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Marie Porter is an award winning Cake Artist, author, and spandex costumer. Her current cookbook titles include "The Spirited Baker", "Evil Cake Overlord", and "Sweet Corn Spectacular". Her current "Spandex Simplified" sewing manual titles include "Synchro Swimwear", "Sewing for Skaters", "Sewing for Gymnasts", and "Sewing for Superheroes". Marie is also the author of a disaster memoir, "Twisted: A Minneapolis Tornado Memoir". Marie is proud to be an Aspie nerd... Loudmouth. Eurodance fanatic. INTJ. Survived being Top 100 finalist on MasterChef USA, season 4. Blog covers food, costuming, and is sprinkled with some general geekery. (Cosplay, Doctor Who, Tolkien, and Marvel are some favourites!)

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dragon-in-a-fez:

a 100% accurate map of north america as drawn by a canadian

A friend shared this on my Facebook page this morning, I felt compelled to correct it.  (As a Canadian living in Minnesota)(“I guess, if I HAVE to” did not fit after “tolerable”)

dragon-in-a-fez:

a 100% accurate map of north america as drawn by a canadian

A friend shared this on my Facebook page this morning, I felt compelled to correct it.  (As a Canadian living in Minnesota)

(“I guess, if I HAVE to” did not fit after “tolerable”)

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christopherjoneswebminion:

I keep seeing folks in the comic art community blaming cosplay and cosplay culture for their declining sales at comic cons. And it’s really pissing me off.

If you’re a professional-level artist and you are having trouble covering your costs at comic cons, one or both of these things is true:

I would add that posting stuff like:

" At what point do you start to wonder if–other than your faithful, loyal regulars who are like family and who find you every time–the general fandom population even gives a shit about the creators more than they care about their Instagram profiles?"

… Isn’t going to endear them - especially as a vendor - to anyone.

Cosplayers put a ton of work, money, and effort into their hobby. That article was offensive on so many levels.

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Can we talk about the state of trolling today?Comments like this on my food blog - on an entry that is over a year old, about a show I was on for like 5 seconds over a year ago - have me really worried about trollish kids these days. Let me put on my old person hat for a minute here…BACK IN MY DAY, trolling was an art.  Whether on BBSes (On dialup modems, no less!) or IRC, you’d put a little effort into it.  You’d get colourful with the language, or with the suggestions made, sure… but it was snappy. … You’d actually be looking to offend someone, not make them laugh at what an idiot you are.Fat? Why yes, I am.  And?I’m a nobody, yet this guy cares enough to dig up a very old blog entry and comment.  I’m not sure whether to be touched, or feel really, really sorry for him... but let’s get to the crux of this.  “Cook my dick”… really?Who says something like that? Is this a common thing now, and I just blissfully tend to avoid getting really obnoxious stuff posted, or .. what?Why offer your own dick to be cooked by a stranger? If you wanted it cooked for some reason, why not someone you’re close to… … Instead of some random internet “nobody” stranger you just heaped verbal abuse on?People are so weird.Trollish kids of today, please step up your game.

Can we talk about the state of trolling today?

Comments like this on my food blog - on an entry that is over a year old, about a show I was on for like 5 seconds over a year ago - have me really worried about trollish kids these days. Let me put on my old person hat for a minute here…

BACK IN MY DAY, trolling was an art.  Whether on BBSes (On dialup modems, no less!) or IRC, you’d put a little effort into it.  You’d get colourful with the language, or with the suggestions made, sure… but it was snappy.

… You’d actually be looking to offend someone, not make them laugh at what an idiot you are.

Fat? Why yes, I am.  And?

I’m a nobody, yet this guy cares enough to dig up a very old blog entry and comment.  I’m not sure whether to be touched, or feel really, really sorry for him.

.. but let’s get to the crux of this.  “Cook my dick”… really?

Who says something like that? Is this a common thing now, and I just blissfully tend to avoid getting really obnoxious stuff posted, or .. what?

Why offer your own dick to be cooked by a stranger? If you wanted it cooked for some reason, why not someone you’re close to… … Instead of some random internet “nobody” stranger you just heaped verbal abuse on?

People are so weird.

Trollish kids of today, please step up your game.


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A couple days ago, I really started wondering if I was a HORRIBLE influence (or an awesome one?)  over seeing photos of  11 year old  “Mini Katniss” throwing down the Mirkwood gang signs I taught her.

… now, I just bought her a knife for her 12th birthday. LOL

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dwarfsmut:

elvenkingthrandy:

ewthranduil:

The trailer of the Desolation of Smaug extended edition *_*

AHHHHHHH

gimme

*grabby hands*   Please let most of the 25 minutes be of Thranduil….

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pissedoffemojis:

Tonight, America is going to be knocking on Scotland’s door with beer and movies to talk bad about their ex :P

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bluewindsummer:

Bucky in the 21st Century: Bonus #1

Idea credits to captainjaye (from this post)! 

PART 1 | PART 2 

(via captainamerica-in-middle-earth)

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Gluten-free chewy chocolate salted caramel cookies, recipe HERE.

Just one of the insanely delicious recipes from my upcoming cookbook, “Beyond Flour: A Fresh Approach to Gluten-Free Cooking & Baking”!

These chewy chocolate cookies are almost like eating a brownie, and NO ONE will know they’re gluten-free …  so make extra!

Book is available for pre-order (at a discount!) here: http://www.celebrationgeneration.com/blog/beyond-flour/

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I was running late to get home, called ahead to ask hubby to make sandwiches for supper while he waited for me.

… This is what he presented me with.

Says he:

"I CUT IT IN HALF! *YOU* cut sandwiches in half too!!"

…um?

I was running late to get home, called ahead to ask hubby to make sandwiches for supper while he waited for me.

… This is what he presented me with.

Says he:

"I CUT IT IN HALF! *YOU* cut sandwiches in half too!!"

…um?

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Well, I finally finished it: Beyond Flour: A Fresh Approach to Gluten-Free Cooking and Baking is at the printer, and will be ready for an October 15 release date!

SO glad to be done - it’s a monster of a book, over 100 recipes, 238 pages… and the recipes are insane. I tested them out primarily on people who were NOT gf. “As good or better than the original” was the guideline.

It’s up for pre-orders - $24.99 regular, but $19.99 when bought as a pre-order. Here’s the link for more info: http://www.celebrationgeneration.com/blog/beyond-flour/ … please spread the word!