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An Armistice Day Post.

"There were many words that you could not stand to hear and finally only the names of places had dignity. Abstract words such as glory, honor, courage, or hallow were obscene." - Ernest Hemingway.




They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.


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Aug. 2nd, 2014

Oh, hey, somebody on Youtube has some good Gaim clips up. Spoilers are involved, but if anybody wants a momentary taste of Kamen Rider Gaim's ridiculousness, then here this be:










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Okay, I don't have any Kamen Rider Gaim fandomers on my flist, but I bring to your attention anyway that this is an amazing MV:



It's about three and half minutes long, and - yeah, it good, man. It good.

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Jun. 13th, 2014

We've rolled back around to one of my 'constant gnawing anxiety' phases.

Which, you know. Is a thing. The fact that I have medication on hand for it is testament to how this is a regular thing, and I don't think it was more than a few months ago that I made a post going 'ANYONE GOT TV SHOWS?!?!' because it was a thing then, too, so it'll pass.

I'll might set Murdered: Soul Suspect aside for a bit and play a game a little more - ouchy hyperviolence. Tomb Raider, maybe. UFC Undisputed. I've literally forgotten my entire library of games so I can't list a third, but there must be a third somewhere.

Suspicion is strong that this will pass, in the main, by Sunday, because on Sunday I should actually be able to get some sleep. Jesus.

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"We can't model female playable characters, it's too complicated."

*interest in Assassin's Creed: Unity drains away*

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This attempt turned out well! It kept its shape, there was mostly clear layers, the taste was good.

What I would change:

The cheese was very overpowering, almost sickly in large amounts. I'd probably reduce the amount of irish cream liquor in it - I used 470ml in it, and about 600g of soft cheese. If I did it again, I'd probably use about the same amount of cheese, but only 350ml of irish cream liquor, and maybe include a dollop of thick cream to balance things out a little.

The biscuit layers kind of - fused together. I'm not sure when, I think the weight of the cheese may have pushed them together, because the upper biscuit layer was too soft. It wasn't bad, but I would try to avoid that next time, probably by using harder biscuits.

Needed more chocolate ganache. I didn't leave enough room for it or let the ganache cool enough beforehand, so it was a little too thin and I couldn't get much on without it pouring off the sides. Just make sure it's thickened up a bit more next time.

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Okay. So. I am having my periodic anxiety problems right now, which as - probably anyone who knows me will have noticed by now, come around for a month or two, then vanish for a month or two, then come back again for a month or two. I've been like this since about mid-March, so we're getting on for a month now.

The best way of dealing with this, in conjunction with medication and - preferably not in conjunction with alcohol abuse as was the case the last time I had these problems, during January and early February - is to distract myself. This is a thing I know - it doesn't really stop me from obsessing, but it does give me something to focus on for short periods of time.

With that in mind, people! If there are any TV shows you think I ought to be marathoning, by all means tell me of them. They do not necessarily need to be light and fluffy.

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Apr. 10th, 2014

So, a dude, Seamus Daly, is being charged with the Omagh Bombing.

Troubles Stuff, warning for mentions of violence against children.Collapse )

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I would do something for April Fool's, but I don't want to. I might just forego humour today entirely and spend the day being utterly solemn and straight-talking. It will be like that time I gave up sarcasm for Lent, only about thirty-nine days shorter and with an appropriately higher probability of success.

In the meantime, here's a picture of some bunnies. It is actually a picture of two bunnies, not a woman screaming or anything like that, that would be quite unpleasant.

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