Great British Bake: Technical Challenge

Mary: So, what have we set the bakers today?

Paul: Well, to challenge their ability to conceptualize infinity, I’ve decided to ask them to bake a Paradoxical Cheshire Loaf.

Mary: Ah, yes. I can see here how it swirls in and out of existence, wonderfully sharp. It’s got that fine crisp, combining the flavors of the Heat Death of the Universe, and the subtle Birth of a Star.

Paul: Exactly. It’s difficult to get just right, to be sure.

Mary: Have you given the bakers any instructions?

Paul: None at all.

Mary: Oh, that’s wicked.

  • Baker: So I've got a bit of lemon...
  • Mary: Mhm.
  • Baker: some brown sugar...
  • Mary: Mhm.
  • Baker: and half a bottle of gin.
  • Mary: sign me the FUCK up 👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀 good shit go౦ԁ sHit👌 thats ✔ some good👌👌shit right👌👌th 👌 ere👌👌👌 right✔there ✔✔if i do ƽaү so my self 💯 i say so 💯 thats what im talking about right there right there (chorus: ʳᶦᵍʰᵗ ᵗʰᵉʳᵉ) mMMMMᎷМ💯 👌👌 👌НO0ОଠOOOOOОଠଠOoooᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒ👌 👌👌 👌 💯 👌 👀 👀 👀 👌👌Good shit
GBBO Series 23

Mary: So what did you pick for the technical challenge, Paul?

Paul: I told them to make a Norwegian pastry called “jaevla bakverk.”

Mary: I’ve never heard of that.

Paul: You wouldn’t have, I just made it up off the top of my head. It’s totally fake. I wanted to test whether they can pull off a pastry that doesn’t really exist.

Mary: Did you give them a recipe?

Paul: It just says, “Make 12 jaevla bakverk.”

Mary: You’re a right bastard, Paul.

Paul: Oh yes.

Touhou names PSA

Western name order: Minamitsu Murasa
The confusion arises from her theme name (Captain Murasa). In this case, ‘Murasa’ is the surname, and ‘Minamitsu’ is the given name.

Western name order: Eiki Shiki
‘Shikieiki Yamaxanadu’ is a mistranslation. In Japanese name order, her name is ‘Shiki Eiki Yamaxanadu’, Shiki being the surname, Eiki being the given name. ‘Yamaxanadu’, meaning ‘Yama of Xanadu’ or ‘Yama of Paradise’, is a title. Therefore, in Western name order, she is Eiki Shiki (or Eiki Shiki, Yamaxanadu, if you want to include the title).

Cirno’s name in Japanese is チルノ (Chiruno). ‘Cirno’ was the romanized spelling given for her name, although it is a poor romanization that doesn’t convey the meaning or pronunciation of the name very well, leading to the incorrect ‘serno’. Her name actually comes from the word ‘chill’ (チル, chiru), as she is an ice fairy, and all other named fairies have English-based names. ‘Chiruno’ is therefore the only ‘correct’ way to say her name, although ‘Chirno’ would probably be the next truest pronunciation.

The ‘wi’ (ゐ) in Tewi is an archaic character no longer used in modern Japanese - the intent of this is to show that Tewi is so old, her name has letters that don’t even exist anymore. It is now pronounced the same as ‘i’, so her name is pronounced ‘Tei’. Another example of this is the ‘wi’ in Tenshi Hinanawi - her surname is pronounced ‘Hinanai’.

Western name order: Meiling Hong. Meiling is the given name, Hong is the surname. I have no idea why English translations make her the only character with eastern name order. Something to do with Chinese?

Reisen Udongein Inaba was originally called Reisen (レイセン) in katakana, when she was the Watatsuki sisters’ pet. Eirin gave her a new name in kanji, but still pronounced Reisen (鈴仙), when she fled to Earth.

The second Reisen, appearing in Silent Sinner in Blue, was renamed Reisen (レイセン) in katakana, in memory of the original Reisen. This is easy to distinguish for Japanese fans -  ‘鈴仙’ looks very different from ‘レイセン‘. To distinguish their names in English, manga Reisen is usually spelled ‘Rei’sen’ or called ‘Reisen II’, but these are unofficial.

She had another name before this, although it isn’t ever stated.

Eternity Larva. ‘Etarnity’ and ‘Etanity’ were typos in the HSiFS demo, fixed in the full version.


Everything You Need To Know About ‘The Great British Baking Show’

‘The Great British Baking Show’ began as a national phenomenon in the United Kingdom and is quickly becoming a cultural obsession in the United States as well. If you’re just getting into this beloved baking reality show, here’s everything you need to know to get up to speed.

Losers of the show are exiled to Saint Helena to die Napoleon’s death: Winning the show only affords you the honor of victory, but losing means you must languish powerlessly on the small island of Saint Helena until you die, just like Napoleon Bonaparte did in the wake of his failed conquest of Europe.

The show imposed an age limit of 1,000 years after the wizard Zalurax baked an evil cake that came to life: Although The Great British Baking Show welcomes amateur bakers of all backgrounds, the show was forced to add an age cap after the 2,000-year-old wizard Zalurax appeared on the show in season two disguised as a kindly old widow. By the time Zalurax’s glamour wore off and his ancient face unleashed a bone-chilling cackle, he had already baked a five-tier cake capable of strangling all of the other contestants. The cake was finally gunned down after multiple casualties and a police standoff, but Zalurax escaped in a cloud of smoke. In an attempt to prevent a disaster like this in the future, the show instated a strict age limit of 1,000 years to limit the amount of insane, ancient wizards entering the competition.

In Great Britain the show is known as Food Going’s To Happen Now: The show airs under its original title, Food’s Going To Happen Now, in the U.K., but in the U.S. it’s known as The Great British Baking Show due to Food’s Going To Happen Now being the trademarked slogan of Cracker Barrel restaurants.

The Great British Bake Off has spawned a number of copycat shows, including The Huge Croatian Man-Horse Hunt, and its spin-off, The Rescue Mission For Contestants On The Huge Croation Man-Horse Hunt: Although critics panned THCMHH for copying GBBO’s positive tone and jokey manner, critics have applauded TRMCHCMHH for its riveting tone of frantic panic as one by one the rescuers realize the Huge Croatian Man-Horse has been following them the entire time they’ve been following it.

Hundreds of contestants have tried to defeat BakeBot, but all have failed: Over the course of the show’s 64 episodes and 28 specials, no competitor has ever bested BakeBot—a robot developed by the BBC to be the perfect baking machine. BakeBot’s coldly calculating, utterly perfect computerized intelligence allows it to create the most delicious pastries and cakes in the world, and it is simply too powerful for any human contestants to out-bake. BakeBot remains undefeated to this day.