Meandering Thoughts about Life and Gaming

Apr 20

maeves-child:

Happy Spring from mini-maeveschild

Aww She’s adorable. :)

maeves-child:

Happy Spring from mini-maeveschild

Aww She’s adorable. :)

Apr 19

cuteleesi:

The entire crew at Naughty Dog, plus Ashley and Troy, want Maisie Williams to play Ellie in the movie and absolutely nothing makes me happier. 

That is fantastic casting. I support this 100%~~

avocadofries:

I have spent the vast majority of my life in the Deep South, so I think love of southern style braised greens has just got to be somewhere in my blood.  But I do. I LOVE them. But I’ve never tried to cook them from scratch.  My box included both red and yellow mustard greens, so y’all, it was time to learn.  As a sidenote, like I said, that box was TOO MANY VEGGIES for me to handle before they all went bad, so this was supplemented with some fresh greens. Most of the ones from the box held up by the time I got to them last night, but not all. 
These were SO FUCKING GOOD so I’m going to give you a recipe!
You need:

3 tablespoons olive oil
4-5 pieces thick sliced bacon, cut into ~1 inch pieces
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 cup chicken stock or broth
2 tablespoons butter (unsalted is best)
2 pounds greens chopped into bite sized pieces (turnip, collards, mustard, chard, or a combo like mine) with the big stems removed*
big thick bottomed pot with a lid
tongs

ALSO you can add like a cup of diced yellow onion to this, but I don’t like onions so I didn’t do that.

*removing stems is time intensive so if you don’t mind a little texture don’t worry about it, they cook down and taste fine :P

How Do:
Heat the olive oil in a big, thick bottomed pot over medium-high heat and add the bacon.  Stir the bacon often so it doesn’t stick and cook it about four minutes.
If you want to add the onion, now is the time.  If you add the onion, cook it another ~3 or so.
Add the garlic and cook for under a minute, just get it smelling good and all mixed in with the bacon.
Add the greens! Pro tip: TONGS ARE YOUR FRIENDS HERE. If you try to use a spoon or something you’re going to have a hard time getting your cooked greens from the bottom of the pot to the top so you can get your uncooked greens on the top down to the bottom and the heat.  TONGS.
Add the crushed red pepper and chicken stock and bring to a boil.  Once it’s boiling, cover and turn the heat down medium-low.  Cook for about twenty minutes.
Once the greens are tender, uncover and turn it up to a high simmer until the liquid has reduced by half. 
Add butter and salt.
Done! AND SO GOOD! Make you some, dears.




Looks good. Will try this!

avocadofries:

I have spent the vast majority of my life in the Deep South, so I think love of southern style braised greens has just got to be somewhere in my blood.  But I do. I LOVE them. But I’ve never tried to cook them from scratch.  My box included both red and yellow mustard greens, so y’all, it was time to learn.  As a sidenote, like I said, that box was TOO MANY VEGGIES for me to handle before they all went bad, so this was supplemented with some fresh greens. Most of the ones from the box held up by the time I got to them last night, but not all. 

These were SO FUCKING GOOD so I’m going to give you a recipe!

You need:

ALSO you can add like a cup of diced yellow onion to this, but I don’t like onions so I didn’t do that.
*removing stems is time intensive so if you don’t mind a little texture don’t worry about it, they cook down and taste fine :P
How Do:
  1. Heat the olive oil in a big, thick bottomed pot over medium-high heat and add the bacon.  Stir the bacon often so it doesn’t stick and cook it about four minutes.
  2. If you want to add the onion, now is the time.  If you add the onion, cook it another ~3 or so.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for under a minute, just get it smelling good and all mixed in with the bacon.
  4. Add the greens! Pro tip: TONGS ARE YOUR FRIENDS HERE. If you try to use a spoon or something you’re going to have a hard time getting your cooked greens from the bottom of the pot to the top so you can get your uncooked greens on the top down to the bottom and the heat.  TONGS.
  5. Add the crushed red pepper and chicken stock and bring to a boil.  Once it’s boiling, cover and turn the heat down medium-low.  Cook for about twenty minutes.
  6. Once the greens are tender, uncover and turn it up to a high simmer until the liquid has reduced by half. 
  7. Add butter and salt.

Done! AND SO GOOD! Make you some, dears.

Looks good. Will try this!

Apr 18

dragonageconfessions:

CONFESSION: 




I’ve never modded a game before Dragon Age but when I saw the Grey Warden armors in DA2 i was annoyed I didn’t get to wear them when actually playing as a Grey Warden. Now I always play with the mod for DA:O and DA:A that adds Grey Warden armors for your party and the npcs. It really makes me feel like i am part of the order and the Grey Warden are part of the world.





Gotta agree. LOVE THIS MOD!!!

dragonageconfessions:

CONFESSION:

I’ve never modded a game before Dragon Age but when I saw the Grey Warden armors in DA2 i was annoyed I didn’t get to wear them when actually playing as a Grey Warden. Now I always play with the mod for DA:O and DA:A that adds Grey Warden armors for your party and the npcs. It really makes me feel like i am part of the order and the Grey Warden are part of the world.

Gotta agree. LOVE THIS MOD!!!

Apr 17

[video]

Apr 16

dragonageconfessions:

Confession: Is it too much to ask that your party SHUTS UP if you’re attacked? I want to hear what you’re saying damn it!
 

I think this is a confession everyone can agree on

dragonageconfessions:

Confession: Is it too much to ask that your party SHUTS UP if you’re attacked? I want to hear what you’re saying damn it!

 

I think this is a confession everyone can agree on

[video]

acciorpc:

This is a compilation of guides on how to write kissing and sex scenes! If you know of a good one that isn’t listed here submit it to me and I will update the list! Almost eveyr link is NSFW.
Accurately Write Gay Sex
An Instructional Guide to Kinks, Fetishes and the World of BDSM
Advice
Bare Bones [Step by Step/Stages]
Boners
Blow Jobs [And Getting Ready to Write Smut]
Casual Sex
Decode His Smoochin’ Style
Erotic Horror
For Starters
FuckYeahSexEducation [Blog]
Gay Sex
Gay Smut
Guide to Bottoming
A Guide to the Different Types of Kisses
How To Smut (For Virgins)
A How to Guide to Writing Smut (Or, how we all know you’re a virgin who’s writing slashfic)
How To Write A Perfect First Kiss
How to French Kiss?
How to Write Good Smut
How to smut - The Bare Bones
How to write a kiss
How To Kiss: 4 Types Of Kisses Men Love
How to write a great kiss!
How to Write a Kissing Scene
How To Write A fictional Sec Scene
How To Write Sex Scenes (Terminology Caution)
The Ups and Downs (of erections)
Domination and Submission
In General [and details]
Kinks and Fetishes
Kissing
Kiss and Tell – How to Write a Kissing Scene
Language in Smut
Lesbian Smut
Lesbian Smut
Making Love
Meta on How to Write Realistic BDSM
Planned Sex 
The Orgasmic French Kiss
Resources
Sex Scene
Sex Scenes
Sex Scene References
Sex that Makes People Want to Cry
Smut 101
Smut 101
So I heard you want to Write Smut
Straight Smut
Twenty Steps to Writing Great Love Scenes
Types of Kisses
Types Of Kisses
Types Of Kisses
Terms [Vocabulary]
The Birds and the Bees of Writing Smut
The Basics
The Basic Ideas
The First Time
Tips
Tips from Smut-101
Write Sex Right
Writing Sex and Love Scenes
Writing (And reading) Sex Scenes: Good, Bad & Ugly
What is a french kiss and how do I do it?
What Does A Kiss Mean? 9 Kisses Decoded
Words and Synonyms 
Words for Sex
Writing a Sex Scene
Writing from a Male’s Perspective
Writing Sex
Writing Smut
Writing Smut when You’re a Prude
Writing Tips
3 Secrets for Writing a Good Sex Scene
7 Tips for Writing Sex in Fan Fiction
12-Step Program [How to Write Sex]
25 HUMPALICIOUS STEPS FOR WRITING YOUR FIRST SEX SCENE, BY DELILAH S. DAWSON (AUTHOR OF WICKED AS SHE WANTS)

acciorpc:

This is a compilation of guides on how to write kissing and sex scenes! If you know of a good one that isn’t listed here submit it to me and I will update the list! Almost eveyr link is NSFW.

(via theletterjools)

Apr 15

bioware-confessions:


[x]

Cullen’s hair reminds me a lot of Justin Timberlake’s noodle hair.

I now picture Cullen singing in a Templar Boy Band

bioware-confessions:

[x]

Cullen’s hair reminds me a lot of Justin Timberlake’s noodle hair.

I now picture Cullen singing in a Templar Boy Band

voodoian asked: According to Scott Gimple, the ominous graffitti messages seen in “Clear” (3x12) may foreshadow future plotlines. I was just wondering what the ominous graffiti messages were ?

the-walking-dead-amc:

There's soooo much graffiti in that episode that it's impossible to tell what's "ominous" or what could foreshadow future plotlines. I can't really discern what any of it could mean, but there's certainly some that I find curious. Here is a list of all of the graffiti in the episode that's legible (below the 'read more' - it's extremely long). Some of it's faded or covered up, or they didn't focus on it enough to really make it out, but it's the best I could do. If anyone comes up with theories, please let us know! - Jenn

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