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I want to take a moment to thank all those who supported me along the writing of The Lost Princess, my crazy fic crossover between Supergirl and Wonder Woman, with such a strange plot that includes Lena being Diana’s daughter, things taken from Smallville, The Crisis on Infinite Earths, Amazonian conspiracies and a little DC free-form. This fic meant a lot to me and that’s why I always tried to make it better, longer, more enjoyable. If at some point this fic made you laugh, cry, shake, or be afraid, that counts as a great success for me. I can’t believe the story has almost 1,700 Kudos. Especially I want to thank Noelle, the only Beta that didn’t abandon me after two chapters xD. Without her, nothing would have been the same. Thank you, Noe.
And thanks to you too, the people of both fandoms who spent a few minutes to write some words that made me very happy, the shippers of SuperCorp, Sanvers and Ditemis (… and PeppermintMartians… and QueenCat) Each of you, the ships, and the characters makes me very happy. I am very happy writing about them.
That said, I will continue to write Chapter 5 of The Women of the Thousands Faces. Have a good evening!

I DID A THING AND IT IS DELICIOUS

I tried to make tomato chutney. I have instead made five and a bit jars of tomato jam.

This is the exact opposite of a problem.

Two and a half kilos of assorted tomatoes:

plus half a kilo of red onion, all chopped up fairly fine:

(I have to admit, I’m a bit sad that the colours didn’t stay clear. I was going to call it traffic light chutney if they did. XD Maybe if I try a recipe with less liquid and a lot less cooking time…)

One litre of vinegar (half malt, half white), half a kilo of brown sugar, some salt, white pepper, half a teaspoon of minced chilli, garlic, ginger, and then it’s on to the simmering!

And simmering. And more simmering. Seriously, this took seven and a half hours to reduce down, and that was after I sweated off a lot of juice from the tomatoes etc. (I stirred in three teaspoons of salt, let it all sit for half an hour, then strained off the liquid the salt had drawn out. Next time I’m sweating them overnight.)

After all the simmering (making the house smell glorious), I had five and a bit jars of delicious, delicious tomato sort-of jam, which I’ve sealed up via water bath preserving, so it should theoretically last up to a year. As if I’m going to let any of it survive that long, ha!

That’s the and-a-bit, which is sitting in the fridge for immediate consumption. It would be a bigger bit, but I caught my husband sneaking into the kitchen and eating spoonfuls out of the pan. :P

I can tell you that it tastes absolutely wonderful on fresh bread with a slice of sharp cheddar cheese, too. XD

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Hollstein 30 Day OTP Challenge Masterpost

  1. Holding Hands
  2. Cuddling
  3. Watching a Movie
  4. On a Date
  5. Kissing
  6. Wearing Each Other’s Clothes
  7. Cosplaying
  8. Shopping
  9. Hanging Out with Friends
  10. With Animal Ears
  11. Wearing Kigurumis
  12. Making Out
  13. Eating Ice Cream
  14. As animals
  15. In a Different Clothing Style
  16. During Their Morning Rituals
  17. Spooning
  18. Doing Something Together
  19. In Formal Wear
  20. Dancing
  21. Cooking/Baking
  22. In Battle, Side by Side
  23. Arguing
  24. Making Up
  25. Gazing into Each Other’s Eyes
  26. Proposing
  27. On One of their Birthdays
  28. Doing Something Ridiculous
  29. Doing Something Sweet
  30. Doing Something Hot

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Ah guys, I’m literally so excited about starting rotations it’s nearly all I can think about!

I hope I can channel this excitement into my board studying. I just want it to be June already. I want to have the step 1 exams done, know where I’m living, and be reviewing cardiology for my cardio rotation. Everyone in the clinical ed office is so nice and I met a few of the residents on my interview and I can’t wait to work with them! Home hospital isn’t prestigious or particularly large, but I truly think I’ll learn a lot there.  I’m going to Center hospital for my psych rotation and they have a pediatric crisis unit too, so if I like it there I might try to set it up as an elective!

Ah I just want to talk about rotations, but my best friends are in a tough spot with getting the rotations they want and a few of them have to move away, and I can’t talk about it with them right now because it would hurt them too much. sooo… if anyone wants to listen to me ramble about rotations feel free to PM me .

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Have you ever loved anybody so much that even just them looking at you makes you feel like you’re gonna explode????

Ryan’s been out of town and last weekend was the first weekend in months that I haven’t been able to see him. He finally got home the other day and I got to meet with him for lunch today! ╰(⸝⸝⸝´꒳`⸝⸝⸝)╯

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My very first attempt at doll’s hair-styling! I must say the final result exceeded my expectations. I’m really pleased with it, although I had to repeat the whole cleaning and curling process again since my cat knocked her over into a plant pot and she got covered in wet soil. But it’s fine since the second time I decided to create more curls, and I think it looks really nice like that.

As I stated in the previous post the doll had horribly greasy hair caused by the glue in her head. I used potato starch the first time and then baby powder the second time to get rid of it. And… it actually worked! The hair is nice and soft now.