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Bonus Recipe: Stardrop

Description: A mysterious fruit that empowers those who eat it. 
Difficulty: Easy, 1 ½ hours. Makes 35 cookies. 

The stardrop is a specialty item that permanently increases the player’s maximum energy by 34 points. It can be found by various means and sells for 7′777g. 

I figured the easiest recipe that others could make would be sugar cookies. 

-1 cup sugar
-1 cup butter/margarine
-1 egg
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1 tablespoon flavouring (optional)
-2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
-½ teaspoon cream of tartar
-¼ teaspoon baking soda
-¼ teaspoon salt
-Food colouring
-Icing (optional)

Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. 

In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy, and then add the egg, vanilla, and flavouring. I used a blackberry flavouring.

Mix the wet ingredients well, and then add the dry ingredients in. Combine until it forms a dough. Wrap in plastic wrap and let it sit in the fridge for 1 hour.

At this point you can decide whether you want plain cookies with coloured icing or coloured cookies. I opted for colouring the dough, and I recommend using vinyl gloves if you decide to as well, as the dough will be rather sticky and the food colouring may stain your hands. If you’re making coloured dough, pinch off a chunk and set it aside for the two leaves at the top of the star. 

Make an indent in the middle of the dough and drop the colouring in. Use equal amounts red and blue dots to make purple, between 10 and 15 each, and keep in mind it may make the dough darker. Knead the dough in your hands to distribute the colour until it’s the desired shade. Repeat the process for the small amount of dough with green food colouring. Keep some flour on hand to prevent sticking.

Roll the dough out on a floured board until ¼ inch in thickness. Cut out shapes with a star-shaped cookie cutter and place on ungreased cookie sheets. For the leaves, I found it easiest to cut out a small circle and then cut it in half, shaping either side to the leaf shape, and then sticking them on one of the points of the stars. You can also cut out a star or circle shape in the middle of the cookies if you like. 

I forgot to take a picture of the previous step, sorry! Bake at 375°F for 8-10 minutes or til done. Cool the cookies completely before adding icing (if desired). Keep in mind that baking the cookies will cause the colours to become lighter, so don’t be worried if you think you added too much colouring in the dough.

The cookies are soft and sweet, and the flavouring leaves a gentle after-taste. You feel your maximum energy increase! 

-SVR

SJM books ranked from least emo to most emo

1) 

okay yeah i know, rowan gets shot, and like, Chaolaena shippers probably cried a lot but Arobyn dies so over all it’s a good experience.

2) 

ALRIGHT LOOK I KNOW IT WAS AN EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER BUT. No one important actually dies aside from Suri and Feyre is way more recovered from her trauma in this one so the first person PoV is just happier in general, and Nesta and Elain take down Hybern so really who can complain 

3) 

The emo book that started it all. Pretty emo bc it opens with the protagonist getting released from the slave mines and she is emaciated but Dorian and Chaol are Hot™ and Hetero™ so it’s all good

4)

Pretty depressing that there are 5 books more emo than this one seeing as how in this one the protagonist goes from a shit home life to a shit boyfriend to dying in order to save the entire world. But you know, all in a day’s read??

5) 

Okay so this is where it really goes downhill. WTF Maas. Why’d you have to write Sam Cortlans’s death. I don’t think any of us really wanted it but you gave it to us anyway. But the rest of the book is like, not too emo, except it does hurt seeing Celaena systematically ruin all of her personal relationships. 

6)

Um alright, so this one, idk….emo because Nehemia, like why why why?? I’ll be asking that question until my own death honestly. But also, the end of Chaolaena, the end of Dorealna/Doraelin, also, Aelin?? Who the f is that?? Well now we know, and Chaol’s not pleased about it, and Celaena/Aelin has to be sent away on a ship and wow, this book was just, not a happy read. (this is the only one with a starred review on Kirkus so go figure…)

7) 

Ik wtf, this should be last you’re thinking. But nah, I said emo, not painful. And without the last 100 pages, this would rank at idk, number 3 or so. But those last 100 pages. Fuck me up Maas. I’m still not capable of forming complete thoughts about it and I read it 8 months ago. It’s like she sat down and said, How can I write the MOST painful, bloody ending ever? Idk, maybe have Aelin whipped, have her refuse to count the lashes bc shes waiting for Rowan, but Rowan never comes, oh and here’s an iron coffin let’s shove her inside there too, and ps they are mates and carranam and husband and wife and also Lysandra is going to pretend to be Aelin forever because Aelin is the literal sacrifice to save the world, okay bye now thanks for reading. No, F u Maas. F u. 

8)

Okay so this is a fan favorite but it’s also almost the MOST emo. Coincidence? I think not. Anyways, this is emo because the narrator is suffering from PTSD for the whole book and also suffers through an abusive relationship and her ex bf tries to hunt her down and her new bf lies to her about being her Mate and Immortal Husband and she’s just…not pleased. Basically read this if you hate men but love bats. Not the most emo though because Mor is in this book, and also Velaris. 

9)

Where do I even start? Aelin’s hella depressed and doesn’t really know what name she should use, she’s bitter and angry and depressed about the burden of being queen, and Rowan thinks she is a little shit. Except he is also bitter and angry and depressed, because his mate died, and they have to learn how to stop being bitter and angry and depressed together except it takes aelin burning herself out and nearly dying and then aelin almost dying for real again when fighting valg to get them to realize that. Also, Manon is in this book and she doesn’t know how to feel anything yet, so that’s pretty emo as well. Also idk, i think this might be when the wyrven dies? Not sure, but emo. Dorian and Chaol- also emo a lot. Emo because Aedion is alive?? And has no clue where Aelin has been all these years. Emo because Sorscha dies. Emo because it ends with Dorian enslaved to the Valg. just. Not a fun book. But also a fan favorite. 

Currently volunteering a 3hr shift to the Pet Loss Support Hotline at MSU CVM. I am a firm believer that our ‘pets’ are a part of our family and if you are grieving, struggling to cope with their loss, then there should be someone there to help you. Tonight, that might be me!

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  • The Listening Ear 24-hour Crisis Hotline: (517) 337-1717
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Candy Corn Pizza


Yields 1 large pizza

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
Dough
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 ½ cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Topping
  • Finely shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Finely shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • Finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Equipment
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Olive oil
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Medium pan
  • Whisk
  • Small fork
  • Rolling pin
  • Rubber spatula
  • Pizza pan
  • Clean kitchen towel

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. In a mediumm bowl, whisk and dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until foamy and creamy, about 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in half of the flour, oil, and salt. Add in remaining flour and then knead until smooth. Place into a clean greased bowl and cover with a kitchen towel.
  4. To make sauce, whisk together flour, garlic, and onion powder. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat. Whisk in flour mixture until paste forms. Slowly pour in milk while continually whisking until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in parmesan. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Place dough onto a lightly floured surface and pat or roll into a large circle.
  6. Transfer dough to a lightly greased pizza pan. Prick the surface all over with a fork and bake at 450°F for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and cover dough with a thin layer of sauce. Top with cheeses in a candy corn pattern: mozzarella in the center, mild cheddar in the middle, and sharp cheddar on the outer edge.
  8. Bake again at 350°F for 8 to 10 minutes.
  9. TaDa! Get corny this Hallowee with this Candy Corn Pizza!
Masterlist

 = personal favourites, (A) = angst, (F) = fluff, (M) = mature


➜ Jin

For Love & Money (F) 
1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12|13|14|14.5 (M)|15|16|17||notes? 
Forced Marriage!Au

Hungry Games (F)

Seven Seconds in Heaven (A/F/M)  ✦

24/7 Marriage Counselor (F) - Service Series

Annihilation of You Part 1|Part 2 (F, Slight Crack) Soulmate!Au, Evil Genius!Au, Post Apocalyptic!Au

Lovesick (A) (ft. Jimin)


➜ Yoongi

Princess ‘n the kNight (F) Royalty!Au Princess!Au

Chocolate Confessions (F) Valentine'sDay!Au

DreamCatcher (F/A) ✦

Student Council Prez (F) Prologue|1|2|2.5|3|4|4.5|5|6|6.5|7|7.5|8|9|9.5|10
|11|12|13|13.5|14|14.5|15|16|17|17.5|18|19
High School!Au

First-Date BAIT! (F) - Service Series 

The Wicked Witch (A, Drama) Soap Opera!Au 

Yoonji - She’s Testosterone|She’s Testosterone 2 Crack Fic!


➜ Hoseok

For Everything (F/A) Bad Girl, Good Guy! AU

Play Pretend (A)

Cupid’s Blind (F/A) Angel!Au 

Season’s Grieving (A) (ft. Jimin)

Sunshower (F/M)

The Breakup Bureau (F/A) - Service Series

Beyond Reach 1|2|3|4 (A) Grim Reaper!Au, Ghost Au!


➜ Namjoon

God of Destruction (F/A/M) ✦

Ghost Messenger (F/A) - Service Series

Russian Roulette (A)


➜ Jimin  

Till Death Due Us Part (F/A) ✦

Polar Opposites Part 1|Part 2 (F)

Azure Blue (F) Fairy!Au Lilac Hues (Sequel)

Heartbreak Insurance (F) - Service Series

A Mark of Betrayal (A) (ft. Jungkook)  ✦

Devil’s Own Luck (F/A/M) Demon!Au + drabbles

Lovesick (A) (ft. Jin)


➜ Taehyung

The Last Time (F/A) 

Bound to Vengeance (F/A) Caretaker!Au Disability!Au 

Rent-a-Boyfriend™ (F) - Service Series


➜ Jungkook

Falling for Evil (F/A) Fairytale!Au

I Will Not Lose! (F) Magic!Au

Date in a Box (F) - Service Series

A Mark of Betrayal (A) (ft. Jimin)  ✦

His Name 1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8 (A) Multiple Personality!Au


➜ OT7

Generation Series Generation 1|Generation 2|Generation 3|Generation 4|Extra (A)

Christmas Drabbles 2016 (F/A) | Festa 2017 Drabbles

A Bed of Roses 1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8 (F/A)

The Seven Kinds of Love (F/A/M) ✦

Service Series (F/A) ✦

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170905 amber’s instagram

사진을 정리하다가 많은 보물들을 찾았어요^^
제가 말을 못 했을때 말 할 수 있게 도와줬고, 제가 겁먹고 자신감 없어졌을때 힘이 돼줬고, 저한테 포기하지말라고 계속하라고 했고, 제가 외로울때 뜬끔 없는 제 전화 받고, 제 재미 없는 장난까지도 받아주고ㅋㅋ.. 9년동안 같이 웃고 울고 다투고….너무나 소중한 추억들인데 앞으로도 더 많이 만들어야죠! 우리 멤버들 항상 고마워 사랑해!
에프엑스는 벌써 8살인데 항상 우리 미유한테 감사드려요!!! 미유분들 없었으면 에프엑스도 없었을거에요! 아직도 우리 미유의 응원소리가 어제인것같이 잘 들리네요. 계속 열심히 하겠습니다^^ 사랑해요 감사해요!

Found a lot of good memories going through old photos^^
When I didn’t know how to say anything, they helped me, when I was scared and discouraged they told me not to stop and to never give up, when I was lonely they would pick up my random phone calls, and they even laughed at my stupid dad jokes haha… its been a crazy but amazing 9 years with them, laughing together, crying together, and even arguing with one another… and I hope to make more special memories with these crazy girls :) Thank you to my members, always! Love you guys!
f(x) is 8 years old!! Just want to thank all you MeUs out there. If theres no MeU, theres no f(x)! I can still hear all those crazy fan chants like it was yesterday. Thank you guys for everything and we going to keep working hard! Love you guys, THANK YOU!

Swiss Air Force F/A-18C Hornet

In 1997 the Swiss Air Force acquired 26 Boeing F/A-18C Hornets as well as 8 F/A-18Ds. The Hornet constitute the key-element of the Swiss Air Force
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Ferrari F40, 1987. Today, July 21, is the 30th anniversary of the official presentation of the F40 at the Civic Centre in Maranello, now home to the Ferrari Museum. Created to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary, it was the last car “signed off” by founder Enzo Ferrari. 

Ferrari has gathered together the memories of three of its creators: Ermanno Bonfiglioli, then Head of Special Projects, Leonardo Fioravanti, a designer for Pininfarina, and test driver Dario Benuzzi.

Ermanno Bonfiglioli, who as Head of Special Projects was responsible for supercharged engines, has not forgotten the excitement of that 21 July: “I have never experienced a presentation like that of the F40. When the car was unveiled, a buzz passed through the room followed by thunderous applause. No one, except for close associates of Enzo Ferrari, had yet seen it. Indeed, the company had cloaked the development and testing of that car in unusual secrecy. And the surprise at such a stylistic leap was almost shock. The timeframe was also unusual, within the very short arc of 13 months, the chassis and bodywork moving ahead quickly and at the same pace as the powertrain. It was June 1986 when we began designing the engine of the project F 120 A. The 8-cylinder 478 hp twin-turbo was a derivative of the 288 GTO Evoluzione’s, but a number of innovative contents enabled the F40 to become the first production Ferrari to exceed 320 km/h. We paid maximum attention to the weight of the engine, thanks also to the extensive use of magnesium, such as oil sump, cylinder-head covers, intake manifolds, and gearbox bell-housing were in this material that cost five times as much as aluminium alloy and that was never used in such quantities in subsequent production cars. This is just a small example of this car’s "difference”.

Leonardo Fioravanti was a designer at Pininfarina when he was invited by Enzo Ferrari to Fiorano to try the 288 GTO Evoluzione: “when il Commendatore asked for my opinion on this experimental prototype, which due to regulatory issues never went into production, I didn’t hide my enthusiasm as an amateur driver for the incredible acceleration of its 650 hp. It was then that he first talked to me of his desire to produce a “true Ferrari”. We knew, as he knew, that it would be his last car. We threw ourselves headlong into the work. Extensive research at the wind tunnel went into aerodynamic optimisation, to achieve coefficients appropriate for the most powerful Ferrari road car ever. Its style matches its performance: the low bonnet with a very tiny overhang, the NACA air vents and the rear spoiler, which my colleague Aldo Brovarone placed at right angles, made it famous. If I had to point out one overriding reason for the success of the F40, I would say that its line succeeded in instantly transmitting the exceptionality of its technical content: speed, lightness, and performance.“

Dario Benuzzi, a Ferrari’s long-term test driver, participated in an arduous and meticulous testing job: "The handling of the first prototypes was poor. To tame the power of the engine and make it compatible with a road model, we needed to subject every aspect of the car to countless tests: from the turbochargers to the braking system, from the shock absorbers to the tyres. The result was an excellent aerodynamic load and high stability even at high speed. Another important aspect was the tubular steel frame with Kevlar reinforcement panels, which provides three times more torsional rigidity than that of other cars of the period, and a bodywork made mainly of composite materials that reduced weight to just 1100 kg. We obtained precisely the car we wanted, with few comforts and no compromises. With no power steering, power brakes or electronic devices, it demands the skill and commitment of the driver but generously repays it with a unique driving experience. Steering precision, road holding, braking power and intensity of acceleration reached unmatched levels for a road car.