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Triple Scoop Sucrosian Beast:
Sof Serverus

BATTLE THEME

I’ve been keeping this one tight-lipped for a while, but I felt compelled to share it and let it be known before @shenanimation​ beats me to another pun-punch.

In Knick’s world, there’s sugarmancy - the art of creating confectionery treats with sugar-based magic - and then there’s dark chocomancy, which dabbles in the forbidden art forms of sugarmancy, using dark chocolate. One of the primary forms of dark chocomancy deals with summoning beasts of intense flavor and power to wreak destruction on the wielder’s enemies, known as the Sucrosian Beasts.

Sof Serverus summons forth the elemental powers of Strawberry, Vanilla, and Pistachio to rain heavy firepower on his victims. The cherries grown from its forhead cause hallucinations, making the affected see everything around them as edible treats – even their friends.

This little puppy is already planned to appear somewhere in the Knick series.

Chicago: Six reasons to visit

The Windy City is often overshadowed by its coastal counterparts, but with steely skyscrapers, culturally diverse neighbourhoods and the great outdoors nearby, it’s time to take another look at America’s second city.


The Italian job

Photo by Thomas Schweighofer on Unsplash

About 30 minutes west of downtown Chicago you’ll find Il Poveretto Café. The Melrose Park neighbourhood is known for Italian restaurants and this is a favourite. The owner, Frankie, treats everyone like family. The Italian village salad is the perfect starter, but save space for spumoni cheesecake.


Little India

Strolling down Devon Avenue, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re in India. Most come to dine, as there are plenty of superb Indian restaurants, including Annapurna, but don’t miss popping into the many sari shops - the colours are breathtaking.


Outdoor pursuits

Chicago is home to the 30km lakefront trail, a beautiful park space separating downtown Chicago from Lake Michigan. Dotted along the lakefront are 26 natural sand beaches where you can rent paddleboards, jet skis, and kayaks, or kick back with a nice cocktail at a beachside café.  If biking’s more your thing, head out onto the city’s 320km of designated bicycle lanes – Chicago was recently named the most cycling-friendly city in America. 


Tread the boards

Take a tour of the historic Chicago Theatre. Opened in 1921, it’s one of Chicago’s most iconic buildings, and the backstage wall is filled with autographs from showbusiness stars, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Dolly Parton.


Retail therapy

Get your shopping fix on State Street, that great street, as the song goes, home to Macy’s, the second largest department store in the world. Then hop over the Chicago River to The Magnificent Mile. There you can enjoy jaw-dropping city skyline sights and be spoiled for choice with its 460 shops.


Sail away

No trip to Chicago is complete without hopping on the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise. It’s amazing - you’ll learn why the city’s buildings are built the way they are and why the river flows backwards, plus you’ll get the lowdown on the newest skyscrapers.

Plan your Chicago holiday


Words by Maureen Mclafferty, British Airways’ Chicago airport manager

Photography by Sawyer Bengtson on Unsplash

anonymous asked:

Hey! I have this stupid little head-cannon that if all of the companions were in a modern world, they'd all like a lot of the current desserts. So, what do you guys think the companions plus advisors favorite ice cream flavor would be? Thanks!

Note: this isn’t an advertisement for anything, Ben & Jerry’s just happens to have a ton of flavors that match a lot of these when looking for images on Google. That being said, I love Ben & Jerry’s; sorry for hijacking all of your pictures for this nerd post.

Cassandra: She likes vanilla with caramel and chocolate swirls in it. 

Blackwall: He’ll eat anything, but he likes chocolate chip cookie dough.

Iron Bull: S’mores ice cream is the SHIT to him. It’s all he’s ever wanted and more in a dessert.

Sera: Peanut butter and chocolate is her JAM.

Cole: He doesn’t eat, but assuming he would, he’d probably like strawberry. It’s sweet, just like him.

Varric: Rocky Road. Varric seems like a rocky road sort of guy.

Dorian: He LOVES pistachio ice cream, more than he’d like to admit.

Solas: Mint chocolate chip. It’s one of the few inventions of the modern era he can’t complain about.

Vivienne: She doesn’t partake in ice cream that often, but she’s had salted caramel ice cream a few times and really likes it.

Josephine: Spumoni. It would likely remind her of home.

Cullen: Butter pecan. The slight buttery taste combined with pecan (so Mod Sarah has read, anyways, she’s deathly allegic to pecans) is SO Fereldan.

Leliana: This woman will steal any and all of your chocolate ice cream. Beware.

BONUS:

Krem: Cookies and cream. There’s no end to the joking from Iron Bull whenever he gets it.

Author’s note: I went looking up ice cream flavors for this and found this monstrosity on Wikipedia:

What the fuck is this shit

Holidays & Days of Note for August 21st, 2013

*   Raksha Bandhan (Hindu) festival celebrated mainly in northern Indian states, it is a special occasion to celebrate the chaste bond of love between a brother and a sister.

*   Ninoy Aquino Day (Philippines) commemorating the anniversary of the 1983 assassination of former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr.

*   Youth Day (Morocco) also the birthday of the reigning monarch, Mohammed VI.

*   Spumoni Ice Cream Day (U.S.) 

*   National Senior Citizen’s Day (U.S) On August 19, 1988, President Ronald Reagan issued Proclamation 5847 creating National Senior Citizens Day, making it a for real “national” day so… does his mean the banks and post offices will be closed?

*   Consualia ( Anicent Rome) Held in honor of Consus minor god who was the  protector of grain and storage bins

*   The first Lincoln – Douglas debate started 155 years ago today.