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i’ve been jokingly calling JonTron “John Tron” for ages now but it turns out there is an actual channel by that name, and as frightened by this as I am, it’s clearly the superior version

A few years ago, when I was living in the housing co-op and looking for a quick cookie recipe, I came across a blog post for something called “Norwegian Christmas butter squares.” I’d never found anything like it before: it created rich, buttery and chewy cookies, like a vastly superior version of the holiday sugar cookies I’d eaten growing up. About a year ago I went looking for the recipe again, and failed to find it. The blog had been taken down, and it sent me into momentary panic. 

Luckily, I remembered enough to find it on the Wayback Machine, and quickly copied it into a file that I’ve saved ever since. I probably make these cookies about once a month, and they last about five days around my voracious husband - they’re fantastic with a cup of bitter coffee or tea. I’m skeptical that there is something distinctively Norwegian about these cookies, but they do seem like the perfect thing to eat on a cold day. 

Norwegian Christmas Butter Squares

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 egg
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla
½ tsp salt
Turbinado/ Raw Sugar for dusting

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Chill a 9x13″ baking pan in the freezer. Do not grease the pan.

Using a mixer, blend the butter, egg, sugar, and salt together until it is creamy.  Add the flour and vanilla and mix using your hands until the mixture holds together in large clumps. If it seems overly soft, add a little extra flour. 

Using your hands, press the dough out onto the chilled and ungreased baking sheet until it is even and ¼ inch thick.  Dust the top of the cookies evenly with raw sugar.

Bake at 400 degrees until the edges turn a golden brown, about 12-15 minutes. Remove from the oven. Let cool for about five minutes before cutting the cooked dough into squares. Remove the squares from the warm pan using a spatula.

velvetchrysalis  asked:

Could you please write an analysis how the signs are when they go "bad" and use their assets negatively?

Aries reigns in on pure egocentrism to dominate and control instead of learn and understand. Instead of encouragement and genuine concern, the Aries perceives criticism and becomes overly defensive. Unwillingness to learn from experience creates continuous destructive cycles in relationships and social platforms where they are consistently inappropriate, childish, and reactive 

Taurus becomes stuck in mental, emotional, and physical ruts, internalising fears and anxieties and becoming shells. Often this can be remarked as vanity or over self indulgence but the individual locks themselves away from being touched in any way, saving themselves from bad but forbidding the good, there is over obsession with appearance and image 

Gemini cannot tell the truth from the lie and becomes tangled in their own web of conflicting stories, each seeming to be true at the time but diverting into more complex and manipulative avenues, using right timing silence and the gift of the gab, innocent stare, and denial of responsibility to twist the tale or perception until nobody knows what’s going on anymore 

Cancer becomes consuming, devouring, and overly possessive, in some ways controlling of loved ones as a performance of protection, but trapping the individual from freedom and liberation, martyring themselves so people feel they cannot leave or guilty for their experience of life. Suffocating 

Leo is manipulative with complexes and self generated inadequacies, clinging onto anybody who displays any expression of affection and restricting anybody from leaving, seeking saviours for the inner child in everybody and over dramatising emotional experience so that others display sympathy or validation

Virgo trembles between every variable and cannot take any decisive action, instead becoming a nervous, frantic wreck with little control of life or self, erratic behaviours in relationships and giving off the semblance of selfishness, too tangled in the mind to be set free, avoidant, seclusive, detached  

Libra loses any sense of identity or self, becomes absorbed and imitates into any form of company, instead of offering something genuine and personal to relationships can only offer a hollow reflection, becomes overly idealistic and dependant on partners to save or fulfil them, cannot cope with reality when these ideals or imagined futures do not exist 

Scorpio becomes overly contained in the emotional experience, riding the waves of darkness into traumas they keep revisiting instead and refusing to accept, trying to forget but refusing to remember, so the darkness they deny fuels fires inside, ignites the demons resting place, and they cannot rest in the light so they are projected onto the faces they see, devils everywhere, devils they must destroy 

Sagittarius becomes so trapped in their idea of truth and contained reality that outside opinion and insight is rejected, scolded at, scoffed at, the individual refuses to accept what cannot be perceived beyond eyesight, the whole world becomes a silent echo and they don’t even know they are searching for something brilliant, instead trying to fill the void with every material desire they could devour 

Capricorn becomes suffocated by a harsh, unreceptive, and cold view of reality, feels iciness burn from deep inside and from the outside, and constructs a shell, a defensive mask that hides deep, needing secrets and vulnerabilities. The sterility is offsetting, the need to control becomes evident in every aspect of the individual’s life, because they cannot control the demon inside 

Aquarius becomes overly absorbed in superiorities and versions of truths and realities, exacting supremacy in conversation and validation of thought, unwilling to accept something is unknown or wrongly known, tendency to deplete the capacities of other people’s intelligence compared to their own 

Pisces express the whole spectrum of human and beyond-human archetype. Ghosts and spirits stir in the unconscious, waiting to be unleashed. You cannot believe everything you feel, Pisces can make you experience heaven, hell or both at once. Remember they can wield and rule two worlds you’ve never even been to before. A a wounded pisces can cut to the spirit like a psychic surgeon, detonating somebody’s personality from the soul upward. The same tools that open the door for immense sensitivity and forgiveness become the blades turned on other people. This is why you should never wrong a pisces. You may spend centuries repairing the damage 

-C.

I just went looking for a song my dad used to play on the guitar when I was little and discovered that he totally rewrote the lyrics, which I now can’t fully recall, thus making it impossible for me to reconstruct his (which to my mind is “the correct”) version of the song. 

He also totally changed the melody. 

MY CHILDHOOD MUSICAL EDUCATION WAS A LIE.

I wonder if Mum still has his tabs somewhere. Probably not, I don’t know what happened to his guitar but I strongly doubt she has kept either it or his songbook for the past twenty five years. 

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Aries reigns in on pure egocentrism to dominate and control instead of learn and understand. Instead of encouragement and genuine concern, the Aries perceives criticism and becomes overly defensive. Unwillingness to learn from experience creates continuous destructive cycles in relationships and social platforms where they are consistently inappropriate, childish, and reactive

Taurus becomes stuck in mental, emotional, and physical ruts, internalising fears and anxieties and becoming shells. Often this can be remarked as vanity or over self indulgence but the individual locks themselves away from being touched in any way, saving themselves from bad but forbidding the good, there is over obsession with appearance and image

Gemini cannot tell the truth from the lie and becomes tangled in their own web of conflicting stories, each seeming to be true at the time but diverting into more complex and manipulative avenues, using right timing silence and the gift of the gab, innocent stare, and denial of responsibility to twist the tale or perception until nobody knows what’s going on anymore

Cancer becomes consuming, devouring, and overly possessive, in some ways controlling of loved ones as a performance of protection, but trapping the individual from freedom and liberation, martyring themselves so people feel they cannot leave or guilty for their experience of life. Suffocating

Leo is manipulative with complexes and self generated inadequacies, clinging onto anybody who displays any expression of affection and restricting anybody from leaving, seeking saviours for the inner child in everybody and over dramatising emotional experience so that others display sympathy or validation

Virgo trembles between every variable and cannot take any decisive action, instead becoming a nervous, frantic wreck with little control of life or self, erratic behaviours in relationships and giving off the semblance of selfishness, too tangled in the mind to be set free, avoidant, seclusive, detached  

Libra loses any sense of identity or self, becomes absorbed and imitates into any form of company, instead of offering something genuine and personal to relationships can only offer a hollow reflection, becomes overly idealistic and dependant on partners to save or fulfil them, cannot cope with reality when these ideals or imagined futures do not exist

Scorpio becomes overly contained in the emotional experience, riding the waves of darkness into traumas they keep revisiting instead and refusing to accept, trying to forget but refusing to remember, so the darkness they deny fuels fires inside, ignites the demons resting place, and they cannot rest in the light so they are projected onto the faces they see, devils everywhere, devils they must destroy

Sagittarius becomes so trapped in their idea of truth and contained reality that outside opinion and insight is rejected, scolded at, scoffed at, the individual refuses to accept what cannot be perceived beyond eyesight, the whole world becomes a silent echo and they don’t even know they are searching for something brilliant, instead trying to fill the void with every material desire they could devour

Capricorn becomes suffocated by a harsh, unreceptive, and cold view of reality, feels iciness burn from deep inside and from the outside, and constructs a shell, a defensive mask that hides deep, needing secrets and vulnerabilities. The sterility is offsetting, the need to control becomes evident in every aspect of the individual’s life, because they cannot control the demon inside

Aquarius becomes overly absorbed in superiorities and versions of truths and realities, exacting supremacy in conversation and validation of thought, unwilling to accept something is unknown or wrongly known, tendency to deplete the capacities of other people’s intelligence compared to their own

Pisces express the whole spectrum of human and beyond-human archetype. Ghosts and spirits stir in the unconscious, waiting to be unleashed. You cannot believe everything you feel, Pisces can make you experience heaven, hell or both at once. Remember they can wield and rule two worlds you’ve never even been to before. A a wounded pisces can cut to the spirit like a psychic surgeon, detonating somebody’s personality from the soul upward. The same tools that open the door for immense sensitivity and forgiveness become the blades turned on other people. This is why you should never wrong a pisces. You may spend centuries repairing the damage

-C.

@onlyshestandsthere replied to your postAnyone else thoroughly not into the idea of a DCEU…

I’d actually really love it. Maybe they’ll mess it up, but I’d love to see a more ‘alien’ Kara. I love the show, but it’s not giving me the depth of character I’m looking for, at least S2 isn’t. DCEU Kara would be very interesting to see. The Injustice version is also hella cool. And she might be in Young Justice S3. Give me all the Karas, is what I’m saying.

I just have so many reservations because either she’ll be cute and light, which is Melissa’s current mark on the character, or she won’t, and people will praise it as better than the show’s version because she’s darker.

A lot of what makes Melissa’s Supergirl so great was how girly she is. And that’s what’s gonna be criticized if a more serious DCEU Supergirl comes along and does well. Not the shitty choices they made in season one, but the show’s Kara as a character. The same dumb misogynistic criticisms the show had in season one.

Hell, if this Supergirl has a bigger cup size, you know that fanboys are gonna be like “This is how Supergirl should look!” and I’m not looking forward to it.

Listen, Supergirl messed a lot up this season, but I can’t imagine a greater depth for this character. They haven’t touched upon it enough recently by any means, but it’s still intrinsically within her and I’m looking forward to future possibilities and to them hopefully fixing their mistakes.

And honestly? The DCEU got Wonder Woman right but has not lived up to that ideal in other areas, so I don’t trust that they’ll be offering her some new depth of character. I mean, I wasn’t fond of the way they’ve handled Clark’s storyline, because it lacked that same light.

And I just want Melissa to be this generation’s live action Supergirl in the same way Grant is this generation’s Flash, because she’s so right for it and represents something so bright, even if there have been some crap choices made for her.

And people are not as critical of Grant as they are of Melissa (for… reasons you can guess), so he is able to withstand both his show’s issues and a new movie version better than Melissa can for Supergirl. And frankly Melissa’s interpretation is tacking a shit ton of criticism for another (male) character’s actions and it doesn’t sit well with me.

I just I don’t think we need another live action Supergirl iteration right now, I can’t imagine it giving me anything better than this Supergirl is capable of. I think we should focus our energy in giving this Supergirl the storylines she deserves. 

anonymous asked:

sis i love your kpop recommendations! can you give us some more current kpop bops?

You want some kpop bops? I shall give you some kpop bops!

These are the 3 hottest kpop bops at the moment imo.

🥉 3rd place: Gfriend - FINGERTIP 🥉

Eternal high school girls Gfriend finally gave up on their virginal high school girl themes and finally hoed it up stepped up their game and gave us this retro bop. This song is a kbop but I feel that it still needs to grow on me a little bit so I give them the third place (also the MV is a bit weird and doesn’t really make any sense so I always end up watching the superior choreography version). If Gfriend are the next Girls’ Generation, FINGERTIP is definitely their Genie era.

🥈 2nd place: gugudan - A Girl Like Me 🥈

After a HORRIBLE debut (song wise) gugudan decided to forget that they ever debuted with an awful song that nobody liked (not even them) and decided to re-debut again with the major kbop A Girl Like Me. Best decision ever.

🥇 🔥 💥 1st place: Brave Girls - Rollin’ 💥 🔥 🥇

Underrated KWEENS Brave Girls snatched everyone’s wigs and ended your faves’ careers by releasing this early kpop summer bop. Rollin’ is the perfect bop of 2K17 so the rest of the kpop artists should hide until 2018 comes because they’ll never be able to touch the masterpiece that Rollin’ is. Too bad few people actually care about Brave Girls and thus this bop will probably go unnoticed.

Anyway, this song keeps slaying me.

Literally me every time Rollin’ starts playing on my playlist:

Brave Girls are here to save Kpop so show them some love and listen to Rollin’ and stream the MV for it. Every time you listen to Rollin’ a Sailor Moon Crystal animator’s animation skill levels up.

i feel like, in any modern AU ever, lumiere and plumette really bond over movies.
  • like lumiere is such a film buff even when he’s living in 1700s France he’s dropping references to movies that won’t be made for another 300 years, like Singin’ in the Rain and Cabaret 
  • you can’t tell me that when movies actually exist he isn’t 1000% on board with them
  • he’s that nerd who if you show even a shred of interest in movies he throws you onto his couch and shoves in some old VHS tapes and is like “i recorded this back in ‘92 and i stayed up all night for it but it was worth it because five seconds of this footage was cut in the DVD release and this is clearly the superior version, sit down shut up here’s some popcorn we’re going to watch five hours of movie magic”
  • plumette is the first person ever to actually react positively to this nerd-dom
  • like cogsworth sits through like ten minutes and then he’s gone. and mrs. potts has other things to do. plumette fucking sits on that couch for five hours straight watching the movie with lumiere, and she gets it, and she makes pertinent remarks, and she gets all of lumiere’s jokes and claps right back
  • and like she introduces him to movies he wouldn’t have watched, the artsy french ones that seem pointless until you look at them closely and then your world is turned upside down
  • and yeah just imagine them snugglin on the couch watchin some old gene kelly flick followed by pulp b-movie followed by pixar and they just LOVE every second of it

//Greatest misconception in the Fandom I have seen so far: Missy is not the morally superior “good” version and the Master is not the vicious “evil” version of the entirety that is the Master. Missy is just not quite as sick of the Doctor and his weaknesses as the Master is. In the end however, they’ll both come running. After all, hope is hard to resist.

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I can’t believe I’m listening to this on vinyl right now…. Castlevania III is my favorite in the series, and also has my favorite soundtrack. @mondotees did an amazing job with this one. It even comes with the far superior Famicom version with the extra sound channel 😤

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