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yeahhhh

Posted by Queen Grr , Jul 12 2013 · 138 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 Grr , Jul 08 2013 · 188 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)
 
DIRECTIONS
 
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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 Grr , Jul 03 2013 · 158 views

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


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gpoy no. 2

Posted by Queen Grr , Jun 29 2013 · 209 views

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me


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Sometimes ya feel it, ya feel me?

Posted by Queen Grr , Jun 28 2013 · 462 views

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By Tinsel


Gender is important but sometimes gender is difficult, you feel me

Anyway destroy the patriarchy


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DESTROY. THE. PATRIARCHY.

Posted by Queen Grr , Jun 27 2013 · 2,287 views
whoops, wrote dis hours ago and 2 more...
Let's be real for a moment.
 
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Don't you dare deny the evils of the patriarchy.  Don't you dare spit on all the women on whom our society encourages assault and violation.  Don't you dare blame the victims of these assaults.  Don't you dare try to justify their earning cents on the dollar.  Don't you dare tell them what their role in society is, or what you want them to do, or that they should calm down.  Don't you dare devalue them because they're angry - they have every right to be angry.  And most of all, don't you DARE deny that this oppression exists just because YOU don't suffer it.  If you don't care about oppression unless you're part of the group being actively oppressed, you're a cartoonishly evil villain. 
 
Women are suffering every day and whether you see it or deny it will not change that immutable, hideous fact.  It affects your sisters, your mothers, the strangers on the street.  It affects women, it affects men, and it affects people of non-binary gender like me.  It's not the natural order of things.  It's a system of power and control, and its biggest aid is that it is subconsciously supported. 
 
But we can tear it apart, together.
 
You don't have to be a radical to make a positive impact. Every one of us can fight for what is right, even in small daily ways.  Call out misogynists when they make ###### jokes.  Stand up for women and LGBTQ people.  Make donations to positive organizations.  Don't just shout out when something big happens - this stuff is a constant, daily thing, so pushing back against it needs to happen every day.  This has nothing to do with politics.  This has nothing to do with party lines.  This has nothing to do with being some kind of hero.  It has everything to do with humanity and decency.
 
Be strong.  Be resolute.  Do not stop being angry.  Do not stop talking about this.  Do not focus on gender issues, or sexist issues, or racial issues, or LGBTQ issues, or trans*misogyny issues, just because it's a hot-button thing today.  The marginalizing continues tomorrow.  It will continue until we burn the system to ash.  Stay furious every day that women are hurt.  Stay furious every day.  Stand up.  Fight back. 
 
DESTROY THE PATRIARCHY


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gpoy

Posted by Queen Grr , Jun 25 2013 · 155 views

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me all the time


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Special songwriting sneak peek

Posted by Queen Grr , Jun 14 2013 · 82 views

working on a new song, this is what i've got so far.  The style is like "punk doo-wop"
 
"Friend of Mine"
 
[VERSE 1]
I'm really glad to see you're having so much fun, I swear!
And moving on without me as if I never had been there
It's wonderful that you can just pretend it's all okay
Really, I'm just fine alone; so run along and play
Play your game
Without me
 
[CHORUS]
Dear friend of mine, what you did was wrong
It doesn't make it better just because you've carried on
Dear friend of mine, I'm feeling so used
Who'd have thought that such a friend would leave me so abused
 
[VERSE 2]
It's great that your position is worth more than what is right
Better to stay quiet than stand up and start a fight
I hope you're very comfortable; you'll never take that fall
Or maybe I'm deluded to think it matters at all
To you
But it matters to me
 
[CHORUS]
 
[VERSE 3]
I wonder how you sleep at night, knowing what you've done
It it heavy in your stomach when you're having all that fun?
You say it's so #### logical; you'll never compromise
But have you ever even thought to go apologize?
Lord knows I have
But how about you?
 
[CODA - Raise key]
We know #### well there's blame to share
So swallow your ###### pride
I know the taste is bitter
'Cause it's all I've got inside
Would it kill you to admit it?
Would it kill you just to see?
A person's not a robot
We feel and touch and plea
Maybe you feel justified
Like I have all along
At least I've got the heart
To admit the times I'm wrong
And if this #### means more to you
Than all that's been decried
Then who needs you?
I don't
Goodbye
 
 
Maybe someday I'll remember what it's like to be happy and I'll write a song that isn't just misery 24/7.  Anyway I'm trying to decide if I should shoehorn this into Oh, Tonight or put it on a future album


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Engage Animu Mode

Posted by Queen Grr , Jun 09 2013 · 111 views

Engage Animu Mode So Becca designed Sailor Scout forms for herself and me and a bunch of our friends and I can't stop drawing them; this is me :* <3


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Did I play too hard?

Posted by Queen Grr , Jun 07 2013 · 176 views

Did I play too hard? So I took this picture of my guitar the morning after our gig on the 5th.
 
I'd torn open three of my fingers about halfway through the show and was spraying blood everywhere but kept playing and finished the set.
 
The lesson is that you may be metal but you will never be as metal as I am.






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DISCOGRAPHY

Desperate for Attention (2014)

Oh, Tonight (2013)

Mix Tape 1 (2013)


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Faces To The Names

In relative order of meeting and/or encountering them. There are definitely some missing but I'm bad with usernames. PM me if you've met me at a BrickFair or something but aren't on this list.

1989: ActionMasterBumblebee
1995: Cronua
2002: Antonapoulos
2006: Bionicle Rex, Kopaka's Ice Engineering, Kaiapu, Spoony Bard, Black Six, InnerRayg, ChocolateFrogs
2008: Swiftone, LehvakLah, Makaru, Deevee, Magpi, Kohaku, Roa McToa, speaknspell, Nikira, Twingding, krazyrapdude
2009: Janus, Friar Tuck, Senjo, Hahli Husky, Emzee, Alsru: Toa of Honor, Spink, Disky
2010: Nukaya, ToM Dracone, Arpy, Sisen, xccj, Nuju Metru, Primus, Vezok's Friend, Lloyd: White Wolf, Stubbed Toa, Waffles, dablackcat
2011: Brave Dragon, Brickeens, Toa Lhikan Hordika, and many more at BrickFair '11 who I do not remember!
2012: Tufi Piyufi, Takuma Nuva, Avohkah Tamer, and many more at BrickFair '12 who I do not remember!
2013: !!JOHN CENA!!, Ryuujin, Der Xaeger, probably more at BrickFair '13 that I don't remember

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