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9 hours ago, Kasimir said:

Two options - the one my dad and grandfather swear by is to go Hakka-style, which is steamed and stuffed with minced pork and salted fish. But since preparing the salted fish can be more effort than required, we just use fish sauce but have to be careful because that's insanely salty, but adds the umami.

This is the first I've heard of steamed and stuffed tofu, it sounds amazing though, I'll have to try it next week, I'll have a dim sum night. 

9 hours ago, Kasimir said:

Other one is to do mapo tofu - you don't really fry the tofu so much as simmer it in the sauce, but if you love spicy, it really has that kick, and it tastes delicious with the minced meat and scallions and on rice. (Note that my grandfather used to consider it a failure if you didn't run from the table screaming your mouth was on fire :| ) In theory I have the recipe somewhere but I'm enough of a heretic to just buy the sauce right from the supermarket and then use it :P 

I love mapo tofu! Unfortunately that's the one type of tofu I can't get my wife and daughters to eat. I have to have it when they're out of town, but I always have a box of House brand mapo tofu in the cupboard. 

 

9 hours ago, Bort said:

We use the website Roll20 as a virtual tabletop, Discord for voice communication, and Paypal for payments. People pay an amount per session, or per month, and that buys me the new books and stuff, and from next month, I'll be earning a living doing it :)

Sounds like a sweet setup! 

9 hours ago, Bort said:

If you'd like to support me in my endevours, we do need a healer for a new Descent Into Avernus campaign starting up soon. :D

Can't at the moment, also I've never been much of a healer type. That's totally sweet that you're a professional DM, hope everything comes up 20 (when you want it to, mwahaha). 

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I finally stopped procrastinating and telling myself I couldn't, and started making a shift yesterday! 

(Kindness gushes about sewing incoming)

It's actually pretty easy and a lot of fun to make a shift, and I'm seeing so much improvement in my hand sewing, just from the sleeves, gussets, and gores!  And I think I've puzzled out how to catch stitch, which will be so helpful for finishing the sleeve seams.  The nice thing about the sleeves is that I cut them with one edge on the selvage, which means I don't have to finish the cuff end at all!  I cut the body that way too, but I'm probably going to have to hem it anyway, since the bottom hem of the gores isn't on the selvage.  I'm not too upset though, because again, shifts are great practice for getting better at backstitching, and even though I told myself I would probably machine sew the long seams, I don't think I'm going to.  I'm just enjoying the process, and yes, it's incredibly historically inaccurate, but who cares?  If I actually end up making a whole ensemble, no one will know, because it's a shift!

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  • 4 weeks later...

Ok people this is a long thread because I have to tell you everything that happened over the weekend.

As some of you know, I have a crush on a very close friend of mine (K)

On Saturday, I did a little Esther Melodrama with K and some other friends for a Primary activity (Latter Day Saint church, iykyk)

That was two hours, and was very fun. Then, K carpooled to my house and we spent 4.5 hours making cinnamon rolls. We tried to make them purple, but they turned out gray lmao. They still turned out really good though, and we watched ATLA as well. She then went home to spend like 3 hours getting ready for church prom that night, we were going as friends. (please explain to me. do girls legit take that long to get ready bro????)

So, I carpooled with her and her brother (who I am also friends with) to the stake center for the prom, and as per tradition, while I was waiting at their house to leave, I read a few pages of The Rithmatist. I do this every time I'm over there and waiting for something. It's become a ritual. But we're getting off topic!!

Anyway, she finishes getting ready and...

*ahem*

*inhale*

OHHHHHHHHH MYYYYYYYY GOOOOOOOOOOOSHHHHHHHH DUUUUUUUUUUUDE SHE LITERALLY LOOKS SO GORGEUOUS I MEAN WHAAAAAAAT AAAAAAAAAAA SHES SO PRETTTYYYYYYYYYY

Anyway, she looks absolutely amazing, and I'm blown away because well (see second line of this post) that.

So we go to church prom, pictures happen yadayadayada. All that stuff.

We go inside, and it's in the gym (it's indoors thank goodness). We acclamate to the loud chaotic suit/dress filled environment, (the theme was Roarin' Twenties, so I was in a vest and fedora like a champ, and she was in this beautiful red and black bead covered dress,, and her hair was up in this wavy bunch around her head with like mini pearls in it, and she looked absolutely stunning) and then Bang! by AJR starts playing.

Now, I've been looping Bang! for weeks, so you already know I start singing along and dancing towards the middle of the dance floor. K's brother C follows me and during the chorus we go absolutely ham. We quite literally started a dance riot for the whole song it was awesome :D

Anyway, the Dance goes like usual, except theres like a photo booth thing behind the stage, so we go do photos. Me and K do a Bonnie/Clyde photo and it's now my phone background because it simply can be.

So like three slow songs happen, and I cannot for the life of me come up with the courage to ask her to dance, because I'm a shy loser (but also not but like you know)

But, then they play Fix You by Coldplay, and I just blurt out, "K, do you want to dance with me?" She immediately says yes, grabs my hand and starts dragging me to the middle of the gym lmao.

We start dancing, and this was easily the best part of the night, because lemme tell ya, slow dancing with someone you know AND also have a crush on???? best. experience. ever.

2 things happened during that dance:

(A) twice, I looked down at her (she's like 5'0" and i'm 5'10", and she also took her heels off for the slow dance lol) and she was just smiling up at me, so you already know that was good to see.

(B) she did that thing where she just let her head fall forward and rest on my chest for like 3 seconds. that was nice :)

So, we just hung out the whole day basically and prom was the best thing ever :D

I've also come to the realization, that based on everything that happened yesterday, one of two things is true.

(1) she likes me back

(2) she has just become comfortable around me

Thank you for reading my rambling post about my feelings for this girl.

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1 hour ago, Szeth's Facepalm said:

BRO I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU !!!!!!! i had a huge smile reading that <3 <3

SZETH THANK YOU HI HELLO IT'S KINDA BEEN A WHILE IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU THANK YOU FOR THE KIND WORDS I KNOW I KNOW I'M SO HAPPY ALSO I GET TO HANG OUT WITH HER AGAIN TOMORROW TO BRAINSTORM A SHORT STORY WE'RE GONNA WRITE TOGETHER I'M VERY EXCITED AHOEUHUOBSAUDEBAOEB

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3 hours ago, Doomslug The Destroyer said:

SZETH THANK YOU HI HELLO IT'S KINDA BEEN A WHILE IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU

Yaaaaaaa i've had an extremely busy couple weeks :unsure: i missed you (and others but especially doomie <3) but i just had so much to do. I probably won't be back for a while cause i have a lot of trips and summer camps and stuff back-to-back. But know i'll be back... eventually....

4 hours ago, Doomslug The Destroyer said:

ALSO I GET TO HANG OUT WITH HER AGAIN TOMORROW TO BRAINSTORM A SHORT STORY WE'RE GONNA WRITE TOGETHER I'M VERY EXCITED AHOEUHUOBSAUDEBAOEB

Omg that's literally the cutest thing :wub::wub: im srsly dying of happiness for you this is so cute

... not actually dying. That would be serious. I should probably take the "srsly" out of that sentence. But I'm not gonna. :rolleyes:

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haha yeeeeee i knowwwww she's so fun and chaotic and I love her but i won't tell her that even though i really really want to i probably will eventually but I will continue to let these emotions just kinda vibe until at some point they just bubble over lmao but thank you :D

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It's that time of year again, yep, morel season!

Got a little less than half a pound, they are such pretty mushrooms!

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This bunch of yellow morels was especially beautiful, but I did feel a bit like a giant harvesting all of Smurf village when I picked them.

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22 hours ago, Hoiditthroughthegrapevine said:

It's that time of year again, yep, morel season!

Got a little less than half a pound, they are such pretty mushrooms!

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This bunch of yellow morels was especially beautiful, but I did feel a bit like a giant harvesting all of Smurf village when I picked them.

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Ayoooo a fellow mushroom enthusiast!

Well... I have only gone mushroom hunting on occasion, when i am in mushroom country, cause i don't live in a very mushroom rich place. but i do know my way around them and it's super fun whenever i do go, so i guess i'm more of a mushroom connoisseur then an enthusiast.

Those are some good looking mushrooms!

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So, my local library did a book sale.  And I went, because of course I did.  I have low expectations for this sort of thing, because often it's the books that no one is reading that are being sold, and usually with reason.  However, I scored a first paperback edition of The Dragon Reborn!  For fifty cents!  Do I own The Great Hunt?  No!  Will I be buying it?  Already planned to. 

Plus, I found a copy of The Secret Garden, and that sent me down the rabbit trail.  I skimmed through The Boxcar Children, and put Little House in the Big Woods on my TBR list.  Betsy-Tacy may not be far behind, because each of those series have a heck-ton of nostalgia for me.  People ask why I dress and speak the way I do?  Look no further than the fact that the first book series I read were The Boxcar Children and Little House on the Prairie.

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7 hours ago, Szeth's Facepalm said:

Ayoooo a fellow mushroom enthusiast!

Well... I have only gone mushroom hunting on occasion, when i am in mushroom country, cause i don't live in a very mushroom rich place. but i do know my way around them and it's super fun whenever i do go, so i guess i'm more of a mushroom connoisseur then an enthusiast.

Those are some good looking mushrooms!

You can find mushrooms in the city too, just down the street from our house there's a spot where every year I get 3 to 4 big, delicious Agaricus Augustus ("the Prince") mushrooms. 

So I went back today to look for more Ls, that's my little joke, and I kid you not, I found the prettiest morels I've ever seen.

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And they were gigantic too! Definitely a nice time of year.

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@Spren of Kindness I was going to upvote your post when I noticed you had the very rare, highly coveted and very short lived reputation of So 1337 Hoid Can't Compete, I took a screenshot of it on my phone in case you wanted a copy of it (it's spoilered below).

Spoiler

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3 hours ago, Experience said:

I think we finally found M-Bot's account...

Well, I do run on mushrooms and am capable of making extraordinary leaps...of logic that is...

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