↳ They are the daughters of winter; the children of the North. Two sides of the same coin, going through one journey, taking two different roads.
UGH. I have been out of hot chocolate for weeks. I can’t find the kind I like. :/ I think I will break down and just order it off the interweb. Cute socks. :D
Oooh let me share my hot…
Am reblogging this because it’s excellent advice. This is pretty much what I do, but I really like the Ghiradelli hot chocolate mix because it has cocoa and ground chocolate in it. They changed the packaging and I think the formula though and I found out today when I went to their website. It appears to come in a bag that says “sweet ground baking cocoa” which made me think it was something not for drinking? IDK.
I sometimes make hot chocolate with nothing but shaved bittersweet chocolate and hot milk. And Frangelico in hot chocolate that’s on the not so sweet side is lovely. I prefer Bailey’s in coffee, but not as much as Jamesons and a little simple syrup—because Irish coffee is wonderful. Now I wish I had some. All I lack is the whiskey.hot chocolate aoje nominally ghiradelli funny thing is I don’t even really like their chocolate like Godiva I find it too waxy I prefer Lindt or Valrhona Droste is good but I am also happy if you give me some Hershey’s like it’s not actually good chocolate but I enjoy it anyway sometimes though I do have qualms about buying chocolate or coffee when I don’t know where it comes from because those items are often farmed by workers who are slaves but I do love the Hershey’s candy cane kisses mint and white chocolate can be a gross combo if not done right they have nonpareils in them to make them crunch I may have to break my one bag per year rule because David bought me some as soon as they came out this year and I have one left I can justify it because I shared a lot of them instead of hoarding them like Smaug would I always wondered about how they had to wash all the treasures Smaug had been sleeping on for forever and making disgusting must have taken forever my great grandmother washed and ironed all her US currency when she came here well that went south as usual
A) once again, imaginarycircus wins at tags, and
B) if you’re in the Boston area, then I really, really recommend Taza.
They have a bunch of flavors that make amazing hot chocolate with just some milk and a whisk. (I usually grate the chocolate in advance because I’m impatient and it melts faster that way, but you can just break it up by hand if you want.) The cinnamon and vanilla are pretty classic, any of the chili flavors work well if you like a little spice, and most of the others are fun to try once in a while.
The other reason I like this particular company is that their cocoa beans are sourced directly from the farmers, and they pay them fair prices. So no concerns about slavery, yay!
The fact that the factory / store is within easy bus or walking distance from my house is slightly dangerous, but they also have a lot of products that make great gifts and/or baking ingredients. I’ve won over many friends and coworkers by making brownies, cookies, etc. using Taza chocolate.
[/pimping local business]
Everyone is a hero
I LOVE HOW EVERYONE ELSE HAS ONE MOMENT WHERE THEY ARE AT THEIR WEAKEST AND THEN RORY JUST HAS A WHOLE LITTLE MONTAGE
Nothing beats a snow pentagonal dodecahedron
The giants have discovered D&D.
See that d12?
I’m pretty sure I recognize that intersection. If I’m right, it’s near MIT. So you don’t have to be afraid of the giants, just the giant math nerds.
Svetlana Lunkina photoshoot.
This is too amazing. I cant handle it.
I accept this as truth.
Let’s just take a second to appreciate that Loki fights like his mum.
And that’s awesome.
"Loki, sweetheart, you cannot fight just like Thor. You are puny. Your best tools are speed, cunning, and magic."
"But isn’t magic cheating, mother?"
"In war, the cheaters live, honey."
scottish vortex of charm
Always beware the Scottish vortex of charm.
Which is kind of funny on another level, since Steve actually knew Howard Stark.
John Barrowman with a baby dressed up as the TARDIS. The person who took this picture wins the internet.
I don’t know how I feel about the critique that when a character’s actions aren’t politically correct or problematic or exactly what we wan them to say that that is a bad thing.
Mulling it over…
I’ve found that flawless characters bore me. People who never make mistakes can never learn from them, never change and grow. They’re too predictable and unrealistic.
That’s why I tend to like secondary characters better than the heroes. They’re allowed to mess up more. They can stumble and fall and pick themselves back up, better for the experience. They can mock the heroes’ apparent perfection and point out their flaws.
Yes, we often turn to fiction to find the best versions of ourselves, but if the characters we find never show any weaknesses, how can we hope to live up to them?