right now it’s my time to shine
steve, bucky and sam going out for early-morning jogs. every time steve and bucky pass sam, they yell “ON YOUR LEFT” and “ON YOUR RIGHT” respectively. sam gets increasingly frustrated. but after a while, steve and bucky realise they haven’t passed sam again, and he’s nowhere to be seen. and they start to get worried, fearing the worst, until suddenly they hear a shout “ON YOUR ABOVE, ASSHOLES” as sam swoops overhead, leaving them behind
How the fuck is this subhuman lizard hybrid beating out Laverne. Destroy him!
Our psychological state allows us to see only what we want/need/feel to see at a particular time. What five words do you see?
this scares me a little
naked weed passion
past, naked, panic, sugar, lust
#suicide, scum, passion, secret, past
Fool passion naked kick suicide
Wisdom, Lust, Dream, Passion, Belief
(Also this is skewed; the positive words are backwards and harder to see.)
Malice, Suicide, Lust, Scum, Flesh
Dread, scum, suicide, hate, man
Leave, lust, fool, crush, kiss,
I want to make it very clear that if D&D decides that Asha Greyjoy is no longer a character that matters as a coherent person and instead merges her into the Jeyne Poole/fake arya storyline ie the let’s-use-Gendry-instead-of-hiring-an-Edric-just-cause-he’s-a-bastard-too incident, that there will be no force left in the world to stop me. Asha Greyjoy - the woman who would tear out Ramsay Snow’s throat with her teeth before letting him touch her - will not be reduced to that. I will no longer be in control of my actions. I will be a stoneheart-esque vessel, filled with nothing but the need for vengeance against those who have taken away what I love.
19th & 20th century tiaras
"where is freedom of speech, and where is democracy? if it’s in this country then i wanna see it, starting with me."
jaime would not rape cersei
the whole point of that fucking scene
is that she says yes
she says you’re home
she says you’re here
and then he fucks it up NOT BY FUCKING HER but by PROPOSING TO HER and telling her that they can replace their dead son with a new one
it’s not the sex that’s the problem it’s jaime’s newly arisen insecurity from his lack of a sword hand
THE WHOLE POINT IS THAT CERSEI SAYS YES
The thing that makes me sad about the changes to the Jaime/Cersei scene is that I think D&D think they’re helping Cersei. Because in spite of every change that the show has made to make her more “sympathetic,” every single non-book-reading, non-fandom GOT viewer I have ever met hates her. And it’s not like the show hasn’t shown us, to an extent, how she got that way—they’ve shown how awful things were with Robert, how screwed-up her family is. They’re pandering to viewers who are never, ever going to see her as anything but a “bitch.”
So they emphasize Cersei’s victimhood because they think a victim is more sympathetic than a powerful, morally ambiguous woman; meanwhile, the same viewers that hate Cersei also hate Sansa for being “weak” and “stupid,” saying she just needs to be tough, manipulate, play the game. You know, like Cersei. Women characters can’t win.
And all the viewers that I know that hate Cersei and Sansa for those reasons? Are women. It just makes me really depressed.
Salted Caramel Cheesecake Pie
makes one 9-inch pie
adapted from Dorie Greenspan and Zoe Nathan
For the Crust:
2 cups ginger snap cookie crumbs
2 tablespoons brown sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
For the Cheesecake:
1 pound (2 blocks) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
For the Caramel:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/3 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Place two rack in the upper and bottom third of the oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. You’ll need a 9-inch pie plate and a 9×13-inch pan for boiling water.
To make the crust,
place cookies in the bowl of a food processor and grind to a fine crumb. If you don’t have a food processor you can crumble cookies in a zip lock bag with a rolling pin. Once you’ve created a fine crumb, add brown sugar, salt, and butter. Toss together, moistening all of the ginger snap crumbs. Pour the mixture into a 9-inch pie plate and press with fingers until sides and bottom are evenly coated with crust.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool while you make the cheesecake filling. Reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees F. Place a tea kettle of water on the stove top to boil. We’re going to add hot water to the 9×13-inch pan to place under the baking cheesecake.
To make the cheesecake filling:
In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together cream cheese and granulated sugar. Beat until light and fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes. Beat in salt and vanilla extract until well incorporated. Add eggs, beating one at a time between each addition. Once creamy and smooth, slowly beat in the cream, beating on medium high until creamy and luscious. Add lemon zest if using.
Pour cheesecake mixture into the prepared cheesecake crust.
Place 9×13-inch pan in the bottom shelf of the hot oven. Carefully pout in hot water, and fill to 1/2 full. Push into oven.
Place cheesecake on the upper oven shelf. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until cheesecake is browned and puffed. When cheesecake is puffed and doesn’t have loose giggle in the center, turn oven off and use a towel to prop the oven open slightly. Let cheesecake rest for another 45 minutes in the cooling oven. Remove from the oven and cool completely, for at least 4 hours. Overnight is best.
While the cheesecake cools, make the caramel so it can cool as well.
To make the caramel, add sugar, water, and corn syrup to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring once or twice. Bring to a boil and allow to brown. Once sugar has browned to a medium amber color, remove from heat and immediately add heavy cream and butter. Mixture will boil and foam. Stir well. Add salt and stir well to incorporate. Caramel may seem thin… that’s ok. Place in a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and cool in the fridge for at least 4 hours, overnight is best.
Pour the cooled caramel over the cooled cheesecake, return to the refrigerator until ready to serve. Sprinkle with a dash of sea salt then slice and serve.
Cheese will last for up to 4 days, well wrapped in the refrigerator.
The Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Ashanti of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa, that represent concepts or aphorisms. Adinkra are used extensively in fabrics, pottery, logos and advertising. They are incorporated into walls and other architectural features.
The symbols have a decorative function but also represent objects that encapsulate evocative messages that convey traditional wisdom, aspects of life or the environment. There are many different symbols with distinct meanings, often linked with proverbs. They were one of the means for the transmission of a complex and nuanced body of practice and belief.
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