September 28th, 2015


Monday Update 9-28-15

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Read "In The Soup" by Ng_moonmoth
Problems in Science Fiction
Makah Culture

Poetry in Microfunding:
"These Tiny Little Steps" belongs to Frankenstein's Family.  Victor is a determined father, a good doctor, and a terrible patient.  New epics may be opened for microfunding at this time.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes," "Broken Hopes," "Brewing Beauty," "Little Paws in the Licenses" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders," "Raising the Future" "Beach Pies" "Unsolid Ground" "Riding from the Rescue" "To Ride Death" (poetry), "Rammer" (nonfiction).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).

Weather here is temperate with lovely fall days.  We saw the equinox last night!  :D  Torenia, portulaca, ice flowers, clover, Queen Anne's lace, morning glories, thistles, and goldenrod are blooming.  I saw the squirrel in the birdgift apple tree.

Kitchen Gadgets

Some of these aren't very practical.  Others could be awesome in the right context.  The time to buy a specialty gadget is when you make  that thing a lot, or you want to, and thus it would save you time compared to a workaround. 

Bacon bowls -- Usually you're better off just flipping over a muffin tin to make bowls out of bacon, cookie dough, etc.  However, they're not always a convenient size, so if you really love edible bowls then buying proper molds may make more sense.

Donut factory -- I have voraciously patronized these in malls and had no idea that a home model was available.  :D  Too much bother and empty calories for just one person ... but imagine how awesome this would be in an office, a large household, or pretty much any other group function with access to a kitchenette.  Especially since the donuts come out plain so you could then shake them in bags of powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, cardmom, dip them into chocolate or yogurt coatings, etc. according to taste.

Waffle bowl press -- Another nifty gadget for people who like edible bowls.  You could probably use it for more than waffle type batter.