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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
21st-Sep-2009 07:25 am
Happy birthday to tewok!

Hello to new readers crackedemulsion, shysylph, sqwook, and unico_love!

Staying out til 3 is now possible, but it is still not advisable; I dragged my way through yesterday. *yawn*

Wind Tunnel Dreams
Yay, you guys! We made the money! gwynraven has her ticket! *throws confetti* Thank you so, so much; it would not have been Thanksgiving without her. She'll do the drawing later today for the Red Riding Hood pendant.

Finished my second sari-silk wrap, and I've modified the pattern to make a scarf for Elayna. Benefit of scarves? They = train knitting. Much more portable. I'm going to give that triangular shawl another shot here at home. Also I need to learn to make hats - I want to make Elayna the devil hat from Stitch & Bitch, to wear to football games. Her school color is red, and it's getting chilly...

My Week
I actually have only one BARCC gig this week. And it's an evening gig. So I have big open days. It is the perfect week to actually get stuff done. Will I do what I should? We'll see. I need to re-establish the writing habit. I've got things to *do*, you know.

SRSLY, Scotch tasting Tuesday or Wednesday - anyone interested?

I will be following Enter the Haggis for a few shows: Burlington, VT on 11/19, Londonderry, NH on 11/20, and Natick, MA on 11/21. Would love company!

Link Soup
* More about rape in comics - but this time, about female perpetrators and male survivors, and how we Don't Talk About That.
* Kyth did an update on Saturday. Pirate rummage sale!
* Oooh, hey. When I die, I want to be pencils! Then I can be distributed to all my friends, and you can write wonderful things with me.

Daily BPAL
Lambs-Wool: A popular holy day beverage in 18th century Ireland: roasted apples mashed into warmed milk and ale, with nutmeg, sugar, ginger, and clove.
In bottle: Apple apple apple with the slightest touch of spice.
On me: Still quite heavy on the apple, but it gets complex and layered. Almost vanilla-y, too. Lovely. Autumn kitchen.

Pomona: Azaroles, nuts, and apple blossoms with red apple pulp, mulberry, blackberry, and pomegranate juice.
In bottle: Apple apple apple with a hit of pomegranate and a twist of berry.
On me: The tangier berries jump out and say OH HAI! Then the pomegranate sidles up and says oh hai, and waggles its behind. Why, Ms. Pomegranate, I do declare!

Daily Science
Quantum motor?

Today all the damn doctor calls need to happen. *grump* Plus a trip to Target and/or the mall, as I'm definitely down a jean size and into a size I have no jeans in, and it's definitely jeans weather. Also must triage and prioritize writing projects. *nod* And take care of the Backlog of Everything caused by the last two weeks of zipping around all crazybusy.
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21st-Sep-2009 11:34 am (UTC)
Thanks! And yeah, just inconvenient.
21st-Sep-2009 11:43 am (UTC)
the pencil thing is amazing.
21st-Sep-2009 12:24 pm (UTC)
I would like an actual recipe for Lambs-Wool. That sounds delicious!
21st-Sep-2009 12:39 pm (UTC)
'* More about rape in comics - but this time, about female perpetrators and male survivors, and how we Don't Talk About That.'

Wasn't Peter Parker also molested as a kid, in one of those Marvel PSA comics? Dunno if that's considered canon, though.
21st-Sep-2009 01:07 pm (UTC)
The IO9 article omits what happened to the Hulk in Future Imperfect (I know it's a DC-focused article, but it's also one of the most overt examples of rape in a mainstream hero book).

On the flip-side, of course, there's Mark Millar's use of rape in The Authority ("hey, Batman just sodomized Captain America with a jackhammer. That's funny!"), one of many reasons (lack of originality and lack of quality being others, of course), that he's pretty solidly off my list.
21st-Sep-2009 02:59 pm (UTC) - Smooch.
Wouldn't fit in FB, so..

1 9" ready-made-cus-fuck-making-crust deep-dish pie crust
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
5 cups thinly sliced Granny Smith apples
2/3 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon lemon juice
20 caramels, halved
2 tablespoons milk

1. Preheat oven to 375F

2. Taffy mixture stuff: In a small bowl combine brown sugar, melted butter or margarine, and 1/3 cup flour. Mix well and set aside.

3. Filling: Place apples in a large bowl. Add white sugar, 3 tablespoons flour, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Toss until all ingredients are mixed well and apples are thoroughly coated.

4. Spoon half of apple filling into pastry-lined deep-dish pan. Top with half of caramels and half of taffy mixture. Repeat process with remaining apple filling, caramels and taffy mixture. Place top pastry over filling and seal *well* -- or caramels will make a right mess.

Cut steam vents in the top and brush top crust with milk or light cream.

5. Cover pie with foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil from pie and bake for another 20 to 25 minutes, until crust is browned.
21st-Sep-2009 06:35 pm (UTC)
I'm happy to hear that you raised the money!!
21st-Sep-2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
You definitely have some company for the Burlington show. :)
5th-Oct-2009 03:20 pm (UTC) - re: rape in comics
Didn't this writer completely miss that 1970s story about Ms Marvel that was referenced in the earlier article you linked to? The one where she winds up going off to Limbo to live with her rapist? Seems to me that one mucks with the theorizing bigtime.

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