cocoa bitter

This is so stressful. And there is no chocolate in the house. And I am so stressed. I am so stressed. Do you know how stressed I am?

I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you how stressed I am. I am so stressed and so desperate for chocolate that I just ate RAW COCOA OUT OF A TIN and a single tear escaped my left eye and rolled slowly down my cheek and into the cocoa because it tasted as bitter as my faith in all that was once pure in the world.

And I ate that cocoa. I ate that raw cocoa like the fool that I am. I sat and listened to the news anchors try to maintain their composure as the country warped itself into a dystopian nightmare in which it’s perfectly acceptable to eat raw, bitter cocoa out of a tin because you’ve lost all sense of meaning in your life.

OKAY but cocoa in fact tastes bitter and the only reason why chocolate is sweet is because we add sugar to it  

AND bananas naturally taste really sweet  so this post is a mess but what im trying to say is  that bananas dipped in high percentage cocoa chocolate would be a food that Sportacus and Robbie could perhaps eat together bye 


summary: Nothing tastes quite as sweet. Shallura.
also read on: ao3
for: @shiroallura, a true gem in the fandom
part of “the princess and the paladin” series. link to master list here.

Shiro often found odd things in his pockets but when he pulls out a deformed small bar of chocolate from deep inside the back of his sweatpants, he admits that he’s surprised that not even the Altean mice have discovered the sweet treat before him.

He unwraps it and then he sniffs it—hesitantly at first, because god knows how long that has been there and from where it even came from—but the aroma of dark bitter cocoa so strong draws him in and brings him all the way home.

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Thanks @lesyasun for tagging me =)

Name: in the simming community, Ajay.
Nicknames: well Ajay is already an alias ;)
Zodiac sign: Gemini
Height: short. xD 5′2
Orientation: Asexual
Ethnicity: White British (½ Scottish, ½ English). And when I say white, I mean like Viking-level white, like sometimes my skin is just translucent. x.x
Favorite fruit: mango, sharon fruit, tangerines
Favorite season: autumn
Favorite book series: tie between Harry Potter and the Discworld series
Favorite flower: Gerber daisies or tulips
Favorite scent: Petrichor
Favorite color: aquamarine, lime green, steel grey
Favorite animal: penguins, cats, bull terriers
Coffee, tea, or hot cocoa: Assam tea, brewed strong, with milk. I do also enjoy a nice hot chocolate after a cold walk or in the evening in winter but it has to be pretty sweet and milky as I’m not a fan of more bitter cocoas.
Average sleep hours: within a 24 hour period, about 12-14, split into a 10 hour night time sleep and one or more naps. (I have chronic fatigue unfortunately)
Cat or dog person: I own cats, but that’s more because my lifestyle and health conditions aren’t currently dog-friendly. I’d love to have a Staffordshire bull terrier or other bully dog at some point. So I consider myself both a cat and dog person.
Favorite fictional characters: oh, we’re going there huh? Ok… Nymphadora Tonks, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, Hermione Granger, Sam Vines, Angua von Überwald, Susan Sto Helit, [Princess] Tiana, Mulan, Captain Mal Reynolds, Zoë Washburn, Sherlock (mainly the BBC version, but I like RDJ’s portrayal too), Moriarty (again mainly BBC), River Song, Donna Noble, Jack Skellington, Petrova Fossil… and a ton more.
Number of blankets you sleep with: 1 through Autumn-Spring, 0 in Summer
Dream trip: I’d love to visit Israel and Palestine and Syria, but I wouldn’t go at the moment and as a trans person it wouldn’t be wise anyway. But in a dream world where peace and acceptance reigns, that’s where I’d like to go.
Blog created: 2014 I think? (I’m not sure how to find this out)
Number of followers: 521
Time right now: 09:36
Last thing you googled: ‘sims 2 ts2 aspiration wants mod’. It wasn’t helpful =(
Fave music artist: The Offspring
Song stuck in my head: 'More than Words’ - Extreme. It’s been stuck in my head all week, which is really annoying as I don’t even particularly like it, but it has a really addictive tune.
Last movie I watched: Divergent, which I hadn’t seen before, and tonight I’m going to watch Insurgent =D
Last TB show I watched: is this meant to be TV? I don’t actually watch or own a TV, but the last show I watched on Netflix was Teen Wolf.
What I’m wearing right now: jeans, tshirt, jumper x 2, hoodie with hood up, fluffy slippers socks AND slippers, considering gloves. They are fitting a new boiler in my house so I currently have no heating and I have Raynaud’s disease so I’m suffering quite a bit.
The kind of stuff I post: Sims 2 gameplay pictures, occasionally houses and sims, and I have posted simlish fonts although haven’t done any for a long while now as other people are making much better quality ones so the need isn’t there like it used to be!
Why did I choose my url: My simming name used to be Asha, a name I picked for a very very old Harry Potter fan character I’d made. I liked the name so started using it as an online alias for various stuff. When my gender expression started shifting to be more masculine and I changed my rl name and pronouns, I decided to also change my simming name to a more male name. I chose Ajay because I like it and it wasn’t too far removed from Asha. I do realise I could have just dropped the a and been Ash, but I didn’t like that as much. For some reason I preferred having two syllables. So I went from ashasims to ajaysims.
Gender: genderqueer transmasculine, generally presenting male.
Hogwarts house: Hufflepuff =)
Pokémon team: I do not play Pokemon Go
Lucky number: 7
Dream job: honestly I’d like to not work and be able to volunteer with various things and be a parent.
Relationship status: single by choice
Pets: two cats, both domestic shorthair; a five year old black male called Ruben and a two year old black and white female called Luna.
Last song you listened to: good question. Uhm.. I generally just stick random spotify playlists on and then don’t pay a great deal of attention x.x According to Spotify the last track I listened to was ‘Jessie’s Girl’ by Rick Springfield.
Favorite TV Show: Firefly (moment of silence please =( )
First Fandom: Discworld!

I tag @didilysims, @jellybeanery, @linacheries, @dramallamadingdang and anyone else that wants to! =)

2013 Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Pinot Noir

Pretty excited about this Sonoma Pinot! Cola, small red berries, a hint of Dr. Pepper, cinnamon and brown spices, a mild chai note, and a potpourri of red florals on the nose. Cranberries, raspberries, cinnamon, cola, brown sugar essence (without the sweetness), and bitter cocoa powder on the palate. Tannins are pretty present. Yum!

4/5 bones


Pinot Noir

14.1% abv

Russian River (Sonoma), California, USA