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Prompt for 2017-07-22

Jul. 22nd, 2017 | 09:58 pm
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Today's prompt is "shelter".
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FIC: Convention Exclusive (Avengers, Steve/Tony, T)

Jul. 22nd, 2017 | 07:16 am
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Convention Exclusive (5545 words) by Sineala
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel (Comics), Marvel 616, Avengers (Comics)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark
Characters: Steve Rogers, Tony Stark
Additional Tags: Artist Steve Rogers, Secret Identity, Conventions, Fluff, Avengers Vol. 3 (1998), Community: cap_ironman, Cap-Ironman Bingo
Summary: "I'm interested in commissioning a sketch," Iron Man said. He leaned forward, edging into Steve's personal space, splaying his gauntleted hands on the table. "I'd like you to draw me wearing only a tiny thong, with Captain America staring at my nearly-naked body in horror." (Or: Steve Rogers, former artist for the Captain America comics, is signing autographs at a comics convention when he meets his biggest fan. Not an AU.)

IT IS SUPER FLUFFY.

Yay! Last square ("occupational hazards") for a line in Cap-IM Bingo! Hooray! I can now write like the wind and try to finish my Steve/Tony Anniversary Zine story as fast as I can! (And then Cap-IM Big Bang and Magic's FTH story and my STH story, yes yes.)

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photo - bridge

Jul. 22nd, 2017 | 02:39 am
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Oxford - checka 7
Oxford's Bridge of Sighs

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Bunny Harvestman

Jul. 22nd, 2017 | 02:10 am
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Bunny Harvestman
http://petslady.com/article/creepy-cute-bunny-harvestman-could-give-arachnid-arachnophobia

Creepy Cute Bunny Harvestman
Posted by Creature Features on July 20, 2017

This bizarre looking “Bunny Harvestman” from the South American rainforest looks like a mad scientist grafted a rabbit's head onto an octet of spindly spider legs.

Metagryne bicolumnata, to give it its official scientific name, was beautifully photographed on July 11th of 2017 by Flickr member Andreas Kay (Ecuador Megadiverso).

Though members of the Arachnid class, harvestmen (also known as “daddy longlegs”) are not spiders though they do have eight legs. We're sure that factoid makes you feel better, assuming you haven't already run off screaming.
Bunny Harvestman 1

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Mackinac Island Fudge

Jul. 22nd, 2017 | 01:52 am
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Mackinac Island Fudge

fudge
http://12tomatoes.com/mackinac-island-fudge/?utm_source=glp-12t&utm_medium=social-fb&utm_content=Link&utm_term=&utm_campaign=mackinac-island-fudge

40 minutes to prepare, Servings 16-20 depending on size of slices/pieces


INGREDIENTS

8 tablespoons unsalted butter
½ cup milk
½ cup granulated white sugar
½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups confectioners’ sugar

PREPARATION

Mix butter, milk, salt, brown and white sugars in a heavy pan on medium heat. Bring to a boil and stir continuously for 6 minutes.

Remove from heat and cool briefly, then add vanilla, cocoa powder, and confectioner's sugar. Beat with an electric mixer until fudge is smooth and thick.

Pour onto a buttered baking pan. When cool enough to touch, use a spatula to help roll mixture into log form, wrap it in plastic wrap and place in freezer for 20 minutes.

Slice to serve. Enjoy!

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Photo- Cerberus

Jul. 21st, 2017 | 11:07 pm
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People Who Tried to Take Panorama Shots and Ended Up Opening the Gates of Hell
http://www.sadanduseless.com/2017/07/panorama/#i27YPgdmPqEiT15c.01


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Chewy Nutty Squirrel Bars

Jul. 21st, 2017 | 10:33 pm
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It says:
These are super easy to make, and come with a sweet and salty combination of flavors that we absolutely go nuts for! A crisp cookie base is covered with a chewy filling, and that chewy filling is topped with a delightfully delicious swirl of caramel and nuts. Our secret here is to toast the nuts before they go on top of the bars. Toasting really brings out that nutty flavor and makes the cookie taste a little more decadent and rich than it would otherwise.


Chewy Nutty Squirrel Bars

chewy nutty squirrel bars
http://12tomatoes.com/chewy-nutty-squirrel-bars/?utm_source=glp-12t&utm_medium=social-fb&utm_content=Link&utm_term=&utm_campaign=chewy-nutty-squirrel-bars

40 minutes to prepare 24-32 bars

Ingredients

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened and divided
1 cup powdered sugar
1 ¼ cup flour
⅓ cup cocoa powder
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup caramel baking chips
½ cup chopped almonds, pecans or walnuts
4 tablespoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon salt

Preparation

Set aside 2 tablespoons of butter.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13-inch baking dish with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, beat sugar and 1 ¾ sticks butter until fluffy. Slowly add cocoa powder and flour and mix until well incorporated.

Transfer batter to baking dish. Press to spread around baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes.

In a medium saucepan on low heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter with sweetened condensed milk. Stir until thickened, remove from heat and add vanilla. Pour sauce over top of baked crust. Return to oven and bake until golden brown, 8-10 minutes.

Toast nuts in a dry pan until fragrant. Cool slightly then rough chop and set aside.

Melt caramel chips in microwave with 4 tablespoons heavy cream; 30 second intervals, stirring each time, for 2 minutes. Fold nuts and salt into caramel sauce, and pour over top and spread out to edges. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

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photo prompts - academic scenic

Jul. 21st, 2017 | 09:10 pm
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Oxford - checka

Oxford - checka 2


Oxford - checka 3


Oxford - checka 4


Oxford - checka 5


Oxford - checka 6


Oxford - checka 7

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MINI COCONUT CAKES

Jul. 21st, 2017 | 06:51 pm
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MINI COCONUT CAKES

Minicoconut cakes
http://www.bakeorbreak.com/2015/03/mini-coconut-cakes/#bOyOLbbgFS0liJS4.99

Coconut and almonds star in these sweet, simple, and delightful Mini Coconut Cakes.

yield: 24 MINI CAKES prep time: 15 MINUTES cook time: 18 MINUTES


Ingredients

1 1/2 cups unsweetened dried coconut 355ml
3/4 cups granulated sugar 151g
1/2 cups all-purpose flour 63g
4 large egg whites
1 pinch salt
1/2 cups unsalted butter (melted and slightly cooled) 114g
1/4 teaspoons almond extract
2 tablespoons sweetened coconut flakes
2 tablespoons chopped almonds (or sliced)


DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a 24-cup mini muffin pan.

Combine the unsweetened coconut, sugar, and flour. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites and salt just until smooth. Add the butter and almond extract, and whisk until combined. Whisk in about half of the coconut mixture. Then gently fold in the remaining coconut mixture.

Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, filling each cup about 2/3 full. Sprinkle the sweetened coconut and almonds over the top of each cake.

Bake 15 to 18 minutes, or until the cakes are golden brown and set. Transfer the cakes to a wire rack to cool completely.


Nutrition
Calories 160
Sodium 2% 45mg
Fat 14% 9g
Protein 4% 2g
Carbohydrates 6% 17g

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charisstoma

PINEAPPLE FRIED RICE

Jul. 21st, 2017 | 06:32 pm
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Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple fried rice
https://www.yummly.co/recipe/Pineapple-Fried-Rice-604402?prm-v1&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=popular-searches-email

30 min

SERVINGS: 4
Ingredients

3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoons white pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 onions (diced)
2 carrots (peeled and grated)
1/2 cups frozen corn - 41g
1/2 cups frozen peas - 67g
3 cups cooked brown rice - 3/5kg
2 cups pineapple (diced, canned or fresh) - 330g
1/2 cups diced ham - 113g
2 green onions (sliced)


DIRECTIONS:

In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger powder and white pepper; set aside.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat. Add garlic and onion to the skillet, and cook, stirring often, until onions have become translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in carrots, corn and peas, and cook, stirring constantly, until vegetables are tender, about 3-4 minutes.

Stir in rice, pineapple, ham, green onions and soy sauce mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until heated through, about 2 minutes.

Serve immediately.



Nutrition
Calories 400
Sodium 45% 1090mg
Fat 22% 14g
Protein 22% 11g
Carbohydrate 20% 60g

Posted Comments:
Easy to make. Will substitute chicken for the ham next time. Added some pineapple juice for extra flavor. Will make again for sure.

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Greetings from Hell or close enough

Jul. 21st, 2017 | 06:06 pm
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103.0°F 39°C
Feels Like: 108.5°

So Far Today
Hi: 104.1°F @ 4:53 pm
Low: 79.7°F @ 6:52 am
Humidity: 31%


About that Global Warming claim... nah must be untrue.
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Detective Conan: Fanart: 6 icons

Jul. 22nd, 2017 | 07:09 am
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Bingo: Single Line

Jul. 21st, 2017 | 06:04 pm
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Running WILD!

Jul. 21st, 2017 | 10:28 am
posted by: [syndicated profile] ittybittykitty_feed

Posted by Laurie Cinotto

Quarantine was officially up yesterday so last night I sprung the Alexanders from the kitten room. It didn't take any time at all for them to get used to their bigger world. Just a few moments after I opened their door, they started running wild!

I left in the wee hours of the morning today and will be away this weekend for a wedding. I'm so sad to miss Dog-A-Thon tomorrow, but I do hope that some of you will be attending and represent the cats for Team IBKC.   Details on the event can be found HERE.

We will see you on Monday with more fundraising wrap ups, thank yous, and lots of pics of our Alexanders exploring.  See you then!


And enjoy this show ---prepare yourself for lots of super fun crazy kitten action!!!



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Prompt for 2017-07-21

Jul. 21st, 2017 | 11:15 pm
posted by: [personal profile] sacredporn in [community profile] dailyprompt

Today's prompt is "nothing lasts forever".
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Book Review: A City Equal to My Desire

Jul. 21st, 2017 | 02:58 pm
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I still have to review Extra Virginity as well, but I actually liked that one, so it will take longer to compose….

One of the things I did get done yesterday between work, the ball game, and the Epic Sunburn, was finish a slim book of short stories called A City Equal to My Desire by James Sallis. This wasn’t a book that was recommended to me, which means I don’t have to feel bad about truly disliking it. I found it in a keyword search on the library website for books about ukuleles, and it has a short story called Ukulele And The World’s Pain, which admittedly was one of the better stories in the book despite still not being very good.

From what I can tell, he did pick the best story out of the book to develop into a novel, “Drive”, but it is very obviously unfinished in short-story form. Sallis has a couple of ongoing problems in the short story collection, one of which is that he tends to skip the vital information you need in order to know what the fuck is going on. And not in a “the blanks slowly get filled in” way, or in a “your imagination is more terrible” way (though there is a little of that) but just in a way where like…he says something that you understand to be vital to the story but which is missing context, then spends like a page describing the fucking diner someone’s sitting in, and by then any context forthcoming doesn’t get linked back. It’s like being in the middle of a paragraph when you hit the photo plates in an older book – yes the photos are very interesting thank you but I need to finish the thought you were sharing with me before I go back and look at them. I think maybe he thinks this is challenging the reader but it’s not, it’s just annoying and makes what are otherwise interesting premises totally opaque. I shouldn’t need to work this hard for a story about a hit man who decides not to kill a politician. 

If the book had a more cohesive theme in terms of the stories, it might be more readable – he clearly enjoys building worlds and then doesn’t quite know what to do with them once he’s built them, so if this was an entire book of “weird and different worlds” ala Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, I would buy in more fully and I think he would have put a little more elbow in. But it’s not. It’s mostly “here’s a really interesting world and a person living in squalor in it does something while being in it”. Also he appears to be fascinated by describing things that are shaped like pi. And a lot of times it feels like he read a wikipedia article on something and wanted to share some knowledge, so he just kind of built a half-assed story around his wikiwander. 

And all of this I would probably let go if say, it was something I was noticing in a fanfic writer, or someone who was just starting out, or someone I felt was genuinely trying to get a point across. But there’s this inexplicable sense of arrogance to the collection, a sort of smugness to it that in professional writers drives me up the goddamn wall. Stephen King sometimes falls into the same trap, where it feels like the author believes they don’t have to respect their readers because they are The Writer. 

The thing about volumes of short stories is that you keep reading it because sometimes there is a real gem. And there are one or two good stories in the volume, but I don’t know if they’re worth the rest of it. 

So my review I guess is mostly me being annoyed, but it boils down to “If you like short stories in the SFF Noir genre, give it a whirl, but if you’re bored with a story none of them get better, so feel free to skip to the next one.” 

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Why yes there is a Demon interested ...

Jul. 21st, 2017 | 01:01 am
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Master List - http://charisstoma.dreamwidth.org/1302810.html



Title: Perilous Path - Part 5
Part 4 – Research - http://charisstoma.dreamwidth.org/1305043.html
Author: charisstoma
Word count: 304

‘Step into the water,’ the cheerful splashing fountains said or so it seemed as she walked by them.
‘Nope. Nope. Nope. Not going to,’ she sped up as she walked by the long line of vertically dancing water.

Slightly ahead of her, like 3 steps and she had already angled her path to go around the person, a student bent down to rescue some bug or penny or ‘something’. With a cry the student fell sideways into the grey, blue, and white roiling length of water to seemingly disappear. Just as quickly they reappeared gasping, bobbing to the surface and levered themselves out and a couple steps from the water feature’s edge.

“You okay?” she asked him,

“Wha..? Um yeah, I think so. I could swear the water just molested me. It um felt me up back and front.”

“Oh...” she paused, how to explain, “you should sit-in at one of the Demonology lectures.”

Wide eyed, “Wha…? No Way. I’m not into that fantasy stuff. Engineering student,” he said as if that explained everything.

She smiled, “that probably explains why the fountain burped you out then,” and she quickly continued on staying on the furthest portion of the walkway away from the water.

‘So water too is dangerous.’she thought and connecting some dots groaned. ‘No bathes? Showers?’ “Argh! What next, a gust of wind,” she paused mid step, the wind had picked up sending swirling eddies of leaves. Reaching into her pocket, she pulled out one of the landscaping pebbles and tossed it at the largest mini-dust devil…leaf devil? The stone disappeared but from the midst of the leaves she heard a distinct, “OW,” and the wind dropped scattering leaves upon the ground.

With more speed she power walked towards the Campus Demon Liaison Office, totally avoiding the larger water feature along the way.


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Challenge 198: Glass

Jul. 21st, 2017 | 02:14 pm
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Admin: Challenge closed

Jul. 21st, 2017 | 02:07 pm
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Final Fantasy XV: Fanfiction: A Quiet Night In

Jul. 20th, 2017 | 03:58 pm
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Spooks/MI5: Fanfic: Overwhelming

Jul. 20th, 2017 | 11:51 pm
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So Much Love for You

Jul. 20th, 2017 | 08:32 am
posted by: [syndicated profile] ittybittykitty_feed

Posted by Laurie Cinotto

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 Well, THAT was amazing!

There's still a tiny bit trickling, so the total will rise just a wee bit, but get this, my dear friends, team IBKC raised $144, 284 this year!  This brings our all-time grand fundraising total to $894,005!  I was having a hard time wrapping my brain around all of this last night, so I added, and added again, and again, and again, and I kept getting the same numbers, so this must be right!


You all must be so exhausted after giving so much!!!


It truly is remarkable the way you give. I talk about this Community of ours all the time, and people are always impressed by you. Friends I have who work in the world of fundraising can hardly believe that you exist! You are such a rare, beautiful gem.

I appreciate your donations so much, and I am so happy to place this $144,284 in the capable hands of our Humane Society.  They will put it to good use, and so many cats and kittens will benefit from your generosity.

But your gifts are not just a monetary amount -- it goes way beyond that.

These gifts make our hard-working shelter staff and volunteers feel supported and appreciated. This work isn't easy on the soul.  Your donations illustrate that there is great value in the work they are doing. It lifts them.

You are putting something very positive into the world.  There are a whole lot of people who prefer being negative -- offering no solutions -- just criticism and complaints. You recognize there's a problem and know you can do something to help. You take action  -- you give.

Watching you give inspires other to do the same  -- to our shelter, and to other rescues. Your giving is contagious.

And personally, your gifts impact me profoundly.  Can you imagine how good it feels to have so many lovely people, most of whom you've never met in real life,  supporting you in this way?  I am so grateful for all of the love you show me -- not just during our fundraiser, but year 'round.



So, thank you for all of this.  I appreciate you big-hearted kitten lovers so much.  You are what's right in this world -- you are positive, you are good, you are inspiring.  Thank you for making this happen, dear Community.  We love you.


I'm far from done thanking you. I've got so many individuals that I need to give a "shout-out" to -- I'll be sharing that tomorrow. The list is long so it's going to take some time to put that together!


Thank you, beautiful friends.  You are amazing. You made something huge happen.

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Prompt for 2017-07-20

Jul. 20th, 2017 | 08:12 pm
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Today's prompt is "leaving this place behind".
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Dragon Age: Fic: Your New Weapon of Choice

Jul. 20th, 2017 | 09:38 pm
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Hawaii Five-0 : icons : wearing the uniform

Jul. 20th, 2017 | 01:41 am
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