage of them living a happy life.
It was a vivid dream, and If instead they lived in the future and rebuilt the future thatd be great aswell and thatd be less time travel antics.
This was lengthy and if you read it thank you
Jack imprisoned by Aku
Aashi imprisoned in her mind
Scottsman preps Army
Aku Preps a stadium for Jack’s Execution
Aku makes Aashi kill Jack in front of a crowd
Army breaks in, giving aashi more time to free herself
Aashi frees herself
Jack/Aashi kill aku
Let me know your thoughts :)
This post? This bane of my existence post? This post that taught me the meaning of regret? This post is like honey to the illiterate, misogynist, and stupidest of them all.
Can you believe I wrote it in like 1.5 minutes with barely any thought? My dad said something shitty to my mom at the exact moment my mind was remembering a shitty thing a boyfriend did to me, and I pulled out my phone and whipped this out chuckling.
The number of people in the notes saying “everything about this is true, except maybe that one” with “that one” being different each time is almost equal to the number or people saying “oh what, men have to be perfect to have love??” But nothing compares to the number of instances people take issue with the pronoun “he.” I have encountered at least 5 responses where people have literally copied and pasted the entire post as a comment and changed the pronouns from “he” to “she” and even “they.”
Can you all just accept the fact that women can go do whatever the fuck they want at any time whenever the fuck they see fit? Or is it so hard to imagine a woman a) not in a relationship b) with a man c) learning to tolerate any of his whims. Is that what Love is to you? Women seeing past the garbage because it’s too rude to break up with someone that hasn’t yet hit or cheated on her? Can You All Fuck Off Kindly?
Live in a blue state? Want to yell at ur reps about something that’s not healthcare?
Do your reps already agree with you on healthcare? Do you often think about leaving the US? Well have I got the thing for you!
Yell at them about tax reform! Specifically citizenship-based taxation and the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).
Here’s a script (read time is 1.5-2 minutes for the whole thing):
Hi my name is [name] and I’m a constituent from [city]. My zip code is [zip code], and I’m calling about tax reform.
want to urge [rep/senator] to work towards doing away with
citizenship-based taxation and replace it with residency-based taxation,
like the rest of the world. I also want to ask the [rep/senator]
to work towards repealing the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act, also
called FATCA. These two laws make it extremely financially difficult
for regular American citizens and green card holders to live outside the
United States, since they treat any non-US bank account like a
financial crime in progress. FATCA requires non-US banks to report all
financial information on US customers to the IRS, which is a gross
violation of privacy that US-based Americans are not subjected to. It
turns Americans into liabilities for non-US banks and lets them treat us
like second-class citizens or deny us services.
compliance abroad costs thousands of dollars in accountants’ fees and/or
FBAR penalties, which start at $10,000 for honest mistakes, for people
who don’t even owe any taxes. This is unfair, expensive for regular
Americans AND the IRS, and does nothing to stop rich tax evaders. Since
the only way for Americans to escape these onerous measures is to
renounce their American citizenship, renunciations have skyrocketed
since FATCA enforcement began. As fees and taxes on renunciation have
increased in response, it is increasingly difficult for Americans to
freely leave the United States.
is antiquated, unfair, expensive, and stifles the freedom of Americans
everywhere. It and it’s enforcement through FATCA needs to end
August 1st was an indicator of things to come! After some pretty erratic contractions until this morning at 5:00 AM. I started out having 1.5 to 3 minute contractions every 7 minutes that we’re growing in intensity. The time was gradually decreasing between contractions as the contraction length averaged 60-90 seconds. Then all of a sudden around 6:30 AM, my contractions started coming every 3.5 minutes! The intensity of the contractions was insane! I wasn’t getting anything I consider a break between contractions! When I arrived at the hospital. I was 8cm dilated. I was in agony so I put on my big girl panties and asked for an epidural: it was the best decision I’ve ever made about my health.
It barely hurt to have the numbing agent injected into my back, and the positioning of the catheter didn’t bother me (this is huge for a someone who is terrified of needles). I was checked by my Doctor around 11:00 AM, and I measured between 9.5 and 10 CM so I got to rest to let my cervix finally finish dilating and let Gunner descend on his own. My water had broken sometime between when I started leaking (assuming a false negative is possible) and the night before my contractions got on track. If I had tried to tackle those unGodly contractions on my own, I would have been too fatigued to push!
After a wonderful rest, Gunner’s head had descended enough to start pushing. I pushed for over 3 hours. To be honest, this wasn’t related to the epidural as I could feel all the pressure; it was more of a first time Mom thing plus exhaustion and feeling emotionally drained. Things improved a ton after I agreed to use a mirror to watch Gunner’s head progress: seriously, this is a huge help! Gunner was born at 5:35 PM.
Recovery is not terrible! The part that hurts the most is my butthole: I’m not kidding, that poor things gets pushed to max and ends up super sore. The actual body part from whence Gunner came is not sore at all. 🤷♀️ I did not need an episiotomy, and I did not have a perineal tear. I did walk away with a first degree vaginal tear, which received some stitches and hasn’t bothered me at all except for when I pee. I am a little sore and slow when sitting, standing, and walking, but even my butthole is starting to feel less sore!
Once a year on August 1st, the people of Warsaw pay hommage to the fallen heroes that fought for freedom in 1944 during the Warsaw Uprising. The biggest rebellion against German Nazi occupation during WWII cost over 200 000 lives and destruction of the capital.