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by freezeblade
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4728
Views: 908048

Re: Today I Made:

I do the majority of kneeding in a big bowl (I've been on the lookout for an old "bread trough" or reproduction for a while now, bonus if it's a wood one, as it would begin to absorb my sourdough culture!). Only the last few folds, and the final shape take place on the counter. There's not...
by freezeblade
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4728
Views: 908048

Re: Today I Made:

Assume modern convenience in what way? Any recipe can be done with just a big bowl, measuring cups (although it is much better to weigh ingredients), and your hands. In fact, I much prefer mixing most doughs by hand, unless it's some super-enriched dough like brioche or something (look up the french...
by freezeblade
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4728
Views: 908048

Re: Today I Made:

Pie Cust is one of those recipies that works pretty well with non-gluten flours, I'm partial to the cup-4-cup brand, but have had good results from bob's red mill version as well.

I'm not making pie today, I know I should, but I'm making bagels!
by freezeblade
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32702
Views: 2495152

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Reversi Mafia win if mafia are eliminated. (quickly reduces to one mafia stuck with a mandatory NK that can't self-target) Town wins if town is eliminated. (No self-voting, NL disallowed. Try not to lynch the last mafia member until town wins when 2 players are left and mafia are forced to lose via...
by freezeblade
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2121:"Light Pollution"
Replies: 41
Views: 5370

Re: 2121:"Light Pollution"

I submit the following for a "maximum nastiness" candidate: Dendrocnide moroides also known as the "suicide plant" Has stinging hairs much like stinging nettle, except the result is far, far, far worse. Here's a description from a naturalist who was unlucky enough to be accidenta...
by freezeblade
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32702
Views: 2495152

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

roband wrote:Hi folks - how's activity been here recently?


Slow, but there's always a game or two running.
by freezeblade
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2121:"Light Pollution"
Replies: 41
Views: 5370

Re: 2121:"Light Pollution"

pyracantha. Oh god, I hate that shit. I did a fair amount of landscaping jobs in my teenage years, and having to trim back overgrown pyracantha in far-too-thin gloves and no arm protection left burning scratches that lasted for weeks. I also despise Nasturtium and Ivy due to the smell that it creat...
by freezeblade
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4728
Views: 908048

Re: Today I Made:

Today I made: Scones for the office, currant and bergmont. The bergmont was twofold, Candied peel, and a sugar infusion (Just strips of zest stuck in some sugar, how you'd make vanilla sugar). It got rid of the bitter from the pith, and was absolutely amazing! I'll be making a larger batch soon I th...
by freezeblade
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Homemade caramels
Replies: 31
Views: 1820

Re: Homemade caramels

I've found golden syrup as a good replacement for corn syrup. It comes in a smaller container, and has more uses in my kitchen than corn syrup (In tea, in cocktails, on pancakes, with cream on scones, etc.)
by freezeblade
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 20476

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007)

Yay! I somehow bumbled into a win! I really couldn't wrap my head around how to progress this game, My entire win condition was about the Solex, and literally nobody wanted to talk about it, except bessie, who was killed soon after mentioning. I found the order of actions/possible actions in the nig...
by freezeblade
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32702
Views: 2495152

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Golden Gun
Spoiler:
Oh man. It seemed like plytho was following me, judging by the flavor text...I hope that plytho isn't MI6..because then I lose 20 dollars and my self respect.
by freezeblade
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4502
Views: 679372

Re: The Darker Side of the News

"Could just be casual bias towards rich people."

Hammer, meet nail.

Classism is in full display when looking at lengths/severity of sentences given within the justice system.
by freezeblade
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17209
Views: 1645498

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

ahoy hoy!
by freezeblade
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 20476

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 006)

Ok, I've got a message back from the Mod, with confirmation that the game will "end" when all the remaining surviving player's win conditions are compatible. It was noted that I could continue the search in the "epilogue" portion of the game. It was further noted that someone sti...
by freezeblade
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 20476

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 006)

Message sent, because that does seem weird if the game can just end with my win-con dangling like that.
by freezeblade
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 20476

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 006)

I'm down for this plan to suss out that aspect (MI6 vs. Evil Org) but it does nothing for me finding the Solex, and if it's currently in Evil Org hands, then I lose :(
by freezeblade
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 20476

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 006)

...I'm not so sure about that.
by freezeblade
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 20476

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 006)

I have a "silenced pistol" that is one-time use. I haven't used it, because if I shoot another MI6 agent I am terminated, and I don't have a good handle on who's in "the evil organization" and who is MI6.
by freezeblade
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 20476

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 006)

I'm pretty sure the game hasn't ended because the McGuffen hasn't been sussed out. I don't know about both of your win conditions, but even though I'm MI6, it says nothing about killing the other team, nor does it mention the name of scum (besides "evil organization"). It also does not say...
by freezeblade
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 20476

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 006)

You're welcome to visit my place, there's gadgets there, but nothing that is of much use for me, really.
by freezeblade
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 20476

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 006)

How am I supposed to focus on anything when actions don't seem to do anything? All I can do is ask people about it and visit houses to look around for it, so far I've come up empty, and am pretty frustrated about it. Things that were at Plytho's: [details redacted] system security bowling ball bomb ...
by freezeblade
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 20476

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 006)

Well duh, I am MI6, and it needs to be in MI6 hands by the end of the game, I know I am, and I don't know about anyone else. I can drop off an encoder ring next night, not like I'm likely to find someone to talk to in this game, I'm pretty frustrated with the lack of any information, including how n...
by freezeblade
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 20476

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 006)

EBWOP: bowlingballbomb not basketball, upon looking at my results PM again.
by freezeblade
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 20476

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 006)

Nice basketball bomb though, threw me for a loop!
by freezeblade
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 20476

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 006)

You were the only one really talking about the mcguffin I need to find, a good of a clue as any. I didn't take anything, you can check, didn't see anything suspicious, just some CCTV and all that, you probably caught me on it.
by freezeblade
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 20476

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 006)

I'm still alive.

Sabrar wrote:@freezeblade: what did you do last night?


I visited Plytho's house last night, snooped around, didn't take anything, didn't run into anyone.
by freezeblade
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8562
Views: 806507

Re: Trump presidency

Is this a catch 22?: If you try to educate them they'll homeschool them. If you leave them be, it will get worse anyway. I can accept that result, because most parents aren't willing to homeschool their kids, they have jobs to go to, etc. The percentage of folks that homeschool their kids is pretty...
by freezeblade
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 20476

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 005)

EBWOP *we not me.

go dyslexia.
by freezeblade
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 20476

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 005)

should we stick Mark back in jail then? or should we let me roam around and hope someone shoots him?
by freezeblade
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8562
Views: 806507

Re: Trump presidency

I think the only way to fix this is to concentrate on making sure it doesn't infect the next generation. It's too late for the current folks. Education on how to fact-check and properly vet sources of information, from a young age, is crucial. If we don't...things will just continue to get worse.
by freezeblade
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Homemade caramels
Replies: 31
Views: 1820

Re: Homemade caramels

For strong rum flavor, I suggest seeking out a funky pot-still rum, like smith & cross, should add plenty of that funky rum hogo.
by freezeblade
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 20476

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 005)

I have unlimited tea. quite British of me.

I have checked with mod, and I indeed still have both decoder rings.
by freezeblade
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 20476

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 005)

Why not just deliver it to her house? Do you still have the rings? 1. Because stuff gets stolen from houses (as evidenced by...pretty much every night) 2. I'll ask the mod to confirm, I haven't gotten a changed inventory list yet, just the one I got with my role PM. As for the Agitator, I don't act...
by freezeblade
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 20476

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 005)

If you are trying to find the Solex Agitator, why would you go back to your own place? I was staking out my own place, as I was thinking someone may be coming by to investigate, Seemed a good of a plan as any, as I really couldn't get my head around how this game is meant to be played. I'm still no...
by freezeblade
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4728
Views: 908048

Re: Today I Made:

New poll for the controversial food opinion thread: Fudgy brownies > cakey brownies

My typical brownie recipe (which makes an 8"x8" tray) has a total of just under a quarter cup of flour. Fudgy brownies all the way!
by freezeblade
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8562
Views: 806507

Re: Trump presidency

Listened to a bit on the way to work. It's really disheartening that the republicans all line up behind the orange asshole and as a result only seem to have an interest in attacking Cohen's credibility, not in what he has to say.
by freezeblade
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 20476

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 005)

Why Freezeblade, specifically? Because 1) he's more scummy than moody or you and 2) he was already jailed once so if his immunity happens to be 1-shot then we could vote him out permanently. Of note: my Jail "immunity" is alibi-based, where I just need to create an alibi for the next nigh...
by freezeblade
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 20476

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 005)

Ninja: mod

So where the hell is Mark then?
by freezeblade
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 20476

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 004)

Also, how is this supposed to work: I tried to follow bessie in order to get specifics from her about the Solex Agitator I had a decoder ring (well, two) where if I gave one to a player, I could encode messages though the newspaper (or other media) that could be decoded by the other player with the...
by freezeblade
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 20476

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 005)

Ok, so based on that, it means that at the time of placement/checking, there were 4 others besides me at besse's safe house on that night.

Myself, wam, who were the 3 others?

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