Hircine’s meat loaf

Hircine is the Daedric Prince of the Hunt, and this meatloaf often served in his honour is a token of the hunting prowess of his followers. Regardless of whether or not you worship the Daedra, this hearty dish is the perfect use of your hunting catch. Moist, melt-in-your-mouth, and flavourful, it’s no wonder that this dish is offered in tribute to Hircine himself.

You will need:
650g ground beef, venison, or other red meat
100g ground chicken or turkey
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 egg
1 cup milk
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, diced
2 tsp garlic salt
½ tsp pepper
2 tbsp dijon or wholegrain mustard
2 tbsp smoky barbecue sauce
1 tsp hot sauce
Olive oil
2 tbsp dried Italian herb mix OR 1 each fresh sprigs of basil, rosemary, thyme, and oregano, chopped

Preheat your oven to 175C/350F and grease a medium-sized baking tin or Pyrex dish with olive oil.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the meats, egg, onions and garlic, garlic salt, pepper, and 1 tbsp of the herbs. Mix well, then add the breadcrumbs and milk. Continue to stir until a smooth and even paste has formed.

Transfer the meatloaf to the baking dish. In a small bowl, mix together the mustard, barbecue sauce, hot sauce, and remaining herbs. Baste the top of your meatloaf with the mixture.

Bake for 1 hour and leave to cool for 15 minutes before serving.

A Brief List Of Struggles For Anyone Who Loves The Rocky Horror Picture Show To Relate To

Being a product of the late 70′s-90′s and thus you were either non existent or just born when The Rocky Horror Picture show was

Suffering in your job out of motivation for the $ you’ll put toward  Rocky Horror soundtracks,midnight screenings, merchandise, etc. 

…Because as financially torn as you are- that $120 vintage Roxy Theatre cast vinyl will feed you more than the Ramen…

People not knowing who Tim Curry is

“His music career is sorely underrated– trust me, I was up til 3 a.m. last night listening to all 40+ years of it…”

Attempting to explain what The Rocky Horror Picture Show is about, and how the midnight screening/audience participation works without making it sound like it’s just a cult of people tripping on acid.

“No, trust me, you won’t need narcotics to feel high with this one–You know what, you’ll just have to watch it to understand- okay?!”

Feeling as though a fictional alien transvestite could actually raise the sex bar too high for your current/future lovers

“Like, they’re good… but I can’t say with certainty if they’re humanoid-alien- sweet transvestite-disguised-as-my-current-partner good…”

A man with curly underarms is superior in sporting lingerie and heels to any male, female, anyone in between, and of course you 

...Alright, a small part of you is ok with it, because hot patootie what a sight

Quoting a lyric or phrase from the musical and no one getting it

Dare someone use the phrase “dammit” around you without “Janet!” being belted right in their face

When the question of a date arrives and the ole’ dinner and a movie just won’t cut it anymore

Because small talk over salad and two- hour- ass-numbing- silence pales to time warping and throwing bread at a cinema screen dammit! (Janet)


MEATLOAF ASCENDANT (1997) by Michael Whelan

Along with the science fiction and fantasy cover art I was sorting through in the studio, I stumbled on album artwork as well. Here’s Michael’s original painting for The Very Best of Meatloaf.

Thematically, the painting follows Michael’s iconic cover for Back Into Hell. You can see an echo of that cover in the clouds above the bat demon.



By Elise S