Things in Dirk Gently season 1 We Don’t Talk About Enough
when Farah and Dirk show the machine to who they think is Agent Weedle, and Dirk realizes (but sadly can’t warn Farah) that it’s actually one of the Men of the Machine, his face literally is like *lightbulb goes on*
when the Rowdy 3 arrive at the parking lot where Amanda has her pararibulitis attack, first thing they do is go after the asshats who were filming her. that was the moment I decided I liked them beyond “they are loud and fun and a bit scary”
Dirk Gently is the most agonizingly positive dude ever, and then Riggins approaches him like “you need to listen to me” and Dirk puts on this shit-eating grin and says “Why, do you have new lies to tell me” like duude, where does all this bile come from all of a sudden
speaking of which, any moment where it’s noticable that Dirk is a lot more fed up with everything than he likes to admit (from his situation in general to things like “people where dying while you were busy becoming a billionaire”)
that one time he speaks his mind and he gets punched in the face for it and he can’t even complain because the future version of Spring already apologized for that, time travel is a bitch
how amazing is the musical score??
when Riggins straight up headbuttet Friedkin. that was probably the best thing he’s ever done ever
Zimmerfield was such a good cop? He just wanted to find the missing girl? He didn’t even want to hear about her being possibly dead, his last words literally were “Save Lydia Spring” Zimmerfield didn’t deserve this.
Estevez didn’t deserve this.
just how enthusiastic Amanda and Dirk are about each other
how everyone is enthusiastic about Farah
like when she starts wondering where the military bullet came from, and Dirk just looks at her like “wow she’s gooood”
everything Farah does is amazing
how Ken walks that very thin path of “bart no” and “BART
YES” all by himself
Pasta is great. It’s like hey, let me take delicious things like butter,or meat, or tomatoes or basil and then let me just fuckin mix whatever the fuck i want in and combine it with some random ass noodles.
That’s basically pasta.
BUT, there’s a big difference between “basically pasta” and “holy shit food of the gods” pasta, and that is that the latter has some rules that must be followed.
10 PASTA COMMANDMENTS COMIN UP:
Always boil pasta in boiling SALTED water. Ever had a dish where you forgot to salt it before cooking it, and no matter how much seasoning you did post saute/sear, it still sort of tasted bland on the inside? Same goes for pasta. Your sauce could be fuckin on point, but if you don’t salt dat pasta water, ya fugged, bruh.
Always have your sauce ready BEFORE the pasta. Pestos, emulsified butter sauces, bolognese sauces, they should be in their respective sauce pans, heated and ready to go (unless we’re takin pesto or carbonarashit, as those go bad with heat). The worst thing you could do is fuck up and overcook your delicious pasta bc you were too busy making or finishing up your sauce.
Always TASTE your pasta. I don’t care if the package says it’s ready in 1 minute or an hour, taste your pasta from the boiling water at least 2 minutes in, and every 2 minutes after that. Al dente’s usually the way to go, but you’ll never know when to take it out if you’re not constantly tasting.
DO NOT strain your pasta, wasting your pasta water and allowing your pasta to cool. Use tongs to take pasta straight up form the boiling water (don’t dry it, nerds) and throw it in your sauce. A little pasta water gets in? no probs, and I’ll tell you why.
If your sauce is reducing too much, or it’s too tight, add pasta water. It’s salted and hot and ready to go, it won’t dilute the flavor at all, you’re golden duude. golden.
Finish your pasta in the sauce, allow it to become homogenous, let the sauce stick to the pasta, BECOME ONE WITH THE PASTA BRUH.
Add cheese last, because cheese get’s weird and fucked up in hot pans, so it’s best to throw that on right before you’re ready to eat that shit up.
4 oz is a normal serving size for pasta. If you don’t have a scale, that’s basically like the first pic above. If you hold the pasta like such, and the width of the bunch is a little smaller than an american quarter, then ur good 2 go bruh.
Dry pastas are not better/worse than fresh pasta. They’re legit just made with different flours using different procedures. One isn’t ‘fancier’ than the other u pretentious buttrockets.
PASTA IS NOT SCARY, IT’S DELICIOUS. These rules look tough, but honestly it’s not that bad bruh. I believe in u.
and now, onto the recipe I used for my pasta. It’s a restaurant favorite, we always make it on the line because it’s simple, delicious and super filling.
Caciopepe Pasta serves: 1 (lol like id share this with ppl lolol)
salt water for boiling (just salt some water, don’t fuckin travel to the beach in hopes of created the most bomb pasta ever)
1 bunch of pasta
2 bay leaves
1 sprig thyme
cold butter (approximately 2/3 cups cut into small pads
parmesan cheese to taste
a shit ton of black pepper to taste
Throw some pasta into some boiling water and do that thing where you constantly taste test the pasta to see if it’s ready. In the meantime, make ur sauce u lazy bumbum.
Add a little boiling pasta water to a saute pan over low heat, and whisk/mix in the butter quickly till it’s creamy and emulsified. If it’s too thick, just whisk in a teeny bit of pasta water. Add 2 bay leaves and a sprig of thyme for aroma, remove when pasta’s ready.
Once the pasta’s ready to rock and roll, use tongs to scoop it up and place it in the sauce. Flip and mix using tongs. Add cheese and crack a lot of pepper. Add salt if it needs seasoning, add more pasta water if the sauce tightens.
and bam, ya ready to roll.
I promise u if you use these pasta techniques, people will think ur literally a GOD. ur welcs.
Hey I read your "Mc's Dad wanna talk" you are awesome...!!! Can you please Do RFA+Saeran+V meeting MC's parents who are protective of MC and couldn't trust the boys easily..
thank you so much!!
for those wondering which HC this anon is talking about, it’s here
as if he wasn’t already nervous enough
hearing the conversation MC was having with her parents over the phone a day before the meeting gave him soooo much anxiety
“It’s okay dad, I promise, Yoosung’s a great boyfriend. You’ll love him”
“MOM! WILL YOU CALM DOWN? I’m not moving to another country.. I just want to move in with Yoosung.”
“Oh my god, we’ll talk about this tomorrow. See you guys. Yea, love you. Bye.”
MC was rolling her eyes but Yoosung, this poor bb was freaking out
“Don’t worry, they’re just being overprotective- hey, are you okay? You’re sweating”
“MC do your parents think I’m a bad guy?”
“Do they hate me already?”
“Do you think they’ll make me cut my hair-”
“Jesus Zen, it’s 3am. It’ll be alright. They’ll love you when they see you tomorrow, I promise.”
*the next day*
“N- NICE TO MEET YOU MR. AND MRS. MC’SLASTNAME”
sorry idk what to put so^^ that’s what i’m going with
“Nice to meet you too…”
*pulls MC to a side*
“Honey, why are his eyes bloodshot? And why is he sweating? Did he not sleep last night.. what kinda of job does he have?!”
“He was too busy worrying about his impression on you two to sleep.”
this is Zen, probably:
she was sooooo stiff and cold
her hands were literal icicles that claimed to have fingers
“Greetings, I am Jaehee Kang, 26 years old, working at C&R International as the Chief Secretary.”
whoa whoa whoa what was that? it’s like she’s writing her CV
“Uh, yes, nice to meet you too”
MC’s parents are low key shook but also kinda like ????? okay so she’s a good person, check. a little strange but still formal so.. check. seems to have a legit career with good insight for her future, check.
after the dinner Jaehee was dead beat. She was speaking like a robot for the entire night and if that doesn’t tire you out well… you’re probably not human
DUUDE, Obama follows you on twitter? That's so cool!
Yes, Barry follows me and 630,000 more of his closest friends. I guess it’s cool but it would be cooler if he answered my DMs asking for him and Joe to jump in Biden’s Camaro so we can go out for ice cream – or snow cones and shaved ice, which Obama prefers according to noted Presidential Ice Cream Historian @gohst-prncss-awez.