Hazelnut Scones, and MORE!Here's three recipes to kick off my new 'Recipe Box'!Hazelnut Scones, and MORE!1 week ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
2 C all-Purpose Flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 C sugar
1/3 C butter
1/2 C chopped blanched hazelnuts
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 T Frangelico or other hazelnut-flavored liqueur
1 T sugar
18 whole hazelnuts
* Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. (If you don't have a pastry blender, just grab a regular dining fork; you'll achieve the same effect.) Stir in chopped hazelnuts; make a well in the center of the mixture, and set aside.
*Combine eggs, whipping cream, and liquer; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
*Roll dough to 3/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface(New to working with pastry? Try to make sure that the kitchen isn't unbearably warm, or that you're working dough very close to a hot oven, since the dough will tend t
Problems with Dinosaurs - TherizinosaurusProblems with Dinosaurs - Therizinosaurus3 days ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
The Weird, Wacky, and Wonderful
Problems with the Bird-Like Dinosaurs
The bird-like dinosaurs are among my favorite dinosaurs; not necessarily because they are so bird-like, but because of the kerfuffle they cause among people, especially among the paleontologic minded. Of course, I tend to look at a lot of these creatures and see their modern depictions and ask questions. It's good to ask questions, as it can help open the eyes to things taken for granted or otherwise widely accepted because no one else thought of anything better before. And I do this a lot with the bird-like dinosaurs, especially given their adaptations and the wide appearance of feathers on dinosaurs despite a lack of fossil evidence to suggest it.
Probably the best example for this would have to be Therizinosaurus, one of the weirdest and most spectacular of the dinosaurs, let alone the bird-like ones. Confirmed so far to have been descended from the same group of dinosaurs t
MageiaLa magia no es una ciencia incomprendida, como muchos piensan, ni se divide en blanca, negra, roja o lo que se les ocurráis. La mageia es un arte, la praxis de lo que llaman el misterio. Si la ciencia trabaja con lo físico, la magia lo hará con lo metafísico, aquello que yace tras el velo de la ilusión que consideráis realidad, reflejo de las líneas invisibles que trazan la voluntad del Ego Superior y la Inteligencia Infinita. Debéis entender como acto mágico todo aquello que involucra vuestra propia voluntad y genera un cambio en el mundo objetivo o visible. Desde el más simple acto de convencer a alguien mediante el habla hasta los complejos rituales para invocar a antiguos dioses. De cualquier modo, la mageia trabaja con el subconsciente, cada acto o símbolo que parece sin sentido tiene un significado, y sin más la Magia Mayor se divide en tres clases:Mageia1 week ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Goêtia: la conocida invocación de daemons
Religion, Theism, Atheism, Burden of ProofOver the last few years, I've noticed a large degree of ignorance on the part of Atheist commenters on Youtube and various other Internet websites, concerning relatively simple terms which, if they would take the time to do their research, they would not have nearly the trouble distinguishing one term from the others. This is for all the childish, arrogant people out there who think they know everything there is to know about Religion, Theism, Atheism, and the Burden of Proof... which in my experience are mostly teenagers who just became Atheists within the last few months and think they're uber-smart when in reality they are an embarrassment to thinking people everywhere.Religion, Theism, Atheism, Burden of Proof3 days ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
This is also for the people who get annoyed, repeatedly, with the absolute and utter stupidity of atheists who don't recognize the simple fact that Religion and Theism are NOT THE SAME THING, or who naively claim that atheists cannot be religious... the latter claim usually being based upon the ignorant assumpt
Negative Chaos -REMASTERED- (Chapter 8)Sonic The HedgehogNegative Chaos -REMASTERED- (Chapter 8)4 days ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Negative Chaos Remastered
Razor runs towards Seismic and kneels on the ground beside Seismic, and sees that he's okay, just unconscious. Ace walks towards Seismic. "Is he okay?" Razor nods and tries to lift Seismic by his shoulders. "Grab him by his feet so we can get him out of here." Ace lifts Seismic's feet and the two run off, to keep him out of harms way.
"Hey! Where do you two think you're going?!" Yami yelled as his mech starts running towards them. He stops as the fox blocks his path. "Out of the way you pest!" Yami says as he shoots the ball and chain towards the female fox.
The female fox jumps to the side and pulls out a sword. She jumps in the air and the sword becomes encased in ice and she slices the chain off the steel ball.
Yami's eyes widened, now nervous, retracts the chain back in the rod. "Ugh! You runt! Look at what you done to my machine!" Yami then runs towards the fox and hurls the rod, aimed at her.
She jumps back, and as the metal
Top Ten Background Ponies from MLP: FiM While we love the Mane 6, there’s just something about the ponies in the background.Top Ten Background Ponies from MLP: FiM4 days ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
I threatened you guys with another pony list, and now I’m going to deliver. Keep in mind that I’m only counting official ponies that have appeared in the background, have not had major roles if any, and have been loved by the brony fandom. And no OC’s.
(All fan animations and comics that are referenced have links, but mentions to the show do not have links.)
#10 Colgate A.K.A. Minuette
“I’m the C to the O to the L-G-A-T-E, and ain’t no other pony brush their teeth like me, I’m Colgatelicious!” -Colgatelicious
Often called a dentist due to her toothpaste-like mane, Colgate’s first appearance was in the trio of ponies who tried to invite T
Nicholaides Update- Schedule 4Okay, I'm starting to slack off a wee too much - but when you hear why, maybe you'll see it's not such a bad thing.Nicholaides Update- Schedule 44 days ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
In section four, studying memory drawing and other quick drawing methods, Nicholaides introduces five new exercises. They are as follows: 1) drawing from memory, 2) moving pose, 3) descriptive pose, 4) reverse pose, and 5) group pose.
Well, frankly, in terms of speed, he's preaching to the choir. Been there done that. Did it to the extreme. Remember when I was burning them out at posemaniacs in ten seconds, no sweat? But of course there is more to it than speed. So, here we go.
The memory pose is just what is sounds like. Look at the model for a moment, turn away, then draw it from memory. This is what we do - or should do - every time we start a class. That is, take the time to study the pose. Analyze it. In that time we translate perception to conception and go from observing to formulating, so tha
SSB4 Daily Picture Blog #54/#55 (FINAL PRE-3DS)SSB4 Daily Picture Blog #54/#55 (FINAL PRE-3DS)5 days ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Full credit of the above picture goes to Sakurai and his development team!
SSB4 DAILY PICTURE BLOG #54/#55 - 1/9/14 to 12/9/14
MONDAY (WEEK 1)
Miiverse quote: The legendary hero Riki appears as an Assist Trophy and in Shulk’s Final Smash!! As an Assist Trophy, he uses many arts like Happy Happy, Freezinate, and Yoink! He sounds a bit like Tingle…but don’t worry, Tingle will make an appearance too. By the way, a cursor will appear above Assist Trophies and Pokémon to indicate which fighter is its ally. Now you can tell right off the bat who it belongs to!!
Riki will be doubling as an Assist Trophy for SSB4, rather than remaining just in Shulk's Final Smash. Personally, I'm a little disappointed by this as I have a disliking of Riki despite my huge love for Xenoblade Chronicles, and I would have loved the Assist Trophy to be either Reyn or Melia. However, this is still better than nothing.
Link to Miivers
TRADITIONAL ANIMATED FEATURE FILMS OF THE 1990'sSome time ago I posted a series of reviews on DA of what I considered to be the best animated features of the 1990's. I chose that decade for the simple fact that more English language animated features were released in that time span than during the previous three decades COMBINED. It was a fleeting period of Renaissance for the art form. It was a golden age of traditional animation, the artistic equivalent of Periclean Athens. The reason for this is that the moribund Disney Studios suddenly escaped from the doldrums that it had been in since the death of Walt Disney. This transient boom began with the release of “The Little Mermaid” in 1989. Disney maintained a winning streak with “Beauty and the Beast” and “Aladdin”. Other studios looked at the ticket receipts and jumped on the band wagon. Studios such as Warner Brothers that had abandoned animation for nearly thirty years suddenly rebuilt their animation divisions and ramped up for major new animTRADITIONAL ANIMATED FEATURE FILMS OF THE 1990's5 days ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Humanity's Little SnareI discovered something while talking to a (pretty stink'n amazing) friend.Humanity's Little Snare14 hours ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
There's right and wrong. If there is a newborn baby, then it is innocent, and therefore, good. The baby didn't do anything yet. When it grows up, it does something bad, and by definition, becomes a bad person.
This means that every one of us is a bad person. (Also meaning that you have absolutely no right to judge others)
So in my previous journal, I said how right and wrong can not be created by man unless it changes with man. If it changes with man, then whatever is accepted into society must be "right," or "ok." Well "ok" is described as in between. But if there is no in between, as I stated in the previous paragraph, then "ok" must mean "wrong." So abortion is "ok."
That shows us that right and wrong was never, and will never be, a simple opinion. Right and wrong is deep.
So abortion is murder, because the baby is your responsibility: you helped create it. And throwing it away is throwing away responsibility
Women and Geek, Pop CultureWomen and Geek, Pop CultureWomen and Geek, Pop Culture1 day ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Observing changes women present in the wonderful world of geek, pop culture.
by Christopher Harris
Hello everyone and welcome to another exciting installment of “Women and Geek, Pop Culture”. This series, like the name implies, will highlight some of the more authoritative roles women have in geek media. For example, the series will pin-point certain forms of media by briefly underlying how a particular show might diverge from tropes and reoccurring narratives we expect to see today. It’ll analyze fictional characters in TV, comics and video games, and emphasize the effects these characters have on future media and the representation of women.
Last week I highlighted Stahma Tarr, a great character from a SyFy show called Defiance. I brought up how even the most sci-fi show can incorporate women’s equality, and even marriage equality issues. If you’ve not heard of it, you should chec
Problems with Dinosaurs - Enter the FeathersProblems with Dinosaurs - Enter the Feathers1 day ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
The Weird and Wonderful
Problems with Dinosaurs
Enter the Feathers
As I said in the previous little article I wrote, I love feathered dinosaurs...love and hate them, kind of. I love how bird-like they are, and I hate how they're all but transformed into birds in the last decade. Given that we only have evidence for a few dinosaurs having feathers and none in other places, there's a good chance that feathers were a commodity introduced and exclusive to a certain group and its descendants. Most assume that these are the Theropods, but looking in deeper, especially where some of the most iconic and complete fossils can be found, there's hardly evidence that the entire group was indeed feathered, clucking and crowing.
So, when did feathers appear, and who did they belong to? Most scientists trace the ancestors of birds to the Dromaeosaurs and their relatives the Troodontids, but this is highly inaccurate. Bird fossils had been confirmed to start appearing roug
Art Commissions!!Hello everyone! I am proud to announce that I will be starting to accept orders for pencil commissions. Creating art is a true passion of mine, and I have been trying to find a way to incorporate it in a greater way into my life. On my page is some of my artwork. I work hard to create between the reference photo and the finished product. Feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or orders or message me to view more of my work. You can also send me a note on Devianart. Prices range depending on the photo and size of the work. I usually only work with people and still life. Please share this with or refer me to your friends as any little bit helps.Art Commissions!!3 days ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Sasusaku Naruhina! Proofs!! Yay! Sasusaku Proofs: *Sighs* you know the saying, when a guy or a girl likes each other there jerks to each other? SASUKE WAS A JERK FACE TO SAKURA!! (Just a little comment to this) I MEAN SERIOUSLY!! WHO WOULD LOVE SAKU-CHAN???? seriously, he saves her when they we're 12-13, mostly, and (another comment) Naruto really needs to go with hinata. and you know, when they we're 12 or 13, when Sasu left, he probably A: Put her on the bench bridal style, or B: just threw her on the bench!! AND ITS OBVIOUSLY A!!! I mean he's harsh but not that harsh. and!! SASUKARIN WILL NEVER HAPPEN!! Obviously Karin was put in the show for Sasuke's teammate and to probably make Saku-chan jealous. Now I'm gonna put this in italic: Karin & Sasuke will never be together, Sasuke was about to Kill her, until Kakashi stepped in. so its obvious he does not I repeat does not have feelings for her.... and there we have it, SASUSAKU PROOF!!! yayyyyy.Sasusaku Naruhina! Proofs!! Yay!4 days ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
My Little Transformer: Lost Age castI've lined up a cast of characters for that anime series I want to make called My Little Transformer: Lost Age which would be a collab between Hasbro Studios, Sega and Sonic Team animated by TMS Entertainment.My Little Transformer: Lost Age cast1 week ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
This cast should be hopefully familiar as these are the VA's from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and the movie Transformers: Age of Extinction all except for one, who voices an OC.
Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime
Andrew Francis as Shining Armor
Vincent Tong as Flash Sentry
Ken Watanabe as Autobot Drift
Cathy Wesluck as Spike the Dragon
John Di'Maggio as Crosshairs
"Weird Al" Yankovich as Cheese Sandwich
John Goodman as Autobot Hound
Peter New as Big Macintosh
Greg Berger as Grimlock
Mark Ryan as Lockdown
Don Perlman as Noble Mills, AKA Grinder
Maurice LaMarche as the Oracle of Amazoniaus
The last character is the same guy from Sonic Underground except he's also a Groundling, who
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Hetalia Controversy"A number of online Korean protestors are calling for the cancellation of the upcomingHetalia - Axis Powers animeseries, although the anime's Japanese television channel insists that the anime does not have the controversial Korean character from the original manga. The "cynical gag" story takes the stereotypicalcharacteristics of about 20 countries and regions, and anthropomorphizes them as (mostly) bishōnencharacters. The protestors say that part of the story, which re-imagines various historical eras but focuses mainly on the World Wars, is insulting to Koreans. As of Monday, one portal site has collected 10,000 names in protest.KIDS STATION, a cable television channel aimed at children, issued the following statement: "[KIDS STATION] was unaware of the criticism in Korea. However, a Korean character does not appear in the anime version." The series of five-minute weekly anime shorts is slated to premiere on the channel on January 25."Hetalia Controversy3 days ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Content Marketing OverviewWhat Is Content Marketing?Content Marketing Overview4 days ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Content marketing is the selling of digital products for re-use by consumers. Examples include blog entries to be used on the client's website, web designs, advertising templates, royalty-free music, and stock images.
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