so us a flavour

Upcoming animated short film

A short film I’ve been working on, Johanne, is nearing completion. If you like cartoons, pseudohistorical settings, or faint glimpses of an exceptionally large cat, go follow the project’s new blog @johanne-animation!

I can’t tell you much about the film yet (spoilers!) but the blog’ll be updating a couple times per week with stuff like concept art, promo sketches, and backgrounds. So if you’re interested in the sort of work I do professionally, check that out.

However, if you’d prefer your Johanne updates written by someone thoroughly confused by Twitter, go watch me take over our studio’s account at DragonbeeStudio.

Let’s be honest here: Mercutio is tumblr’s baby. If there was a poll on favourite Shakespeare characters, he’d win by a landslide. So we had to make a cocktail for him, but we were also very specific about what we wanted to make it suit the character. It had to contain enough hard alcohol to put you in insta-party mode, but it also had to be pretty damn sweet. It had to give off a joyful and incredibly queer vibe while being colourful as fuck. We pondered and pondered, and then it hit us. Now we proudly present: The Mercutio.

Ingredients:

  • Pomegranate juice (red)
  • Apricot juice (orange)
  • Mango juice (yellow)
  • Woodruff syrup (green)
  • Powerade “Mountain Blast” sports drink (blue)
  • Blackcurrant juice (purple)
  • Rhubarb juice (pink)
  • 2 cl vodka
  • 2 cl Bacardi Razz
  • 4 cl Cointreau

Preparation:

Make ice cubes from the various different juices; obviously you can use different flavours so long as the colours match up, but these go well together. (Handy hints: the woodruff syrup needs to be mixed with water, but not too much, else it will turn out turquoise rather than green; the blackcurrant juice works best when mixed with a bit of Powerade and a bit of water, to become more purple rather than dark purple-red; if you don’t like Powerade, Curaçao is an alternative for the blue bits.)

Stack the ice cubes in a tall glass so that they make a rainbow (i.e. in the order they’re given above). Top up with the alcohol - pre-chilled, ideally, so that the ice takes longer to melt. Ta-daah! Drinkable, alcoholic rainbow. Go crash a Capulet party with your boyfriend and the Montacrew.

In place of the Dark Lord you will set up a Queen. And I shall be not dark, but beautiful and terrible as the Morning and the Night!

Galadriel, Lady of Light, painted in my sketchbook tonight as a return to Tolkien-flavour stuff. I used to do so much of it! It’s coming back. (Done in gouache and coloured pencils.)

anonymous asked:

Literally. It's so embarrassing to me as a white person seeing those reactions. We're already perceived (rightly a lot of the time) as being ignorant of things outside of our sphere and all those tweets do is confirm that. Like, so many people use bay leaves to flavour dishes like spaghetti bolognese and it's common knowledge that you're not supposed to eat the damn thing.

THER EIS A LEAF?!??! IM MY PASTA??! hold the fucking phone I’m suing is this from outside

tbh not to be a dick but like any individual white person kind of should feel some kinda way about the crazy shit white people tweet about like…it’s Too Much. 

anonymous asked:

would levi be willing to share his tea secrets,, i never get the timing right and end up with a really weak or really strong brew. and of course i end up burning myself,,

Tea loves oxygen – it helps the flavour develop, so always use freshly drawn cold water in the kettle.
Make sure your pot is clean.
Warm the pot by swirling a small amount of boiled water in it.
For black tea, only pour on freshly boiled water and do not over-boil it.
For green tea, always use the water just at the boil.
One teaspoon of loose tea per person and one teaspoon for the pot is about right, but add as much or as little to make it to the strength you like.
Some people believe that sugar masks the flavours in tea. Why not try a fruit tea if you prefer a sweeter taste?
A tea cosy extends the brewing time and can make the tea bitter and stewed. A removable infuser or teabags can help to get round this problem. allow the teabag to brew for two and a half to three minutes. This allows the flavour to fully develop.

Okay.  So.  I maybe went a little crazy with the jam making last year?  And maybe I have something like 12 pints of unopened canned fruit product, and the growing season is nearly upon us?  So.

Giveaway!  Would you like jam?

If so, please reblog!

Available flavours:

  • Strawberry
  • Blueberry
  • Strawberry-Apple-Ginger
  • Blackberry
  • Plum
  • Apple Butter

I will mail stuff anywhere in the world that’s it’s legal to send food (apparently even Australia will let me mail jam there, so I think that means it’s legal everywhere).  If you have a preferred flavour, feel free to mention in your reblog, but I can’t promise you will get it.

Give away ends March 20, because I want all this stuff out of my kitchen.

Winners will be asked to send me their address via google form.

(If you are not on tumblr, but know me personally and want jam send me an email or something and I will include you.  :-P  Ex-roomie, do you want jam?)

Some of the “highlights” from the budget:

  • Ooh, a “Living Wage”! Granted, it isn’t actually related to the Actual Living Wage. And won’t offset the cuts in tax credits either. So about as useful as a cock flavoured lollipop.
  • Receive Education Support Allowance (to help you access education, given the extra costs you might incur due to your disability)? Snip, snip.
  • If you leave school at 18, you will have to work for 7 years before even being paid the “living wage”
  • But if you want to go on to university and have the audacity to be poor, there is no more grant funding to help- you get an extra helping of student debt, instead.
  • An unemployed couple with children, living outside London, will see their net income fall by 28% in real terms over the next 5 years due to the benefit cap, according to the Treasury’s own projections. Ideologically motivated? Never.... I mean, working familes are okay. We told you that was who was important. (So did Labour, mind you).
  • Oh, but if you’re paying the top rate of tax, you may have been “lifted” out of paying as the threshold has been increased.
  • And if you’re a corporation you’re fine too. The taxpayer has your back, in these uncertain and difficult times.

Fuckers.