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Recipe: Miner’s Treat

Description: This should keep your energy up. 

Game ingredients: Cave Carrot, Sugar, Milk

This recipe restores 125 energy and 56 health. It also gives a +3 Mining and +32 Magnetism bonus. It can be obtained after reaching Mining Level 3 and sells for 200g. 

Difficulty: Medium, about 2+ hours. Makes 7-8 lollipops, depending on size.

Disclaimer: I’ve made candy about once or twice before, a long time ago. I’m not overly skilled in candy-making, so please forgive my lack of experience. 

-2 cups white sugar
-½ cup corn syrup
-½ cup carrot juice or water
-¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
-Food colouring
-Flavouring-vanilla, mint, lemon, etc (optional)
-Margarine or butter
-Lollipop sticks

You will need a thermometer.
In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, water/carrot juice, and cream of tartar and stir well. The reason I put in carrot juice is because I like to try to follow the in-game ingredients as closely as possible. Milk is generally not used, but I figured I’d put in carrot juice for the Cave Carrot. 

Heat the mixture over high heat and place in the thermometer. You want it to reach 265°F, or 130°C. Even though there’s only about 3 cups worth of ingredients, the mixture will expand rapidly and bubble up, so you will need a large saucepan to contain it. 

Once the mixture has reached the required temperature, turn off the heat and pour the liquid into three or four separate bowls. Add your colours and flavours. I recommend about 1 teaspoon of colouring (I used more than that, so the colours are very bold) and ½ teaspoon of flavouring. If you’ve used carrot juice, the colours will be altered by the natural orange colour. 

Allow the candy to cool until it’s safe enough to handle, but still warm enough that it’s malleable. Before handling it, slather margarine all over your hands so the candy doesn’t stick to your skin. Take a large clump of the candy and knead it in your hands, stretching it and forming it continuously until it has a shiny sheen. Add more margarine to your hands as needed.

Next, you’ll need to turn the candy into “ropes”. Roll it between your hands and stretch it out, and then snip off pieces of the rope with scissors. The length of each rope piece is up to you, but I made mine between 6 and 7 inches. Place them on a greased cookie sheet and then repeat process with the other bowls.

Note: if you’re inexperienced like I am, it can take some time to knead and rope the candy. If one of your bowls of candy hardens during this time, microwave it for 10 seconds at a time, checking between each session. I made the mistake of putting one of the bowls in for a full minute, and re-boiling the mixture caused it to harden quickly and break off in pieces. You don’t want that. 

Once you’ve got all the candy into ropes, take one of each colour and coil them together, and then twist it tightly into a spiral. Push a lollipop stick into it, and then set it on the greased cookie sheet to dry. 

If your house is warm, you may find that you’ll have to put them in the fridge for a bit to fully set. 

A lot of the carrot flavour was cooked out during the boiling process, but if you’re like me and you’re not fond of carrot juice then I recommend using water and adding flavouring instead. Otherwise, the candy is sweet and vibrant, and the process (although kinda tedious) is pretty fun.

-SVR

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Bernie Sanders issues a scathing takedown of everyone who won’t call Trump a liar

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders issued a fiery response to critics who take issue with him labeling  Trump a “liar” on Tuesday, penning a Medium post titled “What should we do if the president is a liar?”
  • Sanders took specific issue with a recent Washington Post piece by Amber Phillips denigrating the senator for lowering the “state of political discourse” by calling Trump a liar. 
  • Phillips argued several of Sanders’ “corrosive” tweets represented how “Political norms — like, don’t accuse the president of the United States of lying without evidence, or don’t accuse the former president of the United States of wiretapping your phones without evidence — have been eviscerated.”
  • Sanders was not pleased, to say the least. In his post, he burned Phillips, saying her “complaint appears to be that it is improper for a United States senator to state the obvious.” Read more (3/7/17 8 PM)

anonymous asked:

Please please I want the citation in the book about his hair because I dont remember it aaaaaa (Sorry for bad english ??)

Hey! Sorry it took me a while to get back to you. It was a combination of “Hmm is there anything else you can add?” and “I’ll get back to this later!” LOL

Anyway, here are some excerpts that give the readers some information about Laurent’s hair:

Captive Prince, Chapter 10:

Laurent’s body was a series of graceful lines under the shirt’s soft folds. Damen’s eyes lifted to the white column of his throat, and above that the golden hair, parting around the shell cup of an unjewelled ear. The image was damascened, as beaten metal. He was reading.

Prince’s Gambit, Chapter 2: 

In order to begin unlacing the garment, he had to lift his fingers and brush to one side the ends of the gilt hair, soft as fox fur. When he did so, Laurent tipped his head very slightly, offering better access.

Prince’s Gambit, Chapter 14: 

Damen looked downwards and saw the way that the white fabric shifted slightly under his thumbs. Laurent’s shirt hung on his body, a containing layer. Then Damen’s eyes travelled up along the balanced nape, to a wick of golden hair tucked behind an ear.

Prince’s Gambit, Chapter 18: 

Laurent looked like any young man who has been pressed against a battlement and kissed. The slight disturbance of the hair at Laurent’s nape was wonderful. His hand had lain there.

Kings Rising, Chapter 12: 

Damen lifted his hand, slid his fingers into the short, soft hair at the back of Laurent’s neck, cupping his head. They had never been this close, not with the fact of who he was open between them.

There was only the feel of it, the slide of his chest against Laurent’s back, the dip of Laurent’s head, and the sweat-damp hair at the nape of Laurent’s neck.

Kings Rising, Chapter 14:

The light through the trees dappled Laurent’s hair, which was longer now than it had been in the palace, and showing signs of minor disarray.

The Summer Palace:

He remembered - the steam of those other baths, the moment he had caught Laurent’s wrist in his hand. This close, he could see the wet tops of Laurent’s shoulders. Above that, the tips of Laurent’s hair were wet too, from steam or from the splash from the pitcher.

The passage from The Summer Palace (TSP) clearly states that Laurent’s hair is slightly above shoulder length. Since TSP occurs near the end of this series’ timeline AND Chapter 14 of King’s Rising (KR) states that Laurent’s hair grows throughout the trilogy, I can make assumptions of the length of Laurent’s hair from earlier.

I believe that at the beginning of the trilogy, Laurent’s hair is at/around chin level. In Chapter 10 of Captive Prince (CP), Laurent’s hair is described to be tucked behind his ear. Hair that is chin level (speaking from personal experience because mine is that short) is easily able to be tucked behind the ear. Any shorter than chin length is hard to brush behind the ear. 

Laurent’s hair is constantly described as at the nape, aka the back of the neck. Since we know that Laurent’s hair is at chin level in CP and is shoulder length in TSP, I can conclude that his hair grows throughout Prince’s Gambit (PG) and KR.

TL;DR - Laurent’s hair begins at chin level, gradually grows throughout the trilogy, and is now at shoulder level. He has “medium” length hair.

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Neo-Nazis have been waging war on a small Montana town. Now they might pay for it.

  • “Are y'all ready for an old fashioned troll storm?” neo-Nazi leader and blogger Andrew Anglin asked his website’s audience last year. “Because AYO — it’s that time, fam.”
  • With that, Anglin launched a harassment campaign that would keep Tanya Gersh and her family always in fear of her life, wondering for months if they should pack their bags in the night and run.
  • On Tuesday morning, the Southern Poverty Law Center filed a lawsuit against Anglin, publisher of the infamous neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer
  • The SPLC seeks to punish Anglin for his “terror campaign,” get justice for Gersh and set a precedent that could stem the tide of coordinated harassment campaigns online.
  • It all began with Richard Spencer, the white nationalist who was famously punched during Trump’s inauguration, to the applause of the world. 
  • Spencer’s mother, Sherry Spencer, who owns property in the small resort town of Whitefish, Montana, wrote a Medium post called “Does Love Really Live Here?” claiming that Gersh pressured her to sell the commercial real estate she owned in Whitefish due to her son’s politics.
  • Since then, Anglin and his online brigade of neo-Nazis and white supremacists have waged war on Jewish members of the Whitefish community. And Gersh is getting the worst of it.
  • The SPLC’s complaint alleges that Anglin posted 30 articles on the Daily Stormer about Gersh, including her personal phone number, email address, personal information of her friends and colleagues, and the social media profiles of her 12-year-old son. Read more (4/18/17 1 PM)
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listen these are two of my fave kaminari panels and I really think this should be a meme

The Fall Outs and Fly Offs of Confessions

When Lena confesses her love to Kara, Kara thinks ‘this is it, I’ve ruined another friendship by not loving them back.’ 

Because she knows that she likes guys, even if she hasn’t liked the ones she is friends with.

And when Lena stops by less and less, when Jess the receptionist tells her “this is actually a really important meeting” more and more, Kara is crushed.

So it’s isn’t until she brings it up to Alex and Maggie at the bar after a bit of alien ale, that she remembers.

“Well, actually,” Maggie says gently, one hand resting on her sister’s arm, “you technically could like girls too. Not that you do, but ‘I like guys’ isn’t really an argument. Has to be that you don’t like the other thing.”

Kara wants to be able to quickly say ‘well, I don’t’, but she hasn’t really thought about it. She came to Earth just as she was beginning to experience romantic feelings, and Earth has always made it seem like boys were the only option. She didn’t feel anything for any humans when she landed. They were too different, and she had too much going on.

In fact, other than celebrity crushes, when has Kara experienced feelings for anyone on Earth?

Have I loved anyone?

Oh. Yes, of course, she remembers.

On Krypton.

She had crushes on many people, just before it died.

As Kara cycles through the people she had a crush on, a boy from her lessons, one who lived across from her, a flash of long, jet black hair, the blue sun of Casador and a girl whose family was in the same tourist group as hers enter her mind.

She leans back suddenly. Alex and Maggie are mildly startled.

“I like girls.”

She stands up, knocking against the table and nearly spilling all of their drinks. 

Alex and Maggie are thoroughly startled. 

Kara stares at them intensely, not really seeing them. They exchange a quick and confused glance. 

Kara practically flies into the ceiling.

“I like Lena!”

Kara heads immediately for the door, almost crashing into a yellow fella, a table, and the waitress trying to clean it up, before she finally just super speeds out of there. 

They laugh and Alex reluctantly pulls out ten dollars and hands it to Maggie.

“I bet they’re together by the end of the week.”

Alex shakes her head. “Today.”

“You’re on, Danvers.”

Joe Biden launches PAC, fueling rumors of a 2020 White House run

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden announced Thursday the launch of a political action committee, stirring speculation he may attempt to challenge Donald Trump for the presidency in 2020.
  • “Thinking big is stamped into the DNA of the American soul,” Biden wrote in a Medium post announcing the American Possibilities PAC. “That’s why the negativity, the pettiness, the small-mindedness of our politics today drives me crazy. It’s not who we are.”
  • The announcement has been seen as a possible indicator the former vice president is considering a 2020 presidential campaign. Read more (6/1/17)

american-otaku  asked:

Hey can I ask you something? Can you give me examples of different mediums because I have a project for class but I don't think my teacher wants us to solely do simple mediums commonly used for drawing. :/

Hey! I’m not Super knowledgeable about a vast variety of mediums, but after looking it up, here’s some different 2D mediums since I felt like maybe that’s more of what you’d be looking for rather than 3D, since 2D mediums aren’t usually too insane–like glass or bronze sculptures or anything like that. I also included some example artworks for a couple of the mediums, so you could maybe get a feel for the kind of look that can be achieved with some of them. All artwork was found through either google images or through tumblr (and sourced with the original artist). With art from tumblr users especially, please be sure to support them if you can! I hope this helps, good luck.

  • Pencil/graphite drawing (kinda obvious, but figured I’d state it anyways)
  • Colored Pencil (Art by Marco Mazzoni)
  • Charcoal (art by… me!  [[sorry to sorta plug myself, but it’s a bit easier than having to dig through pinterest/etc in search of the original artist like I’m having to do for a lot of these]])
  • Oil Pastels (Art by tumblr user push-the-envelope–if you like it, please try to reblog the original post to support the artist!)
  • Chalk Pastels (Art by tumblr user probablyabear–again, please check their blog and reblog their to support the original post if you like their work!)
  • Gouache (If you haven’t already heard of it, since I know personally it took me forever before I actually figured out what it was, it’s very similar to watercolor but the color is a little more opaque)
  • Etching

Carry On Countdown - Coffee Shop AU

jack kelly has tried to create spray paint art before and he cannot get it right. it started when he and race and spot went (regardless of davey’s wishes) to graffiti an abandoned building and jack’s writing came out super sloppy and just looked Bad. he was very distraught by this because he is jack “doodles photo realistic pictures of his boyfriend as a hobby” kelly. there is no reason that he shouldn’t be able to do this. after that night jack becomes adamant about learning how to spray paint evenly and he swears he will master the art style. but here’s the thing, he can’t. he’s just bad at it. those videos of people on sidewalks that make beautiful spray paint paintings in just minutes with only cardboard and old paint cans make him furious