Deadpool’s Art of War… 25 April 2016

 Garlic mashed potatoes with cottage cheese and dill + a cup of coffee

 A banana

 A bun stuffed with wieners and cheese and some green tea

 Onigiri (with avocado and mayo), radish salad and miso soup with wakame

 Peppermint tea and Alfort Mini Chocolate matcha chocolate cookie bites

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I got a new comic book and I am so excited to read it😀

Cool things I found while wasting time online #7

This is a post of interesting things I’ve found online (and sometimes offline) in one week. These things may include among others: recipes, fandom stuff, interesting articles or artwork.

Since I wasn’t feeling too great last week, I didn’t really loiter around the web and preferred to cuddle on the sofa and listen to different podcasts. So this week’s list is rather short and very podcast heavy.

  • Spilled Milk – this is a podcast where two people meet up in a kitchen to talk about a food ingredient and cook stuff (sometimes) with it every episode. Sometimes they just buy a variety of a food type and taste the difference between them. As they say, it’s a podcast where they cook something, eat it all and we, the listeners, can’t have any. It’s a silly podcast mostly and the hosts tend to have a juvenile sense of humor, but it’s great to listen to when I do the dishes or cook. Sadly their episodes list seems to be broken at the moment, but there are still some episodes available on the front page that you can check out if you like.
  • Imaginary Worlds – This podcast caters to my geeky needs in a more sophisticated and intriguing manners. It raises some interesting topics about fantasy and sci-fi that I really like (for instance how superhero costumes are made) and occasionally hosts a thematic interview with people involved (there was a very interesting bit with Josh Whedon where fanfiction about Spike’s leather jacket was mentioned) or creates a radio play-like narrative about a subject (like the one where the show’s host did research on Cthulhu and ended up in a very Lovecraft-esque narrative path himself). It’s a great listen and the host’s voice is pretty nice.
  • LORE – Now this one is simply amazing. This podcast is kind of in a storytelling format, with nice background music and a fantastic narrating voice. It’s also pretty scary, so yesterday for instance I had to turn it off in the middle of the day and wait for my boyfriend to get home before I dared to continue listening. Each episode is about a real life scary story. Sure it tells you about ghosts, legends of witches and elves, mysterious events and places, but most of the times the true history and reasons behind things are more common than people would think. Frequently the ghosts and demons and terrible forces fade into the background and you are once again reminded that real monsters walk among us every day and now that is the scariest thought of them all.
  • I also want to share this informercial about declawing cats. Honestly, don’t be a monster, don’t do this to your animal😦

Drop me a line or two if you liked or found anything interesting in my choices as well😀

Oops… 18-24 April 2016

Things happened. Well nothing really happened, I guess, but I was stressed and tired and somehow forgot to take photos about half of the things I ate, so I’ll just post some snippets from the past week. Just the prettier pictures, because who needs 4 photos of barley porridge in a row anyway, am I right?

Boyfriend had surgery on his broken hand on Tuesday and he is now about 0,001% Iron Man. The day was awful for me, because I worried about him and it didn’t help that he had to stay overnight at the hospital (originally he was supposed to be home the same day) and then my mom told me about the awful things that had happened to my little brother during his ice-skating practices, which left me even more upset and shaken, so I ended up having a full blown panic attack on my way home from the ice rink. I think it’s one of the worst I’ve ever had…😦

The rest of the week felt like recovering from the panic attack. I slept a lot and listened to a lot of interesting podcasts. I also started a bit of a spring cleaning. I dug out and sorted out all my craft and art things and placed them to a more reachable shelf so I didn’t have to dig around for them when I finally needed them again. It’s been calm the rest of the week and I’m going to try and get myself on track again.

Setbacks like these feel harsh, as if you have failed, but they are just setbacks. It doesn’t mean one should give up after a relapse, just try again.

On to the food:

 Beef pasta and salad

I finally made this Polish sour rye soup called Żurek Wielkanocny. It was super tasty. The recipe can be found here if you are interested. I will definitely make this again in the future.

 Ugli fruit. This is an interesting hybrid of a grapefruit (or sometimes pomelo), an orange and a tangerine. It tasted really great, but it was rather on the expensive side, so not sure if I can buy it again in the near future or not.

 Sapporo Poteto Tsubutsubu Bejitaberu veggie potato chips. I really liked this for their nice mildly salty taste.

 Pancakes

 Avocado goes well with pancakes

 Quark pastry

 Turkey chili with rice and sour cream

 Black currant flavoured zefirs, one regular and one covered in milk chocolate

 I had a chocolate ice cream and boyfriend had a zefir ice cream. I was hesitant to get the zefir ice-cream, because I thought it might be too sweet, but surprisingly it had a very nice mild taste instead.

 A bagel with tuna salad and a cappuccino

 LOOK Gaufrette Black Cacao chocolate wafers. These were good.

 Garlic mashed potatoes with cucumber, radish and cottage cheese salad + some milk

Oh and my thesis is, for now, on hold. I’ll do it one day. Just not right now.
I’m trying to not beat myself up over it, but it’s hard. At the same time, I don’t really care and feel a tremendous relief that I postponed it… I really didn’t want to do it and it just screwed with my head so much every time I tried. So it’s a relief and still a constant guilty nagging at the back of my head. What a confusing feeling.

I failed this, so I will try to be good at something else for a change. Try, emphasis on try.

Cool things I found while wasting time online #6

This is a post of interesting things I’ve found online (and sometimes offline) in one week. These things may include among others: recipes, fandom stuff, interesting articles or artwork. Drop me a line or two if you liked or found anything interesting in my choices as well😀

This week it’s mostly material goods and music that spiked my interest it seems.

  • This Deadpool pancake art is pretty cool. Not sure if it’s edible with all these colouring and stuff though.
  • I think this sakura flower sushi is adorable.
  • I want these Deadpool underoos.
  • I also need this “I want to believe” t-shirt in my life.
  • I thought this youtube channel called Ten Second Songs is pretty cool. The channel creator Anthony Vincent sings different songs in different famous styles. It’s pretty fascinating I think. I liked his renditions on Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and Taylor Swifts’s “Bad Blood” the most.
  • I love songs that tell a story. Sometimes it’s fantastic if the story is solid and paints a specific picture in your head, but I also love when most of the story is just hinting things at you so you’ll try to fill the gaps yourself. Spotify recommended me “Sarah” by Kate Miller-Heidke today and it’s so good and terrible at the same time, because apparently it’s based on a true story.

    This song reminded me of a couple of other story songs that I love a lot. For instance “An English Garden” by Sol Invictus. I mean what is this song about? It tells a whole story, but not quite… are the children dead? What is happening?

    Also “The Kingdom of Mice (A War Song)” by S.J. Tucker is a fantastic creepy song about mice who have only know the dust and the colour gray, but when they discover other colours through and accident, they go on a mission to eat all of them.

    There is also an accompanying story to this song written by Catherynne M. Valente.

Animemöll… 17. April 2016

 Coffee and a chicken ham and avocado sandwich

 More coffee and a chicken ham and cucumber sandwich

 Some tortilla chips with homemade guacamole

 Beef pasta with salad

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We went for a walk with my boyfriend. Since it’s time for JAFF (an anime film festival) again, there was a cosplay and anime event happening at Solaris. We walked around there for a bit and checked out the flea market. I bought an amazing print from Si3art, there is a picture of it on my Instagram. I’ve always regretted not buying anything from the artists at these events, so I’ve now made a start to remedy that.

Some of the cosplay was pretty cool, but I am not so familiar with the more recent anime, so I had no idea who most of these characters were supposed to be. A bit unfortunate.

I’ve always wanted to do coplay as well, but I have never really found a character I’ve felt I could cosplay. First of all, most of my favorite characters are male and while there is an option to genderbend or just cosplay a guy, I don’t think that would be for me. Secondly, I’m kind of a fatass and :s Yeah, usually I stop around there with that stain of thought.