So, ignore the weird shadows my giant window cast (it washed out the color in the first pic; the second two are much more true).

This is the new ANGL hoodie. I love it. I really like that it’s slim cut, and curve-hugging. I love that, depending on how much zipper is unzipped, the neck/cowl part looks different. I like that the hood is big enough to cover my head even with my hair in a bun!

Now, for perspective, I’m wearing a medium, and I’m 5'8" and about a 37 bust, 28 waist. warlioness wanted measurements: the narrowest part of the hoodie, around the waist, is 18.5 inches, seam to seam, laid flat (that seems to be where the sizing chart got its measurement on the Bioware store site). The widest, armpit-to-armpit, is about 21. It’s about 27" from shoulder seam to hem. I have a little bit of extra room, and it’s REALLY comfy. (I also have the MK-II hoodie in a medium, and it has a lot more room than this one, but I expected that, given the cut of the ANGL.)

Full disclosure: there’s a lot of fabric in the front, partly because of the generous pockets (there are internal and external pockets; in my opinion, they could’ve done without the internal ones, since it’s so slim-cut and you’re probably not going to load up all four with stuff), and partly because of the angled cut; there’s a wide bit of fabric that rests across your torso inside; be advised it adds some bulk). Because the pocket openings are right on the hip (and above a band of stretchy ribbing) they tend to gap a little when your hands aren’t in them. I kind of wish they’d designed it to keep the N7 on the chest, but c'est la vie. The quality is great (though the terry isn’t as fuzzy as the MK-II). Overall? Totally love it, even if I can only currently wear it in my air-conditioned apartment and not in the still-sweltering outdoors ;)

warlioness replied to your post: I’m sorry for bothering you with this, but recently I’ve seen you post rather a lot about ACA compliance...

Wait … how does that Ted Cruz thing work? I thought “foreign national” meant no go for president.

Ted Cruz’s mother is an American citizen, so though he was born in Canada, he has legally been an American since birth. If you remember the 2008 elections, McCain was born in Panama - but in a similar circumstance to Cruz. So, sadly, Ted Cruz is probably eligible to run for POTUS.

warlioness asked:

Herc Hansen and Stacker Pentecost

Over the years, Herc’s gone to more than his fair share of funerals. Goes with the job, he supposes. You fight monsters for a living, you’re going to say goodbye to friends. 

And when you fight monsters, there usually isn’t much left behind, just rubble, smoke, and silence. 

The last part, that’s the worst. 

No, it isn’t. 

The way they bury empty coffins like it’s nothing, like this is an acceptable way to mourn. That’s the worst part. 

After the service, he walks out to the edge of the sea, where he can’t smell pine any longer, and takes a deep breath of salt air. 

Somewhere out there is his son, and his best friend. Not behind him, not in those wooden boxes. As the water washes over his feet, teasing, playful, Herc tries to say his goodbyes, but all he manages is a dull, grasping anger. Stacker was a man of miracles; couldn’t he have pulled off just one more, and gotten Chuck home?

It’s not fair to Stacker, but Herc isn’t a hero anymore. He can be a father now, as the tide goes out and carries his son even farther away. 

warlioness asked:

RE: Asshole who thinks romance is horrible: Your response doesn't even touch on the fact that, if mister-octopi wants to play a ME game with NO romance at all, that's fully within his power. In fact, it's not even that hard to do. Holy shit, the game he wants already exists! How fucking amazing.

it’s like they aren’t forcing you to take part in a segment of the game that you don’t want to!

Tagged by stellarvoyage

Name: Janet
Nickname: Jan (IRL), Thess (yeahwell), Jallira / Lira / Mych (MMO)
Birthday: 10 February
Star Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'4″-ish
Fave colour: Purple
Time rn: 1:30pm
Average hours I sleep: My sleep patterns are so fucked up on a regular basis that I don’t really settle on any kind of average.
Lucky number: I don’t really have one
Last thing I googled: TSW Crime and Punishment (walk-through because no fucking way can I remember a fictional book’s ISBN)
Word that comes to mind: Insomnia
Happy place: Depends on mood. Largely bookstores and libraries.
Number of blankets I sleep under: Two duvets.
Fave fictional character: …These Sophie’s Choice questions are just not fair, you know. I think Eliot from Leverage will do, because I am a sucker for a good character arc and his is just heartbreakingly wonderful.
Fave famous person: I’m gonna say Seanan McGuire. She’s not A-list celebrity famous, but she’s famous enough and she’s glorious. Also her existence gives me hope that maybe someday, once I’ve got all the laudable pus out of my system, I can get to where she is writing-wise.
Celebrity crush: I don’t really do crushes.
Fave book: I’m with stellarvoyage​ on this one. You CANNOT make me choose and expect the same answer from day to day. Currently, though, I have plans to pick up Seanan McGuire’s Indexing for, like, the fiftieth time.
Fave bands: See? Bands. Plural. MUCH more reasonable. Celldweller / Blue Stahli, Within Temptation, Pop Will Eat Itself, Pendulum, Lacuna Coil, Sevendust, Abney Park … Jack Wall, Inon Zur, Trevor Morris…
Last movie I saw: In the cinema … I think it was Mama, and I staggered out with a migraine so bad I couldn’t see straight. On DVD, Horns.
Dream trip: US road trip to meet all these people in my MMO guild.
Dream job: Video game / book / film reviewer, aromatherapist, writer.
What I’m wearing now: Grey skirt, rugby top, bumblebee slippers.

Tagging: true0neutral, maybethings, raceofhearts, warlioness, barbex, wenchlatte

So my parents are leaving today after being up here for two months. Normally I’d be like, “Hey, it was nice having you, don’t let the door hit ya on the way out.” But this also happens to be the day my entire office is moving to a brand new location and I’m right in the middle of shark week so I’ve just hit a wall with them leaving. Especially cause my mom felt the need to walk around the family gathering on Sunday practically bragging that I was having a hard time with them leaving. I overheard it a few times and I finally hit the point of being like, “Yeah it has nothing to do with it being another stressor on a week full of them.” So the last few days have been cool between me and her.

So this morning I reblogged a post about how the person I was reblogging it from deserves to be happy. I didn’t think too much of it other than “yeah warlioness deserves to be happy.” Well I just saw that ravenschmaven reblogged it from me and I just had a little moment where I started to tear up because I didn’t think for one second that someone would reblog it from me.

So I guess what I’m trying to say is those posts that seem like “Aww that’s cute but doesn’t mean much” could totally help out someone that’s having a bad day that you don’t know about. Also I love each and everyone of my followers!

warlioness replied to your post: First video/computer game you remember playing? AND (because I’m greedy) first video/computer game you remember loving to bits.

I REMEMBER THAT SMURFS GAME!!!!!! Also it’s kind of scary how closely your trip through gamerdom mirrors my own. Except, rather than RPGs, I “helped” my dad play puzzle games.

Oh, gosh, that REMINDS ME: my whole family got into the Myst games. Hissing “I must have the bluuuuuue paaaaages” is still an inside joke that will make my mom burst into laughter. <3 (Myst was awesome. And creepy. And AWESOME.)

warlioness replied to your post: warlioness replied to your post: warlioness…

Jessica dun like Kaidan. And it’s all because of his voice. (and also a crybaby whineass but I’m not going there) Sbarge is a decent actor, a little over the top but not bad. I like him in OUAT.

I am the most wishy washy on whether I hate Kaidan or like him.

My first impression of him was not good (started in ME2, the first time I see him I get the traitorous cerberus scum introduction.. gee thanks random bro), and that stuck with me for a long time. I disliked him so much I chose Ashley (and never regretted it, ilu Ash) on my first run through of ME1 because of how much I didn’t like him.

It was only later on did I learn to come to like his character, but only sometimes. So now I go between both moods and whether I like him or not.

but I still like his voice. It’s very.. distinctive.

warlioness asked:

David's thoughts when he realized that his mom and Garrus were serious about getting together.

Mom said she and Garrus are gonna be dating.

That’s weird, isn’t it? Aren’t they like way too old for that stuff? I don’t know. Some of the older kids at school are dating and they’re always giggling and staring at each other and the teachers tell them they can’t work together.

Mom isn’t acting like that, though, they’re just acting normal, except they were holding hands in the park the other day. Jana tried to hold my hand at recess the other day and her hands were really sweaty. I don’t know why people want to do that.

Grown-ups are weird.

sekritjay replied to your post:Well, so far being 31 feels absolutely no…

Happy Birthday! Blow something up. I’ve asked this several times to several and people have been labouring under the delusion that I was kidding

fourth-age replied to your post:Well, so far being 31 feels absolutely no…

Happy birthday!

servantofclio replied to your post:Well, so far being 31 feels absolutely no…

Happy birthday! semi-responsible adults unite!

probablylostrightnow replied to your post:Well, so far being 31 feels absolutely no…

Ten years further on and I’m still waiting. I think it got lost in the mail. Also, happy birthday!

warlioness replied to your post:Well, so far being 31 feels absolutely no…

I’m pushing 34 and STILL waiting for that badge. Happy birthday and may all the wonderful things you wish to happen happen with nothing horrible to take away your joy.

curiouscanvas replied to your post:Well, so far being 31 feels absolutely no…

Happy Birthday!!! Well I know I haven’t earned a badge, but at 30 myself a Responsible Adult Instruction Manual would be lovely.

eponymous-rose replied to your post:Well, so far being 31 feels absolutely no…

Happy birthday! (I think the Responsible Adult badge is a myth, personally.)

Thank you!

I say this periodically, but I’m really glad I joined this stupid website and met all you people.

philosoverted replied to your post:I almost hit a bear in my car today.

TO THINK I WENT LOOKING FOR BEARS. Really glad you’re okay!

syzara replied to your post:I almost hit a bear in my car today.

Wow. Glad it was only ‘almost’!

warlioness replied to your post:I almost hit a bear in my car today.

Oh my stars and garters! I’m so glad everyone escaped from that okay!

Me too, friends. Me too.

twigcollins replied to your post:I almost hit a bear in my car today.


mynameiscloud replied to your post:I almost hit a bear in my car today.


theladyw replied to your post:I almost hit a bear in my car today.

O_o Dude.

My feelings exactly.

sekritjay replied to your post:I almost hit a bear in my car today.

I don’t think anyone expects a bear

warlioness replied to your post: heartsakura replied to your post: fleurdeliser…

Which, you did admirably. If I may say so myself.


Honestly, though, people were amazing.

wulff13 replied to your photo “Cylindrical banana bread! Ready to be cut into circular slices and…”

I think I have those same cooling racks, also your bread looks good :)

It came out nicely, thank you!

warlioness replied to your photo “Cylindrical banana bread! Ready to be cut into circular slices and…”

That is … fascinating. Do you have to make any alterations to baking time or temperature to accommodate the unusual container? What kind of cans do you use?

Okay, this is my mom’s recipe, so I just do what she did, and she provided me with the cans, as well.

They are #300 cans, according to the instructions. They look to be like about the average size cans that you get most kinds of vegetables in. Smooth-sided cans are ideal, so you don’t have to clean the banana bread out of the little grooves in the side afterward. The recipe uses three of them.

Grease the cans WELL.

Stir together 2 c. flour, 1 tsp. baking soda, and ½ tsp. salt in a large bowl. In a blender, place 2 eggs, 3 medium ripe bananas, cut into pieces, ½ cup butter or margarine, and ¾ cup sugar. Process until smooth. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and mix. Fill each can about 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees F. (The recipe calls for 50-55 min.; I got better results with a full 60 min. today. Could be my oven, who knows.) But they should be very brown, the top part that rises out of the can may be slightly crispy even, and they should be a little loosened from the sides of the can. Slide them out right away to cool. You can wrap them individually, and they freeze well, too.