runaway food

If you thought Vanilla Ice was bad, Remember that to an actual Italian, Almost everyone in Part5 is named after food

Who could forget the Battle between Cookie and Fish, who wanted to avenge his brother:Ham or the time Lion Lambmeat was killed by Double Vinegar

The food printer is an appliance from Runaway to the Stars, used a lot in spaceships for ready-made “foodlike” products. It’s not good at making anything that cannot be recreated as a smooth paste or slurry, so it mostly gets used for stuff like bread, tofu, sausage, egg, juice, porridge, chips, and etc. The products are usually pretty junky… ie., high carbs, high fat, and over-seasoned to compensate for slightly ‘off’ flavor and texture. The very fancy ones can make a wider variety of food pastes cooked in more interesting ways than baked/fried, but they’re bloody expensive and only found on huge ships or in space ports. Smaller ships usually also have a huge freezer and a regular kitchen, so they can stock up on better, tastier food at ports. The Staraways crew has a HumBugBird model for feeding their coed crew, and Talita has her personal centaur food printer that she’s owned and eaten from for the majority of her life. Someone…. get this poor girl some real meat…

I’m a biologist, not an engineer, so this is my best shot at drawing one. If anyone with more experience in this area wants to talk about scifi appliances, feel free to hit me up.

Like everyone in the kitchen, I sometimes pretend I’m doing a cooking show, only I assume this hypothetical show just features, like, all the fuck-ups I regularly have in the kitchen. Highlights from tonight’s episode:

  • “And now we begin the traditional frantic washing of the dishes and utensils I’ll need for this particular meal.”
  • “I’m just gonna break apart these canned tomatoes by hand and– OH GOD I FORGOT ABOUT THAT SCRAPE ON MY KNUCKLE IT BURNS”
  • “This is the first place I’ve lived with a garbage disposal. I don’t trust it, so nobody laugh while I nervously prod these carrot peels with a scrub-brush into the Mysterious Sink-Void That Devours.”
  • “If I eat all this tangelo now will the salad still taste okay?”
  • “If I eat all these olives now will the salad still taste okay?”
  • “If I eat all these carrots now will the salad still taste okay?”
  • “These are the only three ingredients in the salad so I probably shouldn’t eat them all now.”
  • “It is especially important that you cackle triumphantly any time you smash a clove of garlic with the side of your knife.”
  • “Definitely forgot to start the water boiling. New challenge: how long can you hold the heavy pot in your off-hand while it fills with water? Now there’s water on the floor, but you know the answer. Tumblr break while that boils.”
  • “Okay, now we can start the pasta and– I definitely forgot to pre-heat the oven. Turn off the water. Tumblr break while the oven heats up. Turn on the water.”
  • “The reason this oil isn’t heating up may have something to do with the fact that I’ve turned the wrong burner on, and the burner I’ve selected here is the burnt-on-stuff burner I haven’t gotten around to cleaning yet, so now the fire alarm’s going off, is what’s happening here.”
  • “If your burner’s sorta lopsided like this one, you’ll want to sort of swish everything around in the pan to make sure it’s evenly coated. That’s a real pro tip right there.”
  • “…If I eat all this fresh mozzarella now will the pasta still taste okay?”
  • “And if you follow all those steps exactly, especially the fuck-ups, it’ll inexplicably look and taste just fine.”

—Um… Tina? Don’t you have one of your own here?
—What? No. I don’t know what you’re talking about. Come on, let’s share some more.

…In other news I hoped this would be the time when I would finally be able to draw Jimmy Jr good, but NOPE =D …I’m mad at myself. I should take classes from bobbelcherr or prestotinao or something.

the foods of pll

a hopefully mostly complete list, thanks to all those who reminded me of ones i forgot. dilemonade prettylittleliarswerk solvingprettylittleliars rosewoodspy teacupseahorse redcoatblackveil

  • froyo: melissa asked aria for her froyo and thought it was peanut butter when it was in fact toffee.
  • empanadas: emily made empanadas and was terrible at it, she could not stop saying the work empanada and now neither can i
  • cookies: just a general food relevant to hanna marin
  • mozzarella stick: a plane
  • flan: something toby can’t make but spencer can
  • cake/pie: ezra’s sexuality
  • carrot stick: hanna took the last one and it was very dramatic
  • cheesy puffs: emily’s first thought when hanna asks her a question
  • chickpeas: ezra’s biggest lie
  • pink drinks: not code for something gay after all
  • popovers: pam’s popovers
  • cheesy fries: get your own
  • fancy grilled cheese: made from byron’s dignity 
  • gummy candies: the food of runaway kids
  • wine: ashley marin’s one true love
  • waffles: ashley marin makes the best!
  • ice cream: don’t eat it like byron and ted
  • pie and beer: ezra’s fetish
  • furry lime: still in ezra’s fridge
  • butterscotch: the candy of old ladies and me
  • cupcakes: with cute little pigs
  • take out: the reason the marin’s had a money scare
  • lasagna: or rather the box…
  • cheeseburger: “Something that a vegan would order at a bar while they chat up their future english teacher” - redcoatblackveil
  • mushroom puffs: mr. hastings favorite
  • pretzels: another mr. hastings secret delight
  • coffee related drinks: the only beverage in rosewood



Fumbling, some of the groceries spilled out of his bag, forcing the spirit to stop and turn around swiftly. There went his oranges and ginseng. As he reached down for the runaway foods, a single eye– the other hidden by a a large eyepatch– peered up to see the Hollow being standing there. His eye widened with stun. “Brother…?” He questioned quietly with a gasp, that word having not slipped from his lips in what felt like decades.