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But... you are a fridge - IceIceMan (Donya) - Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sherlock (TV)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Mycroft Holmes/Fridge
Characters: Mycroft Holmes, Mycroft Holmes’s fridge
Additional Tags: Food Sex, Temperature Play, Porn, Ice Play, no shaming
Summary:

Mycroft Holmes has sex with refrigerators and British desserts.

(not trying to make fun of Mycroft or anyone who fancies fridges, so chill)



This fucking fandom, I can’t. Just joking, I wrote that.

No update today because the flu has me in its evil clutches. Sorry!

Thank you so much for the well-wishes and see you next week <3

Also, it’ll be Chinese New Year in the comic soon and Sunati celebrates (the vast majority of future Australia celebrates) so I was wondering - do I have any Indonesian readers who could please tell me if there are any lunar New Year traditions you think Sunati might follow?

Google has informed me that the new year greeting in Indonesia is gong xi fa cai and people eat sweet sticky rice cakes called dodol keranjang. If there’s anything else I should know about (or if this is incorrect) pretty please let me know :)

Supergirl Drinking Game

Drink when:

  • Someone compares Supergirl to Superman
  • Cat calls Kara by the wrong name
  • Winn nerds out about aliens/superheroes
  • A Fort Rozz alien goes after Supergirl because of her mom
  • Kara is stuffing her face with food
  • Take an additional one if it’s potstickers
  • Alex slams someone’s head into a table
  • James wears a tight shirt
  • Supergirl punches something
  • Mon-el takes a figure of speech literally
  • Supergirl’s identity is almost exposed
  • Someone says ‘superfriends’
  • James whines about wanting to be a hero

Finish your drink when:

  • Cat completely roasts someone
  • Alex has a gay panic
  • Someone mentions Lena is ‘a Luthor’
  • Kara isn’t wearing sleeves
  • Lena makes heart eyes at Kara
  • Something gay happens
Molecule of the Day: Theanine

Theanine (C7H14N2O3) is a naturally-occurring amino acid derivative found in plants and fungi, and especially in tea leaves. Under standard conditions, it is a white solid that is soluble in water.

Due to its structural similarity to glutamic acid, theanine can act as a weak agonist to glutamate receptors. It also reduces the reuptake of glutamate. Additionally, it increases serotonin, dopamine, and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) levels in the brain.

l-Theanine is biosynthesised from glutamic acid and ethylamine via theanine synthase in tea trees, and is the most common non-proteinogenic amino acid in these plants. 

Theanine enhances the savoury tastes of certain foods, such as tea, and is therefore used as a food additive in certain countries like Japan. It is also consumed as a dietary supplement in countries such as the United States.

In a combination with caffeine, theanine has been shown to promote alertness and to enhance reaction times. It may also boost the body’s immune system by enhancing its ability to combat foreign infections.

Originally posted by itadakimasu-letmeeat

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May 28th 2016 3:38 PM // doing some additional mathematics past papers as I have both papers next week plus an economics mcq paper the following week and then I’ll be officially done with the IGCSE’s! Also thank you all vv much for 12K :D I am honestly super happy but too stressed to show it hehe

Molecule of the Day: Folic acid

Folic acid (C19H19N7O6), also known as Vitamin B9, is a yellow powder that is insoluble in water under standard conditions. It is essential to metabolism and cell division, and is found in many fruits and vegetables.

Folic acid (in the form of tetrahydrofolate [THF], a metabolite) plays an integral role in methylation and other metabolic reactions by carrying one-carbon groups that react with other substrates. Additionally, it also is a key intermediate in the synthesis of purines and hence DNA via N10-formyl-THF (see diagram below).

It is also essential in the process of cell division, since the methylation and demethylation of DNA, which controls gene expression, and the synthesis of nitrogenous bases, which is required for DNA replication, are absolutely key to this process. 

Folic acid is commonly found as a food additive, as it lowers the probability of neural tube defects occurring in pregnant women. These are characterised by openings in the spinal cord or brain which fail to close during pregnancy, and can result in the death of the foetus. Hence, the fortification of cereal grains and other foods with folic acid is mandated by many governments.

The inhibition of dihydropteroate synthase, an enzyme that synthesises tetrahydrofolate, is one of the key mechanisms that antibacterial agents can target. Sulfonamides, which are similar in structure to 4-aminobenzoic acid, the natural substrate, are reversible inhibitors of the enzyme. As a result, insufficient folic acid is produced in bacteria, and they either stop dividing or die. 

This makes sulfonamides seem dangerous - wouldn’t this affect human cells as well? However, bacterial cells produce their own folic acid, whereas human cells do not; instead, we absorb it from our diet, while bacterial cells lack the ability to do so. As a result, sulfonamides selectively kill bacterial cells, leaving our cells intact and healthy.

8th year spell challenge

For @carryon-countdown​ 27 Nov

Sooo I wanted to write a fic but none of these ideas quite developed into one, plus I didn’t plan ahead enough. So here are some random spell ideas:

- That childhood song, you know, ‘sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G’. (I really wanted to write a fic with this one but I wasn’t sure where to go with it)

- Simon would definitely try to invent something that magicks food (probably sour cherry scones) out of thin air. But the *other* thing that he really wants, in addition to food, is to cAtCh BaZ pLoTtInG. So, something like ‘caught red-handed’ or ‘I see what you did there’, but I’m not sure exactly what this would actually do.

- Simon is randomly messing around with popular lyrics and casts ‘Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone’ (I feel like this would actually make a pretty solid spell because it’s from a really popular song and people still say it a lot years after its release.) and it just transports him to his and Baz’s room and he’s all *confused*

- Also, MEMES. But since there’s a meme prompt coming up later on, I’ll think more on this one and hopefully make a fic out of it. (Or if anyone wants to make suggestions plz go ahead!!) I was thinking  ʷʰʸ ᵗʰᵉ fᵘͨᵏ ʸºᵘ ˡʸʸʸ'ⁿ, ʷʰʸ ʸºᵘ ᵃˡʷᵃʸˢ ˡʸʸʸ'ⁿ, ᵐᵐᵐᵐᵐᵐ ºʰ ᵐʸ ᵍºᵈ ˢᵗºp fᵘͨᵏ'ⁿ ˡʸʸʸ'ⁿ would make an EXCELLENT truth spell. But I’ve already written a truth spell fic and so has everyone tbh

OK that’s all I’ve got byeee! Tbh at least five times a day people will say popular phrases or I’ll have a thought and I’ll be like THAT WOULD MAKE A GREAT SPELL and then I promptly forget about it.

PS I love this Carry On Countdown there is SO MUCH CONTENT it’s FANTASTIC

@inukagome15, I’m slowly starting to understand the issue re: Jim Kirk And His Allergies.

50% of the time I’m screaming “This is not how allergies WORK”, while the other 50% I keep muttering “no one with a medical file like that would be permitted to work aboard a starship, never mind be allowed to captain it.”

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If you obsessively read ingredients lists, you might recognize some of these words. Ingredients, a new book by photographer Dwight Eschliman and writer Steve Ettlinger, seeks to demystify 75 common food additives, from acesulfame potassium to xanthan gum, by providing an easy-to-read encyclopedia of sorts on various food additives, their uses, and their history. 

Learn and see more of what makes up your favorite foods here.

Images of additives from Ingredients: A Visual Exploration of 75 Additives & 25 Food Products. Courtesy of Dwight Eschliman/Regan Arts            

I didn’t talk about it earlier because it was a very headrushy weekend, but last weekend I got to go to my little cousin’s bar mitzvah!

I made rugalachs and people really liked them. This was when my aunt found out that “rugalach” and “arugula” aren’t homonyms.

I sang an Aliyah with my other little cousin (his older sister) and we sang it together well, although we accidentally started the prayer for before the torah after the torah as well. (”barchu et - wait no. sorry. um. baruch ata…”).

My uncle and aunt gave a speech, and they were both crying a lot. But at the very beginning of it, he looked directly at my cousin and said “First of all, I want to say congratulations. … [Some guy’s name], for being nominated president of the board of -” and that was hilarious.

My cousin invited some of his christian friends, and they were slightly overenthusiastic about showering him in sweetness, but none of the candies they threw really hard hit him.

My little cousins growing up so fast now that I don’t see them all the time. I love them a lot

We may eat a lot of food additives, but most consumers know very little about them. These often misunderstood substances go by unwieldy names like “diacetyl” or “azodicarbonamide.” They are in everything from salad dressings to Twinkies. But how many of us actually know what they look like or, more important, what they’re doing in our food?

Ingredients, a new book by photographer Dwight Eschliman and writer Steve Ettlinger, seeks to demystify 75 common food additives, from acesulfame potassium to xanthan gum, by providing an easy-to-read encyclopedia of sorts of various food additives, their uses and their history.

‘Ingredients’: An Eye-Opening Look At The Additives In Our Food

Photo: The ingredients found in Campbell’s Chunky Classic Chicken Noodle Soup. Credit: Dwight Eschliman/Regan Arts

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I’ve been around Dean way longer, in way closer spaces. Can’t help but have a few things that annoy me or whatever. Maybe if he just ate his food like a normal human being… or used his own computer for his weird porn sites…

I was in @paradigm-adrift ’s grandparent’s house and the first night I made the egg-infused bread that I mentioned earlier and it was wonderful. The second morning, her grandmother made us both “french toast” which was exactly the egg-infused bread again!

One of my experimental recipes has independent verification of being an excellent thing.

Additional food notes:

* Daiquiri sorbet¹ with gummy bears is good and tastes alien in a nice way.

* Paradigm-adrift herself is sometimes nice to bite.

¹ It contained no milk at all so it wasn’t an American sherbert. Nor was it a British sherbert as it wasn’t a fizzy candy powder. Nor was it a sharbat ( also spelled sherbet or sherbert ) as it wasn’t a drink from South and West Asia often used to break fasts during Ramadan. Though the confusion between the four is understandable.

Random Facts tag:

So I was tagged by my girl @stone-cold-steve-mason to share eleven random facts about myself. I’ll do my best to come up with stuff y'all don’t already know! :)

1) Pasta, nachos, chocolate, and cheesecakes, are my favorite foods.
2) In addition to hockey and baseball, I also like football and soccer (actual football lol), but to a lesser extent.
3) I’m an American, but I have Canadian family.
4) I have three cats.
5) I almost dated a junior hockey player, but it never really worked out. He was definitely a great guy though!
6) I have five different active blogs here on tumblr.
7) I haven’t been in a relationship in three years rip
8) I’m running out of things to put here
9) When I wrote the word here on #8, it auto corrected to Hertl
10) I’m really craving tacos right now.
11) I’m so happy that my Shawzy and Chucky are playing tonight.

So that’s eleven, even if the last four are really cheap lol. I’m tagging @babyburky, @folignsky, @turva-auto, @martinjones31, @neetsbeats31, @mmmarchy, @ivanprovolone, and @workinghard-dreamingbig! :)

veganfootsoldier  asked:

dude have you seen Craig's video today with whale on wheels? Would be interested in your response. It seems a few people took the sugar thing too far and exceeded their thermogenic buffer by like 3000 calories a day because they weren't eating any nutrient containing foods.... you do actually still promote eating mainly whole foods right, with the addition of sugar... not JUST refined carbs? Can we all get a clear official statement of what it is you are actually promoting nowadays? :-)

man if someone literally JUST at sugar they would be SKINNY AS FUCK! lol!

What meds are these people taking? Many meds, especially SSRI can cause mega weight gain. Ive seen it in nearly all of my friends over the last 20 years who took them.

The Most Dangerous Bill You’ve Never Heard Of Just Passed The House

“Last, week, under the cover of a media bliss-out except among Koch funded right-wing channels, the House of Representatives passed a bill which would effectively repeal future standard setting under every important environmental, public health, consumer protection, labor standards, occupational safety and civil rights law on the books.

The bill, called the REINS Act, requires that any future major regulation adopted by an Executive Agency — say a new toxic chemical standard required by the recently enacted Chemical Safety Act, or a new consumer protection rule about some innovative but untested kind of food additive — must be approved by a specific resolution in each House of Congress within 70 days to take effect.

To give a sense of the scale of this road-block, in 2015 there were 43 such major federal regulations passed to protect the public; among them were food safety regulations, the Clean Power Plan regulating pollution from electrical generating facilities, net neutrality rules protecting the internet from monopoly, restrictions on predatory lending and energy efficiency standards for appliances.
If the REINS Act had been in effect, it’s unlikely that the Tea Party-dominated Republican caucus in the House would have approved of any of these rules. Future standard setting under the entire body of legislation enacted over the past 40 years to protect the public, from the Clean Air Act to the Dodd Frank financial sector reforms, would be frozen. Over time, as new health, safety, consumer and labor protection issues arise, all of these laws will effectively have been repealed, with no public debate and no accountability. It will also be impossible to restore them as long as the REINS Act is in effect, because by requiring Congress to approve every regulation, it makes it impossible to pass technically complex and scientifically valid rules on any topic of controversy.
 
As one example, the REINS Act would totally neuter the new Chemical Safety Act, just passed by the Republican Congress last year. The Act requires EPA to review and set standards for 10 widely abused chemicals in the next six months alone. The Act passed only because in exchange, states gave up much of their power to protect their citizens from toxic chemicals; without that incentive, the Tea Party will certainly act to prevent EPA from restricting the use of these chemicals. But the states only agreed to give up in exchange for the promise that EPA would act. But the REINS act neuters this promise. Even if the House Republican caucus was willing in theory to consider such rules, there is simply no way Congress could add 10-40 new pieces of legislation to its work load in the chemical safety area alone. In fact, the House also just passed legislation to allow it to REPEAL all of President Obama’s regulatory acts in the last eight months of his term in office with ONE vote. Why? Because House members said there was not time for individual votes on each rule — exactly the requirement they just established for new rules.
 
Worse, Congress totally lacks the technical competence to review these kinds of complex rules. Do we really want members of Congress deciding whether a chemical can safely be used in food packaging? Or the proper procedures for approving new drugs as safe and effective? Or setting the allowable safety standard for heavy metals in drinking water?
 
The vote was 237-187. All Republicans voted for it; only two Democrats, Colin Peterson of Minnesota and Henry Cuellar of Texas, joined them. A Google search five days after the bill passed the House revealed no mention in major media except one Reuters story with limited pick-up and a Washington Post op-ed by one of its major supporters. Even on-line virtually all of the commentary was from the backers of the REINS Act; the only significant alerts of the danger came from the Blue Green Alliance and DeSmogBlog.
 
Progressives may be counting on the fact that the Senate has previously refused to pass the bill, and that it’s broad over-reaching will doom it. But these are not ordinary times and past behavior is far from reliable in predicting today’s politics.
 
It’s time — past time — for a massive mobilization to make clear to Congress and the new President that a wholesale repeal of 40 years of progress in environmental protection, civil rights, labor standards, health and safety and consumer protection is a third rail, and that pretending that the REINS act increases accountability is a fig-leaf that public scrutiny must shred.
 
Ask your favorite public interest organization what it is doing today to stop the REINS Act in the Senate.”

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