I ship it
…that’s SO much better than what I came up with and I’m gonna steal it.
Do other people ever start shipping a thing because the ship name is so awesome?
…neither do I, I shipped it like FedEx before I saw this, but - MOCKINGNERD.
Oh hell yes.
Bonus treat: Masumi Sera, featured in the current episode #754, is voiced by Noriko Hidaka! Yay!
I'm already thinking of getting John to do a hair-braiding workshop because HEL-LO he is practically the most popular person at the Gathering every fucking year I've gone.
But I think it might be fun to have a sewing party where we can bring some knitting, embroidery, crocheting projects, with extra needles and thread/yarn to teach each other how to do it. Like just a party room dedicated to that. Like sparkymonster's Makeup Makeup party a few years ago.
Also, just throwing this out there to make people sad, but…
When he’s thawed out he’s laying down. He was frozen laying down. And the plane hit the water when he was in the pilot seat- we saw that.
Which means he wasn’t knocked out by the initial impact. And it doesn’t look like he drowned, either. He had time to see his expected death coming, after the impact, and lay himself down. My guess is some internal injuries from the crash, followed by freezing to death inside the plane.
So just go ahead an add a little scene in your head of Steve surviving the crash, but knowing that wet and isolated on a field of ice, in a plane that’s still sinking, nobody would get to him in time. But he knows he’s done his job. So he lays down, and closes his eyes, and maybe wonders if anyone will ever find his body, and bring it back to be buried by his mom and dad, since Bucky never was buried. But either way they’ll have a service for him, and that will be nice, and the priest will say the words and he’ll be at rest. And he feels bad, leaving his men, and he regrets everything he never told Peggy, and that he won’t be there for her now, but at least he did his part, right? He got the job done, and that’s what counts. If he dies alone, bleeding out and freezing, that’s all that Bucky got, to. So that’s all right.
What the fuck?!
But instead I read some and I figured out what I'm giving as Christmas gifts, which is infused vodka, or properly, berry cordials, but I think my family will be more amenable if I call it fruit-infused vodka. *hands* I did the cranberry and since strawberries(!!) were on sale and they smelled really good, I did strawberry. I figure I will also do raspberry - I have bags of frozen raspberries in the freezer - and maybe blueberry pomegranate, though I am just going to buy pomegranate juice, because I am not brave enough to tackle doing it with the seeds. And then I'll just get cute glass bottles and that is that - everybody gets two kinds (well, if I get the 16 oz. bottles; if I do the 8 oz. bottles, then everyone gets one of each. I think I will decide that in a few weeks, after I've tasted the results.) and hopefully they can use them or they can dump them and use the bottles. It basically costs me ~$18 for each bottle of vodka and whatever the glass bottles cost, because I'd be buying the fruit anyway in some form or another (and I already used the one bottle of vodka I had hanging around that I never drank).
For the cranberry, I used this recipe, though in addition to orange zest, I added a teaspoon of cinnamon and a pinch of ground cloves. I was tempted to try making simple syrup with honey and using that instead of sugar, but I figured I should test the things out the way they're meant to be before I start fiddling too much.
I did this one with the strawberries, and it's probably what I'll do with the raspberries too, though I added a splash of vanilla and a splash of lemon juice to the strawberries (and probably will to the raspberries too). For the blueberry-pom, I will probably experiment with 8 oz of pomegranate juice (or maybe 12 oz?) and a pint of blueberries, plus a splash of lemon. Maybe this is where to try out honey instead of white sugar? If I were going to attempt apple brandy, I might try maple syrup in place of white sugar, or maybe brown sugar. But brandy is more expensive than vodka so that is not going to happen.
Anyway, hopefully this all works out and tastes good enough to give away, or I will have to figure something else out, because ice cream is not feasible in my kitchen. In the past couple of years, I did it all at my parents' house, and they had an extra freezer in the garage. I barely have room in my freezer for my normal stuff as it is. Sigh.
2. It's a gray, drizzly day, but I am toasty warm thanks to the aforementioned shirt and the sleeping cat draped across my chest. If only I could only reach my book without disturbing the cat, it would be just about perfect.
3. I have reached the "hacking cough + phlegm" stage of my current cold. Oh joy. I think more peppermint tea is in order.
I also wanna try and write in other universes, especially the ones I want to work on for NaNo this year and I'd love to maybe be more organized with being able to do...stuff.
Hi, I may or may not have been nesting in aldersprig's stories on and off all day and it makes me want to get organized and show people words.
Also, I may wind up poking beta people for original stuff soon. If you know anyone who would be interested in helping me get my shit together, let me know. I can offer to content beta in return, listen to you babble and try and be a sounding board or any other writerly themed help I can offer in return.
Although I have occasional coughing bouts, I’m physically feeling a lot better today. For one thing I got a long block of sleep, which has been rare recently. Another thing is that I’ve switched over from aspirin to ibuprofen. (I tend to cycle through analgesics to keep from going too long on any one). Right now my medications of choice are Advil and Pocky. The Pocky has been especially helpful! (^_^)
The show uses both a female and a male Japanese tourist, but the female speaker is the captivating one. You never see her, but her enunciation is so steady and clear the audio is like a language class. I easily understood both sides of the bilingual conversation. I have to say I was extremely impressed with the post-production audio work – the Japanese audio was blended perfectly with the ambient sound of each conversation. It really did feel like a perfect bilingual conversation was taking place. The steadycam work matched that of a tourist walking – and of course the sights and people were wonderful. The show is a lot of fun, and I’m glad I got to see this week’s episode.