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Mama Punk

Posted by Queen of Noise , Oct 31 2018 · 54 views

I logged into this site for the first time in two years to dig up an old recipe I'd lost...figured I'd post some recent pictures and a plug for my band while I'm here, for old time's sake. For those who don't remember me, let's just say I was once an admin...briefly. :psychotwitch:

STRANGE LIPS, fronted by yours truly: http://strangelips.bandcamp.com (twitter/IG: @Strange_Lips). If you live in or around New York, come see us sometime; we generally play at least one show a month.

Most-recent picture of me, post-haircut:

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Some pics from a gig last month, pre haircut:

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What! VIDEO footage of me and Elisabeth 'Windrider'?

Posted by Queen of Noise , Oct 24 2015 · 560 views

Elisabeth: the shy, brainy cutie
Stephanie: the tough, leggy romantic

2gether 4ever

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Actual photo of me and Elisabeth "Windrider"

Posted by Queen of Noise , Oct 24 2015 · 159 views

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Hey There 2015

Posted by Queen of Noise , Jan 01 2015 · 487 views
lesbian alert
Hey There 2015 I've been checking in the past couple weeks to spy on my lover, Windrider so here's a picture of me for those of you who don't remember me (all of you)


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Posted by Queen of Noise , Dec 27 2014 · 585 views

Bionicle is coming back? ?? ???


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! Please Stop and Read This !

Posted by Queen of Noise , Aug 16 2013 · 1,159 views

This is just an open letter to, well, everybody, in direct response to the goings-on in the blogs currently.  Please take a moment to read it.
 
1. I understand this is probably all overwhelming for some of you and I don't blame you for that but please don't say that we need a "change of subject."  Because even if you don't want to talk about these issues, they are important and need to be tackled head-on if we want to work to make our community truly safe and family-friendly.  We're finally making some real headway towards safety and equality on this site and that should not be stalled just because you don't want to read about it.
 
2. It's not the right of the privileged to tell the oppressed how to act or be.  That's relevant both in terms of the actual oppression and in how you treat response to it.
 
3. Please don't confuse "everyone should be treated equally" with "everyone's views are equal."  We are all equal as human beings, and part of that means we all should be held equally responsible and accountable for our beliefs, words, and actions.  Some beliefs are toxic.  Some words and actions are harmful.  These things should not be "respected" or be exempt from criticism, because they hurt people and that is wrongDegrading a human being is wrong no matter what you believe.  Criticizing and calling out toxic and harmful beliefs, actions, and words, is NOT wrong - and in fact is necessary if we are ever to move forward as a safe, peaceful, and respectful society. 
 
All right, that's all.  Thank you for reading; carry on now and please remember these three points in your continuing discourse. 
 
Glitter and kisses,
Princess Grr
 
ps: destroy the patriarchy!


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Shedding a Single Tear

Posted by Queen of Noise , Jul 20 2013 · 516 views

for the poor, poor blog staff


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yeahhhh

Posted by Queen of Noise , Jul 12 2013 · 344 views

so InnerRayg has been crankier than usual lately and i'm loving every minute of it because it makes him even easier to annoy :br:

holla


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Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie with Avocado Mashed Potatoes

Posted by Queen of Noise , Jul 08 2013 · 710 views
recipes, spoon?
So recently I've become what I call a "soft vegetarian," in that I'm no longer cooking meat for myself, though I won't turn away dishes that other people make.  Since I cook 90% of my meals for myself, this is part of my continuing quest to become less of a fat, disgusting lump.
 
I've got a semiregular tradition of posting recipes on this blog, because I don't buy it when people claim they can't cook.  Cooking is easy - you just need to follow the instructions...and I'm here to spoon-feed them to you!  It's fun, it's relaxing, and it's often more cost-effective than ordering in/eating out.  You just have to believe in yourself! 
 
So tonight, spoon on the self-confidence by cooking this delicious and healthy vegetarian shepherd's pie with avocado mashed potato topping (mmmm)
 
INGREDIENTS
 
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  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
  • 1 oz flour
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup cream (more if thinner consistency is desired)
  • 1 ground bay leaf
  • 5 - 6 medium potatoes, more if desires
  • 1 fresh avocado
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
  • Whatever vegetables you want!  Tonight, I used:
  • 1 large stalk celery
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 1 can of mixed vegetables
  • 1 can of mushrooms (a must)
 
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Dice the onions and toss it in a pan to sauté, along with the garlic - heat (stirring occasionally with a spoon) until translucent.  If you're using raw carrots, like I did, you may want to boil them for a little bit to soften them up.
 
While the onions are sautéeing (or beforehand, even!), you'll want to get started on the potatoes.  If you have your own way of making mashed potatoes, go ahead with that.  My method is to cut the potatoes into large chunks and boil them in water for fifteen minutes, then mash them with a large fork or spoon, adding about a tablespoon of butter and enough milk that they're smooth without being liquidy.  After you've prepared the potatoes, peel and pit the avocado and mash it in with the potatoes - again, using a large fork or spoon.
 
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While the potatoes are still boiling though, before you've gotten to the mashing stage, the onions will likely have turned translucent, so you'll want to move to the next steps with those.  First, fold in flour and stir with a wooden or plastic spoon.  Reduce the heat and then slowly add the wine and the cream.  Definitely use cream for this, not milk - it'll be very thin if you use milk.
 
After this, add all the vegetables (chopped up, of course!), the crushed bay leaf, and any other spices you wish to include (I threw in some basil and red pepper flakes).  Simmer for a few minutes while you finish preparing the potatoes.
 
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Now that you've got both fronts of this battle all ready, you'll want to great a baking dish and then spoon the vegetable mixture into it.  After this, spread the avocado mashed potatoes over top, using a large spoon to smooth them out.  You can see from the photos that my potato layer barely covers the whole thing - I clearly should have made more!
 
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Now preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and stick this sucker inside for about 30 minutes.  If you're feeling decadent, pull it out after 25 and sprinkle some cheese on top, then replace for the remaining 5, or until the edges start to brown.
 
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There you go - a fresh new take on an ol' English classic, and it's pretty healthy to boot, for all intents and purposes.  Whether you scarf it up with a fork or a spoon is up to you!
 
Glitter and kisses,
~Princess Grr the Magical Baking Girl~
 
 


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An Accurate One-Line Description

Posted by Queen of Noise , Jul 03 2013 · 374 views

"Rock star with a day job. Banana Bread Mahou Shoujo. Feminist. Prone to typos. A touch pretentious."
 
^Me