Hey I know you like Style so I was wondering if you have any episode recommendations that have good Style content? I've only watched Guiter Queer-o so far (which I must say was incredibly cute wow). Thank you in advance!!!!!!!!
Okay @whataterrificaudience has probably ever stankyle episode known by heart but ones that i can remember are Follow That Egg, Assburgers, Cherokee Hair Tampons, Asspen, The Jeffersons, Crack Baby Athletic Association, Smug Alert, and theres just a lot of moments in other episodes
Hey! What are your favorite easy go-to cookie recipes?
Hi anon! TBH I don’t really make that many cookies generally unless they’re fancy decorated ones, but I tend to make the sugar cookies with this great no-break/no crumble recipe here (x) and it’s served me well. Flavoring is easy with a good baking emulsion or extract. I’m an extract snob a bit, because I was wowed by the extracts a person at the farmer’s market in San Antonio made, so I highly recommend ordering extracts from Frio Farms (x) sometime. I live on the east coast now and still order from them bc it’s worth it. Their banana extract, strawberry extract, and caramel extract are all to die for and taste good enough to add to coffee and drink–no harsh burning flavor unlike store-bought extracts. If you want to ice the cookies, this is my fave royal icing recipe (x)-I use the one with egg whites.
This is my go-to shortbread recipe (x), though I’m always altering it with honey, rum, or dehydrated fruits. I like to pulverize the freeze dried strawberries or raspberries from Trader Joes and add them to the dough. I like making strawberry-vanilla shortbread and raspberry almond, using an almond baking emulsion, 1Tbsp per batch. I throw the whole bag of fruit in because WHY NOT. They also have mango which is great with ginger or cinnamon, but it’s not as dried out and therefore doesn’t pulverize as much so it’s a bit more chewy in the cookie than the other fruits which go to actual powder. Green tea almond with matcha and almond extract or green tea kuromitsu black sesame are also really good shortbreads that are quick to whip up if you have the ingredients. Basically, shortbread will do what you want-add what you love, as long as it is compatible with butter. You don’t want to do anything fancy with icing/royal icing and shortbread bc the oil from the butter will seep through the royal icing and stain it with oil spots.
If you like citrusy summer flavors, these strawberry lemonade cookies are some of my favorites. I used lemon juice, not extract, and doubled the amount in the recipe bc they need to be tart to balance the frosting. I think next time I make it I may try lime juice (x)
But honestly, when I make cookies, unless I’m on my neverending quest to make decent macarons, I’m usually making them as a canvas to decorate.
I’m still proud of the candy gems. Sometime, I’m going to figure out how to more consistently make shapes out of isomalt candy so I can try to make an arc reactor. But that’s in the distant future.
So after going back and forth on EXACTLY how willing I am
explain my unnatural trashbag desires to another human being, I commissioned coeuraubonheur to do a whole illustration based on a sketch she’d done back in March or so.
In addition to being a well-read human who can recite
several pieces of Victorian poetry, wrote a 12 page paper on lesbian themes in
Jane Eyre, and regularly sprinkles all kinds of highbrow shitheel references
and vocabulary in her fanfic—
I FUCKING LOVE THE MOVIE TITANIC.
I already know what you’re about to say, and I don’t want to
hear it. Titanic is a fucking gem to be improved only by turning Jack into a butch lesbian (Leo is pretty, just squint). I
will hear no different.
So obviously, what I really wanted was Haruka freezing to
death in the Atlantic Ocean, forehead to forehead with Michiru, because my
desires are, as the Republicans feared, truly perverse.
What I did not expect, however, was this. This is so filled
with rich detail and emiotn, and the color on it is so saturated and it feels
so real. The first time I got a WIP picture, I teared up. It’s just so well
done. And I know you can see that with your own human eyeballs, but I need to
express that the whole of my contribution was “Please draw Haruka as Jack dying
in the sea xoxo Doc” and all of this is straight from her.
AND LOOK AT THE SHOOTING STAR. For those of you not “in the
know” the shooting star is sort of a deep cut Titanic reference—in the original
cut, Jack and Rose see a shooting star when they’re out together on the deck,
and Jack tells her about how his father told him shooting stars were souls
going to heaven. When Rose is lying on the door just before the lifeboat shows
up, she sees a shooting star go by again awwwwww. So I did not expect such a
great easter egg, but I was so seriously wowed by every aspect of her work.
I also got WIP drawings asking me if I wanted to tweak
anything, she was so super wonderful and concerned with me loving the work and
recommend her to anyone because LOOK AT IT.