Comforting Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup (for your feels)

comforting red lentil and sweet potato soup

Okay, so, it’s fall again. Which means…. pumpkin spice everything! And all your favorite shows are back! And they’re all hurting you! A lot! You’re in extreme pain! So much pain and suffering, and so many feels… oh, and it’s cold outside. Well, this soup is pretty awesome for when you’re sad, sick, cold, emotionally destroyed, or just really hungry. It’s super easy to make, and pretty cheap too – lentils are ridiculously cheap, are easy to cook, and can be kept for a long time (stick them in the freezer before you use them, and make sure you wash them and check for rocks or other crap before using). Also it’s really pretty and all red/orange, so it’ll look super nice on the dinner table.

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Fall Fashion: Skye – Agents of SHIELD

Skye Daisy Johnson FashionOkay, we all know I absolutely love Agents of SHIELD, although it was a rough way to get to the love stage at first, you know? Skye started out as being incredibly annoying, but over the past two seasons, she’s become my favorite. Over the next few days, I’ll be doing a series of posts on geek and pop culture inspired fall styles and outfits that you can easily add to your wardrobe rotation. My first post is, of course, based on Skye, cause she’s my bae, you know? I absolutely adore her, and her “I just came from a shopping spree at Urban Outfitters” looks.

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Dear Pottermore: You Don’t Understand Us At All.

006pottermorelogoDear Pottermore, we need to talk. You know I love you, right? Sure, you’re slow to load, and the limitations built into your system are a bit extreme and difficult to work around. But, you’re cooky and odd and you remind me of those endless hours I’d spent clicking around JK Rowling’s website, trying to find easter eggs and Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans. That sure was a long time ago, now wasn’t it? Gee, I think that was before the sixth book even thought of coming out! I remember those days, and how upset I was over Sirius’s death, and how much time I spent scouring the internet for even the tiniest scrap of information about Harry Potter. I remember pushing myself harder to learn English well enough to be able to write good fanfiction. Shit… you know what? I think I was like, literally, 12.

I’m not 12 anymore, Pottermore. I’m 23 and ¾. I’ve learned English well enough to write fanfiction. I’ve stopped hoping that the random tapping on the window is an owl. I’m… still in denial about Sirius. And Fred. And Lupin. And Tonks. And the fact that Harry would name his son Albus Severus. Like what the actual hell no just no. But… even after all that… I like you, Pottermore. I like you as you are. You’re the place I go when I want to relive those glory days of being young and having nothing good in my life except those scraps of information about Harry Potter that I scrounged up from the internet.

Except, well…

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Fortune Cookie Soap: A Really Long Retrospective

I’d like to think I make good decisions. I got the ‘Everyone Lives’ ending in Until Dawn on the first try, so my instincts are pretty good in the life choices department.

Then 3:00 AM comes along and I wake up to a paypal reciept in the inbox and a package in the mail a few days later. I think may I have a sleep-shopping problem.

A frequent flyer in my sleep-induced impulse buying is Fortune Cookie Soap, a company you may have heard of if you following any beauty guru. They create unique bath + body products and have a seasonal subscription box, as well as collections throughout the year. Now, I’ve never ordered a soap box and I’ll get to why in a minute, but before I do, Disclaimer: This is not really a review, since most of the stuff I will be talking about is discontinued. This will be more of a retrospective of what I’ve bought from them.

Also, This post long as fuck.

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Conventional Festivities : Special Edition NYC and the Arts & Crafts Fair at City Island

The first weekend of June was rather busy for me. It was Special Edition: NYC, which was my first con since 2009, as well as the Arts & Crafts festival in the Bronx.

Saturday: Special Edition NYC

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Now, I know next to nothing about the superhero genre. I was always more of a dark fantasy League of Extraordinary Gentlemen kind of kid. I can’t tell you anything about the DC Multiverse or that Marvel Historical AU (Go to Ren for that). However, when I walked into the Pier 94 convention center, the first thing I noticed was a Furiousa Cosplayer at the WTNV stand.

Apparently, being an expert in all things superhero comics was not a requirement to enjoy this convention.

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Friday Favorites #2: stuff we found this week that’s pretty cool

friday faves 2Oh look, it’s Friday again, which means, it’s time for a roundup of things we’ve been really into this week (well past two weeks, I suppose, last week I was just too busy to do a roundup, what with work and all the PVP I was doing in Neverwinter). Today, Steph and I will be bringing you a whole tonne of things we really really really like right now, and hope that some of you are into them too, have an opinion on them, or are planning to try them. Ready? Well… if you’re not you can just pause and prepare yourself before you click the read more button…

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