seasonal market

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Me: *sees a bunch of cool edits of Pidge with long hair* 
Me: Nice
Also Me: *starts to think a lot of reasons about how is not a good idea to have long hair in the space* 

GoT S7 posters!

Here’s the emoji key for snatching all the new character posters on the #WinterIsHere tag on Twitter:

  1. Dragon = Dany
  2. Wine glass = Tyrion
  3. Lion = Cersei
  4. Waving right hand = Jaime
  5. Wolf head = Sansa
  6. Snowflake = Jon
  7. One sword = Arya
  8. Eyeball = Bran
  9. Shield = Brienne
  10. Bird = Littlefinger
  11. Pickaxe = Tormund
  12. Octopus = Theon

I tried the squid first for Theon and it didn’t work, so it took me a lot longer to be aware they had a poster for Theon.

When people say the finale ruined April Ludgate’s character

So you think April wasn’t meant to be a mother. You think she hates everyone, she hates kids, she would never ever want kids, she would never be a mother.

Did you forget the time she was swarmed up with young girls who loved her art?

Did you forget the time she was having fun with all the Pawnee Rangers for a pillow fight? Did you forget that even Ann, beautiful popular Ann, didn’t partake in that pillow fight?

Did you forget the time she ran and cheered with all the Pawnee scouts when Andy started a boat race?

Did you forget the time when she had to remind Andy, of all people, Andy who adores kids, that he had to get out of character because he was scaring a little kid? And spent a good portion of her day helping that child find his way back to his mom? Would she have done the same for a lost adult in the building? 

Did you forget the time she accepted a kids concert for Andy and had so much fun? So much so that she said she’d never found him as attractive as when he was singing to children? Is that the attitude of someone who hates kids?

Did you forget that Andy and April babysat the triplets? That Leslie literally called her Auntie April? That Ben, who always worries about everything, told Andy to let April handle everything? Would he say that, would they trust their precious children to someone who hates kids? Would she accept to do it?

Did you forget that April had her very special part in the Johnny Karate Super Awesome Musical Explosion Show, April’s Animal Corner? That she literally pushed and encouraged Andy into a career in kids entertainment? Is that what someone who hates kids would do?

Did you forget the time she couldn’t help but be the sweetest toward Oliver and Leslie, even though she’s always had a less-than-idyllic relationship with their mother? Is that the attitude of someone who hates kids?

It’s okay if you don’t like kids. It’s okay if you don’t want kids. It really is. But that’s you. Liking children has always been part of April’s character. She has never had a negative interaction with a child in the show. She has always liked kids and wanted to help them and have fun with them. The finale didn’t ruin who she was, it confirmed it.

I keep seeing people complaining about how people slept on Sweet/Vicious and yeah, it was super annoying that people didn’t watch it despite all of us, though a pretty small fandom, screaming about it online, but it’s important to remember that it is first and foremost MTVs fault that Sweet/Vicious didn’t get the ratings it deserved.

They didn’t give it the marketing it needed. They put it on at a time hardly anyone in its target audience could actually watch it. They knew how important this show was and the impact that it made on the people who did watch it, and they made the decision to cancel the show without a second season with better marketing based purely on its live ratings.

People slept on Sweet/Vicious because they didn’t even know it existed and that’s 100% MTVs fault.

Anyways, fuck MTV.

Eierpunsch is a hot sweetened alcoholic drink from Germany that is commonly found at Christmas markets - but it’s easy to make at home. As usual, there are many variations. Here’s one recipe:

1 bottle of white wine (750 ml) ~ 4 eggs (or 8 yolks) ~ 5 tablespoons of sugar - 1 packet of vanilla sugar (or 2 tsp sugar + 1 tsp vanilla extract) ~ Pinch of cinnamon ~ 4 cloves ~ lemon juice ~ 250 ml of strong black tea ~ whipped cream ~ 50 ml dark rum (optional)

Prepare tea as usual; allow to cool. Whisk sugar into the eggs (or yolks) and add a little cold white wine; beat vigorously. Add vanilla sugar to the mix. Pour in the remaining white wine, cinnamon, cloves, lemon juice, and cooled tea. Optionally, add 50 ml of dark rum. Transfer mix to a pan and gently heat, but don’t let it heat too quickly, remove before it comes to the boil. The mix should be foaming. Remove cloves. Serve hot and foamy in a mug with whipped cream on top and a biscuit. Prost! :)