the medium is the medium

Look at these vicious, violent hounds

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Drawing more dresses. Pretty red ones with white lace.
Is there anything you want to see more of? I’m open to suggestions. I need to draw more often. Feels like I’ve slowed down some.

i love the fact that like… if you wanted to you could throw a chair… stool…. lamp… medium sized houseplant… even a lightweight table…. theres nothing physically stopping you from throwing furniture around, only social constructs and your own cowardice.

hi so here we r again bc aquamarines a disaster imo. i hate her perfectly round flat face i hate her perfectly smooth flat hair i hate that she doesnt have a neck i hate that she doesnt have a midsection i hate that her gloves look photoshopped on i hate that her palette is exactly lapis’s palette i hate her design a lot

so i fixed it

Game On!

[Astrology Edition]

Aries: Outlast- this is some SCARY VIOLENT BLOODY shit that requires serious balls to play. It is a hell of an adrenaline rush, and requires you to conquer your fears to make it through. 

Taurus: Skyrim- a game that lets you hoard shit, has lots of pretty nature, so you can chill and wander aimlessly. 

Gemini: Infamous: Second Son- fun, bright, colorful shit with a playful protagonist and unique premise. You’ll fucking love it. 

Cancer: Firewatch- Emotional, deep, but calming and mysterious. It’s an instant classic indie game that makes you feel nostalgic and lonely in the best possible way.

Leo: Mass Effect- It’s all about you, and you’re Shepard, hero of the galaxy. This series is dramatic, allows the player to self-insert, and allows you to romance all kinds of sexy aliens. 

Virgo: Heavy Rain- This is a game designed for those who pay attention to details and are keen on doing the right thing. It is some nerve-wracking shit, but well-suited for analytical types.

Libra: Life is strange- Decisions, decisions. They’re the bane of a libra’s existence, and the central focus of this game. You can change your mind as much as you want, but you’ll have regrets no matter what. 

Scorpio: Until dawn- Horror, the supernatural, and some seriously twisted psychological shit. It’s dark, suspenseful, and has layers and layers of weird clues to connect.

Sagittarius: Uncharted 4- Fun, adventure, and the quest for the ultimate treasure. Combine that with a good-humored protagonist with preternatural good luck, along with a penchant for philosophy, and you have the game-version of Sagittarius. 

Capricorn: The Evil Within- This game is dark, serious, gory, extremely, plot-heavy; but not very emotional. It is also not fun, which is good, because caps don’t want fun; they want a challenge.

Aquarius:The Stanley Parable- An indie game whose sole purpose is to criticize the narrative style of every other game out there. Nuff said. 

Pisces: Beyond: Two Souls- This is a game about sacrifice, about a girl who was a victim and an outcast, but retained her sense of empathy and compassion through it all. Lots of pretty graphics and emotions. You’ll love it. 

** Certain video games give off a vibe similar to the energy of certain signs, but you can take this as a rec list; check moon for what you’ll enjoy and mars for what you’ll probably be good at. 

Recipe: Fiddlehead Risotto

Description: A creamy rice dish served with sautéed fern heads. It’s a little bland. 

Game ingredients: Oil, Fiddlehead Fern, Garlic

This recipe restores 225 energy and 101 health. It can be obtained from the Cooking Channel. It sells for 350g. 

Difficulty: Medium, 1 hour. Serves 3.

I set the difficulty to medium because it can be a little labour intensive for some, but don’t be scared off by that! It’s mostly because it requires some extra precision. Also, contrary to the description, it’s not bland.

Risotto: 
-400g Arborio rice, or any other Italian short-grain rice
-5 cups/1.2L vegetable broth
-1 cup white wine
-2 cloves garlic
-1 small onion
-2 tablespoons olive oil
-½ teaspoon each of salt, pepper, and oregano
-½ cup grated parmesan cheese
-2 tablespoons butter

Fiddleheads:
-230g fiddleheads
-2 tablespoons butter
-Pinch of garlic powder
-Salt and pepper, to taste

Soak the fiddleheads in a bowl of cold water for a few minutes, and then drain in a colander and rinse off excess bits of leaves to clean them. Remove any darkened bits. Put off to the side. 

Boil the vegetable broth in a saucepan over high heat, and then reduce to low heat and simmer to keep it warm. Mince the garlic and finely chop the onion. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-high, and then add in the garlic and onion and sauté for 5 minutes or til soft, stirring frequently. 

Reduce the heat to medium. Add the rice to the garlic and onion, along with the salt, pepper, and oregano. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent the rice from being burned while frying, and then add the white wine. Stir the wine into the rice until it’s mostly all absorbed. The smell of the garlic, onion, and wine will be pretty strong, so don’t lean in too close.

With a ladle, add ½ cup of vegetable broth at a time to the rice. Stir constantly until almost all the broth is absorbed, and then add another ½ cup of broth. Repeat this process for about 25 minutes, or until the rice is creamy and tender with a slightly firm centre. If you run out of broth and the rice needs more liquid, use hot water until it’s done.

Before the rice is complete, pour about 4 or 5 cups of water into a medium saucepan and cook over high on a separate burner. If you’ve timed it well, the rice will be done by the time the water boils. Turn off the heat on the rice and place a lid on it to keep it warm. 

Place the fiddleheads in the boiling water and cook for 7 minutes, and then drain the water in a colander. 

In a frying pan, melt the butter over medium-high, and then add the fiddleheads. Add the salt, pepper, and garlic powder and sauté until tender. 

Combine the fiddleheads into the pot of rice, leaving a few extra to drop on top before serving. 

Fiddlehead Risotto is creamy and delicious, and the fiddleheads offer a refreshing taste against the starch of the rice. It’s an excellent combination.

-SVR