i remember a few years ago when i found these

story time folks: a little bit ago, i gave one of my friends my phone for a few minutes (i dont remember the reason, probably something music related given that we were in orchestra class) naturally, the first thing you do when you get someone’s phone is look through all of their apps. they opened my timer app and found that it had been running for over a year

A few years ago, when I was living in the housing co-op and looking for a quick cookie recipe, I came across a blog post for something called “Norwegian Christmas butter squares.” I’d never found anything like it before: it created rich, buttery and chewy cookies, like a vastly superior version of the holiday sugar cookies I’d eaten growing up. About a year ago I went looking for the recipe again, and failed to find it. The blog had been taken down, and it sent me into momentary panic. 

Luckily, I remembered enough to find it on the Wayback Machine, and quickly copied it into a file that I’ve saved ever since. I probably make these cookies about once a month, and they last about five days around my voracious husband - they’re fantastic with a cup of bitter coffee or tea. I’m skeptical that there is something distinctively Norwegian about these cookies, but they do seem like the perfect thing to eat on a cold day. 

Norwegian Christmas Butter Squares

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 egg
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla
½ tsp salt
Turbinado/ Raw Sugar for dusting

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Chill a 9x13″ baking pan in the freezer. Do not grease the pan.

Using a mixer, blend the butter, egg, sugar, and salt together until it is creamy.  Add the flour and vanilla and mix using your hands until the mixture holds together in large clumps. If it seems overly soft, add a little extra flour. 

Using your hands, press the dough out onto the chilled and ungreased baking sheet until it is even and ¼ inch thick.  Dust the top of the cookies evenly with raw sugar.

Bake at 400 degrees until the edges turn a golden brown, about 12-15 minutes. Remove from the oven. Let cool for about five minutes before cutting the cooked dough into squares. Remove the squares from the warm pan using a spatula.

TVD tho…. wth?

I FOUND SOME SELFIES WHILE LOOKING AT THE OLD STUFF IN MY 3DS’ SD CARD

THERES… REALLY GOOD STUFF–


fun fact for the new peeps: i never really got an actual haircut until a few years ago so used to have… Really Long Hair 

my boy can you even hold a camera

granted the 3DS is different but still it is a known fact i cant hold cameras

I WANTED TO SAY “SAME” BUT THAT’S LITERALLY ME SO 

the only expression i can make when taking pictures of my face because i can’t stare directly at the camera for some reason and also im bad at Smile 

I don’t know why I took this picture but I love it 

a crime scene

Maybe she’ll be sitting across from you asking about the girl in the picture she found. Buried underneath a stack of old papers and letters you haven’t looked at in years. Maybe you’ll look at our faces pressed together and remember how I warmed your bones and how you set my world on fire. Maybe in a few years you’ll be able to dig out that old scrapbook I made you and turn to the page with the love letter you wrote to me all those years ago. But you won’t be able to answer her when she asks. You won’t be able to tell her that a tiny part of you doesn’t belong to her. But to us.
—  We are not something. And we are not nothing. But back then you were my everything. -gaa
“We were just having fun” (part 1) - Austin Carlile imagine
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Hey everybody ! Sorry for the lack of imagines lately, but as I’ve told you I’ve been really busy with my finals and everything. Anyway, I wanted to post something so here’s an Austin Carlile imagine. It was requested a few weeks ago, and there’ll be a part 2 in a few days, based on a nother request, when my finals are finally over. Thanks for being so patient, I’ll be back soon !

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My dearest friend/sista taylorswift

I don’t know if you remember us, so let me introduce us again - we are Paulina (me) and Kristina (my amazing sister more like a best friend) we are from Lithuania (better known as Narnia). Few months ago, you liked our letter where I (Paulina) told you our story. And by pressing that little ‘heart’ button you officially joined our ‘sistaz squad’ and made us incredibly happy!!!!

I grew up having 2 incredible role models that I’ve always looked up to and just wanted to become as great, stong and free as them. These 2 wonderful women are my sisters -  Kristina and you Taylor.
2008 was the year when I found you. Little did I know back then, that you’re going to become THIS important to me. Your songs captured my attention, your personality made me want to stick by your side forever, because you were always just like me and by sharing your expierences through your music, you make me feel less alone on my daily basis. Since 2008 my two biggest dreams were 1) to see you live. 2) Meet you. After all these years of struggling while trying to go to your concert and make my nr 1 dream come true, Now I can finally say this: “I’M GOING TO SEE TAYLOR ALISON SWIFT LIKE A REAL HUMAN BEING!!!!!” Instead of dancing while watching her on our computer or tv screens, this time we will get to dance together WITH her! Is this the real life right now?!
Soooo, I think it’s about time to explain our outfits:
We decided to choose girly not very massive, but quite simple looks (that would make us feel comfortable so we could dance wildly as we normally do)
We wear matching skirts, because we are sisters and we think that it’s super awesome to wear matching clothes when we are together once in a while!
“Long live all the mountains we moved, I had the time of my life fighting dragons with you” . - We chose these lyrics, because Taylor has been there for us in our darkest moments. When everything seems like falling apart, she and her music reminds us that everything is going to be alright again, and that all the biggest mountains can be moved and dragons beaten. Also, we think, that ‘Speak Now’ album is one of the best albums of ALL TIME.  
AAAAnd we picked our favorite polaroids of our favorite songs from the 1989 album and ironed them at the front.  

On the 20th of June, me and my sister are going to travel all the way from Lithuania to Germany just for you. We know that we are going to have the time of our lives and at this moment, just to see you live will be more than enough for us. But if you feel like wanting to hug us or just say hi, you can find us at the section 606 row 4 and seats: 3 and 4.

We love you so much Taylor! thank you for everything you have done for us and just for every single thing you’re doing all the time. We are incredibly happy having you in our lives. And no matter what’s going to happen in life, we are gonna stay stay stay by your side forever. 

Guys, it would mean the world to us if you could reblog this, so maybe Taylor would see it. Thank you so much for every single reblog and like. We love you all.

PS: Fairy lights and the sign will be added when we come to Germany! :)

‘So far I’ve never had that call to say I’m a match for someone, but if I did, I’d consider it to be the greatest privilege of my life. One of my closest childhood friends, Millie, was diagnosed with leukaemia when she was 19. At the time, Millie campaigned to get more people onto the Anthony Nolan register and I remember feeling so humbled by her bravery and selflessness. She had a stem cell transplant using the best possible match on the register at the time, but it wasn’t the ‘perfect’ match and she sadly relapsed and died a few months later. If there were more young people on the Anthony Nolan register ten years ago, my friend might have found a closer match and might still be here today. So, even if just one person signs up because of the #IGiveASpit campaign, they could be the difference between life and death for someone like Millie.’ - Rose Leslie for Anthony Nolan’s #IGiveASpit campaign (x) (x)

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I was cleaning my office today and found a box of old electronics that I hadn’t looked through in a while. Found some disks in there. I grabbed these when my dad was throwing out old computer stuff a few years ago.

These were the first computer games I remember playing as a kid and I just realized that they were pirated lol. My dad would get copies from guys he worked with who had bought the games. They were DOS games and didn’t use a mouse at all since PCs didn’t really have mice. I loved them! Especially Midnight Rescue and Treasure Mountain. Those were amazing for educational games when I was growing up.

Alley Cat was awesome and ridiculous. You had to climb up the outside of an apartment building and into an open window. Each room had different stuff do like having to sneak past a bunch of sleeping dogs, catch a mouse that’s hiding in a giant piece of cheese, or get to a fish bowl and avoid a dog. And of course the colours were amazingly 80′s!

We also had Wolfenstein 3D, which had AMAZING graphics for a DOS game, but I wasn’t allowed to play it. My parents would send me out of the room when they played because it was too violent lol. In their defense there was a lot of very pixelated blood and having to shoot dogs and Nazis… wow I feel old.

The Ultimate Crossover Between Hip Hop and Anime

For me Hip Hop and Anime is life and when you mix those two elements together it creates a something that is nothing less then dope. Not to long ago while searching thru my IG page I came across one of the best art works I have seen in years.

So after a few minutes of searching I found the man behind the jutsu.

Jordan Charles or better known by his pen Name Peezey. We spoke with Peezy about Hip Hop and Anime , his online success  and influences.


IHHR: What was the first Anime you ever watched?

Peezy: Tenchi Muyo! I remember coming home from school, turning on Cartoon Network and see this odd looking cartoon. Then I remember seeing titties damn near popping out here and there. My young my mind was confused and didn’t know what kind of cartoon this was. However, I slowly began to adapt over time. I started reading Naruto before watching Tenchi Muyo, but at the time I didn’t know what manga and anime styled cartoons were. I just though comics were comics, and cartoons were cartoons.

IHHR: What was the first thing you have ever drawn?

Peezy: I’ve been drawing all of my life. So I can’t remember way back to the beginning. But I’ll always remember the story my family always tells to me and others. My mom said I would draw things way beyond the level of my peers back in preschool. While the other kids were drawings scribbles, I would draw people, animals, and vehicles. So the first thing I remember drawing is a firetruck. But my mom said shortly after starting preschool I started drawing scribbles instead of the normal objects I would draw. She assumes it’s because I saw what the other kids were drawing and thought what I was drawing wasn’t “right” so I began to copy them to fit in.

IHHR: Goes with the saying that kids have impressionable minds. Do you have any influences?

Peezy: Many influences! Every creative has them. By trade, I’m anarchitectural designer working towards getting licensed. And as you know, I do illustrations and anime/manga based works on the side. So my influences are a bit split. But in the realm of anime/manga I’ve been influenced heavily by Akira Toriyama, Masashi Kishimoto, Tatsuyuki Tanaka, Satoshi Kon, Hayao Miyazaki, and Takashi Murakami to name the ones at the top of my head. But I’m also influenced daily by the art I see people post on Tumblr. People way better than I am in terms of skill and technique. I only hope to progress and grow and hopefully be able to look back at my work and say I’m better now.

IHHR: What gave you the genius Idea of the Naruto Crossover illustrations?

Peezy: Man, I’m not sure of the exact occurrence of the revelation, but I remember thinking about the Kendrick and Cole album. I was like “Yo, will this mess ever drop?”. During my brief moment of anger and desire for the artist’s collab, a bulb went off in my head to make a short manga with Kendrick and Cole. I figured that would appease me for the moment. However, as life always does, it reminded that I don’t have the time for that. Since comics take time in general to do seriously (and I wanted to do a serious one) I had to come up with an alternative. So I eventually just made Kendrick and Cole Naruto characters. They were the first.

IHHR: So lets say That Cole and Kendrick had a battled as Shinobi who would pick to win?

Peezy: That’s not fair man. I hate being forced into these scenarios. Well if I take a step back to try and quickly assess each one as shinobi right off rip I would see Kendrick being extremely versatile (as he is as a musician). This is part of the reason I made him Sasuke and further more an Uchiha. This isn’t suggesting that Kendrick “copies” like an Uchiha but that he can utilize multiple flows the same way that an Uchiha can utilize multiple techniques. 


Cole is more direct, less use of symbolism and metaphoric veils so in this token I see him as Naruto. But that wasn’t the question, you want to know who would win. Man, it could end up just like Sasuke and Naruto. Both going at it and both suffering the same injuries resulting in a draw. If a winner had to be chosen and there couldn’t be a draw, in a shinobi world, I think Kendrick might have that W. I think versatility would go far in the ninja world. Also, Kendrick’s home village would be notorious in the ninja world for its harsh environment and coming up out of there alive would be an achievement within itself.

IHHR: Did you expect such a big response to your work?

Peezy: Not at all. It was all purely for my enjoyment, which is why I didn’t put my signature on it initially. I didn’t even post it online right away. After I came up with the Cole and Kendrick versions I showed them to a friend asked what he thought. After getting praise from him I continued adding characters to the list. Eventually I had enough to just post them in bulk. So I posted them to my Twitter first, trying to get the attention of one of the artists. No one bit. It didn’t get any traction really other than a few re tweets and favorites/likes. A few months passed and I decided to come back to Tumblr (since I took a nice break). As soon as I posted the pic on Tumblr, it took off.

IHHR: I actually saw your first pic on Cudi’s IG and I flipped! Have any other artist re tweeted or responded to your work?

Peezy: Lupe re tweeted it not too long ago! I was too geeked. It wasn’t from my page though, it was from someone else s page. I tried to hit him up like “Yoo! That was me!”. But my tweet got drowned out in the midst of everyone’s responses. I was pissed at first that he didn’t know it was from me but it’s all good, it’s still cool knowing he saw the work.

IHHR: Damn still dope and Lupe is a smart dude so I am sure he knows whats up. So who do you listen too?

Peezy: My current playlist has Cole and Kendrick, of course, Vince Staples, Earl Sweatshirt, Jay Rock, Lupe, Joe Budden, Bad Meets Evil, Obie Trice, Kanye, DMX, Cozz, Bas, Big Sean, Ryhmefest, Childish Gambino, Fabolous, Chamillionaire, MF DOOM, Frank Ocean, Schoolboy Q, Chance the Rapper, D12, Jay Z, Nas, Pusha T, Outkast, Cudi, A$AP Rocky, The Weeknd, Bryson Tiller, Young Dro, Jadakiss, and Sisqo (Don’t judge me. That Unleash The Dragon has a hold on me)

IHHR: Lol Sisqo had some lo key jams so you good. We discussed before the interview my issues with some of the the choices..Like desecrating my beloved Orochimaru..Have you been getting any negative feedback?

Peezy: LOL Desecrating! But yes, like you, others have not been happy with some of the choices I’ve made. I’ve been called an idiot more times than I can count. Some people wanted Fetty Wap to be Kakashi, Bronson to be Choji, Hopsin to be eradicated from the images all together yet alone be classified as the genius Neji, etc. I try to stress to people that I’m not making scientific decisions with the choices, it’s all for fun. Some people have more similarities with this pairs and others only share surface level similarities.

But because of some of the disagreements I actually wanna do multiple versions of some characters. That way the people that wanted to see alternative versions can. (As a side comment, I was surprised to see how many people didn’t know who the rappers were at all - like Gambino and Earl. It wasn’t a matter of recognition because I had the titles of each character listed, but people genuinely didn’t know who they were as musicians. A lot of people didn’t know who PaRappa was as well.)

IHHR: How long does it take to create your illustrations

Peezy: It all depends on the characters. Some characters are very easy if they have easily identifiable traits. But some artists are a bit harder to get the resemblance down so I’ll probably spend a lot of time on something small like eyes trying to get the resemblance to show. On average though, it’ll take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. So not terribly long at all.

IHHR: Would you consider ever doing a manga or comic?

Peezy: Hell yeah! The only thing I need is time. If you read stories about how long it takes the pro mangaka to complete their works it’s insane. But even they have assistants. They have someone working on tones, someone working on backgrounds, someone working on characters, etc. So if someone came to me with a proposal like “Yo, if I give you X amount of cash and a few assistants, would you produce your manga?” I would be on it. I have a few ideas already locked in the chamber.

IHHR: Do you take request and do you sell any of your prints

Peezy: I do take requests! But everything is determined by the amount of free time at the moment. So if I’m good on time, I’m all over requests. But if I’m busy then I’ll be a little reluctant. I let every know at the time though when they ask. And at the moment I have a few prints available for sell here: https://society6.com/robopeezy I think I’m going to start handling the prints myself though in the near future to cut out the middle man.

IHHR: So what will be your next cross over or project?

Peezy: I haven’t quite decided yet - I’ve gotten a lot of requests for One Piece, Bleach and DBZ. I think I’m leaning toward DBZ just because I don’t follow One Piece and Bleach as closely as I would like to for crossover material. Or there’s always the option of dividing the focus and instead of focusing on one series mix it up with multiple series. I’ll have to decide eventually.

I made it to my dentist appointment on time. Safely. The car warmed up enough to melt the ice before I drove away. It was slow going getting there but I like driving in the snow sometimes.

When I was a child I’m certain the dentist and hygienist didn’t wear gloves during routine exams and cleanings. They washed their hand frequently. In 1981 when AIDS hit the news everyone started to glove up and wear shields over their faces. I remember thinking “But I don’t have AIDS. You don’t need to wear a face mask.” Initially that was kind of scary but now all the developments are interesting.

A few years ago my current clinic started making patients wear clear protective eyewear. Today they gave me tinted glasses. They reduced the glare from the work light which is now a series of tiny LEDs instead of a big fat, hot lightbulb. I found the “sunglasses” to be rather relaxing.

I can nearly fall asleep during a cleaning. In the past what kept me on my toes was having to repeatedly lean over to spit out the rinse into a sink. The change to a suction tube meant I didn’t even need to open my eyes anymore as I could stay reclined the entire time.

There is no waiting to develop x-ray film. They use something that is the equivalent of a digital camera. The x-rays and high-def color photos appear on a high-resolution monitor instantly. There’s still a USB cord attached to the x-ray thing that goes in the mouth. I fully expect that to be wireless in a few years.

One thing that hasn’t changed is the lead apron we wear during x-rays. Oh how I love the feel of that heavy blanket. Sometimes I wish they’d just leave it on me for the entire exam.

SO I kept thinking from all the drama, (from couple of weeks ago), all the drama that happened with those UPDATES ACCOUNTS… and then I remembered something from when I joined the fandom. 

As you may know (or probably you don’t), I’m from Mexico. See, back then, I wanted to know more people who liked 1D from México and I started liking 1D when the boys announced their first concert ever here, so I wanted to know more of them. Anyway, that was four years ago. 

I remembered looking through accounts and I remembered seeing a mexican UA that said something along the lines “WORKING FOR SONY” or something like that. A few days ago, I remembered and looked for the account again… and I found it!

for those who don’t know spanish, it says BACKED BY @ SONYMUSICMEXICO SINCE OCTOBER 2010 and I was like… what? like… they are so open about it? they admit they are working for SONY? or… backed by SONY? (which is basically the same???)

and then the same goes for the 5sos mexican UA

translation: BACKED BY @ UMUSICMEXICO AUGUST 2012 blabla INSIDER APP BELOW

the same???? like… idk. and mexican fans look at it so… normal??? like its normal to have an UA and work for a music industry? like they seriously aspire to be that?

idk man. AAAAAND as you can imagine, the insider app asks for stalking details, VIP tickets and transportation stuff. 

why wouldnt we think there’s other UA from other countries that work for SONY as well? why wouldnt we think they actually have people from their team telling them stuff? THERE’S PROOF!!! THEY ACTUALLY WORK FOR SONY!!!! OPEN YOUR EYEEEES! 

Anyway, I just wanted this to be a friendly reminder that you shouldn’t always believe everything you read on internet unless there’s CREDIBLE PROOF. 

(links of the twitter accounts here x x)

I have never wanted to be a war boy, because obvious. However, a few years ago when I was struggling with crippling depression, I almost joined the army because I thought that since death was my only option, it would be better to die in glory as a “hero” than by my own hand and be remembered as another “Opheliac” who just couldn’t handle living. It was the same principle as dying historic vs. dying soft.

Fortunately, I found a great doctor and treatment and have learned a lot about my (and my culture’s) internalized misogyny about mental health. I am very stable now and have not joined the military.

That being said, I love those scruffy war babes and want an army of my own.