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When I get lonely these days, I think: So BE lonely. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience. But never again use another person’s body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings.
—  Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“Garnet likes to eat sometimes”

In “Keystone Motel,” Greg had the following quote:

However, we have NO EVIDENCE in the show that Garnet likes to eat (as of the day I’m posting this in April 2017). In fact, literally every time she’s presented with food, she doesn’t interact with it or eat it, and never acts like she cares about it. Pearl makes a big deal about not eating, but Garnet’s eaten in the show as often as she has: ZERO TIMES.

In “Together Breakfast,” she helps make the Together Breakfast, but seems uninterested in it. (Granted, nobody else eats it either.)

In “So Many Birthdays,” she doesn’t care about the birthday food.

In “Beach Party,” Garnet sits in front of an untouched hot dog and comments that they don’t need to eat.

In “Warp Tour,” she bakes cookies but has no intention of eating them herself. They were intended for Steven, but Amethyst eats them.

In “Bismuth,” Pearl doesn’t bother to get a plate, but everyone else has pizza, and Garnet alone isn’t eating it.

And in “Gem Harvest,” Garnet doesn’t partake at the feast.

The closest we get to Garnet eating something in the show is from a scene in “Secret Team,” when it’s strongly implied that she drinks a sugary soda drink with Steven. When she arrives at Fish Stew Pizza, Steven has ordered drinks for them. You can see Steven has sipped some of his while Garnet’s is full.

Then she picks up the cup like she’s going to drink from it, though you don’t actually see her do it.

And then you see her set it down, with the liquid in it diminished. She probably drank the soda.

Though the sodas are back to the levels they were at before the next time we cut to a side scene of them, so who knows. There was also another time she ALMOST ate, in “Back to the Barn.” She was about to eat popcorn:

And then she literally shook her head and didn’t eat it, like she’s trolling all of us who want to see if she eats.

HOWEVER.

Garnet canonically eats multiple times … IN THE COMICS.

In “Doppelganger,” a short in the original comic run Steven Universe #4, Garnet eats a double-scoop ice cream cone while hanging out with Steven.

In Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems #1, Steven teaches the Gems about roasting marshmallows over a campfire, and Garnet plays along, happy to eat the marshmallows.

And in the 2017 ongoing comic series, Steven Universe #3, Garnet is seen in the background of a crowd scene apparently eating or about to eat a donut. (I assume it is a donut, not a bagel, because Beach City businesses are offering their specialties here and the Big Donut is included.)

What do all these instances of comic-book eating have in common?

THEY’RE ALL SWEETS.

OBVIOUS CONCLUSION: GARNET IS A SUGAR FIEND.

This theory may be further supported by the fact that she was the only Gem able to make an acceptable cake for Steven for his birthday in “Birthday Bake-Off,” a short included in the original Steven Universe comic run, #1. Amethyst and Pearl had failed to make edible cakes, and then Garnet shows up with this:

Aaaand it’s not even really a cake, just solid icing.

I hope that when and if she actually does eat in the show, it will be sweets.

🌸 Edible Flowers & Witchery 🌸

As a chef-in-training I love to use flowers in my cooking so why not witchcraft too! Flowers add a splash of colour, taste, and a little bit of whimsy. People have been using flowers in cooking all the way back to the Romans and ancient Greeks. Many cultures today still use them too; Indians use roses and Italians use artichoke flowers. The tastes also vary! Some add spice and others a sweetness.

Eating Flowers Safely

  1. Eat flowers you know are definitely edible - if you’re uncertain look in a reference book.
  2. Eat flowers you have grown your self or are consumption grade. Nurseries and florists commonly use pesticides on the flowers.
  3. Do not use flowers you have found at a park or near the edge of a road as they may be contaminated by car pollution and pesticides.
  4. Only eat the petals and remove the pistols and stamens before eating.
  5. To keep the flowers fresh place them on a wet paper towel and keep them in the fridge for up to 10 days.
  6. If your flowers wilt put in some ice water.

Flowers and Their Properties

  • Allium - Depends on which variety but means the same as the herb- All the flowers in the allium family (leeks, chives, garlic, garlic chives) are edible. Flavours go from leek to garlic. All parts of these plants are edible.
  • Angelica - Inspiration/protection - The colours of the flowers range from lavender all the way to a deep rose and have a licorice flavour.
  • Bachelor’s button -  Love - Grassy flavour. Dont eat calyx as it is very bitter.
  • Basil - Success/banishing - Very similar in taste to the basil leaf but milder in taste.
  • Borage - Courage - flowers are a lovely blue colour and they taste like cucumber.
  • Calendula - Love/joy - They taste spicy and have a vibrant golden colour.
  • Carnations - depends on colour but usually healing - Petals taste sweet but the base is very bitter.
  • Chamomile -  Peace - They have a sweet flavour much like the tea.
  • Chervil - Joy - The flowers are very delicate and have a slight anise flavour.
  • Chicory - Success - Slightly bitter and good for pickling.
  • Chrysanthemum - Relaxation - Come in a variety of colours and flavours which range from peppery to pungent. Use fresh.
  • Citrus - Depends which type of citrus but generally joy - Some of the flowers in the citrus family are edible (orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, kumquat). They have a sweet flavour and have a very strong taste.
  • Clove - Protection/Manifestation - They are sweet with a touch of licorice.
  • Dill - Protection -  The lovely yellow flowers taste like the leaves.
  • English daisy - Luck - They are very bitter.
  • Fennel - Confidence/Protection - Beautiful yellow flowers with a licorice taste much like the herb.
  • Fuchsia - Love - They have a lovely tangy taste.
  • Gladiolus -  Strength/Beauty - Quite bland actually.
  • Hibiscus - Beauty -  Tastes like the tea with an interesting tart cranberry flavour.
  • Hollyhock - Ambition - Bland but are very pretty.
  • Impatiens - Motherly love - Dont have much flavour but are nice for decoration.
  • Jasmine - Romance - Have a nice sweet taste so they’re nice in sweet dishes.
  • Lavender - Relaxation - They are sweet and spicy and are great for both sweet and savoury dishes.
  • Lemon verbena - Beauty - The small white flowers taste like lemon.
  • Lilac - Beauty - They have a strong citrus flavour.
  • Mint - Protection - They taste minty.
  • Nasturtium - Victory - Very popular in cusine. They have a sweet, floral flavour and are also spicy.
  • Oregano - Protection - Same taste as the leaves but more subtle.
  • Pansy - Joy - Bland.
  • Radish - Protection - Very peppery.
  • Rose - Love - Very floral in taste which gets stronger the darker the flower is.
  • Rosemary - Memory - Milder rosemary taste.
  • Sage - Clearing - Taste similar to leaves.
  • Sunflower - Happiness - Dont really have a taste.
  • Violets - Happiness/Love - Floral taste.

As I am a baby witch all the correspondences might be wrong so please tell me if you would change anything.

I use flowers in salads, on cakes, in cakes, and I sometimes pickle them too so the options are endless!

me, the book eater
  • person: omg what part are you on?? im halfway done!!
  • me: oh i already finished that book
  • person: ...but didn't you start it like yesterday
  • me: yes
  • person: you're like a book eater you just gobble up books and finish them so fast how do you do it?? like how do you find the time?
  • me: well when you have no friends,
I agreed to do too much. What I need… The thing is my inspiration for ‘danisnotonfire’ what I need is time and space because I’m an introvert, so even if I’ve been on like holiday with a bunch of people that will kind of stress me out a bit ‘cause what I need in order to be creative and calm down, is just to be alone. I need to be alone in a quiet place and sometimes that means I need to just like eat and read books and just think and look at tumblr for like two days just to recover, just to calm down, just to like dump all of my stress and stuff, so that I can breathe calmly. And then I need to just start from a blank slate and think 'what do I want to make a video about?’ and then you know I think of an idea, I come up with ideas, maybe it’s something I need to write, maybe it’s something that isn’t and then I think it through and then sometimes I hate it, I need to sleep on it, I need to wake up. 'Cause sometimes, I don’t think it’s good, I think it terrible and then I wake up the next day and then suddenly it was just sleeping overnight that gave me that switch that I needed. And I know that some, there’s so many YouTubers that can just bash it out, the thing is like I’m just not a good YouTuber in that sense, you know. Some people they might just be much more functional people that don’t have to deal with all the mental health issues. But for who… you know until I make changes in my life as I go along, just constantly trying to make things better for who I am, what I’m like, you know, this is just how it works.
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@danielhowell​ during his live show on the 2nd of May 2017

Quotes from Dan (49/?)

I relate so much to this particular moment from the live show. I often feel guilty that I, like Dan, just sometimes need to completely withdraw myself from humanity to function properly and recharge. 

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‘Don’t,’ said Laurent, ‘toy with me. I—have not the means to—defend against this.’

‘I don’t toy with you.’

;3; my sons. More fan art to come i can’t help it