Saturday, 30 August 2014

A Message For Anybody Who Finds Themself Posted To 4chan or Behind The Bows


Was Dr Seuss a Stalinist?


Holy crap these pot noodles are hot

We Say Hell Yes To Anything


Including this soup my grandma gave me with a massive chunk of leek in it.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Juno Reactor - God Is God

Juno Reactor - God is God
Apparently embedding is disabled because youtube hates us and Illuminati censorship *rabble rabble rabble*
Really enjoyed Juno Reactor on Saturday night at Infest.

Was Ludwig Van Beethoven An Alien?


I also managed to get a set of postcards from Dr Geoff at the weekend

I love his adorable art style

I feel like I should frame some of these :D

Terrifying Clowns Arrested in Tokyo


My lovely Kev bought me a pair of Miss Needles hair sticks at Infest at the weekend. We had a little bit of a giggle with the lady on the stall (not Miss Needles herself, she wasn't there), about the silly little girl I used to be friends with loudly trying to tell people at a recent fet night that her Miss Needles hairband she was wearing was actually made of real needles and therefore actually a dangerous weapon that she needed a licence to wear.
I wonder if anybody actually belives her tripe any more? I still wonder how anybody ever did, though I am one of those people who used to believe the weirdness that came out of her mouth.
I was a bit dim when I was a teenager.
Still, look at mah pretty hair sticks!

A Goth Couple Walk Into A Weatherspoons. You Won't Believe What Happens Next!


The Sir Titus Salt In Bradford


It's a converted Swimming Baths and made of awesomeness.

Keeping the boy entertained!

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

This post will prove you've been holding student flat parties wrong your whole life


Woke up to this on Sunday morning, and found out Legend had been in our kitchen partying all night while we were upstairs asleep.
We were also partying wrong apparently haha.

Was Paul McCartney A Ghost?


Was he one of my flatmates at the weekend we never met, and did he leave a bunch of suspiciously emptied of their tobacco cigarettes on the table?

Sailor Moon Crystal Episode Four Thoughts


I have seen the original anime in both it's dubbed version and subtitled several times through, although I'm really bad at remembering the Japanese character names so I'll be referring characters as their westernised names within this post, I have also read a few of the mangas but not all because I've never had the cash to be able to justify completing my collection when I have so many other things I want or need to get first. I have unfortunately never managed to find a dubbed or subtitled version of the live action Sailor Moon. from what I've read Sailor Moon Crystal is a lot closer to the manga than the original anime is.
In order to compare the episodes respectively I watched both the original anime and Sailor Moon Crystal ( you can watch SMC on Hulu in some countries, I co
uldn't get that to play here in the UK so I googled and found a stream of it on another site, however I'm not sure how legal the stream is so I'm not going to link to it).
From this point onwards THAR BE SPOILERS!


This episode doesn't start with Beryl or the Kings of the Dark Kingdom, instead most of the first half of the episode is from Luna's point of view and recaps over who Serena, Ami and Rei are, also Rei seems to have a bit of a crush on Ami... Queer Senchi Love triangle much? :D. 
This episode follows the same storyline as "Worth a Princess's Ransom" in SMO, although with a few key differences, by this point in SMO Jedite is well and truly gone, and has been for ages, Nephrite and Zoisite were going through their brief phase of working together and Malachite hadn't yet sprung up, also Darien had already been revealed as Tuxedo Mask, still the placement of this episode here instead of later in the series, still flows pretty well, as I believe that it did in the manga.
This is another episode I had a bit of a soft spot for the SMO version of, as I was starting to wonder if perhaps Nephrite was savable, because though he did seem very evil, he also seemed to be starting to care somewhat for Molly by this point (although looking back on the SMO episode as an adult it's hard to tell sometimes if this is part of his history as one of the Earth Prince's generals coming through and hinting he wasn't always a bad guy, or if it's an abuser grooming poor Molly with false promises of love).
The episode centers around the visit of a foreign princess (who resembles Melvin in a dress), who Luna suspects of being the Moon Princess, and Serena's wish to meet her, which causes her to sneak into her dinner party disgused as a princess using the disguise pen.
When Beryl and the four Kings finally do make an appearance, it seems like less of an impacting scene than some of the others so far, though it does finally introduce us to Malachite. 

Meanwhile, with the other scouts disguised and in tow Serena enters the ball, only to find she can't bring Luna! Oh no! Serena runs off on her own looking to dance while Ami and Rei go off investigating. Serena, ever the klutz ends up with a spilled drink on her dress and drops her handkerchief, which is picked up by none other than Darien *le swoon*.
The other girls catch sight of Princess D heading into her treasure room with a very suspicious woman.
Meanwhile Serena feels lonely after being unable to find anybody to dance with, when who should turn up and take her hand but Mr Dreamy himself, Tuxedo Mask!


They dance for a while before he runs off and Serena has teenage girl feels whilst being scolded by Luna (who snuck in through the balcony) for trusting a strange man.
Meanwhile the suspicious lady, who turns out to be Nephrite in disguise attacks the princess and possesses her... SUDDENLY SAILOR SCOUTS!
The Princess runs through the ballroom with the silver crystal where Serena is still gawping before running after the princess to try and stop her, however she is thrown from the balcony, but saved by Tuxedo Mask, and the disguise pen, which can apparently transform into an umbrella, or a plot device or something!
Serena has a bit of an existential crisis mid-transformation into Sailor Moon when she remembers that her tiara was destroyed in the last episode, and then starts having teenage girl feels about Tuxedo Mask again, when suddenly!
Snazzy new tiara!
I wonder if that would work for me?
*fantasizes about being part of a mid-90's Brian Molko and Princess Donna sandwich*
Why did no new shoes appear?
*cries*


Sailor Moon uses the new tiara to reflect the light of the moon onto Princess D (who I should explain to anybody not familiar with the aforementioned Princess Donna is not the same person at all, and unless you like canes you probably shouldn't google without safe search on) saving her from the forces of the Negaverse!
At which point the four Kings finally show up and introduce themselves to the Senchi.
About fucking time guys.
They vanish, the Princess loses her glasses and the scouts run away. Mercury muses on weather Melvin would look as pretty without glasses (this version of Sailor Moon mostly pleases my social justice paladin side but dude can we please not do the whole "everybody with glasses looks fug" thing?), and Serena falls asleep and has TEENAGE GIRL FEELS dreams about Tuxedo Mask, who finds her sleeping and decides to kiss her (dude, WTF? That's kind of creepy), at which point she sees a shadowy outline of Prince Darien in her dream), Luna spots Tuxedo Mask looking like some kind of intergalactic rapist hovering over the sleeping Serena, yells at him and challenges him over his identity.
And then a glimpse of Jupiter before the episode ends!


This episode is very different to the SMO one, they only seem to loosely have the same plot and if I'm honest I prefer the SMO version. Don't get me wrong, I found the SMC one enjoyable, I just miss the whole Molly/ Maxfield Stanton thing, but I can totally see why they might not want to use that storyline in 2014.

The Sexy Video About Donkeys That Furries Shouldn't Click


I had flyers and no pockets to put them in!

Monday, 25 August 2014

Friday, 22 August 2014

The Most Fun You Can Have With Your Clothes On!







Baking adventures with Marit on Wednesday, we made two Chokladrutors (Swedish chocolate squares) and one of my famous brownie cakes.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 3 thoughts


So due to my various problems I was having with my laptop and internet I'm two episodes behind everybody else THE HORROR!
Don't worry though, I'm about to catch up!

I have seen the original anime in both it's dubbed version and subtitled several times through, although I'm really bad at remembering the Japanese character names so I'll be referring characters as their westernised names within this post, I have also read a few of the mangas but not all because I've never had the cash to be able to justify completing my collection when I have so many other things I want or need to get first. I have unfortunately never managed to find a dubbed or subtitled version of the live action Sailor Moon. from what I've read Sailor Moon Crystal is a lot closer to the manga than the original anime is.
In order to compare the episodes respectively I watched both the original anime and Sailor Moon Crystal ( you can watch SMC on Hulu in some countries, I couldn't get that to play here in the UK so I googled and found a stream of it on another site, however I'm not sure how legal the stream is so I'm not going to link to it).
From this point onwards THAR BE SPOILERS!


This episode has big boots to fill, An Un-charmed Life/ The Cursed Bus is my favorite of the whole of the first series of SMO, it's quite a dark storyline compared to most of the rest of the series, plus I really like the introduction of Rei, after Ami, Rei is my favorite.
The episode again starts with Queen Beryl chastising Jedite, interrupted by Nephlite butting in with his own opinions and again mentioning that they are two of the four kings, at some point Zoisite also ends up in there (I'm not sure when he slunk in, but I made a bit of a *squee* noise because of the four, he's my favorite, even the first time I watched the dub and wasn't aware of how much his character had been butchered to make him, in that version her, acceptable to western audiences at the time), leaving only Malachite to be introduced, presumably in the next episode. I really hope that this means there will be more of an explanation about how the four kings were actually the Prince of Earth's four generals, who also had their memories wiped on the way to earth, and could still have been good, had Queen Beryl not gotten to them first.


There follows an introduction to the idea of the "demon bus" that is pretty similar to how it was presented in SMO, however the "Jed" working at the temple storyline is apparently absent, so instead of going to the temple to get love charms, Serena goes sort of accidentally after following Rei off the bus, enchanted by her beauty, leading me to wonder... Is Serena bisexual in this version?
Thankfully Rei's creepy grandpa (who is blatantly groping and looking up the skirts of the girls in SMO), is absent from SMC... I never could stand that guy.
I really like how there is a proper introduction for Phobos and Deimos.


I also friking love the scene on the bus with Darien, who is a lot better dressed in this episode, although I still really miss his green jacket!
I like that the accusation that Rei might be causing the disappearances is still there, but I love that Serena is so much more sympathetic to her in SMC, Rei's tale is so much sadder this time around, and the way the three women react to the vanishing child reminds me of the intersection fortune telling game from a Junji Ito manga.
I REALLY like how much darker this version of this episode is, remember when I said it had big shoes to fill? It fills them, with overlap.
I love that Rei goes to help Serena, I love that Serena then tries to help Rei, no argument, I love that Darien sees her transform, I love how more involved he is in this version despite not saving the day every episode like he did in SMO. I love that Jedite has a moment of almost recognition when he looks at Rei in Queen Beryl's palace, Jedite and Rei having been a couple once upon a time.
I'm not too keen on Serena's flight attendant outfit though, at moments it looks like she's not wearing pants o.0
The fight with Jedite is just well epic! I love it!
I loved this episode so fucking much!
My favorite so far, hopefully I will get a chance to get up to date tomorrow.

Spicy Bean Burgers and Rissotto


Well it's not really rissotto because it's the wrong kind of rice, but it was delicious!
Veggies in there are half an onion, two mushrooms, two small candy striped beetroot and a handful of spinach that I stirred in after I turned off the heat.

Monday, 18 August 2014

My booze is FABULOUS




I'm not usually a fan of Smirnoff (I think it's pretty expensive given the cheap ass taste), but this stuff is actually pretty good. The cinnimon flavour covers up the turpsy taste pretty well, also it glitters which is rad.
As far as wanabee Goldshlaggers go it's pretty good. 

Goats!



Went up the hill past The Cluny to go get Protafield's rider on Friday and spotted these guys!

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Home Made Stuffed Vine Leaves




Made these a few nights back, yum yum yum!

Dinner at Carluccio's




All of the yummy!
I often avoid Italian because there are so many places do it wrong, but this was so good :)

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