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Sunday, 28 May 2017 02:04 am
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Not much today. Bit of study, bit of room tidying. Went for quite a long walk with Mama, which was nice though my ankle reminded me it still exists and isn't, in fact, unbroken. (It's getting close to a year now, ffs ankle, are you ever going to heal? Probably not, at this stage, let's be honest here. *sigh*)

Lots of Terraria, both with Azy and by myself. :3 Which is fun but probably not what I should be doing. >>;;;

*prrrrrt*

Saturday, 27 May 2017 01:48 am
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Pretty good day today! Played Terraria with Azy, did some study, actually spent some time tidying my room! It's still a disaster area, but I got rid of the giant pile of clean washing, put it all away, which helps. Don't feel so boxed in any more!

Tomorrow should just be more of the same, though also Mama's hired a painter to get the house done because tbh some of our house is just Too Difficult for people without scaffolding etc - both high and also awkward, noooot a great combo, haha. Anyway, they're starting tomorrow, so we'll see what happens there. :3 Hopefully no dramas, but ~who knows~ hahaha.
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Title: Hold my prayers up to the sun
Fandom: Yu-Gi-Oh!
Characters: Yuugi x Yami no Yuugi (Atemu)
Prompt: #87, Life
Word count: approx. 10.000
Rating: PG for shounen-ai.
Summary: AU. Store clerk Yuugi falls in love with museum curator Atemu Khalfani… two worlds apart, is it possible for love to conquer everything?
Author’s note: Unrepentant fluff. Characters are older, around 23-25 years. Made-up surname for Atemu. No money is made off of this. Feedback is greatly appreciated. Written for entertainment purposes only.

Key: ----- = scene change

Hold my prayers up to the sun, part 8 )

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Yuen Ren Chao's Stirred Eggs.

Thursday, 25 May 2017 06:00 pm
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(Online source courtesy of Ragnar Torfason: http://www.theweebsite.com/ragnar/eggs.html)



The following recipe is from How to Cook and Eat in Chinese by Buwei Yang Chao--which as far as I know, is the first American Chinese cookbook targeted to English-speaking non-Chinese, and codified a lot of the terminology; for example, it was she who introduced the terms "pot-sticker" and "stir-fry".

For some unfathomable reason, this wound up being the only recipe Dr. Chao would allow her husband to contribute to the book; her comments are in italics. (Note that Yuen Ren Chao was a linguist, rather than an engineer as Ragnar reports.)

13.1. Stirred Eggs

Stirred eggs may be said to be the most everyday dish made by applying the most everyday method to the most everyday material. Learning to stir-fry eggs is the ABC of cooking. As this is the only dish my husband cooks well, and he says that he either cooks a thing well or not at all, I shall let him tell how it is done.

"Obtain:
6 average-sized fresh eggs (for this is the maximum number of eggs 1 have cooked at one time)
3 grammes of cooking salt (or, as an alternative, 4 grammes of table salt)
50 e.e. fresh lard, which will approximately equal the content of 4 level tablespoonfuls
1 plant of Chinese ts'ung (substitute with scallion if ts'ung is unobtainable) about 30 em. long by 7 mm. in average diameter. (This ingredient is optional.)
"Either shell or unshell the eggs by knocking one against another in any order.1 Be sure to have a bowl below to catch the contents. With a pair of chopsticks, strike the same with a quick, vigorous motion known as 'beating the eggs.' This motion should, however, be made repeatedly and not just once. Automatic machines, aptly named as 'egg-beaters,' have been invented for this purpose.
"Make cross sections of the ts'ung at intervals of about 7.5 mm., making 40 sections altogether. Throw in the ts'ung and the measured amount of salt during the final phase of the 'beating.'
"Heat the lard in a large flat-bottomed pan over a brisk fire until it (the lard) begins to give off a faint trace of smoke. Pour the contents of the bowl into the oil at once.
"The next phase of the operation is the most critical for the successful stir-frying of eggs. When the bottom part of the mixture becomes a puffed-up soft mass on contact with the heat, the upper part will remain quite liquid. Preferably using a thin flat piece of metal attached to a handle, the operator should push the mixture to one side so as to allow the uncooked liquid portion to flow onto the hot fat on the now exposed portion of the bottom. (Sometimes this may be facilitated by slightly tipping the pan.) Quickly repeat this until abut 90 per cent of the liquid has come in contact with the hot fat and becomes puffed. Then, still using the flat piece of metal, make the entire content of the pan revolve through 180 degrees about a horizontal axis. This delicate operation is known as 'turning it over,' which in the hands of a beginner may easily become a flop. It can be done neatly and without waste only after repeated practice with different sets of eggs.
"If the turning over has been successfully carried out, wait for 5 seconds, which is about the time it takes to count from 1 to 12, then transfer the contents to the bowl or a platter, when the dish is said to be done.
"To test whether the cooking has been done properly, observe the person served. If he utters a voiced bilabial nasal consonant with a slow falling intonation, it is good. If he utters the syllable yum in reduplicated form, it is very good."-Y. R. C.

Stirred eggs are really much simpler to make than to tell. It is a very handy dish to fill the table when unexpected guests come. Remember that only lard or any animal fat is good for this dish. It is therefore only good for once, in fact only when it is hot..

1. Since, when two eggs collide, only one of them will break, it will be necessary to use a seventh egg with which to break the sixth. If, as it may very well happen, the seventh egg breaks first instead of the sixth, an expedient will be simply to use the seventh one and put away the sixth. An alternate procedure is to delay your numbering system and define that egg as the sixth egg which breaks after the fifth egg.

zzz

Friday, 26 May 2017 03:14 am
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Whoops I'm up too late as usual.

Today I did shit all but play Terraria and housework, and it was very nice. Definitely not what I should've done, but very nice.

And now am napcat, yes. :3

Episode 1514: Shifting Opinion

Thursday, 25 May 2017 10:11 am
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Episode 1514: Shifting Opinion

Overcoming prejudice is a classic character growth trope. If a PC takes prejudice as a flaw on their character sheet, it would be suitable to let them develop and work it off during roleplaying. You don't need to be constrained by the game mechanics to maintain a flaw that it makes sense to remove through good gameplay and roleplaying.

If you really need to have a flaw to maintain game balance in terms of character points or something, then you can quite easily develop another, different one to replace the one that you've overcome. Personalities can change over time, so it's reasonable for character quirks and flaws to change.

The pancakiest day. :D

Thursday, 25 May 2017 02:26 am
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The most useful thing I did today was take washing off the clothes horse because Mama needed it. It was great. :D

Feeling a LOT less tired now, yaaaay!

Tomorrow, well, going to at least try and start studying! But holy shit I needed a pancake day after the last few days. Just. Yeaaaah.

Tentative studying to-do list, mostly just me thinking out loud:

Cut because probably boring hahaha. )

I very likely won't do 7/7 in one day, ever, but if I can get to 3+ that'll be pretty awesome. :3 Gonna put it in my habitica, can update things if it needs it. >3

Random things I have to do

NSFW Tuesday, 23 May 2017 10:03 am
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*flomp*

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 11:38 pm
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Classes done for semester.

Assignments all in.

Exams start in a week and a half.

I sleep now. So much sleep.

Episode 1513: Family Lore

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 10:11 am
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Episode 1513: Family Lore

It's good to have family. Make sure characters in your games have family ties that they can lean on, to give them a sense of fitting into the campaign world, to give them helpful connections, to give them emotional and financial support when they need it. And to give them bloodline vulnerabilities that can be exploited to good effect by enemies...

Done is good

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 05:05 am
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ASSIGNMENT IS IN.

It's missing things but the basic functionality is there.

I need to be up in three hours.

GOING TO BED NOW.

Fuck my fucking brains.

Monday, 22 May 2017 01:36 am
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I have to stop because I've hit a wall, and hell, I need sleep no matter what.

Buuuut my assignment is going so much slower than I'd like. ;; I only have today and tomorrow to get it done, and uuuugh.

This wouldn't've been such a problem if my brain could be less of a fucking failboat, but. Well. My fucking brain. *hisses at it*

Going sleepybais now, or at least to bed. Hope I can sleep. Have class in the morning I have to go to, but I'm probably going to come straight home afterwards - I don't really want to hang around campus for four hours waiting for my lecture, and while I can theoretically work on my assignment there just as easily as here, finding a free computer? The last week of classes? I have a feeling it's not going to happen without a lot of effort, at which point... well. Might as well just come home where I already have everything set up.
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Episode 1512: If I Only Had a Heart Made of Gold

If you have an enemy who escapes justice somehow, make sure they learn from their previous mistakes. The heroes shouldn't be able to defeat the bad guy the same time again, and the villain shouldn't fall to the same vulnerabilities or lapses of attention.

Well, unless they're your typical James Bond villain, in which case they should be exactly as stupid as the first time. Only with a bigger volcanic lair and more piranhas.