Description: A mysterious fruit that empowers those who eat it. Difficulty: Easy, 1 ½ hours. Makes 35 cookies. The stardrop is a specialty item that permanently increases the player’s maximum energy by 34 points. It can be found by various means and sells for 7′777g.
I figured the easiest recipe that others could make would be sugar cookies.
-1 cup sugar -1 cup butter/margarine -1 egg -1 teaspoon vanilla -1 tablespoon flavouring (optional) -2 ½ cups all-purpose flour -½ teaspoon cream of tartar -¼ teaspoon baking soda -¼ teaspoon salt -Food colouring -Icing (optional)
Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy, and then add the egg, vanilla, and flavouring. I used a blackberry flavouring.
Mix the wet ingredients well, and then add the dry ingredients in. Combine until it forms a dough. Wrap in plastic wrap and let it sit in the fridge for 1 hour.
At this point you can decide whether you want plain cookies with coloured icing or coloured cookies. I opted for colouring the dough, and I recommend using vinyl gloves if you decide to as well, as the dough will be rather sticky and the food colouring may stain your hands. If you’re making coloured dough, pinch off a chunk and set it aside for the two leaves at the top of the star.
Make an indent in the middle of the dough and drop the colouring in. Use equal amounts red and blue dots to make purple, between 10 and 15 each, and keep in mind it may make the dough darker. Knead the dough in your hands to distribute the colour until it’s the desired shade. Repeat the process for the small amount of dough with green food colouring. Keep some flour on hand to prevent sticking.
Roll the dough out on a floured board until ¼ inch in thickness. Cut out shapes with a star-shaped cookie cutter and place on ungreased cookie sheets. For the leaves, I found it easiest to cut out a small circle and then cut it in half, shaping either side to the leaf shape, and then sticking them on one of the points of the stars. You can also cut out a star or circle shape in the middle of the cookies if you like.
I forgot to take a picture of the previous step, sorry! Bake at 375°F for 8-10 minutes or til done. Cool the cookies completely before adding icing (if desired). Keep in mind that baking the cookies will cause the colours to become lighter, so don’t be worried if you think you added too much colouring in the dough.
The cookies are soft and sweet, and the flavouring leaves a gentle after-taste. You feel your maximum energy increase!
Conscious Self This card represents what you are aware of about yourself,
including attributes, flaws, and potential. This represents the energy with
which you naturally face life events/circumstances/other people throughout your
Unconscious Self The card in this position is here to enlighten you to
things about yourself that will influence your behavior environment and
manifestation of the available energy throughout the year. These are
tools/flaws/attitudes/abilities you may underestimate, but they are here to
assist you or enlighten you to opportunities for growth and development. This card (if negative) can also represent
the querent’s shadow.
3.) – 10.) Cross
roads spread (Includes card#1)
Horizontal = Past/Present/Future
Vertical = Love/Money/Home Life
3.)Present Love 9.)Past Love 7.)Future Love 1.)Present Money 5.)Past Money 4.) Future Money 6.)Present Home 8.)Past Home 10.)
11-13 Represent hopes
fears and unknown energy for the year
for the manifestation of the years energy. This can be a specific goal, a
personal transformation or just the type of experiences/lessons you wish to
12.) JAN Advice/Clarification(High Hopes MTHS 1-6)
13.) JUL Advice/Clarification(High Hopes MTHS 7-12)
14.) FEB Advice/Clarification
15.) AUG Advice/Clarification
16.) MAR Advice/Clarification
17.) SEPT Advice/Clarification
18.) APR Advice/Clarification
19.) OCT Advice/Clarification
20.) MAY Advice/Clarification
21.) NOV Advice/Clarification
22.) JUN Advice/Clarification
28.) JAN Overall Energy/Main Event
29.) FEB Overall Energy/Main Event
30.) MAR Overall Energy/Main Event
31.) APR Overall Energy/Main Event
32.) MAY Overall Energy/Main Event
33.) JUN Overall Energy/Main Event
35.)JUL Overall Energy/Main Event
36.) AUG Overall Energy/Main Event
37.) SEPT Overall Energy/Main Event
38.) OCT Overall Energy/Main Event 39.) NOV Overall Energy/Main Event 40.) DEC Overall Energy/Main Event
1-6) 25.) ADVICE (MTHS 7-12) 26.) Overall Energy/Main Event (MTHS
1-6) 27.) Overall Energy/Main Event (MTHS
POINT(can occur anywhere during
the solar year but placed here for aesthetics.)This card represents the point at which the cards 1 & 2
meet each other via an event/relationship/situation in the querent’s external
world that brings forth the transformation/attitude/energies necessary to
propel the querent towards the year’s greatest potential.
It’s been a
little over a month since episode 12 of Yuri!!! On Ice aired and every time I
rewatch the whole series, I find new things worth talking about. I know many
people in the YOI fandom were upset because they considered that Victor making
a comeback to competitive figure skating was against the narrative. However, I
think the series was heading that way since the very beginning. Victor never
wanted to retire, and those who think that way completely misunderstood
Victor’s character. I’m sure this is going to get really long, so I’ll put it
under the cut.
- i was trying to discreetly take a picture of u bc hey ur really cute but the flash was on and now ur staring at me oh god
- u sit next to me on the subway everyday and i was wondering if u wanna go grab a coffee sometime
- u got really drunk, fell asleep on my shoulder, and ur drooling on me but im not gonna move u bc u look really cute
- who is this sending me memes at 3 in the morning I swear I will block you if u dont stop
- hey u work at this store can u help me find this in my size please maybe in a different color
- short person at concert struggling to see when suddenly they are lifted onto tall strangers shoulders and hey they’re kinda cute
- stargazing and using dumb pick up lines on each other with lots of hand holding
- 2 ppl that are horrible in the kitchen bake a cake
- you’re taking up the whole bed can u please move I know you’re not asleep u jerk I will kung fu kick u out of this bed
- how are u so good at ice skating dont abandon me stop come back don’t u dare spin me please hold my hand
- nerds who can’t even kiss bc they keep nose bumping n giggling and smiling at each other
- u hate this party too? wanna go get ice cream or something?? u got some on ur nose here I’ll kiss it off
- laying in bed while it rains counting freckles on the others face
- sitting under a willow tree making flower crowns and falling asleep in the sun probably with ones head on the others chest
- strangers on a plane that are sharing earbuds for some reason and wow u have good music taste
Amidst all my grief, I just wanna take a moment to point out just… Dean. Dean and that whole monologue with Mary when he’s trying to pull her from being brainwashed.
The whole Mary and Dean dynamic has hit close to home for me this season because of my own background. I grew up with a mother who was around but for numerous reasons that as an adult I can understand and appreciate, but it meant she couldn’t be the mother I needed as a child. (I used to write in my diary as a kid how ‘I felt like the mother’ numerous times. Yeah.)
It’s freaking hard when it’s family. It’s an absolute testament to Dean and the strength he has that for his whole life he had to work to be that foundation, as he said - a brother, father AND mother, and he couldn’t do it. And then when his mother finally waltzes into his life he has to hold his tongue everytime his own pain and trauma rises to the surface, because they’re all 'adults’ and they need to 'act like adults’.
Dean’s been harbouring that burden and pain for nearly 34 years at that point. And even when his mother is around he STILL has to make do as the 'responsible adult’, the rock.
I’ve actually adored Mary as a character, but when she was brainwashed I wouldn’t have blamed Dean, really, if he left her. It was a consequence of working with the BMOL which he warned about. But he didn’t.
What I love so much about the scene is that he doesn’t try for some rousing heartwarming speech but he’s blatantly obvious. It’s a space where he can finally be honest about how he’s feeling. All those years of dealing with that burden of being the family rock and he finally, FINALLY lets himself feel that pain, let’s himself point out for what it was. It was unfair. Dean doesn’t owe anyone anything, because no one’s ever given him the time of day in that regard.
What gets me is Dean allowing that hurt, but not allowing it in the way of forgiveness. It is freaking hard to forgive someone, especially a family member whose actions have affected yours all your life and they haven’t even been around to at least understand. And yet there is Dean, stating his forgiveness. Extending his heart and allowing himself to be so vulnerable. And it brought her back. And it paid off. Dean Winchester is an absolute artist when it comes to restoring people emotionally.
Dean Winchester’s strength was never necessarily in his tactical wit, his physical strength or determination. Dean Winchester has always had too much heart, and it is his heart that has been his strength for himself, and for so many people around him.
Serial Killer Andrei Chikatilo’s mug shot from 1984. He was arrested on matching the description of the last person with
Dmitry Ptashnikov before the boy was murdered. They suspected him to be the Rostov Ripper but his blood did not match the blood they found at the crime scenes. Chikatilo had 34 victims at this point and would kill 18 more.
So there’s one little detail about Bravely Default that I didn’t notice until I saw it mentioned on another forum somewhere.
Most of the people who rightly praise the game’s incredible soundtrack, written by Revo of Attack on Titan fame, usually point to either the asterisk boss theme, the final boss theme, or the character-specific special move themes to show his absolutely incredible skill as a symphonic metal composer.
But there’s one track in the game that does something absolutely brilliant that not a lot of people talk about: the standard boss theme, Fighting to the End.
On its own, it’s a pretty rocking theme with a solid melody and a good mix of rock and symphonic elements, like the rest of Revo’s work. It’s a great song in its own right and would probably be one of the standout tracks in any other game, but the other boss themes are generally regarded as so overwhelmingly awesome that the standard boss theme is mostly overlooked.
If you pay close attention, however, you’ll notice something that it does uniquely compared to most of the other boss tracks. It first seems to be a standard looping boss track, with the new loop starting at around 2:02.
Except, if you pay attention, you’ll notice that it actually isn’t the loop point at all. Rather, “second loop” of the song in the video above is actually the song almost repeating itself before the true loop point at 4:01.
But why am I saying that it “almost” repeats itself before the loop point? Well, because there’s actually a noticeable yet subtle difference between the first pseudo-loop and the second. Listen at 1:34 and you’ll hear a mostly-symphonic section of the song before the “fake loop” occurs. At 3:34, roughly the same point within the second “fake loop”, the exact same section happens… except this time, there’s an new guitar track backing it.
In other words, the song is composed as such so that while you’re fighting the boss, you’re almost guaranteed to hear the same music multiple times, as is the case with nearly every boss with background music. Except the second time you hear it, it’s slightly different from before.
Now recall what infamously happens in the game’s story after Chapter 4, what precisely it entails, and how it relates to this song.
If you haven’t gotten it, it’s that Revo managed to find a way to foreshadow the most important plot twist of the entire game in the boss music. If that isn’t mindblowing, I don’t know what is.
This list of Hell’s Attacks will range from Average to Powerful to Ultimate Attack
Bones: This is one of the many average Sans attacks the only difference with this one is that it does more damage. Damage is about 12 - 21
Gaster Blaster: This attack does about 25 - 30 points of damage, but there’s a catch to it. Its damage range decreases depending on how much Lv you have. So if your pacifist sans you will only get 2-3 points if damage, but if your a evil sans then you will be hit with a number of 65-89
Burring bones: this attack Is when hell fires a bone from a gaster blaster while its charging, causeing the bone to catch on fire. This attack does about 34 - 58 points of damage
Earthquake: this attack is when hell uses he giant hands to smash the ground rapidly causing this earthquake like feel to the battle Felild. While this does no damage this does show how powerful Hell sans is.
Magic push: this is when Hell has your soul under his control. And then he pushes it back with tons of force. This attack does about 23 points of damage.
Bone Tsunami: this attack is when Hell summons a ocean of bones some on fire some Sharpe and some huge. This attack does 150 - 250 points of damage.
Hell Fire: This attack is when Hell Sans uses all of his DT to make all of his blasters has powerful as possible and then they all fire at once causing masaives amounts and the attack is very spread out. This attack does about 300 - 345
This are all of Hells attacks and most powerful attacks. I hope this is useful to some people.
It’s made mostly of styrofoam, wooden dowels, and acrylic molding paste. It disassembles into 5 pieces for easy travel, which fit comfortably inside a tote bag, so I’m hoping they’ll let me hold it on my lap on the bus to NYCC! The round part is 12" and it measures 34" from point to point when assembled.
If I could build it again there are many things I’d do differently, but I’m quite pleased with the way it came out overall. 😂 Crazy masochist that I am, I’m already looking forward to the next prop and how much better it’s going to be. This is my second cosplay prop (after Aerith’s Guard Stick from AnimeBoston 2016).
It’s approaching midday and we’re trundling along a bumpy, unsealed red dirt track on Bathurst Island, 100 kilometres north of Darwin, with the temperature quickly soaring into the mid-30s.
Inside a twin cab that’s seen better days, with air-conditioning ducts that pump more fine red dust into the car than cold air, there is a cacophony of laughing, teasing, and trading of community gossip. Five sistergirls, transgender Aboriginal people traditionally known in the Tiwi Islands as yimpininni, are giving BuzzFeed News a tour of their island home.
While transgender people are found across many of Australia’s Indigenous communities, the Tiwi Islands has probably the largest sistergirl population in the country – and certainly the most famous one.
There are roughly 2,500 people living in the Tiwi Islands, comprised of Bathurst Island and Melville Island, and the sistergirls say there are currently around 80 yimpininni.
Pandanus trees whisk by with their long, crooked leaves reaching toward earth at sharp right angles. The red earth gives way to soft powdery sand, and the smell of the ocean engulfs the car followed shortly by the stickiness of salt water blowing in from the Arafura Sea. Sweet relief from the staggering heat.
We stop at the foot of a dune and suddenly the frenzied laughter comes to an abrupt end as all the sistergirls begin loudly yelling out in the Tiwi language. They say they’re letting the spirits of their ancestors know that we are coming on to country to ensure that no harm comes to the group or to me, a stranger. It’s a moment that perfectly highlights the profound connection to country and culture that the people of Tiwi have.
After the whooping, we walk onwards and are confronted with a stunning, vast swath of empty beach with shimmering turquoise water lapping at our feet. The sistergirls agree it’s the perfect backdrop for a photo shoot and happily strut their stuff for the camera, posing and pouting, legs akimbo, fierce face on. Their only concern is the saltwater crocodiles that lurk in the waters around the island.
Between poses Laura Orsto, 31, says she told her parents that she was a sistergirl in primary school. “Age 10 I knew I was a sistergirl. It was really, really, very hard for me to come out because my parents are really strict and didn’t want me to be out there as a sistergirl. They wanted me to be saved,” she says.
As a 16-year-old, Orsto began living her life as a female and had to “fight and fight and battle hard to be accepted”. In remote Indigenous communities being transgender often means defying rigidly observed cultural practices defined by male and female gender roles. In many cases it also means having to defy strictly held religious beliefs common in many Indigenous communities.
It was an older yimpininni who gave Orsto courage and strength as she came to terms with living life as a woman. “There were plenty of sistergirls back then; I used to go out with them and talk about things, like how to act like girls you know and be ladylike. One lady, I use to call her Mum, she was like a mother to me, and she told me, ‘You just have to be who you want to be, baby, just like me. I’m always here for you, you got me here.’”
This woman, who gave so much strength to the sistergirl community, would tragically go on to kill herself.
Orsto says the death took a deep emotional toll and she contemplated suicide herself, but ultimately triumphed over her personal demons. Today Orsto is a much-loved and respected member of the community. “I love to talk to everyone, and everyone has been nice to me and they don’t put me down, they put me up the top. Everyone says, ‘Wow, you have a nice personality, Miss Laura,’” Orsto said.
We make our way back to the car and head into town. As we travel the small roads that snake through the dense scrub that blankets the island, the sistergirls occasionally point out various ceremonial sites and traditional campgrounds.
Suddenly we’re out of the bush and on to the bitumen as we enter Wurrumiyanga, the main township on Bathurst Island. The wide streets intersect large blocks full of colourfully painted brick homes. Windows rolled down, the sistergirls intermittently yell out at people walking alongside the roads, making plans for later and asking where people are. The twin cab then swings into the local cemetery, an arid, dusty graveyard dotted with sparse trees. Rising from the mounds of earth are decorative Pukumani poles, traditional funerary poles that are sculpted and painted to honour the dead. Also known as tutini, the poles form part of an ancient Tiwi ceremony to ensure the spirit leaves the body.
Nyarli Kerinaiua, 34, points out two graves adorned with beautiful tutinis reaching for the sky, covered in intricate ornate Tiwi design. After a heavy silence there’s a slow stream of softly spoken Tiwi from each sistergirl, their sentences flowing into each other as they pay respects to the dead and tell the sistergirls who are buried here that they are not forgotten.
Both had killed themselves 15 years ago. “It was really sad because we didn’t have any support back then. It was a bit of an aggressive ride,” says Kerinaiua as she straightens a bunch of plastic flowers on one of the graves.
After the suicides, Kerinaiua and around 30 sistergirls attended a community meeting and demanded acceptance for transgender people.
Sistergirl Vivian Warlapinni, 31, remembers the meeting as a pivotal turning point for equality within the community.
Kerinaiua says that the fight for acceptance has largely been won and the biggest issue now is ensuring future generations of sistergirls are able to easily access resources.
The sistergirls pile back into the twin cab and soon we’re at a local water hole. The day is coming to an end and a water monitor swims across the crystal-clear water triumphantly holding a fat prawn in its mouth. One of the sistergirls takes out a chunk of ochre collected near the beach and begins to carefully break it, pounding it into fine powder on a piece of cardboard on a picnic bench. Carefully she adds water and the dusty powder becomes a rich, thick paste. A small twig is broken off a nearby tree and dipped into the paste, and Orsto begins to use it as eyeliner, methodically working the twig across her eyelids, carefully revealing a bright orange tint.
Fluttering her eyes she says, “I want to start hormone therapy. I really want to have this transition. I just hate that I am this girl trapped in a boy’s body. She’s been trapped in there for a long long time and she really wants to come out and be a real lady.”
However, the choice to leave her community, after fighting for and winning acceptance, is a difficult decision to make. Faced with the prospect of traveling thousands of kilometres for treatment in the city, where Orsto feels discrimination is a very real reality, she says she’ll remain in her Tiwi home for the moment, surrounded by family and friends: “I am a lady of the community and I am accepted as that. This is my home and I love it.”