About to dye my hair (because, as you can see, my roots are horrendous!) and thought I’d show you guys what my hair looks like when it’s brushed out. Fluffy! Oh, and this is my new flat by the way! Finally feel like I’m settling in.
This kind of replies and tags are on so many of my drawings. I HATE THEM. These ones aren’t even from nsfw-ish drawings of mine. They are from these two:
Actually pieces that I’m kinda proud of it!
I wanted people to feel happy while looking at Zen, feel like they were in some kind of fairytale! In Saeran’s one tho, because I love Lee Hi’s song “Rose” and because it reminded me of him I combined it.
BUT instead of that I feel disrespect towards my drawings and myself the artist…They are far from GREAT but I’m pretty proud of these ones, because I made them with the objective of making SOMEONE feel something in them.
Haven’t you guys seen clothes folding? Haven’t you guys seen a male Ice skater? I don’t care if you think or look at it! Just don’t put in the tags or replies because I don’t want to see that. If I ever see that again I’ll just delete the comment.
Thank you for reading and I hope you guys understand.
“So Oikawa, when are you gonna ask Iwaizumi out?” Makki asked for the third time this practice.
“I told you I’m getting there!” Oikawa shouted, loud enough that nearby team members whipped their heads in his direction. Oikawa quickly lowered his voice. “It’s not that simple Makki! Besides you’re one to talk, you haven’t even asked Mattsun out yet.”
Hanamaki put his hand on his chin and contemplated this for a brief second before turning towards Matsukawa - who was on the complete opposite end of the gym - and shouted. “Hey Matsun! Do you want to go out with me?!
“Yeah sure,” Matsukawa replied, looking only slightly surprised but otherwise unfazed.
“and that’s how it’s done,” Makki nudged Oikawa’s arm with his elbow and walked away, grinning smugly.
Oikawa stared at him wide eyed in disbelief and whispered to himself,
Description: Sam x reader fluff. Some Dean x reader!friendship. The reader convinces Sam and Dean to take a day off in a little hotel she knows. All fluff.
Warnings: A couple instances of swearing. That’s it.
Author’s Note: Would you believe me if I said this was meant to be a drabble of less than 1,000 words?! Don’t even ask how this happened. Hope you enjoy the fluff!
Just one day, that’s all you’d asked. One day off. You knew the route back from the last hunt could encompass a lake you’d been to when you were a kid and you’d been begging both brothers for the past few days.
Well, begging was an exaggeration. You weren’t one to whine but you dropped so many hints that even Dean’s oblivious self seemed to understand in the end. With a little gentle manipulation in the form of bribery, the Winchesters were more than willing for a one night stay. Even just a little break would be enough to you, you’d been watching them both get more and more stressed so you were certain a little relaxation would do you all the world of good.
So people had been asking for cooking posts and I had some time today and I made gnocchi! Gnocchi is a kind of pasta that is usually made with potatoes, but can be made with really anything you can form into a dumpling.
You start with some potatoes. You want them to be cooked all the way for this dish. The recipe I used called for roasting two potatoes, but if you already have cooked potatoes then just use those. You want the potato to be very smooth, so if you have a potato ricer this is a good time to use it. If you don’t have one, it’s fine. Just put in some elbow grease and mash the potatoes.
Next you add in ¾ flour, ¼ cup of ricotta cheese, and salt and pepper. Just as a reminder potatoes need a loooot of seasoning, so use way more salt and pepper than you think you need to. Many recipes call for adding some kind of herb into the dough as well. Thyme is quite popular, but you can really use anything and flavor it to your pallet. Once you’ve got the dough combined pretty well, make a well in the middle of it and then mix in a beaten egg. The dough is pretty thick so using your hands is probably the easiest way to actually mix it here.
Once you have the dough made you want to break it into chunks and roll it out into a long cigar shape, then cut roughly bite sized pieces off of it. Once you’ve got them cut press your thumb into the top of them lightly to make a little dimple. Supposedly this is so whatever sauce you serve it with can sort of pool into it and be absorbed into the potato.
Now that you’ve got all of your pieces made it’s time to cook them! Bring some water to a boil and then dump them in. Be sure to give the pot a shake so that they don’t stick to anything. Let them cook in the boiling water until they start to float. Once they have wait a moment more then drain the water from the pot and take the gnocchi out to dry. While they are drying heat up some olive oil in a pan. I really recommend a non stick pan for this part since I had some trouble with them sticking to my stainless steel pan. Once the oil has heated up and the gnocchi are dry put them into the oil. All you are trying to do here is saute them and add some color to each side since they are already cooked through.
Let them cook on each side for a few minutes or until they are golden brown. It only took a few minutes when I did it, but every stove top cooks differently. Once they are browned on one side, flip them over and let them cook on the other. You’ll want to use a bit more oil than you think you need for this part since the gnocchi will absorb quite a bit of it leaving very little left in the pan to brown the other side. Once you’ve got them browned on both sides, throw in a know of butter, some peas, and the zest of a lemon. If you are using frozen peas like I did you just want to warm them through in the butter and bring everything up to a nice hot temperature.
And now you’re done! Dish the gnocchi up and serve it with fresh Parmesan cheese. This recipe didn’t have much going as a sauce other than some butter and oil with lemon zest. The gnocchi is pretty much a vessel for sauce and whatever herbs you make it with, so once you’ve figured out how to make the gnocchi you can do whatever you want with it. Maybe you want to use a heavy cream sauce, maybe a nice white wine and butter sauce, maybe some kind of tomato sauce. They all would work, and you’d just have to alter the spices slightly to make sure that it all tastes well together. I think bacon, or since this is an Italian dish, pancetta would go quite well on this.
Anyways that it’s for today. I hope y’all learned something about how to make gnocchi! It’s a tasty versatile pasta that is a nice recipe to have in your arsenal. I would say it’s of medium difficulty. It has quite a few steps and if you’re not familiar with how each ones goes it’s possible to go really wrong. But if you have solid fundamentals then it’s a walk in the park to make.
Also if you’re making for just 1-2 people I would half the recipe. I had so much gnocchi that I had to cook it in 2 batches, and it seemed like enough to feed 4 or so.
This Sunday was the second day of DOTW Chicago, and I was lucky enough to attend. After a number of dramatic airport antics, I finally arrived at the convention just before it began. I flew halfway across the country and I couldn’t be more excited for the day, even if I had been awake since Friday night. The only real goal was getting to talk to Tyler for a little bit, but along the way I made some friends and the day turned out all the better for it. The day began for me with Orny coming on stage and introducing Ian, but as this trip was mostly about Hoechlin for me I’ll leave the recaps of everything else for others.
The first big thing I did was attend Tyler’s Meet and Greet. The amazing darkenednights (Go check out her photo’s of the con!) was kind enough to sell me her ticket, and I couldn’t be more thankful. The whole day was the best ever, but this really was it’s core. Now I don’t know how much we’re actually allowed to say about it, so I won’t go into much detail about it. But he was so nice and made sure to involve and talk to everyone during it, and answered questions and smiled and was just so nice. At one point I asked him about the Dodger’s game, and he said it was amazing to be a part of, but that his brother had been teasing him about how he only hit two home runs, and when I said “but you were MVP” he said his brother reminded him he was only the co-MVP. I responded by putting my hand on my chest and saying “Well you’re the MVP in my heart” to which he just gave a really big ‘awh’ and said “that’s the one that matters.” He really is just the best guy like wow. While in there I met some super awesome people, such as switch842 / runningwithwolves42! It was pretty great. Everyone in there was amazing and it made it all so much fun.
Next up was his panel, which has been reported on in depth I’m sure. I didn’t get to ask him the question I wanted to, but a highlight has to be when someone asked him how he would survive in a zombie apocalypse. He decided he would want dragons (because who wouldn’t?), but when I yelled out asking what if they bite the dragon, he just said you’re done. It’s over, you’re dead. haha
Another just amazing part was when this little kid asked him what his favorite Beatles song was and he talked about rocking out in the car to the ‘na na’s at the end of Hey Jude. He was just so happy and perfect and it was great (also I crazy want to hear him car singing now haha)
The last two things were the photo ops and his signing! I had two photos, and told him at the Meet and Greet I had a plan for it, and he said he was looking forward to it as he left. When I got up to him in the line, he remembered that I had a plan and asked what it was. I had a bottle of coke in my hand. He hadn’t noticed it. I smiled and looked at him. “okay, Tyler?” “Yeah?” “I need to ask you the most important question I can ask someone.” “Okay..?” He looked a little worried. He didn’t know. Hadn’t realized yet. I drop to one knee. “Will you.. *presents the coke bottle with his name on it to him* Share a coke with me?” He died. He threw his head back laughing and clapped while saying “I will”. It was so great I was so excited. After he stopped laughing he grabbed the bottle a little and smiled down at me: PHOTO HERE. (the photographer took it just as his smile started to fade, which is a little sad but I still love the photo). I stood up and gave him the coke and he seemed surprised he got to keep it?? He’s so great oh my gosh. He put the coke to the side and was like “hug?” I thought he meant an actual hug. He meant a photo hug. I went for it. My head fell into his shoulder and He started to pose. I realized halfway through and turned my head awkwardly with my hand on his shoulder to look at the camera. He thought it was funny apparently, though, so that’s nice. PHOTO HERE I left after getting a real hug, and made my way upstairs to the autographs.
Now, I almost missed my autograph. Things were running a little slow and I had to catch my flight. I had been up since Friday night still. Starbucks had closed. I was so tired it was a mess. Eventually the wonderful Creation team bumped me to the front so I wouldn’t miss my flight, and I got to say goodbye to Tyler. He laughed and smiled when he saw my photo, and said he was sorry I had to leave so quickly (I told him why I got bumped up). But before he finished signing, I told him how much he meant to me and why. Basically I told him that he was the best, and my hero, and that he and Derek got me through a really really bad depressive/almost suicidal spot four years ago and have been helping me ever since. He got these really wide eyes (which is a sight to see even in my state truly) and an awed expression, and looked a little lost for words (he said “that’s amazing” or something similar at first) and then made for a high five before just getting up and walking around the table and giving me a huge hug (which was magical and I was almost crying because it was really hard to say and I was so tired and he was being so amazing and fantastic to me). I told him he was my hero again and that I had to go but just thank you so much for existing, and he got this really serious face and nodded as he sat down but then immediately smiled and told me he wanted me to come see him again soon (and I died inside). I smiled and nodded back but joked that the goal was he was going to be so famous that he wouldn’t do these anymore and I wouldn’t be able to afford it. He just smiled and waved at me and told me to have a safe flight. And then I was gone. I left the room and said goodbye to my new friends and got to the airport and cried for a long time because of how amazing he is and how much I wish I could talk to him again and how much I missed him already, and because I have no idea when I’ll get to see or talk to him again and it kills me.
So. That is my (very, extremely long) recap of my day at DOTW Chicago, and the part that was most important to me (for reasons that I hope were made clear). The take away should really just be that Creation Events are great, con friends are the greatest, and that Tyler Hoechlin is the best human being in the world, my favorite person, my hero, and now MVP of my heart. Nate out.