Expert fangirling services since 1986.
I just got an email from an online friend I’ve not heard from for literally years. It was not the rekindling of the valuable friendship - one that had lapsed through neglect - which I’d hoped for.
The middle and both ends of it was that I’m wasting my abilities writing fanfiction when I should be doing it professionally, and that while they’re disappointed in my lack of progress from when they knew me before, they’re not surprised by my failure.
Who is this friend. Please allow me to PUNCH THEM IN THE FUCKING THROAT.
If “progress” equals “monetization” we’re all fucked. Why exercise unless you’re going to go out for the Olympic team? Why learn to cook unless you’re going to get a job as a chef? Why enjoy nature unless you’re going to be the next Bear Grylls?
The metric for your writing progress is not “are you now getting paid for it,” it is “are you writing better now than you were before,” and if you’ve been writing in the interim, then yes, you are.
So you may have noted that I’m kinda quiet lately. It’s almost entirely due to the fact that I got into a craft fair that could be huge and it’s on October 19th and I am spending almost every waking minute sewing like a madwoman. I am taking my machine in for service tomorrow because it has started creaking and groaning like machinery in a Tim Burton movie, the poor thing.
So that’s why.
Forgive me, Benedict. I’m sorry, Idris, Apologies, RDJ. But though all of you are divine — to me, this will always be the handsomest man in Hollywood.
And I’m really interested in what he’s doing with his career. He seems to have given up on mainstream/blockbuster success and he’s turning to edgy, artsy films - which is where he got started, after all. I need to see both “Prisoners” and “Enemy” and lots of other films he’s made recently.
oncomingtragedy said: Just wondering if you have any favourite student recipes in your magical cookbook of awesomeness? Or any (more) recipes that are relatively inexpensive but still delicious and filling? I've been working (or rather cooking) my way through your tag recently and we seem to share a taste in certain flavours, so any additions would be much loved and appreciated. C: Thanks!
Oh, I have many.
Lately, my go-to make-ahead meal goes like this:
1. Buy Minute Rice 1-cup servings of rice or quinoa. BUT for the budget conscious, just make your own rice or quinoa or whatever.
2. Saute 2 cups sweet onion with 1 tbsp minced garlic, a big package of sliced mushrooms and 1 each three different bell peppers your choice of colors. Add in 2 lbs ground turkey (cheaper and healthier than beef) and whatever spices you enjoy (I like cumin and herbs de provence) until it’s done. Freeze half or divvy it into smaller containers.
3. Eat it in whatever portion size suits you over rice and put some spicy pasta sauce on top before you nuke it. It’ll last you forever.
A few other recipes I like:
Cook the chicken in the micro until done. Let it cook. Cut it into bite-sized pieces. Layer the broccoli (you can also use fresh) in the bottom of a casserole dish. Layer the chicken on top of it. Mix the soup, mayo, curry powder and lemon juice (a few squirts’ll do) together and pour it over everything. Get a goodish layer of cheese on top. Bake at 350 for like 20 mins, then sprinkle the bread cubes on and bake more until they’re toasty brown.
Did you make that black bean and sweet potato stew with the chorizo? because that shit is da bomb.
Some links from my LJ:
So I started watching “Outlander.” I wasn’t too keen because I didn’t like the book (and Diana Gabaldon can bite me), but I thought I’d give it a shot.
OMG nobody told me this was a Ronald D. Moore production. Now you have my attention.
And it’s quite good. Mmmm, Graham McTavish.
Anonymous said: Recommend any dreamspinner titles in particular? Love Zero at the Bone
If you loved Zero, you should read “Shades of Grey” by Brooke McKinley. I knew her from BBM fandom as well - it’s a fantastic read similar in tone to Zero, about an FBI agent babysitting a drug runner turned states’ evidence. TW for gore/violence in parts.
katara and aang dancing
requested by anon
All I can think about is how many times in their life together they must have remembered this, and talked about this and maybe tried to recapture it, and maybe on his deathbed Aang said “remember the first time we danced together” no stop it i’m not crying you’re crying
Okay, I’ve had to declare Inbox Bankruptcy again (thanks to Toasty for that perfect term for it). I’ve tried to answer all the direct questions. A giant mass thank-you for all the nice messages about fic or anything else. If you’ve sent me anything that needs a response please resubmit.