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Oct. 20th, 2014 09:24 pm
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Still pretty much just on Tumblr.

I'm just posting because I've spent much of the past couple days yelling about my Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle reread, and that's kind of the only thing I've written lately that I think likely to interest anyone following me here and not there.

Even more not here than usual

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lighter fettuccine alfredo

Oct. 20th, 2014 09:06 pm
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This was slightly modified, as I (a) prefer cooked garlic to raw, and (b) wanted to add bacon. Because bacon. So leave out the bacon, and it'll be vegetarian again. Far superior to any alfredo sauce I've had out a jar.

5 ounces grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, plus more for sprinkling
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 large egg
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 pound fresh fettuccine, or 12 ounces dried fettuccine
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 oz bacon (about 5 slices), diced
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Minced fresh parsley or chives (optional)

Combine cheese, heavy cream, egg, cornstarch, and olive oil in a large bowl. Season lightly with salt (there'll be plenty in the pasta water later) and black pepper to taste. Whisk to combine, then set aside.

In a large saucepan, bring 2 quarts of water and 2 tablespoons of salt to a boil over high heat. Add pasta and cook, stirring frequently to prevent sticking, until cooked but still very firm (not quite al dente), about 45 seconds for fresh pasta or 1 minute less than package directions for dried pasta. Drain pasta into a colander set over a large bowl. Transfer 2 cups of cooking water to a liquid measuring cup and discard the rest. Transfer pasta to the now-empty bowl. Add the butter and toss to coat.

In the still-hot saucepan, sauté the bacon until desired level of crispiness. Toss in the garlic for about 45 seconds. Drain excess bacon fat and discard, then dump bacon & garlic into the pasta and toss to coat.

Whisking constantly, slowly add 1 1/2 cups of the pasta cooking water to the bowl with the cheese mixture. Transfer the cheese mixture to the now-empty pasta cooking pot. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens (about 1 min). Transfer pasta to sauce mixture and turn to coat. Just before serving, stir in more pasta water to thin the sauce out as necessary.

Serve immediately, sprinkled with minced herbs, black pepper, and cheese (if you're feeling fancy).

via Serious Eats

The bathroom is DONE!

Oct. 20th, 2014 08:02 pm
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Done, done, done. I have taken a shower in my own home for the first time in six weeks.

Here is what things looked like at the beginning of the project.

Here it is now.



(The tiles look a little pinkish in my flash, but they are white.)


Oct. 20th, 2014 08:44 pm
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This is apparently a thing: <">at least in England: the man bun. Or the man Gibson Girl, I guess. And the hot prom looks, of which more here.
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DGG told CBC the rogue staffer was fired. He told 570News the staffer resigned. I have an explanation: If DGG's dad, suspecting his son would run for office and knowing that office requires more than any one person could deliver, had him cloned several times over, this would explain why the different stories and perhaps even who sent the email.

spoiler for an old time sf novel: Read more... )

Original: Poetry: Horror Show

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Dear Festividder 2014

Oct. 20th, 2014 08:41 pm
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Dear Festividder,

I am mostly reprising last year's Dear Festividder letter, because honestly, everything I said last year about what I like is still true. :-)

You are so awesome. Thank you for making a vid for me!

I love every one of the fandoms listed below. The simple fact that you're going to vid one of these fandoms already makes my week.

I have particular soft spots for quirky characters, chosen family, competence, small town life, and loyalty. I'm a sap and I like to see characters get happy endings. I like slash and I like het and I like gen -- I'm easy.

Musically, go with whatever floats your boat -- there pretty much isn't a style of music I can't be talked into trying.

(If it's helpful, feel free to check out my vids on the AO3 -- fic is there also -- or on my website.)

Make a vid that makes you happy, and it'll make me happy too.

Thank you!


FWIW, I requested Local Hero, Ripper Street, Sneakers, Middleman, Field of Dreams, and Sports Night. my requests, in case anyone feels like making treats )

Writing update.

Oct. 20th, 2014 04:28 pm
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(For posterity. I feel like I'm more accountable if I talk about them in public.)

I love the season where there's holiday fest letters all over my feed. It doesn't appear as if I'll have one to contribute myself - the only holiday exchange I signed up for was over email, I'm doing 1D Big Bang (hopefully) and NaNo (probably), and if I do Yuletide, I'm going to do the treat-without-signing-up business. It worked really well last year.

As for things that are mostly done/in progress, I'll have a femslashex story going up in the next week, and I have two bandom stories I'm hoping to finish by the end of October. (I was originally hoping to finish them by the end of September, but in-person happenings/depression sucked me up.) Pretty much every story I'm working on currently is going to be over 5k, which is something for me.

And yeah. That's it.


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