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I’m fucking crying my eyes out right now over how amazing perfect my goddess is in her Halloween outfit. Nana is too adorable in general for my already bursting heart and then they throw me a witch Nana????? 

 Bandai are trying to kill me with these recent Nanas and I’m all for it

Versatile tomato soup

I love tomato soup, but tomato soup out of a can tastes more like corn syrup than like tomatoes to me. Here’s a version that can be adjusted according to both energy levels and ingredients:

The concept is tomatoes plus soup stock plus any flavor ingredients you prefer. 

Potential tomato varieties:

  • fresh tomatoes, especially really flavorful ones - slower cooking, a little bit of chopping, and more hands on time: cut in half and drizzle with olive oil and put into a broiler or an oven at 400 - 450 degrees Fahrenheit until they start turning brown and smell really aromatic; they should be really squishy when they come out (I highly recommend cutting some onions in half as well and adding some peeled garlic to the pan when you throw these in to roast; a mild pepper like a cubanelle is a good addition as well)
  • crushed tomatoes out of a can - lowest spoons: open the can and you’re set
  • flavored chopped tomatoes - requires running through the blender either before cooking or after: thinner and milder than crushed tomatoes, so you’ll want to add less liquid to the can (bouillon rather than soup stock is a good choice); the chopped tomatoes have a lot bigger chunks and you really need to run them through the blender to properly thicken it

Soup stock choices:

  • chicken stock 
  • chicken bouillon
  • vegetable stock
  • vegetable bouillon
  • Goya sazon powder

Optional add-ins:

  • onion - several different preparation options: throw into oven to roast alongside tomatoes; either cut up or buy pre-chopped from the frozen food section and saute before adding the wet ingredients; mix in onion powder or minced onions
  • garlic -  several different preparation options: throw into oven to roast alongside tomatoes; chop up fresh cloves and saute before adding the wet ingredients; saute minced garlic from a jar; mix in garlic powder or garlic salt
  • celery salt
  • dairy - cream, half and half, or even milk (milk is going to be a lot thinner and likely to be better mixed with bouillon cubes and skipping the wet soup stocks)
  • mild peppers like poblanos and cubanelles - throw into oven to roast alongside tomatoes
  • basil - you could mix in some dried basil, but throwing in some fresh basil after everything else has cooked and then throwing it all in a blender is preferable
  • oregano
  • whatever else you think sounds delicious in tomato soup

Instructions:

  1. Prepare your ingredients; if you are going to roast things yourself rather than getting them out of a can, the veggies go into the oven at 400-450 degrees with a bit of olive oil drizzled on top until they turn aromatic and brown
  2. Saute any aromatics you are using in a bit of oil
  3. Add in tomatoes and soup stock
  4. Mix in other ingredients to taste
  5. Optionally, throw the soup in a blender to make it nice and smooth

This recipe freezes really well. If you add less liquid, it can also make a good tomato sauce.

anonymous asked:

hey, so as a trans person, do you have any advice for when a trusted friend refuses to use your chosen name? since the friend is also genderqueer, i thought they would understand, but they claim that trying to change anything to something new is really stressful. it really hurts that they won't try to stop using my deadname, but i don't want to push them, especally if there's personal/mental health reasons behind why it's hard for them.

it’s always going to be difficult to start calling someone you’ve known for a long time by a new name and/or new pronouns. so them forgetting sometimes is fine, but them refusing is a different story. that is disrespecting you, and them telling you that it’s very stressful for them is annoying because its very stressful to be deadnamed. this isn’t just you asking to be called by a new nickname, this is bigger than that and they need to understand that.

i would sit down with them and explain that they need to at least try, they need to respect you enough to at least do that. explain to them how it feels to be deadnamed, and say that even if it stresses them out this is something they’re going to have to do. and if they still refuse, then where you go from there is your call. i’ve lost friends because they refused to stop deadnaming me, and after awhile i just had to put myself first. and doing that, putting your needs first, isn’t selfish. especially over something like this.

also, if they do agree to try harder then when they do forget and deadname you i would just correct them immediately. if you don’t correct people when they misgender and/or deadname you then they’ll just take that to mean that it’s okay to deadname you. it sucks that they have to be taught that, but they do.

anonymous asked:

I read your post about looking for a dedicated editor for the Ford Dating Sim. I was wondering, if you don't know who to ask, could people volunteer? If so, what criteria would this/these volunteer writer/s need to fall into? I'm, uhm, a-asking for a friend.

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Hey guys, I’ve been meaning to draw spider Abbacchio for ages now. Here it is, very spooky and oddly hot. 

anonymous asked:

michael, have you tried to talk to your player one?

I don’t even know if I should. I mean… Yeah, I miss him a bunch, but he made it pretty clear he didn’t want to keep in touch after high school. 

Even if I did want to talk to him again, which I really… really do, I don’t even have any way to contact him. His phone number changed and— wait what? 

Hold on a second. How are ALL of you guys in contact with him??? And I still don’t know how all of you know him in the first place? I’m just-?? 

C’mon guys, if this is a joke, it isn’t funny. Stop teasing me. :/

Zodiac signs as children

Aries : Original problem solving children of the world . Energizer’s, brave, bossy, innocent, bodacious, sophisticated  and our world problem solvers, try to be as smart as the adults, shy, independent, likes to express themselves, free spirit, can be very opinionated, very adaptable, active many things will interest them

Taurus : Stubborn children of the kingdom. Quiet, introvert, affectionate, cuddly, goofy, adorable, thoughtful,sophisticated and strong, can be anti social, tries to help other’s if they can, 

Gemini : Curious children. communicative, smarty pants, needs a lot of chances to explore if they don’t have a path they build one, enjoy’s pretty much anything, charming, loves information, love learning new things, learns to communicate better than most children at times 

Cancer : Cancer children are such dreamer’s. sensitive, psychic, sweet, imaginative, ethereal beings, wild ideas, tends to be frustrated easily, very observant, may cry a lot, don’t like being ignored for a very long time, but just try to play along with them

Leo : Royal children. animated, light hearted, friendly, a bit shy, adventurous, generous, loves sharing with anyone, regal, restless, will be the bigger person when need to be, smiles, and laugh a lot, maybe bossy, don’t mind being the leader of something

Virgo : Are true nature lover’s. selfless, softhearted, smart, they are the healer’s of the world, calm,and quite peaceful than other children(Most likely if they are born in sep), reader’s, talker’s, can be very fussy, get’s easily upset if they don’t get things right, embarrassed easily, some shy around stranger’s, need a lot of encouragement

Libra : Visionary children. peace making, kindhearted, fair, tend to come out mature sometimes, they tend to be very understanding, and sweet, bubbly, enjoy’s a lot of creative subject’s, can hold some grudge’s

Scorpio : Children of wisdom. clairvoyant, consuming, commanding, wan’t truth,and justice, is highly suspicious of stranger’s, learn from what they see, have an strong hypnotic stare, loves constant cuddling, and affection, need to be taught early to respect people, like’s to play mind games with stranger’s(Mainly adults)

Sagittarius : These children are true hunter’s. Optimistic, energizer’s, friendly at a young age expect everyone else to do to do so, love activities, adaptable, focusing on important things in life, competitive, funny, and very honest about there feelings, express there dreams, and goals a lot

Capricorn : Earth keeping children. Old souls, steady, sage, generally introvert, keep to themselves, enjoy’s reading, very mature for their age, have the maturity beyond there years, mild temper, can be pessimistic

Aquarius : Eye opening children. Can be a puzzle, very energetic, playful, will likely progress faster than other children, soft, affectionate, adventurous, highly inquisitive

Pisces : The children of magic. Sensitive, good with words, very good with stories, and story telling, very affectionate, have an vast of imagination, have a lot of imaginary friends, passive, likes being around adults than other children, respond’s to people softer side than anything else, overly active imagination, there wisdom is as big as there imagination