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by Amarantha
Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3580842

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Bloke from work: "I wonder how many women I'll offend by tweeting this". *tweets it anyway*
Amarantha: *removes bloke's twitter feed from daily reads, does not need this bullshit*

Seriously, I am losing faith in humanity at an exponential rate right now. Fuck privilege in all its forms.
by Amarantha
Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:20 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4823
Views: 958251

Re: Today I Made:

Very tasty :) Essentially pork scratchings, ie. deep-fried skin, but made from chook skin. Eaten salted like crisps, and accompanied by beer (Old Speckled Hen, in this case).

Also, it has been far too long since I made curry... *schemes*
by Amarantha
Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1496173

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Huge congrats, Aaeriele :)
by Amarantha
Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4823
Views: 958251

Re: Today I Made:

Yesterday, scotch quail eggs. Today, chook scratchings and the bottom half of a shepherd's pie. Tomorrow, the rest of the pie and then mung dal with tomatoes in.
by Amarantha
Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What's your favorite soup?
Replies: 31
Views: 15733

Re: What's your favorite soup?

Nath wrote:
wannabe wrote:pallet.
Why is this becoming a thing?
I read an article the other day in which 'palette' was used.

As for soup, ya, too many awesome ones to pick a favourite. Pho, roasted cauliflower, tomato mung dal, greek fish, chilli oil dumpling... I'll stop now or I'll be here all night.
by Amarantha
Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:22 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: 42 [The Hitchhiker's Thread]
Replies: 182
Views: 44253

Re: 42 [The Hitchhiker's Thread]

The plot was not the problem. The surgical removal of all DNA-esque humour was the problem.
by Amarantha
Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 283534

Re: The Liquor Thread

So. I recently got some Angostura Bitters and made myself some Old Fashioned variations. Other suggestions for cocktails involving this yummy little bottle? :mrgreen: Classic champagne cocktail, pegu club, manhattan, pink gin. For alternative suggestions, Drinkboy is my go-to site for cocktail info...
by Amarantha
Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 199903

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

"I was attacked by a bat."
"A cat?"
"No, a bat."
by Amarantha
Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4823
Views: 958251

Re: Today I Made:

Spicy steamed chooks' feet. Based on a Jennifer McLagan recipe. Goes well with Top Gear.
by Amarantha
Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4823
Views: 958251

Re: Today I Made:

Duck neck sausage, with cottage-fried kipflers and peas. Well, OK, it was mostly made by sheol, but I helped. He also made a couple of tartes tatin. I made a martini :mrgreen:
by Amarantha
Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 924065

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

We finally bought a clothes dryer; it's being delivered in the morning. Desperately needed since I've had clothes hanging by the heater for most of a week and they just haven't dried, it's so cold. Tomorrow, I can not only wash all my jeans, I can dry all my jeans, and wear some to work on Monday. I...
by Amarantha
Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Vegan Food
Replies: 47
Views: 21996

Re: Vegan Food

Roasted cauliflower (with a little oil if you can eat that) is the most incredible thing evar. It goes all sweet and caramelised and rich and meaty and o.m.g... You can also make a stock from the leaves and stem-end, and simmer that right down to richness, and blend it with the roasted cauliflower t...
by Amarantha
Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 396928

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

The little girl's mended hip is not proof that god is awesome; it's proof that her doctors are awesome. It doesn't show that prayer works; it shows that science works.
by Amarantha
Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3580842

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Farkn. The Matildas are playing Equatorial Guinea at exactly the same time as the Mugello MotoGP is on. Wtf am I going to watch? Suddenly I understand the attraction of those TIVO things. I wonder if the PS3 would do something similar... nah, sheol says not. But apparently the MotoGP is easier to d/...
by Amarantha
Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4823
Views: 958251

Re: Today I Made:

Baguette with tomato seeds and olive oil.
Salad of roast pumpkin, toasted pine nuts and fresh basil.
by Amarantha
Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3534496

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

Oh me yarm congrats, Aaeri and Cheez!
by Amarantha
Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:29 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4823
Views: 958251

Re: Today I Made:

Pate on toast with a salad of black russian tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and basil.
Roast chicken with pumpkin and shallots.
Tajine of lamb chops, chickpeas and apricots.
Vanilla rice pudding (modified from an Ainsley Harriot recipe).
by Amarantha
Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:58 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4823
Views: 958251

Re: Today I Made:

Liver and eggplant, with a Heathcote Syrah.
by Amarantha
Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3580842

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

I was wondering why my laundry basket was so fucking full when I'd done a huge load only a few days ago. Then it occurred to me that it's been less than a year since I reached a point of having to wash jeans and nighties after every wear. This is the first winter I've had to wash 7 pairs of jeans an...
by Amarantha
Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3534496

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

Isotope_238 wrote:Spoiler for TMI...
Maybe print out that bit of TMI and give it to your gyno to read? I did that once with a counsellor because I didn't think I'd be coherent trying to say stuff.
by Amarantha
Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1496173

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Monika wrote:Unrelated: On microaggressions.com a repeated microagression is about young women being told to smile by men.... Did this happen to any of you in other countries?
It's happened to me a few times in Australia.

Also, Hi Weeks!
by Amarantha
Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 373047

Re: A Song of Lice and Ire

How about not putting book spoilers out in the open in the telly thread? Not everyone has read the books.
by Amarantha
Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Support thread for people with disabilities
Replies: 143
Views: 55553

Re: [SAFESPACE] Support thread for people with disabilities

Quite. We are disabled only by the pressures and expectations of a neurotypical society, not by our own brains.
by Amarantha
Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 373047

Re: A Song of Lice and Ire

That was the most recent episode, and was written by GRRM himself. And ya, was damn good :)
by Amarantha
Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rape legal in NYC if the victim is sufficiently drunk...
Replies: 236
Views: 21041

Re: Rape legal in NYC if the victim is sufficiently drunk...

This one mostly bugged me because of it saying forced to have sex instead of saying raped; because I don't know why you would choose that wording. Because of studies like this one , in which questions like "would you force a woman to have sex" get twice as many Yes answers as "would ...
by Amarantha
Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Support thread for people with disabilities
Replies: 143
Views: 55553

Re: [SAFESPACE] Support thread for people with disabilities

I recently learned that my dad has Aspergers. While what I know about the classification does explain some behavioral traits that run on my dads side of the family and are extremely prominent in him, I'd really appreciate any supplemental advice regarding Aspergers and how to better interact with p...
by Amarantha
Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:13 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4823
Views: 958251

Re: Today I Made:

Last couple of days:
tuna mornay
boeuf bourguignon
moussaka
lamb and chickpea tagine
by Amarantha
Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4823
Views: 958251

Re: Today I Made:

Baked kipflers with butter.
A microwave-poached egg (eaten as is, with a spoon, no condiments).
Roasted eggplant slices, in preparation for a future moussaka.
Spinach spaghetti with a creamy mushroom sauce.
by Amarantha
Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mis-Marketed Movies
Replies: 35
Views: 7117

Re: Mis-Marketed Movies

"Bridge to Terabithia". Coming-of-age tragedy marketed as Chronicles of Narnia.
by Amarantha
Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Support thread for people with disabilities
Replies: 143
Views: 55553

Re: [SAFESPACE] Support thread for people with disabilities

I don't know how I missed Wednesday's post, but I will reply to both Wednesday and Beardhammer once I am no longer drnuk. Sometime in the next few days as I no longer have time to visit daily.
by Amarantha
Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Support thread for people with disabilities
Replies: 143
Views: 55553

Re: [SAFESPACE] Support thread for people with disabilities

So I'm an email admin by trade. I spend my time doing semi-automated account provisioning tasks, preparing usage reports, troubleshooting client issues etc. Most of my client contact is by email rather than by phone or face-to-face. At least, that was my job until I was seconded to a temporary but l...
by Amarantha
Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 373047

Re: A Song of Lice and Ire

Jave D wrote:I mean find someone more honorable in Westeros, I dare you!
In the series or the books? (spoiler for later books follows)....
Spoiler:
I reckon Brienne is a contender for most honorable.
by Amarantha
Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Someday I will go _____, so that I can eat _____!
Replies: 57
Views: 12734

Re: Someday I will go _____, so that I can eat _____!

Belgium, Westvleteren. (OK, so it's a drink). Bastard took mine! I've investigated this in some detail. Apparently, you have to call ahead with your license plate number so they can ensure you only get one case a year. Also, I'm not sure if you're able to choose which style (they make a couple beer...
by Amarantha
Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: [Topic request] - information era & related
Replies: 7
Views: 2032

Re: [Topic request] - information era & related

Fiction or non-fiction? Arthur C. Clarke was a futurist, but I can't name any actual books about his predictions; I've only seen articles. Charles Stross writes fiction on the topic; try Halting State for a very-near-future tale, or Accelerando for a more long-term view.
by Amarantha
Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3534496

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

*many hugs for Aaeriele*
by Amarantha
Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3580842

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

WTF, Country Road. Two nice tailored shirts, not even see-through, that fit perfectly... as long as I slouch? Seriously? I round my shoulders, hang my head, curve my spine, your shirts fit perfectly. I stand up straight, head up, shoulders back, not puffed-out but just employing decent posture, and ...
by Amarantha
Sat May 28, 2011 11:30 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4823
Views: 958251

Re: Today I Made:

I made a chocolate self-saucing pudding, with some mashed banana added because I had to use up a banana. But I forgot to use self-raising flour. Here's hoping it's edible...
by Amarantha
Sat May 28, 2011 11:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 396928

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

As consultants, who have been hired for lots of money to help us with parts of our project that we have no experience with and no time to learn/do ourselves, it is not appropriate to answer our questions with phrases like, "You can Google that", "You guys already know this stuff"...
by Amarantha
Fri May 27, 2011 10:31 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 317
Views: 182364

Re: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Carto

If you haven't seen it yet, watch Ring in the original Japanese. Preferably watch it alone, in the dark. And don't bloody spoil the signature scene by watching the American action-movie version first.
by Amarantha
Thu May 26, 2011 11:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Life's little victories
Replies: 11
Views: 1932

Re: Life's little victories

Just handed in the final research paper of my Master's degree. *watches telly without feeling guilty*

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