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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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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Review: Kawaii Nail Lacquer Avengers Polishes

kawaii nail laquer review
As anyone who ended up here from 3 Chic Geeks knows, I entirely too much money and effort into my nails. I follow manicure Insta accounts, have a nails pinboard, and spend my time hunting for the perfect Slytherin green polish. So, when I noticed that Kawaii Nail Lacquers
a. had a line of Avengers nail polishes
b. were having a halloween sale right around the time I got paid
Well. Let’s just say, shopping happened. I’d been meaning to try some of the fandom polishes that nebulously float across Etsy for a while now, and this seemed like a good place to start. In the past, I’ve mainly stuck with store-bought polish, so this was an interesting experiment for me.
I ended up buying three different shades. The first, Aren’t the Stars and Stripes a Little Old-Fashioned, is a Captain America glitter polish in red, white, and blue. I picked it because I recently started RPing as Captain America in my friend Loki’s RP group, and it’s pretty great. The second, Genius Billionaire Playboy Philantropist, is an orange and red glitter polish, with some huge round holo flakes. I picked it because, duh, Iron Man. And, finally, the third shade is You and I Remember Budapest Very Differently, which, obviously, is a Clintasha-inspired black and red sparkly glitter.

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Discussion: Is Elementary better than BBC Sherlock?

yesSo, in a previous post, I mentioned having marathoned the hell out of CBS “Elementary” when I should have instead been catching up on ABC’s “Agent Carter” because I am the literal worst and also I wanted something that was a little bit… chill? I guess. Murder mysteries have always been a favorite of mine, and, (as anyone who ended up here from 3CG would know) I was reared on a steady diet of everything Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Like, murder. It’s fun. So, anyway, I’ve been a longtime skeptic about whether “Elementary” was as good as “BBC Sherlock” because, well, who wasn’t at first, right? It took me like 2.5 years to even get around to watching it; I expected, at most, mediocrity filled with gimmicks.

So what did I end up getting? Well. Here’s a chat Steph and I have had about “Elementary” and “Sherlock”, and which one, ultimately, is the best one. Ready for the answer to that question? Click through to the rest of the post for all the gory details!

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Friday Favorites #1: stuff we found this week that’s pretty great

geek lifestyle friday favorites listOkay, so, for ages back at 3ChicGeeks, I’ve wanted to do a Friday Favorites thing. Partly because we had struggled with having a 3-days-a-week posting schedule that actually, you know, got posted, and partly because I like sharing things I like with people who aren’t necessarily my Facebook friends list, my guild, my alliance, or my favorite subreddit. Plenty of other blogs do it too; I’m especially into how Everyday Is A Holiday does theirs – pretty things that fit their aesthetic and lifestyle. Our aesthetic is divine hipster geek trash and we are here to share things that fit the divine hipster geek trash lifestyle and aesthetic. What things is that? Continue reading, find out, probably regret everything…

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Get The Look: Agent Carter and the Legendary Gold Dress

agent carter and the gold dress
As anyone who follows me on Tumblr knows, I’m a huge fan of Agent Carter. It’s a wonderful, subversive, feminist show that deserves literally all the awards. Like. All of them. SAG awards. Oscars. Emmys. Nobels. Best New Webcomic. Etc. Literally all of the awards, I tell you. So it’ll come as no surprise if I were to tell you that I spent like, a very long time digging up everything I could on her gold dress. And, let me tell you, the going’s been hard. I feel like the gold dress that she wears in the pilot is just not appreciated enough; so I’ve dedicated an entire post to copying the look with modern things you can buy in stores that don’t require sewing skills, a few yards of lame fabric, and many bitter tears.
So, read on for a piece by piece breakdown of how you can copy Agent Carter’s gold evening gown look for yourself!

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