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by ameretrifle
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 539
Views: 38697

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I'm gonna complain a bit about Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask because why not. On the whole it was pretty good and pretty compelling, more so than 4 at least, though 3 is the obvious high-water mark in terms of story. Game-wise it was good enough, though it suffered a bit from the "oh sh...
by ameretrifle
Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.
Replies: 39
Views: 10258

Re: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.

I hear "apple butter" is a thing. I've tossed apples into bran muffins (those publix muffins were delicious), and into cakes... Here's a coffee cake recipe that's served me well. Takes 3 apples, maybe 4 if they're small. I'd often put more sugar and less butter in the topping. I'd also not...
by ameretrifle
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:12 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.
Replies: 39
Views: 10258

Re: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.

Moo wrote:Recipes for pumpkin "hummus" and curried pumpkin soup available on request.

About one and a half of the 3 bags of pumpkin turned into about 2 liters of pumpkin puree.

We're also moving in a bit over 2 weeks.

I say this to mean, yes, please.
by ameretrifle
Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.
Replies: 39
Views: 10258

Re: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.

So our landlords apparently came into possession of a gigantic fucking pumpkin, and offered (with some desperation) to share. We accepted this offer, and were gifted 1/4 of the pumpkin, cut into chunks. It took up 3 gallon freezer bags. So. I've been lining up some recipes, but any suggestions, or g...
by ameretrifle
Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Today I Learned
Replies: 13088
Views: 997590

Re: Today I Learned

(btw now that I'm more aware of this thing, the angrier I am at Doctor Who for that choice bit of revenge). Reflecting on that: it's rather fitting because the whole episode was about the Doctor sleeping (for plot convenience reasons), while the PM was leading a crisis team for over a day. Also, I ...
by ameretrifle
Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why aren't many violent crimes committed via Uber drivers?
Replies: 21
Views: 2691

Re: Why aren't many violent crimes committed via Uber drivers?

If my premise is false, then why do people continue to use these ride sharing apps at an alarming rate? Why hasn't there been million dollar lawsuits against Uber and the like for endangering people's lives? Surely they would be out of business by now. In addition to many of the other arguments sub...
by ameretrifle
Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:30 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 111
Views: 26719

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

[Good gravy] I love this new page. Not to just delight in ragging on Carver. I know I've done it before. With some more distance from it and it being clear that other characters see his flaws, it's easier to feel sorry for the guy. His seemingly unerring ability to find the worst possible approach t...
by ameretrifle
Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89474
Views: 4863447

Re: Random natterings

Btw Do you guys think it's ethical to have a low-cost, zero frills wedding? I mean, it's a lot of money but then again you are supporting jobs in the wedding industry Well, yeah, but by not buying pickled pigs' feet right now you are totally failing in your duty to support the pickled pigs' feet in...
by ameretrifle
Thu May 12, 2016 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: MS Paint Adventures thread
Replies: 685
Views: 143101

Re: MS Paint Adventures thread

I think part of my problem was the long awkward teenage stretch of enforced bleh that was a ton of act 6. Obviously intentional, but it did its job a little too well, so it wasn't a particularly fun read. (I had blocked the 'trickster mode' incident out of my mind completely. Small mercies.) Now tha...
by ameretrifle
Tue May 10, 2016 12:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28218
Views: 2041538

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

In the US, you can get an absentee ballot mailed to you, which allows you to look up candidates/issues at your leisure. Not sure if/how that is possible in your jurisdiction.
by ameretrifle
Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 539
Views: 38697

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Eh, my problem with the standard coming-of-age storyline in JRPGs is the same problem I have with Tolkienesque fantasy. It's not that they're horrible tropes that don't have their place, it's that their current place seems to be fucking everywhere, without protection . After your first couple dozen,...
by ameretrifle
Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 539
Views: 38697

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Shorter Bravely Default update, since I wasn't far from the end of the chapter... RIngabel: Why look at this. That nice vizier gave us all these supplies. Tiz: Wow, he sure is nice. Edea: Shame he's not the king. Ringabel: They're loading them on our ship right now. How generous and helpful....
by ameretrifle
Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:23 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 539
Views: 38697

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

AMT sucks at Bravely Default, the Abridged Version, Part II Chapter One: This Title Seems to Relate to Jack Shit Ringabel: OK, we found your hometown. No thanks to you. Agnes: I was raised in a convent! They let me out like twice! Tiz: A year? Agnes: No, twice... Edea: Er. So! What's this city l...
by ameretrifle
Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:18 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 403
Views: 309851

Re: Forum Migration

I am absolutely thrilled that the fora software has been updated and would like to express my sincere appreciation for your work.

(i am hoping that those damned deleted post bugs will be fixed with this update, but i am still happy either way)
by ameretrifle
Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 539
Views: 38697

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I played Secret Hitler once. I also only got most of the rules, so we ended up voting our Hitler in as chancellor when that meant he had to admit he was Hitler and thus we lost the round. I might like it better if I got more of a feel for it, but I can't say I've a strong inclination to try it again...
by ameretrifle
Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4335
Views: 575693

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Continued Madoka analogy discussion Well, I didn't think of it during my initial viewing of the show, and to be honest, I'm still not entirely convinced it works very well. It's definitely about women being exploited, so there are obvious parallels there, but I don't see much that...
by ameretrifle
Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What were your dreams last night?
Replies: 3201
Views: 489617

Re: What were your dreams last night?

Dreamed of my mother's old soap opera. It was ending (which actually happened) and everyone was so happy; excited and scared. They were going to be free. Two of them were starting up a relationship. They'd been childhood friends, and one was wondering how you get past that many years of drama and hi...
by ameretrifle
Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven
Replies: 479
Views: 86638

Re: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven

Finally got around to seeing this (not a fan of crowds). Was apparently one of the only theaters showing it on IMAX film, too, which I'm vaguely guilty about because it was probably lost on me. I was worried I'd hate it, because I'd never seen anything done by JJ Abrams that I didn't hate with some ...
by ameretrifle
Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 111
Views: 26719

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

That reminds me, an interview showed up in my feeds today.
by ameretrifle
Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 111
Views: 26719

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

For some reason I was thinking the promise was dealing with Jeanne, but that was partly because of the crown symbol, I think. Why I associated that with her, I don't know. Anyway, Coyote didn't actually say who she promised, either, so it could be a lot of things.
by ameretrifle
Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 111
Views: 26719

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

He's physically changed as well, and it's possible his experienced created some sort of schism within him too. But is Annie broken for having the cut on her face in the spirit world? I think using the word broken is kind of assholish, and depending on the intended meaning, quite possibly offensive ...
by ameretrifle
Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:33 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 111
Views: 26719

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

I'm wondering if Coyote means more than is obvious by "broken man". Obviously, he's heartbroken; obviously, he fails utterly at social interaction and lacks even the common sense necessary to ask anyone for advice on making up the lack ("Gee, I haven't seen my daughter since before my...
by ameretrifle
Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 111
Views: 26719

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

Therein lies the danger. Gotta say, if there's a less "reliable" narrator than a trickster god , it's not quickly springing to mind... I suppose you can technically "rely" on him to tell the truth with various degrees of slant, but that's stretching it a bit... the amount of mis...
by ameretrifle
Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 111
Views: 26719

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

Yeah, I knew it had to happen, which alongside moving stress made me skip reading for a while-- he was being such an inexcusable dick, and I just knew he'd end up having dimensions, because the author is too good for that. I couldn't face it at the time. As long as he ends up with reasons rather tha...
by ameretrifle
Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: crockpot love
Replies: 43
Views: 13133

Re: crockpot love

Soooo... say you get gifted two slow cookers. One a 4-qt Crockpot , one a 6-qt Hamilton Beach . Both oval, both warm after cooking. The latter might have a more flexible timer, the former may be low/high and 2/4/6/8 hours. Latter also has a lid latching system of some sort, and a more readily locata...
by ameretrifle
Wed May 27, 2015 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 1953
Views: 225562

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Sex is part of this show. If that makes you uncomfortable, this show may not be for you. How in the name of fuck did you jump from "having problems with watching rape" to "having problems with watching sex". I mean, there was an outer fringe of the feminist movement that equated...
by ameretrifle
Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27327
Views: 2107687

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Me too, after how much trouble it was giving you I'm glad you were able to pull the trigger and make that happen. Congratulations, hope the future is brighter, should at least be considerably less red :)
by ameretrifle
Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28218
Views: 2041538

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Not to mention, I find the entire idea of Valentine's Day to be shitty anyway. And anniversaries, and really anything that arbitrarily says two people have to love each other more on a certain day because reasons. I'm with you on the arbitrariness of a lot of holidays, but I hope you recognize that...
by ameretrifle
Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3910
Views: 573656

Re: Today I Made:

Today (yesterday) I (we) made a roast cauliflower head. Looked at a few recipes, drizzled some olive oil, herbs, and parmesan mix on, grated some cheddar on top, put it in the oven for 45 minutes or so. It was pretty much as easy as all the recipes made it sound, and quite delicious, if the bottom g...
by ameretrifle
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27327
Views: 2107687

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Thanks, everyone <3 How about: keep current pills for now but don't skip periods for a month or two. Does this solve the mood-related side effects? Yeah, this seems to be what I'm going to do for now. It was a kind of abrupt decision, but I think it was the right one, because holy god that was horri...
by ameretrifle
Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27327
Views: 2107687

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

So. Was trying to skip periods with the pill. Attempt 1: progesterone-only. Led to perpetual spotting and serious depression. Went to a gyn who suggested Attempt 2: Generess FE (progesterone/estrogen, monophasic). Still spotting. Less consistently depressed but still seriously depressed mood swings....
by ameretrifle
Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3910
Views: 573656

Re: Today I Made:

Today I used this no-knead challah recipe for the second time. Still not over the "dear god, I made actual bread" thing. Plus, no need for a mixer, which is handy since I don't have one. Tasty too... I can never resist taking bits and eating them with butter almost as soon as I pull it out...
by ameretrifle
Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2145
Views: 307381

Re: Questions For The World

Do you remember him? Did he talk to you? What was Up with the Rocks? Do you know what kind they were? I remember him, though not as well as I like - he passed away when I was 12, and I've sometimes wished I knew him better, being able to see what he thought of <x> or if he though <y> new invention ...
by ameretrifle
Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27327
Views: 2107687

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

The GYN I went to recently seemed to have no problems with suggesting IUDs. I'd heard a lot of bad things too, so I was worried, but instead it was all "Here's your options! Have some pamphlets!" If you're going to/end up needing a new doc for it, check out all the reviews you can? I had s...
by ameretrifle
Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27327
Views: 2107687

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Hormones fuck with me something awful. I'm lucky not to get that much bleeding/cramps usually, especially in comparison to a lot of horror stories I've heard, but it makes up with it by screwing with my stomach and my head. Like I think I said embarassingly recently, I've been having a bout of reflu...
by ameretrifle
Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:51 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2505
Views: 349255

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Also, a whole lot of the flash sales have been repeating, though I kind of hate to say it. Some more frequently than others. So best policy might be to keep checking until just before the sale ends and grab it then if it's not come up on flash yet. The usual policy, I believe. I do like that they're...
by ameretrifle
Sat May 24, 2014 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27327
Views: 2107687

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Okay, so I was trying the continuous-pill thing because my periods were irritating my stomach much more horribly than normal and I figured skipping them might finally give the poor thing a chance to heal. (I won't go into the gory details, let's just say it was GERD and it flared up like crazy exact...
by ameretrifle
Sun May 18, 2014 2:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Today I Learned
Replies: 13088
Views: 997590

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned about the Digital Comic Museum . That was by way of a tumblr link about pre-Code female heroes , which I mention because some things are just too awesome not to share. I mean, dear god. "Lady Satan" . It is ridiculous and awesome and ridiculously awesome on a good half a do...
by ameretrifle
Sun May 11, 2014 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerdy Pet Peeves
Replies: 445
Views: 96490

Re: Nerdy Pet Peeves

it’s a story about a trust-fund jock who cheats off of his smart friend, is basically just good at sports, and who grows up to become a cop who peaked in high school. Aimed at nerds. I keep seeing the "HARRY POTTER WAS A JOCK" thing and it's always bugged me for reasons I am still explori...
by ameretrifle
Sun May 11, 2014 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4335
Views: 575693

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

You know, thanks to this AMV, I think I finally understand Serial Experiments Lain. Lain is brought by her friends into a new, radical, transgressive world. Some wish to use her talents for destructive purposes. Others wish to co-opt her natural abilities and assets. However, she proves to be more a...

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