lets add a few

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Simple Vegan Pizza

Ingredients:

Dough:

  • 4 cups of bread flour
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 packet instant dry yeast
  • 1 tsp salt

Sauce:

  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 4 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp fresh oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes

Directions:

  1. For the dough mix yeast with warm water and let it sit for a few minutes. Add flour and salt and mix with your hands until it firms up. On a floured surface place the dough on the surface and knead until firm. Set aside in a bowl and let dough rise for 1 hour to over night. 
  2. In a large pot heat oil and add herbs and mined garlic and cook until fragrant. Add tomatoes and remaining spices and cook for 30-45 minutes with the lid on.
  3. Preheat oven to 200°C. Divide dough into two equal parts and roll them out and place them onto a baking pan with parchment paper. Spread the sauce on top of the dough and top with your favorite toppings. Bake for 20 minutes or until dough is crispy and golden brown. 
  4. Cut pizza into equal pieces. Sprinkle with nutritional yeast for a cheesy kick.  Enjoy!

Vegan Shepard’s pie Recipe! If you don’t have access to vegan butter you can use oil or margarine in place.

Ingredients:

  • 4 russet potatoes
  • 3 carrots
  • 3 celery stalks
  • ½ yellow onion
  • 2 cups chopped mushrooms (one package)
  • 1 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp fresh sage
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups veggie broth
  • 1/3 cup red wine
  • salt
  • pepper
  • soy milk (or rice milk)
  • vegan butter

Directions:
Peel, chop, and boil the potatoes for 10-15 minutes until soft.
Meanwhile, chop the carrots, celery, and onion, sauté in vegan butter or oil for a few minutes. Add the mushrooms, and cook until the edges begin to darken. add the garlic, and season with salt and pepper. Add the tomato paste, flour, thyme, and sage. Slowly add the veggie broth and wine, stirring continuously. Let simmer for a few minutes to thicken.
Mash the potatoes and add the soy milk and vegan butter. Add more if needed until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Lay the veggie filling into a baking dish, the spread the mashed potatoes over top. At this time, you can get creative with designs and patterns for the top. The rougher the surface, the crispier it will turn out.
Spray the surface with cooking oil. Broil for 10-15 minutes, or until the top is crispy.

Source: X

Dead Joker x Reader - “The Last Goodbye”

It was The Joker’s idea for you two to come here for a few days. This is probably the most secluded hideout you have- deep in the mountains, right in the middle of the woods. Frost dropped you off and left, he’ll be back in 5 days. And then this happened…

“Would you please open your eyes?…Please?…” you beg, crying so hard it’s starting to make you dizzy. “Baby, please, say something, even if it’s something mean, I promise I won’t get mad,” you keep on caressing his face, hovering over his body. You really don’t know what to do at this point, you never felt this desperate before.

“J…J…,” you grab his hand and touch your face with it. “Why are you so cold?…” you let him go for a few moments so you can add more wood to the fireplace. You wipe your tears, whimpering and run to the window just to see the snow storm intensifying. You don’t even have Frost with you.

It was The Joker’s idea for you two to come here for a few days. This is probably the most secluded hideout you have- deep in the mountains, right in the middle of the woods. You left your cellphones at the penthouse since you don’t get signal here anyway. Frost dropped you off and left, he’ll be back in 5 days. And then this happened…My God, what are you going to do? Your heart is aching from the pain.

You stumble to the couch to get a blanket and cover J with it. He collapsed in front of the fireplace and you didn’t move him. You kneel by his side again, checking for a pulse you don’t feel and it makes you break down even more.

“Baby, say you hate me, hmm? That’s your favorite thing to say to me, please…say you hate me…”It’s hard to talk to him when your voice can’t find the strength to express the excruciating agony you feel right now. You find it harder to breathe and you wonder if this is a panic attack. You didn’t have one since you were a teenager. You slowly drop your head on J’s chest, cuddling to his body, trying to listen for a heartbeat. You’re hyperventilating and can’t concentrate on anything.

“Don’t leave me alone, you jerk… What am I supposed to do without you?” you whisper, closing your eyes while taking deep breaths, struggling not to pass out. You tilt your head so you can see his face and notice the little blood stream in the corner of his mouth.

You wipe it with your shaky fingers, anxiety and grief getting the best out of you. You start bawling again.

“Please wake up and say you hate me…just once…,” you plead, but he can’t hear you.

**************************

After your first night together

You are in a deep sleep when the ticklish movement around your neck makes you open your eyes. The Joker seems very preoccupied with your pendant.

“What are you doing, J?” you ask, still sleepy; he barely left you rest all night.

“Why are you always wearing this, Kitten? You know I can get you anything you want,” he frowns, switching the pendant on all sides.

“Here!” you take it back for a few seconds and open it, showing him the small pill inside.

“What’s this, Y/N?” he asks, curious. You really like how blue his eyes are when he’s not mad or upset.

“Poison antidote.”

He snickers:

“Who would poison you?”

“You’d be surprised how fast loyalty changes in our world.”
The Joker interrupts:

”Yeah, I know that, duh,” then he sees you getting sad so he continues: ”Wait, did it happen to you before?”

“Y-yes, once…a while ago. I was lucky I had the antidote with me. I will always replace if I use it. Want me to get you one? This small thing works wonders. They are hard to find and expensive on the black market, but it’s not an issue. I know where to get them.”

“Ha! Who would dare poisoning me?! I don’t trust anybody and only a few people can get close to me. No thank you, don’t want one, I like leaving on the edge.”

“I could poison you,” you giggle, “I’m really close to you right now.”

He smirks, pulling your gold chain towards him so he can kiss you.

“I dare you, Princess.” You laugh and wrap your arms around his neck when you notice the bite marks and hickeys all over you.

“Jesus, J, what the hell !” you look down your body and see there’s more.

“Get used to it, Doll, I don’t play nice,” he snarls, yanking you back in his embrace. “Plus, you played hard to get for so long I had to punish you.”

You sigh:

“What did I get myself into?… You’re lucky I love you.”

“I hate you too,” he bitterly replies, biting your lower lip.

“Auch, Jeez, stop it! You’re so bad ,” you furrow your eyebrows, pouting.

“I am,” he grumbles the words, annoyed, moving you on top of him.

“Say, didn’t you want me to kill somebody for you today?”  you inquire, pretending to think hard.

“I’m the boss and I say you can take the day off,” he slaps your ass, licking his lips.

“Is it paid or unpaid day?”
“Ohhhh, Daddy will pay you,” J grins, charging at your neck as you scream, trying to get off him and run.

*********************************

You keep on walking around the living room, uneasy. It’s been a rough day. You try to calm down and you glance at the Joker. He’s sitting on the couch, writing on his papers.

“God, who do I have to screw to get a drink around here?” you mutter to yourself, cracking your shoulders and he is fast in lifting his hand up, still writing with the other:

“Don’t look too far, Kitten,” he chuckles, finally giving up on his project and getting up.

“How did you hear that?!” you are actually surprised.

“I can hear things when I want to, Princess.”

Figures.

The Joker goes behind the minibar, messing around with all the bottles. You get impatient.

“What’s taking so long, babe?”

“Almost there, I’m mixing up your favorites.”

You go on the balcony and wait for him.

“Here you go!” he finally comes, handing you a glass of whiskey and sipping some from his own.

“Gosh, I need this!” you inhale, savoring the drink. After a few moments, you feel your lips tingly.  You don’t think too much of it until your throat feels like it’s tightening up and you start coughing.

‘”What’s wrong, Y/N?” J asks, trying to clear his voice. “I think it went the wrong way,” and he starts coughing too, harder and harder until he can’t hold his glass anymore and he lets it drop on the concrete.

Your ears are ringing and your lips are getting numb. “Poison,” you think, panicking and without hesitating, you take your little tablet from your pendant and give it to J:

“Take this, take it!” you want to put it in his mouth and he backs away. “Dammit, take it!” you continue to cough, trying to give it to him. He suddenly starts laughing, straightening his posture. You don’t understand what’s going on but you sure don’t feel good.

“Take a sit, Doll, you’re fine, there’s no poison, “ he pushes you on the chair and you feel you’re going to faint soon. He runs inside and comes back with your Epipen, goes down on his knees and injects the medication in your thigh. “You’re just going in anaphylactic shock, you’ll be fine in no time.” He continues to laugh.

You’re wheezing, looking at him in disbelief since you can’t speak right now.

“I pretended just to see what you’ll do and I put a bit of peanut butter in your drink since I know you’re highly allergic to it. You really thought it’s poison, didn’t you? I can’t believe you gave me the pill. For a henchwoman, you have no survival instincts,” he snorts, amused. “You’re so stup…” he shakes his head but can’t continue when he lifts up his gaze to look at your face.

You’re not crying, but tears are streaming down on face from the frustration and indignation you feel right now. He never saw you cry so he stops his speech. You push him with all the force you have left in you, fighting to get your breath back after your severe allergic reaction.

“What the fuck is wrong with you??!!” you scream as loud as you can and he just bounces back on his knees, having that smug smirk on his face you can’t stand.

“Relax, you’re fine. You really thought you were dying?”

“No, I thought you were!” you push him away again, rising from the chair, starting to cry for reals. You head back inside, tripping on your still shaky steps and head towards the master bedroom.

The Joker just froze in that position, shocked; he didn’t expect to hear that answer from you. He was just being…funny… and for the first time since he can remember he thinks that maybe his stupid dumbass went too far.

Once you get to the bedroom you get one suitcase out and begin to look for your guns and a few clothes to put in there, determined to leave. This is just too much. You still struggle to pull yourself together since the medication is working, when you hear the door opening and you just shout “NO!” without looking.

“It’s me, Y/N,” you heat Frost’s voice and you pass by him, collecting your things. He doesn’t really know what to say.

“Did he send you? Of course he did,” you answer for him, cramming your pistols in and zipping another compartment.  “I’m out of here! I had enough!!! Did he tell you what he did?!”

Frost knows better than upsetting you even more so he just sits there, listening while you continue to pack. “Wow,” he thinks, “this is a new level of big time fuck up even for Mister J. Too bad, I kind of like her.” Of course he does, you were always nice to him. Frankly, Jonny is surprised you lasted this long with someone like his boss. Three years is a long time, definitely a new record for The Joker.

The door is being kicked open and it startles you. The Joker drags his steps in, not smiling anymore, quite the opposite.

“Out, Frosty, you’re useless!” he barks at his henchman, irritated. Jonny quietly leaves the room, and J slams the door behind him, placing himself in front of it.

“Don’t leave…” he mumbles, biting on his cheek.

“Move, I want to get out of here,” you stop in front of him, distressed.

“Don’t leave…”

You try to walk around him and he pushes his back against the door so you can’t get out.

“Don’t leave…”

You just stare at each other for a while and he just keeps on repeating the same words over and over.

“Don’t leave… You know I hate you… Who else am I supposed to hate if you go away, hmm?”

You gulp, not being used to him acting this way.

“Don’t leave…yes?”

Probably 10 more minutes pass and you’re still there, reconsidering your decision. You must be out of your mind too.

“You’re such a jerk,” you finally speak, sniffling.

“I know,” he admits, sulking. “Don’t go…”

*** You choose to stay and ignore him for the rest of the day even if he follows you around like a puppy. When the night comes, you are going to sleep in the guest bedroom, alone, keeping your eyes shut and thinking about how completely idiotic you are for not leaving him.  
The Joker sneaks in, thinking you are asleep and slowly gets in the bed by you, carefully taking your hand and kissing it a few times so he won’t wake you. You pretend not to feel anything and after a while he crawls towards the side of the bed so he can get up and go. You reach your hand and yank him back, snuggling to his chest and you can hear his heart beating really fast.

“You’re so lucky I love you,” you whisper and he crushes you with his hug but you don’t complain about how uncomfortable it is.

“I hate you too,” he nuzzles in your hair, inhaling your scent. “I have to go soon, we are breaking into Gotham Bank tonight, I’ll be busy,” he starts purring, content you’re still his.

“Don’t forget to say goodbye when you leave, you never say it and it’s annoying,” you scold him, dozing off.

“Why do I have to? I always see you in a few hours anyway,” he protests but doesn’t argue too much.

“Because you never know…” you yawn, kissing his chest.

“Fine, I’ll say it now before you fall asleep: goodbye, Pumpkin,” he rolls his eyes but humors you since he just walked on such thin ice today.

“Fair enough…goodbye,” you yawn again, so sleepy you slur your words.

*********************************

When you broke your ankle, you didn’t really know what to do. A henchwoman being out of commission for a while is kind of pathetic and 100% boring as hell.

“J, can you please bring me a bottle of water?” you request and he is fast to be the nicest, as always:
“Go get it yourself, woman, stop pestering me!” he growls, typing on his laptop.

“Ahhh, total sunshine, what would I do without you?”

He doesn’t reply so you take your crutches and hop towards the kitchen, grabbing a bottle of water from the fridge. The Joker runs by you, opens the fridge and takes a few water bottles out then runs back to the living room, making sure to tease you:

“You’re soooo slow, do I need to hire someone else for my black list?”

He is already in the living room, placing the bottles on the coffee table by your recliner. Of course he didn’t want to bring you a bottle, but sure did it after you struggled to get it yourself. J has such a weird way of being…nice.

“Yeah, thanks a lot, baby, you shouldn’t have. God, you have absolutely no clue how incredibly lucky you are I love you,” you pout and drop back on the recliner. He leans over and kisses you:

“I hate you too, Princess,” he grins, delighted he was able to get on your nerves again. That’s like… his main job.” I have to go for a meeting, Doll; I’ll be back in a couple of hours; behave and if you think naughty things, don’t start anything without me, ok?” he purrs in your ear and it gives you goosebumps.

You giggle and kiss him again:

”Fine, I won’t.”

He gets ready to leave and you yell after him:

“Aren’t you forgetting something?”
“Goodbye, Pumpkin!” he shouts back, slamming the door.

******************************

After your ankle healed, the Joker decided to take a short vacation with you at your secluded cabin in the mountains. You brought supplies for a few days and Frost helped you carry all the stuff inside and then left. It’s so pretty with all the snow around but they say a storm will start soon so might as well build the fire and enjoy some down time.

“Hey, Y/N, do you want a drink?”

“Yes, I would love one, bourbon on the rocks, please,” you ask, building the fire. “You can leave it on the table, I’ll be done soon.”

The Joker prepares the drinks and puts yours on the table like you asked but starts drinking his. He comes by you, watching you struggle with the wood, but you almost got it.

“Thank for helping me, baby,” you complain, annoyed.

“I got us drinks, ok? My mission here is done. E-hem,” he coughs, a disgusted grimace crawling on his face. J drinks some more just to make sure and then puts the glass down on the floor.

“Yuck, this is gross. It’s strong and it tastes weird, don’t drink it.” He coughs some more, not being able to stop.

“That bad, huh?” you make fun of him, turning around to see his reaction. “Jeez, are you ok?” you lift yourself up when you see he won’t quit.

J drops on his knees, choking.

“Yeah, not funny, baby. I won’t fall for it again,” you try to lift him up when you notice the blood from his mouth dripping on the white carpet. “Oh my God!” you scream, fastly reaching for your pendant to take the pill out. He collapses to the ground, convulsing and you turn him over, placing his head on your knees, forcing the antidote down his throat.

“Take it! Don’t spit it out!” you shout, keeping his mouth closed, hoping he can swallow. You wipe the blood from his lips, trembling, stunned at what is happening. The Joker is attempting to say something but his eyes go in the back of his head and he stops moving.

It’s no way for you to know, but he was trying to say goodbye. He knew you would be upset if he leaves you without saying it. The words just didn’t come out, it was too late.

********************************

You are starting to feel the cold. The fire is dim and you have to use all you’ve got to crawl to the fireplace and add more wood to it.

You start crying again once you are back by his body, getting under the blanket with him. You gently brush his pale cheek with your fingers, not wanting to move anymore. You are probably hallucinating from your sorrow because you thought you heard something. You rub your eyes and lift yourself on your elbow, carefully watching J. You suddenly freeze: you can swear you saw his eyelids move a bit.

You cup his face, nervously panting  :

“J, J, can you hear me? J !!!” you shake him, hoping something will happen. A couple of minutes pass by and it feels like an eternity. You try again:

“Baby, are you still here? Hey, can you hear me?”

A low growl. Jesus, you weren’t hallucinating the first time!

“J, open your eyes!” you keep on stroking his cheek frantically when he suddenly blinks, not being able to focus at first. After a few moments his blue eyes find yours and he cracks a vague smile while you bawl your eyes out, clenching your fists to his shirt.

“Hey… Pumpkin…” you distinguish the muffled words.

“How could you do this to me, you jerk?” you laugh and cry in the same time, so incredibly happy to see he’s alive. “I hate you!” you bury your face in his neck, whimpering.

“Ahhh, finally on the same page…” the Joker struggles to speak. “I hate you too.”

Also read : MASTERLIST

http://diyunho.tumblr.com/post/153664676321/joker-x-reader-masterlist

Sleepy Time Tea

I decided to share with you guys my super easy Tea Recipe for when I need a little help falling asleep, Or when I just want to sit, and Relax after a long day. To make it, You will need a pinch of the following herbs.

  1. Jasmine Flowers
  2. Peppermint
  3. Lavender Buds
  4. Chamomile Flowers
  5. Hibiscus Flowers 

Mix all of your herbs together. I like to give them a light mash in my Mortar and Pestle to release the essential oils, and get the lovely fragrance of the lavender.

Now add your tea mixture into a tea catcher, Or empty tea bag and you’re good to go. Just add some hot water and let it steep for a few minutes.

What you’re left with is a beautify ruby colored fragrant sleepy time tea.

Enjoy!

Writing tips- Making your backstories descriptive

This is my first time making one of these, so sorry if it’s bad. Anyway, today I’ll be showing you how to make a descriptive backstory. Let’s take the backstory of a Dungeons and Dragons character I’m working on. Remember- if you develop a backstory after the character, keep the character’s personality in mind. The personality traits I’ll keep in mind are:

-Background: Charlatan.

-Ideals: He distributes money to those who need it more.

-Bonds: Swindled someone who didn’t deserve it, wants to make up for it.

-Flaw: He can’t resist swindling those more powerful than him.

So let’s start with a few basic events.

-Trained to become an assassin, failed. Now works for anyone who wants him.

Pretty basic. Let’s add in a few details. For now, let’s focus on a few “why”s.

-Trained to become an assassin, failed because he’s incompetent at stealth. Now works for anyone who wants him, because he wants experience.

Better. Now let’s add in a “when”.

-Trained for five years to become an assassin, failed because he’s incompetent at stealth. Now works for anyone who wants him, because he wants experience.

Looks good. But we still need detail. What happened in between failing and selling himself? Well, he did used to be a charlatan. Let’s throw that detail in.

-Trained for five years to become an assassin, failed because he’s incompetent at stealth. After failing, he fell into a depression and turned to scamming people for money. Now works for anyone who wants him, because he wants experience.

Alright, we’ve got something going. But why does he want experience? Let’s throw something in.

-Trained for five years to become an assassin, failed because he’s incompetent at stealth. After failing, he fell into a depression and turned to scamming people for money. Now works for anyone who wants him, because he wants experience so that he can join the mafia.

I’m not sure if the Dungeons and Dragons world has a mafia… Ah well. Anyway. Why does he want to join the mafia? And why did he stop scamming people? We can answer both these questions with one short point.

-He trained for five years to become an assassin, but failed because he’s incompetent at stealth. After failing, he fell into a depression and turned to scamming people for money. He unfortunately ended up scamming a mafia boss, and now owes him money. Now he works for anyone who wants him, because he wants experience so that he can join the mafia.

Just look at that detail. Beautiful. I added in a few necessary words too. So now we know that he owes a debt to the mafia boss. But wait. He swindled someone who “didn’t deserve it.” What if we added the details of how he scammed the boss?

-He trained for five years to become an assassin, but failed because he’s incompetent at stealth. After failing, he fell into a depression and turned to scamming people for money. He unfortunately ended up scamming a mafia boss out of money that the boss was going to use to buy medicine for his sick daughter, and now owes him money. The guilt made him drop our of swindling people and search for a real job. Now he works for anyone who wants him, because he wants experience so that he can join the mafia and repay his debt.

That’s about as far as I’ll go here, but you can go even farther if you want. Have fun!

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Citrus sponge cake with a rosewater saffron drizzle. First make the rosewater saffron syrup, for which you’ll need:

-3 tsp saffron water

-1 Tbsp rose water

-½ cup water

-1 cup sugar

First, to make the saffron water, put a pinch or two of saffron in a small dish and add ¼ cup of boiling water to it, then let it sit for at least 20 minutes. Then put 1 cup of sugar and ½ cup of regular water in a small pot and boil it until it thickens, but don’t let it carmelize. This will take a few minutes. Add 1 Tbsp rose water and 3 tsps of the saffron water, boil for an additional 3 minutes, and then let the syrup cool.

For the sponge cake you’ll need:

-4 eggs

-1 ½ cups white sugar

-½ cup rosewater saffron syrup

-1 tsp vanilla extract

-1 tsp orange extract

-1 cup boiling milk

-2 Tbsp salted butter

-2 cups flour

-2 tsp baking powder

-¼ tsp salt

Beat 4 eggs and 1 ½ cups of white sugar with the whisk attachment of a mixer for a few minutes, then slowly add ½ cup of rosewater saffron syrup. Then add 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1 tsp orange extract. Bring 1 cup of whole milk to a gentle boil (be careful not to let it curdle and/or scald the bottom of the pot too much - stir often and keep an eye on it) and add 2 Tbsp salted butter to the hot milk, stirring to melt it. Pour this milk and butter mixture into the sugar mixture, whisking on med-low speed while you do it. In a separate bowl, mix together 2 cups of flour, 2 tsp baking powder, and ¼ tsp salt, and then fold it into the rest of the batter, mixing only enough to combine.

Cut the cake into slices and drizzle it with leftover syrup. Enjoy!

Songs I loved that 5SOS let die

In no order and just a few. Gonna add a few unreleased songs bc I like to make myself sad

-Just Saying

-Tomorrow Never Dies

-SUPERHERO (sorry, I just…it was one of the first songs I heard.)

-The Only Reason

-Airplanes

-Over and Out

-Safety Pin

-I Can’t Remember

-The Girl Who Cried Wolf

-If You Don’t Know

-I’ve Got This Friend

-Broken Home

-Wherever You Are

-Gotta Get Out

-Too Late

I’m too sad gonna end this right now

Originally posted by ericawhite23

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A new Build Adventure!
so today i made the skeleton of a new house, it’s the first two story house i’ve made in months as i’ve been focusing on more apartment sized ground floor lots! It still needs so much work, i’ve not even finished this room yet, but a drop in post was needed. I’m still working on the image quality, it’s getting a little better, i hope!

After evaluating more clearly, i’m gonna make some changes here and there and add a few more things, let me know if you have any ideas maybe?
i’m so excited to share the exterior (coming soon)

Fluffy Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

1. Warm up the water until it is between 100°-115° F and add 1 teaspoon of sugar, and all the yeast. Stir and let sit for a few minutes. Yeast should activate.

2. Add the coconut oil, salt, 2 cups of flour, remaining coconut sugar, and stir until the mixture comes together. Add additional flour in ½ cup increments until mixture pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Turn dough out onto floured surface and knead a few times until you form a smooth ball.

3. Combine the cinnamon + coconut sugar mixture. Dust the counter with more flour, and turn the dough ball out onto the floured surface.

4. Make dough rectangle about 12x16 inches. Spread melted coconut oil over the rolled out dough.

5. Sprinkle oil with cinnamon and coconut sugar mixture.

6. Starting at the long end closes to you, begin to (gently but tightly) roll the dough up into a log. You should get around 12 rolls.

7. Set somewhere warm for about 40 minutes. After 40 min, put in preheat oven to 350°F. Rolls should puff up and double in size. Bake them for about 15 minutes. 

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Had an afternoon out with my brother. Went on a nice walk (it’s unseasonably warm. Like 64 F out. There was snow on the ground two days ago) and then wandered around getting the last ingredients to finally make miso soup. Had the bonito flakes, wakame, and kombu for a while but lacked the actual miso to make it. We got grocery store sushi, went home and made the soup, and I pulled out my matcha tea set. 

Guys. Miso soup is like the simplest fastest soup I’ve ever made from scratch. All around, took maybe 10 to 15 minutes with prep. You just have to drain and cut tofu and any garnishes, boil some water and add kombu/bonito, let it sit a few minutes, strain it clear, and then bring it back to warm after whisking some miso with a bit of broth so it dissolves. And it tasted like what I’ve had at restaurants. I’m impressed at how simple the whole process was.

Side note, bonito flakes both smell and taste like slightly fishy bacon. It’s a little odd. All around a good meal, finished off with a slice of melon. ^_^

Open RP

“Alright just gotta throw this in the oven, let it bake for thirty minutes, add the frosting and sprinkles, let it set for a few minutes, and I’ll have me a pretty mean chocolate cake.” she said as she was pouring the batter into a cake pan. she figured she’d make a cake to celebrate a successful recuse mission from the Zoo. there was a few close calls here and there, but at the end of the day it went pretty well and everyone got home safe and sound

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Beautiful, darling, JEALOUS Jack. Made these at the request of balticprincess, such a great idea! These were the scenes that sprang immediately to mind when I thought of jealous Jack, but if you guys come up with some others I’d be glad to make some more of these! Making gifs kind of turns into an in-depth examination of the scenes you’re giffing and of course it gave me all these fangirly thoughts soooo now that I’ve engaged in a few hours of Jack scrutiny let me add a bit of commentary…

1-2 1 x 6 - Ruddy Gore: this is the first time I remember seeing Jack acting overtly jealous. Holy hot damn, the way he grinds that jaw! It’s also the only time I can recall him pulling what I see as a total alpha male stunt, speaking for Phryne - “Miss Fisher was on her way home.” Phryne calls him on it too, gently reasserting her control - “Actually, Miss Fisher is feeling a tad peckish.” And the cheeky look she gives him as she walks away with Lin! She seems completely delighted by his jealousy and so am I.

3-4 1 x 8 - Away With the Fairies: Does this count as jealous Jack? At first he just seems kind of bewildered by the romantic scene in the dining room, but then he mentions Lin to Phryne once she joins him - “Mr. Chung looks well. We crossed paths as he departed” - it alters the context of the scene somewhat and gives us a hint as to what’s been on his mind. There is much throat-clearing and he adorably knocks over a piece of crockery in his turmoil. And Jack is generally not a clumsy man so…there’s that.

5-10 2 x 2 - Death Comes Knocking: This damn episode. So many memorable Phrack moments! But the above has always been one of my favorite scenes, with the two of them interviewing Warwick Hamilton. It all starts, of course, when Warwick mentions the boudoir. Jack’s expressions are priceless (major kudos to Nathan Page’s acting here, he can do such amazing things with his face!) and he shoots Phryne dirty looks pretty much throughout the scene. Afterwards, she follows him into his office…just look at his body language in those last two gifs! Jack does not often lose his temper to the point of angry gesturing, and that he does so here is pretty indicative of, well, growing feelings. Unnngghh when he irately plants that fist on his hip! *thudddds* My God, if ever there was a moment for an angry, caught-up-in-the-passion-of-the-moment kiss, this was IT. I imagine some of that anger is aimed at himself for being jealous in the first place. Because let’s be honest, Phryne having a fling during a case is pretty much business as usual.

Hope this is what you were looking for balticprincess! Again, let me know if y'all can think of any other jealous Jack moments, I will gladly add to the collection.

GrafxKid on Character Design - Simplicity and Colors

I’ve been wanting to write this post regarding colors and simple (and memorable) character design for a while and today is the day.

This is kind of a plus to my previous character design post on my 3 characters, but let’s go ahead and add a few more to look at.


OH WAIT! Before we start, I just wanna say that this write-up mainly covers characters that, in my opinion, have very memorable designs no matter the style.

I’m also not forcing anyone to totally follow these character design rules, but it helps to understand when too much is too much.

Just look at our pal Luso Clemens here…

Hmm… yeah.

Unless you’re going to model this character in 3D, I have trouble understanding why anyone would draw this much stuff on a single person.

Though unless you’re crazy enough to draw this character with this much detail in various poses and such, go right ahead!

Here’s a post that looks at bad character design too!


Sonic The Hedgehog! Along side Kirby and Mario, I actually really like Sonic’s design!

Having a small number of color keys helps make the character look ‘iconic’ and memorable. So it would be easy to say that I remember Sonic as ‘the blue hedgehog’.

It also helps the artist manage colors between characters more easily if they’re making more characters.

Sonic’s head shape is very defined and memorable. Same with his red shoes.

Bubbles! I love the classic Powerpuff Girl art design a lot! The main parts on the character have thicker lines while inside details have thinner lines. Also the character design is very simple and cute!

As with the other girls and characters, color keys are are pretty low in count, making all characters stand out between everyone else.

Plus if they aren’t in color for some reason, their *silhouettes can help the viewer differentiate who is who.

Her pigtails, blonde hair and blue look define her design.

Hey it was bound to happen. Momoko! AKA the Little Pink Girl. As with all my characters, they all represent a color of the rainbow.

Momoko has the same amount of color keys as Bubbles, though Momoko has a bit more smaller details.

Her main features are her pink hair, big eyes and blue triangle top.

Today Land’s main girl; Cynthia! She has the smallest amount of color keys compared to the others since I chose the colors before drawing her.

Her most memorable features are her hair, jacket and pants.


This color rule may not always apply if your character has a wardrobe of different clothing. If that’s the case, then having defining shapes and silhouettes is key.

Like if Cynthia wore a different outfit, you could still tell it was her because of her hair or her eyes.


Don’t take this post too seriously because after reviewing it, majority of what I wrote down is personal opinion. I’m still learning character design and all that.

I highly recommend visiting the link in this post to view some examples of bad character design.

Until next time.

Mama Cat’s Creamy Chicken Soup

Winter is here and Mama Cat is feeling the need for some hearty soups to warm the belly and the soul. Any ingredient here can be added or have less used to the persons taste.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of baby carrots
  • 1 bag of celery
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2-3 c. chicken broth
  • 2 chicken bouillion cubes
  • 1 ¾-2 c. heavy cream
  • 1-2tbs thyme
  • 3-4 large cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2-3 tsp black pepper

Chop up the celery and carrots and add them to a crockpot. Mince the garlic and add to the crockpot. Dump in chicken broth and set crockpot to low. add thyme and let sit for a few minutes. Add the breasts whole into the pot and cover some with the broth and veggies. Add pepper set on high and let sit for a few hours until the breast seems fully cooked. When the breasts are cooked, take htem out and slice them thinly, adding the boullion cubes. Let sit another few minutes and then add cream. If you want to make it thicker, add a few teaspoons of flour at a time and stir well. Be careful to not add to much or else it will start to taste muddy. 

serve as a main or side dish and keep warm. Happy Holidays to everyone this year, may you get your fish (or chicken) and much love in the next year!

Meditation Tea Recipe

This tea helped me travel to the astral to meet Lilith.

Ingredients:
1 tbsp Damiana
1 tbsp Skullcap
1 tbsp Mugwort (optional)
1 tsp sugar
1 ½ cup of water

Boil your water. Once it’s boiled put all of the herbs into the water and let it boil. Add sugar. Drink it. In a few minutes you’ll start to feel a euphoria or light headedness. Go to a quiet room and meditate. I like dark ambience.

There you go! Probably the fastest way to get into a trance. Some people may call this cheating. But fuck them.

**I don’t recommend doing this frequently (especially if you’re using mugwort).